The Marvel Cinematic Universe Crosses $9 Billion Worldwide
Ever since the release of Iron Man back in 2008, Marvel Studios has proven itself as a powerful force in Hollywood. As it stands, Marvel Studios has released a total of twelve films, each of which have opened at #1. And now thanks to Ant-Man – which recently hit theaters this past summer – doing well overseas, The Marvel Cinematic Universe has finally surpassed $9 billion worldwide!
— Box Office Mojo (@boxofficemojo) October 22, 2015
With Marvel’s massive Phase Three line-up, which includes sequels to Guardians of the Galaxy as well as the highly anticipated Captain America: Civil War, there’s no telling how high that number will continue to grow.
Source: Box Office Mojo.
Andy Park Reveals Another Piece Of Ant-Man Concept Art
Marvel Studios concept artist Andy Park has recently made a habit of showcasing concept art he’s designed for Marvel Studios on Twitter. Over the past few months, he’s revealed plenty of designs he’d worked on for Scarlet Witch as well as Vision, but most recently, he has revealed two pieces he’d designed for Marvel’s smallest hero, Ant-Man. As you’ll note below, the color scheme never really changed too much, but there are slight variations to the helmet and the upper portion of the suit in both designs.
& here's a more different take I did for the Ant-Man costume. Did a whole bunch of versions for the film. So fun! pic.twitter.com/lSMdipSo4f
— Andy Park (@andyparkart) October 22, 2015
— Andy Park (@andyparkart) October 20, 2015
Ant-Man can next be seen in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War before going on to co-headline Ant-Man & the Wasp in 2018!
Source: Andy Park’s Twitter.
Vin Diesel Is Willing To Be In Inhumans… Under Two Conditions
While we’re still years away from the Inhumans movie, Vin Diesel has been teasing his possible involvement since before the film was officially announced last October. While Marvel has remained quiet, it’s assumed that the role of Black Bolt, King of the Inhumans, is Diesel’s if he wants it. During the press tour for The Last Witch Hunter, Diesel told MTV that he’d be willing to be a part of the Inhumans film should Marvel be able to “woo” him with a director and script.
“I don’t do too much ’if it happens,’” Diesel explained. “Do you know what I mean?… I don’t do too much ’if it happens,’ it’s more at what level it will happen… it’s not a matter of me wooing Marvel, it’s a matter of Marvel wooing me. And I love them, but I’m just saying, show me a dope script and show me a great director, all of which I know that Kevin [Feige] is capable of, because he dazzled me when he suggested Groot. That was, like, profound to me.
It’ll more than likely be some time before we hear about any casting for the royal family, but it shouldn’t be too surprising if Diesel is eventually announced as Black Bolt when the time comes!
New Details On The Phase Two Collection Revealed
Marvel has just announced all of the details for the upcoming Phase Two collection, including a breakdown of the discs included, as well as the special packaging (as shown below). While the Phase One collection was neat, the design-work on the Phase Two collection looks to be even more impressive.
The limited-edition, 13-Disc Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two Collection invites you to hold the greatest power in the cosmos in your grasp – a Morag orb containing one of the legendary Infinity Stones! Plus Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and Digital Copies of all the Phase 2 films, in collectible packaging designed by artist Matt Ferguson. This set overflows with stunning Marvel Studios memorabilia, including a gold-foiled page from the book of the Dark Elves, an ancient drawing from the Morag vault, Avengers and S.T.R.I.K.E. uniform patches, a replica of the Tony Stark tattoo from Iron Man 3 and much more!
- Marvel’s Iron Man 3 (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
- Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
- Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + *Digital Copy)
- Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
- Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
- Marvel’s Ant-Man (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
- Exclusive Bonus Content Disc
- 1:1 Prop Replica of the Morag Orb and More!
Packed with over 2 1⁄2 hours of content on an exclusive bonus disc, including never-before-seen Deleted & Extended Scenes, the complete set of Marvel One-Shot films and Commentary, From Here to Infinity: Phases 2 and 3 of the M.C.U., Tag Scenes: A Making-Of, Screen Test with Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista and more, this ultimate collection is a Marvel fan’s dream!
Expect Commentaries From The Casts Of The Marvel One Shots In The Phase Two Collections
Prior to Marvel revealing the above information on the upcoming Phase Two collection, Louis D’Esposito took to Twitter this week to post photos of him with the casts of the Item 47 and Agent Carter one-shots as they gathered to record commentary for the shorts.
Source: Louis D’Esposito.
Holland Reveals He Suffered An Injury Filming Civil War
Tom Holland, who was announced as the new Spider-Man earlier this year, will make his debut in next year’s Captain America: Civil War before going on to star in his own film in 2017. While there’s still plenty we don’t know about Holland’s appearance as Spidey in Civil War, Holland did tell the folks over at Hey U Guys that he’d managed to hurt himself prior to filming his last shot.
“No, no violence. It was my own mistake. I basically fell over and bashed my face in front of about two hundred crew members, so not my most heroic moment! It was luckily just before my last shot; they were like, ‘Roll cameras!’, I was getting into position, everything went wrong, and they still did the take anyway. It looks great and they’ll probably just CGI out all the blood, and yeah, I was very lucky.”
Source: Hey U Guys.
Mackie Discusses The Relationship Between Falcon & Ant-Man In Civil War
Marvel’s Ant-Man managed to surprise a lot of fans this year, not only because of how great it was despite all of the pre-production drama, but also because of the surprise appearance of a certain Avenger – Falcon, played by Anthony Mackie. Fans got to see Falcon become an Avenger at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron just two months prior, so seeing him show-up to take on Paul Rudd‘s Ant-Man ended up being a highlight for most of the audience.
Going into Captain America: Civil War, where Rudd will reprise his character, Mackie’s Falcon is the only character from the Avengers that is familiar with the character. So naturally, while talking to Mackie during the press tour for his upcoming film Our Brand is Crisis, he briefly touched on the relationship between their characters in Civil War.
Yeah, our relationship is… yeah [laughs]. It grows in Civil War. But that’s Paul Rudd, man. Paul Rudd and I just make fun of each other all the time, so it just carries over into the movie. So I respect his [Kansas City] Royals – I’m pulling for his Royals – but we just make fun of each other all the time.
Captain America: Civil War will hit movie theaters in May 2016.
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