'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Meet 'Agent Carter' in Comic-Con Poster
Agents will assemble next week at Comic-Con!
Fans heading to San Diego will get a rare opportunity to score the very first poster that depicts both Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel's Agent Carter.
On the right, Agent Carter (Hayley Atwell) represents the SSR, the old guard that eventually became S.H.I.E.L.D. While she's noticeably alone, Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) is backed by his team, even while Hydra is still ever present. Could these all be clues about what's in store for the second season of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the first of Carter? Or are we just reading into things?
Either way, you can pick up the limited edition free poster, which was designed by Matt Ferguson, at the Marvel Booth (2329) at Comic-Con.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 9/8c, while Agent Carter will bow later this year.
Guardians Of The Galaxy Will Contain An Unbelievable Cameo From An Infamous 80s Character
WARNING: If you consider cameos as spoilers, then you are going to want to stay clear of the rest of this article. I can promise that there won't be any big plot details revealed, but if you're overly cautious you might want to head over HERE for an array of other pieces we've written about Guardians of the Galaxy.
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Howard The Duck makes an appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy!
This news comes to us thanks to Stitch Kingdom, which learned about the cameo appearance thanks to an official credited cast listing that was released by Disney for Guardians of the Galaxy. While there is no information about exactly what Howard the Duck will be doing in the movie, apparently the character's co-creators Steve Gerber and Val Mayerik are listed in the end credits, which means that he will show up in one form or another.
What makes this news so special, of course, is that this will not be the first time that Howard the Duck has been featured in a movie. In fact, back in 1986 executive producer George Lucas and director Willard Huyck teamed up to make a Howard The Duck solo feature - which, to this day, is one of the most mocked projects to ever come out of Hollywood. It was a complete and utter disaster, and sullied Howard The Duck's name.
But could this cameo be exactly what he needs to make a comeback? Could Marvel Studios one day consider actually making another Howard The Duck movie, and deliver the redemption the character deserves? If Marvel Studios was willing to make Guardians of the Galaxy, is it too crazy to think that they might try a Howard The Duck remake? [please no]
Is J.A.R.V.I.S. part of The Vision? Joss Whedon & RDJ Say Casting Paul Bettany Was No Coincidence
Joss Whedon's casting choice for The Avengers: Age Of Ultron Vision raised a few eyebrows among the Marvel community during the spring, and now the director has revealed a few hints as to why the voice of Tony Stark's J.A.R.V.I.S. will become the face of the Vision.
As part of Ultron's evil army, which also consists of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, it appears the Vision (Paul Bettany) will have his roots as firmly in Stark Industries as the commander of the Iron Legion.
"It's not coincidence," Whedon told Entertainment Weekly of the interesting casting choice. "And I'm not going to tell you any more about The Vision."
While Whedon was skimpy on his explanation, Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man/Tony Stark) was a little more forthcoming.
"Yeah, I don't think [Marvel Studio's President of Production] Kevin [Feige] would let that [be a coincidence]," Downey said, according to Entertainment Weekly. "Again, it's like if you think about the five different ways that [The Vision] could come together, this one's definitely the most interesting of the five. I was running other scenarios and I've seen it progress over drafts. It was just kind of really good, right from the start."
Find out more when The Avengers: Age of Ultron enters theaters on May 1. Hear J.A.R.V.I.S in the clip below.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier's Frank Grillo (aka Rumlow, aka Crossbones) Wants to Play The Punisher
Crossbones alone isn't enough for Captain America: The Winter Soldier villain Frank Grillo; he's hoping he gets a chance to play Frank Castle -- The Punisher -- now that the gun-toting vigilante has rejoined the Marvel Cinematic fold.
“I’ve been bombarded with people asking me about the Punisher. It’s amazing,” Grillo told Spinoff Online. “The interesting thing is … look, my friend Chris Evans started out as the Human Torch, and then he became Captain America. So I’m going to have to follow up on this.”
He also attempted to explain the fans who wanted to see him play the role, saying that he feels he fits into a certain mold of character actor often associated with the stoic, violent type of character The Punisher embodies.
“There’s a void in our country for guys in my age range who are blue-collar, regular guys who, given extenuating circumstances, it would be interesting to see how they respond,” he said. “I think somehow, I just hit a chord with the audience. ‘OK, I believe that maybe he’s a Charles Bronson-type.’ Which I was a fan of as a kid. It’s taken me in this interesting direction in the middle part of my career here. I stay fit and I’m in shape. I fight all the time. It seems to be working out.”
The Punisher has previously been played by Dolph Lundgren, Thomas Jane and Ray Stevenson. Grillo is expected to reprise his role as Crossbones in Captain America 3, which is due in theaters on May 6, 2016.
'Superior Iron Man' Reverts Tony Stark to the Genius Billionaire Playboy Philanthropist We Love [really?]
Tony Stark will be getting an attitude adjustment as Iron Man becomes the Superior Iron Man in November. Unlike Falcon becoming the new Captain America, or Thor becoming a female (?!) the third member of the 'big three' will be getting a slight change to his character.
In fact, Tony Stark will be reverting back to his selfish, egotistical ways to become the 'Superior Iron Man' -- complete with new costume as seen above.
Marvel Comics Senior Editor Mark "Panic" Paniccia says of the direction change, "What's fun about Superior Iron Man is we get to see Tony Stark in a different mode. He's very much like he was before Iron Man's origin, before Tony became a Super Hero...a narcissistic, selfish profiteer. And Tom Taylor is having a blast with this personality, giving us an Iron Man that is bound to ruffle some fans' feathers but will secretly-I think-find to be a guilty pleasure."
But fans of the comics will recall Spider-Man became the Superior Spider-Man when Doctor Octopus switched minds with Peter Parker -- only in comics -- however, there won't be any super science switcheroo involved. Tony Stark will just try to be a better Iron Man, and writer Tom Taylor will be helming Tony's journey back to the 'dark side.'
"He's self-obsessed. Cunning. Superficial. Superior," explains Tom Taylor. "He has given Extremis to the people. Extremis can now be downloaded as a mobile app through any smart device in San Francisco and this creates Tony's idea of a Utopia, which he is very happy to be at the heart of. But not everyone is buying Tony's Paradise."
And while Iron Man tries to make California a better place to live the Man Without Fear, Daredevil, will be snooping around.
"Daredevil may be blind but he can see the cracks in Stark's Brave New World," says Taylor. "In a way this is all an allegory for the technology that now rules our lives. The corruption that comes from this technology and the dependence we each have on it."
STOP BEING A SUPERVILLAIN DOUCHEBAG, TONY STARK
Batman Kisses Spider-Man on Pre-Comic-Con Magazine Cover
Free weekly Pacific San Diego Magazine has two big events this coming week: the city's gay pride festival this weekend, and San Diego Comic-Con next week. They took the two and combined them with a riff on the Spider-Man upside-down movie kiss in an unauthorized DC/Marvel crossover on this month's cover.
"As Pride and Comic-Con descend upon San Diego, the time has come to reveal the truth: all heroes are welcome, even when they’re kissing their boyfriends,” Pacific San Diego Magazine editor-in-chief/publisher David Perloff told Fox 5 San Diego.
The cover faced split reaction, with San Diego Pride voicing their support while mother Cindy Montoya told Fox 5 "I don’t want to see it right on the street where my daughter can get it." lawl
Perloff also wrote some flirtatious dialogue for Spidey and Bats' secret identities, including Peter Parker promising to walk in the pride parade with the Hulk in drag as Wonder Woman.
Freckled Cutie Common (who almost played Green Lantern) is excited for Falcon Cap!
G.O.O.D. Music's Common recently showed off his nerd side after weighing in on Marvel Comics deciding to create an African-American version of its iconic Captain America superhero.
Common praised Marvel's decision to switch things up and change up Capt. America's ethnicity.
Common tells TMZ ... he applauds Marvel's decision to have a Black Cap, calling it "a beautiful thing." Marvel announced Wednesday The Falcon -- aka Sam Wilson -- will become Capt. America in the comic book series. Common may still be smarting from 2008 ... when he was cast to play Green Lantern in a movie that fell apart during the Hollywood writer's strike. He says he'd STILL love to play the part. As for Captain America ... Marvel says The Falcon will appear as Cap only in the comic books ... not in the movies. (TMZ)
Nathan Fillion's Guardians of the Galaxy Cameo Has Been Officially Revealed
Going back to April, there has been a lot of back and forth about what role Nathan Fillion would play in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy. The Firefly star revealed to the crowd at St. Louis Comic-Con that he would have a role in the Marvel Studios film, but would not say what part he was playing and only hinted that it was a role that audiences will only be able to recognize after seeing his name in the end credits. In the past few months there has been a good amount of debate and rumor about the part, some saying that the actor would be voicing Cosmo, a psychic Russian dog - but Fillion was quick to knock that rumor down himself.
Only now do we actually know the role that Nathan Fillion is playing in Guardians of the Galaxy.
WARNING: What follows may be considered spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy to some, though I can promise you that it won't ruin any major plot points or the end of the movie. Read on at your own discretion!
The report about Nathan Fillion's part comes to us from Stitch Kingdom, which got the answer to the riddle from a pretty reliable source: the official Guardians of the Galaxy credited cast sheet from Disney. According to their information, Fillion will not be playing any notable or even named part in the movie. Instead, he will just be appearing as "Monstrous Inmate." Kind of takes the wind out of the sails of the whole situation, no?
Kevin Feige Finally Confirms Whether or Not the MCU Owns His High Bitchiness Prince Namor
Kevin Feige has been trying to explain the complicated contract issues that are preventing a Sub-Mariner film from being made.
The Marvel Studios boss was in London to screen footage from Guardians of the Galaxy and to chat with us about Ant-Man’s new director and the development of the Avengers Tower in Age of Ultron.
IGN: There were rumours circulating awhile back that Universal and Legendary Pictures were developing a Sub-Mariner movie, but there was also some confusion about who holds the rights to the character. So could Legendary make that movie at this point?
IGN: So if a film were to happen it would be you guys making it?
Feige: Yes [!!!!!], but it’s slightly more complicated than that. Let’s put it this way – there are entanglements that make it less easy. There are older contracts that still involve other parties that mean we need to work things out before we move forward on it. As opposed to an Iron Man or any of the Avengers or any of the other Marvel characters where we could just put them in.
Benicio Del Toro is The Collector in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ poster
Another new Guardians of the Galaxy poster gives us our first official look at actor Benicio Del Toro as The Collector.
Del Toro’s Collector has been seen in previous Marvel films and in some of the latest Guardians of the Galaxy trailers, but this is our first official poster featuring the intriguing character.
Known as one of the oldest living beings in the Marvel universe, The Collector was one of the first of the universe’s races to become sentient in the wake of the Big Bang. Virtually immortal, the Collector spent the first millennium of his existence with his wife and daughter.
Now he’s on a mission to collect what will later help turn Thanos, played by Josh Brolin, into an incredibly powerful being.
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Comin' to fuck up your submarine just because.