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Stan Lee’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron Cameo Revealed

22 April 2015 8:35 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Stan Lee’s cameos are as much an important part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as anything else. Granted, he’s not swinging Mjolnir, or closing a portal to space while legions of Chitauri pour out in an attempt to kill us all, but seeing his face pop up out of nowhere is certainly a highlight of each film – especially for those that are heavily invested in the comics and Marvel as a whole. Of course, the Stan Lee cameo is nothing new. It actually outdates the McU by almost 20 years.

While he narrated The Incredible Hulk animated series in the 1980s, his first real surprise cameo in the Marvel universe was in the 1989 live action made for TV Movie – The Trial Of The Incredible Hulk, in which he played a Jury foreman.

He went on to appear as himself in the final episode of Spider-Man: The Animated Series, played »

- Sam Driver

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Marvel's "Age Of Apocalypse"

21 April 2015 2:14 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek Marvel Comics' "Age Of Apocalypse" #1, and #2, available July 2015, written by Fabian Nicieza and illustrated by Gerardo Sandoval, with variant covers by Andy Clarke and Skottie Young:

"...in 'Age Of Apocalypse' #1, his war has been won. The few humans left alive are enslaved, the mutant rebellion crushed. 'En Sabah Nur', the 'Apocalypse', rules his 'Battleworld' kingdom without mercy, but the 'X-Men' of 'Magneto' plan to end his reign. Success means finding one very special mutant named 'Cypher' and unleashing a weapon that will kill Apocalypse -- and possibly all mutants, too..."

"...in 'Age Of Apocalypse #2, the hunt for Cypher brings Magneto's X-Men into confrontation with 'Cyclops' and the 'Havok Elite Mutant Force'. Meanwhile, 'Angel' has to protect a 'flatscan' named 'Jean Grey' and 'Dr. Nemesis' plans to sabotage the 'Dark Beast' quest to become Apocalypse's newest 'Horseman'..."

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- Michael Stevens

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John Wick Helmers To Adapt Bloodshot Comic For Sony’s New Cinematic Universe

21 April 2015 12:29 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As the power play between Marvel and DC Comics’ respective cinematic universes continues to vie for your attention, another competitor is about to enter the ring. Valiant Entertainment has struck a deal with Sony Pictures to create a new cinematic universe that’s set to be based on its own series of comic book titles, starting with Bloodshot in 2017 and ending with crossover title Harbinger Wars.

John Wick creative duo David Leitch and Chad Stahelski will direct Bloodshot from a script adapted by Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) and Eric Heisserer (2011’s The Thing). And if that wasn’t impressive enough, you can also include producers Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Kick-Ass) and Neal Moritz (Fast & Furious franchise) in that veritable list of names.

Created by Kevin Van Hook, Don Perlin and Bob Layton, Bloodshot revolves around a soldier whose corpse is revived by a secret government agency and reprogrammed as a relentless killing machine. »

- Gem Seddon

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Round-Up: Star Wars Battlefront Trailer, Wizard World Minneapolis Variant Cover for The Walking Dead #1, Archie vs. Sharknado

17 April 2015 12:16 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Darth Vader, zombies, and Riverdale's Archie are featured in our latest round-up, in which we take a look at the first trailer and release details for Star Wars Battlefront, the Wizard World Minneapolis variant cover for The Walking Dead #1, and release details for the Archie vs. Sharknado one-shot.

Star Wars Battlefront: The long-awaited Star Wars Battlefront will be released on November 17th, about one month before the debut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens:

Press Release -- "Redwood City, Calif.--(Business Wire)--Dice™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (Nasdaq:ea) studio, and Lucasfilm announced today that Star Wars™ Battlefront™ will be released beginning November 17, 2015 in North America (November 19 in Europe) as the first full-length trailer for this highly anticipated title premiered to thousands of fans at Star Wars™ Celebration. Combining an unprecedented collaboration with Lucasfilm and the award-winning Frostbite™ game engine, Star Wars Battlefront will deliver an incredibly authentic and »

- Derek Anderson

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Comics to Read Before You Die #19: Wolverine Vol.1

17 April 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In the latest edition of Comics to Read Before You Die, Jessie Robertson looks at Wolverine Vol. 1…

Sept- Dec 1982

Writer: Chris Claremont

Penciler: Frank Miller

Inker: Josef Rubenstein

Colourist: Lynn Varley

Letterer: Tom Orzechowski

Editor: Louise Jones

The characters that succeed, that we remember, that endure are able to be painted in many colors. They’re able to take on many roles, be many things to many people, be an everyman in most aspects. Through the long and arduous struggle through what is comic book history, Logan has been that character. He’s been a savage monster, animal, drifter, teammate, leader, gangster, samurai, father. In what was his first book titled with his name, he’s human. Claremont takes the garish yellow suit off, removes Logan from Canada, removes all sign of the X-Men, and peels back a layer from this character that feels completely lived in and at the same time, »

- Jessie Robertson

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Bennett Miller And Darren Aronofsky Both Declined Offers To Direct Gambit

16 April 2015 3:04 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Another morsel of comic book movie news arrives today from the scoopster supreme at Latino Review, El Mayimbe. His latest tidbit of insider intel isn’t connected to Warner Bros.’ DC movie-verse or Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, but Fox’s X-Men Universe. According to his knowledge, Channing Tatum has been courting a list of “big” name directors to helm his upcoming X-spinoff, Gambit.

Free Twitter Scoop! Channing Tatum going after Big names to direct Gambit. He approached Bennett Miller & Darren Aronofsky who both passed.

— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) April 16, 2015

Tatum landed the leading role on the long-awaited movie back in October 2014 and has since boarded as a producer, which goes some way to explaining why he’s so proactive in seeking out the perfect director. As El Mayimbe outlines in his short-but-sweet Tweet, Tatum has already approached Foxcatcher‘s Bennett Miller And Requiem For A Dream‘s Darren Aronofsky, but alas they both declined the gig. »

- Gem Seddon

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Joss Whedon’s Star-Studded ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Premiere Is ‘A Little Surreal’

14 April 2015 1:51 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The spectacle of Monday’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” premiere at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood was a heroic effort to match a movie of such epic proportions.

Hundreds of screaming fans lined Hollywood Boulevard just to catch a glimpse of stars like Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett JohanssonJeremy Renner and Robert Downey Jr., who rolled onto the carpet Tony Stark-style, fashionably late in an Audi sports car complete with an “Avengers” license plate.

Ruffalo (who plays Bruce Banner/The Hulk) opened up about his character, confessing that sometimes when he watches himself, he thinks, “Do I really do that face? Do I really look like that?” In this “Avengers” follow-up, the big green monster has some tender moments, but Ruffalo commented that his role involves “mostly smashing, crashing and bashing.”

Elizabeth Olsen made a bold claim about her character, Scarlet Witch — who first appeared in the »

- Seth Kelley

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Marvel in the 1980s Panel Recap

14 April 2015 8:57 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The 1980s were an important period for comics as they transitioned from the Bronze Age to the Modern or Dark Age of Comics with books like Watchmen and Dark Knight Returns. It was also an incredibly creative time for Marvel Comics with Chris Claremont and John Byrne beginning the decade with their “Dark Phoenix Saga” epic in Uncanny X-Men, Frank Miller’s run on Daredevil as well as the first event crossover Secret Wars and ending with the rise of artists, like Todd McFarlane and Jim Lee, who would later found Image Comics.

At East Coast Comicon, comics historian and researcher of the Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe Peter Sanderson, former Uncanny X-Men editor and Daredevil writer Ann Nocenti, and former Amazing Spider-Man editor Jim Salicrup chatted and swapped stories about what Marvel was really like in the 1980s.

After saying comics were his drug of choice then, Jim Salicrup »

- Logan Dalton

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"X-Men: Apocalypse" - Enter 'Blink'

14 April 2015 4:24 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ Chinese actress Bingbing Fan aka 'Blink' in "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" covering the Spring 2015 issue of "Elle" (China) magazine. Fan has confirmed she will be returning for writer/director Bryan Singer's prepping Fox feature "X-Men: Apocalypse", as Marvel Comics' teleporting mutant:

"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," Fan said about her debut in Singer's "X-Men: Days Of Future Past".

"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."

Created by writer Scott Lobdell and illustrator Joe Madureira for Marvel Comics' "Uncanny X-Men" #317 (1994), 'Blink'  has the ability to teleport herself and others at will. »

- Michael Stevens

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Round-Up: Wizard World Las Vegas Variant Cover for The Walking Dead #1, The Lazarus Effect Blu-ray, The Dead Lands Trailer

13 April 2015 1:51 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Rick Grimes and and the living dead of Robert Kirkman's comic book world get a new look from artist Gilbert Hernandez in the Wizard World Las Vegas variant cover art for The Walking Dead #1. Also featured in our latest round-up are release details for The Lazarus Effect Blu-ray, as well as the trailer for The Dead Lands.

Variant Cover for The Walking Dead #1: Press Release - "Las Vegas, April 13, 2015 -- Wizard World, Inc. (Otcbb: Wizd) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, today announced that Love & Rockets creator Gilbert Hernandez has drawn the seventh in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at the inaugural Wizard World Comic Con Las Vegas, April 24-26. Skybound’s The Walking Dead created by Kirkman, the groundbreaking, Eisner Award winning comic book series, continues to captivate audiences worldwide. »

- Derek Anderson

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Alex Garland of 'Ex Machina' follows others who took a writing-to-directing leap

11 April 2015 | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Alex Garland, screenwriter of “28 Days Later,” “Sunshine” and “Never Let Me Go,” makes an impressive directorial debut with cerebral sci-fi thriller “Ex Machina” (in theaters today), but Garland waves off the achievement of leaping to directing as “just next in a continuum.” “The truth was that there was no epiphany moment about directing, because I just don’t dignify the directing role the way we’re supposed to,” the British filmmaker told The Dissolve. “There are a few people — like Woody Allen, he’s an auteur, and I’m cool with that. But for me, directing is about collaboration.” Whether directing is a logical next step or a hard-sought achievement for screenwriters, it’s often done by telling studios, “Hey, here’s my next screenplay. You can have it as long as I get to direct.” Preston Sturges — at the time the highest paid screenwriter in Hollywood — is noted for »

- Emily Rome

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To Better Know a Hero: Daredevil

9 April 2015 1:13 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Real Name

Matthew “Matt” Murdock

First Appearance

Daredevil #1 April. 1964

Nicknames & Aliases

The Man Without Fear, Hornhead, Dd, Mike Murdock, Ronin

Powers and Abilities

Daredevil’s senses are enhanced to super-human levels, meaning he can tell if a person is lying by listening to whether their heartbeat skips when they speak, or read a newspaper by running his fingers over the print and feeling the letters raised off the page. He also possesses a superhuman “radar” sense, which enables him to detect objects around him and warns him of danger.

Additionally, Daredevil is a highly-trained acrobat, gymnast, martial artist, and an accomplished lawyer.

Weaknesses and Achilles’ Heels

Well, he’s blind, so there’s that. He also has an inclination towards martyrdom and falling for women at the wrong times.

Gadgets & Accessories

Daredevil’s signature weapon is his billy club, a combination melee weapon/grappling hook that disguises itself as his cane. »

- Austin Gorton

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The Week in Spandex – Avengers: Age of Ultron, Daredevil, Deadpool, Wolverine, The Fantastic Four, Suicide Squad, Aquaman, Shazam, Batman ’66 and more

4 April 2015 3:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Daredevil, The Punisher, Luke Cage, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Deadpool, Wolverine 3, X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Aquaman, Shazam, Justice League Dark, The Flash, Arrow, Gotham, Batman ’66, Justice League: Gods and Monsters, Lucky Man and more…

With less than three weeks to go until the start of the 2015 superhero season with the UK release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel has upped the promotional blitz for the eagerly-awaited sequel this week. The studio has offered up plenty of new footage from the film courtesy of three new TV spots [see here and here], a ‘Re-Assembled’ video featurette [see here] and an Audi tie-in commercial [see here], as well as releasing four potential IMAX posters and encouraging fans to vote for their favourite [see here]. Meanwhile, a series »

- Gary Collinson

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Fantastic Four international trailer: Marvel heroes get new origin

3 April 2015 11:52 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A new Japanese trailer for upcoming Marvel Comics adaptation Fantastic Four has been unveiled.

The formation of Marvel Comics editor Stan Lee's first-ever superhero team is updated for the modern era in director Josh Trank's upcoming movie.

Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B Jordan and Jamie Bell portray the new Fantastic Four, who become physically altered by an accidental teleportation to an alternate universe.

This new Fantastic Four movie also re-envisions the classic Marvel Comics villain Doctor Doom (Toby Kebbell) as an anti-social programmer who turns to evil.

In spite of this new take on the Fantastic Four franchise, lead actor Teller has hinted that the group will don their classic Marvel costumes in the film.

Simon Kinberg: 'Fantastic Four and X-Men crossover could still happen'

Fantastic Four producer Matthew Vaughn recently predicted that fans of director Trank's science fiction hit Chronicle will love this new movie. »

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Metal Gear Solid Movie Gains A Writer

31 March 2015 9:17 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Metal Gear in movie form was announced years ago, but somewhat vanished from existance. While Konami and Kojima seem to be parting ways, the movie still found a way to float back to attention. Check out who will be writing the film.

It was back in 2012 during Metal Gear's 25th anniversary event that Kojima announced they are making a Metal Gear movie. He was to be closely involved, and Sony's Columbia Pictures picked it up. All pointing to good signs that this movie will be done well.

Then it vanished. We haven't heard anything at all regarding the film since, until today.

Deadline is reporting that Sony has finally found a writer for the film, and it isn't some Hollywood big shot.

Jay Basu is the writer they have selected. His credits include Monsters: Dark Continent and he will soon be helping Universal Pictures reboot their monster flicks. Beyond »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Dustin Spino)

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James Nesbitt to star in Sky1 series created by comics legend Stan Lee

31 March 2015 2:59 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Sky1 is partnering with comic book legend Stan Lee for a new television series.

Lucky Man will star James Nesbitt as Harry Clayton, a London detective possessing a special charm that imbues him with fantastic luck, according to The Guardian.

The 10-part series, based on an idea by Lee, will also star Eve Best (The Honourable Woman), Sienna Guillory (Luther), Amara Karan (The Darjeeling Limited) and Darren Boyd (Fortitude).

Lee said: "Luck has always been a fascinating subject to me, and I am excited to finally share that fascination with audiences around the world. With all the creative projects I have worked on, I sure am a lucky man myself."

92-year-old Lee - a veteran of Marvel Comics - is known for co-creating such iconic characters as Spider-Man, the X-Men and the Hulk.

Lucky Man will be made by Downton Abbey producer Carnival Films, in partnership with Lee's Pow! Entertainment. »

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Stan Lee creates superhero for Sky1 series starring James Nesbitt

30 March 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Lucky Man will feature a detective who can control luck in first UK television drama by comic book legend behind Iron Man, Spider-Man and the X-Men

Stan Lee, the comic book legend behind Iron Man, Spider-Man and the X-Men, will create a “different kind of superhero” in a new TV series starring James Nesbitt as a detective who can control luck.

Lucky Man, a 10-part series for Sky1, will be made by the production company behind ITV’s Downton Abbey.

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- John Plunkett

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'Deadpool' Website Launched, Synopsis Hints at 'X-Men' Connection

28 March 2015 5:18 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

20th Century Fox's Deadpool is officially shooting, and so far we've gotten quite a lot from the production. Last week, Ryan Reynolds offered a look at the official movie logo, while co-star Morena Baccarin revealed her role as Vanessa Carlyle, aka Copycat. And T.J. Miller finally confirmed what has long been expected, that he is playing sidekick Weasel. Waisting no time, Reynolds then shared a first look at the full costume in a winking nod to Burt Reynolds' infamous nude bearskin rug photo from the April 1972 issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine. Now, 20th Century Fox has launched the official site and Twitter account for Deadpool.

To access the Official Deadpool Twitter Account: clickHere So far there is just one tweet, which is Reynolds in costume. The same can be seen at the Official Deadpool Website: clickHere This comes complete with the official logo and the synopsis. Reading this plot rundown carefully, »

- MovieWeb

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Newcomer Lana Condor Joins X-men: Apocalypse as Jubilee

26 March 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

X-men: Days Of Future Past director Bryan Singer returns to helm the next installment of 20th Century Fox's popular X-men film franchise, scheduled for theatrical release in 2016. Taking place in the 1980s after the events of X-men: Days Of Future Past, the upcoming film will introduce the fan favorite X-Men villain from Marvel Comics, created by Louise and Walter Simonson. Born in Egypt circa 3,000 BC, Apocalypse is considered the world's first mutant. Over the millennia he's learned to forcibly evolve in order to survive and ultimately conquer the world along with his Four Horsemen. Via his Instagram page, Singer has revealed yet another addition to the film's ever growing cast: Lana Condor, who will play Jubilee. Jubilation "Jubilee" Lee, created in 1989 by Chris Claremont and artist »

- Pietro Filipponi

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10 Things Marvel Wants You To Forget About Deadpool

25 March 2015 11:25 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Marvel Comics

The X-Men are a serious bunch – and often to a fault. Whilst the epic superhero soap opera of the oppressed mutant underclass and their crazy abilities only really works if you take it on totally po-faced (as all of the best writers of the comic, from Chris Claremont to Joss Whedon, have done), it doesn’t all have to be doom and gloom. And yet, for the majority of their life, that has been the case.

Which is why Deadpool was introduced. Well, Deadpool was introduced because Rob Liefeld – infamous in the comics industry for having a very long career despite not being very good at drawing – came up with him, and New Mutants (later X-Force) writer Fabian Nicieza needed a new foil for his younger superhero team. And Wade Wilson seemed to fit the bill.

They eventually developed the Merc With A Mouth into the character he is today: the nigh-invulnerable, »

- Tom Baker

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