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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 »
We all love movie trailers. Some of us get to the theater early so we can catch all the trailers. We review trailers. Studios even make trailers for trailers. (And we review those, too.) Trailers get people excited. That’s their job, if they’re done correctly. Comic-Con has unveiled a bunch of trailers over the past few days. Cinelinx is taking a second look at seven trailers for some of the most anticipated upcoming movies.
Justice League: What’s immediately obvious from the trailer is that the tone of this film will be very different from the earlier Snyderverse films. When the WB opened the set to critics several weeks back, everyone present said that they were encouraged by the humorous scenes being filmed featuring the Flash. This trailer seems to back up those claims, focusing on the interactions of the team members. The thread of the trailer »
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Joss Whedon was at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend and spoke about the idea of making a Black Widow solo film with Scarlett Johansson. As a fun bonus, a Marvel panel revealed a never-before-seen McU screentest he directed. While The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron were big hits at the box office, not everyone was a fan of where Whedon took Natasha's story in the sequel film. But if Marvel wanted him to lead her solo film (our own Donna Dickens suggests setting her up for a Bourne-like franchise), he'd be there. Speaking to IGN.com at Sdcc, the idea of Black Widow was broached once again: “Well if somebody pointed to me and said, ‘You want to make a Black Widow movie?’ the answer would be ‘Duh!’ For two reasons: I think that character really is very interesting and very earthbound and so it’s the kind of »
- Jill Pantozzi
During yesterday’s Marvel Animation panel, it was announced that the fourth season of the Disney Xd cartoon Avengers Assemble will be undergoing another title change as it relaunches as Avengers: Secret Wars. Furthermore, the roster will be revamped, with Captain Marvel, The Vision, Ms. Marvel, Black Panther, Ant-Man, The Wasp and the Jane Foster Thor set to feature as the new-look Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Meanwhile, the panel also confirmed the report from back in June that a series of Rocket & Groot shorts are incoming, revealing that they will be inspired by the work of Skottie Young. Here’s a teaser that debuted on the official Marvel Twitter page…
Rocket & Groot shorts, "Marvel's Avengers: Secret Wars," and more announced at #MarvelSDCC! https://t.co/0VEEtDZFFchttps://t.co/Ad0pOrXEEP
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) July 23, 2016
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- Gary Collinson
In hindsight, Marvel Studios’ presence at San Diego Comic-Con may not have heralded as much new footage as that of Warner Bros. – Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad, King Arthur and even Justice League each enjoyed their time in the limelight – but after confirming Brie Larson as Captain Marvel and unveiling a fresh look at Benedict Cumberbatch’s good doctor, there’s still plenty for fans to chew over.
Speaking of which, many of the key players involved in Spider-Man: Homecoming were in attendance at the annual event, and IGN spoke to both Tom Holland and director Jon Watts about the finer details of Marvel’s 2017 reboot.
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Nipping at the heels of a report that seemingly outs two new villains, Watts began by outlining the core appeal of Peter Parker who, despite the global calamities that often follow The Avengers, still has his nose in the »
- Michael Briers
IGN caught up with Joss Whedon at Comic-Con yesterday, and they obviously had to ask The Avengers director about a possible return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While he's currently working on something original, it definitely sounds like he'd be willing to reunite with Marvel Studios if they're willing to let him take a crack at that long rumoured and well overdue Black Widow solo movie. "I think that character really is very interesting and very earthbound, so it’s the kind of action that I got to do less of with somebody like Thor or The Vision," Whedon said of his interest in the hero. "When you get into your ‘Superman’ territory it’s harder to maintain the gritty action that the Russo brothers do so brilliantly and she’s got that kind of thing and [you can] really do a spy thriller. Like really do a good, paranoid, ‘John le Carré »
While Warner Bros. may have beaten them to the punch with Wonder Woman, Marvel Studios have their own female led super hero movie coming our way, and they’ve just gotten an Oscar winner to the the lead role. Rumoured for a while, but finally confirmed at Marvel Studio’s Comic-Con panel, Room’s Brie Larson will take on the role of Carol Danvers, known as Captain Marvel to the superhero set, an air force pilot with the super power of flight and enhanced strength. While she has been around since 1967, her importance in the comics has skyrocketed in the last few years (she is currently the lead in Marvel’s Civil War 2 mega event). Couple that with Larson being a mega star on the rise, and Marvel Studios are obviously planning her 2019 solo film to be a big deal (she was originally set to appear at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron, »
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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, »
Every studio in Hollywood is currently trying to put together some form of shared cinematic universe, but Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have one of the few in town that we actually we want to see. The studio is planning on making their giant monsters meet in future movies, and they already stated that process with Godzilla in 2014. Next up is reboot of King Kong, Kong: Skull Island, and we just got the very first trailer for the studio's next monster epic.
Warner Bros. premiered the footage at San Diego Comic-Con, which is currently taking place at the San Diego Convention Center in California. The studio decided to take a break from teasing their upcoming DC Comics superhero movies to deliver fans a first look of the latest attempt to bring King Kong to the big screen, and everything seems very promising. The last time we saw the legendary creature »
Press Release: Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Kong: Skull Island” reimagines the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (“The Kings of Summer”).
In the film, a diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific – as beautiful as it is treacherous – unaware that they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.
“Kong: Skull Island” stars Tom Hiddleston (“The Avengers,” “Thor: The Dark World”), Samuel L. Jackson (“The Hateful Eight,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron”), Oscar winner Brie Larson (“Room,” “Trainwreck”), John Goodman (“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Argo”) and John C. Reilly (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Step Brothers”). The international ensemble cast also »
- Derek Anderson
Joss Whedon delivered two $1+ billion blockbusters for Marvel Studios with The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, but the filmmaker has since made it clear that he now wants to tackle something smaller where he can have full creative control over the production process. Whatever he does next is obviously going to be exciting, […]
- Josh Wilding
It’s been nearly three months since Captain America: Civil War was released upon us, and Marvel Studios’ ever so talented conceptual artist Andy Park has continued releasing epic keyframe illustrations of the best moments and superhero designs in the Phase Three flick. The artist’s latest reveal stunningly recreates the cover of The Avengers issue #233 which saw the pint-sized Ant-Man hitching a ride on one of Hawkeye’s arrows. Seeing this superhero team-up on the big-screen in Captain America: Civil War certainly brought a total geekasm, so relive it with Andy Park’s incredible conceptual art below! What do you think? I loved painting this keyframe #CaptainAmericaCivilWar recreating Avengers#223 cover #Hawkeye #Antman @Renner4Real pic.twitter.com/iRu1yaNZUK — Andy Park (@andyparkart) July 20, 2016 > ; Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo and from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War finds Steve Rogers leading the newly »
This week I wanted to read a classic Spider-Man story I hadn’t had a chance to read yet, Kraven’s Last Hunt. While I’ve certainly been aware of Kraven through the years, he was not really on the level of Green Goblin or Black Cat in my book so I hadn’t read many of his adventures.
Boy was that a mistake. Kraven’s Last Hunt has to go down in my book as my favorite Spider-Man story. If I had to compare it to anything, it would be like if Quentin Tarantino penned a book for Marvel. The mood is creepy throughout. The first image alone, with Kraven crouched on the ground front and center on the page, shows how ferocious, evil, and plainly insane the character is. I love how J.M. DeMatteis was able to portray Kraven as clearly insane but with enough sanity in him »
- Tim Jousma
It’s been quite the week for Star Trek news, and it’s only Monday! With the looming arrival of Star Trek Beyond getting (much to my delight) very positive initial critical buzz, we’ve not only found out the new Bryan Fuller series next year will appear on Netflix internationally as well as CBS in America, joining the cavalcade of earlier series which have just gone live on the demand service, but Paramount dropped a massive reveal about the gestating Star Trek 4 before the third film has even landed: Chris Hemsworth is coming back, joining Chris Pine, and was described as such:
- Tony Black
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Before he was Thor for The Avengers, before he was racing and man-whoring for Ron Howard in Rush, and before he was the hilariously dim secretary in the new Ghostbusters movie, Chris Hemsworth made his big screen debut in the pre-credits scene of J.J. Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek reboot as the ill-fated George Kirk, the heroic and idealistic father of Chris Pine’s James T. Kirk.
Even though George didn’t make it past the opening logo of that first movie, his legacy has loomed over the rest of the franchise — his father’s heroism a driving force, for better or worse, for Captain Kirk. It’s something explored in the most recent trailer for Justin Lin’s upcoming entry, Star Trek Beyond.
There’s a whole lot of daddy issues at play in those first 10–15 seconds »
- Neil Miller
It’s been over four years since the big bad Thanos made his cinematic debut during the mid-credits scene of The Avengers. And while he was initially brought to life with a mixture of CGI and practical makeup effects on actor Damion Poitier, the villain’s next appearances were fully CGI with actor Josh Brolin providing his voice and motion-capture performance. Which might explain why the mad titan appeared a bit less photo-real during his short but sweet cameos in Guardians of the Galaxy and the Avengers: Age of Ultron mid-credits tag. Considering Thanos will be towering over the majority of Earth’s mightiest heroes when he makes a full-fledged return in the two-part (tentatively titled) Avengers: Infinity War films, no one’s saying Marvel and the Russos should ditch CGI for him altogether; that’d be crazy! However, the folks at Ironhead Studios, who created his gold/purple armor »
Experience action-packed terror as two men race against the clock to stop a horde of rabid killers as their city descends into apocalyptic madness in the pulse-pounding thriller, Cell, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), and Digital HD on September 27 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand.
Based on Stephen King’s chilling book, the film stars John Cusack (Love & Mercy) alongside Oscar® nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Best Supporting Actor, Pulp Fiction, 1994) and Stacy Keach (The Bourne Legacy). Cell was directed by Tod Williams from a screenplay by Stephen King and Adam Alleca. The home entertainment release of Cell contains audio commentary with the director and a look behind the scenes of the film in the “To Cell and Back” featurette. The Cell Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.
Stephen King’s best-selling novel is brought to »
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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. »
In the effort to stay au courant we're going to try to do "new to streaming" weekly, alternating between Netflix and Amazon Prime sometimes, big lists, sometimes highlights. This will also give us a chance to link to previous coverage of the old films that are "new" again via the power of the internet. But first a last chance notice...
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I've been curious to watch Serenity (and Firefly for that matter) again to see if you can easily chart Joss Whedon's growth from self-created warm-up to Studio-hire mega-success in The Avengers. He was always good at selling team dynamics, though. That was clear from the earliest episodes of Buffy. We previously covered Serenity in Season 3 of Hit Me With Your Best Shot. I miss Whedon as TV creator on »
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Scarlett Johansson has had a long, excellent career, having spent 20 years in the business as an actress. She still has an awful long way to go too, because she is only 31 years-old and is one of the most in-demand names in the business. That is in large part thanks to her work as Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As it turns out, she appreciates the role more than anything else in her career.
Speaking with Michigan Avenue, Scarlett Johansson was asked what her favorite role of all-time was. She did admit that it was difficult to decide, but ultimately she landed on her role as one of the core members of The Avengers in the McU. Here is what she had to say.
"I really like playing Natasha; playing the Black Widow. It's been an interesting journey, to take a character and grow it over these years, »
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