Deadpool - The Shining

Where are the stars of the failed Justice League of America TV series at today? Who would Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi want to score the move if they were still alive today? Which former Marvel movie villain has joined the cast of Marvel’s new Hulu series The Runaways? Will Cable time travel in Deadpool 2? What did Kurt Russell keep accidentally calling Star-Lord during Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 production? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - Adolescent Groot

People sure did love Baby Groot (Vin Diesel), and for good reasons. Just look at him. There’s something immediately endearing about him. Even his childlike eyes go a long way to make him adorable. Adolescent Groot, not Teen Groot, is a little less adorable and more irritable. In a fun post-credits sequence, Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) gave him a talking to about his messy room, but in a longer version of the scene, he also tries desperately to convince Adolescent Groot of his coolness.

Below, watch the extended Guardians of the Galaxy 2 credits scene.

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Halston Sage X-Men

We know that X-Men: Dark Phoenix, writer/producer Simon Kinberg‘s directorial debut, will primarily be about Sophie Turner’s young Jean Grey. (It’d be super weird if they chose that title and it didn’t focus on Jean.) But this is an X-Men movie, and that means, historically speaking, it needs an expansive cast of characters that might end up with decent supporting roles or, just as likely, could be little more than glorified extras.

We know the upcoming film involves the light-emitting, pop star mutant Dazzler, and now it seems that the producers may have found an actress to play her.
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Captain Marvel isn’t due out in theaters until 2019, but with filming expected to begin early next year, Marvel Studios needs to lock down a screenplay. And because this is a major superhero film being made by a major studio, a new writer has been brought on to help push Carol Danvers’ big screen debut across the finish line.

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Nick Fury in Avengers Infinity War

Without Nick Fury, there would have been no assembly of The Avengers. In a credits scene after Iron Man hit theaters in 2008, Samuel L. Jackson appears in Tony Stark’s mansion to chastise his cockiness and talk to him about something called The Avengers Initiative. After that came four more movies leading up to the debut of Marvel’s superhero team on the big screen and an entire cinematic universe that is still growing. But it appears Nick Fury isn’t as important to the future of the MCU as he was in the beginning.

Samuel L. Jackson recently sat down for an interview to promote the upcoming release of The Hitman’s Bodyguard, which hits theaters this weekend, and he revealed that he wasn’t asked to make an appearance in either Black Panther or Avengers: Infinity War. Find out what the actor had to say about the lack of Nick Fury in Avengers Infinity War and more below. Read More »

deadpool 2 stunt driver killed

UPDATE: According to Deadline, production on Deadpool 2 has been shut down while the death of a stunt driver on the set is being investigated. There is no indication as to when production will resume. Our original story from August 14 follows.

A stunt driver was killed on the set of Deadpool 2 on Monday, according to Vancouver police.

The stuntwoman was injured in a motorcycle crash on the Vancouver set of Deadpool 2, where the production had been shooting since late June. Police investigating the crash have not yet identified the victim.

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the defenders featurette

Matt Murdock, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Danny Rand may not be team players, but they will have to be in The Defenders.

A new The Defenders featurette for the Marvel-Netflix miniseries dives into the motivations of each of our streetwise New York City superheroes, and what exactly brought them all together.

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(Each week, we’re going to discussion Preacher’s season 2 by examining the differences between the original comics and AMC’s television adaptation.)

At first, it seemed like this season was when Preacher would get back on the comic book track, but by now it’s very obvious that the show is very much its own thing. This has turned out to be a very big plus. This second season has transformed a middling-if-strangely-watchable TV show into a can’t miss experience, with nearly each episode showing off different genres, filmmaking styles, and badass action scenes. This is a hodgepodge of ideas and nutty characters that somehow works, and does things that no one on TV is even attempting.

Case in point this week’s episode, “Puzzle Pieces,” which casts a new light on our heroes.

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Which summer comic book movie took home the most Teen Choice Awards? What other Marvel Comics characters might be appearing in Silver and Black? Why don’t The Defenders meet in the premiere of the new series? Why did Geoff Johns leave Marvel Comics for DC Comics? What darkness is left unrevealed about Nebula‘s past in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Quantum and Woody Joel McHale

While the Russo Brothers are undertaking the gargantuan task of directing two Avengers movies back to back (it’s practically three, if you count Captain America: Civil War), they’re looking ahead to what will happen after the cinematic battle between Thanos and Earth’s mightiest heroes. The pair haven’t officially signed on for more Marvel Studios films yet, but they’re ramping up development on a series of movies and TV shows that they’ll produce in the years to come.

One of them is a TV adaptation of the Valiant comic series Quantum and Woody, and a new report indicates that Joel McHale (Community) is now in talks to star in one of the show’s two lead roles. Judging from the character description, he’s a perfect choice for this property.
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