After years of anticipation and months of controversy, Peyton Reed‘s Ant-Man starts filming on Monday, August 18. Then it’ll be a race to the finish as the director will have less than a year to complete the film, which is set for release July 17, 2015. That doesn’t leave a lot of time for improvisation, but in between Edgar Wright leaving the project and the start of shooting, a lot of work has been done to change the film and also add more connections to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Latino Review now reports on a few characters which will potentially cameo in the film, connecting Ant-Man to the larger world both in the movies and on TV. Read about the Ant-Man cameos below. Read More »
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San Diego Comic-Con is upon us so, with Superhero Bits going on a short hiatus, we’re blowing things out with a four page Super Size column!
Want to hear the showrunner of Daredevil talk about the show? Which Avenger is coming back to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D? Is Agent Carter in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Are Arrow and The Flash going to cross over? What happens to Thor when a lady takes over the Hammer? How big was the premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy? Is Hot Toys making the Helicarrier? Can Marvel Studios make a Namor movie or not? Can you donate to a documentary on Batkid? Are there problems with the Batman v Superman batsuit? Read about all this and more in this massive, four page Superhero Bits. Read More »
Last week ABC gave the green light to the Captain America spin-off series Agent Carter, starring Hayley Atwell. The series will effectively jump off from the Agent Carter One-Shot short film included on the Iron Man 3 blu-ray, using that short as a pilot to launch the series. ABC also renewed Agents of SHIELD, and given the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we figured the two series would be related. Now, with the release of some official art (above) and info, we know they will be tightly woven together. Read More »
Among the many shows renewed and/or ordered to season by ABC this week, two stand out. Marvel’s Agent Carter, the series starring Hayley Atwell that jumps off from Captain America: The First Avenger, has been ordered to series. That means that Atwell will be Marvel’s first solo lead female character, which is great. Meanwhile, Agents of SHIELD has been renewed for a second season. Read More »
Posted on Monday, April 14th, 2014 by Angie Han
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. wasn’t quite the runaway success that ABC had hoped for, but the network isn’t giving up on Marvel just yet. To the contrary, it’s thinking of doubling down.
A new report indicates that Agent Carter may bypass the pilot stage and go straight to series, debuting sometime during the (as yet unannounced) second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. More details after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, January 17th, 2014 by Angie Han
S.H.I.E.L.D. is getting a visit from a big-screen superhero for the very first time. Marvel announced at ABC’s TCA winter press tour that Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander), Thor’s warrior buddy from both of his standalone films, will be making an appearance on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the near future.
This won’t be the TV show’s first run-in with Asgard. The season’s eighth episode, titled “The Well,” was timed to coincide (roughly) with the release of Thor: The Dark World, and centered on the aftermath of events seen in the film. It happens that Alexander’s guest spot also doubles as Thor: The Dark World promotion — the DVD/Blu-ray hits shelves February 25.
Plot specifics are being kept under wraps for now, of course. Marvel would say only that Sif would drop down to Earth from Asgard “with a very specific mission.” Lady Sif’s visit is being shot right now, and will air as the 15th episode of the season. [Screen Crush]
After the jump, Marvel’s new TV project Agent Carter picks up a couple of writers.
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The short film Item 47, an extra on The Avengers Blu-ray, became the ABC series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Now, the short film Agent Carter, an extra on the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray, could follow the same trajectory. Deadline is reporting Agent Carter is very early development as a possible ABC TV series.
The move makes a sense on numerous levels. Marvel executives have been very clear that: A) They want to work more with Hayley Atwell. B) They want to develop more female superhero content and C) They want to continue the Marvel Universe both on the big and small screen. Read More »
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After several male dominated films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, more attention is turning to women. Besides the inclusion of Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel director/producer Louis D’Esposito was recently quoted saying the company wants to make a female lead superhero movie. He even offered up the character Captain Marvel as a possibility.
So who could play a role like that? Well someone at Marvel must really like the cast of Riddick. Dave Bautista and Vin Diesel were both cast in Guardians of the Galaxy and now it’s come out that Marvel has had discussions with Katee Sackhoff. The Riddick and Battlestar Galactica star revealed as much on a recent podcast, stating Marvel inquired about her availability during the first quarter of 2014.
D’Esposito also revealed one of their already strong female heroes, Hayley Atwell‘s Peggy Carter, would certainly return. Read More »