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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 »

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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

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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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Spider-man musical

How much longer do you have to see Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark? Has DC started to trademark Nightwing stuff tied to Batman vs. Superman? Will The Amazing Spider-Man 2 have an Electro-centric subtitle? Just how expensive was X-Men: Days of Future Past? Want to read a detailed article about the VFX in Thor: The Dark World? What’s happening with Peggy Carter in Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Is a superhero film now the highest grossing Bollywood movie of all time? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Avengers Academy

This edition of Theme Park Bits has full of franchises: Harry Potter, The Avengers, Wizard of Oz and more. Below, read about the following:

  • Harry Potter‘s Hogwarts Express has been delivered to Universal Studios Orlando.
  • Thor: Treasures of Asgard opens at Disneyland on Friday
  • Marvel’s Avengers Academy is now open on the Disney Magic Cruise.
  • Check out images from a Wizard of Oz theme park that almost got built in the Nineties.
  • Watch a short film based on the Haunted Mansion

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Loki and Thor (header size)

One of the many fun things about a new Marvel movie being released is an opportunity to see the older ones on the big screen again. For the release of The Avengers and Iron Man 3, Marvel organized theatrical marathons of the films leading up to the new movie, and the plan is  no different for this coming November 7. That’s when AMC Theaters will host screenings of Thor, The Avengers, and end with Thor: The Dark World hours before it opens. Read More »

Avengers Star Wars Hot Toys

This might be the coolest image ever. A Reddit user took his completed Hot Toys collectibles of Marvel’s The Avengers and dressed them up as Star Wars characters. A very, very expensive game of dress up. Now this is a Disney movie I’d pay a lot of money to see. Click above to enlarge the image. [Reddit]

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