We shouldn’t expect to see a superhero movie from Jay and Mark Duplass. The writers and directors of Cyrus, The Puffy Chair, and Jeff, Who Lives at Home have no interest in making “products,” as they put it.
After the jump, learn why we won’t see a Jay and Mark Duplass superhero movie.
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Marvel Studios superhero heist film Ant-Man will hit home video on December 8th, and it should make for a good Christmas gift for the Marvel fan in your life. But if you can’t wait until then, a couple key scenes from the movie have been officially released online for you to watch over and over again.
Both of the Ant-Man credits scenes, featuring the reveal of Evangeline Lilly‘s new Wasp prototype suit and a tease of what’s to come in Captain America: Civil War in 2016, are legally available to watch right now. Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 16th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Marvel’s new Netflix series, Jessica Jones, will drop its first season this Friday, November 20, 2015. The source material is terrific. The trailers have been great. Early reviews have been promising. Yes, we will be binge-watching the whole thing and returning with some cool coverage for you to enjoy on the following Monday.
But that’s all days away. So you can eat up some precious seconds of waiting time by sitting back and enjoying these new clips from the series, which place the focus on David Tennant‘s villainous Zebediah Kilgrave, a.k.a. the Purple Man, a Marvel baddie with the ability to force others to do whatever he says.
You want to check out those Jessica Jones clips after the jump. Go ahead. No one is forcing you to click that using dark, psychic abilities. Nope. Not at all. Just click. Click.
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Posted on Saturday, November 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
So far, Marvel’s Doctor Strange has collected a cast that seems like they’d be more at home at reciting Shakespeare or the brothers Coen than throwing down with supervillains. But the film’s latest addition guarantees we can count on some pretty kickass action scenes as well. Scott Adkins (The Expendables 2) has just joined the star-studded cast, which includes Benedict Cumberbatch as the title character. More about the Doctor Strange Scott Adkins casting after the jump. Read More »
There’s a lot of exposition and setup in Ant-Man. Most superhero origin stories take their sweet time getting their hero into the costume, and this Marvel film also had to build up to that third-act heist. One of the reasons why all that information wasn’t a slog to watch was because of Michael Douglas. His charming presence — and his amazing voice — makes the exposition go down smoothly.
Thankfully, he’s returning for Ant-Man 2, titled Ant-Man and the Wasp. Learn more about Michael Douglas returning for Ant-Man 2 after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, November 12th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
James Gunn is very good at Twitter. He was very good at Twitter back in the olden days, when he was just the mad genius behind Slither and Super. Now that he’s the director of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, he’s taken his larger profile in stride. Few filmmakers are as good at engaging their fans on social media and toeing the company line. It’s a tricky balance that Gunn makes look easy.
In today’s edition of “James Gunn throws hungry comic book fans a bone,” Gunn offered himself up for a Twitter Q&A, answering questions on a variety of subjects from normal fans and fans who just so happened to play Darth Vader back in the day. However, most of the questions revolved around the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Gunn obliged, sharing more than a few interesting tidbits.
Check out Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy 2 details after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 by Angie Han
Doctor Strange just became an A Serious Man reunion. Last week Michael Stuhlbarg boarded the Marvel adventure, and now he’s being joined by Amy Landecker (more recently of Amazon’s Transparent).
Between them, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, and of course Benedict Cumberbatch as the title character, Doctor Strange might just have the best cast in the Marvel universe. No, scratch that — this is one of the bests casts we’ve seen in any universe. Get the latest on Doctor Strange after the jump. Read More »
Marvel was smart enough to bring director Peyton Reed back for the sequel to Ant-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp. Reed was in an awkward spot, taking over the first Ant-Man after all the negative buzz following Edgar Wright‘s departure, but he came in and knocked the Marvel film out of the park. A lot of people deserve credit for how well Ant-Man turned out, including Adam McKay, who collaborated on the script with actor Paul Rudd. McKay brought a lot of ideas to the table that really paid off.
As for whether he’ll return for the sequel, McKay sounds open to it. Read what he had to say after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Jessica Jones could be something special. The second collaboration between Marvel Studios and Netflix, the series is a loose adaptation of Alias, the critically acclaimed comic run from writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos that followed costumed superhero Jessica Jones as she hung up her tights and opened her own private investigation business. The result remains one of the best comics of the millennium so far, and the perfect template upon which to build a television series.
The massive success of Daredevil has given Marvel and Netflix a confidence that has spilled into the marketing for Jessica Jones. Each teaser and every trailer is on point – they just have to flash the Marvel name and you know exactly what you’re getting. The final Jessica Jones trailer has arrived and it’s more of the same: traumatized former superhero downs booze and punches the stuffing out of bad guys while hunting her archenemy. Thankfully, that “same” still looks awfully good.
Watch the final Jessica Jones trailer after the jump.
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