Yahoo Entertainment correspondent Kevin Polowy shares intimate memories from his personal relationship with late "Black Panther" star.
Disney are going from strength to strength when it comes to their movie output but with two months of 2016 left they’ve already had their best ever year. While ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ isn’t part of the episodic instalments, the spin-off is still predicted to do very well. The question is, will it go toe-to-toe with last year’s ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’?
Earlier this year Disney and Marvel released ‘Captain America: Civil War’ to rapturous acclaim and made a killing at the box office. No Marvel film has ever actually won an Oscar but have, over the years, had a number of nominations in various categories. Last week they held a ‘For Your Consideration’ screening of the movie in the hope of gaining that all-important recognition to get their awards season rolling, and in truth there’s no reason why ‘Civil War’, directed by the Russo Brothers, can’t nab a hefty amount of awards between now and early 2017.
From the moment ‘Captain America: Civil War’ was announced, comic book fans immediately speculated as to whether Marvel Studios would be bold enough to end the movie the same way the ‘Civil War’ comic book saga concluded: with the death of Steve Rogers. It’s no spoiler to reveal that this did not come to pass – but directors Joe and Anthony Russo and producer/Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige have admitted that the thought did cross their minds when the film was first in development.
After Marvel’s ‘Civil War: Team Thor’ mockumentary showed the Norse God getting a flatmate, Darryl, director Taika Waititi says we may see more of him in the upcoming instalment. Speaking to IGN about Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) new roomie, Waititi, the helmer of ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, revealed what Thor got up to while ‘Civil War’ was happening and about Darryl’s place in the MCU. Whether or not Waititi was intentionally misleading the conversation, he actually hinted that Darryl would play a part in Marvel’s future, which is kinda cool and amusing, considering how he was so playfully introduced.
With Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ shaping up to be a far more serious outing than what Marvel fans are used to, its star Chadwick Boseman has revealed more about the dark tones of the character. When the actor spoke to Entertainment Weekly, Boseman didn’t shy away from expressing the way he and director Ryan Coogler (’Creed’) are approaching the story and all who inhabit the fictional kingdom of Wakandu.
As ‘Captain America: Civil War’ arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray its directors have been discussing what did and what didn’t make it into the latest Marvel epic. This included a new introduction scene for Daniel Bruhl’s scheming Baron Zemo, one even more brutal than what was in the final cut. “We had an original scene where Zemo was at an auction, a black market auction.
The hugely anticipated ‘Black Panther’ is arguably the one Marvel film everyone’s looking forward to, and lead Chadwick Boseman says it’s going to go down the dark and gritty route. Firstly, after we were introduced to Boseman’s awesome character in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ earlier this year it was apparent that Black Panther was one of the more straight-up, serious heroes to grace the MCU. Speaking to CBR News (via MCU Exchange), Boseman offered some interesting insight into how director Ryan Coogler (’Creed’) and the cast and crew were approaching the film.
If you’re eagerly awaiting the home release of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ then this DVD extra released by Marvel should tide you over. There’s not long to wait now - just over a week, in fact - but Marvel have done a stellar job to get fans excited for it with a cool feature focusing on Thor (played by Chris Hemsworth, who incidentally isn’t even in the film). Titled ‘Civil War: Team Thor’, the three-and-a-half minute documentary spoof sees Thor relocate to Australia and move in with a bloke named Darryl after getting the cold shoulder from Tony Stark (Iron Man), Steve Rogers (Captain America) and the gang.
Depending on your point of view, 2016′s summer of blockbusters can be described as a number of things, with titles like ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’, ‘Captain America: Civil War’, ‘Jason Bourne’, ‘Star Trek Beyond’, ‘Suicide Squad’, ‘The BFG’, ‘Ghostbusters’, and ‘Finding Dory’ pleasing movie goers to varying degrees as well as being divisive with critics. Over at comScore, the numbers have been tallied and, according to The Wrap, 108 days after the first Friday in May 2016 summer films are ahead of 2015′s but only narrowly. Annual box office takings are up nearly 5%, which is largely down to a few big-hitters from the likes of Disney and Marvel, not to mention some consistent numbers from Warner Bros. too.
The third ‘Captain America’ movie might have been a very different comic book adventure indeed. Directorial duo Joe and Anthony Russo reveal in the extras for the upcoming ‘Captain America: Civil War’ home entertainment release (quotes via Entertainment Weekly) the direction the film might have taken if the ‘Civil War’ storyline had not panned out. Joe Russo explains, “It was not a given that we were even going to do ‘Civil War’ when we were talking about the next movie after ‘Winter Soldier.’ So there was a period of time when we explored possibilities for Cap stories that did not include it.
The Russo Brothers have revealed how their most recent Marvel Studios epic, ‘Captain America: Civil War’, connects to their next, 'Avengers: Infinity War’. With just two years until the Avengers reunite to take on Josh Brolin’s Thanos, the studio is deep into the process of putting all the pieces into place. Speaking to IGN, Anthony Russo said: “From the point of view of Joe and I, we think about all of these movies as a continuity.
‘Captain America: Civil War’ star Chris Evans has shared his thoughts on why Oscar-winner Brie Larson would be a great choice for ‘Captain Marvel’. When asked about the rumour that Brie Larson (this year’s Best Actress Oscar-winner for ‘Room’) would be the actor to play the role of Carol Danvers, a character heavily associated with the Avengers, Evans was keen on the idea.
First it was ‘Frozen’s Princess Elsa, and now it’s Captain America. Now the focus is to find Steve Rogers a gentleman lover to share his life with. The hashtag ’#GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend’ was spawned on Twitter earlier this month, and now it’s starting to gain traction.
It’s no surprise to learn that one of Marvel’s most successful movies ever, ‘Captain America: Civil War’, has now made more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office. The thirteenth film from Disney and Marvel has only been out in the US for 17 days, but it’s been a huge hit domestically, having scooped an epic $323 million, with that number set to rise over the coming weeks.
Good news for Marvel fans – ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is now officially the highest-grossing movie of 2016. It earned largely rave reviews from critics, sitting with a sturdy 90% 'fresh’ rating on reviews aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes.
Eagle-eyed cinema-goers have spotted an incredible easter egg in Marvel’s latest superhero epic, ‘Captain America: Civil War’, relating to cult classic TV comedy 'Arrested Development’.
A petition has been launched calling for Disney to stop paying critics, which some corners of comic-book movie fandom genuinely believe it does. It’s thought that there’s a conspiracy abound that the Mouse House actually pays critics to hammer movies outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which it has owned since 2009, and leave the MCU alone. “Disney has been continually paying critics to attack Non MCU movies,” reads its supporting statement.
As audiences around the world admire the Disney and Marvel’s ‘Captain America: Civil War’, its directors Joe and Anthony Russo have confirmed that the upcoming ‘Infinity War’ movies will get a name change. After speaking to UPROXX about the current stand off between Captain America and Iron Man, talk soon turned to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (or MCU for short) and its future. When asked about how ‘Infinity War - Part I’ and ‘Infinity War - Part II’ will divide into two separate but ultimately connected films, their response was a shock.
The ‘Captain America: Civil War’ directors also spoke about taking risks - even percieved Hollywood risks, like introducing a gay character - and how the MCU’s continued success makes taking those risks easier. Marvel Studios has been slow to diversify its cinematic offering in terms of leading characters and which of them get their own films - but it is still making progress quicker than other major studios. In February 2018 'Black Panther’ will become the first film in the MCU led by a person of colour, then in 2018 Evangeline Lilly’s character becomes the first woman to become a title character in 'Ant-Man and the Wasp’ before 'Captain Marvel’ becomes the first woman to star in her own solo movie in 2019.
To the surprise of nobody, ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is currently tearing up the worldwide box office on its way to becoming yet another big hit for Marvel Studios. Chadwick Boseman’s Wakandan warrior added a great deal to 'Civil War’, offering a different perspective on the unfolding drama with a very serious character. After the death of his father, T'Challa flatly tells Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) that he intends to kill Bucky Barnes, aka The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) - who he believes committed the crime.
With ‘Captain America: Civil War’ just around the corner, a video’s been uploaded to the internet of a life-sized bulletproof replica shield like the one we see in the movies. Gun enthusiast and one of the fastest recorded shooters of all time, Jerry Miculek shared the video on his YouTube channel as he proved that this replica was in fact totally functional in a combat situation, but we’re not convinced it’d withstand a blow from Thor’s hammer or blast from Iron Man. The shield certainly looks the part and is a scaled construction of the famed shield Cap uses in the movies.
Expect spandex to start making a Lazarus-esque comeback on the high street – the reviews for ‘Captain America: Civil War’ are in, and they’re really rather positive. There are a few five-star notices flying around too, notably from Empire, which has proclaimed that it’s the best Marvel movie to date. “Matching its blockbuster scale and spectacle with the smarts of a great, grown-up thriller, Captain America: Civil War is Marvel Studios’ finest film yet,” writes Dan Jolin.
Chris Evans has opened up about why at first he turned down the chance to play ‘Captain America’ in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. Speaking on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Evans revealed it was partly to do with the “little bit of social anxiety” he suffers in the movie industry.