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Discuss: What Does The Success Of 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Mean For Future Marvel Movies?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 4, 2014 1:54 PM
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Guardians Of The Galaxy
Unless you’ve been locked in the Kyln, you probably noticed that “Guardians Of The Galaxy” opened this past weekend. Marvel’s latest extravaganza, a space adventure directed by Troma graduate James Gunn, was seen in advance of its release as the riskiest of the studio’s ten movies: based on a mostly comic known only to "Marvel Zombies"; unfamiliar characters; significantly different in setting and tone to megahit “The Avengers”; a cast comprised of untested B-listers as well as A-listers voicing an animated raccoon and a tree.

Marvel's Kevin Feige Hopes Female Superhero Movie Comes "Sooner Rather Than Later"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2014 4:16 PM
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Last weekend, it wasn't the brawny heroics of Dwayne Johnson's "Hercules" that topped the box office, it was the slick action of Scarlett Johansson's "Lucy" that audiences overwhelmingly chose instead. The movie opened to a massive $43 million, and it was the best debut the actress has had in her career to date. Clearly, moviegoers don't care about the gender of who's kicking ass, and yet, when it comes to the Marvel-verse—where ScarJo is a utility player as Black Widow—it's still mostly a "bros only" club.

Comic-Con Poster For Marvel's 'Ant-Man' Unveiled, Kevin Feige Says Some Of Edgar Wright's Visuals Will Still Be Used

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 24, 2014 9:00 AM
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As fanboys, comic book lovers and more descend upon San Diego for the start of Comic-Con today, it means a crushing rollout of teases, glimpses and hints of upcoming projects big and small. And certainly one of the most buzzed is Marvel's "Ant-Man" which finds the studio in a rare position of being on the back foot after the sudden departure of Edgar Wright. But fans shouldn't worry too much as apparently some of the visual sequences he dreamed up may be seen in new director Peyton Reed's movie.

Updated: Marvel Studios Sets Dates For Six New Films Up Through 2019

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 23, 2014 6:36 PM
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Man, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige wasn’t kidding when he said Marvel had mapped out their Marvel Cinematic Universe up through 2028.

Watch: New Clip For 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Plus Kevin Feige On Making The Movie "More James Gunn"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2014 4:18 PM
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Guardians Of The Galaxy
When Marvel announced that "Slither" and "Super" director James Gunn would direct "Guardians Of The Galaxy," it was a surprising choice. Gunn was a filmmaker who preferred to deconstruct genres rather than play into the usual tropes, but it turns out that was exactly the kid of spirit Kevin Feige wants for the space adventure.

Robert Downey Jr. Talks 'Iron Man 4,' Plus Kevin Feige On Namor, Return Of Mandarin And Quicksilver In 'Ultron'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2014 2:39 PM
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As the Marvel-verse expands, so too does the frequent speculation about what movies will come next, which characters will return and how they'll be incorporated. But undoubtedly, the highest paid actor in Hollywood, Robert Downey Jr., can be credited with much of the comic studio's success. Frankly, if it weren't for "Iron Man" not only being successful, but become a major franchise in its own right, Marvel likely wouldn't be where they are today. But still, he's coy about whether or not "Iron Man 4" will happen.

Kevin Feige Says Marvel May Now Release One Sequel And One New Franchise Each Year, Also Denies 'Planet Hulk'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2014 4:46 PM
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"Here we are now, 14 years since the first Marvel movie I worked on. At that point it had been eight years and for about those eight years people had been asking ‘How much longer gonna last?’ ‘When are people gonna get tired of these movies?' And my answer always was ‘People only get tired if a whole slew of terrible ones come out’. And it was our job to make sure that doesn’t happen," Marvel honco Kevin Feige said last week. "If there are other people out there interested in that not happening as well, I’m all for it!" And while there have been patchy superhero movies (see Sony's "The Amazing Spider-Man" for example), for Marvel at least, they've kept the quality level mostly consistent, so why not continue?

Kevin Feige Talks DC Films, Says 'Captain America 3' Has "Large Vision" & Won't Move From Date With 'Batman v. Superman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2014 3:19 PM
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While Kevin Feige has enough to talk about when it comes to the forthcoming "Guardians Of The Galaxy," it seems much of his press time of late has been spent explaining what the heck has been going on with "Ant-Man." And then over his shoulder are his rivals at D.C. Comics who coming hard in 2016 with "Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice." But Feige feels no ill toward his fellow purveyors of comic book cinema, and he credits the success they've achieved so far.

Kevin Feige Explains Why 'Ant-Man' Was "Not Working" With Edgar Wright, Says Movie Now "In The Best Shape It's Ever Been"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2014 9:25 AM
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It would seem that as Kevin Feige continues on the promotional run for "Guardians Of The Galaxy," it has also turned into the "Ant-Man" apology and don't-worry-it's-gonna-be-good-tour as well. Earlier this week, Feige stood up for the new choice of director Peyton Reed, and said the upcoming movie will be the "best version" possible.

Kevin Feige Says Peyton Reed Met For 'Guardians' & Will Deliver "Best Version" Possible Of 'Ant-Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 16, 2014 11:20 AM
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Peyton Reed, Ant-Man
It's now a year until "Ant-Man" rolls into theatres nationwide, and so begins Marvel's long campaign of winning over fanboys still not pleased that Edgar Wright, who had been with the project for years, was forced to bow out after creative clashes with the studio. And that's not all, as Marvel will also have to convince the die hard faithful that Peyton Reed, primarily known for comedies like "Bring It On" and "Yes Man," is the right guy to sit in the saddle and see the movie through. Well, there has been no better advocate and visionary for Marvel movies than Kevin Feige, and he's pumped about the Reed and what that means for "Ant-Man."

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