Doctor Strange 8-Bit Cinema

Who should play Cable in the Deadpool sequel? Will the Watchmen be part of the line-up of characters for Injustice 2? Is there a Marvel vs Capcom 4 video game announcement coming soon? Which superhero received write-in votes for President of the United States? Does John Cena have a cameo in Thor: Ragnarok? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Marvel Stickers 100% Soft

Want to start sending your friends some Marvel stickers designed by 100% Soft in iMessage? When does Justice League Action premiere on Cartoon Network? Want to see footage of Cate Blanchett‘s stunt double flipping around on the Thor: Ragnarok set? Will Jason Mewes have a cameo in the second episode of The Flash directed by Kevin Smith? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Marvel Movies Look Ugly

Even if you’re not the biggest fan of superhero movies, you can’t deny that Marvel Studios has executed their plan to build a cinematic universe containing their comic book characters rather skillfully. Every single movie they release is a hit, even if some of them aren’t critically received very well.

But no matter how good each Marvel Studios movie is, they each have their problems, and many of them share some common issues such as weak villains and non-important female characters existing only assist the major male superheroes. But a new video essay calls attention to what the creator sees as another problem shared by most Marvel movies: they look ugly.

Find out why they think Marvel movies look ugly after the jump. Read More »

Thor Ragnarok Sets Up Avengers Infinity War

Every single year from here to the end of time will have Marvel movies for fans to look forward to. However, the stakes have been rising ever since Thanos was first teased in a credits scene from The Avengers, followed by the gradual introduction of various Infinity Stones and the golden gauntlet that can turn whoever is wielding them into an unstoppable force.

Fans have assumed that the standalone franchises leading up to Avengers: Infinity War (and Avengers 4) will all have some kind of set up for the next assembly of all of Marvel’s superheroes, but it sounds like the most overt one yet may come from Thor: Ragnarok. A new rumor pegs a certain element of the sequel that could have a major influence on what happens in The Avengers: Infinity War.

But once we reach this culmination of all the Marvel movies that came before it, Kevin Feige says they’re probably going to pull the reins in a bit with regards to the large scale action. Find out more about how Thor Ragnarok sets up The Avengers Infinity War after the jump, but beware of spoilers. Read More »

Marvel Cinematic Universe Ranked

In less than a decade, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has gone from an ambitious pipe dream to an inescapable box-office juggernaut. Now, as Doctor Strange kicks off the first major new sub-franchise of Phase Three, we wanted to take a look back at the fourteen films released so far. Which soared? Which fell flat on their faces? After the jump, get our rundown of all fourteen films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe ranked.

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Doctor Strange 100% Soft Poster

What is Doug Liman doing to make sure Justice League Dark isn’t like every other superhero movie? How can you get your hands on the Doctor Strange poster teased above? Want to see concept art of Vision taking out Iron Man in Captain America: Civil War? Who will be providing the score for Netflix’s Iron Fist? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Thor in Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Yesterday was the last day of production on Thor: Ragnarok, and now begins over a year of post-production on the Marvel sequel directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows, Hunt for the Wilderpeople). A surprise video from the set of the movie down in Australia offered a glimpse of some interesting tidbits, as well as confirmation of a Planet Hulk character being involved. The set video didn’t show Chris Hemsworth in his full Thor garb, but the actor has followed up with a post on Instagram that reveals a costume that is much more simple than his previous wardrobe.

Check out the Thor Ragnarok set photo after the jump. Read More »

Planet Hulk Character in Thor Ragnarok

Last night if you happened to be on Facebook at the right time, there was a surprise live broadcast from behind the scenes of Thor: Ragnarok down in Brisbane, Australia. In fact, it was the final day of production, and Taika Waititi wanted to show fans around the little outdoor studio location they were shooting on that day with franchise star Chris Hemsworth present and new co-star Tessa Thompson (with Valkyrie war paint on her face) on hand as well.

While not much was revealed about Thor: Ragnarok, there were some interesting little details to be noted about the set, which looks like some kind of space junkyard that wouldn’t feel out of place in Guardians of the Galaxy, and some of the extras spotted. But in a very quick moment, Waititi revealed that we’ll see a certain Planet Hulk character in Thor Ragnarok. Read More »

Doctor Strange LEGO Teaser Poster

Who are the 50 best villains from the DC Comics TV series? What’s the one thing Thor screenwriter Ashley Miller wishes he could change from the first movie? Did you see the ice sculpture Hugh Jackman showed off to Ryan Reynolds for the Deadpool star’s birthday? How much longer is Thor: Ragnarok shooting? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Thor Ragnarok tone

It wasn’t the splashiest surprise at this year’s Marvel Comic-Con panel, but the new Thor: Ragnarok logo definitely got some fans talking. As our own Ethan Anderton put it at the time, it looked “very similar to the old logo for the Masters of the Universe cartoon and toy line.” It certainly stood in sharp contrast to the more traditional-looking logos of Thor movies past.

Well, it turns out the retro vibe is very much intentional. In a Reddit AMA, director Taika Waititi described Thor: Ragnarok as “’70s/’80s sci-fi fantasy,” and teased that it might just be “the most ‘out there’ of all the Marvel movies.” In addition, he admitted he tries to ignore the other Thor films, swore up and down that he knows nothing about the rest of Marvel’s future plans, and promised Mark Ruffalo‘s Bruce Banner would steal the show.  Read More »