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While Marvel’s comic book adaptations are a hot commodity just now, the cast of Marvel/Disney’s Avengers franchise are running out of movies on their contracts and have dropped hints that they are not going to play their respective hero characters beyond their current commitments. Will Marvel and Disney let the franchises die after the cast leaves or will a new cast take over?
Movie studios don’t like to let go of a good thing. They like to find ways to keep a lucrative franchise going, even without the original cast. For instance, when the younger cast of X-Men: First Class replaced the stars of the original trilogy; or when the Star Trek: Next Generation cast took over the Star Trek Franchise from the classic Trek crew. Since Marvel/Disney’s the Avengers was a colossal hit and the sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron is expected »
- email@example.com (Rob Young)
Stan Lee, co-creator of hundreds of Marvel Comics characters including "Spider-Man", "Iron Man", "Thor", "Ant-Man", "Daredevil", "The Fantastic Four", "Dr. Strange" and "The Incredible Hulk", said that of all the characters in the Marvel Comics Universe, the one most deserving of a live-action big screen treatment is "Black Panther":
The "Marvel Knights Animation: Black Panther" DVD release, based on the variant Marvel Comics series by writer Reginald Hudlin and illustrator John Romita Jr., stars Djimon Hounsou as 'Black Panther', Jill Scott as 'Storm', Kerry Washington as 'Princess Shuri', Alfre Woodard as 'Dondi Reese'/'Queen Mother' and Carl Lumbly as 'Uncle S'Yan' :
"...Deep in the heart of Africa lies 'Wakanda', an advanced and unconquerable civilization. A family of warrior-kings possessing superior speed, »
- Michael Stevens
Take another look @ images from the set of the "Avengers" sequel, "Avengers: Age Of Ultron", including Elizabeth Olsen as 'Scarlet Witch', Aaron Taylor-Johnson as 'Quicksilver', a stunt double for 'Captain America' (who looks like he could play 'Commie Smasher' Cap from the character's 1950's comic books), plus stunt doubles for 'Thor' and 'Iron Man':
Scripted and directed by Joss Whedon, the new film features an ensemble cast that also includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson and James Spader:
"...'Age Of Ultron' reportedly opens immediately after the 'Baron Von Strucker' post credit scene in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'.
"'The Avengers' as a team attack the 'Hydra' cell run by Strucker.
"He has the staff of 'Loki', 'Chitauri' weaponry and the corpse of a 'Leviathan'.
"'Quicksilver' and 'Scarlet Witch' fight alongside Strucker against the Avengers. »
- Michael Stevens
Triple Golden Globe nominee Thomas Jane has been cast in the upcoming television adaptation of the Leviathan Wakes book series by James S.A. Corey. Syfy has ordered The Expanse straight to a 10 episode series, adding it to a list of new ventures for the cable network, which also includes 12 Monkeys, Dominion, Olympus, Ascension and Z Nation.
With Jane in the role of Miller – a detective working for a corporate security force in the Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter – the story takes place 200 years in the future, when Miller takes on the case of a missing heiress. During the course of his investigation, he crosses paths with a rogue ship’s captain, and the pair find themselves on the trail of a far bigger, more dangerous conspiracy, that threatens to cause galactic conflict.
- Sarah Myles
MTV is looking to get into the Game of Thrones business. The Wrap reports thatthe network has made a full-season commitment to a live-action television show based on Terry Brooks' Shannara fantasy series. Back in December, it was reported that Iron Man director Jon Favreau would direct however, that appears to not be the case as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles helmer, Jonathan Liebesman will direct the first two episodes. Favreau is still working on the project as an executive producer so it's not out of the realm of possibility that he'll direct one of the other episodes. The first season has received a 10 episode commitment. The series is a very traditional sword and sorcery, fantasy series - with an added twist that the novels are set in a post-apocalyptic, medieval setting of a far-flung future where the Earth has been radically altered due to Chemical Warfare. In this setting, »
Set two centuries in the future when much of our solar system has been colonised, Jane plays a hardened detective from the Asteroid Belt who works for a corporate security force.
He teams with a rogue ship's captain to find the truth about a missing heiress and its ties to the greatest conspiracy in human history. The project has a ten-episode straight-to-series commitment and will likely premiere sometime next year.
Source: The Live Feed »
- Garth Franklin
Big ears are about to be a big deal. Disney's animated classic Dumbo is being remade into a live-action film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Mouse House thinks special effects have finally evolved to the point where a flying elephant could be made to look real and be believable. The studio is planning to make an adjustment: as it tells the baby elephant's story, it will tell a story about a human going through a similar experience. Ehren Kruger, the writer of Transformers: Age of Extinction, will write and produce.
Disney's been on a tear of ordering live-action remakes of their animated classics. Cinderella from Thor director Kenneth Branaugh hits in March 13, 2015, while Iron Man helmer Jon Favreau is working on The Jungle Book and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon is taking on Beauty and the Beast. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tara the Mom)
Terry Brooks' beloved Shannara series has been on the table for adaptation for years now, but MTV have picked up the gauntlet, green-lighting a 10 episode first season. I can only assume the decision to finally invest in the sprawling post-apocalyptic/Fantasy series is due to the popularity of HBO's Game of Thones, but who cares, I honestly never thought we'd see this day.
Shannara is unique to epic fantasy in that it's still earth as we know it, but the world is a post-nuclear future version of Earth where humans have mutated into elves and dwarves and the land mass of the planet is all swapped around.
[Continued ...] »
MTV is moving forward with its ambitious high fantasy show. In a quest to find its own Game of Thrones, the cable network has greenlit to series Shannara, based on a series of popular novels by Terry Brooks. Ten episode have been ordered.
The story is set in our world, but thousands of years after the destruction of civilization. The tale is centered on the Shannara family, whose descendants are empowered with ancient magic and whose adventures continuously reshape the future of the world.
The Shannara saga was launched in 1977 with The Sword of Shannara. With about 25 books in the saga, »
- James Hibberd
Robert Downey Jr. has been down this path before. The Iron Man star, 49, who battled drug addiction for years before getting sober in 2002, has rallied to help his son Indio, 20, who was arrested for cocaine possession on June 29. A family source says Indio, a musician, has struggled with substance-abuse issues in recent years. He voluntarily checked himself into rehab after the arrest. "Robert clearly understands the struggle, and while of course this relapse was very upsetting to him, he is very proud of his son," the source tells People in this week's issue. Indio has the support of his family, »
- Elizabeth Leonard
With a personality as flavourful as his career, Jon Favreau has been a firm favourite for as long as I can remember. The 47 year old actor-turned-director was the saving grace of Couples Retreat; added light relief whilst leveling the overall tone in the Iron Man series (which he both acted in and produced); and has harked back to his indie roots in his latest release, Chef.
So, when Shadowlocked was offered time with the iconic actor/director/producer, you’d of been hard pushed to find someone with more of a genuine passion for an interview. Unfortunately though, the PR in question didn’t agree.
Perhaps there were hungrier, more delicious invites for Mr. Favreau, or maybe it was decided that our entree sized application wasn’t worthy of the films mighty appetite. Whatever the case we missed out...and to this day I’m upset.
However, ever the professional »
Hollywood Records and Marvel are set to release three albums from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy on July 29, 2014.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Deluxe soundtrack features classic 1970s songs from the film, plus score by composer Tyler Bates (“Watchmen,” “Slither,” “Dawn of the Dead”). Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1 is the collection of 12 songs including Blue Swede’s “Hooked on a Feeling,” “I’m Not in Love” by 10cc, Redbone’s “Come and Get Your Love,” and The Runaways’ “Cherry Bomb,” and Guardians of the Galaxy is the digital score soundtrack.
The film opens in U.S. theaters on August 1, 2014.
Music plays a major role in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” as the 1970s songs featured in the film are part of the storyline in a unique way. Explaining how the songs come to play in the story, director James Gunn says, “One of the main »
- Michelle McCue
Robert took to twitter and posted, ."Yo. Susan. Me. Baby Girl November. Scorpio?" Rdj announced in his peculiar style that he and wife are expecting baby number two. The couple has a son 2 year old son Exton Elias.
The big screen star confirmed the news via his Twitter account on Wednesday.
"Yo. Susan. Me. Baby. Girl. November. Scorpio?" he wrote.
Photos: Robert Downey Jr. Over The Years
The couple are parents to Exton Elias Downey, who is now 2.
Robert is also dad to Indio Falconer Downey, 20, his son from a previous marriage.
-- Jolie Lash
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Robert Downey, Jr. is adding to his brood! The "Iron Man" star and his wife Susan are expecting their second child together -- a baby girl The 49-year-old actor announced the happy news on Twitter Wednesday, writing: Yo. Susan. Me. Baby. Girl. November. Scorpio? — Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) July 9, 2014 On Facebook, he added "Um. I don't know if it's a 'man's world', but I'm certain women run it. Susan and I are therefore delighted to announce we are expecting a baby."The baby is due in November, right around the time his "Iron Man" costar Scarlett Johansson is expected to give birth. Fellow "Avenger" Chris Hemsworth also recently welcomed twins.Congrats to the growing Marvel family! The couple, who has been married for nearly nine years, welcomed son Exton on Feb. 7, 2012. Downey also has a 20-year-old son, Indio, from his first marriage. Click "Launch Gallery" above to see more expecting stars! »
- tooFab Staff
It'll be a girl! Robert Downey Jr. revealed via Twitter on July 9 that he and wife Susan are expecting their second child together, a baby girl. "Yo. Susan. Me. Baby. Girl. November. Scorpio?" the Iron Man actor humorously tweeted to announce their exciting news. The actor also took to his Facebook page to share: "Um. I don't know if it's a 'man's world', but I'm certain women run it. Susan and I are therefore delighted to announce we are expecting a baby. Girl. November. Rdj." The couple are already proud [...] »
"Gamora can kill you but [also] has a heart of gold," says Zoe Saldana in this new Gamora-centric character trailer from Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy. [via Entertainment Weekly] Related Content: Guardians Of The Galaxy 17 Minute Preview Reaction And Footage Description Guardians Of The Galaxy's Ophelia Lovibond Discusses The Collector's Daughter Kevin Feige On Captain America: The Winter Soldier's Connection To Avengers: Age Of Ultron From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team--the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is »
Having written the scripts for one of the biggest money making franchises in cinemas at the moment, Transformers: Age of Extinction scribe Ehren Kruger has been hired by Disney to pen a live-action adaptation of the classic 1941 animated Dumbo.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kruger will write the script and serve as a producer alongside Justin Springer (Tron: Legacy). No release date has been set, but one would assume it would be part of Disney’s 2016 tentpole line-up. This new version will apparently take the original tale and add a “unique family story that parallels Dumbo’s story”. The studio believes that the latest CGI technology means we can see a live-action flying elephant.
Dumbo will join an ever-growing list of live-action Disney adaptations. This year’s Maleficent starring Angela Jolie, a re-imagining of Sleeping Beauty, grossed over $630 million and Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland took over $1 billion at the global box office, »
- Luke Owen
With just two weeks until San Diego Comic-Con, we’re still unsure as to whether we will see some a trailer or some footage from Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. But its star Mark Ruffalo, who will be reprising his role as Bruce Banner/The Hulk, has posted a set picture of him in the motion-capture technology.
The picture is to push his competition in which one lucky winner can hang out with him on set of Avengers: Age of Ulton for the day. He posted the image with the comment, “The Hulkatization of the Banner. Come see it happen”…
You can enter the competition here by donating money to Ruffalo’s favourite charity Water Defence.
- Luke Owen
Featuring our first look at many of the characters we’ve only heard about or seen in stills, the footage also shows off an extended scene between the team members, giving us a much better idea as to what we should expect from their dynamic and the sort of humour that Gunn has brought to his latest project.
So, what exactly does this new footage tell us about Guardians of the Galaxy? Well, below you’ll find 10 of the most notable moments and what significance they have for the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
If you missed the latest trailer, then be sure to click here to check it out.
10. It Has The Best Marvel »
- Josh Wilding
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