Aug
23
2019
1

Disney+ announcing more Marvel shows.

Presumably at least some of them are going to be animated, because the three in development being announced are Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk. I dunno about Moon Knight, but even today a stretchy shape-shifter and a Big Green Gal would challenge an episodic series*. Having animators just makes more sense to me.

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Aug
23
2019
9

Do people find the Sony/Disney Spider-Man thing interesting?

I do, myself — but mostly in the context of how they’re eventually going to settle up. …Did I write about this? Oh, right, only on Twitter. Short version is that Disney wants a lot more money out of the Spider-Man/MCU synergy thing, and Sony doesn’t want to give them any. Hard to fault either of ’em, really. Disney did a lot of the heavy lifting for Sony’s product*, but Sony’s product is pretty damned good and Disney has a reputation for being a kind of aggressive black hole when it comes to revenue.

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Jul
24
2019
2

Wesley Snipes cool with neither being Blade, nor having to eat boiled chicken for the rest of eternity.

I’m guessing the latter part from context.

Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige shocked the world at Comic-Con when Mahershala Ali was announced as the Marvel Cinematic Universe‘s Blade. Ali takes over for Wesley Snipes, who played the Daywalker in the original trilogy. ComicBook.com has obtained a statement from Snipes, telling fans of his to “chillaaxx” and embrace the new casting.

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Jul
21
2019
6

Some interesting MCU Phase 4 stuff to unpack.

And before anybody says anything: look, folks, they’ve been setting it up for a bunch of movies now that people besides Thor can wield Mjolnir. As I understand the comics, if they follow them then Jane Foster will eventually become a Valkyrie or something anyway. At any rate, they haven’t even started filming Thor: Love and Thunder; none of this is gonna be written in stone.

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Jul
16
2019
1

Taika Waititi to do Thor 4, at the expense of Akira.

That’s pretty much what that boils down to: Taika Waititi will direct the next Thor movie, but they’re going to have to push back Akira (which he is/was already supposed to direct) in exchange. Let me be honest: I fully expected that a live-action Akira would be horrible, although I didn’t realize that Waititi would be directing it. Another Thor movie with Waititi directing it will likely not be horrible, so this works out as being an net improvement.

Akira fans are, of course, free to disagree with me on this topic, and I will fully understand and not take offense.

Jun
25
2019
6

Filming has begun on the Black Widow movie.

GeekTyrant has a link to the Twitter account that leaked some pictures from the set. Short version… she’s dressed in black and has red hair. Braided, which means that it’s longer than average.

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Jun
06
2019
1

…Clobbering time? 2022 Fantastic Four movie rumors abound.

MoeLane.com cannot confirm, but will eagerly quote, the following:

The GWW is hearing, but cannot confirm, that Marvel Studios is aiming for a 2022 release for the ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot. Sources also say that ‘Ant-Man’ director Peyton Reed is pushing to direct, and has already pitched his vision for the movie to Feige multiple times. Reed’s pitch includes a 1960s setting that involves the Quantum Realm, and possibly The Black Knight.

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May
27
2019
3

I would not be really down with a HYPOTHETICAL Deadpool/Spidey MCU movie.

Despite GeekTyrant’s reaction to the possibility. Wouldn’t really work, anyway. Spider-Man is still Sony, even if Deadpool is Disney/Marvel now; and I cannot imagine that Ryan Reynolds and his crew are going to be willing to do the PG-13 version that Sony would expect*. And, comes right down to it: the tone would be off. On both sides. I don’t know what the hell Spider-Man would do with a Deadpool. Shoot, I don’t know what Deadpool would do with a Spider-Man, and neither would he.

Mind you, if they want to release Deadpool Rifftrax or something to MCU and Spider-verse flicks, well, I could be down with that.

Moe Lane

*Neither side would wrong, by the way. Sony is doing well for itself by making Spider-Man movies that I could take my kids to see; and Reynolds et. al. are doing well for themselves by making hysterical R-rated Deadpool flicks. There’s no shame in the fact that there’s no overlap.

May
19
2019
2
Apr
28
2019
4

Avengers: Endgame gets a 1.2 billion opening weekend.

Excelsior.

Avengers: Endgame shattered the bounds of realistic opening weekend predictions this weekend, with a towering $350 million domestic and $1.2 billion in its global debut. Of note, 45% of that came from 3-D showings around the world while $91.5 million came from IMAX (double their previous opening weekend record) and even 4DX earned $15 million globally on the title.

Domestically, the film earned a 2.23x multiplier (not bad considering the numbers) and snagged the biggest Thursday preview ($60 million), the biggest “pure Friday” ($96.7 million), the biggest single-day gross ($156.7 million on Friday counting the previews), the biggest Saturday ($109 million, down just 31% from Friday) and biggest Sunday grosses ($84.3 million) even when adjusted for inflation.

Forbes.
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