Marvel released the first official plot synopsis for Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron earlier today. Don’t worry though, there’s not any smoking gun here. Nothing that spoils everything unless you’ve been on an Amish retreat in a remote ice cave in Antartica. It does set up the frame-work in which we can begin to speculate like demons though. Take a look after the jump. (more…)
The nation of Japan has brought the world many wonderful bounties: Godzilla, Akira, Hello Kitty. However, for every Full Metal Alchemist, there’s a splash of hentai that crops up to wreak havoc on all that you find holy and pure. With that in mind, it should be no wonder that Japan chose to celebrate the opening of Guardians of the Galaxy in its country over the weekend in a way that will make you wonder if the AI revolution is upon us. (more…)
Going to New York Comic Con this year? Feel good and smug about it? Well, just so you know, I hate you. I’m super jealous and totally regret not getting tickets. Especially after hearing what Marvel Studios is presenting. They’ll be coming to town showing off some spiffy footage (or more) for two highly anticipated properties, leaving us non attendees to scour the net for leaked butt cam footage or second hand footage descriptions from people who suck at telling stories (they’re the worst!). What could Marvel be showing off that’s got me all hot and bothered? Here, I’ll let Marvel’s head of Television Jeph Loeb explain (or you can simply figure it out from looking at the header graphic, duh!): (more…)
Yesterday we looked at few characters from Marvel‘s past that would be appearing in the premiere episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Today there’s a fresh batch of production stills with a look at this season’s cast that includes new cast members Lucy Lawless, Nick Blood, and Henry Simmons. Click through to find out who their playing, what their characters will look like, and everything else going on with the return episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
After a tumultuous start, Ant-Man is coming sooner than it seems and there are still plenty of questions surrounding the MCU Phase 3 entry. Will Evangaline Lilly’s Hope Van Dyne take up the mantle of Wasp, now that the story has supposedly strayed from the material the movie is based on? Will Corey Stoll’s Darren Cross give us a new incarnation of Yellowjacket that we will be happy to root against? Will director Peyton Reed be able to give audiences a movie that is as wonderful and quirky as they were hoping to get from original director Edgar Wright? How long will Michael Douglas’s Hank Pym don the Ant-Man costume before passing the torch to Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang? We will probably have to wait a while to get the answers to most of these questions but thanks to a recent interview, Douglas has given all of us the answer to one of the biggest questions that surrounds the movie. (more…)
The Marvel Cinematic Universe and its cohesion with television and film has its fine line, sure. But it’s also very impressive in how it manages to represent their coexistence effectively. Whether it’s making a TV star out of Agent Coulson, who was once just relegated to cameos, or dropping Sif or Maria Hill into episodes of ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, we’re always reminded that the worlds do collide in harmony. Well, if it ain’t broke, don’t beat it with an Infinity Stone, I always say. And because Marvel listens to me (huh??) let’s be prepared for an interesting appearance in the new season of ‘Agents.’ And by interesting, I mean retro. If you guessed Captain America, you’d be wrong. Close…but wrong. (more…)
It could be argued that Robert Downey Jr. is as busy as billionaire Tony Stark, the Marvel Comics character who moonlights as the Avenger Iron Man that Downey, Jr. portrays on the big screen. For that reason, it’s understandable that he might be reluctant to assemble with his fellow Avengers and play Stark in future movies once his contractual obligations are finished.
While in Toronto promoting The Judge, his upcoming film with Robert Duvall that hits theaters next month, Variety posed the question to Downey, Jr. whether a sequel to last year’s Iron Man 3. Fans of Stark’s turn as one of the founding Avengers might feel like they’ve been hit in the gut with one of Stark’s repulsor rays when they read his rely. (more…)
There’s no question that one of the biggest draws to the Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy, still in theaters, is the soundtrack riddled with upbeat songs that you can bop your Earther or Xandarian head to. The songs not only provide the movie with a jazzy, slightly off-kilter beat, but they also serve to propel the tale of Guardians’ Star-Lord, whose last gift from his mother was the “Awesome Mix Vol. 1” cassette tape featuring the songs from the soundtrack. The songs hail from those far off times known as the 1970s and 1980s, begging the question as to what Chris Pratt, the man behind Star-Lord, would have on his own Awesome mix. Pratt recently spoke to IGN about a mix tape he once created, and it turns out that he and Star-Lord have similar musical sensibilities. (more…)
After Marvel dropped their big announcement that they would be unleashing a slate of characters who would each be grabbing their own series on Netflix, they basically let the public mine any information it could from the on-set photos that people have been able to snag during the production of those series. As is often the case with Marvel, the studio has decided to remain pretty tight lipped about what fans can expect from Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and the mashup of these characters that audiences can expect in The Defenders. Thanks to an interview in the latest Empire with Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, fans may finally get an idea of which direction the various series’ will go. (more…)
If Stan Lee is right, Marvel is pretty great at keeping things on the down low. It’s actually pretty amusing how they dodge questions, deny information, send us on wild goose chases and all that. And I respect them for it, because half the fun of all this are the pleasant surprises you never see coming. Not to say that I believe Stan-the-Man on this because he could just be reflecting Marvel big-wig Kevin Feige’s “Black Panther is in development” line. All this could mean that a movie is being planned for six years from now. It could lead us down into a rumor mill. Quite frankly, it could mean nothing. But I’m willing to bank on the idea that the guy who basically made comics awesome knows what he’s talking about when he says this movie is happening. (more…)