During Marvel‘s big movie announcement yesterday, a teaser trailer was shown for 2018 and 2019’s Avengers: Infinity War, including a solid look at Thanos with the Infinity Guantlet. Even though no recording was allowed, you knew someone would, and here’s one of the results of that.
The video is mostly footage from previous films, but, it has us pumped!
Here’s the full Marvel press release:
The Avengers have already triumphed over Loki, and next summer they’ll face Ultron…but nothing could prepare them for the menace of Thanos.
How big of a threat does Thanos pose, you ask? Big enough to span two epic films, beginning with Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War Part 1” on May 4, 2018, and concluding in Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War Part 2” on May 3, 2019 for one massive cinematic event.
“We’ve always had a plan since Nick Fury broke into Tony Stark’s house and told him he’s part of a bigger universe,” recalled Feige. “‘Avengers: Infinity War Part 1′ is the beginning of the culmination of everything that has come before.”
Hold onto your hats, True Believers, because Phase 3 of the Cinematic Universe is going to be one wild ride! Stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest on the Avengers and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it develops!
As announced at the Marvel event just a bit ago, Chadwick Boseman will be joining the Marvel cinematic universe as Black Panther. We had the confirmation of the film back in January of this year.
The 37 year old actor is mostly known for his break-out role as Jackie Robinson in the movie 42.
Black Panther first appeared in 1966 in Fantastic Four #52. He is the first black superhero in mainstream American comics, and pre-dates the Black Panther Party. The character’s real name is T’Challa, and he’s the ruler of the African nation of Wakanda, a technology rich and advance nation. You can learn more about the character here.
At the event, the below poster was handed out giving us our first idea of what he’ll look like. The film will be out November 3, 2017.
At today’s Marvel event, Kevin Feige was asked about the casting, and who will play Doctor Strange. The question hints at the erroneous reports that Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast.
If it was confirmed, we would have announced it today.
Yesterday reports came out that Cumberbatch had been cast, while the original report says that only negotiations were occurring. Once again geek sites are putting the cart before the horse and trolling for clickbait.
We understand the difference between “negotiations” and “been cast.” When the casting is official, we will of course cover the news.
Captain America 3: May 6, 2016 – it’s called: Captain America: Civil War
Doctor Strange: November 4, 2016 – Scott Derrickson directing
Doctor Strange will “Open up a whole new world for the cinematic universe…”
Guardians of the Galaxy 2: May 5, 2017 <- the date moved up from the previously announced date
Thor: Ragnarok: July 28, 2017
Feige explains “Ragnarok means ‘The end of all things'”
Black Panther: November 3, 2017 – Chadwick Boseman is Black Panther!
Captain Marvel: July 6, 2018
“Captain Marvel has gone by many names…this character’s name is Carol Danvers“
The Inhumans: November 2, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War, Part 1, May 4, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War, Part 2, May 3, 2019
Captain America: Civil War is the beginning of Phase 3.
Note the lack of Iron Man 4 news.
Not lack of Black Widow film – “Like Hulk, her role will be in the Avengers films” “Feige emphasizes that there are plans in which Black Widow is a key, key role“
Some details on Civil War – “Events of the whole cinematic universe will make all governments in the world want regulation. Not so much about secret identity, but about who reports to who.“
Here’s the slate of Marvel films in the order of their release. Seeing as characters getting solo films will likely be introduced in previous films, put on your thinking cap as to who will show up where, and how Marvel’s television slate will fit into it all.
Avengers: Age of Ultron – May 1, 2015 Captain America: Civil War – May 6, 2016 Doctor Strange – November 4, 2016 Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – May 5, 2017 Thor: Ragnarok – July 28, 2017 Black Panther – November 3, 2017 Avengers: Infinity War, Part 1 – May 4, 2018 Captain Marvel – July 6, 2018 The Inhumans – November 2, 2018 Avengers: Infinity War, Part 2 – May 3, 2019
Get your first look at Ultron trying to tear apart Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the rest of the world in the first official teaser trailer for Marvel‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron, in theaters May 1, 2015!
Constantin Film and Dark Horse Entertainment are joining forces to bring Polar to the big screen. Based on the popular Dark Horse Comics graphic novel Polar: Came from the Cold by Victor Santos, Constantin Film has pre-emptively purchased the spec, Polar written by Jayson Rothwell.
The adrenaline-pumping action-thriller tells the story of Black Kaiser, a master assassin forced out of retirement when he finds himself the target of a motley crew of new generation hitmen. But Kaiser’s gun-blazing and bloody universe is at odds with the doting and protective relationship he has with the child of one of his former marks. Faced with the ultimate battle for survival, Kaiser must choose between saving his life and saving his soul.
Constantin Film and Dark Horse Entertainment are currently out to directors with the aim of shooting Polar in the spring of 2015. Constantin Film’s Robert Kulzer will be producing along with Jeremy Bolt as well as Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg. Rothwell is also writing an Untitled Heist Thriller for Thunder Road. He is repped by WME.
Guardians of the Galaxy has turned into the little(ish) movie that could. The film is in its twelfth week at the box office, coming in 13th place and earning a little over $1 million. It’s not the only “comic” movie holding on and earning cash. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is in its eleventh week and earned an additional $520,000. Very overlooked, Snowpiercer is in its seventeenth week, and earned $1,200. If you haven’t seen that one, do yourself a favor and grab a copy when it hits video soon.
When it comes to totals for the year, Guardians has moved into fourth place when it comes to worldwide grosses, and there’s a good chance it will move into at least third when the ride ends. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes also cross the $700 million mark worldwide, the seventh film to do so this year.
Here’s where everyone stands currently when it comes to “comic” movies in 2014.
1. Guardians of the Galaxy – $327.8 million
2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $259.8 million
4. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $245.4 million
6. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $233.9 million
7. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $208.1 million
8. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $202.9 million
9. Godzilla – $200.7 million
11. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $189.6 million
19. Mr. Peabody & Sherman $111.5 million
21. 300: Rise of An Empire – $106.6 million
23. Edge of Tomorrow – $100.2 million
33. Hercules – $72.7 million
41. Robocop – $58.6 million
94. Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – $13.8 million
114. Snowpiercer – $4.6 million
1. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $1.080.9 billion
3. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $746 million
4. Guardians of the Galaxy – $732.6 million
5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $714.1 million
6. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $709 million
7. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $700.4 million
9. Godzilla – $525 million
13. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $375 million
14. Edge of Tomorrow – $369.2 million
16. 300: Rise of An Empire – $331.1 million
20. Mr. Peabody & Sherman – $272.9 million
22. Robocop – $242.7 million
23. Hercules – $226.8 million
52. Snowpiercer – $86.7 million
83. Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – $38.6 million
230. We Are the Best! – $181,000
The President Pro Tempore (pro tem) of the United States Senate Senator Patrick Leahy (D – Vermont) is a long time fan of Batman becoming a fan at a young age. 50 year later the Senator can still quote from the comic books he grew up on. The Senator who has stood up for and fought for Hollywood when it comes to things like intellectual property protection has also appeared in numerous Batman films including standing up to Heath Ledger’s Joker in the Dark Knight. This conflict has raised some questions on Hollywood’s influence on the Senator.
But, with a new film around the corner starring the Dark Knight, will we see Senator Leahy in the film?
“It’s a fascinating movie. It will have superb actors in it,” Leahy told ABC News, stressing the word “superb,” in an interview posted Friday.
“My intuition says you’re in it, so we’ll leave it at that,” correspondent Jeff Zeleny replies to Leahy.
“We’ll leave it at that,” the lawmaker says with a grin.
When the film hits theaters next year keep an eye out for him. In between, we’ll see how many pieces of legislation the Senator pushes for his Hollywood friends.
Guardians of the Galaxy has been dominating the box office in every which way and now the film has officially passed the 700 million mark. WE ARE GROOT!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, GOTG is the third Walt Disney Studios’ release this year to pass that mark. The film’s numbers are $326.7 million domestically and $378.4 million overseas and that makes for $705.1 million overall. It is also the 4th Marvel film to reach $700 million with the other films being Marvel’s The Avengers, Iron Man 3 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. So in other words, Guardians of the Galaxy is owning life and with the film opening in Italy soon, it’ll surely get much higher grossing numbers. Can it hit $800? Oh, and it’s also the 6th top grossing film of 2014 so far. It’s definitely one of the best, maybe even the current best, film from Marvel. It’s still being quoted all around the world, and will be on everyone’s Christmas wish lists this year.