Even though X-Men started the modern comic book movie craze in 2000, and Iron Man pioneered the idea of a massive shared cinematic universe for superheroes, Blade deserves some credit for digging into Marvel Comics before both of them. The half-vampire, half-human character played by Wesley Snipes delivered some solid action and plenty of blood, and it still has some very passionate fans who were not very pleased when Marvel Studios announced Green Book star Mahershala Ali would be the new Blade.
Thankfully, Wesley Snipes has chimed in to tell all the Blade fans out there to “chillaaxx,” and he couldn’t be more supportive of the Marvel Cinematic Universe moving on with a new actor in the role. Read More »
During Saturday night’s Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con, actor Daniel Brühl hijacked The Falcon and the Winter Soldier presentation with a video interruption in which his character, the villainous Baron Zemo, revealed a new look – one that more closely resembled the look from the comics. That footage has not been released online, but today, Brühl shared a couple of screenshots from it, including one that shows Zemo’s famous mask. Check them out below. Read More »
During Marvel Studios’ Comic-Con panel this past weekend, producer Kevin Feige confirmed that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is still happening, though it won’t be included in Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But when Thor: Love and Thunder was announced on the Hall H stage, that left many fans wondering about the future of Thor.
At the end of Avengers: Endgame, Chris Hemsworth’s God of Thunder leaves New Asgard in Valkyrie’s capable hands and heads off with the Guardians for some space adventures (and presumably to find Gamora). But will Guardians Vol. 3 or Thor: Love and Thunder pick up that story?
Guardians Vol. 3 writer/director James Gunn is busy making The Suicide Squad over at WB/DC, but in a recent Instagram comment, he seemed to give an answer. See what he said below, and we’ll explore how either scenario could affect Thor’s potential storyline.
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The Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con revealed Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, unlike the previous phases, this one didn’t culminate with a big event movie like The Avengers. Kevin Feige explained why that’s the case not long after the panel concluded, and part of the reason might be to allow for a bigger lead-up to what’s coming in Phase 5.
Following the panel, Kevin Feige confirmed that Phase 5 is already planned as part of Marvel Studios’ previously teased five-year plan. And it sounds like that will end up leading to a very different iteration of The Avengers than we’ve seen before. Read More »
It was teased briefly in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but it finally happened on screen four years later in Avengers: Endgame: during a fight with Thanos, Captain America proved he was worthy enough to lift Mjolnir, Thor’s hammer. It was the type of fist-pumping moment that could generate cheers even from fans who hadn’t grown up reading Marvel Comics for their entire lives. A moment that, like Endgame itself, was an expertly-delivered payoff after years of laying ground work.
Now you can relive that scene in this Avengers: Endgame clip before the entire film makes its way to home video. Read More »
One of the best elements of Avengers: Endgame was the drastic change in Thor, the god of thunder. Traumatized by his failure at killing Thanos at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, Thor has gotten lost in beer and snacks. He’s severely overweight, panics at the drop of a hat, and always seems anxious (when he doesn’t seem drunk). Still, he has a confident swagger about him, even if that swagger has a drunken stumble in it.
Unfortunately, the merchandise has been few and far between for the Thor that Tony Stark refers to as Lebowski (inspired by Jeff Bridges as The Dude in The Big Lebowski). Sure, there have been a couple statues playing tribute to his more heroic-looking form, but we’ve yet to see a great collectible honoring this fraternity version of Thor. That changes today as Hasbro has revealed an Avengers Endgame Thor action figure in pajama pants, robe, hoodie and sunglasses. It’s probably the best Thor figure ever. Read More »
The Eternals will be the second and final film that Marvel Studios releases in 2020, and it’s also the second film of Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Following in the footsteps of Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel, the film will dig deeper into the cosmic side of the MCU than we’ve ever gone before. That’s because The Eternals are a group of immortals who have been around forever, and the Celestials who have tasked them with protecting Earth have been around even longer. And Marvel boss Kevin Feige says The Eternals movie will explore what they’ve been up to. But what about Fantastic Four and X-Men? What can we expect from their eventual arrival in the MCU? Find out Read More »
On the Hall H stage during the Marvel Studios panel last Saturday night, actress Tessa Thompson got a big cheer when she said that as the king of New Asgard, her character, Valkyrie, “needs to find her queen” in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder. That was confirmation that we’ll get to see deeper aspects of her life explored on screen in the new sequel, and specifically that the movie will address her bisexuality after a scene that alluded to it was cut from Thor: Ragnarok.
And Valkyrie isn’t the only LGBTQ Marvel Studios character on the horizon: Kevin Feige confirmed that more were on the way, and we won’t have to wait long to see them.
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Natalie Portman is playing a female Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder, and before anyone whines that she’s too scrawny to wield Mjolnir, the Oscar-winning actress has teased that she’ll be getting “jacked” for the role. The actress will make her triumphant return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe after not being prominently featured in a Marvel movie since 2013’s Thor: The Dark World, and a new report says that her deal to appear in this new sequel was signed six months ago. Read More »
There may be no one more controlled at handling press than Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. He’s a total pro who’s fully aware that every word he says is going to be pored over and dissected, so he would never do anything as brazen as trash another movie in public. But in a new interview, Feige did his version of that: by which I mean he – in a subtle, classy way – dissed the previous cinematic iterations of the Fantastic Four and promised that those characters would be taken care of in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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