Tag: Marvel Studios

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 […]

Box Office: Fantastic Four & How the “Too Many Superhero Movies” Problem Will Work Itself Out

“It’ll work itself out” is an expression you hear a lot in baseball, usually in reference to how a team might appear to have a surplus of talent at certain positions. You have 8 starting […]

Box Office: 5 Reasons Why Ant-Man Failed to Beat Expectations

Ant-Man is the first Marvel Studios movie since 2008 to open with less than $60 million domestic. Let’s look back at the history, and then figure out why exactly Ant-Man failed to impress: The History […]

There Shall Be No Avengers: Age of Ultron Director’s Cut, So Sayeth Joss Whedon

Remember how Joss Whedon seemed to be walking around in a constant “My favorite puppy just died” haze while promoting Age of Ultron? Wait. Scratch that. That’s a bit too severe. He just seemed really, […]

Ava DuVernay & Black Panther: Not Every Director Is Right for Marvel’s Producer-Driven Model

Ava DuVernay will not be directing Black Panther, Marvel’s first superhero movie with a black central character.  She told Essence, “I think I’ll just say we had different ideas about what the story would be. […]

Box Office: How Theater Owner Re-Negotiations Granted Age of Ultron Something the First Avengers Never Had

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: A big movie isn’t doing quite as well as expected domestically but is completely killing it overseas. For the past couple of years, that’s been the m.o. […]