More often than not, the actors and actresses who bring your favorite comic book characters to life on the big screen are fans just like you. They grew up idolizing certain superheroes, and it’s a dream for them to be playing them, just as it is for you to see them become as real as they can on film. However, they can’t enjoy fandom the way we can without being swamped by other fans who want to take pictures with them and want their autograph.
But plenty of stars have found an awesome workaround that helps them fit in with the masses of fans, even at a place that’s overrun with the most rabid of them: cosplay. Many an actor and actress have worn costumes in order to walk the showfloor at Comic-Con without being mobbed by fans, and Jared Leto and Mark Ruffalo have just joined their ranks. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 by Angie Han
For the past few months, we’ve been wondering whether the Hulk would drop in on Captain America: Civil War. There have been some hints that he might be, but Mark Ruffalo‘s name hasn’t been included on any cast lists so far. Now Ruffalo has put the speculation to rest once and for all: No, the Hulk is not in Captain America: Civil War. But he almost was.
According to Ruffalo, the character was originally slated to appear, but was later written out of the script. Find out why after the jump. 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 »
Spotlight tells the story of the Boston Globe’s investigation into allegations of child molestation by Catholic priests, and just look at this cast assembled by director Tom McCarthy: you’ve got Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schrieber, Brian D’Arcy James, Stanley Tucci and Billy Crudup playing people on both ends of the legal argument. The Spotlight trailer features them all, and it’s footage that is pretty difficult to resist in the end. Read More »
Back in April, during publicity rounds for The Avengers: Age of Ultron, some new information surfaced regarding the future of The Incredible Hulk, and whether or not Marvel Studios had plans for Mark Ruffalo to get his own solo Hulk movie.
A somewhat surprising reason surfaced as to why a new Hulk movie wasn’t in the works. Ruffalo said that Universal (which made the two previous big-screen outings for the big guy) still had the rights to any future Hulk movies, putting a kink in any plans Marvel might have. However, it turns out that’s not entirely true, and Universal may not be holding up Marvel at all. Find out more about the Universal Hulk rights after the jump! Read More »
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As it stands right now, Captain America: Civil War will include every single Earth-bound superhero in the MCU minus two: Thor and Hulk. They’re even adding in the new people like Ant-Man. So why are those two characters not in the movie? Thor, at least, has a solo movie that should cover his absence but Hulk does not. Last we saw the mean, green machine he was in a S.H.I.E.L.D plane hoping to get lost from the world.
According to Mark Ruffalo, the actor behind Hulk, he hasn’t heard anything about the movie except from one person: Robert Downey Jr. Tony Stark himself told Ruffalo he was in Civil War, but Ruffalo says he hasn’t heard from anyone else beyond that. Read the Mark Ruffalo Captain America Civil War quotes and more below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, June 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
Is Captain America: White finally headed to stores? How does Dean Cain feel about playing Supergirl‘s dad? Who do Mark Ruffalo and Jon Stewart think would win in a fight, Hulk or Superman? Will Lego have an exclusive Ultron set at Comic-Con? What’s that six-minute Ant-Man IMAX preview all about? Want to see the first poster for Lucifer? How about a new logo for Captain America: Civil War and two new banners for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
One of the best films of the new century is undoubtedly Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It’s an innovative, beautiful, mesmerizing, heartbreaking and simultaneously uplifting romance. The Charlie Kaufman scripted, Michel Gondry directed film is one of my five favorites of all time, and I’ve explored and read about every facet of the film.
But there might be some of you out there who haven’t dug as deep. That’s why I wanted to post this featurette that dives into the unique and quaint visual effects of the film. Michel Gondry is known for using some interesting practical production methods, but this featurette looks at the seamless digital visual effects that helped complete the film. There are some effects here that you probably didn’t even notice.
Watch the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind visual effects featurette after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, May 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
Although it’s billed as a Captain America movie, Civil War at this point has a cast big enough to rival any Avengers team-up. Still, not every character in the MCU made it in, and one name that was conspicuously absent was Mark Ruffalo. Or so we thought. A recent post by Ruffalo suggests the Hulk may be joining his Avengers teammates for Captain America: Civil War after all. More about the possible Captain America Civil War Hulk casting after the jump. Read More »