fantastic four movie rights

Update: As we expected, it’s starting to look like this rumor was just that – a rumor. Find additional details after the jump.

It’s the kind of story that, for many superhero movie fans, sounds too good to be true. According to a new rumor making the rounds, Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox have reached a deal that will see the Fantastic Four characters return home to Marvel, with the company’s “First Family” leaping into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a film in 2020. So if this is true, find a comfortable place to sit down. It’s going to be a while. Then again, that much time is necessary to wash away the confusion and disappointment that accompanied this year’s Fox-produced reboot.

Ponder the new Fantastic Four movie rights rumor after the jump.

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Although the details vary depending on which bits and pieces of comic book continuity you choose to ignore, the forging of the hammer Mjolnir was a dramatic affair. Created by Dwarven blacksmiths working with the powerful Asgardian metal known as uru, the Odinson’s weapon of choice was constructed at an enchanted forge in the heart of a dying star. Enchanted so it could only be lifted by those worthy of the power of Thor, Mjolnir is one of the most powerful – and exclusive – weapons in the Marvel universe. Only a handful of characters in comic book history have managed to wield it.

And then some guy with a YouTube channel came around and built his own version using the power of science. Take that, colorful space gods!

Check out footage of the real Thor hammer after the jump!

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For the new Ronda Rousey Captain Marvel chatter, hit the jump.

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  • Del Rey announces two new Star Wars books coming in 2016
  • The Force Awakens figures revealed for Disney Infinity 3.0
  • New Star Wars comic following prequel-era Anaking and Obi-Wan reealed
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If any Batman movie demanded an R-rating, it would be an adaptation of The Killing Joke. If any X-Men movie deserved to run a little long, it would be the one that brings the team into conflict with Apocalypse. So that brings us to this news post, which exists to inform you that the upcoming animated version of The Killing Joke may get slapped with an R-rating and that X-Men: Apocalypse will probably be the longest X-Men movie yet.

For news on just how long X-Men: Apocalypse will be and details on the first R rated Batman movie, hit the jump.

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The joys of the Marvel Cinematic Universe stem from this universe’s collection of extraordinary – and wildly different – characters somehow managing to co-exist in the same universe. It’s always fun to pick up an issue of Captain America and see another superhero appear in to lend a helping hand. The movies have followed suit, with the heroes popping in and out of each other’s lives as they’re needed. The latest rumor smashing up the internet like Bruce Banner after a particularly stressful day suggests that the mightiest (and greenest) of the Avengers will play a role in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, lending support to the mighty son of Odin.

Check out the new Thor: Ragnarok Hulk news after the jump!

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inhumans movie canceled

UPDATE: HitFix has spoken to what they call “an unimpeachable source” on this matter, and they’re saying this rumor is not true at all. Marvel Studios is still planning to make the film. And to clear this matter up even more, they’re saying that there are certain elements of The Inhumans universe that are off limits to Agents of SHIELD, therefore any clash between Marvel films and television has been exaggerated. Our original story follows.

While Captain America and Iron Man prepare to duke it out in next year’s Captain America: Civil War, a long-brewing cold war behind the scenes at Marvel may have just started to heat up. According to a new rumor spreading across the internet like a blast of Terrigen Mist, Marvel Studios has removed the Inhumans movie from their (freshly updated) schedule. Originally scheduled for July 12, 2019, it was supposed to close out the studio’s ambitious “Phase 3” slate of films But now? Who knows.

Was the Inhumans movie canceled? Let’s go into detail after the jump.

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By now, you’re probably a little sick of looking at Batman and Superman. The good old days of not knowing what Ben Affleck‘s take on the Dark Knight looks like are long gone. The conversations about how Gal Gadot will look in Wonder Woman‘s armor are but a dream. Thanks to trailers and official stills and concept art, we know exactly what the stars of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice look like. The mystery is long gone.

Or is it? This well-timed new featurette, coinciding with New York Comic-Con, gives us an extended look at the Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman costumes via a conversation with costume designer Michael Wilkinson. It turns out that there are still things to discover in these colorful duds, should you care to take a closer look.

Hit the jump for more on the Batman v Superman costumes!

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Of all the Easter eggs and references scattered throughout Guardians of the Galaxy, the last-minute cameo from Howard the Duck is undoubtedly the best and weirdest. It takes a certain amount of nerve to drop one of Marvel‘s strangest characters into a movie already packed with niche C-listers, so you have to admire director James Gunn‘s choice to end his big, weird movie with a big, weird character.

However, Guardians of the Galaxy was a massive hit, transforming the likes of Star-Lord and Drax into household names. The same wave of instant popularity also washed over Howard. Suddenly, normal people were interested in this anthropomorphized alien duck, which is just plain weird. It must be especially weird for Howard’s voice actor, Seth Green, who had to make it known at this year’s New York Comic-Con that there are currently no plans for a Howard the Duck movie. Not even after Marvel announced three untitled films for 2020.

Check out the last Howard the Duck movie update after the jump.

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