At a time when many blockbuster franchises are sputtering — the domestic gross for this year’s “Pirates of Caribbean” sequel fell 29 percent from the last installment’s, while “Transformers: The Last Knight” fell a staggering 47 percent — the Marvel Cinematic Universe has continued to dominate at the box office. This weekend, the 17th film in the series, “Thor: Ragnarok,” earned the biggest opening at the box office in two months: a $121 million domestic start and a running global total of $427 million. With that result, the MCU has now made $5 billion in lifetime domestic grosses — and $13 billion worldwide since “Iron Man” launched the series nearly a decade ago.
Let's dive into the bizarroverse of honest movie marketing, and see what 2017's biggest movie posters would have looked like if they'd simply told the truth.
Speaking at Sydney's Supanova Comic-Con via Skype, director Jon Watts appeared to confirm that there would be multiple post-credits scenes for the film, all of which would be "worth sticking around for", as reported by Twitter user Tyler James. It's likely they'll function largely as Doctor Strange's post-credits scenes did: one looked forward to Thor: Ragnarok in a scene between Strange and Thor directed by Taika Waititi, the other set up a possible Doctor Strange sequel with Chiwetel Ejiofor's Baron Mordo as the villain. Jon Watts confirms that Homecoming has after credit scenes that are definately "worth sticking around for" (Obviously).
Michael Keaton will forever be associated with superhero movies. He skewered the genre in Oscar-winner ‘Birdman’ and will play a villain in this summer’s ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ but he will always be best known for playing Batman.
2017 looks set to be a banner year for superhero cinema, so here are 10 of the biggest blockbusters based on comic book properties set to dominate over the year ahead.
The new Spider-Man movie title has been officially announced – and it’s ‘Spider-Man Homecoming’. As revealed last week – thanks to some clumsy URL registration – the title has now been confirmed by Sony at the CinemaCon event in Las Vegas. It’s the perfect title for the new reboot which will see Marvel’s biggest superhero literally coming home to the Marvel Cinematic Universe mixing with his comic stablemates the Avengers.