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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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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We all know there is a rivalry between DC and Marvel, mainly in box office. But now Zack Snyder decided to take it to a completely new, low level.

The director, whose short resume includes mostly mediocre but high-grossing movies, and is now directing the upcoming Batman vs. Superman, claims in an interview with The Daily Beast it will be better than any of the Marvel movies to date:

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Forecast Update by BoxOfficeMojo: “Making a breathtakingly bad $2,829 per screen, Fox’s Fantastic Four made $11.3M on Friday (with Thursday screenings added). Unless the wheels fall completely off the vehicle that should put Fantastic on the road to a $27M weekend. The only consolation at this point is international (reports still to come in) and that the reboot did better than Pixels ($24M its opening weekend). That also opens the door, wide, for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation to come in first place.”

 

Right now, the movie scores 4.0 on imdb and 9% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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