I hope everyone caught the "Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe" special that aired last night in Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s regular timeslot. For those who didn't it was a pretty good recap of the history of the MCU from the production side, and and offered some unique insight into how this thing came together (like that Iron Man was a property no production studio wanted). But, for those of us eagerly awaiting the upcoming Phase 2 movies, the real good stuff came at the end when they started talking about Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Avengers: Age of Ultron. Here's what we got:
- Falcon is not a SHIELD agent, but a USAF pilot Cap brings on to his mission because he's an outsider.
- Alexander Pierce is the head …
Hasbro held their annual collectors' (sorry, have to) event this weekend, where toy collectors could get their first look at whatever action figures Hasbro would be producing this year. Among the relevant showcases were their toylines for the upcoming movies Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy. We already know about everything they showed off regarding the former, but the GotG showcase was a bit different. We still don't know all that much about the movie, so I guess I shouldn't be too surprised that the toyline is where we get our first look at Lee Pace's Ronan, Djimon Hounsou's Korath, and...well, just look
Ronan's look is a pretty faithful adaptation from the comics. The only real difference is that he's…
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As big as 2013 was for superhero movies, 2014 may just be even bigger. There's just as many superhero and comic book movies coming out this year than last, if not more. With so many coming out year-after-year, there's going to be a major shift that happens soon – either the genre will diversify itself so that the movies do not become stale, or the problems of over-saturation will set in. I'm not entirely certain which is more likely, but the 2014 releases are a pretty diverse bunch.
Release Date: January 24
Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski
The first one out this year is I, Frankenstein, based on a graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux and a Dark Horse property. I can't blame anyone for not knowing this, since none…
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2013 was a big year for superhero movies. Iron Man 3 was the biggest movie of the year; Man of Steel was, for better or worse, one of the most talked-about films; Thor: The Dark World proved this was a genre that could survive outside the summer months; heck, even little Dark Horse got a movie out for the first time since 2008's Hellboy II. There were more major superhero movies released this year than any year prior, and next year will bring just as many.
With the year now almost behind us, I thought I'd take a look back at 2013's many superhero movies and evaluate them. Which were the best, and which were the worst. Which did the greatest service to the genre as a whole and which were utterly disastrous?
So let's rank them.
But first, a couple hou…Read more >
For those who haven't yet heard, The Wrap today confirmed after months of speculation that Aaron Taylor-Johnson will portray Quicksilver in Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
So please bare with me as I think way to hard about the irony in this casting:
Quicksilver will be the second comic book character Aaron Taylor-Johnson will portray in a movie, the first being Kick-Ass (aka Dave Lizewski) in the two Kick-Ass movies. The first movie also featured Evan Peters, who will portray FOX's version of Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of Future Past, as Dave's friend Todd Haynes. Although Peters did not return for the sequel, his character becomes one of the many costumed vigilantes inspired by Kick-Ass. However, Haynes' identity of "Ass-Kicker" is a cl…Read more >