Chadwick Boseman & More Star in The Next Chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

Marvel Studios announced today that production has begun on “Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Get on Up”), Michael B. Jordan (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”), Academy Award® winner Lupita Nyong’o (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “12 Years a Slave”), Danai Gurira (“The Walking Dead,” upcoming “All Eyez on Me”), Martin Freeman (“Hobbit” trilogy, “Sherlock”), Daniel Kaluuya (upcoming “Get Out,” “Sicario”), with Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett (“American Horror Story,” “London Has Fallen”), with Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” Lee Daniels’ “The Butler”), and Andy Serkis (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”).

Additional cast members include Letitia Wright (“Urban Hymn,” “Glasgow Girls”), Winston Duke (“Person of Interest, “Modern Family”), Florence Kasumba (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Emerald City”), Sterling K. Brown (“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”) and John Kani (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Coriolanus”).

Ryan Coogler (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”) directs Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” from a screenplay he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole (“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”). The film, which opens in U.S. theaters on February 16, 2018, will be shot in Atlanta and South Korea.

“Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.

Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” is produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.

Coogler’s creative brain trust includes his frequent collaborators: director of photography Rachel Morrison, A.S.C. (“Dope,” “Fruitvale Station”), production designer Hannah Beachler (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”), editors Claudia Castello (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”) and Michael P. Shawver (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”); along with costume designer Ruth E. Carter (“Selma,” Lee Daniels’ “The Butler”), visuals effects supervisor Geoffrey Baumann (“Doctor Strange,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron”), Academy Award®- winning makeup designer Joel Harlow (“Star Trek Beyond,” “Black Mass”) and seven-time Academy Award® nominee, special effects supervisor Dan Sudick (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”).

Based on the Marvel comic character that first appeared in “Fantastic Four Vol. 1” Issue 52, published in 1966, “Black Panther” joins Marvel Studios’ slate of releases in its Phase 3 commitment to introduce film audiences to new heroes and continue the adventures of fan favorites over the course of four years and nine films.

In 2016, Marvel Studios continued its unprecedented success with the release of “Captain America: Civil War,” which opened on May 6 with the fifth largest opening weekend of all time and has since garnered box office receipts of over $1.1 billion worldwide.

The juggernaut studio ended the year with its newest Super Hero “Doctor Strange,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Rachel McAdams. The film opened #1 at the box office on November 4 and went on to gross more than $659 million worldwide to date. The two films propelled Marvel Studios’ #1 domestic box-office opening streak to a record-breaking 14 consecutive films.

Marvel Studios’ other epic big-screen adventures include Marvel’s “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man 3,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Ant-Man,” and the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (May 5, 2017), “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (July 7, 2017), “Thor: Ragnarok” (November 3, 2017) and “Avengers: Infinity War” (May 4, 2018).

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The Guardians knocked it out of the galaxy earning $146.5M this weekend!

This past Friday, Star-Lord and his ragtag group of misfits became two-time galaxy savers as well as pushing Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”  to soar at the box office as the number one movie with a galactic $146.5 million in its opening weekend!

That’s right, True Believers, what is summer without the Guardians! “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” opened 55% above the 2014 debut of “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Previously, “Guardians of the Galaxy” earned $94.3M, making it not only the biggest-ever August opening domestically, but also the biggest non-sequel opening of 2014—or for quite some time!

After 13 days in several international markets, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” brings its global box office gross to $431.5 million! This marks Marvel Studios’ 15th #1 debut out of 15 films.

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is currently Certified Fresh at 82% on Rotten Tomatoes. The film has pushed the Marvel Cinematic Universe past $11 billion in combined global grosses, from 15 films since the MCU’s inception in 2008.

Purchase tickets now for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” in theaters and IMAX 3D today! Make sure to stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest on “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” and follow @Guardians on Twitter and like the official Guardians of the Galaxy page on Facebook for the latest!

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The car company shows off all new Guardians art for all to enjoy!

People cannot wait for “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” to land in theatres on Friday, May 5, but Ford has a plan to get the good times rolling now. Fans can start the party early by entering the “Be the Guardian of Your Galaxy” sweepstakes at http://www.marvel.com/ecosport. Entrants get a chance to win a Ford EcoSport, a hometown screening of the movie, one of 150 custom illustrations by a Marvel artist depicting the fan as a galactic hero, and plenty of swag. In addition to the All New 2018 EcoSport, the compact SUV designed for all intelligent life, making its big screen debut in “Vol. 2,” the car makers are offering fans a chance to see exclusive Guardians of the Galaxy art before the film opens wide in theatres everywhere.

The art, inspired by many of the classic album covers of the 80s, became available to fans through this tweet and in the gallery belowfor the first time. Browse, save your favorites, use them for your phone lock screens, computer backgrounds, and social media profiles, and be sure to let your fellow Galactic travelers know where they can find some of the coolest art this side of Ego the Living Planet.

Stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest on Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” follow @Guardians on Twitter and like the official Guardians of the Galaxy page on Facebook for the latest! Please visit ford.com/suvs/ecosport for more information about the fun, capable, and connected 2018 Ford EcoSport!

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Must be legal U.S. resident 18 years of age or older. Sweepstakes ends 5/31/17. See Official Rules for details. Ford EcoSport available early 2018.

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At ArcLight Hollywood on this Thursday and ArcLight Santa Monica this Saturday

SoCal Marvelites! We’re stoked to announce that the illustrators of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: The Art of the Movie will be at Arclight Hollywood and Arclight Santa Monica during opening weekend to sign copies of their new books! Books will be available for purchase on the night of the event and will be sold on a first come, first-served basis. For more information, take a look at the gallery above!

ArcLight Hollywood | Thursday, May 4 | 6 PM – 8 PM

6360 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

(323) 464-1478

ArcLight Santa Monica | Saturday, May 6 | 6 PM – 8 PM

395 Santa Monica Place, Suite 330 Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 566-2810

Get your tickets now for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and stay tuned for even more universal action in the coming days!

Stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest on “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” and follow @Guardians on Twitter and like the official Guardians of the Galaxy page on Facebook for the latest!

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Get Set Ready and Support Random Act Funding!

As Robert Downey Jr. gears up to bring “Spider-Man: Homecoming” to audiences, he and his philanthropic organization Random Act Funding, are partnering with OMAZE for another philanthropic campaign. Watch the video below, enter for your chance to hang with RDJ here, and becoming a real-life superhero for a deserving charity!

Do YOU want to hang with ME on the set of the latest Avengers? ENTER AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE (maybe): http://bit.ly/You-Me-Avengers Let’s be the do-gooder-est do-gooders together. Flights and hotel on me!

Posted by Robert Downey Jr on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The winner of the campaign will:

  • Receive unprecedented access with Robert Downey Jr. on the next “Avengers” set for you and a friend
  • Work with RDJ to hcoose one of the charities to get a Random Act Funding grant
  • Grab a bite to eat with RDJ
  • Get flown out and put up in a 4-star hotel

Watch the Marvel Cinematic Universe come to life and watch those Avengers assemble before your very eyes! Enter now!

With just a little more than two months to go until Iron Man joins Spidey in theaters, keep your eyes peeled right here to Marvel.com for all the latest!

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Check out this Power Pose Collectible from Hot Toys!

Taking the role as young Spider-Man Peter Parker’s mentor, Tony Stark helps Parker to balance the normal routine life as a high school student and the crime fighting super hero life after the events of ‘Marvel’s Captain American: Civil War.’

Celebrating the global release of the long awaited ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming’ coming this summer, Hot Toys is thrilled to present to you the Power Pose Series 1/6th scale collectible figure of Tony Stark’s new Iron Man armor in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ – the Mark XLVII as a Movie Promo Edition item only available in selected markets!

In reference to the appearance of Iron Man’s new armor in the upcoming Marvel Studios blockbuster, the Mark XLVII (Movie Promo Edition) Power Pose collectible figure is sophisticatedly crafted and designed with movie-accurate quality. It features a meticulously sculpted sleek, streamline armor and trapezoid-shaped indent around the arc reactor. Equipped with 28 LED light-up points throughout the body, it is also given the iconic red and gold color featured mostly on the helmet and shoulder, as well as the distinctive silver and dark silver colored painting on the mid-section of the armor. This Power Pose collectible figure also comes with articulated head and arms, interchangeable fists and repulsor palms, and a figure base.

Please stay tuned with your local official Hot Toys distributor for details on how to add this new Iron Man Mark XLVII to your Hot Toys collection!

For more from Hot Toys, visit their website.

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Learn more about the characters when you watch a new featurette. Plus a new photo gallery!

On May 5th, fans will get to know the Guardians in a deeper way with Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” Check out the new featurette above to hear more from director James Gunn and the cast!

We’ve also got a brand new photo gallery with stills and frames from the film below!

Get your tickets now for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and stay tuned for even more universal action in the coming days!

Stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest on “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” and follow @Guardians on Twitter and like the official Guardians of the Galaxy page on Facebook for the latest!

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Get a closer look at Spidey's new threads!

Peter Parker received a few tech upgrades courtesy of Iron Man in Marvel Studios’ “Captain America: Civil War,” and you can bet he’ll have even more come “Spider-Man: Homecoming”!

But why take our word for it when you can check out some of the Wallcrawler’s upgrades in a new spotlight video. Get a closer look at Spidey’s new suit in the video below before he swings back into theaters July 7!

As Spider-Man (Tom Holland) prepares to navigate the turbulent waters of high school and face off against the Vulture (Michael Keaton), he can use all the help he can get. See it all for yourself directly below!

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Check out the full track list to the film's soundtrack!

Fans can now get in the Star-Lord-dancing kind of mood with “Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 2,” the official soundtrack to Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” available now!

Featuring hits such as “The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac, “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl” by Looking Glass, and much more, “Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 2” offers the sonic backdrop to this summer’s biggest movie.

Check out the full track listing below, and follow @Guardians on Twitter and like the official Guardians of the Galaxy page on Facebook for the latest on “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” in theaters May 5!

Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 2 track listing

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Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck to guide Carol's flight to the big screen!

Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” has found the perfect duo to fly Carol Danvers to the big screen in 2019!

The directing pair Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have signed on to direct the film, starring Oscar-winner Brie Larson. Kevin Feige will produce the film, written by Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman. Marvel Studios’ Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, and Jonathan Schwartz serve as Executive Producers alongside Stan Lee.

Boden and Fleck most recently wrote and directed “Mississippi Grind,” starring Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn. Both have also directed and written “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” (starring Emma Roberts and Zach Galifianakis), “Sugar,” and worked together on the critically-acclaimed “Half Nelson” starring Ryan Gosling.

Carol Danvers has a very nuanced, powerful story, so Marvel took time selecting the final directing duo. But ultimately Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s diverse body of work and ability and focus on character made the choice a winning one. Each of their films exhibit nuanced, fascinating performances and a deeply-felt sense of character, all which will fuel the pairs passion around telling Carol Danvers’ Story.

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