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It’s taken three years since the film was announced but the first teaser for Pete’s Dragon, Disney‘s remake of their own live action and cartoon kid-friendly hit from 1977, has now dropped . As with the original, it tells the tale of Pete, a young orphan who has managed to survive alone in the woods with the help of his friend Elliot, who just happens to be a invisible dragon. (more…)

Marvel's "Ant-Man" Booth Signing During Comic-Con International 2014

Marvel‘s Ant-Man has certainly been through a lot of changes since that initial announcement years ago that Edgar Wright would be bringing Marvel’s smallest hero to the big screen. Now its got a new director in Peyton Reed, and changes to the script which brought about Wright’s sudden departure. What those script changes might be is still unclear, but when three writers (Adam McKay, Andrew Barrer, and Gabrial Ferrari) were brought on board after Wright left to work out script issues during filming, one has to imagine more than just a few tweaks. The earlier draft was rumored to include some flashback scenes with the Micheal Douglas Hank Pym characters. Will that scene remain and what Marvel characters might it include? (more…)

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What is it, like 20 days till this thing is finally released? Quit teasing us Marvel! We’re more than hyped up enough! Okay, so it’s unlikely that’s going to happen three weeks out from the release of a huge studio movie like Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but it seems at this rate Marvel will have release the whole thing on Youtube one minute at a time by then. Today’s minute features a meeting of the minds, the minds of S.H.I.E.L.D. that is. Continue below to watch. (more…)

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Right off the bat, you should know this article focuses on a major spoiler in Captain America: The Winter Solider. If you wish to stay pure, then hold up your own mighty shield and block the evil spoiler that lies beneath. This report has been covered for 2 reasons. A) There are those who absolutely must know everything about a film ahead of time – in which case have at thee! And B) I’m compelled to satisfy my own self regard. I suspected this reveal weeks ago, but never said anything for fear of no one believing me. I’d have better luck convincing people Bill Murray stole one of my french fries.

On with it then, shall we. If you don’t want to be spoiled then STOP NOW! (more…)

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There was a rumor recently that an upcoming Marvel short film would tell us what happened to Peggy Carter, Steve Rogers’ love interest from Captain America: The First Avenger played by Hayley Atwell, after Cap was lost over the Arctic. Well the rumors seem to be true, and Atwell herself is doing the confirming.

Speaking to The Big Issue, Atwell says that indeed she is putting Peggy’s uniform back on and getting ready to kick butt in a new Marvel short film. Here’s what Atwell had to say:

Fans of [Captain America: The First Avenger] really wanted to find out what happened to Peggy afterwards, so Marvel are also making a short film, which is basically ‘What Peggy Did Next’, which will be shown at Comic-Con and be on the DVD extras of the second film. So as well as doing a bit in the new film, I’ve got a whole new spin-off short film. It has been great to be back in training with the stunt co-ordinators, kicking some butt again.

It’s nice that Marvel say the wisdom in giving Atwell and her character even a small showcase. The door was left open, after all, when an Avengers deleted scene revealed that Peggy was still alive and kicking in 2012, and we know that Emily Van Camp will be playing (supposed) Carter descendent Sharon in the upcoming Cap sequel, The Winter Soldier. Atwell also confirmed that Peggy will be seen in a flashback during Winter Soldier, although it won’t be next to actor Robert Redford. Atwell is admirer of the actor who plays a high-ranking member of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the film, but she’ll have to “stalk” him in her spare time.

The Peggy Carter short will be screened at Comic Con before being included on the eventual Blu-ray release of The Winter Soldier sometime next year.

Source: The Mary Sue

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Well that didn’t take long. It seems that Robert Redford may have let slip a bit of serious spoilage in regards to his role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Poor guy. It’s worth noting that Redford doesn’t have a lot of experience on these big studio tentpoles in the age of internet journalism, so he didn’t know what he was in for. I mean, everyone knows that Butch and Sundance died in a shootout with the Bolivian military, right? RIGHT?!

We’ll get to Redford in a minute. In other Winter Soldier news, new cast member Anthony Mackie, AKA: Sam Wilson, AKA: The Falcon, talked about the size of role his character will play in the sequel. While talking to The Times-Picayune, Mackie said that he’s in about 60 per cent of the movie by his reckoning, but more than that, this thing is going to be so loaded with so many superheroes and super-stars, it’s going to feel like a sequel to another Marvel movie.

“Sam’s very involved. I’m in about 60 percent of the movie,” Mackie said. “Captain America, the Black Widow and The Falcon take down the Winter Solider together, and they solve the crime at hand and take down the Winter Soldier. So this movie, if you look at the cast, with everybody in (the fictional crime-fighting group) S.H.I.E.L.D. and (co-stars Robert) Redford and Sam Jackson and everybody who’s in the movie, it’s kind of turning into ‘The Avengers Part 2‘ because the cast is so big.”

Well, he just set the bar sky high.

As for Redford, he got caught spoiling by The Straits Time (then repeated by Here Be Geeks) with a potentially major reveal regarding his character Alexander Pierce, the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. “I like the idea of playing a villain,” he said. “I did that just because it’s a different thing for me to do.”

Fair enough, but was Redford speaking generally, or will Pierce turn out to be a double agent, perhaps even playing key Winter Soldier antagonist Soviet  General Aleksander Lukin, who, unless I’m mistaken, hasn’t been cast (or had his casting announced) yet.

More news as it develops.

Source: Comic Book Movie

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Principal photography began today for directors Anthony & Joe Russo’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Disney has already released the first image along with a press release announcing the production’s under way. The entire release is below the still and confirms the return of Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan and new comers Robert Redford, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Georges St. Pierre as well as a few others.

There’s not much to see in the still, but just seeing Cap with his shield on his back is a treat for this long time Captain America fan. The hidden gem in the press release is the increased size of the role that Scarlett Johansson‘s Black Widow will play:

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” will pick-up where “Marvel’s The Avengers” left off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C.”

The Shadowy enemy is the Winter Soldier of course. I’m looking forward to the fight scenes between Winter Soldier, Black Widow, and Cap. Those should be a hell of a lot of fun.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens April 4, 2014.

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Following in the footsteps of the record-breaking Marvel Studios’ release, “Marvel’s The Avengers,” production on the highly anticipated release, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” has commenced in Los Angeles, Calif., with production also including locations in Cleveland, Ohio, and Washington D.C. Directing the film is the team of Anthony and Joe Russo (“Welcome to Collinwood”) from a screenplay written by Christopher Markus (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) & Stephen McFeely (“Captain America: The First Avenger”). Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” returns Chris Evans (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”) as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America, along with Scarlett Johansson (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man 2”) as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man 2”) as Nick Fury. In addition, film icon Robert Redford has joined the all-star cast as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is set for release in the U.S. on April 4, 2014.

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” will pick-up where “Marvel’s The Avengers” left off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C.

Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” features an outstanding supporting cast that includes Sebastian Stan (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Black Swan”) as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie (“The Hurt Locker,” “Million Dollar Baby”) as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Cobie Smulders (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “How I Met Your Mother”) as Agent Maria Hill, Frank Grillo (“Zero Dark Thirty”) as Brock Rumlow and Georges St-Pierre (“Death Warrior”) as Georges Batroc. Rounding out the talented cast are Hayley Atwell (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) as Peggy Carter, Toby Jones (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “The Hunger Games”) as Arnim Zola, Emily VanCamp (“The Ring 2,” “Revenge”) as Agent 13 and Maximiliano Hernández (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Thor”) as Agent Jasper Sitwell.

Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing the film. Executive producers on the project include Alan Fine, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee. The creative production team on the film includes director of photography Trent Opaloch (“Elysium,” “District 9”), production designer Peter Wenham (“21 Jump Street,” “Fast Five”), editors Jeffrey Ford, A.C.E. and Mary Jo Markey, A.C.E. (“Star Wars: Episode 7,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”) and three time Oscar®-nominated costume designer Judianna Makovsky (“The Hunger Games,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”)

Marvel Studios’ upcoming release schedule includes “Iron Man 3” on May 3, 2013, and “Thor: The Dark World” on November 8, 2013. The studio most recently produced the critically acclaimed “Marvel’s The Avengers,” which set the all-time, domestic 3-day weekend box office record at $207.4 million. The film, which shattered both domestic and international box office records, is Disney’s highest-grossing global and domestic release of all time and marks the studio’s fifth film to gross more than $1 billion worldwide.

In the summer of 2011, Marvel successfully launched two new franchises with “Thor,” starring Chris Hemsworth, and “Captain America: The First Avenger,” starring Chris Evans. Both films opened #1 at the box office and have grossed over $800 million worldwide combined. In 2010 “Iron Man 2,” starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury took the #1 spot in its first weekend with a domestic box office gross of $128.1 million.

In the summer of 2008, Marvel produced the summer blockbuster movies “Iron Man” and “The Incredible Hulk.”  “Iron Man,” in which Robert Downey Jr. originally dons the Super Hero’s powerful armor and stars alongside co-stars Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Shaun Toub and Gwyneth Paltrow, was released May 2, 2008, and was an immediate box office success. Garnering the number one position for two weeks in a row, the film brought in over $100 million in its opening weekend.  On June 13, 2008, Marvel released “The Incredible Hulk,” marking its second number one opener of that summer.

Via: /Film

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The announcement that legendary actor/director Robert Redford will take up a role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier was met with intrigue. Who might the Sundance Kid be playing in a Captain America movie? Well, Comic Book Movie’s SPINOFF blog was able to go to the source and ask Redford himself during a press roundtable for his new thriller The Company You Keep.

So what happened? Well, SPINOFF asked Redford to confirm if he was playing a high-ranking member of S.H.I.E.L.D. as previously reported. “Well, the head of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Redford replied. “The head of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

So why would the man that starred in Three Days of the Condor, The Sting, The Candidate and The Natural want to boss around Captain America, Nick Fury et al? “The Captain America thing is just a very simple thing,” he said. “I wanted to do something different. I wanted to do something just to be different. Something bold, different. And that felt like a good thing to do. That was it, nothing more to it than that. Well, it’s bold in terms of expectations, I guess.”

It certainly is bold. Who would have guess that an actor as classy as Robert Redford would get involved in a superhero movie. I guess it just goes to prove how far the genre’s come, huh?

Captain America: The Winter Soldier will start filming later this year for an April 2014 release. The film will be directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, and star Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Toby Jone, Cobie Smulders, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Frank Grillo, Max Hernandez, and Samuel L. Jackson.

More news as it develops.

Source: Comic Book Movie

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There’s big news hitting the Internet about Marvel Studios upcoming sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Robert Redford is in talks to join the cast. Sources are saying that Redford would play an older member of the super secret government spy agency S.H.I.E.L.D..

If you recall Ed Brubaker‘s Winter Soldier story line than you know that Bucky Barnes, Cap’s sidekick, was not killed in World War II, but recovered and brain washed by the Soviets, who then turned Bucky into the Winter Soldier; a super-secret-soviet-spy-assassin.

Perhaps Redford’s character will be the agent who has been trying to track down the Winter Soldier all those years or he could be playing a character much like the Gareth Mallory Skyfall role played by Ralph Fiennes.   Mallory was a government liaison to the spy department, that later became M’s replacement in the James Bond movie.

Joe and Anthony Russo are directing the movie, which stars Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Emily VanCamp, Anthony Mackie, Scarlett Johansson, Frank Grillo, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson.

What do you think about this news? We got Tommy Lee Jones in the first Captain America movie, if nothing else it does give younger fans a talking point to convince their mom to take them to the movie.

Via: THR

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