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Latest Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 character reveals include Spider-Ham, Hela, Iron Fist and Old West Iron Man

10 September 2017 1:52 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During Pax West 2017, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Tt Games, The Lego Group and Marvel Entertainment have revealed four new playable characters for the upcoming video game sequel Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 in Spider-Ham (a.k.a. Peter Porker), Thor: Ragnarok villain Hela, the Immortal Iron Fist, and Old West Tony Stark, complete with Old West Iron Man armor. Check them out here…

See Also: Howard the Duck, Iron Duck and Carnom come to Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 is an all-new, epic adventure and sequel to the smash hit, Lego Marvel Super Heroes. This original branching storyline, co-written by comic book veteran Kurt Busiek, transports players into a cosmic battle across a myriad of Marvel locations ripped from time and space into the incredible open hub world of Chronopolis. Packed with signature Lego humor for fans of all ages, gamers will go head-to-head with the time-travelling Kang the Conqueror through Ancient Egypt, »

- Gary Collinson

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Sleuth-er Heroes: The 10 Best Detectives In Comic Books

30 August 2017 2:52 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Superheroes might be talented in the art of fisticuffs, but sometimes they need to employ some brain work in order to fight crime, too. Sure, the big punch-up is what will stop the evil supervillain from destroying the world, but the dogged investigation that led them to that point is the real reason the day is saved.

Considering that, it’s not surprising that so many comic book heroes double up as detectives. Whether they are officers of the law, private eyes or simply detectives by nature, so many characters from Marvel, DC and other comic universes are just as much super-sleuths as they are superheroes. Some notable examples include Misty Knight, the Spirit, the Spectre, Jessica Drew’s Spider-Woman and let’s not forget Howard the Duck.

While these characters are magnificent with a magnifying glass, they didn’t manage to break into our picks for the top 10 detectives in comic book history. »

- Christian Bone

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Image pays tribute to The Walking Dead with variant covers

23 August 2017 10:50 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Image Comics has announced that it is continuing its 25th anniversary celebrations by paying tribute to The Walking Dead with a series of variant covers across 30 of its titles, and we’ve got a look at six of them for you here in I Hate Fairyland: I Hate Image Special Edition, Elsewhere #3, Kill the Minotaur #5, Extremity #7, Angelic #2 and Underwinter #1. Take a look here…

Here’s the full list of 30 titles receiving variant covers…

Available in stores on Wednesday, October 4th Elsewhere #3 by Jay Faerber & Sumeyye Kesgin, cover by Kesgin & Riley Extremity #7 by Daniel Warren Johnson, cover by Johnson I Hate Fairyland: I Hate Image Special Edition by Skottie Young, cover by Young Postal #23 by Bryan Hill & Isaac Goodhart, cover by Goodhart Regression #5 by Cullen Bunn & Danny Luckert, cover by Luckert Southern Cross #13 by Andy Belanger & Becky Cloonan, cover by Cloonan Slots #1 by Dan Panosian, cover by Panosian Available in stores on Wednesday, »

- Gary Collinson

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The History of 'The Defenders,' From Comic Book to Netflix

23 August 2017 7:34 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

"Before you tap that shoulder, sugar – identify yourself."

"The name's Daredevil – horn-head for short. And you?"

"Depends. If you're spendin' money, it's Power Man – Hero for Hire. Otherwise, Cage'll do – Luke Cage."

Thus began the not entirely auspicious teaming of Luke Cage and Daredevil in the pages of the 24th issue of The Defenders, from 1975. It was, in fact, the only story in that comic's 15-year existence in which any of the characters on Netflix's identically titled series would meet. The 2017 incarnation – Daredevil and Luke Cage, plus Jessica Jones and »

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Journey through Chronopolis in latest Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 trailer

21 August 2017 9:56 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have released a new trailer for the upcoming Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2.  This new trailer takes viewers through the game’s hub world of Chronopolis where all iconic Marvel hero locations merge into one place for players to explore.  Visit Chronopolis below…

In the Open Hub World of Chronopolis players will be able to wander around many of the locations from the Marvel universe.  Players will be able to explore Thor’s Asgard, the Wakandan jungle, ancient Egyptian pyramids and the deep space base of Knowhere.  The trailer also reveals the Coliseum, the Hydra Empire, K’un-lun, Lemuria, Medieval England, Noir New York, Nueva York, the Old West and The Swamp.

Developed by the wonderful people at Tt Games, Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 continues the brilliant humour (that can only be found in Lego games) as gamers go head to head with the time travelling Kang the Conqueror. »

- Andrew Newton

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The Punisher: the legacy of Marvel's first superhero film

20 August 2017 7:09 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mike Cecchini Aug 24, 2017

The Punisher, starring Dolph Lundgren, was the first Marvel superhero movie. It's not as bad as you've heard...

1989's The Punisher is Marvel's first superhero movie.

When you see it written out this way, it is really weird, isn't it? But it's true. The Punisher, the 1989 movie starring Dolph Lundgren as Marvel's premiere vigilante, really is the first Marvel superhero movie. While other Marvel superheroes (most notably Hulk and Spider-Man) had shown up in TV movies and series, they weren't big screen concerns. The 1944 Captain America movie serial doesn't count, because it's a serial not a feature film.  The 1986 Howard the Duck movie is technically the first Marvel film, but he isn't a superhero. None of 'em tick all the appropriate boxes. The Punisher, for better or worse, does.

The Punisher was written by Boaz Yakin (who eventually went on to direct Remember The Titans and co-write »

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Star Wars Prequels Almost Got a Totally Different Anakin Skywalker

13 August 2017 3:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

For years Star Wars fans could only dream about the events of the Clone Wars and Anakin Skywalker's fall from grace, as first introduced in the original Star Wars trilogy. The power of the dark side that seduced Darth Vader, the legendary piloting skills of Luke's father, it was all only spoken about, until George Lucas announced plans to finally bring Episodes I, II, and III to life, promising to show us the first meeting between Obi-Wan and Anakin and the fateful duel that turned the newly minted Darth Vader into "more machine than man." And George Lucas needed to find perfect actor to play the role. Which wasn't an easy task by any means.

There were hundreds of screen tests before Lucas enlisted young Jake Lloyd to play the future Darth Vader in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. To say the performance wasn't well received is putting »

- MovieWeb

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Kelly Lynch Turned Down Sharon Stone's Iconic Basic Instinct Role — Why She Says 'I Don't Regret a Bit of That'

21 July 2017 10:40 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Kelly Lynch knows why she was cast in 1988’s Cocktail.

“It was one of those parts that models get because my audition was various bikinis,” the actress, whose background was in modeling and children’s theater, tells People.

After acting opposite Tom Cruise, she got steamy with Patrick Swayze in 1989’s Road House. “To do your first two films with Patrick Swayze and Tom Cruise, who are both — were, in Patrick’s case — really amazing sweet and kind, guys, I loved working with both of them,” says Lynch, now 58. “They were really, really fun.”

But it wasn’t until the »

- Dana Rose Falcone

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Sdcc: Howard the Duck, Iron Duck and Carnom come to Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2

20 July 2017 4:01 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ll be getting a brand new trailer for Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 this Friday, but in the meantime we’ve got our first in-game look at three of the character set to feature in the sequel in Howard the Duck, Iron Duck and Carnom, which as you can probably guess is Venom and Carnage fused together!

See Also: Lego Marvel Super Heroes Deluxe Edition brings the Classic Guardians of the Galaxy

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 is an all-new, epic adventure and sequel to the smash hit, Lego Marvel Super Heroes. This original branching storyline, co-written by comic book veteran Kurt Busiek, transports players into a cosmic battle across a myriad of Marvel locations ripped from time and space into the incredible open hub world of Chronopolis. Packed with signature Lego humor for fans of all ages, gamers will go head-to-head with the time-travelling Kang the Conqueror through Ancient Egypt, »

- Gary Collinson

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T.I. Gives Advice to Rob Kardashian After He Claimed Rapper Paid to Have a Threesome With Blac Chyna

9 July 2017 1:50 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

T.I. has some words for Rob Kardashian.

After Kardashian accused T.I. of paying to have a threesome with Blac Chyna and his wife, Tiny, during the reality star's now infamous social media rant, the rapper responded in a video over the weekend.

Watch: Blac Chyna Intends to Take Legal Action Against Rob Kardashian Following Social Media Blowout Feud

"Don't tell women's business. That's bad. That's very, very bad. It's poor character," the rapper told TMZ at Lax on Saturday. 

He later got more explicit, joking that Kardashian will now have trouble trying to get into relationships in the future.

"If a woman entrusts you man, and confides in you, man, with secrets and stuff like that, you don't ever let that -- you don't do that," he said.  "You don't do that, you know what I'm saying? Our secrets are sacred. We don't do that. That's a whole level of f**k boy sh*t. I »

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Should Superhero Movies Be Light or Dark?

8 July 2017 10:28 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The answer, I hope we can agree, is obvious: Superhero movies should be light. And dark. And everything in between. There’s no rule or formula, no one-cape-and-spandex-suit-fits-all way to do it. Yet when I go into a new comic-book superhero movie, even though I know that it’s a franchise product designed to sell tickets (and toys) around the globe, and that it’s now just a small piece in a larger “universe,” I have a prejudice, or at least a stubborn desire, and it is this: I want it to be great. Not just okay, not just “a respectable sequel” or a diverting time-passer, but something that sweeps you up and leaves an indelible imprint, the way that the greatest comic-book movies have done.

A lot of people seem to feel that “Spider-Man: Homecoming” delivers on that promise. I’d say it’s a perfectly decent reboot/Marvel fable (though not as exciting as the »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Wild, Dangerous, Imperfect, Wounded Grandeur: 18 Double Features About America

2 July 2017 9:02 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

The United States is “my country, right or wrong,” of course, and I consider myself a patriotic person, but I’ve never felt that patriotism meant blind fealty to the idea of America’s rightful dominance over global politics or culture, and certainly not to its alleged preferred status on God’s short list of favored nations, or that allegiance to said country was a license to justify or rationalize every instance of misguided, foolish, narrow-minded domestic or foreign policy.

In 2012, when this piece was first posted, it seemed like a good moment to throw the country’s history and contradictions into some sort of quick relief, and the most expedient way of doing that for me was to look at the way the United States (and the philosophies at its core) were reflected in the movies, and not just the ones which approached the country head-on as a subject. »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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8 Great Comic Book Characters That Haven’t Made Live-Action Appearances

29 June 2017 2:56 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If you’re a comic book fan and you aren’t happy to be alive right now, you’re doing this life thing completely wrong. Why shouldn’t you be screaming from the rafters about the latest live-action comic book movies starring a host of your favorite characters? It’s like constant euphoria all the time.

Even though we’re living in the era of comic book everything, not all of the satisfaction boxes have been ticked, because there are still too many great characters that we’ve yet to see in the live-action universes. Undoubtedly, they’ll probably find their way onto TV or film at some point in time, but there are 8 characters in particular that should’ve made their silver-screen debuts a long, long time ago. I mean, Howard the Duck has appeared in three films already, including a horrendous solo film, so there’s simply no »

- Sergio Pereira

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All 47 Marvel Movies Ranked From Worst to Best, Including ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ (Photos)

29 June 2017 12:16 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

We’re in the 30th year of theatrically released adaptations of Marvel Comics properties, making it as good a time as any to rank ‘em all, from “Howard the Duck” to the this year’s very personal “Logan,” and the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s  “Spider-Man: Homecoming” 47. “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” It’s just a nightmare. A total nightmare. There have been a bunch of bad superhero movies, but this one transcends bad. 46. “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” A totally chaotic stir fry of nonsense that tells the story of how Wolverine got his claws. Features a version of Deadpool »

- Phil Owen

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What Does George Lucas Think of Ron Howard Directing Han Solo?

28 June 2017 3:37 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

George Lucas isn't known for mincing words. And he doesn't hold back from speaking his mind. He hasn't shied away from saying what he truly likes or dislikes about the new Star Wars franchise since he sold it off to Disney back in 2012. While he's never really admitted to liking J.J. Abrams' The Force Awakens, he did say he enjoyed Rogue One quite a bit. While he won't comment on the firing of Phil Lord and Chris Miller from Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, he did tell TMZ exactly how he fells about Ron Howard coming into replace them. He open and honestly says this.

"I think he'll be great."

As fans know, Ron Howard worked as the lead actor in George Lucas' second big screen feature American Graffiti. And Howard, who has become an Oscar-winning director in the forty years since that movie hit big at the box office, »

- MovieWeb

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James Gunn Dispels Rumors He’s Producing A ‘Howard The Duck’ Movie For Marvel

28 June 2017 10:23 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Guardians of the Galaxy franchise director James Gunn put to rest social media rumors this morning that he will produce a Howard the Duck movie for Marvel. The classic comic-book character is a favorite of Gunn’s, with Howard making cameos in both Gotg films. But in regards to producing, Gunn tweeted today: There is No Howard the Duck movie at the present time. There are a lot of comic characters I love but I'm not making films of them all. https://t.co/IYNzo9R2hq… »

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The Week in Star Wars – Everything you need to know about Lord and Miller, Ron Howard and Han Solo

25 June 2017 2:08 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s a special edition of The Week in Star Wars following the shock news from the Han Solo spin-off movie, along with some bits from The Last Jedi, Episode IX and more…

Before we kick things off, The Week in Star Wars celebrated it’s second birthday this week.

Thanks to everyone who has read any edition over the last two years

So, let’s talk about Han Solo. Although the event took place as early as Monday, it was revealed on Tuesday that Phil Lord and Chris Miller had been fired from the Han Solo spin-off movie. The films had been in production since February, and all reports suggest that there are still four or so weeks left of shooting, with five weeks of planned re-shoots. “Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are talented filmmakers who have assembled an incredible cast and crew, but it’s become clear that »

- Luke Owen

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Ron Howard Promises to Honor Han Solo Work Already Finished

23 June 2017 9:35 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just one day after Ron Howard officially signed on to direct LucasFilm's Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, the filmmaker speaks out about taking this coveted job for the first time. Howard appeared at the Cannes Lions advertising and media conference in France today, after officially coming in to replace departing Han Solo directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who were fired by LucasFilm over vast creative differences. Here's what Ron Howard had to say at the conference earlier today.

"It's a little opportunity that came my way. I've been a fan forever. It's gratifying to be asked to lend my voice to the Star Wars universe."

Variety reports that Ron Howard has already started working on the Han Solo spin-off, with production scheduled to resume on July 10. There are already five weeks of reshoots built into the schedule that will take place later on this year at an unspecified date. Here's what he had to say about the material that has already been shot for Han Solo: A Star Wars Story.

"So many people involved in the Star Wars franchise are friends. It's already been in production, and there's a lot of really great work there."

The director also spoke about how director George Lucas discussed his plans for a "fun sci-fi film," while he was starring in the filmmaker's American Graffiti alongside the actor who would go on to become Han Solo, Harrison Ford. The director added that, when the first Star Wars movie came out on May 25, 1977, he waited in line for over two hours to see the film with his wife. Since they were both so inspired after seeing the movie, they got back in line and waited another 90 minutes to see the movie again. Ron Howard also took to Twitter last night, to release a statement about taking over on this highly-anticipated project.

"I'm beyond grateful to add my voice to the Star Wars Universe after being a fan since 5/25/77. I hope to honor the great work already done & help deliver on the promise of a Han Solo film."

Aside from "creative differences," no further explanation was given for Lord and Miller's departure, although there were reports that the directors were portraying Han Solo as a "comedic personality," which didn't sit well with Kathleen Kennedy. Other sources claimed there was friction immediately between the filmmakers, who were reportedly surprised they weren't given the same level of creative freedom they have enjoyed throughout their careers. Regardless, Ron Howard now has to step in and try to put together a movie that will make Star Wars fans proud, with LucasFilm keeping the May 25, 2018 release date.

After it was announced that Phil Lord and Chris Miller would be leaving the project, with reportedly just a few weeks left in production, LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy announced that a director would be announced soon. Ron Howard was mentioned as the front runner within hours of Lord and Miller's departure, while other candidates were mentioned such as Lawrence Kasdan, who co-wrote the Han Solo: A Star Wars Story script with his son Jon Kasdan, and Joe Johnston, who started his career working on visual effects for the first three Star Wars movies. Take a look at Ron Howard's tweets below, as we wait for more details on Han Solo: A Star Wars Story.

I'm beyond grateful to add my voice to the Star Wars Universe after being a fan since 5/25/77.

Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) June 22, 2017

I hope to honor the great work already done & help deliver on the promise of a Han Solo film.

Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) June 22, 2017 »

- MovieWeb

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Ron Howard On His Star Wars Experience & Joining The Han Solo Film

23 June 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Earlier this week saw the departure of Phil Lord and Chris Miller from the director’s chair of Han Solo, and the arrival of Oscar-winning helmer Ron Howard. To call the situation unexpected would be a vast understatement, but now that things have settled down a bit, it sounds like the production is ready to move forward in July. 

As expected when replacing the helmers in such a high profile way, Howard has been a bit on the quiet side. He took to Twitter to express his general excitement with the project, but as far as public statements go, he didn’t even say anything in the official announcement from Lucasfilm.

However, while appearing at the Palais stage at Cannes Lions (via Deadline), he touched upon his new gig, and the experience he’s had with the franchise since its beginnings.

“I’ve been around the Star Wars universe from the beginning. »

- Joseph Medina

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Ron Howard talks about his new job – directing the Han Solo movie

23 June 2017 7:12 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

He was confirmed to have bagged the job just yesterday after a flurry of rumours and now Ron Howard has spoken out about working on the in-production Star Wars spin-off Han Solo. The legendary filmmaker spoke with Variety about working with Lucasfilm, as well as taking to social media to share some initial thoughts.

“It’s a little opportunity that came my way,” Howard told the trade. “I’ve been a fan forever. It’s gratifying to be asked to lend my voice to the [Star Wars] universe. So many people involved in the ‘Star Wars’ franchise are friends. It’s already been in production, and there’s a lot of really great work there.”

Here’s what he had to say on Twitter.

I’m beyond grateful to add my voice to the Star Wars Universe after being a fan since 5/25/77.

Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) June 22, 2017

I hope to honor the great work already done & help deliver on the promise of a Han Solo film.

Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) June 22, 2017

The directing job on the Han Solo movie, which has been shooting for just under five months, came because Phil Lord and Chris Miller left the project at the start of the week over ‘creative differences’.

Of course Howard has worked with Lucasfilm before – acting in George Lucas’s 1970s movie America Graffiti, and then directing the cult classic Willow in the 80s.

The Han Solo movie is still scheduled to be released in May 2018. Whether that will change due to the recent developments remains to be seen. We’ll obviously keep you posted.

The post Ron Howard talks about his new job – directing the Han Solo movie appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Paul Heath

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