Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 - Star-Lord Father

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has already resolved one big mystery left over from the last film — the question of Star-Lord’s true parentage. As we learned over the summer, Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) is actually the son of Ego, the Living Planet, played by national treasure Kurt Russell. But while discovering you’re descended from an actual planet is the kind of thing that could only happen in the Marvel universe, director James Gunn indicates the father-son relationship will be rooted in more grounded emotions.
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Spider-Man Homecoming Trailer Breakdown

The debut of Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War allowed the webslinger played by Tom Holland to get quite a suit upgrade when Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) recruited him to help in his fight against Steve Rogers. As we’ve seen in the first trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, there have been even more additions to the suit, including web wings, a staple of the classic comics version of Spidey. And now a new promo video reveals some of the other key upgrades we’ll see in the wallcrawler’s first solo outing on the big screen.

To go along with the Consumer Electronics Show going on this week, Marvel has released a video looking at a few of the changes to Spider-Man’s suit. They highlight some details that we already knew about, such as the web wings and the holographic display that was teased in the credits scene that played after Captain America: Civil War, but there are a couple new details we didn’t know about as well.

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Ryan Gosling as Doctor Strange

Even though Marvel Studios ended up picking Benedict Cumberbatch to play the title role of Doctor Strange in the second theatrical release this year, there were several options that were on the table at various times. Actors like Joaquin Phoenix, Jared Leto and Ryan Gosling were once in the running, and now we get to see what it might have been like to have one of those actors wearing the cape of The Sorcerer Supreme.

Concept artist Court Chu has shared two pieces that he created when Marvel Studios was hoping to land Ryan Gosling as Doctor Strange. It sounds like maybe their desire was short-lived, or maybe Gosling quickly turned down the role, because he says, ““I worked probably not even a day on some version of Doctor Strange years ago, and back then they wanted Gosling.”

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Sterling K. Brown Joins Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

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With shooting on track for an early 2017 start, Black Panther is making one more addition to its cast. Sterling K. Brown, who currently stars in the hit NBC drama This Is Us, has joined the Marvel superhero movie alongside Chadwick BosemanMichael B. Jordan, and more. Ryan Coogler is directing.  Read More »

Thor: Ragnarok synopsis - Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston)

2017 marks the first year Marvel Studios will be putting out three MCU movies, and while we don’t want to get too ahead of ourselves here, we’ve gotta say they all look pretty great so far. The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer was a crowd-pleaser. The Spider-Man: Homecoming one felt like a breath of fresh air. And Thor: Ragnarok? Personally, I think it’s got the potential to be the best of the bunch.

With Thor: Ragnarok‘s release date still ten months away, it’ll probably be a while before the marketing campaign really kicks into high gear. But Disney’s starting the year with a tiny taste of what’s to come. The studio has finally revealed an official Thor: Ragnarok synopsis that solidifies some of the story details, and a new Thor: Ragnarok behind-the-scenes photo that reminds us Chris Hemsworth‘s bare arms are still some of the best special effects this franchise has to offer. Read More »

wakanda concept art

In the middle of the credits for Captain America: Civil War, we are treated to one more scene teasing Wakanda. This scene provides our first (and very brief) look at Black Panther‘s homeland, which had only been referenced in a few easter eggs prior to the events of Civil War.

However, some newly revealed concept art suggests an alternate version of the film where we got a more extensive look at this fictional African nation.

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Doctor Strange - Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch‘s Doctor Strange made his big screen debut just a couple of months ago, and he doesn’t even have another solo film lined up just yet. But if you’re eager to see the Sorcerer Supreme again, you shouldn’t have too long to wait. It’s now confirmed that Strange will make an appearance alongside Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) in Thor: Ragnarok, out this fall.  Read More »

Why Matthew McConaughey Chose The Dark Tower

We all know that often times the actors we see in movies weren’t the only ones who were in consideration for the parts in question. In an alternate universe there are movies where Will Smith is Neo in The Matrix and David Bowie is Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. And we almost got to see Matthew McConaughey in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but he chose another project instead.

This year we’ll see Matthew McConaughey in the villainous role of the Man in Black in the adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, and it was this role that he opted to take instead of one in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. But the question is why? Thankfully, the actor has explained his reasoning behind the decision.

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Thor The Dark World - Natalie Portman in Future Marvel Movies

Towards the end of last summer, we found out that Natalie Portman was done with her part in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actress confirmed that she’s not part of Thor: Ragnarok, indicating that the God of Thunder may be moving on from his romance with with the Earth scientist.

However, Natalie Portman is hoping that she’ll be able to come back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe sometime in the future. And with the huge battle coming to Earth in The Avengers: Infinity War, there might be a chance of that happening. Find out more about the possibility of seeing Natalie Portman in future Marvel movies after the jump. Read More »

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Thor: Ragnarok might not be a Planet Hulk movie per se, but it’s becoming increasingly obvious that it will borrow heavily from that source material. After months of rumors, Marvel Studios finally unveiled Hulk’s gladiator armor at Comic-Con this summer. And now the film’s director, Taika Waititi, has gone and confirmed once and for all that Thor: Ragnarok will indeed be heading to the planet Sakaar — of, yes, Planet Hulk fame.

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