Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ Adds Angela Bassett

Black Panther Angela Bassett

The cast of Marvel’s Black Panther somehow keeps getting better and better. Angela Bassett is the latest to board the superhero adventure, which is being led by Chadwick Boseman and directed by Ryan Coogler. More details on the Black Panther Angela Bassett casting, including the nature of her role, below.  Read More »

Jimmy Olsen in Superman Comics

Why did someone head butt Arrow star Stephen Amell? Is Telltale Games working on a Guardians of the Galaxy project? How much did Suicide Squad end up making at the domestic box office? Why does Stan Lee say that Doctor Doom isn’t really a villain? Why didn’t Fox listen to Ryan Reynolds about X-Men Origins: Wolverine? Where is the Soul Infinity Stone? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Arrrowverse Crossover

Why did Doctor Strange wear an eye patch at one point in a Marvel Comics story arc? Is Ron Perlman seriously announcing his candidacy for president in 2020? Do you agree with Tom Holland that Spider-Man could beat Batman in a fight? What did Supergirl executive producer Andrew Kreisberg reveal about Cyborg Superman? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Let’s Speculate About Marvel’s Plans for 2020

Marvel 2020 movies - Phase Four

We’re still in the early stages of Marvel’s Phase Three — next week’s Doctor Strange is just the second film out of ten — but since Marvel is famous for mapping out its plans well ahead of time, it’s impossible not to wonder what’s coming in Phase Four. So let’s give into that temptation, and spend a bit of time speculating.

Marvel already has three dates nailed down for 2020: May 1, July 10, and November 6. What remains unclear is which titles they’re for. Which films can we expect in 2020 and beyond from Marvel’s Phase Four?  Read More »

Iron Man - Ron Man - Ron Swanson

Which superheroes would Stan Lee most like to have dinner with? Why does author Jonathan Letham call the superhero movie arena “one of the least satisfying film genres” he’s encountered? How is X-Men making a big comeback to comic book shelves next year? Did Logan or Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 dominated social media buzz last week? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Photoshop Dad - Wonder Woman Daughter

What honor was bestowed upon Wonder Woman for her 75th anniversary today? Why was a variant cover of Invincible Iron Man featuring Riri Williams canceled? Want to see a new photo of Wonder Woman from Justice League? What is the working title for Black Panther? Can we expect to explore the multiverse in the Marvel cinematic universe? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Batman Rebirth - Watchmen

How will the rest of the DC TV superheroes react to the arrival of Supergirl? How did a Black Panther hat result in a woman getting kicked off a flight? How much could Doctor Strange make in its opening weekend at the box office? Why does Marvel feel it’s necessary for Captain Marvel to have a female director? What’s up with the Watchmen in DC’s Rebirth initiative? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Black Panther Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker is making the leap from one massive Disney franchise to another. The Rogue One star has just signed on for Black Panther, Marvel’s upcoming superhero pic starring Chadwick Boseman as the Wakandan prince T’Challa. Also just added are Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) and Florence Kasumba (Captain America: Civil War).

Michael B. JordanLupita Nyong’oDanai Gurira, and Winston Duke also star, and Ryan Coogler (Creed) directs.  Read More »

Captain America Civil War Visual Effects

Just last week we learned that the suit that Chadwick Boseman wears as Black Panther was created entirely in post-production by visual effects. Directors Anthony & Joe Russo confirmed that the look they wanted the suit to have on camera simply wasn’t possible to create practically without having a suit that would have been much more torturous than the suit that was worn on set (which was already rather inconvenient to wear, especially in the hot heat of Atlanta, Georgia where much of the movie was shot).

Now we can see how visual effects were used to bring Black Panther’s suit to the big screen in the way that Anthony & Joe Russo wanted. A visual effects reel from the company Cinesite gives us a glimpse into the level of details that went into creating the suit, as well as Hydra’s Siberian base where the other super soldiers were being stored, and the Spider-Man centric end credits scene. Read More »

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Black Panther Man-Ape

Chadwick Boseman had better be sharpening his claws, because it looks like Black Panther will be up against some formidable foes when his solo film hits theaters in 2018. Marvel Studios has just cast Person of Interest actor Winston Duke as the villain M’Baku, also known as the Man-Ape. That’s in addition to previously announced baddie Erik Killmonger, who’ll be played by Michael B. JordanRead More »