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Titan Comics have revealed covers and an art preview for Anno Dracula #1 – an all-new comic mini-series based on the best selling novels of the same name, written by creator Kim Newman with art by Paul McCaffrey (The Third Doctor).
The Anno Dracula series depict an alternate 19th-century history where the characters of Bram Stoker’s Dracula fail to prevent Count Dracula’s subjugation of Great Britain, creating a world where vampires are living amongst humans and a central part of society.
1895. Prince Dracula has ruled Great Britain for ten years, spreading vampirism through every level of society. On the eve of Dracula’s Jubilee, radical forces gather to oppose the tyrant. Kate Reed, vampire journalist and free-thinker, takes a seat on the revolutionary Council of Seven Days, though she learns that the anarchist group harbors a traitor in its midst. The Grey Men, Dracula’s dreaded secret police, have been »
- Phil Wheat
Ever since production started on Spider-Man: Homecoming, star Tom Holland has been sharing numerous videos and photos from the set, but his latest may have revealed a big spoiler. Yesterday, the actor shared a photo of himself, co-star Jacob Batalon and friend Harrison Osterfield at the Porsche headquarters in Atlanta. While it seems like a seemingly innocent photo, it may reveal that an iconic Avengers location will be revisited in Spider-Man: Homecoming. There will be potential Spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.
Spider-Man: Homecoming has been shooting in Atlanta since late June, so, at first glance, there seems to be nothing out of the ordinary with Tom Holland, Jacob Batalon, who plays Ned Leeds in the movie, and Harrison Osterfield posing for a photo at the Porsche headquarters in Atlanta. The Instagram photo doesn't show any signs that this facility is being used for the production, but »
Luke Owen delves into the history of Squirrel Girl…
With comic book movies on the mind of every executive in the Hollywood system, it’s become standard practice for interviewers to ask actors if they’d like to star in a Marvel or DC film. It’s just a thing now. We at Flickering Myth have been guilty of doing it ourselves in the past. A few months ago, Pitch Perfect’s Anna Kendrick was asked this question and she replied, “My brother sent me a Squirrel Girl comic because he thinks I should [play her]. I don’t know what Squirrel Girl does other than be half squirrel, but I could be half squirrel.”
Perhaps surprisingly, the comment gained some traction. Suddenly there were fan petitions for Marvel Studios to cast Kendrick in the role and even Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright voiced his approval. Earlier today we brought »
- Luke Owen
Another day, another rumor. That's how it goes here on the net, and this latest one is a doozy!
There's a slate making the rounds that claims to be the current plan for Marvel Studios and their ever-expanding Cinematic Universe. While others covering the supposed plan have referred to it as Phase 4, based on the amount of movies, years, and types of films mentioned on the list I'd say this would also include Phase 5.
Here's the list, then we can cover some of the more notable aspects of this rumor:
May 1, 2020 - Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3
Jul 10, 2020 - Spider-Man: Coming Of Age
Nov 6, 2020 - Doctor Strange 2
Mar 5, 2021 - Black Widow
May 7, 2021 - Inhumans
Jul 9, 2021 - Black Panther 2
Nov 5, 2021 - Antman 3
Feb 4, 2022 - The Winter Soldier
May 6, 2022 - The New Avengers
Jul 8, 2022 - Nova
Nov 4, 2022 - Captain Marvel 2
Mar 3, 2023 - Sentry/Spider-Woman
May 5, 2023 - Inhumans 2
Jul 7, 2023- Spider-Man: Greatness Awaits
Nov 3, 2023 - Doctor Strange 3
So, let's see. I should start by saying I don't really buy this, but let's just examine it for fun.
If this is to be believed, then it would mean that Marvel Studios is going to up their annual number of releases to four. It would also mean that they've worked out a compromise with Isaac Perlmutter that's so good that not only is Inhumans going to get made, but it's even going to get a sequel. Then there's the idea of characters like Nova, Sentry, and Spider-Woman entering the fray.
Yeah, I'm doubting the hell out of this.
One of many red flags here is the Spider-Man flicks having anything other than a numerical sequel title at this point, when everything else has a number and not a title, and knowing that those scripts haven't even been written yet.
What, if anything, do you think is legit about this rumored slate?
Mario-f. Robles Psyched! Freakin' Finally seeing #XMenApocalypse tonight. It's in 3D, which blows. But it'll do. about a day ago »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
The Civil War continues to wage on (Kinda? Maybe? Eh) Daredevil plays some cards, Moonstone needs a heart and why is The Vision a book about almost nothing, still so damn good!? Read on for this week’s Marvel Comics Reviews!
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Fcbd: Captain America #1
Review: This was a fun little lead up to Captain America: Steve Rogers #1. It doesn’t really show anything about the Hydra/Cap storyline, more or less it’s a standard Captain America taking down the bad Hydra thugs story. There is a follow up with Sam Wilson Cap teaming up with the new Falcon as well. Neither is really something that’s stand alone as both are tie-ins to their own respective series. I was kind of hoping for something of a Hydra/Cap teaser here, »
- Jeremy Scully
Huge Spoilers: We look at what the fallout of Captain America: Civil War means for the future of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe...
This article contains big spoilers for Captain America: Civil War.
It’s finally here! Captain America: Civil War is out in the UK, and now the time has come to start analysing the film in excruciating detail. There’s certainly a lot to digest: allegiances have been shattered and certain Avengers are now fugitives. Rhodey is on crutches and Cap is on the run.
So, what does the superhero slugfest of Civil War mean for the McU writ large? How will the fallout of this film drip-feed into the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Here are some thoughts...
The very first Captain America Civil War clip has been released online ahead of its release in the U.K. on April 29th.
The new clip arrived for the upcoming superhero sequel on the MTV Movie Awards, whih took place at the weekend in Burbank, California.
Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson,Emily VanCamp, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Rudd, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, and Martin Freeman star in the film, which is directed by the Russo brothers. Watch the first Captain American Civil War Clip below.
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, »
- Paul Heath
Luke Owen speculates on who might be in the cast of Avengers: Infinity War…
It was revealed yesterday that the cast of Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 & 2 was currently a wall with 67 character names on it. Sixty-seven. That’s a lot of characters. Suddenly that rumour of a $1 billion budget doesn’t seem too out of the realm of possibility.
But who will be in the film? I’ve gone back through the various Marvel Cinematic Universe movies to speculate on all 67 members of the cast, as well as make predictions on future films to fill out the numbers. This is not an exact science, as you can imagine.
Let’s start things off with what we can probably guess for certain – the cast of both Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War (as there is a lot of cross-over). Presuming that no one in the main cast dies »
- Luke Owen
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