Avengers

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Production is currently underway on Captain America: Civil War, and since they’re doing a lot of shooting outside in Atlanta, that means set pics, set pics and more set pics! What we’ve seen so far reveals the new Avengers – Captain America, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Black Widow and Ant-Man (?) – in action against Crossbones Brock Rumlow in his nouveau Crossbones armor. But the question, in the midst of all this and the rumored cornucopia of heroes and villains in Civil War, is what role Bucky “The Winter Soldier” Barnes plays in the plot. We know that Sebastian Stan is back, though we have yet to see hide nor hair of him on set, so what is Bucky up to in Civil War, and how does he fit into the plot? We may have an answer, and this should go without saying, spoiler alert! (more…)

Quicksilver – Did He Or Didn’t He?

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Before we even start, be warned, spoilers for Avengers: Age of Ultron are ahead. You probably knew that, considering the title, but if you are among the dozen or so people on the planet who has not yet seen the movie and want to avoid spoilers, now is the time to leave.  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. (more…)

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A comment by Idris Elba, who plays Heimdall, started the rumors flowing last year when he let it slip that he had filmed an Avengers: Age of Ultron scene with Tom Hiddleston as Loki. While Heimdall does show up in the sequel, it has been confirmed now that Loki does not; you can find his cameo on the cutting room floor. But why, why deprive us of our Loki?  Director Joss Whedon explained the decision to MTV News. (more…)

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Greetings, Nerd Bastards readers, Jake here from The Hall of Comics – where heroes shop. I’m a bag and boarded professional. My passion (and business) is to read, write about and sell comics. In an alliance forged in the stars, The Hall of Comics will be dropping by Nerd Bastards weekly, to bring you the latest word and the weeks best pulls in comics. So sit back, grab a snack, and check out what latest comic titles you should be reading. (more…)

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I’ll admit I was a little slow at realizing that the timelines of Netflix’s Daredevil series and the Avengers movies overlap.  While watching Daredevil, Matt Murdoch would keep saying how real estate was so cheap in Hell’s Kitchen nowadays and I finally got that “Aha!” moment of “Oh yeah!!”  Using the words of Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, the last time The Avengers were in New York City, they “…kinda broke it.”

More than just dropping casual references, however, rumors have started circulating that the Defenders – the all-star team featuring Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron First – may just take things up a notch and make an appearance in the 3rd Avengers movie. (more…)

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It has been rumored for quite some time that the Carol Danvers incarnation of Captain Marvel would be hitting the big screen prior to absolutely destroying the box office with her own solo movie when it is released on July 6, 2018.  For the most part, rumors have had Danvers playing a part in Avengers: Age of Ultron, albeit in a cameo capacity.  AoU writer/director Joss Whedon has teased fans off and on throughout the production of the Avengers sequel and if the rumors are true, those teases may actually lead to something much more substantial.  Word around the campfire is that Marvel has found their Carol Danvers and audiences will indeed meet her during the events of Age of Ultron.  There may be spoilers ahead.  You’ve been warned. (more…)

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Marvel Studios announced via Badass Digest that Anthony and Joe Russo have signed on to direct Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 2.  We were prepared.  We knew this day would come.  Remember your training, people!  This of course means that Joss Whedon will bow out after Age of Ultron.  Yes, this is happening but worries not nerds, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are in good hands!  The Russo Brothers are about to begin production on Captain America: Civil War, a series which has its own team-up element.  How will they make their mark on the Avengers films?  Let’s do a little homework and place our bets, shall we? (more…)

33 Marvel Titles to Be Casualties of ‘Secret Wars’

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This spring, Marvel is clearing house. Figuratively and literally. Of course the Marvel we’re specifically referring to here is the comic book version of the superhero universe. As previously reported, an event called Secret Wars is about to get underway, effectively ending the Marvel Universes as we know them and creating something new in a New 52-style re-start. Naturally, that means some of the books, including some of the ones you may collect monthly, are about to be cancelled, and in a new interview Marvel’s SVP of Sales & Marketing listed nearly three dozen titles that will be coming to end at the start of Secret Wars. (more…)

Robert Downey Jr. Is A Hell Of A Tease

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You love the Marvel Cinematic Universe, right? Of course you do.  And, you love Robert Downey Jr., too, right?  Of course you do.  Well, the King of the Comeback has just teased his legion of fans with an awesome Avengers: Age of Ultron character one sheet and a reason to stick by your computer on March 5.  Are you ready to speculate? (more…)

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I don’t think it’s overstating things to suggest that Samuel L. Jackson has been as an essential part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Robert Downey Jr. Sure, he showed up for like 20 seconds at the end of Iron Man to tease the broader world the Marvel films were going to develop, and something called “The Avengers Initiative,” but it immediately got fans excited and it made regular audience members say, “What do you mean I have to stay till after the credits?” With appearances since in at least five other Marvel films and the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, the question then must be asked, how many films does Jackson have left on his contract? And he answers… (more…)