Which superheroes would Stan Lee most like to have dinner with? Why does author Jonathan Letham call the superhero movie arena “one of the least satisfying film genres” he’s encountered? How is X-Men making a big comeback to comic book shelves next year? Did Logan or Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 dominated social media buzz last week? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
In the next few years, the two most anticipated comic book movies on the docket seem to be The Avengers: Infinity War and The Avengers 4. Certainly Justice League is near the top of the list as well, but there has been so much of a bigger lead-up to these sequels in the Marvel cinematic universe that the anticipation is that much higher. Now Kevin Feige might be teasing another reason that this Marvel movie could be the most exciting one yet.
In a recent interview with Kevin Feige, making the rounds in anticipation of the arrival of Doctor Strange, discussion turned to The Avengers: Infinity War and The Avengers: Untitled. In addition to reiterating why the titles of the movie changed so that they’re not each one part of the same story, there may be the vaguest of hints that we’ll see The Defenders in The Avengers sequels in the works. Read More »
It’s been over a week since Marvel’s latest series hit Netflix in the form of Luke Cage. Originally Iron Fist was supposed to be the next superhero in the series line-up leading to The Defenders, but after Mike Colter proved to be popular with audiences after his introduction in Jessica Jones, the folks at Marvel decided to shift their plans and give the Hero for Hire his due diligence.
Reviews have been mostly positive on the show, though it’s not perfect. Of course, none of the Marvel shows are, though they do appear to be hitting their mark for the most part. But what if Luke Cage was something different entirely? No, we don’t mean what Quentin Tarantino wanted to do with the characters in a movie he considered making in the 90s. But what if Luke Cage took inspiration from another popular show from that decade. What if Luke Cage was more like Family Matters? Read More »
Want to see more concept art of Ant-Man when he was considered for Team Iron Man? Are you ready to see the Justice Society of America assembled in a new photo from DC’s Legends of Tomorrow? Have you seen how much training Olivia Munn did for X-Men: Apocalypse? How does Luke Cage tie into The Avengers? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Want to see a live performance of the Luke Cage score? Which of Mark Millar‘s comics may be getting a TV series adaptation? Was Agent Coulson added to Thor because Samuel L. Jackson declined to appear as Nick Fury? Which of The Avengers would Joss Whedon vote for as president? Who is the special guest appearing on the 100th episode of Arrow? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Despite the fact that most of The Avengers went head-to-head in Captain America: Civil War, not one of them died. Sure, War Machine (aka James Rhodes) walked away with a bit of a physical impairment, but that’s about as bad as it got for our heroes. However, directors Anthony & Joe Russo confirm that they once talked about killing off various characters in the sequel, including Captain America himself.
Find out why no Avengers died in Captain America Civil War after the jump. Read More »
Want to see Ghost Rider in action from his debut on last night’s Agents of SHIELD? Who are fans petitioning to have play Red Hood in the DC Extended Universe? Will Kingpin ever return to Daredevil in the Marvel cinematic universe? Want to see what Sofia Vergara looks like as Wonder Woman? Did you hear Joss Whedon is back on Twitter? Why does Whataburger have an issue with Wonder Woman? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
The latest episode of Tony Zhou‘s fantastic video essay series Every Frame a Painting takes a look at one of Marvel Studios’ biggest problems. While Marvel gets a lot of things right that others don’t, one aspect consistently criticised of their films is the lack of iconic theme music. But why hasn’t Marvel been able to produce a movie with a theme song that you can remember? Watch the video now after the jump.
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Production on The Avengers: Infinity War won’t officially begin until November. However, directors Anthony & Joe Russo are already busy at work on pre-production. And to prove that they’re busy preparing to shoot the sequel (which is no longer the first chapter of a two-part sequel), they’ve posted a photo from the set to show their rehearsal time with Josh Brolin as the Mad Titan known as Thanos.
Check out The Avengers Infinity War set photo after the jump. Read More »
Why does it seem like DC movies get trashed more than Marvel movies? Speaking of which, did you hear the harsh words Mel Gibson had for Batman v Superman? Want to watch a deleted scene featuring Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse? Anyone out there hoping to get the only season of Constantine on Blu-ray or DVD? Which DC TV series star wants to compete on American Ninja Warrior? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »