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 »
Will The Flash cross over with Supergirl next year? Is Constantine supposed to join DC’s Legends of Tomorrow in its second season? What did Marvel‘s Thanksgiving Day parade float look like in 1987? Is the Captain America: Civil War trailer better with Adele’s “Hello” played over it? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
What’s Wonder Woman gonna be doing in Batman v Superman? Did you catch all these Fantastic Four Easter eggs? How badly does Lexi Alexander want a Ms. Marvel movie? Who’s Jim Parrack playing in Suicide Squad? And who’s Rutina Wesley playing in Arrow? Wanna play a Marvel-themed version of Risk? What does Henry Cavill have to say about Warner Bros.’ plans for the DC universe? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Even though audiences are very well acquainted with the Marvel cinematic universe at this point, the television side of Marvel Studios is still in its early stages. So far only Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter and Daredevil have hit this small screen, and while the first series left something to be desired, they’ve certainly gotten better with each new show. But what does the future of Marvel television have in store, and how will it effect the cinematic universe?
If some new rumors are to be believed, we’ll see plenty of new characters end up in Marvel Studios TV shows, and that includes the likes of Black Widow, Hawkeye, The Punisher, Blade, Ghost Rider and maybe even The Hulk. Find out more after the jump! Read More »
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Posted on Friday, November 8th, 2013 by Angie Han
When Ms. Marvel returns to Marvel Comics in February, she won’t look much like the blond-haired, blue-eyed soldier you remember. In fact, she won’t look like most other superheroes at all.
The publisher announced this week that they would launch a new series built around Kamala Khan, the next character to take on the Ms. Marvel moniker held by Carol Danvers before she refashioned herself Captain Marvel. What makes Khan pretty unusual in the comic book universe is that she’s a Muslim teenager from Jersey City. Hit the jump to get a first look at Marvel’s newest do-gooder.
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Here’s the reason Marvel signs actors to long contracts whenever possible. After the success of Iron Man, Robert Downey, Jr.‘s agents worked out a deal with Marvel in which the actor would receive a percentage of the first-day gross for future films. That’s what led him to nabbing between $50m and $75m for The Avengers. Studios hate paying anyone up front like that whenever it can be avoided, and even Downey has laughed about the unusual pay rate he got to play Tony Stark.
Now, after the release of Iron Man 3, Downey has no contract with Marvel. In fact, a few actors have no contract to appear in The Avengers 2, and after the billion-dollar-plus success of the first film, bringing them back together won’t be cheap. Marvel likes cheap, and so actors have begun to master the art of negotiating in public by letting us know that there’s a chance Marvel will make films without them. How’s that going to work out?
Well, Downey is reportedly in talks for two more Avengers films, but there’s no plan set in stone just yet, and no public talk of Iron Man 4. Read More »