(Superhero Bits is a collection of stories, updates, and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC, and more. For comic book movies, TV shows, merchandise, events, and whatever catches our eye, this is the place to find anything that falls through the cracks.)
In this edition of Superhero Bits:
- See an opening credits sequence for the TVA in the style of The Office
- James Gunn shuts down deniers of Bloodsport‘s attack on Superman
- Owen Wilson probably won’t say his signature line on Loki
- There’s somehow another clip from Batman: The Long Halloween Part One
- The Boys season 3 is getting three new superheroes who aren’t in the comics
- Find out how someone made a real metal arm inspired by The Winter Soldier
- All that and more!
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It’s hard to believe, but Sam Raimi hasn’t directed a movie since 2013’s Oz the Great and Powerful, a big box office hit that I’m sure most people completely forgot about. Thankfully, Raimi’s long drought will soon be over with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the sequel to 2016’s Doctor Strange. And not only will Multiverse of Madness signal Raimi’s return to superhero movies, it will also have the filmmaker returning to his horror roots.
In a recent interview, Multiverse of Madness co-writer Michael Waldron confirmed the sequel would have Raimi leaning heavily on horror, and that’s something worth getting excited about.
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Marvel’s new series Loki expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a complicated way by introducing the Time Variance Authority, an agency tasked with preserving the flow of time in what is known as “The Sacred Timeline.” Since the TVA is trying to prevent the creation of multiverses and a potential war between them, what place does this agency have in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness? Read More »
When working with secretive properties the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Wars, filmmakers quickly learn how to dodge questions from sites like/Film that are looking for any scrap of new information about the future of these franchises.
So we’d like to commend Loki head writer Michael Waldron on his freshman outing with Marvel Studios for being able to successfully sidestep and dodge any questions about a potential second season of Loki, how the series might impact Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and what he’s bringing to Kevin Feige‘s developing Star Wars movie. Read More »
Want to see the spectacularly cheesy music video tribute to Translucent from The Boys? Will you play the new Marvel Multiverse Role-Playing Game in 2022? Want to make some nachos inspired by The Incredible Hulk? What scene did Tom Holland pitch that Marvel turned down? Which Marvel director did Wyatt Russell call for guidance before joining The Falcon and The Winter Soldier? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Who is taking over Venom comics starting this fall? Is a Black Cat movie back in development at Sony Pictures? Did you know there are LEGO sets coming based on Marvel’s What If…? animated series? Which Marvel show will help kick off IMDB’s new trivia series? Want to listen to the score from We Can Be Heroes? What Easter egg won’t make the cut in Shazam! Fury of the Gods? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
We know that Benedict Cumberbatch‘s Doctor Strange almost made a cameo in WandaVision, the enormously successful Marvel series on Disney+ that marked the beginning of Marvel Studios’ expansion of its cinematic universe to TV. With that in mind, it seemed like an easy decision: connect WandaVision to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, in which Elizabeth Olsen‘s Wanda Maximoff is due to co-star, by having Cumberbatch appear at the end of WandaVision.
That obviously didn’t come to pass, but the idea had progressed far enough that WandaVision head writer Jac Schaeffer had a rough outline of what the scrapped WandaVision Doctor Strange cameo might have looked like
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Ready to see Billy Dee Williams become Two-Face in the Batman ’89 comic book sequel? Want to play as Deathstroke in Fortnite? Will Black Lightning return in The Flash for the show’s eighth season? Why is Kevin Smith mad about the Batgirl movie at HBO Max? Why did Scott Derrickson leave the Doctor Strange sequel? Who was up for the role of Zack Snyder‘s Batman if Ben Affleck passed? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Which star from the Arrowverse is directing the season finale for Superman & Lois? Will you pick up the big two-book release of The Story of Marvel Studios? When can you get a first look at the upcoming Injustice animated movie? Could a certain deceased character return in Shazam! Fury of the Gods? Which of James Gunn‘s previous collaborates wants to join Guardians of the Galaxy 3? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
When actress Tilda Swinton was cast as The Ancient One for 2016’s Doctor Strange, lots of people raised their eyebrows. In the pages of Marvel Comics, that character was drawn as Asian – but that depiction also leaned hard into horrifically racist stereotypes, so Marvel Studios and Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson decided to go in an entirely different direction and cast a white woman to play the role instead.
In advance of the company’s first Asian-led superhero film, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Marvel super-producer Kevin Feige now admits they made a mistake when casting that role.
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