I didn’t see 2015’s Fantastic Four (otherwise known as ‘Fan4stic’) because I had a problem with Fox’s treatment of the Marvel properties they had licenses to (Daredevil and yes, the X-Men) and apparently I made the right move because it was panned popularly and critically (though the clusterfuck that was the making of the movie […]
The teaser trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home dropped yesterday and it’s pretty good though I wonder if I would feel the same about if it weren’t for Tom Holland, who’s pretty charismatic, and Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) who’s the most interesting character in the trailer (which is notable because while I enjoyed his 2016 […]
Movie directing is typically depicted as glamorous work, despite the issues Neil Marshall may have encountered during the production of the Hellboy reboot. Though Hollywood is rife with stories about what happens when relations between directors and studios (or casts) don’t quite go as planned. For instance, Stanley Donen originally only intended to produce 1999’s […]
‘Hindsight is always 20-20’ which means it’s easy to say how something would have been successful after the fact. I mention it because prognosticators at The Hollywood Reporter have decided that Marvel Studios had dodged a bullet by abandoning plans for a feature film based on the Inhumans. And that’s entirely possible, though the reasons […]
Having just watched the latest trailer for Sony’s–In Association With Marvel!–Venom I have to admit that I like it a lot more than the first. Though the American accent Tom Hardy appears to be ruining? Not so much. But don’t misinterpret my meaning. I still think Venom–and the other characters of the SpiderVerse–belong with Marvel […]
Apparently Disney has upped their offer for the studio and theatrical divisions of 21st Century Fox to somewhere in the ballpark of $71 billion, topping Comcast’s prior bid of $65 billion. As I understand it, Comcast would normally have five days to raise their bid, but apparently Fox has accepted Disney’s diabetes-inducing offer so it’s […]
Supposedly, reshoots are a normal part of moviemaking. Oftentimes they’re done to make the story flow better, or to add something that focus groups shown the movie in pre-release screenings thought would somehow sharpen its focus or to address a weakness. Though reshoots can also happen when a movie is believed to be in danger and […]
I’m not particularly fond of how Fox has treated the Marvel properties (X-Men, Fantastic Four) that they have under their control. Though my feelings–and the clusterfuck that was the recent Fantastic Four movie notwithstanding–if box office receipts are any indication, most people approve of what they’re doing with the X-Men. Which brings me to the latest […]
Or Are Both Marvel Studios And Fox Playing Coy?
Marvel Studios is getting something for licensing the rights for Fox to make two X-Men television series. Here’s what I think it is.