Will We Possibly No Longer See Spider-Man In The MCU

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I guess the saying is “it was fun while it lasted”, because it seems as if the wall crawler may no longer be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige won’t produce any further Spider-Man films because of an inability by Disney and Sony Pictures to reach new terms that would have given the former a co-financing stake going forward. This is reportedly due to a dispute that has taken place over the past few months at the top of Disney and Sony has essentially nixed Feige, and the future involvement of Marvel from the Spider-Man universe, as reported by DEADLINE.

Now which was initially thought as only one more Marvel Studios/Sony Pictures co-produced Spider-Man film is said to be two actually that are meant to have director Jon Watts and Tom Holland right at the forefront  Unless something dramatic happens, Feige won’t be the lead creative producer of those pictures.

The main reason for this drastic fallout is of course money and when you here some of the specifics you can see why neither side wanted to really budge.  Disney asked that future Spider-Man films be a 50/50 co-financing arrangement between the studios, and there were discussions that this might extend to other films in the Spider-Man universe. Sony turned that offer down plain and simple and possibly never came back to the table with a counter off. The heads of Sony, Tom Rothman and Tony Vinciquerra simply didn’t want to share its biggest franchise. Keep in mind SPIDER-MAN FAR FROM HOME just became Sony’s highest grossing property every surpassing SKYFALL and generating $1.109 billion. Sony proposed keeping the current deal going under the current terms where Marvel receives in the range of 5% of first dollar gross, sources said. Disney refused.

In Sony’s defense they also had another reason for not wanting to split the production cost as Marvel keeps all of the merchandising for Spidey. Then to give up half of their universe to which they own the rights to may have been too much. But Sony seems to be in a good position as they hold the right to many other Spider-Man based characters including the Tom Hardy starring VENOM which the sequel is being directed by Andy Serkis,  MORBIUS starring Jared Leto, not to mention their Oscar winning animated SPIDERMAN INTO THE SPIDER VERSE.

Currently Marvel Studios/Disney, Feige nor Sony Pictures have commented.

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THE MAD TITAN PODCAST – Episode 36

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The resident super villain, Jay Washington is back in your ears and hearts once again for the 36th episode of The Mad Titan Podcast and this time around the is no one riding shotgun or sidekick and he is solo.

Jay talks about the fact that certain movies may never see the light of day, Disney tryna figure out what to do with Deadpool, Doctor Doom is done as far as his own movie goes, Birds of Prey is getting some action help and we are not bringing Joaquin Phoenix into our world, he and Todd Phillips are bringing us into his.

All this and more are happening in this edition of the barbershop talk for nerds so come on in the conversation.

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Looks Like The DOCTOR DOOM Movie Will Not Happen

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LEGION on FX ended last night and while many were upset to see the brilliant show by Noah Hawley go away there was still a bit of hope he would stay around the marvel world with his DOCTOR DOOM movie script. The film which was said to be a unique take on the origin story of the super villain and not have any involvement of the Fantastic Four had many excited to see what Hawley would bring.

Unfortunately it seems that the excited which has been built up now must be cast to the side as Hawley in a recent interview revealed that the movie is “done” and that he has no idea whether Marvel Studios is interested in moving forward with his take on the ruler of Latveria.

“I mean, where it stands is now that the movie is done and Legion is done and I’ve taken a little time off because someone told me there was this word “vacation,” which means you don’t work, which sounded really interesting to me. But you know, I need to circle back to them and announce that I would love to make it and figure out if that’s something that is possible. Whether or not they already have a plan in place for what to do with those characters or whether they’re open to my kind of vision for what to do with those characters. But it’s sort of on me right now to go push them, which I will do as soon as I come up for air.”

Well that is a sad thing to here because we can be pretty much certain that Marvel studios big boss, Kevin Feige has no plans for a Victor Von Doom solo movie heading into phase 5 of the MCU and with the Fantastic Four set to make their arrival soon its a sure bet a solo movie based around their nemesis would be a focus. Not to mention Doom may not be big enough of a threat to carry over on a major level the way in which we saw Thanos.

Of course, this doesn’t completely remove a chance that Hawley ends up doing something in the MCU, but just like that MULTIPLE MAN movie and the mysterious Kitty Pryde project, it seems Doctor Doom solo outing will not happen.

THE NEW MUTANTS May Not See Theatrical Daylight And DEADPOOL’S Rating Is A Toss-Up

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After Disney blamed its third quarter loss on its 20th Century Fox acquisitions including DARK PHOENIX many found themselves wondering if THE NEW MUTANTS which itself has gone through a number of reshoots, actually be released to the public. We now may have our answer.

According to a report from Variety,  Disney is highly  unimpressed with John Boone’s  The New Mutants, and believes it has “limited box office potential” (did they not see the aforementioned DARK PHOENIX).The film is currently set for an April 2020 theatrical release, but, as far as we know, still requires some reshoots. If this is indeed true then do not expect the mouse to enthusiastically  shell out any money into having this happen.

As far as the merc with a mouth, goes Disney is still said to be “grappling” with how to integrate DEADPOOL into the MCU, and is trying to find a way for the character to “move seamlessly between AVENGERS spinoffs and bloody, profane stand-alone adventures.”

deadpooldisney.jpegNow if you want a quick summation of what this may mean, it may be when it comes to assembling with the Avengers, Wade Wilson would be a little more reserved but when it comes to his own solo films its “No F’s Given”.

Andy Serkis OFFICIALLY Set To Direct Venom 2

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It was recently mentioned that Andy Serkis one of a few notable directors who were up for the job of helming the sequel to the success Sony Pictures, VENOM. Now it is official that Serkis will be directing the anti-hero sequel starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, an out on his luck who is bonded with an alien symbiote that gives him superhuman abilities.

Serkis was among a handful of filmmakers that met with Sony earlier this month, a group that included “Bumblebee” helmer Travis Knight and “Rise of the Planet of the Apes’” Rupert Wyatt. Ruben Fleischer directed the first movie in 2018, but isn’t returning as he is in post-production on the studio’s ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP. Sony is hoping to begin production on the sequel this fall.

Even though Andy Serkis is Best known for his performance capture work in the “Lord of the Rings” and “Planet of the Apes” movies, Serkis has started moving behind the camera in recent years, most recently directing Netflix’s “Jungle Book” spinoff “Mowgli.” His other filmmaking credits include “Breathe” starring Andrew Garfield and Felicity Jones. He also is no stranger to the superhero world having played Uylsses Klaue in both  AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON  and BLACK PANTHER.

Gemma Chan In Talks To Join THE ETERNALS

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Even after the blockbuster cast announcement we were given about Marvel Studios THE ETERNALS  at San Diego Comic Con is seems as if that roster is still expanding. “Crazy Rich Asians” star Gemma Chan is in talks to join THE ETERNALS this is according to Variety.

Chan would join previously announced cast members Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek and Kumail Nanjiani. Chan is no stranger to the Marvel Cinematic Unverse, earlier this year she portrayed Minn-Erva in CAPTAIN MARVEL with Brie Larson and Jude Law. Its unknown if she will be playing the same role in THE ETERNALS.

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Variety’s sources are saying that Chan’s part in THE ETERNALS would be a completely different role, which if true, would mark one of the first times a star will have played two different characters in the same cinematic universe.

People have to separate the actors that were in the Marvel Netflix series’ (i.e Alfre Woodard, Mahershala Ali, etc) as they are now being considered connected yet separated. 

Marvel has not commented as of this posting.

THE MAD TITAN PODCAST – Episode 35

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It’s the 35th addition of The Mad Titan Podcast and this time the resident super villain, Jay Washington is joined by stand up comedian, actor and more B.T. Kingsley.

B.T and Jay talk about growing up nerdy and having friends discover your nerdness in later years, their journeys through standup comedy thus far and get into a LOT of nerd news with the Marvel and DC live action and cinematic universes.

The two talk about the news of Marvel Studios looking to cast a transgender actress, what does the news wave of diversity in tv/ film and comic books mean & how to “do it the right way”. they also get into who may be directing the Venom sequel (why Jay is not a fan of it), the Cloak and Dagger/Runaways crossover, Joker debuting in film festivals and so much more.

They also take calls from The Mad Titan Podcast hotline 811-276-6947 and emails from madtitanpodcast@gmail.com

It truly is barbershop talk for nerds so sit back relax and enjoy the convo.

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