9 Thoughts on Superhero Films In a Post-Avengers Industry
I understand completely that Hollywood will continue to create comic book and superhero-related films. I get that they’re going to be blockbusters, regardless of the hero and studios involved, as well as the producers, directors, and even casting calls.
You may or may not have noticed the impact The Avengers has had on every other super hero film being announced or prepping its release. In case you haven’t noticed, consider the fact that we’re seeing a Fantastic Four and X-Men crossover film, Wonder Woman is being introduced in the upcoming Batman and Superman film, and we’re seeing a huge surge of villains in the upcoming Spider-Man sequels.
Here’s some thoughts on a post-Avengers Hollywood, how it’s affected superhero movies, and how it’s going to continue to pull in more unbelievable hype.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer
Rhino, Electro, Green Goblin. Tween romance. Wowza. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters May 2014.
'Agents of SHIELD' Doing A 'Thor' Crossover Episode
On November 19, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will center around the aftermath of events that take place in Thor: The Dark World. The episode, titled “The Well,” will be directed by Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: The Next Generation) and feature appearances by some C-listers from Thor, but no Chris Hemsworth or his insanely sculpted arms.
I’ve included some sassy GIFs of Chloe Bennet a.k.a. Skye for no other reason than she’s my favorite character on the show. Doesn’t she look like she smells pretty? Also, there’s some speculation that she might eventually become Spider-Woman.
Any readers watch this show? I was kind of “meh” on it at first, but I was really digging the last two episodes and can’t wait to see where the story goes from here on out. Also, Skye.
Here’s The Trailer for Captain America: Winter Soldier
Here’s the trailer that was teased yesterday. I’ll admit, I always thought the straight-laced old timey WWII hijinks of the first Captain America flick came off as a bit hokey. It’s no fault of the film, really. That’s just part of the characters story and it never really resonated with me. But teaming him up with S.H.I.E.L.D. on hi-tech espionage missions? Yeah, I can totally get down with this. Also, Black Widow. Hhnnnggg! Needs more Coulson, though.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.
Loki Will Be Bisexual In Upcoming Marvel Title
Regarding the upcoming Marvel comic Loki: Agent of Asgard, writer Al Ewing posted on his blog “Yes, Loki is bi and I’ll be touching on that. He’ll shift between genders occasionally as well.”
It pretty much makes sense since the Loki of Norse mythology was a shapeshifting slut who got it on with anyone and anything.
If you listen closely enough, you can hear the sound of millions of undersexed fangirls, fanboys and slash fiction writers squealing with delight. Al Ewing must be completely aware of Tumblr’s Loki tag. I wonder if he’s aware of these pervy Loki mousepads.
Here’s A Teaser Trailer For The Teaser Trailer Of Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Trailers for trailers are stupid, but we’re posting ‘em anyway because the Marvel cinematic universe is just plain rad and Black Widow’s new hair-do is super sexy. Not as sexy as those curls in Iron Man 2, but still pretty damn sexy.
The REAL teaser trailer debuts tomorrow. We’ll keep you posted on any developments regarding Black Widow’s hair in the meantime.
Super Realistic Wolverine Action Figure From Hot Toys
This 1/6 scale Wolverine figure from Hot Toys is based on Hugh Jackman’s portrayal of the character, comes with 5 different pairs of hands including both bone and metal claws, two outfits (I’m calling one Mad Max and the other Sexy Time), and an engraved metal Japanese sword.
No price or release date yet, but this thing is crazy. More pics after the jump.
The highly anticipated, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., premiered on Tuesday night to many mixed feelings from critics and fans alike. The show was screened to an amazing 11.9 million television viewers, which isn’t surprising considering the massive amount of hype the show has garnered since The Avengers blew up box offices. Its director, Joss Whedon, has done nothing but gather attention toward this show, showing it off as a cool new television series to correspond the aftermath of the first Avengers movie, and introduce a new cast of heroes who handle the smaller stuff the big guys, like Hulk and Captain America, don’t.
Joss Whedon, his brother Jed Whedon, and Jed’s wife Maurissa Tancharoen, all worked together to craft a television show of minor spy action and X-Files type dilemmas. The show takes place in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, brings back Agent Colson, and is sure to gather even more momentum by its second episode. But overall, the pilot was just…okay.
The Incredible Superhero Paintings of William Wray
These paintings are absolutely incredible. William Wray, a cartoonist from California, specializes in creating paintings on specific characters. As you can see, we’ve got Supergirl, Spider-Man, Batman, Captain America, and a couple of other figures depicted in some dark and urban environments.
Happy Birthday Jack Kirby
The king of comics would have been 96 today if he were still alive. I mentioned it earlier this week — those who wish to give back and show appreciation to the king of comics and heavily influential Jack Kirby, simply donate $9.60 to The Hero Initiative, a charity that helps comic book creators in need, which is also endorsed by the Kirby family. If $9.60 is too much, please consider donating any amount lower. Anything works and everything helps. It’s the least you can do to give back to the comic book medium and show thanks to Kirby and his legacy. The donation link is right here for you.
Kills Nerdstink Dead: Marvel Superhero Soap
Ever go to a comic convention or wait in line for a midnight movie screening or video game release and think to yourself “Man! Haven’t these people ever heard of soap!?” Now, thanks to Luxury Lane Soap and the power of the internet, if there’s anyone out there not using soap, they’ll be smelling fresh to death in no time after one look at these bad boys. Featuring classic superheroes, Doctor Who, Star Wars, and more, these fine soaps smell like a good idea for any occasion.
Guardians of the Galaxy Revealed in Marvel Timeline
Marvel president Kevin Fiege recently spoke with Empire Magazine on where exactly the Guardians of the Galaxy is going to be placed in all this Marvel phase-two madness. In the interview, Empire asked Fiege how exactly this film is going to connect:
Certainly more than the others. We’ve already said that Thanos plays a part in it and is a character in it. That in and of itself should tell you it’s connected to the other worlds.
They followed up by asking if Thanos is going to be the main baddy, to which Fiege replied:
Ronan The Accuser is very much the main bad guy. And Thanos is lurking above it all. You will learn more about Thanos in Guardians, for sure. Certainly you’ll get more than the one turn around and smirk. You’ll get much more than that!
Excited for this one to say the absolute least. I can’t wait to see both of my favorite comic characters, Rocket Raccoon and Thanos, on screen at once.