The latest TV spot for Marvel’s upcoming Ant-Man simply doesn’t work for me. Maybe it’s the music — a dull, repetitive club tune called “2020” by Suuns, which feels completely out of place. (I hope it isn’t used in the film.) Check it out:
Yeah, the whole thing just feels… meh. It’s like all the cool stuff has already been shown, and we’ve seen probably the best laugh lines, so what’s left? Apparently, not much. It all seems so familiar. Really, the only substantive new material is the brief encounter at the end between Scott (Paul Rudd) and his buddies Luis (Michael Pena) and Dave (T.I.).
Director Bryan Singer used his Instagram (as usual) to announce that Lana Condor has been cast as Jubilee in X-Men: Apocalypse.
Condor is the definition of a Hollywood newcomer, with no known TV or film credits. Jubilee has appeared in cameos in previous X-Men films. She was played by Katrina Florece in X-Men (2000) and Kea Wong in X2: X-Men United (2003) X-Men: The Last Stand (2006).
Created by Chris Claremont and Marc Silvestri, Jubilee first appeared in 1989’s Uncanny X-Men #244, and was a mainstay in the 1990s animated series. Continue reading
Here’s a whole bunch of stuff to catch you up on Marvel Entertainment’s new “street-level” superhero small-screen series from Netflix, DAREDEVIL. I’m not very interested in this one; I’m more looking forward to A.K.A. JESSICA JONES and THE DEFENDERS, but this series looks well-done.
Check out these photos from the new issue of Empire magazine, depicting the whole cast in costume.
After the release of the newest group poster promoting Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel Studios has been releasing a collection of solo images highlighting Earth’s Mightiest Heroes individually — and they are pretty impressive.
The release of director Josh Trank‘s (Chronicle) reboot Fantastic Four film is fast approaching (for better or worse), so 20th Century Fox has fed some new photos to Empire magazine.
That’s Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell as Marvel Comics’ first family.
Trank tells Empire:
There’s the opportunity to make something that is challenging and tragic and dramatic. The opportunity is right there in the material. We’d rather steer it in that direction as opposed to just embracing a tone that comes right off the page.
Writer / producer Simon Kinberg said, “There was an Amblin-style approach to the characterization, and to contextualizing everything in a real world.”
That seems to imply “Amblin” storytelling is somehow grim-n-gritty? Is this Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Entertainment, or something different? Is “Amblin” a British term that I’m unfamiliar with?
As far as I’m concerned, Chronicle was Trank’s Fantastic Four movie, and it was really well-done, so why he would even take this job is beyond me. Unless he felt he was on a mission to completely deconstruct the superhero movie?
Krysten Ritter has begun filming the title role in A.K.A. JESSICA JONES, the Netflix series based on the Marvel comic book Alias, which is set to debut later this year.
Since Jessica is a retired superheroine, the street clothes the former BREAKING BAD actress wears pretty much constitute her “costume.” She seems to have the right look to me, and it certainly looks like the series will be true to the comic, which was notable for its street-level grit.
And in more good news, Carrie-Anne Moss, of The Matrix fame, is joining the cast as an original character named Harper. She is “a person in a position of authority who could prove a powerful ally to Jessica — if the titular character doesn’t completely alienate her first, that is,” according to The Wrap. Continue reading
An all-female Avengers team called A-Force will emerge from the Secret Wars event, taking over after older versions of the team have disbanded (or worse), Marvel Comics has announced.
The team will be led by She-Hulk; Dazzler; Medusa; Nico Minoru; Singularity, a new heroine with cosmic powers; and others to be announced.
The cover of the first issue, drawn by Jim Cheung, features a huge potential roster, including: She-Hulk, Medusa, Singularity, Dazzler, Nico, Storm, Scarlet Witch, Rogue, Phoenix, Wasp, Captain Marvel, Spider-Woman, Pixie, Elektra, Rescue, Spider-Gwen, Black Widow, Moondragon, Snowbird, Aurora, Capt. Marvel II, Hellcat, Firestar, Vindicator, Jubilee and Spectrum. Continue reading
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