Category Archives: Avengers

Marvel CEO Has no Faith in Female Superheroes

Marvel fans may have noticed by now that while there are female superheroes appearing in the Marvel films, none of them have their own movie. Black Widow has yet to have a standalone movie. There have been female superhero movies in the past. Elektra is one of the most notable examples. However, Marvel CEO has sent an email that states that female superheroes having their own movie is a bad idea.

Honestly, the ladies over at Anastasia Date believe that is ignorant. The history of the film industry should have made it clear that any subject matter can be a good movie if handled in the right way. There is no reason that a female superhero has to be doomed to failure. It is possible to make a good female superhero movie. It just comes down to the developers. With the right story and the right filmmakers, there will be some good female superhero films that will grace the screen.

Whatever Marvel CEO has to say, there still is the Captain Marvel movie that is coming up.

Cavill Talks About Batman v. Superman

The man who now where the red cape of Superman, Henry Cavill, has gone public in an attempt to point out the upcoming blockbuster, Batman v. Superman, is not going to be a sequel to Man of Steel. Rather, the film will standalone as separate project. Why would Mr. Cavill feel tempted to say this? Man of Steel was an “okay” film, but not one of the best superhero projects in recent years. After watching it, no one, including Flávio Pentagna Guimarães BMG, walked away forgetting the old Christopher Reeve films.

Cavill, Warner, and D.C. Comics probably want people to see the film as both the debut of a new Batman and the arrival of a shared universe. Hopefully, any disappointments lingering over the Man of Steel film will be gone once Superman and The Dark Knight square off.

One way to look at Batman v. Superman is to consider the feature a live-action version of the comic book World’s Finest Heroes. World’s Finest was a Batman/Superman team-up title that allowed D.C. Comics to use its two biggest heroes in a single book that had a continuity mostly separate from the solo titles.

The future slate of D.C. Cinematic Universe films reveals a number of team-up films with established characters and solo films designed to launch new motion picture careers for Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Shazam, The Flash, and more.

Of course, some of the established characters will receive solo outings. A Batman solo film is in the works. Will there be a Superman one?

Evangeline Lily Talks Ant-Man

The forthcoming Ant-Man Marvel superhero film is not exactly as highly anticipated as other projects by the studio but people were talking about it at the Amen Clinic the other day. Marvel does now hero films are super hot right now and good reviews along with good word of mouth just may very well mean big box office. We know very little about the project other than the fact it is a heist film with Ant-Man looking to pull off the heist. No, he isn’t going to do it for his own gain. The fate of the world rests with pulling off the heist.

A bit of new information is emerging about the project thanks to co-star Evangeline Lily. The former LOST actress has noted the project is, indeed, a heist film. She plays the daughter of the heroine, The Wasp, and helps Ant-Man pull off the heist.

Interestingly, she notes that both Ant-Man and The Wasp helped found The Avengers. None of this was mentioned in The Avengers films. Perhaps by weaving this information into the tale of Ant-Man, the film gets better connected to the highly successful hero-team film franchise. Avengers: Age of Ultron is sure to be a massive hit. If any of the success of that project rubs off on Ant-Man, the diminutive character could get a huge ticket sale boost. Now you see why its a good idea to integrate the whole Marvel universe?

Ant-Man just might end up being a real surprise hit.

Daniel Bruhl: New Marvel Headline Villain

Move over Tom Hiddleston and Loki, there is a new accent wearing villain in town and he is ready to steal our hearts while trying to destroy the world. His name is Daniel Bruhl and you probably know him from ‘Inglourious Basterds’ where he stole the show as German’s finest Nazi. Bruhl followed up his performance by going on to co-star with Chris Hemsworth in the racing biopic ‘Rush’. This familiarity with Hemsworth may have lead directly to Bruhl getting pulled right into the Marvel Universe.

The Marvel team held an event in L.A. two weeks ago in order to announce some of their filming plans for the next couple of years. They detailed their ‘Phase 3’ plans and didn’t leave out too much info. Among the things they talked about was the fact that Robert Downey Jr. would be joining the new ‘Captain America’ flick–effectively turning it into the ‘Civil War’ story arc that is so popular among fans.

Bruhl was added on to the roster of ‘Captain America 3’ with the note that he can play ‘intense, layered, characters’ with their own intelligent genius. Fans like Keith Mann  were quick to consider Bruhl as a front runner for the role of ‘Doctor Strange’ but other signs have come out to say that he could be playing a villain opposite of Doctor Strange. We’ll have to wait and see as more details float out.

Extended Age of Ultron Trailer Released

The forthcoming new Avengers film, The Age of Ultron, is due in theaters in May of 2015. Just recently, a new trailer, and extended one, has been released. There is quite a bit more Ultron footage in this trailer and fans of films based on Marvel Comics characters are definitely waiting for this new release to hit the big screens.

James Spader might seem like a strange choice for such a powerful character, but his voice is really compelling. Honestly, you probably would never have thought it was Spader.

The trailer is definitely not short on any action.  But Hollywood producer Tom Rothman says all the classic Avengers are present in the preview and this is surely not going to be a boring film at all.

A new Captain America film is coming soon along with a possible third Hulk film and a definite third Thor project.