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The news Marvel fans have been waiting for has finally arrived. Late tonight, Marvel Studios officially announced that they will be teaming with Sony Pictures for the next iteration of Spider-Man. Under the new deal between the studios, the new Spider-Man, which will not be Andrew Garfield from The Amazing Spider-Man franchise, will first appear in one of the forthcoming Marvel Studios films (most likely Captain America: Civil War) and then will have the first installment of a new franchise hitting theaters on July 28th, 2017. Sony Pictures will distribute and Kevin Feige will co-produce the film with a familiar face.
While 2016 is sleted to be a big year for X-Men with the arrival of Deadpool, Gambit and X-Men: Apocalypse, let's not forget that the next installment of the Wolverine spin-off franchise (which we've been calling The Wolverine 2, though it's technically the third film for the character) is coming on March 3rd, 2017. Last we heard, Hugh Jackman was still figuring out how his deal for X-Men: Apocalypse and a new Wolverine movie would work out, but it sounds like plans are coming together. Patrick Stewart was recently speaking with Oregon Live (via ComingSoon) and he revealed that Professor X will be involved.
If you're not a sports fan, there's a good chance you simply didn't care about Super Bowl XLIX last weekend. However, if you're a Marvel fan, you might care to know that Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) and Captain America (Chris Evans) were pitted against each other leading up to the game, because Evans is a die-hard New England Patriots fan and Pratt was devoted to the Seattle Seahawks. Well, before the game last Sunday, the two made a bet that whoever lost would have to visit a charity of the winner's choice dressed as their respective Marvel character. And since the Patriots won, Pratt suited up for a charity visit.
The cast of X-Men: Apocalypse just expanded the cast to include Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops and Alexandra Shipp as Storm. But it sounds like there will be an X-Men: First Class cast member that we missed in X-Men: Days of Future Past who will be coming back for the next chapter in the X-Men franchise. Entertainment Weekly recently sat down with writer and producer Simon Kinberg and he revealed that Rose Byrne will be back as Moira MacTaggert, a woman from the government who worked with Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender) in First Class.
"Trouble always comes around." The Avengers: Age of Ultron is only three months away, and considering the fact that the Super Bowl is right around the corner, we might get a glimpse of some new footage during the big game. But in the meantime, the Marvel Studios production has released the first TV spot for the comic book sequel, but this isn't meant to play during the Super Bowl. It's mostly footage we've already seen from the teaser trailer and the more recent second trailer, but there are some snippets of new action footage in there. It's certainly going to be brutal to see Bruce Banner and Tony Stark forced to fight.
Ever since The LEGO Movie hit theaters last year, the building block toy has become even more popular than before. And with big blockbusters like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Avengers: Age of Ultron on the way, you can expect to see some cool new sets for those movies hitting shelves this year. Normally we don't highlight all of that kind of merchandising stuff, but LEGO has just revealed an incredible new set from the Marvel superhero sequel. Coming in March is the LEGO version of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, and it comes with five new minifigures and tiny microfigures to fit in it. Look!
Hot on the heels of last night's first look photo from the set of Fantastic Four, the new adaptation of the Marvel comic book, the teaser trailer for the film from director Josh Trank has arrived. It's been a long wait to see footage from this movie, but man, this looks pretty damn good. This doesn't even feel like a comic book movie, almost having the feel of an indie sci-fi flick. This looks impressive as hell, and I can't wait to see Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell. Any worries there might have been about the quality of the film have been pushed away for now, and I'm excited to see this movie.
We've already seen a good amount of footage from The Avengers: Age of Ultron thanks to the teaser trailer and the most recent second trailer, but one thing we haven't seen is a sweet shot of all the superheroes together. But that changes today with the cover for the latest issue of Empire. It's a Photoshopped image of them together, so it's not from the movie, but it's cool to see Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) standing with new characters like Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). But no sign of Paul Bettany as The Vision yet. Look!
Now that Marvel Studios has Benedict Cumberbatch confirmed to play Doctor Strange in the Phase Three film of their cinematic universe, it's time to fill out the rest of the cast. THR has word that Marvel has their eye on Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) for a leading role in the film, but there's no specifics on what character he might play. Reportedly some sources are saying that Ejiofor is wanted for a villain role while others say the opposite. All we know about Doctor Strange right now is that Cumberbatch is playing the title character, a surgeon named Stephen Strange who becomes the titular sorcerer supreme.
Even though Captain America: Civil War is still over a year away, directors Anthony & Joe Russo have been working on the film since Captain America: The Winter Soldier debuted last April. Production is actually gearing up to begin this spring, and we already know a decent amount about the film. Despite a lack of specifics, the title tells us that Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) will come to blows with Tony Stark, with Robert Downey Jr. playing a major role in the film. And we'll also see the introduction of Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther as well. And now the Russo brothers confirm Scarlett Johansson is back.
Last year, in the midst of the Sony Pictures hack, there were several movie news stories that surfaced due to the materials obtained from the motion picture studio. One of the most interesting revelations was that Marvel Studios had been talking with Sony Pictures about getting Spider-Man to appear in Captain America: Civil War. The webslinger is an integral part of that comic book storyline and his presence on the big screen would have been huge, but talks fell apart, and while the character could still have a cameo, he won't have a huge role if something can be worked out. But that doesn't mean Marvel has given up on geting Spidey into the Marvel cinematic universe in a big way if a big, new rumor is to be believed. More below!
It's a new year, and we have two more Marvel Studios releases to look forward to. We just got a new trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron (check out our closer examination of it right here), and a teaser trailer for Ant-Man coming later in the summer. But now we have a cool video from CineFix as part of their ongoing 8-Bit Cinema series, and this one reaches back to 2014 to turn Marvel's surprise sci-fi hit Guardians of the Galaxy into an old school video game. Every single time one of these videos gets released, all I want to do is play a real 8-bit video game version, but that feeling is even stronger for this one. Watch below now!
Last night, a new trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron popped up during the College Football National Championship game, and it was online right away to watch over and over again. Thankfully, this one had tons of new footage that we didn't see in the first teaser trailer (or even the slightly extended version), and we got to see even more of Tony Stark and his Hulkbuster fighting Hulk (for a reason that we don't yet know, but keep reading for a solid theory). And because we're pretty damn excited for this comic book sequel, we wanted to take a closer look at the trailer, and examine some curious things glimpsed in it.
"This vulnerable world needs something more powerful than any of us." It's 2015, and The Avengers: Age of Ultron is under four months away. That might seem like a long time, but soon enough we'll be in theaters watching our favorite superhero team deal with a new threat. Now a new trailer has arrived to showcase more of what we can expect from the Marvel blockbuster, and we get to see some more of the power that Ultron (James Spader) brings to the table to wreak havoc on the world, not to mention new shots of Hulk and Tony Stark's Hulkbuster armor and the normal-sized new Iron Man suit. Watch it below!