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Jimmy N gives it his all in the return of the hammy, magical crime-fighting caper
Ah yes, Stan Lee’s Lucky Man (Sky1). It’s a bit like The Professionals – if they were in the pages of a Marvel comic.
James Nesbitt’s Di Harry Clayton fights crime in London with the help of an ancient oriental bronze bracelet given to him by a mysterious woman after a night of passion. It brings him the power to control luck. But it also brings something bad to counterbalance that luck. So in the first series, there were deaths, severed heads, kidnappings, relationship problems, that sort of thing. The bracelet is something of a mixed blessing.
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- Sam Wollaston
Picking up the story six months after the first season ended, Stan Lee’s Lucky Man sees Harry a changed man in Season 2. He is no longer making use of his lucky bracelet and is beginning to feel the strain. Things seem to be so much harder and his continued search for Golding and a case involving a poisoner is only adding to the pressure. When Harry meets Isabella Augustine (Thekla Reuten) who also has a lucky bracelet, Harry’s luck begins to change for the better and he begins to ask why. Isabella tells him that he needs to use his bracelet and...read more »
- Ian Cullen
Sneak Peek Marvel Comics' "Spider-Man: Homecoming" Prelude #1, written by Will Pilgrim and illustrated by Todd Nauck, (based on the "Captain America: Civil War" screenplay), available March 1, 2017, providing more details of "Spider-Man: Homecoming", opening July 7, 2017:
"...'Peter Parker' is just your average, nerdy, tech-loving teenager, until an unexpected turn of events lands him with the power to cling to walls with the proportionate strength of a spider.
"...which sees a rift between 'Captain America' and 'Iron Man' rend a schism between the 'Avengers', with 'Spidey' in the middle of it all..."
"...begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'. »
- Michael Stevens
It’s quite pleasing to see that the legacy of legendary comic book artist Jack Kirby lives on. In addition to DC’s in progress maxiseries, The Kamandi Challenge, and Greater Creators devoting an episode of their web series to “The King,” Idw has partnered with Marvel in order to bring yet another special reprinting to consumers in the form of Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four World’s Greatest Artist’s Edition.
Despite them unfortunately not currently having a place in the Marvel Universe (the finer points of Disney and Fox not getting along is a discussion for another day), it’s important to realize none of what we have today would’ve existed without the publisher’s “First Family.” In short, Kirby and Stan Lee’s enduring classic revolutionized an industry as a whole, a notion thankfully not lost on Marvel Svp Sales & Marketing, David Gabriel:
“Kirby’s artistic »
- Eric Joseph
Next month, Hugh Jackman will don the adamantium claws one final time for James Mangold’s Logan. It’s set to be an absolutely electrifying outing for the character and early reviews are praising it as one of the best comic book movies of all-time. As such, it seems that we’re in for something pretty special, but one thing that we know it will not include is a cameo from the Merc with a Mouth.
Though early rumors pointed to Ryan Reynolds shooting a scene for the threequel, Mangold quickly put paid to that idea, as did Deadpool writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. And while they certainly weren’t lying, there was one important detail that they left out.
- Matt Joseph
Inhumans not only has a straight-to-series order for next fall but will premiere exclusively in Imax theaters for a two-week window in September prior to the network run. This show is expected to be that big.
Rheon will play Maximus brother to Black Bolt, who believes the Inhumans are the superior race on earth.
Inhumans explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family.
In the series, Maximus is a clever and charming Inhuman that is fiercely devoted to the people of Attilan, especially his brother, the King – although he harbors an intense desire to wear the crown himself.
“Iwan’s ability to be charming, roguish, and still completely unexpectedly dangerous were all the different sides we needed to bring the character to life. »
- Carissa Pavlica
This article features part one in its entirety. If you’d prefer to skip it scroll down to the paragraph break Core Business- it’s all caps and in bold. If you can I’d like you to read this from the beginning. I’ve made some changes albeit small ones I feel were warranted.
My apologies for the long delay.
The Black Panthers were at one time the number one target of the FBI in the 60s. They were viewed as terrorists and J. Edger Hoover the longtime leader of the most powerful police force in the world was hell bent on getting rid of them by hook or by crook.
Yep, hook or crook.
It’s no secret the United States Government from time to time will ignore the law. It’s fair to say it goes on »
- Michael Davis
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has propelled the Marvel brand forward for the last decade or so, and they were able to do so without the help of everyone's favorite web slinger until very recently. It wasn't until Tom Holland showed up as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War last year that the character was featured in an McU movie. As has always been the case on screen, Spidey was slinging webs from his wrists. But what if Spider-Man were anatomically correct? Well, that would mean Spider-Man would be shooting webs from his butt and now, like it or not, we know what that would look like.
Corridor Digital recently uploaded a new video to their YouTube channel that features a completely different take on Spider-Man. In the video, we see a very familiar tale of a nerdy young guy who gets bit by a radioactive spider and is given superhuman abilities. »
Doctor Strange his home video tomorrow and DIsney has released two deleted scenes show a few darker moments that were cut from the movie. They focus on Kaecilius and the Zealots that follow him, so, along with concept art where you can see how this character was developed.
The film boasts an award-winning cast, including Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Black Mass) as Dr. Stephen Strange, Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave, Serenity) as Mordo, Rachel McAdams (Spotlight, Southpaw) as Dr. Christine Palmer, Benedict Wong (The Martian, Prometheus) as Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man, Steve Jobs) as Dr. Nicodemus West, Benjamin Bratt (Traffic, Piñero) as Jonathan Pangborn, and Scott Adkins (El Gringo, The Expendables 2) as Lucian/Strong Zealot, with Mads Mikkelsen (The Hunt, Casino Royale) as Kaecilius and Academy Award® winner Tilda Swinton (2007 Best Supporting Actress, Michael Clayton; Julia) as The Ancient One.
Bonus Features (Bonus features may vary by retailer. »
- ComicMix Staff
Actor Michael Douglas aka 'Hank Pym' in "Marvel's Ant-Man" has confirmed he will return for the sequel "Ant-Man and the Wasp", co-staring Paul Rudd as 'Scott Lang' and Evengeline Lilly as 'Hope van Dyne', shooting in Atlanta, Georgia starting July 2017 :
On a budget of $130 million, the Domestic (North American) box office earnings of the Buena Vista-distributed, PG-13 feature "Ant-Man", earned $180,202,163.
Foreign (international) box office earned $339,109,802.
The world-wide total of "Ant-Man" was$519,311,965.
"I was raised by two superheroes," said Lilly about 'Hope Van Dyne' aka 'The Wasp', "so, I'm a pretty screwed up human being.
"I am also fairly capable, strong, and kick-ass, which is wonderful to play, but the most fun to play is just how messed up she was from being raised by two superheroes.
"And the clear message sent by name is that I'm not a big fan of my father and so I took my mother's name. »
- Michael Stevens
Doctor Strange had more humor than expected when it arrived in theaters this past November. And as evidenced in the just released bloopers and gag reel, the actors where having quite a bit of fun on set. In this video, which will be included with the upcoming Blu-ray, we get to see Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton having a go at each other as they attempt to get through some of their scenes together.
The video shows Benedict Cumberbatch struggling with some of his Sorcerer moves, and he often times just breaks into dance. We also get to see him struggling with some of the dialogue that is quite the mystical mouthful. Tilda Swinton also appears to have an issue with some of the lines in this movie about magic and mysticism. The bloopers and gag reel arrives with another special feature from the Blu-ray. It's a behind-the-scenes featurette called 'The Astral Form'. »
"...'Maximus the Mad', the exiled 'Inhuman Prince', has discovered the formula for 'Terrigen Crystals'. With his newly formed squad of Inhuman villains, including 'Triton', he's traveling the globe gathering the necessary ingredients.
The first two episodes will screen on IMAX for two weeks ahead of the fall premiere, produced by Marvel TV and ABC Studios, filmed with Imax digital cameras.
"This unprecedented alliance represents a bold, »
- Michael Stevens
When most actors join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they sign a contract with their own blood, binding their soul to the franchise until they fulfill their number of movies or sacrifice That Which They Love The Most before the statue of Stan Lee hidden in crawlspace under the McGraw Hill Building in New York City. […]
The post ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Will See the Return of Michael Douglas’ Hank Pym appeared first on /Film. »
- Jacob Hall
Sneak Peek new 'Spider-Man' action figures, including 'Spidey', 'Iron Man' and 'Vulture', plus footage, images and synopsis from the Marvel Studios/Sony Pictures co-venture "Spider-Man: Homecoming", starring Tom Holland ("Captain America: Civil War") as the teenage 'Peter Parker' :
"...begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'.
"...under the watchful eye of his new mentor 'Tony Stark' (Robert Downey, Jr.).
"Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself...
"...to be more than just your friendly neighborhood 'Spider-Man'...
"...but when the 'Vulture' (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain. »
- Michael Stevens
The film, which also stars Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts and Jeremy Irons, is based on Jason Matthews’ novel of the same name. Justin Haythe re-wrote the script, originally penned by Eric Warren Singer. Chernin Entertainment is producing.
The story follows a Russian intelligence officer (Lawrence) who is ordered against her will to become a “Sparrow,” a trained seductress, and to operate against a young CIA agent who handles the agency’s most important Russian mole.
According to a statement, “The two young intelligence officers fall into a spiral of attraction and deception that results in her leading life as a double agent.”
Reuten is a star in her native country having led two films to Academy Award nominations — “Everybody’s Famous! »
- Leo Barraclough
Disney released its extended “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 ” trailer during the Super Bowl on Sunday, and from the looks of the 60-second spot, the past two and a half years have been well worth the wait. Director James Gunn co-wrote the script for the sequel, which he also did for the 2014 film that took in $333 million domestically and $773 million worldwide.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” sees the team from the first film continue their misadventures in space as they try to unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. The film is based on the Marvel comic book by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning and hits theaters on May 5. Stan Lee also received a co-writing credit for the characters.
The trailer features the song “The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac »
- Graham Winfrey
The extended Marvel Studio’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Big Game spot premiered during Sunday’s SuperBowl. Catch it below.
Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel Studios’ Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.
Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as Baby Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Tommy Flanagan, Laura Haddock, with Sylvester Stallone, »
- Michelle McCue
Madison Avenue took to the Super Bowl in an attempt to knit together a great divide.
A bevy of free-spending marketers put down big bucks Sunday night to emphasize something they think already makes America great: unity and diversity. After more than a year of divisive rhetoric from a tumultuous presidential campaign, the Super Bowl commercials – valued at more than $5 million for 30 seconds of time – played up multicultural consumers, acceptance of different backgrounds and recognition of the world as a collection of people with different philosophies and values who need to learn to get along.
“It’s kind of a very unusual place to be in, when giant global corporations are becoming the moral compass for our society,” said Ari Halper, the chief creative officer at the New York office of Fcb, a big ad agency owned by Interpublic Group, in an interview. “If you look back through history, whether it was during Vietnam and Nixon or »
- Brian Steinberg
There’s still four days until the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots’ big face-off in Texas, but many of the anticipated Super Bowl Li commercials have already hit the Internet.
From celebrity-filled spots to inspirational stories, this year’s batch of ads up the ante. Here are all the clips you can already watch online – so on Sunday you won’t have to stress about taking a commercial bathroom break.
- Lindsay Kimble and Rose Minutaglio
Stephen Lacey and Andrew Leyland are your guide to Marvel’s First Family, The Fantastic Four. Starting at the very beginning of the Marvel Age of Comics, they cover every issue of The Fantastic Four, every spinoff title (Strange Tales, Marvel Two-In-One, and more), every guest appearance and every cameo, in order of publication…
This time around, we’re taking a brief look at Marvel Team-Up #40, in which the Human Torch plays second fiddle to Spider-Man, the Sons of the Tiger, the Big Man, the Crime Master, the Sandman, 2/3 of the Enforcers, and a dead pigeon. That’s at least ninth fiddle, depending on how you’re counting your fiddles. Oh, and he also flies away from the plot halfway through the issue. »
- Gary Collinson
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