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Ryan Coogler Says Black Panther Is The James Bond Of The McU

In order to keep things fresh, the movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are often envisioned as superhero twists on other genres. For instance, Captain America: The Winter Soldier was influenced by 1970s political thrillers and Spider-Man: Homecoming was inspired by John Hughes high school films. Now, it turns out that the upcoming Black Panther has another unlikely point of reference: James Bond movies.

Director Ryan Coogler was talking to Total Film recently and spoke about how Marvel Studios execs saw the character of Black Panther as being their cinematic universe’s counterpart to the legendary British secret agent. In response, Coogler went back and watched his favourite Bond flicks in order to capture that action/adventure tone.

“When I first started talking to Marvel, one thing they were interested in was for Panther to be their version of James Bond, which I thought was incredibly interesting and exciting. It
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Black Lightning Season 1 Episode 1 Review – ‘The Resurrection’

Red Stewart reviews the first episode of Black Lightning

Since Marvel’s reinvention of the genre in the 1960s, superhero comics have extended past the two-dimensional good vs. bad dynamic and delved into some tragically deep themes. Though this has been downplayed in the current renaissance of superhero movies and television shows, we still get bursts of this every now and then, from Captain America: The Winter Soldier exploring global security to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice taking a look at xenophobia.

For the most part The CW’s own little shared universe of properties, officially dubbed the Arrowverse, has remained free of exploring stronger societal issues, with the exception of some episodes like “Spectre of the Gun.” You can thus expect my surprise when I watched the pilot of Black Lightning and came away feeling enlivened by what I had just witnessed.

The appeal of this show lies in the fact that,
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Stan Lee Joins the Guest List for Wizard World Comic Con in St. Louis

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. St. Louis show hours are Friday, February 2nd, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, February 3rd, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday,February 4th, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Stan Lee , the legendary comic book writer, editor, actor, producer and publisher, announced that he will attend Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis, February 3-4, The iconic Lee, a member of both the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame, will greet fans, pose for photo ops, sign autographs and conduct interactive Q&A sessions in Saturday and Sunday.

Known to millions as the man whose superheroes propelled Marvel to its preeminent position in the comic book industry,
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Oscar winning Hollywood artistes to work on Vijay Sethupathi’s look in 'Seethakaathi'

KollywoodReports are that Vijay Sethupathi is playing a drama artiste in the film with Parvathi Nair, Remya Nambeesan and Gayathrie as female leads.Digital NativeDigital NativeVijay Sethupathi’s look in Seethakaathi was released a few days ago to coincide with his birthday and it has gone viral. The star was seen sporting a wrinkled look and gray hair and looked every bit like an aged man. How did this transformation happen? Well, thanks to the Oscar-winning make-up artistes Kevin Haney and Alex Noble. They had worked on the look for Vijay Sethupathi and managed to come up with a perfect makeover. Reports are that the make up artistes took up to four hours to work on Vijay Sethupathi’s look. While fans are raving about the star’s look in the movie, critics point out that Vijay Sethupathi’s look in it resembles that of Sathyajit Ray and Kamal Haasan’s look in Indian. Reports are that Vijay Sethupathi is playing a drama artiste in Seethakaathi with Parvathi Nair, Remya Nambeesan and Gayathrie as the female leads. Popular director J Mahendran will be seen in a crucial role in the movie. Balaji Tharaneetharan, who had wielded the megaphone for the smash hit Vijay Sethupathi starrer Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kanom, is directing Seethakaathi. Govind Menon is composing music for this flick with Saraskanth T. K. working on the camera and R Govindraj roped in for editing. Bankrolled by Sudhan Sundaram, Umesh G, Jayaram and Arun Vaidyanathan under the banner Passion Studios, Seethakaathi will be a landmark film in Vijay Sethupathi’s career as it happens to be his 25th film. Kevin Haney won the Oscar award in 1989 for Best Makeup for the film Driving Miss Daisy, which he shared with Lynn Barber and Manlio Rocchetti. Some of the Hollywood movies that he had worked in include Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Iron Man 3 and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
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Emily VanCamp Is 'Sharon Carter'

Take another look @ revealing images of actress Emily VanCamp aka 'Sharon Carter', a 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' agent assigned to protect 'Steve Rogers' in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier":

"I play 'Agent 13/Sharon Carter' which everyone knows, but we don’t really touch on that in this film," said VanCamp.

"We’re just sort of introducing her.

"When we first see her we realize she’s living next to 'Captain America'...

"...they sort of have a little 'thing' going on...

"...and as we all know in the comic books they had a love affair off and on for years.

"They had a very complicated relationship.

"It’s almost as if they are planting the seeds now. Sort of leaving room to go wherever they want to go with it."

"We wanted someone that 'Cap' would have an immediate interest in,
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Scarlett Johansson Reveals Her Ideas For Black Widow Solo Movie

Natalia Alianovna Romanoff is finally – finally – about to spearhead a Marvel standalone movie of her own.

Otherwise known as the famous (and deadly!) Black Widow, news of a Romanoff-centric spinoff first brought the Internet to a standstill late last week, when it was revealed that Marvel had enlisted Jac Schaeffer to hash out a script.

Details are still few and far between, but there are already signs of tangible progress, as Marvel Studios looks to capitalize on its biggest female star. And not a moment too soon.

Scarlett Johansson’s former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent arguably enjoyed her best material in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Joe and Anthony Russo’s sequel that was steeped in the rich history of ’60s espionage. Taking that into consideration, we’re inclined to believe that the (R-rated?) Black Widow offshoot will double down on the character’s murky history as an ex-Soviet spy.
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Hayley Atwell Reveals Her Ideas For Agent Carter Season 3

Most of Marvel’s TV shows have been met with massive success, but one series that struggled to win over the public was Agent Carter. Though it possessed a devoted cult fanbase, ABC scrapped the show after two seasons due to low ratings, ignoring the vocal call from social media users for it to continue.

It’s a real tragedy, too, as there was so much potential in the series. Super secret agent Peggy Carter is such an integral part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as she co-founded S.H.I.E.L.D. with Howard Stark and worked with Hank Pym, the original Ant-Man. As it was set in the 1950s, Agent Carter had only just scratched the surface of Peggy’s amazing life and there was so much room to grow in season 3 and beyond.

That’s what star Hayley Atwell feels, anyways. While attending Ace Comic Con this weekend,
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Black Widow Gets The John Wick Treatment In Slick Fan Poster

Natalia Alianovna Romanoff is finally – finally – about to spearhead a Marvel standalone movie of her own.

Otherwise known as the famous (and deadly!) Black Widow, news of a Romanoff-centric spinoff first brought the Internet to a standstill late last week, when it was revealed that Marvel had enlisted Jac Schaeffer to hash out a script.

Details are still few and far between, but there are already signs of tangible progress, as Marvel Studios looks to capitalize on its biggest female star. And not a moment too soon.

Scarlett Johansson’s former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent arguably enjoyed her best material in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Joe and Anthony Russo’s sequel that was steeped in the rich history of ’60s espionage. Taking that into consideration, we’re inclined to believe that the (R-rated?) Black Widow offshoot will double down on the character’s murky history as an ex-Soviet spy.
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Jack Huston and Maximiliano Hernandez cast in Mr. Mercedes season 2

With production on the second series of Mr. Mercedes set to get underway in South Carolina next month, Deadline is reporting that Jack Huston (Ben-Hur) and Maximiliano Hernandez (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) have joined the cast of the Stephen King adaptation.

The second season will continue its adaptation of King’s Bill Hodges Trilogy – Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers and End of Watch – and sees the return of Brendan Gleeson as Bill Hodges and Harry Treadaway as Brady Hartsfield. Huston is set to portray Hartsfield’s doctor Dr. Felix Babineau, with Hernandez as Assistant D.A. Antonio Montez.

David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies) and Dennis Lehane (Live By Night) lead the writers room for season two, with Jack Bender (Under the Dome) set to direct eight of the ten episodes. Also returning to the cast are Jharrel Jerome as Jerome Robinson, Scott Lawrence as Detective Peter Dixon, Breeda Wool as Lou Linklatter,
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Shazam! Movie Gets 2019 Release Date

Warner Bros. and DC have reportedly set an official release date of April 5th, 2019 for Shazam! The Dceu has gone through numerous scheduling changes recently, and it was unclear whether the movie would keep that original spot or be moved down. April is kind of an unusual time for big blockbuster movies to come out, but as Captain America: The Winter Soldier proved in 2014, that doesn't mean they can't gain success in that release slot. However, Shazam! is a lesser-known property and an April release date may be perfect since it won't have as much competition, getting in right before the McU's Avengers 4.

Zachary Levi recently revealed that he has prepared to start training for the role and also talked about when he first realized that he would have to get in superhero shape. He says it will take him as long as necessary to get there for the role,
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Marvel’s Black Widow stand alone film hires its scribe

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Author: Zehra Phelan

Marvel’s Black Widow offering is starting to take shape as the studio has now obtained the writing services of up and coming scribe Jac Schaeffer.

Although the Scarlet Johannson lead, stand-alone superhero spin-off has yet to be greenlit, it still remains in the very early development stages but with the hiring of the scribe, it shows Marvel and Kevin Feige are keen to get the ball rolling on the project.

Johannson met with Marvel executives to discuss in what direction the character should take and exactly what they would be looking for in a writer. Feige was then tasked to vet a number of writers before finally snapping up the writer.

Black Widow aka Natalia “Natasha” Alianovna Romanova, was introduced as a Russian spy, an antagonist of the superhero Iron Man. She later defected to the United States, becoming an agent of the fictional spy agency S.
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Avengers 4: Captain America Dons Old Costume, Joins Ant-Man in Set Photos

New photos from the set of Avengers 4 film show Captain America wearing a throwback costume. Chris Evans, who plays Steve Rogers, appears to have stepped into his costume from The Avengers, which hit theaters back in 2012.

In the photos, which you check out over at JustJared, Cap isn’t alone. He is joined by Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man, who appears to be wearing his new costume, which will debut in the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp. Mark Ruffalo, who wears a motion capture suit, also features in the photos. Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark appears in navy blue outfit with a S.H.I.E.L.D. patch on his arm, even though S.H.I.E.L.D. went underground following the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
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Marvel: why we'll never see the Defenders in the McU

James Hunt Jan 11, 2018

We should all make our peace with the idea that the Defenders will never meet the Avengers on the big screen, says James...

We movie geeks live in interesting times. Regardless of your personal interest in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and its stable of characters, you’d have to be a somewhat desperate contrarian to deny its place as perhaps the boldest narrative experiment cinema-goers have ever seen. Multiple interlinked movies spanning a decade-plus, sharing continuity and creative direction - it’s like nothing that has ever existed on the big screen.

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Of course, if you believe Disney and Marvel, it isn’t just on the big screen – its tendrils also work their way onto television as well. As the stalwart McU spin-off Agents Of Shield was keen to emphasise on its launch,
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Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis February 2nd – 4th – Great Line-Up of Guests!

Pop culture comes to life in St. Louis next month! It’s the Wizard World Comic Con February 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at America’s Center downtown (701 Convention Plaza – St. Louis, Mo 63101), and boy oh boy, do they have an amazing line-up of guests!

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. St. Louis show hours are Friday, February 2nd, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, February 3rd, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday,February 4th, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor
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Captain America: Civil War concept art shows an alternate Ben Reilly-inspired Spider-Man suit

Ryan Meinerding has shared a new piece of concept art for Marvel’s superhero blockbuster Captain America: Civil War which sees a rather different look for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man with an early design inspired by Ben Reilly’s Spidey suit; check it out here and let us know what you make of the costume in the comments below…

And here’s the comic book version of the costume for comparison…

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free
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Black Panther Director Ryan Coogler Talks About James Bond Influences and What Makes The Film Unique

Last night we got another great trailer for Black Panther to get the fans even more pumped up for the film. Today, Fandango posted an interview with director Ryan Coogler in which he talks about several different aspects of the film. A couple of highlights include how he was influenced by James Bond and other films, and he also discusses how the movie would be unique, different, and avoid superhero movie fatigue.

When talking about the films that influenced him while he was making Black Panther, Ryan Coogler said:

"Yeah, definitely with James Bond. I think similar to Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we're definitely influenced by the films of the '70s and influenced by crime fiction."For me, I try to pull from a wide variety of films. I love watching movies, man. I’ve been a fan of watching movies way before I even knew I would ever make them.
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Emily VanCamp On If Sharon Carter Will Return To The McU

One thing that Marvel Studios have excelled at throughout most of their films has been incorporating the rich amount of supporting characters that complement each of their heroes.

To date, we’ve seen folks like Pepper Potts, Happy Hogan and General “Thunderbolt” Ross play important roles in a variety of movies. And with Avengers: Infinity War‘s release looming, we can probably expect to see even more familiar faces resurface. Though odds are that much of the focus will be placed on the titular heroes themselves, and understandably so.

One character in particular that originated in the source material whom is yet to get her due is Sharon Carter (played by Emily VanCamp). First introduced on screen in 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, she’s proven to be a keen ally to Steve Rogers and, while a few sparks have flown between them in the time since, she still
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Infinity War Director Promises a Psychotic and Compelling Thanos

Infinity War Director Promises a Psychotic and Compelling Thanos
Infinity War belongs to Thanos just as much as it belongs to The Avengers. Thanos, the Mad Titan and one of Marvel's most imposing villains ever, in the comics at least, has been teased in the McU ever since the end of the first Avengers movie in that famous post-credits scene. In just a handful of short months, we're finally going to see Thanos in all of his evil glory as he tries to gather the Infinity Stones. Co-director Joe Russo says he's very excited for fans to see him and even says it's his movie in a lot of ways, but warns that Thanos is psychotic.

That's not to say that Psychotic is a word that is surprising to use for a Marvel villain. Even the less impressive villains in the McU didn't exactly have their heads on straight, but still. The fact that Joe Russo is both
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Phil’s Top 10 [Cinema] Films of 2017

2017 has been, at least for me, a fantastic year for movies. There has been some great films in the cinema, on DVD and VOD and the film festivals we’ve covered have been jam-packed with quality movies. Which makes it Very hard to narrow down a list of the Top 10 of the year!

So, with that being said, I’ve decided that this year I’d split my picks into two distinct lists – the ten best films I saw in cinemas, be it at the local multiplex or at film festivals; and the ten best direct-to-market titles of the year, be they DVD or VOD.

Up first, my Top 10 picks of the cinematic releases of 2017 – in the order I saw them… And yes, even under this criteria, it’s still hard to pin down Just a Top 10!

The Warriors Gate

(Screened at Frightfest Glasgow 2017) The Warriors Gate sees Jack (Uriah Shelton
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Amazon’s Having A Big End Of Year Sale On All Your Favorite Movies/Shows

With the end of the year quickly approaching, it’s time to save big on all those great deals out there. Christmas might be gone for another 12 months, but tons of retailers are still marking down numerous products in hopes of clearing out some inventory and Amazon is no different. The online giant has discounted a bunch of great Blu-rays this week and below, we’ve put together a few of our top picks.

For those in search of a good scare, this year’s Cult of Chucky might do the trick, as it presented a welcome return to form for the beloved franchise. Get Out, meanwhile, was hands down one of 2017’s best horror films and as we begin to head into awards season, you’ll definitely want to check it out. Alternatively, if you’re into more classic stuff, the Universal Classic Monsters Collection should be right up your alley.
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