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Decades of Marvel movies on the big screen demand a long ranked list. This is that list We’re in the 30th year of theatrically released adaptations of Marvel Comics properties, and it’s been a wild ride. It’s time to rank all of ‘em, from “Howard the Duck” to this week’s “Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2.” 46. “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. 45. “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” A totally chaotic stir fry of nonsense that »
- Phil Owen
What’s the new release date for the animated Spider-Man movie? Where did Supergirl supposedly keep her suit hidden in the old Action Comics? Why didn’t Dave Bautista want to read the full script for Avengers: Infinity War? Will we see Howard the Duck pop up again in the McU? When is Free Comic Book Day […]
- Ethan Anderton
As we look back at what came before ‘Iron Man,’ we marvel at the miracle that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Earlier this week, the Fsr team brainstormed the plot of Avengers 4 based on the idea that its mysterious subtitle was a potential spoiler for the still unseen Avengers: Infinity War. It was a fun exercise that briefly allowed me to nerd out over a few spandex epics penned by personal favorites, Brian Michael Bendis and Jonathan Hickman. The resulting conversation spawned some excitement, and a good heap of cynicism as well…or better yet, apathy. How much further can the Marvel Cinematic Universe expand? Will Thanos ever sit up from his chair, and prove he’s the big bad Mad Titan comic book fanboys claim him to be? Next week, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will mark the 15th entry in Marvel’s unprecedented shared universe machine, and by the time we get to Avengers »
- Brad Gullickson
Warning: Some May Consider This A Spoiler, But It Doesn’T Discuss Plot Details Or Anything Of That Nature…
It’s a well-known geek-fact that there is an Easter Egg within Guardians of the Galaxy that no one has spotted. Director James Gunn has been very vocal about people coming close online, but no one is yet to figure out this mysterious hidden surprise. Even Chris Pratt doesn’t know, and Gunn won’t tell him. According to the director there is another epic Easter Egg in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 [read our review here], and he’s going to wait and see if anyone spots this.
Well, we don’t know what that particular Easter Egg might be – but we can tell you about two fun cameos to keep an eye out for in the end credits of the movie.
The credits of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 features the »
- Luke Owen
Sneak Peek more new footage, plus images from director James Gunn's "Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2", on the news that "Rocky" actor Sylvester Stallone portrays Marvel Comics character 'Starhawk' aka 'Stakar of the House of Ogord', a high-ranking member of the 'Ravagers', in the new Marvel Studios feature:
"...'Stakar' was fated to eventually re-inhabit his infant body, reliving his life over countless times. Because of the knowledge of things to come, he manipulated events to affect what he felt would be the best outcome, referring to himself as 'One Who Knows'.
"He made many enemies in doing so, but his tampering and guidance also led to the formation of the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' in the 31st Century. »
- Michael Stevens
The 2014 blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy featured a ton of Easter Eggs, including the now-infamous shot of Howard the Duck. And it's already clear that its sequel has plenty more. Director James Gunn already teased that there is a very early Easter Egg in the fourth shot of the film, but, unless you got to attend the world premiere or press screenings this week, you'll have to wait until May 5 to check it out. Unfortunately, the director also revealed in another interview that he had to cut one particular scene which featured a ton of Easter Eggs, and may have included Nathan Fillion's character.
Last April, a report surfaced that Nathan Fillion was playing a Marvel Comics character known as Simon Williams, who in the comics was a reformed villain who ultimately joined the Avengers, but later left the superhero group to pursue a career as an actor, although »
Marvel fans have been trained to stay seated for the entire credits after any movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, because there is almost always some kind of post-credit scene to be enjoyed. Sometimes there is even two. But it looks like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is going to really up the stakes as there is not one, but five end-credits stingers attached to the movie.
With the release date a little more than two weeks away, Marvel Studios screened Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 for critics last night. Those who saw the movie learned that it has more than the usual amount of post-credits action for a Marvel movie. Director James Gunn even took to Twitter after the screening to confirm that the movie will have a total of five post-credit scenes. He made the clarification that Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is going to have five, »
The Guardians Of The Galaxy sequel is going all in on the whole idea of post-credits sequences. Director James Gunn himself says there will be a whopping total of five, really pushing the limit of what constitutes the end of a movie. Following early press screenings of the film, Screenrant reported that there would be four. Gunn however was quick to correct.
@screenrant Well, five, actually. »
- Esther Zuckerman
In today's Horror Highlights, we have an exciting update on the guest lineup for Wizard World Minneapolis, as well as Comet TV's April contest and details on Two Sentence Horror Stories: Ma, which will be featured at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Minneapolis Wizard World Lineup: Press Release: "Minneapolis, April 2017 – Wizard World, Inc. (Otcbb: Wizd) continues its 2017 schedule with its fourth trip to the Minneapolis Convention Center at Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis, May 5-7. Charlie Sheen (“Two and a Half Men,” Platoon), Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman (“Doctor Who”), Nichelle Nichols (“Star Trek”), Charisma Carpenter and Nicholas Brendon (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk”) and “The Monkees” duo of Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz headline the roster of celebrity guests scheduled to attend the comic con and pop culture extravaganza.
Sheen, Carpenter, Capaldi and Coleman will attend Saturday and Sunday, May 6-7; the others are scheduled for all three days. »
- Derek Anderson
This weekend Nacho Vigalondo’s Colossal stomps into New York and Los Angeles to establish itself as the new King of the Monsters. While I am ready to hear your hyperbolic rants on how this kaiju fairs against the granddaddy of them all, I think it’s best if we avoid those comparisons, and simply appreciate how Nacho’s movie captures the somber drone of A Monster Calls while elevating to the heights of an epic genre party film. Like most horror geeks, I’ve always sided with the beasts. Part of that attraction certainly stemmed from my only-child status; the symbiotic relationship between Jack Kirby’s Devil Dinosaur and Moon Boy was painfully appealing to this basement bound TV brat. The other aspect was simply that lugging around a My Pet Monster could act as a talisman for the strength I feared was »
- Brad Gullickson
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Man-Thing #1, the comic book debut of Goosebumps author R.L. Stine, proved to be a one of a kind book for Marvel. Much less interested in fitting in with the house style, it was largely a homage to the horror comics of decades gone by. This second issue follows on in much the same spirit, with all Stine’s usual black humour and love of pulpy horror. Somehow, though, it ends up being even weirder than the opening issue.
After coming face to face with himself on the streets of Burbank, Man-Thing is teleported away back to his swamp in the Everglades. But with vulture, bat and snake attacks coming from all around, and a reunion with his lost love Lily-Ann Millard, something is very amiss. Could it be that the whole of reality is threatened and that »
- Christian Bone
James Gunn may have given Howard the Duck a new lease on life when he reintroduced the character back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with his first Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014. But he absolutely hates the 1986 movie produced by George Lucas. And there is one really specific reason why, outside of it being an awful adaptation of the once very popular Marvel mallard.
Howard the Duck made his infamous return in the Guardians of the Galaxy post-credit scene. And ever since, fans have been hounding Marvel for a stand-alone spin-off featuring the anthropomorphic water fowl. That hasn't happened yet, and it's unclear if Howard will return in this summer's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. But director James Gunn has made one thing clear, and he doesn't mince his words. The original Howard the Duck 'sucks'!
Released in summer 1986, Howard the Duck arrived in theaters as a huge bomb. »
Which comics inspired or influenced the Wonder Woman movie? What does James Gunn think of the Howard the Duck movie from 1986? What’s the official rating the MPAA gave Wonder Woman? What other Marvel character would Anthony Mackie like to play? Which McU star helped Sacha Dhawan land a role on Iron Fist? All that […]
The post Superhero Bits: Wonder Woman MPAA Rating and Comic Influence, Hydra Targets Inhumans & More appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
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That appearance of the avian comic character was not his first on film, however, as Howard the Duck starred in his own feature length film in 1986 from Lucasfilm. The film was a notorious flop and, even worse, riled up fans of the character who felt his representation on the big screen was nothing like how he appeared on the page.
One such disappointed fan was a young Gunn, who opened up about his experience seeing »
- Patrick Shanley
“Before I said I was going to do Finian’s Rainbow I should have read the book.”Finian’s Rainbow (1968)
Commentator: Francis Ford Coppola (director)
1. Regarding the film’s opening frame featuring the word “overture” onscreen, he says it’s because this was what was referred to as a roadshow production. “They were like a night at the theater. You were given a program, it was an event, and as you came to your seat there was an overture playing.” It’s a long absent format, but Quentin Tarantino recently revived it for some screenings of The Hateful Eight.
2. He says a benefit of 70mm productions was that “the soundtrack would be in six-track magnetic stereophonic sound and was very high quality.”
3. The Warner Bros/Seven Arts logo reminds him of his time spent at the latter company working as a staff writer when they bought WB. “It was quite a coincidence related to my directing this »
- Rob Hunter
Marvel didn't invent the post-credit scene. But they sure do own it. And lately, some superhero movie directors have decided to ditch the stinger, which many fans view as the desert after the meal. Not James Gunn. When it comes to Guardians of the Galaxy 2, he's going all in on the end-credits cookie. He says this on Twitter.
"All I'll say is, unless you have to rush out because your mother is dying, stay through the entire end credits."
He doesn't go onto reveal anything further than that. Though, we can maybe guess that the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 end credits stinger might be tied to one of the other two Marvel movies coming later this year. The first is Spider-Man: Homecoming, which arrives this summer. It was reported that Tom Holland visited the set. That said, it's unclear how Spider-Man would tie into Guardians at this point, »
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Marvel Unlimited, Marvel’s digital comics subscription service, offers members unlimited access to over 20,000 issues of Marvel's classic and newer titles, delivered digitally through your desktop web browser and the Marvel Unlimited mobile app. With classic and newer issues added every week here are some of the amazing Marvel titles coming to Marvel Unlimited this March:
Week of 3/6
All-new Wolverine Annual #1
An All-New Story featuring Your Favorite Surviving Claw-popping Characters! All-new Wolverine + Spider-gwen = All-new Wolvergwen And Spiderine! Gabby The World’S Most Dangerous Little Sister! Plus: Jonathan The Wolverine!
Amazing Spider-man #17
Civil War II: Choosing Sides #5
Deadpool V Gambit #4
Han Solo #3
Howard The Duck #10
Hyperion #6 Final Issue!
Marvel Universe Guardians Of The Galaxy #11
Ms. Marvel #10
Rocket Raccoon & Groot #8
Spider-man 2099 #14
The Astonishing Ant-man #11
Uncanny Avengers #13
Week of 3/13
A Year Of Marvels: September Infinite Comic #1
In September, »
- Michael Connally
America Chavez takes centre stage this coming Wednesday as Marvel launches its new series America, and we’ve got a preview of the first issue for you here; check it out…
At last! Everyone’s favorite no-nonsense powerhouse, America Chavez, gets her own series! Written by critically-acclaimed Ya novelist Gabby Rivera (Juliet Takes A Breath) and drawn by all-star artist Joe Quinones (Howard The Duck), Marvel Comics’ brand new America series shines a solo spotlight on the high-octane and hard-hitting adventures of the one and only America Chavez!America has always been uncontestably awesome, and as the newly appointed leader of the Ultimates, she’s now officially claimed her place as the preeminent butt-kicker of the Marvel Universe! But while leading a team of heroes and punching out big bads is great and all, it doesn’t really leave much time for self-discovery… So what’s a super-powered teenager do »
- Amie Cranswick
This summer, the one-and-only Spider-Man returns to his friendly neighborhood, as Marvel have announced Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man, a new ongoing series from superstar writer Chip Zdarsky (Star-Lord, Howard the Duck) and legendary artist Adam Kubert (Avengers, X-Men).
A companion to the best-selling Amazing Spider-Man series, these two blockbuster creators are taking Peter Parker back-to-basics in a new series bursting at the seams with heart, humor and over-the-top action!
He’s a webslinging, wallcrawling wonder. He’s the world’s greatest super hero. He’s the unluckiest guy on the planet. He’s Spider-Man! Following his globetrotting adventures, it’s big heroics in the Big Apple as Peter Parker returns to the city that never sleeps! Be there as he swings between giant skyscrapers, squares off against his iconic rogues gallery and still manages to be late for that date he had planned!
Fans can swing into action this »
- Phil Wheat
Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.
This Past Weekend:
The Lego Batman Movie won the weekend as expected, but not with nearly as much money as I had predicted, not besting the opening of The Lego Movie as expected, but instead ending up with a reasonable and not so bad $53 million. Fifty Shades Darker proved that the audience for movies based on the popular books was still great enough for it to win Friday with $21 million (to Lego Batman’s $15 million) and end up second for the weekend with a strong $46.6 million. That was still almost $40 million less than the opening of the previous movie Fifty Shades of Grey, but the sequel also didn’t have the benefits of Valentine’s Day and a four-day holiday. Coming in »
- Edward Douglas
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