• Taika Waititi Eyed to Develop ‘Star Wars’ Movie
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    Taika Waititi Eyed to Develop ‘Star Wars’ Movie

    Director Taika Waititi, who voiced scene-stealing robot IG-11 in “The Mandalorian” and directed the show’s first season finale, is being eyed to develop a “Star Wars” movie. It is not clear if the project is for streaming platform Disney Plus or for theatrical.IG-11 appeared in three episodes this season. Waititi directed the season finale “Chapter 8: The Reckoning,” in which IG-11 heroically sacrificed and self-detonated himself to enabled the Mandalorian, Baby Yoda, and Cara Dune to escape from Moff Gideon and his forces.It is also unknown if the project if the project is separate from the “Star Wars” project being developed by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. Details about that project are not known at this time, but Feige will develop the film alongside Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.Also Read: 'The Mandalorian': Taika Waititi Thinks Fans Should Petition to Bring Back IG-11“Waititi’s “Jojo Rabbit” was nominated for six Oscars on Monday morning, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress, Costume Design, Film Editing, Adapted Screenplay and Production Design.Waititi is currently in production on Fox Searchlight’s “Next Goal Wins” about the underdog American Samoa soccer team and will direct the third installment of the “Thor” franchise with Chris Hemsworth this August.The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.Representatives for Disney and Lucasfilm did not respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.Read original story Taika Waititi Eyed to Develop ‘Star Wars’ Movie At TheWrap

  • Kevin Feige reveals his favourite Marvel character
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    Kevin Feige reveals his favourite Marvel character

    Kevin Feige has revealed his favourite Marvel character, and the answer makes a lot of sense.

  • Kevin Feige says the MCU will introduce a transgender character in Phase Four
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    Kevin Feige says the MCU will introduce a transgender character in Phase Four

    Feige hinted that the MCU's first transgender character will appear in this year's blockbuster 'The Eternals'.

  • What will happen to the 'Star Wars' franchise after 'The Rise of Skywalker'?
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    What will happen to the 'Star Wars' franchise after 'The Rise of Skywalker'?

    'The Rise of Skywalker' brings the main 'Star Wars' saga to an end after more than 40 years, leaving many questions about what comes next.

  • Marvel TV to Cut Staff, End Future Development as Unit Moves Under Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios
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    Marvel TV to Cut Staff, End Future Development as Unit Moves Under Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios

    Marvel TV is winding down. Two months after the division was moved under Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios, the TV-arm of Marvel is ending all of its development plans.Marvel TV will complete all of its projects that are currently in development, which include the final season of ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” that will air next summer, but will not continue beyond that. Those also include the four animated series that are currently in development at Hulu, as well as the live-action “Helstrom.”The integration of Marvel TV under Marvel Studios will include layoffs as a result, both in the immediate future and long term, once development on all current Marvel TV shows is completed. The move effectively shutters the division as it will be absorbed by Marvel Studios — though the Marvel TV name may still continue.Also Read: Kevin Feige Named Chief Creative Officer of MarvelMarvel TV staff, including Karim Zreik, senior vice president of current programming and production and members of his team, will join the Marvel Studios group. Zreik will head up current projects in production. Jeph Loeb, who is exiting as head of Marvel TV in the coming weeks, will remain available during the transition. Marvel Studios is planning its own foray into the small screen with eight different shows for Disney+. Those include “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier,” “WandaVision,” “Loki” and “Hawkeye,” which all star characters from the hugely popular Marvel Cinematic Universe.Earlier this year, Marvel TV signed a large, multi-series animated deal with Hulu, and then a separate agreement with the Disney-owned streamer for a pair of live-action series in “Helstrom” and “Ghost Rider.” Plans for “Ghost Rider” were eventually shelved. The third and final season of “The Runaways” premieres on Hulu this Friday.Loeb spearheaded the initial expansion of the MCU into television with “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Agent Carter.” Marvel TV had an expansive slate on Netflix that included “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” “Iron Fist,” “Luke Cage,” “The Punisher” and the team-up series, “The Defenders.” But with Disney launching its own streaming competitor, the two sides ended their four-year creative partnership earlier this year.Read original story Marvel TV to Cut Staff, End Future Development as Unit Moves Under Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios At TheWrap

  • Tom Holland was drunk when he convinced Bob Iger to save Spider-Man
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    Tom Holland was drunk when he convinced Bob Iger to save Spider-Man

    Holland admitted to being drunk and crying while talking on the phone to Disney CEO Bob Iger about Spider-Man.

  • Release dates for five new Marvel movies revealed
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    Release dates for five new Marvel movies revealed

    Marvel had revealed the release dates for five upcoming installments to the MCU, but which movies will fill the slots?

  • Marvel boss Kevin Feige calls Scorsese's comments 'unfortunate'
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    Marvel boss Kevin Feige calls Scorsese's comments 'unfortunate'

    Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studios, has finally broken his silence on Martin Scorsese's comments about the Marvel movie franchise.

  • Marvel fans will need to watch Disney+ to understand MCU, insists Kevin Feige
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    Marvel fans will need to watch Disney+ to understand MCU, insists Kevin Feige

    Kevin Feige has revealed that MCU fans will need to watch every new series that debuts on Disney+ in order to fully understand its future films.

  • Kevin Feige will always be involved with MCU despite developing 'Star Wars' movie
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    Kevin Feige will always be involved with MCU despite developing 'Star Wars' movie

    Marvel executive producer Trinh Tran has confirmed that Kevin Feige will still be involved with MCU despite his recent promotions.

  • Chris Evans wants to join Kevin Feige’s 'Star Wars' movie
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    Chris Evans wants to join Kevin Feige’s 'Star Wars' movie

    Chris Evans and Brie Larson have both declared their interest in joining Kevin Feige's upcoming Star Wars movie.

  • Marvel boss Kevin Feige is making a 'Star Wars' movie for Disney
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    Marvel boss Kevin Feige is making a 'Star Wars' movie for Disney

    Kevin Feige, the mastermind behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is developing a Star Wars movie for Disney.

  • Disney CEO Bob Iger had to overrule Marvel execs to get 'Black Panther' and 'Captain Marvel' made
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    Disney CEO Bob Iger had to overrule Marvel execs to get 'Black Panther' and 'Captain Marvel' made

    Marvel Entertainment had issues with diversity before Kevin Feige and Iger put the team in its place.

  • Marvel releases 'Infinity Saga' trailer and it will instantly make you weep
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    Marvel releases 'Infinity Saga' trailer and it will instantly make you weep

    A trailer for Marvel's Infinity Saga has been released and it celebrates all 23 films from the Cinematic Universe so far.

  • Sony made a 'tragic mistake' removing Spider-Man from the MCU, says Joe Russo
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    Sony made a 'tragic mistake' removing Spider-Man from the MCU, says Joe Russo

    Avengers: Endgame director Joe Russo calls Sony's decision to end Marvel relationship and take Spider-Man out of the MCU a huge mistake.

  • Tom Holland reckons there could be a gay Spider-Man 'one day'
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    Tom Holland reckons there could be a gay Spider-Man 'one day'

    Tom Holland says that a gay Spider-Man could certainly be on the cards.

  • Kristen Stewart says she'd be up for playing a gay superhero for Marvel
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    Kristen Stewart says she'd be up for playing a gay superhero for Marvel

    Kristen Stewart has spoken about her sensational comments last week, in which she said she was advised to hide her sexuality in public.

  • 'Avengers: Endgame' directors 'not surprised' by Spider-Man split
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    'Avengers: Endgame' directors 'not surprised' by Spider-Man split

    “It wasn’t easy,” the 'Endgame' director says.

  • Marvel boss Kevin Feige confirms another LGBT character for the Marvel Cinematic Universe
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    Marvel boss Kevin Feige confirms another LGBT character for the Marvel Cinematic Universe

    A second gay character has been confirmed for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, by studio boss Kevin Feige.

  • Marvel Abandons ‘Spider-Man’ Films in Dispute With Sony
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    Marvel Abandons ‘Spider-Man’ Films in Dispute With Sony

    The successful partnership between Disney’s Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures on the “Spider-Man” films has come to an end: Marvel has bailed out on the arrangement in a dispute over financing future films, an insider told TheWrap.The arrangement had been beneficial to both parties. “Spider-Man: Far From Home” released last month, is the most successful Sony film and the most successful “Spider-Man” film in terms of box office.A Sony spokesperson said late Tuesday that the decision involved Disney opting not to have Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, who oversees the Marvel Cinematic Universe, spend time on Spider-Man.Also Read: 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' to Pass $1.1 Billion Global Gross, Becomes Sony's Top Box Office Hit“We are disappointed, but respect Disney’s decision not to have him continue as a lead producer of our next live action Spider-Man film,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “We hope this might change in the future, but understand that the many new responsibilities that Disney has given him – including all their newly added Marvel properties – do not allow time for him to work on IP they do not own. Kevin is terrific and we are grateful for his help and guidance and appreciate the path he has helped put us on, which we will continue.”The Marvel-Sony partnership, which began with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man appearing in 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War,” allowed Spider-Man to interact for the first time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, trading quips with Captain America and learning under Iron Man. “Far From Home” was largely focused on the possibility of Spider-Man replacing Tony Stark as the tech genius at the center of The Avengers.The collapse of the Sony-Marvel partnership also seems likely to dim future prospects for Spider-Man’s partnerships in the MCU. A person familiar with Disney’s thinking said the company was uninterested in continuing negotiations.“The MCU is on to Phase 4 and introducing lots of new characters,” the person said, referring to Marvel’s upcoming slate of films including “Black Widow,” “Thor: Love and Thunder,” “The Eternals,” “Shang Chi,” “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” and “Blade.”According to Deadline, which first reported Disney-Sony breakup, Disney asked Sony that future “Spider-Man” films be a 50/50 co-financing arrangement between both studios, a request Sony turned down. Sony’s counteroffer proposed keeping the current deal in place where Marvel receives about 5% of the first dollar gross, and Disney refused, Deadline said.Marvel already owns all the merchandising on “Spider-Man.”There are currently two more “Spider-Man” films in development with Tom Holland and director John Watts attached, but they will now go forward without Feige’s guidance.Released two months after “Avengers: Endgame” ended the MCU as fans knew it, “Far From Home” served as a palette cleanser and a taste of what Marvel Studios had in store for the next phase of the story. Sony has grossed $809 million domestically so far this year, and should pass the $1 billion mark after a busy fourth quarter.The studio will release the horror-comedy film “Zombieland: Double Tap” this October, followed by Elizabeth Banks’ “Charlie’s Angels” and likely Oscar contender “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” in November. Sony will then cap off the year with “Jumanji: The Next Level,” the sequel to “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” which earned $962 million worldwide two years ago.Read original story Marvel Abandons ‘Spider-Man’ Films in Dispute With Sony At TheWrap

  • James Cameron congratulates 'Avengers: Endgame' for smashing 'Avatar' box office record
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    James Cameron congratulates 'Avengers: Endgame' for smashing 'Avatar' box office record

    The congratulatory message has become a tradition for Hollywood record-breakers.

  • Kevin Feige confirms Black Panther 2 - and reveals Infinity War ending
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    Kevin Feige confirms Black Panther 2 - and reveals Infinity War ending

    “We absolutely will do that…”