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Before it arrived in 2008 to massive box office and reshaped the blockbuster landscape in ways that we’re still figuring out, Iron Man endured nearly two decades of development hell. Universal initially acquired the film rights to the character in 1990, but the film failed to find footing for years, with directors, writers, and actors cycling through the project every few years. Directors who were reportedly offered the helm at one point or another include Stuart Gordon, Quentin Tarantino, Joss Whedon, and Nick Cassavetes. It wasn’t until 2005 that Marvel got the rights back. They hired Jon Favreau in 2006 and the rest is history.

So when we talk about the fact that Tom Cruise toyed with the idea of playing Tony Stark in an Iron Man movie, it’s important to remember that this chatter happened at a time when everyone was seemingly attached to an Iron Man movie. But it makes for good trivia and, more importantly, it makes for a good introduction to a news story about whether or not Cruise has any interest in playing superheroes these days.

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Trailer - Star-Lord

Well, that didn’t take long. Following the release of the first Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 teaser poster this morning, the first teaser trailer has made its way online. It takes a cue from the first teaser trailer for the first installment of the cosmic comic franchise and brings back “Hooked on a Feeling” for the soundtrack.

However, the difference this time is that the teaser trailer has the confidence of a franchise that has already proven itself. Watch the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 trailer after the jump. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Teaser Poster

Just recently, the first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was classified with a running time of 1 minute and 29 seconds. With Doctor Strange set to hit international markets next week, we’re likely to get this teaser trailer either later this week or early next week. But in the meantime, the first Guardians of the Galaxy 2 teaser poster has arrived.

Unlike the polished posters we’ve come to expect from Marvel Studios movies, this particular teaser poster looks more like an album cover straight out of the 1980s, and it has a rather cocky tagline as well. Check out the poster after the jump. Read More »

Poster Posse Doctor Strange

Even though Doctor Strange won’t be hitting theaters in the United States until November 4th, the latest flick from Marvel Studios will have already opened in dozens of international territories the weekend. That means you’ll want to do your best to keep away from spoilers starting in just over a week.

In the meantime, a group of artists have contributed work to Poster Posse in honor of the mystical Marvel film starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Below we’ve rounded up some of our favorite contributions, most of them with some pretty trippy imagery to match what we’ve seen from the trailers so far. Read More »


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Doctor Strange music and Christine Palmer

I’ve become a bit of a broken record over the past year or so as I’ve bemoaned the lack of recognizable musical scores for our modern superhero movies. I miss the days when the likes of John Williams and Danny Elfman could create instantly memorable melodies that not only provided an excellent backdrop to all kinds of heroic derring-do, but also intrinsically felt like the characters they were representing. Of the more recent comic book movies, I’d argue that only the first Captain America and Man of Steel have scores that actually stand out.

Could Doctor Strange change that? The first piece of music from the film’s soundtrack has been released, so let’s take a look…or rather, a listen.

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Logan - Reavers Photo

There have been endless teases for the next film in the standalone Wolverine franchise that has spun off from the primary X-Men film series. Ever since the film’s title was revealed to be Logan, as seen in the first teaser poster, there has been a barrage of behind-the-scenes photos and details giving us plenty of insight into what we can expect from the R-rated comic book sequel this time.

Recent updates included news that Boyd Holbrook would be playing villain Donald Pierce, and considering his comic book history, many fans have assumed that we would also see the mutant-hunting assassins known as Reavers appear as well. Now a new photo confirms their presence in the sequel.

Check out the Reavers photo from Logan after the jump. Read More »

legion tv spot

At San Diego Comic-Con 2016, FX premiered a trailer for Legion, their upcoming series based on Marvel’s X-Men comics from Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley. If that didn’t have you excited for this new show, we’ve since learned that the show might connect with future X-Men movies, will likely feature an appearance from Professor Xavier and Flight of the Conchords star Jemaine Clement has joined the cast for a multiple-episode arc.

Now FX has released a new television spot for Legion that asks the question: Does David Haller know what he is?  Dan Stevens’ (The GuestDownton Abbey) character David Haller, a schizophrenic yet powerful telepathic and telekinetic mutant who may or may not be Professor X’s son. The new Legion tv spot focuses on Haller’s craziness. Watch it now, embedded after the jump.

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Captain Planet movie

Well, everything else from the ’90s is getting rebooted, so it was surely just a matter of time before we wound up here: Paramount is looking to make a Captain Planet movie, with Leonardo DiCaprio on board to produce. Also looking to get involved is Everybody Wants Some!! star Glen Powell, but not as an actor — instead, he’s in talks to write the script with Jono MattRead More »

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