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.
WARNING: This article contains SPOILERS for Free Comic Book Day’s Secret Empire.
What’s scarier than an evil Captain America taking over the world for Hydra? How about him also claiming the hammer of Thor? Believe it or not, that’s a sign of just how strange Marvel’s Secret Empire is going to get, now that Captain America has launched his plan to take over the world. And if fans thought that rewriting the history of the Marvel Universe to make Captain America’s superhero career a lie was a bit extreme… well, it turns out that Nazi-allied murderer or not, Steve Rogers is still “worthy” in the eyes of Asgard.
Most would agree that the success of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014, began a big new era in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, one where the films released by the studio could adopt different tones and genre leanings without losing the comic book heart at the center of them. As a result, Marvel’s willingness to experiment more with their visuals and tones has been noticeable ever since, to varying degrees of success. But none of the Marvel franchise films feel like more of a departure from their predecessors than this year’s Thor: Ragnarok.