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Who Are The Remaining Unused Marvel Characters And Could They Make A Viable Movie?

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • June 25, 2014 3:32 PM
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  • 26 Comments
Marvel Characters That Could Be Movie
What people forget is that while the WB flexes their muscle, Marvel still has a ridiculously untapped listing of characters, both over at Disney as well as other studios like Fox, Universal and Sony.Marvel’s always going to outnumber and outmuscle them in some ways. The WB can only work on making their movies successful on their own terms.

Rumor: The Villain For ‘Ant-Man’ Has Been Revealed

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 19, 2014 11:50 AM
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  • 8 Comments
The drama around Marvel’s “Ant-Man” has finally settled. Edgar Wright has moved on, Peyton Reed is the new director and “Anchorman” filmmaker Adam McKay is going to pen the rewrite (though c’mon people, no one’s going to leak Wright and Joe Cornish’s draft? That’s something everyone wants to read). What’s left other than to see the film next summer? Well, more details obviously since the Internets can’t resist revealing everything about a movie. Some spoilers below obviously.

Jon Spaihts To Rewrite Marvel’s ‘Dr. Strange,’ Jared Leto Added To Actors Shortlist

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 18, 2014 7:16 PM
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Jon Spaihts, Dr. Strange, Jared Leto
While Marvel haven’t officially announced “Dr. Strange” or its director, Scott Derrickson (“Sinister" the upcoming "Deliver Us From Evil"), it’s clearly happening. And it appears they’re kind of starting over on the script level as Deadline reveals that Jon Spaihts (“Prometheus”) has been hired to write the script. Wait, hasn’t it already been written? Yes. The first draft was credited to Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer. But it sounds like Spaihts is mostly starting from scratch.

Discuss: Is 23 Super Hero Movies Over The Next 4 Years Too Much?

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • June 13, 2014 1:40 PM
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  • 39 Comments
Marvel Vs. DC
A simple, but terrific (and possibly frightening) observation has been made by our friends over at Rope Of Silicon: over the next four years, if everything goes according to plan for every studio, we're going to see twenty-three (count ‘em) super hero films. Because, as you know, the comic book movie arms race is officially on.

‘Bring It On’ & ‘Yes Man’ Director Peyton Reed Confirmed To Direct ‘Ant-Man’; Adam McKay Will Rewrite Script

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • June 7, 2014 2:50 PM
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Peyton Reed, Ant-Man
Finally, the wait is over and more importantly over for film journos and bloggers who felt compelled to constantly keep up with this story. After all the back and forth Marvel announced today that they’ve found a director for “Ant-Man”: Peyton Reed, the filmmaker eclectic filmmaker behind teen comedy “Bring It On,” 2002’s throwback romance film “Down With Love,” Vince Vaughn’s “The Break-Up” and “Yes Man” starring Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel.

Marvel’s ‘Dr. Strange’ Wishlist Includes Tom Hardy & Benedict Cumberbatch

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 6, 2014 8:54 PM
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Well, they aren’t aiming low. Marvel recently hired “Sinister” director Scott Derrickson to direct their adaptation of Marvel Phase 3 character “Dr. Strange,” and apparently they’re moving full speed ahead with the search for actors (guys, what’s with all the Marvel news this late on a Friday?)

‘Yes Man’ Filmmaker & David Wain New Frontrunners To Direct ‘Ant-Man’; Michael Douglas Weighs In

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 6, 2014 8:26 PM
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Has your enthusiasm for Marvel’s “Ant-Man” been sufficiently quashed ever since Edgar Wright left the project, only to see it passed over by several comedy directors in Hollywood? Well, hold the phone, your interest could dip even lower.

Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ Finds A Director In ‘Sinister’ Filmmaker Scott Derrickson

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 3, 2014 5:58 PM
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Scott Derrickson Doctor Strange
You know what’s the best way to detract from negative press? Take an alternate route to getting fan excitement back on track. And pardon our cynicism, but given all the negative press surrounding “Ant-Man”—Edgar Wright bailing on the project, for reasons detailed here—the timing of Marvel announcing the director of “Dr. Strange” feels pretty convenient. Nonetheless, the studio has found the filmmaker to helm the story of the Sorcerer Supreme.

Adam McKay In Talks To Direct Marvel's 'Ant-Man'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • May 30, 2014 11:55 PM
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Adam Mckay
Is this week’s “Ant-Man”/Marvel drama finally drawing to a close? It’s been such a whirlwind of emojis I don’t even know what to think anymore. Yet who to believe? Earlier today, three men emerged as the finalists to fill the director’s chair on “Ant-Man” recently vacated by filmmaker Edgar Wright after eight years of development and what sounds like a last minute losing of nerve from Marvel in favor of something more safe and familiar.

Don’t Believe The Hype: James Gunn Says ‘Ant-Man’ Directing Rumors Are Bullsh*t

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 29, 2014 1:35 PM
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Guardians, James Gunn, Ant-Man
So if you believed the morning rumors, which honestly smelled a little bit more like horseshit than usual, James Gunn, director of Marvel’s “The Guardians Of The Galaxy” was going to take over “Ant-Man” from the now departed Edgar Wright. Hey, Gunn was understanding of the problems between mom and dad, and hell, his Marvel movie was to 2014 what Wright’s “Ant-Man” was to 2015—a risk. Presumably Gunn’s done a great job of blending wacky comedy and “risk” along with the narrative foundations of what Marvel needs and expects for their tentpoles, so he’d make a good choice, right?

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