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 »
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 »
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 »
Posted on Friday, October 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
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. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, and Winston Duke also star, and Ryan Coogler (Creed) directs. Read More »
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 »
Posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 by Angie Han
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. Jordan. Read More »
How did Chadwick Boseman come up with the Wakandan accent for Captain America: Civil War? Is Deathstroke coming back to Arrow this season? What were Kevin Feige and Anthony & Joe Russo most scared of while making Captain America: Civil War? Who does Mark Millar want to play Superior? Why did Marvel decide to make Luke Cage before Iron Fist? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Who would win in a fight between Blade and Ghost Rider? What does International Iron Man reveal about Tony Stark‘s parentage? Want to see how different Yondu could have looked in the first Guardians of the Galaxy? Will Black Panther‘s ring have powers in the Marvel cinematic universe? What did the Suicide Squad soundtrack accomplish that no other soundtrack did this year? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
Chadwick Boseman is a bonafide Marvel superhero now, having made his debut as Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War in May. But he’s a superhero fan, too, and like a lot of us he set aside some time earlier this year to check out that other big superhero-on-superhero movie, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Unfortunately, also like a lot of us, he came away disappointed.
Where Boseman differs from the general moviegoing public, though, is that he knows firsthand what the process of making a big-budget superhero movie is like. The Marvel star recently shared his thoughts on what exactly went wrong with Warner Bros. / DC’s Batman v Superman. Read More »