There's this movie -- just a space opera in the Marvel Cinematic Universe -- that's coming out next week: 'Guardians of the Galaxy.' Maybe you've heard of it. Late-night talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel is probably counting on that, because he basically let the cast of the film, including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel, run the show on last night's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live.'
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When the first photo was released of the cast of 'Star Wars: Episode VII,' there was a significant backlash at the lack of women in that photo. (The female side of the cast has grown since that photo was released.) For all the success that Marvel Studios has experienced since 2008's 'Iron Man,' what they haven't yet pulled off is a female-led standalone film. Now, a Captain Marvel (aka Ms. Marvel) movie is heavily rumored to be happening at some point, but until that happens, does Marvel President Kevin Feige think about the potential backlash if that doesn't happen soon?
Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' season 2 has kept casting pretty quiet on the march to Comic-Con 2014, particularly compared to the CW's 'Arrow' or 'Flash,' but at long last the Marvel 'Avengers' offshoot series has its first major might. 'Xena' herself, Lucy Lawless will guest star in the upcoming second season of Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' but in what marvelous role?
Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, is currently making the press rounds in support of the new Marvel cosmic adventure, 'Guardians of the Galaxy.' In the new film, the cinematic version of the Nova Corp. is introduced -- basically an interstellar band of police officers that serve as foils to the Guardians of the Galaxy. In the comics, a man named Richard Rider becomes the Earth-centric superhero Nova, but he's not a part of the new film. (Unless the as-yet-unseen post-credits scenes have anything to do with Rider.) While speaking to Feige on Monday afternoon, we asked about Richard Rider's lack of inclusion in the film ... and we asked if we would know who's playing Doctor Strange before the end of this week's San Diego Comic Con. (The full interview with Feige will publish the week of release.)
FOX's forthcoming Batman prequel series 'Gotham' has felt a bit frontloaded with villains by its very pilot, something showrunners assured at the TCA press tour wouldn't necessarily be the case going forward. Still, despite the presence of the Penguin, Catwoman, Riddler, Poison Ivy and perhaps even Joker and Mr. Freeze, FOX's 'Gotham' already has designs on introducing Batman villain Hugo Strange in season 1, with a plan in mind for Harvey "Two-Face" Dent as well.
The 'Planet Hulk' movie rumors have been going strong since over a year ago, despite almost everyone involved in the Marvel universe - from Joss Whedon to Kevin Feige - categorically denying the existence of such a movie. Well, you can add another denial on the 'Planet Hulk' pile.
Marvel is big on planning ahead, so their latest news is no surprise. The studio has planted their flag on five release dates for films that haven't yet been announced, but with Comic-Con 2014 coming up next week, we suspect we'll be hearing more about these mysterious new dates.