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2016 certainly isn't anything like the old days of Marvel Studios. When they first started shooting Iron Man way back in 2007, they notoriously banned certain bloggers from sharing a single image from the set. Now, as Thor 3 continues production, it seems like we're getting some kind of update, photo or piece of viral footage everyday. We've seen leading man Chris Hemsworth joking around on set with director Taika Waititi. We've seen Mark Ruffalo showing off his larger-than-normal Hulk fists as he spends his time toiling away in motion capture Hell. And now today, we get a first look at star Karl Urban as he teases his new villainous Skurge look in Thor: Ragnarok.
The actor is heading to Queensland, Australia to shoot the movie. He shared the photo of his recently shaved head on Twitter. While he doesn't really provide any kind of update about what he'll be shooting first, »
Whenever it is confirmed that Marvel Studios will have a Comic-Con panel, fans are often left to guess which movies the studio will showcase that particular year. This year, the studio returned after skipping the con last year, and we knew going on that Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Doctor Strange would be part of the presentation. Since production had started just a few weeks ago in Australia, most weren't surprised when the cast of Thor: Ragnarok wasn't in attendance, but Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige didn't leave this movie out of the presentation, by confirming the new cast members and releasing the official logo.
Marvel also debuted an amusing skit put together by director Taika Waititi, which Kevin Feige teased was in response to the filmmaker's constant queries about why Thor doesn't appear in Captain America: Civil War. Various reports from the panel revealed that this video is »
When the official Comic-Con schedule was released a few weeks ago, there weren't many details about Marvel Studios' Hall H panel on Saturday. We already knew that Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 would be part of the festivities, thanks to social media updates from directors James Gunn and Scott Derrickson, but nothing else about the panel was known. Part of the festivities included the reveal of a new logo for Thor: Ragnarok, along with a unique skit put together by director Takika Waititi and a sizzle reel.
The logo debuted on Twitter, but we're not sure if this unique skit and will make its way online quite yet. The video is presented as a mini documentary that shows how stressed out Thor has become, and he has moved to New Zealand to become roommates with a guy named Darryl. There are scenes where Thor is talking with Bruce Banner, »
Kevin Feige presided over a boisterous Marvel Studios panel that brought new trailers from Doctor Strange and Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2, as well as footage from the sets of Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok.
At San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, Marvel studio president Kevin Feige unveiled a new company logo and introduced Chadwick Boseman and his fellow Black Panther cast members alongside director Ryan Coogler ahead of an early 2017 production start.
While that project is expected to strike a blow for diversity at a point in modern history that could not seem timelier, Marvel referenced another welcome development when Feige brought its Captain Marvel star Brie Larson on to the stage for a group shot.
That was the final act of the presentation and nothing more was revealed about Marvel’s first female-led superhero adaptation, which will open in theatres on March 8, 2019. Warner Bros has stolen a march in the gender wars, however, and will »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Ray Donovan season four is fast becoming a genre and directorial showcase as Michael Apted takes the chair for episode 3. Not that Apted is particularly known for one genre or another (although he has been to lands of Narnia and 007), and you can argue from Raising Arizona to Hail, Caesar! as to whether the Coens constitute a genre in themselves, but in this episode there definitely seems to have been a gentle swerve towards Coen-esque black humour. Not to mention a scene that comes across as Tarantino script doctoring.
Perhaps the biggest shock this week was the realisation that smart as a whip offspring Bridget Donovan (Kerris Dorsey) was fast approaching adulthood, as Ray and Abby reminisced about her entry into the world exactly 18 years before. Of course being clever doesn’t stop you from having a somewhat ill-advised relationship with your teacher (Mr. »
- Amie Cranswick
On the eve of Comic-Con, iconic creator Stan Lee has unveiled “Nitron” as a new comic-book character franchise aimed at feature films, TV and digital platforms.
Lee, the creator of such characters as Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, X-Men, the Avengers and Iron Man, is partnering with Keya Morgan and Michael Benaroya on “Nitron,” which revolves around a highly intelligent and advanced species of Nitronians who covertly live on modern day Earth.
The comic-book will serve as the source material for film, TV and digital adaptations produced by Benaroya Pictures. The company said Tuesday it has secured an initial $50 million fund to finance the development and production with Benaroya as an anchor investor.
Benaroya, Lee and Morgan are writing the content and will be producers. Benaroya Publishing will release the comic-books in January as a six-volume series with subsequent issues to come out on a monthly basis.
“It’s a pleasure »
- Dave McNary
Following the shocking events of Civil War II #3, Marvel has announced it is to explore the fallout with two new one-shots entitled The Accused #1 and The Fallen #1.
First, it’s the trial of the century as Marc Guggenheim (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Ramon Bachs (Secret Wars Journal) and Garry Brown (Iron Patriot) bring you The Accused #1! As a beloved Avenger falls, another takes the stand to answer for his death. As Hawkeye stands trial amid a case full of super heroes and politics – who will prosecute? None other than Matt Murdock – Daredevil! But when Matt digs into the case and secrets come to light…he may not like what he finds. Has Daredevil bitten off more than he can chew? Amid a growing conspiracy, can the Marvel Universe’s most stalwart defender of justice promise a fair trial? The answers won’t come easy.
- Amie Cranswick
While Americans celebrated their independence with the 4th of July holiday earlier this month, production was getting under way on Thor: Ragnarok at Village Roadshow Studios in Australia. Over the past few weeks, we've already seen a number of set photos, along with a brief video from star Chris Hemsworth. As production continues today, the sequel welcomes new cast member Tessa Thompson, who started filming today.
Tessa Thompson, who was confirmed to play Valkyrie in May, revealed on Instagram that today is her first day on Thor: Ragnarok, while sharing fan art of her as Valkyrie with her followers. Very little is known about how the character will be portrayed or how she fits into the story, but hopefully more details surface as production continues in Australia. Here's what Tessa Thompson had to say in her Instagram post, honoring the "Warriors" leading 'movements' in the real world.
"Inspired by all »
I am Not Tyrone Cash… but I’ll get to that later.
Let me make some things clear. I bare no ill will towards Milestone 2.0. I’m doing what I need to do to deal with my bouts of depression and because my business requires I do so now.
What is it I need to do, exactly?
Telling what transpired so to destroy any and all doubts, there was something unprofessional about me that caused my former partners and friends to dismiss me with not a word before or since as to why.
Derek Dingle gave a hint (before he hung up on me) that when I left Milestone 20 plus years ago. It was my lawsuit that prompted it all. Ok, that’s revisionist history if ever there was.
There was no lawsuit. And even if there had been, so fucking what?
Derek if you’re reading this I suggest »
- Michael Davis
As you may know, Thor: Ragnarok is currently shooting in Queensland, Australia. Over the course of the past two weeks, we've seen star Chris Hemsworth offer a look at the set, his own private roller coaster and the hilarious prank he pulled on new director Taika Waititi. Now Mark Ruffalo is getting in on the fun. He's shared a behind-the-scenes video. And it proves that Hulk is back, and he's angry!
Courtesy of Twitter, Mark Ruffalo shows off the biggest pair of Hulk hands you've ever seen as he Hulks out on set. We're not sure how much Bruce Banner will be present in the movie, especially since most of it takes place in the cosmos. Though we do know that Bruce and Hulk will struggle to come to terms with each other, and one of the side stories will see the Awol scientist trying to deal with his big green alter ego. »
Over the past few days, Chris Hemsworth has been active on social media while Thor: Ragnarok continues production, with the actor sharing photos and videos from the set at Village Roadshow Studios in Australia. We still haven't gotten a look at the actor in costume yet, or even seen his iconic hammer Mjolnir, although the actor's photo yesterday showed him holding up a regular toolbox hammer. Today we get our first look at Mjolnir from the set, as part of an epic prank Chris Hemsworth pulled on director Taika Waititi.
Taika Waititi shared a new photo on Twitter that showed Mjolnir resting atop the director's toilet. Obviously, if this were the "real" Mjolnir, only Thor himself could lift it off the toilet, hence the gag. Still, this is the first time we've seen Mjolnir on the set, which is interesting since there have been rumors that Thor's mighty weapon »
Just a few days ago, Marvel started production on its new Phase 3 adventure Thor: Ragnarok, which has been set for release on November 3, 2017. The studio unveiled the full cast and concept art back in May but they still haven't announced any official plot details at this time. There have been a number of story rumors swirling about before filming began, and it seems that star Chris Hemsworth may have inadvertently confirmed at least part of these rumors.
Just yesterday, Chris Hemsworth sent out the first video from the set, although he wasn't in costume. His Instgram post featured the hashtag #whereismyhammer, but today in another Instagram photo, he had a little fun with his fans, posting a photo of a traditional hammer one would find in any ordinary toolbox. The actor also teased that fans should, "expect big and little changes," which leads into the previous rumors.
Back in January, »
How cool would this be? One enterprising fan has made a theatrical one-sheet poster for the fictional biopic movie Stan Lee. And they've cast Heisenberg in the lead role. Yes, this awesome images features everyone's favorite Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston as the one and only Stan 'The Man' Lee, founder of Marvel. Though the movie isn't in-development as far as we know, it might just get a green light after everyone gets a load of this. The epic tagline reads as such.
Of course, don't get your hopes up. There's definitely no Stan Lee biopic planned for next spring. But it does beg the question, who would release such a movie? Would it be an official Marvel Studios release? Would a rival company tackle the man's legacy? Or would it be an »
2017 promises to be epic for Marvel, as the studio launches it's 'three movies a year' initiative. The first Phase 3 adventure to arrive next summer is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which wrapped last month. A few weeks have past, but Marvel isn't taking much of a siesta. While 4th of July is a nationally recognized holiday in the states, it's business as usual in Australia, where the third chapter in the Thor trilogy has kicked off production today. Director Taika Waititi confirmed that shooting has begun on his Twitter, sharing the first official photo from set.
The image in question is only exciting in that it proves Thor: Ragnarok is happening. We get to see that a number of the sequel's key production team has arrived on location, including VFX supervisor Jake Morrison, Executive producers Tom Hammel and Brad Winderbaum, writer Eric Pearson, production designer Dan Hennah and VFX producer Cyndi Ochs. »
Nobody may believe this, but Every film could be remade. There are many reasons for this. Sometimes it is done to improve on the previous film. Other times it is done to update a film from years past. There have no doubt been times that something was remade simply because that was a way to squeeze more money out of the property. And if Hollywood continues to employ this trend, sooner or later, every movie, no matter how classic, will probably get resurrected in some way shape or form. No matter how much fans don't want it to happen.
It appears that some films have gotten remade simply because there wasn't a good case against remaking it. If you're a studio head then the numbers make a lot of sense. People know the property, the characters, the story, etc. Nobody is going to be 'literally' hurt by remaking said film, »
Marvel Studios has barely kicked off Phase 3 of their cinematic universe with Captain America: Civil War, but that doesn't mean they aren't already planning for the future. Very little is known about what Marvel will be doing in Phase 4, but we may have just received a kind of major hint. Thanks to actor Justin Kucsulain, it looks like Marvel may be flirting with bringing a Sentry movie to the screen in the future.
The actor recently took to his Instagram to tease what might be his involvement in the project. Kucsulain posted a photo of himself from Emerald City Comics, in which, he is holding up several Sentry comics and an action figure of the character. He included the caption "Gathered some amazing reading material today," which was followed by a winking face. That winking face is oddly what makes this a little more than just a semi unknown actor shopping for comics. »
2016 has seen a massive change in the Marvel Universe. Coinciding with the 75th Anniversary of Captain America we have seen a changing of the guard at the lead of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The character of Captain America was introduced in the comic’s universe in 1941 by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon. Created as patriotic superhero who would fight the Axis Powers of World War II to create patriotism in the hearts of young men. Time and time again the character of Steve Rogers has been pushed aside in the comic universe only to see him come back stronger than before. Captain America comics were discontinued in 1950 as the public had gotten over the end of World War II only to see his character come back to publication by Marvel Comics in 1964.
- Michael Connally
Earlier this month, Marvel confirmed that Thor: Ragnarok will start production on July 4, with the studio already setting a November 3, 2017 release date. Over the past few weeks, new cast members and plot details have surfaced, but today, we have our first look at one of the sets being built for this Phase 3 sequel. While we don't know exactly what this building is, it certainly appears to be one of the Asgardian dwellings.
Gold Coast Bulletin reveals that several outdoor sets are being built at Village Roadshow Studios in Oxenford, Australia. While none of the cast members are present, since filming hasn't begun yet, that will surely change in the weeks ahead. Hopefully we'll also get the first official story details when shooting starts, to combat the numerous rumors that have sprung up as of late.
One of the most prevalent rumors is that the new villain Hela will team up »
Marvel Studios for the first time in 2017 will be releasing 3 films in theaters, and that has fans pretty excited. We will be getting the much anticipated sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy, which is shaping up to be a pretty great sounding sequel. Not only is James Gunn hard at work with Chris Pratt and the gang, but Spider-Man: Homecoming is also on the way, which will be the first solo Spidey film in the Marvel Cinematic universe. Tom Holland killed it in Captain America: Civil War, and we absolutely can't wait to see what he can do in a full length movie.
Amidst all of that excitement though is the looming conclusion of the Thor trilogy. Thor: Ragnarok was announced along with the rest of Marvel's phase 3 slate a while back and at the time it seemed unlikely that the movie would be able to rise above the noise »
In a year where Marvel Studios will be releasing a sequel to the wildly popular Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor: Ragnarok, which will wrap up the Thor trilogy with Mark Ruffalo's Hulk along for the ride, somehow, all eyes seem to be elsewhere. Spider-Man: Homecoming is also coming out next year and after Tom Holland killed it as Spidey in Captain America: Civil War, it is more than understandable. But Holland may not be the lone webslinger in the McU.
It was announced recently by Deadline that Community star Donald Glover is joinging the first Spider-Man movie that will be part of the McU in an unspecified role. Though, any Marvel fan worth their salt has a damn good idea who he may be playing. Yes, speculation is already running rampant that Glover will be playing the Ultimate Universe version of Spider-Man, Miles Morales. If that turns out to be true, that would mean that at some point, there will be more than one Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But how likely is it? Well, let's take a look at the possible evidence.
Glover has been circling Spider-Man for ages now. There was a massive fan campaign to get him to play the character back when Sony was in the process of doing their Amazing Spider-Man reboot. Glover was way behind the idea but ultimately it went to Andrew Garfield. In addition, he has been providing the voice for Miles Morales in the Ultimate Spider-Man animated TV series, so he already has a strong familiarity with the character.
For those who may not know, Miles Morales took up the Spider-Man mantle in the Ultimate Marvel Universe (which takes place outside of the main Marvel Comics Universe) following the death of Peter Parker. He is a young kid of African American and Hispanic descent and has powers similar to Parker's Spider-Man, but with some differences. The character first appeared in 2011 and quickly became a huge hit with fans and there has been demand to see him on the big screen pretty much from the get go.
Glover being cast is surely raising some flags in favor of Morales finally coming to the big screen, and his casting seems to really fit what Marvel seems to be doing with Spider-Man: Homecoming. So far, it seems to be a pretty diverse cast of both young and old and it looks like it won't be just a bunch of white people running around in Queens, New York. However, given Glover's history with the character of Mile Morales, it seems very unlikely that Marvel would ignore that entirely. They are smart.
Parker and Morales have met in the comics, so there is definitely precedent for the characters sharing some time fighting crime. Plus, Kevin Feige and Co. really need to find a way to make Homecoming and Spidey in general different enough to have us not feel fatigue from the various reboots the property has gone through in a relatively short period of time. Adding a second Spider-Man to the mix would be a way to do that and fans would be likely very excited about Morales joining up with The Avengers.
Lastly, if we are grasping at straws for evidence here, in the first season of Daredevil on Netflix, Foggy Nelson did make a reference to a "Morales" who worked at the law firm he and Matt Murdock worked at. There is almost no way that was a complete coincidence. The only glaring problem is that Glover is 32 and the character of Miles Morales is much younger, at least in the comic books. Perhaps Glover will be Miles' dad? Uncle? Both of whom play a role in the comics.
It seems like Miles Morales is an eventuality for the McU, but we just don't know if he will ever share the screen with Peter Parker. Rumors are circulating that the 2018 Sony animated Spider-Man movie will feature Morales, but that has yet to be confirmed. If Marvel is building to a Sinister Six movie down the line, which evidence suggests they may be, than planting the seeds to have Parker and Morales take on Doc Ock and the gang together could be a really cool way to go with. We will have to wait and see when Spider-Man: Homecoming drops on July 7, 2017. »
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