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Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Brian Patrick Wade to play Absorbing Man

5 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Brian Patrick Wade set to trouble Coulson in Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. as the Absorbing Man...

It seems Marvel’s McU-set spy series Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. is looking to embrace the world of the comic books even more. With the introduction of Mockingbird announced earlier in the week, we can now also report that Absorbing Man will make an appearance in the show’s second season premiere.

The Stan Lee and Jack Kirby creation will be played by Brian Patrick Wade, who’s appeared previously in Teen Wolf, The Big Bang Theory, CSI: Miami and many more.

Absorbing Man, real name Carl Creel, is a super villain who can absorb anything he touches. As ever, the introduction of a new super-powered villain is bound to cause headaches for Coulson and the gang. It makes us wonder, too, if we’ll see Graviton again in this season.

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns to Us screens on 23 September. »

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‘Fade Out’ #1 – A Modern Masterpiece and Essential Reading for Fans of Noir, Comics and Classic Hollywood Cinema

8 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Fade Out #1

Story by Ed Brubaker

Art by Sean Phillips

Colors by Elizabeth Breitweiser

Cover by Sean Phillips

Publisher: Image Comics

Modern noir masterminds Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips begin their five-year deal with Image with the release of the first issue of The Fade Out, a sprawling saga of corruption and redemption set against a gritty West Coast backdrop. As the premiere storytellers of crime/noir comics, Fade Out actually marks their first trip into Hollywoodland, the never-innocent city of illusions. The Fade Out sees them return to the familiar conventions of ‘classic’ crime noir, and weaves a tangled web through the underbelly of a 1940′s film industry. In addition to unsettling narrative themes of ambiguity and violent death, certain stylistic characteristics immediately spring out: stark, angular shadows; the isolated feel of modern cities; conflicted anti-heroes and boiled down dialogue. The multi-layered plot grabs you immediately — and Brubaker »

- Ricky

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"Avengers: Age Of Ultron": 'The Wasp'

11 hours ago | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Although her film introduction was cut from director Joss Whedon's "The Avengers", fans are hoping that Marvel Comics character 'Janet Van Dyne' aka 'The Wasp', a founding member of the "Avengers" comic book team, will cameo in "Avengers: Age Of Ultron", considering her daughter 'Hope Van Dyne' (Evangeline Lilly) appears in Marvel Studios' currently shooting "Ant-Man" feature:

Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, 'The Wasp' debuted in Marvel Comics' "Tales to Astonish' #44 (June 1963), with the ability to shrink to a height of several centimeters, grow to giant size and fly by means of insectoid wings :

"...'Janet Van Dyne' was a shallow, self-centered, heiress and debutante, daughter of wealthy scientist 'Vernon Van Dyne'. 

"During an experiment an alien monster was unleashed from an alternate dimension and Dr. Van Dyne was killed.

"Her father's associate, 'Dr. Henry "Hank" Pym', had created a substance called 'Pym' particles, which »

- Michael Stevens

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"Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." - The 'Absorbing Man'

11 hours ago | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek your first look @ actor Brian Patrick Wade ("Teen Wolf") as Marvel Comics' 'Crusher Creel', a.k.a. 'The Absorbing Man' in Season 2 of "Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.":

"...with his ability to absorb the properties of anything he touches, 'Creel' will put 'Coulson' and his team through their paces..."

Created by writer Stan Lee and illustrator/co-plotter Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in Marvel's "Journey into Mystery" #114 (Mar. 1965).

Creel has the ability to duplicate the properties of anything he touches - gas, liquid, solid, or even energy sources. 

His overall power increases in direct proportion to the strength of the material absorbed.

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- Michael Stevens

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'Agents of Shield' Casts Villain Absorbing Man

15 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

ABC’s Agents of Shield is adding a new foe for Coulson. Brian Patrick Wade (Teen Wolf) has been cast as super-villain Carl “Crusher” Creel, aka the Absorbing Man, Marvel announced Thursday. The character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby first debuted during the Silver Age and has appeared in various Marvel comics for more than four decades. The character will debut in the season two premiere, set for Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. on ABC. Per Marvel, Creel has the ability to absorb the properties of anything he touches and will serve as a foil for Coulson

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"Avengers: Age of Ultron" - 'Baron Strucker'

16 hours ago | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Actor Thomas Kretschmann plays Marvel Comics super-villain 'Baron Strucker' in director Joss Whedon's "Avengers" sequel, "Avengers: Age Of Ultron":

"I have a multi-picture deal," said Kretschmann, "which means I will not only appear in the 2nd part, but they're planning with me for a longer period of time..."

Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, 'Baron Strucker' debuted in Marvel Comics' "Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos" #5 (1964).

'Baron Wolfgang von Strucker', a former Third Reich officer, is one of the leaders of 'Hydra', an enemy of 'S.H.I.E.L.D.', the 'Avengers and the interests of the free world in general. He has been physically augmented to be nearly ageless and seemingly killed in the past only to return to plague the world with schemes of world domination.

Strucker is a skilled hand-to-hand combatant, swordsman and marksman. He is also a  a master of disguise and excellent actor. »

- Michael Stevens

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"Ant-Man" Starts Principal Photography

20 August 2014 5:04 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek a new synopsis for Marvel Studios' currently filming feature "Ant-Man", set for a North American release July 2015, directed by Peyton Reed ("Bring it On"), starring Paul Rudd as 'Scott Lang' aka 'Ant-Man', Michael Douglas as his mentor 'Dr. Hank Pym' and Evangeline Lilly as 'Hope Van Dyne', the daughter of Pym:

"...armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man 'Scott Lang' (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero...

"...and help his mentor, 'Dr. Hank Pym' (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular 'Ant-Man' suit from a new generation of towering threats.

"Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world..."

Also starring are Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Abby Ryder FortsonJudy Greer, David Dastmalchian, Wood Harris, John Slattery and T.I. »

- Michael Stevens

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"Avengers: Age Of Ultron" - More Set Footage

18 August 2014 8:36 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more set footage from the March 2014 Italian location shoot of director Joss Whedon's "Avengers: Age Of Ultron", showcasing 'Scarlet Witch' and 'Hawkeye':

"...with 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' destroyed and the 'Avengers' needing a break from stopping threats, 'Tony Stark' creates 'Ultron', a self-aware, self-teaching, artificial intelligence, who can assess threats and control Stark's 'Iron Legion'. 

"However, things quickly go awry when Ultron decides that humans are the main enemy and sets out to eradicate them from Earth..."

The Scarlet Witch and her brother 'Quicksilver' were part of the 'second generation' of Marvel's "The Avengers" comic book team, recruited by 'Iron Man', under the leadership of 'Captain America'.

Created by writer Stan Lee and illustrator Jack Kirby, the Scarlet Witch debuted in Marvel Comics' "X-Men" #4 (March 1964).

She is the daughter of 'Magneto', twin sister of Quicksilver and paternal half-sister of 'Polaris'. »

- Michael Stevens

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"Marvel's Daredevil" Updates

18 August 2014 9:59 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Brit actor Charlie Cox ("Boardwalk Empire") plays Marvel Comics' "Daredevil" and Vincent D'Onofrio" is 'Kingpin'  in the new Marvel/Netflix live-action series TV pilot "Daredevil", directed by Phil Abraham :

"...Marvel is proud to announce that acclaimed writer, director and producer Steven S. DeKnight ("Spartacus") has joined 'Marvel's Daredevil' as Executive Producer & Showrunner on the all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015.

"Drew Goddard, who also wrote the first two episodes, will continue to serve as Executive Producer on 'Marvel"s Daredevil' as he writes and preps Sony's 'The Amazing Spider-Man' spin-off film, 'The Sinister Six'..."

Created by writer-editor Stan Lee and illustrators Bill Everett and Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in "Daredevil" #1 (April 1964).

"...living in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City, 'Matt Murdock' is blinded by a radioactive substance that falls from an oncoming vehicle.

"While he no longer can see, »

- Michael Stevens

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'Ninja Turtles' Creator Kevin Eastman Talks 'Turtle Power' | Exclusive

14 August 2014 3:01 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It's a great time to be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan! The movie did stellar box office numbers this past weekend, knocking Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy out of the number one spot. It did so well, Paramount announced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 for 2016. And not only that, there are a ton of new toys on shelves everywhere and an animated series on Nickelodeon that is quite popular. Bringing it all into perspective is the release of Turtle Power: The Definitive History of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a new documentary that is in stores this week.

Turtle Power takes a look at the entire history of the phenomenon. From the first black and white comics created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, to the 1987 cartoon series, to the Playmates toy line, to the first live action movies, the video games and everything else in-between. It's a comprehensive and »

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Taschen celebrates 75 years of Marvel with Roy Thomas book

14 August 2014 2:54 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Taschen has announced a book marking Marvel Comics' 75th anniversary.

Comics veteran Roy Thomas is writing 75 Years of Marvel: From the Golden Age to the Silver Screen (via Down the Tubes).

The oversized coffee table book will showcase Marvel's best known characters, as well as its top creators including Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, John Romita, John Buscema and Marie Severin.

Former editor-in-chief Thomas has written a series of essays for the book.

The Marvel Comics series was launched by Timely Comics in 1939 and featured Captain America, Namor the Sub-Mariner and the original Human Torch.

In the '60s, Marvel exploded with the introduction of what would become some of the most famous creations in comics, including Spider-Man, the Hulk, Iron Man, the X-Men and the Avengers.

The book joins Tachen's previous publications 75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking, The Golden Age of DC Comics »

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Opinion: What The Inhumans Could Mean For The Marvel Cinematic Universe

14 August 2014 12:28 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

A Point of Geeks report Marvel has identified it's next franchise and while it is a lesser-known property, it makes a lot of sense for the studio. The Inhumans were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, making their first appearance in 1965 in the pages of the Fantastic Four. The comic revolves around a royal family of superbeings led by Black Bolt, king of the Inhumans. After the blockbuster success of their wacky and risky film, Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel is continuing with their plan of expanding the scope of their cinematic universe. This isn't an impulsive development either, they have long planned for this next phase to include Ant-Man, Dr. Stra​nge and The Inhumans. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige spoke about their potential last year to EW: Inhumans is cool, they’re really great characters. The most powerful guy is the king who doesn’t say a »

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Marvel's 'Inhumans'

13 August 2014 10:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

While not confirmed with an official release date, it looks like one of Marvel Studios’ worst kept secrets -- a film based on Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s Inhumans -- is moving foward. Collider broke the story that Joe Robert Cole's script for The Inhumans is complete and that Marvel is satisfied with it enough to begin considerations over who should make the actual film. Like Guardians of the Galaxy before it, The Inhumans is a mostly untested and unknown property, with a focus on big science fiction and not your typical crimefighter-in-tights superheroes. Now that the Kree have been introduced to the cinematic Marvel U by Guardians of the Galaxy (Ronan is a Kree separatist), the story of the Inhumans is easier to tell. Remember the Collector’s flashback in...

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Marvel Studios 'working on Inhumans film'

13 August 2014 2:02 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Marvel Studios is reportedly working on an Inhumans film.

The company is moving ahead with a script written by Joe Robert Cole, sources have told Collider.

Vin Diesel has hinted that he might move on from his role as the voice of Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy to a part in the project.

The Inhumans are a race of superpowered beings living in seclusion under the rule of their royal family.

Created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee in their seminal original run on Fantastic Four, the characters were the result of ancient experiments on mankind by the alien Kree race.

Their best known members include the silent king Black Bolt, his wife Medusa, the teleporting dog Lockjaw and the Human Torch's sometime lover Crystal.

Marvel is said to be planning to handle The Inhumans in the same way as Guardians of the Galaxy, using the existing script as »

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It looks like Marvel is moving on The Inhumans movie

12 August 2014 10:52 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Reports suggest that Marvel has put a film of The Inhumans into motion...

We already know some of the films that Marvel has lined up to fill some of the many release slots it's announced over the past couple of weeks. Sequels to Captain America, Thor, The Avengers and Guardians Of The Galaxy are planned. Furthermore, we're getting a Doctor Strange film as well.

And now it seems that we're also getting The Inhumans, and we suspect the success of Guardians Of The Galaxy may have had a part in persuading Marvel to move ahead on the project.

Marvel has hinted that it's been looking at The Inhumans before, and Collider is reporting that Joe Robert Cole has penned a screenplay, which the studio is going to be taking out to filmmakers. As with Guardians Of The Galaxy, the chosen filmmaker will then be able to work with the script, »

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"Sub-Mariner": A Fish Out Of Water

12 August 2014 7:59 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

In the wake of Warners reportedly introducing DC Comics' 'Atlantean' character 'Arthur Curry', aka 'Aquaman' in "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" and hiring screenwriters Will Beall ("Gangster Squad") and Kurt Johnstad ("300") to write two separate screenplays for a solo "Aquaman" feature, Marvel's Kevin Feige recently clarified whether or not his studio or Comcast (parent of Universal) control the screen rights to Marvel Comics' "Namor: The Sub-Mariner", the first Atlantean comic book anti-hero, whose origin pre-dates Aquaman:

"Yes," said Feige about Marvel controlling screen rights to Namor, "but it’s slightly more complicated than that." 

"Let’s put it this way – there are entanglements that make it less easy.

"There are older contracts that still involve other parties that means we need to work things out before we move forward on it.

"...as opposed to an 'Iron Man' or any of the 'Avengers' or any of the »

- Michael Stevens

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Marvel Is Moving Forward With An Inhumans Film

12 August 2014 3:47 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Just a few days ago, Guardians of the Galaxy actor Vin Diesel teased fans (again) about The Inhumans, a film that’s been rumored to come down Marvel’s pipeline for quite some time. Now, it seems that the studio is finally moving forward with the project, which already has a script from Amber Lake scribe Joe Robert Cole. The next step is to take the script and find a filmmaker to bring the cosmic superhuman team to life.

For those unfamiliar with the characters, the Inhumans were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1975. Their history is filled with some confusing cosmic mumbo jumbo, but the basic idea is that they’re an advanced race of humans, who were genetically created by the Kree alien race millions of years ago. The Kree succeeded in creating a strain of humanity with extraordinary abilities, but abandoned their experiment due to »

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Among Us Hide "The Inhumans"

12 August 2014 1:42 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Further to creator Stan Lee confirming Marvel Studios is developing a motion picture based on "The Inhumans", based on a screenplay by Joe Robert Cole, it now looks as though actor Vin Diesel, who voices 'Groot' in Marvel's "Guardians Of The Galaxy", will play the role of the silent but deadly 'Black Bolt', leader of the group:

"The Inhumans", created by writer Lee and illustrator/co-plotter Jack Kirby, debuted in Marvel's "Fantastic Four" #45 (December 1965). 

Millions of years ago, at the beginning of the alien 'Kree'-'Skrull' war, the Kree set up an observation station on the planet Uranus, to observe sentient life on Earth that had genetic potential. 

The Kree then began to experiment on homo sapiens by splicing 'Eternals' DNA into 'Cro-Magnons', to investigate ways of circumventing their own evolutionary stagnation, while creating a powerful strain of soldiers for protection against the Skrulls.

Their test subjects, that became to be »

- Michael Stevens

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Marvel reportedly moving ahead with an Inhumans movie

12 August 2014 1:13 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A few days back Guardians of the Galaxy star Vin Diesel teased a possible appearance in an Inhumans movie, and now it seems that the success of James Gunn’s superhero space opera has convinced Marvel Studios to give the go ahead to the long-rumoured movie for Black Bolt and company. According to Collider, Joe Robert Cole (Amber Lake) has delivered an Inhumans script which Marvel has decided to movie forward with the project and is looking to put it out to directors.

If you’re unfamiliar with the characters, the Inhumans were created by comic book icons Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and are a race of superhumans who were genetically engineered on Earth by the Kree. The Inhumans made their first appearance in Fantastic Four #45 in 1965, and generally revolve around members of the Royal Family, which includes the likes of Black Bolt, Medusa, Karnak, Gorgon, Triton, Crystal and Lockjaw, »

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Vin Diesel hints at Marvel Inhumans role

11 August 2014 10:34 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Vin Diesel has seemingly hinted at a role in a Marvel Studios Inhumans project.

A post by the actor on Facebook suggests that he could be involved in an unannounced film.

Post by Vin Diesel.Diesel stars in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, which was released this month.

He voices the alien tree being Groot.

The Inhumans are a group of super-powered beings who were created by alien experiments on humanity.

They were introduced by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in their landmark Fantastic Four run.

Marvel is yet to introduce the Inhumans into its cinematic universe, but has been rumoured to be planning to use them in place of the mutant X-Men, the film rights to which are controlled by Fox.

Guardians of the Galaxy is in cinemas now. Read our review here and watch a trailer below: »

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