There Is A Reason Marvel Are 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 that 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…)

‘Captain America: Civil War’ Moving On Spider-Man-Less

- 12-17-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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In the comic book version of Marvel’s Civil War, a pretty key part is played by Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man; his backing of Tony Stark and the pro-registration movement was the watershed moment in the miniseries when Spidey unmasked as Peter Parker at the end of Civil War #2. When the plot line of the third Captain America was revealed to be based on Civil War, many fans wondered if it was a sign that Spidey might come home to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially after rumblings over the last several months (confirmed by e-mails released by hackers last week) that Sony was looking at a Spider-Sharing deal with Walt Disney and Marvel Studios. As we know now though, that talk was just talk, and sources inside Marvel are confirming that Captain America: Civil War is now proceeding without Spider-Man. (more…)

Three Actors Up for The Ancient One in ‘Doctor Strange’

- 12-15-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Now that the important yet drawn out and tedious task of casting the titular character in Doctor Strange has been resolved – Another round of applause for Benedict Cumberbatch everyone!!! – we get to the real meat of the casting conundrum: who will play The Ancient One. Okay, so that may not be the most talked about bit of casting in the process seeing as how the man that teaches Strange all about his magical, mystical powers doesn’t exactly play a huge part in the story, but in the Marvel U there are no small parts, only small actors. To prove that old theater axiom, it’s been leaked that there are three very strong frontrunners to play The Ancient One. (more…)

The RadioBastard Podcast Shuts Down All The Trash Compactors On The Detention Level

- 12-15-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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This time on PODCAST, HUMOR Jeremy and guest host (that is totally not Jason) Neil B. Deep (see? Not Jason,) gather around the glowing internet fire to discuss all manner of things that pertain to fitness, finance, and faith. Also reports indicate that Marvel and Sony discussed a Spider-Man double-team and Deadpool is happening (I know you already knew that… just go with it). Also there are other things!

Here are the other things! (more…)

Is Krysten Ritter All But ‘Jessica Jones’ for New Marvel Series?

- 12-04-14Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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In what’s been a very busy day for breaking nerd news, and we’ve got some more! Remember a little while ago when we discussed the various actresses who were “finalists” for the title role in Jessica Jones? (In case you don’t the link’s here.) Well that short list seems to have been twiddled down to one, and sources say that Krysten Ritter now stands apart as the obvious choice to play the superheroine turned private eye on Marvel’s upcoming second Netflix series. This isn’t all together sewn up yet, but if you wanted to put good money on the odds that Ritter will now be the face of Jessica Jones when the series comes out ready to be binged sometime in the next year, then by all means. (more…)

Sources Say the Top 4 Candidates for ‘Jessica Jones’ Are…

- 11-19-14Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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With Netflix‘s first Marvel Studios series, Daredevil, chugging along like a well-oiled machine in principal photography, it’s interesting to note that we’ve heard rather little about the other three series in development. Along with Luke Cage and Iron Fist, Jessica Jones is being developed as a series by Twilight screenwriter (she wrote for Dexter too! Don’t hold it against her) Melissa Rosenberg. It seems that Jessica Jones will be next series to go before the cameras, and according to one source, the casting contest as to who will play the superhero-turned-private eye is down to one of four actresses. So who are these fantastic four actresses who are rumored to be the contenders to play Jessica? Let’s take a look, and proctor the possibilities of their casting. (more…)

James Gunn Clarifies His Comments About The DC Comics Movie Slate

- 11-16-14Comics, Film Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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While taking his latest round-up of proverbial high fives (and probably a few literal ones) with The Guardians Of The Galaxy hitting DVD/Blu Ray, Director/Filmmaker/Raccoon Enthusiast, James Gunn, had a sit down with IGN and the topic of the recently announced slate of DC Comic movies came up.

The truth is, it’s a list of titles, and if they’re done well they’ll be good. If they aren’t, they won’t be good. But I think we have a little bit more of an idea of what we’re getting with Marvel. I mean, we know the actors, we know the characters — we’ve seen movies with these characters. You have some idea of what’s going on already. We’ve told a big part of the story. With DC, they haven’t told the story yet. [via IGN]

Pretty reasonable, right? Well, reason has no place on the internet. DC adherents took to arms, Marvel purists used it as a rallying cry. Many caps-locks were used and someones mother probably had her purity put into question. Here’s one of the responses that Gunn received. (more…)

‘Thor’ Co-Writer Promises There Will Be Blood in ‘Ragnarok’

- 11-11-14Uncategorized Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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When it was announced that the third Thor movie, which will be in a theater near you in the summer of 2017, was going to be subtitled Ragnarok, there were a lot of questions about the full meaning of the word in the context of the Thunder God’s next solo adventure. “Ragnarok” literally means “the final destiny of the gods,” which can be taken any number of ways, but that word “final” has some very specific implications. So we’re forced to wonder, is Ragnarok going to be a blood bath? Will it be, in effect, the final Thor solo adventure? We can’t answer that last question, but one of the co-writer’s is definitely pointing to an affirmative on that first question. (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…)

Joss Whedon Talks About ‘Age of Ultron’ Leaks and the Future of Marvel Movies

- 11-04-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Avengers: Age of Ultron is about all we’ve been able to talk about the last couple of weeks thanks to that awesome new trailer, with the exception of that brief break where Marvel Studios announced Phase 3. Avengers writer/director Joss Whedon‘s probably been pretty busy at the moment getting the movie ready for its release next summer, but even he’s not unaffected by current events, and he has some thoughts on all the recent leaks, news and considerations about all the latest Age of Ultron and Marvel Cinematic Universe news. In a new interview, Whedon discuss the sudden revelation that a couple Thor actors are appearing in AoU, his thoughts on the announcement of the Phase 3 slate, and other Marvel issues that have come up in the news. (more…)