Thor: The Dark World is visually epic and full of battles and world saving shenanigans, but the Asgardian demi-God’s second solo outing lacks the heart and punch of its predecessor. Simply put, you may walk out of this with a smile on your face, but you’re likely to forget why by the time you get to the car.
While it has been officially confirmed that the events of Thor: The Dark World will have ramifications in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. show, it’s yet to be announced what other Marvel movies, if any, will have an effect on the show. Could Captain America‘s next outing bolster the tail end of the first season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? (more…)
It’s no secret that superhero movies are hot nowadays, and with The Avengers opening the doors to superhero team-up movies and crafting a superbly interconnected universe, they may just be more popular than ever. A lot of people are calling for other members of the super group to join in, but due to those properties being licensed out to other studios, the thought of an Avengers movie with other popular superheroes, like Spider-Man and Wolverine, have seemed like something we’d only see in our dreams. According to Marvel Studio head Kevin Feige, however, we shouldn’t count it as an impossibility just yet. (more…)
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Considering that Joss Whedon is hip deep in everything Marvel – from directing Avengers: Age of Ultron, to producing Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., to consulting on the new Thor and Captain America movies – it should come as little surprise that the filmmaker is, perhaps, looking to make something a little more personal in the future. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Whedon talked about his creative yearnings and why it’s important for Hollywood, and imagination in general, to go back to the drawing board and tell new stories as opposed to remaking the same old, same old.
“There’s probably a dozen [properties I’ve always wanted to do]. It’s very important I don’t do that. It’s very important that we start creating new content again. We can only build on nostalgia so much before we have nothing left to build on. Before we’re rebooting Spider-Man—again. It’s dangerous to the culture, and it’s boring to me. I squeezed in between my Avengers movies a 400-year-old play. So I really need to create some new worlds.”
Yes please. What is arguably Whedon’s greatest work, and you can decide for yourself whether that’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Firefly, come straight from his own brain. So Whedon’s got a hankering to make his own stuff again, but what if someone were to offer him something tantalizing, like a movie about Boba Fett?
“I can’t say for sure, because that’s a tasty morsel. But right now my heart doesn’t go that way.”
But if there was one pre-established property that would entice Whedon’s creative instincts, it would be another 400-year-old play, an adaptation of the Bard’s tragic-classic Hamlet.
“That’s a giant endeavor, and I’m not planning any giant endeavors. I feel like some of the family stuff in [Hamlet] is even more twisted than we give it credit for. [My version] is no darker than any other vision, in certain respects. If everything works out according to plan, S.H.I.E.L.D. will be on when the movie is over and then I’ll already be too busy.”
I think so far as fans are concerned, a busy Whedon makes for some very happy fans.
Source: Geek Tyrant
Joss Whedon has been on a roll as of late, and is on his way to becoming the unofficial king of nerds. With his box office smash, The Avengers, and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiere breaking ratings records, it seems that he can do no wrong… but he would disagree with you. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, he talks about The Avengers not being a “great” film, and how he thinks he can make the sequel better, among other things.
Out and about promoting Riddick is one Katee Sackhoff, known to most as Kara “Starbuck” Thrace from Battlestar Galactica. While making her rounds she ended up on the Schmoes Know podcast and there was asked about the possibility she’s heard anything from Marvel or Disney. Here’s her unbelievable awkward response,
Um… There’s been some stuff going on. Um… there’s been a lot of checking of availability… I don’t quite know exactly… I don’t know… there’s been a lot of questions about the first quarter of next year and then the…
What isn’t clear from the text that is when you listen to the audio is that the Schmoes were talking over her, and in the end cut her off before she really revealed anything. But her bumbling makes one thing clear, she likely has been talking to Marvel, or at least someone has for her. Otherwise, it’d have been a clean cut, “No,” right?
The biggest clue is her mention of, “the first quarter of next year,” as we know that’s when Avengers: Age of Ultron will be in production. If they’re interested in keeping her schedule free for that period then they must be looking to include her, in some way, in Age of Ultron. It’s likely a small role considering how late in the game these talks are happening, which leads me to guess she’s up for Captain Marvel. Not only is Sackhoff a dead ringer for Carol Danvers, but we know she’s got the balls to bring one of Marvel’s heaviest hitters to life on screen. Exhibit A: Starbuck.
Once you take into account Joss Whedon wants to include more women heroes and the latest threat will be cosmic in nature, introducing Captain Marvel seems a no-brainer. Another possibility is they’re looking to her for The Scarlet Witch, something I can also dig, but I’d much prefer her as Danvers. What do you guys think of this latest casting rumor? Who’d you cast Sackhoff as?
Source: Bleeding Cool
Mark Ruffalo got a lot of positive reaction to his portrayal as Bruce Banner/The Hulk in last summer’s The Avengers, and while some have said that his iteration of the character is “The Best” ever put to screen, is Ruffalo truly the best Hulk?
Well one other actor who played the Hulk is staking a claim. Lou Ferrigno played the Green Goliath in the 1977-82 TV series The Incredible Hulk, as well as in a number of follow-up TV movies. Ferrigno says that no one can play the Hulk like he could because Eric Bana, Edward Norton and Mark Ruffalo’s Hulks were all brought to life through CGI and motion capture, and not because the actors themselves bulked up and slathered on green pant. The difference, according to Ferrigno, is that feeling of reality.
“I was the first to bring superhero muscles to the screen and to make it more believable. There’s still people who prefer to watch the old show over the newer things because it’s real, not CGI,” Ferrigno told The LA Times. “The Hulk was the beginning of me, a platform as an actor to grow. I don’t think anybody else can play the Hulk like I could. I was able to show emotions even with all of the makeup. I don’t think it can be duplicated.”
He may have a point, but then again ask anybody if motion capture can’t render (pun intended) a great performance and they’ll point you to Andy Serkis as Gollum in the Lord of the Ring movies among others. Still, Ferrigno deserves some credit for being the first live-action Hulk, and for doing it without computer graphics assistance.
What do you Bastards think, is their a better Hulk than Ferrigno, or is it reality for the win?
Source: Comic Book Movie
Yep, James Spader.
Since it was announced that Ultron was going to be the villain in The Avengers‘ 2015 sequel (The Avengers: Age of Ultron), and that the story would not include Hank Pym, it’s been heavily speculated that Tony Stark would be the character to create the maniacal AI killing machine. From that speculation, the latest theory was drawn; that Iron Man’s beloved JARVIS, voiced by Paul Bettany, would go insane, build itself a robotic body, and become the films namesake villain, but that no longer seems the case.
With this casting news, that theory is pretty much out the window, but it’s still unsure just what Spader will be doing in the role of Ultron. Will he just be voicing the character? Will Whedon change the character to be some sort of Terminator-like cyborg? It’s definitely a choice that has caught many off guard, and that isn’t meant as a slight to Mr. Spader.
This news definitely surprises me, and I thought the JARVIS theory made a lot of sense, especially after the fans have sort of developed an attachment to it as its own character. With that being said, I’m definitely a James Spader fan, and I know he has what it takes to pull off the “calculating, all-powerful psycho” character, so I can’t wait to see what they do with this one.