First Official Photo of Paul Rudd in ‘Ant-Man.’ Here. Now.

- 08-19-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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As we reported yesterday, production has begun on Marvel Studios‘ twelfth feature Ant-Man. The Peyton Reed-directed flick has been in development since long before there was a Marvel Studios, but now it’s finally becoming a reality, adding an important and historic piece of comic book lore to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. By now you’re saying, “Quit stalling! Get to the picture!” Okay, calm down. Without further ado, let’s take a look – and it’s okay because its not-spoilery – at Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, AKA: Ant-Man! (more…)

Yup. Mickey Rourke is Still Pissed at Marvel

- 08-15-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It’s worth remembering that before the recent brouhaha about Edgar Wright and Ant-Man that this episode wasn’t the first time that Marvel Studios has struggled in its relationship with talent. There was Terrence Howard‘s somewhat unceremonious replacement as James “Rhodey” Rhodes in the Iron Man movies, and there was that time Eward Norton‘s Bruce Banner suddenly looked a lot like Mark Ruffalo. But in in one specific case, it appears that bygones aren’t yet bygones. During a recent interview, actor Mickey Rourke re-affirmed that if he gets a collect call from Marvel, he will not be accepting the charges. (more…)

Who is Star-Lord’s Daddy & What Does He Do? and Other ‘GOTG 2′ Hints

- 08-13-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Left a subtle jab by Yondu (Michael Rooker) at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy, one of the great unanswered questions left to be resolved for the sequel is the identity of the father of Peter “Star-Lord” Quill (Chris Pratt). Of course, the character’s comic book origin offers an answer to that question, but from the sounds of it, and a new interview with director James Gunn, those of you beholden to all things comic book-y in terms of GOTG are about to be in for another surprise. That information, and whether or not the biggest bad of all in the Marvel Universe will play a significant role in the sequel, will be revealed after the jump… (more…)

Marvel Studios Completes ‘Inhumans’ Script, Ready for Directors

- 08-12-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It looks like this is the phase of Marvel Studios development where they’re going to strut. After Guardians of the Galaxy proved that a comic book based on an out-there concept couldn’t just be turned into a competent film, but the smash hit of summer with all audiences, Marvel looks ready to push again by finishing a script based on a bunch of characters even more out there than the Guardians, the Inhumans. Are movie-goers ready for a trip to the Blue Area of the Moon, and a peek at the Terrigen Mist? We’re about to find out as Marvel has indeed completed a draft for The Inhumans. (more…)

Brolin Knows When Thanos Will Be Back to Menace the MCU

- 08-08-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Thanos. He’s the bad guy you love to hate. He’s only appeared in two movies so far and with a combined running time of less than five minutes, but if you’re at all interested in the coalescing story arc across all the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, you can’t talk about it much before mentioning Thanos. So you’re big, and purple, and mean, but you’ve had your @$$ handed to you twice now, once when your army was decimated on Earth and again when a ragtag group of criminals, including your own adopted daughter, robbed you of the MacGuffin you were so desperate to possess, now what do you do? Josh Brolin may know. He does, after all, play the part of Thanos. (more…)

‘Twin Peak’s MacLachlan Coming to a Stranger World – The Marvel Universe

- 08-07-14Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Kyle MacLachlan may be best known for playing FBI Agent Dale Cooper on Twin Peaks, a man sent to a small town investigate the death of a young woman only to discover a mysterious and foreboding world with mystical powers and the unexplained. Well, it seems that MacLachlan knows what we likes because he’s next heading to another mysterious and foreboding world with mystical powers and the unexplained: the Marvel Universe. MacLachlan will appear in the second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in a new, but very pivotal role. (more…)

Watch 2 Deleted Scenes from ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

- 08-06-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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If you’re coming down from the high of Guardians of the Galaxy, but are looking for new Marvel Studios something, then here you go. Captain America: The Winter Soldier will arrive on home video in just over a month, and if you want a reason aside from the obvious to buy the disc when it comes out, maybe the following videos will sweeten the deal. Now like a lot of deleted scenes, we’re not shown anything substantive or necessary to the story, but they do also offer some insight into how the film shook out in the editing room. Plus, we’re all completest obsessive compulsive types here, am I right? (more…)

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ News – IMDb Ranking, Final B.O. Take & Kevin Bacon’s Reaction

- 08-05-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Sick of Guardians of the Galaxy yet? I thought not. So here are some more stories making the news about Marvel Studios‘ latest film. First of all, the movie did even better than expected over the weekend at the box office, and it seems set to not just be one of the biggest films of the summer, but one of the biggest films of the year. Next, we all know that film nerds like to rank and file things, so we consider where Guardians of Galaxy has initially been placed on one of the internet’s most prestigious ongoing lists. And if you’ve already seen Guardians then you know one particular celebrity gets name dropped as a gag throughout the film. What are his thoughts on his renewed, and interstellar, notoriety? Read on… (more…)

James Gunn Issues Blanket “Thanks” for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Success

- 08-04-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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When your third film, your first for a major studio, makes $94 million in one weekend, especially after a lot of doubt and trepidation as to whether or not your vision would translate and whether you could get the general movie going public to care about D-list characters, there’s only one thing you can say: Thank you. And as the biggest box office weekend of Summer 2014 wound down, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn did just that, posting a thank you note to social media to those that made the Number One movie in North America possible. (more…)

SPOILERS! Who’s in that ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Final Scene Anyway?

- 08-01-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Guardians of the Galaxy made it rain last night at Thursday preview screenings with a haul of $11.2 million in ticket sales for two shows. It’s obvious that this is going to be a big weekend for the near universally acclaimed new entry in the Marvel Studios canon. Speaking of canon, it’s well known that Marvel includes little bonuses in their films,  a teaser, or spoiler, or hint about what comes next, and Guardians is no exception. So what is it, you’re asking if you haven’t already seen the movie. Well, if you absolutely, positively must know, read below to get the details. By the way, SPOILERS AHEAD! (more…)