Captain America: Civil War features one of the largest assembly of superheroes in one movie, who are in an all-out war with each other. The worlds do-gooders are forced to choose sides and go toe-to-toe with one another due to a series of disagreements, skirmishes, and political pressures. You’d think a movie with no less that 15 some heroes (some even making their big-screen debut) and a whole lot of escalated drama, that there would be every kind of catalyst for a movie like Civil War to be too big for its breaches. I mean, if past superhero sequels like Spider-Man and Batman have been any indication, more characters and more drama a good superhero movie does not make.
Conventional wisdom, of course, does not apply to Marvel. Against any shred of doubt, Captain America: Civil War not only continues to generate positive buzz, but it’s also (supposedly) testing exceedingly well with some early audiences. (more…)
Marvel’s Most Wanted sounds like a promising name from the get-go. Perhaps it can use its more street-level premise to cover some of the budget issues that Agents of SHIELD faced and perhaps it can use its premise to its advantage to deliver a grittier, but far more focused show at the same time. So far, we know that the spin-off will star last-minute Super Soldier Serum dropout Mockingbird (Adrianne Palicki) and on-and-off again anti-hero Lance Hunter (Nick Blood), as they go off on their very first mission.
But there’s one extra bit of good news, as a Silver-Age staple character will also be making his appearance in the show’s pilot…
The next few weeks should be seeing the production of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 starting, and director James Gunn has taken to Facebook to give us a fun photo and some insider info to ease the wait. Gunn revealed that the film script’s first table read took place this week, and posted a picture from the proceedings. He also used social media to answer some pressing fan questions… (more…)
AfterShock Comics is a relatively-new startup comic book company that has made some big waves early. Using veteran comic talent coupled with an Editor-in-Chief, Mike Marts, who has worked on some of the biggest titles in the Marvel and DC lineup, the company has hit the comic shelves by storm and is garnering excellent early buzz. NerdBastards recently had a chance to bend Marts’ ear for a few minutes, and the result of our conversation is presented heretowith! (more…)
Evangeline Lilly, the center of everyone’s favorite love triangle on that much missed show of the early aughts, Lost, may be on track to receive her own solo Wasp film. Lilly’s Wasp will join Paul Rudd’s Antman in summer 2018 for the Ant-Man sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp, but writer Adam McKay has indicated that may not be the last we see of the Marvel heroine. It all depends, it would seem, upon the success of the upcoming sequel. 2015’s Ant-Man was another success for the Marvel franchise, bringing in a worldwide total of $519.3 and sitting well with both critics and the general population. But will returns like that be enough to get Wasp her own movie? (more…)
Mexican cuisine fetishist. Anti-Hero for hire. Insane person. Deadpool is hitting the silver screen on his February 12th debut and if the trailers upon trailers and the R Rating it’s gotten from the MPAA are anything to go by, it’s going to be one doozy of a movie, especially for the grown-up, discerning nerds among us. It promises to be full of “strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity”, as well as cameos by X-Men members Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead.
Of course the good news keep piling up, as according to a recent tweet by Ryan Reynolds, the man portraying Deadpool…
After finding out that Cate Blanchett would be joining the Marvel Universe via a lead female role in Thor: Ragnarok, there was much speculation on which character the multi award winning actress might be portraying. Mark Ruffalo spilled the beans that Blanchett would be playing a baddie, and now that we know which one, we don’t envy the work Thor and Hulk have cut out for themselves! (more…)