Category Archives: Comic Book Adaptations

Marvel One Shots (On Going)

Marvel One Shots:

  • “The Consultant” (2011) – 4 Minutes
    • Appeared on Thor Blu-ray release
  • “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer” (2011) – 4 Minutes
    • Appeared on Captain America: The First Avenger Blu-ray release
  • “Item 47” (2012) – 12 minutes
    • Appeared on The Avengers Blu-ray release
  • “Agent Carter” (2013) – 15 minutes
    • Appeared on Iron Man 3 Blu-ray release and digital download
  • “All Hail the King” (2014) – 14 minutes
    • Appeared on Thor: the Dark World” Blu-ray release and digital download
  • “Team Thor” (2016) – 4 minutes
    • Appeared on Captain America: Civil War Blu-ray release
  • “Team Thor: Part 2” (2017) – 5 minutes
    • Appeared on Doctor Strange Blu-ray release
  • “No Good Deed” (2017) – 4 Minutes
    • Released theatrically before Logan and free online

Marvel Comic Book Adaptations: Movies (Ongoing)

Marvel Comics Film Adaptations

  • Captain America (1944)
    • 15-chapterserial film; Marvel was then known as Timely Comics
  • Howard the Duck (1986)
    • Co-produced by LucasFilm
  • The Punisher (1989)
    • Direct-to-video in U.S.; limited theatrical release internationally
  • Captain America (1990)
    • Co-produced byJadran Film; Direct-to-video in U.S.; limited theatrical release internationally
  • The Fantastic Four (1994)
    • Unreleased
  • Blade (1998)
  • X-Men (2000)
  • Blade 2 (2002)
  • Spider-Man (2002)
  • Daredevil (2003)
    • Co-produced byRegency Enterprises
  • X2 (2003)
  • Hulk (2003)
  • The Punisher (2004)
  • Spider-Man 2 (2004)
  • Blade Trinity (2004)
  • Elektra (2005)
    • Co-produced by Regency Enterprises
  • Fantastic Four (2005)
  • X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
  • Ghost Rider (2007)
  • Spider-Man 3 (2007)
  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

BEGINNING OF THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE (MCU)

  • Iron Man (2008) – MCU
  • The Incredible Hulk (2008) – MCU
  • Punisher: War Zone (2008)
    • Produced under Marvel Knights banner; Distributed by Lionsgate Films in the U.S. and Canada and Columbia Pictures in other territories; Not part of MCU
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
  • Iron Man 2 (2010) – MCU
  • Thor (2011) – MCU
  • X-Men: First Class (2011)
  • Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) – MCU
  • Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012)
  • The Avengers (2012) – MCU
  • The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
  • Iron Man 3 (2013) – MCU
  • The Wolverine (2013)
  • Thor: The Dark World (2013) – MCU
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) – MCU
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) – MCU
  • Avengers Age of Ultron (2015) –MCU
  • Ant-Man (2015) – MCU
  • Fantastic Four (2015)
  • Deadpool (2016)
  • Captain America: Civil War (2016) – MCU
  • X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
  • Doctor Strange (2016) –MCU
  • Logan (2017)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (2017) –MCU

UPCOMING

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
    • To be distributed bySony Pictures; Part of the MCU
  • Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
  • Black Panther (2018) – MCU
  • New Mutants (2018)
  • Avengers: Infinity War (2018) – MCU
  • Deadpool 2 (2018)
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) – MCU
  • Untitled Venom Film (2018)
  • Dark Phoenix (2018)
  • Captain Marvel (2019) – MCU
  • Untitled Avengers Film (2019) – MCU
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 (2019)
    • To be distributed by Sony Pictures; Part of the MCU

Captain America: Civil War Releases Full Cast List and Plot Synopsis

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Captain America: Civil War has officially began filming and the studio has released a plot synopsis along with a full cast list! It was revealed that the film will see Paul Rudd as Ant-Man which is pretty exciting! William Hurt will also reprise his role from The Incredible Hulk as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, the father of Bruce Banner’s love interest in the film, Betty.

The plot synopsis is as follows:

Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.”

The official cast list is as follows:

  • Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America
  • Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
  • Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
  • Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier
  • Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon
  • Paul Bettany as The Vision
  • Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye
  • Don Cheadle as Jim Rhodes/War Machine
  • Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch
  • Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man
  • Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther
  • Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter/Agent 13
  • Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones
  • William Hurt as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross
  •  Daniel Brühl as Baron Helmut Zemo
  • Martin Freeman has been confirmed in an unspecified role

There is no word yet on whether or not Spider-Man will make an appearance after Marvel announced the superhero would be making his way back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Captain America: Civil War will be directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, with a script from Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely and a release date scheduled for May 6, 2016.

A Sequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service Greenlit With Fox

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The Matthew Vaughn film adaptation, Kingsman: The Secret Service, has officially gotten the greenlight for a sequel from Fox.

Currently, there are no details on what a sequel would entail. Vaughn has stated in previous interviews that he could see a sequel tackling an American version of Kingsman. So it is possible that now that the sequel is in the works officially, that is the way it will be headed.

Vaughn has also not commented on whether he will return for the sequel. However, he has not returned for the sequels of his other films so it isn’t looking good. He didn’t direct the sequels to both Kick-Ass and First Class despite advocating those films be made.

Kingsman: The Secret Service pulled in an impressive $400 million globally. The film was based on the comic book written by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons.

 

Hulu Snags Streaming Rights to Fear the Walking Dead

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Hulu has officially closed an exclusive deal with AMC for the rights to stream the upcoming series “Fear the Walking Dead,” the companion series to “The Walking Dead.”

The multi-year deal between Hulu and AMC also included several other scripted shows from the network.

Mike Hopkins, Chief Executive Officer at Hulu, said,

“AMC Networks has an incredible reputation and track record in producing captivating storytelling across a variety of genres for true connoisseurs of television. This huge partnership guarantees that Hulu viewers will soon be able to enjoy the newest slate of premium programming from some of the top cable networks.”

“Fear the Walking Dead” stars Kim Dickens (Gone Girl), Cliff Curtis (Live Free or Die Hard), Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) and Alycia Debnam Carey (“The 100”). The spin-off companion series is set in Los Angeles and centers on new characters and storyline but in the zombified world created by Robert Kirkman.

“The Walking Dead” veterans Greg Nicotero, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert are all executive producers of the new series. Kirkman will also be involved in the spin-off and has said that the spinoff will look and feel “startlingly different” from the original series. Dave Erickson is an executive producer and showrunner.

The spin-off has already been ordered for two seasons. The first six episodes will premiere on AMC later this summer on AMC.

 

Netflix Renews ‘Daredevil’ for Second Season — With New Showrunners

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Not surprisingly, Netflix has officially renewed “Daredevil” for a second season. The renewal came just 11 days after the Netflix Original Series premiered season one on the streaming service. However season 2 will return with different showrunners.

“Daredevil” stars “Boardwalk Empire” star Charlie Cox.  Doug Petrie (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy), who will take over for Steven DeKnight. (DeKnight originally took over for the initial showrunner Drew Goddard, who had to leave the series to focus on other Marvel features.)

The series is the first of the five Marvel series to debut on the streaming service.

“Daredevil” will return for a second season in 2016.

 

Robert Kirkman Dishes On Details For Season 6 of Walking Dead

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It has only been a few weeks since season 5 of “The Walking Dead” has ended but everyone wants to know what they can expect in season 6. The creator, Robert Kirkman was at the National Association of Broadcasters Show to discuss season finale and where the show might be heading, especially regarding a key dynamic between two characters.

Note: Spoilers Ahead!!

The season 5 finale saw a reunion fans have been awaiting for years. Rick and Morgan found each other in the seemingly safe city but in a precarious situation. Kirkman said,

“Having Rick and Morgan together, finally, again is a huge deal, and it’s definitely going to be a big part of Season 6. Now it’s a very different Rick and a very different Morgan who are going to have a completely different relationship,” Kirkman continued. “And it’s the questions of how they’re going to interact, how they’re going to work together—if they’re going to work together—and what comes from those interactions is going to be basically the spine of season six.”

Steven Yeun, the actor who plays Glenn, was also present at the panel and spoke about his character’s fate in the upcoming season in the most vague way possibly.

“If I go—that could happen,” Yeun commented. “The way that we make the show, the writers and everybody really want to focus on making things poignant and purposeful and meaningful. So if it were for Glenn to go, then it’s probably going to be awesome.”

Kirkman added about Glenn’s future that they had “a lot of cool stuff” lined up for Glenn in the next season.

Wonder Woman Director Drops Out

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Michelle MacLaren has announced her departure as director from the production of the upcoming Wonder Woman film. MacLaren cited creative differences as the reason for her departure.

The studio released a statement,

“Given creative differences, Warner Bros. and Michelle MacLaren have decided not to move forward with plans to develop and direct Wonder Woman together.”

MacLaren is an Emmy-winning director who joined the project in November of last year. Warner Bros. had spent months searching for a female director specifically to take lead on the super heroine project.

Wonder Woman would have been the director’s feature film debut but she is known for working on several critically acclaimed projects including The X-Files, HBO’s Game of Thrones and multiple AMC productions like The Walking DeadBreaking Bad and spin-off Better Call Saul.

It is interesting that MacLaren has departed a comic book film project. Four years earlier, Patty Jenkins was set to direct Thor: The Dark World, but she left the film ALSO citing creative differences. MacLaren would have been only the second female to direct a comic-book superhero film, joining Lexi Alexander’s 2008 Punisher: War Zone. What are these “creative differences” that are regularly driving female directors away from comic book films?

Currently, Wonder Woman remains in line to hit theaters in 2017. It stars Gal Gadot in the titular role who will make her first appearance in the role in Zack Snyder’s forthcoming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,

New Trailer Released for Ant-Man

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We all know a Marvel film is going to be the big hit this summer but will it be “Ant-Man” or “Age of Ultron?” Many are overlooking “Ant-Man” with such larger titles on the way but thanks to a new trailer released last week, we know how awesome the film is going to be.

The film was directed by Peyton Reed, with a screenplay written by Adam McKay and Paul Rudd. It stars Rudd in the titular role alongside Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Wood Harris, Jordi Mollà, and Michael Douglas. In Ant-Man, Lang must help defend Dr. Pym’s Ant-Man technology and plot a heist with worldwide ramifications.

“Ant-Man” will hit theaters on July 17. It is the 12th addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Catch the full trailer for Marvel’s Ant-Man in the video above. And make sure to check out the movie when it hits theaters later this summer.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Begins Shooting Next February

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is in process! Courtesy of James Gunn, the writer and director behind the first film, we have learned a few details about the upcoming sequel that everyone can’t wait for.

Despite being close-lipped on the plot for the sequel, Gunn revealed that the sequel will begin shooting next February at Pinewood Atlanta Studios. The filming location is a new one for the franchise. The first film filmed in London with several scenes taking place though out locations in the city. Currently, Captain America: Civil War is filming at the same Atlanta studio where Ant-Man also recently wrapped principal photography.

According to Gunn, the script is currently in progress and the film treatment for the sequel has already been sent over to Marvel. Though Gunn did not reveal any plot details for the sequel. However, he did say that Karen Gillan would reprise her role as Nebula, the arch nemesis and adopted sister of Gamora (Zoe Saldana) for an appearance in the film. He was also confident that her appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 would not require her to shave her head like she did for the first film.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 has a premiere date for May 5, 2017.