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"...with 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' destroyed and the 'Avengers' needing a break from stopping threats, 'Tony Stark' creates 'Ultron', a self-aware, self-teaching, artificial intelligence, who can assess threats and control Stark's 'Iron Legion'.
"However, things quickly go awry when Ultron decides that humans are the main enemy and sets out to eradicate them from Earth..."
She is the daughter of 'Magneto', twin sister of Quicksilver and paternal half-sister of 'Polaris'. »
- Michael Stevens
I remember first reading about Deadpool in the early 2000's in my X-Men anthology series. The picture next to his profile, if I remember right, was Dp kicking ass while talking about GI Joe. I remember thinking it was weird and flipping the page, not really giving it a second thought. Longshot was my favorite mutant.
Fast forward to now, when the "Merc with a mouth" has skyrocketed to geek fame. Cons are flooded with geeks in suits, he's in video games and, yes, even children's programs.
So with all the hype of the potential movie on the horizon, you may be toying with the idea of getting into Deadpool. For those people, I have a collection of everything you need to know. Where you need to start reading, basic character background, etc. Let this be that little push you need to dive right into his twisted world!
Required Reading. »
- Mick Joest
Mainstream audiences may now be waking up to the beauty of post-credit scenes, but there’s been one major superhero movie in-joke that everyone’s been aware of for a long time; since the genre was brought to blockbuster prominence, the majority of Marvel movies have featured a cameo from the company’s former President and creator of some of their best characters, Stan Lee.
Normally a little burst of comedy amongst all the heroics, over the years his appearances have grown from background winks for serious fans to whole scenes where everyone watching is in on the joke. Lee was already a massive personality, being the figurehead of Marvel for decades and lending his voice to many of their cartoons, but these have made the guy who made Marvel, well, Marvel almost mythic.
Although it feels to the contrary, Lee hasn’t appeared in every movie on the »
- Alex Leadbeater
Taschen has announced a book marking Marvel Comics' 75th anniversary.
Comics veteran Roy Thomas is writing 75 Years of Marvel: From the Golden Age to the Silver Screen (via Down the Tubes).
Former editor-in-chief Thomas has written a series of essays for the book.
Just a few days ago, Guardians of the Galaxy actor Vin Diesel teased fans (again) about The Inhumans, a film that’s been rumored to come down Marvel’s pipeline for quite some time. Now, it seems that the studio is finally moving forward with the project, which already has a script from Amber Lake scribe Joe Robert Cole. The next step is to take the script and find a filmmaker to bring the cosmic superhuman team to life.
For those unfamiliar with the characters, the Inhumans were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1975. Their history is filled with some confusing cosmic mumbo jumbo, but the basic idea is that they’re an advanced race of humans, who were genetically created by the Kree alien race millions of years ago. The Kree succeeded in creating a strain of humanity with extraordinary abilities, but abandoned their experiment due to »
- James Garcia
A post by the actor on Facebook suggests that he could be involved in an unannounced film.
He voices the alien tree being Groot.
The Inhumans are a group of super-powered beings who were created by alien experiments on humanity.
Guardians of the Galaxy is in cinemas now. Read our review here and watch a trailer below: »
Is Old Man Logan the cinematic future for Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine? Rob hopes so…
Despite playing a character that has lived for centuries in Marvel comics, Hugh Jackman is in the unfortunate position of gradually becoming too old to play Wolverine. Whilst it’s generally accepted that Wolverine does in fact age, it’s at a far more reduced rate than Hugh Jackman, who has no mutant powers (that we know of).
In X-Men: Days Of Future Past, this issue was faced (sort-of) head-on by making future Wolverine slightly grey-haired, like a cross between his younger self and Reed Richards, thereby suggesting that Wolverine’s anti-aging gene (which he could surely sell for amazing money to the cosmetics industry) was beginning to let up in the X-Men movie universe’s future timeline. A decent effort was made to hide the age of Hugh Jackman’s 1970s Wolverine, and, to be honest, »
"I am contracted to appear in the next four 'X-Men' films," said Fan :
"In the comics, 'Blink' is a Caucasian girl, so I was curious why Bryan wanted an Asian to play the role. He said that it’s time for Blink to make an appearance and, for her debut she has to be simply marvelous. It was an offer I couldn't refuse."
She can also utilize these powers in a destructive manner by using her power to teleport only parts of objects. Her 'portals' are typically pink and accompanied by a "Blink" sound. »
- Michael Stevens
I discovered the All Souls trilogy by historian and fiction writer Deborah Harkness – I’m currently reading the final book, The Book Of Life (the first being A Discovery Of Witches and the second titled Shadow Of Night) and loving it, unable to stop, eager to discover how it all ends and yet not at all eager for it to end – quite by accident, which is usually the way I discover books.
I was browsing at Word, a terrific independent book store at 123 Newark Avenue in downtown Jersey City, New Jersey, and which deserves all the support in the world, as being an independent book store in these days of Amazon taking over the world is not only risky, but incredibly brave. Btw, I’ve never been in Word when it wasn’t crowded with bibliophiles. All of you, who love b-o-o-k-s know what I mean. There’s nothing like browsing in a bookstore, »
- Mindy Newell
In many ways, the origins of Guardians of the Galaxy are unlike those of earlier Marvel Studios properties. For one thing, neither Stan Lee nor Jack Kirby is responsible in any way but the most tangential (Together, Lee and Kirby created Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor and the Avengers, as well as the X-Men and next year’s Ant-Man; separately, Kirby co-created Captain America with Joe Simon and Lee co-created Spider-Man with Steve Ditko). For another, unlike earlier Marvel Studios movies, this one is based on a property that, for all intents and purposes, is less
- Graeme McMillan
In what might be yet another sign that Marvel should begin to fret that the U.S. Supreme Court could review a massive superhero rights dispute, the respected attorney Tom Goldstein is now co-representing Jack Kirby's family members. Goldstein is perhaps most famous for running the invaluable SCOTUSblog, which on July 21 highlighted Kirby v. Marvel Characters as its "Petition of the Day." The dispute started when the family of comic book legend Kirby sent termination notices to Marvel and its licensees Sony, Fox and Universal over such superhero characters as Spider-Man, X-Men, Captain America, Iron
- Eriq Gardner
Quick as it came, the San Diego Comic-Con is now behind us. While there was plenty of things shown at the event for fans to digest, there were some notable absences as well this year. Rumors had been swirling for months about what would be showcased, and now that the event’s over I was surprised at some of the no-shows.
I can’t honestly say I’m disappointed that these things below didn’t make an appearance at Sdcc. We got some awesome stuff, and saw more on some projects than anyone expected (Mad Max, Batman v. Superman teaser, Godzilla 2). Still, I can’t help but feel a little saddened, if only because I’m looking forward to some of these so much. It’s important to take this article as such. It’s not meant to be negative, nor do I feel like Sdcc was a “failure” (as »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
On the “Zero Day” of this year’s San Diego Comic Con, Image held a mini-Expo and announced a dozen new titles from creators, both popular or relatively unknown , including some new to writing or drawing for Image. These comics show that Image is the place where creators can roam free and write and draw crazy and interesting stories in a variety of genres. This freedom paid off big time as Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ sci-fi love story Saga continued to dominate the Eisner Awards. Part of Image’s commercial success is due to Robert Kirkman, especially The Walking Dead and the popular AMC television series it spawned. San Diego Comic Con showed that his comics have cross-media potential even before the first trade of a comic he is writing comes out.
1. Robert Kirkman’s Outcast Gets a Pilot
Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta’s Outcast #1 sold out its initial print run, »
- Logan Dalton
There has been talk of a “Deadpool” movie since Ryan Reynolds got his head chopped off at the end of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” but 20th Century Fox has yet to give the greenlight to the “X-Men” spinoff. Leaked pre-production footage, however, shows the studio has been given a preview of what the film would look and sound like. The CGI-rendered scene features the titular Marvel hero diving into action while Reynold's voice cracks jokes along the way. See video: Tom Hardy Hits High Gear in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ First Look Comic book artist Rob Liefeld, who created the character »
- Greg Gilman
The comics legend’s reps say he was hit with a bout of laryngitis and isn’t making the trip to San Diego after all. Twitter was abuzz about Stan Lee‘s sudden pullout today, with folks speculating about the 91-year-old Spider-Man and X-Men co-creator’s health. But a spokesman tells Deadline that Lee simply lost his voice and otherwise is “well and healthy”. He was set for a meet-and-greet and DVD signing on Friday afternoon to promote his Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 franchise. It’s definitely a bummer, but on with the Con. »
Comic book legend Stan Lee has abruptly canceled his appearance at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the 91-year-old co-creator of Spider-Man, Hulk, Avengers and X-Men was due to make appearances and signings on Friday and Saturday, but is bowing out due to losing his voice. "Unfortunately, Stan Lee has lost his voice due to laryngitis and is unable to attend this year’s San Diego Comic-Con and has regrettably had to cancel his appearances," said his spokesperson, confirming the news. "Stan is otherwise well and in good
- Borys Kit
Marvel’s Ant-man hits theaters next summer July 17, 2015 and as this is the week of Comic-Con, Marvel has unveiled the first poster for the film.
For more on the history of this super hero, read Here.
Although the character of Ant-Man is somewhat overshadowed by Spider-Man and the mutants of X-Men he predates all of them and is one of the cornerstones of the ever-expanding Marvel universe. A few months after the debut of the Fantastic Four, the forerunner of Marvel, Atlas comics, published “the Man in the Ant Hill” in Tales to Astonish number 27. The title was frequently the home of invading giant “beasties” and monstrous creatures, »
- Jim Batts
...as the son of 'Magneto', twin brother of 'Scarlet Witch' and paternal half-brother of 'Polaris'.
"...'Quicksilver' is a mutant capable of moving and thinking at superhuman speeds. Originally capable of running at the speed of sound...
"...the exposure to 'Isotope E' made it possible for the character to run at supersonic speeds of up to 'Mach 10', resisting the effects of friction, reduced oxygen and kinetic impact.
"The character's speed allows him to perform feats such as create cyclone-strength winds, »
- Michael Stevens
San Diego Comic-Con originally branded itself by aptly showing primarily comicbooks. Now, in its 45th year, the convention has become an entertainment haven, showcasing producers, stars, writers and hundreds of personalities to promote pop culture from July 23-27. View our tentative schedule of Comic-Con’s film panels and events below, with further updates as they are announced. Variety will be in attendance at Sdcc as well, bringing the news, interviews and important panel information to the web.
Variety’s constantly updating TV schedule for Sdcc can be found here.
“The Legacy and Return of Battlestar Galactica” (10:30 a.m., Room 6Bcf) Original series actors Richard Hatch, Jamie Bamber and Luciana Carro, as well as the show’s science consultant Dr. Kevin Grazier and auction producer Alec Peters, host a discussion on the upcoming movie. Surprise guests and theatrical trailers are planned.
“Godzilla and The Master of Monsters” (11:00 a. »
- Sebastian Torrelio
What's All This Then? It's a weekly column where I - Dave "Da7e" Gonzales, a man with many opinions - dissect and report on the news and rumors surrounding superhero megafranchises.
This Week: It's Comic Con Week. Let's look at our superhero megafranchise future. There May Be Spoilers! Just Don't Yell At Me!
Good non-Thanos Lord!
It’s pre-Comic Con and honestly there’s so many little bits and pieces about all our superhero movie franchises that it’s been a full reading schedule of stuff and not a lot of time to focus on what we will or will not be seeing this weekend.
First up, happy National Batman Day.
Ok, there’s a lot of superhero movies on the horizon. A lot. As all the pieces start falling into place over the weekend, we’ll get a clearer picture of the ones we’re closest to and »
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