The second ‘Phase’ of Marvel’s ambitious film plans begins with “Iron Man 3” in May, and Kevin Feige recently spoke with SFX about the even larger and more ‘cosmic’ scale of some of the upcoming films in this next batch:
“[‘Thor: The Dark World’] and the ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ film certainly are cosmic. ‘Guardians’ and ‘Thor’ will take the brunt of the cosmic side of the universe, particularly ‘Guardians,’ which is 95% in space.
[‘Guardians’ is] much more of a standalone film. It takes place in the same universe. And when we’ve been on the other side of that universe in other movies, you might see those characteristics in ‘Guardians,’ but the Avengers are not involved with what’s happening out there at this time.
On the flip side, those not heading into space will turn more inward and explore other genres:
“I think ‘Iron Man 3’ shows the other side of Phase 2, which is delving deeper into the characters. Throwing them on a much more personal journey. Shane Black’s described ‘Iron Man 3’ as a Tom Clancy sort of political thriller, which I like a lot.
We hired our directors on Cap because they loved our explanation that we really want to make a ’70s political thriller masquerading as a big superhero movie. Just like with the first film – we got Joe Johnston because we said, ‘We want to do a ’40s World War Two movie masquerading as a big superhero movie.’ I love that we’re doing a sequel to a film that’s a completely different genre than the first film. I think that’s fun. And the comics do it all the time.”
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The Ruins star Laura Ramsey has landed the role of Becky Montcrief on the NBC pilot The Sixth Gun, a supernatural Western based on the Oni Press series by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt, Deadline reports. The network ordered the Carlton Cuse-produced project last month.
Set in the American West in the aftermath of the Civil War, the comic centers around six pistols of otherworldly power. The most dangerous of the weapons, the Sixth Gun of the title, vanishes, only to resurface in the hands of an innocent girl (Ramsey’s Becky Montcrief), reawakening dark forces. Villains believed long dead set their sights on the pistol, and only the gunslinger Drake Sinclair stands in their way. The Sixth Gun previously had been in development as a miniseries for NBC’s cable sibling Syfy.
Ramsey, who also had roles in The Covenant, Middle Men and Kill the Irishman, has appeared on episodes of ABC’s My Generation and AMC’s Mad Men.
The Sixth Gun pilot will be directed by Jeffrey Reiner (Wonder Woman, Friday Night Lights) from a script by Ryan Condal. Eric Gitter and Andy Borne of Closed on Mondays, the sister company of Oni Press, are executive producing.
It’s been awhile since I have been on here. Life has been, shall we say, busy.
Running a company like FP is more than a fulltime job. It’s an obsession.
7 years ago I realized that while I loved comics, they were getting old. I was constantly disappointed by regurgitating stories and characters. I still loved being able to read my favorite titles but thought, how much could these people take and what is it that makes 50 years of a character fighting the same fight over and over again so interesting. Then I realized, nothing. It was stale.
It wasn’t until I picked up the book Powers that my mind was reawakened. Powers was such a breath of fresh air that it made me see that there were other stories out there. I began to grab more and more indy books and found my love for comics beginning to take hold again. I thought to myself, why can’t I do this. I am a decent writer with fairly new ideas, why not just start my own company. So I did.
In this episode AJ and Martin discuss the big release news for the PS4 as well as sit down with Andrea Emmes.
All of this and the latest news!!!