Marvel Studios appears to have another major motion picture blockbuster success on their hands as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 makes its way to the top of the box office for the second Friday in a row. After garnering a grand total of over $500 million in ticket sales during its first week in theaters, the latest franchise installment in the overarching Marvel Cinematic Universe is on track to exceed and surpass all expectations from die-hard fans and general moviegoers alike.
A film adaption is in the works for Superman Vs. the KKK, which chronicles the true-life story behind the making of a 1946 radio drama where the Man of Steel takes on a thinly-veiled version of the Ku Klux Klan.
Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are likely on the edge of their seats with anticipation by now leading up to the theatrical release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 from returning writer-director James Gunn – who reportedly has hidden another Easter egg in the new movie for his most dedicated viewers to search for. Ahead of the film’s commercial debut early next month, there has been a plethora of information regarding the forthcoming Phase 3 MCU movie — most notably including the fact that Gunn will return to direct the sequel as part of a planned trilogy.
Will Smith is in talks to star in the long-in-development clone assassin movie, Gemini Man. The project was first introduced 20 years ago at Disney, initially pitched by Darren Lemke, with Don Murphy producing and Tony Scott set to direct. Despite it being a popular project for studio executives both in and outside of Disney, it never moved forward due to visual effects technology being deemed too far behind the project’s needs. Throughout the years, many actors and directors have been associated with the project, which has since been picked up by Skydance.
Disney announces a change in release date for one of its three planned 2020 Marvel Cinematic Universe entries. With 2017 being the first year Marvel has released three movies – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Thor: Ragnarok – it’s clear Disney is upping their superhero output. However, although Disney and Marvel have announced films through The Avengers 4 in 2019, the studio has three other release windows marked down in 2020 that will be part of the MCU’s Phase 4.