Marvel News Mash-Up (Fantastic Four, Scorsese, Infinity Saga, SideShow)

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Marvel News Mash-Up

Matthew Vaughn Shows Interest In Directing “Fantastic Four”

One of Hollywood’s best superhero film directors is interested in directing “Fantastic Four” when it makes its inevitable way to the MCU lineup.

From ComicBook.com:

“Yeah I’ve always loved the idea of doing Fantastic Four as it was originally written,” Vaughn told us. “I mean it’s one of my favorite comics and I actually think that Fantastic Four, as a nice piece of IP, is in theory as big as Spider-Man. I think those, the values of Fantastic Four and Spider-Man, I think those are the reason, if you’re a kid, you can imagine being a part of the Fantastic Four family and you can imagine being Peter Parker. So yeah, I think Fan-Four would be the one that would excite me the most.”

For me, this is really great news. Vaughn has previously directed Marvel movies for Fox that included “X-Men: First Class”. But he also did a fantastic job on the comic book adaptions of “Kick-Ass” and “Kingsman: Secret Service”. Another wonderful adaption of a comic book that he directed was “Stardust”, which was originally a DC comic book mini series. Vaughn has one of the best resumes out there and I would feel really happy knowing that the likes of the Fantastic Four is in his hands. Let’s hope!

Source: ComicBook.com

Martin Scorsese Vs The MCU

Recently while promoting his latest movie, The Irishman, Scorsese sat down with Empire and was asked during the interview how he felt about the popular Marvel movies. Scorsese replied, “I don’t see them. I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema. Honestly, the closest I can think of them, as well made as they are, with actors doing the best they can under the circumstances, is theme parks. It isn’t the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being.”

Seems like Scorsese is not backing down. Over the weekend, while promoting The Irishman, he told The Independent, “The value of a film that is like a theme park film, Marvel-type pictures, where theaters become amusement parks, that’s a different experience. It’s not cinema, it’s something else, we shouldn’t be invaded by it, so that is a big issue and we need the theater owners to step up to allow theaters to show films that are narrative films.”

This did not sit well with fans and even people associated with the movie.

Samuel L. Jackson, who plays Nick Fury in the MCU, told Variety, “I mean that’s like saying Bugs Bunny ain’t funny. Films are films. Everybody doesn’t like his stuff either. Everybody’s got an opinion, so I mean it’s okay. Ain’t going to stop nobody from making movies.”

Joss Whedon, who directed “Avengers” and “Avengers: Age Of Ultron”, commented on how he felt about Scorsese’s remarks on Twitter.

James Gunn, who directed “Guardians Of The Galaxy: Vol. 1 and 2” also chimed in on Twitter with his feelings.

I am a huge Martin Scorsese fan and love so many of his movies. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I do think that a lot of his opinion has to do with the fact that he could not get financing from major studios for “The Irishman” and had to resort to Netflix to finance the movie. He is also battling with Hollywood heavyweights and the Academy over whether “The Irishman” should be eligible for any Oscar categories since it will be streamed on Netflix. Due to this, they are releasing “The Irishman” in theaters 30 days before it streams on Netflix. Which I admit, is kind of sad. “The Irishman” is getting rave reviews and should have a large presence at The Academy Awards, but he really had to jump through hoops in order to get the film made and for it to be recognized. Ten years ago, Scorsese would never have to worry about getting a film made with Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino. Now, it sounds like he gets asked if De Niro can lift Mljonir. So I kind of feel for the guy.

But… Scorsese (and the lady below) has to realize that people go to the movies to be entertained. If the world was to think like him, that only thought provoking Oscar bait movies should be considered for theatrical release, we would have never seen the likes of Laurel And Hardy, The Wizard Of Oz or Star Wars. Not ever film has to be Citizen Kane. Here’s hoping that one day we see the best of both worlds. And I would love to see Marty make a Marvel film one day. But not holding my breath.

Editor’s Note: This article contains the opinions of the author, Joe Hogarty. These opinions may or may not align with those of WDWNT LLC, Tom Corless, or anyone else on this planet. Please feel free to voice your own thoughts in the comments section below.

Source: Empire, The Independent, Variety

Jennifer Aniston Doesn’t Like The MCU Either!

The MCU is really getting bashed by Hollywood lately. The latest celebrity to have a beef with Marvel films in theaters is Jennifer Aniston.

Recently while talking with Variety, Aniston was asked why she was returning to TV and she found a way to bring Marvel into the mix.

“It wasn’t until the last couple of years when these streaming services were just sort of exploding with this amount of quality that I actually started to think, “Wow, that’s better than what I just did.” And then you’re seeing what’s available out there and it’s just diminishing and diminishing in terms of, it’s big Marvel movies. Or things that I’m not just asked to do or really that interested in living in a green screen.”

I, for one, am very grateful that Jennifer Aniston has chosen to never do a Marvel movie. We need more movies with her and Adam Sandler.

Source: Variety

VIDEO: First Look At “The Infinity Saga” Box Set

So, you are saying that you don’t own any of the 23 movies in the MCU? Boy, are you in luck!

Recently Kevin Feige announced at the San Diego Comic Con that the ultimate box set of MCU movies is coming in the form of “The Infinity Saga” Box Set. It will include all 23 movies on 4K UHD and Blu-ray, never before seen bonus features, a Matt Ferguson lithograph and a signed letter from Kevin Feige. This box set will also be numbered. Right now, you are looking at a $550 price tag.

And here is the trailer that was released during this year’s San Diego Comic Con announcing “The Infinity Saga” Box Set.

Source: Everything Always

First Images Of Angelina Jolie On The Set Of “The Eternals”

“The Eternals’ has begun filming and here is our first look at Angelina Jolie, as she  goes blonde to portray her character Thena in the upcoming Marvel film, “The Eternals”.

“The Eternals” opens on November 6, 2020.

Source: Daily Mail

Simu Liu Begins Training To Portray “Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings”

Simu Liu, who will be portraying the title character in “Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings” has begun his training for the upcoming Phase 4 MCU film. Get your first look at what to expect from Simu Liu.

“Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings” opens February 12, 2021.

Source: Flash Marvel

SideShow Collectible Corner

“Hulk”

Straight out of “Avengers: Endgame” comes Hot Toys latest masterpeice of The Hulk in a sixth scale collectible figure.

When the universe is in danger, Bruce Banner becomes the gamma-powered hero Hulk and smashes his way through the enemies of the Avengers. He continues to use his high-level intelligence and other high-tech tools to protect the universe from the latest intergalactic threat.

Sideshow and Hot Toys present the Hulk Sixth Scale Collectible Figure from Avengers: Endgame!

Masterfully crafted based on Hulk’s appearance in the movie, the highly-accurate figure comes with a newly developed head sculpt with impressive likeness, a detailed battle suit, LED light-up Nano Gauntlet with two interchangeable hands, an electronic device, a pair of glasses, and a specially designed figure stand with character backdrop.

Don’t pass up on this excellent opportunity to pick up The Big Green to show off in your Marvel Cinematic Universe collection!

Source: SideShow

That’s it for this time!

About the author

Joe Hogarty

Joe moved from New York to Florida back in 1997. He currently resides in St. Petersburg and visits the parks frequently. His first visit to the Magic Kingdom was when he was 8 years old back in 1974. Joe originally originally started as a photographer for WDWNT and is now the host of WDWNT: Nerd Alert, our movie reviewer and reports the news for WDWNT. You can contact Joe through email at [email protected]

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Everyone’s got an opinion on what is and isn’t cinema. I happen to appreciate both Citizen Kane and the Marvel movies, but after watching Citizen Kane 3 times in a row for a film lit class I have to wonder… if he died in a room alone, who heard him utter the word Rosebud? Plot hole! People like to be entertained in different ways and have eclectic tastes. I watch everything from early black and whites to the newest releases and pretty much enjoy it all. Some of those in Hollywood need to come back down to the real world… Read more »