Are we in for another rather unexpected return in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Frank Grillo had a couple of pretty great turns as Crossbones in Captain America: The Winter Solider and Captain America: Civil War, but it seems, or at least seemed, his days in the McU were numbered. But Grillo recently hinted that there may be some more Crossbones coming our way in the future.
Frank Grillo recently spoke with Forbes about his work in the Purge franchise, but they couldn't help discussing his work as Crossbones in the McU. While talking about it, Grillo revealed that, even though it seemed like his character bit the dust pretty definitively in Civil War, he may be returning to the franchise. Here's what he had to say about it.
"I have three boys who are fanatical about Marvel, and I was surprised not too long ago because there is some news that nobody knows yet, »
One of the world’s most recognisable heroes, Lara Croft, returns to the big screen next year played by Oscar winning actress, Alicia Vikander, and we’ve got your first look at the brand new poster. A mythical island awaits, as Lara ventures into the unknown to solve the puzzle of her father’s mysterious death.
Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of »
- Michelle Hannett
Marvel illustrator Ryan Meinerding has once again taken to Instagram to share some of his stunning Marvel Studios concept artwork, this time offering up an image of Captain America and the Howling Commandos, which he originally produced for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and has since become the Cap artwork used in the opening logo sequence for Marvel Studios; check it out here…
Captain America will next be seen reuniting with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to do battle against Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, which is set to open and will feature an all-star cast including Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel »
- Gary Collinson
Even though we still have a couple of months to go until Thor: Ragnarok storms cinemas, the hype train is unquestionably going strong in the interim. Just last week, we saw a bevy of character posters surfaced, in addition to a few that some may say have stepped on the toes of the competition.
But even though we’re all very much excited, that doesn’t mean we’ve lost the capacity to see the big picture. As you surely know, the release of Avengers: Infinity War is also looming. Effectively serving as the culmination of everything Marvel Studios have been building since the release of the first Iron Man flick back in 2008, it’ll more than likely leave a lasting impression on moviegoers and also pave the way for whatever may lie beyond.
Being one of the last stops on the road to the next big team-up extravaganza, it »
- Eric Joseph
Sneak Peek new images of actress Elizabeth Olsen aka 'Scarlet Witch' in "Avengers: Infinity War", posing for the August 2017 issue of "Evening Standard Magazine", wearing Araks, Miu Miu and Victoria Beckham, photographed by Blair Getz Mezibov:
Her powers have evolved into an ability to manipulate 'chaos magic' as she was born with the ability to utilize witchcraft, seen in other women within her family.
Olsen first appeared as Wanda in a mid-credits scene "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (2014) as a prisoner of 'Baron Strucker'.
...followed by "Captain America: Civil War" (2016).
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Elizabeth Olsen »
- Michael Stevens
Marvel movies are big business, from the Avengers franchise and all of the interconnected heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on screens both big and small, to Fox's ever-expanding world of the X-Men and Deadpool, to the Sony steered Spider-man movies, going all the way back to Sam Raimi's original trilogy. But that doesn't mean every big name actor and A list talent in Hollywood wants to be associated with these characters. Some heavyweight actors have straight up said no way when Marvel came knocking. So, who would do such a thing?
Since becoming its own studio, which was later acquired by Disney in one of the biggest studio deals this side of Lucasfilm, Marvel has had no problem attracting top-tier A-list talent to its roster; the talent who commands major ticket grosses and critical acclaim alike. Who doesn't want to suit up as a one of Marvel's Merry Mutants, »
Marvel Studios concept artist Ryan Meinerding has shared the incredible piece of Captain America: The Winter Soldier artwork used in the new Marvel Studios fanfare which kicks off each of their movies »
Comic book movies have delivered some amazing plot twists over the decades. There have been surprising villain switcheroos (e.g. Iron Man, Batman Begins, Captain America: The Winter Soldier), shocking deaths (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Dark Knight, Logan) and revelations that turn the hero’s story on its head (Wonder Woman, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2). All of these examples proved to enhance the story and lift the films up to another level in some way.
Unfortunately though, for every successful plot twist we get, there’s one that just plain stinks. A lot of the time these twists sounded like good ideas on paper but somewhere along the line they were poorly handled. Other times, the ideas were rotten from the beginning and you have to wonder what the filmmakers were thinking when they thought viewers would lap it up. Either way, these awful twists ended up »
- Christian Bone
In today’s film news roundup, Callan Mulvey is joining the cast of David Mackenzie’s “Outlaw King,” Aldis Hodge will portray football player Brian Banks, and John Travolta’s “Trading Paint” gets financing.
He will be playing the role of Sir John Comyn in the film, which will follow Scottish patriot Robert the Bruce in his campaign to liberate Scotland from the tyrannical reign of England’s Edward II during the 13th and 14th Centuries. Mulvey’s character belongs to a rival clan with their own claim to the throne.
Billy Howle and Florence Pugh are also starring in “Outlaw King.” Mackenzie is directing from a script by Bash Doran. Gillian Berrie of Sigma Films is producing with Anonymous Content’s Richard Brown and Steve Golin.
- Dave McNary
The Taika Waititi-directed threequel is currently the talk of the town ahead of its launch in November, and Collider has today relayed some new intel detailing how Ragnarok dovetails with the overarching Marvel Cinematic Universe. As expected, the cosmic flick takes place two years after Age of Ultron, at a time when Thor’s quest to locate all remaining Infinity Stones continues unabated.
That places Thor: Ragnarok directly beside Spider-Man: Homecoming and Captain America: Civil War on the ever-evolving McU timeline, and subsequently explains Thor’s absence (and indeed Hulk’s) from the colossal Avengers dust-up of 2016. On the topic of Thor’s intergalactic quest, producer Brad Winderbaum compared the Norse god to a “lone gunslinger, »
- Michael Briers
“It” is the much-anticipated and much-needed Stephen King adaptation. In addition to opening Friday with high box-office expectations, “It” also represents the fervent wish of every exhibitor that the dreadful summer of 2017 will recede like a bad dream.
Advance estimates suggest “It” could reach $70 million for its opening weekend. Anything over $62.5 million would top “Rush Hour,” the September record holder (in adjusted figures). Even if it did as little as $50 million, it should propel the weekend to a height it hasn’t seen in three months: More people would go to theaters than the same weekend in 2016.
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The year-to-date total for North America is just under $7.6 billion, about $500 million less than the 2016 post-Labor Day box office. However, there’s still four months left — a full third of the year — to make up the gap. »
- Tom Brueggemann
We first met the iconic character Bucky Barnes in the 2011 Marvel Phase One movie Captain America: The First Avenger. He changed quite a bit in the 2014 superhero film Captain America: The Winter Soldier. While he was thought to be dead, it was revealed that Bucky was resurrected decades ago as The Winter Soldier. New concept art has surfaced that shows how this character's look evolved quite a bit throughout the design process. The artwork was created in 2012, two years before Captain America: The Winter Soldier hit theaters.
The artwork surfaced on Reddit, which shows six different designs for Winter Soldier, played by Sebastian Stan. What's interesting is that in all of the designs, the character had a metal bionic arm in place, although the specific design of the arm itself changed quite a bit through each of the drawings. The Winter Soldier is also seen with quite a large sniper »
Action icon Steven Seagal takes on a new mission in the exhilarating thrill ride Cartels, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD, and Digital HD September 19 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Cartels follows a team of DEA agents who get a special assignment – shadow a drug kingpin to keep him safe from harm – but the tables are turned when the drug lord’s former gang decides to try to take him out. Loaded with thrilling action from start to finish, the film also stars Mma Champion Georges St-Pierre and Luke Goss. Written and directed by Keoni Waxman (Contract to Kill), the Cartels Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.
- Tom Stockman
By now, most of us will have binge-watched all eight episodes of Marvel’s The Defenders and are left wondering “so, what’s next?” Well, coming up we have a handful of follow-up seasons to all four of the Defenders’ solo shows, as well as a spinoff for The Punisher, who previously appeared on Daredevil.
While those are all well and good, it would be in the studio’s best interests to inject some new blood into this corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to keep it fresh. By the time The Defenders season 2 rolls out – it hasn’t been confirmed just yet, mind you, but it’s surely a cert – we want to see the likes of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage team up with some different heroes.
But which new characters would be perfect fits for the gritty, grounded – but with a mystical edge – world of the Marvel/Netflix series? »
- Matt Joseph
One of the more exciting aspects of Avengers: Infinity War is the fact that the Guardians of the Galaxy will finally cross paths with the Avengers! Who will have the most banter with Star-Lord? What will Rocket think of Tony Stark’s tech? Will Groot and Hulk be best friends? Who will be more clueless, Thor or Drax? The possibilities are endless, but unfortunately the length of the film will not be.
Dave Bautista had an interview with Yahoo! Movies to talk about his new film Bushwick, and of course his Marvel character, Drax, came up. Bautista revealed who he shares the most screentime with and how the directing Russo brothers let him riff:
"I have a lot of interaction with Chris [Pratt] and Pom [Klementieff, who plays Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2‘s breakout character Mantis], and it’s always great when they let me play the straight man to Chris’s humor. When we said something funny, [the Russo brothers, who are directing Infinity War and the next Avengers film back-to-back] would come in after the take and go, »
- Nick Doll
Sneak Peek footage and images from director Liam O'Donnell's science fiction thriller "Beyond Skyline", the sequel to "Skyline" (2010), starring Frank Grillo ("Captain America: The Winter Soldier"), Bojana Novakovic, Iko Uwais, Callan Mulvey, Yayan Ruhian, Betty Gabriel and Antonio Fargas:
"...set concurrently with the previous 'Skyline' film but in a different undisclosed location during a worldwide alien invasion, 'Mark' (Grillo)...
"...a tough-as-nails detective, embarks on a relentless pursuit to free his son 'Trent', from a nightmarish alien warship..."
"...it was supposed to be a simple birthday weekend in Southern California. But when sunrise arrives two hours early in the form of a haunting light from an unknown source...
...a group of friends watch in terror as people across the city are drawn outside and »
- Michael Stevens
Some set images from the in-production, as-yet-untitled fourth Avengers movie have popped up online, and they feature a pretty major supporting character. Pan down for more info…
That returning character is none other than Gwyneth Paltrow, who looks like she’s returning as Pepper Potts. Take a look at this…
New set pics of Avenger 4 ( Gwyneth Paltrow / Pepper Potts is confirmed in the movie ! ) pic.twitter.com/erBDc7949W
— Best of Marvel (@thebestofmarvel) August 22, 2017
Robert Downey Jr. (who is also pictured), Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scalett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olson, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan, Don Cheadle, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Pom Klementieff, Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Sean Gunn, Tom Holland, Josh Brolin, and Paul Rudd are all confirmed to return for the sequel, which will be released in 2019 following next year’s Avengers: Infinity War.
Anthony and Joe Russo, are returning, following their »
- Paul Heath
Sneak Peek footage, plus images from the Chinese action feature "Wolf Warrior II" (aka "Zhan lang II"), written/directed by and starring Jing Wu, co-starring Frank Grillo ("Captain America: The Winter Soldier") and Celina Jade ("Arrow"), that has amassed nearly $700 million in less than 1 month of a limited release:
"...China's deadliest special forces operative 'Leng Feng' (Wu), a loose cannon Chinese soldier who takes on special missions around the world, settles into a quiet life on the sea.
"But when sadistic mercenaries begin targeting nearby civilians...
"...he must leave his newfound peace behind...
"...and return to his duties as a soldier and protector..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Wolf Warrior II" »
- Michael Stevens
‘Avengers: Infinity War‘ is pretty much bringing every major character that Marvel has ever set up. One person who definitely won’t return will be Samuel L. Jackson, who has confirmed that he will not appear in ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘ or the yet to be titled ‘Avengers 4‘. Although we haven’t see Jackson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘ (Excluding his small cameo in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron‘), It makes sense that we haven’t see Fury for some time.
Well, Jackson doesn’t seem too keen on this idea. In a recent interview with Yahoo!, Jackson shared this thoughts on Fury’s lack of inclusion in recent movies.
“I wasn’t in the ‘superhero argument’ movie [Captain America: Civil War], I’m not in Avengers 3 and 4. They’re shooting them now, and they haven’t called me yet. They wouldn’t let me go to Black Panther-ville, so »
- Taylor Salan
Sneak Peek footage of 'Elektra' stunt double Lauren Mary Kim (for actress Elodie Yung in Netflix' "Daredevil"), fighting Amy Johnston, the stunt double for 'Black Widow' actress Scarlett Johansson in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier":
\Elektra appears in Neflix' "The Defenders", also starring Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Finn Jones, Sigourney Weaver, Eka Darville, Simone Missick, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Carrie-Anne Moss, Scott Glenn, Rachael Taylor, Rosario Dawson and Jessica Henwick.
- Michael Stevens
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