Ben Mendelsohn has played his fair share of blockbuster baddies. From Rogue One, to Ready Player One, to the upcoming Robin Hood: Origins, to Captain Marvel— if there’s a buttoned up villain with salt-and-pepper hair, you can almost always expect him to have Ben Mendelsohn’s face.
Though that’s not entirely the case for Captain Marvel, which sees Mendelsohn donning layers of green facial prosthetics and a skin-tight leather get-up to play a Skrull leader. But even Marvel can’t resist putting Mendelsohn in a three-piece suit — the Captain Marvel Skrulls are shape-shifting aliens who take on the form of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents dismantling the government from the inside. It all sounds very sinister and devious, but Mendelsohn is here to defend the Skrulls. Because, as he so elegantly says, “It ain’t easy being green.”
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Reshoots are par for the course for any tentpole movie, and Avengers 4 is no exception. But as the Marvel film commences reshoots this fall, Avengers 4 star Mark Ruffalo revealed a surprising new approach for this comic book sequel.
Usually by the time reshoots roll around, the film is mostly complete. It’s a rough sketch of a movie, and the additional photography done during reshoots are necessary to smooth it out or fill in the gaps, but you’ve got a beginning, middle, and end. Any other alternative would spell trouble for the production, but that’s not the case here. It’s because Avengers 4 is a “living organism” that will keep getting tweaked and changed throughout reshoots, Ruffalo said.
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When I read that Samuel L. Jackson signed a nine-movie deal with Marvel Studios I remember doing a double take, but next year’s Captain Marvel will complete that cycle. Jackson’s still planning to return as the character at least one more time in Spider-Man: Far From Home, but first he’ll be digitally de-aged to head back to the 1990s for Captain Marvel.
In a new interview, the actor talks about the difference between young Nick Fury and the grizzled veteran we know today and the “attitude-changing moment” his character experiences in this film that sends him on the path to becoming the agent we know.
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Captain Marvel‘s titular hero is a new kind of superhero. Not just because Brie Larson‘s Carol Danvers is the first solo female hero of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But because she’s angry. And because she may not be fully human.
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It would hardly be considered a spoiler at this point given the scale and cultural impact, but if you aren’t caught up on the movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, consider this your only warning.
Avengers: Infinity War ended on a rather enormous cliffhanger, with half the Marvel heroes (along with half of all sentient life) dissipating into dust. The most impactful instance of an Avenger kicking it at Thanos’ hand was Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, whose death was drawn-out compared to his compatriots owing to Holland’s performance. “I don’t feel so good,” he winced, before collapsing into Iron Man’s arms; a memorable scene to be sure, but it’s also the perfect jumping-off point for this two-fold discussion.
On one hand, Holland is currently filming Spidey sequel Spider-Man: Far from Home, set to release just weeks after the next Avengers, so his death won’t really stick. On the other, Spider-Man is one of only two Marvel heroes (along with Evangeline Lily’s The Wasp) who hasn’t killed anyone. 20 entries in to the world’s preeminent movie franchise, these seem like points worth discussing.
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This week has already brought our first look at Captain Marvel, the next installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plenty of new details on the movie were revealed, but there’s one element of the movie that remains shrouded in mystery.
While Brie Larson is playing the titular superhero, an Air Force pilot named Carol Danvers who has left Earth to join a cosmic team called Starforce, it’s the character described as her mentor and the team’s leader we should be paying attention to. Jude Law plays the commander of Starforce, and for some reason, Marvel has declined to reveal the name of his character. What’s that about? Read More »
Hot on the heels of the first look at Brie Larson suited up as Captain Marvel, the most powerful superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we have a whole batch of new photos from the Marvel Studios production.
Captain Marvel follows an Air Force pilot named Carol Danvers who has turned space cop in an elite unit called Starforce on the Kree planet of Hala. They’re described as the SEAL Team Six of space, which would explain why we see them confronting Kree radical Ronan the Accuser in a new image. However, you Guardians of the Galaxy fans out there might raise your eyebrow at one of the team members on Starforce. Check out all the new Captain Marvel photos below. Read More »
When Marvel’s Iron Fist series debuted on Netflix, it was quickly regarded as the worst of the comic book shows on the subscription streaming service. Lined up alongside the likes of Daredevil, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, the mystical superhero just fell flat.
Thankfully, the producers and writers have learned lessons from that misstep, and they’ve improved in the second season of Iron Fist, at least according to critics who have screen the first six episodes. But is improvement over the first season enough? Find out what critics are saying in their Iron Fist season 2 reviews below. Read More »
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Ever since the post-credits scene for Avengers: Infinity War put out the call to Captain Marvel to come save the day in the aftermath of the mighty snap of Thanos, fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been waiting for their first official look at the movie slated to arrive next March. That time has come.
The first Captain Marvel photo has surfaced online, showing Brie Larson (Room) in the titular superhero role as Air Force pilot Carol Danvers, who becomes endowed with super powers and finds herself in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Oh, and don’t forget: this movie takes place back in the 1990s, long before The Avengers ever came together to save Earth from another band of aliens. Read More »
The fate of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 remains up in the air, but if and when the Marvel sequel happens, a new actor might have to step in and play Drax. Dave Bautista has once again commented that he’s not really interested in being part of the Guardians 3 cast in the wake of James Gunn‘s firing.
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