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Do you need some reasons to rewatch Superman Returns on its 10th anniversary? Want to see footage from an abandoned Daredevil video game for PlayStation 2? What is Lex Luthor doing as the new Superman in the Justice League comics? How long is Suicide Squad? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox crossover

Earlier this summer, Marvel Studios kicked off the blockbuster season with Captain America: Civil War. Not only was it a huge comic book flick because it featured a face-off between Iron Man and Captain America, forcing the rest of The Avengers to pick a side and fight against each other, but it also featured the introduction of the new Spider-Man, who finally allowed to co-exist in the Marvel cinematic universe after being isolated at Sony Pictures for about 15 years. Now another comic book movie crossover might be in the works as well.

A new rumor has surfaced, one that should be taken a a dump truck full of salt, that Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox have discussed the possibility of having some kind of crossover featuring the Marvel characters each of the studios own. Find out more about this Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox crossover after the jump. Read More »

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Info•Rama was founded in 2014 by artists Kevin Tong and Tom Whalen, who set out to create beautiful infographics that were full of meticulously researched information while also doubling as gorgeous pieces of art. Since both Tong and Whalen regularly collaborate with Mondo, the purveyors of the internet’s favorite pop culture posters and merchandise, a team-up was inevitable. Now, Info•Rama is the subject of the latest Mondo Gallery show in Austin, Texas, with Tong, Whalen, and Matt Taylor contributing pieces that break down some of your favorite movies, television shows, and comic book characters while also looking nothing short of gorgeous.

And you can check out every print from the show below.

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What does Stan Lee think of Tom Holland as the new Spider-Man? Want to see what the Doctor Strange Disney Infinity figure would have looked like? Why are fans going crazy over the title for the third season premiere of The Flash? What were some of the Marvel rules the Jessica Jones series had to follow? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Want to see an unused action sequence involving Captain America and Black Widow in Captain America: Civil War? Is Spider-Man 2 the greatest Marvel Comics adaptation ever made? Which new characters is Supergirl adding in its second season? could the teaser trailer for Injustice 2 be any more dark? Want to see Captain America and The Winter Soldier kiss? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Josh Brolin Talks Avengers: Infinity War

Phase Three of Marvel’s cinematic universe only just kicked off earlier this summer with the arrival of Captain America: Civil War. That means we have two years and a handful of new Marvel movies before we get to see where all this is leading in The Avengers: Infinity War. The first part of the two-part sequel arrives in 2018 with the second part following in 2019. But Josh Brolin, the man who plays the mad titan Thanos, already knows the whole story.

In a new interview, Josh Brolin revealed that he has heard the entire story for The Avengers: Infinity War, and the good news is that he said he was “blown away” and he got “goose pimples” while listening to it unfold. Read More »

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Is Stephen Amell up for a musical episode on Arrow or as a DC Comics TV crossover? Is this latest iteration of Superman on the big screen inherently broken? Is Channing Tatum leaving Gambit for a movie in the DC cinematic universe? What’s the rumored title for Wolverine 3? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Did you catch Bryan Singer‘s cameo in X-Men: Apocalypse? Who did Stephen Amell pick to win in a fight between Arrow and Casey Jones? What secret Batman project are Adam West and Burt Ward working on? Where can you catch the premiere of Batman: The Killing Joke? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

1998 The Avengers oral history

In June 1987, in an interview for The New York Times, Stanley Kubrick spoke glowingly about a series of Michelob beer commercials.

“They’re just boy-girl, night-fun,” Kubrick praised, “leading up to pouring the beer, all in 30 seconds, beautifully edited and photographed. Economy of statement is not something that films are noted for.”

That piece published on a Sunday. The following day—after interested parties tracked down who was responsible for these spots—the phone of fashion photographer turned commercial director Jeremiah Chechik started rining off the hook.

Living up to that hype, Jeremiah Chechik’s first feature, Christmas Vacation, dazzled at the box office. Over the next decade, Chechik continued to rise up the ranks, establishing himself as a profitable director and, perhaps as importantly, a director known to work well with actors and the studios. Which is why, in the mid-‘90s, he was tapped by Warner Bros. to direct a $60 million summer action film based on a popular ‘60’s British TV show called The Avengers. With a stellar cast (Ralph Fiennes, Uma Thurman and Sean Connery) a legendary producer (Jerry Weintraub) and a top-tier British screenwriter (Don Macpherson), The Avengers seemed like a can’t miss film.

Unfortunately though, it missed the mark by a wide margin and drastically changed the trajectory of Jeremiah Chechik’s career. But what, at first, may have looked like a fall from grace wound up leading Chechik to terrific success in another medium. To find out what went wrong and then, ultimately, what went right, we spoke with the talented filmmaker and took a stroll down memory lane…

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