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 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 heading to 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.
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.
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.
A Venezuelan man named Henry Damon has achieved the most extreme level of fandom imaginable: Disfiguring his face to look like an evil Nazi villain named Red Skull. Damon, who showed off his visage at the Venezuela Tattoo International Expo last week, has been systematically manipulating his features so that he resembles Captain America’s arch-nemesis, played by Hugo Weaving in Captain America: The First Avenger movie back in 2011.