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 »

Planet Hulk

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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guardians of the galaxy 2 soundtrack

We’ve written a great deal about what makes the first Guardians of the Galaxy so special, but a key component of its offbeat personality is derived from its soundtrack. An action-packed space opera set to pop hits from the ’60s and ’70s would be odd on its own, but it’s especially odd to her those songs score a Marvel Studios movie. It’s the kind of bold choice that paid off – the movie was a hit, the soundtrack became the first album consisting entirely of previously released songs to top the Billboard charts, and writer/director James Gunn gets to actively tease which songs will appear in the upcoming sequel. And that’s exactly what he’s done in a new interview.

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - Baby Groot

One of the most beloved moments from Guardians of the Galaxy was the appearance of Baby Groot at the end of the movie. His appearance was made even more lovable when it was followed by an adorable credits scene featuring the tiny version of Vin Diesel’s giant walking tree dancing to the tune “I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5. The result was Disney and Marvel being behind the curve when it came to having merchandise of the little guy to sell to fans in the months that followed.

Now here we are with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and we know that Baby Groot (who is now walking on his own outside of a pot) will be a big part of the sequel. However, his inclusion, as wonderful as it may be, has prompted many to think that the use of the tiny Groot is just a marketing ploy used to sell merchandise. But director James Gunn, who is always honest and open with his responses to fans, explains that this simply isn’t the case.

Find out what James Gunn had to say about Baby Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 after the jump. Read More »

Spider-Man Homecoming Trailer Breakdown

The first two trailers for Spider-Man: Homecoming arrived late last night and they’re wonderful, somehow managing to make another Spider-Man movie look appealing so soon after The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Then again, the debut of Tom Holland’s new webslinger in Captain America: Civil War was a perfect palate cleanser, depicting a version of the character audiences actually wanted to see while finally integrating him into Marvel Studios’ increasingly large universe.

And where there’s a new trailer, there’s a new trailer breakdown, where we go through the footage frame-by-frame and attempt to discern exactly what’s going on here. Most of this Spider-Man Homecoming trailer breakdown follows the domestic trailer, but we’ll also borrow a few snippets from the international trailer.

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Spider-Man Homecoming Trailer

How times change. Just two years ago, everyone was so bummed out by The Amazing Spider-Man 2 that the thought of another movie starring Marvel’s wall-crawling superhero felt like a chore. And then Marvel Studios and Sony reached a deal, Tom Holland become the new Peter Parker, and the brand new Spider-Man swung into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a supporting player in Captain America: Civil War and somehow managed to make us forget about the previous reboot of this character. We superhero movie fans be sheep, but at least we’re sheep who know what we want.

After being teased the other day, the first Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer has officially arrived, giving us our first look at the first solo adventure of the new Spidey.

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guardians of the galaxy vol. 2

The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer arrived a few days ago, following hot on the heels of a brisk sneak preview that had been assembled to play in theaters with Doctor Strange. And as you’d expect from any second preview, the new batch of footage is longer, more polished and full of more shots to overly examine, should that be your unhealthy hobby.

Well, it’s my unhealthy hobby. Let’s go through this thing frame-by-frame.

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Spider-Man Homecoming Logo

The very first Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer drops tonight — and you can count on us to have it up here the moment it does — but while we wait, how about another little morsel to tide you over? A new image unmasks the Marvel superhero, showing off Tom Holland as Peter Parker. Check it out below.  Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Connectios - Draxy

One of the elements of Guardians of the Galaxy that helped it stand out from the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe was that it didn’t feel tied down by being tied to any continuity with regards to the movies that came before it. The only thing that tied the movie to the rest of the events in the MCU was the presence of Thanos and an Infinity Stone, but the events of previous movies did not have an impact on this movie, and the events of the movie didn’t impact the rest of the MCU, at least not yet. It sounds like that will be the case when the sequel arrives next summer.

Find out more about the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 connections to the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the jump. Read More »

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - Groot

Plenty of people are excited about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and the 81 million views that the official teaser trailer for the Marvel Studios sequel racked in the first 24 hours it was online is evidence enough of that. That number makes it the second most watched teaser trailer in a 24-hour period, coming in just behind Beauty and the Beast, and the buzz is only going to grow. However, there might be something else to be excited about outside of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, concerning one of the members of the cosmic crew.

Vin Diesel recently sat down for an interview where he was asked about the future of Groot in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We know he’s going to be quite the scene-stealer again in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but what about beyond that? Well, Diesel teased some big things for Groot, including a potential fight with Hulk and maybe even a spin-off following the walking tree and his trusty pal Rocket Raccoon. Find out more about the Rocket Raccoon and Groot spin-off after the jump. Read More »