You may recall the somewhat controversial decision of Marvel Comics last year to pull the plug on the ongoing Fantastic Four comic book. The then-in-production Fantastic Four movie by Josh Trank was aiming to jump start the franchise, and there was a lot of talk about developing a shared universe between that, and the other Marvel property that Twentieth Century Fox owns the movies rights to, the X-Men. Some saw this as spite on the part of Marvel and its parent company, Walt Disney Studios, but that was just a rumor, and what are we to make of the company cancelling a moderately selling comic. Well dig this because it seems that Marvel is now cutting the legs out from under the comic book X-Men. (more…)
Friday saw the launch of the brand new line of Star Wars toys and merchandise based on the upcoming movie The Force Awakens. One of the licensees profiting off the resurgence of the Star Wars brand is Marvel Comics, who, like Lucasfilm, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company. When Disney bought the rights to all things Star Wars, the task of printing new Wars comics returned to Marvel, the company that first published the graphic novel adventures Luke, Han and Leia after the movie’s release in 1977. At Fan Expo today, “Force Friday” meant talking about Star Wars comics. (more…)
Sure, Marvel Comics is investing a lot into promoting their upcoming massive re-organization of their comic book universe, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t room for a sustained flashback. As part of the “All-New, All-Different” Marvel this fall, the publisher is planning, well, let’s call it a prequel book. As other new series look to the future, like The Avengers, which will feature Miles Morales as Spider-Man, the new Spidey! will look to the past by revisiting the high school days of Peter Parker, and his early adventures as you friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Sound interesting? Marvel is certainly hoping that you think it does… (more…)
Start saving your nickels and dimes. Shoot, even get those pennies out from the bottom of the sofa cause Christmas comes early for all you Marvel fans. Amazon’s exclusive “Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 2 Collection” is on its way.
Ever since the announcement that Sony and Disney/Marvel will be working together to create a new incarnation of Spider-Man – one that will bring him into the already established Marvel Cinematic Universe – people have been pretty excited. There have been casting announcements, a director has been chosen and now we’re one step closer with the addition of a pair of screenwriters. So who will be in charge of regurgitating Peter Parker and his rogue’s gallery for the third time in the last 15 years? Two people, in fact, have been chosen – John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein. (more…)
I know what you’re thinking – that’s a mighty bold statement you’re making there in the title, sailor. Now hold up, Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers, I’mma let you finish… but Ant-Man just may truly be one of the greatest Marvel films of all time. Of all time!
WARNING: Mild spoilers ahead – I did my best to keep quiet about the big stuff, but some parts of the film required a little explanation in the review.
Strange things happen at SDCC and this year is no different. Gather a group of actors that have been working and practically living together for a movie or television series, put them in the same room while they wait for the next appearance and goofy things will happen. This time around the cast of ABC and Marvel‘s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. had just a little too much time on their hands and we are all the better for it. Why? Because Clark Gregg decided to go full Agent Carter. (more…)
We’ve seen Jon Bernthal ‘s research runs to the local comic book store to bone up on his Punisher lore. Now there’s some pictures of his first day on Netflix‘s Daredevil set in New York as Frank Castle. Season two of the incredibly popular Marvel and Netflix series starring Charlie Cox as Matt Murduck/Daredevil will pit the two in a season long battle that could well determine how justice is served in Hells Kitchen. (more…)
So far, Marvel has given us a standalone Princess Leia mini series, a Star Wars Rebels tie-in miniseries, and a Darth Vader standalone comic. Who would be the most obvious choice for the leading character in their next Star Wars related comic series? Why, Chewbacca of course! Written by Gerry Duggan and with art by Phil Noto, Chewie’s story will take place on a strange planet, set right after Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. We’ll see him take up with some new allies, and possibly run into some familiar faces? (more…)
Wesley Snipes has done his time and has thrown himself back into the world of acting. His latest acting gig is on the television series The Player. Snipes is at SDCC 2015 to promote the show and you… and of course Snipes, both knew that Blade questions would be thrown at him. What’s Snipes got to say about Blade? (more…)