Avenger’s Infinity War is scheduled to begin filming in January 2017. The upcoming Phase 3 film is to be the accumulation of all previous Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films (18 films will be completed before Infinity War) where the all-powerful Thanos will obtain all the Infinity gems and attempt to unleash his reign of destruction across the galaxy. It will be up to the all the superheroes to group together to try to stop him. Not only are the Avengers supposed to be in the film, but also other characters including Black Panther, Ant-Man, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, and many more. The Russo Brothers were heard saying that up to 75 MCU characters may appear in the film. Needless to say, excitement is high as the film is about to go into production.
It’s still a couple of weeks until Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits theatres everywhere, but let’s just admit it, the actual release of the film is pro forma. Plans for the sequel, or rather sequels, to Fantastic Beasts have been well under way for months with screenwriter J.K. Rowling having nearly completed the script for part two, release dates scheduled for parts two and three, and the announcement made by Rowling that there may be as many as five Fantastic Beasts movies before the series is over. So it only makes sense then that producers would start casting for future installments, right? (more…)
The Punisher is out there, and he’s getting ready for a 2017 release on Netflix. Production on Punisher came up quite suddenly, but clearly Netflix and Marvel Studios know that a rolling stone gathers no moss, and with the overwhelmingly positive fan and critical reaction to Jon Bernthal‘s portrayal of the skull-shirted vigilante, it seemed right to hop on this Punisher series soon rather than latter. Now we know that Deborah Ann Woll will be reprising her Daredevil role as Karen Page in the Punisher show and that Ebon Moss-Bachrach will be playing Punisher’s sidekick and supplier Microchip, but who else will be appearing alongside Bernthal on the show? (more…)
The expansive cast of Marvel Studios and Sony‘s Spider-Man: Homecoming has been known for some time, but their exact roles have been left to the realm of mystery and conjecture… Until now! A tweet has lent some insight into who might be playing who in the Spider-Man movie, their relation to comic book counterparts of the same name, and even their connection to the broader Marvel Cinematic Universe. As revealed yesterday, we know that Zendaya is portraying Mary Jane Watson but what other revelations await fans when the amazing wall-crawler returns to the big screen in his next solo adventure next summer. (more…)
In Gotham‘s two seasons so far, only a handful of Batman’s most famous bad guys have yet to receive a proper, convoluted origin story in the prequel series, but one of those villains is finally going to get the spotlight in the upcoming third season of the Fox series. In advance of San Diego Comic Con, in which Gotham will, as usual, be a participant, the show is announcing that they’ve found a Mad Hatter, the Lewis Carroll-inspired rogue that first appeared in Batman comics in the 1940s and has been one of the most constantly evolving of the Batman villains over the last seven decades. Now he’ll be played by a familiar face from The Walking Dead. (more…)
A new day, a new casting for Spider-Man: Homecoming. Now that production has begun for the film, we are finding all sorts of great news about who is joining the cast of the upcoming Sony/Marvel film. Barely a month into production and this has become the ultimate fan stunt-casting list. It’s getting to a point where we have to guess who isn’t in this film! The film has a very strong and diverse cast of the many students who go to Peter Parker’s high school including Zendaya, Tony Revolori, Michael Barbieri, and Abraham Attah. We also know that there will also be some rogues in the film. Michael Keaton has been confirmed to play a villain (possibly The Vulture). In addition, actor Logan Marshall-Green has also been cast for an unspecified bad guy role (possibly The Tinkerer). Looks like we can add one more villain to the film. (more…)
Boy this cast keep getting bigger and bigger! We already know Tom Holland’s returning from his breakout Captain America: Civil War debut along with Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. We already know that Michael Keaton will be the villain (possibly The Vulture), but the casting for Spider-Man: Homecoming has continued to grow in recent days including additions like Donald Glover, Martin Starr, Logan Marshall-Green, and Hannibal Buress are already joining a cast that’s including Tony Revolori and Zendaya. Needless to say, this is going to be a big film. (more…)
Even though the upcoming DC Cinematic Universe film Justice League is more than a year away, the buzz for the film is continuing to grow. We already know that the team will be uniting in the wake of Superman’s death in Batman V Superman to take on a new threat. We already know that we will have a “jacked up” Commissioner Gordon, but thanks to the Justice League set visits this past week for press, all sorts of juicy details are emerging for the upcoming film. In addition to seeing new logos, we now have new casting details and a few plot details.
Coming off of season four, with all its magic and mysticism, the producers of the CW‘s initial superhero series, Arrow, have promised a return to form in the new season; that is to say a return to the gritty realism of the first season. So as the show gets ready for its season five return, it seems as if their stacking the roster with new characters decidedly not of the supernatural or super-powered vain, but are more like the hard-boiled characters befitting of a crime drama. In other words, they’re vigilantes with something to prove, and in Star City, there’s always more than enough trouble for one man with a bow and arrow to deal with. So who are these new masked avengers? (more…)
After seeing how much ass he kicked in Captain America: Civil War, it’s no wonder why Marvel fans are craving to see his first Marvel Cinematic solo feature. After the sloppy, overstuffed mess that was The Amazing Spider-Man 2, we can certainly see why. Homecoming will certainly be an awseome way to kick off the 2017 summer movie season next May. Of course, what is any summer blockbuster without a high-speed hype train? In addition to Kevin Fiege promising a John Huges-style screenplay, the cast attached to it is pretty damn impressive as well. We’ve got Robert Downey Jr. reprising his role as iron man, Marissa Tomei returning as the unexpectedly attractive Aunt May, Michael Keaton reportedly playing the Vulture (Finally! Birdman 4!), and even Childish Gambino himself playing a part. There are even some cast members that you may not have heard of, but are nonetheless welcome additions to the movie. (more…)