Ant-Man Passes $500 Million Worldwide
Just as the Marvel Cinematic Universe managed to cross $9 billion worldwide, Marvel Studios has managed to cross yet another box office barrier this week as Ant-Man finally crossed $500 million worldwide. This makes Ant-Man the 7th consecutive and 9th overall film within the Marvel Cinematic Universe to do so. For a film that many believed would fail due to all of the behind the scenes drama, that’s quite a feat! Especially considering Ant-Man wasn’t a film that seemed like an easy sell to the general public based solely on the name.
— Box Office Mojo (@boxofficemojo) October 29, 2015
Source: Box Office Mojo.
Impressive Fan-Made Credits For Captain America: Civil War
While we await the first footage for Captain America: Civil War – which, assuming reports are accurate, won’t hit until December – a few fans have found a way to help kill the time. YouTuber Mighty Raccoon has made his own version of the credits for Civil War. Although they’re fan-made, they’re easily on par with those Marvel has created for each of their films to date. Check them out below!
New Jessica Jones Image From Empire
Now that we have an official trailer and we’re less than a month away from the release of Jessica Jones on Netflix, Marvel has started to ramp up their marketing game. This week, a new image surfaced from Empire Magazine featuring Krysten Ritter and Wil Travel, and while it’s not the best quality being a photo of the magazine spread, it does offer us our first official look at these two characters interacting – or more accurately, arguing.
— krysten ritter (@Krystenritter) October 26, 2015
Jessica Jones, Marvel’s second Netflix series, will hit the streaming service on November 20th!
Behind The Scenes Look At “4,722 Hours”
After the Simmons solo episode that premiered this week, “4,722 Hours”, we got some behind the scenes looks at the making of the episode that showed just how many people it took for an episode that – for the most part – only featured one character.
— Elizabeth Henstridge (@Lil_Henstridge) October 28, 2015
BTS shot: Ep 305. Setting up a shot at The Oasis. pic.twitter.com/ef7zxyZT1A
— Keith Potter (@kwpotter) October 28, 2015
— Agents of SHIELD (@AgentsofSHIELD) October 29, 2015
— Agents of SHIELD (@AgentsofSHIELD) October 29, 2015
With Simmons’ time on the alien planet having been revealed, we can expect to see the show find a balance between the FitzSimmons story-line involving Will, as well as the story-line involving Ward & Hydra.
Terry Gilliam Talks Ant-Man, Calling It Both “Brilliant” Yet “Predictable”
Ant-Man, a film that many feared would see Marvel Studios earn their first failure, turned out to be a success among both fans and critics, earning incredibly high-praise and $500 million worldwide at the box-office. So it was no surprise when the sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp, was green rather recently. However, while many ended up loving Ant-Man, there’s one person who – although he thought it to be brilliant technically – found the film to be too predictable for his liking: Terry Gilliam.
Strangely enough, I watched ‘Ant-Man’ on the plane coming over here. Now, ‘Ant-Man’ I quite liked, I think there’s a lot of really good stuff in there. And technically, it’s brilliant. But it’s also predictable, ultimately. We know where it’s gonna go, so the structure and the shape is all there. And okay, they play with it in various ways. But, that’s my problem, I don’t get the surprise I used to get, I want to go and be more surprised.
It’s probably also worth noting that Gilliam goes on to explain to Jo Blo how he isn’t generally a fan of the connected universe that comic book films seem to be following these days, stating that they create a “hermetically sealed world”. So it shouldn’t really be too surprising that he’s not a fan of Ant-Man. Do you agree with Gilliam’s comments? Sound off in the comments below!
Source: Jo Blo.
TV Line Teases FitzSimmons And Their Plan To Rescue Will & May’s Anger Concerning Andrew
Now that we know how Simmons survived and why she wants to go back, it’s time for the main story on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to move forward. That means dealing with not only FitzSimmons working out the solution to going back for Will, but also May learning how to deal with the apparent death of her ex-husband, Andrew. Executive Producer Jeffrey Bell spoke to TV Line about these story lines and teased what fans can expect to see in the episodes.
I would love to have any spoilers you can give on S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Fitz and Simmons! — Jenna
It sounds like they will keep their mission to somehow rescue Will from the planet on the down low, which of course on this show tends to backfire in spectacular fashion. “Like any kind of secret, it starts with one person knowing something,” says EP Jeffrey Bell, “and then over time there are twist and turns and complications.”
Do you happen to have any scoop on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. that isn’t Secret Warriors related? –Dee
Exec producer Jeffrey Bell affirms that May is “really angry” after her and Hunter’s attack on Ward wound up getting Andrew (seemingly) incinerated. And she’s not only mad at the menfolk. “Look, she was part of that plan, so she’s culpable,” Bell notes. “Knowing May, she’s more angry at herself than anybody else.” Asked if Andrew’s unclear fate will be confirmed sooner, or later, Bell hedged, “We will absolutely address his fate sooner or later!” (BTW, the Secret Warriors detected and do not appreciate your shade!)
Source: TV Line.
Captain America Looks To Be Sporting His Famous Chainmail Armor In Captain America: Civil War
It has been rumored before that Captain America: Civil War will feature costume changes for a majority of our heroes, as is usually the case with each new installment of the MCU. There were even reports from earlier this year that stated Captain America would be getting an upgraded suit as well, one that included Cap’s famous chainmail armor. And now, that report seems to be true now based on some of the merchandise for the upcoming movie.