The Russo Brothers are one of the biggest surprises in blockbuster action filmmaking in the last decade — a very smart find by Marvel head Kevin Feige. I remember seeing their film Welcome to Collingwood at the Boston Film Festival in 2002 and thinking that they had had a promising career as comedy filmmakers ahead of them. I was wrong, they instead ended up in television. I don’t think that even the biggest fans of their work on television shows like Arrested Development and their paintball episodes of Community could have expected their ascension as some of the smartest blockbuster action filmmakers today.
Darren Foley at Must See Films has published a good video essay on how the Russo Brothers direct action. Watch it now after the jump.
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What villains might we see in the third season of Gotham? Will you take Geoff Johns up on his moneyback offer if you don’t like DC Comics Rebirth #1? Which Black Panther characters might we see in the movie according to a rumored casting call? Why does Jennifer Lawrence‘s nephew not consider her a real X-Man. All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
How can you get free comics when you buy your Captain America: Civil War ticket? Why does Tony Stark recruit Spider-Man for Team Iron Man? How did Anthony & Joe Russo react to the Honest Trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. What did David Ayer and Margot Robbie have to say about Harley Quinn‘s revealing Suicide Squad wardrobe? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
If you haven’t seen Ant-Man yet, we won’t spoil the fun credits scenes in this opening paragraph if you just haven’t had time to make it to the theater and want to go in blind.
But just beware that some new chatter from Sebastian Stan has surfaced about the second credits scene that ties into Captain America: Civil War, and we’re going to get into some spoiler territory below. You’ve been warned.
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Ant-Man wouldn’t be a Marvel movie if it didn’t contain a bunch of fun easter eggs and references to comic book creators, storylines and side characters. We’ve chronicled many of the references and hidden details in previous Marvel movies (like this in-depth dissection of Guardians of the Galaxy’s many easter eggs), and now its time to take a look at Peyton Reed‘s Ant-Man. After the jump you will find over 20 easter eggs for the latest Marvel superhero movie starring Paul Rudd.
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Posted on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 by Angie Han
Marvel loves burying Easter eggs in their movies. Sometimes they turn out to be set-up for future films, but often they’re just fun little gags. Falling into the latter category is this genius Star Wars reference, which has managed to make it into every single Phase Two film. Find out what the Marvel Phase Two Star Wars Easter egg is after the jump.
Be warned that spoilers lie ahead for Marvel Phase Two, including minor implied spoilers for Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man.
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The film that most directly influences May’s Avengers: Age of Ultron is Captain America: The Winter Soldier. In that film, the group known as S.H.I.E.L.D. falls when its revealed that they’ve long been infiltrated by the evil group, Hydra. At the end of that movie, S.H.I.E.L.D is almost totally gone and in the new movie, it’s The Avengers who are protecting the world.
Of course, we know S.H.I.E.L.D. isn’t totally gone because there’s a TV show, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, that’s still going on. In the show’s first season, we saw how the events of The Winter Soldier directly influenced and changed the show and in Tuesday’s episode, One Door Closes, we’ll see more of what happened on that day. The show flashs back to “The Day S.H.I.E.L.D Fell” to show what Bobbi (Adrianne Palicki) was doing that day along with Mack (Henry Simmons) and even Agent Robert Gonzales (Edward James Olmos), who kept S.H.I.E.L.D. together after the attacks.
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There are many questions surrounding the 2016 film, Captain America: Civil War, and slowly they’re being answered. We already know the basics: Film one of Phase Three will come from the same writers and directors of The Winter Soldier, and most of the cast will be back, with new additions Robert Downey Jr. and Chadwick Boseman as Iron Man and Black Panther. The crux of the film will be a disagreement between Iron Man and Cap (Chris Evans) but there will be other foes as well, primarily Crossbones, played by Frank Grillo.
We recently learned that the film would be similar in tone to The Winter Soldier and Peggy Carter might play a small role too. But what about the rest of The Avengers, especially those who don’t have their own solo films in Phase Three? Well, directors Joe and Anthony Russo recently did an interview and confirmed at least one of them will appear in Civil War. Scarlett Johansson will reprise her role as Black Widow come May 6, 2016. Read the Black Widow Civil War news below. Read More »
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As the 2014 year has officially come to an end, I thought it would be nice to take a look at the highest grossing movies of 2014. How many of the top 10 grossing films had a superhero character? The answer is six. How many films in the top 30 grossing are not based on an existing property (adaptation, remake, reboot…etc) or a sequel? Only four! Hit the jump and you can find the top 50 grossing films of the year.
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When done correctly, you never even think of the power of digital effects. You sit down, you watch a movie, and you let the story wash over you. You never once think about the crazy amount of work that went into it. When you finally do step back and look at the incredible work and detail put into every single frame of every movie you watch, it’s staggering.
Part of the reason we can eventually appreciate the work of digital effects are videos like the one below. It’s a short sizzle reel of just some of Industrial Light and Magic‘s (ILM) work on The Russo Brothers’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Check out the Captain America Winter Soldier visual effects video below. Read More »