How were comic books used in Australia to smuggle in some drugs? Who is voicing the Avengers in the upcoming video game from Square Enix? Would you like to see Keanu Reeves as Namor the Sub-Mariner? How did Chris Hemsworth help Tom Holland land the Spider-Man role? Is the X-Men franchise more of a success or a failure now that it has come to an end? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
What Fantastic Four addition is being teased for Spider-Man PS4? What secret lies in the episode titles for Young Justice: Outsiders? What can we expect from the Captain Marvel soundtrack? Are you ready for a double feature of Death of Superman and Reign of the Supermen? When is the tribute to Stan Lee taking place in Los Angeles? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
What’s the one problem with the Batman: The Animated Series Blu-ray box set? Who is directing the pilot for DC Universe’s Swamp Thing series? What milestone did Incredibles 2 reach at the box office? Wouldn’t it be great to see a Batman Beyond movie with Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne? Who is the latest MCU character spotted on the set of Spider-Man: Far From Home? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
What was Grant Gustin‘s reaction to Stewie Griffin’s crush on him on Family Guy? Is Colossus punching Juggernaut in a new Deadpool 2 TV spot? Why is seven minutes of Avengers: Infinity War being cut in Indonesia? Does a Japan promo for Avengers: Infinity War confirm Ant-Man appears in the movie? Want to see Adam West as Batman give traffic safety advice to kids? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Not too long ago, we heard about a Kitty Pryde movie in the works, focusing on the X-Men character previously played by Ellen Page in both X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: Days of Future Past. Comic writer Brian Michael Bendis was hired to script the project and Deadpool director Tim Miller was ready to get behind the camera. Apparently, that project is still moving forward, even as Fox prepares to be acquired by Disney. And that’s not the only spin-off project being worked on by a Marvel Comics writer.
20th Century Fox has been covertly developing a Silver Surfer movie, based on the Marvel Comics character previously seen on the big screen in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Even more interesting is that acclaimed comic creator Brian K. Vaughan is writing the hopeful movie. Read More »
How will Kilgrave return in the second season of Jessica Jones? How insane is the story for Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite? What does The Defenders have on Rotten Tomatoes? Is the Captain Marvel script starting over from scratch? Which Marvel character does Stan Lee want to see get their own movie? What’s in store for Young Justice season three? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
I attended a Q&A with Marvel head Kevin Feige last night which you can read about elsewhere on the site (Infinity Stones/Infinity War and the future of the Marvel Universe). One quote in particular no one seems to be focusing on is something Feige said when answering my question about how they can insert a character like Spider-Man into the long-term arc leading to Infinity War, which has clearly already been plotted far in advance.
His answer contained a little nugget of information: Marvel has contingency story plans in the far-off case the company is able to get back the movie character rights for some of the properties they don’t currently control. As you know, this currently stands at the X-Men and Fantastic Four universes, which includes Wolverine, Silver Surfer, Deadpool, Cable and others. Find out exactly what Feige said about the Marvel contingency plans, after the jump.
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Beatles music in a Marvel movie. It sounds like a weird fanboy fantasy. Back in the early 1980s, however, it was actually a possibility. A producer was developing a Silver Surfer film in the early Eighties — as a cosmic rock opera. He sent Sir Paul McCartney some concept art to see if he was interested in writing music for the film. McCartney’s management replied that they were interested but, of course, nothing came of it.
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UPDATE: Since publishing this, /Film reader Eneko Ruiz pointed me to Straczynski’s own site, where an email he reprints (from Oct 24) suggests that he’s not actively working on Silver Surfer. JMS writes: “My guess is that since my draft was closely tied into FF2, which is ancient now, they’ve struck off in a different direction.” Original article follows, but I deleted ‘Still on Silver Surfer’ from the original title of this piece.
The game Shattered Union only came out in 2005, but I doubt too many people remember it. The PC and Xbox turn-based strategy title speculated on a political future in which the US sees states seceding from the Union after the second-term retention of the most unpopular president in the nation’s history. Now Jerry Bruckheimer is setting a film version up at Disney, and has tapped J. Michael Straczynski to write. Read More »