So where are we at? Now that S.H.I.E.L.D. has fallen due to the infiltration of HYDRA,
One of the key reasons why James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy has been able to do so well at the box office is because of the sheer lack of competition that existed in movie theaters this past August. Sure, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles put up a formidable fight in the Marvel movie's second week, but after that point a first, second or maybe even a third screening of the film was seen as preferable for audiences over whatever new stuff was coming out.
For years it looked like a Deadpool movie was going to be just plain impossible. It didn't look like 20th Century Fox was ever going to give the okay to an R-rated comic book movie, and Ryan Reynolds became seen as box office poison circa 2011 thanks to the release of films like Green Lantern and The Change-Up. But none of that matters anymore. The Deadpool movie is actually happening! Chimichangas for everybody!
Stan Lee has finally revealed which of his Marvel cameos is his favorite. But those of you who were hoping that they could revel in the clip over and over again after learning of his decision will be rudely disappointed because it hasn’t even hit cinemas yet!
We're less than a month from the arrival of The Flash at The CW and the above photo does a good -- albeit dark -- job of reminding us of what's ahead. Barry Allen really doesn't look his best in the image, which shows him laying down while doctors work around him.
While we may be waiting another few years for a proper movie to make its way to audiences, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. are looking to the small screen for the team’s next adventure. And, if you can imagine, it's going to be darker than your average comic book fare.
There have been supporting characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that started small but eventually grew (no Ant-Man pun, intended). I’m thinking of Agent Coulson. Then again, there have been villains, like Tim Blake Nelson’s Samuel Sterns, who almost became integral, but fizzled out.
Team Arrow has assembled for Season 3! The new poster clues us in to who stands behind Oliver Queen in Season 3, as if there was any doubt. The group isn't big, but they do have their strengths. From left to right, we have Roy (Colton Haynes) as Arsenal, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards), Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) as the Arrow, Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy) and John Diggle (David Ramsey). These are Arrow's people.
While series like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. get fans’ imaginations going crazy over what Marvel movie cameos may or may not be happening, you'll never be seeing Zack Snyder’s Batman saving anyone on The CW’s Arrow. DC has no interest in that kind of crossover appeal.
Phoning in as a guest on radio show, Routh revealed during the interview that he has yet to find anyone who will actually complain about Superman Returns to his face. Asked by the hosts how he deals with negative responses from some of the more rabid Superman fans, the actor bluntly explained that “nobody has had the balls” to actually rage about the movie in his presence.
Earlier this week, Robert Downey Jr teased a a surprise! Naturally, I, like everyone else on the Internet, immediately jumped to the conclusion that we were about to see a trailer for The Avengers 2!
The most beloved character of the whole summer movie season is a sentient tree beast known as Groot. His limited vocabulary, heart of gold and dancing roots have made us all fall hard for Groot, and now we can actually reach out and talk to this Guardians of the Galaxy star. Well, text anyway.
Sinister filmmaker Scott Derrickson will helm the next Marvel movie, with Jon Spaihts handling screenwriting duties. The next big question revolves around who will play Stephen Strange on screen.
If the continued success of Guardians of the Galaxy is any indication, audiences really only want to know more and more about the Marvel film, and the good news is that writer/director James Gunn is around to deliver.
The name of the DC Comics supervillain Captain Boomerang may seem pretty silly, but it doesn't sound like audiences will be laughing when they see him invade Starling City in the upcoming season of Arrow. New reports have confirmed not only the character will be showing up in Season 3, but also who will be playing him.
We spent months knowing Hayley Atwell as the only actor officially on-board for the upcoming series Agent Carter, but slowly that has started to change. In recent weeks it's been revealed that Chad Michael Murray and Enver Gjokaj have come aboard to play SSR Agent Jack Thompson and Agent Daniel Sousa, respectively, but now we have news that another character from the established Marvel Cinematic Universe will be regularly popping up in the show. Kind of.
Jeremy Renner has uploaded an image to his WhoSay account that he has alleged is the love child of his superhero character, Hawkeye/Clint Barton, and Scarlett Johansson’s Avenger, Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff. However, despite the fact that they are two of the most glamorous and desired actors currently working in cinema, their potential love-child is absolutely hideous.
The new synopsis to The Avengers: Age Of Ultron has sparked some thought as to just how the film will connect to Ant-Man. Using what we know so far, we've outlined just how the two films will tie together, which could mean some big things in terms of the original comic origin.
It might sound simple and like a whole lot of fun to stand around in a costume all day and take pictures for tips, but dealing with drunk and/ or unruly people is a special kind of nightmare. Just ask the dude who plays Spider-Man in Times Square. He allegedly got his butt grabbed by some madman, and when he fought back, he was promptly taken to human jail.
If Robert Downey Jr's latest announcement is saying what we think it's saying, we might be able to unofficially label him as the press secretary for The Avengers. If not, then we have an idea on what he could be saying instead. Either way, you're going to want to see this.
In this excellent preview, viewers are ushered into Gotham’s world in the most immersive way possible, at least through a video clip. It helps if you splash water on your face while you’re watching. Trust me. I'm Batman.
I always find it fascinating when an actor admits that they haven’t seen a film that they worked on. Johnny Depp is one of those performers who notoriously claims to have never seen a film that he acts in (at least, from start to finish). What, then, is the point?
The cool thing about The Flash, alright there’s a lot of cool things about The Flash, but one of them is that the series will feature a multitude of talent, nabbing roles on the drama in the form of leads, guest starring gigs and recurring arcs. On Monday, yet another actress has been added to the cast of The CW’s The Flash.
The first official synopsis has been released for Avengers: Age Of Ultron has been released, and it suggests that even the best laid plans of Tony Stark sometimes go awry. What will the team of Marvel heroes do when a robotic menace rises up and threatens the world? Find out inside!
Ben Affleck has gotten a lot of stick for his casting as The Dark Knight in Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice. But that's not going to stop him from leaving it all on the field, in fact he has a secret weapon in his arsenal that he thinks might win the day. Let's just hope it doesn't misfire.
In Marvel Comics, Daredevil does get super senses due to exposure to radioactive material (also leaving him legally blind), but that's not how he learned to fight crime. For that, Matt Murdock has to thank Stick, a blind warrior who teaches the future superhero martial arts. Stick is a key character in both the origin story and the continuity of the Man Without Fear in the comics, so it should be no surprise that he will be featured in Marvel Studios' upcoming Netflix series Daredevil. What's great is that the studio and filmmakers have found the perfect actor to play him.
Screenwriter Scott Frank has opened about the ending to The Wolverine, insisting that 20th Century Fox’s interference ruined the film. Frank, who penned the 2013 blockbuster that starred Hugh Jackman, believes that the concluding stages of Logan’s tale is hugely different in tone to the rest of the piece and, as a result, this massively ruined the blockbuster.
Those of you who have watched Captain America: The Winter Soldier with a real eagle eye for detail may have noticed that there is an extra hero in the film who never gets any mention or acclaim - and he drives a big yellow truck.
If you're like me, you've spent the last month-and-a-half continually jamming out to the sounds of James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack. But did you know that there was originally going to be an additional music sequence that wound up getting cut from the film?
Actor and bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno teased Marvel's true believers with some updates involving The Incredible Hulk's film and television future this weekend while attending Wizard World Comic Con. Get the lowdown on the latest rumors here.
If I'm understanding the translation of the Japanese YouTube description properly, this robot was in part created by a man named Okuyama Tetsushi, and, as you can see, it's most impressive (and terrifying) feature is the fact that the face is full of expression and actually looks like it is talking while responding to a reporter's question.
Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bat signal! It’s an invisible jet! It’s Superman! But down here on the ground is Arrow, the greatest superhero to ever use a hoodie as his costume. And Season 2 just started streaming!
The picture gives us another glance at the new Batmobile for Ben Affleck’s Batman, and that vehicle has had a bust couple of days. First, it was photographed on the streets of Detroit. Then, Zack Snyder shared an official look at the car. Then, we saw it in action.
Say you're living near an area where they're filming some early morning shots of the Batmobile from Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Would you start shooting cell phone video once being woken up, or would you demand Zack Snyder's head on a plate?
You think you've seen all of the Rocket and Groot fan art out there, don't you? Well even if you have, spend some Friday fun time with our collection of fan art from across the internet.
What do we already know about X-Men: Apocalypse? A lot actually, as the cast and crew behind Days of Future Past have been open and candid about the progress of the next X-Men movie while working the publicity.
A deal is near competition that will soon see the creation of a pilot for a prospective series called Titans - based on the aforementioned series of comic books. Akiva Goldsman, the producer/writer responsible for the early 2014 flop Winter's Tale, is taking care of the script for the new show along with Marc Haimes, a former executive turned screenwriter.
Those of us who enjoy over-the-top mayhem like that are quite curious about the approach Steven DeKnight will be taking with his upcomingDaredevil series for Netflix. After all, this is the guy that created Spartacus, one of the most gloriously violent shows on TV.
Everything there is to know about Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is here, including release date changes, new casting and all the latest news on the Batman vs. Superman project in one place.
The future looked bright for Sony’s wall-crawling hero. Now plans are murky. Fluid. Uncertain. So we have seven items we’d love to see addressed – and repaired – to help get everyone back on board for The Amazing Spider-Man 3.
James McAvoy has done a truly spectacular job establishing himself within the X-Men franchise as the younger version of Professor Charles Xavier – even under the pressure of living up to the performances of the great Patrick Stewart. But while the Scottish star has brought amazing emotional levels to the character in both X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past, one key aesthetic element that has been completely missing is the trademark chrome dome.
Luckily, Cinema Blend has combed through last year’s premieres. We’ve watched and rewatched some of our favorite episodes, and we’ve cultivated a list of the Season 2 shows we feel pretty confident about. If you’ve been wondering what the various networks have to offer this is the best of the best, at least when it comes to second year shows. Pick ‘em up. It’s not too late to get on board and you haven’t missed too much with each of these shows.
If you’ve been frequenting Cinema Blend recently, you may have noticed an influx in the number of stories about Captain America 3. Part of this is because Captain America: The Winter Soldier arrived on Blu-ray this week and the directors have been on the press tour promoting it, talking about the franchise’s future. But it’s also because we’re still coming down from the thrill ride that was the last Captain America adventure and can’t wait to see more.
For all the greatness that was jam-packed into the Captain America sequel, there was some flubs in its making. And Marvel's cool enough to share the silliness with this newly unveiled blooper reel.
Earlier today, fans got their first full look at the new Batmobile from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The problem was that the the shots were taken by a fan on the street, and were unfortunately not very high quality. The good news is that director Zack Snyder has come to the rescue to deliver an official and utterly badass real look at the Caped Crusader's new ride :
As I wrote in my review when the film was published earlier this year, Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was a bit of a mess. I was far from the only person who felt this way, and sections of the internet have been very vocal about the issues. Naturally, this word of mouth found its way back to star Andrew Garfield, but what's really interesting is who he puts the blame on for the final result.
If you were to wind the clock back to 2007, a year before Iron Man put Robert Downey Jr. back on the map, you'd probably be hearing a lot of laughs. But for a man who had been written off by so many as unemployable, he had a true fan in Jon Favreau and that fandom lead to what many call the greatest casting decision in comic book movie history.
While at an event promoting his upcoming CBS show Scorpion, Kurtzman dug into what we can expect to see from a Venom movie - in a very vague way - and even provided some insight to some of the impetus behind the film. Explained the director,
We're only a few months away from seeing what Hayley Atwell can do with her own television series, as Marvel Studio's Agent Carter will be making its debut at mid-season. The good news, however, is that we're now only a few weeks away from a very fun preview. As we reported earlier this week, Atwell's Peggy Carter will be making a guest appearance in second season premiere of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - and, as you can see above, today we have our first look at what we can expect.
Building its cinematic presence since 2008, Marvel Studios has created one of the most successful formulas in blockbuster history, and that success is expected to continue for many years to come. What's more, it has inspired other studios to try and copy it. Now, however, it appears that that Marvel's influence is stretching to other divisions of Disney, as now even the folks behind Star Wars are trying to take pages out of the comic book giant's book.