After seeing how much ass he kicked in Captain America: Civil War, it’s no wonder why Marvel fans are craving to see his first Marvel Cinematic solo feature. After the sloppy, overstuffed mess that was The Amazing Spider-Man 2, we can certainly see why. Homecoming will certainly be an awseome way to kick off the 2017 summer movie season next May. Of course, what is any summer blockbuster without a high-speed hype train? In addition to Kevin Fiege promising a John Huges-style screenplay, the cast attached to it is pretty damn impressive as well. We’ve got Robert Downey Jr. reprising his role as iron man, Marissa Tomei returning as the unexpectedly attractive Aunt May, Michael Keaton reportedly playing the Vulture (Finally! Birdman 4!), and even Childish Gambino himself playing a part. There are even some cast members that you may not have heard of, but are nonetheless welcome additions to the movie. (more…)
Ever since actress Sharon Stone announced that she had a “wee part” in a Marvel movie, it left fans speculating as to who she could actually be. Many had speculated purely for nostalgic reasons that she would reunite with her Basic Instinct cast mate Michael Douglas and be in Ant-Man and the Wasp as Hank Pym’s long lost wife Janet van Dyne. However, it has never been confirmed that she was going to appear in the Ant-Man sequel. Recently Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn posted on his “What We Shot Wednesdays” Facebook posts was a sketch of a face surrounded by fire. Combined with the fact that Sharon Stone also said in another interview that she will have heat powers, this added “fuel to the fire” that perhaps Stone will be in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 instead. So who on Earth (or elsewhere) could Stone be playing?
For many Marvel fans, it was quite a disappointing summer due to the fact that Marvel wasn’t around for San Diego Comic Con. And while they did showcase their work at Disney’s D23 Expo, it just wasn’t the same. But that’s all going to change this year, hopefully, thanks to some vague tweets by Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange) and James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy Part 2). Derrickson took to Twitter a couple of days ago and took a picture of a Doctor Strange advertisement for San Diego Comic Con. Soon after, Gunn replied that he would be close by and would have to visit the fellow director. Could this mark the return for Marvel at San Diego Comic Con? Possibly. (more…)
‘Captain America: Civil War‘ may still be in theaters, but fans are already looking forward to what will likely be the largest gathering of heroes, villains, and characters from Marvel Comics all coming to a head in a war on a grander scale… ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’
Though it doesn’t arrive in theaters until May 4, 2018, and the fact that there are still 5 Marvel movies that will debut prior (Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, and Black Panther), that is only getting comic book readers/collectors and moviegoers even more excited. One person who finds “Avengers 3” simply brilliant is one of its stars, actor Josh Brolin. (more…)
As reported earlier in the week, Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson (‘United States of Tara,’ ‘Community,’ ‘Trainwreck‘) is in negotiations for the lead role in the upcoming film from Marvel/Disney ‘Captain Marvel.’ The 26-year old Sacramento, California native is even listed on IMDB.com as ‘rumored’ for the role. The film is still looking for its director.
Though a decision has yet to be made for the lead, the actress is reportedly the studio’s top choice and Brie is interested in taking on the role. We also now know two new names which have been added to the list of potential directors. Still, everything is in negotiations and not confirmed by the studio.
In the meantime, with Larson’s name being dropped in conjunction with the film, fans began wondering, “What would Brie look like as Captain Marvel?” Thanks to some crafty individuals, we now have a couple of images of fan artwork depicting Larson as Carol “Captain Marvel” Danvers. (more…)
In case you have been living under a rock, Marvel Comics has been heavily promoting their Civil War II comic event. This is the follow up to the original Civil War crossover which Captain America: Civil War is loosely based off of. This time, instead of Iron Man Vs Captain America, it is Iron Man vs Captain Marvel. Instead of a Superhuman Registration Act, the conflict is over a new super-powered Inhuman who has the ability to predict the future (including future crimes). Captain Marvel wants the new Inhuman to be able to profile future crimes and attacks before they happen, and Iron Man against it with the argument that people shouldn’t be punished before a crime is committed. Think Minority Report, but with Marvel’s superheroes.
WARNING: OBVIOUS SPOILERS BELOW (more…)
The untitled sequel being dubbed as ‘Wolverine 3‘ is currently shooting in Louisiana and some newly revealed snapshots may give some insight into the film’s story. Hugh Jackman has gone on record saying that this new film, which will be Jackman’s ninth X-flick he has appeared in, will indeed be his last. Many fans have hoped that the farewell movie for this iconic character adapt the fan-favorite story-line Old Man Logan as part of its plot. (more…)
Shared universes. In comic books, it helps maintain continuity and allow for superheroes to be aware of one another and become involved, if need be. It’s the cornerstone of having a universe-wide event that spans across many, or all, of the titles the publisher produces. But the concept of multiple universes, or multiverses, may be too much for a non-comic book reader to grasp. The CW’s ‘The Flash’ has done a great job at explaining different universes existing, such as Earth 2, where it shows similarities to the world you know, a universe running parallel if you will, but with some deviations that define it as a different world. A shared universe would be better received by ALL fans, regardless of comic book knowledge, and would make for compelling scenarios both of the small screen and the big. But a number of actors have expressed their frustrations at their not being included in the film properties’ plans. The latest to speak up? ‘Arrow’s Willa Holland. (more…)
One of the most prolific creators in all of nerddom – not to mention, one of the most commonly spotted Easter eggs in the Marvel cinematic universe – Stan Lee has become almost as widely recognised for his quirky movie cameos as for his wealth of iconic comic creations. His impact on the comic community and industry is all but unrivalled. The worlds and characters he has written have been celebrated the world over. He was integral to the work that made Marvel ahuge multimedia corporation, from its roots as a small division of a publishing house. He spearheaded the first significant challenge to censorship in comic books. (more…)
Time for your weekly dose of the fantastic fandom-based art that’s hit the web this week with your Nerd Art Dump. Each and every week we pick and choose through the masses of prints and pics on the digital frontier to give you nothing but the best to fill your geek needs. So on with the dump.
ABOVE: Civil War by Orlando Arocena. (more…)