As of right now, Marvel Studios still plans to release ‘Black Widow‘ inside a theater near you come May 1, 2020. The hope being that coronavirus fears have calmed by then.
Today, to get people excited for the release, they released the final trailer.
Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) has always referred to The Avengers as her family. But before that she had another one: She was an assassin trained in the Red Room. Now the Red Room has a new leader—Taskmaster—and according to her sister Yelena (Florence Pugh), he’s manipulating its recruits.
As most of you should know by now, I know absolutely nothing about superhero/comic book films, so I have no idea what any of that means.
But Scarlett Johansson is a pretty great actress, and so is Florence Pugh, so that’s cool. I’m sure the movie will be great. I won’t be watching it, but I’m sure it’ll be great.
As mentioned above, it’s set to theaters May 1, 2020. Check out the final trailer below…
Ain’t no party like a Disney/Marvel party! The studio is probably still celebrating after Captain America: Civil War brought home a massive $181.8 million during its opening weekend. That number is good enough for the fifth-biggest opening ever.
But this movie isn’t just a hit in the United States. It’s a worldwide smash, and it’s already earned $678.4 million globally, which is just absolutely insane. And the good news is that it should stay strong in its second week, thanks to the strong reviews from critics and fans.
Those numbers are obviously impressive, but you haven’t heard the most impressive stat yet. Last year, Universal set the record with the fastest climb to the $1 billion mark. The studio reached the mark on June 14, thanks to Furious 7 and Jurassic World.
Well, Disney has crushed that record. The studio now holds the record for the fastest climb to $1 billion. It’s a huge number and it’s something the studio should be really proud of. And they still have a number of important films coming later this year.
You have Finding Dory next month, Pete’s Dragon in August, Moana in November, Doctor Strange in November, and Rogue One in December. They are set to have one of the best years in box office history.
It’s going to be fun to see how high they can climb.
At this point, any film Marvel Studios puts out is expected to be a huge hit. Every single time they step in the batter’s box, they hit a grand slam. Iron Man, Captain America, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers, and the list just goes on.
But the upcoming Ant-Man film has some Marvel fans worried. They haven’t been impressed by the trailers, and there are those out there who believe this could be a rare swing and a miss for the studio. However, like we said, this reaction is mainly due to the lackluster trailers. No one had seen the full movie yet.
That all changed Thursday night during the first press screenings. A handful of critics were able to check out the film three weeks before its July 17 release. And surprisingly, the reaction has been mostly positive.
Let’s start off with the positive tweets coming in…
It’s official! Spider-Man will be returning to the Marvel Universe. Marvel Studios has reached a deal with Sony Pictures to bring the character back home. We first learned about this potential deal during the hack heard ‘round the world.
Leaked emails from Sony revealed that they were planning on sharing the film rights to Spider-Man with Disney-owned Marvel Studios. And now it looks like they have reached a deal. You will meet the new (and hopefully improved) Spider-Man in the 2016 Captain America: Civil War.
He will then get his own film, which is currently scheduled to hit theaters July, 2017. Sony and Marvel promise this will be a new take on the character. Sadly, this means Andrew Garfield’s time as Spider-Man is up.
Disney CEO, Bob Iger, released the following statement…
“Spider-Man is one of Marvel’s great characters, beloved around the world. We’re thrilled to work with Sony Pictures to bring the iconic web-slinger into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which opens up fantastic new opportunities for storytelling and franchise building.”
Marvel boss Kevin Feige will produce the film alongside outgoing Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal. “I am thrilled to team with my friends at Sony Pictures along with Amy Pascal to produce the next Spider-Man movie.” Feige said in a statement released yesterday.
So what does this mean for Marvel’s Phase 3 plans? You can check out the updated release schedule down below…
Marvel Studios promised a huge event yesterday at the El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles, and they certainly delivered. They made several huge announcements during yesterday’s press event; however, none of the announcements involved Benedict Cumberbatch.
Marvel President Kevin Feige announced the names of nine films the studio will release over the next five years.
The two biggest films announced? Captain Marvel and Black Panther. Marvel fans are most excited about these two films. Black Panther, which will be released in November of 2017, will feature Marvel’s first black leading actor. Actor Chadwick Boseman, best known for his work in 42, will star as T’Challa, the African prince who becomes a superhero.
And Captain Marvel will be Marvel’s first movie featuring a female lead. It’s not expected to hit theaters until 2018, so we don’t know too much about the film. There hasn’t been any casting, but Feige did say this about the movie…
“This film has been in the works almost as long as Doctor Strange or Guardians Of The Galaxy, and one of the key things was figuring out what we wanted to do with it. Her adventures are very earthbound, but her powers are based in the cosmic realm.”
In addition to the two films listed above, Marvel also released the titles and release dates for seven other films. You can view the full list down below.
Have we finally found our new Doctor Strange? Possibly. After talks between Joaquin Phoenix and Marvel hit a wall, the comic powerhouse turned their attention to Benedict Cumberbatch. Both Deadline and Variety are reporting that Cumberbatch and Marvel are extremely close to agreeing on a deal.
And some people believe the announcement could come today. Last Friday, Marvel Studios invited the press to attend a mysterious event at Disney’s El Capitan Theater on October 28, which is obviously today. Sources have added to the speculation by claiming Cumberbatch has always been Marvel’s prime target.
This is bad news for fans of Keanu Reeves. Ever since it was announced Phoenix was out, fans of the ‘John Wick‘ star have been campaigning for him to get the role. However, we have no reason to believe Marvel even talked with Reeves. And the actor himself admitted he didn’t know much about the character.
Scott Derrickson will be directing the highly anticipated film, which is expected to be released November 4, 2016. We will keep you updated as we learn more information. Hopefully this report is confirmed during Marvel’s special event today. Benedict Cumberbatch is a solid choice, and fits the role perfectly.
That’s just my opinion though. What do you think? Still not over Joaquin Phoenix backing out?
Guardians of the Galaxy is well on its way to becoming 2014’s highest grossing movie in North America. The Marvel Studios box office smash passed the $400 million mark this weekend with a worldwide total of $418.7 million.
The film has earned just over $220 million in North America, and just under $200 million internationally. The movie is still open in a few markets, including Japan and China, so the international total will only climb higher.
The film, directed by James Gunn, will likely pass Transformers: Age of Extinction in North America; however, the Michael Bay flick is still the highest grossing movie with over $1 billion worldwide.
Guardians of the Galaxy has already outgrossed some of Marvel’s biggest hits, including The Incredible Hulk and Captain America: The First Avenger. It will soon pass Thor’s $449.3 million total.