Want to see what Disney cast members will be dressed like at Avengers Campus in Disneyland? Ready for a Native American version of Captain America? Will The Suicide Squad have any credits scenes? Why was Zack Snyder worried he’d be sued by Warner Bros. for Justice League? How did dumb luck make a fight scene in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier look better? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
How is YouTube keeping the legacy of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark alive? How long are issues of Non-Stop Spider-Man getting delayed? Ready to see a Marvel-themed animated short from The Simpsons? How would Tom Welling like to return to the role of Superman? What are the working titles for Ant-Man and The Wasp and The Marvels? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
If you want to track the evolution of the Hollywood blockbuster over the past decade, just scroll through the filmography of composer Henry Jackman. It represents an impressive slice of varied films (dramas, action films, animated adventures, comedies, monster movies), all of them unified in being expensive wide releases seen by millions of people. Here’s a select few: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, X-Men: First Class, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Kong: Skull Island, Detective Pikachu, Captain Phillips, This is the End. And, of course, there’s his contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War.
Jackman’s work in the MCU continued this year with The Falcon and the Winter Solider, the six-episode Disney+ series following the latest adventures of Captain America’s best buds. With the series now concluded, I spoke with Jackman about creating music for the series, his creative approach to scoring film and television, and working inside a giant blockbuster machine like Marvel Studios.
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Marvel Studios continues the recent efforts to make you care about second tier members of The Avengers by giving them their own show on Disney+. Much like WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier gives us two superheroes for the price of one. But thankfully, the series makes them more than bargain bin superheroes, even if the Honest Trailer doesn’t mince words about their forced banter, staring contests, and incessant talk about Captain America’s shield. Read More »
Which Marvel Comics character almost ended up appearing in The Mitchells vs. The Machines? Could a third season of Pennyworth end up being ordered by HBO Max? Could Sacha Baron Cohen be appearing in Thor: Love & Thunder? Is the Green Lantern Corps. movie still happening? Why is Andrew Garfield denying Spider-Man: No Way Home rumors? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Want to make a cocktail inspired by Batman: The Animated Series? Want to see Iman Vellani in her full Ms. Marvel costume? Who is the latest addition to Marvel’s Secret Invasion series? Did you hear Morbius got delayed yet again? Who is the main character in Marvel’s Eternals? What familiar Batman location have Warner Bros. production trucks been spotted at? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, check out a Godzilla vs. Kong VFX breakdown showing off the tremendous detail that went into creating some of the shots of the massive monsters. Next, see what a couple of Marvel Studios stuntmen have to say about the work done on The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and a couple more action sequences. And finally, take a look at a flashback featurette about the making of Zack Snyder‘s adaptation of 300. Read More »
What is Penguin Random House doing to ensure Marvel Comics don’t arrive at shops damaged? Want to see the trailer for the second half of Lucifer season five? Could James Gunn stick with TV for awhile after he directs Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3? Want to see some art from the upcoming Batman ’89 comic? Did The Falcon and The Winter Soldier confirm Bucky was bisexual? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Now that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has come to a close, Marvel Studios is digging into the making of the show with another installment of their documentary series Assembled. This hour-long glimpse into the production of the series features plenty of interviews with director Kari Skogland, head writer Malcolm Spellman, stars Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, and more.
Since The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is a little more straightforward Marvel series than WandaVision, the making of the show isn’t quite so enthralling. But there are some interesting details on the technical side of shooting that were surprising to hear about. Plus, there’s a makeshift commercial for a clothing store featuring Daniel Brühl in character as Baron Zemo. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Read More »
When will the Spider-Man universe series Silk start shooting? Want to pick up some expansion packs for the Hellboy board game? Who is playing Scarecrow in the third season of Titans? What unanswered questions remain after The Falcon and The Winter Soldier finale? What Marvel movie was Eternals director Chloé Zhao originally considered for? Want to see Wolverine in a “Take On Me” music video? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »