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James Gunn might helm Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel Studios want James Gunn (Slither, Super) to direct their other team-up flick, Guardians of the Galaxy. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gunn is in talks with the studio to helm an instalment of their second “Phase,” which will also include Iron Man 3, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World, and conclude with The Avengers 2. […]

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The Avengers 2 gets a release date

Last week it was announced that Joss Whedon would return to direct the sequel to Marvel team-up flick The Avengers. We now have an official release date for that (by then) highly anticipated follow-up. From Deadline‘s lips: May 1, 2015. Mark your calendars! You can presume the entire cast will be back, likely with a bit of […]

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Ben Affleck may or may not be in talks to direct Justice League movie

Something very special happened on the internet this week. At almost the exact same moment, websites began to run conflicting stories on Ben Affleck and Warner Bros’ long-proposed Justice League movie. If you ask Variety, WB want their golden boy Affleck to helm the long-troubled DC team-up flick, which everyone is interested in again following the success […]

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Joss Whedon will direct The Avengers sequel

In news that should surprise no one, Joss Whedon has been confirmed as director of The Avengers‘ sequel. The announcement was made via the  Walt Disney Investors Conference Call. Whedon will both write and direct the follow-up to his box-office busting Marvel team-up flick. There was always a risk that Whedon might not be courted back. Marvel has a history […]

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The Avengers might get their own TV show (kinda)

Marvel and ABC are looking into expanding The Avengers to a television series, according to Deadline. After the blockbuster broke records and took in over a billion dollars worldwide, it’s not surprising that Marvel is now looking into how to make more money off the much-loved franchise. Apparently the drama series will take place in […]

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Edgar Wright teams with J.J. Abrams for Collider

Edgar Wright and J.J. Abrams will team up as producers for a new sci-fi drama entitled Collider, Deadline reports. Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Shaun of the Dead) will direct the film and share co-writing credit with Mark Protosevich (Thor, I Am Legend). He will also co-produce along with Abrams through his Bad Robot […]

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Twice bitten – The Amazing Spider-Man review

The Amazing Spider-Man – Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Rhys Ifans. Directed by Marc Webb. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Comic book characters get rebooted all the time, and that’s perfectly fine. Different writers and illustrators are entrusted with reimagining new beginnings, or adding twists to the basic template set eons earlier. Individual authors […]

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Disney making animated Marvel movie

It’s been three years since Disney ponied up $4 billion to purchase Marvel Entertainment, and they’re finally getting to work on an animated feature film collaboration. According to Deadline, Walt Disney Animation Studios is developing a big screen adaptation of the Big Hero 6 comics. Obviously this is a deeper cut from the Marvel back catalogue than […]

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Edgar Wright might shoot Ant-Man this year

Edgar Wright is suddenly a very busy man. Just last week it was revealed he would finally reunite with Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost for The World’s End, and now it looks like his long-gestating superhero flick Ant-Man is getting off the ground too. Wright has been attached to direct Marvel’s Ant-Man for quite some time; he worked on the script with Joe Cornish (Attack the Block). […]

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The Avengers cracks billion dollar landmark at box office

It was likely inevitable, but impressive nonetheless. Joss Whedon‘s Marvel team-up flick The Avengers has grossed more than one billion dollars at the box office. It joins an elite club of only twelve films, and marks Disney’s fifth billion-dollar hit. No other studio has more than two entries in the same club. According to Box Office Mojo, […]

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The Avengers boasts biggest opening ever

Following on from its record-breaking run in Australian cinemas, Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers has claimed the title of biggest opening weekend in America. The Marvel team-up flick grossed $200.3 million, obliterating the record set last year by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2‘s now-minuscule seeming $169.2 million tally. According to Box Office Mojo, it is now the fastest […]

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Will Hulk get another movie in 2015?

Maybe! Though Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has denied any plans for another Hulk feature outside of The Avengers and its inevitable sequel, another high-ranking Marvel employee suggests we could see one as early as 2015. Marvel’s President of Consumer Products Paul Gitter told Forbes that the studio was surprised by the exceptionally positive reaction to Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) in The […]

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When worlds collide – The Avengers review

The Avengers – Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Chris Hemsworth. Directed by Joss Whedon. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo.  The Avengers is a toybox come to life, and Joss Whedon is the precocious, imaginative, quick-witted scamp entrusted by Marvel to pose their action figures in ways pleasing to our eager eyes. Hulk fights […]

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New clip from The Avengers shows off Scarlett

Disney has released the first clip from their upcoming Marvel team-up flick The Avengers, highlighting Scarlett Johansson/Black Widow’s abilities to dominate enemies even whilst tied to a chair. Super-fans will appreciate the brief glimpse of Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg), who was finally given his very own character poster earlier this week. The action sequence here – and the comic beats – […]

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Character Poster Debut: The Avengers

Another day, another Avengers poster. Actually, make that, another six Avengers posters! Disney has unveiled a batch of one-sheets featuring Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), and Agent Hill (Cobie Smulders) in all their glory. Enough talk. Look’em! We […]

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Trailer Debut: The Avengers

You’ve admired the new poster, now gasp at the latest teaser! The final feature trailer for Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers has arrived online. It features brand new footage of Hulk in action, as well as alien attackers blah blah blah what are you waiting for? Watch it already! You can check it out in HD over at […]

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Poster Debut: The Avengers

There isn’t much to report here aside from its inherent awesomeness, but lo and behold the final official poster for The Avengers. Click to embiggen. Look at everyone working together! The Marvel team-up flick, directed by Joss Whedon, stars (deep breath) Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Cobie Smulders and Clark Gregg. […]

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Superbowl Trailer Debut: The Avengers

A brand new trailer for Joss Whedon‘s Marvel team-up flick The Avengers debuted during the Superbowl. But for those of you who care far more about comic book movies than sports, you don’t need to sit through any football to see it! The clip features brand new footage of The Avengers in action, including a […]

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Thor 2 loses another director

Director Patty Jenkins is exiting Marvel’s Thor 2, Deadline reports. Jenkins – whose credits include Monster and episodes of the TV series’ The Killing and Arrested Development – replaced original helmer Kenneth Branagh following his abandonment of the project earlier in the year. The split is said to be over “creative differences”, but Deadline suggests […]

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Iron Man 3 will lead to Avengers 2

Marvel president Kevin Feige revealed at New York Comic Con over the weekend that Iron Man 3 would potentially kick off “phase two of this … saga that will culminate, God willing, in Avengers 2“. This is hardly a surprise considering the web-spinning Marvel has done between their individual projects so far. The prospect of […]

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Teaser Debut: The Amazing Spider-Man

The teaser trailer for Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man has debuted online, offering us our first look at Andrew Garfield in action as Peter Parker/Spidey. The teaser has arrived ahead of the director and cast’s appearance at San Diego Comic Con. Although many will recognise the familiar origins of the Marvel webslinger, already documented in […]

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Angry Birds: The Movie flying forward

It’s almost been a year since we learnt that app producers Rovio were working on a film adaptation of their cultural-consciousness-consuming megahit Angry Birds (as well as potential TV shows, toys and comic book spin-offs). According to Variety, development on the Angry Birds feature is finally getting off the ground, with former Marvel Studios chairman […]

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New trailer and poster for Captain America reiterate hero’s American-ness

If Marvel were at one point concerned that Captain America: The First Avenger would fail to find an audience outside of the U.S. (due to the hero’s nationalistic leanings) there is no evidence of it in their new poster and trailer, which go out of their way to push Cappy’s American-ness (Americanity? Ameriquity?). The new […]

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Thor toy sets off bomb scare

A Thor press kit has caused a security scare when it was disposed of in a Michigan dumpster, the A.V. Club reports. Not content to send out novelty hammers or blonde Thor wigs (I really, really want a blonde Thor wig), the marketing division of Akura, whose cars feature in the blockbuster, decided to send […]

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The Avengers begins production! Whedon speaks! First pic unveiled!

After what seems like a lifetime of rumours, casting announcements and fanboy wish fulfilment, production has officially begun on Joss Whedon’s Marvel comic adaptation of The Avengers. The film will unite Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Black […]

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Interview: Tom Hiddleston; star of Thor.

Interview: Tom Hiddleston; star of Thor. By Simon Miraudo. The cast of big budget blockbusters aren’t traditionally hired based on their theatrical experience or their work in period TV dramas, but Thor is not your traditional big budget blockbuster. Directed by thespian Kenneth Branagh, the latest Marvel comic book adaptation has more in common with […]

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Trailer Debut: Captain America – The First Avenger

Holy shrunken Chris Evans! The feature trailer for Marvel’s Captain America – The First Avenger has debuted online. We previously saw Evans as the diminutive wannabe-solider Steve Rogers in the 30-second Superbowl spot, but here we get an idea of how much of the movie he will spend in this smaller frame. Quite a bit, […]

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Jon Favreau is directing Iron Man 3 NO MORE

Jon Favreau, the director of Iron Man and Iron Man 2, will not helm the third instalment in the blockbuster Marvel comic franchise. The news was first reported by Vulture and later confirmed by Deadline. On the one hand, the news is not unexpected. Earlier this week Favreau revealed (rather ambivalently) that he had “no […]

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>Trailer Debut: Thor

>The trailer for Kenneth Branagh‘s film adaptation of the Marvel comic Thor (he of the big hammer) has debuted online. For those unawares, Thor tells the story of, well, Thor (Aussie Chris Hemsworth), who is booted out of his home amongst the God and forced to live with human beings. Gross! The film exists in […]

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>Iron Man 3 will be the sequel to WHAT now?

>It seems that not even Jon Favreau knows what to expect of Iron Man 3 – and bear in mind here that he’s the director. In an interview over at MTV, the director who appears to be in the dark speaks out – we think candidly – about some expectations concerning the 2013 release of […]

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