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Stan Lee, the well known creator of many of the world’s greatest comic characters and the king of cameos, may have let it slip that Marvel Studios are definitely working on a film based on Black Panther. Comic Book Resources quoted Lee at the Fan Expo Canada saying, “We haven’t made a Black Widow movie but she’s been in some of our movies, and she will be featured more prominently as we move forward,” Lee said. “And the chances are she will have her own movie because eventually all the superheroes are going to have their own movies. They are already working on Ant-Man, Dr. Strange and the Black Panther and there are others I am not allowed to talk about”.
This is exciting news for multiple reasons. First there has been a little bit of outcry for more diversity in superhero films. Captain America: The Winter Solider introduced Falcon, »
- Max Molinaro
The summer box office sputtered to a close, down 15% from last year’s record breaker. Domestically, it was the worst showing for Hollywood in nearly a decade.
To be sure, there were massive hits such as “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” but this year’s crop of blockbusters was puny compared to last summer’s lineup, a batting order of heavy-hitters that included “Iron Man 3,” “Man of Steel” and “Despicable Me 2.”
Despite the gloomy results, there are valuable lessons and takeaways to be gleaned from a popcorn season that never really popped.
1.) Stars Still Matter
Yes, in an age of superhero films it appears to have become increasingly irrelevant who wears the cape or mask, but matching the right actor with the right material is still a recipe for success. “Maleficent” got to $750 million globally on the strength of Angelina Jolie’s name. The »
- Brent Lang
Countless people walk around with Heisenberg sketches or Weyland-Yutani logos on their chests, but if you really want to show your love for a film the best thing to do is get an actual replica of your characters clothes. Normally innocuous enough to pass for a regular t-shirt (unless you’re going deep into the realms of cosplay), they’re the sort of thing you can wear with pride, particularly whenever another fan spots it.
There’s plenty of awesome t-shirts in movies to choose from; some are flat-out funny, others are in-jokes in themselves or they may just be the ones that are made awesome by plain association. Whatever the case, there’s a disproportionate number of characters in film with awesome wardrobes.
Today we’re going to dive into the world of awesome movie tees and bring you sixty of the best.
60. Black Sabbath
The Movie: The »
There has been so much buzz and success for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy since the film hit theaters last month. The sci-fi action flick just topped the box office again this past weekend, and is now the highest grossing film (domestically) of the year so far. Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. recently praised the film saying that it might be Marvel's best one yet. And the demand for a cute dancing Groot toy has resulted in the real thing. Now we figured we show off some fun from before the film was made with Karen Gillan shaving her head to play the bald, cybernetically enhanced villain Nebula, daughter of Thanos. Cutting that long, gorgeous red hair clearly wasn't easy, and that's serious dedication on Gillan's part. Watch below! Here's Karen Gillan cutting her hair for Guardians of the Galaxy from YouTube (via Collider): Some might remember that »
- Ethan Anderton
ITV reveals a trailer for the fifth series of Downton Abbey, here it is...
We might just owe a debt of gratitude to Downton Abbey. After all, it was there for Jon Favreau’s Happy Hogan when the explodey events of Iron Man 3 landed him in hospital. And if it’s good enough for Happy? Well, we’re willing to give it a shot.
Here’s the trailer for series five, recently released by ITV. And more importantly, here are 12 geeky things about Downton Abbey...
The show returns to ITV on 21 September.
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Last week, we took a look at the career of former 007 Pierce Brosnan. This week.s subject is another guy who can tell you a thing or two about franchises, with him currently juggling two of them... Robert Downey Jr. Even before Robert Downey Jr. ever played Tony Stark/Iron Man he was one of my favorite actors. As a child, I was fond of many of his movies, like Air America, Heart & Souls, Chances Are, etc., and even during his well-publicized troubles in the »
- Chris Bumbray
Our weekly round-up of all the latest superhero news and talking points, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America 3, Doctor Strange, Black Widow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, The Defenders, Big Hero 6, Ultimate Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, Doom Patrol, Plastic Man, Tales of Metropolis, Kick-Ass 3, The Tick, The Greatest American Hero and more…
…We’ll kick things off this week with Marvel Studios’ most recent release Guardians of the Galaxy, which climbed back to the top of the U.S. box office chart last weekend on its way to becoming the biggest domestic release of year (overtaking Captain America: The Winter Soldier to do so) and passing the $500 million mark at the box office, making it the seventh film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to do so. Guardians is sitting on »
- Gary Collinson
Anthony Stokes on why Marvel’s movies will only get better from here…
After the massive success of comic book movies over the past few years, there has been a lot of talk about the superhero bubble bursting and that the trend will come to an end. For Marvel Studios, there’s also the issue that many of their lead actors contracts are coming to an end in the next few years. Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. specifically may not have many more Marvel movies under their belt, with Robert’s age becoming a factor and Chris Evans seemingly wanting to kickstart the second leg of his career doing more meaningful intimate projects. But fear not. Not only do I think Marvel will be just fine without their core Avengers, but they might do even better. Creatively at least.
In response to the question of whether the comic book movie trend is sustainable, »
- Gary Collinson
In this week’s Fmtv Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys reveals the latest Avengers: Age of Ultron details – specifically the involvement of Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye; an update on the next Bond movie’s (the 24th, if you’re counting) villain; what has officially become the highest grossing movie in the Us this Summer?; and which superhero duo took part in the Als Ice Bucket Challenge this week (donate at www.alsa.org/donate, by the way)? Clue: it wasn’t Bananaman.
So find out those Avengers: Age of Ultron details and more in the Movie Newsgasm…
Fmtv will be back next week with another installment of Movie Myths and Movie Newsgasm. If you haven’t already, you can subscribe here. See below for more information on the films discussed…
- Oliver Davis
Ever since Joss Whedon announced that one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes may not make it out of Avengers: Age of Ultron alive, fans have speculated that Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye would be the one to bite the dust. Out of the superhero team, Hawkeye’s been given the shortest shrift and the least amount of both screentime and character development, so killing him off wouldn’t really affect the larger McU that killing someone like Tony Stark or Captain America would.
Renner recently appeared on Larry King Live, and was asked point blank if he would die in Age of Ultron. His answer?
“No no. No, I don’t die. I think they want to keep [characters] around for a while.”
This jives well with Renner’s recent comments about Hawkeye possibility showing up in Captain America 3. Obviously, it could also be a case of misdirection, as the actor would »
- James Garcia
We all know that the members of the Avengers team from the first movie are all coming back for Avengers: Age of Ultron and that they’ll be augmented by Paul Bettany as The Vision and Aaron Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen as the magical-don’t-call-us-mutant brother and sister duo of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. However, a rumor originating from Badass Digest suggests a much bigger sea change is on the horizon. Possible Age of Ultron Spoilers ahead…
The very nature and fun of the Avengers team is its revolving door, which allows for greater tonal shifts as the remaining characters evolve. Throughout the comics there have been several major change ups to the roster. As Devin from Badass points out, after only being introduced as a member in Avengers #4, Captain America replaced all of the original team members in Avengers #16. Well, it looks like Cap could be reorganizing the team »
- Eli Reyes
Badass Digest reveals that, at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America (Chris Evans) will assemble a brand new team of Avengers for Phase Three. While the site wouldn't reveal who this new team will include, one name that has been in every version of the script is Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel. However, now Marvel is "having cold feet" about bringing Captain Marvel into the Marvel Cinematic Universe this way.
The exact lineup of the new Avengers has not been finalized, and this scene was not shot during principal photography, which wrapped earlier this month. Marvel reportedly may pull Captain Marvel from this new lineup because they aren't sure if »
There are many fans of Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy," one of them being "Iron Man" star himself Robert Downey Jr. who heaped praise upon the sci-fi film whilst doing press ahead of the Toronto International Film Festival. He tells The Toronto Sun:
"Galaxy in some ways is the best Marvel movie ever. And it's odd for someone with - on occasion - an ego the size of mine to actually say that.
We're talking about how the Iron Mans and the Thors and the Captain Americas and the Avengers movies have afforded Marvel the opportunity to essentially take what was a third-tier, minor, kind of upstart bit of potential from one of their comic books series and say: 'Look!'
It's like you have a great quarterback, and his brother plays for another team, and then you say: 'Look, this is their second cousin and we think he has »
- Garth Franklin
In an interview with the Toronto Sun, Robert Downey Jr., the star of Marvel’s “Iron Man” series as well as “The Avengers,” said he thought that this summer’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is the best Marvel film to date.
“Galaxy in some ways is the best Marvel movie ever,” Downey Jr. told the newspaper. “And it’s odd for someone with — on occasion — an ego the size of mine to actually say that!”
Downey Jr., whose upcoming film “The Judge” will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 4, said he was impressed that Marvel was able to take a group of less well known characters from their comic books and turn them into a successful film.
“It’s like you have a great quarterback, and his brother plays for another team, and then you say: ‘Look, this is their second cousin and we think he has a »
- Kevin Noonan
We know some of your are waiting for Netflix, so if you still haven't seen Iron Man 3 yet, you may want to stop reading, because this story contains Major Spoilers.
One of the lingering mysteries left by Iron Man 3 is the true identity of the evil Mandarin. In the film, Ben Kingsley plays Trevor Slattery, an actor pretending to be the most dangerous terrorist in the entire world. He is soon discovered to be working as a media smokescreen for Aldrich Killian. The character went onto appear in Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King, where he is incarcerated with a group of true sycophants. He is eventually blasted out of jail by a minion of the 'real' Mandarin. But who is the 'real' Mandarin?
In fact, he »
Captain America 3 is almost two full years away, and while we don’t know a ton about the project yet, we do know that it is the last Captain America standalone that Chris Evans is on contract for. How that will affect the story is anyone’s guess. Will it wrap things up for him the way Iron Man 3 wrapped things up for Tony Stark? Or will he pass the shield to one of the possible Captain Americas waiting in the wings? Maybe it will be like the series finale of Buffy and he will pass the shield to both of them. That’s something no one would see coming. Joe and Anthony Russo have been making the rounds promoting the Blu-ray release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and they’ve been teasing us with bits of info about what we can expect from the third chapter of the Captain America saga. »
- Mily Dunbar
Robert Downey, Jr. admitted some hard truths this week in Toronto.
Despite having a very obvious loyalty to the Avengers – if you’re living under a rock: he’s Tony Stark in JonFavreau’s Iron Man and its sequels – the actor admitted that James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, the sci-fi opera with “a bunch of a-holes” is the best Marvel movie: “[Guardians of the] Galaxy in some ways is the best Marvel movie ever - and it’s odd for someone with, on occasion, an ego the size of mine to actually say that!”
“We’re talking about how the Iron Mans and the Thors and the Captain Americas and the Avengers movies have afforded Marvel the opportunity to essentially take what was a third-tier, minor, kind of upstart bit of potential from one of their comic books series and say: ‘Look!’” said Downey, Jr.
“It’s like you have a great quarterback, »
- Sasha James
Warner Bros. have released a new poster for The Judge, the upcoming thriller and family drama which sees Iron Man and Avengers Assemble star Robert Downey Jr. as a successful defence attorney who ends up battling it out with Fargo’s Billy Bob Thornton (in the courtroom) after he reluctantly returns home for his mother’s funeral.
It’s then that he discovers that his estranged father (The Godfather’s Robert Duvall), the town’s judge who now suffers from Alzheimer’s, has been accused of murder and is set to stand trial for the crime.
David Dobkin is directing the movie which marks the first project from Robert Downey Jr. and his wife/producing partner Susan Downey’s production company. The Judge is big departure for Dobkin compared to his previous work, and the recent trailer made it look a lot different to the likes of Fred Claus and Wedding Crashers! »
- Josh Wilding
According to Tony Stark, Tony Stark needs to step up his game.
In an interview with the Toronto Sun, actor Robert Downey, Jr.—Iron Man himself—told the paper that Guardians of the Galaxy, “in some ways, is the best Marvel movie ever.” Surprised? Given the similarities between his portrayal of Tony Stark and his actual public persona, he doesn’t blame you. “It’s odd for someone with—on occasion—an ego the size of mine to actually say that,” said Downey.
- Joshua Rivera
Robert Downey Jr. and his Iron Man alter ego might be responsible for the most recognizable and beloved character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's galaxy of stars. But the actor knows when to step aside and give credit where credit is due. And that's exactly what he's doing right now with the cosmic stars of "Guardians of the Galaxy."
While talking to the Toronto Sun about his new movie "The Judge," which premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival before making a bid at Oscar gold when it's released later this fall, said that "Guardians of the Galaxy" might be the very best Marvel movie that the studio has released.
"'Galaxy' in some ways is the best Marvel movie ever," Downey told the Toronto Sun. "And it's odd for someone with -- on occasion -- an ego the size of mine to actually say that!"
Downey went on to explain »
- Drew Taylor
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