Marvel’s ‘Vision and Scarlet Witch’ Series Lands ‘Captain Marvel’ Writer

Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen are expected to star. The Vision and Scarlet Witch, one of the first series that Marvel Studios will be making for Disney’s streaming service Disney+, has landed a writer and showrunner. Jac Schaeffer, one of the scribes behind Marvel’s upcoming Captain Marvel movie, has been tapped to run point on the series that will focus on the two characters that are integral members of the Avengers. She will pen the pilot and executive produce, say sources. Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen are expected to star…

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Third ‘Captain Marvel’ Trailer Here!

It’s been an excruciating last few months for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — going without a new movie since “Ant-Man and the Wasp” at the beginning of July — but we’re now only two months away from “Captain Marvel.” And on Monday night Disney dropped a new trailer for Marvel’s first woman-led superhero spectacular. At first glance the clip is light on new information — the marketing campaign has really leaned in on the bromance between Carol Danvers and young(er) Nick Fury, and this new trailer is no…

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SHAZAM! (2019)

  David F. Sandberg (“Annabelle: Creation”) directs New Line Cinema’s “Shazam!,” the origin story that stars Zachary Levi (TV’s “Chuck”) as the titular DC Super Hero, along with Asher Angel (TV’s “Andi Mack”) as Billy Batson, and Mark Strong (the “Kingsman” movies) in the role of Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana. Peter Safran (upcoming “Aquaman,” “The Conjuring” and “Annabelle” films) serves as the film’s producer. We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out…

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‘Aquaman’ Mid-Credits Scene Explained

So here we are, finally, getting the first new film based on a DC Comics property since the maligned “Justice League.” But while “Aquaman” does briefly acknowledge that the events of that movie happened, it otherwise is actually kind of a soft reboot of this whole thing, otherwise totally divorced from the Zack Snyder era of DC movies. That divorce even includes something the Snyder films and “Wonder Woman” famously eschewed: a mid-credits teaser. The scene, which comes about 5 minutes into the credits, reveals that Black Manta survived his…

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Captain Marvel (2019)

  Captain Marvel is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Carol Danvers. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is set to be the twenty-first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, with Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Jac Schaeffer also contributing to the screenplay. Brie Larson stars as Danvers, alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg, and…

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‘Captain Marvel’: Jude Law Is Playing Exactly Who You Thought

In shocker-not-shocker news, Disney has finally announced who it is Jude Law is playing in “Captain Marvel.” And yep, it’s exactly what fans have assumed to be the case ever since Law joined the cast. A photo posted Thursday to Disney Movies spells it out plainly: “Jude Law as Mar-Vell, the leader of Starforce.” See the photo for yourself above. Up until now, Law’s character has been described only as a “mentor” to Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, with no name given. But of course, Marvel fans know just who…

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‘Destroyer’ Film Review: Nicole Kidman Is Repulsively Brilliant in Hardcore Action Flick

It takes a lot of inner confidence to pull off what Karyn Kusama and Nicole Kidman have done with “Destroyer.” Here is the noir antihero that our current cinema has been longing for. The genre is traditionally an exclusive realm for steely male icons like Clint Eastwood or even Jamie Foxx in “Django Unchained” — but here’s a shatterproof hardcore woman hellbent on making things right once and for all. When the film begins, Kidman’s Erin Bell is a wrecked woman, someone so repulsive to look at you have to…

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Adam McKay Is Interested in a ‘Silver Surfer’ Movie

Ant-Man co-writer Adam McKay has another Marvel character he’d like to tackle: Silver Surfer. He shared his wish during an episode of MTV’s Happy Sad Confused podcast with Josh Horowitz while promoting his new Dick Cheney film Vice. “Silver Surfer is the one I want to do, man. I would do anything to do Silver Surfer because, visually, you could do what the Wachowskis did with Speed Racer with the Silver Surfer,” McKay said. “At the same time, there’s a great emotional story in there, man, where Norrin Radd [Silver…

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Character-Driven ‘Bumblebee’ Marks New Direction for ‘Transformers’ Series

After five features with Michael Bay directing big freaking robots and increasingly over-the-top stories, Paramount takes its Transformers franchise in a new direction with Bumblebee, which bows Friday. With director Travis Knight now at the helm, the solo outing of one of the franchise’s most popular characters shifts the action back a few decades to the mid-1980s. After Bumblebee arrives on Earth on a mission from Optimus Prime, he encounters Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), who helps him evade the dangers posed by Decepticons sent after him and the U.S. military unit,…

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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Post-Credits Scene Explained

The live-action version of Spider-Man may be contained within the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the foreseeable future, but Sony can still do what it wants with animated “Spider-Man” flicks — and thank goodness for that, because “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” totally owns with the way it embraces all corners of the Spider-Canon. But if you thought the seven Spider-People who participate in the plot in “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” — Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), Peter Parker (Chris Pine), Peter B. Parker (Jake Johnson), Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld), Peni Parker (Kimiko…

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