Marvel Phase One

We’re now completely through two phases of the Marvel cinematic universe with Ant-Man just completing the second phase this past summer. And next summer will bring the beginning of Phase Three in Captain America: Civil War on May 6th, 2016.

And since we’ve gone through three years and six Marvel movies, maybe your memory of the films of Phase One is starting to get a little hazy. If that’s the case, why not check out this 10-minute Marvel Phase One retrospective that begins with Iron Man in 2008 and runs up through the assemble of The Avengers on the big screen for the first time in 2012. Read More »


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Sinister Six movie

Not so long ago, in 2014, Drew Goddard was working on Marvel’s Daredevil, and scheduled to write and direct Sinister Six for Sony. That was before the Sony email hack, and the new plan for Spider-Man to be produced by Marvel, and a host of other events and decisions.

Goddard is no longer making the Sinister Six movie because that movie is no longer happening. But the plan for that film, which he calls “the giant, epic Spider-Man movie of my dreams,” was originally set to have it take place somewhat outside movie continuity, and Goddard says it could be revived if Marvel and Sony want it.  Read More »

age Spider-Man

For some time now, we’ve known that the new Spider-Man entering the Marvel cinematic universe in Captain America: Civil War will be a high school-aged Peter Parker. However, we had yet to hear specifically how old the webslinger will be until today.

Director Jon Watts has been making the rounds talking about his indie thriller Cop Car, and while speaking about the first solo outing for his high school wallcrawler, he confirmed what age Spider-Man will be in the 2017 movie. Read More »

actors playing two Marvel characters

When Chris Evans was sought after and eventually won the role of Steve Rogers in Captain America: The First Avengers, some fans were a little bent out of shape about that because the actor had already played the Human Torch in 20th Century Fox’s Fantastic Four. To some, it just seemed like overkill to have the same actor play two different Marvel superheroes.

However, as we’ve seen, the Marvel cinematic universe is far removed from what 20th Century Fox did with Fantastic Four or what Sony Pictures did with Spider-Man. And in the end, Chris Evans has turned out to one of the best parts of the Marvel cinematic universe, and easily one of the favorite Avengers on the team. So it all worked out.

But now that the Marvel cinematic universe has been established, is there a chance that we could see actors playing two Marvel characters in that comic book world? Thor: The Dark World star Zachary Levi reveals that he has spoken to Kevin Feige about that very question, and the answer might surprise you. Read More »

Jessica Jones images header - Krysten Ritter

The first Jessica Jones teaser released last week was fantastic — gorgeous, moody, mysterious, and even helpful, thanks to its release date reveal. But it didn’t actually show us much of the series itself. For that, we turn to the new batch of official images released today.

Krysten Ritter leads Netflix’s latest Marvel series as the titular character, whose short-lived stint as a superheroine has come to a tragic end. She tries to rebuild her life as a P.I. who specializes in cases involving superpowered people. The Jessica Jones images also reveal David Tennant as Kilgrave, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker, and Carrie-Anne Moss as Harper. See them all after the jump.  Read More »

Marvel Is Having Inhumans Kill Off X-Men in the Comics

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Over the past year, Marvel Studios has plucked the Inhumans from relative obscurity to give them prime placement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not only are they getting their own feature film in 2019, they’re the subject of a major ongoing arc on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Essentially, they serve as a stand-in for the X-Men, since 20th Century Fox still holds the rights to Marvel’s mutant roster.

But replacing the X-Men with Inhumans in the movies and TV shows is one thing; now, that offscreen rivalry appears to be spilling over into the comics. Previews of the upcoming Extraordinary X-Men #1 tease a storyline in which the Inhumans’ expansion is literally killing the X-Men. More about the Inhumans killing X-Men after the jump. Read More »

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Alfre Woodard Luke Cage

Mike Colter (The Good Wife) will be Luke Cage for Netflix and Marvel, with his gig beginning in the new Jessica Jones series that premieres later this year, and continuing into his own show. But Luke Cage won’t be a one man show, of course, and now we know that Alfre Woodard (State of Affairs, True Blood) will play a significant role in the thirteen-episode series. We’ve got some details on the Alfre Woodard Luke Cage deal below.

Update: Marvel has some new official info, which we’ve presented below.

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Guardians Of The Galaxy: Cosmic Mix Vol. 1

The soundtrack for Guardians Of The Galaxy has been extremely popular. Featuring the songs present on Peter Quill’s mixtape in the film, the album was the second best-selling soundtrack album of 2014 (behind only Disney’s Frozen) topping the Billboard 200 chart for 11 consecutive week and 16 weeks in total. We’ve been promised a follow-up in the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but it looks like we might be getting a sequel even sooner than that. Marvel has announced the release of Guardians Of The Galaxy: Cosmic Mix Vol. 1, the soundtrack for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy the animated television series. The new soundtrack features a compilation of songs from the 1970’s and 1980’s, just like the Awesome Mix from the 2014 live-action film. Hit the jump to find out more.
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Guardians of the Galaxy easter eggs

James Gunn is departing for Atlanta to make Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but we won’t see that film until May 2017. That’s almost two years of casting announcements, rumors, and plot reveals before we see that film. Obsessive Guardians fans shouldn’t worry, though, because there’s still something in the first movie that no one has discovered yet. In response to a fan question about Guardians of the Galaxy easter eggs, Gunn says that one of them — maybe the biggest one — still hasn’t been found.  Read More »