6/29/15 Marvel News Mash-Up (HULK Movie, New Spidey, Lando Comics, ETC.)
Update On The New “Spider-Man” And His Role In “Captain America: Civil War”
After it was announced that Tom Holland was cast as the new “Spider-Man”, a little more information leaked out which included several candidates for the role meeting with some of the actors on the set of “Captain America: Civil War”.
The studio has been flying them (the candidates) out to Atlanta, where Marvel is filming “Captain America: Civil War,” over the last month to have them test with the actors they would be starring opposite.
Variety also mentions that unfortunately it is more than likely that Spider-Man will have a very minor role in “Civil War”.
Spider-Man is only expected to have a cameo in “Captain America: Civil War,” so there wasn’t a rush to make a decision since the thesp would only be shooting for about a week.
Variety also mentions that Marvel and Sony were down to three directors, (Johnathon Levine, Ted Melfi and John Watts) but the other two pulled out, which left only Watts.
Over the last two weeks, the decision was made to cut the list down to Levine, Watts and Melfi for director, and Holland and Rowe for the role of Spider-Man. Sources did not reveal the exact reason why Sony and Marvel chose Holland but as for Watts sources are now saying over the past ten days Levine and Melfi became frustrated with the process and worried this may carry over to the production and pulled themselves out allowing Watts to move in and land the job.
With Jurassic Park breaking the record held for the highest grossing opening weekend, Marvel and Kevin Feige gave the movie the respect it deserves and had the Avengers pay homage to Chris Pratt, riding a T-Rex (who is also holding Thor’s hammer, Mjölnir).
And here are the top three biggest opening weekend movies of all time:
New “Ant-Man” Posters Showcase Some Famous Friends
Marvel released some movie posters for “Ant-Man” showcasing some of The Avengers and/or their equipment. Here’s hoping they can bring “The Avengers” audience onboard to see “Ant-Man”.
The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man.” Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Marvel’s “Ant-Man” delivers a high-stakes, tension-filled adventure on July 17, 2015.
Universal Studios Is ‘Not’ Holding Back A New Hulk Movie Being Made
After Hulk’s performance in “The Avengers”, most people expected to see The Hulk get his own solo movie like most of The Avengers. Word had come out that although The Hulk could appear in The Avengers, Universal Studios had the rights to all of the stories that appeared in the comics and also any future solo Hulk movie. It turns out that was not completely accurate.
According to Forbes:
It is true that Universal still holds the distribution rights to any future Hulk movies, but the character rights and licenses firmly belong to Marvel after Universal didn’t act on a sequel to Ang Lee’s 2003 Hulk. What that means is that Universal has “the right of first refusal,” to future Hulk films. For example, if Marvel decides they want to make The Incredible Hulk 2, or make rumors about Planet Hulk or World War Hulk come true, Universal has first crack at deciding whether or not they want to distribute. If they refuse, that doesn’t mean the film won’t move forward, it just means another studio will distribute instead.
It still sounds like there is some red tape involved but another solo Hulk movie could be in the cards.
It looks like that smooth talking scoundrel Lando Calrissian is getting his own comic book series and it will premier this July 8th. Lets take a look at some alternate covers and some of the first panels for “Star Wars: Lando #1”.
Ahhh! Will we ever see Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in his mask? Unfortanetly, probably not. But with Sideshow Collectibles newest premium collectible figure, you get to see The Wolverine wearing his mask and costume in all of it’s glory.
Inspired by the events of Wolverine’s breakout comic book mini-series, collectively known as ‘the Japan Saga’, Logan embarks on a personal mission away from the X-Men to the land of the rising sun, where he must fight for the woman he loves and restore his honor. Expertly sculpted with dynamic detail, the mutant berserker crouches in anticipation of a fight over a snowy bridge riddled with arrows from unseen adversaries. Disguised in his popular classic brown and yellow costume, collectors can further define their favorite look for Logan with masked and unmasked portraits, each depicting his savage ferocity. Ready to tear through his enemies like an angry God, the lone warrior unsheathes his razor-sharp Adamantium claws, and Japanese steel forged by the swordmaster Muramasa. Because let’s face it, Bub – he’s the best there is at what he does, and what he does isn’t very nice…
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