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Marvel Cinematic Universe | AVENGERS ENDGAME | APRIL 26th, 2019

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Big news came today. Marvel Studios has officially broken ties with Marvel Entertainment and now works directly under Disney.

After what one source describes as "several years of frustration," Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has pulled off a reorganization of the vaunted film company that has him reporting to Disney studio chief Alan Horn as opposed to the infamously micromanaging Marvel Entertainment CEO Isaac "Ike" Perlmutter.

Feige, the architect of Marvel's transition from a flailing comic book company into a film powerhouse that was sold to Disney for $4 billion in 2009, is said to have vented his unhappiness to Horn and Disney CEO Bob Iger earlier this summer. The reorganization was put into effect last week, according to sources.

"Marvel Studios is taking the next logical step in its integration with The Walt Disney Studios, joining Pixar and Lucasfilm in centralizing many of its film-related functions in Burbank, with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and co-president Louis D’Esposito continuing to lead the Marvel Studios team reporting to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn," a Disney spokesperson tells THR in a statement.

The revamp is a blow to New York-based Perlmutter, a low-profile billionaire who has contributed to Marvel's reputation in Hollywood for frugality and secrecy (as THR reported in a 2014 feature, he attended the premiere of Iron Man in a disguise to go undetected and once complained that journalists at a press junket were allowed two sodas instead of one). Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel Television, continues to report to Perlmutter, who will maintain oversight of Marvel's TV group, publishing, animation and other New York-based operations.

Perlmutter, 72, is said to have accepted Feige's insistence on the film group breaking free. But the move illustrates the power that Feige has amassed within the Disney empire, having overseen a slate of films since 2009 that has grossed more than $7 billion while rival Warner Bros. has struggled to turn its DC superheroes into a comparable cinematic universe. Disney has plotted out Marvel films until at least 2019.

The shift also evidences the tricky executive politics that Iger must manage as a result of assembling several freestanding feifdoms under the Disney banner over the past decade. Pixar Animation Studios, Lucasfilm and Marvel have been key acquisitions that brought with them valuable intellectual property assets and creative expertise. But each silo is overseen by powerful executives such as animation gurus John Lasseter and Ed Catmull, producer Kathleen Kennedyand Perlmutter and Feige, respectively, all of whom have tremendous influence within their corner of the Disney empire.

Feige, 42, has been considered the key man at Marvel, producing everything from the original Iron Man through this summer's Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man. One insider says Feige has earned the opportunity to break free from Perlmutter, who is not only controlling, but also obsessed with thrift.

"Everybody knows Ike is difficult," says one source close to the company. "This has been a long time coming. Kevin has grown his entire career under Ike and now it just makes sense."

This is a really interesting development. I wonder how this will affect phase 3. 

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Big news came today. Marvel Studios has officially broken ties with Marvel Entertainment and now works directly under Disney.

This is a really interesting development. I wonder how this will affect phase 3. 

It means the next Thor movie won't look super cheap, and that Chris Evan's wont have to worry about paying for his own gym membership again. Yes that last thing actually happened during the first Avengers movie.

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Feige is Doctor Doom and he just ended the Marvel committee.

And for those wondering why Black Widow toy's were non-existent:

Now that the Creative Committee has been dissolved and now that Ike is out of the picture, Marvel Studios is facing a real new dawn. It won't be evident on Captain America: Civil War or maybe Doctor Strange, which is already deep in pre-production, but everything coming afterwards could reflect a new energy at Marvel. Key creative decisions are now being made by Kevin Feige, Louis D'Esposito and Victoria Alonso alone. Any drag or difficulty caused by the Creative Committee is over, and any skinflint choices and bizarre decisions made by Ike are out of the way (trivia: I understand the reason there are no Black Widow toys is specifically because Ike, with a background in toys, believes girl toys do not sell and thus vetoed them again and again. One guy was the roadblock.), and now we're going to see Marvel Studios operating at full power as it goes into Phase Three. I don't think this means we're going to see Captain Marvel suddenly get a $300 million budget - I think Marvel understands that reasonable frugality is what has allowed Ant-Man to become a success - but I think we're going to see happier actors, more dynamic creative visions and a Kevin Feige who could be leading Marvel well into the next decade. More than that, I think the doors to diversity have opened in a big way, especially post-Ike.

Figures the guy who thought audiences couldn't tell the differences between Terrence Howard and Don Cheadle would come to such a conclusion.

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I don't really care much about Marvel Animation since it's clearly exists to just market the movies now. I'm just glad he's not in the picture for the movies anymore.

 

Also, that "creative community" are who were responsible for running Edgar Wright off Ant Man. Expect a lot more freedom for the directors of these movies now. 

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So I was checking the deleted scenes of Age of Ultron, it explains quite some stuff and adds some layers to certain events.

Widow has a chat with Rhodey, who explains Ultron is attacking almost every nation with nuclear warheads, trying to steal them, meanwhile he has to go deal with countries who are pointing fingers at eachothers for said attacks, implying Ultron caused far more damage than just one city destroyed by the Hulk and the Sokovia disaster, as he probably caused a lot of instability, if not wars, between some countries who HAVE nuclear warheads.

Tony also gives Rhodey a new encrypted code for his armor, saying it's an update he did to avoid Ultron taking over the Iron Man suits, explaining why Ultron never tried taking over the suits of Tony and Rhodey, which kinda bugged me during the movie.

You guys also probably remember that civillian girl that appeared a lot on some crowd scenes, the sister of the kid Quicksilver dies to save. Yeah they knew eachother.

A deleted scene shows that Quicksilver stole stuff for a lot of people on his country, including a toy for her brother and a dress for her, meaning he knew those two, and he wasn't just saving a random kid, he was saving a kid he probably knew and cared about when he died.

Kinda makes his death a bit more tearjerker from those two brother's perspective.

Also Wanda tells him if he doesn't stop stealing stuff like this one day he'll get shot.

Goddammit Whedon.

Tho' it does add some good symbolic value here, she pretty much told him running after the girl would get him shot to death, and here we have him saving her little brother and dying for it. And that's not even going into the irony of him saving the brother of that girl but in the process making Wanda lose her own brother.

 

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Huh, so David Tennant is playing the main villain for Jessica Jones? (Purple Man)

Of course I (and many others) know him as The Tenth Doctor. I showed this news to my sister (who loves the 10th Doctor) and she was all like: "I could never see Tennant as the villain!"

It's also funny that Christopher Eccleston (Ninth Doctor) played the villain for Thor: The Dark World. What's next? Will Matt Smith or Peter Capaldi become villains?

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We got another Marvel ABC show in development, it's a comedy, but it'd also be great to crossover with the other shows and movies in the aftermath since it's DAMAGE CONTROL!

https://deadline.com/2015/10/marvel-damage-control-tv-series-comedy-abc-1201566243/

Marvel Comics ‘Damage Control’ Adapted As Comedy TV Series By ABC

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Sometimes the most important super heroes are the ones behind the scene. Marvel Television is heading to the half-hour live-action comedy arena with Damage Control, a single-camera comedy project based on the Marvel Comics books, which has received a put pilot commitment from ABC.

Developed for TV by former Daily Show and Colbert Report executive producer Ben Karlin, Damage Control follows the overworked, underpaid, clean up crew of the Marvel Universe. Specializing in dealing with the aftermath of the unique fallout from superhero conflicts, they’re the ones who are in charge of returning lost ray guns to their rightful owners, help to reschedule a wedding venue after it has been vaporized in a superhero battle, or even track down a missing prize African parrot that’s been turned to stone or goo.

Introduced in 1988 and getting their first storyline the next year in Marvel Comics Presents, Damage Control has a recurring presence on the pages of Marvel Comics, and has been the subject of four limited series to date. Dwayne McDuffie and Ernie Colón created the concept. Notably, the outfit played a key role in the events of the 2006-2007 “Civil War” crossover,though they’re not featured in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War, loosely based on that arc.

Karlin will write the script for the project, which he executive produces alongside 3 Arts’ David Miner and Marvel’s head of television Jeph Loeb. Marvel Television is producing with ABC Studios where the company is based. Karlin’s involvement in Damage Control stems from his overall deal with ABC Studios. Many writers on the studio roster are interested in developing Marvel properties, and the comic book-based company has been very selective in the concepts that proceed to development.

Marvel TV has two drama series on ABC, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter, and a pilot for a S.H.I.E.L.D. offshoot toplined by Adrianne Palicki & Nick Blood. Additionally, the company has a four-series superhero package at Netflix.

Damage Control joins another superhero-themed half-hour comedy project, DC’s Powerless, which has a pilot production commitment at NBC.

Karlin, who won 9 Emmys for his work on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, recently served as writer-producer on ABC comedy Modern Family. He is repped by UTA and 3 Arts.

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So, apparently the whole ''Tom Hiddleston's contract wouldn't allow a cameo in AoU'' was just a rumor, the real reason his scene was cut?

Because test audiences who saw the movie, once they saw the scene with Loki, thought he'd be behind Ultron at the climax of the movie, so to avoid confusion and people disappointed thanks to the wrong idea, they took that scene out of the movie.

Makes sense, Loki is pretty popular and the movie is connected to a lot of stuff related to him, so it's not that weird that some people jumped to the conclusion Loki would show up and got disappointed when that wasn't the case.

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Great news indeed, and hopefully we'll get a few more flashbacks of Pym and Jane as  Ant-Man and Wasp, I'm also curious to see Hope as the Wasp in the present day.

However that does make the Marvel Phase 3 setup confusing as all hell, considering we already had the new Spiderman movie bumping a few movies back, now this, I think we need an updated MCU Phase 3 chart after all these announcements.

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>ant man sequel co starring the Wasp confirmed

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>Black Panther moved up

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>captain marvel pushed back

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All in all good day to be a Marvel fan. I was especially concerned about whether or not the Ant Man story would be continued considering it's surprisingly one of the better ones in the series right now. Don't really care much for Captain Marvel yet so I can't really say much about her. From what I've seen she doesn't sound all that interesting though so I'm not broken up over it.

 

 

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So this is interesting, so It's X-men news, but it technically goes in here(and also because I can't find the thread) We are getting 2 X-men tv shows, why does this go here you ask? because Marvel/Disney own the TV rights! Which means there's been major negotiating to make this happen, should be interesting to see what Marvel gets out of the bargain. Other than being producers.

http://screenrant.com/marvel-tv-fox-hellfire-legion/

Marvel & Fox Team-up For 2 New X-Men TV Shows

Some thought it couldn’t be done, but Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures worked out an exciting partnership will see the live-action Spider-Man film franchise rebooted within the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s a deal that has fans screaming that Twentieth Century Fox and Marvel should do the same to save the Fantastic Four.

While we’re not there just yet, Fox and Marvel just announced that they are working together on two new X-Men TV shows, a wonderful sign that they have (or are building towards) a healthy working relationship. Fox Television Group chairman and CEO Dana Walden said in August they were close in finalizing a deal with Marvel for a live-action X-Men television series and now they have. One series, working title Hellfire, is coming to Fox (home of DC Comics series Gotham) while the other, Legion, will come to the more adult-themed FX network.

The news comes just days after Marvel TV commanded a strong presence at New York Comic-Con by showcasing footage and episodes for their upcoming programs Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 3, Agent Carter season 2, Daredevil season 2 and this fall’s Jessica Jones. Although these new X-Men series will be separate from the MCU , they could be set within Fox’s X-Men movie universe.

Hellfire

Hellfire Club in X Men First Class Movie Marvel & Fox Team up For 2 New X Men TV Shows

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Set in the late 1960s, the series – which will be produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television, with 20th Century Fox handling the physical production – follows a young Special Agent who learns that a power-hungry woman with extraordinary abilities is working with a clandestine society of millionaires – known as “The Hellfire Club” – to take over the world.

Hellfire, expanding on The Hellfire Club introduced in X-Men: First Class, led by Kevin Bacon’s Sebastian Shaw, has a mind-blowing list of producers behind it coming from Fox TV, The Donners’ Company, and Marvel TV. The list includes Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Evan Katz, Manny Coto, Jeph Loeb, and Jim Chory. Hellife will be written by Patrick McKay and JD Payne.

David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company:

Jonathan Davis, President, Creative Affairs, 20th Century Fox Television:

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So, uh, we might be getting the Fantastic Four in the MCU.

Just when things couldn't possibly be going any better for Marvel, they get absolutely fantastic. The studio has reportedly made a deal with Fox to take back the rights to the Fantastic Four characters.

According to one of Den of Geek's sources, the studios decided to trade the rights to various characters, switching up the mediums they could be used in, with the Fantastic Four joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the X-Men returning to television on Fox and FX. The deal will also give Marvel the rights to popular Fantastic Four villains, including Silver Surfer and Doctor Doom.

The news of the deal comes just one week after Marvel revamped its release date schedule to accommodate three unknown projects in 2020. The new Fantastic Four film, according to the source, will be one of those untitled projects.

After a devastating summer at the box office with its own Fantastic Four film, Fox will reportedly try to focus its attention on characters and universes executives know they can sell to audiences on TV. With Bryan Singer wrapping up his current X-Men run with Apocalypse in 2016, and stars like Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy stepping away from the franchise, the deal makes a lot of sense for the studio.

I hope that this means we'll finally get a good F4 movie with a strong and faithful portrayal of Doctor Doom.

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I really, really, do hope that this new development is true.

With all due respect, anybody who seriously thought / thinks that a sequel can be salvaged out of this year's Fant4stic trainwreck (i.e. the film's producer who's been speaking in the film's defense throughout the release fallout) was / is absolutely bonkers. Another reboot from Fox is also completely inadmissible by this point too, given that Fox has screwed up the concept of a Fantastic Four film no less than three/four times as of now (the recent Fant4stic, the Tim Story movies from the mid-2000s, and the unreleased Roger Corman 1994 movie produced on a shoestring budget...ironically, that's the one FF adaptation most people say is the least awful of the bunch).

Meanwhile, the deal allowing the F4 character/IP rights being exchanged for the X-Men television rights I'd argue is pretty fair for both sides, given how Marvel as a whole has been shying away from the X-Men in general, due to Fox holding the film rights (and to Fox's credit, they've re-railed the X-Men films back on a quality track record through First Class and DoFP).

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I really, REALLY hope this is true. Because the MCU just feels utterly incomplete without the Fantastic Four and the chunks of the Marvel mythos associated with them - Doctor Doom, Galactus and the Silver Surfer, etc. The MCU can do without the X-Men, really, Marvel is already basically replacing them with the Inhumans, though, granted, the Inhumans have some problematic elements in their own right, so I hope the guys at Marvel Studios actually retool them to be less so. Though, Starlord is currently dating Kitty Pryde in the comics, and they make a pretty nice couple, but oh well.

And, really, Fox must've known they couldn't possibly salvage the unmitigated disaster that was the F4 reboot. Hell, Amazing Spider-Man 2 was much less of a commercial disaster (still a bad movie, though) and Sony STILL were forced to make a deal with Marvel to let them handle it. This deal was pretty much inevitable the moment the box office numbers came out.

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I agree, X-men never fit into the main Marvel universe anyways, and there are ways to better integrate Inhumans in better ways than they failed to do with the X-men. Whereas the FF have introduced a ton of concepts tied them, since they are the primary explorers of the Marvel universe. forget the pure hero angle, they have always been about traveling and discovery rather than taking care of New York, although they do help out in times of trouble. Also count me in as a fan of the introduced in the 60's get stuck outside of time concept. Also them embracing that they are a family, Ben having pants, and the Storm siblings being actual siblings. Race actually isn't that big a deal, but if you're going to do it go all the way. Even if I do prefer the traditional version, and if we involve time travel it will be the classic version

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