Okay, now they’re just screwing with us. For months, director Marc Webb has been teasing fans about what’s going to happen in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 via his Twitter feed. Then he brought some very cool footage to Comic-Con and hinted at other heroes joining Spider-Man and maybe even the formation of the Sinister Six, a super-team of Spider-Man’s greatest foes.
The first of three Spider-sequels doesn’t hit theaters until May 2014 but a few new photos have surfaced online. Most are things we’ve seen before but one of feels like Sony is trolling some fans. You’ll see what we mean below. Read More »
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Marvel Studios has no shortage of characters to develop as the stars of new films, but the company does have to focus on a few per year. The lineup for the next few Marvel films includes new outings for Thor, Captain America, and the Avengers, and the debuts of Ant-Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy. What comes next? Doctor Strange, the “sorcerer supreme” of the Marvel Universe, is likely to be among the following lineup.
Perpetually a topic of rumor but not yet confirmed is Black Panther, a long-running Marvel character introduced in the mid-’60s. The leader of fictional African nation Wakanda, Black Panther was Marvel’s first attempt to create a major black superhero. And while he never hit popularity levels to rival Spider-Man, he’s persisted as a fan favorite for decades. There have been hints from Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige that a Black Panther movie was on the way, and now Marvel godfather Stan Lee says the character is definitely in development. Read More »
Want to see Tony Stark’s car in Iron Man 3? Which company is making Iron Man sneakers? When might we see the Kick-Ass 2 trailer? Has Disney XD set release dates for Marvel’s Avengers Assemble and Hulk And The Agents S.M.A.S.H.? How does Joss Whedon looking back at his Wonder Woman movie? Which superhero movies are being put in the Smithsonian? What does Stan Lee have to with a billion dollar Disney lawsuit? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
When Stan Lee appears in a Marvel movie, it’s a sign of respect. Each cameo acknowledges that comic book legend created, or co-created, most of the major cornerstone characters in the Marvel universe. In the decades since creating Spider-Man, the Avengers and the X-Men, Lee has continued to create superheroes both for Marvel and on his own and now one of the newest ones is about to get his own movie.
The character is named Annihilator and he’s a Chinese prisoner who undergoes a dangerous procedure infusing him with the powers of several different animals. Producer Barry Josephson (Enchanted, Bones, Wild Wild West) and Magic Storm Entertainment have signed on to develop a film version, which has a script by Dan Gilroy (The Bourne Legacy). Read More »
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Want to see the hilarious, honest trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man? Does Stan Lee think Doctor Strange and Black Panther are coming? How will Black Widow play into Captain America: The Winter Soldier? What word does Marc Webb use to describe Jamie Foxx? Who is the subject of a new Before Watchmen comic and when might Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. start filming? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Let’s clear up something right off the bat: while Marvel Comics founder Stan Lee created the company Stan Lee Media Inc. in the ’90s, he has nothing to do with the company now. The end of the dot-com bubble caused the end of Stan Lee Media as an operating entity by December 2000. Peter Paul, co-founder of the company with Lee, even went to jail in 2009 for securities fraud related to actions with the company.
So when you read that Stan Lee Media is suing Disney for alleged copyright infringement based on the use of characters generally considered to be under the ownership of Marvel, understand that Stan “The Man” Lee is not filing the lawsuit.
Now, on to the details. Warning: they’re ridiculous. Read More »