Black Panther & F.Gary Gray

 

Marvel are looking for a director to their first African-American superhero movie, Black Panther. Meaning no white directors are in talks, but F.Gary Gray and Ava DuVernay are on the shortlist. For F.Gary Gray this isn’t the first time being in talks to direct a Marvel a movie, as he was considered to direct Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but dropped out and made Straight Outta Compton, which turned out to be a win for all parties. Now he is once again in a pickle, being nominated for Furious 8. While some say it to be a tough choice, we all know what the right decision is in this case.

Black Panther the movie is set for July 2018 release. Black Panther himself (Chadwick Boseman) will appear for the first time in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.

 

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Ant-Man & Wasp

Marvel announced on Tuesday a sequel for Ant-Man and three untitled movies as part of  Phase 3 of MCU, which is to start with Captain America 3 next year (featuring the Ant-Man).

The sequel will be called “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and is scheduled to come out on July 6, 2018. The Wasp is played by Evangeline Lilly and this is the first time a side-kick is featured in the title of a Marvel movie.

The other three untitled movies are scheduled are slated for May 1, 2020, July 10, 2020, and Nov. 6, 2020. Sounds like a plan.

Because of this announcement, release dates for  “Black Panther” and “Captain Marvel” are moving up to Feb. 16, 2018 and March 8, 2019 respectively.

Source: Variety

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Sebastian Stan is the latest hero of Marvel fans to respond to Zack Snyder’s offensive remarks regarding the MCU. In an interview to Collider Sebastian talked about his part in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War and addressed the DC trouble-making director:

I’m sitting here and I’m listening to you and I’m thinking, “Do I want to fire some shots at DC right now, at Zack Snyder?” I read some of those comments where he said something about Batman and Superman, I can’t remember where I read that, somewhere… Something about, “It’s not going to be your flavor-of-the-week Ant-Man.” And I was like, “Oh thanks, Zack. That’s great. Way to do something original.” But I would say we’re still making something very original in our own way. I mean, the Russos are coming in and taking something people are used to and they’re shaping it up and changing it in a very different way. They’re not trying to mimic a better Christopher Nolan movie or something like that.

Do you want some aloe vera for that burn, Zack Snyder?

As mentioned above, Stan also talked about his part as the Winter Soldier in Captain America: Civil War and as expected, it’s going to be bigger than ever, even in the Avengers-packed movie:

 

They gave me a lot more dialogue, and I thought, “Oh my god, it was so much better when I didn’t have to say things! “The look of the Winter Soldier is a very specific look. There was something very specific in how the guy looked and behaved and I felt like the more I stepped back and I just kind of let that do the work, the better it was gonna be. In a situation like that, you’re trying to guess where the guy’s at in his mind, and that certainly continues in the Civil War movie. You’re always trying to guess what side is he on or … because he can go both ways. That’s me being really lucky with a character like that where you can kind of … I mean they could write something for him tomorrow where he could be the worst assassin, the worst terrible villain, killer, whatever, or he could be this guy who is endearing, who is trying to rebuild his life so there’s a lot of places to go with the character and that’s exciting.

You can find the full interview and videos of Sebastian Stan here.

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During an interview with Premiere, Elizabeth Olsen has spoken briefly about reprising her role as the Scarlet Witch in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.

“I think it’s going to be the best Marvel movie yet, for real. I am very excited to see it myself. I only worked on set for five weeks, so I wasn’t there for the majority of it. [Daniel Brühl] is an incredible actor and he’s playing the main villain in it and he’s incredible. It’s a movie about people as opposed to robots this time. So it’s darker and it’s allowed to be darker because it gets more in the mindset of humans rather than machines.”

Captain America: Civil War will premiere on April 29th 2016 and MCU Phase 3 with it.

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While we’re busy snatching at every piece of information about the upcoming Captain America: Civil War and whether a certain character of the MCU will or will not make a cameo in the movie, the DVD of Captain America: The Winter Soldier is out and it looks like there was a cameo that we missed there.

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Chris Evans is planning on playing Captain America for as long as he can, even though he has been suggesting that his acting days are numbered. His directorial debut, Before We Go, is out in theaters now and he would like to focus solely on his directing career after the end of his contract after Avengers: Infinty War part2. But Marvel is a different case, as he told  Collider:

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My character was inserted into the script, but it was later removed.

The actor told Italian film site Bad Taste that Marvel decided to cut The Hulk from the upcoming Avengers reunion, Captain America: Civil War, that will feature almost all of the Avengers with the addition of Spiderman for the first time in the MCU.

I believed that [Hulk] would be in the film, but at the end, it was evident that they needed to reveal that the Hulk did something very significant, and that Marvel wanted to use this in a more upfront [manner]. […] My character was inserted into the script, but it was later removed. Who knows, maybe Hulk will never return.

However, [Marvel] want[s] to keep the revelation of what happened a secret, because it is something truly significant.

 

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That’s a real quote of Andrew Garfield. The Spiderman franchise starring Garfield  weren’t very successful with the public and critics, and didn’t make it to a third movie. Garfield recently spoke out about his time in the role in an interview for his new movie 99 Homes, and thinks he failed in many ways:

I thought I was going to be Spider-Man, you know? I went into it going… ego shit came in. It’s like, ‘Okay, here it is. I’m fucking Spider-Man. I fucking made it.’ All that shit. [laughs] I didn’t actually make it. I was never Spider-Man.

I never felt like I was able to do enough. And I couldn’t rescue those films…even though I didn’t sleep. [laughs] And I wanted to… not to say that I needed to rescue those films, but I couldn’t make them as deep and soulful and… life-giving as I could ever dream. And I’m never gonna be able to do that, with any film. It was especially difficult in that situation because… well, just because.

Andrew Garfield seems to be implying that the character means so much to so many people, including himself. The actor paid tribute to Spider-Man during the first Comic-Con after he was cast in the role, and he knows how important Peter Parker is, which is probably why he’s taking the criticism so hard. Now that the filming rights were transferred to Marvel Studios to be a part of MCU, Spiderman is expected to make a full recovery.

Tom Holland is the actor cast as the new Spiderman to replace Garfield and will make his first appearance in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War next May. Later on, a new stand-alone Spiderman movie is scheduled for 2017. Garfield says he is looking forward to seeing him take over the role.

“He’s just a brilliant actor,” he told E! News a few weeks ago. “I can’t wait to watch. I just can’t wait to be a fan again and just watch and enjoy myself watching.”

Personally, I never believed in rebooting the story so soon after the Sam Reimi trilogy, but liked Garfield better as Peter Parker than Tobie McGuire, and Emma Stone was a lovely addition. Now lets just hope it will not be a full reboot and uncle Ben will not have to die again.

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Marvel‘s Captain America: Civil War, directed by the Russo Brothers, has officially wrapped its five-month shoot and we now have a few more set photos for you, probably the last ones. The pics were posted on Reddit and include some shots of the stars and/or stunt doubles from the set in Leipzig, Germany featuring a first look at Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) in his suit alongside Captain America (Chris Evans), as well as  Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and War Machine (Don Cheadle) in suits alongside Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). Also spotted, The Winter Soldier (Alexnader Stan) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). So far, no captures of Tom Holland as the new Spiderman.

 

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