Anxious to see what the new Avengers Assemble series is like? Disney XD, Marvel Television and Apple have teamed up to offer the premiere episode of the animated series as a free download on iTunes.
So, you were a little underwhelmed by the 30 second Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ‘teaser’ released by ABC this weekend, huh? It’s not that it was bad – it certainly got me excited – but I think a lot of fans were expecting a little bit more. Well, ABC has delivered. After whetting our appetites Sunday night, they just released a brand new trailer, more than two minutes long, introducing the main cast and setting the premise and the tone for the show.
This past weekend saw all the major American networks announcing their fall schedules. Some of your favorite shows were probably canceled in the last few days. Some may have been renewed. And, of course, there are all the new shows to be announced. A great many people were watching ABC’s announcements over the weekend for news on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., a spin-off of the ultra-success of The Avengers. And early on in the weekend, ABC confirmed that they had picked Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. up to go to series, telling fans to keep on eye online Sunday night for the show’s first promo. It’s officially here, my friends, and it’s officially time to start getting excited.
After last week’s announcement that film rights for Daredevil had returned to Marvel from Fox, fans were overjoyed. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige returned with more good news in this week’s Entertainment Weekly, stating that movie rights for Blade, Punisher and Ghost Rider have also come home to Marvel.
To say the expectations were high for Iron Man 3 would be an understatement. The short, spoiler-free version; Iron Man 3 is well worth seeing. It’s a much stronger film than Iron Man 2. Now for the rest of you who either have seen it and are curious about my thoughts or just don’t care about spoilers, keep on reading because this gets detailed in a big way.
Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe begins this weekend with the release of Iron Man 3, and as phase two commences this year and next with Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Guardians of the Galaxy, the studio is looking ahead to Phase Three.
One of the most talked-about moments in last year’s The Avengers was undoubtedly the post-credits scene featuring intergalactic bad guy Thanos. Many assumed that he would be the antagonist for 2015’s The Avengers 2, but director Joss Whedon has bigger plans for the larger-than-life villain.
Scarlett Johansson is an amazing actress who kicked ass as the Black Widow in The Avengers last summer, and she’ll probably do the same in the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And now there’s a chance that fans might get to see Johansson return to the big screen kicking ass as another superhero.
This fall everyone is looking forward to sitting down and watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and - considering that Disney owns both ABC and Marvel - it’s a sure bet that the show will air, especially given the success of Avengers. It would be crazy for ABC executives to pass on this project.
But what would happen if they are crazy enough to pass on the show?
Marvel fans rejoice as Kevin Feige has confirmed that the live-action film rights to Daredevilare now safely back in the hands of Marvel Studios.
As blockbuster season heats up, we’re finally getting to see some excellent peaks at upcoming science fiction films. Last week, the final Man of Steel trailer hit to extremely positive reception, and other mid-to-late summer films are trying to put their best foot forward in hopes of standing out in what’s looking like a crowded, geek-friendly summer schedule. Now, Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World has joined the fray, despite its late fall/winter release date (which either shows that Marvel lacks confidence in the film OR that Marvel is making a smart scheduling move and trying to let all the superhero hype die down a bit before releasing it).
It was recently announced that Michael Rooker, best known as Merle on The Walking Dead, has just been cast in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy film as Yondu. I was shocked to know that Yondu was part of the treatment for the film, as Gamora, Starlord, Drax, Rocket Raccoon and Groot have been the focus, as per the recent comic treatment of the team. Which makes me wonder what James Gunn has in store for the Guardians of the Galaxy. Since Yondu was just announced, who or what else is in store for the film?
In January, Marvel announced that they will bring the super-powered race of Inhumans to life in the animated film Inhumans, which will be released this month on April 23rd and is developed by the acclaimed Eisner Award-winning team of Paul Jenkins and Jae Lee. The first trailer for the film is now available and boy is it intriguing!
Warner Brothers has already had a lot to deal with in their attempt to make a Justice League feature film. There have been script issues, debates over creative teams behind the camera, and trouble over actors to fill the roles in front of the camera. Now, one more wrench has been thrown into the machinery; actor Ryan Reynolds, who portrayed Hal Jordan in Green Lantern (one of the founding members of the Justice League) has claimed that he does not have the “will” to be a part of the film.
Lately, we’ve been hearing many casting rumors for Guardians of the Galaxy and the only one that has been officially confirmed so far is Parks and Recreation actor Chris Pratt, who has been cast as the film’s lead, Peter Quill aka Star-Lord. Well, now director James Gunn has a few things to say about the rumors and the film itself.