Spider-Man made an unforgettable entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe when he sprung into action in last summer’s Captain America: Civil War. The wunderkind hero played by breakout star Tom Holland proved a resourceful ally for Team Iron Man in the Avenger-vs.-Avenger clash on an airport tarmac. Holland, as it turns out, has not.
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.
Will they or won’t they? It looks like two “Spider-Man: Homecoming” characters won’t be getting together after all.
James Gunn came into Yahoo Studios Thursday for a Facebook Live discussion about The Belko Experiment — the bloody new workplace thriller he wrote and produced — but conversation inevitably turned to that other little property he masterminds, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. The big news surrounding the MCU’s outer-space odyssey today revolved around Gunn seemingly confirming a threequel ahead of May’s release of Vol. 2. In simplest terms, his comments should not be viewed as an announcement that there will in fact be a Vol. 3….
The Merc with a Mouth will have plenty of crime-fighting company in Deadpool 2. Star Ryan Reynolds took to Twitter today to announce that Zazie Beetz, who plays Donald Glover’s ex-girlfriend/baby-mama on the hit FX comedy Atlanta, has joined the cast as fellow mutant mercenary Domino. Domino first popped up in Marvel comic books in the early 1990s.
At Comic-Con last July, we learned that, while Iron Man and Captain America were punching each other over a superhero registration act in Captain America: Civil War, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor was taking it easy Down Under, hanging out with his new roommate Darryl. In the minute-and-a-half clip (above), which is included on the new home video release of Doctor Strange, Hemsworth shows off the excellent comic chops he displayed in last summer Ghostbusters, as his hero comes up with a lame scheme to make some money by selling some of his Asgardian stuff.
To help pass time until the film's May 5 opening, we've collected all the publicity images and movie stills in one handy gallery for your viewing pleasure. So crank up the mixtape and enjoy!
Look out! Here come the Spider-Man toys. Toy-maker Hasbro on Thursday revealed its lineup for Spider-Man: Homecoming, providing a bit of insight into the the upcoming film, which represents Spidey’s first solo outing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
By now, the trailers for Logan (in theaters March 3) have made it very clear that this is not a typical superhero movie. Quiet and despairing, light on special effects and heavy on character drama, the third Wolverine solo film looks to be a drastic departure from previous X-Men films, not to mention the Marvel and DC Comics films that dominate the genre. At a December press event last year, I previewed the first 40 minutes of Logan, and I can tell you that superhero films are never going to be the same.
As we know from its recently released plot synopsis, Logan will pick up with Wolverine as he’s drawn out of isolation – where he’s been caring for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) — in order to protect a young girl (Dafne Keen) who’s being hunted by Donald Pierce (Boyd Holbrook) and his merry band of psycho Reavers. For those not yet in the know, Keen is playing X-23, a female clone of Wolverine who made her comic-book debut back in 2004.
The Marvel Universe just established its Hong Kong outpost. Thursday saw the grand opening of Iron Man Experience at Hong Kong Disneyland, the first Marvel-themed ride at a Disney park. Since acquiring Marvel in 2009 for $4.4 billion, Disney has leveraged the comic giant’s classic characters to launch a cinematic universe grossing more than $10 billion in worldwide box office.
When it comes to Peter Dinklage’s potential Marvel Studios role, there is one character in particular that seems so obviously a perfect choice that it’s difficult to imagine him playing anyone else. It’s not just Dinklage’s physical stature that makes Pip an obvious role he could play, should his Avengers: Infinity War deal be completed. There’s the fact that Dinklage would be ideal to play the hard-drinking, womanizing and yet somewhat charming character, whose role in comic book storylines is as much to puncture the pretentiousness of whatever existential adventure is unfolding around him as anything else.
As we learned in last month’s trailer, Peter Parker gets a souped-up spider-suit for this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, courtesy of Tony Stark. Now, thanks to a promotional Facebook video from AMC Theaters pegged to this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (watch it below), we have a better idea of what Stark’s “minor upgrades” consist of. A nod to the earliest models of Spidey’s costume, the wings give our friendly neighborhood superhero a boost when gliding from tall buildings, like, say, the Washington Monument.
Marvel’s latest cinematic effort, the Benedict Cumberbatch-starring ‘Doctor Strange’, has proven a big hit, and star Rachel McAdams has revealed the odd thing she’d indulge in while bored on set. Speaking to Look magazine (via The List), McAdams, who plays nurse Christine Palmer in the Marvel movie, shared the unusual thing she did to entertain herself while filming the mind-bending film which allowed her to also invest in the role. During those long hours on-set, McAdams said she’d found a new hobby to pass the time and help her relax: "I shadowed a really great female neurosurgeon in Toronto and one in London, who taught me how to do stitches.
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.
You’d have thought that Marvel would have at least given Tom Holland a phone-call to tell the actor that he was the new Spider-Man. “I was in my bed scrolling through Instagram,” Holland confessed. How did Tom Holland react to this news?
The many dimensions of Doctor Strange contain plenty of juicy roles. Unfortunately, Rachel McAdams didn’t get one of them. The Oscar-nominated actress plays Dr. Christine Palmer, a colleague and ex-girlfriend of surgeon Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch). Like too many superhero girlfriends before her, Christine exists only to help and nurture the main character’s journey from self-centered Dude With Potential to self-actualized Dude Who Saves the Universe. ...
Warning: This story discusses major plot points of Doctor Strange. Please see the film first if you want to avoid spoilers.
You don’t have to speak fluent sorcerer to enjoy Doctor Strange, but it helps. The latest Marvel would-be blockbuster (opening on Friday) pulls a surfeit of magical words out of its proverbial hat, from Cloaks of Levitation to Sanctums Sanctorum. To help all those amateur magicians out there, we’ve assembled this Strange Glossary to provide a comic-book primer for all the weird characters, objects, and places that pop up in Doctor Strange. Where we’re going, you won’t need magic wands.
Back in 2015, Yahoo Movies asked Stan Lee which of his “lesser-known” heroes he wished had a higher profile. The Marvel maestro didn’t hesitate: Doctor Strange. “I like him as much as all the others, but for some reason he isn’t as popular now,” Lee said.
If you want a Marvel question to be answered then there’s only one man that you turn to: Stan Lee. During a recent interview with Parade Stan Lee was asked which three of the superheroes he created would he’d like to have dinner with.
Tom Cruise has been at the top of the Hollywood pyramid now for over 30 years, and he’s been able to stay there because of his choices as an actor. During his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night, Cruise was quizzed about why he’s yet to move into the comic-book world, and as per usual he was effortlessly charming as he gave his answer. After being asked, “Have you ever thought about making a superhero movie?