In the 11 years since it launched itself onto the scene and changed Hollywood as we know it, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has gone through major changes, with some elements and characters from early films left to the dust. But as we move into a greater unknown Phase of the MCU, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige hints that we may see some familiar villains crop up again. That includes one villain who many fans feel never got his fair shake: The Mandarin.
After a fraudulent version was introduced in Iron Man 3, fans have been clamoring for the real Mandarin to show his face in the MCU. And Feige has confirmed that this will happen — at some point in the future.
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On first watch, this latest clip from Drew Pearce‘s Marvel One Shot: All Hail The King, is just a funny gimmick. It shows how Trevor Slattery (Ben Kingsley) is completely adored in prison. But the real stuff is all in the details. First of all, this is Seagate Prison, which is the prison in which Luke Cage is confined, and from which he eventually breaks out. Second of all, another prisoner has a mysterious tattoo that ties into another Iron Man storyline. Does this one minute clip of the short, which will be out in its entirety next Tuesday on the Thor: The Dark World Blu-ray, set up something huge? Check it out below. Read More »
Did Ben Kingsley confirm his mystery Marvel one-shot? Is Batman vs. Superman secretly filming? Want to read a scene description from X-Men: Days of Future Past? How did one teen become a member of the Justice League? When can you ask Zack Snyder questions about Man of Steel? Does DC have to make a decision about integration between TV and movies? Want to see a gag reel from R.I.P.D.? Can you rewatch the original Thor in under two minutes? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Last week, Ben Kingsley got the attention of Marvel fans everywhere when he revealed he’d filmed a “secret project” for the studio. Kingsley had seemingly finished his role as the Mandarin in Iron Man 3, but this new information brought up a plethora of possibilities regarding the character. Studio President Kevin Feige wouldn’t comment on the quote, but basically acknowledged Kingsley had filmed something.
Well now, the Marvel masters at Latino-Review claim to have information on the “secret project.” First of all, it’s a One-Shot. That’s the non-spoiler. For more spoiler-filled information that’ll make your head spin, read below. Read More »
A day Ender’s Game fans never thought would happen has arrived. The first teaser trailer for the film adaptation of Orson Scott Card‘s landmark sci-fi novel is finally here.
For years, Hollywood told fans the age of the characters and the complicated action sequences made the story unfilmable. Enter director Gavin Hood who, along with producers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and others, willed the film to the big screen. They cast Asa Butterfield (Hugo) as the title character, a young man who is recruited to go into space and train as a military leader whose destiny is to save the world. Harrison Ford plays his gruff mentor and the rest of the cast is filled out with Oscar-calibur talent like Hailee Steinfeld, Sir Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis and Abigail Breslin.
Ender’s Game opens November 1 and, below you can see just how Hood’s vision came together. Read More »