Ant-Man and the Wasp premiered this weekend to excited fans. While not as gut-wrenching as Avengers: Infinity War, the film had a humor and heart to it that Marvel lovers might need right about now.

Even more importantly, though, it now marks us being only one film away from Avengers 4.

In wait of the heart-stopping, intense film, let’s look at some of the Ant-Man facts that might mean intriguing things for the future of the MCU.  (more…)


While a look back at what got us to where we are now is always nice, us fans know the story. From RDJ being cast as Tony Stark in an unlikely hero in Iron Man, all the way to the assembling of The Avengers, it’s been quite a trip, but we’re more interested in what’s ahead. After recapping Marvel’s Phase One, we take a look at the rest of Phase Two, and what lies ahead. (more…)


Skottie Young’s “Age of Ultron” #1 variant cover.

The big Avengers movie news at SDCC 2013 Saturday was Joss Whedon’s announcement of the new title for the Avengers sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron. Ultron is a long time Avengers villain, one Whedon was “amazed” that some fans didn’t expect. Although the sequel has the same title of a storyline used in the comics, Whedon explains that this will be a different story and not a direct adaptation.

Check out the Marvel LIVE! video interview below and join me on the other side to discuss the major points.

Whedon talked about the title “Age of Ultron” and what fans can and can’t expect from the story:

Well, because there was a book called ‘Age of Ultron’ quite recently, a lot of people have assumed that is what we’re doing, but that is not the case. We’re doing our own version of the origin story for Ultron. In the origin story, there was Hank Pym, so a lot of people assumed that he will be in the mix. He’s not. We’re basically taking the things from the comics for the movies that we need and can use. A lot of stuff has to fall by the wayside.

Does this mean that Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.)will be the creator of Ultron and not Hank Pym? Will Ultron be an incarnation of the J.A.R.V.I.S. program gone bad? Throw in the armor making capabilities and you’ve got some serious problems on your hands. Whedon danced around it but just read between the lines:

We’re crafting our own version of it where his origin comes more directly from The Avengers we already know about. It’s a little bit darker than the other film because Ultron is in the house. There’s a science fiction theme that wasn’t there in the other one. Ultron is definitely something that evolves, so we’re going to get together a couple of different iterations. Nothing can be translated exactly as it was from the comics; particularly Ultron.

For many fans, Whedon’s words about Hawkeye and the character’s role in Avengers: Age of Ultron is the best news. Many were disappointed, including Jeremy Renner, with the fact that Hawkeye spent the majority of The Avengers movie possessed by Loki. Whedon had this to say about Hawkeye’s screen time:

Part of the fun for me, definitely this time around, is writing Hawkeye. He did get possessed pretty early by a bad guy and had to walk around all scowly for most of the movie so now it’s nice to actually have the character there and see him interact with the other guys.

No Hank Pym though, I guess it makes sense considering that the Edgar Wright Ant-Man movie is scheduled for release after Avengers: Age of Ultron. Word is that both Hank Pym and Scott Lang (Who stole the Antman suit, then later became the hero.) will appear in the Antman movie. That doesn’t mean we might not get a glimpse of Pym in the Avengers sequel, and we can’t rule out a cameo or Easter egg.

When that teaser bit shown at the Marvel Panel that Whedon talks about in the beginning of the video hits the Internet, we’ll bring it to you here.

Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theater screens May 1st, 2015 and stars Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, and Mark Ruffalo.

Via: Bleedingcool and /Film

Nathan Fillion & Robert Downey Jr. Team-up


Fans of Nathan Fillion were provided with an interesting video tidbit at the end of last weeks episode of Castle. Everyone felt a disturbance in the nerd force and suddenly there’s Robert Downey Jr. and Nathan Fillion, heads around the world began to explode. 

ON the surface it’s just a great oppurtunity to promote the Robert’s role in the upcoming The Avengers movie and Nathan’s continued hit show Castle. This Nerdbastard thinks there might be more.

The backdrop is the same used to promote the red carpet premiere of The Avengers, Robert Downey Jr. tweeted that there was an extra shooting going on that night. Most people believe it to be an after the credits scene. Watch this video and then join me below for more.


OK, welcome back. Neat little promo huh? This NerdBastard was pretty pumped about Nathan and Robert appearing together. Then the mental juices started flowing and I thought, “Wait a minute, what the hell would prompt the powers that be to put these two together?”

Then I thought about some of the comic book roles Nathan has been vocal about. He lost out the Green Lantern role to Ryan Reynolds, but what about Ant-man?

Ant-man is one of the scheduled movies to come after The Avengers. Could Nathan be the star attached? Josh Whedon did make this convention statement back in 2010. With his current star shining bright at Marvel Movie productions, his word could carry a lot of weight.

What do you think, will we be seeing Ant-man after the credits?

Last year while everyone was waiting with baited breath for any news about The Avengers movie coming this summer, an animated show was making fans everywhere smile and change the settings on their DVR. The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes is a delightful cartoon with great animation, writing, and characterization of the greatest heroes on the planet.

The quality of the show has made it a cornerstone of the Marvel Universe block of programming on Disney XD. The trailer shows some great upcoming episodes. There’s some shots of Sue Storm of the Fantastic Four, Surtur – the bringer of Ragnarok, the Vision, Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers), the Kree Empire, it’s all there. It looks to be another great season.

Marvel says: 

Assemble!! Marvel’s The Avengers hits the big screen May 4… But in the meantime, get your hero fix with Marvel TV’s trailer for season 2 of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, premiering April 1 inside Marvel Universe on Disney XD!  The Avengers have fought against some of the most powerful and dangerous super villains in the world. But just when the team thought they had things under control, new threats emerge… Caught in the crossfire between two warring alien empires – Earth’s Mightiest Heroes must make a stand. But whom can they trust when they learn not everyone is who they seem to be?

Tune in for The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes season two premiere, along with the series premiere of Ultimate Spider-Man inside Marvel Universe on Disney XD April 1 beginning at 11am/10c.

We are getting a steady diet of news now on the upcoming movie ‘The Avengers‘, we know that ‘Iron Man 3‘ and ‘Thor 2‘. So what’s next? Marvel Studios head honhco Kevin Feige dropped a little news about the Marvel movie universes phase two:

“We’ve already announced Iron Man 3 and Thor 2; both of those will be spread out within 2013,” explained Feige. “We haven’t announced yet the 2014 movies, but we are working on a draft of Captain America 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, and some of these other ones we’ve been talking about for a while. Ant-Man I’m hoping we can get off the ground sometime soon. If these first group of films – “phase one” of this Avengers saga starting with Iron Man and ending with Avengers – has an overarching theme, which it does. As people sort of watch all the movies together and then watch The Avengers movie, they’ll see this big picture we’ve been building towards… we have started working on the bones and structure and threading for a phase two. It does start with Iron Man 3 and if it all works – which we hope it does – culminates in another Avengers film.”

Marvel’s current big screen releases are, well, big. They’ve set a high standard for comic book movies and by the looks of things, when ‘The Avengers‘ hits theatres May 4th its only going to go higher. I have to say, if they move forward a big screen Ant-man movie and make it good? I will be very very impressed.
Source: Comic Book Movie