What would Guardians of the Galaxy have been like if James Gunn wasn’t involved? Filmmakers like Peyton Reed (Ant-Man) and Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Captain Marvel) were vying for that directing gig at the time, but there’s another filmmaker who was also in contention that we didn’t know about until now: Colin Trevorrow, the director of Jurassic World.
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What role does Kevin Garnett want to play in Mahershala Ali‘s Blade movie? How many Hulks has Bruce Banner been in Marvel Comics history? Want a quick glimpse of Brenton Thwaites as Nightwing in the second season of Titans? Is Chris Hemsworth still the main character in Thor: Love & Thunder? How did a Marvel fan create a real working pair of EDITH sunglasses? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
All the buzz on Joker since the film premiered at the Venice Film Festival has been praising director Todd Phillips and star Joaquin Phoenix for crafting a movie that digs deeper and goes darker than any other comic book adaptation that came before it. At the very least, DC Comics has never produced a movie that tackles one of their major signature characters in such an unsettling fashion.
We were on hand during a Q&A following an early screening of Joker and Todd Phillips discussed his approach to making a comic book movie different than what audiences have become accustomed to seeing.
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We’re still weeks away from the wide release of Todd Phillips‘ Joker, but the world already has Joker fever. The movie has racked up positive reviews at international film festivals and sparked some controversy about its messaging, but let’s put all that aside for the moment and concentrate on the look of the film.
At a recent Q&A attended by /Film’s Peter Sciretta, Phillips explained why he never assigned a specific date for the movie’s setting and how Martin Scorsese‘s 1982 film The King of Comedy served as a huge inspiration.
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/Film’s Peter Sciretta recently attended a Joker Q&A with director Todd Phillips and star Joaquin Phoenix, who revealed lots of insight into how far they went into the Joker’s psyche, creating their version of the character’s memorable laugh by researching real-world traumas, and imbuing the Joker with a physical musicality. Despite the film’s grim and gritty tone, it sounds like they both had a total blast making this movie. Read their quotes below.
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Joaquin Phoenix has spent the last few years in indie films, which made his attachment to Joker, a big, dark comic book movie from Warner Bros., a bit surprising. And it sounds like Phoenix was just as surprised himself.
Our own Peter Sciretta attended a recent Q&A with Phoenix and director Todd Phillips following an early screening of the film and the two talked about the non-traditional way the actor finally joined the project.
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The primary cast of Black Widow has been completely revealed since the movie has been shooting for a few months now. However, it seems like there’s one piece of casting information that has been kept under wraps, but it surfaced amidst news of the 45th Saturn Awards winners over the weekend, where Avengers: Endgame took home six trophies. But to discuss this particular addition to the Black Widow cast, we have to dive into spoilers, so walk away if you don’t want to know. Read More »
This past weekend, pop culture art collectors descended upon Austin, Texas for the fifth edition of MondoCon, a convention dedicated solely to original artwork created for movies, television, video games and more. One of the most coveted new prints to come out of the convention was revealed at a special screening of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Thankfully, even though the special edition of the new print by Martin Ansin handed out at the screening is sold out and will cost you a significant upcharge in the secondhand market, there’s a timed edition available for order now. Read More »
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Last night, Kevin Feige was given the Stan Lee World Builder Award at the 2019 Saturn Awards, honoring the best in sci-fi, fantasy and horror. Feige wasn’t on-hand to accept the award in-person, but he did send along a heartfelt thank you, and he included a special surprise for everyone in attendance and tuning in online.
During his acceptance speech, Kevin Feige announced that there will be a box set released later this year that contains all 23 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that make up what is now called The Infinity Saga. That might not sound like a big deal since all of those movies are available on home video, but this box set will sweeten the collection with deleted scenes and other footage that has been locked up in Marvel’s vault. To tease the kind of footage he’s talking about, Feige introduced an alternate, never-before-seen alternate credits scene for Iron Man, which references Spider-Man, Hulk and X-Men. Watch it below. Read More »
Was the Marvel and DC Comics crossover from a long time ago considered canon? What Batman story is Frank Miller telling next? Was Leonardo DiCaprio ever actually considered to play Joker? Where will production for The Suicide Squad take place? How old was Captain America at the end of Avengers: Endgame? Is James Gunn done with Guardians of the Galaxy after Vol. 3? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »