Russo Brothers Leaving Marvel

The Russo Brothers have became a staple of the MCU, helming Captain America: The Winter SoldierCaptain America: Civil WarAvengers: Infinity War and the currently untitled Avengers 4. As of now, they have the most Marvel films under their belt of any filmmaker in the MCU, but after Avengers 4, the Russos may be parting ways with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Are the Russo Brothers leaving Marvel? Maybe.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Concept Art - The Watchers and Stan Lee

Who will be the new Green Arrow on the next episode of the sixth season of Arrow? Who has joined the Shazam crew as director of photography and costume designer? What did Josh Brolin think of the first footage he saw of himself as Thanos? Why don’t we ever see Avengers Tower in The Defenders? Why did the setting of the scene where Mjolnir is destroyed in Thor: Ragnarok get moved? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Thor Ragnarok Art

Last night, /Film’s Peter Sciretta and I attended a pre-opening night reception for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok art showcase at Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles. There were more than 40 pieces of art on display, and I’ve put together a selection of 10 of my favorites for you to check out now, just in case you can’t make it over to the gallery in person.
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avengers puerto rico

Real-life heroes do exist. And they look a lot like our fictional ones.

Scarlett Johansson has rallied her fellow Avengers (you might even say assembled) to participate in an event from which the proceeds would go toward relief efforts in Puerto Rico. The U.S. territory is still reeling from the destruction inflicted by Hurricane Maria, which hit Puerto Rico a month ago.

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hellboy cast

While superhero movie casting news can be flooded with Marvel and DC, let’s not forget the heroes fighting crime on the fringe.

Lionsgate’s Hellboy and Sony’s Venom continue fleshing out their impressive cast lists, with the former casting three key roles, and the latter keeping their newest cast member in a haze of mystery. Both movies are expected to be released in 2018.

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Kevin Feige

Thor: Ragnarok is very close to release, which means Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is everywhere, talking about the film and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and more! This Feige fellow is unstoppable, let me tell you. He’s probably somewhere, right now, as I type this, talking about the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Avengers: No Surrender

Want to make candy apples shaped like Mjolnir? What is Avengers: No Surrender doing with all of the superhero team members in 2018? What are Iron Fist and Luke Cage doing on the set of the second season of the latter’s Netflix series? Which classic superhero almost had a cameo in Batman vs Two-Face? Is Baby Driver star Eiza Gonzalez going to play Catwoman in the DCEU? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Thor Ragnarok clip

There are some of you who, for no reason other than the phrasing of this headline, have already ignored these words and clicked down to watch the Thor: Ragnarok clip that I recommend not watching. That’s fine – you presumably know what kind of movie watcher you are at this point, and I can’t tell you what to do. But there’s only going to be one “first time” that you see what I considered to be one of the funniest exchanges in a movie that’s full of laugh-out-loud moments, and I’m just here to do my part and attempt to convince some of you to wait until you’re sitting in the theater to watch it in the proper context.
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Female Thor Movie

Thor: Ragnarok is about to smash its way into theaters, bringing Chris Hemsworth‘s God of Thunder back to multiplexes everywhere. But what about the Goddess of Thunder? There was a period recently in Marvel comics when a new female Thor took center stage. Might we ever see this version of the character on the big screen? Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige says it’s a possibility. Read the comments about the female Thor movie below.

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iron man villain

Iron Man kicked off Marvel’s current period of blockbuster movie domination, and it couldn’t have been done without the chemistry between Robert Downey Jr.‘s reformed genius superhero Tony Stark and his mentor-turned-foe Obadiah Stane (Jeff Bridges).

Though the third act of the film arguably leaves much to be desired, it’s hard to imagine Iron Man without Bridges. It’s common knowledge that the Mandarin was in an early draft of the first Iron Man before being scrapped and brought back for Iron Man 3. But Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has revealed that Obadiah Stane and Mandarin shared Big Bad duties in early scripts, before the decision was made to strengthen Bridges’ role.

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