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Norman Bates Stakes a Claim to Playing Spider-Man

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It’s easily going to be the most coveted roles amongst young Hollywood actors. Yes, everyone wants to be Spider-Man, and with the hero’s new found place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s safe to say that a lot of guys of a certain age are going to be making their pitch to play your friendly neighborhood wall-crawler. Logan Lerman and Dylan O’Brien have been the leading candidates so far, but that’s not official, so as far everyone’s concerned, the role is wide open. To that end, a new potential has emerged, and he thinks it would be “fantastic” if got a shot, as it would be a nice change of pace from his day job as a semi-incestuous serial killer. (more…)

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Oh my! What the…?! Oh boy. That in a nutshell is the new trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron. One of the most anticipated movies of the year gets even more anticipated with each passing trailer, this latest one being the third we’ve seen so far. If memory serves, this was supposed to premiere sometime during Thursday’s airing of the new ABC series American Crime (Yay, corporate synergy!), but like all things concerning The Avengers, the awesomeness of the new footage was too tremendous to contained by a silly thing like “official release dates.” So what can be expected as soon as you press play on the below video? Why ruin the surprise? (more…)

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The best for last? I’m not sure you can say that since these posters are pretty much all the same, but I must admit, Marvel Studios has certainly laid out an interesting way to release all these various images. Once again, a new character poster for Avengers: Age of Ultron has been released today, and once again it came from the Twitter feed of the cast member in question. I’m not sure if Captain America has a Twitter account, but actor Chris Evans certainly does and he merrily posted the lastest image from the movie in his feed today. So how concerned does Captain America look about the Ultron invasion? Let’s take a look. (more…)

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Step one was getting Spider-Man back to Marvel Studios in the first place, but step two was figuring out just who the heck was going to spin the yarn (web?) for the next solo Spider-Man film director-wise speaking. It would have to be someone capable of managing a big budget with a thorough understanding of the character – like Sam Raimi – and not an indie success that got lucky with one low-budget hit and drowned in a list of studio demands and notes – like Marc Webb. There’s also two studios to please, and it’s probably hard enough just to please one studio as a choice to direct one of their tentpole franchises. So who could possibly come onto Spider-Man that would please all parties. Well, sources say it’s Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard. (more…)

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This time on the all new lemon scented RadioBastard podcast hour of power, Jeremy and Jason get wrapped up in the timeless internet sensation known as #DressGate. Also, there’s some hot llama action, a plot to steal Winston Churchill‘s vampire blood and a hot Latin body for Jason, 47 uses for chicken skin, and DuckTales! Wooo… Wha?

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In a little over a month, Marvel Studios will begin the next phase of its global multimedia dominance by launching the first of five Netflix series, this one about Daredevil, the Man Without Fear. Starring Charlie Cox as the titular vigilante with super-powered senses, Daredevil promises to be unlike any Marvel movie or series seen so far, a grim and gritty urban tale of dark heroes and darker villains. In a batch of new images from the show just released, we get our first official look at many of the other many characters, and in the accompanying interview, the show’s bosses discuss where Ol’ Horn Head, that is if he does take on a horn-headed helmet at some point, will find his place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (more…)

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I don’t think it’s overstating things to suggest that Samuel L. Jackson has been as an essential part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Robert Downey Jr. Sure, he showed up for like 20 seconds at the end of Iron Man to tease the broader world the Marvel films were going to develop, and something called “The Avengers Initiative,” but it immediately got fans excited and it made regular audience members say, “What do you mean I have to stay till after the credits?” With appearances since in at least five other Marvel films and the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, the question then must be asked, how many films does Jackson have left on his contract? And he answers… (more…)

Spider-Man in the MCU, But Andrew Garfield Won’t Be

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You may remember Andrew Garfield’s quite impassioned speech to fans at San Diego Comic Con prior to the release of The Amazing Spider-Man; he made a pretty clear, simply and emotionally plea to fans that he as just as big a Spider-Man fan boy as some of the people in the audience, if not bigger. So it was, shall we say, disappointing when we got Amazing movies that were something less than amazing as Sony and its team on the Spider-Man franchise floundered hopelessly trying to turn out not just big loud new Spider-Man films, but a whole Spider-Man universe. So in the wake of yesterday’s bombshell announcement, there’s still a lot of unanswered questions, but the answer to one of them seems to be that Garfield will no longer be playing your friendly neighborhood web-head. (more…)

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Is it alright to say, based on the cast alone, that I’m looking forward to seeing AKA: Jessica Jones more than the forthcoming Daredevil? The Man Without Fear is set to make his bow on April 10, the first of five Marvel Studios series to be released on Netflix, but the cast that’s being put together for Jones is already pretty awesome featuring a former Veronica Mars suspect, a short-lived Charlie’s Angel and the Tenth Doctor Who. Now a former freedom fighter from The Matrix is joining the fray, Carrie-Ann Moss, who played Trinity in the sci-fi/action trilogy, has signed up to be a friend, or enemy, or frenemy, to the super-heroine turned detective played by Krysten Ritter. (more…)

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Before he was the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. on the weekly adventures of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Phil Coulson was the guy that kept popping up around the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the everyman that made contact with all of the Avengers before they became Avengers. Everybody liked Coulson, which is why it was such a gut punch when Loki killed him in the first Avengers movie. Of course, the popularity of the character, and the actor who portrays him, Clark Gregg, led to his resurrection on TV, and a transfer to the comic books and the regular Marvel Four-Color Universe. But the question on a lot of people’s mind is whether or not Coulson might be back to lend the Avengers a hand in the upcoming sequel Agent of Ultron? And according to rumor control, he might be. (more…)