How is Robert Downey Jr. training for Avengers: Age of Ultron? Want to see some new images from The Amazing Spider-Man 2? How long is Rhino in the film for? Is Batman vs. Superman filming in Michigan already? What do Patrick Wilson and Michael Pena have to say about Ant-Man? Has more footage from Captain America: The Winter Soldier been released? How will Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg adapt Preacher? What was Miles Teller‘s reaction to reading Fantastic Four? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, March 10th, 2014 by Angie Han
The more we see of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the better it looks to us. And while we don’t have any fresh footage to share with you right here, we do have an exciting new look at the film thanks to a just-released batch of concept art.
The pieces show, among other things, a Cap / Falcon action sequence, Nick Fury in dire straits, and some kind of Captain America exhibit. Flip through ‘em all after the jump.
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The team behind Guardians of the Galaxy spent their weekend pumping up the film, which doesn’t open until August 1st. Star Chris Pratt, writer/director James Gunn and producer Kevin Feige sat down for a cool 30 minute interview to discuss the trailer, the comic book influences, the tone, potential crossovers…pretty much any question they can answer at this moment was addressed in the discussion. Below, watch a 30-minute, very early Guardians of the Galaxy interview. Read More »
Are there too many villains in The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Director Marc Webb knows you might be concerned that this sequel has too many characters for its own good. A common complaint about Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 was that the film featured too many villains, and was consequently unfocused and unable to do justice to any of them. So with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 having not only Electro as the core baddie, but also the Rhino and some version of the Green Goblin, fans have wondered if this film would follow the same path.
During a recent panel discussion Webb demonstrated that he is aware of the possible comparison, and explained a bit about why his film will be different. Read More »
How can you hear James Gunn, Chris Pratt and Kevin Feige talk Guardians of the Galaxy this weekend? When can you see a Captain America double feature? What’s revealed in three new clips from The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Want to learn more about Black Widow in a Captain America: The Winter Soldier featurette? Did Chloe Bennet reveal the connection between The Winter Soldier and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Has a Guardians of the Galaxy post-credit scene been revealed? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Want a real-life story worthy of Marvel Comics’ long-running series What If? The current wave of Marvel movies could have happened a lot earlier, or much differently, if plans begun in the early ’70s had come to fruition.
The late French director Alain Resnais, who died just a week ago, was responsible for some of the most powerful films in French cinema. The concentration camp documentary Night and Fog led to Hiroshima Mon Amour, which developed a narrative take on memory and relationships that deepened in Last Year at Marienbad and Je t’aime Je t’aime. (That’s just the beginning of his work.) Resnais is known as a science fiction fan, and genre and experimental fiction crept into his films in significant ways.
Resnais was also a lover of comic books. He claims he learned English by reading Marvel Comics, and he once wanted to make a Tintin film, decades before Spielberg and Jackson got around to it. In 1972, Resnais connected with Stan Lee of Marvel, and the two ultimately worked on a pair of scripts together. Neither was ever made, but just imagine what might have come to pass, had they gone before cameras. Read More »
The Human Torch is a young, cocky, and charismatic superhero who can turn his whole body into flames. Actor Michael B. Jordan is young and can play cocky and charismatic with the best of them. So why are some people so mad director Josh Trank cast him in the 2015 reboot of Fantastic Four? Simply put, in the comics the Human Torch is white and Michael B. Jordan is black. Some fans don’t want a black Human Torch.
Since the rumors of Jordan’s casting began, his race has been a major topic of discussion. While the actor has commented briefly in the past, that was before he’d officially been announced for the role. That announcement has now taken place and, below, you can watch and listen to him talking about the controversy. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, March 7th, 2014 by Angie Han
Between The Station Agent, The Visitor, and Win Win, we’ve developed a pretty good idea of what to expect from Tom McCarthy: low-key indies with touches of humor and pathos. But he’s shaking things up a bit with his upcoming The Cobbler by throwing fantasy and Adam Sandler into the mix. And now his next project after that could be an even bigger departure.
McCarthy has signed on to write and possibly direct the Tommysaurus Rex movie, based on an Image Comics book about a boy and his dinosaur pal. Get more details after the jump.
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