One Shot (2003– )
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Happy post-election day, which is also New Comic Book Day and - for yours truly - another day in the Spider-Verse for Marvel Comics. I’m doing well all things considered, even as election fever gripped television last night, pushing Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and other TV I wanted to watch off the week so we could get returns.
Instead, on ABC, we were treated to an hour-long special about Marvel Comics narrated by Agent 13, Emily Van camp, who I had almost forgot about even though she’s the next in line for a Cap love interest
Holy movie news, Batman! What a week it’s been. This week’s news brief may only have 8 main stories, but they’re all pretty big developments that should give us plenty to talk about for the foreseeable future. In fact, many of them have already spawned a number of articles on the site.
Things got started with a bang as news broke on Sunday night that a Justice League movie was in development over at Warner Bros. Then we got some incredibly exciting and indescribably satisfying Star Wars: Episode VII casting news (it’s finally sunk in that more Star Wars movies are happening!). We’ve also got some updates about Hugh Jackman’s tenure as Wolverine, Baz Luhrmann’s new Elvis Presley biopic, and a geek-tastic casting update for Terminator: Genesis (here’s a hint: it requires a bow tie and sonic screwdriver).
To top that all off,
Disney Home Entertainment has released this in a dizzying assortment of collections, some exclusive to certain retailers, such as the Walmart one that comes with a graphic novel by Peter David and an army of artists. The four-disc commercial set comes with the 3-D and 2-D Blu-ray discs, standard DVD, and digital copy. This one also has a link to download music inspired by the film. What I was sent for review is the slightly less spiffy two disc set (Blu-ray and DVD) but it is certainly sufficient.
The scene in question has Bruce Banner questioning whether he'll do more good rejoining the fight against Loki alongside his fellow Avengers or staying away so he won't potentially hurt anyone. Helping him make the decision is the security guard played by Harry Dean Stanton, who previously had only noted, "Well, son, it looks like you have a condition." Here he serves a greater purpose by offering Bruce some pretty great advice.
One of Bruce's biggest sources of conflict in "The Avengers" is his inability to find a balance between both sides of his personality. Maybe this little conversation had something
On top of box office takings that exceeded $1 billion globally after just 19 days - making it the third biggest movie of all time - Marvel Avengers Assemble is already becoming a must-own Blu-ray and DVD.
Disney/Marvel today announced that the comic book blockbuster has already racked up enough sales in three days of pre-orders to put it on track to be the second biggest week one in advance sales ever in the UK.
Exclusive to the Blu-ray edition is the all-new short film Marvel One Shot: Item 47. New York City is in ruins following the epic climax to Marvel's Avengers Assemble and some alien technology has been left behind. S.H.I.E.L.D. recovered all but one - a Chitauri weapon, aka Item 47. Fans will only be able to
Clocking in at roughly twelve minutes, the short was introduced by Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr., while sitting in the bathroom on the North Carolina set. He joked about filming his big "toilet escape" scene in a nod to director Shane Black 's earlier work scripting Lethal Weapon.
Lizzy Caplan and Jesse Bradford take the lead roles in Marvel One Shot: Item 47, starring as young couple Benny and Claire, and its no coincidence that their names hit close to Bonnie and Clyde.
"Spooks" and "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" star David Oyelowo has joined the cast of Steven Spielberg’s "Lincoln" currently shooting in Virginia.
Oyelowo will play the role of a cavalryman. He'll shoot the film concurrently with his commitment to the Jack Reacher movie "One Shot" which is now filming in Pittsburgh. [Source: Deadline]
Trouble with the Curve
Amy Adams has been offered the female lead in Robert Lorenz's drama "Trouble with the Curve" at Warner Bros. Pictures, but issue with her scheduling will determine if she can do it.
Clint Eastwood plays a baseball scout who is beginning to lose his sight and brings his daughter (Amy Adams) along on a scouting trip to Atlanta, so he can take a look at a young prospect. [Source: Sky News]
Red Light Winter
Kirsten Dunst is joining Mark Ruffalo and Billy Crudup in Adam Rapp's indie drama film adaptation of his
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