Avengers vs X-Men Trailer

At one time, it was believed to be nearly impossible for Spider-Man to end up on the big screen in the same movie with the Avengers. Thankfully, Sony Pictures struck a deal with Marvel Studios to share our friendly neighborhood wallcrawler so that he was able to appear in Captain America: Civil War before getting his own new franchise.

But one Marvel property that’s unlikely to be shared with Marvel Studios in the future is the X-Men. The franchise is going strong at 20th Century Fox (even though the early buzz on X-Men: Apocalypse isn’t very good), and they’re going to ride that wave as long as they can. Thankfully, one fan decided to imagine what it would be like if we got to see an Avengers vs X-Men movie thanks to some very clever editing.

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Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury

Captain America: Civil War may not technically have been an Avengers movie, but it did bring together nearly every hero in the Marvel universe to date, with few exceptions. Thor and Hulk being gone makes sense, considering the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron — and besides, we know the really reason they sat this one out was so they could go on a buddy road trip next year. But what about Samuel L. Jackson‘s Nick Fury, the man who originally brought all these superpowered beings together? Where was he in all of this?

In a recent interview, Captain America: Civil War screenwriters Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus addressed Fury’s absence, and revealed whether the former director of S.H.I.E.L.D. might return for the next big Marvel team-up, the two-part Avengers: Infinity WarRead More »

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Captain America: Civil War does a pretty great job of getting audiences pumped for the coming onslaught of Marvel Phase Three movies, capped off by Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 and Part 2 in 2018 and 2019. But prepare to adjust your expectations ever so slightly. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo say the films will probably change their titles, to reflect the fact that they’re two completely different movies and not a single movie broken into two parts.  Read More »

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Why did Joss Whedon feel like a “miserable failure” after Avengers: Age of Ultron? Where can we expect the next X-Men movie to go after X-Men: Apocalypse? Did a certain Justice League cartoon serve as a blueprint for Zack Snyder‘s take on Superman? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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How does Zack Snyder justify Batman‘s body count in Batman v Superman? What do Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck have to say about early negative Batman v Superman reviews? How did The Dark Knight Returns convince Ben Affleck to be Batman? Is X-Men: Apocalypse the only non-Batman v Superman story? Find out in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Avengers Age of Ultron Full

Last year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron was a big, sprawling movie with a gigantic cast, and this year’s Captain America: Civil War doesn’t look much slimmer. But they may be small potatoes compared to Avengers: Infinity War. According to directors Joe and Anthony Russo, the two-part epic features a whopping 67 characters.

Of course, that doesn’t mean all 67 characters will be equally prominent in Avengers: Infinity War, and the directors indicate that it’ll be an opportunity for some of the “supporting Avengers” to come to the forefront. Like, perhaps, Black Widow — the Russos, apparently, are among the many, many fans clamoring for a Black Widow standalone movie. Read all the Russo brothers Avengers: Infinity War comments after the jump.  Read More »

Black Panther

Next year’s Captain America: Civil War finally brings Black Panther into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and by the looks of it he’s going to be a force to be reckoned with. That’s him getting a sunlit hero shot, kicking the crap out of Cap’s beloved Bucky, and outrunning Cap himself — this guy is no slouch. But he’s not getting his own movie until 2018, which means we’ve got many, many months of speculation ahead of us.

For starters, we’re dying to know exactly what this movie is. What genre is it? What’s it about? Who’s in it? Marvel being Marvel, they’re not giving away too many plot details this early in the game. But studio head Kevin Feige‘s latest comments do give us a better sense of the film’s overall feel, and teases its connection to Avengers: Infinity WarRead More »

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Disney held an event at Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles on Tuesday night to celebrate the home video release of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron (which hits stores and VOD on October 2nd 2015). They unveiled a new Tyler Stout print for the film, and Marvel head Kevin Feige and Avengers producer Jeremy Latchem were on hand for an extensive 26 minute question and answer session.

As with most of these Question and Answer sessions, the queries thrown at Feige began at the Avengers sequel but quickly diverted to the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, The Avengers: Infinity War and Jon Watts’ Spider-Man reboot. Its so much that we’re going to divide this into two posts. This first post will focus on how Marvel plotted the Infinity stones in phase one and two and the upcoming phase three leading to The Avengers: Infinity War. Here is what is answered:

  • When will we see the final two Infinity Stones?
  • When did they know that they would start introducing the Infinity Gems?
  • Was making the Tesseract an Infinity Stone planned after the fact?
  • Will Avengers: Infinity War be an end of the story told thus far?
  • Has the entire story leading to the conclusion in The Avengers: Infinity War Part II been planned out already?
  • Were the Avengers: Age of Ultron visions a prediction of the future that could come in Infinity War?

After the jump you can check out the Tyler Stout Avengers Age of Ultron poster that premiered at the event. You can also watch the entire question and answer session captured on video. I believe I was the only one in attendance who was recording video, so while you might read some choice quotes elsewhere — this is a bit of an exclusive.

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