When does the Inhumans vs X-Men comic book event begin? Will Punisher be part of The Defenders? Which Marvel movie director does Grant Gustin want to direct an episode of The Flash? How does Baby Groot‘s memory work in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? Why did Jai Courtney put cigarettes out on himself while Skyping with Suicide Squad director David Ayer? All that and more on this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, July 29th, 2016 by Angie Han
Marvel Studios put on a great show in Comic-Con’s Hall H last weekend, sharing new footage from Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Spider-Man: Homecoming, and trotting out the exceptionally talented cast of Black Panther. But they didn’t have a ton to show from Thor: Ragnarok, for the very simple reason that the film had only started shooting a few weeks earlier. Instead, the cast and crew sent over a mockumentary short revealing just what Chris Hemsworth‘s Thor was up to during the events of Captain America: Civil War.
The video likely won’t be released with Thor: Ragnarok itself; it seems more likely to pop up down the line as a Blu-ray bonus feature or something like that. To tide you over in the meantime, though, Taika Waititi has shared a little glimpse at the short, and it suggests Thor is just as frustrated and confused by Thanos’ extremely slow progress as the rest of us are. Oh, and if you’re not here for jokes, there’s also a less goofy behind-the-scenes peek at Valkyrie’s sword. Read More »
Even though we know Deadpool 2 is officially in the works with director Tim Miller getting back behind the camera, there’s no official release date announced for the sequel just yet. However, the last update we got on Deadpool 2 was that the script was expected to be finished sometime soon with an eye towards production beginning on 2017. That means the sequel will likely end up hitting theaters in 2018, but it likely won’t have one cast member who was campaigning for a major role earlier this year.
Avatar star Stephen Lang previously took to social media to express his desire to play the mutant known as Cable in Deadpool 2, a character who has been a key rival and ally to the Merc with a Mouth at different points in the characters’ history. However, in a recent interview, the actor cast some doubt on whether he’ll actually end up with the role. Find out why we likely won’t see Stephen Lang as Cable in Deadpool 2 after the jump. Read More »
If you thought the visual effects in that last Doctor Strange trailer were mindbending in 2D, wait until you experience them in 3D. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige says that sequences of Doctor Strange require 3D to “tell the dimensional story.” So how will the story translate when downgraded to traditional 2D projection? Find out about the Doctor Strange 3D, after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, July 29th, 2016 by Angie Han
Netflix’s little corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to expand in a big way, with Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders all coming in the next year or so. But today, we have some updates on what we won’t be seeing from them in the near future. The company has revealed that they’re holding off on Jessica Jones season 2, Daredevil season 3, and Punisher until after The Defenders, which means we likely won’t see them until 2018 or so. Oh, and they’ve also explained why they opted not to pick up Agent Carter, which became the MCU’s first cancelled series earlier this summer. Read More »
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Suicide Squad may star a killer line-up of DC comic book villains, but as we’ve seen in the trailers, the film will feature at least one sequence where Ben Affleck‘s Batman pops in to give the baddies a hard time. After all, Warner Bros. is chasing the Marvel Studios model here – everything is connected, with characters and events in one movie having a direct impact on another. Their cinematic universe is still young, the foundation still being established, and all of those connections are being forged.
And now we know that another character from the larger DC universe has a cameo role in Suicide Squad. The film is opening in a week and most folks have gone this far without knowing about this one, so consider this your spoiler warning. If you want to be pleasantly surprised in the theater, feel free to stop reading.
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Netflix presented a panel on Marvel’s Luke Cage to the Television Critics Association. Luke Cage is the third Marvel TV series for Netflix, to be followed by Iron Fist and the team-up The Defenders. Showrunner Cheo Coker spoke about the show’s influences and tone, but first Alfre Woodard deflected a question about her role in both Captain America: Civil War and Luke Cage. In Civil War, she played a mother who confronts Tony Stark after her son dies in an Avengers battle. She is a lead character on Luke Cage.
“My name is Mariah Dillard,” Woodard said. “I was born and bred in Harlem and I don’t know what you’re talking about Captain America.” Read More »
Jeph Loeb, president of Marvel Television, was on a Netflix panel for Luke Cage before the Television Critics Association. Loeb is in charge of all live-action and animated Marvel shows, including the Netflix titles and ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter. When asked if we could see any of the television characters, be it Luke Cage or Daredevil, in any of the Marvel movies, Loeb explained why it would be prohibitive to the television schedules. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, July 28th, 2016 by Angie Han
In the first season of Supergirl, Superman was more an idea than an actual character. Oh, sure, Kara’s more famous cousin figures prominently in her backstory, and she and others talk about him all the time. And yes, he was even seen on the show on a few occasions. But it was always as a blur, or from a distance, or as a small child. It’s not until the new season that we’ll finally get to meet Supergirl‘s version of Superman for real. As previously reported, he’ll be played by Teen Wolf and Everybody Wants Some!! star Tyler Hoechlin — and today, we have our first look at him all suited up. Read More »