HOT TOYS! Get Yer Incredibly Accurate Hot Toys ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Toys Here!

- 12-19-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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We all know that some of the worst movie spoilers end up coming from the very toys that movie ‘s producers are hoping will sell like crazy. This time around, while we are seeing the new and improved Avengers Age of Utron uniforms, there’s nothing that we haven’t seen in the trailer. It’s just a much closer look.

Hot Toys recently revealed its incredible new line of Avengers: Age of Ultron figures at the Toy Soul Convention in Hong Kong. These toys might set you back a pretty penny, but the detail is beyond incredible verging on incredi-balls. Yes, I went there, you might not agree, but once you’ve laid your eyes on these your collector’s soul is going to start beating very fast. (more…)

There Is A Reason Marvel Is Not Planning A ‘Hulk’ Solo Movie

- 12-17-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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After Mark Ruffalo‘s superb performance playing the Hulk in Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers (2012), his incarnation as the green-monster-with-anger-issues became a fan favorite; leading to the ultimate question “When will Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) be getting his own film.” Thusly, when Marvel Studios started rolling out Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor standalone movies, the Hulks absence from Marvel‘s release schedules became more apparent. Mark Ruffalo has appeased fans slightly by promising that the Hulk has a much bigger role in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but will this suffice? It actually turns out there is a reason the Hulk has not been included in Marvel’s scheduling for a solo outing in the Cinematic Universe, and although you may be disappointed at first, it’s actually a really cool reason. We will leave you to judge for yourselves. (more…)

Rumor Du Jour: ‘Avengers 2′ Reshoots To Include Benedict Cumberbatch Dr Strange Cameo?

- 12-11-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Will Marvel introduce their new Dr Strange, a.k.a Benedict Cumberbatch, in a post-credit Easter-egg role in a similar vein to the epic post-credit scene in Captain America: Winter Soldier? Now that  Benedict Cumberbatch has officially signed on to play the role of Doctor Strange, the latest rumors surrounding January’s pickup shots for Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron, is that those shots will include a cameo of Cumberbatch’s Stephen Strange. (more…)

Sony Hacks Saga: Marvel Tried (But Failed) To Get Spider-Man For ‘Captain America: Civil War’

- 12-10-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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The Sony revelations due to the hack scandal just keep giving, with this latest piece of information will be sure to interest geeks, the world over.  In has been quite a fun week – in a strictly anti-corporate voyeuristic sense – watching more and more details being released from the Sony Pictures hack scandal, with information seeping out into the big bad interwebs (or caught on Spidey’s webs), which, quite frankly, has no bounds. From angry and discontented staff waxing lyrical about the lack of quality content the company have been churning out (Adam Sandler movies, Happy Madison, Mall Cop: Paul Blart 2 etc…),  it’s interesting to get into the mindset of the geniuses over at Sony (…they had Passwords in a folder called ‘Password’) to find out where the company’s heads are at in regards to one of their biggest franchises (in fact, sole franchise…) Spider-Man after the disappointing run of the second installment of the reboot at the start of the summer. (more…)

Hugo Weaving On Returning To ‘Captain America’ As Red Skull

- 12-01-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Hugo Weaving isn’t a stranger when it comes to playing characters from comic book adaptations, and he certainly isn’t a stranger when it comes to the wider geek-friendly community. With iconic roles such as Agent Smith in the Wachowski’s Matrix trilogy, and V in their Alan Moore adaptation of V for Vendetta (…it received a somewhat mixed response – but there is no doubting Weaving’s talent at being able to express emotion whilst wearing a mask), he has also played Elrond in Peter Jackson‘s Lord of the Rings trilogy,  and voiced Megatron in Michael Bay‘s Transformers (which is actually not bad in comparison to the sequels) and finally, he’s played the red-faced power-hungry Nazi Red Skull in the first installment of Captain America: The First Avenger (in which he turned in a great performance). (more…)

Looks Like Frank Grillo Will Be Back As Crossbones in Captain America: Civil War

- 11-25-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Looks like Frank Grillo is going to return to the Marvel Universe as Brock Rumlow, a.k.a. Crossbones (…hail hydra folk) in Captain America: Civil War. Grillo recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly and confirmed that Marvel Studios have summoned him back to cause more mayhem, taking extreme measures in making sure his character “fits like a glove,”: (more…)

Is Frank Grillo’s Crossbones The Main Villain In ‘Captain America: Civil War’?

- 11-18-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Frank Grillo has come along way career wise in such a short space of time. From a partially unknown regular in season one of Fox’s hit show Prison Break to great supporting roles (End of Watch, The Grey, Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and leading roles in movies and TV shows (Kingdom, The Purge 2: Anarchy). His name is really starting to get out there and this has been facilitated by his high profile standout performance as Brock Lumlow (Crossbones), which has essentially trajected his career from a tropospheric plateau to the stratospheric. Furthermore, given what we know about the history or Captain America and Crossbones, this speculation does not come as a total surprise. (more…)

Marvel Cast Daniel Brühl In ‘Captain America: Civil War

- 11-15-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Marvel has officially announced the casting of German actor Daniel Bruhl for an unspecified role in Captain America: Civil War. The actor – who is probably best known for his ambiguously endearing-but-nasty role as Frederick Zoller in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds – joins a cast that already boasts three superheroes. Captain America: Civil War has an impressive line-up, including Chris Evans’ Cap. America, Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man, newcomer Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther and Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier. Unfortunately there is still no word on Frank Grillo’s involvement in the film as Crossbones. (more…)

Let’s Look Deeply Into Frank Grillo’s Multi-Picture Deal With Marvel, Shall We?

- 11-10-14Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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Never heard of this guy before ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’ Frank Grillo isn’t exactly on the tips of filmgoers’ tongues. Long years in the acting business have given him the “oh yeah, THAT guy” kind of popularity. A few successful runs in recent films have elevated his status a few notches and we’re beginning to take notice. His turn as an MMA fighter in ‘Warrior’ gave him obvious fight cred. Obvious enough to be signed on as a foe for Captain America anyway. Not just any foe, either, Brock Rumlow, the man who would become ‘Crossbones.’ In his film debut, Rumlow was a secret agent of Hydra, who had infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D. for its eventual destruction. By the movie’s end, Rumlow was nearly dead. However, if Grillo’s multi-movie contract has anything to say about it, his character’s not going anywhere. (more…)

‘The Winter Soldier’ Gets a Cheesy 80s Action Movie Makeover

- 11-07-14Comics, Film, Funny Videos Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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When the trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger came out, some enterprising video fan set it to the theme song from Team America: World Police, and it worked. Beautifully. There’s something about the Captain America movies that seem to make it infinitely remixable, and so its been done again with this new video that turns the sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier into a product from another time. There was a lot of talk during the film’s production and release that The Winter Soldier was akin to political thrillers of the 1970s, but how does the Marvel sequel look as a cheesy action movie from the 1980s? Your answer is below. (more…)