Aug
19
2018
0

Looks like MCU’s Phase Four is on track.

Word’s going down that a Marvel Phase 4 flick’s going to start filming in the UK next year.  If I had to guess, from the three possibilities mentioned (Doctor Strange 2, Black Widow, or The Eternals*), I’d say that it’s going to be the Doctor Strange sequel… what’s that?  There was That Thing That Happened? (more…)

Aug
09
2018
5

Strong hints of future Fantastic Four flicks in Disney’s conference call.

A very interesting statement here, from the Mouse’s Q3 2018 earnings conference call:

Our strategy is to give the studio what it needs to continue to do what it does best and to also expand the brand’s high-quality storytelling into the DTC space with original television and film projects. 20th Century Fox Film is yet another example. It gives us the opportunity to be associated with and to expand iconic movie franchises like Avatar, Marvel’s X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Deadpool, Planet of the Apes, Kingsman, and many others. We’re obviously very excited to leverage the Fox assets to enhance and accelerate our DTC strategy. But I want to be clear that we remain incredibly supportive and enthusiastic about the movie theater experience. It’s a vital part of our company and in fact, our studio just crossed $6 billion in global box office for the third year in a row.

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Aug
02
2018
9

They’re gonna make a… Kraven the Hunter movie?

Sony, that is.  Part of the ‘Sony Marvel Universe,’ because why not? “The long-time Spider-Man villain, whose real name is Sergei Kravinoff, was a Russian aristocrat who became obsessed with big game hunting. He eventually develops superpowers after taking an elixir from the Voodoo priest Calypso.” …I’m detecting a theme, here.  Sony seems pretty determined to work up the Marvel villains they have a bit more than… well, OK, they only have Spider-Man on the heroe side, so that makes sense.  Expect a lot of tortured anti-hero and villainous movies, then!  And then, when they’ve got that settled, Spider-Man can come back and battle the Sinister Six until the end of time.

Hrm.  That might actually work.

Still, Kraven the Hunter without Squirrel Girl is gonna not be as fun.  And she’s NOT Sony.  Not at all.

Jul
29
2018
4

Tweet of the Day, I’m Ready To Believe That This Was Absolutely Deliberate Of The MCU edition.

They do this a lot.

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Jul
04
2018
3

Video of the Day, The MCU Needs GI Joe For Its Next Phase edition.

IN YOUR HEARTS YOU KNOW I AM RIGHT.

There’s also a reasonable link: Marvel published the comic books.  And look at that aesthetic.  Look at it. It’s perfect.

Moe Lane

PS: Yes, I know: SHIELD, and Hydra.  But forget that, or use those organizations for spy flicks. GI JOE/Cobra is for the More Dakka stuff.

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Jul
01
2018
2

Date critical for the survival of the MCU set for July 27th.

That being the date of a shareholders’ meeting:

21st Century Fox set July 27 as the new date for a special meeting of its stockholders to consider the sale of many of its film and television assets to The Walt Disney Co.  The Fox board today recommended that its shareholders vote in favor of the enhanced $71.3 billion offer from Disney, which [June 27th] won U.S. antitrust approval.

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Jun
21
2018
4

Disney makes Fox an offer it won’t refuse?

Maybe: “Walt Disney Co. raised its offer for 21st Century Fox Inc.’s entertainment assets to $71.3 billion, outbidding Comcast Corp. in a battle for one of the media industry’s biggest prizes.” Bloomberg also notes that “Disney also plans to take on about $13.8 billion of Fox’s net debt. That would lift the total transaction value above about $85 billion.”  Couple that with the suggestion that Disney may be clearing regulatory hurdles, and it looks like the Disney/Fox merger is a couple of steps closer.

Which leads to the important question: how long will it take for Marvel to create an ends credit scene for the next Avengers flick that looks like this?

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Jun
18
2018
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Miles Morales nod/hint in Spider-Man Homecoming.

Interesting: “Reddit user 1800DESOLATE spotted a Miles Morales nod during Spider-Man: Homecoming’s credits sequence. The specific frame for [Jon] Watts’ directorial credit features Spider-Man’s iconic mask in the background. But as it turns out, zooming out the screen’s perspective reveals Miles Morales’ black and red mask layered behind Peter Parker’s.” It could also be a photo negative, except that Morales’ uncle Aaron Davis (aka The Prowler) appeared in Spider-Man Homecoming.

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Jun
01
2018
6

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