11 items from 2017
Last week we raised some big questions about the Hulk's role in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok movie, based on actor Mark Ruffalo's recent terse and open-ended Twitter post. Ruffalo briefly hinted at the resolution to Hulk vs. Thor gladiator-style fight, which only added to the hype, but failed to provide much context. McU fans have big expectations for Hulk's development over the next several films, but right now there's not much intel to go on.
During this past weekend's D23 expo in Anaheim, California Fandango ran into Mr. Ruffalo and goaded him into revealing a bit more about Hulk's upcoming arc. This time, however, he describes things with a bit more color, specifically what we can expect in the (recently wrapped) Avengers: Infinity War. You can watch the video from Twitter below:
"There's a huge change for Hulk & for Banner & it doesn't get resolved in the first #InfinityWar..." - »
- David Kozlowski
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has taken part in a recent Facebook Q&A, during which he revealed that prior to taking on directing duties on the cosmic superhero team-up, he was interested in developing two other Marvel properties.
Gunn had previously mentioned his interest in Hit-Monkey, which revolves around a Japanese macaque who trains himself to become the world’s greatest assassin and seeks revenge after his tribe is slaughtered.
This is however the first time that Gunn has made reference to a Hulk/Red Hulk film, although it would seem unlikely that Marvel would be willing (or able) to move ahead with such a project, given that rights issues with Universal stemming »
- Gary Collinson
This review is based off a volume that collects Spider-Man/Deadpool #6-7, 11-12 and 1.Mu.
As enjoyable as books chronicling the adventures of the Justice League or Avengers may be, they often don’t get to explore the interpersonal relationships shared between specific superheroes as often as we’d like. But, when you pare it down to two, you’re given a much different kind of team-up comic. Personally, I enjoy seeing the best buddy dynamic offered whenever Batman and Superman join forces or, likewise, whenever the Flash and Green Lantern go back to back. On the other hand, I also get a kick out of the veritable powder keg that is Daredevil and Punisher.
The focus of today’s review, though, Spider-Man/Deadpool, may be in a class of its own. You’ve got a do-gooder in Peter Parker and a mercenary in Wade Wilson, so, logically, they shouldn’t get along. »
- Eric Joseph
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Spider-Man: Homecoming, Venom, Fantastic Four, Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, The Defenders, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Inhumans, Avengers: Secret Wars, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Deadpool 2, Justice League, Wonder Woman, Shazam, Batgirl, Batman, Batman & Robin, Batman vs. Two-Face, Shadowman, Gotham, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen and more…
…There’s less than three weeks to go before the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man swings back into cinemas for the Marvel and Sony-produced reboot Spider-Man: Homecoming, and according to tracking estimates, the film is looking to debut with a domestic opening weekend in the region of $90 million to $108 million. That would surpass both Amazing Spider-Man movies ($62 million and $91.6 million) and Spider-Man 2 ($88 million), but put it below Spider-Man ($114.8 million) and Spider-Man 3 ($151.1 million). And should »
- Gary Collinson
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Dream Movie of the Day: One day, if we're lucky, we'll get a Hulk vs. Wolverine movie and it might look something like Alex Luthor imagines here: Reworked Movie Scene of the Day: Darren Wallace reimagines a meeting from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with a drunk Man of Steel: Movie Trivia of the Day: In honor of the release of Wonder Woman this weekend, here's more trivia about the movie, this time from CineFix: Custom Made Prop Replica of the Day: Also in honor of Wonder Woman, for Awe Me, the guys at Baltimore Knife and Sword show how to make a steel replica of the superhero's...
- Christopher Campbell
There will be Spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 below, so if you want to go in completely fresh and devoid of spoilers, you may want to stop reading now. While promoting Guardians 2 last month, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed some interesting details about the timeline of this superhero sequel, and how it may relate to Avengers: Infinity War, which is currently filming and slated for release on May 4, 2018. Now that Guardians of that Galaxy 3 has been confirmed, James Gunn has addressed where that movie will take place within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is your last chance to avoid Spoilers so read on at your own risk.
The original Guardians of the Galaxy was set in the year 2014, and Kevin Feige confirmed that Guardians 2 only takes place a few months later, meaning this upcoming movie is still set in 2014. Furthermore, Kevin Feige has also teased that »
I like crowds. I like big noisy events. State fairs? Love ‘em. Black Friday shopping days? I’m there. Live music with tiny crowded dance floors? Sounds good to me. San Diego Comic Con? Yeah, baby. Ditto The New York Comic Con.
But on the other hand, when I’m thinking about Geek Culture and comic conventions, I find that I also enjoy small comic conventions. There’s a certain charm, an aura of creativity and a sense of community that embraces you in a unique way that you won’t find at NYC’s Javits Center.
I had to cancel out of this past weekend’s WonderCon in Anaheim, California. That was a drag as I was looking forward to being a panelist on Rik Offenberger’s Marketing/PR panel. But I haven’t been on a convention hiatus; lately, I have been busy finding and attending them. For consecutive weekends, »
- Ed Catto
As of right now, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, set to Awesome Mix... bah, I am not repeating that whole synopsis again, is easily my most anticipated movie of the year, and I am sure others feel the same about the film. From the trailers we have seen, this epic space adventure promises even more action and one-liners than even the first installment.
Well, the guys (I am Very jealous of this interview, by the way) over at ComicBook.com were lucky enough to get a sitdown with the great Zoe Saldana, who plays Gamora, Star-Lord's main squeeze and a genetically modified daughter of Thanos, after he took her in when he destroyed her entire planet. The "daddy" relationship with Thanos soured immensely in the first Guardians of the Galaxy, and before we get to her quote, it is important to note that Gamora is not immortal.
They asked Saldana »
- Drew Carlton
Although not many may come to think it, Hulk and Wolverine have been inextricably linked since they went toe to toe in Logan’s first appearance way back in The Incredible Hulk #181. As time’s gone by, the two have repeatedly locked horns, teamed up and even carried their storied history over into other media, namely the 2009 animated film Hulk vs. Wolverine, which I highly recommend checking out.
Well, it looks like Marvel is taking the next step by combining the two. For now, all we have to go on is a cryptic image Tweeted by editor-in-chief Axel Alonso that was captioned with “Under Construction” that shows some kind of Hulk/Wolverine hybrid in a stasis tube (check it out above).
Now, let it be known that Logan met his end in continuity proper in 2013’s Death of Wolverine, with X-23 since taking his place. Likewise, Bruce Banner recently bit »
- Eric Joseph
If yet another logo change and the confirmed involvement of Doctor Strange weren’t enough to get you excited for Thor: Ragnarok (admit it, the latter did it more for you), leave it to Marvel Studios’ man of vision Kevin Feige to keep chatter going.
As entertaining as the first two Thor films were – and we have no doubt the third offering will be a hit – the Son of Odin has yet to break the billion dollar mark as other non-Avengers movies put forth by the studio have, namely Captain America: Civil War and Iron Man 3. And, mark my words, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will achieve that milestone as well.
Perhaps it’s due to the fact that the Thor film franchise has yet to fully embrace all that the source material has to offer and spends too much time on Earth. I know that when I »
- Eric Joseph
Lego’s Marvel Super Heroes Winter 2017 sets have hit shelves in the UK this week, offering fans the chance to pick up three brand new models in Captain America Jet Pursuit, Iron Man: Detroit Steel Strikes and Hulk vs. Red Hulk; take a look here…
Captain America Jet Pursuit (76076)
Super-Adaptoid has stolen Captain America’s shield and is getting away! Ms. Marvel is on a mission to help retrieve Captain America’s shield from Super-Adaptoid, who is shooting back with his Power Blasts. Use her superextending arms to attach her to the jet, which features movable wings for flying and attack modes, a minifigure cockpit with space for a shield, and dual disc shooters. The set comes complete with a Pilot Captain America, Ms Marvel and Super Adaptoid minifigure.
Iron Man: Detroit Steel Strikes (76077)
Look out! Justin Hammer is in hot pursuit of Agent Coulson in his flying mech, »
- Amie Cranswick
11 items from 2017