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Marvel Studios finally integrating with Walt Disney Studios chain of command

Even though Disney bought Marvel Entertainment back in 2009, the company has famously remained relatively independent under the leadership of CEO Isaac “Ike” Perlmutter. Being under the Mouse’s umbrella did come with some efficiency but largely they were separate departments for most things, including Marvel… Read More »Marvel Studios finally integrating with Walt Disney Studios chain of command

Spider-Man Entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Marvel is finally starting to let us know what kind of Spider-Man they’ll be introducing into their Cinematic Universe. In an interview with Collider, Kevin Feige, the man overseeing everything in the MCU, confirmed that we will be seeing Peter Parker alongside the Avengers (as… Read More »Spider-Man Entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe

D23 Expo Recap: Day 2

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Hello, and welcome to the D23 Expo, Day 2 (for more expo coverage read my D23 Expo Day 1 and Alison’s D23 Expo Day 3 recaps!) where things were taken up a big ol’ notch. I know, I couldn’t believe it either.

This is where you say, “How in the world did they top the first day? Nothing could be sweeter than Kermit the Frog and Rowlf the Dog singing a tribute to the late, great Jim Henson! Nothing could be better than Dick Van Dyke in concert!

Fair enough. However, where Day 1 was a tip of the hat to Disney legends, Day 2 was about the now and the immediate future. Hence John Lasseter introducing Billy Crystal to a standing ovation (Lasseter also received a standing ovation) while discussing the upcoming Pixar film Monsters University. Also, Jason Segel coming out with Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy to discuss the new Muppet Movie. And of course, the Avengers assembling. On stage. That’s right, with the exception of the Hulk and Captain America, the entire team came out to watch a trailer that they had never seen. Robert Downey, Jr. made us watch it twice. Basically, it was a parade of celebrities (including Jennifer Garner, Sarah Silverman, and Jon Cryer, to name but a few) and Disney awesomeness (including Rich Ross, Andrew Stanton, and Marvel’s Kevin Feige, to again name but a few). My inner geek setting was at 11.

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Meet Kevin Feige, Marvel’s John Lasseter.

John Lasseter is a significant part of the creative force behind Pixar. Disney’s purchase of Pixar was in large degree because they wanted to import Lasseter’s talent to other Disney divisions. Disney’s purchase of Marvel had a similar personality involved – Kevin Feige Kevin Feige… Read More »Meet Kevin Feige, Marvel’s John Lasseter.