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It seems like Marvel TV and Marvel Studios are the “will they, won’t they” couple of our geeky film lives. Given that the Marvel Television universe first branched off of 2012’s Avengers, it was initially expected that at some point down the line, some of our favorite TV heroes would bleed onto the big screen. However, while the TV shows have often bent over backwards to connect themselves to the movies, you don’t see the same courtesy being extended to the TV universe in the films themselves. Add into that the divide between Marvel Studios and Marvel Entertainment some time ago, and it seems like we may never get the ultimate crossover we were all hoping for.
But the folks over at Marvel Studios aren’t stupid. The reason why there’s always a story about this ever few months or so is because they’ve made sure »
- Joseph Medina
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has pretty much been on fire ever since it was first introduced with Iron Man back in 2008. Sure, there may have been a few duds along the way (Thor: The Dark World, Iron Man 2), but on the whole, the universe has remained strong as time has gone on. However, as Marvel Studios adds more and more films to its already-long list, one has to wonder for how much longer it can go. At one point will these Marvel movies grow stale to most viewers, and are they changing them quickly enough?
With this year’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Thor: Ragnarok, as well as next year’s Black Panther, it certainly seems like they’re ready to shift the style of storytelling into something a bit less bland, but how far are they willing to change things? For instance, are they ever »
- Joseph Medina
After Deadpool broke R-rated box office records last year for 20th Century Fox, fans started wondering if Marvel and Disney would explore these types of stories, since all of the McU movies, from 2008's Iron Man to next month's Spider-Man: Homecoming and beyond, have been PG-13. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige stated in April that the biggest takeaway from the success of R-rated superhero movies like Deadpool and this year's Logan is that they took risks with the material, not just that it was R-rated. At the time, the studio president said that there were no plans for a Marvel R-rated ,but it seems his stance may have softened a bit. Here's what Kevin Feige had to say during a Facebook Live interview earlier today.
"Not currently planning (R-rated movies), no, but it's not out of the question. When I started at Marvel 17 years ago, the Blade franchise was doing very well. »
Wonder Woman opened to stellar reviews this weekend and will no doubt be a huge financial hit. In honor of the Princess of the Amazons being the one to break the Dceu losing streak, Cinelinx looks back at the history of live-action superhero TV shows and movies with female leading characters.
Wonder Woman (1974)- Appropriately, Wonder Woman was the first-ever female super hero to get a live-action adaptation. This 1974 made-for-tv movie was a pilot for an intended series. It starred former professional tennis player Cathy Lee Crosby. The blonde-haired Crosby doesn’t seem like the natural choice to play the Amazon Princess, but then again, this version of Wonder Woman was not a typical adaptation. For one thing, she had no super powers. This was based on the 1968-1972 era of the Wonder Woman comic known as “Diana Prince: The New Wonder Woman” when she lost her powers and stopped wearing her trademark costume. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
Jennifer Garner is one hot mama!
The 45-year-old actress was all smiles as she arrived to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert studios at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City on Thursday – looking better than ever, we might add!
Garner wore a navy, spaghetti-strapped, pin-striped dress, with lace embellishment along the top and bottom hemline, with black, single-strap heels. She was absolutely glowing with tousled hair, smoky brown eye shadow and a neutral lip.
The mother of three is currently promoting her latest film, Wakefield, out May 19. Co-starring Bryan Cranston, the thriller follows a successful lawyer who, after a nervous breakdown, leaves his wife and hides out in the attic for several months, watching the world from afar.
Marvel Studios has made a great number of strides in reacquiring characters previously licensed to other studios, with the rights to the likes of Daredevil, Blade, The Punisher, Namor the Sub-Mariner and Ghost Rider all reverting back to Marvel’s ownership, and a deal struck with Sony to bring Spider-Man into the McU fold.
There are however two gaping omissions preventing Marvel Studios from replicating its comic book universe on the big screen, with 20th Century Fox still holding on to the rights to X-Men and Fantastic Four. And while Marvel chief Kevin Feige has previously ruled out a similar deal to Spider-Man between Marvel and Fox, his “grand plan” is to eventually see every Marvel character back home.
“Yes of course,” Feige told Perception (via Screen Rant) when asked if he’d like to see the X-Men alongside The Avengers. “My goal is to replicate the experience that, you know, »
- Gary Collinson
As Affleck chatted with People about his involvement in Red Nose Day and how he’s lending his Batman voice to the NBC charity telecast, we asked him, while on the subject of superheroes and the new Wonder Woman movie, if he’s interested in directing a female-led film.
“I would love to, are you kidding me?” says the Oscar winner. “I think that would be great. I’ve often said that I want to direct a movie »
- Kara Warner
Marvel has done well creating their shared movie universe, displaying far better execution with their properties than their rival DC Comics. Using 2008’s Iron Man as a launching pad, The Marvel Cinematic Universe has become a box office juggernaut, executing phase after phase with near perfection.
While having massive success in theaters, Marvel has slowly been building a secondary universe on the small screen. Beginning in 2013 with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for ABC, and then teaming up with Netflix to bring a grittier, more adult show with 2015’s Daredevil. Marvel’s movie universe tends to make use of the bigger and more mainstream characters, while the TV shows have focused on the lesser known Marvel properties such as Jessica Jones and Iron Fist.
Related: Marvel's TV Shows Need To Cut & Run From Marvel's Movies
- Seth McDonald
Marvel has spent the better part of the last decade dominating the movie world, and has also been making great headway in the TV business along the way. As of now both worlds have remained mostly separate, with characters like Daredevil and Jessica Jones keeping far away from Iron Man and Captain America. However, given the scope of the comic book landscape, Marvel head Kevin Feige has said that the... Read More »
- Matt Rooney
From their dedication to healthy co-parenting and frequent family vacations to infidelity rumors and candid tell-all interviews, the last two years have seen a lot of ups and downs for the estranged couple, and Et is taking a look back at their separation journey.
June 30, 2015 -- Affleck and Garner Announce Their Split
One day after their 10th anniversary, the pair released a joint statement announcing their intention to go their separate ways.
"After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce," the statement read. "We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time."
Even in their »
In Sacred Creatures, supernatural forces maintaining the fragile balance of power in this world begin to unravel. At the center of it all, readers meet Josh Miller, a young college grad and expecting father, caught in the middle of a vast conspiracy threatening to tear apart the foundations of humanity. As myth and reality collide, Josh finds himself on the frontline of a battle against an enemy dating back to the beginning of time itself.
“Years in the making, Sacred Creatures is the culmination of all the things I love about comics: amazing art, compelling characters, and a story that will make readers return month after month,” said Janson. “I’m so proud of this series!”
“I honestly can’t »
- Gary Collinson
Rob Leane Mar 28, 2017
Nightwing is getting his own movie as part of the DC extended universe. Here’s our primer...
The DC Extended Universe continues to add more movies to its slate, and one of the most intriguing prospects to join the big pile of in-development movies is Nightwing. An announcement was made recently that an impressive team was working on the project, which sent the internet into pure fan mode, with dream casting lists popping up all over the shop.
Since then, rumours have surfaced that Warner Bros and DC want to get something in front of cameras by the end of this year. Perhaps Nightwing will be put on this fast track, allowing Blüdhaven’s premier protector to swoop onto our screens speedily.
If the name Nightwing flew straight over your head, though, you’ve come to the right place. This is our primer on the character, to »
In the last few years, we’ve seen many actors play two or more superheroes. Ben Affleck has been Daredevil and Batman. Halley Berry has been Storm and Catwoman. Chris Evans has been Johnny Storm and Captain America. It’s no surprise then that Marvel’s Falcon, Anthony Mackie, wants to be the next Blade. Fans have been […]
The post Marvel’s Falcon, Anthony Mackie, Wants To Be The Next Blade appeared first on Fortress of Solitude. »
- Edward Nigma
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is already a massive place, full to the brim with characters, but ever since the news first broke that the studio would be collaborating with Netflix for a series of TV shows based on some of the brand’s street-level heroes, fans have hoped to see some kind of crossover take place. Unfortunately, Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige has repeatedly played down any plans for the likes of Daredevil or Luke Cage to one day suit up with The Avengers, and now, Anthony Mackie (Falcon) has also weighed in on the matter as well.
During a recent interview with Screen Geek, the actor was adamant that combining the characters from the big and small screens simply “wouldn’t work.”
Different universes, different worlds, different companies, different designs. Kevin Feige is very specific about how he wants the Marvel Universe to be seen in the film world. »
- Mark Cassidy
When it was first announced that there would be an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television show that followed Agent Coulson of Marvel movie fame, it seemed like it could open a can of worms. It was crazy enough that the movies would be interconnected, but the prospect of allowing both the films and TV shows to cross over seemed like a match made in heaven.
This idea expanded when the Netflix shows began running. Many fans imagined an Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 (as it was named at the time) where Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist rising above their street level origins and joining the fray against Thanos — not that they could make much of a dent in the fight, anyway. However, in the years since then, that idea seems to have faded. Marvel Studios has been separated from Marvel Entertainment as a whole, and the films seem to »
- Joseph Medina
If you already swoon over these Irish actors and musicians, wait until you hear their accents!
More: 9 Irish Phrases to Use This St. Patrick's Day -- Find Out What They Mean!
Et has rounded up a list of some of Hollywood’s hottest using their native way of speaking. Watch below:
1. Jamie Dornan
Dornan, 34, grew up in Northern Ireland, and while he definitely hides his accent well when playing the American billionaire Christian Grey in the steamy Fifty Shades film franchise, his sexiness certainly travels off-screen. Listen to him recently chat to Et about the role:
2. Liam Neeson
Neeson, 64, hails from Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Fans, of course, recognize him from his movies Taken, Love Actually, Schindler's List and many more. Listen to him bond with late-night host Conan O'Brien over their Irish background and explain how he »
While they separated nearly two years ago, Ben Affleck's estranged wife, Jennifer Garner, has been instrumental in helping the Oscar-winning star get his life back on track after years of struggling with alcoholism.
Affleck took to Facebook on Tuesday to reveal that he'd completed treatment for alcohol addiction, and thanked his wife for her support, writing, "I'm lucky to have the love of my family and friends, including my co-parent, Jen, who has supported me and cared for our kids as I've done the work I set out to do."
Et is taking a look back at the couple's long relationship to see how Garner helped Affleck turn his life around.
Watch: Ben Affleck Completes Rehab for Alcohol Addiction: I Want to 'Be the Best Father I Can Be'
A Change From the Start
A source close to Ben tells Et that the Live by Night star has been dealing with his addiction and dependency issues »
Ben Affleck revealed on Tuesday that he had completed treatment for alcoholism in order to be "the best father I can be," but his history with addiction goes back much further. In fact, the 44-year-old actor's experience with alcoholism began as a child, watching his own father, Timothy, battle the disease.
Though Affleck has remained selective in speaking about his struggles with sobriety, he has on several occasions opened up about his past with alcoholism, from his family's cycle of addiction, to his 2001 rehab stint, to his recent recovery.
Related: Ben Affleck Completes Rehab for Alcohol Addiction: I Want to 'Be the Best Father I Can Be'
1986: Parents' Divorce
"[My father] was an alcoholic... I did know that as a child. He drank a »
Antico, who made the announcement on his Facebook page, has been a longtime critic of SAG-aftra’s elected leadership and its executive staff. He has credits on dozens of films, including “Pearl Harbor,” “Danny Collins,” “Daredevil,” “Training Day,” “Monster Trucks,” and “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.”
“SAG-aftra is run by actors who are not educated in corporate finance, nor governance,” he said. “We must restore ethics and sound business practices to SAG-aftra, through education, transparency, love and forgiveness. We are all responsible, good or bad, for what has taken place in SAG-aftra to date. Join me in affecting a change that benefits the ideology of the highest good for all.”
The election will take place in August with all dues-current members eligible to vote. The performers union has about 160,000 members. Antico is the »
- Dave McNary
After skyrocketing to success as the co-writer and star of 1997’s Good Will Hunting, Ben Affleck has reached Hollywood’s highest heights—and weathered his share of public breakups, box-office bombs and personal drama.
On Tuesday, he announced he had completed treatment for alcohol addiction. Sources told People that while Affleck and his estranged wife Jennifer Garner aren’t back together, their divorce continues to be on hold for now after the two weathered recent strains.
“I want to live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be,” Affleck wrote on Facebook. “I want my kids »
- Mike Miller
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