Still feeling the aftershocks of “Turn, Turn, Turn”, we finally meet Coulson’s cellist ex-girlfriend—but not before she’s in imminent danger. Having been let free from captivity during Garrett and Ward’s raid of The Fridge, a powerful villain with deadly powers goes on a war path that puts Phil’s one true love at risk. (more…)
We both know that a man can’t swing from building to building with the power of spider-webs and his acquired radioactive spider skills, but the wizardry at play on the big screen can trick the mind for a few moments and suddenly we are 10 and anything is possible. Sadly, those moments pass quickly. The lights come up and our feet are stuck to the floor of a theater that time forgot and you’re waiting to merge into a sea of people that are trudging up a slight incline toward their sub-compact cars and the next item on their To-Do list.
If you strip the thing down to its barest truths, you just completed a financial transaction. Movies are magical but that magic is either fleeting or hollow, depending on your view. One thing is for sure, though, they sure are big business.
“Not agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., just agents of… nothing”
With last week’s episode showing that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. can hold the weight of being the MCU tie-in that we all wanted it to be, this episode asked the question of “Can they keep it up?” While the answer to that may have been obvious to most viewers, we’ve definitely got an idea of what we can expect from here on out. (more…)
There have been whisperings that Marvel character Agent Peggy Carter, as portrayed by Hayley Atwell, would be getting her own TV series since January (at least). Now, according to Deadline, ABC appears ready to throw their total support behind the project, and dive straight in–no pilot necessary. (That’s what a “Straight To Series” order means. Don’t be embarrassed–I had to look it up myself.) (more…)
This week’s episode is a continuation of the show’s “Uprising” television event, as well as a continuation from the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. As S.H.I.E.L.D. threatens to crumble beneath the feet of Coulson and his team, who can be trusted, and who is working for the enemy? (more…)
A short while back, there was a rumor floating around that actor Michael C. Hall (aka the man formerly known as Dexter) was being courted for the part of Daredevil in Marvel’s upcoming Netflix-based television series. It was, of course, yet one more rumor among the billions that permeate the Internet on an hourly basis, and Hall has since debunked the claims. But now he’s stepped up and shared a few more words on the subject of Daredevil, including his level of interest in playing the role. Check out what he said below. (more…)
Captain America, Batman and Superman are still on a collision course set for box office destruction.
Captain America 3 will hit theaters on May 6, 2016. What a wonderful way to start off the summer movie season. One problem: that’s the date Warner Bros has penciled in for Batman Vs. Superman. When the news was announced, everyone assumed one of these films would quickly choose a new spot in the schedule. So which studio is going to change their tune? Well, Marvel just made their release date official, setting it in stone. Maybe WB will wise up and move Bats and Supes to another spot? Not so, says Dan Fellman, the president of domestic distribution for Warner Bros.
In salute to the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier (a damn fine movie btw, be sure to read our review HERE), Nerd Bastards is hosting a ultimate fan pack giveaway extravaganza.
Short of taking a super solider serum, your best chance to be Captain America is to conduct yourself with his boy scout spirit… and to dress the part. You take care of the first half and we got the rest covered. We have the gear to make you a terror to spies and saboteurs. We’re giving away a cosplay hoodie, a Cap shield replica, Battle Helmet, Collectible Action Figure, as well as an exclusive Captain America: The Winter Solider IMAX Poster (*see full information below). That’s 5 items worth over $100. All courtesy of 80sTees.com and Hasbro Toys. There’s so much red, white and blue here, you’ll think you’re Uncle Sam’s sock puppet. (more…)
The best thing about Captain America is that he’s a human being, protected by nothing more than a thin layer of spandex. Where Bruce Banner turns into the impenetrable beast that is the Incredible Hulk, Tony Stark is shielded by his iron suit and Thor is an otherworldly god here on Earth, Steve Rogers is just a man, driven by a relentless need to serve and protect his country. This simple fact is what ultimately helps The Winter Soldier work so well, both as a part of The Avengers series and as a stand-alone piece of cinema. Joe & Anthony Russo’s first foray into the Marvel Universe never loses sight of the fact that beneath the red, white and blue exterior is bona fide flesh and blood, with a pulsing heart that can be wounded. In many ways, The Winter Soldier is a catalogue of the lacerations that Rogers has endured, both as a solider and as a man completely out of his own time.
The world hasn’t been formally introduced to The Guardians of the Galaxy yet but Marvel is already looking to the future and the future holds a lot for our plucky space-based heroes.
It’s no surprise that Marvel is looking ahead but it’s a bit surprising to see how far they are looking ahead.