As successful as Marvel Studios has become, there’s still one thing we haven’t seen yet: a major movie crossover with other Marvel characters owned by different movie studios. Imagine Spider-Man and the X-Men fighting alongside the Avengers—it would be the biggest film ever. Unfortunately, as the rights to these characters all belong to different companies, we might not see such a crossover in the near future. However, in a new interview, Marvel comics creator and icon Stan Lee addresses the potential for a major multi-studio crossover, and it’s the most hopeful answer we’ve gotten yet.
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Although it hit some bumps in the road along the way, Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ has officially completed filming—well, director Peyton Reed has officially completed principal photography on the project, and there could always be some additional reshoots ahead. But the bulk of filming on ‘Ant-Man’ is complete, which also brings an end to filming on Marvel’s Phase Two film projects. Let Phase Three begin!
Just yesterday saw Krysten Ritter emerging as the frontrunner for Marvel’s ‘Jessica Jones’ Netflix series, with Mike Colter somewhat less certain to be our ‘Luke Cage,’ and today Marvel has officially followed suit to confirm Ritter’s role as the superpowered private detective. Not only that, but the Netflix series to follow ‘Daredevil’ has a shiny new title, becoming Marvel’s ‘AKA Jessica Jones.’
Although it was reported near the end of October that Benedict Cumberbatch was in final negotiations to take the role of Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme in the ‘Doctor Strange’ movie, it took the studio until today to make the casting official. Marvel has sent out a formal announcement declaring Cumberbatch’s casting, while also offering a brief synopsis of their upcoming film.
Though Marvel’s Netflix ‘Daredevil’ has yet to reveal an image of its titular hero in costume, we’d recently learned the second of the ‘Defenders’ series, ‘Jessica Jones’ had begun its casting search. We were split between ‘True Detective’'s Alexandra Daddario and ‘Breaking Bad’'s Krysten Ritter, but the latter seems to have won the role, with ‘The Following’'s Mike Coulter potentially acting as our ‘Luke Cage.’
When Edgar Wright left Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’, many wondered if the superhero film would ever happen. Peyton Reed was hired to direct from a retooled script by Adam McKay and the film is still on track for its original release date, so everything worked out OK in the ‘Ant-Man’ world but, it almost didn’t work out that way. Star Evangeline Lilly revealed in a recent interview that when she first heard about Wright’s departure, she was “mortified” and almost quit the film.
The theory of everything connecting Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ to the ‘Inhumans’ or Marvel’s larger cinematic universe goes back as far as the first season, but with the word “Kree” finally spoken aloud in last night’s “Ye Who Enter Here,” the powers that be may have begun confirming ‘Agents’ allusions to the 2018 film. Enter the latest ‘Inhumans’ comic cover, which seems to feature a very familiar-looking ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ alien writing!
Even though it’s over four months away, we’ve seen a lot from ‘Avengers 2’—there’s the ‘Avengers 2’ trailer, extended trailer, a clip from the film and advance trailer for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’. But, one thing we haven’t really seen in any official capacity, is Paul Bettany as Vision. While we’re still waiting for an official reveal, we do have another, better look at one of the newest Avengers.
Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ assembles its ninth season 2 installment in “Ye Who Enter Here,” as Coulson and the team attempt to reach the mysterious hidden city before Hydra, while Skye attempts to protect Raina from a vengeful Agent 33.
Well, this is a fine how-do-you-do for Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter.’ Where late last week word from an ABC schedule broke that the ‘Captain America’ spinoff character would expand her January 6 premiere to a full two-hours, the network quickly denied the report. Now, Marvel has confirmed that ‘Agent Carter’ will indeed open on a full two-hour premiere, shortening the series’ run by one week.