Captain America: Civil War had so many characters but three keep people had to sit on the bench for the battle between dueling Avengers: the Hulk, Thor and Nick Fury. Of course we know that Mark Ruffalo will team-up with Chris Hemsworth in the forthcoming Thor: Ragnarok, but what about Samuel L. Jackson? He’s been the glue that brings all these movies together appearing in all the Phase One Marvel Studios films, up to and including The Avengers, but his absence was, perhaps, the most conspicuous in Civil War. So why skip the one-eyed king of S.H.I.E.L.D.? The answer, according to the screenwriters, has many facets. (more…)
Captain America: Civil War opens in theaters everywhere in just one more week, officially kicking off Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Weirdly enough through, this article is all about looking ahead to the end of Phase Three in the form of the Russo Brothers’ follow-up to Civil War, the two-part Avengers: Infinity War. Since Joe and Anthony Russo are currently making the rounds of promotion for Civil War, it would be understandable to hear some words about Infinity War, some ambiguous and non-enlightening words, but words just the same. From what they’re saying though, there’s going to be some big consequences before and after Infinity War. (more…)
Last summer, Marvel Studios released two movies that left the fate of two heroes kind of up in the air. In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Hulk/Bruce Banner flew off for parts unknown in the Quinjet, and at the end of Ant-Man, Hope Pym is introduced to the prototype Wasp suit her father Hank had been designing before his wife was killed in action. We know that the Hulk will be back in Thor: Ragnarok, and that the Wasp will fly high in Ant-Man and the Wasp, but was there ever any chance that the two of them might have showed up for Captain America: Civil War in the meantime? Funny you should ask… (more…)
Captain America: Civil War comes out late this spring (May 6), and pits everyone’s favorite boy scout, Steve Rogers, better known as Captain America, against Tony Stark’s Iron Man. But while it is great to see the man in the red suit in ensemble films, nothing quite beats seeing him flying solo. Robert Downey Jr. has gone back and forth about the potential for a fourth Iron Man. He first said he’d hang up the suit when he turned 50, but he’s going on 51 now, and is presumably still contracted for Avengers: Infinity War. But what about the rumored Iron Man 4? Is that going to happen? Will RDJ play Tony Stark? In an interview with USA Today, he answered those questions…kind of. (more…)
God, that Captain America: Civil War trailer was a beautiful thing, wasn’t it? Not only did it really bring the action and give Marvel fans everywhere a reason cheer (and War Machine fans everywhere shed a tear), the newest trailer also brought out Cap 3‘s secret weapon: Spider-Man. After years of wishing on stars and throwing pennies in wells, Spider-Man fans are finally getting their wish: Marvel Studios is finally bringing Spider-Man, a MARVEL Spider-Man, to the big screen and, oh, man, can’t you just taste the excitement in the air? Once of the coolest things about seeing Spidey in the Civil War trailer was getting a glimpse of the newest take on that iconic suit! Of course, Marvel Universe newcomer Tom Holland isn’t the first to don the suit and throughout the years, the webslinger has had his fair share of fashion hits and misses. We decided to take a look back, and a bit forward, to compare these suits and, man, how Spidey has changed.
This is one of those stories that we’re kind of obliged to cover. It’s a small detail, it may not be exactly what we think it is, but it involves a highly popular character from a hotly anticipated movie that we really have no other official information for so far. Other parts of the internet believe the artwork on a business card for one of the bigwigs at Marvel Comics reveals the image of what Spider-Man will look like when he makes his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in this May’s Captain America: Civil War. Having said that, he also looks like how Spider-Man always looks. (more…)
If there’s a super hero block buster movie coming out then you can bet on two things: It will make enough money to make Scrooge McDuck jealous, and that there will be lots and lots of toys and various merchandise. For those with deep pockets and have a taste for finer things, there is Hot Toys; the toy company that makes hyper realistic 1/6th scale figures, statues, and busts inspired from pop cultures biggest movies and franchises. (more…)
Dreamt up by comic book Zeus Jim Starlin, with his first appearance on 1973’s issue of Ironman #55, the Mad Titan Thanos has become a staple among cosmic adversaries. Already, he has (briefly) taken over the entirety of Existence, rewritten the Marvel Multiverse in an ill-fated spin-off and has struggled with his embarrassing crush over Death. His big movie breakout in the Avengers series has been already hyped to no end, but what are the future plans for the character, regarding the Marvel Movie Universe?
Thankfully, Josh Brolin has recently weighed in on the character (during a press release for his upcoming film Hail Caesar!) and hinted at a few of the studio’s future plans…
Captain America: Civil War features one of the largest assembly of superheroes in one movie, who are in an all-out war with each other. The worlds do-gooders are forced to choose sides and go toe-to-toe with one another due to a series of disagreements, skirmishes, and political pressures. You’d think a movie with no less that 15 some heroes (some even making their big-screen debut) and a whole lot of escalated drama, that there would be every kind of catalyst for a movie like Civil War to be too big for its breaches. I mean, if past superhero sequels like Spider-Man and Batman have been any indication, more characters and more drama a good superhero movie does not make.
Conventional wisdom, of course, does not apply to Marvel. Against any shred of doubt, Captain America: Civil War not only continues to generate positive buzz, but it’s also (supposedly) testing exceedingly well with some early audiences. (more…)
From the moment he stepped into frame as Lt. Col. James “Rhodey” Rhodes in Iron Man 2 and told Robert Downey Jr.‘s Tony Stark (and essentially moviegoers, as well) “It’s me and I’m here, so get over it and move on,” fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been 100% behind Don Cheadle as War Machine. He was great in Iron Man 2 and Iron Man 3, and the worst part of his performance in Avengers: Age of Ultron is that it was all too brief. Now, fans are looking forward to seeing him in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War and, according to Cheadle, Rhodey plays a “pivotal” role in the film. You can find out what he had to say recently at the Sundance Film Festival, but first a word of caution: While this article doesn’t contain any confirmed spoilers from Civil War, those wishing to remain completely oblivious to the film until they see it should stop reading now.