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How The 'Fantastic Four' Reboot Might Be Changing Canon, And Why That's A Good Thing

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 20, 2014 4:02 PM
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Fantastic Four Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara & Jamie Bell
Poor Josh Trank has had to answer a sea of rumors in putting together his vision for "The Fantastic Four." The scrutiny is understandable: this is a property that has been adapted into film twice already (three times if you count a basically-unreleased early '90s incarnation), each time failing to impress the hardcore fans. And Fox, eager to kick-start the series to keep it from reverting back to Marvel, have been keeping things close to the vest, refusing to disclose any story details for a film that’s a little over a year away, and about to begin production. But if this latest casting notice is anything to go by, Fox is playing fast and loose with the series. And why not?

First Look Photos: Marvel's 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Finally Reveals Itself

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 17, 2014 6:49 PM
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Guardians Of The Galaxy
Up until now it's been either concept art, or photos that pretty much look like concept art, but Marvel's "Guardians Of The Galaxy" has finally revealed itself with its initial first-look photos. “There's a whole lot to this movie–it's not a stage play," lead star Chris Pratt told USA Today said of the movie's scope and scale. "You couldn't make Guardians Of The Galaxy the play and put it on Broadway."

Marvel's Kevin Feige Continues To Tease A Possible 'Black Widow’ Movie Starring Scarlett Johansson

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 14, 2014 5:51 PM
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Black Widow
“We’ve already started discussions with Scarlett [Johansson] about the idea of a solo movie and have begun putting together concepts, but ‘The Avengers’ comes first.” Marvel chief Kevin Feige said in 2010 about a solo Black Widow movie, the spy character that in “Iron Man 2” and “The Avengers.” In 2011 he added, "There's no definitive plans, but we have started talking and talking with Scarlett Johansson about what a Widow movie could be.”

Writer Drew Pearce Says 'Runaways' Movie Still Possible In A Post-'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Marvel Universe

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 10, 2014 5:10 PM
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Runaways Drew Pearce
Exclusive: Earlier today we got a chance to chat with Drew Pearce, the British screenwriter who co-scripted last summer's "Iron Man 3," and who has written and directed a short follow-up of sorts, a Marvel One-Shot entitled "All Hail the King." We'll have more from that interview in anticipation of the short film's debut on the "Thor: The Dark World" Blu-ray at the end of the month, but while we were talking to Pearce, we had to ask him about the status of the project that brought him into the Marvel fold—an adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona's "Runaways." Surprisingly, it might not be as dead as we'd imagined.

‘Batman Vs. Superman’ Pushed To 2016, Will Face Off Against Marvel & 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2014 8:23 PM
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superman and batman
Well, here's one less mega-sequel/franchise/tentpole to worry about in the already crammed calendar of summer 2015: "Batman Vs. Superman" has been pushed to 2016.

Johnny Depp Eyed For Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 14, 2014 12:33 AM
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Johnny Depp Dr. Strange
After landing two legendary actors for their Marvel-verse in Robert Redford ("Captain America: The First Avenger") and, yesterday, Michael Douglas ("Ant-Man"), can the comic studio make magic happen by landing one of the biggest movie stars on the planet?

Anthony Mackie’s Falcon Highlighted in New ‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’ Photos

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 10, 2014 4:00 PM
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“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
"I don't think Marvel's ever done anything like this,” Chris Evans recently told Empire about “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” "The [directors, the Russo] brothers said right from the start that we were really doing a '70s thriller," the action star said of what sounds like an unlikely Marvel movie.

The 10 Biggest News Stories Of 2013

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 7, 2014 1:33 PM
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The Biggest News Stories Of 2013
2013 is now behind us, which means we can take stock on what the biggest news stories of the year were, and how they'll affect the industry in the coming year and beyond

Paul Rudd Dismisses 'Ant-Man' Rumors, Don Cheadle Suiting Up For 'The Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 13, 2013 9:39 AM
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Iron Man 3, Iron Patriot, Don Cheadle
It's been quiet since October, when rumors surfaced that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd were the frontrunners to play "Ant-Man" for Marvel and director Edgar Wright. Gordon-Levitt quickly denied the rumors as empty scuttlebutt, and now, on the promotional tour for "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," Rudd has confirmed that the rumor was about as legitimate as Brian Fantana's account of first love.

Idris Elba Talked To Marvel About Playing Luke Cage Once; 'Jurassic World' Rumors False

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 21, 2013 6:25 PM
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Idris Elba, Luke Cage
With the character Luke Cage moving to Netflix’s Marvel deal, this ship has likely sailed, but evidently “Pacific Rim star was talking to Marvel about playing the Powerman half of the Powerman & Iron Fist duo (both of them are getting separate shows as part of the Marvel/Netflix deal).

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