Black Widow director

Marvel is narrowing down their search for a Black Widow director. Reports indicate several female filmmakers are on the shortlist to helm the film, but Australian director Cate Shortland might be the finalist.

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Luke Cage Showrunner Interview

When Luke Cage (Mike Colter) made his first appearance in Marvel’s Jessica Jones, he was the long awaited personification of one of Marvel’s seminal black superheroes. His own show was up next. Now that season 2 is here, Luke Cage is joined by Black Panther in theaters and Black Lightning on network TV – black superheroes are finally coming into their own on the big and small screens.

Season 2 of Luke Cage picks up with Luke trying to keep a low profile in Harlem but it’s even harder now that people have seen his heroics. They even came out with an app to track Luke’s movements. Bad guys try to find a way to hurt him, but even the Judas Bullets don’t pack the punch they used to. That is, until John McIver, AKA Bushmaster, comes to town.

Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker spoke with /Film by phone about season 2, which he hopes “breaks Netflix.” We’ll find out when season two drops Friday, June 22.

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Fan Watches Infinity War 100 Times

This is getting a little out of control. Following recent news that one Marvel fan watched Avengers: Infinity War at least 43 times in theaters, we now have word that yet another Marvel fan watched the film in theaters 100 times. That’s about 16,000 minutes worth of superhero mayhem, folks.

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Ant-Man and the Wasp Poster

How many MTV Movie & TV Awards did Black Panther win last night? Which Elseworlds comic will the fourth season of Supergirl be drawing from? How does Stephen Amell want the writers of Arrow to approach the seventh season? Need a recap of the first season of Luke Cage from Mike Colter? Would Michael B. Jordan come back as Killmonger if given the chance? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 setting

It doesn’t get more official than this: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 director James Gunn has confirmed that the upcoming sequel will take place after Avengers: Infinity War. This news puts the kibosh in the Russo Brothers‘ claim that the third entry in the Guardian franchise might be set before Infinity War. Spoilers for Infinity War follow.

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Incredibles 2 Jack-Jack Powers

Incredibles 2 is in theaters now, and that means fans have gotten a glimpse at every single one of the new powers displayed by Parr family’s youngest superhero, Jack-Jack.

Our first hint of Jack-Jack having superpowers came at the end of The Incredibles when a whole array of special abilities came flying out of the baby when he was in the midst of being kidnapped by Syndrome. And we found out about even more of them in the animated short Jack-Jack Attack that was released with the home video version of The Incredibles. But we find out about some fascinating new powers Jack-Jack has in Incredibles 2, and now there are so many that we thought it might help to have a handy list to keep track of them all. But beware of spoilers for Incredibles 2 as we list off all of the Jack-Jack superpowers we know about. Read More »

Ant-Man and the Wasp Poster

Is Gal Gadot driving an invisible vehicle in a new Wonder Woman 1984 set video? Have you gotten your Ant-Man and the Wasp tickets yet? What Marvel character does producer Nate Moore keep trying to fit into the MCU? Which Supergirl cast member is only going to be recurring on the show’s fourth season? Could Disney and Comcast split 20th Century Fox’s assets? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Ant-Man and the Wasp Michael Douglas interview

Last fall, the legendary Michael Douglas enters a conference room in a sound stage a few feet from where he was just filming a scene with his Ant-Man and the Wasp co-star Paul Rudd. Douglas, who plays the brilliant scientist/engineer Hank Pym in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is in a pleasant, upbeat mood, asking myself and the handful of other journalists if we’re enjoying our lunch. “The veggie burger was good. I don’t know if anybody’s had the veggie burger,” he says. “The food’s good here!”

Douglas’s cheery disposition is a far cry from the scene in which we just saw him perform: from monitors on the sound stage, we watched as Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) exits a van, leaving Hank Pym and his estranged protege Scott Lang (Rudd) alone in the vehicle. “She seems more intense,” Scott quips. But Hank is in no mood for jokes. “She hasn’t seen her mother in 30 years, and she’s so close to finding her. How would you be?” he responds coldly.

Ant-Man and the Wasp follows Hank and Hope on a quest to find Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), the original Wasp, who was lost in the Quantum Realm decades earlier. During a break between takes, we spoke with Douglas about stepping back into a familiar role, how Hank Pym has changed since the events of the first movie, and much more. Read our full Ant-Man and the Wasp Michael Douglas interview below. Read More »

Ant-Man and the Wasp Evangeline Lilly interview

Just a few steps from the set of Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp, a few other writers and I caught up with actress Evangeline Lilly, who has graduated from Scott Lang’s begrudging trainer/love interest in the original Ant-Man to a full-fledged superhero in her own right in this sequel. During a break from filming, the lively actress spoke with us about how different Hope van Dyne will be from the last time we saw her on screen, the cool gadgets and technology her character utilizes in the film, her approach to stunt training, and a whole lot more.

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Ant-Man and the Wasp Paul Rudd interview

On a nice September day at Pinewood Studios outside of Atlanta, a handful of journalists and I spoke with one of Marvel’s smallest superheroes on the set of Ant-Man and the Wasp. The effervescent Paul Rudd, who often radiates boundless energy on screen, seemed, well, a little exhausted. It’s hard to blame him – at the time, he was in the middle of filming two major Marvel movies simultaneously, bouncing back and forth between the set of Ant-Man and the Wasp and the Russo Brothers’ Avengers 4 (which was also filming at the same production facility).

Despite what must have been a monumentally busy day, the actor/writer was nice enough to make time to chat with us in between takes and still managed to crack a few jokes in the process. The man who plays reformed thief Scott Lang explained what Scott’s up to when we meet him in director Peyton Reed’s sequel, the character’s new suit, working closer with the Wasp this time, the challenges of co-writing the screenplay, and much more. Read on for our full Ant-Man and the Wasp Paul Rudd interview. Read More »