Are the old versions and new versions of Thor, Iron Man and other Marvel heroes teaming up in the comics? How many times has Wolverine slashed his claws through the whole X-Men franchise? Why did Inglourious Basterds star Brad Pitt turn down playing Cable in Deadpool 2? Want to see a fanmade post-credits scene for Logan featuring Deadpool? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Have you ever wanted to see Deadpool sing in a bar just like Gaston in Beauty and the Beast? Which Supergirl guest star just got upgraded to a series regular? When is the next trailer for Justice League arriving? What would Michael Shannon look like as Cable? Is Chris Evans up for more Captain America after Avengers: Infinity War? Will Guardians of the Galaxy 2 get you pregnant? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Now that Logan has been in theaters for a couple of weeks, we figured it’s a good time to take stock of all the films in the X-Men universe. Outside of the core X-Men series and the Wolverine spin-off films, the Marvel Comics universe at 20th Century Fox has expanded to include Deadpool, giving us 10 total films that all exist in the same world, and we collaboratively ranked them all.
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Why did Mads Mikkelsen walk out of his Fantastic Four audition? Why did Tyler Mane come back as Sabretooth in any other X-Men movies? How big will J.K. Simmons‘ role as Commissioner Gordon be in Justice League? Is Henry Cavill hinting that someone has already been cast as a Green Lantern? Want to be an extra in Fox’s new X-Men show? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Should the DC Expanded Universe have to change course to appease those who criticize the franchise? Why did Chris Hemsworth think he was fired from the Marvel Cinematic Universe at one point? What did Hugh Jackman originally want in the Logan ending? Did Samuel L. Jackson slip up by mentioning a certain MCU villain? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
How did Hugh Jackman embarrass himself in front of his celebrity crush? What are the best X-Men video games ever made? Are Thor and Jane Foster still together in Thor: Ragnarok? What did James McAvoy think of Logan? Which Marvel Cinematic Universe film is currently undergoing reshoots? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
When it comes to the X-Men franchise, this year’s Logan and last year’s X-Men: Apocalypse are completely on the opposite ends of the spectrum. Logan is a much more intimate, grounded character piece while X-Men: Apocalypse other is a loud, bright, hollow tentpole. However, they do have one thing in common: the mutant known as Caliban.
In X-Men: Apocalypse, Caliban is played by Tómas Lemarquis, and he’s seen working as a black market dealer who helps Mystique find Nightcrawler. The film is set in 1983, but 46 years later Caliban is played by Stephen Merchant and he’s a timid recluse living with Logan as one of the last remaining mutants and helping him take care of Professor X. So how is this possible? Logan director James Mangold has an explanation, but you’re not going to like it.
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Back in the early 1990s, filmmaker Scott Frank began writing his debut novel “Shaker,” which is now available in paperback. It’s the story of an unassuming hitman, an embarrassing mayor, a sharp cop with a checkered past, a young street gang, and an unrelenting earthquake. They all affect each other in a Los Angeles-set story, unmistakably from the director of The Lookout and A Walk Among the Tombstones and the writer behind two beloved Elmore Leonard film adaptations, Get Shorty and Out of Sight.
Shaker‘s characters are on a comically dark, dramatic, and violent journey that concludes at a famous location that calls to mind some other great thrillers from the ’90s. In addition to discussing Logan, which Frank co-wrote, he also told us about the experience of completing Shaker years after he first imagined the story’s tragic, seemingly childlike hitman, Roy Cooper.
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