Tag: marvel

Mark Ruffalo Offered A Solution To Martin Scorsese’s Marvel Problem

It’s been over a month since Martin Scorsese said Marvel film were “not cinema,” and while some, like fellow esteemed colleague Francis Ford Coppola, got his back, others, like James Gunn and MCU honcho Kevin Feige, have gone on the defensive. One Marvel employee tried to offer something more like a solution: Mark Ruffalo, the […]

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The Russo Brothers Are Producing A Doc Series About The Rivalry Between Marvel And DC

Fans of Marvel and fans of DC are currently at loggerheads, engaged in heated battle over which comic (and comic movie) line is superior. (Of course, which one’s owners launched its own streaming service first?) But that’s the same as it ever was. As the two biggest names in comics, the brands have always been […]

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Disney+ Launched and Will Be a Vault of Nostalgia—Without Some of the Classic Racist Tropes

Anyone who grew up in the pre-streaming age remembers those super-effective Disney commercials that would air with a fair warning that a beloved film would be available for a limited time before being locked away in a “vault” for “years to come.” Bambi Disney Vault commercial / YouTube I watched those commercials and promo clips […]

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Disney+ Launched and Will Be a Vault of Nostalgia—Without Some of the Classic Racist Tropes [Updated]

Anyone who grew up in the pre-streaming age remembers those super-effective Disney commercials that would air with a fair warning that a beloved film would be available for a limited time before being locked away in a “vault” for “years to come.” Bambi Disney Vault commercial / YouTube I watched those commercials and promo clips […]

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The Disney+ Cut Of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Restores A Touching Deleted Scene With Tony Stark

Assuming you can get Disney+ to work for you (and you don’t immediately binge Darkwing Duck or Gargoyles), you may want to re-watch Avengers: Endgame. I say “re-watch,” because it’s the highest-grossing movie of all-time — you’ve seen it. But you haven’t seen it with a scene between Tony Stark and his daughter, Morgan, as […]

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The Best Movies Streaming On Disney+ Right Now

Disney entered the streaming wars in a big way with the launch of its own streaming platform, Disney+ on Nov. 12th. But unlike other rookie streaming services, Disney’s already got a vault full of animated classics and superhero blockbusters ready to be unlocked when fans subscribe. There are hundreds — yes hundreds — of movies […]

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Bruce Campbell Thinks That Martin Scorsese’s Marvel Movies Argument Is ‘Full Of Crap’ For A Unique Reason

Despite Martin Scorsese’s well-written and argued New York Times opinion column, the director of Netflix’s The Irishman just can’t seem to shake the constant back-and-forth his initial comments about the Marvel Cinematic Universe have stirred. Countless filmmakers and industry veterans have defended and criticized Scorsese for equating the Marvel movies to “theme parks” and declaring […]

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Kevin Feige Has Tried To Defend Marvel From Martin Scorsese’s Criticism

Do you remember your life before Martin Scorsese started criticizing Marvel movies? It’s been over a month since the legendary filmmaker dared speak out against the most profitable movies on the planet, which has inspired both cheers and jeers, and defenses from people like Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn and Disney honcho Bob […]

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The ‘Rick And Morty’ Writer Who Won An Emmy For ‘Pickle Rick’ Is Leading Marvel’s ‘She-Hulk’ At Disney+

The future of Marvel’s previously announced Disney+ series Hawkeye may be in limbo, but many of its other projects are going full steam ahead. This includes the Tom Hiddleston-led Loki series, which will apparently include direct connections some of Marvel Studios’ next phase of films, and the surreal-sounding WandaVision. But what about the likes of […]

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Disney Is Now Pushing Robert Downey, Jr. For An Oscar, But Not These Other ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Stars

Avengers: Endgame made a ton of money, but will it win a ton of awards? Last month, we reported that Disney is pushing the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for multiple categories at the 2020 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay. But conspicuously absent were any Best Actor/Supporting Actor and Best […]

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The ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ Sequel Might Feature One Of The Character’s Weirdest Incarnations

No offense to Marvel Cinematic Universe stalwarts, but last year’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was easily one of the best Spider-Man movies ever made — let alone one of the best comic book adaptations in recent memory. Now that Sony is hard at work on keeping its license for the character with a Spider-Verse sequel […]

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Martin Scorsese Tries To Settle The Marvel Movies Debate With A ‘New York Times’ Column

A month after acclaimed director Martin Scorsese’s comments about the Marvel Cinematic Universe to Empire went viral, invariably setting off an unending parade of seemingly pro- and anti-MCU responses from other directors and industry professionals, the “Marvel movies aren’t cinema” argument has entered the annals of the New York Times opinion columns. Late Monday, the […]

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Hailee Steinfeld Might Not Be Appearing In Disney+’s ‘Hawkeye’ After All

Friday’s Apple TV+ rollout saw premieres for new original scripting shows like The Morning Show (with Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell) and See (with Jason Momoa). And the reviews? So far, they’re quite mixed — which is especially the case for Hailee Steinfeld’s unique historically surreal dramedy Dickinson. But that’s okay because the […]

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Hey, Again: Marvel Confirms Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Sequel Coming in April 2022

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseScreenshot: Sony Pictures (YouTube ) Miles Morales is coming back to awkwardly place his hand on your shoulder and say, “Hey.” On Friday, Marvel confirmed the critically-acclaimed and Oscar-winning film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is returning for a sequel. The production company also announced a release date: April 8, 2022. Advertisement The […]

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Marvel Teased Release Details For A ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ Sequel

Spider-Man fans have had an up-and-down year with the fate of its live-action Spidey fluctuating after the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming. What followed was a turf war between Marvel and Sony that threatened Spider-Man’s future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which outraged fans while the two sides fought and, eventually, came to an agreement that […]

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Marvel Already Knows When The Next ‘Avengers: Endgame’-Level Event Is Coming

It took Marvel 11 years to get from Iron Man, which shamefully *only* had the third biggest opening weekend of 2008 (behind Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and The Dark Knight), to Avengers: Endgame, the highest-grossing movie of 2019… and ever. What will the Marvel Cinematic Universe look like in another […]

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Quotes From Directors Who Have Criticized Marvel Movies, Ranked

So it turns out a certain gathering of filmmakers doesn’t really enjoy Marvel Studios movies too much. We’re on the third week of outrage since no less a deity than Martin Scorsese dared say the most popular movies in the world right now are “not cinema.” Since then he’s doubled, tripled down on his comments […]

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Disney CEO Bob Iger Has Entered The Discourse With A Peppery Defense Of Marvel Movies

The fallout from The Irishman director Martin Scorsese’s prior (and double- and tripled-down) criticisms of the Marvel Cinematic Universe continued with Disney chief Bob Iger on Wednesday. While speaking with the Wall Street Journal at an event in California, he acknowledged that it was the Goodfellas and Casino helmer’s “right” to say what he said […]

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Jon Favreau Had A Very Diplomatic Response To Scorsese And Coppola’s Marvel Comments

We’re a few weeks into the endless outrage over Martin Scorsese saying he didn’t much care for Marvel movies, and if anything the furor has grown louder. The legendary filmmaker has inspired other colleagues to join his ranks, including Francis Ford Coppola, and as of yesterday acclaimed British filmmaker Ken Loach, who compared them to […]

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Martin Scorsese Tripled Down On His Marvel Comments And Rebuffed A Question About Female Characters

Over the weekend, The Irishman director Martin Scorsese’s recent suggestion that Marvel movies are “not cinema” and more like theme parks resurfaced thanks to fellow filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. And while Scorsese had already revisited the subject thanks to its incessant buzz, he did so again at the Rome Film Fest on Monday, where The […]

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