Oh man, it's finally happening! According to a Variety scoop, Captain America 3 is going to be a huge turning point in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Why? Because Marvel is finally ready to dive into a movie version of the Civil War comic book storyline, pitting Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark against Chris Evans' Captain America.
For the past six years, Marvel has been slowly but steadily engineering an epic storyline that will take another four years to reach its conclusion. With each batch of films, we find out a little bit more about the Infinity Stones, Thanos, and how all of that ties the entire Marvel universe together. It's no surprise then that Avengers 3, the film that will feature the conclusion of this arc in 2018, will likely be one of the biggest (if not the biggest) movie stories of all time; maybe even too big for just one film.
Doctor Strange is finally, finally (finally) happening, according to a new report. Sources indicate that the studio has internally set a summer 2016 release date, with production on track to begin midway through next year.
We still have a ways to go until Avengers 2 hits theaters, but at least now we know what the movie is about. Disney has released the official plot synopsis for the upcoming sequel, read on for potentially spoilery details.
Did Marvel just stealth-drop the Punisher into the Cinematic Universe? According to Joe and Anthony Russo, the introduction of a new character was set up in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and their description of the mysterious newcomer sounds very familiar.
Despite being in a cast that included a talking raccoon, a walking tree, and Chris Pratt, Drax still managed to be one Guardians of the Galaxy's breakout characters. Now it seems that given the film's massive success, Marvel wants to be seeing a lot more of Dave Bautista.
Guardians of the Galaxy has already dominated the US box office, and in just a few days, it will be making its way overseas to Japan. A few of the TV spots promoting the film in that country have made their way online, and they are fantastic. How fantastic? Well one of them is entirely focused on Rocket Raccoon, and it uses footage of actual raccoons. Thank you Japan.
Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark more or less birthed the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the trilogy of Iron Man films are some of the most successful movies ever made. Despite all that though (and the fact that the character will be showing up in Avengers: Age of Ultron), it sounds like Marvel has very little interest in pursuing another Iron Man movie.
Guardians of the Galaxy had no shortage of scenic vistas, but none were featured quite as prominently as Xandar, the home planet of the Nova Corp. Given that fact, it's no surprise that the planet went through a heft amount of visual development before the cameras (and visual effects artists) started rolling.
If for whatever reason you haven't begun assembling your Marvel movie collection, there's probably no better way to do it than this. The "Phase One" box set (the one in the briefcase) is back in stock on Amazon for $120, or 40% off. That means you'll get Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D versions of The Avengers, Captain America: The First Avenger, and Thor, as well as Blu-rays of Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and The Incredible Hulk; plus, an exclusive Tesseract replica and a "top secret bonus disc."
James Gunn wants to see more female characters in the next Guardians movie (but not the one everyone keeps asking for), Stan Lee's original cameo is finally explained, and concept art of Jason Momoa as Drax has been revealed. All that and a little more below.
The Rock has picked a character, Benedict Cumberbatch is in every movie, and Scoot McNairy might be playing a very new take on a very old character. All that and Superman taking the ice bucket challenge below.