Since 2011 Marvel has been pushing to release two films a year. Last year gave us 'Iron Man 3' and 'Thor: The Dark World' with this year offering both 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' while 2015 will bring 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' and 'Ant-Man.' And as the studio keeps having hits, they may expand their slate to release three to four films a year.
We're much closer to seeing 'Captain America 2' (dubbed 'The Winter Soldier') than the anticipation might lead you to believe, and you'll finally get to see what many critics are already suggesting is Marvel's best movie to date come its April 4 premiere. To keep you somewhat satiated and to go along with your vast library of trailers, TV spots and behind-the-scenes footage, Marvel released a massive gallery with more than 60 new photos from 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier.'
Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' will take yet another brief hiatus this week in favor of ABC's retrospective and 'Avengers 2' preview 'Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe,' but the 'Agents' will return next weeks with "End of the Beginning." In the meantime, the first photos show an 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' bingo with Agents Victoria Hand (Saffron Burrows), Blake (Titus Welliver), Sitwell (Maximilliano Hernandez) and John Garrett (Bill Paxton), while J. August Richards' Deathlok looks increasingly like his comic counterpart!
Last month, Marvel head Kevin Feige confirmed development on a solo 'Black Widow' movie, but just a few weeks after that, Scarlett Johansson announced she was pregnant with her first child. While her 'Avengers 2' schedule was accelerated to avoid any conflict, it may impact any plans for the 'Black Widow' movie. Now, Marvel says they "don't know" if or when the movie will come out and that another female superhero could beat her to the punch.
It's hard to imagine where ABC might fit in a potential 'Agent Carter' TV series alongside Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' but a new chat with screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely may hold the key. Find out how ABC may approach the potential 'Agent Carter' TV series, along with plot details and the potential for Howard Stark to appear!
Most Marvel movies are fairly benign as far as far as their content goes. There's very little in the way of swearing, no nudity, mostly comic violence and zero drug use. So, it was fairly shocking to learn that 'The Avengers' was rated R by the MPAA when Marvel initially submitted it for review. What scene caused the problem and what did director Joss Whedon have to cut to get a PG-13? Let's find out.
The mystery has been solved! Not long ago, Marvel Studios set a May 2016 release date for an untitled Marvel movie, which recently became a hot topic as 'Batman vs. Superman' rescheduled to open on the same date. Now, after much speculation, the identity of the mystery Marvel film has been revealed to be 'Captain America 3,' which directors Joe and Anthony Russo are already actively developing.
We were sold on 'Captain America 2' before the new featurette arrived and got us pumped to see Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson, aka The Falcon, in action. Despite being used in the trailers and getting a character poster or two, we had yet to fully understand what purpose he would serve in the film ... until now.
'Doctor Strange' is going to be one of the next Marvel movies. We don't have an official announcement yet, but it's happening, likely as part of Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They're actively searching for a director now and eagle-eyed viewers will notice the first ever acknowledgment of Strange's presence in 'Captain America 2' next month. One of the big questions remaining though is, how Marvel plans to adapt the very magical world of Doctor Strange into their existing universe. Courtesy of Marvel head Kevin Feige, we are starting to realize how that will happen.
'Batman vs. Superman' was originally dated for the summer of 2015, but as the script hasn't been finished yet, Warner Brothers pushed the film to May 6, 2016. That date was initially called by Marvel, and it seems they're not going to back down, meaning we're going to get an old fashion comic book rumble.