Recently, the head of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, said that they have some ideas for what the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe might look like after Avengers 4 in May 2019. It may be a world without phases, he said, but the one thing he did know was that it was “gonna be very, very different.” Different how? Below are some suggestions for what new directions the MCU might go into next, some educated guesses given what they’ve done so far. So what might be in store for – well let’s just call it – Phase 4? (more…)


Secret Wars is coming! If you’ve been following the developments in Marvel Comics over the last couple of months, then you know that this latest big event miniseries is being billed as Marvel’s biggest and eventiest miniseries ever put to the printed page, and easily bigger than last summer’s event, whatever that was. (Seriously, what was it again?) Anyway, Marvel’s been teasing us the last couple of days about who’s going to make the cut when the Avengers are re-formed and re-united post-Secret Wars, and if the rumors are true, then the creative team had all the Marvel Universes to choose from. So who ended up making the cut? (more…)


Soon after Guardians of the Galaxy 2 was confirmed, people turned their attention to what could be in store for the sequel and what new characters they might be seeing in the sequel. One character who has been getting a lot of mention is Nova – the Earth-born hero – who fights for Xander and the planets Nova Corps and is also a major warrior who fights against the Kree and the Skulls, albeit, in various incarnations. Furthermore there was also talk about Peter Quill‘s father showing up in the second installment.

In a recent interview with Movieweb,  James Gunn  talks about what impact these characters will have on the sequel – or rather lack there of. (more…)


Well if this is true, we’re gonna have a major geek-out moment on our hands. And, if you excuse the obligatory pun, this will give the character a huge boost. Who am I referring to? If you’re torn between wanting to know and knowing that there is no way to keep from finding out somehow between now and August 1st, then read on through if you dare.



Just in time to save us all from a slow news day comes the Guardians of the Galaxy videos screened at SDCC 2013 and last weekend’s D23. Holy crap this looks good! The first video shows us some of the great effects and action while the second brings us the humorous side of the comics that we’d all hoped would translate to the big screen. Take a look at the videos and meet me on the other side to discuss what you think about James Gunn‘s latest directorial work.


Normally, one sits around and waits for casting to begin before expressing an interest in a role.  The studio looks for people that it wants, drags them into a room to fight to the death and the victor has a job.  Or at least that’s how I’ve heard it’s done…  Sometimes people get a little gung-ho about wanting a role, as demonstrated by Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights) who’s put it out there that he not only wants to be in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie, but that he wants to play Nova specifically.

Despite the fact that Nova may or may not even be making an appearance, Porter is pretty adamant about wanting this.  He has insisted that Nova needs to be in the film and that he’s the best guy for the job, citing his own personal GotG obsession as a reason for him to be top-of-the-list.

Admittedly, the guy does have some comic-movie cred.  He was on the short-list for casting both in the role of Captain America and as the Flash in the DC film that got lost in limbo.  He’s been the voice of the X-Men’s Cyclops on several occasions.  He’s also been an avid reader of Guardians of the Galaxy almost since day one.

While chatting with MTV, Porter had these words to say:

As far as superheroes go, I’m the voice of Cyclops in a couple different projects, which was very cool. But I still would love to play a superhero in live action. Marvel just announced that they’re going to do ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ which is another property that I love and that I read growing up, and I’d love to play Nova. I think any kid who gets into the acting business, I think they have a couple of things that they always want to do. For me it was: play a war hero, play an athlete, which I got to do, die a horrible death in a horror movie, which I’ve gotten to do, and then be a superhero. So I’ve marked two things off the list, and am working at the others.

Gunn is a unique choice. But I think that he could be a really great shepherd for that property. I think ‘Guardians’ is going to be a lot of fun I think it’s going to be really cool. I thought the next thing that I would try and go after would probably be ‘Heroes For Hire,’ but it looks like ‘Guardians’ is around, so…

Seems like the guy actually knows his stuff and he’s eager to jump on board.  Porter might be a good choice should they need a Nova, though I can’t say I’m familiar with his acting skills.

What do the fair Nerdreaders have to say on the subject?  Have you seen Porter act?  Can he pull off a decent Nova?  Should Nova even be included in the GotG team?

Expect casting to start in earnest real soon and the movie to hit theaters on August 1st, 2014.


Thanks to screenrant for the heads-up.


Every now and then, news comes to light that just makes you smile from ear to ear. And, luckily for us, some of that just happens to be in this post.

According to, Marvel is planning to introduce audiences to some of the characters from their cosmic universe (aka not Earth) in The Avengers for use future movies.