In the massive library of comic franchises that could be easily turned into the next film or TV show, none are as exciting or as odd as the cult classic Preacher. While it’s great to see this comic get some mainstream attention, one wonders if the content of the originals will shed a negative light on AMC’s adaptation of the series. Americans aren’t as quick to accept a story in which God doesn’t have absolute power. The only way the project might succeed is with strong casting and writing, and the series may already have its lead. (more…)
Captain America: The First Avenger
It looks like Hayley Atwell can reply on some familiar guidance behind the camera when she takes Peggy to the small screen in Agent Carter on ABC. It was announced today at the Marvel TV panel at San Diego Comic Con that amongst the directors lending their talent to the first season of the solo adventures of Steve Rogers’ Girl Friday are Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger) and Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier). (more…)
There have been whisperings that Marvel character Agent Peggy Carter, as portrayed by Hayley Atwell, would be getting her own TV series since January (at least). Now, according to Deadline, ABC appears ready to throw their total support behind the project, and dive straight in–no pilot necessary. (That’s what a “Straight To Series” order means. Don’t be embarrassed–I had to look it up myself.) (more…)
There was a rumor recently that an upcoming Marvel short film would tell us what happened to Peggy Carter, Steve Rogers’ love interest from Captain America: The First Avenger played by Hayley Atwell, after Cap was lost over the Arctic. Well the rumors seem to be true, and Atwell herself is doing the confirming.
Speaking to The Big Issue, Atwell says that indeed she is putting Peggy’s uniform back on and getting ready to kick butt in a new Marvel short film. Here’s what Atwell had to say:
Fans of [Captain America: The First Avenger] really wanted to find out what happened to Peggy afterwards, so Marvel are also making a short film, which is basically ‘What Peggy Did Next’, which will be shown at Comic-Con and be on the DVD extras of the second film. So as well as doing a bit in the new film, I’ve got a whole new spin-off short film. It has been great to be back in training with the stunt co-ordinators, kicking some butt again.
It’s nice that Marvel say the wisdom in giving Atwell and her character even a small showcase. The door was left open, after all, when an Avengers deleted scene revealed that Peggy was still alive and kicking in 2012, and we know that Emily Van Camp will be playing (supposed) Carter descendent Sharon in the upcoming Cap sequel, The Winter Soldier. Atwell also confirmed that Peggy will be seen in a flashback during Winter Soldier, although it won’t be next to actor Robert Redford. Atwell is admirer of the actor who plays a high-ranking member of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the film, but she’ll have to “stalk” him in her spare time.
The Peggy Carter short will be screened at Comic Con before being included on the eventual Blu-ray release of The Winter Soldier sometime next year.
Source: The Mary Sue
If you were a fan of Hayley Atwell‘s portrayal of Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger then it must have been something of a disappointment that the actress won’t be joining the fun in the modern day-set Captain America: The Winter Soldier. But don’t count Peggy out yet. The actress, while talking to The Age, says that there may be something in the ether to get Peggy Carter in on the fun. What is it? Well, here’s what Atwell had to say:
“There’s been an online campaign for Peggy to be featured. People really liked her. So Marvel have made sure that as part of Comicon there will be a little kind of snapshot as to what Peggy’s actually really capable of, which was finished here and which was great fun. Hopefully, it will lead to other things.”
“A snapshot,” she says? Does that mean a cameo in Winter Soldier, or maybe a short film of her own?
More news as it develops.
Source: Coming Soon
If you are one of the faithful waiting to throw down $219 bucks on the super special sleek silver briefcase packaged edition of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled, we’ve got good news. After being delayed due to someone forgetting to secure the rights to replicate said shiny metal briefcase (oops), Marvel is finishing up a deal with the German suitcase manufacturer and soon you will be able to blow a third of your rent on the set.
As preciously reported, MCU:P1 will contain all 6 of Marvels ‘Phase One’ films (Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, and The Avengers) the mysteriously named Item 47 short and of course hours upon hours of commentary tracks, behind the scenes documentaries, deleted scenes, printed thingys, a doodad or two and more (the stuff we don’t need, yet must have anyway.)
But wait, that’s not all! With the delay pushing the release back a couple of months, Marvel Studios will now be adding teaser footage, concept art, and Easter eggs for the ‘Phase Two.’ Reportedly the set will give us a good look at Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Guardians of the Galaxy and they aren’t even going to jack up that price tag!
You spoil us Marvel Studios.
Source: Screen Rant
According to the film industry “Bible” Variety, Community executive producers Joe and Anthony Russo are in final negotiations to direct the sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger.
The choice is, shall we say, unconventional. The Russos have directed episodes of Community, Happy Endings and Arrested Development, and they’re last big screen credit is the 2006 comedy You, Me and Dupree. What in any of this says, “ready for an epic superhero sequel,” I’m not sure, but The Russos beat filmmakers George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau) and F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job) for the gig.
If The Russos do indeed sign-up (it’s not for certain, and remember that there were at least three people in final negotiations to direct Thor 2 before Alan Taylor signed on the dotted line), they will direct Chris Evans, whose returning as the Star-Spangled Avenger from a script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who also return as screenwriters from the first Captain America.
Marvel had no comment on the matter, which might mean there’s still a chance that The Russos might not be the ones to bring Cap back on his next solo adventure. But I guess we’ll see…
What do you Bastards think about the choice of The Russos for Captain America 2?
Avenger’s movies Assemble ! ! !
While Marvel’s The Avengers is still doing well in theaters across the world, an interesting teaser has appeared about the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release. Although an official release date is still unconfirmed, Amazon has posted something called the “Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled” Blu-ray collection. The tentative list of content for the ten-disc set reads as follows:
Marvel’s The Avengers (Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray)
Captain America: The First Avenger (Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray)
Thor (Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray)
Iron Man 2 (Blu-ray)
The Incredible Hulk (Blu-ray)
Iron Man (Blu-ray)
Bonus Disc – The Phase One Archives (Blu-ray)
Collectible packaging with exclusive memorabilia from the Marvel Cinematic Universe
The listing also includes the above image, perhaps the discs come in a replica of the briefcase that Nick Fury uses to transport the Cosmic Cube. Whatever is under the S.H.I.E.L.D. cloth, though, is said to be revealed on July 15th.
Now the big question . . . how much will this monstrous collection of superhero movies cost and how much would you be willing to spend? Give NerdBastards your best guess in the comments section below.
To celebrate the release of The Avengers, 25 Cinemark locations across the country will be hosting an all-day Avengers movie marathon starting on Thursday, May 3 and wrapping up with a midnight 3D showing of The Avengers.
Tickets to the one-day event costs $20, includes admission to the five films leading up to The Avengers as well as The Avengers. Attendees also receive a movie poster and a collectible pin to commemorate the event. Because even the biggest Marvel fanboy (or fangirl), shouldn’t be expected to go over twelve hours without eating, Cinemark is offering its Marathon viewers discounts at the concession stand including $1 fountain and frozen drink refills, $2 popcorn refills (after the first free refill) and $2 regular hot dogs.
This NerdBastard has never had the courage to get one of those hotdogs . . . but could survive on Coke Zero, popcorn, and a couple movie size boxes of Sweet-tarts. That $20 cost is pretty damn cheap for that amount of movies.
Movie schedule for the May 3 event:
-12:00 PM – Iron Man
-2:50 PM – The Incredible Hulk
-5:00 PM – Iron Man 2
-7:20 PM – Thor – 3D
-9:30 PM – Captain America: The First Avenger – 3D
-12:01 AM – The Avengers – 3D
Now you can really only take advantage of this if you live in or near one of the following cities:
-Huntington Beach Bella Terra 20 + XD
-Evanston 18 + XD (Evanston, IL)
-Union City 25 + XD (Union City, CA)
-Daly City 20 + XD (Daly City, CA)
-Cinemark West Plano 20 + XD (Plano, TX)
-Cinemark 18 + XD (Webster, TX)
-Paradise 24 + XD (Davie, FL)
-Valley View 24 + XD (Valley View, OH)
-Sacramento Greenback 16 + XD (Sacramento, CA)
-Century 16 Bel Mar + XD (Lakewood, CO)
-Festival Bay 20 (Orlando, FL)
-Cinemark Robinson Township + XD
-Egyptian 24 + XD (Hanover, MD)
-Cinemark 24 + XD (West Jordan, UT)
-Tinseltown 20 (Merriam, KS)
-Albuquerque Rio 24 + XD (Albuquerque, NM)
-Las Vegas South Point 16 + XD (Las Vegas, NV)
-Tinseltown 20 + XD (Pflugerville, TX)
-Cinemark 17 + IMAX (Tulsa, OK)
-Tucson Park Place 20 + XD (Tucson, AZ)
-Tinseltown 17 (Mission, TX)
-Tinseltown 20 + XD (El Paso, TX)
-Tinseltown 20 + XD (Colorado Springs, CO)
-Century 16 + IMAX (Corpus Christi, TX)
-Anchorage 16 + XD (Anchorage, AK)
Because Marvel Studios refuses take a breather from churning out super hero movies, production on Captain America 2 will begin later this year, which will be followed by a Nick Fury/SHIELD movie. This news comes from Neal McDonough, who played Cap’s bowler-hatted, mighty-mustachioed comrade Dum Dum Dugan in last year’s Captain America: The First Avenger.
In a recent interview with IMDB Television Blog about his role on Season 3 of Justified, McDonough revealed a few details about his future with Marvel. Here’s what he had to say:
Q: I understand you’re going to reprise your CAPTAIN AMERICA role.
McDonough: Yeah, they’re planning (to go into production for) for the end of this year, because Marvel does one film at a time. So they’re going to do THOR 2 and as soon as THOR has wrapped, they’ll do CAP 2. Hopefully right after that, we’ll jump into NICK FURY because that’s the one I’m looking forward to more than anything.
Q: Why is that?
McDonough: Because it’ll be me and Sam Jackson. In the real Marvel universe, Dum Dum Dugan is Nick Fury’s right hand man…And I just pray that they have a 1970s setting, because I want to see Sam Jackson with lambchops kicking people’s asses for Marvel universe. It would just be awesome. And to work with Sam would be a treat. We’ve become friendly over the years.
Q: It sounds like you were a fan of the comic beforehand.
McDonough: Absolutely. I’m very well aware of the Marvel universe, and to be part of it is such a blessing. To go back to London and shoot there for four months, that was just a great year.
Captain America: The First Avenger was an alright comic-book movie. It offered adequate patriotic fanfare and what not. Here’s hoping the sequel will be much better executed. Now, do we REALLY need a Nick Fury movie? Well, WILL it be a Nick Fury movie? Or just 90 minutes of Sam Jackson being all Sam Jacksony?
Source: IMDB Television Blog