While Marvel movies are usually about one big name hero, there’s a lot of joy in the supporting characters. Two of the most intriguing ones, at least in Phase 2, are Don Cheadle‘s Colonel James Rhodes, aka War Machine/Iron Patriot, from Iron Man 3 and Anthony Mackie‘s Sam Wilson, aka The Falcon, in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Each are formidable fighters in their own right; they just happen to play second fiddle to Iron Man and Captain America.
And that’s where they’ll remain for now. In a new interview, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said there are no current plans to develop spin-off films based on those characters. Read More »
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Want to read Kevin Feige talking about The Avengers 2, Justice League, Doctor Strange and more? What did Jim Lee think of Man of Steel? How is Bryan Singer doing on the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past? Why is the new Superman film called Man of Steel rather than Superman? Do the Amazing Spider-Man 2 writers realize there might be too many villains in the film? Is it possible that unproduced screenplays like J.J. Abrams’ Superman: Flyby or Joss Whedon‘s Wonder Woman might become animated films? Read about all this and much more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
She’s not yet wearing a yellow jumpsuit, but Megan Fox does look like an intrepid news reporter in the latest set photos from Jonathan Liebesman‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Fox is currently in New York City filming her role as April O’Neil, news reporter for Channel 6 News, and you can see some photos below.
UPDATE: Will Arnett‘s role has also been revealed. Read More »
Another day, another set of new posters for comic book adaptations. Tuesday brings brand new looks at both Robert Schwentke‘s R.I.P.D. starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds as well as yet another banner for Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Michael Shannon.
Both posters expand on previous ones, adding action and scope. In the case of R.I.P.D., that’s accomplished by adding a slew of new elements: vortexes, explosions, and hovering police cars. For Man of Steel, the task is simpler: pull back and fly away. Check out the posters below. Read More »
UPDATE: Darren Aronofsky commented on Twitter about this work. Read his quote below.
Long before Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins hit theaters, director Darren Aronofsky almost made his own take on Batman. After finishing Requiem For A Dream in 2000, the director was developing a screen adaptation of Frank Miller‘s milestone Batman story Batman: Year One. He co-wrote a screenplay with Miller and began conceiving he look of the film before Warner Bros. pulled the plug in favor of Nolan.
Luckily, things worked out not only for the director, but for Miller, Nolan, and Batman as a character. Still, the dream of an Aronofsky-directed superhero movie continues to elude us. (Don’t forget he was also going to direct The Wolverine before leaving that project.) Now a slew of concept images have come online giving us a tiny glimpse at what the man who’d later direct The Fountain, The Wrestler and Black Swan had in mind for the Caped Crusader. Read More »
There are a lot of Superhero Bits floating around this week: info is out there for Man of Steel, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers 2 and more. But we’re gonna put those on hold in celebration of the superhero du jour, Iron Man. This edition of Superhero Bits is solely decidated to the film at the top of the box office, Iron Man 3, and everything about it.
Do you want to hear Shane Black and Kevin Feige talk about the film’s big twists? How is the Internet reacting to the surprises? Want to see some new concept art and alternative credits sequences? How many unanswered questions does the film leave? Is The Mandarin the best comic book movie villain ever? Where was Robert Downey Jr. on opening day? What exactly did all each those armors do? Why didn’t S.H.I.E.L.D. come to the rescue? Were the rumors about the film over the years true? Read about all of this and more in today’s all Iron Man 3 edition of Superhero Bits — be warned there are film spoilers ahead. Read More »
Many TV spots do little more than rearrange footage from a film’s primary trailers into 30-second bites. And that’s fine. But the Man of Steel TV spots have been giving up perhaps more new footage than usual, and this third spot has quite a grand scope packed into half a minute.
The capper is a shot of one very angry Superman (Henry Cavill) as he flies into action, but there are also some quick new shots of Michael Shannon as General Zod, and some action and effects bits that we haven’t seen before. All in all, it’s probably the most epic TV commercial that will be airing this month, so have a look below if you haven’t already seen it. Read More »
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Usually, set photos of a character’s street clothes aren’t that big a deal. People like to see pics of a hero’s costume when it’s our first look at a character, and maybe shots of regular old street clothes are good to demonstrate the period accuracy of a film. But these set pics from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 are a different story, because they suggest something very specific about a scene in the film.
To be kind to the spoiler-averse, we’ll put all the big details after the break. Read More »