Kevin Feige & Jeremy Latcham celebrate this Friday's Blu-ray release with a special fan Q & A event!

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and Executive Producer Jeremy Latcham invited fans and press to a very special Q and A to celebrate the Blu-ray release of Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron”! The duo discussed what to expect in Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” what it meant to bring Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, debuted a new poster by artist Tyler Stout, and much, much more. Read what Feige and Latcham had to say to the audience below and pick up your copy of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on Digital 3D and Digital HD now and on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital SD and VOD this Friday.

Jeremy Latcham and Kevin Feige celebrate the Blu-ray release of Marvel's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

Jeremy Latcham and Kevin Feige celebrate the Blu-ray release of Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

The events of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” left lasting ramifications, both to each member of the Avengers personally and to the way the world viewed the heroes. New heroes appeared, while some heroes followed their own path. Feige explained how the new Avengers roster formed.

“For the most part, it was based on the story [Director] Joss [Whedon] was telling,” says Feige, “With Thor going back to start the investigation when he finally realizes something bigger is going out and they’re being played in a certain way, wanting Hulk to go off to parts unknown, and to bring in some of the other characters we introduced in Phase Two.”

Feige also addressed the rumors that Captain Marvel might debut in the film’s final scenes. “At one point it might have been in one draft, and we shot one plate where we thought we might add her in there. But in the end, it didn’t seem appropriate to have a new person and a new costume clearly come out of nowhere at the end of this story,” Feige revealed. “It would have been a disservice to what, by the time this movie came out, people already knew was coming eventually and in a way we could really do it justice.”

Latcham elaborated, “Really early in development there was a notion of there being a ton of new people, and then we realized we hadn’t really introduced them and didn’t know where they were going to come from and Joss did not love that idea. It was an early discussion. Then it just became Captain Marvel and that felt weird to have just one person.”

“When Captain America says the team isn’t the ‘1927 Yankees,’ well, Captain Marvel’s there, so what are we saying about her?” Feige continued. “Certainly Wanda and Vision, and to a lesser extent Falcon and Rhodey, need to learn what it means to be a team.”

Tensions began to arise within the Avengers in this film, and those conflicts will only continue with “Captain America: Civil War,” specifically between Captain America (Chris Evans) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). The Producers discussed the evolution of these characters and where that tension originates.

“In large part, it was the events of this movie,” Feige states. “Even Tony can be self-aware enough to say, ‘Maybe if I shared my plans with somebody, this might not happen.’ I think we are seeing a Tony who is trying to be more responsible. There are things that happen between the movies, that we learn about in ‘Civil War,’ that make it more personal.”

“Responsibility has become a main theme for Tony. I think he’s evolved as a character,” conveys Latcham. “Originally, he was a guy who had been a part of some pretty terrible things and he says he’s going to do things himself because that’s the way he knows it’s right. Then he starts to run with that and sees what happens. I think that’s a really fun thing to watch, a character grow up over the course of these movies and learn where the line is in the next movie.”

Balancing so many heroes and so many storylines is a difficult challenge, but one that the Producers feel comfortable accepting. Feige talks about the intricacies of fitting so many characters into one cohesive story.

Kevin Feige celebrates the Blu-ray release of Marvel's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

Kevin Feige celebrates the Blu-ray release of Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

“‘Civil War,’ in particular, is very much Cap’s story,” Feige clarifies. “It’s very much a sequel to Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’ As that conflict builds, it’s represented as a conflict between Cap and Tony. There were a lot of characters in ‘The Winter Soldier,’ but it felt like a singular, and relatively simple thriller. ‘Civil War’ follows in the same way, and I think that’s something we pride ourselves on. Our screenwriters, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, are excellent at giving each character just enough. Not whole arcs for everybody, but just enough that their presence is felt and is important, but that the very clear, single story being told, is being served at all times.”

Looking forward in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Feige couldn’t contain his excitement to talk about the films following “Captain America: Civil War,” including Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” on November 4, 2016 and the sequel to Marvel’s “Guardians of the Glaxy,” coming out on May 5, 2017.

“I think it will be pretty quickly,” Feige answers about revealing the films’ cast. “I think there will be a slew of casting announcements over the next few months, before the end of the year, on those two films and some other films.”

Speaking of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Feige confirmed how the cosmic adventures these intergalactic misfits will start to intersect with those of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

“Clearly Thanos and the Infinity Stones will be a link between all those movies, and especially the Guardians,” Feige exposes. “So I do think there will be more crossover into that sector of the Marvel Universe. The Guardians team just left for Atlanta on Monday to start that movie, so all of the Guardians’ effort and thought is going into ‘Volume 2,’ which, by the way, is shaping up extremely nicely right now.”

Jeremy Latcham and Kevin Feige unveiled Tyler Stout artwork to celebrate Marvel's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

Jeremy Latcham and Kevin Feige unveiled Tyler Stout artwork to celebrate Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

With six Infinity Stones existing in the Marvel Universe, the Producers walked everyone through the process of figuring out how to spread the Stones’ wealth throughout the MCU.

“Some of it comes from the source material,” details Feige. “The Cosmic Cube was always important for Red Skull and for Captain America. We always knew for [‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’], that there was one in Loki’s scepter and there would be one in Vision’s forehead. Some of the other ones come out of a structural plot need for a McGuffin. A filmmaker will say, ‘There’s this orb…’ and we’ll say, ‘Well let’s put something inside that orb,’ so it will tie in to the larger Universe.”

Latcham makes note of the importance of each film on its own over fitting it in to a larger Universe. “One of the keys is we always wants filmmakers to go make the movies they want to make and not let too much of the craziness of the bigger world get in the way of it,” he points out. “Afterward, we look to make sure things line up and see if there need to be any corrections. The main thing is to make every film stand on its own and be as fun as possible and be as good of a ride for the audience as possible.”

Feige specifies when the potential for the concept of working the Infinity Stones came about. “It was really Marvel’s ‘Iron Man 2,’ and building the architecture of the entirety of Phase One that [the idea of the Infinity Stones] started to come about,” Feige discloses. “The notion of the Tesseract being not what tied just Phase One together but could also be a part of Phase Two. I wouldn’t say it was all perfectly planned and laid out in 2009, but that was the genesis of it. It goes back that far.

Latcham provided anecdotal evidence of this genesis. “I remember a conversation on the set [of ‘Iron Man 2’] where we had a prop master drawing the book that Tony Stark flips through when he’s going through his father’s stuff,” Latcham remarks. “I remember trying to explain that the cube he was drawing was really important and needed to look a certain way because that’s going to matter later.”

With Phase Three culminating in Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War Part I” on May 4, 2018 and in Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War Part II,” Latcham ensures it won’t mean the end of the Avengers, even if it will mean closure for some storylines.

Jeremy Latcham celebrates the Blu-ray release of Marvel's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

Jeremy Latcham celebrates the Blu-ray release of Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

“I think it definitely is an end to some version of the team as we’ve come to know as the Avengers,” Latcham confirms. “I think this version of the team, as we started to hint at with the end of ‘Age of Ultron,’ will be evolving. One thing we love about the comics is that the roster is always changing. New people are always coming on to the team. You can pick up an Avengers book 10 years later and not recognize who’s on the cover. The ideals and the things that make the Avengers the Avengers, still exist. I think that’s part of what this ‘culmination’ will be. We’re seeing this version of the team doing this thing to save the universe, the galaxy, however you want to put it, and then we’ll see how that goes. It’s not the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but I think it’s the end of part of it, for sure, and we’re still trying to sort out which parts that means.”

Feige couldn’t help but gush about his excitement for Spider-Man’s upcoming appearance in a Marvel Cinematic Universe film.

“Making that agreement with Sony was great. It was really amazing. On a personal level, making these movies, it means a lot because I think we can do great things with Spider-Man and I think Spider-Man can serve a great purpose in our Universe. That’s where he belongs. That’s what’s unique about him in the comics, not that he was the only super hero in the world, but that he was a totally different kind of super hero to compare against all the other heroes in the Marvel Universe. That’s really exciting. On a personal level, having worked with Marvel movies for 15 years, starting my career on X-Men movies with Tom Rothman and the early Spider-Man movies with Amy Pascal. To have earned their trust, where they say, ‘Do it,’ also meant a lot. And now, we better not screw it up.”

Even though the news about Spider-Man surprised Marvelites around the world, Feige always had hopes that it would happen. Keeping plans for the MCU flexible comes with the territory, suggests Feige. “We always had contingency plans, which we always do anyway. Are we going to be able to make another movie with this actor, if so, we’re going to do this. If not, we’re going to do this,” Feige decrees. “If we get the rights to a certain character, that’s great, we’re going to do this, if not, we’re going to do this. We always work in these various alternate timelines available and be ready to shift if something happens.”

Bringing Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a new perspective, and a lot of added pressure, along with it. The task of representing diverse, beloved characters always brings pressure with it, but Feige gladly takes on that responsibility.

“When I started, which was the dawn of Internet feedback, people were saying about X-Men, ‘You know it’s going to suck because it’s a Marvel movie,'” Feige jokes. “There’s always been the pressure about not wanting to screw things up. That would exist with Black Panther, that would exist with Captain Marvel, just as it does with Spider-Man and just as it does with everyone else. Then there’s the added pressure of staying current with the times and representing on that screen what exists in the world around us. As the comics have done a good job of doing, even if you look back as far as the ’60s and being ahead of the curve in a lot of ways with that, so we want the movies to get to a point where they’re ahead of the curve on these issues and I think we’ll get there sooner than you might expect.”

No matter how big the MCU grows, the Producers never lose sight that they owe it all to comic books.

“We just had an ‘Infinity War’ meeting with the Russo brothers [Directors of ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ and ‘Captain America: Civil War’] earlier today and there’s really old [Jim] Starlin stuff, there’s really new [Jonathan] Hickman stuff, there’s all kinds of stuff sitting on this table,” expresses Latcham. “It’s really chaotic, like, ‘There’s a great image here, there’s a great moment here, let’s talk about all of them. Let’s make sure that we’re looking at everything.’ I think that’s part of what’s fun and it doesn’t matter when it was written in the books, if it’s great, it’s great, and we want to find a way to put it in the movie. It’s part of the job, it’s part of the fun.”

“I think whenever something interesting happens in the comics, whether it’s something big, like a character shifting like Thor has done or Captain America has done, or even just a small image in a panel of a comic, we file it away to see if it can play a part in one of our stories,” adds Feige. “I remember sitting around board meetings back when Marvel was its own company and had a board, and the board members talking about the new issue of Civil War that was coming out, and the excitement about that story coming out, and thinking, ‘Wouldn’t it be great to make a movie out of this some day?’ It’s unbelievable. That’s a big case, of course. Same thing with Winter Soldier. In big ways and in small ways, of course this all starts from the House of Ideas in New York.”

Get your copy of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on Digital 3D and Digital HD now and on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital SD and VOD October 2!
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Don’t say anything! Thanos is watching!

This is the week MCU fans everywhere have been eagerly awaiting, as Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” is released worldwide on Friday, April 27. Of course, everyone won’t be able to see the movie at the exact time, and with some audiences beginning to see the film before others, the filmmakers and cast of “Infinity War” have a special message and a notable new hashtag – #ThanosDemandsYourSilence.

Check out the video above to see several key “Avengers: Infinity War” cast members say that, well, they can’t say anything – something everyone who goes to see the film in the next few days should emulate. After all, you wouldn’t want to anger Thanos, would you?

Don’t get locked out of opening weekend; grab your tickets now on Fandango to see “Avengers: Infinity War” when it opens on April 27!

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Cast members discuss the importance of the Black Panther's home in the new 'Avengers' film.

With Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” opening this week, a new featurette focuses on a key location in the film and in the Marvel Cinematic Universe overall – Wakanda.

After hearing about Wakanda in earlier films, audiences worldwide saw just how impressive the African nation was in Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” earlier this year, and now the action will continue there in “Avengers: Infinity War.”

In the new “Wakanda Revisited” featurette, “Infinity War” cast members Chris Evans (“Steve Rogers / Captain America”), Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa / Black Panther”), Danai Gurira (“Okoye”), and Letitia Wright (“Shuri”) discuss the importance of Wakanda in the story, and what it’s like bringing characters out of their usual setting and into another familiar location from the MCU.

Watch the featurette above, and then grab tickets on Fandango! “Avengers: Infinity War” opens in theaters on April 27. Stay tuned to, follow @Avengers on Twitter, and Like “The Avengers” on Facebook for the latest on the Avengers as it develops!

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Live from Hollywood at 8:30 PM ET / 5:30 PM PT

It’s all been leading to this. Thanos is coming and it all kicks off live in Hollywood with the Red Carpet World Premiere of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ on April 23, 2018 at 8:30 PM ET / 5:30 PM PT.

The biggest movie of the year is shaping up for the biggest red carpet in the universe and you can see your favorite stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and catch all the action by watching the livestream.

Here is your complete list of viewing options:

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'Avengers: Infinity War' hits theaters April 27!

Earlier this week, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” stars Robert Downey Jr., Benedict Cumberbatch, Karen Gillan, and director Joe Russo greeted enthusiastic fans at a special “Avengers: Infinity War” fan event held in Singapore! Take a look at the photos above!

Meanwhile, Tom Holland and director Anthony Russo were on hand to greet excited fans at a special Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” fan event in Tokyo!

Don’t get locked out of opening weekend; grab your tickets now on Fandango to see “Avengers: Infinity War” when it opens on April 27!

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In theaters April 27!

It’s Friday and we’re officially two weeks away from the release of Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” in theaters!

To ease into the weekend, we’ve got a look at the latest posters Marvel Studios just dropped!

Here’s the exclusive Dolby Cinemas poster:

And here’s a look at the exclusive RealD 3D “Avengers: Infinity War” poster:

Get your hands on the full edition of the Moviebill featuring exclusive cover art opening weekend at Regal Movies starting on April 27!

As an additional treat, check out the custom Lego poster celebrating 10 Years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

Don’t get locked out of opening weekend; grab your tickets now on Fandango to see “Avengers: Infinity War” when it opens on April 27!

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Hear from our heroes on what it was like behind-the-scenes filming!

We’re not only weeks away from Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” landing in theaters, but also, the 10 year anniversary from when the Marvel Cinematic Universe journey began with “Iron Man.”

In a new “Family” featurette, the cast of “Avengers: Infinity War” talk about their MCU “family” and what it has meant to them over the time they’ve spent together making MCU films.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pratt, and Robert Downey Jr. reflect on filming with heroes they’ve never shared the screen with before, while others reflected on the years and time spent together.

Watch the featurette above, and then grab tickets on Fandango! “Avengers: Infinity War” opens in theaters on April 27. Stay tuned to, follow @Avengers on Twitter, and Like “The Avengers” on Facebook for the latest on the Avengers as it develops!

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Explore the wondrous world of Wakanda deeper with extensive bonus features!

Marvelites, thanks to you, Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” is now the third-biggest film of all time in North American history!

No need to pack your bags and make your way to Wakanda. Now, you can bring home the phenomenon, packed with light-hearted fun, pulse-pounding action and a powerful message, and watch it over and over again (like this particular editor), digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere on May 8 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on May 15! Reserve your copy today:

With both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos immersive sound, 4k Ultra HD offers a transformative viewing experience. Through the 4K Cinematic Universe Edition of “Black Panther,” experience the exhilarating adventure in stunning 4K Ultra HD with next-generation high dynamic range (HDR) visuals and Dolby Atmos immersive audio. Never-before-seen extras feature commentary from director Ryan Coogler; deleted scenes; outtakes; and several making-of featurettes, which detail the Black Panther’s evolution, the remarkable women of Wakanda, the history of T’Challa’s proud nation, and the cosmic origin and technological applications of vibranium. Also included are a roundtable discussion with “Black Panther” filmmakers and writers; a featurette tracing the countless connections between heroes, characters and storylines within the Marvel Cinematic Universe; and an exclusive sneak peek at “Ant-Man and the Wasp.”

In the acclaimed film, T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returns home to the hidden high-tech African nation of Wakanda to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king, following the death of his father. But when a man named Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) appears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he’s drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Pitted against his own family, the king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and embrace his future as an Avenger.

The film features a fierce group of Wakandan women, including Nakia (Academy Award® winner Lupita Nyong’o), a War Dog and Wakandan spy; Shuri (Letitia Wright), T’Challa’s little sister and tech wizard; and the Dora Milaje, the all-female Wakandan Special Forces led by Okoye (Danai Gurira). They team up with reluctant ally CIA agent Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman) to help T’Challa defend Wakanda against the forces threatening to destroy it. The extraordinary ensemble cast of “Black Panther” also includes veteran actors such as Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett as Ramonda, T’Challa and Shuri’s mother; Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker as Zuri, the spiritual leader of Wakanda; and Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue, an illegal arms dealer; and standout performances by Academy Award® nominee Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Royal Counsel to T’Challa; Winston Duke as M’Baku, the formidable leader of the Jabari tribe; and Emmy® Award-winner Sterling K. Brown as N’Jobu, a Wakandan War Dog.

The action in “Black Panther” is intensified through a musical score by GRAMMY®-nominated composer Ludwig Göransson and soundtrack curated and produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning global superstar Kendrick Lamar and Billboard Magazine’s Executive of the Year Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith. “Black Panther: The Album” topped the Billboard 200 chart for five consecutive weeks and the end-credit track, “All The Stars,” featuring Lamar and SZA, spent nine weeks in the top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer):

    • Director’s Intro
    • From Page to Screen: A Roundtable Discussion – Delve into the film’s making
    • Crowning of a New King – Explore the world of “Black Panther” in all its color and complexity
    • The Warriors Within – Get to know Wakanda’s women and the actors who portray them
    • The Hidden Kingdom Revealed – Wakanda’s diverse people
    • Wakanda Revealed: Exploring the Technology
    • Deleted Scenes
      • U.N. Meet and Greet
      • Okoye And W’Kabi Discuss the Future of Wakanda
      • T’Challa Remembers His Father
      • Voices from the Past
    • Gag Reel
    • Exclusive Sneak Peek at “Ant-Man and The Wasp”
    • Marvel Studios the First Ten Years: Connecting the Universe
    • Director’s Commentary

Digital Exclusives:

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    • Come to Wakanda “Before”
    • Come to Wakanda “After”

Reserve your copy in your preferred format!

Look for Black Panther again soon on the big screen when Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” comes out later this month April 27!

For even more Black Panther, follow @theblackpanther on Twitter and like Black Panther’s official Facebook page for all the latest news and updates!

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A special thank you to all of the fans, plus some never-before-seen photos!

Marvel Studios’ year-long Marvel Cinematic Universe 10-Year anniversary celebration continues with your favorite Avengers, and stars of Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War,” personally thanking you, the True Believers, for your loyalty and support in “10 Years of Fandom”! Check out the new featurette above!

Go behind the scenes with these never-before-seen photos from “Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years,” coming to bookstores this November!

“Avengers: Infinity War” opens in theaters on April 27. Get tickets on Fandango now! Stay tuned to, follow @Avengers on Twitter, and Like “The Avengers” on Facebook for the latest on the Avengers as it develops!

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'Avengers: Infinity War' hits theaters April 27!

Yesterday, stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen and Letitia Wright joined directors Anthony and Joe Russo to greet enthusiastic fans at a special London fan event for the upcoming Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War”.

Don’t get locked out of opening weekend; grab your tickets now on Fandango to see “Avengers: Infinity War” when it opens on April 27!

Stay tuned to, follow @Avengers on Twitter, and Like “The Avengers” on Facebook for the latest on the Avengers as it develops!

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