From the moment he stepped into frame as Lt. Col. James “Rhodey” Rhodes in Iron Man 2 and told Robert Downey Jr.‘s Tony Stark (and essentially moviegoers, as well) “It’s me and I’m here, so get over it and move on,” fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been 100% behind Don Cheadle as War Machine. He was great in Iron Man 2 and Iron Man 3, and the worst part of his performance in Avengers: Age of Ultron is that it was all too brief. Now, fans are looking forward to seeing him in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War and, according to Cheadle, Rhodey plays a “pivotal” role in the film. You can find out what he had to say recently at the Sundance Film Festival, but first a word of caution: While this article doesn’t contain any confirmed spoilers from Civil War, those wishing to remain completely oblivious to the film until they see it should stop reading now.
If you follow Captain America in the comics, then you know he’s been out of commission for a while. While he has had a couple very worthy successors, Steve Rogers will always be Captain America. For fans of Steve Rogers, there’s some good news. During Marvel‘s Captain America: 75 Heroic Years special on ABC, a sneak peek of a new Captain America series was shown. Yes, Steve Rogers fans, it appears that the classic Cap will be returning in a new series entitled Steve Rogers: Captain America, which will be written by Nick Spencer with art by Jesus Saiz!
We know that Marvel Comics has been trying to diversify its stable of heroes for the last couple of years with the creation of Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan, Spider-Man Miles Morales, Jane Foster Thor, and, of course, Sam Wilson as Captain America. Given that Captain America’s shield is now being carried by an African-American character, it would be surprising if he didn’t decide to do things and carry himself differently than the original Cap, after all, America can be a very different country if your black instead of white. The new Captain America comic looks to be thinking along the same lines, but according to the greatest minds of Fox News, it just means that Captain America is now being anti-American. (more…)
Leaked Promo Art For ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Shows Updated Costumes for Cap, Iron Man, Ant-Man & MORE!
With every new superhero sequel, there is one thing you can always expect… the heroes will always be sportin’ brand new spanking costumes. New movie means new duds, that’s just the way it is! I mean, how else do you expect toy companies to make any money if they don’t have new character designs to market from, eh?
In the case of Captain America: Civil War, all the Avengers you know and love will surely be rockn’ new gear. All those Marvel standalone movies, their subsequent sequels, and Avengers flicks have all seen new costumes in each iteration. Why would Civil War be any different?
There’s been a multitude of set photos, videos, leaked footage and what not that has come from the Civil War production giving fans a glimpse of what new looks returning characters will have. Now some BRAND NEW leaked concept/promo art reveals an even better look at some of the updated costumes.
Head on past the page break for shots of: Captain America, Iron Man, The Winter Solider, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Ant-Man, and Black Panther.
In 2011, Captain America: The First Avenger gave comic book fans a new hero to love and thrill to, and that hero’s name was Agent Peggy Carter. What could have been the simple love interest part because something so much more multifaceted and three-dimensional in the hands of English actress Hayley Atwell, who has since gone and made Agent Carter a fixture in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the head of her own series, and a female superhero icon in a field that so desperately needed one. (more…)
One has to think, on the set of a film with as many explosions and serious “end of the world” moments as the average comic-book movie features, the cast has to fool around with each other a little bit in between takes in order to not go crazy, right? Well, it looks like Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron was no exception to that rule during filming, and now we get a little glimpse of the madness, via a short blooper reel released ahead of the movie’s home-video premiere.
It’s hard to imagine, although it has occasionally happened, seeing a Marvel movie where Stan Lee doesn’t cameo. About 50 Marvel movies so far, and only a handful haven’t featured a sneaky appearance by the man who created most of the Marvel Universe, in fact it’s part of the fun of seeing a Marvel movie, wondering where Stan the Man might turn up next. From X-Men to the Hulk, Spider-Man to the Avengers, Lee has worked with them all, which begs the question, does Lee have a favorite among the actors that have brought his characters to life to far? It turns out he does, and the hero in question is painted red, white and blue in costume. (more…)
John Semper Jr., the guy behind the 90’s Spider-Man: The Animated Series, wanted everyone to know that there a Captain America animated series that almost made it as well. We all loved the Spider-Man and X-Men cartoons from the 90’s, there was some really good story telling in those series. I would have liked to see this Captain America series set in World War II. Heck, I’d like to see that series now., but I guess I’ll just have to settle for the promo video that Saban put together to sell the show. (more…)
Let’s call it as we see it: the Sharknado film franchise, currently filming its fourth movie in the series, ain’t the greatest cinema in the world. But it knows what it is: entertaining, ridiculous schlock. And because it makes no assertions of being good – and makes no apologies for being bad – you know exactly what you’re getting when you sit down to view it. And for that, people appreciate it; people watch it; people enjoy it. Now, the fin-fueled storm system has broken out of its celluloid format and “crossed over” with a comic series that is itself delightfully random and surreal: Archie Andrews and his crew from Riverdale.
Maybe you’ve seen Ant-Man by now and have lingering questions about exactly what goes down in the mid-credits and post-credits scenes. Maybe you haven’t seen the film yet and would like some more knowledge to arm yourself with going in. Maybe you’re like me and have seen the movie twice already and just think it’s really, really good (in my review of Ant-Man, I mentioned that these two scenes exist, but kept it spoiler-free). Whatever the case, here’s some deeper info you might not know about the “secret” Ant-Man scenes – and it should go without saying here, but you’re entering MAJOR SPOILER TERRITORY, so consider yourself warned.