Anyone following the continuity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe may be a little surprised when they tune into WandaVision. In that show, Paul Bettany‘s Vision is, totally alive and not a grey, lifeless corpse. Which is the opposite of how we left him in Avengers: Infinity War, the last appearance that Bettany would make on the big screen as the superhero android. But following the premiere of WandaVision, Bettany revealed that there was originally an Avengers: Endgame post-credits sequence that would bridge the gap between the MCU and Marvel’s first foray into television.
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Would you like to see Batwoman crossover with Black Lightning? When is Ta-Nehisi Coates ending his run with Black Panther? Is Tom Holland’s brother making a little appearance in Spider-Man 3? Want to watch Alex Ross paint Wolverine? Care to take a glimpse at the costume creation for WandaVision? Is The Riddler getting his own Mountain Dew for The Batman? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
It’s safe to say that Ben Affleck, an Oscar-winning polymath who’s worked as a director/actor/writer/producer, knows a thing or two about producing movies. And during a recent roundtable discussion, he had some strong praise for fellow film producer Kevin Feige, calling him the “greatest” and “most successful producer who’s ever lived.” Read More »
The Boys has never shied away from bloodspatter and gore, but how will it deal with the raunchiest storyline to come out of Gareth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s comics series? By diving into it head-on, with a whole episode titled after the infamous (and pretty self-explanatory) storyline, “Herogasm.”
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Now that all the original shows created for the DC Universe service are heading to HBO Max, the subscription service will officially be rebranded on January 21 as DC Universe Infinite. Returning to DC Comics roots, the platform will revert to being a subscription for digital comics, featuring the largest collection of DC Comics titles anywhere, including selections from Vertigo, DC Black Label, and the recently revived Milestone Media. Read More »
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Two episodes of WandaVision are out now on Disney+, with seven more on the way before Marvel Studios’ first proper foray into television wraps up. But even two episodes in, it’s safe to say Wanda and Vision’s life of domestic bliss has issues. For one, it appears to be some kind of fantasy based around sitcom episodes. For another, one of the participants had his forehead crushed by Thanos and is supposed to be very dead. And to add a third thing, neither Wanda nor Vision seem to be themselves on the show. Vision was never meant to slave away in a generic office and the Sokovian Wanda Maximoff is a far cry from an American-as-Apple-Pie housewife.
But Wanda and Vision’s courtship has always been weird. This is true in the comics (leading to extremely depressing rabbit holes for both of them), but it is also true in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as the following clip from Captain America: Civil War reminds us…
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Thor: Love and Thunder may be spreading the, ahem, love to potential new cast members.
Karen Gillan, who starred as reformed assassin Nebula in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies and Avengers: Endgame, and Matt Damon, who previously had a cameo role in Thor: Ragnarok, are reportedly joining the Thor: Love and Thunder cast, as both stars were revealed to have touched down in Sydney, Australia, were the Marvel Studios sequel is filming.
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Even though it was geared towards kids in the mid-90s, Batman: The Animated Series is still considered to be one of the definitive adaptations of The Dark Knight. Created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, the series made full use of Batman’s extensive rogues galley and wasn’t afraid to get a little dark and gritty on Saturday mornings. But how did this incredible animated series come together? You can find out in the documentary The Heart of Batman: The Story of Batman: The Animated Series, available for free on YouTube right now. Read More »
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Marvel debuted the first two episodes of their new Disney+ series WandaVision this past weekend. The series finds Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) living a literal sitcom marriage in the style of classic TV shows like The Dick Van Dyke Show and Bewitched. Director Matt Shakman perfectly captured the style of those vintage programs, right down to the practical visual effects and the black and white cinematography, and he got some guidance from the perfect resource.
Matt Shakman previously mentioned that he met with Dick Van Dyke to get a better vibe of the making of classic television so many decades ago. Now he’s opened up a little bit more about the meeting, which took place at Club 33, the exclusive private club located within Disneyland above the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. Not only is it nice to hear that Dick Van Dyke was kind and helpful, but he seems to know little to nothing about the movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read More »
HBO Max’s upcoming Peacemaker series seemed to come out of nowhere — all of a sudden, John Cena was going to star in a limited series spin-off of James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad, reprising his character in a movie that hadn’t even come out yet. And in a sense, the whole thing — which was announced and put in development in the span of weeks — was all unplanned, according to Gunn.
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