First Look at Thor: Ragnarok; Synopsis Revealed

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Marvel has released the first official behind the scenes look at the upcoming third outing for the Asgardian hero titled Thor: Ragnarok. The photo features Chris Hemsworth being directed by Taika Waititi. The film has been rumored to be a sort of buddy cop road movie in space featuring Thor and Hulk but thanks to the release of the film’s official synopsis, it seems the two will instead be pitted against each other.

“In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok — the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization — at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger — the Incredible Hulk!”

The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, Karl Urban and Mark Ruffalo. Written by Stephen Folsom, Craig Kyle, Eric Pearson, and Christopher Yost. Directed by Taika Waititi.

Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters November 3, 2017.



‘Captain Marvel’ Won’t Find a Director Until Next Year

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Originally, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige expected to have selected a director for the upcoming Captain Marvel film starring Brie Larson by the end of 2016 but it seems that is no longer the case. The studio has already met with filmmakers who could potentially direct the project, however, it was when Marvel only had an idea of what film they were going to make. Per a tweet from Variety reporter Justin Kroll, we now know the Marvel has a treatment being developed with plans to continue the selection process to choose the right director after the new year.

It’s good to know the studio is taking their time, making sure they develop a plan and get things right as opposed to other franchises that make their decisions based on audiences reactions to their films. The character of Captain Marvel is an incredibly important character as she will be Marvel’s first female superhero leading a film within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel is looking for someone who can do more than just look good while in action.

With Larson in the role, she will no doubt bring an emotional depth that could help the film transcend the superhero genre (even as fantastical as the character is — flying around blasting energy from her hands as she defends the earth from alien threats) and make the first female lead Marvel feature stand out as something more than just another comic book movie.

Captain Marvel is slated to hit theaters March 8, 2019.


‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Sequel Already Has a Release Date

Spider-Man: Homecoming doesn’t swing into theaters until July 7, 2017, but with the Marvel/Sony joint production set to make truckloads of money, and a planned trilogy already in the works, the studios are wasting no time prepping the sequel to what could be Summer 2017’s biggest blockbuster.

Deadline reports the follow-up to Spider-Man: Homecoming will swing into theaters July 5, 2019.



Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailers Sling onto The Web


Marvel’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man made his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War. Next summer the web crawler slings into theaters in Spider-Man: Homecoming, the first standalone film featuring Tom Holland as Peter Parker. The film follows Peter as he balances his dual identity of a budding superhero while he navigates the everyday life of a teenager in high school. It will also introduce The Vulture (Michael Keaton), who finally makes his debut on the silver screen after having been rumored to appear in a Spider-Man film since Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3.

The domestic trailer made its debut tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live and an international trailer has been released as well (via Joblo).

An exclusive photo featuring an unmasked Peter has also been released via USA Today.

Spider-Man: Homecoming slings into theaters July 7, 2017.

The film stars Tom HollandMichael KeatonDonald Glover, Jacob BatalonZendayaMartin StarrMarisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. Written by Jonathan Goldstein and John Frances Daley. Directed by Jon Watts.

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero in Spider-Man: Homecoming.




‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Trailer Teaser; Trailer Coming Tomorrow

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The major films releasing next summer are all premiering their trailers in time to run next week when the Star Wars spinoff Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters and Marvel/Sony is making no exception with Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Sony Pictures revealed a teaser of the web-slinger who first made his debut in Captain America: Civil War this past weekend at CCXP and now that teaser has hit the web. The teaser reveals Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau) giving Peter (Tom Holland) a case from Tony Stark which contains the the web wings upgrade for his suit.The web wings were first seen when Spider-Man made his very first debut in Amazing Fantasy #15.

The official trailer for the film will make its debut tomorrow night on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters July 7, 2017.

The film stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Donald GloverZendaya, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr., with a script penned by Jonathan Goldsteinand John Frances Daley. Directed by Jon Watts.

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero in Spider-Man: Homecoming.




‘Iron Fist’ Showrunner to Take on ‘The Inhumans’


Just a month ago Marvel announced a groundbreaking partnership between IMAX and Disney/ABC Television Group to bring Marvel’s The Inhumans to the small screen. In an unprecedented move, the series will first see a theatrical debut exclusively in IMAX theaters on Labor Day 2017 for the first two episodes shot entirely with IMAX cameras. Following the theatrical debut, ABC will capitalize on The Inhumans by premiering extended versions of the first two episodes before beginning its fall run on September 26, 2017. Currently, the series is capped at eight episodes with subsequent action sequences also to be shot with IMAX cameras.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel has signed on Iron Fist showrunner Scott Buck to bring The Inhumans to fruition. Buck is best known for his work on the final three seasons of the showtime drama Dexter. While the last three seasons of Dexter weren’t the greatest, the decision to hire Buck signals a confidence in him. Marvel must be very satisfied with the Iron Fist series which makes it’s debut on Netflix March 17, 2017.

The official press release for The Inhumans describes the superhero team as a race of superhumans with diverse and singularly unique powers. The Inhumans were first introduced in Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965.





Vin Diesel Teases Hulk/Groot Battle in a Future Marvel Movie


2016 realized the wet dreams of both Marvel and DC fans alike as they were privileged to experience not only a live-action adaptation of Captain America: Civil War but were also treated to the clash between the brave and the bold when Batman and Superman took on one another in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

With Marvel currently dominating not only the superhero genre but entertainment as a whole second to the Star Wars franchise. Going off of the words of President of Marvel Studios himself, Kevin Feige who recently teased unlikely team-ups in the future, it seems like anything is possible going into phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

While promoting his new film xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Vin Diesel, who voices Groot in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy set the junket on fire when he told Roth Cornet of Screen Junkies that if James Gunn has his way, we will someday see Groot battle Hulk in a Marvel movie:

“I think if it’s up to James Gunn, you’re going to see a Groot/Rocket movie after Infinity War. I think that’s highly possible. We shall see. I know that somewhere in the universe you’re going to see Groot and Hulk battle. I know it. You can write it somewhere. You’re going to see that poster. Groot vs. Hulk.”

While it would be absolutely incredible to see Hulk and Groot fight each other, unfortunately, Gunn isn’t in charge of whether it happens or not. Diesel has been known to say some pretty wild things before that don’t end up coming true (cough-cough, Blackbolt). So I wouldn’t get your hopes up. But we all know a film that featured a Hulk/Groot battle would be a smart move financially, as it would back truck-loads of money. Just don’t expect it until Feige and Gunn can find a way where the story presents itself for the battle to happen organically.