Kevin Feige Talks GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, THOR 3, CAPTAIN AMERICA 3, DOCTOR STRANGE, Casting Josh Brolin as Thanos, Comic-Con Plans, and More

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With director James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy opening August 1st, over the weekend, Marvel and Disney held a huge press junket here in Los Angeles.  While I’ll be posting my video interviews with the cast next week, I wanted to share my exclusive interview with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige today.  During our wide-ranging conversation he talked about making Guardians of the Galaxy, how much of the film was planned before James Gunn signed on, the great soundtrack, deleted scenes, whether we could see an extended cut in theaters before the Blu-ray release, and more.

In addition, we also talked about casting Josh Brolin as Thanos and if he signed a multi-picture deal, why they didn’t show the post-credits scene at the press screenings, the untitled Marvel movies being released through 2019, the studio’s Comic-Con plans, the fact that Marvel knows who will be playing Doctor Strange but the contract isn’t signed yet (if the person does sign by Comic-Con he’ll be announced on Saturday), the status of Thor 3 and Captain America 3, the chances Robert Downey Jr. returning for Iron Man 4, and more.  Hit the jump for the interview and click here to read some going tweets about Guardians of the Galaxy.

Frank Grillo Talks KINGDOM, His Involvement in THE RAID Remake, the Potential for More Rumlow / Crossbones in CAPTAIN AMERICA 3, and More

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The world needs more Frank Grillo.  Not only is he a top-notch actor and kick-ass action star, but he’s also a super nice guy and absolute pleasure to interview, too.  He’s delivered quality material throughout his career, but the past three years have marked one standout success after the next with Grillo going from Warrior to The Grey then End of Watch, Zero Dark Thirty and he keeps tacking on more.

While talking to Grillo about his next big release, The Purge: Anarchy, he also took the time to update Collider on a number of upcoming projects.  He gave us some details on his character in the new DirecTV series, Kingdom, confirmed that he’s officially attached to Patrick HughesThe Raid remake, discussed the status of his seemingly long-lost horror movie, Demonic, and also hinted at Rumlow’s return in Captain America 3. You can check out the video of Grillo talking about all four projects and read his comments after the jump.

A Look at Future Marvel Comics Adaptations by 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, and Marvel Studios

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I think we can safely say that we are living in a golden age … a golden age of comic book movies.  From follow-ups to the Avengers franchise, to a newly rebooted Spider-Man series, to past and present X-Men uniting to fight giant robots, who would have thought we’d ever see any of this during the days when we were lucky to get a Blade movie once in a blue moon? Though with this glut of costumed heroes hitting the silver screen, it’s sometimes hard to keep straight what is rumor and what is fact.  Seems like the perfect time to walk through what has been confirmed and what is still rumor in the world of Marvel’s mutants, gods, and charismatic billionaires in iron suits.

Hit the jump for an overview of the future Marvel comics adaptations—from Marvel Studios, Sony Pictures, and 20th Century Fox—that we have on tap for the coming years.

Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely Talk CAPTAIN AMERICA 3; Reveal They’ve Been Working on it Since Late 2013

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With Captain America: The Winter Solider the number one movie around the world, it’s finally time to share some of the filmmaker interviews that get into the spoilers of the film.  However, before jumping into what screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely said about the making of  Winter Soldier, I wanted to post what they had to say about Captain America 3.

As we reported a few weeks ago, Winter Solider directors Joe and Anthony Russo are returning to helm Captain America 3 and they’ve already got a release date: May 6, 2016.  At the recent junket they told me, “We’re just in the formative stages of it right now.  We just started breaking story with screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely and we’re just getting an idea of what we wanna do with it.”  They added it’s hard to work on the story “before the movie even comes out because you want to see what people respond to.”  Hit the jump for more.

Everything You Need to Know about 1950s CAPTAIN AMERICA: A Potential Preview for CAPTAIN AMERICA 3

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With Captain America: The Winter Soldier now playing here in the States (I’ve seen it and it’s fantastic), rumors abound regarding what could take place in the next Cap film.  The directors of The Winter Soldier, Anthony and Joe Russo, have already signed on to return for Captain America 3 and have hinted toward the addition of the 1950s “psychotic” Captain America, who is, in a nutshell, “Captain America gone wrong”.  Whether or not this is the case is yet to be seen, and a lot can change between now and the film’s May 6, 2016 release date, but just in case, we thought it would be best to get you prepped and suited up regardless.

Hit the jump for a rundown of what the 1950s Captain America comics run entails, which just might serve as a Captain America 3 preview when the Marvel sequel rolls around.

Directors Anthony and Joe Russo Talk CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, Being Comic Book Geeks, Balancing the Action, and CAPTAIN AMERICA 3

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With directors Joe and Anthony Russo‘s Marvel sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier opening in North America this weekend, every day this week I’ve been posting a new video interview for the film.  In the fantastic sequel, we find Captain America (Chris Evans) joining forces with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and the Falcon (Anthony Mackie) to expose a conspiracy, fight off professional assassins, and battle a new enemy, the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan).  Loaded with amazing action, a fantastic script, and great character moments, Captain America: The Winter Solider is going to be a huge hit with Marvel fans and regular moviegoers alike.  The film also stars Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie, Georges St-Pierre, Frank Grillo, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, Maximiliano Hernández, Robert Redford, and Samuel L. Jackson.  For more on the movie, here’s Matt’s review and all our previous coverage.

During my exclusive video interview with the Russos they talked about being comic book geeks, the difficulty of balancing the action with the character moments, if they read the message boards to see what the fans wanted to see, if they fought over any ideas, Captain America 3, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

CAPTAIN AMERICA 3 Plot Might Borrow from “1950s Psychotic Cap” Storyline

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Marvel’s much-anticipated Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens in just about two weeks, but there has already been some news about that film’s eventual follow-up.  Recently, it was revealed that Captain America 3 would be opening on May 6, 2016 (the same day as WB’s Man of Steel sequel).  We know that Joe and Anthony Russo will return for the third film, and that they’re currently breaking the story with returning screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.  While promoting the upcoming film, the screenwriters may have let slip the comics source for the framework of the plot of the next installment.  Hit the jump to get a little crazy.

Marvel News Roundup: DOCTOR STRANGE Directors and MATRIX Parallels, an R-Rated AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 Easter Eggs, and More

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With Captain America: The Winter Soldier opening in theaters on April 4th, the press junket for the film was recently held in Los Angeles.  Many, many outlets took part in the event, which means many people got to pick Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige’s brain.  Some small bits of news, information, and trivia have trickled out as a result, and we’ve compiled them all in one tidy story.  Briefly:

  • The hunt for the Doctor Strange director is ongoing but the tone will be an infusion of Stanley Kubrick and The Matrix.
  • Marvel will not be backing off its May 6, 2016 release date—now revealed to be Captain America 3—even though Warner Bros. recently slated Batman vs. Superman for the same weekend.
  • The Avengers was sent back from the MPAA multiple times with an R rating.
  • Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver will not be linked to Inhumans in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
  • Sebastian Stan signed a contract for 9 Marvel films.
  • An Avengers-related Easter Egg hidden in Captain America: The Winter Soldier has been revealed.

Hit the jump for details on the aforementioned news bits.

CAPTAIN AMERICA 3 Revealed to Be Marvel’s May 6, 2016 Release; Slated Opposite BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN

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Last year, Marvel staked out a number of future release dates for films that they declined to reveal.  There are currently two “Marvel Untitled” films set for release in 2016 and one for May 2017.  The mystery grew deeper when Warner Bros. threw the hammer down and shifted the release of its own highly anticipated superhero team-up Batman vs. Superman to May 6, 2016, the same date as Marvel’s first untitled 2016 release.  There’s no way two major superhero tentpoles will be opening on the same weekend, so the question then became which film would blink first.

Just yesterday, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said Marvel has no plans to budge, and now we have a clearer picture of the Marvel vs. DC battle as the nature of the untitled May 2016 picture has been revealed: Captain America 3.  Hit the jump for more.

Directors Joe & Anthony Russo Confirm They’ll Direct CAPTAIN AMERICA 3; Say They’re Breaking the Story Now with Screenwriters Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely

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I don’t know much, but I am sure of one thing: after moviegoers watch Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4th, everyone is going to want another Captain America sequel with the same creative team behind the wheel.  Thankfully, it seems like that is going to happen.  About a month ago, we reported Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Joe and Anthony Russo were in early talks to return for Captain America 3.  However, since that story broke, we’ve received no word on whether or not contracts had been signed.  When I sat down earlier today with Marvel’s President of Production, Kevin Feige, to discuss The Winter Soldier, I asked him if the Russo brothers were definitely coming back to direct the third Captain America film, and he said they were.

With that confirmation, I then went to my interview with directors Joe and Anthony Russo and they also confirmed the news, adding,”We’re just in the formative stages of it right now.  We just started breaking story with screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely and we’re just getting an idea of what we wanna do with it.”  They added it’s hard to work on the story “before the movie even comes out because you want to see what people respond to.”  Hit the jump for the full quote and video.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Directors Joe and Anthony Russo in Early Talks to Return for CAPTAIN AMERICA 3

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While Captain America: The Winter Soldier doesn’t bow until April 4th, Marvel is apparently bullish on directors Joe and Anthony Russo.  Although it’s not confirmed and the film is not officially greenlit, a new report has the Russo brothers coming back for a third installment of the Captain America franchise within a franchise.  Negotiations between the studio and the directors wouldn’t take place until the early box office numbers from Captain America: The Winter Soldier roll in, but the production and recent test screenings have been so impressive that the studio expedited their deal-making process.  Hit the jump for more.

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