All posts tagged: kevin feige

Wolverine Should Enter the MCU the Comics Way

We have little details regarding when we can expect the mutants to join the MCU. It was recently corrected that Disney does NOT see The New Mutants as part of their cinematic universe. However, should the film exceed expectations at the box office then I’m sure that’s nothing a little reality manipulation can’t fix that. If we are doing a clean reboot though, what does that look like? I’m a part of the camp that believes the X-Men should be as comic book accurate as possible. By this I mean the first film, or series, should focus on the original five members; Cyclops, Jean Grey, Iceman, Beast, and Angel. Are they all fan favorites? No. Yet as I’ve said on many occasions, if the MCU can make Guardians of the Galaxy work then there is little to no reason the original five can’t win over the casual comic and movie fan as well. When it comes to actual favorites such as Storm and Wolverine, I think their level of fandom has earned them a space …

‘Moon Knight’ to Feature Two Marvel Horror Characters; Is the MCU Embracing Fear?

Moon Knight is one of the many upcoming Marvel shows that will make its debut over on Disney+. Though an official release date (nor cast) has been confirmed at this time, we are receiving information regarding what characters we might have the chance to meet. In latest news it seems that both Dracula (yeah, that guy) and Werewolf by Night are set to appear in this upcoming Marvel show! Um, ok! Let’s talk about that! Something catching my eye is just how much the concept of “horror” seems to continue popping up within future Marvel projects. We have confirmed that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be the first official horror movie within the MCU. WandaVision, another series slated to premiere on Disney+, will incorporate horror elements as Wanda and Vision navigate an alternate reality. Then most recently we received news that the lone remaining Fox film, The New Mutants, will indeed move ahead with its April 3 release this year and will have a new trailer on January 6; if you didn’t already know, …

‘WandaVision’ Now Set to Release in 2020; Are X-Men Closer Than We Think?

As of January 1, 2020 the upcoming Marvel original series for Disney+, WandaVision, will no longer premiere in Spring 2021, as originally intended, but will rather air THIS year, 2020. Why the change? Well, it wasn’t too long ago we received confirmation that not only will The New Mutants commit to its (once again) rescheduled April 3, 2020 release but that the film would receive a brand new trailer due out January 6. Let’s not forget that Wanda, the Scarlet Witch, was originally a reality warping mutant. Though recent comics have labeled her as the “pretender,” it wouldn’t be crazy to assume that something involved in this new series (which has already confirmed houses the two leads in an alternate reality) could shift something in the MCU cosmos to open the door, or at least crack it a bit, to introduce the X-Men. WandaVision seems intended to house some horror elements in its new approach. With New Mutants and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness confirmed to bring on the horror, and Elizabeth Olsen guaranteed …

‘New Mutants’ WILL Hit Theaters Under Disney; Do They Have Faith in Boone?

It has been over TWO YEARS since the original date The New Mutants was set to hit theaters. By late 2019 I assumed the film would have been indefinitely shelved or, at the very least, would have premiered quietly over on Hulu. To our surprise, Josh Boone’s film will not only stick to its alleged April 3, 2020 release but it will do so with ZERO alterations to his original vision. That is right. There were no reshoots. This leads to the suspicion that there might not have been anything wrong with the cut to begin with, but rather due to the uncertainty of the merger the film was indefinitely postponed until the dust settled. Now, we know that despite the merger Dark Phoenix still saw the light of day! However, we need to remember that it only did so after a couple delays of its own. More specifically, the film premiered almost a year after originally intended. Why did Dark Phoenix ultimately make it while New Mutants didn’t? I believe Dark Phoenix HAD to …

‘Infinity Saga’ Box Set Costs WHAT?!

When the box set for the Infinity Saga was originally announced I too was yelling, “take my money!” However, with the reveal of the set also comes the reveal of the HEFTY price. The collection that includes all twenty-three (yes, including Hulk) films has a $550 price tag; that’s INSANE. Even if each film alone was marketed at $20 (average for a blu ray) this thing should be around the $460 range. Yes, it’s a pretty set and I appreciate the bindings making a cool visual for display, but I just find that amount to be ridiculously not worth it. We should also remember, that all twenty-three films will be available for streaming on the upcoming Disney+ platform that is set to drop next month. Thanks Feige, but no thanks.  

Spider-Man Deal Reached: Two More Films for Disney/Sony

Some prematurely mourned the death of Spider-Man in the MCU while the rest of us knew Disney was tied by the balls the entire time. Sure, the House of Mouse might be a juggernaut, but when it came to the Spider-Man property- they were too deep in not to fold to Sony’s demands; Far From Home established Peter Parker as a central piece of the MCU moving forward, Disney has launched a Marvel park with Spider-Man rides, and ultimately Sony still holds control of the IP. Now, the new peace established only secures TWO more films with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. He will star in the third solo film that will release in 2021, which will likely conclude his personal trilogy. Also, he will star in one more crossover MCU film. Now, we have the ENTIRE slate of projects for Marvel Phase 4. Therefore, it is unlikely we will be seeing him in one of the upcoming films and will rather appear in phase 5. With this all but confirmed, it concludes that Spider-Man 3 will …

Can a POC Magneto Work?

Twitter was a flutter (a flutter?) yesterday with the rumor that Marvel Studios is considering to cast people of color as  Xavier and Magneto in the upcoming X-Men reboot. Thoughts? WEEEEEEEELLLL…….. MLK and Malcolm X: First and foremost we need to acknowledge where the inspiration for the characters came from. The two icons, and the IP itself, were born from the Civil Rights era where Charles Xavier was a reflection of Martin Luther King Jr. and Magneto was a reflection of Malcolm X. In fact, MLK gave his famous “I Have a Dream…” speech just two weeks before the release of X-Men #1 back in 1963! The idea of two black men playing these roles truthfully isn’t a stretch at all. If anything, it fits like a glove. Of course, Magneto’s adaptation is more complicated than that of Xavier considering his history. If you’ve read the comics, or even seen the original Bryan Singer X-Men film from 2000, you know that Magneto’s origin comes from the darkness of the Holocaust. Have there been a multitude of …

‘The New Gods’ vs ‘The Eternals’

Don’t know who The Eternals are? Not to worry, neither do most comic fans! I would consider myself a “committed-casual” comic reader and, in reality, had very little information about the property before the film was announced. Now, despite the comic not being a big hitter amongst readers, it certainly is involved in some weird S*** these days. How so? Let’s take a look! 1: Who Are The Eternals: First and foremost, let’s clarify, in an abridged version, just who the Eternals are! They are an immortal (pretty self-explanatory) group of humans that were created in the early stages of mankind’s development by beings known as the Celestials. You might recall a little cameo of the Celestials in the first Guardians of the Galaxy, and you may also recall that Peter Quill is in fact HALF Celestial! This small branch of humanity, unlike inhumans and mutants, tend to possess a uniform power-set though exceptions have been seen. Eternals have super-strength, flight, forcefield abilities, telepathy, illusion casting,  and teleportation. All these powers come from their ability to …

What Bombs to Expect at D23?

With Comic-con behind us, attention now turns to next month’s D23 Disney Expo. You might be thinking we should have our nerd guts full from all the MCU reveals over the weekend, but to you I say- NOPE. Kevin Feige said it himself! They didn’t have time to talk Captain Marvel 2, Black Panther 2, GOTG Vol 3, Fantastic Four, and “mutants.” Will we have phase five announcements with phase four not having yet begun? I wouldn’t be surprised if they did. After all, Feige confirms that they have their phase 5 mapped out. We know the previously mentioned films are definitely happening. Therefore touching on them at next months expo doesn’t feel unreasonable.  Since Marvel Studios belongs to Disney, I would expect that the BIG news bombs would be saved for this event instead of Comic-con. What kind of bombs? 1: Fantastic Four Casting: They managed to sneak attack us not only with the announcement of a Blade film, but the surprise casting of Mahershala Ali in the title role! It is wildly important …

MCU Phase 4: Ranking the List

We have ten projects announced for the two-year Marvel Phase four! With Saturday’s schedule announcement I thought it would be fun to break down the list and rank them from most excited to least. 1.Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness-The MCU is taking a page from Fox’s failed playbook; they’re going horror. Personally, I wasn’t a big fan of the first Doctor Strange. It felt to me like they played it safe with the mysticism and went more Inception than anything else.  With this announced sequel I have HOPE that we’re going to get more of the meat of what makes this character and his world so special. ALSO, Scarlet Witch will be co-staring in this film. I’m a huge Scarlet Witch fan. The more we get the happier I am. With Elizabeth Olsen slated to star in two MCU projects for phase four I am expecting that we will dive deeper into the true nature of her powers and what she’s capable of. 2. WandaVision-As just mentioned, I’m a Wanda fan. I was …