Black Panther Suit Created by Visual Effects

The creation of the entirely computer generated superhero suit for Green Lantern in the 2011 film was so bad that star Ryan Reynolds mocked it when he played Deadpool earlier this year. However, it turns out that it’s possible to have an entire superhero suit created with visual effects, and you probably didn’t even know that it happened this past summer.

In Captain America: Civil War, we met T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), a prince of Wakanda tragically turned king of the nation when an explosion kills his father. But in addition to being the new leader of his people, T’Challa is also the warrior known as Black Panther. And it turns out that the suit he wears just couldn’t be perfected practically, so they opted to have it created entirely with visual effects by Industrial Light & Magic. Find out more about the Black Panther suit created by visual effects after the jump. Read More »

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Angela Lansbury Sings Beauty and the Beast Live

Sadly we don’t get to see the  new live-action take on Beauty and the Beast until March 17, 2017. But it just so happens that this year marks the 25th anniversary of the animated adaptation of the classic tale, and in honor of that milestone, Disney just released a special edition Blu-ray with a special sneak peek of the new version starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens as the title couple. You can watch that featurette right here, but today we have a special treat calling back to the original animated classic.

A special 25th anniversary screening of Beauty and the Beast was just held at New York City’s Lincoln Center, and following the film, Angela Lansbury (who voiced Mrs. Potts) sang her rendition of the film’s beautiful theme song with composer Alan Menken accompanying her on the piano. At 90 years old, Lansbury proves that she still has impeccable singing chops, and she even added a lovely little tag at the end of the song as well.

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Star Wars #26 comic yoda's past

When it was first revealed that Disney would be making standalone anthology movies in the Star Wars universe, one of the many rumored projects in development included a Yoda film which would have been focused on the master Jedi in his early years. We even heard rumors of filmmaker Zack Snyder pitching Lucasfilm on a Seven Samurai-style movie which would have featured a younger Yoda.

Now Lucasfilm has revealed that a new Star Wars comic book series will explore Yoda’s past adventures. Learn more after the jump.

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Thor's Roommate Darryl in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

One of the highlights of the Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con this past summer was a special mockumentary from Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi that revealed what the God of Thunder was up to during the events of Captain America: Civil War, which included living with some dude named Daryl in a small apartment in Australia. The comedic short film was released online recently, and you’ll also find it among the special features of the home video release of Civil War as well.

Now it seems there’s a chance we might see Thor’s roommate Darryl (played by Daley Pearson) appear again in the Marvel cinematic universe, and Taika Waititi teases that the short may be hinting at something bigger on the horizon. Find out what he had to say below. Read More »

Captain America Civil War Concept Art

Plenty editions of Superhero Bits recently have featured some concept art from Captain America: Civil War. Some of it showcases scenes that ended up in the movie while other pieces have revealed some alternate costume designs for some of The Avengers. Now a new batch of Captain America Civil War concept art has emerged online with both kinds of images.

Along with images of Captain America and Iron Man going at it, you’ll also find different designs for Black Panther, Scarlet Witch and Vision, who gets some stylish wardrobe options to wear around The Avengers headquarters. Check out the gallery of new images after the jump. Read More »

Doctor Strange Will Be Coming To Disney World

Doctor Strange concept art - Doctor Strange Disney World

It looks like Doctor Strange will be appearing at Walt Disney World Resort later this Fall. While Universal Studios owns the rights to most Marvel characters west of the Mississippi, Marvel is allowed to have particular characters for a limited time in conjunction with movie promotion (this is how they were able to have Gamora and Starlord from Guardians of the Galaxy appear in the Florida parks). Looks like the Sorcerer Supreme will be making an appearance in Orlando this Fall. Find out more details on the Doctor Strange Disney World plans after the jump.

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rogue one bits

Last night it was revealed that Academy Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino would be replacing Alexandre Desplat to score Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. When I heard the news after arriving at a press screening of The Magnificent Seven, I was met with two conflicting emotions: excitement and dread. Here’s why.

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Rogue One Michael Giacchino

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is making a last-minute switch. Michael Giacchino has just been set to score the movie, replacing the previously announced Alexandre Desplat. The reason for the change? Blame those much-talked-about reshoots.  Read More »

Steve Martin performs magic

Mean Girls director Mark Waters has signed on to direct a Disney live-action family comedy called Magic Camp with comedian Steve Martin in talks to star in the film.

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