Hot Toys Chitauri Commander Sixth Scale Figure

Sideshow Collectibles sent me a sample of Hot Toys’ Chitauri Commander Sixth Scale Figure from Marvel’s The Avengers. Lets unbox this figure and take a look at whats inside. After the jump you will find photos of the Hot Toys Chitauri Commander Sixth Scale Figure Set, alongside my thoughts on the product.

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Lego Helicarrier 4

The largest Lego set of all time is a recreation of the Taj Mahal. It comes in at a whopping 5,922 pieces and when it was released cost $300. So, by that cost equation, if the latest Lego Ideas creation receives 10,000 votes, and is approved and distributed, it could cost upwards of $1000.

A Lego builder has created a beautiful version of the Avengers Helicarrier, made out of 22,694 pieces. Check out more images of the build below and find out how you can pitch in to try and make the Lego Helicarrier a reality. Read More »

jon favreau ama

When I look back at many of my favorite films, I often find a common thread. One in particular is Jon Favreau. The writer and star of my favorite movie Swingers got his start in another personal fave, Rudy, and went on to direct one of the most important movies of the past decade, Iron Man. Beyond that he’s made a holiday classic in Elf, starred on numerous iconic TV shows, directed TV pilots, the guy has done it all.

Recently, the failure of Cowboys and Aliens made Favreau go back to his indie roots and make Chef. It’s a small, independent film he wrote, directed and stars in that shows Favreau is still as passionate and skillful as ever. It’s really good.

Favreau recently took to Reddit to do an Ask Me Anything, and we’ve pulled news tidbits, fun stories, quotes and more. Among those are an update on casting his next film, Disney’s The Jungle Book, some stories about making Iron Man, Rudy, his thoughts on the cancellation of Revolution, Ben Affleck as Batman, restarting Dinner for Five, Ant-Man, directing a Star Wars movie, handing off the Iron Man franchise and making his new film, Chef. Read our Jon Favreau AMA recap below. Read More »

Hot Toys Bruce Banner and Hulk Sixth Scale Figure Set

Sideshow Collectibles sent me a sample of Hot Toys’ Bruce Banner and Hulk Sixth Scale Figure set. Lets unbox these figures and take a look at what else is inside the box. After the jump you will find photos of the Hot Toys Bruce Banner and Hulk Sixth Scale Figure Set, alongside my thoughts on the product.

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Before we knew there was going to be an Avengers movie, we knew Edgar Wright wanted to make Ant-Man. Wright was on stage at San Diego Comic-Con in 2006 when Kevin Feige first teased the collective Marvel Cinematic Universe. Since then, Marvel has produced ten films in the same continuity with the eleventh, Avengers: Age of Ultron, currently in production.

Once that’s out, Phase Three will kick off with Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man. It’s a film that has not only been in development for a long time, but, according to Kevin Feige, had some direct influence in how they built the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the first two phases. Because Feige and the rest of Marvel knew what Wright, along with co-writer Joe Cornish, wanted to do with Ant-Man, that helped paved the path for The Avengers. Read More »

the raid 2 game

A couple cool video game/movie tie ins are flying around the news, so it was time for an edition of Video Game Bits.

With The Raid 2 hitting theaters everywhere this week, a retro-style online fighting game is making the rounds allowing you to kick ass, Rama style. Second, a new video teases Marvel superheroes like The Avengers are coming to the popular video game/toy collecting trend, Disney Infinity. And finally, a crowdfunded project called Megafoot, which is for a movie that’ll pit Bigfoot against a cyborg version of himself, has released a unique and awesome perk where contributors can get an exclusive 8-bit Nintendo cartridge tied into the movie. Read about all of this below. Read More »

Avengers Tower

(NOTE: That image above is not from Cap 2, it’s from The Avengers.)

When Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theaters April 4, be on the look out for Tony Stark’s Avengers Tower. As a hidden Easter Egg.

At the end of The Avengers, the Stark Tower was decimated, leaving only the “A” as a tease of what’s to come. There was also a brief scene where Stark is clearly seen working on an Avengers Tower. In Iron Man 3, Stark never visits New York as he’s plenty busy in California, Tennessee and Florida but that doesn’t mean the tower hasn’t been under construction. Speaking to /Film, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige told us the completed tower makes a brief cameo in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Read More »

Trivia: ‘The Avengers’ Almost Got an R Rating

Thor Coulson Avengers R Rating

To date, every single Marvel Cinematic Universe has been rated PG-13. That’s the sweet spot for big-budget four-quadrant tentpoles like these; a PG-13 lets a movie be edgy enough to attract the grown-ups but not so hardcore it keeps out kids. But as Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently revealed, getting that rating has been a trickier task for some films than others.

While the latest Marvel outing, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, easily made the PG-13 cut, Feige revealed that 2012′s The Avengers initially got an R rating from the MPAA. The filmmakers recut the movie and submitted it again — only to get another R rating. Hit the jump to find out which specific scene was the sticking point.

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