Kaboom! That’s the word used by Joe Rohde, the Disney executive overseeing the transformation of the California Adventure ride formerly known as the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror into Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout!
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It’s showtime. Watch the brand new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 teaser trailer. Obviously. In theaters May 2017.
Doctor Strange is the second-biggest fall movie of the year and has crossed $100m at the US box office on November 9. Globally, Doctor Strange passed $325m on Tuesday afternoon. Its also a Disney success story, hitting new records of $6 billion at the global box office. Also a success story for Nepal. Many scenes of Disney and Marvel’s Doctor Strange was shot on location in Kathmandu, Nepal soon after the 2015 earthquake that devastated the country where thousands of people died and many were left homeless. The filming of the movie in the country brought positive attention to Nepal, helping the victims and showing the world Nepal is safe to visit again.
Ambassador Pritan Ambroase, whose other titles include Global Luxury Ambassador, Style Icon, Philanthropist and soon-to-be Talk Show Host says:
“I truly believe that Hollywood, World Cinema and the Fashion Industry can unite our world and make it a better place. Hollywoodand Movie Studios often get a bad name for being money hungry, whitewashing, corporate monsters. But I would like to sing a different tune and highlight the fact that Hollywood and movie studios have also done great work for betterment of our world. I am proud of Disney and Marvel, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Scott Derrickson for going to Nepal to shoot the film so soon after the earthquake that devastated the country. They could have easily chosen to film only on set in LA, but they didn’t. I am all for it. My philanthropic foundation Humans of our World did extensive work in providing relief to the victims and brought positive attention and help to Nepal. The trouble with disaster areas, is that the media’s attention lasts for a few weeks, Nepal’s earthquake victims plight was soon forgotten, but Benedict and Marvel being there, brought attention back to Nepal and now the movie’s release worldwide tells the world that the country is ready for tourism and highlights the continued plight of earthquake victims in Nepal. The country’s economy depends largely on tourism. As a philanthropist who believes in a unified world, I would like to thank all of them. And I must say Nepalhas been picturised in such a spectacularly beautiful way. The country is a perfectly beautiful backdrop which adds to the grandeur of Doctor Strange. Hopefully just like Nepal, Hollywood will film movies in other disaster struck areas like Italy, Haiti, etc too, while organically fitting the storyline. I love the world uniting, be it for art, fashion, sport, movies, etc and hopefully someday for politics. I will keep using my platform to shine light on the causes that need help and to the ones bettering our world.”
Doctor Strange is playing in theatres worldwide.
“Marvel’s Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell,” the first animated, feature-length film centered on Hulk, premieres on Digital HD on Oct. 21. In this spooky, action-packed feature, the Green Goliath and Sorcerer Supreme team up with the Howling Commandoes, a supernatural strike force, to thwart the villainous plan of Nightmare, the evil, supernatural lord of the Dream Dimension.
Over the past several years, Marvel Studios has been putting together contests that encourage inquisitive young women across the country to get involved in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and with the upcoming release ofDoctor Strange, the studio has launched a new contest encouraging young women, between the ages of 15 to 18 (grades 10-12) and residing in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, to discover the secrets and mysteries behind modern scientific and technological discoveries and innovations.
Take a look at some concept art from Captain America: Civil War.
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” has conquered both audiences and critics, debuting to $179.1 million—the fifth-biggest domestic opening of all time—and earning a 90% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes. “Captain America: Civil War” is the highest-grossing film of 2016 domestically, internationally and globally, earning more than $1.14 billion at the worldwide box office. It also continues Marvel Studios’ winning streak as the 13th consecutive film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to debut at #1 at the domestic box office.
When Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” arrives early on Digital HD, Digital 3D and Disney Movies Anywhere on Sept. 2 and on Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on Sept. 13, viewers can join the nonstop action and pick their side—Team Cap, commanded by Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), or Team Iron Man, led by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.).
Rogers and Stark are joined by a star-studded lineup of beloved Marvel Super Heroes, including Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Bucky Barnes aka Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Sam Wilson aka Falcon (Anthony Mackie) Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes aka War Machine (Don Cheadle), Clint Barton aka Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Vision (Paul Bettany) and Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), along with new recruit Scott Lang aka Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and joined by two new additions to the MCU: T’Challa aka Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Peter Parker aka Spider-Man (Tom Holland).
More than 60-minutes of thrilling, exclusive bonus material includes: an inside look at the evolution of lead characters Steve Rogers and Tony Stark, a behind-the-scenes exclusive on the making of Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” never-before-seen deleted scenes and hilarious outtakes. Plus, home audiences can learn more about the latest additions to the MCU and get an exclusive, first look at Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch, coming to theaters Nov. 4, 2016.
Back in May, Joe and Anthony Russo announced that Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2 were due for a name change. According to the Marvel directors, the two films were shaping up to tell two very separate stories, and keeping them grouped under the same subtitle would be misleading to fans.
Guardians of the Galaxy is ready for round two.
The stars of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 zoomed into San Diego Comic-Con Saturday for Marvel Studios’ panel, which opened with Ravagers entering Hall H from the back doors and taking over the stage and shouting insults at the crowd.