• Marvel TV Shows ‘Howard the Duck’ and ‘Tigra & Dazzler’ Will Not Move Forward at Hulu
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    Marvel TV Shows ‘Howard the Duck’ and ‘Tigra & Dazzler’ Will Not Move Forward at Hulu

    Marvel’s “Howard the Duck” and “Tigra & Dazzler” animated series are no longer moving forward at Hulu, an individual with knowledge of the projects told TheWrap.The other two, “M.O.D.O.K.” and “Hit Monkey,” are still in development. The individual added that the decision to scrap the two shows came from Marvel. With half of the planned four series now dead, the crossover “The Offenders” is also unlikely to happen.Last year, Hulu announced an expansive multi-series commitment with Marvel TV that would consist of the aforementioned four series, and the crossover. This now leaves Hulu with only three Marvel TV series, as Kevin Feige continues to wind down Marvel TV’s roster in the months after it was moved under Marvel Studios. In addition to the two animated series, Hulu is also developing a live-action “Helstrom” series, which will star Elizabeth Marvel, Tom Austen and Sydney Lemmon.Also Read: How 'Runaways' Got Caught in the Middle of Marvel TV's Corporate RestructuringEarlier this week, Hulu announced the voice cast for “M.O.D.O.K.,” which will star and be written by Patton Oswalt. He is joined by Ben Schwartz, Melissa Fumero, Beck Bennet, Sam Richardson, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jon Daly and Aimee Garcia. “Tigra & Dazzler” had previously halted development in December, with Erica Rivinoja leaving as showrunner over creative differences.In October, Marvel TV was moved under Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige, who was named chief creative officer across all of Marvel. Since then, Jeph Loeb stepped down as head of Marvel TV and all future development was shuttered. Marvel TV staff, including Karim Zreik, senior vice president of current programming and production and members of his team, moved over to the Marvel Studios group, with Zreik in charge of all current projects in production.“Cloak & Dagger” was cancelled after two seasons at Freeform, and “The Runaways” closed after three seasons, with the third premiering on Hulu last month. The first Marvel TV show, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” will end its seven-season run on ABC this summer.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.Read original story Marvel TV Shows ‘Howard the Duck’ and ‘Tigra & Dazzler’ Will Not Move Forward at Hulu At TheWrap

  • Robert Downey Jr praises the real geniuses behind the MCU
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    Robert Downey Jr praises the real geniuses behind the MCU

    Robert Downey Jr explains why the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to attract so many moviegoers.

  • 'Morbius' trailer: Jared Leto switches to Marvel for Spider-Man spin-off
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    'Morbius' trailer: Jared Leto switches to Marvel for Spider-Man spin-off

    First trailer for "Morbius" starring Jared Leto lands within hours of Joaquin Phoenix earning an Oscar nomination for taking over as Joker.

  • Why you'll never see James Dean or any other dead actor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
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    Why you'll never see James Dean or any other dead actor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Effects teams behind 'Avengers: Endgame' and 'Captain Marvel' explain why they would never resurrect a dead actor for an MCU film.

  • Iron Man could return to the MCU, admits Robert Downey Jr
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    Iron Man could return to the MCU, admits Robert Downey Jr

    Robert Downey Jr has opened up hopes of Iron Man eventually returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

  • 'Avengers: Endgame' VFX supervisor reveals gruesome original idea for Tony Stark's final scene
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    'Avengers: Endgame' VFX supervisor reveals gruesome original idea for Tony Stark's final scene

    The conclusion to Tony Stark's story in 'Avengers: Endgame' almost pushed the limits of the film's family-friendly age rating.

  • Christian Bale in Talks to Join Marvel’s ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’
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    Christian Bale in Talks to Join Marvel’s ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

    Christian Bale is in talks to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe and join Chris Hemsworth in “Thor: Love and Thunder,” TheWrap has confirmed.Bale last wore superhero spandex in Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy.Taika Waititi will return to write and direct. The filmmaker directed the third film in the installment, “Thor: Ragnarok,” which was written by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle and Christopher L. Yost. Waititi also portrayed Korg in “Ragnarok” and “Avengers: Endgame.”Also Read: 'Ford v Ferrari' Film Review: Christian Bale and Matt Damon Drive Steady Through Underwritten Le Mans TaleThe plot remains under wraps, but in “Avengers: Endgame,” as the film is wrapping up, one moment of sorely-needed levity after so many gut-punches comes when Thor leaves New Asgard on Earth and hitches a ride to parts unknown with the Guardians of the Galaxy. As they get ready to depart, Thor jokingly refers to the group as the “Asgardians of the Galaxy,” leading to a funny exchange with Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) about who really leads the team. So we know at least where Thor might be when he returns.“Thor: Ragnarok” grossed $854 million at the worldwide box office since its debut in November of 2017, and scored rave reviews from critics, achieving a 93 percent “fresh” score on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as an “A” CinemaScore.A four time Oscar nominee who won a best supporting actor Oscar for 2010’s “The Fighter,” Bale can currently be seen in “Ford v Ferrari.” Bale is repped by WME.“Thor: Love and Thunder” will hit theaters Nov. 2021.Marvel had no comment.Collider first reported the news.“Thor: Love and Thunder” will hit theaters Nov. 2021.Read original story Christian Bale in Talks to Join Marvel’s ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ At TheWrap

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

    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'.

  • Terry Gilliam tears into 'Black Panther', calling Marvel movie's message 'bulls**t'
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    Terry Gilliam tears into 'Black Panther', calling Marvel movie's message 'bulls**t'

    Terry Gilliam has torn into Black Panther, saying he hated the movie, slating its message of positivity and questioning whether the filmmakers even went to Africa.

  • Terry Gilliam Trashes ‘Black Panther': ‘It’s Utter Bulls—‘
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    Terry Gilliam Trashes ‘Black Panther': ‘It’s Utter Bulls—‘

    Terry Gilliam doesn’t like “Black Panther.” He really, really doesn’t like “Black Panther.”In an interview with IndieWire about his long-awaited film “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,” Gilliam criticized the dominance of Marvel Studios in Hollywood, echoing comments made by fellow filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola about fears that they are creating a monoculture of blockbusters. But specifically, he targeted Ryan Coogler’s Oscar-winning, Best Picture nominated film “Black Panther” for extra ire.“I hated ‘Black Panther.’ It makes me crazy. It gives young black kids the idea that this is something to believe in. Bulls—. It’s utter bulls—,” he said. “I think the people who made it have never been to Africa. They went and got some stylist for some African pattern fabrics and things. But I just I hated that movie, partly because the media were going on about the importance of bulls—.”Also Read: Martin Scorsese Expands on Marvel Movies Comments: 'Theme Park Films' Are 'a New Art Form'Gilliam, however, is incorrect about the “never been to Africa” part. Coogler traveled with several key members of his team to Africa to do research and aerial shots for the film. Production designer Hannah Beachler and costume designer Ruth Carter recounted in an interviews with TheWrap how Afrofuturist architecture from the continent and from the attire of tribes like the Masai were core influences when building the world of Wakanda. Both women won Oscars for their efforts.Like Scorsese and Coppola — the latter of whom called Marvel films “despicable” — Gilliam feels like the series is accelerating an arms race in Hollywood that prioritizes tentpole blockbusters and low-risk/high-reward microbudget horror films to the detriment of everything else.Also Read: Disney CEO Bob Iger and Martin Scorsese to Meet Over Marvel Comments“There isn’t room or money for a greater range of films. You make a film for over $150 million or less than $10 [million]. Where’s all this other stuff? It doesn’t exist anymore,” he said. “I make films where I’m trying to make people think. I mean, I try to entertain them enough that they don’t fall asleep on me, and they’re there to make you think and look at the world in a different way, hopefully, and consider possibilities. Those films don’t do that.”He went on: “Where’s the gravity, where’s real gravity? Because [in superhero movies,] everything is possible. It’s the limitations that make life interesting. Okay, so your suit burns up. So you get another suit because you’re Tony Stark. It’s not enough. They dominate so much.”If you’re in the anti-Marvel boat with Gilliam, you can check out “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,” which is streaming on Crackle and available to rent digitally on Amazon. If not, you can always check out “Black Panther” on Netflix… and the rest of the MCU on Disney+.Read original story Terry Gilliam Trashes ‘Black Panther': ‘It’s Utter Bulls—‘ At TheWrap

  • Marvel star Kumail Nanjiani amazes fans with 'incredible' body transformation
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    Marvel star Kumail Nanjiani amazes fans with 'incredible' body transformation

    The 41-year-old, who spent the year preparing for his role in next year’s Marvel movie "Eternals," debuted some seriously toned arms and abs Monday on social media.

  • 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

  • Karen Gillan praises James Gunn's 'wonderful' Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 script (exclusive)
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    Karen Gillan praises James Gunn's 'wonderful' Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 script (exclusive)

    The Scottish star said it wouldn't have felt right to finish the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' trilogy without James Gunn at the helm.

  • 'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman almost played a totally different Marvel hero
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    Tom Beasley

    'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman almost played a totally different Marvel hero

    Boseman wasn't always in the frame to play the King of Wakanda. He had another MCU hero in mind.

  • Release dates for five new Marvel movies revealed
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    Gregory Wakeman

    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?

  • Mark Ruffalo updates on the status of Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
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    Mark Ruffalo updates on the status of Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Mark Ruffalo talks the Hulk, and provides an update on his potential return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

  • 'Le Mans 66': James Mangold says Scorsese 'generalised' on Marvel, gives X-23 update (exclusive)
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    Tom Beasley

    'Le Mans 66': James Mangold says Scorsese 'generalised' on Marvel, gives X-23 update (exclusive)

    The director of 'Le Mans 66' and 'Logan' shares some of Martin Scorsese's comic book views, but thinks Marvel has become an easy target.

  • Adam McKay thinks Martin Scorsese needs to watch 'Thor: Ragnarok'
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    Adam McKay thinks Martin Scorsese needs to watch 'Thor: Ragnarok'

    Adam McKay was clearly disappointed by Martin Scorsese's Marvel comments, but he still has some advice for the legendary director.

  • Chadwick Boseman questions the timing of Martin Scorsese’s Marvel comments
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    Chadwick Boseman questions the timing of Martin Scorsese’s Marvel comments

    Chadwick Boseman has weighed into Martin Scorsese's comments on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, questioning the timing of his remarks.

  • 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.

  • Marvel fans have spotted a 'Back to the Future 2' easter egg in 'Avengers: Endgame'
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    Tom Beasley

    Marvel fans have spotted a 'Back to the Future 2' easter egg in 'Avengers: Endgame'

    The Russo Brothers slipped a nod to another time travel classic into the epic finale of 'Avengers: Endgame'.

  • DisneyLife will be rebranded as Disney+ in the UK
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    Tom Butler

    DisneyLife will be rebranded as Disney+ in the UK

    DisneyLife launched in the UK back in 2015, and is still open to UK consumers until Disney+ launches here next year.

  • Disney unveils UK release date for streaming platform Disney+
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    Disney unveils UK release date for streaming platform Disney+

    Disney+, the new streaming platform from Disney, will launch in the UK on March 31, 2020, the studio has confirmed.

  • Spider-Man is one of the 'absolute motherf***ing pornstars' of the MCU, says Ben Mendelsohn
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    Spider-Man is one of the 'absolute motherf***ing pornstars' of the MCU, says Ben Mendelsohn

    Ben Mendelsohn said 'cooler heads prevailed' in the dispute over Spider-Man's future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

  • Marvel's 'Eternals' Halts Production After Unidentified Object Found on Set
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    Marvel's 'Eternals' Halts Production After Unidentified Object Found on Set

    ET has learned that the object was found in an area where the movie’s second unit was filming in Spain’s Canary Islands.