Advance ticket sales for ‘Captain Marvel’ are already setting records

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As of yesterday, we’re two months away from the much-anticipated theatrical release of Captain Marvel. And judging by the results of advance ticket sales which got under way this week, the film is no doubt going to break records and draw in massive crowds.

Monday marked the first day of presales for the movie, which by some accounts is headed for a more than $ 100 million opening and will introduce fans to the story of Carol Danvers as the 21st addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And speaking of the MCU, according to online ticket site Fandango, the advance ticket sales for Captain Marvel are already beating the comparable first 24-hour sales of films like Captain America: Civil War and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

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Interview: Directors Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden on Reinventing the Origin Story with ‘Captain Marvel’

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At the end of Avengers: Infinity War, we watched in horror at the sight of Nick Fury’s pager dropping from his disintegrating grasp and clattering to the pavement. However, that horror turned to hope when the screen of the pager revealed a familiar symbol: that of one Captain Marvel. Since then, fans have been clamoring for more information about the MCU’s first female-led film, which stars Brie Larsen as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel and Samuel L. Jackson as fan-favorite, Nick Fury,…

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Marvel decided the title for ‘Avengers: Endgame’ long before ‘Infinity War’ filmed

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2018 was in many ways Marvel Studios’ most successful year to date, with Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War both dominating the conversation (as well as the box office) for months. That momentum didn’t stop in the early days of 2019 either, as Black Panther was nominated for Best Picture at the Golden Globes, and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was on hand to celebrate in Beverly Hills, California.

But Feige can’t go anywhere without being asked about the upcoming Avengers: Endgame, and that’s exactly what happened on the Red Carpet last night, as MTV News managed to wrangle the Marvel executive for an impromptu interview. He was (as you might expect) tight-lipped, but did offer a few nuggets.

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Next 3 Marvel Studios Movies: ‘Captain Marvel,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’

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‘Captain Marvel’ Set Visit and Interview: The Marvel-ous Miss Larson

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Comic book legend Stan Lee passed away: Stan "The Man" Lee, who created many of the most iconic Marvel Comics characters and has cameoed in many of their movies, died at age 95. Read our tribute to the legendary co-creator of Spider-Man, the X-Men and many more here. 

 

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How Marvel and Corporate Comics Are Failing the ‘Vulnerable’ Creators Behind Their Superheroes

Last month, novelist Chuck Wendig—the bestselling author of the licensed Star Wars novel Aftermath and its sequels—stood before a crowd at New York Comic Con and announced he’d be working on Shadow of Vader, a miniseries for Marvel Comics. A week later, on October 12th, Wendig made another announcement: he’d been fired. The reason given, Wendig wrote on his personal website, was “the negativity and vulgarity that my tweets bring. Seriously, that’s what Mark, the editor said…It was too much politics, too much vulgarity, too much negativity on my part.”

Wendig, an openly progressive and occasionally combative presence on social media, had been the target of a long-running harassment campaign* fueled by reactionaries in the Star Wars fan community. His books were review bombed; he dealt with SWATing attempts, harassment from bots and sock-puppet accounts, and creepy personal messages. “People have been trying to get me fired from Star Wars since Aftermath came out. Since before it came out, actually,” he told The Daily Beast in an email. “[Lucas Film Licensing] has always had my back, and with Marvel, my politics never came up. And I haven’t been shy about those politics—or about being vulgar, which has been part of my voice so to speak since my first novel, Blackbirds, which is a very vulgar book…I never received any warnings about my behavior.”

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Daredevil and Spider-Man Wouldn’t Get On in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Although Daredevil and Spider-Man have teamed up on more than a handful of occasions in the comic books, we haven’t seen them meet yet in the MCU. And while Marvel’s TV and movie universes are kept largely separate, they are connected. Which leaves the opportunity for crossovers wide open. Clark Gregg’s Agent Coulson has been known to travel between the two: the Agents of SHIELD regular is due to make his next big screen appearance in Avengers: Infinity War Part II. Sam Jackson’s Nick Fury also crosses the divide. But could Daredevil be about to make his big screen debut?

Rumours are that it will happen in the Homecoming sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home which is apparently set during the time leading up to Thanos’s snap. But we could even see Daredevil pop up in Infinity War Part II, potentially, as the Avengers and their superhero allies might look to assemble an even bigger team to undo Thanos’s devastating deed, ushering in the Defenders to help. While it’s unlikely we’ll see Spidey in Daredevil Season 3, the series could set up Matt Murdock’s transition to the big screen and an interaction with the webslinger.

Charlie Cox, who plays Daredevil in the Marvel series, has said he’d like to “do something” with Spider-Man in the future. However, while in the comic books, Daredevil and Spidey have something of a big brother/little brother relationship, it’s difficult to see how the Matt Murdock we know from the Daredevil TV series could ever get on with Tom Holland’s Peter Parker. Here’s why.

Murdock is Grumpy AF

Right now, Matt Murdock is dour, and deadly serious. He’s been through the mill, believing the love of his life, Elektra, is dead, and having survived – just – a building collapsing on top of him. In short, he’s at rock bottom. Daredevil Season 3 catches up with Matt immediately after the events of The Defenders and we meet him again recuperating with nuns – including a certain Sister Maggie, which could have a bunch of ramifications for Matt. It certainly sets in motion a crisis of faith. He’s always carried Catholic guilt but Season 3 sees Murdock really questioning what he believes, as well as his own purpose and identity. There is no way on earth he’d put up with a sparky Spidey knocking around. A young whippersnapper blown away by everything? There’s no place in Daredevil’s tortured R-rated world for an effervescent PG high-schooler.

He’s a Loner


Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil.

Going into Season 3, Matt is more a loner than ever before. Having only kept a few trusted people close, he’s now cutting himself off from his friends and loved ones. Peter Parker is the opposite: loving company, loving his friends, loving – hero-worshipping, even – his fellow superheroes. OK, he hasn’t yet really suffered and notched up the life experience Murdock has but the fizzy, wide-eyed Parker is in awe of everything. While Murdock, on the other hand — especially right now — is world-weary. He wouldn’t have it in him to entertain Peter Parker, despite being no stranger to a team-up. And though Marvel’s The Defenders – in which he struggled to get on with the rest of the team initially — did open Murdock up to the idea of accepting help, Season 3 sees him retreat right back into himself.

Daredevil and Spider-Man Are At Different Stages In Their Superhero Careers

Matt has always been about saving people, helping those that can’t help themselves. Tom Holland’s Peter Parker is yet to fully reach that stage – particularly at the moment in time that Daredevil Season 3 picks up, before Thanos’s earth-shattering snap. While Murdock is happy to go about his work with just a scarf over his eyes in lieu of his suit, Parker still cares about whether his Spidey suit looks cool – and is still trying to prove himself. The two are simply at different stages, with Parker’s being a perky, upbeat one that frequently rubs Tony Stark up the wrong way, and Murdock’s being one that seems to be transitioning from a ‘thou shall not kill’ mindset to one where killing might be an option.

Their Life Experiences Are Poles Apart


Vincent D'Onofrio's Wilson Fisk is just one of the many extra-heinous presences in Matt Murdock's life.

Following on from the notion that their careers are at different stages, it makes sense that they’d bristle because of Parker’s dearth of horrible life experiences (parents’ death notwithstanding) and Murdock’s tragic wealth of them.

In the films, Peter Parker is annoying. He’s a kid, over-enthusiastic, reckless and thinks he knows best. He really grinds Tony Stark’s gears at times. He’s breezy – but not especially quippy or funny, just irritating. Kind of sweet. But mostly irritating. In Homecoming, he demonstrates that he believes he knows better than Tony Stark and decides to run before he can walk, sending himself off on a mission to fell Vulture that lands him in a heap of trouble. Infuriating. And, of course, this would be magnified tenfold through the eyes of a man who’s seen what Matt Murdock has seen. Murdock has been embroiled in some really dark stuff throughout his series – human trafficking, the reprehensible actions of The Hand and hardcore gangster dealings. Not to mention getting sucked into facing off against criminal mastermind and deranged psychokiller, Wilson Fisk.

One Way To Make It Work


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Mapone Romanova thrashing everyone at pool.

With Daredevil Season 3 exploring Matt Murdock’s inability to be both Murdock and Daredevil, it offers the perfect opportunity for Murdock to prepare to hand over the mantle. The series’ new villain, Bullseye, whose origin story we learn, wears Daredevil’s costume this time around – paving the way for a handover further down the line. This is where the Daredevil/Spider-Man comic book relationship comes in.

In the comics, Murdock trains up a young protegé named Tim to take over from him in the role of Daredevil. Tim is the adopted son of Ben Urich. He also happens to be best friend to Peter Parker. So, in the MCU, could Murdock show up to train a youngster who’s a friend of Spidey’s perhaps? Whether it’s Tim or someone else. In the comics, Tim meets a young, blind, red-headed, pool-sharp woman in a bar one day called Mapone Romanova, who turns out to be the daughter of Matt Murdock and Natasha Romanova aka Black Widow. This could really shove a stick of dynamite up the MCU, introducing a backstory in which Murdock and Scarlett Johansson’s Romanoff were lovers. More interestingly, Mapone is apparently the reincarnation of Stick, Murdock’s former mentor.

Daredevil Season 3 hits screens on October 19.

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Marvel writer Chuck Wendig says he was fired for firing back at toxic fandom

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Writer Chuck Wendig explained in a series of tweets that he has been fired by Marvel Comics from its Star Wars titles for “the negativity and vulgarity that [his] tweets bring,” referring to his Twitter responses to disgruntled Star Wars fans. 

Wendig is known for writing the Star Wars: Aftermath novels, which drew ire from fans over its gay protagonist. He further explained that since the release of the book (which was bombarded with one-star reviews from coordinated negative campaigns), he has been harassed by fans who identify with Comicsgate and other anti-diversity efforts.  Read more…

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