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 »
Posted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Before it arrived in 2008 to massive box office and reshaped the blockbuster landscape in ways that we’re still figuring out, Iron Man endured nearly two decades of development hell. Universal initially acquired the film rights to the character in 1990, but the film failed to find footing for years, with directors, writers, and actors cycling through the project every few years. Directors who were reportedly offered the helm at one point or another include Stuart Gordon, Quentin Tarantino, Joss Whedon, and Nick Cassavetes. It wasn’t until 2005 that Marvel got the rights back. They hired Jon Favreau in 2006 and the rest is history.
So when we talk about the fact that Tom Cruise toyed with the idea of playing Tony Stark in an Iron Man movie, it’s important to remember that this chatter happened at a time when everyone was seemingly attached to an Iron Man movie. But it makes for good trivia and, more importantly, it makes for a good introduction to a news story about whether or not Cruise has any interest in playing superheroes these days.
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Back in July, Marvel Comics announced that Tony Stark would be stepping down from the mantle of Iron Man and passing it off to a 15-year-old black girl named Riri Williams. Since the Iron Man title didn’t really apply anymore, she was revealed to take on the name of Ironheart.
Tony Stark already encountered Riri Williams in Invincible Iron Man #12 after the MIT prodigy reversed engineered an old Iron Man suit and used it to stop a prison break, but an upcoming issue of the comic gives us a little more insight into her backstory, including a glimpse at one of her suits. 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 »
What does Mike Colter think would happen if Luke Cage met up with The Punisher? Would you vote for Oswald Cobblepot for mayor of Gotham City? Which pop star did the Luke Cage showrunner want to cameo on the first season finale? Which Doctor Who star wants to join the Marvel cinematic universe? What inappropriate gift did Jared Leto give to Skrillex? 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 »
While the art of improvisation is most commonly associated with comedy, it’s a creative process that is used on movies of every kind. Sometimes improvisation happens during a table read and inspires something to be written into the script, other times it happens on set while the cameras are rolling. No matter how it happens, it has resulted in some classic moments in cinema.
Now a video attempts to pinpoint the Top 10 Improvised Scenes In Movie History. That’s a pretty tall order, and I can almost guarantee that once you watch the video after the jump, some of you are going to be upset, or will at least have some different opinions on how this list was put together. Read More »
Which character from The Flash will be coming back in Kevin Smith‘s episode from the third season? What did Wolverine 3 director James Mangold have to say about reports of Mr. Sinister in the movie? How will Agents of SHIELD be affected by Doctor Strange this fall? Which major character died recently in Batman Rebirth? Is Superman being used to much to promote the second season of Supergirl? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Plenty editions of Superhero Bits recently have featured some concept art from Captain America: Civil War. Some of it showcases scenes that ended up in the movie while other pieces have revealed some alternate costume designs for some of The Avengers. Now a new batch of Captain America Civil War concept art has emerged online with both kinds of images.
Along with images of Captain America and Iron Man going at it, you’ll also find different designs for Black Panther, Scarlet Witch and Vision, who gets some stylish wardrobe options to wear around The Avengers headquarters. Check out the gallery of new images after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Someday, someone is going to write a tell-all book exploring the history of Marvel Studios, and it will almost certainly be a compelling read. The company’s rise has been nothing short of astonishing, but the stories emerging from behind-the-scenes have often been bizarre and inexplicable, the result of battles over creative control between several different captains trying to steer the ship in different directions. Specifically, we’re talking about the clashing between Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.
A little over a year ago, Feige won this particular war, essentially cutting Perlmutter out of the decision-making process at Marvel Studios. However, the fragments of their years of strife are still apparent and still being talked about. Case in point: Rebecca Hall still isn’t euphoric with what went down on Iron Man 3.
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