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Spider-Man Makes His Way to Disney Infinity

Our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will be joining The Avengers and a ton of Disney’s popular characters in the hit multiplatform action/toy collection game Disney Infinity, via the new Marvel Super Heroes Spider-Man playset. The new playset is scheduled to launch this fall and will include Spidey himself, Nick Fury, Iron Fist, Nova, and Venom as playable characters. Disney Interactive has previously announced Avengers members Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hawkeye, and Black Widow.

Iron Man 3 Becomes Second Highest Debut of All Time

Iron Man 3 Becomes Second Highest Debut of All Time

The Marvel movies seem to be the best thing that ever happened to the comic book giant, as not only did 2012’s The Avengers snag the record for highest debut of all time ($207.4 million), the honor of being the 2nd highest debut of all time was also taken by another Marvel film, the recently released Iron Man 3.

Iron Man 3 proved its box office pull last weekend by managing to open to a whopping $175.3 million in North America, while also hitting impressive numbers in foreign territories (managing a $175.9 million box office pull, bringing its total cume to $680.1 million). The film even managed to get big numbers in China, which has always been a tough nut to crack for Hollywood films, to the tune of $63.5 million, making it the top opening film of all time in the country.

Iron Man 3 Beats Avengers’ Opening Record

Iron Man 3 Beats Avengers' Opening Record

Over the week, Disney/Marvel’s Iron Man 3 managed to break The Avengers’ record in Europe during its first week. The third installment in the Iron Man movie franchise managed to bring in over $195.2 million from 42 markets, beating 2012’s The Avengers, which had a $185.1 million opening week. In comparison, Iron Man 2 had a $100 million international opening in 2010.

James Gunn Discusses Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

James Gunn Discusses Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

The cast list for Marvel’s big screen adaptation of Guardians of the Galaxy is starting to come together, with big names like Michael Rooker, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt, and Dave Batista already confirmed. It also seems like the story behind the movie is coming along nicely, with director James Gunn recently revealing a few choice bits during an interview with HeyUGuys.co.uk:

“In terms of a lot of stuff we’re very much like The Avengers, where it’s a very big, huge movie,” says Gunn in an interview with HeyUGuys. “It’s different because it’s cosmic, it’s in outer space, it’s very colourful.

“We have a whole history of science fiction behind us that we’re dealing with, and borrowing from, and also fighting with to create something unique. But at the same time there’s a lot of stuff it has in common with The Avengers.”

Gunn also reveals that he’s inspired by The Avengers when it came to the casting decisions for Guardians of the Galaxy:

“I was very specific that I wanted it to be somebody really extraordinary,” he says of Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord. “I really had Robert Downey Jr. in mind a lot. You had this guy who came in and he inhabited Tony Stark, when you first saw Tony Stark he blew your mind, you couldn’t believe what you were seeing.

“We saw a lot of good performances, but it wasn’t until Chris came in and he read and I was like, ‘oh my God’, this guy has his own, very particular, amazing take on the character that blew my mind, blew me away. Then I thought, this is the first guy I could see sharing the screen with Robert Downey Jr. and giving him a run for his money.”

Marvel Starts Production on New Captain America Feature

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Banking on the momentum started by their record-breaking blockbuster The Avengers, Marvel Studios has officially started production on their next highly anticipated release, Captain America: The Winter Soldier in Los Angeles, California, with additional locations set in Cleveland, Ohio, and Washington D.C.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier marks the return of Chris Evans (Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel’s The Avengers) as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America, along with Scarlett Johansson (Marvel’s The Avengers, Iron Man 2) as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson (Marvel’s The Avengers, Iron Man 2) as Nick Fury. In addition, film icon Robert Redford has joined the all-star cast as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization.

Joss Whedon Still Undecided on Avengers Sequel

Joss Whedon Still Undecided on Directing Avengers Sequel

It’s not a secret that Joss Whedon is one of the key factors that made The Avengers the third highest-grossing movie of all time in domestic and international markets (and the most successful comic book movie to date with a 92% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes), but while a sequel is inevitable, the director’s seat is still up in the air as Whedon himself confirmed that he has not yet come to a decision on whether he wants to return for the sequel.

Whedon’s statement was given during a Firefly reunion panel at the San Diego Comic Con:

“I have not come to a decision on directing Avengers 2 yet… I am having too much fun with this [reunion] now.”

New Movies For Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, etc. From Marvel

New Moviers For Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, etc. From Marvel

There’s no denying that The Avengers is one of the best comic book movies to date and certainly deserves its massive box office success, but you also have to admit that a lot of its endearing qualities results from the groundwork laid by previous Marvel movies such as Iron Man, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, and The Incredible Hulk. Said movies handled the origin stories and character introductions, so that The Avengers could start the movie with a readily available momentum.

Avengers Beats Avatar’s 2 Week BO records, Sequel in the Works

Avengers Beats Avatar’s 2 Week BO records, Sequel in the Works

Disney/Marvel’s Superhero movie juggernaut The Avengers has just brought in an estimated $100.4 million on its second week stateside, making its total box office take $373.2 million. In comparison, the previous second week highest earner, James Cameron’s Avatar, only made $75 million in its 2nd week at the box office.

Marvel’s Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Volume 3 and 4 hits DVD

Marvel's Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes Volume 3 and 4 hits DVD

Marvel and Disney have been collecting Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the big screen for a few years now – from the Hulk’s first CG film to the most recent Captain America – all in anticipation for next summer’s juggernaut (maybe starring Marvel’s Juggernaut??) The Avengers. However, here in cartoon world, we know that the Avengers have already been starring as the awesome superteam across the Disney empire. And, today, this collection of toons comes home on not one, but two DVD box sets: Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Volume 3 and Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Volume 4. Check out the full press release, and a whole mountain of preview teaser video clips!

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