Tag: Marvel

James Gunn, Roseanne & Anthony Anderson: The Inexact Science Behind Disney’s Zero Tolerance

James Gunn made some tasteless jokes on Twitter. Anthony Anderson is still being investigated by the LAPD for assault. They both work for Disney. Correction: only one of them still works for Disney. Can you […]

Ant-Man and the Wasp is Finally Hitting Key International Markets. How’s That Working Out So Far?

Every four years, the majority of the world – other than the U.S., of course – goes crazy over the World Cup, which lands smack dab in the middle of the summer and runs for […]

One Mob Got James Gunn Fired. Another Can’t Get Him Re-Hired. Apparently.

Look up the definition of awkward in the dictionary right now and it might show a picture of James Gunn sitting around a table talking to other Marvel Studios directors as part of a clearly […]

What Happens to Guardians of the Galaxy Now?

Will Marvel stick to that 2020 release window? However you feel about it, the following is undoubtedly true: James Gunn is out. In the wake of his old tweets, Disney and Marvel Studios have severed […]

Whataboutism & James Gunn

To Roseanne’s defenders, she made a bad joke about a woman she genuinely believed to be white instead of African-American; to James Gunn’s, he used to be a shock-jock figure on the internet with a […]

The Human Cost of Our X-Men-Avengers Crossover Dreams

Comcast, either out of fear over potential regulatory hurdles or simply because their CEO was always just in this to stick it to Bob Iger, has waved the corporate white flag of surrender and allowed […]

Marvel Studios Year in Review: 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp has yet to roll out to several major countries and thus faces an uncertain financial future, but those of us in the U.S. and elsewhere have now seen everything Marvel Studios […]

Box Office: Ant-Man and the Wasp, or, What It Looks Like When Marvel Studios Comes Back Down to Earth

Black Panther and Infinity War each soared into the rarified air of a domestic opening north of $200m. Ant-Man and the Wasp, however, just opened so low it might barely eclipse $200m across its entire […]

My Spoiler-Free Breakdown of Ant-Man and the Wasp, For Those of You Who Have to Wait to See It

Thanks to the World Cup, around half of the world has to wait another month to see Ant-Man and the Wasp. Not so much for those of us here in the States. So, yeah, I […]

Tell Me How to Feel About Ant-Man and the Wasp’s Low Box Office Tracking

Everything about Ant-Man is small, at least by Marvel Cinematic Universe standards. That goes for the budget ($130m), box office ($180m domestic/$519m worldwide), stakes (it’s a family friendly heist film about orchestrating a break-in to […]