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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Reboots Summer Box Office With $94 Million Take

GOTG_Payoff_1-ShtA few weeks ago those in the know would have told you Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” had a tough road ahead of it. It had unknown characters, an unproven lead actor, a director best known for films that are kind of out there, and was opening in an already dreary summer as far as box office goes. A Marvel film without super heroes? Who would go see it?

Turns out, just about everyone. Early estimates for the weekend show James Gunn’s space opera ringing in $94 million in space credits. That’s a new record for August openings. That’s freakin’ fantastic. The Global Box Office is now over $160 Million already. Not too shabby.Read More »Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Reboots Summer Box Office With $94 Million Take

SDCC’14 Coverage: Marvel Showcases Avengers: Age of Ultron Props For Fans

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On Saturday, Marvel showed first footage of their upcoming blockbuster Avengers: Age of Ultron as the crowning piece of their SDCC’14 presentations. But their reveals weren’t just happening in the panels. Marvel also unveiled several props from the movie at their booth.

The first to be revealed was the Harley Davidson that Black Widow rides in the film, complete with Cap’s shield on the front:

Nearby was a prop from the first Avengers, Loki’s spear:

If you read our article on the Avengers: Age of Ultron presentation, you’ll remember a key scene in the teaser trailer shown centered on the smashed shield of Captain America. This was the centerpiece of their display:Read More »SDCC’14 Coverage: Marvel Showcases Avengers: Age of Ultron Props For Fans

Marvel Sets Movie Schedule Through 2019

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Marvel Studios had decided to go bold by setting dates for its upcoming movies through Spring 2019, which will take them into the start of Phase 4 of the Marvel Universe.

Already on the schedule for upcoming films are Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014, along with The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015, and Ant-Man on July 17, 2015.

For 2016, Marvel plans to release Captain America 3. This leaves 1 more movie for 2016, 3 movies for 2017, 2 movies for 2018, and 1 for 2019 (though I’m sure a second will be scheduled for later that year).

So what other films could Marvel plan to release?

Well, The Avengers sequel is coming three years after the first one, which means The Avengers 3 could occupy one of the 2018 dates. Doctor Strange already has a director, so that might get the second 2016 date. Thor 3 is also in the pipeline, so that will probably get one of the 2017 dates, as will a most likely sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy. Marvel is also said to be developing standalone films around Black Widow and Black Panther. That leaves one slot unaccounted for.

Hopefully we’ll know more once Marvel has its big reveals at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

Below is the full slate of Marvel releases scheduled through 2019:

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Marvel Sets DVD Release for Agents of SHIELD and Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Marvel announced today that Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Season One will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD on September 9 and, along with all 22 episodes of the season, it is jam packed with special features. Pre-order it today via Amazon.

The Assembling the Universe special that aired earlier this year, a special look at the first appearance of AoS at the San Diego Comic-Con as well as five behind the scenes featurettes for favorite scenes from the show:

“The Malibu Jump”
“The Bridge”
“Asgardian Bar Fight”
“Classified”
“Cello Duet”

Special features also include a visual effects breakdown, episode commentaries, deleted scenes and a gag reel.

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August 19 sees the digital release of Captain America: Winter Solider on Digital 3D, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere. The movie will be released on Blu-ray and DVD alongside Agents of SHIELD on September 9.

Special features include:

– Making-of Featurettes
– Audio Commentary
– Deleted Scenes
– Bloopers
– And More…

Did you notice the same thing I did about this list? It’s missing a Marvel One-Shot. In fact, Entertainment Weekly announced that Winter Soldier will not have a One-Shot attached to it and Marvel confirmed it on Twitter.Read More »Marvel Sets DVD Release for Agents of SHIELD and Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Marvel’s Agent Carter Coming to ABC

With the news that Disney has renewed ABC’s hit show Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD for a second season came this other juicy tidbit. Agent Carter, the show that would tell the story of the founding of the organization known as SHIELD, would also get a… Read More »Marvel’s Agent Carter Coming to ABC

Marvel News Roundup – Life After The Winter Soldier

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There’s a lot of fun things going on in the world of Marvel, so let’s get to it.

Captain America opened up last week as number one in the box office (no surprise there). Opening with $92.6 million, the Winter Soldier now holds the record for the largest movie opening in April ever.

I don’t normally talk about rumors but this one is fun. At the St. Louis Comic-con, Nathan Fillion was asked if he would accept a role in Guardians of the Galaxy if he was asked. Besides being the epitome of a Joss Whedon alum, Fillion has also worked with Guardians’ director James Gunn on Castle. Here’s his response.

There was also a new clip from Guardians of the Galaxy on MTV.

The weekend of May 6, 2016 will be an interesting weekend at the box office. Marvel announced that Captain America 3 will open that weekend which is the same weekend as their Distinguished Competition’s Superman/Batman movie.Read More »Marvel News Roundup – Life After The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review (with Spoilers)

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This movie has cemented Captain America as my favorite Avenger. In a time when superheroes seem to be becoming more edgy and morally ambiguous, it is refreshing to see Cap fight for what’s right simply because it’s right.

The movie starts with Cap becoming more and more frustrated by the secrets that S.H.I.E.L.D. is keeping and when Fury reveals those secrets, Cap begins questioning what his role in S.H.I.E.L.D. should be.

The story is fast paced and, aside from the overuse of the shaky camera that has become prevalent in action movies, the action keeps you on the edge of your seat as do all of the twists that the movie takes. I’m glad that the identity of the Winter Soldier wasn’t the only twist to the movie (I’m very disappointed in Sitwell).

A couple of interesting Easter eggs that were hidden in the movie are the names Steven Strange and Sharon Carter. Strange, of course, is Dr. Strange and he’s movie has been in development for some time. Marvel president, Kevin Feige, responded to that name drop by saying, basically, that they know what the implications are but we don’t yet. And Sharon Carter, in the comics, is Peggy Carter’s niece, Agent 13 and Cap’s love interest.Read More »Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review (with Spoilers)