There are few Marvel Cinematic Universe film franchises that don’t have a trilogy. Spider-Man nearly didn’t get one, and we all know why, but thankfully that was avoided. One Marvel title that hasn’t gotten three standalone films yet is the one that is often overlooked: Ant-Man.
That all changed this past weekend as Peyton Reed, who directed Ant-Man (2015) and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2017), signed on to direct the third installment of the film franchise for Marvel Studios. More on the report below.
Marvel Studios has been hit with a wave of criticism from filmmakers like Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola as of late, but fans of the genre will not take any of it sitting down.
James Gunn, Kevin Smith, and even Jon Favreau have spoken out against those comments while also respecting the directors that helped pave the way for them. And now Disney CEO Bob Iger is coming out to defend his IP. Check out what he had to say below.
These past few weeks have seen some of the greatest directors of the century criticizing Marvel movies and superhero films as a whole for not being real cinema. And then there are those like James Gunn and Kevin Smith, who defend Marvel by saying that they are cinema. So as the two sides plead their cases, the director who helped launch the Marvel Cinematic Universe is sharing his thoughts.
Jon Favreau, who directed Iron Man and Iron Man 2, and appeared in Iron Man 3, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Endgame, and Spider-Man: Far From Home, took some time off during The Mandalorian press circuit to talk about the comments made by Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola, and gave a rather composed response to their criticism of Marvel Studios films. More on what he said, below.
Just mere days after it was announced that Shriek would be added to the villains roster for Andy Serkis‘ Venom 2, comes news that Naomie Harris (28 Days Later, Moonlight) will play the character. More on the story below.