Say Goodbye To The Red and Yellow Spandex – Spider-Woman is Getting a New Suit!

- 12-18-14Comics Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Over the last few months, Spider-Woman has been the center of much controversy. Comic books and feminism collided when a questionably lewd depiction of Spider-Woman’s butt cheeks were propped front and center on a variant cover of “Spider-Women # 1″. Now, we’re not dredging that story up again, but for the sake of information as it applies to today’s story, here’s the gist of it…

Spider-Women’s curiously thin spandex covered rump and suggestive body positioning was subject to much internet discord; with party lines saying it was a disgrace to women while leaving others to say “you’re making a problem where there isn’t one”. You’d think with all the heat, Marvel would have pulled the issue. They didn’t. Instead, they got cute and simply covered the dimpled derrière by placing the comic books logo affront it. Eh, cheap way of skirting the issue whilst still capitalizing on what was an obvious demand for the infamous book cover.

So, now, Marvel’s Spider-Woman comic continues to carry on. Maybe it’s related to all the recent drama, or maybe it isn’t, but Marvel Comics has revealed a new costume for Spider-Woman  (more…)

‘Ant-Man’ Star Evangeline Lilly Reveals New Story Details

- 12-18-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Evangeline Lilly – who is best know for her performance as Kate on the J.J. Abrams produced ABC sci-fi mystery series Lost – has been steadily building up quite the CV after an initially quite stint when Lost officially went off the air in 2010. Starring in films such as the Hugh Jackman vehicle Real Steel, and having a prominent role in Peter Jackson‘s Hobbit trilogy playing elf warrior Tauriel, has no doubt upped her stock in Holywood. Now, with another starring role in Marvel Studios Ant-Man (playing Hank Pym‘s daughter), Lilly is set to grace the big screen again as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in mid July 2015. While promoting The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Lilly has been spilling the beans on the storyline of the tightly-lipped Peyton Reed vehicle. (more…)

There Is A Reason Marvel Is 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 this 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…)

Stan Lee Says Nobody Cares About Him

- 12-17-14Comics, Funny Videos Posted by jacqueline dwig

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In the latest “Stan’s Rants” the man the myth the legend himself had a new topic to talk about. Himself. Which if you’re not actually watching these little nuggets of adorable angry and thoughtful moments from Mr Stan Lee, you’re doing yourself a disservice. Go onto YouTube this second and subscribe to that. Seriously. But since you’re still here I’ll continue for all the people at work who can’t watch the video this second, or those of you in class or something here’s the rundown. (more…)

James Gunn On Proposed ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ And ‘Avengers’ Crossover

- 12-12-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Ever since Marvel announced its release slate for the next five-years, everyone presumed it would eventually lead up to an Avengers/Guardians of the Galaxy crossover. James Gunn has been asked about this numerous times as of late, especially while he has been on the promotional circuit pushing the Blu-ray and dvd release of his film. In interviews, Gunn always comes across as being very protective of the world and characters he has created in Guardians Of The Galaxy, so when there are ever any questions about a crossword within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he always seems  pretty despondent about the whole concept of the Avengers and the Guardians teaming up. However, given that they are the Guardians of the Galaxy; it would make more sense to give Gunn more time for the fans to explore his characters and their motives in more detail, and to explore the Galaxy that they are protecting. Therefore, it’s understandable at this point in time that Gunn‘s mindset is nowhere near, even contemplating how the crossover is going to come about at this point in time. After all, he has only just recently started work on the Guardians of the Galaxy 2.  (more…)

Marvel’s ‘Spider-Man’ Would Have No Connection To Previous Movies…

- 12-12-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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It seems the interweb has gone into overdrive due to all the leaked information regarding Sony‘s Spider-Man franchise. The fact that we now know Marvel tried their best to acquire the character by reaching out to Sony, makes the leaked information all the more irritating. Taking a stab in the dark here, I’m guessing I wouldn’t be the only one thinking that it is time for Spider-Man to return home, where he will finally be able to join his crime-fighting co-horts. Sony need to stop beating at the proverbial dead horse, as they have done all they can with Spidey. Another (soft) reboot would be a horrific idea that would no doubt result is Spider-Man fatigue (some of us already had Spider-Man fatigue before the rebooted Amazing Spider-Man hit the big-screen). Come on Sony, …pass it on to someone with the Midas touch (Kevin Feige) and you can still make some money out of the franchise through a distribution deal. (more…)

‘Ant-Man': Synopsis Update And Full Cast With Character Names

- 12-11-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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When Edgar Wright left Marvel‘s Ant-Man, the prospect of keeping the production on schedule seemed improbable; what, with the film looking for another director to fill Wright’s shoes, compounded by the rumors that changes had been made to the original script (apparently the straw that broke the camels back and finalised Wright’s decision to “part ways” with Marvel). It just seemed like everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. But, low and behold, Peyton Reed jumped on board and re-wrote the script along with the help of Paul Rudd, and things started moved along rather nicely. Thusly, production has now wrapped on the filming, and it is headed into post-production with its original summer 2015 release date still intact. (more…)

Blair Underwood Joins ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Cast

- 12-11-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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Word around the Internet today is that Blair Underwood will join the cast of Marvel‘s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. during the second half of season two when the series returns to ABC in March 2015. What role will he be playing and how will he fit into the combined Marvel Television/Cinematic Universe? (more…)

Rumor Du Jour: ‘Avengers 2′ Reshoots To Include Benedict Cumberbatch Dr Strange Cameo?

- 12-11-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Will Marvel introduce their new Dr Strange, a.k.a Benedict Cumberbatch, in a post-credit Easter-egg role in a similar vein to the epic post-credit scene in Captain America: Winter Soldier? Now that  Benedict Cumberbatch has officially signed on to play the role of Doctor Strange, the latest rumors surrounding January’s pickup shots for Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron, is that those shots will include a cameo of Cumberbatch’s Stephen Strange. (more…)

Sony Approached Sam Raimi About Returning To Troubled ‘Spider-Man’ Franchise

- 12-10-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Dear-oh-dear, poor Spidey, and poor Sony. They were on a winning streak with Sam Raimi‘s Spiderman 1 & 2, then they became greedy and took away creative control from Raimi; and chucked him after the third film (which broke Box Office records despite the unfavorable reviews). Five years later (2012) Sony rebooted the franchise to mediocre reviews, with the second installment of the reboot receiving even worse reviews and under-performing at the Box Office. As we reported earlier on today, Sony executives will be having a Spiderman summit come January to decide where to take the character next. It has been the Sony leaks, due to the hacking scandal, that has sparked an interest in Spidey’s fate after it was announced that Sony had been negotiating with Marvel about introducing the character in Captain America: Civil War. Spider-Man plays a big part in the comic book story arc during Civil War Chapter and would have been a terrific addition. (more…)