No, you’re not reading that incorrectly, and it’s not a typo: Marvel has hired not one, but two directors to take on Captain Marvel, the studio’s highly-anticipated (and first) solo female superhero film featuring Brie Larson in the title role. Mississippi Grind directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have officially signed on to helm Captain Marvel — an interesting and unexpected choice (or choices) for sure, but one that may be somewhat disappointing to fans.
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At long last, Marvel squirreled away our hopes and dreams with news that a New Warriors TV series was coming to Freeform, courtesy of Scrubs alum Kevin Biegel. We knew Squirrel Girl was in the mix, but meet the other Marvel heroes populating the team, and check out some teasery artwork.
I put on Guardians of the Galaxy on my Blu-ray player this morning, and have the movie going in the background while I work. I’m not paying too much attention, but every couple of minutes another great song comes on the soundtrack that sets my toe tapping. That would be the now-famous “Awesome Mix Vol. 1,” the cassette tape bequeathed to Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord by his dying mom. The keepsake, collecting some of the finest pop songs of the late ’70s and early ’80s, formed the spine of Guardians’ soundtrack, and even became a crucial plot point. And at the end of the film, Peter finds “Awesome Mix Vol. 2,” setting up the sequel, coming to theaters next month.
Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ stumbles through its Hydra-fied reality with “No Regrets” for a major death, but is another surprise return a sign of the series taking its final lap? And what paternal mystery is finally resolved? Find out in our full review of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s latest!
The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ad campaign is doing a great job at bombarding us all with content so that none of us can forget that the movie comes out in a little less than two weeks. The latest look at the movie features a quiet, somewhat sweet moment between Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and Gamora (Zoe Saldana), as he tries yet again to teach her how to love music just as much as he does.
It’s always interesting to see which bits of the source material superhero movies choose to form their story. In the case of Black Panther, the writers had a wealth of recent storylines to draw from, and it looks like at least parts of the movie will dip a toe into Ta-Nehisi Coates, Roxane Gay, and Yona Harvey’s World of Wakanda spinoff series — namely, the awesome gay female warrior stuff.
If ever we thought FOX’s Gotham too prequel-y, the idea of Syfy’s Krypton exploring Superman’s grandpappy seemed lightyears beyond. Literally! That said, the first trailer for the Goyer-produced Syfy Super-prequel is here, and it really doesn’t look half-bad!
Marvel has adopted a practice first used by the producers of the James Bond franchise, who’ve ended every 007 adventure for decades with the phrase “James Bond Will Return” in the credits. (For many years, they even specified which novel the series would adapt next; when they ran out of Ian Fleming books and stories, they shortened it.) Just last night I saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, and sure enough it concludes with the words “The Guardians of the Galaxy Will Return. (I think we can all agree this is not a spoiler.)
Taika Waititi loves putting himself in his movies. He covered in blood What We Do In the Shadows and a zany preacher at a funeral in Hunt for the Wilderpeople. And you can bet the New Zealand filmmaker will show up in his Thor: Ragnarok.
While the post-credits scene was once a surprise specially afforded to those superfans with the dedication to sit through the final frames of a film, it’s now become par for the course, a de facto advertisement for whatever a franchise might have up its sleeve next. Marvel Studios has turned this into standard operating procedure, to the point where viewers expect nothing less than another tasty morsel of footage, the cinematic equivalent of the delicious fries waiting for you at the bottom of your McDonald’s bag. How to continue taking audiences off-guard, then? Marvel could do no post-credit scene at all, that’d certainly throw people for a loop. Or... they could do five.