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Four new pieces of concept art for next year's superhero showdown reveal where the Marvel heroes fall in a dispute over government accountability for the Avengers.
Marvel's post-credit Easter eggs ranked from worst to best: Does Howard the Duck beat shawarma?
Iron Man's (Robert Downey Jr) squad is anchored by his Avengers teammates Vision (Paul Bettany) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), as well as long-time ally War Machine (Don Cheadle) and newcomer Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman).
Their opposition is spearheaded by Captain America (Chris Evans) and his loyalists Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), ex-shield agent Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp) and Ant-Man (Paul Rudd).
Captain America might have the wildcard in his favour, since it looks like he's also won over his former friend-turned-brainwashed Hydra »
Vin Diesel will return as everyone's favourite extraterrestrial sentient tree being, Groot, in Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
Diesel's appearance in Marvel's intergalactic follow-up was confirmed by director James Gunn on Facebook.
Marvel's post-credit Easter Eggs ranked from worst to best: Does Howard the Duck beat shawarma?
Of course, the character of Groot only can only say one phrase - that's "I am Groot!", except on very special occasions - which means that it shouldn't take Diesel too long to get through the script.
Officially titled Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2, to tie in with the mixtape theme of the first film, the sequel is set to hit cinemas on May 5, 2017.
This job isn't a walk in the park, incidentally: Vin Diesel also provides the voice of Groot for most international territories, »
The post-credits scene for the year's biggest Marvel movie snuck online this week with Thanos' appearance at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron landing on YouTube.
The latest in an increasingly long line of fan-rewarding teasers, its arrival heralds a new and very dangerous list: Marvel's post-credit stings from worst to best.
Join in the discussion in the comments box below and consider the spoiler alarm sounded for anyone not fully up to date with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
17. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Tony Stark confronts General Thunderbolt Ross
Tony Stark's hypercool presence is a welcome one - and it's neat that Ross's drink is Gamma green - but Marvel never followed up on this tag in future films and eventually had to make a special short to explain it. Incidentally, William Hurt will be back for Captain America: Civil War next year, where hopefully he won't punch any plot holes into the script. »
Howard the Human #1
Written by Scottie Young
Published by Marvel Comics
Some arbitrary sci-fi geek stuff happened in the Marvel universe recently thanks to the Secret Wars event comic, resulting in really weird continuity that is going to last for the few months this event will need tie-ins to hit comic shops with. For nerds who want more pieces of the large, sprawling story, there are certainly tie-ins to fit their desires, but there are also straight up goofy releases that certainly don’t need Secret Wars to exist. Yes, tie-ins like Howard the Human aren’t even remotely anchored to the main Secret Wars storyline, simply using the messed-up-continuity angle to deliver a wacky What If? story.
Enter Howard the Human, a familiar human version »
- Matthew Petras
At this point, it seems safe to say that the debut of the all-new Fantastic Four wasn't exactly a wild success. After two weekends in theaters, 20th Century Fox and director Josh Trank's big-screen reboot of the superhero franchise is having a tough time at the box office, leading more than a few professional pundits to declare it one of the worst comic-book movies ever made. But is it fair to lump Fantastic Four in with Catwoman, Howard the Duck and other films that notoriously missed the mark? Let's look at the numbers... As far as opening weekends go, Fantastic Four sits firmly in the middle of the pack with the $25.6 million it generated over its four-day “weekend” premiere (which includes $2.7 million in the now-standard Thursday...
- Rick Marshall
Many people love comic books, and they especially love the Marvel characters. It seems that among comic book lovers around the nation and the world, the characters from Marvel are always the most popular. Why is that? A recent poll was taken in February to see who the most popular comic book characters were in the whole world, almost all of the top characters chosen were from Marvel comics. They always seem to top all of the other franchises in comic books.
Popularity in movies
You must know also then that these characters are popular in films as well. There are always numerous films based around these characters. From animated and live-action films to movies made for TV or direct to video releases, you can always seem to find them all over the place. People also love these characters in the gaming world, and you have surely seen them in »
- David Agnew
Skottie Young and Jim Mahfood present a very different take on Howard the Duck this week with Marvel’s Secret Warts tie in series Howard the Human, and you can take a look at a preview of the first issue here…
Spend a day with Howard, a private investigator and the only human living in city full of animals. But not, like, criminals and lowlifes. We’re talking elephants, apes, ducks and kitty cats. Catching a case, grinding a few gears, dodging some bullets and almost getting killed by an anthropomorchic monstrosity. It’s just another Monday for Howard the Human brought to you by Skottie Young (Rocket Raccoon) and Jim Mahfood (Miami Vice Remix).
Howard the Human #1 is out on August 19th, priced $3.99.
- Gary Collinson
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this tremendous Tuesday? A fan-made Spectre trailer brings back Roger Moore as 007, Howard the Duck gets a new big-budget "remix" and a unique Star Wars video gives the franchise a True Detective-style opening credits scene. But first, we have a wonderful mashup of The Walking Dead and Deadpool. So, sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
The Walking Dead and Deadpool Mashup
David Elmaleh and his wonderful mashup videos are quickly becoming a regular fixture on Nerd Alert, and today he delivers once again, expertly combining The Walking Dead and Deadpool. The only thing wrong with this is we only get 1 minute and 20 seconds of awesome mashup action. Hopefully we can persuade »
Even though X-Men from the year 2000 may have been the first Marvel Comics film that truly launched the comic book movie boom that hasn’t stopped in 15 years (and is showing no signs of slowing down), the very first theatrical movie based on a Marvel comic was Howard the Duck in 1986. Sadly, and […]
- Ethan Anderton
Did Jared Leto just drop a Killing Joke reference? Does Wonder Woman have a new VFX supervisor? Is Henry Cavill bummed about not getting to star in Superman Flyby? How’s Jon Bernthal‘s Punisher looking on the Daredevil set? Does Supergirl have another new promo? Which friendly neighborhood superhero turns 53 today? What would Howard the Duck look like as a […]
The post Superhero Bits: Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Joker, Punisher, Superman, Captain America appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Character Origin of the Day: Wonder what happened after young Peter Quill was abducted by a spaceship at the beginning of Guardians of the Galaxy? Below is part of an animated look at Quill/Star-Lord's origin story via the upcoming cartoon series. See the second part plus an animated origin for Groot at Geek Tyrant. Fake Trailer of the Day: Speaking of characters who appear in Guardians of the Galaxy, Vulture made a trailer for a modern McU-based reboot of Howard the Duck: Movie Meme of the Day: The "Straight Outta ____ " promotional meme for Straight Outta Compton is being employed for some great movie-related gags. Here are two...
- Christopher Campbell
Can you name the first movie based on a Marvel Comics property? It wasn't anything to do with the current Marvel Cinematic Universe, nor was it 2000's X-Men or 1998's Blade. Before all of those big-screen, big-profit triumphs, Marvel made a wild bet that the character America wanted to watch at the cineplex was ... Howard the Duck. In 1986, George Lucas co-produced a film based on Marvel's bizarre cult-favorite character, who was an extraterrestrial, anthropomorphic, wisecracking duck-creature named Howard. The movie was, to put it mildly, a rotten egg. But now that Marvel properties are a big business, the company should reckon with its history and embrace its first movie hero. His tiny, jokey cameo last year was just the beginning. It's time for Howard to fully join the McU. Here, then, is an all-new "Vulture Remix" from video artist Louis Plamondon (a.k.a. Sleepy Skunk), in which we place »
- Louis Plamondon
It was predicted on Friday, and now it’s official: 20th Century Fox’s reboot of Fantastic Four has been clobbered at the North American box office, pulling in just $26.2 million on its debut weekend to place second behind Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation on $29.4 million.
Struggling against horrendous reviews [read ours here and here] and word of mouth, the $120 million-budgeted Fantastic Four’s opening is the lowest for a Marvel branded movie since 2012’s Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance ($22 million), and the eighth-lowest ever after Blade ($17 million), Blade: Trinity ($16 million), The Punisher ($13.8 million), Elektra ($12.8 million), Howard the Duck ($5 million) and Punisher: War Zone ($4.3 million).
- Gary Collinson
Although initial tracking had put it in the $40 – $50 million bracket, it seems the flood of negative reviews and poor word of mouth on Fantastic Four is set to result in a domestic opening weekend of around $25 million.
The $120 million-budgeted film debuted to just $2.7 million from showings in the States on Thursday, and could even lose out on first place this weekend to Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.
Should Fantastic Four pull in less than $30 million, it would be the lowest opening for a Marvel-branded movie since Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance debuted with $22 million in 2012, with only Blade ($17 million), Blade: Trinity ($16 million), The Punisher ($13.8 million) Elektra ($12.8 million), Howard the Duck ($5 million) and Punisher: War Zone ($4.3 million) ever having opened with less.
See Also: Read our Fantastic Four reviews here and here
Fantastic Four is set to hit theaters on August 7th, »
- Gary Collinson
We’ve seen a few of these before, but there’s something really awesome about this one. A Youtuber has complied together clips from 280 movies and cut them together to sing Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars. This has perhaps the best use of Christopher Walken in Pulp Fiction in any song, ever. There’s also some great uses of Napeleon Dynamite dancing and Marty McFly playing guitar in Back to the Future. Sadly, they decided to use that guitar solo rather than the one from Howard The Duck…
Check out the video below:
Pretty cool, right?
- Luke Owen
With the now traditional post-credits sting, Marvel has created a bit of a rod for its own back. It has reached the stage where they clearly have to include something, anything, but also do so in a way that fits either with the film you’ve just watched, or teases the next one to be released. Often they’ll have one of each.
It all began with the appearance of Nick Fury at the end of the first Iron Man film, which essentially set up the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, but in doing so set a precedent that some subsequent films have struggled with.
Audiences wait around long after the credits have started to roll, and they want something to get excited about. The shawarma scene after The Avengers was great, because it was a joke that clearly tied into the movie, and was a bit different to anything else they’d attempted. »
- James Hunt
While DC Comics attempts to play catch-up with their “Divergence” marketing campaign, highlighting new and more diverse status-quo switch-ups along with some #1 issues, Marvel Comics continues to kick ass with more awesome comic books. After Secret Wars, an epic event comic from Jonathan Hickman that changes up the continuity by mashing together the Ultimate and 616 universes, Marvel is coming out guns blazing with the “All-New, All-Different” line of comics. Sure, it’s a little wordy, but it sure is exciting.
Here are six reasons you should be pumped for the new face of Marvel comics.
Diverse casts and all-star creators make up new Avengers books
There are two new Avengers books launching in this new line-up, those being A-Force and All-New, All-Different Avengers. A-Force, which we got a taste of in the Secret Wars tie-in miniseries, is about an all-female Avengers team, with She-Hulk, a character whose dedicated series was sadly canceled, »
- Matthew Petras
As we get closer and closer to the release date for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” it gets harder for Disney to keep a lid on every secret. While major plot points remain a mystery to all but he most die-hard of spoiler Internet spelunkers, smaller tidbits are turning up in the strangest places. Like when Adam Savage accidentally gave away a tiny detail during an io9 interview at Comic-Con. So Phil Tippett — who designed all the original creatures for the first three Star Wars films — is a friend of mine. He got brought back in to the new Star Wars film by J.J. to redo a specific sequence that people will remember from Star Wars that carries forward into these sequels. And I got to go watch him shoot it. For those of you who don’t know, Tippett is a bit of a legend in the visual effects world. »
- Donna Dickens
Stars: Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Goldblum, Ellen Barkin, Lewis Smith, Rosalind Cash, Robert Ito, Pepe Serna, Ronald Lacey, Matt Clark, Clancy Brown, William Traylor, Carl Lumbly, Vincent Schiavelli | Written by Earl Mac Rauch | Directed by W.D. Richter
Arrow Video know their cult movies, you just have to look at the ones they’ve released to see that. If you were to ask the question, how crazy can a cult movie be? I think you just have to look at their latest release for that. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension is probably one of the strangest (yet still good) Eighties movies you’ll ever see.
When Buckaroo Banzai (Peter Weller), the brilliant physicist-neurosurgeon-martial arts master-secret-rock star manages to use the Oscillation Overthruster to travel to the 8th dimension he draws the attention of the Red Lectroids (an alien race obviously.) Working with Banzai’s »
- Paul Metcalf
This week’s episode of our podcast We Are Movie Geeks The Show is up! Hear Wamg’s Jim Batts, Michelle McCue and Tom Stockman discuss the weekend box office, and next weekend’s releases. We’ll review Ant-man, Trainwreck, Southpaw, and Infinitely Polar Bear. We’ll also discuss at length the movies based on Marvel Comics properties – from Howard The Duck to Ant-man. We Are Movie Geeks The Show is a weekly podcast and we will soon be streaming at ONStl.com Online Radio.
Here’s this week’s show. Have a listen:
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- Movie Geeks
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