Marvel News Mash-Up (“Avengers: Endgame”, “X-Men: Dark Phoenix”, New Release Date For “Spider-Man: Far From Home”, SideShow)
Marvel News Mash-Up
The Russo Brothers Request That Audiences “Do Not Spoil The Endgame”
Details of the movie have leaked online, including some very major spoilers. It appears that The Russo Brothers are aware of this, and while not addressing it directly, have released a letter requesting that you do not spoil the events to people who have not seen the movie.
“Spider-Man: Far From Home” Moving Its Release Day Three Days Early!
Good news for Spider-Man fans! Spider-Man: Far From Home is moving its release date from Friday, July 5th to Tuesday, July 2nd! Sony is making this move in order to take advantage of the Fourth of July holiday week and hoping for an even larger impact at the box office.
Spider-Man: Far From Home opens on July 2nd.
It’s Official! MCU Characters Coming To Disney’s Streaming Service
Recently we reported the latest information regarding Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+, and it was confirmed that the service will indeed include shows featuring characters from the MCU movies in their own limited series. They will include such favorites as, Loki, Falcon And Winter Soldier, Wanda and Vision and Hawkeye. What is even more impressive is that Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Elisabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany and Jeremy Renner will all be reprising the roles they originated on the big screen.
Marvel Studios Chief, Kevin Feige, talks about the upcoming series based on the MCU character below.
“These episodes will intersect with the movies in a very big way,” explains Feige. “It’s a totally new form of storytelling that we get to play with and explore.” To that end, Feige gave fans a few clues about what to expect. “It’s the first long-form narrative that Marvel Studios has done — they’ll be six episodes, eight episodes, 10 episodes with the actors from the films playing their characters,” he said. “They’ll be changing, evolving, growing in those event series and then those changes will be reflected in their next film appearances.”
One thing that impressed Feige was that Hiddleston, Renner, and others were so amenable to reprising their roles away from the big screen.
“I think it’s a testament to the quality of streaming and to the way things are changing that many of our actors are totally into it and are totally excited by it,” said Feige. “I was concerned about it. I had a whole song and dance ready to sell them about why we were so excited about it and why this was a best case scenario. But, within one second they were like, ‘You guys are doing it, we’re in.’”
The Future Of “Deadpool” (And The X-Men and Wolverine) Under Disney And Marvel Studios
With Marvel recently acquiring all of the movie rights to Marvel properties owned by Fox, such as The X-Men, Wolverine and Deadpool, the question remained, would Deadpool become watered down to fit the family friendly MCU movies? Marvel Studios Chief, Kevin Feige, explained that he does not foresee the Deadpool movies changing since they have proven to be successful with movie goers.
The Fox deal will also enable Marvel to experiment with the kinds of comic book movies that it makes. Feige said it “remains to be seen” if the studio will start making R-rated adventures such as “Logan,” but he echoed Walt Disney Chairman Bob Iger’s earlier promise to keep making the adult-oriented “Deadpool” films. Those will presumably still be profanity-laden, blood-splattered and very, very R-rated.
“When we were purchased, Bob said to us, ‘if it’s not broke, don’t fix it,’” said Feige. “There’s no question that Deadpool is working, so why would we change it?”
That is definitely good news for Deadpool fans, but it is still unclear as to what will happen with The X-Men and Wolverine franchises. I am including The X-Men franchise because as of this writing, X-Men: Dark Phoenix does still not have an official MPAA rating.
With a release date of June 7th for Dark Phoenix, it is very possible that it will receive an R rating. 2017’s Logan did receive a rating of R and Feige does say that it remains to be seen as to whether they will continue with the ultraviolet nature of Wolverine. I have a feeling that the X-Men and The Wolverine franchises will be toned down a bit in order for them to play a significant role in the MCU.
How do you top Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame? How about an Avengers Vs X-Men movie?
Within a month or so after Avengers: Endgame is released, Fox will be releasing the last X-Men movie under the Fox banner. Fox has released a final trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix and things are not looking good for The X-Men or Jean Grey and who knows if anyone will survive this one before the inevitable MCU reboot.
New “Spider-Man: Far From Home” Dr. Pepper Cans Highlight Spidey And Mysterio
Kasey, an Instagram user, recently found some very interesting cans of Dr. Pepper on the shelves of his local grocery store. They showcase Spider-Man, in multiple costumes, and Mysterio from Spider-Man: Far From Home, as well as the various locations they will be visiting. Check them out!
A slew of Avengers: Endgame posters are being released before the movie’s debut on April 26th, and here are some really nice ones. This beautiful comic book inspired version (above) was done by artist Tracie Ching.
Marvel announced a series of collectible mini posters that will be available at IMAX and AMC theaters when you see the movie on 4/25-4/28 and 5/3-5/5. Get them while they are hot!
Marvel also gave us a look at the first of 10 exclusive posters inspired by Avengers: Endgame and created by artist Chris Skinner. Here is a look at the first poster (above) in the series.
Entertainment Weekly Releases “The Ultimate Guide To The Avengers”
If you cant get enough of The Avengers and want to be really prepared for Avengers: Endgame, you need to get Entertainment Weekly’s “The Ultimate Guide To The Avengers”.
Inside, you’ll find stories about the origin of Phase One, details on all the movies of Phase Two, and an up-to-date spoiler-free rundown of what is known so far about the conclusion of what Marvel calls the Infinity Saga.
The special edition includes a roundtable with the original stars of The Avengers, a visit to Wakanda on the set of Black Panther, a battlefield report on Captain Marvel, and it concludes with a heartfelt remembrance of the late Stan Lee, who graced each of these films with his imagination — and hilarious cameos.
It’s the ultimate guide for those looking to study up on the full array of Marvel Studios movies. Order your copy online today, or pick it up today on newstands.
This looks fantastic! Now thanks to Hot Toys and SideShow you can a very detailed look at Tony’s Mark LXXXV armor that he will wear in “Avengers: Endgame”. Looks like the shrunk Robert Downey Jr. for this one!
Tony Stark has faced numerous threats since becoming Iron Man, but all the money in the universe can’t bring peace of mind to this billionaire genius after the events Avengers: Infinity War. The invincible Iron Man must now team up with the remaining Avengers to avenge the fallen.
Sideshow and Hot Toys present the Iron Man Mark LXXXV Sixth Scale Collectible Figure as the first masterpiece from the line-up inspired by this last exciting installment of The Infinity Saga.
Exquisitely crafted based on Tony Stark/Iron Man in Avengers: Endgame, the true-to-movie figure features two interchangeable head sculpts including an interchangeable helmeted head with LED-light up function. The sixth scale figure also features an intricate design of the Iron Man armor that has been faithfully reproduced with red, gold and charcoal grey coloring painted carefully with a metallic appearance, LED light-up functions scattered throughout the upper body, back and Arc Reactor on chest, Nano Lightning Refocuser attachable to the back, multiple pairs of interchangeable hands for iconic gestures, and a character themed figure stand with movie logo.
Last but not least, additional accessories will be coming soon! Fans will be amazed by the Iron Man Mark LXXXV collectible figure with its brand new suit and Nano-tech inspired accessories, stay tuned!
Reserve a space in your Avengers: Endgame collection for the latest Iron Man that’s built for the ultimate showdown!