Posted on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 by Angie Han
Last month Marvel announced plans for an ABC series centered around the Inhumans, a superpowered group that will be familiar to Marvel Comics readers, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. watchers, and probably not many others. So to help launch this new small-screen property, they’re calling upon some help from an old friend. Scott Buck will serve as showrunner on Inhumans, after fulfilling the same role for another upcoming Marvel drama, Netflix’s Iron Fist. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 by Angie Han
2017 is shaping up to be a very, very good time to be a Marvel fan. Not only are we getting three Marvel movies on the big screen (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Thor: Ragnarok), we’ll get to see three new Marvel shows on Netflix. The first one out that gate will be Iron Fist, starring Game of Thrones‘ Finn Jones as the mystical martial arts master Danny Rand.
A new batch of photos shows off Jones’ take on the comic book character, along with new looks at Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick), Joy Meachum (Jessica Stroup), Ward Meachum (Tom Pelphrey) — and, of course, Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson), who is the glue holding this entire corner of the MCU together. Check out the latest images below. Read More »
Why won’t Michael Bay direct Marvel sequels? What box office record did Doctor Strange just help Disney break? What new playable characters appear in the Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite trailer? How many superhero movies are in production or in development right now? What’s the one thing T.J. Miller wants Weasel to do in Deadpool 2? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 5th, 2016 by Angie Han
Stories about folks with superpowers have become so ubiquitous that it’s easy to forget how bonkers the entire concept is. If you pause to think about it, it’d be completely bizarre for a boy in Queens to gain spider senses. It’d be insane for an actual, living alien baby to crash down in Kansas. And so on, and so forth. So it’s nice to see Legion is injecting some much-needed weirdness back into the genre.
A spinoff of Fox’s X-Men franchise, the FX drama centers on a young man named David Haller (Dan Stevens), who’s spent much of his life going in and out of psychiatric hospitals to treat what he believes is schizophrenia. But something happens, and he starts to wonder if the voices he’s been hearing in his head might be real after all. Comics fans will know that in the books, David is the son of Professor X and that David is himself a mutant with very interesting powers. But we’ll all have to wait and see how things pan out for the small-screen version of the character. Watch the Legion trailer below.
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Every now and then Hero Complex Gallery likes to have secret screenings of movies in Los Angeles, and accompanying those screenings is always a cool new print commemorating the movie in some way. This past weekend brought another one of those screenings, and along with it came not just one but two new prints from ApeMeetsGirl.
This time, it was Batman Begins that was the secret screening, and the two prints act as a before and after of the home and training facility of Ra’s Al Ghul and The League of Shadows. Both contrast each other spectacularly and would look great together on a wall.
Check out the ApeMeetsGirl Batman Begins prints after the jump. Read More »
This past weekend brought Comic-Con Experience 2016 to Brazil, and with it came the debut of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer (which arrived online shortly thereafter for our viewing pleasure). But another Marvel Studios trailer was shown that we haven’t seen yet, and likely won’t see until next week when it debuts with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Spider-Man: Homecoming had the first trailer debut at CCXP 2016, and some details have been hitting the web since then. We don’t want to spoil anything for those who just want to wait to see it for themselves, but there is one detail worth mentioning regarding a Spidey suit upgrade that longtime webslinger fans will be happy to see Tom Holland wearing on the big screen.
Find out about the Spider-Man Homecoming suit upgrade after the jump, but beware that this detail is from the closing moments of the trailer, so don’t read if you don’t want to ruin the surprise. Read More »
The end of September brought the debut of Luke Cage, Netflix’s latest TV series from Marvel Studios, the third of an entire line-up of shows leading up to the assembly of the street-level superhero team known as The Defenders. Now it appears both Marvel and Netflix were satisfied with the reception of the show, because Luke Cage season 2 has just been officially announced by Marvel Studios with a little teaser video that you can watch below. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
A few years ago, Guardians of the Galaxy felt like a big left turn and a risk for Marvel Studios. In retrospect, its critical accolades and massive box office felt predestined – this is what happens when a filmmaker as offbeat and clever as director James Gunn is allowed to play in the superhero movie sandbox.
The first full trailer for the sequel, the appropriately titled Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, has arrived and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t overjoyed to see this motley crew of universe-saving a-holes again.
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This week saw the debut of the trailer for The Belko Experiment, a bloody action thriller written and produced by Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. With the arrival of that trailer, James Gunn sat down for a quick interview about how crafting a trailer for a movie like the forthcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 proved harder than trying to market the aforementioned film that debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year.
Find out what James Gunn had to say about the difficulty in crafting the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 teaser, when we might expect it, and why the teaser for the original movie almost got scrapped. Read More »