Above is a neat-o little video regarding the history of the onscreen Marvel universe, and the various nods and Easter Eggs regarding each film thus far - from the studio's first (Iron Man) to its tenth, this weekend's Guardians Of The Galaxy. Well, technically its eighth, since it stops before Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which doesn't hit Blu-ray/ DVD until September 9th.
You'd think the God of Thunder could summon up some lightning to mess with Ultron, but that's basically my understanding of movie technology speaking: everyone knows a lightning strike makes even the most innocuous machine go haywire.
While the first 25 episodes of Hero Blend focused solely largely on superhero adaptations both at the movies and on television, this week we’re going back to the source. Marvel has made two huge announcements about a couple of their biggest characters, and it has sent a shockwave through the entire comic book-appreciating world.
Marvel made an unexpected move today by announcing the mantle (and Mjolnir) of Thor will be handed over to a woman. Though this is a measure only being taken in Marvel comics (for now), the internet has exploded with reactions, both positive and negative.
Heroes fall and rise at the turn of a comic page, and it looks like Thor's time to fall has come. With a female protagonist being named as the next stewart of Mjolnir, the question has to be asked: can a “female Thor” work in the favor of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
The wording in the Marvel press release ensures that we understand just how important this push is toward leveling the playing field with more of a female presence in the Marvel universe. The company notes that the new Thor will be the eighth title in Marvel’s history to feature a female lead.
"The story behind her is that she created herself. She was saved by Thor, and she came down from Earth – followed him – and made herself look like Thor. And now he’s taking over,” said Jenny McCarthy, host of The View.
Thanks to some unbridled critical and box office success, practically everyone in the world knows the big stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and Captain America (and the actors who play them) are all not only true blue household names, and the same can be said for their females leads and villains. But what about the supporting players of the big screen comic book world?
Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is truly starting to fall into place. Over the last few weeks Edgar Wright's Ant-Man, which will be in theaters in July 15th, has been slowly adding to its cast; Captain America 3 has brought back directors Joe and Anthony Russo, and now a pair of screenwriters have been hired to hold the pen for Thor 3.
Thor: The Dark World is a huge movie, and already was before it even opened in North America this weekend, having made $100 million already worldwide. And now it's officially much bigger than its first installment. The superhero sequel made $31.6 million on Friday, which according to The Hollywood Reporter puts it on track for an $80 million debut.
Luckily, there are more than a few movies that come out every year that tackle brotherly love/ hate relationships head on and allow brother-less viewers to live vicariously through them. So, in honor of Thor and Loki’s oddly touching relationship that’s hitting theaters for the third time, Cinema Blend has decided to circle back and celebrate 10 of the greatest love-hate brother relationships ever committed to film.
Are you ready to assemble with Marvel’s The Avengers? Graphic artist Adam Levermore is. He went ahead and created a series of patriotic, WWII-inspired “recruitment” one-sheets for each of the main Avengers heroes, from Captain America to Thor and Iron Man.
Not only is it nice to get the opportunity to see three 3D movies in theaters for only $25, the purchase comes with some serious perks as well. AMC members who pre-order their tickets prior to November 7th will receive $5 AMC Stubs™ Bonus Bucks that can be used for future screenings at the theater, while everyone who attends the screenings will get one of two commemorative lanyards as well as...
Because Disney paid my way to London I won't be reviewing the film-- we've gotta draw a line somewhere-- but now that the embargo has lifted, I wanted to share a few highlights that are worth looking forward to, beyond what's been featured in the many clips and trailers we've seen so far. You may think you've seen it all already, but Game of Thrones veteran Alan Taylor is bringing a lot to the table. Check back in a few days for our formal review, but in the meantime, here are some spoiler-free bullet points to keep an eye out for
Directed by Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones), the new film finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) returning to Asgard following the events of The Avengers and imprisoning his treacherous brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) for his crimes against both Earth and Jotunheim. The hero is able to finally reunite with his lady love, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and reconnect with his father, Odin (Anthony Hopkins) – but it doesn’t take long until a new threat arrives on the horizon.