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Aaron Taylor-Johnson Confirms Meeting With Marvel About Quicksilver, Alec Baldwin Turned Down Marvel Villain Role

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 30, 2013 10:25 AM
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While cross-property narratives may push the possibilities of comic-book films into new frontiers, the notion can also grind to a halt once character rights come into question. Such is the case with superhero mutants Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, who both play into upcoming sequels “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and therefore the equally held rights of Fox and Marvel. But the idea of side-by-side depictions hasn't fazed Joss Whedon, who said they're a “huge part of ['The Avengers 2'],” and now it seems one-half of his duo is nearing a lock.

Marvel Announces 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' As Its Sequel Title

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • July 20, 2013 10:27 PM
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Well, that was kind of anti-climactic. With Warner announcing an untitled Superman & Batman film for summer 2015 earlier today, fans at Comic-Con were hoping that Marvel Studios would try and top the rival studio with various possible announcements. After all, there's plenty of options, there's been an abundance of talk about Phase 3 films and Marvel has planned two dates for 2016 (May 6, July 8) and one for 2017 (May 5) without revealing what those films will be. But it wasn't meant to be if you were hoping to find out what they were. If you were expecting to receive announcements about "Dr. Strange" or "Black Panther" movies, or more casting about the "Avengers" sequel, it didn't happen.

Rumor: Marvel Now Eyeing Joseph Gordon-Levitt For 'Doctor Strange'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2013 11:17 AM
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Geez, Marvel's Phase Two is barely underway and we're already rumor-mongering about Phase Three. Such is the internet these days we suppose. With "Doctor Strange" essentially confirmed as being in the playbook for Marvel's third wave of comic book movies, chatter continues about who will take on the mighty mantle. Back in the spring, it was Justin Theroux who was said to be in consideration but now a starrier name is being mentioned, if there's any veracity to this latest bit of news.

Adjust Your Calendar: '12 Years A Slave' Moves Up Two Months For October Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2013 12:02 PM
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Of course, making Oscar predictions this early in the game is a fool's errand, with six months to go until the end of the year, campaigns are starting to take shape and the picture for the awards season is beginning to get a little bit clearer. And one move that's already on the tip of everyone's tongue is Steve McQueen's star-studded "12 Years A Slave." And feeling the hype, Fox Searchlight is looking to make the movie their Oscar horse.

Marvel Wants To Meet Vin Diesel For Some Reason & Armie Hammer Is Not Ant-Man

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 26, 2013 10:40 PM
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It seems rumors are flying fast and furious this week for nerd franchises, so let's get a handle on them, and kick off with one that is actually legit, followed by a couple others that are sort of ridiculous...

Latest 'The Wolverine' Poster & Stills Present A Logan-Viper-Yukio Triangle

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • June 26, 2013 2:27 PM
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Now that we're past the "Man of Steel" and "Iron Man 3" frenzies, there's another familiar superhero who will be returning to the big screen later next month. Getting ready for the July 26th premiere of "The Wolverine," 20th Century Fox has released a stockpile of images for us all to peruse, including a new banner and poster combo and a bunch of stills.

Robert Downey Jr. Signs On To Return For 'The Avengers 2' & 'The Avengers 3,' But Where's 'Iron Man 4'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 20, 2013 1:58 PM
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So remember all that talk about Robert Downey Jr. walking away from Iron Man, conveniently timed around the release of "Iron Man 3"? Well, it looks like cooler heads and/or lots of cash has prevailed as Tony Stark isn't going anywhere...as far as The Avengers are concerned anyway....

Marvel Phase 3 Updates: 'Inhumans' A Possibility, Joss Whedon Confirms Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch For 'Avengers 2' & Much More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 17, 2013 3:56 PM
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It's a good time to be Kevin Feige. The producer is responsible for the output of Marvel Studios, and if the third-biggest-film-in-history success of "The Avengers" wasn't enough, "Iron Man 3" looks like it'll come close to equalling it, having just crossed the billion-dollar mark at the box office, and still on track to take much, much more.

Box Office: 'Iron Man 3' Continues To Speed Towards $1 Billion Worldwide, 'Gatsby' Does 'Great'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • May 12, 2013 12:00 PM
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Big business, big business: the actors behind "The Avengers" were smart to pick a week where "Iron Man 3" was making cash hand over fist to air out their salary grievances. The stats are pure gonzo for the third installment in the robot-man series, with the picture smashing expectations worldwide as it cruises towards a cool billion. By the end of this weekend, it will have eclipsed the domestic results of any non-"Iron Man" Marvel film aside from "The Avengers," though globally it's already the biggest of all Marvel superhero films behind last summer's billion dollar superhero team-up.

Watch: Micro Teaser For 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Plus First Look At Cast As Series Gets Picked Up

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2013 8:40 PM
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Um, duh. As if there was any doubt that ABC would send this to series, but now it's official: this fall you're going to be watching "Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." as that comic universe keeps getting bigger and bigger...

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