New Study Explains Why Fans Prefer Marvel Films Over DC Films

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That’s right! An official study was conducted to try and explain why more fans prefer Marvel films over DC films. The study was done by an automated market research tech provider named ZappiStore. They say that the success of Marvel can be linked to the viewer’s emotional engagement with the superheroes while watching movie trailers.

What ZappiStore did was test a viewer’s emotional engagement with a series of Marvel and DC movie trailers by using a facial coding and emotion recognition platform called Affectiva. According to ADWEEK:

The respondents participating in the Marvel/DC study, and others like it, only need internet connectivity and a standard web camera. As viewers watch stimulus, Affectiva can measure their moment-by-moment facial expressions of emotions. The results for this study were aggregated and displayed in a dashboard.

They tested these people using a number of DC and Marvel movie trailers to measure viewer emotional engagement to find out which elements of the trailers impacted them most.

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Sebastian Stan Says Hugh Jackman Has Been Thinking About Coming Back as Wolverine For Marvel

So look, we all know that Hugh Jackman said he was completely dine with playing Wolverine after Logan. As hard as it was to hear that we’d never see Jackman play Wolverine again, Jackman ended his time as Wolverine on a high note. Logan was incredible and if he never plays Wolverine again at least he ended it with, in my opinion, his greatest performance ever.

Well, it sounds like Jackman might actually be thinking about coming back now that Marvel and Fox have joined forces and we will see the X-Men finally crossover with the Avengers. The information came from MCU star Sebastian Stan during a panel at Ace Comic Con. While there, he shared a story of how he asked Hugh Jackman about the possibility of returning. Here’s what Stan had to say:

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Chris Hemsworth Says More than 70 Characters Will Appear in AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

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As we all might imagine and based on what we’ve seen in the trailer, there is no doubt that Avengers: Infinity War is going to be unlike any other movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with characters from all corners of the MCU uniting.  Now one of the actors who plays one of the most important characters, Chris Hemsworth is giving us a good idea of just how many to expect.

In a recent interview with Postmedia Network,  Hemsworth teased just how massive Infinity War will be, with over 70 characters appearing throughout the film in one way or another.

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The Badass Trailer For Marvel’s JESSICA JONES Season 2 Has Arrived!

Netflix has released the first trailer for Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 2! They also announced that the 13-episode season will premiere on March 8th, 2018!

I loved the first season of this show and Season 2 looks like it might turn out even better. This is a great adrenaline-fueled first trailer and Season 2 looks awesome! In the trailer, Jessica even calls out Spider-Man’s Uncle Ben in an amusing way. She obviously just doesn’t give a crap about the whole “with great power comes great responsibility” advice. She just wants to beat the hell out of anyone that deserves it.

Marvel’s Jessica Jones is a suspenseful, edgy look into the life of Jessica Jones, one of the most popular new Marvel characters of the last decade, as she faces demons from within and without. In its first season.

New York City private investigator Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is beginning to put her life back together after murdering her tormenter, Kilgrave. Now known throughout the city as a super-powered killer, a new case makes her reluctantly confront who she really is while digging deeper into her past to explore the reasons why.

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Marvel’s Netflix Deal is Coming To an End and Future Shows Will Be Developed For Disney’s Streaming Service

Well, as much as I don’t want to subscribe to another stupid streaming service, it seems like Disney is going to make me. We already knew that Disney would be killing off their deal with Netflix and Hulu and that all of their films and TV shows, including all of the Star Wars and Marvel stuff, will exclusively stream on their upcoming streaming service.

Now, it seems like any future Marvel series that would normally be developed and streamed on Netflix will be moving to the Disney streaming service in the future. I know this was a safe assumption, but hearing confirmation of their plan for it in the Wall Street Journal was still a little jarring.

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Marvel Has Released A New Look At Evangeline Lilly’s Wasp Costume For ‘Ant-Man And The Wasp’

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Marvel Studios has a lot on their plate in the next few years. The company will be expanding its cinematic universe to Wakanda in Black Panther, introducing Captain Marvel, and wrapping up the Avengers storyline in Infinity War. Somewhere in the midst of all this will be Ant-Man and the Wasp, the sequel to the 2015 film Ant-Man. I say “somewhere” because while the official release date is July 6, 2018, as of this writing the film isn’t even on Marvel’s official list of upcoming MCU projects. But Evangeline Lilly has been all over Instagram with her #WaspWorkout, so we know principal photography will soon be under way, if it hasn’t begun already.

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Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster in THOR: RAGNAROK is The Collector’s Brother

There was one other fun piece of new revealed at Comic-Con this past weekend that I wanted to share. During the Thor: Ragnarok panel, Jeff Goldblum revealed an interesting piece of information regarding his character The Grandmaster.

He shared that The Grandmaster is the brother of The Collector (Benicio Del Toro) in Guardians of the Galaxy, which is a cool little connection that I wasn’t expecting. They aren’t brothers in the comics, but I like that they’ve done it for the MCU, it just adds a nice little dynamic. Goldblum went on to explain and threw in a bit more interesting information:

“We’re elders of the universe. We came about shortly after the Big Bang. We’re the oldest living creatures in the universe. Grandmaster and my brother, Collector. I rule on this planet Sakaar and I put together games. I put together the great, great match between Hulk and the new Thor. “

Marvel has tweaked a few things with The Grandmaster in the MCU, but from what I’ve seen everything works, and I’m totally fine with any changes they’ve made. I love how the different corners of the MCU are connecting to each other and I’m sure there are more connections to come as we move closer to the fourth Avengers film.

I have no idea if we’ll ever see The Grandmaster and The Collector together on the big screen in the MCU, but I hope it eventually happens!

Chris Hemsworth Says Marvel Actors Have A Contract Prohibiting Them From Appearing In DC Films

Marvel actors are not allowed to appear in DC films according to Chris Hemsworth. Comicbook writes that Hemsworth told fans at the Supanova convention in Australia that it’s “illegal,” for stars of Marvel films to appear in any DC property. The move is unsurprising, and I wouldn’t be surprised if DC had a contract with its actors that states the exact same thing.

While DC seems to be a no-go, it appears that appearing in a Sony film is cool as evidenced by Tom Holland jumping between the two as Spider-Man and Josh Brolin appearing as Thanos in Avengers as well as Cable in Deadpool 2. At the rate these companies are producing movies, Marvel and DC will begin to run out of big names to cast if they keep locking down actors for roles! Do you think the move is good, or is it a bit silly to force the actors into an exclusive hero deal?

Jessica Chastain in Talks to Play Villain in X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Jessica Chastain in Talks to Play Villain in X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Jessica Chastain in talks to play villain in X-Men: Dark Phoenix

UPDATE: Following this news, filmmaker Bryan Singer posted a photo on Instagram of “passing the torch” to Kinberg for the next film. You can find it below along with the original story.

Deadline reports longtime X-Men series writer and producer Simon Kinberg has officially signed on to write and direct X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which will bring back the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse, including James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), and Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler).

Kinberg will also produce the film alongside Lauren Shuler Donner and Hutch Parker.

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First Marvel’s Inhumans Photo Reveals the Royal Family

First Marvel's Inhumans Photo Reveals the Royal Family

Marvel Entertainment and ABC have officially released the first Marvel’s Inhumans photo at EW, and you can check it out in the gallery below! In addition, executive producer Scott Buck revealed some details, including: When the story begins, Attilan (the home of the Inhumans) will not actually be on Earth; Ellen Woglom’s character is a new one and not from the comics; and lead character Black Bolt will primarily communicate in sign language in the series.

“Black Bolt is a very difficult character I would think for Anson, but for any actor to play,” Buck tells the outlet. “But Anson is tackling it in a hugely fantastic way. It’s a little bit difficult to write him, because Black Bolt does not speak, but yet he is our hero and he is the center of the show, so it does certainly present challenges in how you tell his story, but fortunately we came up with a really good story. Anson is terrific. I think everyone’s going to be very pleased and excited by his Black Bolt. We’re not doing voice over. If you read the comics, you see Black Bolt does find a way to communicate to people, but he’s also a very enigmatic character as well, and he keeps a lot inside. That’s part of what’s so fascinating about him is that a lot of times, we don’t know what he’s thinking.

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