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How the Marvel Cinematic Universe Changed Hollywood’s Concept of an Action Director

Thirteen years ago this week, Marvel announced that Jon Favreau would develop and direct “Iron Man.” The film would be the first of what we would come to know as the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a remarkable 23-film series that has become the dominant financial force in studio filmmaking.A scan of the top-grossing action franchises from […]

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Stars Make Emotional Speeches at Historic Marvel Premiere

If more than twenty worldwide blockbusters over ten years sounds like a big undertaking, try locking up the cell phones and smartwatches of Hollywood’s most important people for four hours.Only a franchise with the cache of the “Avengers” series could have A-list talent, celebrity fans, agents and executives gladly turn over their gadgets for a […]

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Cool Stuff: Marvel’s ‘Iron Man’ Mark I Helmet Masterworks Prop Replica is a Work of Genius

The legacy of Iron Man began back in 2008, when Marvel Studios took a chance on sparking the creation of an entire universe where their comic book characters could exist together and finally assembly as The Avengers. But without Tony Stark’s first foray into armored suits, we might never have seen these heroes together. So […]

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China’s Camsing to Press On With Pow! Business After Stan Lee’s Death

Camsing International, the Chinese company that last year bought Stan Lee’s Pow! Entertainment, has joined in the mourning of the legendary comic book creator, who died Monday, and said it would press on with development of Lee’s intellectual properties.Calling Lee “the father of superheroes,” Camsing said in a statement: “We at Stan Lee’s Pow! Entertainment […]

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Paul Bettany’s Vision May Star in ‘Scarlet Witch’ Series on Disney’s Streaming Service

On the heels of yesterday’s news that Disney’s upcoming streaming service would be featuring a Winter Soldier/Falcon-focused limited TV series, it looks like the previously announced Scarlet Witch standalone series will be a two-hander. Longtime McU player Paul Bettany, who has been the voice of Jarvis since 2008’s Iron Man before getting to appear on […]

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‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ International Trailer Gives a Glimpse of a ‘Zootopia’ Character Cameo

Ralph Breaks the Internet provides a little treat for Disney fans with its latest international trailer. In addition to a slew of cameos from different Disney franchises — including Star Wars, Iron Man, Big Hero 6, and every Disney princess ever — another fan-favorite Disney character is joining the fray. The newest international trailer for […]

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Nick Fury and Phil Coulson Have a “Meet-Cute” in ‘Captain Marvel,’ Clark Gregg Teases

When we first meet fan-favorite character Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) in Iron Man, he barely blinks an eye at the sight of metal flying men and gods of thunder. “This isn’t my first rodeo, Mr. Stark,” he says calmly to Robert Downey Jr.’s billionaire superhero. But Captain Marvel will take us back to that […]

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Marvel Schedules 10th Anniversary Film Festival for All 20 Movies at Imax Sites

Marvel Studios has announced a 10th Anniversary Film Festival which will exclusively present all 20 titles from the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the large-format Imax theaters between Aug. 30 and Sept. 6.The festival will feature three titles that have never before been presented in Imax: 2008’s “Iron Man,” 2008’s “The Incredible Hulk,” and 2011’s “Captain […]

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