Tag Archives: Marvel

First (official) look at Captain America!

The first official images from Joe Johnston‘s Captain America: The First Avenger have debuted online. They offer us our first glimpse at Chris Evans as legendary Marvel comic hero Steve Rogers/Captain America, as well as Hayley Atwell as his love interest and Hugo Weaving as the villainous Red Skull. The pics first emerged in Empire […]

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He’s steel got it – Iron Man 2 review

Iron Man 2 – Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Sam Rockwell. Directed by Jon Favreau. Rated M. Originally published April 28, 2010. By Simon Miraudo. Iron Man bests the biggest adversaries of the superhero genre in his second outing: production troubles, sequel-bloat and overwhelming, unrestrained fanboy hype. Iron Man 2 – beyond all […]

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Joss Whedon directing The Avengers! Also, cold weather is cold!

Sure, it’s the worst kept secret in Hollywood, but at least we finally have confirmation from the man himself. Joss Whedon announced on-stage at Comic Con that he would be directing The Avengers for Marvel. He offered no further details on the project. Whedon was asked about his involvement in the highly anticipated project during […]

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Thor and Captain America posters debut! Kinda!

Comic Con 2010 kicks off this week and Marvel are certain to have a big presence, with Captain America, Thor and The Avengers all gearing up for release of the next couple of years. As comic book geeks and film fanatics from all over the world head to San Diego, Marvel have dropped a couple […]

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Edward Norton releases statement about Hulk recasting

Edward Norton has finally spoken about no longer starring as Brucer Banner/The Hulk in Marvel’s upcoming superhero flick The Avengers. The actor was unceremoniously dumped from the flick late last week. After spending the weekend in silence, Norton posted the following response as an image to his official Facebook page: It’s a classy response, and […]

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Joaquin Phoenix to star as The Hulk?

The corpse of Edward Norton’s Bruce Banner is barely cold, yet the internet has reliably offered up a viable replacement to star in Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers. CHUD are reporting that Marvel has offered the role of Banner/The Hulk to Joaquin Phoenix. I guess this means the faux-retirement is over! Phoenix wishes a confusing farewell […]

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Nicolas Cage gets Cranking on Ghost Rider sequel

Crank directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor are in early negotiations to helm the not-so-highly-anticipated sequel to 2007’s Ghost Rider according to THR. It is likely Nicolas Cage will reprise the role of Johnny Blaze, stunt-motorcyclist turned flame-headed vigilante. The sequel to Sony/Columbia’s Marvel comic adaptation will be called Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. The […]

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Jamie Bell cast as Spider-Man?

The internet is abuzz with rumours that Jamie Bell has been cast as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Sony’s reboot of the Marvel comic franchise. The website Bleeding Cool is reporting that several sources have confirmed the Billy Elliot star’s involvement. Neither Sony, Bell nor director Marc Webb have confirmed the rumour. However, Bell was on the […]

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First look at Captain America! Kinda!

A batch of Captain America concept images emerged on Ain’t It Cool News yesterday featuring an animated Chris Evans in the famous (if slightly modified) suit. It was originally believed that these were merely fan creations, but Mike over at JoBlo (who has seen the official mockups) confirmed that the images were the real deal. […]

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Josh Holloway circling The Avengers?

Josh Holloway, finally freed from the multiple timelines of the Lost universe, might be considering a venture into the similarly labyrinthine world of Marvel comics. According to Avengers News, Holloway and his people (the others?) have been speaking to Marvel about possibly joining The Avengers movie and starring in his own spin-off film further down […]

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Jeremy Renner cast in The Avengers?

Jeremy Renner, the Oscar-nominated star of The Hurt Locker, is rumoured to have been cast as Hawkeye in Joss Whedon‘s impending Marvel team-up movie The Avengers. Hawkeye, otherwise known as Clint Barton, was an orphan who joined the circus and was trained to use a bow and arrow. Inspired by Iron Man, Barton decided to […]

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Head to Head – Iron Man 2

Welcome to the latest edition of Head to Head, in which our Quickflix critic takes on our readers in a rip-snorting battle to the death! You pick the film, and we pick the fight! This week, Anthony Tran joined Iron Man’s ever-growing list of foes by calling Iron Man 2 … kinda boring! For his […]

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Dominic Cooper to play Iron Man’s dad in Captain America?

Damn these Captain America rumours, forcing me to end every headline with a question mark! Dominic Cooper has supposedly revealed that he will play Howard Stark (father of Tony/Iron Man) in the upcoming Captain America movie. Cooper let the tidbit slip to Salon whilst promoting his upcoming film Tamara Drewe. However, it all happened when […]

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See Chris Hemsworth as Thor

Yahoo have the first official image of Aussie Chris Hemsworth as Thor in Kenneth Branagh‘s upcoming film adaptation of the Marvel comic series of the same name. That’s it. And now here it is, bigger: I really dig the look of Hemsworth as Thor. I was concerned that the fallen warrior might be portrayed a […]

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Joss Whedon to rewrite The Avengers AND Captain America?

In some kind of cosmic justice, it has been revealed that Joss Whedon is not only in negotiations to direct Marvel’s flagship superhero flick The Avengers, but to also rewrite the script. That’s not all. Whedon will also take a pass at the script for The First Avenger: Captain America. It’s as if all the […]

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Joss Whedon to direct The Avengers?

Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, is in final negotiations to direct the Marvel team-up movie The Avengers. That’s according to a report by Mike Fleming at Deadline, who believes the fanboy favourite will soon be announced by Marvel as helmer of the highly anticipated ensemble flick. For those not in the loop, […]

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Chris Evans IS Captain America

Finally. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Evans has accepted the role of Captain America in Marvel’s upcoming feature based on the legendary comic character. Now, if Evans accepted the deal being offered to about 1,000 other actors before him, he is looking at a paycheck of $US300,000 for playing Steve Rogers in The First […]

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Chris Evans to star as Captain America?

This is quickly becoming 2010’s most labourious entertainment news story. Chris Evans is now reportedly the lead contender to star as Captain America in Marvel’s upcoming feature adaptation of the legendary comic character. UPDATE (23/03/10): It’s official! Evans is The Cap’! The exclusive comes from The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision blog. Evans was not included […]

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Hugo Weaving to star in Captain America

Although Marvel Studios are yet to pick the eponymous star of their upcoming feature The First Avenger: Captain America, Hugo Weaving has been tapped to star as the film’s major villain. According to HeatVision, Weaving is in final talks to play the villainous Red Skull, Hitler’s right hand man and the Captain’s archenemy since 1941. […]

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OK, so maybe John Krasinski WON’T be Captain America…

No sooner do I hit “publish” on an article about John Krasinski being a shoe-in for the role of Captain America, does Mike Fleming at Deadline announce that he is no longer even in the running. According to the report, Marvel have expanded their search for the star of their latest comic adaptation The First […]

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Will John Krasinski be Captain America?

source: deadline.com Deadline have revealed a shortlist of actors in contention to take on the lead role in Joe Johnston‘s The First Avenger: Captain America. The list of actors include Gossip Girl‘s Chace Crawford, Cloverfield‘s Mike Vogel, Brothers’ Patrick Fleuger, Smallville’s Michael Cassidy and Friday Night Light’s Scott Porter. However, the only name that has […]

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Do over! Fantastic Four set for a reboot!

source: variety.com Mulligan! 20th Century Fox have announced that they will reboot the Fantastic Four franchise. Hired to pen the new Fantastic Four movie is Michael Green, co-executive producer of Heroes and screenwriter of the upcoming Green Lantern film. Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) will take over as producer. Fox previously ventured into […]

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Disney to buy Marvel! Pixar to develop superhero films?!

source: nytimes.com The Walt Disney Company has made a surprise deal to acquire Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion in a move that will shake the foundations of Hollywood. Disney announced yesterday that it would pay cash and stock for the comic book publisher and (previously) independent movie studio. This means Marvel’s 5,000+ characters, including Spiderman, […]

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Natalie Portman cast in Thor

source: marvel.com The lovely Natalie Portman has been cast in the upcoming superhero flick Thor alongside former Home and Away star Chris Hemsworth. Portman will star as Jane Foster, a modern-day nurse who steals the heart of the fallen Norse God Thor. As previously reported, Hemsworth will star in the title role. The flick will […]

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Rourke and Johansson sign on for Iron Man 2

source: deadlinehollywood.com Deadline Hollywood is reporting that Mickey Rourke and Scarlett Johansson have officially signed on to star in Iron Man 2. Rourke was reportedly offered a low-ball price of $250,000 to play an undisclosed villain in the highly anticipated superhero sequel. According to Nikki Finke, his Oscar nomination earned him some leverage in the […]

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Would you like to star in Thor?

source: slashfilm.com Kenneth Branagh‘s Thor is one of the most anticipated films of 2010, if only because it is such a strange project. Kenneth Branagh helming an action movie? A Thor film in the 21st century? Marvel are still looking for someone to play Thor, and the casting call specifications have been revealed. Does the […]

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Is Iron Man 2 falling apart?

Something fishy is going down at Marvel offices. Since Iron Man opened to spectacular acclaim in May last year, everyone knew a sequel was close behind. However, in the last six months, they almost lost the director, cast members have been dropped, and newly signed villains are on the verge of quitting. So what does […]

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The Avengers – First Details Emerge!

source: slashfilm.com Marvel have revealed the first official details for The Avengers film. Plot: Here is an excerpt from Marvel’s press release, which reveals some very vauge details of the film’s plot: “In a movie event, THE AVENGERS will bring together the super hero team of Marvel Comics characters for the first time ever, including […]

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