The end-credits stinger on Guardians of the Galaxy seems to have confused more people than not. How did director James Gunn come up with the idea? Why did Marvel head Kevin Feige approve it? And is it a set-up for a future stand-alone Marvel Studios film? Learn the answers to all these questions after the jump.
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With Summer 2014 approaching its conclusion, its time to look back and inventory the blockbuster season. For the last few years, the Summer movie season has been filled with a lot of disappointment. This year, however, a lot of great films hit theaters. My top twelve best movies of Summer 2014 list is comprised of a mix of big Hollywood blockbusters and some smaller independent films which played Sundance and other film festivals earlier in the year. Some of these may have flown under your radar. Which films made my top ten movies of Summer 2014? Hit the jump and find out.
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Want to see Ben Affleck run around on the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? How does Lady Gaga look in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For? What else is revealed about the Black Widow in Captain America: The Winter Soldier? How does the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song sound in a capella? Is Jena Malone in Batman v Superman? What does the director of Deadpool think about the recent campaign for the movie? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Want to see more set videos from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Who really came up with the story behind Guardians of the Galaxy? Which Twin Peaks actor leads the new names in the cast of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? What does Arkham Asylum look like in Gotham? Is the Honest Trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze funny? Care to learn more about the costumes, makeup and even some alternatve looks of Guardians of the Galaxy? Which supervillain is coming to The Flash? Read about all this and more in a special weekend edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Our friends at MTV got a chance to sit down with The Muppets stars Kermit the Frog and Pepe the King Prawn about the 2014 Summer Movie Season. Kermit and Pepe talk about Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (including the end credits stringer, spoiler be warned) and Matt Reeves‘ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. They also chat about the trouble with computer generated characters, being typecast and Kermit reveals that he auditioned for The Avengers but was unable to win the role of The Incredible Hulk. Watch the whole interview embedded after the jump.
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We saw the Nova Corps. in Guardians of the Galaxy, led by Glenn Close’s character as they worked with Star-Lord and friends to fight Ronan the Accuser. But we did not see Nova proper, despite a plan once being in place to feature him in the movie. Nova, like so many other Marvel characters (especially on the cosmic end of things) has a few different conceptions in comics stories, but in general he’s a uniformed human man, Richard Rider, who is buffed up by power and authority. He’s somewhere between a galactic cop superstar and Xandar’s own Captain America. Now we’ve got Nova concept art, detailing one ideas for his on-screen incarnation.
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The worst kept secret in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was identity of the actor playing Thanos. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige admitted years ago Thanos would be in Guardians of the Galaxy, and months before release news broke that Oscar nominee Josh Brolin would play the character. Even though the official announcement wasn’t made until Comic-Con, Feige and director James Gunn both talked at length about the actor before release.
But now that it’s officially official, Brolin himself can talk about it. And the fact he’s promoting Sin City: A Dame to Kill For makes that possible. One outlet in particular got the actor to open up about his new role and he talked about how it got it, what he plans to do with it, how far in advance he knows what’s going on and more. Read the Josh Brolin Thanos quotes below. Read More »
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Want to see some video of a car chase on the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? How well is Guardians of the Galaxy doing at the box office? Who is in a new clip and poster for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For? Where can you see a new trailer for The Flash? Do you want to appear as an extra in Ant-Man? Was it a smart move to push Batman v Superman up into March? What does an X-Men Apocalypse writing session look like? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »