Following the announcement of her divorce from husband Romain Dauriac in January, Scarlett Johansson appears on the cover of the newest issue of Marie Claire, where she discusses sexism in Hollywood, being the top-grossing actress of all time, and struggling with breast pumps. Johansson has earned the ‘top-grossing’ title, thanks to movies like “The Avengers” […] »
- Jordan Appugliesi
Chris Evans is all about that Super Bowl smack talk.
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"Alright #AtlantaFalcons let’s do this! Super Bowl Sunday!" Spencer tweeted, prompting Evans to respond, "How dare you :)."
"I'm going to be thinking about you All Day Sunday...when Atlanta Wins.... Hahahaha," Spencer responded. "But I still love you."
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"I guess I'll let this one slide :) Love you too hon!! Go Patriots!" Evans returned the love.
And of course, the rivalry had to continue during the game!
After the Falcons got out to a big early lead, Spencer had to address it with Evans, writing, "More »
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By: Carson Blackwelder
One of the jobs that the general public doesn’t pay that much attention to — but probably should — is that of the cinematographer. If you think a film looks gorgeous and you’re able to get swept away by what you’re seeing on the screen, that’s all thanks to this man or woman’s work behind the scenes. Turns out, though, you can even see these folks showcase their talent on social media.
Since the role of cinematographer is often referred to as the director of photography — shortened to Dp or Dop — it only makes sense that we hone in Instagram as that’s one popular online platform dedicated specifically to photos. Let’s take a look at 16 of the cinematographers who are utilizing Instagram to showcase more of their work and giving us a glimpse of »
- Carson Blackwelder
Perhaps it will be hard for some of you old timers to fathom, but for Millennials, Chris Pratt's Star-Lord is a whole new generation's Han Solo and Indiana Jones rolled into one. Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the biggest movies of this decade. And it's a superhero movie that is quite unlike no other. At the heart of it all is Peter Quill, the dashing hero who is sweet, gentle, and kind of a self-centered doofus and asshole. He has a unique look all his own. But as we see in newly released concept art, he almost looked a little different.
Marvel Studios artist Andy Park jumped on Instagram as he's been known to do, sharing some early concept ideas and fully rendered artistic pieces for Peter Quill's space armor. As you'll notice, it looks a little bit closer to what fans know from the original Marvel »
Comic Books 101: Marvel Characters That Need To Be On Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. !
I’ve said time and time again that despite its merits the biggest flaws in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D TV show has been its lack of fully developing characters from the Marvel Comic Book Universe. The show (which spiraled out from The Avengers movie) is ripe to explore and showcase some of the best characters that might just not be ready or capable of making an impact on the big screen. While some characters have found a way to appear (Deathlock, Daisy Rumble Johnson, Absorbing Man, and recently Ghost Rider) a great majority of villains have either been created specifically for the show (and suddenly now appearing in the comics) or have just been throw away characters that have very little to zero ties in the Marvel Cinematic Universe or Comic Book Universe. »
- Jeremy Scully
The seven major Hollywood studios have failed to elevate minorities and women to the director’s chair over the past decade, according to a new report by the University of Southern California’s Annenberg’s Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative. The findings come as the topic of diversity and inclusion continues to be widely debated across the media industry. The report also hits days after the recent Oscar nominations were hailed for recognizing a record number of black actors and for singling out a series of films such as “Hidden Figures,” “Moonlight,” and “Fences” that grappled with the topic of race in America.
It’s harder to find signs of that kind of progress behind the camera. Thanks largely to its long association with Madea creator Tyler Perry, Lionsgate has the best track record when it comes to hiring African-American filmmakers. Sixteen of the 86 films that the studio distributed between »
- Brent Lang
The new IMAX poster for Kong: Skull Island pays homage to a classic film that’s also set in the violent era of the Vietnam War.
Unveiled by EW, the Kong: Skull Island poster features a similar style and layout as Bob Peak’s artwork for Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now. Kong: Skull Island takes place in the ’70s with Vietnam War-era military equipment and personnel, perhaps leading to the fitting shout-out to Coppola’s classic film on the new IMAX poster.
A Legendary Pictures film, Kong: Skull Island stomps into theaters on March 10th, 2017 from Warner Bros. The upcoming movie is part of Warner Bros. and Legendary’s shared cinematic universe of massive monsters, with a May 29th, 2020 release date already penciled in for Godzilla vs. Kong, following the March 22nd, 2019 release of Godzilla 2, which is now set to star Stranger Things‘ Millie Bobby Brown.
Previous Press Release: Warner Bros. »
- Derek Anderson
The official Marvel site has unveiled official promotional images for the upcoming Marvel Animated Minimates series 4 double-packs. The Walgreens exclusives are set to go on sale this Spring and include Speed Energy Hulk and Speed Demon, Iron Skull and Doctor Spectrum, Deep-Immersion Spider-Man and Anti-Venom, and Scarlet Spider and Green Goblin.
From Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, Speed Force Hulk chases down Speed Demon. This Hulk figure glows in the dark, to mimic the episode when he absorbed speed energy from the super-fast Squadron Supreme member. This is the first Marvel Minimate ever made of Speed Demon.
Also from Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, the Iron Skull (a.k.a. the Red Skull in stolen Iron Man armor) teams up with the last member of the Squadron Supreme, Doctor Spectrum. This is the first Marvel Minimate ever made of Doctor Spectrum!
From Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man, Deep Immersion Spider-Man faces off with Anti-Venom! »
- Amie Cranswick
Ryan Lambie Feb 1, 2017
Ben Affleck’s the latest in a series of directors to bow out of a DC comic book movie. We take a look at a familiar pattern...
In a ninja-like move worthy of the Caped Crusader himself, Ben Affleck has bowed out of The Batman. Affleck will, of course, still star in the title role and serve as producer, but the standalone Batman movie will now need a new director - leaving the position empty mere months before filming was supposed to commence.
The outlet that broke the story, Variety, adds that Affleck’s decision wasn’t related to the recent performance of Live By Night, the period crime film produced, written, directed and starring Ben Affleck. Rather, Affleck says, “I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. »
As we continue to enjoy living in this golden age of superheroes, science fiction and awesome pop culture in general, it’s important that we don’t forget about the genius minds who got us to this point. And, thankfully, neither have the folks behind the new Machinima series, Greater Creators.
Said web series stars internet sensation and all-around four-color guru Comic Book Girl 19, who aims to educate as well as entertain – and that she does when she kicks things off by shining the spotlight on none other than Jack “The King” Kirby.
For those unfamiliar, Kirby is one of the men we have to thank for Marvel books such as Fantastic Four and The Avengers, in addition to DC fan favorites such as Darkseid, the New Gods and Kamandi, the latter of which is currently being revisited by some of today’s top talents in a twelve-issue run. »
- Eric Joseph
Sneak Peek actress Gwyneth Paltrow, aka 'Pepper Potts', the girlfriend of 'Iron Man' in the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe', posing for the January 2017 issue of "Elle" (Spain) magazine, photographed by Xavi Gordo:
"In 2007, she joined the 'Fifty State Initiative' under the codename 'Hera'.
"In 2009, she assumes the identity of 'Rescue' after being given her own suit of 'Iron Man' armor by 'Tony Stark'.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Gwyneth Paltrow...
- Michael Stevens
The designs in Guardians of the Galaxy were great, but if you think back, you may recall that the first concept art released from the movie featured a very different take on the heroes. Thanks to Marvel Studios concept artist Andy Park, we have a new look at a very design of Star-Lord and as you can see, he also offers an explanation behind his approach to this take on the "space pirate scavenger." Also below is a new take on the Nova Corps, and he pretty much confirms that everyone at Marvel viewed Guardians of the Galaxy as their Star Wars! We'll likely see more of this group when Thanos heads to Xandar to get his hands on the Infinity Stone being hidden there, but whether or not we'll ever see Richard Rider on the big screen remains to be seen! What do you think of these designs? Way »
Marvel Studios officially revealed today that production on Black Panther, the upcoming 18th installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has begun. While this information has been known for the past couple of days through set photos and tweets, the studio’s press release also provides plenty of previously unrevealed tidbits about the project, including a full cast list and a plot description.
Chadwick Boseman’s titular superhero/T’Challa will be joined in the cast by Michael B. Jordan (Creed), Lupita Nyong’o (The Jungle Book), Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead), Martin Freeman (Sherlock), Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Angela Bassett (London Has Fallen), Forest Whitaker (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Andy Serkis (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Letitia Wright (Glasgow Girls), Winston Duke (Modern Family), Florence Kasumba (Captain America: Civil War), Sterling K. Brown (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot) and John Kani (Nothing but the Truth).
While nearly all of the »
- Justin Cook
Marvel Studios announced today that production has begun on “Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Get on Up”), Michael B. Jordan (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”), Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “12 Years a Slave”), Danai Gurira (“The Walking Dead,” upcoming “All Eyez on Me”), Martin Freeman (“Hobbit” trilogy, “Sherlock”), Daniel Kaluuya (upcoming “Get Out,” “Sicario”), with Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett (“American Horror Story,” “London Has Fallen”), with Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker (“Rogue One: AStar Wars Story,” Lee Daniels’ “The Butler”), and Andy Serkis (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”).
Additional cast members include Letitia Wright (“Urban Hymn,” “Glasgow Girls”), Winston Duke (“Person of Interest, “Modern Family”), Florence Kasumba (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Emerald City”), Sterling K. Brown (“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”) and John Kani (“Captain America: Civil War, »
- Michelle McCue
Marvel Studios announced today that production has begun on Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman (Captain America: Civil War, Get on Up), Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Fruitvale Station), Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 12 Years a Slave), Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead, upcoming All Eyez on Me), Martin Freeman (Hobbit trilogy, Sherlock), Daniel Kaluuya (upcoming Get Out, Sicario), with Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett (American Horror Story, London Has Fallen), with Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Lee Daniels' The Butler), and Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars: The Force Awakens).
Additional cast members include Letitia Wright (Urban Hymn, Glasgow Girls), Winston Duke (Person of Interest, Modern Family), Florence Kasumba (Captain America: Civil War, Emerald City), Sterling K. Brown (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) and John Kani (Captain America: Civil War, »
Joss Whedon is in the doghouse with many social-media users, after comparing First Daughter Ivanka Trump to a dog. In a tweet published Tuesday, “The Avengers” director posted an image of Ivanka Trump’s husband, Jared Kushner, referring him to “a Voldemort in training.” And then he took it further, characterizing Ivanka as a “Pekingese.” Also Read: White House 'Fully Expects' the Press to Leave Barron Trump Alone “Hey, keep your eyes on this f-cking prize too. He’s a Voldemort in training, & unlike the Pekingese he married under, can play the long game,” Whedon wrote. Many Twitter users, perhaps unsurprisingly, »
- Tim Kenneally
The Avengers director, a vocal critic of Donald Trump, was tweeting about Jacob Kushner, Ivanka's husband and Trump's adviser. "Hey, keep your eyes on this f—ing prize too," Whedon wrote. "He's a Voldemort in training, & unlike the Pekingese he married under, can play the long game."
Some people responded to Whedon's tweets with additional criticisms of the president and Kushner, but others quickly leapt to the defense of Ivanka.
Hey, keep your eyes on this fucking prize too. »
- THR Staff
Kirsten Howard Simon Brew Feb 13, 2017
The first behind the scenes featurette for Avengers: Infinity War landed over the weekend, and it focused on the first day of shooting on the project, that took place last month. It confirms, as if it needed much confirming, that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is set to take his place alongside Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark and Chris Pratt’s Star Lord in the new film.
Here’s what was posted…
Action...@Avengers #InfinityWar pic.twitter.com/KHo8wlNVZc
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) February 11, 2017
More as we hear it...
Avengers: Infinity War release date
The Avengers' third outing is scheduled for release in the UK on April 27th, 2018. The Us will get it later on May 4th (be with you), 2018. The film will be shooting »
Marvel's Phase 3 is off to a great start with both Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange impressing fans in 2016. Not only were both movies received well by fans and critics, but they both did very well at the box office, which gives fans a lot of confidence as we move forward with the next wave of movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Those movies are all leading up to one massive event that has been teased since the very first Avengers movie back in 2012, and that is Avengers: Infinity War. There is some good news for those who want to see Thanos finally get some real screen time, because Avengers: Infinity War and the Untitled Avengers sequel are set to start filming this week.
The news comes courtesy of Collider's editor-in-chief Steve Weintraub. He is currently in attendance at the Sundance Film Festival and several members of the McU are there as well, »
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Logan, Deadpool 2, Gambit, Avengers: Infinity War, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Animated Spider-Man, Inhumans, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Defenders, Daredevil, Wonder Woman, The Batman, Justice League, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Shazam, Suicide Squad, Gotham, Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, Powerless, The Lego Batman Movie, Justice League Dark, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, Hellboy 3 and more…
There’s less than six weeks to go until the 2017 Superhero Season gets underway with the release of Logan, and 20th Century Fox delivered a treat this week by unveiling the second trailer for Hugh Jackman’s X-Men swansong; be sure to watch (or rather rewatch!) the new trailer here, and check out the thoughts of our writing team in the latest Flickering Myth Reaction here. Meanwhile, Fox also released a new poster along with several images featuring Jackman, »
- Gary Collinson
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