marvel phase 3 theory

We’re all curious to see just what Marvel has planned for the next couple films in its current cycle, and then for the nine-film Phase Three. And we’ve resisted learning too much about Avengers: Age of Ultron, so we’re happily in the speculation camp with most of you. And for those who haven’t been Marvel Comics fans for a long time, the films announced this week might seem like a disparate bunch of stories. How do all these movies tell one unified story thread?

My friend Jackson is a comic book writer, an editor, and screenwriter, and he’s got a pretty compelling vision of what Marvel might have planned. After I read his unified theory of Marvel’s Phase Three plan I showed it to Peter, and he loved it enough that we’re presenting it to you now.

Nothing that you’ll find below is confirmed — this is speculation, but well-informed speculation. If you already know these comics and characters, take it as a jumping-off point for your own discussions about what Marvel might be doing. If you don’t consider this a second-level primer as to what Marvel might be up to.  Read More »

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new Age of Ultron footage

The trailer premiere for Avengers: Age of Ultron was originally set to take place during the October 28 episode of Agents of SHIELD. A bootleg leak of the trailer changed that, and Marvel was smart enough to respond to the leak with an official trailer release. So what does that mean for next week’s episode of SHIELD?

Despite the fact that the show’s second season is improved from the first, I saw a few jokes about millions of people deleting the episode from their DVR once the trailer leaked. Marvel doesn’t want that to happen, and will show some new Age of Ultron footage during the show when it airs next Tuesday. Read More »

mockingbird

(Spoilers for last night’s Agents of SHIELD episode, “A Hen in the Wolf House,” ahead.)

Following her casting over the summer, Adrianne Palicki made her first appearance as Bobbi Morse on Agents of SHIELD in last night’s episode. She even got to kick some serious ass in her role, beating up baddies with her signature batons.

But that was Bobbi undercover as a Hydra agent, in her Hydra uniform. It’s not really the same thing as seeing Mockingbird in action. So while we wait for that glorious day, we have a first look at Palicki’s Mockingbird costume. Hit the jump to see the Agents of SHIELD Mockingbird.

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Wolverine DOFP Hot Toys

Want to see where Batman v Superman is filming this weekend and find out a bit about what’s going on? How does Adrianne Palicki look on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D? How could Rhino have looked different at the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Is there a colorful infographic about all the upcoming superhero films? Where can you build a LEGO Batsignal this weekend? What happens when you mix Guardians of the Galaxy with The Legend of Zelda? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Robert Downey Jr AMA

Back and forth we go with Iron Man 4. Robert Downey Jr. isn’t doing it, then he’s maybe doing it, then he’ll do it if Mel Gibson directs, then joked he’ll do it if Howard Stern directs. Honestly, there’s so much out there about the film, no one knows for sure what’s happening.

That was, until, Downey Jr. hit the couch on Ellen. When asked about Iron Man 4, Downey told the host that “Yes,” Iron Man 4 is happening.

Below, you can watch that video as well as read a ton of highlights from his recent AMA including teases that he’d love to cameo on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, updates on the development of Sherlock Holmes 3 and a Perry Mason film, possibly playing Doctor Who, the shift in marketing for The Judge, the likelihood of a Weird Science sequel, a few cryptic Avengers: Age of Ultron teases and the controversy of his Tropic Thunder character. Read the Robert Downey Jr AMA highlights below.

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Adrianne Palicki as mockingbird

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD returned to television last night with its season two premiere. The show featured looks at a few new characters such as Isabelle Hartley (Lucy Lawless) and Carl “Crusher” Creel, aka the Absorbing Man (Brian Patrick Wade), along with returning agents and a few guests from the film side of the Marvel universe.

One new character who will appear this season is Bobbi Morse, often known as Mockingbird, played by Adrianne Palicki. She won’t show up until late October, but we’ve got the first look at her below, along with a surprising bit of information about the character’s allegiances.

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batman v superman batmobile

Why are some fans unhappy with the Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman batmobile? How long has Kevin Feige known the title to Captain America 3? What Marvel TV shows are coming to New York Comic-Con? Is the Justice League coming to TV? Just how important does Robert Downey Jr. think he is to the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Want to see some bloopers from the Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Read about all this and more in the return of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Agent Carter logo

Marvel Studios has released the first photo of Hayley Atwell reprising her Captain America: The First Avenger role as Peggy Carter on the second season of the ABC television series Agents of SHIELD. The September 23rd 2014 season 2 premiere episode “Shadows” will feature 1940s-era flashbacks featuring Carter and her Howling Commando buddies Jim Morita and Dum Dum Dugan (again played by Kenneth Choi and Neal McDonough). Hit the jump to see the Peggy Carter Agents of SHIELD photo now.

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