A lot of Marvel fans were a little concerned about the age (both actual and perceived) of new Spider-Man actor Tom Holland. Let’s face it, he has a baby face, and with that came a lot of detractors who said, “it’s Spider-Man not Spider-Boy.” This logic is highly flawed (Spider-Man was 15-years-old when bitten by the radioactive spider, four years younger than Holland), but Marvel president Kevin Feige has explained the choice to go young with Spider-Man saying they were very much influenced by John Hughes’ films.
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When Marvel announced a release date for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 before the first one was even released, everyone thought Marvel was overestimating their strange space opera. And then it made a bajillion dollars and everyone on the internet felt like a fool. Now, the title for that sequel has been revealed and while it doesn’t bring any grand revelation with it, it’ll probably get you to crack a tiny smile.
Just a few months ago Sony and Marvel announced that an agreement had been reached for the studios to collaborate on a new Spider-Man. Finally, peace has been achieved in our time. Sony and Marvel recently hired Cop Car director Jon Watts to direct the new Spider-Man film, with Tom Holland starring as Peter Parker. But what else can we expect from this collaborative effort between studios? Marvel’s Kevin Feige has a few words to share.
If you were hanging around the internet for even a few minutes the other day, then you undoubtedly saw reports that Selma director Ava DuVernay had been officially hired by Marvel to helm Black Panther. Those reports were unsubstantiated and unconfirmed by Marvel — little more than a rumor that was reported without a source to back it up. But at least one related report has now been officially confirmed by Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige himself.
That first trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice made one thing very clear: Zack Snyder’s upcoming superhero throwdown is not a Marvel movie. Not in character and especially not in tone. It was the latest punch thrown in the not-so-secret war between Marvel and DC, as Warner Bros. gears up to challenge Marvel Studios at the “shared universe” game. Whether intentional or not (and we’re betting on intentional), recent statements from MCU mastermind Kevin Feige feel like a direct jab at that Batman v Superman trailer and its dark, dreary tone.
Since Avengers: Age of Ultron is already well on its way to making $1 billion worldwide, chances are strong that you’ve already seen Marvel’s latest adventure and won’t need a spoiler warning about the apparent death of a main character. Still, just in case, here’s a spoiler warning, because Marvel President Kevin Feige has officially confirmed that the character in question is no longer among the living and won’t be coming back to life.
If you haven’t seen Avengers: Age of Ultron yet, now is your chance to turn back, as this post addresses a question raised by the mid-credits scene at the end of the new film. Many fans have pointed out something strange about that scene — something that doesn’t quite make sense given what we know about the MCU so far. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has an explanation for you, if you just can’t wait another movie (or three) to find out.
Marvel has long included Easter eggs in their films, referencing other superheroes and properties in the MCU throughout its current run with Disney. But there’s another Disney property that’s been acknowledged in the MCU: Star Wars. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige reveals that they’ve used the same Star Wars Easter egg in each and every one of their Phase Two films, although you probably didn’t notice it.
Just yesterday we learned from Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige that the new Spider-Man will still be Peter Parker, and the studio plans on keeping him in high school, where they feel there’s more fertile ground for storytelling. In addition, Feige has delivered some further details about the Marvel/Sony collaboration, revealing that we’re not getting yet another origin story and that they’ve already designed a new costume.
Marvel held a huge press conference in support of Avengers: Age of Ultron, but that wasn’t the only topic on the agenda — Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige debuted a new Ant-Man trailer, which will arrive online today (don’t worry), and Feige spoke a bit about how their tiny superhero fits into the larger MCU.