Jun
13
2020
5

Watched Age of Ultron with the kids.

I have to admit: I don’t understand the relative lack of love for the Avengers flicks. AGE OF ULTRON wasn’t masterful cinema, by any means; but it was fun! The kids had a good time (they’ve been playing Lego games, so they know who everybody is), although they were a little confused as to where Spider-Man was. …So were we, my children. So were we.

And I gotta say: the way that they put hooks in for later movies was a clever move. Not perfect, but it got the job done – and it was ambitious. Well, do the prep work, reap the reward.

Mar
17
2020
4

BLACK WIDOW (perhaps) begins the transition to a primarily digital release.

At least, that’s my guess. BLACK WIDOW definitely won’t be released in theaters on May 1st, at least. And, contra GeekTyrant: I don’t think that they’re just going to delay theatrical release. There’s too much potential money on the table: this is the first MCU movie of the post-Endgame era. And it’s likely that Disney would like getting that money, too.

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Mar
02
2020
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Marvel-Disney talking to Mark Ruffalo for SHE-HULK.

This is, of course, unsurprising. Marvel would like somebody from the movies to anchor the upcoming live-action Disney+ series, and Mark Ruffalo would like to work. Don’t get me wrong: Ruffalo’s not poor. But he’s in serious danger of getting typecast, so why not lean into it and cash those sweet, sweet TV checks? God knows the Mouse isn’t going broke any time soon.

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Feb
02
2020
1

The Marvel/Disney+ Big Game MCU TV spot.

I figured eventually somebody would put it up. And lo! Somebody did.

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Jan
13
2020
2

The MORBIUS trailer.

I’m not entirely certain that it’s good for Jared Leto to be given roles where you know that he’s going to go straight to the capital of F*cked-Up Head-space Land and go buy a house there; and yet, here we are. An obsessed vampire dude? Sure, OK, glad I wasn’t working on that set.

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Jan
06
2020
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The official THE NEW MUTANTS trailer.

(Via Geeks Are Sexy): Straight-up Marvel mutant horror. I’m down with it. As mentioned earlier, the Mouse apparently said “Let the director have his cut,” so suddenly it was out of Development Hell and back on the glidepath for an April release. I find their lack of lack of faith… disturbing.

Jan
02
2020
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NEW MUTANTS is back, and …unspoiled.

NEW MUTANTS is coming out in April of this year, after all. Some day I want to hear what happened with this movie. I get the impression that stuff went down:

The development of this film has been on a long journey and while it was still at Fox, there were plans for some heavy reshoots and the release of the film kept getting delayed. As far as I know, those reshoots never happened and once the film ended up at Disney we were waiting to see if any of the planned reshoots would happen under their watch. Well, it looks like Disney won’t be doing any reshoots.

Director Josh Boone recently confirmed in a conversation on Twitter that this movie will be the original version of the film that he always intended on making. Boone was asked if this would be the OG version of the movie that he shot. The director responded with, “I wouldn’t be promoting it here if it wasn’t.”

I must say: the Mouse has a much lighter hand than I expected. At least in some cases. I’m still astounded that they let ROGUE ONE end… appropriately. Go figure, huh?

Dec
10
2019
1

Marvel TV taken over by Marvel Studios.

It was… inevitable.

Marvel Television has a new home.

The TV arm of Marvel Entertainment is being folded into the Marvel Studios group. Current development — Hulu’s slate of animated comedies and live-action drama Helstrom — will remain on course. However, no further development will come from the unit overseen by Jeph Loeb. The exec, who launched Marvel into live-action scripted TV originals as head of Marvel Television, will remain on board during the transition. It is unclear when Loeb’s last day will be. His departure from Marvel has been expected since late October.

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Dec
03
2019
5

The BLACK WIDOW teaser trailer.

Just dropped.

First impression: there is clearly a lot of stuff going in this that I’m missing because I didn’t grow up on Marvel. But I’m used to that. I’m also sure that the Easter eggs will all be explained to me by lunchtime.

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