Marvel Studios is deliberately following the cosmic Avengers 4, opening May 3, 2019, with an earthbound return to "normal life" in the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel, which opens two months later.
During my one-on-one print interview with him Sunday, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige cited Peter Parker's everyman quality as the key factor in grounding audiences in the first installment to follow the universe-threatening events depicted in Avengers 4. "He is one of us. He is, quote-unquote, a normal person, lives a normal life, with a normal environment, who, you know, got these powers, and who is exposed to these extraordinary things," Feige explained.
"And we loved how the events of Civil War, for as dramatic and intense and politically complex as they were, we loved how Peter dealt with it
Marvel Studios' decision to withhold the official title of Avengers 4 was done in an attempt to keep the spotlight focused on Infinity War, but it hasn't quite worked out like the studio had planned.
Speaking to IGN at the Avengers: Infinity War press day, Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige said he's "not sure" when the official title of Avengers 4 will be revealed, as they "haven't decided exactly" when to announce it to the public. A few weeks ago, directors Anthony and Joe Russo teased that fans should be scared by Avengers 4's title.
While a portion of Marvel Studios' sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming will take place in New York, that won't be the film's only setting.
In an interview with io9, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed the movie will take place around the globe. Feige said one of the reasons they're shooting the sequel in London rather than Atlanta (like they did for the first movie) is because it's set in other areas of the world.
"We shoot a lot of films in London but there's another reason we're shooting in London which is, yes, Spidey, of course, will spend some time in New York, but he'll spend some time in other parts of the globe," he explained.
James Cameron recently commented on the superhero genre once more, saying that he hopes Avengers fatigue sets in soon.
According to IndieWire, Cameron openly critiqued the Avengers series when speaking to reporters this weekend, saying, "I’m hoping we’ll start getting Avenger fatigue here pretty soon. Not that I don’t love the movies. It’s just, come on guys, there are other stories to tell besides hyper-gonadal males without families doing death-defying things for two hours and wrecking cities in the process."
Resogun developer Housemarque has announced its new game, Stormdivers.
On the game's new website, Housemarque has revealed a short teaser trailer for the game, which the studio describes as a "high flying and heavy hitting multiplayer centric experience."
Housemarque also released a few screenshots, which you can see below.
The game's trailer reveals Stormdivers is being made with Housemarque's VFX Engine and Unreal Engine 4, and the studio is also utilizing Amazon's Game Tech.
Although no platforms have officially been announced at this time, Housemarque previously revealed they were working on a PC game, after the team announced they would no longer make shoot-em-up games due to poor sales, although the studio's games were largely critically well received.
Actor and comedian Verne Troyer has died.
Verne Troyer, via Facebook. Photo by Paul Mobley