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Super-8 Movie Madness Honors Vincent Price October 7th – Here Are His Ten Best Films

19 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

We’ll be celebrating the 5th year anniversary of Super-8 Movie Madness at The Way Out Club in St. Louis on Tuesday October 7th with an encore performance of our most popular show. It’s Super-8 Vincent Price Movie Madness in 3D, the show that we took on the road to promote Vincentennial back in 2011. We’ll be honoring the hometown horror hero by showing condensed (average length: 15 minutes) versions of several of Price’s greatest films on Super-8 sound film projected on a big screen. They are: Master Of The World, War-gods Of The Deep, Pit And The Pendulum, The Raven, Witchfinder General, Tim Burton’s Vincent, Two Vincent Price Trailer Reels, Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein and The Mad Magician in 3D (We’ll have plenty of 3D Glasses for everyone)

The non-Price movies we’re showing October 7th are The Three Stooges in Pardon My Backfire »

- Tom Stockman

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Stan Lee denies rumour that he plays the Watcher in Marvel films

21 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Stan Lee has denied the rumour that he plays the Watcher in Marvel Comics film adaptations.

The comics legend addressed the fan theory that he is secretly his cosmic Fantastic Four creation in his frequent cameos.

The theory suggests that in the appearances he is the alien being set to watch over Earth but never (or hardly ever) directly intervenes.

"Well, I will admit I've been keeping my eye on all of you," he said during an appearance at Alamo City Comic Con (via ComicBook.com).

"No, I'm afraid I don't have any super power and I'm not extraterrestrial. Though, I'll admit I'm a wonderful human being, but I'm really just a little more wonderful than most."

Lee has appeared in the majority of Marvel Studios, 20th Century Fox and Sony Pictures' Marvel adaptations.

Uatu, the Watcher, played a central role in the recent comics event Original Sin.

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Dominic Cooper Will Return As Howard Stark In Agent Carter

30 September 2014 11:59 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

While there was never any real reason to seriously doubt that he would do so, it’s now been made official that Dominic Cooper will return as Howard Stark in Marvel’s upcoming Agent Carter TV series. Cooper first played the Stark family patriarch in Captain America: The First Avenger and had a cameo role in last year’s Agent Carter One-Shot short film.

Marvel announced the news early Tuesday morning, but did not include any indication of how large Cooper’s role will be. My guess is that he’ll be a recurring character on the series, thanks to his involvement in the early days of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the inclusion of “secret missions” that the titular Agent Carter (Hayley Atwell) will be tasked by Stark to accomplish.

Tell us, are you excited to see Dominic Cooper don the mustache of Howard Stark once more? Let us know in the comments below. »

- James Garcia

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Dominic Cooper Is Back as Howard Stark for 'Agent Carter'

30 September 2014 11:32 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Dominic Cooper gave a memorable performer as Howard Stark, Tony Stark's father, in Captain America: The First Avenger, and it looks like he will be returning as Mr Stark for the new television series Marvel's Agent Carter.

The synopsis from Marvel:

"Marvel's Agent Carter," starring Captain America's Hayley Atwell, follows the story of Peggy Carter. It's 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert Ssr (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life--Steve Rogers. Inspired by the feature films "Captain America: The First Avenger" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," along with the short "Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter."

In addition to Atwell and Cooper, »

- Philip Sticco

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Dominic Cooper Will Return as Howard Stark in 'Agent Carter'

30 September 2014 10:07 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Marvel's Agent Carter adds another familiar face as Dominic Cooper (The Devil's Double, My Week with Marilyn) will reprise the role of Howard Stark in the upcoming series coming to ABC in 2015!

Cooper first played Tony Stark's father in Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger before returning for a cameo at the end of Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter, and now Cooper will reunite with star Hayley Atwell for Marvel's Agent Carter.

Marvel's Agent Carter starring Captain America's Hayley Atwell, follows the story of Peggy Carter. It's 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert Ssr (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life--Steve Rogers. »

- MovieWeb

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Has Stan Lee Been Playing the Same Character in Every Marvel Movie?

30 September 2014 8:48 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

There's an interesting and cool theory that I recently came across that suggests all of the cameos that Marvel co-founder Stan Lee has had in the Marvel movies could actually be the same character. 

The cameos that Lee has made in all of these films over the years are meant to pay tribute to the man who created so many of these amazing characters. But, what if there was a little more to it than that?

The theory suggests that the Marvel cinematic version of Stan Lee is actually Uatu, also known as The Watcher, but in human form. Apparently, this theory has been floating around for awhile now, but I just came across it over on Cinemablend. 

For those of you not familiar with The Watcher, he was created by Lee and Jack Kirby in the early 1960s. He's one of the oldest beings in the Marvel Universe, and »

- Joey Paur

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Is Stan Lee Playing the Same Character in All His Marvel Appearances?

30 September 2014 8:12 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Comic book legend Stan Lee has made appearances in almost every Marvel film. His appearances seem to be random, amusing roles. However, could he be playing the same character—a well-established Marvel character—in all these films?

Marvel films are made by multiple studios; Disney, Sony and Fox. The continuities of these individual studio’s ‘cinematic universes’ are separate and cannot legally link to each other. However, is there one character that secretly connects the three cinematic universes? Is that character played by comic writing icon Stan Lee? And is that character…The Watcher?

He’s made cameos in most Marvel films and they all seem to be unconnected, Hitchcockian walk-ons, designed as lite-hearted tributes to the legendary comic scribe. He’s been mailman Willie Lumpkin, Hugh Hefner, Larry King, a General, a victim of poisoned soda, the guy listening to music during a slug-fest, a hotdog vendor, a security man, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Is Stan Lee Playing the Same Well-Known Character in All His Marvel Appearances?

30 September 2014 8:12 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 

Comic book legend Stan Lee has made appearances in almost every Marvel film. His appearances seem to be random, amusing roles. However, could he be playing the same character—a well-established Marvel character—in all these films?

 

Marvel films are made by multiple studios; Disney, Sony and Fox. The continuities of these individual studio’s ‘cinematic universes’ are separate and cannot legally link to each other. However, is there one character that secretly connects the three cinematic universes? Is that character played by comic writing icon Stan Lee? And is that character…The Watcher?

 

He’s made cameos in most Marvel films and they all seem to be unconnected, Hitchcockian walk-ons, designed as lite-hearted tributes to the legendary comic scribe. He’s been mailman Willie Lumpkin, Hugh Hefner, Larry King, a General, a victim of poisoned soda, the guy listening to music during a slug-fest, a hotdog vendor, a security man, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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What If Stan Lee Is Playing the Same Character in All His Marvel Cameos?

30 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

One of the staples of a Marvel movie is the Stan Lee cameo. He’s been in all the McU movies to date, all five Spider-Mans, both Fantastic Fours, two X-Mens, Hulk, and Daredevil. But he never shows up as the same character twice… or so we thought. The Stan Lee theory posits that the Marvel […]

The post What If Stan Lee Is Playing the Same Character in All His Marvel Cameos? appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Marvel Settles With Jack Kirby's Estate Over Copyright Battle

29 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Marvel has finally settled with Jack Kirby’s estate after years of legal battles regarding Kirby’s instrumental artwork, including his work on the original “Avengers.”

Marvel vs. Jack Kirby

Kirby, who died in 1994, is considered one of the forefathers of comic books and is known as the frequent collaborator of Stan Lee. Kirby’s illustrations created and shaped some of the most famous Marvel characters, from the X-Men to the Fantastic Four and the Avengers.

Marvel has gone on to make millions off these characters, and their likeness, with blockbuster films and massive marketing deals, but Kirby’s heirs have not seen any profits because Kirby was technically a freelance artist. Moreover, Kirby worked with Marvel from 1958 to 1963, when copyright and credit for comics was relatively loose. Kirby was famously disrespected by Marvel, who refused to grant him any real ownership of his characters or and a majority of »

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Why Kirby v. Marvel mattered

29 September 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

In 2014, it’s quite common to know almost every detail behind the production of a superhero movie before the movie is even released. From the release date to the cast to the director to screenwriters, every detail is examined and disseminated across myriad blogs and social media sites, to the point where, if you’re even mildly interested, you could easily find out the names of those responsible for getting that film to your local cinema.

But how about the people who created the characters in the pages of comic books?

In the early days of comic books, the relationship »

- Joshua Rivera

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Stan Lee May Be Secretly Playing The Same Marvel Character In Every Movie

29 September 2014 1:25 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When you consider the high level of attention paid to continuity that exists in modern comic book movie franchises, the ubiquitous presence of Marvel co-founder Stan Lee produces an interesting puzzle. It.s weird enough that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has presented him as a World War II general, "Larry King," a poison-soda drinker, a Xandarian Ladies' Man, and more - but it.s even more bizarre when you factor in his appearances alongside the X-Men, different versions of Spider-Man, and other superheroes as well (imagining, naturally, that he is always the same guy). Of course, we all know that the cameos are really meant as tribute to the man who did his part to create some of the greatest fictional characters in history, but what if the legendary writer has been playing a secret role this entire time? In case you couldn.t already tell, it.s fan speculation »

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"Avengers: Age Of Ultron": 'Scarlet Witch' and 'Hawkeye'

29 September 2014 5:56 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ 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 co-plotter/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 and Jack Kirby Estate Settle Copyright Dispute

27 September 2014 11:38 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Marvel and the family of Jack Kirby have settled their long-running copyright dispute over characters he created for the studio. This comes just days before the matter was to be taken to the Supreme Court.

This is their joint statement:

"Marvel and the family of Jack Kirby have amicably resolved their legal disputes, and are looking forward to advancing their shared goal of honoring Mr. Jack Kirby's significant role in Marvel's history."

Jack Kirby was a 'work-for-hire' who helped Stan Lee create some of the biggest characters in the Marvel universe, most of which are now either raking in big bucks on the big screen or soon headed there. He held no rights to such famous works as Captain America, The Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, the original X-Men and a number of other characters both well-known and obscure.

The settlement between Disney, Marvel and the Jack Kirby estate is confidential. »

- MovieWeb

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5 Villains Who Should Be Introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

23 September 2014 10:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thomas Roach with 5 villains who should be introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe…

Villains can sometimes be as interesting and compelling as the heroes of their respective films. Marvel Studios has already given us a fair few villains in its Cinematic Universe but there are still many who we want to see introduced. In time, some of the bad guys will likely appear with the introduction of new heroes, whereas some may be appear as antagonists in upcoming sequels. Here are 5 villains who should be introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe…

M.O.D.O.K.

M.O.D.O.K. was created by A.I.M, who were introduced in Iron Man 3. This may in fact have been a teaser in order to eventually introduce fans to M.O.D.O.K. – the Mobile Organism Designed Only for Killing. M.O.D.O.K. is super intelligent and psionic abilities. »

- Thomas Roach

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'Agent Carter' Adds 'Boardwalk Empire' Star Shea Whigham

22 September 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With the five-season run of HBO's Boardwalk Empire winding down this fall, series star Shea Whigham has joined the cast of ABC's Marvel's Agent Carter.

Shea Whigham is playing Ssr Chief Roger Dooley, who oversees Agents Carter (Hayley Atwell), Thompson (Chad Michael Murray) and Sousa (Enver Gjokaj). It isn't known if he will appear in the entire eight-episode season, which will debut sometime in mid-season, between the first and second halves of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s second season.

Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier) created the series, which is set in the year 1946, after the events of Captain America: The First Avenger. The show follows Hayley Atwell's title character, as she works for the Strategic Scientific Reserve (Ssr). Peggy must balance her secret missions for Howard Stark, while coming to grips with her new life as a single woman, »

- MovieWeb

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One Of Hollywood's Best Actors Is Campaigning To Play Black Panther

22 September 2014 11:28 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

A Black Panther movie is coming. Marvel might be keeping mum about it, but Stan Lee has confirmed it. The time is right for actors looking to make their way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe to speak up if interested. And the most recent to say it loud and proud is Michael K. Williams of The Wire and Boardwalk Empire. Earlier today, I sat down with Michael K. Williams to discuss his role in the upcoming Jeremy Renner vehicle Kill The Messenger. We'll share more about this tense political thriller closer to its release in October. However, when the conversation turned to all things Marvel, Williams was frank for his hopes and ambitions to get in on the superhero stories. Asked if he had been approached about joining the latest phases of Marvel's Cinematic roll-out, he said: "No not yet. And I'm saying 'yet' with a lot of emphasis. But »

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Apparently Thanos Might Not Be The Most Powerful Villain In The Marvel Universe

22 September 2014 10:01 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Our first real look at Marvel super-villain Thanos in Guardians Of The Galaxy proved that he was one tough cookie. Ok, he didn.t really do that much other than imposingly sit on his throne, bark orders down to Ronan the Accuser, and prove that he is arguably the worst father in the cosmos. But the fact that he was voiced by Josh Brolin meant that you couldn.t help but be immediately intimated. Such a powerful and terrifying foe should surely be a once in a lifetime adversary for the likes of heroes such as Iron Man, Peter Quill and The Hulk, but Stan Lee, the creative comic-book genius behind most of the characters that now populate the Marvel Studio.s cinematic adventures, doesn't actually believe that he is the end-all-be-all of Marvel villains. During a question and answer session on Twitter, Lee, who had a hand in creating »

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Unseen Superhero Cameos Are the Hot New Thing in Comic Book Movies

22 September 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Stan Lee cameos and Easter eggs that are actually visible to the eye are old hat as comic book movie conventions. The hot new thing is apparently to have an unseen cameo from a notable superhero. This trend may include the slight references to the existence of offscreen characters, like the acknowledgement of Black Panther in Iron Man 3, Stephen Strange (aka Dr. Strange) in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Adam Warlock in Thor: The Dark World and Guardians of the Galaxy, but now it’s starting to be bigger than those inconsequential fan-service winks. Characters are showing up in and adding to the action of major comic book movie plots without actually being visible in the frame or named in any way whatsoever. So far, we’ve already gotten Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, in the Captain America sequel and Aquaman in Man of Steel. Don’t recall seeing either? Exactly »

- Christopher Campbell

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"Doctor Strange": Sorcerer Supreme Start Date

22 September 2014 5:56 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

"The crazy 'acid trip' way of traveling through dimensions and traveling through realms, is something that we think is very, very cool..." said Marvel's Kevin Feige, about the studio's big screen "Doctor Strange" feature, with a production start date now set, targeting a July 8, 2016 release:

The new film will be directed by Scott Derrickson from a screenplay by Jon Spaihts, with Joaquin Phoenix in final talks for the lead role. Pre-production is now starting @ the UK's Pinewood-Shepperton with principal photography scheduled for May 2015.

"(Strange) is a classic Marvel origin story, because he’s got one of the best origins ever, and it’s our opportunity to take that left turn into the supernatural. 

"Now what is the definition of ‘supernatural’? It varies...based in physics and based in quantum mechanics...an explanation of how sorcerers do what they do..."

Director Derrickson is no stranger to the 'occult', having previously directed »

- Michael Stevens

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