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  • Brie Larson Says Marvel Women Have ‘Passionately’ Told Kevin Feige They Want All-Female Movie

    10/09/2019 8:29:50 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 63 replies
    Variety ^ | October 9, 2019 | Lorraine Wheat
    Long before the women of the Marvel Cinematic Universe joined forces for the epic female scene in “Avengers: Endgame, Marvel had expressed interest in an all-women Marvel mashup movie. But after that scene in “Endgame,” fans have been asking when they’ll see the female movie hit theaters. Now, Brie Larson, one of Variety’s Power of Women honorees, confirms to Variety that she, along with her Marvel co-stars, have had talks with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige about making that film a reality. During a sit-down interview at her Power of Women cover shoot, Captain Marvel herself was asked if the...
  • In era of mass murder, Warner Bros' JOKER will be too much for many

    09/11/2019 2:44:34 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 49 replies
    SF Gate ^ | Sep 11, 2019 | Steven Zeitchik
    The film is "Joker," and while it comes in the form of a comic-book movie, it is the opposite of light. The movie focuses on the pre-Joker Arthur Fleck, circa early 1980s Gotham - a sad-sack clown slowly unraveling u At the Venice premiere, a moviegoer approached Phillips and said he thought Paris would burn as a result of the movie. Stephanie Zacharek wrote that Phoenix's character "could easily be adopted as the patron saint of incels," referring to the "involuntary celibates" group of frustrated males whose beliefs have come up in several mass killings. "In America, there's a mass...
  • DIVERSITY IS DESTROYING THE MCU; MARVEL PRODUCER CONFIRMS IT'S THE FUTURE

    09/09/2019 6:52:39 PM PDT · by be-baw · 40 replies
    Cosmic Book News ^ | September 8, 2019 | Matt McGloin
    Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige have taken a drastic and different approach to the MCU when they released Captain Marvel and cast Brie Larson, as the films no longer care about telling a quality story, but instead, only care about pushing a politically correct agenda. That agenda came to a full realisation with the announcement of Marvel's Phase 4 plans at the recent San Diego Comic-Con which includes Black Widow, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Eternals, Shang-Chi, WandaVision, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Loki, What If?, Hawkeye, Thor: Love and Thunder, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight....
  • Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’ Will Introduce the MCU’s First Openly Gay Character

    08/27/2019 12:07:04 PM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Entertainment Tonight ^ | August 27, 2019 | Scott Baumgartner‍
    The upcoming Marvel film, The Eternals, is going to include the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first openly gay character. Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, confirmed the news during a recent interview with Good Morning America while not clarifying which character it's going to be. "He's married, he's got a family, and that is just part of who he is," Feige states in a segment of the interview, which was shared online.
  • The MCU’s First Gay Superhero Will Be Married With A Family

    08/25/2019 6:57:43 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    We Got This Covered ^ | August 25, 2019 | Christian Bone
    Something we’ve known for a while about The Eternals is that it’ll introduce the MCU’s first ever openly gay hero. We’re not sure which of the movie’s starry ensemble will take that role, but Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has now shared some fresh details about the mystery character, saying the following: “The Eternals will feature Marvel’s first openly gay character. He’s married and has a family and it’s part of who he is.” The full ensemble for The Eternals was revealed at D23 yesterday and we now know that Angelina Jolie is Thena, Richard Madden is Ikaris, Salma Hayek...
  • Marvel's All-Female Villain Team Takes Aim at Toxic Masculinity

    08/24/2019 9:29:34 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    Comic Book Resources ^ | August 19, 2019 | Renaldo Matadeen
    Marvel's The Amazing Spider-Man is changing the dynamic of Peter Parker's social circle in a huge way as he's been forced to defend his roommate, Boomerang, from the new incarnation of the Syndicate, an all-female crew sent by Wilson Fisk to kidnap him. But while the latest chapter sees the team pursuing Boomerang to undoubtedly score a major payday, we eventually discover a common ambition the members share: They want to bring down the patriarchy and, more so, take a shot against toxic masculinity in a New York that they believe should have more women in power. When the women...
  • Why Is Hollywood So Scared of Climate Change?

    08/20/2019 2:18:04 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | Aug. 14, 2019 | Cara Buckley
    Humans ruined everything. They bred too much and choked the life out of the land, air and sea. And so they must be vaporized by half, or attacked by towering monsters, or vanquished by irate dwellers from the oceans’ polluted depths. Barring that, they face hardscrabble, desperate lives on a once verdant Earth now consumed by ice or drought. That is how many recent superhero and sci-fi movies — among them the latest Avengers and Godzilla pictures as well as “Aquaman,” “Snowpiercer,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “Interstellar” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” — have invoked the climate crisis. They imagine postapocalyptic...
  • Marvel announces lesbian subplot of next ‘Thor,’ teases future LGBT content in movies

    07/24/2019 7:01:59 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 80 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | July 23rd 2019 | Calvin Freiburger
    The wildly-popular Marvel Cinematic Universe, previously one of Hollywood’s last bastions of entertainment that stayed mostly above the political and cultural fray, dipped its toe in LGBT “representation” with April’s Avengers: Endgame, and is slated to introduce a lesbian subplot with the next sequel for one of the team’s founding superheroes, the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth). Marvel Studios announced its next two years’ worth of films and streaming series this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, concluding with Thor: Love and Thunder in November 2021. The film will see Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) continue as ruler of the titular hero’s surviving Asgardian...
  • Marvel Just Announced Black Widow, The First Trans Superhero Film

    07/24/2019 6:22:06 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Out ^ | 07/22/19 | ROSE DOMMU
    Sure, we were excited when Marvel announced that Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie would become Marvel’s first openly queer superhero in the upcoming film Thor: Love and Thunder, but we have some even more exciting news from this weekend’s San Diego Comic Con. Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige has officially announced that the first trans-led superhero film is coming next year. That’s right, Black Widow is here, she’s queer, get used to it!At Marvel’s epic Comic Con panel, Feige announced that Black Widow — starring legendary trans actress Scarlett Johansson, who recently made headlines for rightfully asserting she should be able to “play any person, or any tree” she wants, will...
  • Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie FINALLY confirmed as MCU's first LGBTQ hero [tr]

    07/22/2019 7:16:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 21, 2019 | Staff
    It appears that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is finally granting us with its first openly LGBTQ superhero. Although Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie has been considered to be bisexual, the character's sexuality has not yet been addressed in the films. Thompson and MCU president Kevin Feige seemed to confirm Saturday that she'll have a romantic interest in the upcoming fourth Thor film.
  • ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Passes ‘Avatar’ to Become Biggest Movie in History

    07/21/2019 8:30:45 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    Variety ^ | June 20, 2019 | Rebecca Rubin
    After “Avatar’s” impressive 10-year reign as box office champion, “Avengers: Endgame” has officially dethroned James Cameron’s sci-fi epic to become the biggest movie of all time. On Saturday, Disney and Marvel’s blockbuster crossed $2.7892 billion at the global box office. Once weekend ticket sales are tallied, the tentpole will exceed the $500,000 needed to surpass “Avatar’s” $2.7897 billion benchmark. “Avengers: Endgame” has amassed $853 million at the domestic box office, making it the second-highest grossing movie in North America behind “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($936 million). Internationally, it collected a mighty $1.9 billion, boasting especially strong performances in China...
  • Why Is Everyone So Scared of Disney?

    07/14/2019 7:28:50 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 62 replies
    Variety ^ | July 14, 2019 | OWEN GLEIBERMAN
    Like more or less everyone I know, I have no desire to see a single entertainment company take over the future, dominating what had been a movie industry of multiple entities, each one fighting for their slice of your attention span. Disney, the movie studio so powerful that it ate another movie studio, looks, to many, like it could be that company. The full impact of its absorption of 20th Century Fox has yet to be felt, but now that the smoke has cleared, the mega-corporation that was formed stands before us like an unprecedented colossus, looming over all other...
  • ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Hooks $185M 6-Day Opening Records For Sony (tr)

    07/07/2019 9:10:08 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    Deadline ^ | July 7, 2019 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    EARLY SUNDAY AM UPDATE: Sony is calling the 6-day opening of Sony’s Spider-Man: Far From Home at $185M which reps a record for a 6-day Independence Day launch and the Culver City studio’s best opening over that number of days. Both records were previously held by Sony’s 2004 Spider-Man 2 which made $180M over the July 4th 6-day stretch. Industry estimates for Far From Home are around $184.5M at 4,634 theaters, still excellent. 10-day global for Far From Home is an amazing $580M. By the way, remember we said Far From Home would get to at least $170M when it...
  • Marvel Studios Exec Calls X-MEN Name 'Outdated'

    06/06/2019 7:04:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    Newsrama ^ | June 6, 2019 | Chris Arrant
    Is the name "X-Men" outdated? Marvel Studios' Executive Vice President of Production Victoria Alonso thinks so. During an interview about Captain Marvel's home video release, Alonso is asked about the future of the X-Men at Disney and goes on an interesting tangent. "I don't know where the future is going," Alonso told Nuke the Fridge. "Its funny that people call it the X-Men... there's a lot of female superheroes in that X-Men group; I think it's outdated."
  • Marvel, Mark Ruffalo Sell ‘Avengers’ Shirts to ‘Fight for Climate Justice’ (11.68 years left)

    05/21/2019 3:40:10 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/20/19 | Ben Kew
    Avengers: Endgame star Mark Ruffalo took to Twitter on Monday to promote his own Marvel licensed t-shirt, for which proceeds go toward the “fight for climate justice.” Ruffalo, who played the role of Bruce Banner and The Incredible Hulk in the blockbuster film franchise, urged his followers to “act fast” in purchasing the t-shirt, which declares the battle against climate change as “the fight of our lives.” The Limited Edition Charity T-shirt costs $39.99 and is officially licensed by Marvel. Proceeds from the shirt’s sale go toward The Solutions Project, an organization co-founded by Ruffalo with the aim of promoting...
  • ‘Avengers: Endgame’ includes LGBT ‘diversity’ moment with man who dates another man

    04/30/2019 2:24:59 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 19 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | April 30th 2019 | Calvin Freiburger
    As Avengers: Endgame continues to shatter records and earn rave reviews, some moviegoers are divided over how Marvel Studios finally delivered on president Kevin Feige’s promise to LGBT activists to insert homosexual “representation” in the beloved film franchise (minor first-act spoiler to follow). After the villainous Thanos (Josh Brolin) wiped out half the world’s population at the end of last year’s Avengers: Infinity War, an early scene in Endgame features a support group for survivors coping with the loss of their loved ones. An unnamed member (played by co-director Joe Russo) discusses how he’s attempted to move on by starting...
  • Marvel Fans Unhappy With Avengers: Endgame’s LGBTQ Representation

    04/29/2019 3:31:39 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 62 replies
    We got this covered ^ | 28th April 2019 | David Pountain
    As Avengers: Endgame continues its world-conquering run at the box office, one particular scene is attracting some attention for introducing the franchise’s first openly gay character. And while some fans are pleased to see the MCU finally take this first step in LGBTQ representation, others were left feeling pretty underwhelmed. The character in question features in a scene where Steve Rogers leads a post-snap support group. One of the attendees, played by Endgame co-director Joe Russo, mentions that he went on his first date since the events of Avengers: Infinity War, using the “he” pronoun to refer to his partner....
  • 'Avengers:Endgame' shatters box office records with $1.2B global debut

    04/28/2019 10:51:27 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 92 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4/28/19 | Sarah Whitten
    “Avengers: Endgame” has done the impossible. In just five days, the Marvel film hauled in more than $1.2 billion at the global box office. This shatters the previous record for the highest weekend total of $641 million set by “Avengers: Infinity War” last year. This has never happened before and marks the fastest a film has ever reached the billion dollar mark. “Infinity War” was the previous record holder with 11 days. In the U.S., the Marvel superhero flick took in a record-breaking estimated $350 million during its opening weekend, shattering expectations. The previous domestic record was held by “Avengers:...
  • Avengers fans brutally beat man outside cinema after he 'loudly revealed the surprise [tr]

    04/28/2019 3:55:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 27, 2019 | Isabella Nikolic
    A man has reportedly been beaten up outside a cinema after loudly revealing the plot of the new Avengers film to queuing fans who hadn't yet seen it. According to Taiwanese media, the man was left bloodied outside a cinema in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, after watching Avengers: Endgame. A photo of the man has circulated online, according to AsiaOne, and shows him sitting down on a blood-spattered pavement.
  • Box Office: 'Avengers: Endgame' Targeting Record $340M-Plus U.S. Bow, $1B Globally

    04/27/2019 8:28:25 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 27, 2019 | Pamela McClintock
    To say Disney and Marvel's Avengers: Endgame is making history in its box office debut is an understatement. The superhero tentpole grossed $156.7 million on Friday in North America, putting it on course for a stunning domestic debut of $340 million-plus and a global launch of $1 billion. All are records, despite Endgame's lengthy running time of three hours. Furthermore, overall weekend revenue in the U.S. will clock in at $380 million or more, an unprecedented stat. Until now, the most ever collected in one weekend was $314 million.