Avengers Re-Assemble! Roster Changes In ‘Age Of Ultron?’

- 08-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

 

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The very spoiler-y folks at Badass Digest seem to have gotten their hands on a script for ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron.’ It concerns a possible movie roster change of the famous superhero group. In the comics, this was something the Avengers did pretty routinely. Makes sense that they’d address it in the films. This is an exciting concept that’s bound to ruffle some feathers. And something this big wasn’t thought up all willy nilly. It’s one of those grand plans Marvel bigwig Kevin Feige spoke of awhile back. Here’s the thing – if this info stays as part of the plan, who on the team stays and who goes? I have some ideas and I’m going to speculate about them. But Badass Digest says there’s one hero who’s a lock. And it’s someone we have yet to see on screen. Let the SPOILERS fly! (more…)

Ben Kingsley Hints at The Mandarin We Actually Want to See

- 08-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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If you are talking about Iron Man 3, you are likely discussing either that sweet “House Party Protocol” scene or you’re talking about Sir Ben Kingsley ’s portrayal of The Mandarin.  If you haven’t seen Iron Man 3 yet, or the Marvel One Shot, “All Hail The King”, you may want to turn away now to avoid some pretty big spoilers. Otherwise, get ready to start contemplating the identity of Iron Man 3’s big baddie. (more…)

Has Marvel Finally Found Their ‘Doctor Strange’?

- 08-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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So many rumors. So… many… rumors. With Marvel’s Doctor Strange being one of the next big productions on the list (and a possible franchise replacement for the popular Iron Man), speculation on who will play the epic, magic-wielding Doctor has been rampant. Now, it seems as if some of those casting rumors were more than just rumors, for the Internet is claiming that none-other-than the three time Oscar-nominated Joaquin Phoenix is in final talks to don the garb of Stephen Strange. (more…)

Is The DC Cinematic Universe Following a “No Joke” Policy?

- 08-27-14Comics, Film Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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There is no doubt that there are plenty of differences between the movies that Marvel continues to pump out and the movies that WB/DC continues to give audiences.  One of the biggest differneces, of course, is the tone of these movies.  While Marvel loves to give fans some laughs with their superhero action, DC prefers to keep things a bit darker, and for the most part any laughs that come from the audience are almost ironic in response to what’s going on in the film itself (“Want to see a magic trick?”).  If you follow the comic books released from each of the publishers, you may even believe you understand why. A new rumor, however, may give us a better answer to why the DC Cinematic Universe seems so depressing. (more…)

Another ‘Strange’ Casting Rumor – Boardwalk Empire Star Being Eyed for Sorcerer Supreme

- 08-25-14Cool Stuff, Film Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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Well, it’s been at least a few weeks since we heard the latest Doctor Strange casting rumor, so it must be time to get those rumblings going again.  To remind you, over the past six months or so, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hardy, Jared Leto, Jon Hamm, Joaquin Phoenix and even Johnny Depp have been rumored to be leading the cast of Marvel’s Phase 3 entry as Stephen Strange, aka Doctor Strange.  So, who is now rumored to be the current front runner for blockbuster? (more…)

Hawkeye Might Be In ‘Captain America 3.’ Maybe Not, Though. So, Yeah.

- 08-25-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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Clint Barton made his first comic book appearance as Hawkeye, playing a reluctant villain in Tales Of Suspense back in 1964. He met the Black Widow and together they tried to steal some tech from Tony Stark, but Clint would soon decide against the criminal life and go straight. A year later, he joined the Avengers and eventually commanded his own team of West Coast Avengers. Though he never made it to the top shelf in the aisle, he was always prominent among ace cards like Captain America and Thor. His cinematic debut was a cameo in ‘Thor’ as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent played by Jeremy Renner. Renner reprised the role in the incredible blockbuster hit ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’ and that was the last we saw of Hawkeye. We’re planning on seeing him again in ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron,’ but will it stop there until ‘Avengers 3?’ Renner doesn’t think so. (more…)

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Recaptures Weekend #1 Box Office Spot!

- 08-25-14Comics, Film, Uncategorized Posted by Mark Poynter

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You’ve probably heard that a lot of the films released over the weekend tanked big time at the box office. Frank Miller‘s Sin City followup being the costliest of the weekend opening floppers. Those box office results are interesting, but what really ices my cupcake, marshmallow’s my Hot Chocolate, and Baby Powders my tushie is that James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy is back in the number one spot!  (more…)

Evangeline Lilly’s Looking Wasp-ish. Should We Beware Her Sting?

- 08-21-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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When Evangeline Lilly was cast in ‘Ant-Man,’ everybody thought she was a great pick to play Janet Van Dyne’s Wasp, the comic book founding member of the Avengers. Then, news broke out that she would actually be playing Hope Van Dyne, Janet’s and Hank Pym’s daughter (some sites are calling her Hope PymIMDB isn’t doing either). We all started to wonder who would be playing the Wasp in that film, especially when it was reported that Janet, if alive, would be a senior citizen by then. It started to make some kind of sense that Marvel Studios would choose against plotting Hank and Jan’s relationship because it had some very dark clouds above it. But fans still wanted their Wasp and it wasn’t looking like we were gonna get her until today. (more…)

Spider-Woman’s Butt On New Marvel Cover Is Causing Quite A Stir

- 08-20-14Comics, Featured Posted by Regina Lizik

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Butts are really in right now. Butts are all over movie posters and Instagram. While there’s something be said for appreciating the idealized human form, we need to step back and admit when we’re objectifying, rather than paying homage. Marvel’s “Spider-Woman #1” variant cover by Milo Manara crosses this line. (more…)

Fans Cry For More Diversity From Marvel/Marvel Nods Head, Smiles

- 08-19-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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Marvel’s Phase Three is full of speculation. There have been rumors and reports of a Black Panther movie in the works, but they always get brushed aside. Fans screaming for a Ms. Marvel or Black Widow standalone project get placated with hems and haws. The Marvel Cinematic Universe was and is still dominated by white males kicking ass with magical hammers and high tech armor while the one girl hides behind wreckage, shooting at super aliens with bullets. Everyone saw that coming and accepted it when Phase Two expanded on that foundation. Phase Three was the hope for forward movement. Yet, with ‘Ant-Man’ beginning production just yesterday and ‘Doctor Strange’ being the new flavor of the month, the likelihood of any minority representation taking the lead gets slimmer every day. But these concerns don’t fall on deaf ears. They’re just being worked on with idle hands. (more…)