Marvel Studios has become such a moneymaking juggernaut that it is able to bring a diverse approach to casting. Look at some of the great names that have decorated Marvel movies in the past couple years: Stanley Tucci, Idris Elba, Hugo Weaving, and Tommy Lee Jones are just a few. The studio is pulling in other talents, too, and is drawing from the world of comedy to populate some of its second wave films. Chris Pratt of Parks and Rec is in Guardians of the Galaxy, and Kat Dennings returns for Thor: The Dark World.
Also appearing in Thor 2 will be an actor who cut his teeth on British comedy shows before appearing in one of the biggest US comedies of the past few years. Sounds like his Thor appearance will be a cameo only, and to spare those who don’t want spoilers, we’ve got the details below the break. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, March 4th, 2013 by Angie Han
Despite the presence of characters like Thor and Loki, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has mostly been grounded in an Earthbound reality. But Phase Two seems to be taking a more otherworldly bent, with Thor: The Dark World and Guardians of the Galaxy on the table.
We’ve already seen how Marvel Studios does Asgard thanks to the first Thor, but Guardians promises to take us into a whole new corner of the MCU. According to studio head Kevin Feige, Guardians will be set “95% in space.” And yes, that means we won’t see much of the Avengers out there. Hit the jump to read his comments.
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Want to see an image from the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past? Does Robert Downey Jr. hint at cameos in Iron Man 3? Which medium is Man of Steel merchandise going to focus on? Where is The Amazing Spider-Man 2 filming and how can you be a part of it? What went wrong with Elektra? Which movie has more action, The Dark Knight or Man of Steel? When can you get new DLC for the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World video game? Is Harry Osborn going to be Green Goblin in The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Monday, January 28th, 2013 by Angie Han
Over a decade after it kicked into gear with X-Men and Spider-Man, the superhero movie trend shows no signs of flagging. Costumed heroes will keep going strong in 2013 with several more high-profile releases, including Man of Steel, Kick-Ass 2, The Wolverine, and Thor: The Dark World. While we’ve haven’t seen trailers for most of them so far (Man of Steel excepted) the latest issue of Empire Magazine offers a little taste of each movie with some new images.
Check them out after the jump.
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When people talk about 3D movies, the debate is typically oriented around the divide between native 3D and 3D post-conversion. Native 3D is believed to be better, but conversion gives the filmmakers more options on set. The problem is that conversion can be a more complicated, time consuming process. If done poorly, it can really be distracting and awful.
As if that wasn’t complicated enough, Disney is leading the charge against a new legal action which could leave them open to lawsuits for future 3D conversions. The patent for 3D conversion was secured by a company named In-Three, which was then bought by Digital Domain, a company founded by James Cameron in 1993. Digital Domain declared bankruptcy last year, and many of its assets were sold to Galloping Horse America and Reliance MediaWorks.
That sale didn’t cover all of Digital Domain’s debts, however, and Digital Domain now hopes to sell that 3D conversion tech, which remains among its most valuable assets. So the keys to that 3D conversion tech could now land in new hands.
Disney believes, if certain measures aren’t taken, the new owners could sue them any time they attempt to do a 3D conversion, which might mean that some 3D conversions would have to stop — 3D conversions such as ones that are in the works on movies like Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World and potentially many others. Read some more details below. Read More »
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