Marvel Studios: Hero Acts Commits More Than $1 Million May 30, 2018
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Marvel Studios, Marvel Studios: Hero Acts is donating $1.25 million to provide transformative experiences to strengthen the lives of children impacted by serious illness.
The grant will provide $800,000 to Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses around the world, and $450,000 to Starlight Children's Foundation to help bring joy and comfort to children in hospitals.
Chris Evans and Tom Holland, stars of Marvel Studios’ blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War, celebrated the announcement with special screenings of the film at New York’s Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai and Children's Hospital Los Angeles earlier this month.
The grants to both Make-A-Wish and Starlight Children’s Foundation are a part of Disney’s Team of Heroes commitment to reimagine the patient and family experience in and out of children’s hospitals.
Over the past decade, Marvel Studios has been an integral part of The Walt Disney Company’s relationship with Make-A-Wish America and Make-A-Wish International, hosting wish kids on film sets and at events around the world. Nine Make-A-Wish kids attended the April 23rd world premiere of Avengers: Infinity War in Los Angeles. And in December 2017, Marvel Studios and Make-A-Wish joined forces to grant the biggest set-visit wish ever, with 21 kids visiting the Atlanta, Georgia, set of the 2019 untitled Avengers film.
Starlight Children’s Foundation will use the grant to produce more than 26,000 Starlight Gowns – the charity’s revolutionary new colorful and comfortable children’s hospital gowns – featuring artwork inspired by the suits of eight favorite Marvel Super Heroes. Marvel products and a custom Avengers-themed comic will also be added to the Disney hospital care packages that will be delivered to more than 440 children’s hospitals in the U.S. Additionally, earlier this year, Marvel Studios’ talent banded together for a social media challenge and raised $250,000 for Starlight as part of the Marvel Universe Unites campaign.
“We are proud to donate to Make-A-Wish and Starlight Children’s Foundation,” says Kevin Feige, President, Marvel Studios. “It is an honor to make a meaningful contribution to these two organizations that continually strive to enhance the lives of seriously ill children.”
“Wishes are an important part of a child’s medical care. They can have super power-like effects building the physical and emotional strength kids need to fight a critical illness,” says Jon Stettner, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish International." David Williams, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America, adds, “Thanks to the support of Marvel Studios, more kids around the world will replace fear with confidence, sadness with joy, and anxiety with hope through the experience of a wish-come-true.”
“Every kid dreams of transforming into their favorite Marvel super hero – and a hospitalized child is no different,” says Chris Helfrich, CEO, Starlight Children’s Foundation. “Thanks to the generous support of Marvel Studios and The Walt Disney Company, tens of thousands of children in hospitals across the country will now have the opportunity to be transformed into Spider-Man, Iron Man, Black Panther and other amazing super heroes with their very own Marvel Super Hero Starlight Gown.”
Strengthening the lives of children with serious illness is a focus area of The Walt Disney Company’s social responsibility efforts. Disney is dedicated to delivering comfort, inspiration and opportunity to children and families around the world. In March, Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced an innovative five-year plan to dedicate more than $100 million in cash and resources to reinvent the patient and family experience in children hospitals.
New ‘Avengers’ SDCC 2018 Poster Celebrates 10 Years Of The Marvel Cinematic Universe by CORI BURCHAM on MAY 31, 2018
In honor of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s 10th anniversary of making superhero magic, San Diego Comic-Con announced the release of a 2018 Souvenir Book cover celebrating all things Marvel and the Avengers.
Comic-Con partnered alongside Mondo to create this exclusive print that was illustrated by artist Matt Taylor. The print features many of Marvel’s classic characters from Thor, the god of thunder, to the mighty Titan Thanos. The cover is an 8-color, silkscreen print that is 24” wide by 36” tall, and presented on 100 lb. paper.
The Souvenir Book, which has never been offered before at Comic-Con, will be available to purchase at the Exclusive’s Portal, which will open on June 1st. If you’d like to submit your interest to purchase the Souvenir Book, the window to do so ends on June 7, 2018, at 12:00 PM (noon) Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).
Unfortunately, while many Marvel fans will be interested in purchasing this limited time offer, only those with a Comic-Con 2018 attendee badge associated with their Comic-Con Member ID account are eligible to participate. Also, because the number of souvenir books is limited, those interesting in purchasing will only be able to do so online through a random selection process.
San Diego Comic-Con takes place annually in San Diego, California where fans gather to celebrate the latest trends in popular culture with panels and meet-and-greets. San Diego Comic-Con will be held this year from Thursday, July 19th to Sunday, July 22nd, but Marvel will not be holding a panel.
Captain America MCU 10th Anniversary Concept Art Figure From Hot Toys Posted by Jeremy Konrad July 5, 2018
Captain America is getting a special Hot Toys release to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the MCU. This will be a convention exclusive, and features Steve in grab from concept art from Captain America: Civil War. He will come with two shields, the regular circular one and the heater shield. Both are black and white with silver accents. His costume is black and scaled with a silver Avengers “A” on the front. This is a really awesome looking figure boys and girls. SDCC would be a natural convention to have this available at, but nothing is confirmed yet. Check out tons of pics and full details below!
Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years – Captain America (Concept Art Version) 1/6th scale Collectible Figure
For over a decade Hot Toys had created almost 200 astonishing collectibles based on Marvel Cinematic Universe! It’s an amazing journey for Hot Toys to be part of Marvel Studios’ first ten years, and Hot Toys’ dedicated team will continue to create the highly movie accurate and fine detailed collectibles based on fans favorite movie titles!
Today, Hot Toys is excited to unveil its first Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years 1/6th scale collectible figure, based on Marvel Studios’ Head of Visual Development, Ryan Meinderding’s concept art of Captain America from Captain America: Civil War. Ryan Meinerding, who has been with Marvel Studios since the early days of Iron Man, helps to design the look and feel of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He was the visual development supervisor and the suit developer in Captain America: The First Avenger and has done the concept design for all of Captain America’s suits.
Hot Toys has specially recreated one of Ryan’s incredible variant cover for Captain America cinematic visual design work from Captain America: Civil War, to a highly-accurate collectible figure. With a captivating monochromatic suit that brings out the hidden details, textures, and shapes, the latest 1/6th scale Captain America (Concept Art Version) collectible figure in tribute to the amazing artist Ryan Meinerding is a Toy Fair Exclusive item only available in selected markets!
The 1/6th scale Collectible Figure is crafted based on the appearance of Chris Evans as Captain America/Steve Rogers in the concept art of Captain America: Civil War with meticulous craftsmanship. It features a newly painted helmeted head sculpt with two interchangeable lower faces capturing Chris Evan’s facial expressions, a newly developed body which naturally portray Captain America’s muscularly toned body, a brand new Captain America battle suit in black with scale pattern and silver Avengers’ logo on the chest, Cap’s ironic circular shield, a black and white heater shield, and a specially designed Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years themed figure stand!
Reserve a spot for this concept art version of Captain America inspired by Ryan Meinerding to your special Marvel collection today.
Specifications: – Product Code: MMS488 – Product Name: Captain America (Concept Art Version) – Height: Approximately 31 cm tall – Points of Articulations: 30 – Special Features: A newly painted helmeted head sculpt with two interchangeable lower part of faces capturing Chris Evans’s facial expressions, A black and white-colored heater shaped shield – Artists: Head Sculpted by Seung-min, Kang – Head Painted by E-Lee & JC. Hong – Head Art Directed by JC. Hong
The 1/6th scale Captain America (Concept Art Version) Collectible Figure specially features:
– Authentic and detailed likeness of Chris Evans as Captain America in Captain America: Civil War – A newly painted helmeted head sculpt with two (2) interchangeable lower part of faces capturing Chris Evans’s facial expressions (neutral and angry expression) – Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed wrinkles and skin texture – Newly developed body with over 30 points of articulations which naturally portray Captain America’s muscular body in the film – Approximately 31 cm tall – Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable black-colored gloved hands including: – One (1) pair of fists – One (1) pair of shield holding hands – One (1) shield throwing right hand – One (1) shield catching left hand – One (1) finger pointing right hand – Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted
Costume: – One (1) newly tailored black-colored suit with scale pattern and silver-colored Avengers emblem – One (1) pair of newly tailored black-colored embossed patterned pants with pouches, knee pads – One (1) pair of fabric coated elbow pads – One (1) pair of fabric coated knee pads – One (1) black-colored leather-like back shield holder and body strap – One (1) black-colored leather-like belt with pouches – One (1) pair of black boots
Weapons: – One (1) newly created metallic grey, silver and black Captain America circular shield with weathering effects – One (1) black and white-colored heater shaped shield with weathering effects
Accessory: – Specially designed Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years themed figure stand with nameplate
Kevin Feige to Be Honored by Producers Guild of America
9:30 AM PDT 8/30/2018 by Gregg Kilday
The Marvel Studios president will be the recipient of the 2019 David O. Selznick Achievement Award. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will be honored by the Producers Guild of America, which will present him with its 2019 David O. Selznick Achievement Award recognizing the producer’s body of work in motion pictures. Feige will receive the award at the 30th annual Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 19 at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles.
As Marvel president since 2007, Feige has served as producer of the studio’s 20 films, which have come to be known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and have collectively grossed $17.6 billion at the worldwide box office. This year alone, Marvel broke new ground with its racially diverse Black Panther, which has earned $1.3 billion worldwide, and then followed that with the superhero meet-up Avengers: Infinity War, which has grossed more than $2 billion worldwide. His upcoming features include Captain Marvel and a new installment of Avengers.
“Kevin Feige set for himself one of the most ambitious tasks ever attempted in cinematic storytelling, and then over-delivered on it,” Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher, PGA presidents, said in announcing the honor. “What Kevin has accomplished with Marvel Studios is one of the great success stories of this generation. And now, with Black Panther and the upcoming Captain Marvel, Kevin has broadened our entire industry’s expectations for what tentpole movies look like — in front of the camera, behind the camera and in the audience. We’re honored that he’s accepted the PGA’s David O. Selznick Award.”
The 2018 recipient of the David O. Selznick Award was Charles Roven. Previous recipients include David Heyman, Stanley Kramer, Billy Wilder, Clint Eastwood, Jerry Bruckheimer, Brian Grazer, Laura Ziskin, Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, Scott Rudin and Steven Spielberg.
“To join so many of my heroes and mentors in receiving the David O. Selznick Award is one of the most meaningful experiences of my career, and I’m truly thankful to my colleagues in the Producers Guild of America for this recognition,” Feige said. “I want to also thank my Marvel Studios family, who have been with me every step of the way and without whom I would never have had this amazing journey.”