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Debuting in Marvel Comics' 'X-Men' #4 (March 1964), 'Quicksilver' was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, as the son of 'Magneto', twin brother of 'Scarlet Witch' and paternal half-brother of 'Polaris'.
"...'Quicksilver' is a mutant capable of moving and thinking at superhuman speeds. Originally capable of running at the speed of sound, the exposure to 'Isotope E' made it possible for the character to run at supersonic speeds of up to 'Mach 10', resisting the effects of friction, reduced oxygen and kinetic impact.
"The character's speed allows him to perform feats such as create cyclone-strength winds, »
- Michael Stevens
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
(Cbr) "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." will introduce another established Marvel Comics character in its second season: Crusher Creel -- better known as the Absorbing Man -- will be played by Brian Patrick Wade, as revealed Thursday on Marvel.com. Though Marvel's announcement refers to the character by his civilian identity, it looks like his namesake powers are intact: "With his ability to absorb the properties of anything he touches, Creel will put Coulson and his team through their paces when their second season kicks off." The character will debut in the show's second season premiere next month, but Marvel has not specified if there's a plan for Wade to appear in more than one episode. The Absorbing Man is one of Marvel's longest-running villains, introduced by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965's "Journey into Mystery" #114. Frequently depicted targeting Hulk, Thor and the Avengers as »
- Albert Ching, Comic Book Resources
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.
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. »
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 »
Twitter User @jl31400, an individual with an extremely keen eye & taste for Marvel, seems to have spotted the first "McU" Easter Egg in a set photo for Marvel Studios' upcoming 'Ant-Man'! Check it out below! @Marvel_Freshman First easter eggs from Ant-Man ? pic.twitter.com/cLsZ678CIP — Sott_Lang (@jl31400) August 21, 2014 The posters behind Paul Rudd (Scott Lang) showcase bottles of "Pingo Doce" soda, which were displayed in Stan Lee's cameo from 2008's 'The Incredible Hulk'. Pretty nifty! Leave your comments down below, and, as always, have a great day! »
"...with his ability to absorb the properties of anything he touches, 'Creel' will put 'Coulson' and his team through their paces..."
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.
Click the images to enlarge »
- Michael Stevens
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
- Lesley Goldberg
"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..."
'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
First reported by E! Online, the famed anchor will appear in the 12th issue of Marvel’s Black Widow series, by writer Nathan Edmonson and artist Phil Noto. Just like in real life, comic-book Cooper will be a news anchor, breaking a story on the titular heroine. While Black Widow, a.k.a. Natasha Romanova, has a relatively high profile as a member of the Avengers, her history as a covert operative means there are plenty of »
- Joshua Rivera
Aug. 21-Sept. 1
Montreal World Festival
Celebrating its 38th year with a distinctly Gallic flavor, Mwff will open with “We Love You, You Bastard,” from French director — and longtime festival supporter — Claude Lelouch. Montreal closes with a tribute to another French legend, the late Alain Resnais and his last film, “Life of Riley.” But it’s not all France all the time. The fest is dedicated to the late Latin American literary icon, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and will be developing the new European Films Screening section, along with greater co-production ties with a large Chinese delegation of key industry players.
Aug. 29-Sept. 1
Telluride Film Festival
Telluride has always been an intimate, casual, carefully curated festival that doesn’t announce its sked until the day before it begins. The festival’s reputation — it has hosted several Oscar winners and nominees over the years — means that cinema lovers don’t mind going in blind. »
- Iain Blair
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:
"Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world..."
- Michael Stevens
Rudd plays conman Scott Lang who must help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his Ant-Man suit, which gives the ability to shrink in scale and increase his strength. Using the suit, the two plan to pull off a heist that will save the world.
Marvel started principal photography Aug. 19 in San Francisco with Peyton Reed at the helm. Much of the film will shoot in Atlanta.
See Also: Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ Back on Track as Filming Starts in San Francisco
“Ant-Man” will be released July 17 and will be the first time one of Marvel Comics’ original founding members of the Avengers is introduced on the bigscreen. The character first appeared in Marvel’s comicbooks in 1962.
- Marc Graser
Yesterday marked the first day of principal photography for Ant-Man. If I’m to be honest, I’m still a bit bummed that Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish have left the project. I think their take on the Marvel Universe could have been one akin to James Gunn’s approach to Guardians of the Galaxy. Alas, we are still getting an Ant-Man film and the casting is pretty great. We also have a look at Paul Rudd as Scott Lang Aka Ant-Man.
From the Press Release
San Francisco, California (August, 18, 2014) – Marvel Studios began principal photography today in San Francisco, California, on its newest Super Hero franchise Marvel’s Ant-Man. The film brings one of Marvel comics’ original founding members of The Avengers into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The production also shoots on location in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the base for the film’s production.
Set for release in »
- Andy Triefenbach
"...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..."
She is the daughter of 'Magneto', twin sister of Quicksilver and paternal half-sister of 'Polaris'. »
- Michael Stevens
Back before Hollywood studios like Warner Bros., Sony, Paramount, Universal and 20th Century Fox realized that you could actually make money off of adapting silly comic books into movies, there was a German producer by the name of Bernd Eichinger. He had the vision to see that comic books could become blockbusters and had his company purchase the film rights to the Fantastic Four from Stan Lee. One issue, his company didn't have the money to actually make a big-budget Hollywood film. So, in order to keep the film rights his company hired Roger Corman to produce it, as he was well known for making films on the cheap. The cast included: Alex Hyde-White as Reed Richards / Mr. Fantastic, Jay Underwood as Johnny Storm / Human Torch, Rebecca Staab as Sue Storm / Invisible Woman, Michael Bailey Smith as Ben Grimm, Carl Ciarfalio as the Thing and Joseph Culp as »
The Marvel universe continues its expansion today with filming commencing on Ant-Man. As cameras begin to roll in San Francisco, more cast details surfaced and we now know who’s joining Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, and the rest of the film’s core cast.
Headlining the new cast additions to Ant-Man are Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, and Judy Greer. They join a cast led by Paul Rudd as Ant-Man (aka Scott Lang) and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym (the former Ant-Man). In Marvel’s Hall H panel at Comic-Con, Evangeline Lilly (Lost) was announced to play Hope Van Dyne, the daughter of Michael Douglas’ Hank Pym, while Corey Stoll (The Strain) was revealed to portray antagonist Darren Cross, aka Yellowjacket, a former protégé of Pym’s who takes a dark path after getting his hands on his mentor’s shrinking suit technology.
Marvel hired director Peyton Reed to replace director »
- Derek Anderson
Sneak Peek a new teaser introducing the "Sinister Six", a developing "Spider-Man" spin-off feature, focusing on a group of 'Spider-Man' villains, to be released November 11, 2016, written/directed by Drew Goddard ("Cabin In The Woods"), based on classic Marvel Comics characters created by writer Stan Lee and co-plotter, illustrator Steve Ditko:
The original incarnation of the group was organized by 'Doctor Octopus' and first appeared in "The Amazing Spider-Man Annual" #1 (January 1964).
"...'Doctor Octopus' contacts every known enemy of 'Spider-Man', but only 'Vulture', 'Electro', 'Kraven the Hunter', 'Mysterio' and 'Sandman' respond. Knowing he'd never be able to keep the team together, Doc Ock formulates a battle plan in which each individual member of the 'Sinister Six' would battle Spider-Man in a carefully chosen location. Spider-Man himself had his own problems, as he had somehow lost his powers and prepared to return to normal life as a teenager. »
- Michael Stevens
Alright, gang. Today is the day. Let's. Get. small. #AntMan
— Peyton Reed (@MrPeytonReed) August 18, 2014
That's right, filming on Ant-Man has officially begun!
There's been a lot of Ant-Man trashing since fanboy favorite Edgar Wright left the project and the script went through several revisions, but I'm still very hopeful for this film. Marvel know what they're doing and I have full faith in them, Reed and the cast to pull this off.
Here's the official press release from Marvel:
Marvel Studios began principal photography today in San Francisco, California, on its newest Super Hero franchise Marvel’s “Ant-Man.” The film brings one of Marvel comics’ original founding members of The Avengers into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The production also shoots on location in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the base for the film’s production. »
- Philip Sticco
Judy Greer and John Slattery have also come on board. Peyton Reed directs after Edgar Wright dropped out due to creative differences. Ant-Man will also shoot in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the production hub.
The film will open in the Us on July 17, 2015, and centres on con-man Scott Lang, played by Rudd, who has the ability to shrink and increase strength.
Lang must find a way to help his mentor, Dr Hank Pym, played by Douglas, protect the secret behind his Ant-Man suit. To do so they plot a heist that will save the world.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
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