For those of you who aren’t Marvel Comics fans, you should know that Deadpool is a foul-mouthed mercenary assassin who displays a very postmodern awareness of the fact that he’s a fictional comic book character. Because of this, he has the potential to be the funniest main character that has ever starred in his own Marvel movie, as a new teaser released on Monday by 20th Century Fox reveals. More →
Netflix and Marvel are engaging in an ambitious project to release several different series based on four different characters that will eventually culminate in a big team-up series featuring all of them working together. Daredevil was the first of these shows and it was a big hit among both critics and viewers. Per Variety, Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos told the Television Critics Association press tour on Tuesday that Netflix is planning to release a new series based on a different character every six months or so. More →
George R.R. Martin, the author of the A Song of Ice and Fire books that A Game of Thrones is based on, has written up an interesting review of Marvel’s newest hit movie Ant-Man. While Martin “loved it” overall, he did point out something that he finds a little troubling in most Marvel movies he sees: Namely, the villains. More →
Despite relatively low expectation, Guardians of the Galaxy was one of the most joyful (and financially successful) surprises of Marvel’s ever-expanding canon. Sure, half of them were aliens, but they still somehow felt more human than the Avengers — flawed, goofy and prone to making terrible mistakes.
We’ll have to wait nearly two years to see the ragtag team on the big screen again, but if you’re just dying to see them action before then, you might want to keep an eye on Disney XD this September when the Guardians of the Galaxy animated series debuts.
Of all the Marvel movies that Marvel Studios isn’t actually producing itself, few are receiving as much buzz as X-Men: Apocalypse. Our post containing the leaked teaser trailers of X-Men and Deadpool from Comic-Con has been one of the most popular on the site, so it’s clear that everyone is excited to see where Fox is taking this franchise next.
Sadly, we’re still nearly a year out from the film’s release, but on Thursday, Entertainment Weekly revealed that X-Men: Apocalypse will be its cover story this week, and the magazine will feature new details of the movie and five exclusive photos from the set. More →
With the release of Ant-Man just a few hours away, signaling the end of Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it might be a good time to take a look back at everything that Marvel has brought the theaters over the past few decades. The studio has certainly been on a hot streak over the past few years, but looking back, not every Marvel property has been a critical success. More →
When I stumbled out of the theater after seeing Avengers: Age of Ultron earlier this summer, I couldn’t help but think the stakes had been raised too high. As a Spider-Man and Daredevil fan, I’m better acquainted with villains who don’t immediately threaten to destroy the entire planet, but rather a city, a neighborhood or even just a few city blocks.
As we discussed yesterday, Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse received a ton of buzz at Comic-Con over the weekend, but there are four red-headed stepchildren of the Marvel family that everyone seems to be cautiously pessimistic about.
20th Century Fox is rebooting the oft-maligned Fantastic Four series with an entirely new cast and a new storyline, but with just a few weeks before the film’s release, no one seems to be talking about the Fantastic Four.
Maybe the Comic-Con trailer will change that.
This year’s San Diego Comic-Con was as exciting as ever, but there was one interesting omission — Marvel Studios didn’t show up to discuss its upcoming slate of movies. No Captain America: Civil War, no Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and definitely no Infinity War. Instead, 20th Century Fox had to fill in the blanks with its own Marvel characters. More →
In case you haven’t been keeping up, Marvel turned its comic book universe upside-down this summer with the launch of a new event entitled Secret Wars. Throughout this event, characters from every era of the Marvel Comics timeline have been thrown all over the map, while the map itself has been completely reshaped.
It might sound like a big deal, but it’s primarily a vehicle for a reboot of sorts in the fall, the one that includes the All-New, All-Different Avengers we highlighted last week. But the Avengers are just the tip of the iceberg. More →
Providing you haven’t been living under a rock for the past five years, you’re probably aware of The Avengers. Earth’s Mightiest Heroes have been a dominant force at the box office ever since Robert Downey Jr. donned the Iron Man suit in 2008, but what you might not know is that the DNA of the team has been changing drastically in the world of Marvel Comics. More →