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.
3D printing is opening up a whole new world of possibilities. For one little boy, 3D printing not only gave him a hand, but the hand of Iron Man.
The Civil War series stretched multiple issues over several months and involved the federal government launching a Superhero Registration Act. The storyline divides key Marvel heroes into two camps: one led by Captain America and the other led by Iron Man.
It has to be near impossible to shoot on the streets of Detroit while attempting to hide your secrets. That’s how image like this get out. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens everywhere on March 25, 2016. What else will we see before then?
During an interview, Garfield had to field Spidey questions… specifically, would he be part of Drew Goddard’s The Sinister Six movie, which plans to unite six Spider-Man baddies in a mysterious adventure. One might assume that a movie like that needs Spider-Man’s involvement. Andrew Garfield disagrees.
While the actor is still contractually obligated to be in the upcoming The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America 3 and the inevitable Avengers 3, the actor has been talking seriously about his possible retirement, and it has been heavily rumored that co-star Sebastian Stan's Bucky Barnes is being set up to take Captain America title after Steve Rogers is gone (as seen in the comics).
What if Aquaman isn’t in Batman v Superman? And what is Jason Momoa if has been trying to tell us this all along?
With The Russos at work on Captain America 3 since February, they're eager to announce what the official subtitle of the Captain's next adventure will be. Apparently it's so big that Kevin Feige has had it in mind for the last couple of years.
There’s a lot of expensive explosions and CGI-laden effects in The Winter Soldier. On Blu-ray the scenes are crisp and sharp, featuring Captain America fighting on elevators and running through doors and walls while chasing foes. The stunt work has become a hallmark of Marvel films and thanks to the extended minor cast in The Winter Soldier, audiences can root for a variety of different fighting styles inside a much larger film.
James Gunn's Guardians of The Galaxy, now the biggest domestic release of 2014, is likely going to change the film industry. Not only did it reaffirm that the entire world is hungry for comic book movies, it proved that movies don't solely have to be based on characters who were already famous on the page.
Those of us who lived through the '80s and '90s may have nostalgia for cassette tapes, but many of you will also remember that they were a complete pain in the ass. For those that don't remember or weren't alive for the experience, tapes occasionally decided to get completely sucked into the gears and mechanisms of the devices that played them, and unless you caught it quickly, were very careful with it, and were handy with a screwdriver, that tape would be destroyed permanently.
Agent Peggy Carter, as portrayed by Hayley Atwell, has been popping up everywhere in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since her debut in 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger. Last year she was featured in her very own Marvel One Shot, earlier this year she had a brief cameo appearance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (where she was sadly seen as old and suffering from dementia), and very soon she will be at the center of a brand new TV show, simply called Agent Carter. Before that, however, she will first be showing up on Marvel's other big network series.
Much like Anthony Hopkins, Robert Redford, Tommy Lee Jones, and other fantastic veteran actors before him, Michael Douglas is about to dive head-first into a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In Peyton Reed's Ant-Man, he will be playing Dr. Hank Pym, a scientist, discoverer of the shrinking matter known as Pym particles, and a former superhero.
Let’s take a closer look at those 32 movies that won five or more consecutive weekends. Let’s take a trip down memory lane to revisit these incredibly popular movies from our past and remember why they had such a huge impact at the box office.
The Ohio State Marching Band kicked off the season this weekend with an excellent rendition of some of the theme songs from all-time favorite TV shows, putting together some awesome patterns in motion that give the audience hints about what TV show they are alluding to.
Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past has unquestionably been a huge success, and is currently ranked as the highest grossing X-Men movie worldwide, but there is a very important number one spot it has not yet achieved within the franchise: biggest domestic release. While you may think that the race is over, considering that Days of Future Past is entering its 16th week of release, the reality is that 20th Century Fox isn't giving up yet. In
For years and years "Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor" has been the phrase found inscribed on the side of Mjolnir, the great and powerful Uru-carved weapon possessed by the mentioned God of Thunder. Unfortunately, that line is a bit too gender specific for these modern times, and with a major change coming in the world of the great Marvel Comics character known as Thor, so must the phrase be changed as well.
When I asked Washington if he’d even been approached by Marvel to play a hero, he told me the answer. When I followed up and asked if it was something he’d even be interested in, he confessed a major truth.
Hopefully Constantine will return to the top of fan expectations now that DC character Jim Corrigan has been cast, making it entirely plausible that The Spectre will be making his live-action TV debut at some point this fall. Who you gonna call?
Captain America: The Winter Soldier's success is owed in part to the very webseries that would gladly tear it down. It turns out the superhero sequel's helmers, Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, are big fans of Honest Trailers, and set the standards for their story's logic exceptionally high because of it.
Earlier this afternoon, reports indicated that a Supergirl series might happen, thanks to prolific DC Comics writer and producer Michael Green. At the time we noted Green has a pretty busy schedule with Starz’s American Gods coming up, and we are not surprised in the least to have learned he is not involved with the Supergirl project. However, it seems that someone else is.
This week, Warner Bros. and DC Comics made a huge coup bringing in one of the world’s most popular actors. After many years of waiting for his chance, Dwayne Johnson is now attached to play Black Adam in a new Shazam film. While this is very exciting news for all of the comic book fans out there who have been spent years reading about the two characters, however, the truth is that they don’t exactly have the same kind of name recognition as some of DC's more popular heroes and villains.
Kids may feel like they're getting away with something watching it, but really the film is pretty much on level with Star Wars in terms of being great sci-fi entertainment for most audiences. This is partially reflected in the fact that the movie's CGI characters, Groot and Rocket, look rather cute and cuddly - and not like the demonic creatures you see in the artwork inside.
Night owls in Suquian, China caught a glimpse of a man flying out of a fifth floor window earlier this week. Sadly, the wannabe superhero’s moment of glory abruptly ended after his cruising altitude quickly dropped and he crashed into a roof almost immediately.
While the team of mutants known as the X-Men has classically had a home in a mysterious location in upstate New York, the production of X-Men movies is starting to find its own home in Montreal, Quebec. A great deal of the filming on Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past was done in the Canadian city, and perhaps in an attempt to duplicate the success of that movie, the franchise will be returning to make its the next installment - X-Men: Apocalypse.
As excited as Liam Neeson was about the idea, it appears that he will not be reprising his role as Ra's al Ghul on the upcoming third season of Arrow, but now we do know the name of the actor who will actually be taking on the part.
Earlier this week, we found out Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn originally wanted Stan Lee’s standard cameo to involve a pretty hilarious middle finger.
Superheroes have been all the rage in the movie world for years now, but Comics characters are just now hitting a golden age on television. Fans can soon choose between shows as varied as Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, Agent Carter and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. With a little luck, we’ll be able to add a Supergirl series to the list.
Al Pacino is the latest fan among the Hollywood elite to proclaim his love for Guardians Of The Galaxy. In fact, he loved the film so much, he wouldn't be opposed to starring in a Marvel movie himself. Looks like Warren Beatty is vindicated for Dick Tracy after all.
There are a lot of awesome things about Guardians of the Galaxy, among which is Peter Quill's "Awesome Mix - Vol. 1, a mix tape made by his mother, which serves as something of a soundtrack for the film, in addition to being a very personal and character-defining prop for Chris Pratt's character.
Five years after Fox's Prison Break wrapped up, Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows are finally reuniting. Well, the actors who played them are. We knew that Wentworth Miller was already lined up for a guest spot in The Flash, and today comes word that his Prison Break co-star Dominic Purcell is also set to appear in the Arrow spinoff.
Robert Downey Jr. is joining the fight for a Black Widow movie. But she's not the only Avenger he thinks deserves a shot in a solo adventure.
Holy bat-quisition! Fox’s upcoming drama series Gotham has a built-in fanbase, given the near-universal love for all things Batman-related, and that appears to be good enough for Netflix, which can't be bothered with waiting for the show to come out before signing an exclusive deal for worldwide rights.
Like it or hate it, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was a film that had some important flaws seriously affecting its total effectiveness. You can't totally fault it for that fact, as even the best films manage to get themselves into some serious jams that only some creative screenwriting can get them out of. However, this isn't one even one of the best movies of the summer, much less the entire history of the Marvel comics-based franchise.
A Twitter user recently posted some photos on his timeline showing that the production of Batman vs. Superman has changed the location of a restaurant known as the Hygrade Deli to a place named Ralli's Diner.
Tom Hiddleston's Loki isn't a titular lead in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, instead losing the spotlight to both Chris Hemsworth's Thor and the collective Avengers, but some fans don't seem to think that's really fair. Hence why we now have the "feature" below, which is a re-edited cut of Thor, The Avengers and Thor: The Dark World called Loki: Brother of Thor:
Movies are complicated creations that can change dramatically from the first draft of a script to the film's final cut. And one of these changes for Guardians of the Galaxy is pictured right here.
If critical and audience reception of the film is any indication, then most of us will agree that Dave Bautista truly killed it in his performance as Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy. But in the months before Bautista signed on for the role, Marvel Studios was actually looking at someone else for the role: Jason Momoa.
Aquaman fans, your tired, downtrodden road to a movie adaptation is almost at its glorious end. If this latest news is true, Warner Bros is more than serious about bringing the man who would be king to the big screen in the near future.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors confessed that Jeremy Renner was initially supposed to have a pretty thrilling part to play in the sequel. However, it's one that not even the DVD release will show you, though a commentary track alludes to it.
As we transition from the summer season to the fall, our minds start to drift away from blockbusters like Guardians and on to the annual awards race. But why do they have to exist separately? Can’t we keep talking about Guardians of the Galaxy as we talk about Oscar contenders?
Out of all of the stuff that made it into Guardians Of The Galaxy, there was still one cameo that pushed the boundaries of Disney's better judgement. If you want to know what was too much for a film that included a line about “pelvic sorcery,” then you'll definitely want to see this.