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LB presents: The Marvel Cinematic Universe Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by The Linebacker, Aug 23, 2012.

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    Smarkslayer

    Smarkslayer Tomb Raider

    Starting fresh would be the best bet. Who knows if it actually works out MCU could tie it in later.
     
  2. Deezy

    Deezy Well-Known Member

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    Venom vs Carnage flick where they have eventually pair up in a weird buddy cop environment.
     
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    Smarkslayer

    Smarkslayer Tomb Raider

    If they're gonna bring in Carnage, they gotta jump on the hard-R bandwagon. I'd be all for it.

    Carnage will obviously turn on Venom as he always does. Should be great.
     
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  4. Drew

    Drew Well-Known Member

    They also only reviewed the first 6 episodes.

    Maybe they get better towards the end?
     
  5. Sabretooth

    Sabretooth Well-Known Member

    Like I said I agree with what they said only it wasn't bad lol. It is slow and tedious but it serves a purpose. The critics sounded like they want big battle sequences all the way through.
     
  6. Deezy

    Deezy Well-Known Member

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    Rumor: Sony's Sci-Fi Thriller LIFE Might Be a VENOM Prequel in Disguise

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    Is Sony’s Columbia Pictures puling one of the biggest coups in the history of cinema?

    Bloody Disgusting just unloaded all of its webbing at this new fan theory that’s too good to be true, yet is surprisingly believable.

    Is Life, in theaters March 24th, a prequel to the long gestured Spider-Man spinoff, Venom?!

    The first piece of evidence is pretty simple; all three films/franchises are released through Columbia Pictures, not just Sony.

    The second clue is that on March 16, out of the blue, Venom was given an official release date of October 5, 2018, meaning there must be secret progress behind closed doors in order to get production underway for that targeted date.

    Another bit of information is that Sony contacted Bloody Disgusting directly wanting it known that Alex Kurtzman (The Mummy) was no longer attached to direct Venom.

    Here’s where we start getting into the Spider-Man tie-in…

    The recent trailer for Life carries the exact same shot from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3. The villain in the 2007 sequel? Eddie Brock (Venom), played by Topher Grace!

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    Nearly the same footage from a 2007 movie is in a trailer for the 2017 Life. What does it mean? Could Life truly be a Venom origin story? Why not? Shared universes are all the rage now, and what a cool way to re-introduce the character, setting up a quasi-remake for next year.

    FilmSchoolRejects recaps it perfectly: “See, in the comics and the movie, Venom isn’t a humanoid, it’s an alien symbiote that attaches itself to a humanoid and takes them over. Looking back on the Life trailer, said goo from Mars does appear to be some kind of adhesive symbiote capable of starting small and spreading man-sized, and the inclusion of a single crowd shot — on Earth — would seem to indicate our crew isn’t successful in destroying it.”

    The site also notes that what really gives this theory legs are Reese and Wernick, the writers, who do have Marvel connections via Deadpool, and Sony, the studio behind Spider-Man 3, Life, and Venom.

    With studio’s pulling the rug out from under fans being all the rage – The Woods, Split, Cloverfield – it wouldn’t be surprising in the least if this fan theory ended up being true.

    http://bloody-disgusting.com/comics/3428543/life-prequel-sonys-spider-man-spinoff-venom/

    LIFE Writers and Director Won't Rule Out VENOM Prequel Rumors

    Both Life writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, along with director Daniel Espinosa, are reluctant to admit that Life has no ties to Venom, though the possibility of the creatives just having some fun with a fan theory remains. ComicBook.com caught up with the trio behind Life at a press event for the film and posed the question directly.

    "Yes, the answer is yes!" Wernick said in a joking manner. "We are tied to Venom! We are the prequel to Venom!"

    Reese was quick to point out the reasoning behind the theory. "One is that we wrote a Venom screen play, so I think people saw that connection," Reese said. "They also saw the Spider-Man 3 footage that sneaked its way into our last trailer." None of it rules out a connection. "They just announced a Venom movie release date just yesterday."

    Wernick chimed back in, saying, "All of the sudden, someone's out there going, 'Bing! Lightbulb!'"

    While the writers' tone was one of a joking manner, they never distinctly ruled out the possibility. In fact, when asked if they're of the belief that Life would make a great prequel to a Venom film, Reese agrees, saying, "It would, wouldn't it?"

    "That's the symbiote!" Wernick says of the alien life form in Life. "Eddie Brock's on Earth. The symbiote's on Earth, finds Eddie Brock..."

    They're practically already writing the connection.

    "He realizes he can hide on the inside of a human," Reese said of the alien.

    Whether or not Life is, in fact, the first R-rated tie-in to the Marvel Cinematic Universe which now houses Spider-Man, is left ambiguous for now. To form your own decision on whether or not there is a chance Life launched the Venom film as a secret prequel, you'll have to see Life in theaters when it releases on March 24.

    http://comicbook.com/marvel/2017/03/19/life-is-a-venom-prequel-/

    Of course the guys behind Life won't deny this, they want marvel fanboys to go to their movie.
     
  7. Deezy

    Deezy Well-Known Member

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    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Cover and Images from Empire Magazine

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  8. Deezy

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    Michael Shannon Frontrunner to Play Cable in DEADPOOL 2

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    Michael Shannon has emerged as the frontrunner for the much-buzzed about Deadpool 2 role of Cable opposite Ryan Reynolds, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

    Sources say that Shannon isn't the only one on the studio’s list but is leading the pack as the top choice at this stage. Stranger Things actor David Harbour is also on the shortlist. Kyle Chandler's name surfaced last summer but sources say he was never in contention for the role.

    David Leitch is directing the sequel to Fox's surprise blockbuster that grossed $783 million worldwide.

    Reynolds is reprising his role as the wisecracking mercenary with the story expanding to include other characters from Deadpool's corner of Marvel’s X-Men universe.

    Atlanta breakout Zazie Beetz is already cast as the super-powered merc named Domino.

    The character Shannon would potentially play, Cable, was co-created by Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld and writer Louise Simonson, and is described as in many ways being the opposite of Deadpool: a man who is a leader and used to being obeyed, who is very controlled but with an aura of simmering violence. In the comics, Cable was from the future and was the adult of Scott Summers, also known as the X-Man Cyclops.

    Deadpool 2 is scheduled to shoot from this summer in Vancouver.

    One factor that could prevent Shannon from taking on the role is scheduling. The in-demand Oscar nominee just signed on for the indie What They Had, which shoots this spring.

    Shannon, who was nominated for his work in Nocturnal Animals, already has made two comic book movies: He appeared in Jonah Hex and played villain General Zod in Man of Steel.

    'Man of Steel' Villain Michael Shannon Frontrunner to Play Cable in 'Deadpool 2' (Exclusive)
     
  9. Deezy

    Deezy Well-Known Member

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    Sony Developing Spider-Man Spinoff Starring SILVER SABLE and BLACK CAT with Writer Chris Yost

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    Sony’s Spider-Man universe is getting a little bigger. The studio, already in deep development on villain offshoot Venom, is now developing a feature project centered on the female characters Silver Sable and the Black Cat.

    Chris Yost, who worked on the upcoming Marvel movie Thor: Ragnarok, is writing the script, building on a previous version written by Lisa Joy, the co-creator of HBO’s Westworld.

    The studio is hoping to go to directors soon with an eye toward a fall start date. Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal are producing the project, which was previously known as the "secret female spinoff project."

    Silver Sable, created by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz in 1985, is a mercenary who runs a company that hunts war criminals. The character has been both antagonist and ally to Spider-Man.

    Black Cat, an acrobatic cat burglar whose real name is Felicia Hardy, has a long and tangled romantic history with Spider-Man in the comics. The character was cut from scripts for the Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy, and a "Felicia Hardy" (played by Felicity Jones) briefly appeared in Amazing Spider-Man 2, though no Black Cat connection was ever made explicit.

    Sony has a new and rebooted Spider-Man movie coming this summer, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and the superhero and his universe of characters are seen as a bright spot on a rather meager slate. But the problem with having rights to the character and universe is that, while Spider-Man is the most popular Marvel character, the other standouts tend to be the villains from his rogue’s gallery.

    Hence, Sony is developing Venom, based on the popular character who already appeared onscreen in Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 and who has sometimes acted as an antihero in the Marvel comics. The studio has penciled in an October 2018 release and is meeting directors on the project.

    Black Cat is a major supporting character in the Spider-Man universe, though Sable is less known.

    (The spinoffs are not offshoots from the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming but rather projects spun from the overall franchise and based on Sony's Marvel's Spider-Man universe.)

    Yost has deep Marvel ties, having worked on not only two Thor movies, but also having gotten his start writing on Marvel animated series such as Wolverine and the X-Men. He is also known for comic book work on X-23, better known as Wolverine’s cloned daughter who is a headliner in the hit Wolverine movie Logan.

    'Spider-Man' Spinoff: 'Thor' Writer Tackling Silver Sable, Black Cat Movie (Exclusive)
     
  10. Deezy

    Deezy Well-Known Member

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    Sony Reportedly Developing VENOM as R-Rated Start to Their Own Marvel Universe

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    Earlier in March, Sony Pictures gave Venom a release date, and now rumors suggest that the film will be the start of something potentially much bigger.

    According to a new rumor coming out from Collider, Venom is being developed with the intent of the film earning an R-rating and for the film to launch a new shared Marvel Universe separate from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

    Sony’s Marvel Universe will not be connected to the MCU in any way and the planned Venom and Black Cat and Silver Sable films are all part of Sony’s own shared universe, not spin-offs of any existing films. Marvel’s Kevin Feige has nothing to do with these films; it’s Tom Rothman, chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group, who’s calling the shots.

    Collider's report makes it clear that the announcement of Venom‘s release date indicates that the execs are happy with the script and the new direction they’re embarking on, but with no director set for either film, obviously things can still change since all of the announced films are still in development.

    According to industry casting website MyEntertainmentWorld, Venom will enter production in the fall of 2017, about one year before its release.

    Another interesting tidbit from the listing is that the Venom movie is listed as an "Action/Horror/Sci-Fi" movie, an interesting mix for a superhero movie.

    Sony Developing ‘Venom’ as R-Rated Start to Their Own Marvel Universe; Production Start Date Revealed
     
  11. Deezy

    Deezy Well-Known Member

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    New Images and Details on Michael Keaton's Vulture in SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

    Meet the Vulture, the Marvel supervillain with the most fitting nom de crime. He might have a cool name but Michael Keaton’s bad guy in Spider-Man: Homecoming (in theaters July 7) differs from the likes of Avengers villains Loki and Thanos in one important sense: He’s an everyman.

    “My whole approach for this movie is that we’ve seen the penthouse level of the (Marvel) universe,” says director Jon Watts (Cop Car). “We’ve seen what it’s like to be a billionaire inventor and to be a Norse god. We’ve seen the very top of this world. But we’ve never seen what it’s like to be just a regular joe.”

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    A feathered fiend from 1963 who was the second villain Spidey faced in comic books, the Vulture is getting a modern makeover with a wicked high-tech wing suit and even a relatable day job.

    Fourteen previous Marvel films have seen a number of huge superhero battles leave a ton of destruction in their wake, and Adrian Toomes (Keaton) is a blue-collar sort who runs a New York salvaging company that cleans up after these messes. However, he becomes irked when after one altercation, a new government organization, founded by A-list businessman Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), steps in to take over.

    Toomes “has a bone to pick” with Iron Man’s high-profile alter ego, says co-producer Eric Hauserman Carroll, and "sort of becomes the dark Tony Stark": He and his crew — including the Shocker (Bokeem Woodbine) and the Tinkerer (Michael Chernus) — use scavenged alien artifacts and stolen advanced tech to put together amazing weaponry to sell to other criminals. "He thinks once he has this money and power, he'll have more control of his life," Carroll adds. However, it doesn’t take too long before they get on the radar of their friendly neighborhood Spider-Man (Tom Holland).

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    “I like the idea that in these huge movies, you pick out one extra and you’re like, ‘What does he think of all this?’ ” Watts says. “Sometimes these movies are so casual about just destroying whole cities and incredible things happen and everyone’s like, ‘Eh, whatever.’ If that really happened, it would be amazing and change everything.”

    Plus, with his new baddie Watts gets to use "this neat junk from all the other movies," he says. "It’s a really great starting point for the villains to have the Vulture picking over the stuff and finding the valuable exotic elements and having the Tinkerer assemble into something that could be used.”

    The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a place “where you can be a villain and a real person, too,” Watts says. “Being a supervillain isn’t necessarily your full-time job.”

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/...is-vulture-in-spider-man-homecoming/99534662/
     
  12. Deezy

    Deezy Well-Known Member

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  13. Sabretooth

    Sabretooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah it looks amazing. Hopefully we finally get a great Thor movie.
     
  14. Drew

    Drew Well-Known Member

    Thor 1 was very good. Just a smaller story. Which I liked.

    Dark World was over done.

    This one looks absolutely fantastic. Best Marvel trailer they've ever put out imo.
     
  15. Deezy

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    osh Brolin Cast as Cable in DEADPOOL 2, Signs Four Film Deal

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    Josh Brolin has nabbed the hotly contested role of Cable opposite Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 2, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

    The production has been on the warpath to find the right actor for the role for months, with Michael Shannon almost nabbing the role and Stranger Things star David Harbour on the shortlist. (There were even rumors of conversations with Russell Crowe and Brad Pitt.)

    In the end, Brolin emerged as a surprise contender, notching his second Marvel Comics character in the process; the actor plays the villain Thanos in the Marvel Studios movies. Sources say Brolin's deal is for four movies.

    David Leitch is directing the sequel to Fox's surprise blockbuster, with the Twentieth Century Fox movie heading toward a June production start in Vancouver.

    Reynolds is reprising his role as the wisecracking mercenary, with the story expanding to include other characters from Deadpool's corner of Marvel’s X-Men universe.

    Atlanta breakout Zazie Beetz has already been cast as the super-powered merc named Domino.

    Cable was co-created by Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld and writer Louise Simonson and is described as in many ways being the opposite of Deadpool: a man who is a leader and used to being obeyed, who is very controlled but with an aura of simmering violence. In the comics, Cable was from the future and was the adult son of Scott Summers, also known as the X-Man Cyclops.

    Josh Brolin to Play Cable in 'Deadpool 2' (Exclusive)
     

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