On June 10th, 2015, in the sweltering heat of Atlanta, Georgia, I found myself on the set of Captain America: Civil War, the third installment in the patriotic superhero’s Marvel Studios franchise that began with Captain America: The First Avenger and continued with Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
In the middle of nowhere lies Pinewood Studios, and this is where we spent half the day conducting interviews with stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Mackie, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen and franchise newcomer Chadwick Boseman, not to mention writers Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, executive producer Nate Moore and directors Anthony & Joe Russo. All of those will be coming to you today and tomorrow, but first we want to talk about what we saw on set, because that’s what you’re going to see in theaters in May.
Outside on the studio lot, three massive green screen walls have been constructed to surround a set made to look like an airport tarmac. The only real objects on the set, besides the Marvel heroes who would be fighting shortly, is a fuel tank (that may end up exploding at some point) and some vehicles that say “Flughafen Leipzig-Halle,” which dictates that this is the Leipzig-Halle Airport in Schkeuditz, Germany. And this is where the Civil War begins. We are about the witness the beginning of the first fight between Team Captain America and Team Iron Man
After the jump, find out what we observed on the set of Captain America: Civil War, and how Marvel dealt with plenty of questions about Spider-Man entering the Marvel cinematic universe. All this and more can be found in our Captain America Civil War set report. And in case you haven’t realized it already, beware of spoilers after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Monday, February 22nd, 2016 by Angie Han
Captain America: Civil War brings back what feels like every MCU character we’ve ever met (save Thor and Hulk, who’ll be off on their own buddy adventure next fall). But it also introduces a bunch of new ones, some of whom are more mysterious than others. One that’s been a big fat question mark up to this point is the government agent played by Martin Freeman. We’ve already seen him in the trailers, but it’s only now that we finally have confirmation on whom he’s playing. As it turns out, one of those fan theories was very much on the money.
Elsewhere, we’ve also got new looks at Frank Grillo‘s Brock Rumlow in full Crossbones gear, and Elizabeth Olsen‘s Scarlet Witch in action amid what looks like some serious destruction. There’s also another photo of Chris Evans‘ Captain America and Robert Downey Jr.‘s Iron Man staring intensely at each other, in case you need more fanfic fodder. See photos of the Civil War Martin Freeman character and more below. Read More »
We’ve known since last summer that Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen would not be making an appearance on Netflix’s Full House revival series Fuller House. The twins won’t even be making a cameo as the singular child Michelle Tanner, but the character’s absence is said to be explained by the fact that she’s now a fashion mogul in New York City. That’s a nice little nod to the Olsens’ real-life career, which has been cited as the reason for their not getting involved in the new series. Until now.
John Stamos recently appeared on The Howard Stern Show where conversation turned to Fuller House. The actor who plays Uncle Jesse revealed a more humble reason as to why they didn’t end up appearing on the show. Plus, he also reveals what could have been an interesting solution to their lack of involvement. Read More »
After premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, the biopic I Saw the Light about country singer Hank Williams was supposed to be released Thanksgiving weekend. But back in October, the movie was pushed back to a spring 2016 release, with a crowded awards season and Tom Hiddleston‘s busy schedule cited as the primary reasons for the delay.
Now that the film is just a few months away, we finally have the first I Saw the Light trailer, showing that this is undoubtedly Tom Hiddleston’s Walk the Line, with pretty much the same beats and a praiseworthy leading performance. Read More »
There comes a time in every great actor’s life where they must star in a biopic. Awards potential aside, it’s just something you gotta do. Actor Tom Hiddleston‘s (Crimson Peak) performance as country singer Hank Williams initially seemed destined for accolades, but I Saw the Light getting delayed until 2016 makes that an unlikely future. Learn more after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 by Angie Han
Who did Jared Leto turn to for advice on the Joker? Is a new Justice League show coming? Which Scarlet Witch storyline does Elizabeth Olsen want to make? What would a Punisher Netflix series look like? How would S.H.I.E.L.D. star Brett Dalton fix Hydra’s image problem? Who would win in a fight, Drax or Black Adam? What do the Marvel Cinematic Universe and War and Peace have in common? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 by Angie Han
How is Marvel kicking off its Captain America: Civil War promotional campaign? What could this Flash / Arrow crossover be about? Which non-Marvel heroes are getting caught up in S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Dubsmash war? How can you party like Blade at NYCC? When will Christian Bale’s Batsuit come to Arkham Knight? Will Scarlet Witch be in Avengers: Infinity War? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
What sold Ben Affleck on Batman v Superman? Where will the next Captain America: Civil War footage be revealed? What’s with Apocalypse’s costume in X-Men? Why won’t James Gunn use the Sneepers in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? Does Mark Ruffalo like Amadeus Cho as the new Hulk? How does Scarlet Witch fit into Captain America: Civil War? What does Drew Goddard have to say about the Sinister Six movie that never was? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Thanks to a combination previously reported rumors, footage screened during a panel at D23 last month, and some promo artwork, we have a pretty good idea of where each of The Avengers will land in picking sides for Captain America: Civil War. However, there may be one hero who isn’t so easy to pin down.
Elizabeth Olsen plays one of the newer members of the superhero assembly, Scarlet Witch. Taking a prominent role in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, she’s the result of experiments conducted by Hydra, giving her mind-controlling, mystical superpowers. And according to the actress, even though Scarlet Witch is adjusting after the events of The Avengers: Age of Ultron, she’s a bit of a “wild card” when it comes to Captain America: Civil War. Read More »
Regardless of your feelings about Avengers: Age of Ultron, seeing the process of creation for a movie like that one is always fascinating. With so many moving parts to juggle, from actors and their characters and storylines to locations, effects, and all the post-production details, there are innumerable tricks and secrets to learn.
Yesterday we saw an Age of Ultron featurette showing some of the creation of Vision; today we have three more. One explains the effects that brought some powers to life. Two others explore how James Spader interacted on set with other actors including Mark Ruffalo, Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. (One neat bit: during takes, they had to use balls mounted a couple feet above Spader’s head as an eyeline for the giant Ultron.) Watch all three below, and prepare to Marvel at Mark Ruffalo’s continued astonishment at the particulars of his job. Read More »