Josh Brolin IS Thanos, Far As Kevin Feige Is Concerned

- 07-24-14Comics, Cool Stuff, Film Posted by James Daniels

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Guardians of the Galaxy baddie Thanos may not have the brand recognition of Marvel villains like, say: Doctor Doom, Red Skull, or Loki.

However, if Marvel Studios prez Kevin Feige‘s opinion has any merit, then Thanos easily measures up to his nefarious contemporaries–with actor Josh Brolin giving him life, that is.

Brolin did more than simply voice the supervillain–they also filmed him, as Feige recently explained in an interview with Collider:

We reached out to him and it was one of those things that does not happen all the time, but when it does it’s very nice, where he was totally intrigued. We ran it by [Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn] who loved it, ran it by [Joss Whedon] who loved it because Thanos is in this universe because of Avengers. Then we shot him and recorded for it. We wanted somebody to be more than just the voice. Josh did the performance as well.” 

More from Feige after the jump: (more…)

SDCC14: ‘Ant-Man’, ‘Mockingjay’, And ‘Warcraft’ All Make A Reveal

- 07-23-14Comics, Film Posted by Leo Johnson

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Today kicks off the first day of San Diego Comic-Con and announcements and teasers are already flying thick at the con. Amidst the crowds and clamor it seems that a few movies are getting posters, which seem to be available at the con, while another is showing off its official logo for the first time.  (more…)

Will RDJ Return For ‘Iron Man 4′? How Much is it Worth to Marvel/Disney?

- 07-23-14Comics, Cool Stuff, Film, Nerd Culture Posted by James Daniels

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For a while it had seemed doubtful that Robert Downey Jr. would don Tony Stark’s “high-tech prosthesis” after the completion of Avengers 3, and he has made it clear that he knows Iron Man will go on long after he retires to the private island he will likely buy with the piles of money he made playing the character.

So what’s changed? Well, mostly it seems to be the fact that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has established that a certain character who was used as a cover for a certain Aldrich Killian is most CERTAINLY real. I refer, of course, to The Mandarin. The REAL Mandarin, not the masquerade performed by Trevor Slattery. Apparently, ever since Marvel’s short film All Hail The King hinted at the possibility of The Mandarin’s existence, there has been serious interest in a fourth installment in the Iron Man franchise.

The only real question has been whether or not RDJ will reprise the title role. And it seems THAT depends upon the depth of Disney’s pockets. More after the ever-popular jump: (more…)

Is John Boyega Going to Wakanda After Tatooine?

- 07-23-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It starts now! Well, not now exactly. But later! San Diego Comic Con launches with preview night tonight, which means the next four days will be non-stop nerd news. Getting an early start on things is British actor John Boyega, whose already won the proverbial acting lottery by getting the lead role in the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII. That’s good enough, but is Boyega now preparing to make a lateral move to another Disney-owned property? Perhaps something with “Black” and “Panther” in the title? (more…)

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ News: Villain Posters, Premiere Pics, And New Featurettes

- 07-22-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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As we count down to the release of Guardians of the Galaxy, prepare for a full blown media assault: Videos! Posters! Press Junkets! Red Carpets! The whole Hollywood enchilada! Next on the hit parade an extended clip, a trailer promoting the IMAX version of the film, some character posters featuring the film’s myriad of villains, and images from the red carpet of last night’s world premiere. (more…)

Feige Rounds up Rumors on ‘Guardians’, ‘Sub-Mariner’ and ‘Ant-Man’

- 07-21-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It’s busy days for the man that manages the Marvel Cinematic Universe, producer Kevin Feige. Not only does he have his studio’s biggest gamble, Guardians of the Galaxy, hitting theaters in a few short weeks, but he’s got to stun the nerdy masses this coming weekend at San Diego Comic Con, which is pretty much his industry’s trade show. As usual, there’s a lot of rumor, speculation, and outright innuendo when it comes to anything from Marvel Studios, so Feige is once again playing rumor control, and setting the record straight on a couple of things, amongst them: fear of Edgar Wright, a future on film for Namor The Sub-Mariner, and the potential for franchise crossovers. Let’s get into it! (more…)

Marvel Plans Ahead: Release Dates Through 2019 Revealed

- 07-19-14Comics, Film Posted by Brandon Marcus

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Summer is time for relaxing, napping a lot and doing very little. But not if you’re Marvel Studios. For the people who brought you The Avengers, Iron Man and the upcoming Guardians of the GalaxySummer is just as busy as any other season – even busier.

Comic Con is less than a week away but Marvel is looking far, far ahead of that. In fact, Marvel is looking five years into the future. You and I might not have plans beyond next weekend but these guys are already planting their flags in several high profile weekends. Get out your calendar and take a look at what Marvel has planned in through 2019.  (more…)

SDCC 14: Saturday and Sunday Schedule Offers Movie Madness

- 07-14-14Comics, Cosplay, Film, Nerd Culture, TV, Videogames Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Obviously when you release the schedule for the first half of a con, you’re going to release the schedule for the second half sooner rather than later. To wit, San Diego Comic Con has now fully disclosed the goings on of their 2014 edition, and the weekend line-up promises the bulk of the con’s big movie panels and some of the TV shows it didn’t have time to get to one Friday. So what’s in store? Read on to find out. (more…)

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Halloween Costumes Will Give You Nightmares

- 07-07-14Comics, Film Posted by Brandon Marcus

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Halloween is supposed to be scary but a new batch of Guardians of the Galaxy costumes being prepped for October are beyond frightening. They are…disturbing. There’s something about the eyes in these photos. Something human and sad and enslaved. Just look at the picture above. But don’t look too long, otherwise you may lose your soul to that…thing claiming to be Groot.

But there’s more. Oh, there is much more. Over here, in the dark. (more…)

9 Minutes of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Revealed & As Awesome as You Heard

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

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Starting today, if you visit Disney theme parks in Florida and California, you’ll get a chance to see 17-minutes of footage from Marvel Studios’ upcoming film Guardians of the Galaxy. A lucky few have already been able to see about 9 minutes of GOTG footage, and the verdict so far is awesome! If you’re looking forward to GOTG and are counting the days until August 1, you are going to be very pleased with that news. And if you’re one of those types that can’t wait to see the movie, there’s plenty of talk online as to what those 9 minutes contain. Spoilers follow, so if you want to stay fresh, I might advise you to overt your eyes now. (more…)