Is Frank Grillo’s Crossbones The Main Villain In ‘Captain America: Civil War’?

- 11-18-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Frank Grillo has come along way career wise in such a short space of time. From a partially unknown regular in season one of Fox’s hit show Prison Break to great supporting roles (End of Watch, The Grey, Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and leading roles in movies and TV shows (Kingdom, The Purge 2: Anarchy). His name is really starting to get out there and this has been facilitated by his high profile standout performance as Brock Lumlow (Crossbones), which has essentially trajected his career from a tropospheric plateau to the stratospheric. Furthermore, given what we know about the history or Captain America and Crossbones, this speculation does not come as a total surprise. (more…)

Marvel Cast Daniel Brühl In ‘Captain America: Civil War

- 11-15-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Marvel has officially announced the casting of German actor Daniel Bruhl for an unspecified role in Captain America: Civil War. The actor – who is probably best known for his ambiguously endearing-but-nasty role as Frederick Zoller in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds – joins a cast that already boasts three superheroes. Captain America: Civil War has an impressive line-up, including Chris Evans’ Cap. America, Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man, newcomer Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther and Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier. Unfortunately there is still no word on Frank Grillo’s involvement in the film as Crossbones. (more…)

Marvel’s Hot on The Trail of Those Responsible For Leaking ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer

- 11-06-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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While fan response has been positive to Marvel‘s decision to “roll with it” when Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, that was scheduled to premiere during Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was leaked online almost a week early, word around the Internet Water Cooler is that Marvel wants to continue to “roll with it.” Roll right over the person responsible for leaking the trailer and throwing a monkey wrench in Marvel’s cross promotion event with a ten ton Marvel steam roller. Marvel recently filed papers in a California Federal Court in an attempt to issue a subpoena on Google for information about the leaker. (more…)

Downey Explains Stark’s Head Space in ‘Age of Ultron’ – Defends ‘Iron Man 3′ Ending

- 10-31-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Iron Man 3 ended on a somewhat definitive note, which was necessary given real life predicaments where in Marvel Studios was unsure if it might lure Robert Downey Jr. back for further, and future, adventures. It marked an important change for Downey’s character Tony Stark as he underwent surgery to have the shrapnel in his chest removed, thus making it no longer necessary for Stark to have an Arc reactor in his chest. It suggested that maybe, Stark was no longer in a place where he needed his Iron Man alterego and is moving on to new things. But since Downey is back for Avengers: Age of Ultron, so is Stark and Iron Man, and in a new interview, Donwey suggests that Stark will be as affected by the events of Iron Man 3 in Age of Ultron, as he was in Iron Man 3 after events in The Avengers(more…)

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Teaser Footage From Marvel’s Big Phase 3 Announcement & MOAR!!!

- 10-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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It didn’t take too long for some of the video from Marvel‘s big live streaming Phase 3 announcement event earlier today. They may tell no one to film anything, but you know someone is going to do it anyways. Now we’ve got three clips for you. (more…)

When Robert Downey Jr. Asks For A Vowel… You Damn Well Give That Man an ‘Avengers’ “A”

- 10-20-14Uncategorized Posted by Mark Poynter

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Here’s a fun fact. If you fully spell out Robert Downey Junior‘s name, the only vowel in the English alphabet missing is an “A”. You know, A-E-I-O-U-&-Sometimes-Y. Now word is making the Internet rounds that someone at Marvel felt that obvious hole in Robert Downey Jr’s life needed to be filled. Filled with that 30 foot tall Avengers “A” in the movie, the one pictured above. (more…)

The RadioBastard Podcast Is A Valid Replacement For Saturday Morning Cartoons

- 10-10-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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Smack dab between two very successful Con appearances as ‘guy who lingers at the long boxes too long‘, the boys are back with their contractually obligated attempt at a solid hour of pop-culture news and other strangeness. This week Jeremy and Jason tackle: (more…)

* Updated RDJ Roundup: ‘Iron Man 4′ Talks, AOS TV Cameo, & MOAR!

- 10-08-14Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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One night I was flipping channels and landed on a movie called ‘Putney Swope.’ It was directed by a little-known Hollywood player named Robert Downey Sr. Before that, it had never dawned on me to even Google who RDS was. I’m sure at the time, he was respected for his work and mild contributions to the industry. Kinda like Howard Stark. Sure, Stark’s known as being a brilliant industrialist who made bank and held fun expos, but his son Tony? Now, there’s a man of outrageous accomplishments. Robert Downey Jr. is indeed Tony Stark – in spirit, comparative achievements, and in how his career overshadowed his dad’s. Keep going for interesting bits of news concerning our resident actor, billionaire, playboy philanthropist, and all-around cool guy. (more…)

Downey Talks ‘Iron Man’ and How We Wants an Old Friend to Direct Part 4

- 10-03-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is due in no small part to the successful casting of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man. Of course, Marvel Studios has had a great deal of success with its casting in many of its movies and TV series, but the connection between Downey and Stark has been so complete that the comic book Stark has come to resemble Downey’s characterization, which is no small measurement of the actor’s impact on the part. As we look to the future though, Downey’s involvement is hazy, and in a new interview, the actor discusses his age, the impact of Marvel on his career, and which good friend he’d like to put behind the camera for Iron Man 4. (more…)

Exclusive Look at ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Included in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Blu-Ray

- 10-03-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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In a move that many might call an oversell, Marvel has decided to ramp up fan’s desire to own a blu-ray copy of director James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy to eleven with the inclusion of an exclusive look at Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron. That’s right, we’re breaking out the This is Spinal Tap jokes before the page break. It’s not like you really needed another reason to go out and buy Guardians of the Galaxy on DVD/Blu-ray, but Marvel figured that it might take another little nudge to get you off the couch December 9th to buy a copy. Of course most of you will probably just order it through Amazon and wait for the UPS guy to show up at your door.. There’s a catch though, it’s only available in the blu-ray version. (more…)