Black Panther reaches another milestone

By Alex Wiggan Black Panther is officially the 10th highest grossing film of all-time. The film – the 18th entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – has surpassed the likes of Beauty and the Beast (2017) and Frozen (2013) to become the 10th movie on the worldwide box office chart. In total, Black Panther has accumulated more than $1,277,623,549. Black Panther is the No.1 Marvel movie in the US and the … Continue reading

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Clark Gregg joins Captain Marvel

By Alex Wiggan Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star, Clark Gregg has joined the cast of Marvel Studios’ forthcoming picture, Captain Marvel. The actor will be reprising the role of Agent Phil Coulson when the film – the 21st entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – goes before cameras. Gregg isn’t the only returnee, Guardians of the Galaxy actors, Lee Pace (Ronan … Continue reading

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Black Panther passes $1 billion mark

By Alex Wiggan It’s official – Black Panther has passed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office. According to Box Office Mojo, Black Panther has accumulated $1,078, 615, 601. This breaks down as follows: US box office: $562,015,601 and International box office: $516,600,000. Black Panther is now the fifth Marvel Studios film to pass $1 billion at the box office, following The Avengers ($1,518.8 billion), Avengers: Age … Continue reading

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Review: Jessica Jones Season Two

**THE FOLLOWING REVIEW FEATURES MINOR SPOILERS FOR JESSICA JONES SEASON TWO. IF YOU WANT TO REMAIN COMPLETELY SPOILER FREE, STOP READING NOW.** On Thursday, to coincide with International Women’s Day, the second season of Jessica Jones hit Netflix. The 13 episode-season – set after the events of The Defenders – saw the return of Krysten Ritter as the private eye … Continue reading

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Avengers: Infinity War the most viewed trailer of all-time in 24 hours

By Alex Wiggan Did you check out the Avengers: Infinity War trailer I posted earlier this week? You did? Well, I’m not surprised, because so did A LOT of people. More than 230 million people in fact, across the various online platforms! Taking to social media, Marvel said: “Thank you to the best fans in the universe for making Marvel … Continue reading

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So… what are the 20 movies that Marvel Studios has “on the docket”?

By Alex Wiggan Earlier today, I posted news (via Vanity Fair) that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is to reach an end point of sorts, with the 22nd entry, the as-yet-untitled Avengers 4. I also noted that this won’t be the end for the MCU, because according to Marvel Studios’ head honcho, Kevin Feige, “we’ve got another 20 movies on the … Continue reading

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Avengers 4: A definitive end for the MCU

By Alex Wiggan Marvel Studio’s, Kevin Feige has confirmed that Avengers 4 will provide a definitive end point for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Speaking in the latest issue of Vanity Fair, Feige, said Avengers 4 will be “a finale.” He added: “There will be two distinct periods. Everything before Avengers 4 and everything after.” The news will come as no … Continue reading

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The Honcho Round-up #61: Thor: Ragnarok – What the critics think

By Alex Wiggan Hi heroes! It’s movie time again and for this edition the focus is on the critical reception of big budget Marvel movie, Thor: Ragnarok! Thor: Ragnarok is the third solo Thor film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (the 17th entry overall) and stars Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum and Anthony … Continue reading

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The Tuesday Talking Point #3: Which character(s) do you want to see in the MCU?

By Alex Wiggan Last week, production officially began on the as-yet-untitled Avengers 4. The film – which hits cinema screens in May 2019 – is being viewed as the conclusion of a 22-movie, 11-year journey that began with Iron Man and will conclude with one huge-ass superhero team-up. Avengers 4 directors, the Russo Brothers, signalled the start of production by … Continue reading

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The Honcho Round-up #47: A guide to shared movie universes

By Alex Wiggan Hi heroes! As you’ll no doubt be aware, there is currently a growing trend in Hollywood to create shared universes – cinematic worlds developed across a series of sequels and spin-offs. Each shared universe is filled with characters and situations that are either referenced or alluded to in a previous/forthcoming entry and each has the potential to … Continue reading

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