10 items from 2014
Welcome to The Marvelous Da7e, issue #36!
This week: Spoilers up to the current point (and maybe beyond) of Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’
Sorry, ABC. With ‘Gotham’ rounding out its main cast and ‘Arrow’ managing to expand it’s universe without f*cking it all up (or so I’m told by my friend Julian, who is in the process of forcing me to watch ‘Arrow’), with Netflix ready to make 60 episodes and a mini-series and photos of a new live-action Flash making the rounds, it’s ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ that has the title of the worst live-action superhero show at the moment. It may not seem fair to harp on ABC more the same week as the Oscars telecast, but when ‘Heroes Reborn’ comes around, we can all enjoy what I’m sure will be a minor rage explosion from me directed at NBC.
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Feature James Hunt 20 Feb 2014 - 06:28
If you haven't heard of Guardians Of The Galaxy, you're not alone. Even by the already obscure standards of the Marvel Universe, the Guardians have, historically, been a pretty marginal team. Of course, it wasn't so long ago that Iron Man was considered a second-stringer behind the likes of the Fantastic Four and Daredevil. Things change. By now, you've probably seen the trailer and are wondering what hints you can get about the film from it.
As one of the site's resident Marvel nerds, I'm here to tell you.
The end of Avengers marked the start of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's much-hyped Phase 2, introducing Thanos and with it, the promise of the Infinity Gauntlet. Thor: The Dark World followed this up by telling us »
Wowie-wow-wow, what a week for Guardians of the Galaxy!
We finally got our trailer last night and even if a lot of it was footage that had been shown at conventions, now everyone can share in the excitement that director James Gunn is fostering. Marvel’s doing a really good job here of rolling the Guardians out slowly – we haven’t even heard Vin Diesel’s Groot or Bradley Cooper’s Rocket – adding to this slow build of momentum that has to keep humming through the other summer movies. But come August 1st, it’s Guardians of the Galaxy time and it’s looking more and more like Marvel might have a hit on it’s hands because they chose to go with charisma over traditional ideas about what’s marketable.
On Friday I went up to mid-town Manhattan just outside Times Square and attended the Hasbro Toy Fair Preview, »
The first Lego set for Marvel Studio's "Guardians of the Galaxy" has been revealed, with two major secrets awaiting those with eagle eyes. Not only does the set show off the film's bad guy; but it also seems to add more fuel to the fire for a "Planet Hulk" movie at some point in Marvel's future. The set was first revealed over at USA Today, and is described as: "The Milano Spaceship Rescue" set, with ...
By Alex Zalben »
Week after week, the shelves of local comic book stores nationwide are packed to brim with shiny new comics. Sure you’re a smart cookie and probably have tonnes of grabs already but many books do go unnoticed and its my job to make sure you are getting your moneys worth. I could ramble on for a bit but I sincerely doubt you’re still reading this paragraph and have long since scrolled down to the good bits– So without further to do, enjoy and note this is preference, what’s exciting to me may not be exciting to you and hey friend, I’m Ok with that:
Turok Dinosaur Hunter #1 | Pick Of The Week!
If you follow me on twitter (why haven’t you?!) you may have noticed that I’ve been asking for a new Turok book for awhile. Granted, they were directed at the wrong people, but hey, »
- Sean Tonelli
Craig Kyle, who served as executive producer on the first two Thor films, is going to have a new responsibility on the next sequel. Marvel has hired their very own to be a fulltime screenwriter, beginning by co-writing Thor 3 with Christopher Yost.
Kevin Feiged expressed his excitement about Kyle’s new job saying, “I am proud of Craig and have enjoyed working with him over these past years. His creative instincts have helped shape ‘Thor’ and ‘Thor: The Dark World’ at every level of the filmmaking process. The entire team at Marvel is very happy to continue collaborating with Craig as he continues as a screenwriter working with Christopher on the forthcoming chapter of Thor’s adventure.”
Most recently, Kyle served as Executive Producer on “Thor: The Dark World,” for which Yost also co-wrote the screenplay.
- Laura Frances
We've recently reported that Marvel is looking to move forward on Captain America 3, and they want The Winter Soldier directors Anthony and Joe Russo to come back to develop it. Now Variety is reporting that Marvel is starting to put together a team of people to bring Thor 3 to life. The studio has hired Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost to write the next installment of the franchise.
Kyle has been a producer on the Thor movies, but has also worked on the story development for some of the Marvel animated films such as Planet Hulk, Hulk Vs., Doctor Strange, and The Invincible Iron Man. He worked on several of the Marvel animated TV series as well. Yost isn't new to the world of Marvel either. He was one of the writers on Thor: The Dark World, and also worked with Kyle on Marvel animated series such as Iron Man: Armored Adventures, »
- Joey Paur
Welcome to Issue #30 of The Marvelous Da7e!
Well well, I’m so used to this time of year being an endless discussion of Academy Award nominees and Sundance movies that I bought my comics re-read list for Captain America; The Winter Soldier (starting with the 2 Winter Soldier TPBs and Nick Fury Vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.) way too soon. Quietly, Warner Bros moves Man of Steel 2/Batman Vs. Superman/Superman Vs. Batman to May 2016. When I say “quietly,” I mean they dumped it late afternoon Friday the day Sundance started, so: when there weren’t a lot of news sites watching.
But, they hadn’t counted on the reporting sphere they’ve created. The Marvel/DC/Star Wars sphere that is never-sleeping and always hungry. The sphere I now live in full time. The place where people talk about what they’ve heard and then some »
I'm sure one day Marvel will get around to making another Hulk film, but it doesn't look like it's going to happen any time soon. Maybe not until Phase Four or even Five. In a recent interview with Total Film, Mark Ruffalo was asked about the possibility of a standalone Hulk movie, and if it happens he would like to see an eco-friendly type movie. Here's what he said,
"As artists we have an ability to reach a lot of people in a deep way, and we have a responsibility. What we have to do as storytellers is to take science and make it relatable. I think we have to tell the story of the positive and what we're going to try to do. Give them alternatives but don't make it a polemic.
"I'm in The Avengers, but if you took my screentime it would come to about ten minutes, »
- Joey Paur
Happy 2014! Everyone!
The Marvelous Da7e was originally contracted out through December. My being here is a welcome surprise, because it means we’ve been doing okay. You and me, reader, we’re going into a real-exciting year for speculating.
2014 has two Marvel movies and a Spider-Man movie, but we’ll mostly be tracking whatever’s going on at DC/WB and keeping an eye on next year’s mind-blowing Blockbuster Summer where Batman faces off against (at least) Superman, The Avengers Assemble and add Ant-Man and something about a galaxy far, far away. Not to mention everything that’s happening in comics and the attempts (by DC successfully and by Marvel less-so) to let the Cinematic Heroic Age keep bleeding into television.
I’m reading a lot of books and comics and watching movies in the hope that this years’ run of Marvelous Da7e straddles the line between »
10 items from 2014
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