Tag: Marvel Studios

Depressing Thought: Directing a Marvel Movie Does Little For Your Career

-Who the hell do you think are? We’re the guys who made two Captain America movies! -And that’s supposed to matter to us, um, why? That’s roughly how Joe and Anthony Russo’s proposed partnership with […]

Disney’s Attempted Purchase of 20th Century Fox Film & TV, As Explained By a Comics Nerd

Basically, The Avengers and X-Men would finally get to hang out. The above takeaway is all you might want to know about CNBC’s bombshell? stunning? overblown? report that Disney recently spoke to 20th Century Fox […]

Box Office: 5 Common Sense Decisions That Are Key to Marvel Studios’ Success

15 movies. 15 no. 1 openings. That’s the Marvel Studios way. The latest no. 1 opening is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which earned an estimated $145m this weekend, marking a 54% increase over […]

Iron Fist Is the Past and Legion the Future of Superhero TV

Remember how much fun the internet had last year posting memes comparing the wildly differing RottenTomatoes scores for Batman v Superman and Captain America: Civil War? Hahaha. Suck it, WB. Your comic book movies are […]

Here’s How Netflix Convinced Ava DuVernay to Make 13th Instead of Black Panther

In a recent interview with KCRW, Ava DuVernay explained why she chose to make a documentary for Netflix instead of taking on Black Panther, Marvel’s first black superhero film. It all came down to the […]

Trailer: Iron Fist Looks Like a Worthy Stopgap While We Await The Defenders

What began as the dream of a Marvel executive who kept watching The Avengers and thinking up all the TV show possibilities set in that same universe has almost become a reality. The Defenders, Netflix’s […]

Doctor Strange Film Review Or How Comic Book Movie Fatigue Finally Caught Up To Me

Doctor Strange is somehow simultaneously unlike anything I’ve ever seen before and exactly the same as countless movies I’ve already seen. At times, it feels like one of the finest (or at least boldest) films […]

No One Actually Knows If Marvel Studios Will Significantly Change Now That Kevin Feige Is Free of Ike Perlmutter

It’s tempting to think that everything bad about Marvel Studios has been the fault of the mercurial CEO Ike Perlmutter and everything good is thanks to President of Production and Co-President of the Studio Kevin […]

Focus Not On What Netflix is Losing With Epix But Instead What It’s About to Gain With Disney

Netflix has opted against renewing its $170 million deal with the cable network Epix, and that’s a tall glass of suck for anyone who’s had The Wolf of Wall Street in their queu but has […]

What Does Kevin Feige’s Big Power Play at Marvel Actually Mean for Us?

For years, Kevin Feige has had to answer to Marvel’s mercurial CEO Ike Perlmutter, but it’s been easy to miss a thing like that. Along with Robert Downey, Jr., Feige has been the one constant […]