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Fox & Sony's Marvel Producers on Future Studio Crossover Potential

Marvel

Following news last week that a clip from X-Men: Days of Future Past would be teased after the credits of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, despite both films being situated at 20th Century Fox and Sony Pictures respectively, there were rumblings and hopes that this might eventually lead to some cross-studio collaboration to combine all Marvel characters into a shared universe, regardless of which studio owns them. Now we have some comments from Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man franchise producer Avi Arad and Fox's X-Men: Days of Future Past and Fantastic Four reboot writer and producer Simon Kinberg, and they both seem to have opposing views on the possibility of a multiple studio, comic book crossover.

 Posted April 21 in Development, Marvel, Movie News | Comments

Watch: 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' 10-Minute Interview & New Featurette

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

In a couple short weeks, we'll see how Columbia Pictures new plans for an expanded cinematic universe for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 kick off when the blockbuster sequel hits theaters. Of course, the film is already hitting all sorts of international markets, so be careful with spoilers online. In the meantime, check out a cool 10-minute interview special with Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx and director Marc Webb as they discuss the making of the film and their characters. It's strangely serious, almost like a documentary short film. Plus, there's a cool featurette on the sequel's score from composer Hans Zimmer.

 Posted April 18 in Featurette, Marvel, To Watch | Comments

Check Out Five Quick New 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Featurettes

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Director Bryan Singer is currently in some hot water, but until that impacts the world of movie news, we don't want to comment or speculate on the issue at hand. In the meantime, X-Men: Days of Future Past is still on the way, and we've got five quick new featurettes taking various looks behind the scenes of the superhero sequel. Two of them focus on the film's stylish wardrobe choices and Magneto's helmet, while the other three are part of a cross-promotion between Norton anti-virus software, showing off some new footage and typical talking heads with Hugh Jackman and more. Just one month until the film arrives! Watch!

 Posted April 17 in Featurette, Marvel, To Watch | Comments

Mondo Announces Marvel Show from Portrait Artist Mike Mitchell

Mike Mitchell x Marvel x Mondo

Whenever there's a new Marvel film, there's also a cool Mondo poster to go along with it, but now the collectible arthouse is doing a whole show dedicated to comic book superheroes from the Marvel universe, and not just the ones who have made it to the big screen. Mondo just announced a show called Mike Mitchell x Marvel x Mondo, a comics-themed show featuring artist Mike Mitchell's iconic portraits of Marvel's huge stable of heroes and villains, running from April 25th through May 17th. There's members from teams like The Avengers and X-Men, along with Spider-Man and all the villains they fight. Look!

 Posted April 16 in Artwork, Cool Stuff, Marvel | Comments

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Has a Clip After 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'

X-Men: Days of Future Past / The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Following last night's final trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past, not to mention this morning's revelation that Anna Paquin will have a brief appearance as Rogue in the film after all, that's not all the news for the comic book sequel we have. Empire has learned that the film will actually be teased after the credits of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. But before anyone gets too excited, this isn't like a Marvel Studios credits scene that will tie the two franchises together (X-Men is at Fox while Spider-Man is at Sony), but merely a collaboration between the two studios to tease another comic book blockbuster. More below!

 Posted April 16 in Hype, Marvel, Movie News | Comments

Anna Paquin Will Show Up in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' After All

Anna Paquin

Just before Christmas last year, some disappointing news came from director Bryan Singer about a certain mutant not making the cut in X-Men: Days of Future Past. A certain sequence in the film had already ended up on the cutting room floor, and while Singer liked the sequence, it just became extraneous and he said, "it was the one and only sequence Anna Paquin was in, the Rogue character was in." However, it appears Paquin will end up in the film after all. Some observant eyes at BuzzFeed noticed the actress' name still in the credits at the end of last night's awesome final trailer, and they found out more info. Read on!

 Posted April 16 in Marvel, Movie News | Comments

Watch: New Footage in a Quick 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Featurette

Guardians of the Galaxy

As of now, we've only seen one trailer for Marvel's cosmic assembly of heroes in Guardians of the Galaxy, but once the blockbuster summer kicks into full gear, we'll be bound to see a full theatrical trailer at some point. In the meantime, why not check out a brief new featurette that aired during last night's episode of Marvel's series "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," which has been shaken up quite a bit since Captain America: The Winter Soldier hit theaters. There's some brief bits of new footage, including Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel as Rocket Racoon and Groot, and it's a short but sweet look behind the scenes.

 Posted April 16 in Featurette, Marvel, To Watch | Comments

Must Watch: Final Astounding 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Trailer

X-Men: Days of Future Past

With the film just over a month away, it's time for the final trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past, and if you're not fully excited for this sequel after watching it, we're not sure what to tell you. This promises to be the biggest X-Men film to date, which is crazy since X-Men: Apocalypse could be even bigger. But it's hard to argue with the presence of this positively massive cast that includes the young X-Men: First Class crew, and the veteran original X-Men franchise cast brought to life by Bryan Singer. We're still trying to keep our hype in check, but we can't help our growing anticipation after this last tease. It features everyone from Magneto to Kitty Pryde, Beast to Mystique, Quicksilver to Iceman, and of course, Professor X. Enjoy!

 Posted April 15 in Marvel, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Watch: Spotlight on Fantastic Stunt Work in 'Captain America' & More

Taking the Fall

If you're a cinephile, you know a lot of hard work from a hell of a lot of people goes into making movie magic possible. But perhaps one of the most overlooked performers in some of the most popular movies to hit theaters are the stunt men and women who put themselves into harm's way when the action gets a little too dangerous. CBS Sunday Morning (via Movies.com) recently did a 10-minute profile on stuntwork in feature films with a special focus on Sam Hargrave, the stunt double who steps in for Chris Evans when things get too tough on the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. There's also a short look back at the history of stunts on the big screen, and the profession that deserves its own Academy Award category.

 Posted April 15 in Marvel, To Watch | Comments

'Sinister Six' & 'Venom' to Hit Theaters Before 'Amazing Spider-Man 4'

Sinister Six

Last summer, Sony Pictures surprised everyone by planning way ahead with release dates for The Amazing Spider-Man 3 on June 10th, 2016 and The Amazing Spider-Man 4 on May 4th, 2018. Then the studio revealed just how big their Spider-Man universe would be by announcing villain spin-off films Venom and The Sinister Six, the latter just gaining Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard. Though neither of those latter two films have official release dates yet, producer Matt Tolmach gives us an idea of what's happening with The Amazing Spider-Man release plan, and it might mean some date jockeying. Read on!

 Posted April 10 in Development, Marvel, Movie News | Comments

'X-Men' Producer Wants to Try Spin-Offs Again, Maybe with Mystique

Mystique

If there's one thing pretty much every X-Men fan can agree on it's that the origin spin-off X-Men Origins: Wolverine was absolutely terrible. It turned Logan (Hugh Jackman) into a walking punchline, had poorly completed special effects, and completely ruined the character of Deadpool. But that doesn't mean longtime franchise producer Lauren Schuler Donner wants to give up on the prospect of spinning off characters into their own films again, especially with how successful Marvel has been with their cinematic universe. And one of those characters might be Jennifer Lawrence as shapeshifting mutant Mystique. Read on!

 Posted April 10 in Development, Marvel, Movie News | Comments

Bryan Singer & Old Friends in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Featuette

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Following six short featurettes that had director Bryan Singer touring some of the sets of X-Men: Days of Future Past, another look behind the scenes at the film has arrived with some new footage from the sequel itself. There's some cool new shots of Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender), both showing some cool action and plenty of tension between the two, plus more of James McAvoy as Charles Xavier. Plus there's some great quotes from Singer talking about getting the X-Men: First Class cast together with the original X-Men cast for a reunion of old and new mutants. Watch below!

 Posted April 9 in Featurette, Marvel, To Watch | Comments

Marvel & DC Are Firm on 'Captain America 3' & 'Man of Steel 2' Date

DC Entertainment / Marvel Studios

In March, news surfaced that Captain America 3 was the mystery May 6th, 2016 release from Marvel Studios that was already in place when Warner Bros. pushed their Man of Steel sequel (frequently called Batman vs. Superman) to the same date. With two superheroes coming together for the first time on the big screen, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment were certain Marvel wouldn't dare go head-to-head with their blockbuster, especially with a superhero that didn't break $200 million at the domestic box office. But this week, Marvel confirmed that Captain America 3, hot on the heels of the huge success that Captain America: The Winter Soldier enjoyed last weekend, would indeed hit the summer 2016 release. Now what?

 Posted April 8 in DC, Marvel, Movie News | Comments

Drew Goddard to Helm Spider-Man Villain Spin-Off Film 'Sinister Six'

Sinister Six

Towards the end of last year, Sony Pictures announced development of two spin-off films that will focus on villains from The Amazing Spider-Man universe that will be expanded greatly when the sequel arrives next month. The two films were titled Venom and The Sinister Six, and that tells us exactly what each film will focus on. While Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Ed Solomon were hired to write Venom, director Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods) was hired to script The Sinister Six, and now THR has learned that he will also direct the comic book spin-off that will unite six of Spider-Man's foes for one film. More below!

 Posted April 7 in Development, Marvel, Movie News | Comments

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