Ben Hardy Joins ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

Ben Hardy X-Men

Bryan Singer is building out his cast for X-Men: Apocalypse, and he’s just pulled an Eastender into the fold. Ben Hardy, known for a role on the long-running BBC show Eastenders, for which he has done nearly 200 episodes, has just landed in the cast. At this point, his role is a mystery. Read More »

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Avengers Age of Ultron Poster header

Marvel just released the full Avengers: Age of Ultron poster. And it’s jam-packed with heroes, villains, and anticipation for the May 1 Joss Whedon sequel.

Among the revelations? Anthony Mackie will return as Falcon, despite denials for the past several months. There are also confirmations of cameos from a number of other smaller Marvel Cinematic Universe characters. Check out the Avengers: Age of Ultron poster below.

UPDATE: We’ve added an international version of the poster that changes things around a bit. Read More »

Shazam debut

Shazam is set for 2019, with DC and Warner Bros. having scheduled the big-screen debut of DC’s own version of Captain Marvel last year when it set a film slate through 2020. We don’t know who’ll play the title character in Shazam, but Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will play Black Adam, the anti-hero who begins as a villain, but seems set to experience some redemptive story arc in the film. The Rock has been the person talking most about Shazam in the past year, and now he says the character (or the film?) may arrive sooner than expected. Read More »

Batman v Superman updates

The fan community has finally come down from the high of seeing what Aquaman looks like in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It was an exciting moment, both because of the character himself and because we hadn’t heard many updates on the film in a while.

Jumping off that, a few minor Batman v Superman updates are now out there. First up, the film’s costume designer, Michael Wilkinson, talked a bit about the responsibility of designing a look for Aquaman. Second, composer Hans Zimmer offered up a few thoughts on the score, which he will soon begin working on. He says that, ideally, all of the heroes in this film will have their own themes and reiterates that Junkie XL will be doing the Batman half of the music.

Below, read more on these Batman v Superman updates. Read More »

James Gunn Favorite Movies of 2014

While indies like Birdman and Whiplash were being feted this weekend, superhero movies were taking a verbal drubbing. On Saturday, Dan Gilroy blasted the “tsunami of superhero movies” while accepting an Independent Spirit Award for Nightcrawler. One day later, Jack Black ranted about “Superman, Spider-man, Batman, Jediman, Sequelman, Prequelman — formulaic scripts!” in the opening number at the Oscars.

Now one of the people behind those superhero movies is talking back. James Gunn has penned an eloquent defense of films like his own Guardians of the Galaxy, pointing out that superhero filmmakers put just as much “love, care, and thought” into their project as indie and elite filmmakers do. Read the James Gunn superhero movie defense after the jump.  Read More »

Superhero Keyboard

How did Benedict Cumberbatch respond when asked about the nationality of Doctor Strange? Which TV startlet is the latest to join Supergirl? Want to see our best look yet at the black Daredevil costume? What inspired Hugh Jackman to play Wolverine for longer? Was James Gunn okay with some recent superhero movie bashing? What famous franchise did Joss Whedon compare the opening of Avengers: Age of Ultron with? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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jude law Superman Logo

If all goes to plan, Henry Cavill will be Superman for a long time. Before he accepted the role, however, many actors almost played the character. Nicolas Cage is a famous one. Josh Hartnett is another and Jude Law is a third. Law recently told the story of how he was considering playing the role in a version of the film that was going to be directed by Brett Ratner, but ultimately passed. Listen to the Jude Law Superman story below. Read More »

Ant-Man duo

Ant-Man is coming to the MCU this summer. So is Ultron. But unlike in the comics, where Ant-Man (specifically Hank Pym) created Ultron, the two don’t seem to have much to do with other in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Instead, Tony Stark will be the one responsible for bringing the killer robot to life.

Naturally, fans have been complaining to Joss Whedon about the major change in Ultron’s origin story, and now the Avengers: Age of Ultron director has a response for them: Blame Edgar Wright. Well, Wright and the fact that Whedon just couldn’t find a good way to fit in Hank Pym. Find out why there’s no Hank Pym in Avengers after the jump.  Read More »

Rumor: The New Spider-Man Won’t Be White

Miles Morales

Spider-Man is coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the near future… but Peter Parker might not be. A new rumor claims the next friendly neighborhood webslinger will not be a white man, and will not be Peter Parker. Could we finally get the Miles Morales movie we’ve been waiting for?

More on the possibility of a non white Spider Man after the jump.  Read More »

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