• 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

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    'Black Widow' Trailer Gives Scarlett Johansson Her Superhero Close-Up

    Natasha Romanoff targets "unfinished business" in the official teaser for the upcoming Marvel movie.

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    Release dates for five new Marvel movies revealed

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  • Dove Cameron wants to play Gwen Stacy in the MCU 'if she was an equal match for Tom Holland’s Spidey'
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    Dove Cameron wants to play Gwen Stacy in the MCU 'if she was an equal match for Tom Holland’s Spidey'

    Descendants 3 star Dove Cameron wants to play Gwen Stacy opposite Tom Holland on screen.

  • James Gunn delivers message to Marvel and DC fans as 'The Suicide Squad' assemble for photo
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    Hanna Flint

    James Gunn delivers message to Marvel and DC fans as 'The Suicide Squad' assemble for photo

    The filmmaker is trying to bridge the gap between the different comic book fans.

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

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  • Stan Lee's daughter sides with Sony in Spider-Man row, accuses Disney of disrespecting her father
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    Stan Lee's daughter sides with Sony in Spider-Man row, accuses Disney of disrespecting her father

    Stan Lee's daughter has some strong words for Disney in the wake of the Spider-Man dispute.

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    M. Night Shyamalan explains why he rejected offers from Marvel and DC (exclusive)

    M. Night Shyamalan says he turned down advances from Marvel and DC to direct comic book films.

  • Amazon drops James Gunn's planned Starsky and Hutch reboot
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    Amazon drops James Gunn's planned Starsky and Hutch reboot

    Plans for a reboot of Starsky and Hutch on Amazon from Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn have been axed, it has emerged. The director was in line to bring the 70s cops, originally played by David Soul and Paul Michael Glaser, back to TV for the streaming studio, in an announcement made last summer. It follows Disney’s decision to axe the director from the Guardians of the Galaxy series, after details of offensive tweets posted some years ago came to the fore thanks to a far-right activist.

  • Black Panther reviews hail 'best Marvel movie yet'
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    Black Panther reviews hail 'best Marvel movie yet'

    The first reviews for Marvel's Black Panther are in and they're glorious.

  • The pros and cons of 20th Century Fox's Marvel properties joining the MCU
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    The pros and cons of 20th Century Fox's Marvel properties joining the MCU

    If Disney does indeed buy Fox, allowing their characters to appear in Marvel Studios films, is this necessarily a good thing?

  • New Black Panther images released, with plot and character info
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    New Black Panther images released, with plot and character info

    Entertainment Weekly posts previously unseen photos from the Marvel Studios movie, due February 2018.

  • What we learned from Marvel's Black Panther teaser trailer
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    What we learned from Marvel's Black Panther teaser trailer

    Director Ryan Coogler's movie will take us into a whole new realm of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

  • Marvel's Black Panther villain Man-Ape will return in Avengers: Infinity War
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    Marvel's Black Panther villain Man-Ape will return in Avengers: Infinity War

    Winston Duke reprises role as T'Challa's brother M'Baku, strengthening rumours of strong links between 'Black Panther' and 'Avengers: Infinity War.'

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    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2: Nathan Fillion teases what might have been with deleted scene image

    'Serenity' star assures us James Gunn's cosmic superhero sequel is "still spectacular without it."

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    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2: full track list revealed for Star-Lord's new mix tape

    Marvel reveals the full track list which the Guardians will be getting down to on 28 April, including... The Hoff?!