How can you get free comics when you buy your Captain America: Civil War ticket? Why does Tony Stark recruit Spider-Man for Team Iron Man? How did Anthony & Joe Russo react to the Honest Trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. What did David Ayer and Margot Robbie have to say about Harley Quinn‘s revealing Suicide Squad wardrobe? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
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San Diego Comic-Con International’s Hall H is the stuff of geek legend. Every summer, nearly 7,000 fans pack this convention center hall for the promise of seeing their favorite filmmakers, actors and creators showing a sneak preview of some of the biggest and most anticipated films. For example, James Cameron showed up at the Hall in 2009 to give fans an unprecedented first look at Avatar.
But as technology has gotten smaller and harder to detect, piracy has become a huge problem for movie studios exhibiting at Comic-Con. You see, most of the footage they show at the event is super early and unfinished, not meant for the masses around the world — certainly not meant for blogs like ours to do frame-by-frame breakdowns of (note: we never publish pirated footage). And now 20th Century Fox is apparently not coming to Comic-Con 2016 because “the studio feels it cannot prevent the piracy of custom trailers and exclusive footage.” Hit the jump and I’ll explain why Fox skipping Comic-Con is not the right way of handling this issue.
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One of the biggest hits of the year has been Deadpool, defying and exceeding expectations at the box office and wowing critics and audiences alike. We’ve already seen a bit of a glimpse behind the scenes as to how they brought the comic book character to life with some impressive visual effects. Now we have a featurette that briefly shows off how one of the practical elements of the movie was created, and it’s an important one: Deadpool’s mask. Read More »
What would it look like if The Joker became Iron Man? Do Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick hope to write multiple Deadpool sequels? In real life which side would Chris Evans pick in Captain America: Civil War? More importantly, would Thor be Team Cap or Team Iron Man? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
What are the biggest differences between the Deadpool screenplay and the final movie? What tasty treats does Daniel Bruhl feed Robert Downey Jr. in Berlin while promoting Civil War? What’s the importance of the color in the X-Men costumes from the comics? How many people has Captain America killed on the big screen? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Which superheroes turned down a job with The Avengers in the comics? What would it be like if Hanna-Barbera crossed over with some comic book superheroes? Which Marvel series just won a Peabody Award? Was a Spider-Man villain inspired by Prince? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
What special features will be on the Deadpool home video release? Was Supergirl almost a love interest for the Man of Steel in Superman III? Which side does Hugh Jackman choose for Captain America: Civil War? How is Marvel trying to make superhero technology a reality? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Now that Sony Pictures has teamed with Marvel Studios to share Spider-Man, allowing him to enter the Marvel cinematic universe alongside the Avengers, fans have been hoping that a deal might be in the cards for more crossovers with characters that Marvel doesn’t own right now.
20th Century Fox still owns the rights to X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool, which means those characters cannot legally crossover into the Marvel cinematic universe at Disney. That also means the Avengers and Spider-Man can’t venture into any of Fox’s Marvel movies either. However, it sounds like Deadpool director Tim Miller is doing everything he can to build some bridges in order to potentially allow a Deadpool Spider-Man crossover on the big screen. Read More »