Marvel Celebrates 10 years of success with Vanity Fair

Marvel and Vanity Fair have assembled for a photoshoot of epic proportions.

The stars of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe came together to mix and mingle as well as celebrate 10 years of amazing films and to further promote Avengers:Infinity War headed to theaters next year. We are treated to four amazing magazine covers as well as other group pics.

You can read the full article HERE, and check out some more of the amazing photo shoot below.

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Is Disney About To Steal Away The Fantastic Four And X-Men From Fox?

See all the characters in the blue picture? Those characters are Marvel comic book characters who’s live-action versions are currently under control of 21st Century Fox, meaning the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the universe that is currently in the midst of the greatest run of intertwined filmmaking ever created has not had access to the Fantastic Four, the X-Men or even the word, ‘mutant.’

Well, that may be about to change as CNBC reported this morning that 21st Century Fox is in the midst of very serious talks to sell it’s film and television business to Disney, the parent of Marvel Studios and the aforementioned, MCU. While there is no certainty that there will be a deal, and even if there was, it would take quite a while to fully complete. The senior management of Fox is apparently interested in tightening the companies focus on news and sports.

Such a merger would not include any of Fox’s actual networks, as Disney already owns ABC, and owning two networks is a no-no, but with characters like Legion and shows like The Gifted, as well as Deadpool, Wolverine, the entire X-Men universe and the Fantastic Four (meaning Dr Doom and Galactus,) actually owning the Fox television networks wouldn’t even matter. Of course, if you’ve listened to our swapcasts with Thom Tran, you’ll know that a FF appearance in Avengers 3 or 4 means Jay and I have to dress up like Eddie Murphy from Raw and Delirious, respectively, and re-enact each entire special. Looks like we’ve got the opening story for our next podcast! Make sure you don’t miss Episode 71, dropping soon!

Black Panther Action Scenes May Parallel Another Amazing Action Film

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It’s no secret that the MCU’S most anticipated film leading into the giant team up Avengers:Infinity War is possibly the Ryan Coogler helmed Black Panther set to hit theaters in February.

The footage that was seen at this year’s San Diego Comic Con was both a treat and a tease. A treat being It was the first footage screened to both the fans and cast. It was a tease because all we could do was hear about it as the footage has not released worldwide and all we have are recalls and depictions. Well here’s more of a tease in post from ScreenRant.com that talks how many of the action sequences could parallel the amazing Kingsman films.

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The Congressional Black Caucus were recently shown exclusive footage from next year’s Black Panther, and it looks to be even more action-packed than previously imagined. While Marvel fans and general audiences all have the film they’re most looking forward to in the next few years, a large portion of the Internet has been goings nuts for Black Panther.

With its predominately black cast, setting in Africa, and mix of real-world culture and sci-fi tech, Black Panther looks like nothing we’ve seen before. Add in the prestige actors and exciting first trailer, and it’s no wonder most moviegoers are looking forward to February. In the coming months, marketing for the movie will start gearing up in earnest, meaning more images, plot details, and likely another trailer. Until then, however, the latest footage descriptions for the film offer fans plenty to pour over.

The Root was on hand during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference where a special presentation on Black Panther was included. Thanks to Florida Congresswoman Val Demmings hosting the event, she was able to use her Disney contacts to curate the panel “Imagining a Bigger World—Marvel’s Black Panther, Cultural Heritage and STEM,” which tied in footage from Black Panther with a push for bringing more black youth into the world of science and technology. For audiences, it was also a chance to see exclusive scenes from Black Panther and get a taste of the kinetic fight scenes.

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All told, four scenes were shown. Three seem to be similar to the ones shown at Comic-Con, with T’Challa and the Dora Milaje heading to a casino before Klaue arrives with his goons. A fight breaks out, and T’Challa activates his nano-suit. From there, the action heads to the streets where a car chase leads to the scene that ends the trailer, with the Panther flipping over a car that’s just slammed into a spear in the road.

Next, the action cuts to T’Challa and Killmonger squaring off in the sacred waters (also seen in the trailer) before both call up their nano suits. Though we’ve previously heard Killmonger’s suit described as gold (and seen a version of it in a toy for the film), here it’s said to be red.

Following that battle, the Caucus were shown a new scene where M’Baku challenges T’Challa in the same spot. His size advantage is noticeable, and he also dons a white gorilla mask. While we know M’Baku won’t be called Man-Ape in the film, it looks as if his comic book costume will still be homaged.

As far as how all of those fight scenes look, it seems they’ll draw from Ryan Coogler’s past experience while mirroring the work of Matthew Vaughn in some ways.

“The action is kinetic, like a mixture of Coogler’s fight scenes from Creed and the manic bullet ballets from Kingsman movies.”

Considering how much praise Coogler received for the action sequences in Creed and how the fights in both Kingsman movies are some of the most consistently appreciated moments, the comparison bodes well for Black Panther. Marvel has always had a strong voice when it comes to fight scenes, and it looks as if Black Panther may be joining films like The Winter Soldier as some of the studio’s best yet

 

Some Captain Marvel Plot Details Have Been Revealed

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We are getting some plot information on the highly anticipated Brie Larson led, Captain Marvel film.

Now According to the MCU Exchange, they reached out to a trusted source who gave them the information about the Black Order being Thanos’s children before it was officially announced. Now, they have been given word on a few things regarding the Captain Marvel film and the plot elements along with it.

Now as many have speculated but seems this is what’s happening, the film will have a large focus on the Skrulls and Kree races and, in connection with the latter, the film will introduce the character known as Mar-Vell, the first Captain Marvel who has quite the history with Carol Danvers and is one of the factors which imbued her with extraterrestrial abilities and is one of the few comic characters who has managed to stay dead ever since he passed away from cancer in The Death Of Captain Marvel.

It is also being said that the Psyche-Magnitron (the other factor that gave her abilities) will make some form of appearance in the film and that Carol’s alien genetics will be used to explain why she hasn’t aged from the 90’s to current day (called it)

Next, is that Carol Danvers will have operated as her former alias Ms. Marvel before her title change and that there will be multiple references to that time along with a look of her first costume. This is amazing news.

Let us know what you all think and does this hype up your expectations.

Spiderman Has Been in the MCU for a While Now

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With Spiderman:Homecoming just a week away not only is the anticipation building but we are starting to get a bit more information about Peter Parker. Now we initially thought that our first introduction to Peter in the MCU came in Captain America:Civil War but the web-slinger himself Tom Holland has delivered another tidbit of information.

Remember in Iron Man 2 when the hammer drones went rogue at the Stark Expo? Well there is a belief that the youngster wearing an Iron Man mask who stands up to one of Justin Hammer’s drones is, in fact, the future Spider-Man.

In a recent interview, the actor revealed that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has told him that the kid saved by Tony Stark is indeed Peter.

“I can confirm that is Peter Parker. I can confirm that as of today. I literally had a conversation with Kevin Feige only 20 minutes ago. Maybe I’ve just done a big, old spoiler, but it’s out there now. It’s cool,” he added. “I like the idea that Peter Parker has been in the universe since the beginning.”

Whether or not that was meant to be Peter at the time is hard to say and it’s something that only Feige and Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau probably know for sure. Either way, this is an incredible Easter Egg and one hell of a retcon which gives Spidey a very special place in the MCU. We’ll have to wait until next week to find out whether or not this moment is actually referenced in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

The Black Panther Trailer Is Here!

There’s a lot to digest in this one, but we wanted to make sure we got it out to you as soon as we saw it! We get our first full looks at the technologically advanced nation of Wakanda in all its beauty. We also see Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger being brought into trial by W’kabi played by Daniel Kaluuya; Angela Bassett as T’challa’s mother Ramonda, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, and Letitia Wright as Shuri.

Look forward to hearng us take this apart more in depth on episode 65!

This trailer is loaded with action and color and has us excited. How about you?

 

James Gunn will Help Oversee the Marvel Cosmic Universe

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In a move that pretty sure would never upset anyone, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1 & Vol 2 director James Gunn has said that he will help to oversee the Marvel Cosmic Universe after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3.

Back in April , he first brought up that he would return to helm Guardians Vol 3. Now he has told to IGN that he will not only be at the helm of Vol. 3, but he will also work with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige to help oversee the future of the entire Cosmic Universe wing of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the post-Avengers: Infinity War phase of the MCU.

“We talk about it all the time,” Gunn said of his role in the overall Marvel Cosmic Universe. “It’s already a part of what I’m doing with Marvel and the conversations that Kevin and I have every day. When we’re talking about ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3,’ and that story, that’s a story that will lead to other stories. It’s innate to the DNA that that’s the end of a trilogy but it’s the beginning of a whole other element of the Marvel Cosmic universe. That’s a part of what I’m doing now.”

Gunn had previously stated that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will take place years after Vol. 2 and will conclude the story of this iteration of the Guardians, and serve as a launching pad for new Marvel characters that will permeate the MCU for years afterwards.

This is some amazing information after hearing that the MCU can and will span into different individual universes being the aforementioned Marvel Cosmic Universe and the Marvel Quantum Universe.