Per Marvel tradition, 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' has two bonus end-credits scenes: first hints at new foe(s?); second is Avenger's expert audience trolling
Chris Evans follows up his role as the titular beefcake crime-fighter of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War by playing a boat mechanic caring for his super-genius niece (Mackenna Grace) in the much gentler, much less action-packed new drama Gifted. Granted, he’s a boat mechanic in much better shape than the majority of Americans, but the gig still required the Avenger to tone down from superhero shape. Last summer’s Civil War marked Evans’s fifth outing as super-soldier Steve Rogers (not counting cameos in Thor and Ant-Man movies), and he’s currently in production on No. 6 with Avengers: Infinity War.
The lingering shirtless scene has become a trademark in Marvel’s movies and TV shows, and why not? Their leading men sacrifice cream cakes and booze in favour of gruelling gym sessions and infinite ab crunches to gain Marvel’s signature chiselled frames. But not all actors start out looking like a mythical god, so let’s take a look back at Marvel’s leading men before and after their magnificent makeovers.
The star-spangled superhero is getting the all-star treatment at San Diego Comic-Con to celebrate his 75th birthday. According to Marvel, the towering figure is the largest single item the publisher has ever featured at a Comic-Con booth. 1941, Celebrating 75 Heroic Years.” The Captain America statue will be displayed at Comic-Con through Sunday and then packed up and shipped to Brooklyn.
While Star Wars doesn’t have the same outsized presence at Comic-Con as The Force Awakens provided last year — Lucasfilm just held its own Star Wars Celebration Europe convention last week to hype the studio’s upcoming slate — there’s one booth on the floor here in San Diego that is embracing Rogue One in a big way. On Wednesday evening, Lego will unveil a life-size Death Trooper, one of the Imperial’s nasty black-armored squad featured in the new standalone film, and Yahoo Movies has your exclusive sneak peek. This trooper was created with 27,202 bricks (several thousand more than either the neighboring Captain America or Wonder Woman statues).
The First Avenger is getting first-class birthday treatment at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. As previously reported, a 13-foot-tall bronze statue of Captain America will be unveiled at the festival before finding a permanent home in New York native Steve Rogers’s home borough of Brooklyn. But Marvel is pulling out all the stops for Cap’s year-long celebration (the character debuted in Captain America Comics No. 1 in March 1941), with several companies creating specialty memorabilia that will be on display at Comic-Con, which runs July 20-24. Here’s an exclusive sneak peek.
Captain America: Civil War promises to tear asunder the Marvel Cinematic Universe, pitting the titular star-spangled hero and his sympathizers against the crew of fellow Avenger Iron Man. You can make like Chris Evans by donning this Cap headgear, which features a targeting scope and missile launcher.
Conceived as tribute to progress, peace, and prosperity, the 1964-65 World’s Fair in Queens, New York, proved to be a defining moment in pop culture, inspiring a generation with its gleaming structures, idealistic experiences, and futuristic vibe. Walt Disney embraced and embodied that aesthetic.
Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) talk about what type of tweaks were made to their costumes in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron.'
Late Monday, Disney and Sony Pictures announced that a deal had been reached to finally permit Spider-Man, the most popular Marvel Comics character of all time, to appear in Marvel Studios’ own cinematic universe. The deal overrides an old arrangement made in 1999, before Marvel started making its movies in-house, and allows a sort of joint custody of the wall-crawler between the two studios. While not all the details have been made public, what we know is that Spider-Man will be subject to yet another reboot, following the mild response to the two new movies starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker.
Marvel and Sony announced late Monday night that the comic company’s most beloved hero will appear in an upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film before his next adventure for Sony, which is scheduled to be released on July 28, 2017. The long-anticipated news comes thanks to a new deal that will also see head Marvel Studios honcho Kevin Feige sign on as a producer of the Spider-Man franchise alongside Amy Pascal, the former Sony head who is now producing movies distributed by the studio.