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The Week in Spandex - The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Batman vs. Superman, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, Spawn, Kick-Ass 3, Arrow and more

Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor: The Dark World, Ant-Man, Agent Carter, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, Hulk, Kick-Ass 3, Spawn, Man of Steel, Batman vs. Superman, Arrow, Beware the Batman, Teen Titans Go!, Justice League: War and more...

After Warner Bros. grabbed the headlines by announcing Ben Affleck as the next Dark Knight in Batman vs. Superman, Marvel Studios fired back this week with some casting news for its own 2015 sequel, The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Mere hours after a big "scoop" about Paul Bettany's Jarvis evolving into Ultron emerged online, Marvel debunked the speculation by announcing that James Spader (Stargate, Boston Legal) has signed on to portray the homicidal artificial intelligence in the Joss Whedon-directed sequel. Spader becomes the
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Guardians Of The Galaxy - New Promo Art and Footage Description

I seriously can't believe that Marvel already had footage from Guardians of the Galaxy to show the fans at Comic-Con! But they did, and it was glorious! For any of you who have been skeptical about this since it was announced, just wait until you see what director James Gunn has in store for you. This movie is going to be amazing, and Rocket Raccoon is going to kick some major ass!

They brought in the cast that has been announced so far which included Chris Pratt as Peter Quill a.k.a Star-Lord, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Benicio Del Toro as The Collector, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Djimon Hounsou as Borath, and Lee Pace as Ronan The Accuser. None of them talked much about the film because they didn't want to give away any plot points. Gillan surprised us
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"Guardians Of The Galaxy": Del Toro's Character Revealed ?

According to new reports, Oscar-winning actor Benicio Del Toro, who has been cast in director James Gunn's upcoming space epic "Guardians of the Galaxy" for Marvel Studios, will not be playing Marvel Comics' 'Thanos' or 'Ronan The Accuser', but another alien character familiar to comic book readers:

Del Toro will be playing the character 'Taneleer Tivan' aka 'The Collector', an ancient sentient being from the Marvel Universe, debuting in Marvel Comics' "Avengers" #28 (May 1966), created by Stan Lee and Don Heck.

'Taneleer Tivan' is one of the alien Elders of the Universe and is close to his fellow 'Elder En Dwi Gast' (aka 'Grandmaster'.  He apparently came to self-awareness billions of years ago, on the planet 'Cygnus X-1', as a  powerful being who wielded the 'Power Primordial' and, though at first he took the appearance of an old human, his true form is a powerful alien.
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Stan Lee Media sues Marvel, Lee

Stan Lee Media sues Marvel, Lee
The long-running battle over Stan Lee's comic book characters is heating up, with the shareholders of a company bearing his name announcing a new lawsuit against Marvel Entertainment, Lee and others over profits.

The shareholders of Stan Lee Media Inc claim in a lawsuit to be filed in New York that Lee, creator of Spider Man, Ironman and Incredible Hulk, transferred all his interest in Marvel characters to Slmi. That entity was placed into bankruptcy by Stan Lee in 2001 and re-emerged in November 2006 with new shareholders, who claim they are owed as much as $750 million.

Lee denies the allegations and has filed his own $50 million lawsuit against Slmi claiming the company has hijacked his name and image and is thwarting his effort to develop such properties as "The Accuser" and "The Drifter" and others via his first-look deals with Disney and Virgin Comics.
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