Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Negromancer News Bits and Bites from December 8th to 14th, 2019- Update #16

by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"

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MOVIES - From Deadline:  The U.S. Library of Congress has added 25 films to the "National Film Registry," and that includes Prince's musical semi-autobiographical film, "Purple Rain" (1984).  A record seven films directed by women were added, including Kimberly Pierce's "Boy's Don't Cry" (1999) and Elaine May's "A New Leaf" (1971), the first film from a major American studio in which a woman was the star, writer, and director.

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MARVEL TV - From Deadline:  Marvel Television, which produces live-action and animated TV series based on Marvel Comics titles is being shut down.

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TELEVISION - From Deadline:  Michael Chabon's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay" is being developed as a miniseries for Showtime.  It will be written and executive produced by Chabon and Ayelet Waldman.

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ANIMATION - From THR:  Vin Diesel debuts "Fast & Furious: Spy Racers," a Netflix original series based on the "Fast & Furious" film franchise.  Produced by DreamWorks and Universal Pictures, the series features Diesel's daughter, Similce, as a voice performer.

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TRAILER - From YouTube:  See first official trailer for "Ghostbusters: Afterlife."

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COMICS-TRAILER - From YouTube:  Here is the first official trailer for "Wonder Woman 1984."

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AWARDS - From Deadline:  The nominations for the 2020 / 77th Golden Globe Awards have been announced.

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BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficeMojo:  The winner of the 12/6 to 12/8/2019 weekend box office is "Frozen II" with an estimated take of 34.7 million dollars.  This is the third straight weekend at #1 for the Walt Disney Animation Studios sequel.

From THR:  "Harriet," the biographical drama about abolitionist Harriet Tubman, has grossed more than 40 million dollars at the domestic box office.  That makes it one of the most successful biographical dramas for Focus Features, a specialty film label.

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CELEBRITY - From YahooCBS:  For "CBS Sunday Morning" (Sun., Dec. 8th) Turner Classic Movies' host Bill Mankiewicz interviewed Mel Brools on comedy, on love (his late wife, Anne Bancroft), and on his films (especially "Blazing Saddles").

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AWARDS - From Deadline:  The Los Angeles Film Critics Association name "Parasite" the "Best Picture of 2019," with the film's director, Bong Joon Ho, "Best Director."

From Deadline:  The nominations for the 25th Critics Choice Awards (formerly known as the "Broadcast Film Critics Association") in both film and TV categories have been announced.  Netflix and its film, "The Irishman" lead the nominations.

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SCANDAL - From Variety:  The firing of actress Gabrielle Union from the reality-competition TV series, "America's Got Talent" (NBC) continues to be a firestorm.  Now, the show's executive producer and main judge, Simon Cowell, has hired an attorney as investigations, both internal and external, continue into the show's off-camera culture.

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MOVIES - From LATimes:   Veteran (and some times reviled) film critic, Kenneth Turan, names his ten best films of 2019.

OBITS:

From CNN:  Swedish pop singer, songwriter, and recording artist, Marie Fredriksson, has died at the age of 61, Monday, December 9, 2019.  She was best known as a member of the Swedish pop music duo, "Roxette," which has a string of hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s, including "The Look" and "It Must Have Been Love."  She also recorded as a solo artist from 1984 to 2018.

From Deadline:  The actor Rene Auberjonois has died at the age of 79, Sunday, December 8, 2019.  Auberjonois is best known for two roles.  He was Clayton Endicott III on ABC's sitcom, "Benson" (1979-1986).  He was "Odo" on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993-1999).  He was also a prolific voice actor in animated TV series and films ("The Little Mermaid."

From Deadline:   The actor Ron Leibman has died at the age of 82, Friday, December 6, 2019.  He won a Tony Award for playing infamous attorney, Roy Cohn, in the play, "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches."  He won an Emmy Award for his starring role in the short-lived CBS crime drama, "Kaz" (1978-79).

TRAILERS:

From EW:  Marvel Studios releases the first official teaser trailer and a poster for its next feature film, "Black Widow," which is set for release, May 1, 2020.

From THR:  The first official trailer for the next James Bond movie, "No Time to Die," makes it debut.


A "Star Wars" Link-o-Rama 2019 by Negromancer - Update #72

by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"

Posted by Leroy Doureseaux - on Patreon.

COMICS - From StarWars:  Writer Charles Soule and artist Will Sliney talk about their comic book miniseries, "Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren."

THE LAST JEDI - From IndieWire:  John Boyega ("Finn") did not agree with some of the choices made in "The Last Jedi."

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - From EW:  Episode V's co-screenwriter, Lawrence Kasdan, looks back on the film's most shocking moment... without a mention of Leigh Brackett, whom George Lucas once admitted was the one who suggested that Darth Vader be Luke Skywalker's father.

DISNEY+ - From StarWars:  Disney+ announces a new online TV game show, "Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge."  Star Wars actor, Ahmed Best (Jar Jar Binks), will host the show in which young contestants will test their abilities in "core Jedi principles."

LANDO CALRISSIAN - From YahooHuffpost:   Actor Billy Dee Williams a.k.a. "Lando Calrissian" describes himself as "gender fluid."

C-3PO - From YahooMovies:  Anthony Daniels talks about the good and the bad times playing iconic "Star Wars" droid, C-3PO, in his new book, "I Am C-3P0: The Inside Story."

THE MANDALORIAN - From MensHealth:  With the release of the third episode of Disney+'s "The Mandalorian," Deborah Chow becomes the first female director to helm a live-action "Star Wars" production - over 42 years after the release of the original "Star Wars" film.

FUTURE - From THR:  Lucasfilm president, Kathleen Kennedy, reportedly already has a director lined up for a "Star Wars" film lined up for 2022.

GEORGE LUCAS - From YahooMovieUK:   Lucasfilm boss, Kathleen Kennedy says that George Lucas criticizes the current "Star Wars" films because he has a difficult time letting go.

BOBA FETT - From TheRinger:  "How Boba Fett Became a Star Wars Icon" by Jake Kring-Schreifels.

THE MANDALORIAN - From Esquire:  The twist ending of the first episode of "The Mandalorian" expands the mystery surrounding whatever alien species from which Yoda hails.

THE LAST JEDI - From IndieWire:  Director Rian Johnson, preparing for the release of his new film, "Knives Out," fires back at critics of the diverse casting in his film, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."

THE MANDALORIAN - From VanityFair:  Veteran actress, Ming-Na Wen, will play the assassin, "Fennec Shand," in The Mandalorian."

STAR WARS - From YahooHuffPost:   George Lucas told Mark Hamill that there is no underwear in space.

FUTURE - From Deadline:  David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the duo behind the Emmy-winning "Game of Thrones" have walked away from their much publicized deal to create a new "Star Wars" trilogy for Lucasfilm, which was to launch in 2022.

COMICS - From Newsarama:  Writer Alyssa Wong and artist Marika Cresta will relaunch Marvel Comics' "Star Wars: Doctor Aphra" in April 2020.

CASSIAN ANDOR - From Variety:  Tony Gilroy, who wrote and directed the reshoots on "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," will write the pilot for Disney+'s "Rogue One" prequel that focuses on the character "Cassian Ando."  Gilroy will reportedly also direct multiple episodes of the series.

MOVIES - From YahooMovieUK:  Rian Johnson casts doubt on his planned original "Star Wars" trilogy.

MANGA - From Newsarama:  VIZ Media has acquired the publishing rights to "Star Wars: The Legends of Skywalker: The Manga.

COMICS-NOVELS - From SyfyWire:  At New York Comic Con 2019, new Star Wars novels (including the secret "Project Luminous") and comic books (including a new "Star Wars" series set after the events of "The Empire Strikes Back") are announced.

STAR WARS RESISTANCE - From TheWrap:  The executive producers of the Disney Channel's animated series, "Star Wars Resistance," say that the alien characters, Okra and Flix, are “absolutely a gay couple and we’re proud of that.”

OBI-WAN - From Deadline:   Debra Chow, who has directed episodes of "The Mandalorian," will be an executive producer on the "Obi-Wan Kenobi" series for the Disney+ streaming service.

FUTURE - From Variety:  Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige, is reportedly developing a "Star Wars" film for Lucasfilm.

GEORGE LUCAS - From EW:  Disney CEO Bob Iger talks about "Star Wars" creator George Lucas feeling betrayed when Disney decided not to use his story ideas on "Star War: The Force Awakens."

COMICS - From AVClub:  Comic book writer Charles Soule is expecting angry reader comments over his upcoming Star Wars comic book,"The Rise of Kylo Ren."

COMICS - From StarWars:  Marvel Comics' ongoing "Star Wars" comic book will come to an end with "Star Wars #75 (November 2019) and the epilogue, "Star Wars: Empire Ascendant #1" (December 2019) .

JON FAVREAU - From Newsarama:  Jon Favreau, executive producer of "The Mandalorian," would like to do a new "Star Wars" holiday special for Disney+.  Many Star Wars fans remember the notorious "Star Wars Holiday Special" from 1978.

THE MANDALORIAN - From Deadline:  "Twilight" actress Julia Jones ("Leah Clearwater") is joining the cast of "The Mandalorian."  No other information is currently available.

THE MANDALORIAN - From YahooEntertainment:   Members of the cast of "The Mandalorian" get emotional when talking about being cast for the Disney+ "Star Wars" series.

FILM-TV - From EW:  A list of all the "Star Wars" TV shows and movies that are in the works.

THE MANDALORIAN - From Deadline:  Disney+ series, "The Mandalorian," has a trailer.

OBI-WAN - From Deadline:  It is official.  There will be an Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series on Disney+ with Ewan McGregor reprising the title role.  According to Lucasfilm boss, Kathleen Kennedy, all the scripts are written and the series will shot next year.

COMICS - From Newsarama:  Marvel Comics' current ongoing "Star Wars" comic book series will end in November with issue #75.

THE MANDALORIAN - From THR:  The first trailer for Jon Favreau's Star Wars TV series, "The Mandalorian," will debut at Disney's D23 Expo, Friday, Aug. 23rd.  The series is scheduled to debut Nov. 12th on the streaming service, Disney+.

THE FORCE AWAKENS - From YahooLifestyle:  See an early design of Kylo Ren that is positively scary.

RIAN JOHNSON TRILOGY - From TheObserver:  Rian Johnson talks about the freedom of creating his new "Star Wars" trilogy without saying anything else about it.

OBI-WAN - From Deadline:  Ewan McGregor is in talks to reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a series for Disney's streaming service, "Disney+.

BOOKS - From ComicBook:  A new book, "Star Wars: The Secrets of the Jedi" will explore the history of the Jedi as told by Luke Skywalker.  The book is due Nov. 19th, 2019.

COMICS - From CBR:  At Comic-Con 2019, Lucasfilm announces a new four-issue comic book that looks into the backstory of Kylo Ren.  Entitled "Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren," it will launch in December (via Marvel Comics) and will be written by Charles Soule.  No artist has been named.

COMICS - From Newsarama:  Beginning with its Star Wars Adventures #27, IDW Publishing will offer an untold story set between "Return of the Jedi" and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

CASSIAN ANDOR - From Syfy:  Diego Luna, who played "Cassian Andor" in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," says that the film left a very deep mark on him.  He also talks about the character's prequel series for Disney+

THE MANDALORIAN - From IndieWire:  Executive Producer Jon Favreau announces that a second season of "The Mandalorian" is already being written - ahead of the series' November 2019 debut on Disney+.

JAR JAR BINKS - From TampaBayTimes:  Why is Jar Jar Binks, the hero/goat of "The Phantom Menace," trending on Twitter?

MARK HAMILL - From ComicBook:  Mark Hamill has been parodied by MAD Magazine over the years for playing Luke Skywalker.  MAD will no longer contain new content in just a few months, so Hamill sends his salute.

FANS - From MosEisleySpaceport:  The site names the "50 best Star Wars blogs."

ROGUE ONE - From YahooNews:  Riz Ahmed talks about how an incident of airline profiling of Muslims forced him to cancel his appearance at Star Wars Celebration.

COMICS - From Newsarama:  Writer Robbie Thompson talks to "Newsarama" about the upcoming miniseries, "Star Wars: Target Vader."

COMICS - From Newsarama:  Darth Vader to appear in Marvel Comics #1000.

MARK HAMILL - From TheRinger:  A look at Mark Hamill's (Luke Skywalker) career as a voice actor.

BILLY DEE WILLIAMS - From BleedingCool:  Billy Dee Willaims (Lando, of course) shares photos he took with some old Star Wars friends at the opening of the "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" theme park.

THEME PARKS - From Newsarama:   Harrison Ford made a surprise appearance at the opening ceremony of Disneyland's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge theme park area to activate the Millennium Falcon on display in the park with a dedication to late Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew. Ford joined Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, George Lucas, and Disney CEO Bob Iger.

FUTURE - From BuzzFeed:  There is apparently development on a movie based on "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic" (the video game first released in 2003).  The current screenwriter is Laeta Kalogridis ("Avatar," "Shutter Island").

FANDOM - From YahooEntertainment:  This is an interesting article from writer Ethan Alter: "The Phantom Menace" at 20: How the first episode of the 'Star Wars' saga created toxic fandom.

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FUTURE - From Variety:  “Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are working on the “Star Wars” movie that’s due out in 2022, Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed.

FUTURE - From Newsarama:  Disney has announced the schedule for three new Star Wars movies starting on December 16, 2022, with new films arriving December 20, 2024, and Dcember 18, 2026.

A NEW HOPE - From YahooEntertainment:  5 crazy but true fun facts about disco 'Star Wars' — your new May the Fourth soundtrack.  Remembering Meco’s #1 smash hit on the Billboard charts, “Star Wars/Cantina Band.”

LEGACY - From YahooEntertainment:  May the Fourth: How 'Star Wars' has changed fans' lives forever

OBIT - From THR:  Peter Mayhew, the actor who originated the role of Chewbacca, died Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the age of 74

COMICS - From Newsarama:  The five-issue Marvel Comics' title, "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge," offers a peek at the new Disney theme park.

FUTURE - From ThePlaylist:  Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy says that there is some kind of development on a project in the fan-favorite "Knights of the Old Republic" series.

THE MANDALORIAN - From CinemaBlend:  What is known so far about the Disney+ series, "The Mandalorian, from writer-director-executive producer, Jon Favreau.

THE FUTURE - From EW:  Rian Johnson and "Game of Thrones" showrunners, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, are "working in tandem" on their respective "Star Wars" film projects.

LEGO - From Newsarama:  LEGO is going classic Star Wars ("A New Hope") and is giving the Alderaanian diplomatic ship, the "Tantiv IV," its own set, which will be available May 3.

THE FUTURE - From Bloomberg:  Disney CEO Bob Iger says that the Star Wars film franchise is going on "hiatus" after the upcoming "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" - Episode IX.

THE RISE OF SKYWALKER - From EW:  The secrets of "Star Wars Episode IX" revealed, including a teaser trailer and a title.

DISNEY+ - From Deadline:  The full "Star Wars" film franchise will be available on Disney's new streaming service within a year of its debut, which is November 12, 2019 ($6.99 a month).

DISNEY+ - From Newsarama:  Alan Tudyk will reprise his role as "Rogue One" role as the droid K-2SO in the "Cassian Andor" prequel series.

COMICS - From BleedingCool:  Big changes are coming for Marvel Comics' "Star Wars" line of comics, including the flagship "Star Wars."

RIAN JOHNSON - From ScreenRant:  Rian Johnson, the writer-director of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," says that he is still working on a new trilogy of "Star Wars" films, despite rumors to the contrary.

COMICS - From Newsarama:  Marvel Comics is reviving its original "Star Wars" comic book for one special issue.

COMICS - From Newsarama:  Dark Horse Comics will publish "The Art of Star Wars Rebels," a book about the late Disney XD series, "Star Wars Rebels."  Dark Horse previously held the license to produce "Star Wars" comic books before Marvel Comics regained the license.

COMICS - From Newsarama:  Marvel Comics is launching a comic book, "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge," based on the Disneyland Resort and Disney World Resort of the same name.

COMICS - From Newsarama:  Marvel Comics five-issue miniseries, "Star Wars: TIE Fighter," will show the other side of the "Rebellion era" beginning in April 2019.

COMICS - From Newsarama:  Marvel Comics' "Age of Rebellion" line of Star Wars comic books will include Jabba and Moff Tarkin comic books, among others.


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Marvel Studios Negromancer Link-o-Rama - 2019 - Update #224

by Leroy Douresseaux

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TRAILER - From Marvel:  See first official teaser trailer for Marvel Studios' "Black Widow" (Tues., Ded. 3, 2019).

My Spider-Man: Far From Home" review is here.

My "Avengers: Endgame" review is here.

My "Captain Marvel" review is here.

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KEVIN FEIGE - From GamesRader:  Kevin Feige says that the "multiverse" is the "next step" in the evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

BLACK WIDOW-ETERNALS - From Deadline:  Marvel boss Kevin Feige attends CCXP in Sao Paulo, Brazil where he revealed "raw" film footage from "The Eternals" and new footage from "Black Widow."

TIGRA & DAZZLER - From THR:  Marvel has fired the showrunner and the entire writing team working on its "Tigra and Dazzler" animated series, which is slated to debut on Hulu.  The show is getting a creative overhaul, which includes dumping everything the previous team did.

BLACK WIDOW - From MovieWeb:  Scarlet Johansson talks about what "Black Widow" is really about... forgiveness and family.

BLACK PANTHER 2 - From CBR:   Chadwick Boseman isn't interested in performing in a Disney+/Marvel Studios television series.

FUTURE - From YahooMoviesUK:  Disney announces five new dates for Marvel Studios films from 2022 through 2023.

LOKI - From Variety:  Actress Sophia Di Martino ("Yesterday") is in talks to join Disney+/Marvel Studios' "Loki" series.

THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER - From MensHealth:  The Winter Soldier's costume in Disney+ "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" has tongues wagging.

FUTURE - From Newsarama:  Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said that some of the new characters that will have Disney+ series, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, and Moon Knight, will eventually transition to film.

AVENGERS ENDGAME - From THR:  At the 2019 E! People's Choice Awards, "Avengers: Endgame" won "Movie of 2019" and "Action Movie of 2019" and Robert Downey, Jr. picked up "Male Movie Star of 2019" for his performance in "Endgame."

MOON KNIGHT - From THR:  Jeremy Slater has been named the head writer of Disney+/Marvel Studios' "Moon Knight" series.  Slater wrote and developed Netflix's "Umbrella Academy" series, which is based on a comic book.

SHE-HULK - From THR:  The lead writer of the Disney+ "She-Hulk" series is Jessica Gao who won an Emmy for her work on Cartoon Network/Adult Swim's "Rick and Morty."

ETERNALS - From HarpersBazaar:  Here is a blurry image of Angelina Jolie in a skin-tight costume from the set of "The Eternals."

OSCARS - From Newsarama:  Disney has begun a "Four Your Consideration" Academy Award campaign for its films.  "Robert Downey, Jr. is being touted for "best supporting actor," although Downey had previously requested that he not be recommended for an Oscar nomination.

DOCTOR STRANGE - From Newsarama:  The 2021 Disney+ series, "Loki," will lead directly into the 2021 film, "Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness."

HAWKEYE - From IndieWire:  The Disney+ series, "Hawkeye," was originally meant to be a film.  Kevin Feige said he nervous about telling Jeremy Renner a.k.a. "Hawkeye" that his movie would become a TV series.

FUTURE - From DigitalSpy:   Actor Ben Barnes, who played "Jigsaw" on Marvel/Netflix's "The Punisher," says he has been in talks with Marvel Studios to play another character.

FUTURE - From YahooEntertainment:  Actor Taron Egerton addresses rumors that he is being considered for the role of "Wolverine" in Marvel Studios' inevitable reboot of the "X-Men" franchise.

ANT-MAN 3 - From THR:  Peyton Reed has signed to direct a third "Ant-Man" film, having directed the previous films, "Ant-Man" (2015) and "Ant-Man and the Wasp" (2018).  The third film may arrive in 2022.

HAWKEYE - From Variety:  Regarding playing "Kate Bishop" in the Disney+ "Hawkeye" series, Hailee Steinfeld doesn't know what you are talking about.

KEVIN FEIGE - From BleedingCool:  More hot rumors about the fallout of Kevin Feige taking control of all creative at Marvel, including Feige vs. Alan Fine over the making of "Black Panther" and "Captain Marvel."

BLACK WIDOW - From ComicBook:   Scarlett Johansson says that the Black Widow is unlikely to come back to life after "Avengers: Endgame."  Of course, here back story will be revealed in the "Black Widow" movie May 1, 2019.

BOB IGER - From FastCompany:  Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger fired back at acclaimed directors Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola over the recent criticisms of Marvel Studios movies. “If they want to bitch about movies it’s certainly their right."  Oh, supa-snap!

MARVEL TV - From IndieWire:  A look at upcoming Marvel-based TV shows - from the MCU and otherwise.

DOCTOR STRANGE - From TheWrap:  Up and coming screenwriter Jade Bartlett is set to write "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness."

KEVIN FEIGE - From Deadline:  According to reports, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is about to add the title, Chief Creative Officer (CCO), Marvel.  Marvel TV and animation wing, Marvel Family Entertainment, will all move under Feige's Marvel Studios banner.

MARTIN SCORSESE - From YahooMovies:  A week after riling up Marvel fans and film people like James Gunn and Samuel L. Jackson, Martin Scorsese is back with the "films as theme park rides" complaints.

From IndieWire:  Here is an article about Martin Scorsese's original comments that compared Marvel movies to theme parks.
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CAPTAIN MARVEL 2 - From Variety:  Brie Larsen answers questions for Variety as the "cover woman" in their "Power of Women" issue.  No, she does not have any information on "Captain Marvel 2."

FUTURE - From YahooMoviesUK:  Brie Larson has apparently asked Marvel Studios chairman Kevin Feige to make an all-female superhero movies.

From YahooET:  A look at Marvel Studios' upcoming film slate, for the next two years.

MARVEL-SONY - From Newsarama:  Spider-Man actor, Tom Holland, may have been the hero of the Disney-Sony Spider-Man feud.

From Newsarama:  Disney CEO Bob Iger credits a "crying Spider-Man" with leading to a new agreement between Sony and Disney-Marvel about the use of Spider-Man between the two film giants.

BLACK WIDOW - From Newsarama:  Apparently, actor William Hurt was spotted on the set of "Black Widow," which leads to speculation that his Marvel Cinematic Universe character "General 'Thunderbolt' Ross" will appear in the film.

MARVEL-SONY - From BleedingCool:  Behind the scenes gossip about what really went down between Disney/Marvel and Sony Pictures over Spider-Man.

GHOST RIDER - From BGR:  A hot rumor from a Marvel insider says that Marvel Chairman Kevin Feige wants the character "Ghost Rider" in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Hulu recently declined to move forward with a planned "Ghost Rider" series from Marvel Television.

ETERNALS - From ScreenRant:  Marvel is trying to keep "Eternals" from looking too much like its "Thor" film franchise.

SPIDER-MAN 3 - From Deadline:  Director Jon Watts in talks to return for the third Marvel/Sony "Spider-Man."  He has directed "Spider-Man: Homecoming" and "Spider-Man: Far From Home."

SPIDER-MAN -From TheWrap:  Disney and Sony Pictures reaches a deal for Marvel Studios to produce another "Spider-Man" film.  This third film will be released July 16, 2021, with Marvel Studios Chairman Kevin Feige returning to produce.  In addition Spider-Man will appear in an additional Marvel film.

SPIDER-MAN - From YahooMovies:  Tom Holland is happy to be back as Spider-Man in the MCU.

BLACK PANTHER - From ScreenRant:  Disney CEO Bob Iger recounts how he overcame Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter to get "Black Panter" and "Captain Marvel."

THOR: LOVE & THUNDER - From ETOnline:  Natalie Portman explains where her "Thor" character, "Jane Foster," has been, and she talks about her return to the franchise in 2021's "Thor: Love & Thunder."

BLACK PANTHER - From YahooGMA:  Disney CEO and Chairman Bob Iger reveals that the 2018 Oscar-winning film, Black Panther, was one of the "highlight moments" of his career.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME - From Newsarama:  "Endgame" is apparently one of five Disney films for which the company will campaign for awards recognition during the 2018-19 awards season.  The focus will be on the 2019 / 92nd Academy Awards (to be held on Feb. 9, 2020).

ETERNALS - From ETOnline:   Salma Hayek shares a photo of her and "Eternals" co-star, Kit Harrington.

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME - From Newsarama:  Sony releases a faux-trailer for "The Night Monkey" ahead of the DVD release of "Far From Home."

THOR: LOVE & WAR - From CBR:  Director Taika Waititi confirms that Chris Hemsworth will be in the 2021 film, "Thor: Love & War," and that he will be Thor.

NICK FURY - From Newsarama:  There is apparently an alternate version of Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury post credits scene from 2008's "Iron Man."  It references the X-Men and Spider-Man.

BLACK WIDOW - From IndieWire:  Robert Downey, Jr. will reportedly return as Iron Man for a cameo in next year's "Black Widow."

X-MEN - From WeGotThisCovered:  The hot rumor is that Denzel Washington is among the actor being considered to be Magneto in Marvel's eventual reboot of the X-Men film franchise.

HAWKEYE - From Variety:  Marvel Studios has reportedly offered Hailee Steinfeld a role in its Disney+ series, "Hawkeye."  She would supposedly play Kate Bishop, a young woman who eventually assumes the "Hawkeye" mantle.

HAWKEYE - From THR:  The site is reporting that Jonathan Igla, who wrote for AMC's "Mad Men," will write the Disney+ series, "Hawkeye," from Marvel Studios.

SPIDER-MAN - From YahooMovies:  Directors Anthony and Joe Russo ("Avengers") say they are not surprised by the Disney/Sony Spider-Man split.  They say that Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige had to work to make a Disney/Sony union work the first time.

SPIDER-MAN - From Variety:  Sony Pictures chief Tony Vinciquerra says that, for the moment, the door is closed on Spider-Man returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

BLACK WIDOW - From THR:  Scarlett Johansson finds executive producing her "Black Widow" film "liberating in a way."

BLACK WIDOW - From Newsarama:  The D23 "Black Widow" poster includes an image of David Harbour "Red Guardian" and of "Taskmaster."

WANDAVISION - From YahooEntertainment:  Apparently, "WandaVision" is going to be Marvel's first sitcom.

THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLIDER - From CinemaBlend:  A poster for "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" reveals that The Winter Soldier now has short hair.

WANDAVISION - From Newsarama:  A key and traditional part of Scarlet Witch's costume makes an appearance in a poster for "WandaVision" released at the D23 Expo.

BLACK KNIGHT - From Newsarama:  Marvel Studios boos, Kevin Feige, see potential for the character, "Black Knight" (played by Kit Harington), beyond his appearance in 2020's "Eternals."

ETERNALS - From Newsarama:  Marvel Studios boss, Kevin Feige, says that the "Eternals" film will feature an openly gay family man.

WANDAVISION - From Newsarama:  Paul Bettany ("Vision") explains the comic book roots of the Disney+ "WandaVision" series.

BLACK PANTHER 2 - From Variety:  "Black Panther 2" has a release date - May 6, 2022.

MARVEL'S WHAT IF...? - From EW:   Actors from the majority of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will reprise their characters in voice roles for the Disney+ animated series, "Marvel's What If...?"  Like the comics the show is based on, "Marvel’s What If…?" explores what might have happened if important moments in Marvel history went down differently.

ETERNALS - From Deadline:  Actor Kit Harington (Jon Snow of "Game of Thones") will play the "Black Knight" in Marvel's "Eternals" film.

MS. MARVEL - From YahooEntertainment:  At D23 2019, one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe TV series announced for Disney+ streaming is based on Marvel Comics' first Muslim superhero, Ms. Marvel.

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SPIDER-MAN - From Deadline:  It looks as if Spider-Man's time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is over and Kevin Feige won't be producing any more Spider-Man films.  The reason is because Disney and Sony Pictures, which holds the film rights to Spider-Man and his universe, can't agree on a new co-financing deal.

From Variety:  Sony Pictures issues a statement on its Spider-Man divorce from Disney.

From YahooNews:  Sony thinks it doesn't need Marvel.

From THR:  Disney/Sony divorce or not, Tom Holland, Peter Parker/Spider-Man, made an appearance at D23 Expo.
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SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME - From THR:  "Spider-Man: Far From Home" is getting a Labor Day rerelease with four minutes of new footage.  The film is also Sony Pictures' all-time global box office leader.

BLACK WIDOW - From Newsarama:  Bodybuilder Olivier Richters, a.k.a. "The Dutch Giant," who is the "world's tallest bodybuilder," claims he's taken an undisclosed role in Marvel Studios' upcoming Black Widow film.

ETERNALS - From Newsarama:  Marvel Studios concept artist Rodney Fuentebella has shared a poster he created for Marvel's Eternals which features none other than the cosmic, godlike Celestials.

THOR: LOVE & WAR - From CheatSheet:  Natalie Portman has homework to do for her role in the recently announced "Thor: Love & Thunder."

BOX OFFICE - From Newsarama:  The Marvel Cinematic Universe sets a box office mark that may never be duplicated, and so does Samuel L. Jackson.

MISC - From Newsarama:  Actor Amanda Seyfried told MTV that she turned down a major Marvel Cinematic Universe role (which she didn't specifiy) because she didn't want to be tied to a specific role for a large portion of her career.  This article has the video interview.

MISC - From Newsarama:  Joe and Anthony Russo, director of "Infinity War" and "Endgame" said that they would like a shot at making a Wolverine movie.  Marvel has recovered the film rights to the X-Men characters.

ETERNALS - From Collider:  Irish actor Barry Keoghan ("Chernobyl") is in talks to join Marvel's "Eternals" film.

ETERNALS - From TheWrap:  Gemma Chan in talks to join "Eternals."  Chan has already appeared in a Marvel film, in "Captain Marvel" as "Minn-Erva."

FUTURE - From Complex:  Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan says that he has met several times with Marvel Studios about making an MCU film.

BLACK WIDOW - From Inverse:  "Black Widow" screenwriter Jac Schaeffer says she isn't scared to make the fanboys mad and will remove anything she finds offensive in Black Widow's comic book origins from her cinematic story.

BLADE - From ScreenRant:  David Leitch, the director of "John Wick," "Deadpool 2," and "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw," want to direct Marvel's "Blade" reboot.  

AVENGERS: ENDGAME - From YahooMovies: Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige reckons that Wanda Maximoff/Scarlett Witch could have taken down Thanos.

AVENGERS - From Newsarama:  Apparently, Kevin Feige said that there will be a fifth Avengers film, but the roster will be entirely different and will feature characters that we have seen and some that we have not seen yet in a Marvel Cinematic Universe film.

PHASE 4 - From YahooFinance:  With it's "Phase 4" announcement, Marvel Studios has left Warner Bros./DC Comics in the dust.

WANDAVISION - From ScreenRant:  The character, "Monica Rambeau," appeared as a child (played by Akira Akbar) in the recent smash hit, "Captain Marvel."  She will be an adult in the upcoming Disney+ "WandaVision" series, played by actress Teyonah Parris.

FUTURE - From Variety:  Australia is giving Marvel Studios some $55 million in U.S. dollars in tax credits to get Marvel to film "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" and "Thor: Love & Thunder" filmed there.

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME - From Deadline:  Today (7/25/19), "Spider-Man: Far From Home" will cross the $1 billion mark in global box office.

THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER - From YahooNews:  Actor Daniel Bruhl shares an image of his notorious character, Baron Zemo, returning for Disney+'s "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier."

BLADE - From EW:  Original "Blade" star Wesley Snipes said that he is "all good" with Marvel Studios' "Blade" reboot starring Mahershala Ali.  He also said the news came as a surprise.

THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER - From YahooLifestyle:  Fans are celebrating first "out" character in Marvel Studios' films, Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie from the "Thor" films.

ETERNALS - From HuffPost:  Newly minted Marvel star, Kumail Nanjiani, celebrated by sharing a "throwback" photo of he and the late Marvel legend, Stan Lee, on Twitter.

COMIC-CON - From Newsarama:  Here is video featuring highlights from Marvel Studios' "Hall H" Phase 4 presentation at Comic-Con International 2019.

BLACK WIDOW - From YahooNews:  Scarlett Johansson tells "Good Morning America" that she is glad that she can finally talk about her "Black Widow" standalone film.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME - From Variety:  "Avengers: Endgame" passes James Cameron's "Avatar" (2009) to become the king of global box office with an haul of $2.7902 billion versus Avatar's 2.7897 billion.

BLADE - From THR:  At Comic-Con 2019, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige announced that two time Oscar-winning actor Marheshala Ali will portray Blade (previously played by Wesley Snipes for three films from 1998 to 2004).  Ali apparently asked for the role.

ETERNALS - From THR: Angelina Jolie makes her Marvel Studios' debut at Comic-Con.  She will play the immortal "Thena" in Eternals.

SHANGI-CHI - From THR:  Chinese-Canadian actor, Simu Liu, will play the lead in Marvel Studios' "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings."

PHASE FOUR - From THR:  Marvel Studios unveils "Phase Four," it's post-"Endgame" film slate.

From BleedingCool:  The site is live-blogging Marvel Studios' "Hall H" #MarvelSDCC presentation of "Phase 4."

PHASE FOUR - From BleedingCool:  At the "Women of Marvel" panel at San Diego Comic-Con International 2019, Marvel Studios executive vice president of production did some teasing.  She hinted that tonight's (Sat., July 20th) Marvel Studios "Hall H" event at SDCC will be a huge night for the "Women of Marvel."

THOR 4 - From Deadline:  The site has confirmed that Taika Waititi will write and direct a fourth "Thor" film, and that Chris Hemsworth will return as Thor.  Waititi directed the third film, "Thor: Ragnarok" (2017).

FUTURE - From Newsarama:  Newsarama contributor George Marston revisits Oscar-nominated actress Sharon Stone's claim that she was going to be in a Marvel Studios film.

FUTURE - From Variety:  What to expect of Marvel Studios' Comic-Con 2019 presentation next week.

FUTURE - From Fandango:  Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige talks about the future of Spider-Man, the multiverse (yes, there is such a thing), and "the Snap" and "the Blip."

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME - From THR:  After its first six days in release, "Spider-Man: Far From Home," opens to $185 million in the U.S.  It nears $600 million in global box office.

From CBR:  Kevin Feige on why he picked Mysterio as the villain for "Spider-Man: Far From Home."

From TheWrap: "Spider-Man: Far From Home" continues its strong box office opening with an estimated $32.6 million grossed on Friday, July 5th.

From Variety:  "Spider-Man: Far from Home" grossed $25.2 million on Thursday, July 4th, 2019 - the second largest Independence Day box office total ever.

From YahooEntertainment:  A guide to the Easter eggs and end-credit scenes in "Far From Home."

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - From IndieWire:  Zoe Saldana wants her GotG character, Gamora, to turn bad in the planned "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3."

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME - From CBR:  See every Spider-Man costume Peter Parker wears in "Far From Home."

FUTURE - From Newsarama:  Does "Spider-Man: Far From Home" tease a "Fantastic Four" future.

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME - From Variety:  "Spider-Man: Far From Home" has netted $39.2 million dollars at the domestic box office.  That is a record for a film opening on a Tuesday.

From Deadline:  "Spider-Man: Far From Home" looking to set a North American box office record for a film debuting on a Tuesday.  The current record holder is 2012's "The Amazing Spider-Man" which debuted at $35 million.

BLACK PANTHER 2 - From IndieWire:  "Black Panther 2" rumors about Michael B. Jordan's return are just that - rumors say Marvel Studios' boss, Kevin Feige.

FUTURE - From YahooMoviesUK:  Samuel L. Jackson speculates that Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will have an Avengers team.

BLACK WIDOW - From MensHealth:  Could "The Taskmaster" be a villain in the Black Widow film.

BLACK WIDOW - From Yahoo:  Digital Spy believes it has learned the identity of the character actress Florence Pugh will play in the "Black Widow" film.  Is it "Yelena Belova?"

BLACK WIDOW - From Variety: Actor Ray Winstone has reportedly joined Marvel's "Black Widow" film.

SPIDER-MAN - From CinemaBlend:  Kevin Feige says that it is up to Sony whether or not Tom Holland's Spider-Man meets Tom Hardy's Venom.

FUTURE - From ComicBook:  Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige confirms that he has been talking to Keanu Reeves about ways to bring him into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME - From Newsarama:  Will Zendaya's "MJ" character have red hair as a nod to the Spider-Man comic books' "Mary-Jane Watson?"

SHANG-CHI - From ThatHashtagShow:  Actors Ludi Lin ("Power Rangers") and Disney TV actor, Ross Butler ("K.C. Undercover") have the lead in landing the title role in Marvel's "Shangi-Chi" film, with Lin being the rumored favorite.

BLACK WIDOW - From FlickeringMyth:  These are supposed to be the first set photos from Norway for upcoming "Black Widow" film.

FUTURE - From MovieWeb:  New rumors say classic Marvel Comics' property, "Fantastic Four" will make its Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in 2022.

ETERNALS - From YahooEntertainment:  Word is that Keanu Reeves is "in talks" to appear in Marvel Studios' planned "Eternals" film.

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From Newsarama:  Here are two video extras from the "Captain Marvel" Blu-ray:  one featuring comic book writer Kelly Sue DeConnick.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME - From Truthout:  “Avengers: Endgame” Is a Liberal War Cry by Nicholas Powers.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME - From Newsarama:  "Endgame" is within $110 million of surpassing "Avatar's" global box office record.

DIRECTORS - From Polygon:  What movies did Marvel Studios film directors make after their "Marvel Cinematic Universe" films.

THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER - From Deadline:  Kari Skogland has been set to direct the six-part Disney+ miniseries, "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier," with Anthony Mackie (The Falcon) and Sebastian Stan (The Winter Soldier") set to star.  "Captain America: Civil War's" Daniel Bruhl and Emily Van Camp are also in talks to join the miniseries, which will air in August 2020.

FUTURE - From Newsarama:  Kevin Feige said that the real "Mandarin" will appear in a future Marvel Studios film.  Ben Kingsley played an imposter in "Iron Man 3."

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME - From Movieweb:  "Far From Home," according to rumor, will have an end-credit scene that will set up Spider-Man's future as a superhero.

SPIDER-MAN/AVENGERS - From Polygon:  Starting Friday, May 10th, "Avengers: Endgame" has a post-credits scenes, but it is the simply the second trailer for "Spider-Man: Far From Home."

AVENGERS: ENDGAME - From Variety:  "Endgame" writers, Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus, answer a bunch of questions.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME - From CBR:  Did Thanos' snap of his fingers in "Avengers: Infinity War" create mutants a.k.a. X-Men?

FUTURE - From Variety:  Marvel will reveal its future film slate some time during the summer, according Disney CEO Bob Iger.

ETERNALS - From Variety:  "Game of Thrones" star Richard Madden in talks to star in "Eternals" film.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME - From Deadline:  "Endgame" is on the way to crossing the $2 billion dollar mark this coming weekend.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME - From Deadline:  Naughty Chris Pratt filmed some "highly illegal" video while on the "Endgame" set, but people are loving it online.

FRANCHISE - From THR:  Marvel Cinematic Universe actors are getting paid, with Robert Downey, Jr. leading the way.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME - From Newsarama:  Why CAPTAIN MARVEL and BLACK PANTHER Didn't Have Bigger Roles in AVENGERS: ENDGAME

AVENGERS: ENDGAME - From Deadline:  "Avenger: Endgame" rips up all the box office records for a film opening.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME - From Variety:  "Endgame" has an opening day (Fri., April 26th) of $156.7 million.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME - From Newsarama:  "Endgame" sets a record for Thursday previews with an estimated 60 million dollar take.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME - From Variety:  "Endgame" surpasses $100 million in China on its opening day.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME - From Newsarama:  Fandango says that 4,000 showings of "Endgame" have sold out.

PHASE THREE - From YahooFatherly:  Kevin Feige makes it official that the end of "Phase Three" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is "Spider-Man: Far From Home."

From News18:  Marvel boss, Kevin Feige, says that Marvel Studios is going big on diversity and is willing to take risks on films.  For instance, "Shang-chi" will have an Asian-American lead.

From FlickeringMyth:  Robert Downey, Jr. says that the last eight minutes of "Avengers: Endgame" are maybe the best eight minutes in the entire history of the whole run of them, in a way, because everyone’s involved.

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME - From USAToday:  Nick Fury is the "mean new stepdad" in "Far from Home" says director Jon Watts.

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME - From Newsarama:  The release date for "Spider-Man: Far from Home" has moved from July 5th to July 2nd.

KEVIN FEIGE - From Variety:  The Marvel Studios boss talks about Disney+ and the X-Men.

DISNEY+ - From Newsarama:  During an investors webcast, Disney confirmed details of its Marvel Cinematic Universe based TV series, including a "What if" animated series and live action "Loki," "Falcon and Winter Soldier," and "WandaVision" series.

BLACK WIDOW - From Deadline:  "Black Widow" adds actor O-T Fagbenle ("The Handmaid's Tale") to its cast.

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From Newsarama:  Updates on "Captain Marvel's" box office.

DISNEY+ - From Variety:  Jeremy Renner will reprise his "Avengers" role as the superhero, "Hawkeye," for a Disney+ series.

FUTURE - From Variety:  Australia has given Marvel Studios a $17.1 million subsidy to film a movie there.

BLACK PANTHER - From YahooEntertainment:  Actor Chadwick Boseman has the perfect response to all the people asking about "Black Panther 2."

THE ETERNALS - From THR:  Oscar-nominee Kumail Nanjiani is reportedly in talks to join Angelina Jolie in Marvel's "The Eternals" film.

AVENGERS ENDGAME - From YahooEntertainment:  Apparently, because of his tendency to leak things, Tom Holand a.k.a. Peter Parker/Spider-Man, did not get a copy of the "Endgame" script.

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From TheWrap:  "Captain Marvel" crosses the $1 billion mark in worldwide box office.

BLACK WIDOW - From Variety:  Oscar-winner Rachel Weisz ("The Constant Gardner") in talks to play a key role in "Black Widow."

BLACK WIDOW - From CNET:  David Harbour is about to star in the "Hellboy" reboot and is a star in Netflix's "Stranger Things" has joined Marvel's standalone "Black Widow" film.

THE ETERNALS - From THR:  Angelina Jolie reportedly in talks to join Marvel Studios' "The Eternals, which is to be directed by Chloe Zhao.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME - From Newsarama:  Marvel releases 32 "Avengers: Endgame" posters that offers some surprising clues/details.

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME - From Newsarama:  Sony Pictures releases international versions of the "Spider-Man: Far from Home" movie poster.  Spidey is sporting a new costume.

KEVIN FEIGE - From ScreenRant:  Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige talks "Captain Marvel" and a lot of other stuff.

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From Deadline:  "Captain Marvel" now at $910 million in worldwide box office.

AVENGERS ENDGAME - From SlashFilm:  Anthony and Joe Russo admit that the "Avengers: Endgame" trailers are deliberately misleading audiences.

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From Newsarama:  "Captain Marvel" crosses the $800 million dollar mark in worldwide box office.

BLACK WIDOW - From Variety:  Sources say that actress Florence Pugh has joined the "Black Widow" standalone film.

KEVIN FEIGE - From Newsarama:  Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige doubles down on his commitment to diverse representation in the studio's films.

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From Deadline:  "Captain Marvel's" second weekend box office haul, $69.3 million, is the second best second weekend in March box office history.

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From YahooEntertainment:  In the wake of "Captain Marvel's" smashing success, other female-led superhero movies are coming.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - From Deadline:   Disney has reinstated James Gunn as director of "Guardians of the Galaxy 3."  Gunn was fired after OLD social media posts came to light.

From YahooDigitalSpy:  Directors of Marvel Studios films react to the return of James Gunn to GotG 3.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME - From YouTube:  New "Avengers: Endgame" trailer - released March 14, 2019 

SHANG-CHI - From THR:  Destin Daniel Cretton has reportedly been chosen by Marvel Studios to direct its film, "Shang-Chi," based upon Marvel Comics' "Master of Kung-Fu."  Marvel is also looking for an Asian lead and the film will feature a predominately Asian and Asian-American cast.

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From Variety:  "Captain Marvel" moves past $500 million in worldwide box office as of today.

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From Marvel:  "Captain Marvel" breaks box office records in its opening weekend.  Marvel Studios' latest chapter became the biggest opening for a woman-led movie.

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From THR:  "Captain Marvel" has a $153 million debut at the domestic box office and $455 million in worldwide ticket sales.

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From Newsarama:  "Captain Marvel" off to a 78 million dollar start at the global box office.

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From YahooFinance:  Advanced tickets sales for "Captain Marvel" are reportedly hotter than they were for "Wonder Woman" and only trails "Black Panther" for solo superhero movies.

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From Deadline:  "Captain Marvel's" debut in China is the fourth biggest for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

BLACK WIDOW - From Newsarama:  Andre Holland, Rachel Weisz, and Alec Baldwin are reportedly on the shortlist to join Marvel's "Black Widow" film.

BLACK WIDOW - From Newsarama:  Emma Watson shortlisted to be the co-lead in Marvel's "Black Widow" film.

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From BleedingCool:  On "The Jonathan Ross Show," Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson of "Captain Marvel" met comic book creator Bryan Hitch, the comic book artist who first drew Jackson as Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D.

FUTURE - From Newsarama:  Kevin Feige says that Marvel Studios won't announce additions to its film schedule until after "Avengers: Endgame" and "Spider-Man: Far From Home."

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From YahooDigitalSpy:  Brie Larson reveals her intense training for the lead role in "Captain Marvel."

AVENGERS: ENDGAME - From Newsarama:  "Avengers: Endgame" is tracking to set an opening weekend box office record.  "Infinity War" had an opening weekend of $257 million, which is the current record.

FUTURE - From Newsarama:  Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige talks about the place of the "Eternals" in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

BLACK PANTHER - From io9:  Black Panther wins 3 Oscars at 91st Academy Awards.

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From THR:  Ticket pre-sales for "Captain Marvel" are the third highest for a Marvel Cinematic Universe film, behind "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Black Panther."  Those pre-sale numbers are also ahead of Warner Bros.'s "Aquaman" and "Wonder Woman."

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From BleedingCool:  Marvel has apparently screened "Captain Marvel" and people are tweeting early reactions.

BLACK WIDOW - From Newsarama:  Marvel Studios has reportedly hired writer-director Ned Benson to do rewrites of Jac Schaeffer's script for the "Black Widow" solo film.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME - From Newsarama:  Gwyneth Paltrow, Pepper Potts in the "Iron Man" film, says she is ready to quit the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

BLACK PANTHER - From THR:  Benjamin A Burtt has an Oscar nomination (sound editing) along with Steve Boeddeker for creating the sounds of "Black Panther."  He is the son of Oscar-winning "Star Wars" legend Ben Burtt.

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From Deadline:  Marvel Studios' "Captain Marvel" is projected to have at least a 100 million dollar opening weekend.

BLACK PANTHER - From ComicBook:  Letitia Wright shares heartfelt thank for BAFTA win in a video.

BLACK PANTHER - From ComicBook:  Here is a list of the 8 categories in which "Black Panther" is nominated at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.

BLACK PANTHER - From ComicBook:  At the 72nd BAFTA Awards, "Black Panther" wins the award for "Best Visual Effects," the only nomination it received.

BLACK PANTHER - From ComicBook:  Letitia Wright, who played "Shuri," Black Panther's sister, has won the BAFTA Rising Star Award at today's BAFTA Awards.

BLACK PANTHER - From ComicBook:  "Black Panther" has won the Grammy Award for "Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media" at today's 61st Annual Grammy Awards.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - From TheWrap:  Taika Waititi, the director of "Thor: Ragnarok," says that he will not direct the third installment of "Guardians of the Galaxy."  He says "That's James' film," referencing James Gunn, whom Disney fired from the franchise.

AVENGERS ENDGAME - From Variety:  See the Super Bowl teaser trailer for "Avengers: Endgame," which is due in April.

BLACK PANTHER - From TheWrap:  “The Favourite”, “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Black Panther” have been named the best-designed films of 2018 by the Art Directors Guild, which handed out its 23rd annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on Saturday night at the Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown.

BLACK PANTHER - From BleedingCool:  Chadwick Boseman gives a moving speech while he and cast mates accepted the SAG Award for "Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture."  And he teases "Black Panther 2."

BLACK PANTHER - From Newsarama:  "Black Panther" is returning to theaters in February - for free showings to celebrate Black History Month.

BLACK PANTHER - From YahooEntertainment:  "Black Panther" wins the top award at the 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards - "Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture."

BLACK PANTHER - From Deadline:  At the 2019 / 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards, stunt teams from "Black Panther" and "GLOW" walked away with this year’s SAG Awards for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles.

BLACK PANTHER - From YahooEntertainment:  "Wonder Woman" director Patty Jenkins, currently working on "Wonder Woman 1984," says that she is happy that Black Panther has been nominated for a "best picture" Oscar.

BLACK PANTHER - From THR:  Among "Black Panther's" seven Oscar nominations at the 91st Academy Awards, one of them is historic.  "Black Panther" is the first comic book movie to be nominated in the "best picture" category.

BLACK PANTHER - From USAToday:  Oscar nominations: Why 'Black Panther' really deserves that best-picture nod

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From Variety:  "Captain Marvel" will open in China on the same day it opens in North America, March 8, 2019.

FUTURE - From ComicBook:  Marvel Comics artist, Stefano Caselli, teases a new project for Marvel Studios.

SPIDER-MAN - From Newsarama:  With his role in "Spider-Man: Far From Home," Zach Barack is the first openly trans actor to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

SPIDER-MAN - From YouTube:  First official trailer for "Spider-Man: Far From Home," which is due July 5, 2019.

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From THR:  How "Captain Marvel" is being positioned as the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

DISNEY+ - From THR:  The streaming service, Disney+, has found a showrunner for its "Vision and Scarlet Witch" series (formerly "Scarlet Witch).  He is "Captain Marvel" co-screenwriter, Jac Schaeffer.

FUTURE - From Newsarama:  Both Kevin Feige and Oscar-winner Adam McKay ready to talk about a "Silver Surfer" movie.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - From Newsarama:  Kevin Feige says "Guardians of the Galaxy 3" is still happening, although when is yet to be determined.

STREAMING - From WeGotThisCovered:  Disney's upcoming streaming service, "Disney+" will be a major part of the "Marvel Cinematic Universe" going forward, according to Marvel head honcho, Kevin Feige.

BLACK PANTHER - From SlashFilm:  "Black Panther" earns a "best picture" nominations at the 30th Producers Guild Awards.  Winners will be announced Jan.19th.

BLACK PANTHER - From Newsarama:  AARP has released its list of nominees for its annual "Movies For Grownups Awards," which honor films the organization feels appeal to their older demographic. Among the announcements are a pair of nominations for Marvel Studios' 2018 blockbuster Black Panther - "Best Ensemble" category, which honors the entire cast of the winning film, and "Best Supporting Actress" for Angela Bassett's performance as Queen Raimonda.

BLACK PANTHER - From Newsarama: Black Panther's Letitia Wright has been nominated for the EE British Academy Film Awards' (BAFTA) "EE Rising Star Award."


TRAILERS:

From EW:  Here is the "Infinity Saga" trailer which is connected to the forthcoming release of the "Infinity Saga" box set.

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME - From YouTube:  New trailer (5/6/2019) for "Spider-Man: Far From Home," which is due July 2, 2019.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME - From Marvel:  Here is the first trailer from "Avengers: Endgame," formerly "Avengers 4."

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From Marvel:  Here is the first official trailer for Marvel Studios next film, "Captain Marvel," starring Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson.  The film arrives in theaters March 8, 2019.

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From YouTube:  Captain Marvel official trailer #2 (released Monday, December 3, 2018).


Apple TV+ Celebrates Golden Globe Noms for "The Morning Show"

Apple Makes History with Multiple Golden Globe Nominations for “The Morning Show”

Apple TV+ Becomes First Streaming Service to Earn Nominations in its Launch Year

CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apple® received its first-ever Golden Globe nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), including Best Television Series, Drama, for Apple’s global hit “The Morning Show” and dual nominations for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama, for “The Morning Show” stars and executive producers Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. The awards will be presented at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 5, 2020.

    “A huge thank you to Apple TV+ for their incredible partnership and the remarkable cast and crew, who I’m honored to share this nomination with.”

With the nominations for “The Morning Show," Apple TV+ became the first streaming platform to receive recognition from the HFPA in its launch year, with the service launching only one month ago. These are also the first drama TV actress nominations for both Aniston and Witherspoon. Aniston is now only the fourth person in history to receive Golden Globe nominations for both TV Comedy and Drama, Lead Actress.

The multiple nominations received by Apple this morning include:

  • Best TV Series - Drama - “The Morning Show”
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Jennifer Aniston in “The Morning Show”
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Reese Witherspoon in “The Morning Show”

“Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for today’s historic nominations,” said Zack Van Amburg, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video. “After the debut of Apple TV+ just last month, today’s nominations are a true testament to the powerful storytelling that went into ‘The Morning Show,’ as well as all of our Apple Originals.”

“‘The Morning Show’ is resonating with audiences all around the world and today’s recognition from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association further reinforces how timely and special this series is,” said Jamie Erlicht, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video. “Congrats to Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Michael Ellenberg, Kerry Ehrin, Mimi Leder and the unparalleled cast and creative minds behind this project. We cannot wait to continue exploring the world of ‘The Morning Show’ into season two.”

“I'm incredibly proud that the show was nominated, and it’s so rewarding to see the hard work and talent of Reese and Jen recognized,” said Kerry Ehrin, executive producer and showrunner of “The Morning Show.” “Mimi, Michael and I could not be more delighted and grateful to the HFPA for this honor, and to Apple for all their support.”

“What a beautiful morning for ‘The Morning Show!’ Feeling grateful to be able to bring this story to light alongside a most brilliant group of artists — our cast and crew who worked passionately from their hearts and souls to continue the conversation of power, greed and toxicity in the workplace,” said Mimi Leder, director and executive producer of “The Morning Show.” “It is an important time, and a privilege, to be able to tell stories and create art that reflects the times we are living in. Thank you HFPA for this incredible honor and for also recognizing Jennifer and Reese. Working with them is a dream come true. Kerry, Michael and I are blown away!”

“I am so grateful to the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for recognizing ‘The Morning Show’ and Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon’s outstanding performances,” said Michael Ellenberg, executive producer of “The Morning Show.” “A huge thank you to Apple TV+ for their incredible partnership and the remarkable cast and crew, who I’m honored to share this nomination with.”

Customers can watch “The Morning Show” exclusively on Apple TV+ on the Apple TV® app, with new episodes premiering worldwide every Friday. The season finale premieres Friday, December 20, 2019.

“The Morning Show” explores the cutthroat world of morning news and the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning. Told through the lens of two complicated women working to navigate the minefield of high-octane jobs while facing crises in both their personal and professional lives, “The Morning Show” is an unapologetically candid drama that looks at the power dynamics between women and men, and women and women, in the workplace. The series is executive produced by Michael Ellenberg through Media Res, which also serves as the studio, along with Jennifer Aniston and Kristin Hahn through Echo Films; Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter through Hello Sunshine; and Mimi Leder, who also directs several episodes. The series is developed by Kerry Ehrin, who serves as showrunner and is an executive producer.

Apple TV+ is now available on the Apple TV app on iPhone®, iPad®, Apple TV, iPod touch®, Mac®, as well as select Samsung smart TVs, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices and at https://tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. Customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch or Mac can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free.

$4.99/month after free trial. One subscription per Family Sharing group. Offer good for three months after eligible device activation. Plan automatically renews until cancelled. Restrictions and other terms apply. Visit https://www.apple.com/promo/ for more information.

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