For once, they're playing nice with each other.
Don't let the bone claws fool you -- The Wolverine isn't a prequel. So says director James Mangold in a new interview with Empire. It's also not exactly a reboot, because it still exists within the continuity (or what's left of it) of the X-Men films. As far as we can tell, The Wolverine will be a sequel to X-Men 3. So why the bone claws?
The Justice League movie has a newly announced release window: Summer 2015. Huh, that's exactly when The Avengers 2 comes out. OH SNAP.
DC will have a tough road ahead, but if history proves anything it's that a little healthy competition drives up the quality of both products. Avengers 2 and Justice League will be awesome.
Marvel dropped a bombshell at their New York Comic-Con panel today, announcing Clark Gregg will reprise his role as Agent Phil Coulson in Joss Whedon's live-action television series Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D. The actor made a surprise appearance at the Marvel Television Presents panel, promoting Ultimate Spiderman.
This comes as welcome news, especially after Gregg's well-received appearances in recent Marvel films. Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D. will be produced by Joss and Jed Whedon, along with Maurissa Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb.
The mighty 90-year-old Stan Lee won't go down without a fight. He recently received surgery for the installation of a
miniature arc reactor pacemaker, but The Man issued this statement to ease his supporters:
Attention, Troops! This is a dispatch sent from your beloved Generalissimo, directly from the center of Hollywood's combat zone! Now hear this! Your leader hath not deserted thee! In an effort to be more like my fellow Avenger, Tony Stark, I have had an electronic pace-maker placed near my heart to insure that I'll be able to lead thee for another 90 years. But fear thee not, my valiant warriors. I am in constant touch with our commanders in the field and victory shall soon be ours. Now I must end this dispatch and join my troops, for an army without a leader is like a day without a cameo!