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When he was first spotted in his full Crossbones outfit on the set of Captain America: Civil War, the Twitter-verse lost their minds with the new design. Some people liked it, some people loved it and there was those (of course) who weren’t keen.
“It’s funny because people really responded to it – it went viral, trended [like crazy], so I’ve been getting phone calls.” Grillo told radio station 93.3 Wmmr. “Crossbones is a violent, violent villain in this series, and I finally feel I’ve been understood now. I feel complete; [people] get me.”
The actor also added that he’s been having a blast on the set of Captain America: Civil War, also tweeting that he’s not done just yet. “[These movies] film for months and months and there’s a lot of characters, so It’s great fun.” he said. “And everybody down here gets along real well. Me, Evans, »
- Luke Owen
Opening in select theaters and OnDemand this Friday is director Kyle Newman’s (Fanboys) Barely Lethal. The film stars Hailee Steinfeld as a teenage assassin who’s a master of lethal techniques, but doesn’t quite want to live the life of a killer. She decides to fake her death and try being a normal high school student, but she can’t escape her training or old foes. The movie also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Alba, Sophie Turner, Thomas Mann, Gabriel Basso, and Dove Cameron. For more on the film, watch the trailer. Earlier today I sat down with Hailee Steinfeld and Sophie Turner to talk about Barely Lethal. While I’ll be posting what they had to say about the movie soon, today I wanted to let you watch them play “Save or Kill.” If you haven’t seen it yet, the game reveals which franchises, characters or »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
While Tilda Swinton has acted alongside a number of Marvel universe folk in recent years – Chris Evans in Snowpiercer and Tom Hiddleston in Only Lovers Left Alive to name but two – she’s never set foot inside the actual McU. All that is set to change, as she’s in negotiations to join Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange.Sinister’s Scott Derrickson is calling the shots on this one, working from a script by Jon Spaihts. They will bring to life the character originally conjured by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Dr. Stephen Strange (Cumberbatch) starts his story as a selfish New York surgeon who loses his professional skills in a car crash. After falling on hard times, he visits a healer in the Himalayas known as the Ancient One, and learns to tap into psychic and magical powers. In recognition of his selfless efforts to thwart evil fellow disciple Baron Mordo, »
While taking a break from battling Chris Evans' Super Soldier and the new Avengers team last week, actor Frank Grillo call into the 93.3 Wmmr radio station to talk about his return as Brock Rumlow aka Crossbones in Captain America: Civil War. When asked about set photos revealing his full costume, Grillo said, "It's funny because people really responded to it - it went viral, trended [like crazy], so I've been getting phone calls." The Winter Soldier actor then joked that his supervillain character is actually his alter-ego. "Crossbones is a violent, violent villain in these series," he said with a laugh. "And I finally feel I've been understood now. I feel complete; [people] get me." Frank Grillo was then asked about the many filming locations for Captain America: Civil War, which includes Iceland among others. "My part of it is down here in Atlanta, but I think they are going off to »
Agent Carter is coming back bigger than ever, with word that the ABC comic-book drama’s sophomore run has been expanded to 10 episodes, making it two longer than the show’s previous season.
Agent Carter premiered as a midseason replacement for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. back in January, holding up well in the ratings and drawing critical acclaim. The eight-episode first season focused on the character’s struggle to balance life as a secret agent with the duties of a single woman in 1940s America. Though Carter’s grief over the loss of her love, Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans), played a part in the freshman run, that’s less of a focus this second time around.
“It’s going to be set in L. »
- Isaac Feldberg
It's kind of hard to believe it's 2015 and we are still having conversations about the lack of non-white characters in film and television. Last I checked a large fraction of the United States population is composed of non-white men and women. And yet black, Hispanic, Asian, and other racially diverse characters -- and women, too -- are largely shunted to minor roles, a practice that becomes strikingly obvious almost every time a major studio blockbuster hits the big screen. Yes, when it comes to comic books I think we all probably understand a lot of these characters are white men and women in their source material, that's wonderful, but that doesn't mean things can't change when their stories are adapted to the big screen. One such change was made for Fox's reboot of Fantastic Four, which sees Michael B. Jordan cast as Johnny Storm -- a.k.a. The Human »
- Jordan Benesh
Fantastic Four will arrive in UK cinemas on August 6 and in the Us on August 7.
We've got a whole new take on Marvel's First Family
In case it wasn't clear from the fresh faces of the cast (and the uniformly bad memories of the 2005 and 2007 films), this movie will reboot the franchise based on Marvel Comics' very first comic book series.
Chris Pratt, the biggest star of 2014 and the Michelangelo of Poop Pics, is one internet-savvy guy. After the series of unfortunate incidents that was The Avengers: Age of Ultron press tour, which included Robert Downey Jr. walking out of an interview (then pompously insulting indie films) and a weird, sexist bro moment courtesy of Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner (Evans apologized; Renner didn’t), Pratt has beaten the internet outrage machine to the punch: The Jurassic World star issued an apology for anything offensive he may say during his upcoming press tour. We forgive him already. »
- Greg Cwik
Now playing in theaters is director Gil Kenan’s (Monster House) contemporary remake of the classic horror film Poltergeist. Produced by Sam Raimi, the redo stars Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt as parents trying to fend off a spiritual invasion and save their eight-year-old daughter (Kennedi Clements) from the evil forces trying to take her. The film also stars Jared Harris, Saxon Sharbino, Kyle Catlett, Susan Heyward and Nicholas Braun. While some might be nervous about the remake, I was actually surprised by how well it’s put together. However, it’s definitely aimed at a younger audience, and it’s important to know that going in. While I already posted the first part of my interview with Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt, it’s now time to watch them play “Save or Kill.” If you haven’t seen it yet, the game reveals which franchises, characters or bands someone »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Chris Pratt wants to make absolutely sure we know he's sorry - even if he hasn't said the thing he's apologising for saying yet.
The Jurassic World actor posted a statement on Facebook apologising for anything he might accidentally say during his press tour for the upcoming film.
"I want to make a heartfelt apology for whatever it is I end up accidentally saying during the forthcoming Jurassic World press tour," the actor wrote. "I hope you understand it was never my intention to offend anyone and I am truly sorry. I swear. I'm the nicest guy in the world.
"When I do (potentially) commit the offensive act for which I am now (pre) apologising, you must understand I (will likely have been) tired and exhausted when I (potentially) said that thing I (will have had) said that (will have had) crossed the line."
I want to make a heartfelt »
Production has been underway in Atlanta for several weeks on "Captain America: Civil War". During much of that time, photos have been popping up of actor Frank Grillo in his full Crossbones outfit engaging in fights with Captain America himself Steve Rogers (Chris Evans).
This week, Grillo has confirmed that he's already wrapped his portion of the shoot. He's not resting on his laurels either as he's about begin production on the second season of the Mma-themed series "Kingdom". Here's the pertinent social media postings.
I'm out.Atlanta. I came I fought I conquered #Crossbones #Badass #CAP3 https://t.co/84Z1myJqhS
— frank grillo (@FrankGrillo) May 21, 2015
#Tbt. #Kingdomtv Here we go. About to start season 2. #Mma #Warriors https://t.co/ZuDQ8qBR0y
— frank grillo (@FrankGrillo) May 22, 2015
In related Marvel Cinematic Universe news, actress Hayley Atwell appeared at Comicpalooza in Houston this past Friday and confirmed (via McU Exchange) that »
- Garth Franklin
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Captain America: Civil War, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Daredevil, Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Suicide Squad, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Flash, Lobo, Arrow, Supergirl, Heroes Reborn and more…
We’ll get things underway this week with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and as production ramped up on Marvel Studios’ Phase Three-launching Captain America: Civil War, a whole bunch of spy photos have landed online this week, offering up a look at the likes of Cap (Chris Evans), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Crossbones (Frank Grillo) in costume [see here and here], as well as co-stars Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark) and Paul Rudd (Scott Lang) visiting the Atlanta set [see here]. Meanwhile, if you’ve been wondering whose funeral Steve Rogers was visiting last week – and you »
- Gary Collinson
Yesterday we brought you a look at Hot Toys’ Iron Legion, and now we’ve got promotional images for another of the company’s Avengers: Age of Ultron collectible figurine line in the 1/6th scale Iron Man in his Mark Xlv armor…
Avengers: Age of Ultron is out now and sees Joss Whedon directing a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Mark Ruffalo (The Incredible Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Paul Bettany (Jarvis / The Vision), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), James Spader (Ultron), Stellen Skarsgard (Erik Selvig), Thomas Kretschmann (Baron Strucker), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Claudia Kim (Dr. Cho), Andy Serkis (Uylsses Klaw), Henry Goodman (Dr. List), Julie Delpy (Madame B) and Linda Cardellini »
- Gary Collinson
Jessica Alba didn't exactly receive rave reviews for her performance in Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, but the actress did impress in both Sin City and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For! Will she ever take on another comic book movie role? Marvel snapped up Chris Evans after he played Johnny Storm in the Fantastic Four movies, so it's certainly possible! Regardless, she looks amazing in this new photoshoot for Shape Magazine (via Movie Hotties). What do you guys think? »
Not everyone feels, well, fantastic about a black actor taking on the role of Johnny Storm/The Human Torch in the new "Fantastic Four" movie. In this re-imagining, Kate Mara plays Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, Miles Teller is Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Jamie Bell is Ben Grimm/The Thing, and Michael B. Jordan is Johnny Storm, the role played by Chris Evans in the 2005 movie.
Since Johnny was originally written to be blond with blue eyes, some fans grumbled about the change to cast Michael B. Jordan. Jordan just wrote a piece for Entertainment Weekly, responding to comments like "A black guy? I don't like it. They must be doing it because Obama's president," "It's not true to the comic," and "They've destroyed it!"
Here's part of what Jordan wrote:
It used to bother me, but it doesn't anymore. I can see everybody's perspective, and I know I can't »
- Gina Carbone
Hot Toys has officially introduced its latest Avengers: Age of Ultron 1/6th scale collectible figurine for Tony Stark’s armored Iron Legion drone, which comes with a finely detailed armored body, metallic red, white, and blue colored on armor with weathered effects and Avengers decals, interchangeable armor parts, and a specially designed figure stand. Check it out…
Avengers: Age of Ultron is out now and sees Joss Whedon directing a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Mark Ruffalo (The Incredible Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Paul Bettany (Jarvis / The Vision), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), James Spader (Ultron), Stellen Skarsgard (Erik Selvig), Thomas Kretschmann (Baron Strucker), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Claudia Kim (Dr. Cho »
- Gary Collinson
Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War is currently filming in Atlanta, and it’s pretty much a free-for-all as far as set photos go. The sequence that’s underway began with Chris Evans’ Cap battling Frank Grillo’s Crossbones, but as the production has worn on, more and more actors have been showing up to set. Today’s new batch includes Paul Rudd (in his non-Ant-Man costume), Elizabeth Olsen (in her non-Avengers Scarlet Witch costume), and Anthony Mackie’s Falcon. Additionally, an official set photo was unveiled by Jeremy Renner whose Hawkeye gets in on the action, and the photo reveals the production logo for the highly anticipated Avengers movie Captain America sequel. So, if you feel so inclined, take a look at the latest batch of set photos from Captain America: Civil War below. The film opens in theaters on May 6, 2016 and also stars Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, »
- Adam Chitwood
The latest commercial for Josh Trank's Fantastic Four may just be a promo for MovieTickets.com, but it also gives us our clearest look at both The Thing and Johnny Storm. It is interesting to note just how different the Human Torch appears in the new version and yet very much the same as we are used to. Yes, he is covered in flames like the version Chris Evans played, but the Michael B. Jordan iteration of the character looks to be on fire rather than made of it. There are a couple of new »
- Alex Maidy
Following Cosbaby Series 1 and Series 1.5, Hot Toys has now unveiled its latest addition to its line up of collectibes for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron with Cosbaby Series 2, which Tony Stark’s new suit from the movie Iron Man Mark Xlv, Ultron Prime, Ultron Mark I, War Machine Mark II, Black Widow and Vision! Take a look…
Avengers: Age of Ultron is out now and sees Joss Whedon directing a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Mark Ruffalo (The Incredible Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Paul Bettany (Jarvis / The Vision), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), James Spader (Ultron), Stellen Skarsgard (Erik Selvig), Thomas Kretschmann (Baron Strucker), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Claudia Kim (Dr. »
- Gary Collinson
Chris Evans feels ''incredibly comfortable'' playing Captain America. The 33-year-old actor has confessed he was nervous when he first landed the role because he was worried comic book fans wouldn't accept him but now, having starred as the superhero in a number of films, he's comfortable enough to mix things up. Asked if it's easy to slip back into character, he said: ''Absolutely. When you first take on the role, it's intimidating, and you're scared the fans may not accept you. Now, I feel incredibly comfortable with it, and that's when you start trying to challenge the character and forge new territory.'' The 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' actor is set to appear alongside Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man in the next instalment in the Captain America franchise, 'Civil War', but insists his character - who is also named Steve Rogers - will still be the main focus. »
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