Yahoo Movies attended the May 25 opening ceremonies for Disneyland's new Guardians ride; click through for the highlights of the gala event and a sneak peek inside Mission: Breakout!
Superheroes die all the time in the comics, but they rarely stay dead. "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" contains the first substantial hero death in the studio's 15-film run — and the crime-fighting body count is certain to mount in coming films.
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.
Thor: Ragnarok , the threequel in the ongoing saga of the Asgardian Avenger, finds our hammer-less hero (again played by Chris Hemsworth) trapped by a cosmic being and forced to fight his not-so-jolly green friend, the Hulk (with Mark Ruffalo back as Bruce Banner). Meanwhile, across the galaxy, Thor’s homeland is facing destruction. Along with returning characters like Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, Anthony Hopkins’s Odin, and even Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange, the film introduces Cate Blanchett as the death-goddess Hela and Tessa Thompson as Thor’s formidable ally Valkyrie. ...
Aside from a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment in a sizzle reel shown at Comic-Con last summer, Sylvester Stallone’s role in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has been shrouded in mystery. Directed James Gunn swung by the Yahoo Studios this week for a Facebook Live session to talk about both his new film The Belko Experiment (in theaters now) and the Guardians sequel (out May 5), and he dropped some tantalizing tidbits about Stallone’s top-secret role. “Look for clues and you will find out the character Sylvester Stallone plays.
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….
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.
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.
It seems the former Spider-Man Andrew Garfield has nothing but good things to say about his successor in the role, and the character’s new movie. Garfield – recently nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Actor (Drama) category, for his lead role in Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ – was asked by Entertainment Tonight for his thoughts on the recent trailer for ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming,’ the Sony/Marvel co-production with Tom Holland in the lead. Garfield took over from Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man with 2012’s ‘The Amazing Spider-Man,’ and while there was some controversy over the character being rebooted again so soon after the initial ‘Spider-Man’ trilogy, Garfield’s casting was widely accepted as one of the film’s principal strengths.
This is Peter Parker’s chance to prove himself — and the first thing he has to do is take down the Avengers. The debut trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming premiered Thursday during ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, presenting an extended look at Tom Holland’s inaugural solo outing as Marvel’s vaunted web-slinger following his grand Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Captain America: Civil War.
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?
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.
When speaking to Collider, he gave an interesting response when asked about whether a ‘Captain America’ movie can exist without Steve Rogers. “It’s a good question and if we look back at the comic books as our inspiration and as the well from which this all springs, then the answer is “no,” Feige said.
Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ is just around the corner and according to star Benedict Cumberbatch it’s only the beginning for the character. When Comicbook spoke to Cumberbatch himself, he was keen to hint at where his character could fit into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the future, notably Phase 4.
Of course Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston are old friends. Well, Cumberbatch at first made sure to point out that he wouldn’t be talking to Hiddleston about a certain blonde singer, who at the time of their discussion he was dating, and instead focused on Hiddleston’s return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Loki.
Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee has already notched up his next four appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. MCU boss Kevin Feige confirmed the actorly movements of Mr Lee in a Q&A following a screening of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ at the weekend.
After Marvel’s ‘Civil War: Team Thor’ mockumentary showed the Norse God getting a flatmate, Darryl, director Taika Waititi says we may see more of him in the upcoming instalment. Speaking to IGN about Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) new roomie, Waititi, the helmer of ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, revealed what Thor got up to while ‘Civil War’ was happening and about Darryl’s place in the MCU. Whether or not Waititi was intentionally misleading the conversation, he actually hinted that Darryl would play a part in Marvel’s future, which is kinda cool and amusing, considering how he was so playfully introduced.
After the success of James Gunn’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ in 2014, it’s no surprise fans are drooling over next year’s sequel. While speaking to Empire, director James Gunn revealed it was actually Pratt’s idea to cast the legendary Russell in the role of his father/giant face planet, Ego.
Natalie Portman has admitted that her time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Jane Foster has, for now at least, come to an end. It’s long been suspected that we wouldn’t see Portman within the hallowed walls of the Marvel Universe any time soon, especially after it was confirmed that she wouldn’t feature in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, where she’s been replaced by Tessa Thompson and Cate Blanchett.
It’s been a week since fans saw the first footage of Marvel’s ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, but now its star Tom Holland has talked about what we saw and how ‘Captain America: Civil War’ will impact the solo outing. Speaking to io9, the latest actor to play the role of the web-slinger was eager to address the meta footage that appeared at this year’s Comic-Con showing Peter Parker watching a YouTube video of himself as Spidey fighting in that epic airport scene from ‘Civil War’. Holland also shared that the SDCC footage - which was based around the classroom and introduced the audience to a number of his classmates - was exactly what he and director Jon Watts wanted to make the film about.
After Tom Holland’s scene-stealing antics in Marvel’s ‘Captain America: Civil War’ earlier this year, everyone’s hoping ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ can perhaps be the defining big-screen version for the character. While we’d been aware that Michael Keaton (’Spotlight’, ‘Birdman’) had been linked to the baddie role, during Marvel’s panel at SDCC audiences got to see footage from the film, including Keaton in full costume as villain Vulture, as reported by Screen Rant.