Marvel are currently locked in negotiations with Robert Downey Jr. to see the Iron Man star return for a second and third Avengers movie and, while not confirmed, it is expected that a fourth Iron Man movie will be included in the deal. Given Downey Jr has single-handedly delivered Marvel the second biggest opening weekend of all time (behind Marvel's own The Avengers), it's clear that Downey Jr as Tony Stark is a big draw for audiences. Marvel should play it smart, and not their characteristic frugal, because they need Robert Downey Jr.
Beyond two more Avengers movies, The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Marvel are actively developing a reboot of their newly acquired Blade, along with the already rumoured Doctor Strange and Black Panther movies.
It's no secret that Warner Brothers want to create a successful DC franchise the way Kevin Feige, head of Marvel Studios, has created a successful Marvel Franchise. Much easier said than done it seems. Marvel have had more success all around whereas Warner are having a hard time making a live action DC character movie that doesn't feature Batman or Superman. It's not the case that DC haven't got any other characters with amazing stories, it just seems as though Warner Bros don't approach it in the right way. So far, either the casting has been horribly wrong (I am still hoping that they get my many obvious hints to cast Ryan Reynolds as The Flash and pretend Green Lantern never happened) or the story hasn't been delved into whole heartedly: there's always something missing.
How should a new DC-verse be approached then? In an interview with Collider, Kevin Feige gives Warner Bros some advice.
The only way is up. That's the sort of optimistic attitude that puts the Super in Superman. That philosophy is brought to life in this simplistic, yet striking, new banner poster.
New pictures featuring Andrew Garfield's Peter Parker and Dane DeHaan's Harry Osborn have been uncovered.
The latest Man Of Steel TV spot offers plenty of new footage. We see more of what the rebellion that destroys Krypton, more of Zod's invasion of Earth, and lots of Superman ready to kick some ass.
The latest series of photos from the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 appear dull and lacking in incident to the layman Spider-fan, but to those versed in the comic book exploits of our friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man, they hint at something huge.
Iron Man 3 is conquering the world right now, kicking off Marvel's Phase Two in grand style, so thoughts naturally turn to the big end-game of this latest cycle from the super-studio.
Warner Bros. have released a new banner poster for Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, Man Of Steel.
After talking up a storm about Marvel's Phase Two, which has opened to great success with Iron Man 3's monster box office, Kevin Feige has more to say on Phase Three. Namely, that he still wants to get the master of mysticism, Doctor Strange, on the big screen.
Iron Man 3 continues to dominate the box office charts, all before even opening in several key markets, so Marvel Studios are enjoying the extra attention by unloading a stack of new developments from their upcoming slate.