Kevin Smith has always been a comic book fan. His second and third movies were steeped in comics. To this day, he’ll occasionally write a comic and even maintains a podcast about Batman. And for a comic book fan/filmmaker, there’s really nothing better than getting Stan Lee to appear in your film. That happened for Smith in film number two, Mallrats, when Lee showed up – as himself – to spout a few gross words of wisdom to our hero, Brodie.
Now, almost 20 years later, Smith got Lee to return for his latest film, Yoga Hosers. Check out the image and more below. Read More »
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Guardians of the Galaxy might be Marvel’s most elaborate film to date when it comes to easter eggs. I’ve watched the film twice now and have noticed a ton of inside jokes, references to characters from the comic books, 1980’s callbacks and more.I attempted to compile the most complete listing of Guardians of the Galaxy easter eggs, including (possible spoilers teased in the following):
- Who is Peter Quill’s father? Does Peter Quill’s mother have a relationship with Captain America?
- The geography of the four revealed Infinity Gems (which stones have been revealed and where are they?)
- Many Marvel comic book characters you didn’t see appear in Guardians (including a prominent female Krylorian techno-artist)
- A look at many of the treasures which can be seen inside The Collector’s museum (who or what is in the cocoon?)
- 8 cameo appearances from filmmakers, actors and even pets revealed (Nathan Fillion and Seth Green, where?)
- The stars behind the CG characters (who played Rocket on set?)
- A look at the 1980’s pop culture references in the film (did you know Star-Lord’s ship is named after a 1980’s television star?)
- How the comic book canon differs from what appeared on screen
- Funny credits and more
Take a look at /Film’s Guardians of the Galaxy easter egg list after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, July 18th, 2014 by Angie Han
James Gunn promised that Guardians of the Galaxy would have “the most Marvel comics characters ever in one movie,” and now we have some new info that suggests he may actually deliver. A list of confirmed cameos has been making the rounds, which includes details on just whom Nathan Fillion and Stan Lee are playing.
Even more amazing, however, is the reveal that one notorious cult favorite will also make an appearance in the movie. Here’s a hint: He was the second Marvel character ever to get a theatrical feature. Hit the jump for all the dirt. And yes, obviously, spoilers lie ahead.
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Posted on Monday, July 14th, 2014 by Angie Han
Avengers: Age of Ultron has a pretty big cast already, but of course there’s always room for a certain giant. Stan Lee has confirmed that he will have a cameo in the film, as he has in all other Marvel Cinematic Universe movies to date.
However, Lee has also teased that he’s ready to break from tradition a bit. The Marvel legend jokingly suggested that DC should give him a role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Hit the jump to find out why he thinks it’d be a good idea.
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Posted on Monday, April 28th, 2014 by Angie Han
If the Marvel movies have one major common thread, it’s Stan Lee. Not only did he create most of the characters we see in them, he cameos in a great many of them. He’s appeared in every Marvel Cinematic Universe film to date, and has also popped up in non-MCU franchises like X-Men and Spider-Man.
But earlier this year, Lee revealed that the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy would be the rare Marvel film in which he would not make a cameo — since it’s also the rare Marvel film based on a property he didn’t create.
Now, however, it looks like he’s changed his mind. Speaking at the c2e2 expo in Chicago this past weekend, Lee confirmed that he would drop in on Guardians of the Galaxy after all. Get (some of) the details of his tiny role after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, March 28th, 2014 by Angie Han
We knew Spidey (Andrew Garfield) was going to have his work cut out for him in the next movie, what with not one, not two, but three villains gunning for him. But a new batch of Amazing Spider-Man 2 images suggest that there’s big trouble toward Gwen (Emma Stone) as well.
Elsewhere, the photos offer fresh looks at the Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan) on his glider, Paul Giamatti in his Rhino suit, and Stan Lee looking dapper on set. Get an eyeful after the jump.
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Want a real-life story worthy of Marvel Comics’ long-running series What If? The current wave of Marvel movies could have happened a lot earlier, or much differently, if plans begun in the early ’70s had come to fruition.
The late French director Alain Resnais, who died just a week ago, was responsible for some of the most powerful films in French cinema. The concentration camp documentary Night and Fog led to Hiroshima Mon Amour, which developed a narrative take on memory and relationships that deepened in Last Year at Marienbad and Je t’aime Je t’aime. (That’s just the beginning of his work.) Resnais is known as a science fiction fan, and genre and experimental fiction crept into his films in significant ways.
Resnais was also a lover of comic books. He claims he learned English by reading Marvel Comics, and he once wanted to make a Tintin film, decades before Spielberg and Jackson got around to it. In 1972, Resnais connected with Stan Lee of Marvel, and the two ultimately worked on a pair of scripts together. Neither was ever made, but just imagine what might have come to pass, had they gone before cameras. Read More »