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During Comic-Con earlier this month, Hugh Jackman dropped by 20th Century Fox's Hall H panel, where he confirmed, once again, that Wolverine 3 will be the last time he plays the iconic Logan character. 20th Century Fox has set a March 3, 2017 release date, with James Mangold returning to the helm after directing 2013's The Wolverine. Earlier today, Hugh Jackman posted new teaser art for Wolverine 3, which features the actor holding up just one of his adamantium claws, with the hashtag #OneLastTime. The actor also reached out to fans, asking them to tell him what they want to see in Wolverine 3, in 50 words or less.
"My last time putting on the claws. What do you want to see happen? 50 words or less. I'll read as many as I can."
No story details have been given yet, but it was rumored that the beloved comic book story line Old Man Logan would be used for this superhero movie. »
Take another look @ the origins of Marvel Comics' super-villain 'Ragnarok', appearing in Marvel Studios' next "Thor" solo movie "Thor: Ragnarok", that will reportedly feature horse-faced warrior 'Beta Ray Bill':
"...when 'Thor' was missing in action, presumed dead, 'Tony Stark' took one of his hairs, which he had retained from the first meeting of the 'Avengers' and cloned the 'Asgardian' DNA with Stark technology. This resulted in the creation of a new, cyborg Thor.
"Ragnarok has all the powers and knowledge of Thor including super-strength, extensive combat knowledge, stamina, high resistance to physical injury, immunity to Earthly diseases, superhuman agility and reflexes.
"Ragnarok's hammer, though not the enchanted 'Mjolnir', is constructed of a 'vibranium' and 'adamantium' alloy, able to absorb and discharge lightning, with circuitry in its head, »
- Michael Stevens
Since the casting of Martin Freeman in Captain America: Civil War was announced, everyone has been trying to figure out who he is playing. Mark Millar said the role is pretty obvious and that he will not be in costume, but Marvel Studios has yet to confirm his character's name. In an interview with Bad Taste, Freeman himself shed a little bit of light on his role without divulging exactly who... Read More »
- Alex Maidy
It’s a common complaint from comic book fans whenever the first images of their favourite characters from a new movie are released: “they don’t look like the comics”.
Even going back as far as Bryan Singer’s X-Men, there were those in the comic book community who bemoaned the fact Wolverine was not in the classic yellow suit, or that Cyclops wasn’t clad in blue, or Storm wasn’t in white. Daredevil’s suit looks like it’s left over from a bondage party, Thor isn’t wearing his trademark helmet, Superman is missing his red panties. The list goes on.
But what people seem to forget is that these are movie adaptations and interpretations of comic books, not literal translations. And, as such, things are going to change.
- Luke Owen
Mad Max: Fury Road is easily one of the best movies of 2015 and a favorite of the JoBlo.com crew. The movie has already been spoofed and parodied online in countless ways, but this new one may be the very best. The one and only Mark Millar, creator of Kick-ass, Wanted, and Kingsman, alerted us to this very special mash-up of Mad Max: Fury Road and the classic screwball comedy It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. For... Read More »
- Alex Maidy
As we all know, Hugh Jack will be popping the claws one final time with 2017’s third Wolverine movie, saying goodbye to the character he has played for fifteen years. Up until now, the plot has been the subject of much speculation, but, speaking at the Fox Comic-Con panel this weekend, Jackman himself may have spilled the beans. Taking to the stage at the final, X-Men centric part of the panel, he addressed those in attendance with, “I’ve got three words for you: Old Man Logan”, no doubt sending many X-Men fans into a frenzy. For those of you not in the know, Old Man Logan is the name of an uber-popular 2008 storyline by writer Mark Millar (creator of Kick-Ass) and artist Steve McNiven which took us to a post apocalyptic future for the Marvel Universe, one where the super villains had won and divided America amongst themselves. A »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Easter are (and always have been) an important part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and that will no doubt once again be the case with Captain America: Civil War. Over the years, Marvel has trotted out hidden background references to please eagle eyed comic book fans and, more excitingly, to expand the world of the movies.
They’re an important part of these releases then, and from Wakanda first being spotted in Iron Man 2 to a nod to Jocasta in Avengers: Age Of Ultron, viewers often spend years discussing the potential ramifications of these never meaningless Easter eggs. Even those that don’t appear to pay-off have a habit of unexpectedly coming full circle somewhere down the line!
With a story as epic and far reaching as Civil War, Marvel has a unique opportunity to both pay homage to Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s beloved comic book series, »
- Josh Wilding
While we wait to see if 20th Century Fox's superhero reboot Fantastic Four will have any sort of presence at Comic-Con during their Hall H presentation on Saturday, the studio has released four character profile videos that give us more information about each of these superheroes. The videos feature interview segments with the cast members, who delve into their super powers and their personalities. If that wasn't enough, we also get footage that hasn't been seen in any of the previously released teasers or TV spots.
Fantastic Four, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. This reboot is said to »
The original Marvel Comics' 'Zemo' was one of the top scientists in the Third Reich, creating weapons of mass destruction...
... including a large-scale death ray cannon, a disintegration pistol and androids of considerable strength and invulnerability, resulting in Zemo becoming one of the most reviled figures throughout Europe.
In an attempt to regain a level of anonymity, Zemo began wearing a reddish-pink hood over his face as he continued to build weapons.
His scientific breakthroughs also included 'Adhesive X', which after a confrontation with Captain America, bonded to his face, quickly seeping inside and permanently attaching the hood to his flesh, preventing Zemo from ever removing his hood.
His sons and direct descendants also picked up the name of 'Zemo' as »
- Michael Stevens
Image Comics has unveiled a slew of new creator-owned titles today at Image Expo, and we’ve got the full details for you right here…
In this new direction for Invincible, Mark suddenly finds himself without powers. Back home… but aware of everything he’s lived through. What does he change, who can he save… and how will he deal with his father now that he knows what’s coming?
The Invincible reboot will begin with issue #124 and is set to launch on October 21 and will retain the same creative team with The Walking Dead writer Robert Kirkman and art by Ryan Ottley, Cliff Rathburn, and Jean-Francois Beaulieu.
Codename Baboushka: The Conclave Of Death
- Gary Collinson
Love wins! Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, The Secret Service) and Image Comics are celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision by giving away the first issue of Jupiter’s Circle free as a digital download - and there's even a nice commemorative rainbow cover to boot. Jupiter's Circle tells the story of a gay superhero who must keep his sexuality a secret from his team-mates and the rest of the world. There are plans for a movie adaptation with Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura heading up a potential six-film franchise. Download the first issue Here. "Jupiter’s Circle is about a gay superhero in 1959, keeping his sexuality as secret as his alter-ego in an era where being a gay man would mean being ruined and expulsion from his very conservative super-team. It’s rated Teen-Plus and this issue comes with a special rainbow cover to commemorate the day gay »
Daniel Craig’s James Bond a little too brooding for your tastes? Matthew Vaughn’s got you covered – his Kingsman: The Secret Service is the most entertaining and riotous spy flick in years, as well as one that’s unquestionably made for adults. Unrepentantly ribald, delectably blood-soaked and filled with more genre in-jokes than you can shake a martini at (with gin, of course, stirred for ten seconds while staring at an unopened bottle of vermouth), Kingsman is a blast of gleeful filmmaking exuberance from first frame to last, clever enough to up-end spy movie conventions while simultaneously serving as a high-flying, rip-roaring adventure that stands among the genre’s best.
On paper, the movie shouldn’t work at all. Its humor is thoroughly low-brow, its premise a bit of a stretch and its characters incredibly over-the-top – but Vaughn, maestro of mayhem that he is, pulls it off with an »
- Isaac Feldberg
Note: This is my final Superhero Bits. Thank you all for taking this ride with me for 869 columns. Starting Monday, Angie Han will be taking over the mantle. Now, on to the Bits! Has Mark Millar cast the lead in Superior? How does Jesse Eisenberg describe Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman? Is that film […]
The post Superhero Bits: Batman v Superman, Arrow, Suicide Squad, Ant-Man, Arkham Knight appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
Matthew Vaughn is already working away on a screenplay for Kingsman: The Secret Service 2, admitting he'll make the film if he can get the script to a place he's happy with. But it turns out that he's also involved in a third potential Kick-Ass movie.
Vaughn directed the first Kick-Ass, although opted to make X-Men: First Class rather than Kick-Ass 2 (which was taken on by Jeff Wadlow). The more muted response to the second film seemed to have brought the cinematic series to a close, but it still proved to be profitable, not least in part down to its economic budget.
Chatting to Yahoo!, Vaughn has now confirmed that "we're working on an idea for a prequel of how did Hit-Girl and Big Daddy become Hit-Girl and Bid Daddy". "If we can make that, »
Oh, Matthew Vaughn, you of the oh-so-classy anal sex joke in “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” and other cinematic vulgar offenses (much of the dialogue in “Kick-Ass” for example).The filmmaker is arguably getting a touch of Mark Millar syndrome, which would be fitting in that most of his movies are comic book adaptation of Millar’s crass and offensive works. Millar of course has boy-who-cried-wolf overpromise syndrome—like claiming that Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp would probably star in the never-actually-made production of his “Nemesis” comic among many other fibs or massive exaggerations. Vaughn doesn’t seem to have gotten the hint. His adaptation of Millar’s “Kick-Ass” grossed a paltry $48 million domestically in 2010 (less than $100 million worldwide). Wisely, Lionsgate didn’t want to do anything with a sequel, but Universal, listening too much to the fanboy chatter, decided to pony up the money for a sequel a few years after the fact. »
- Rodrigo Perez
Back at the end of May, comic book writer Mark Millar revealed that he still held ambitions of bringing his proposed Hit Girl movie to the screen, and now Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn has confirmed that development is underway on a solo spinoff for the young assassin, which he hopes will then pave the way for Kick-Ass 3.
“[I’m] not happily done with the franchise,” Vaughn told Yahoo during a promotional interview for the home-entertainment release of his latest Millar adaptation Kingsman: The Secret Service. “We’re working on an idea for a prequel of how did Hit Girl and Big Daddy become Hit Girl and Big Daddy. If we make that, hopefully that will be the sorbet for the people that didn’t like Kick-Ass 2 and then we can go off and make Kick-Ass 3. I think we’ve got to do this prequel to regain the love that we had with Kick-Ass. »
- Gary Collinson
Though they made relatively similar grosses, the first "Kick-Ass" is looked back on as a promising and exciting franchise launcher whereas the sequel essentially ended those hopes overnight. Nevertheless, fans of the series are still hoping for and talking about the possibility of a third entry in the series.
In a new interview with Yahoo UK, the first film's director and second film's producer Matthew Vaughn was asked about further entries in the series and he seemed surprisingly optimistic about the possibility:
"We would like to dip our toe back into it.... We're working on an idea for a prequel of how did Hit Girl and Big Daddy become Hit Girl and Big Daddy. It's quite a fun idea we've come up with. If we make that, hopefully that will be the sorbet for the people that didn't like 'Kick-Ass 2' and then we can go off and make 'Kick-Ass »
- Garth Franklin
"Kick-Ass" director Matthew Vaughn of "Kingsman: The Secret Service" fame has not only confirmed there will be a "Kick-Ass 3" with actress Chloë Grace Moretz reprising her role as female vigilante 'Hit-Girl', but there will also be a "Hit-Girl" prequel he will also direct:
"We’re working on an idea for a prequel, of how did 'Hit-Girl' and 'Big Daddy' become Hit-Girl and Big Daddy," said Vaughn.
"...hopefully that will be for the people that didn’t like 'Kick-Ass 2' ...
"...and then we can go off and make 'Kick-Ass 3'.
"I think we’ve got to do this prequel to regain the love that we had with Kick-Ass..."
"Because it's kind of insane. Would the world accept this? »
- Michael Stevens
While fielding fan questions for Yahoo! Movies, Kingsman: The Secret Service helmer Matthew Vaughn confirmed that he's "not happily done with the [Kick-Ass] franchise," and that there are indeed plans for a Hit-Girl movie (which Mark Millar said earlier this year will be set in far East and directed by "someone like Gareth Evans"). "We’re working on an idea for a prequel of how Hit Girl and Big Daddy become Hit Girl and Big Daddy...If we make that, hopefully that will be the sorbet for the people that didn’t like ‘Kick-Ass 2’ and then we can go off and make ‘Kick-Ass 3’." Kick-Ass 2 received a mixed response from critics and was far from a hit, and Vaughn admitted that they'll need to use the Hit-Girl movie to restore faith in the Kick-Ass franchise. "I think we’ve got to do this prequel to regain the love that we »
Despite positive reviews and a decent box office take for 2010’s Kick-Ass, the once-burgeoning film franchise appears to be dead in the water following the 2013 sequel, which was met with far less praise and diminished box office returns. Original film director Matthew Vaughn has been keen on more follow-ups and even a prequel film following Chloe Grace-Moretz’s Hit-Girl and Nicolas Cage’s Big Daddy, but more tales about the hyper-violent street-level superheroes have hardly seemed likely, especially with film stars Grace-Moretz and Aaron Taylor-Johnson growing older and moving on to other film properties.
Still, Vaughn hasn’t quite let the possibility of Kick-Ass 3 or Hit-Girl go and recently brought them up in an interview with Yahoo UK:
We would like to dip our toe back into it… We’re working on an idea for a prequel of how did Hit Girl and Big Daddy become Hit Girl and Big Daddy. »
- James Garcia
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