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Meet The Man Who'll Play Marvel's BLACK PANTHER, Chadwick Boseman Marvel's surprise announcement that Chadwick Boseman would be playing T'Challa on the big screen seemed to come out of nowhere, but for those that keep up to date with the CBM rumor mill, it won't have been the first time they heard his name mentioned in connection with the role. Credit where it's due, Latino Review were the first to report on Marvel's interest in casting Boseman as Black Panther all the way back in May of last year when they claimed the actor was at the top of a "very short" shortlist.

Why The World Needs ‘Captain Marvel’ Right Now Marvel Smack in the middle of yesterday’s massive Marvel announcement — so many movies! like, more movies than we expected to be getting! — came the news that the comic book behemoth is finally bringing one of their beloved superheroines to the big screen in her very own movie. Both Marvel and DC have long been the subject of speculation and derision over their lack of diversity in their features, and that seems to be changing in a big way.

Benedict Cumberbatch Is DOCTOR STRANGE. What Say You? So, the news is short and sweet: According to Deadline, Benedict Cumberbatch has emerged victorious from the Doctor Strange sweepstakes and will take the title role in the Scott Derrickson directed film for Marvel Studios. Having never picked up one of the comics in my life I have absolutely zero opinion on this but am curious what those of you who know the character think. So have it. And if I were to pick up the books is there a particularly good place to start?... [Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]

Confirmed: The Avengers Roster is Different at End of 'Age of Ultron' Back towards the end of August, we learned that there might be some changes made to the roster of The Avengers at the conclusion of next summer's sequel The Avengers: Age of Ultron (watch the teaser trailer right here). Reportedly, that's because Marvel wants to have a different team in place so that some of the contracted members of the original assembly of heroes still have a movie left in their contract for something else coming down the road the the comic book studio's cinematic universe.

Which Female Filmmaker Should Direct ‘Wonder Woman'? (Poll) Multiple reports surfaced Friday that Warner Bros. was angling for a female filmmaker to direct Gal Gadot in “Wonder Woman,” which is slated for 2017. The obvious choice might be Kathryn Bigelow (“Zero Dark Thirty”), as she's the only woman to ever win a directing Oscar, but she's far from the only qualified candidate. See photos: 19 Best and Worst Superheroes to Hit TV: What's Flown?

Which Female Filmmaker Should Direct ‘Wonder Woman'? (Poll) Multiple reports surfaced Friday that Warner Bros. was angling for a female filmmaker to direct Gal Gadot in “Wonder Woman,” which is slated for 2017. The obvious choice might be Kathryn Bigelow (“Zero Dark Thirty”), as she's the only woman to ever win a directing Oscar, but she's far from the only qualified candidate. See photos: 19 Best and Worst Superheroes to Hit TV: What's Flown?

Warner Bros. Wants Female Director for 'Wonder Woman,' But Who? In a report looking at the upcoming onslaught of superhero movies arriving from now through the year 2020, THR noted that Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment are keen to get a female director behind the camera for their big screen take on Wonder Woman. The studio already has Gal Gadot in the lead role, and with the film set for release June 23, 2017, they're on the hunt for a filmmaker to bring the heroine to life. Well, Forbes seems to have a line on the shortlist the studio is looking at, though they caution that other names could easily be in the running.

Adam McKay Looking to Direct Marvel Movie Back in the hectic days of summer, Adam McKay was named as one of many possibilities to replace director Edgar Wright on Ant-Man. Ultimately, McKay didn’t wind up taking that gig — Peyton Reed did – but he did stick around to help with rewrites. And now it seems McKay is angling for the chance to direct a Marvel movie of his own. In a new interview, McKay hinted he may have a new job with Marvel in the works. Though this being Marvel, he was naturally pretty light on specifics.

'Avengers 2': James Spader Calls Ultron a Crazy Psychopath After an early leak of the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer last night, Marvel responded by releasing the official version a few hours later, a full six days before it was supposed to debut during ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

Rocket & Gamora Concept Art For Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Concept Art by Andy Park From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe.

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