Screen Junkies » Marvel Studios http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 04 Dec 2014 23:57:52 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Marvel Takes A Look Back At How Awesome Their Films Have Been http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/marvel-takes-a-look-back-at-how-awesome-their-films-have-been/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/marvel-takes-a-look-back-at-how-awesome-their-films-have-been/#comments Mon, 04 Aug 2014 17:10:42 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=263718 Excelsior!

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With Guardians of the Galaxy breaking box office numbers as I type this and The Avengers: Age of Ultron set to dominate next summer, Marvel has decided to take a moment to breathe, step back, and have a good look at how they got to a film about a machine-gunnin’ raccoon. Posted to their official YouTube page, this recap covers the major events of Phase One and Phase Two (so far) and it cuts together so well.

Marvel made history by creating so many intricate connections between their diverse array of films as that’s pointed out here. The video covers everything from Iron Man to Guardians of the Galaxy (and even includes footage from Iron Man 2 and The Incredible Hulk because we can’t ignore that those happened) ending on a shot of formerly-teased villain Thanos resting upon his floating throne of rock. Excelsior!

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‘Avengers’ Sequel To Be Called ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ And Be About A Sassy Robot Named Ultron http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/avengers-sequel-to-be-called-avengers-age-of-ultron-and-be-about-a-sassy-robot-named-ultron/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/avengers-sequel-to-be-called-avengers-age-of-ultron-and-be-about-a-sassy-robot-named-ultron/#comments Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:43:05 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=255898 I'm assuming Whedon will make him sassy.

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Okay, so this one is kinda curvy so pay attention. Joss Whedon announced at Comic-Con that his Avengers sequel will be titled Age of Ultron, which is also the name of a recent Marvel Comics series. But, the movie only shares similarity with the comic in title only. Ultron, itself, is the name of an evil, indestructible robot created by Ant-Man that hates the living shit out of the Avengers. Ant-Man will not appear in the film, rather he will be introduced in his own solo film so Ultron will have a different daddy this time. Whedon has commented, “We’re doing our own version of the origin story of Ultron … We’re crafting our own version of it where his own origin comes more directly from the Avengers we already know about.”

Which likely points to Tony Stark creating the robot with the intentions of it taking on his Iron Manning duties, have it go amok, and then deciding he’d better just continue to Iron Man because Don Cheadle can only do so much. Also, I have a feeling that Vin Diesel will play Giant Man. (MTV)

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt In The Mix For ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Lead http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/joseph-gordon-levitt-in-the-mix-for-guardians-of-the-galaxy-lead/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/joseph-gordon-levitt-in-the-mix-for-guardians-of-the-galaxy-lead/#comments Wed, 02 Jan 2013 22:11:34 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=252646 Superhero team-up movies can't be taken seriously without rumor of Joseph Gordon-Levitt's involvement.

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We’ve spent all this time wondering if he’ll play Batman but nobody stopped to consider his role in upcoming Marvel movies. Deadline is reporting that The Dark Knight Rises star Joseph Gordon-Levitt had been added to the list Marvel Studios is considering to play the lead role of Peter Quill (aka Star-Lord) in Guardians Of The Galaxy.

Born to a human mother and an alien father, Star-Lord is an expert in close quarter combat, various human and alien firearms including his own Element Gun, which is a special pistol that fires projectiles made up of each of the four elements. He also wears a suit that grants augmented strength and durability and the ability to travel through space. Gordon-Levitt joins a few other actors up for the part. They include Joel Edgerton, Lee Pace, Zachary Levi, Jim Sturgess and Eddie Redmayne.

It’s unknown how serious his link to this film is, but now that I think about it, he’d be awesome as Ant-Man. They wouldn’t even need to shrink him that much.

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Christopher Eccleston Will Get Hit With A Hammer In ‘Thor 2′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/christopher-eccleston-will-get-hit-with-a-hammer-in-thor-2/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/christopher-eccleston-will-get-hit-with-a-hammer-in-thor-2/#comments Thu, 02 Aug 2012 15:06:46 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=250116 Good news for nerds everywhere.

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After the deal with Mads Mikkelsen fell through, Marvel was left with the task of finding an actor European enough to play the villian in Thor: The Dark World. Enter former Dr. Who star Christopher Eccleston.

The English actor has signed on to play the ruler of the Dark Elves, Malekith the Accursed in the 2013 sequel. Plot details are still under wraps but the comics version of Malekith is extremely powerful. However, he does have a weakness to iron. Maybe Thor isn’t the best Avenger to be fighting him. Surely, there is someone else better suited. (Deadline)

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Comic-Con 2012: Marvel Announces ‘Ant-Man’ Happening http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/comic-con-2012-marvel-announces-ant-man-happening/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/comic-con-2012-marvel-announces-ant-man-happening/#comments Sun, 15 Jul 2012 16:41:52 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=249776 For real, this time.

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Marvel Studios and director Edgar Wright played a little bit of a prank on the media and fans for Comic-Con this year. In the lead-up to their panel for the upcoming Iron Man 3, director Edgar Wright posted on his Twitter account about being in London and missing Comic-Con, etc. Well it turns out this was all a smokescreen to hide the fact that ahead of the Iron Man 3 panel Marvel Studios was going to show some test footage shot for Ant-Man, with Wright in attendance.

And although there’s no casting news or a release date yet, they showed the shit out of that test footage! It’s about a minute long and showed Ant-Man at ant-size taking out two full-sized henchmen with his incredible shrinking powers. So, with this test footage, plus Marvel’s online announcement that an Ant-Man movie, which we first started hearing about in 2006, is finally coming, and it looks like it’s really happening. Ant-Man Fever: Catch It! That’s mine, not Marvel’s. (The Playlist)

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Squirrel Girl? 9 Marvel Heroes You Won’t See In ‘The Avengers’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/squirrel-girl-9-marvel-heroes-you-won%e2%80%99t-see-in-the-avengers/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/squirrel-girl-9-marvel-heroes-you-won%e2%80%99t-see-in-the-avengers/#comments Thu, 13 Oct 2011 15:10:47 +0000 Archibald Bayou III http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=232297 Sadly, I don't think we'll be seeing "Squirrel Girl" on the silver screen.

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On Tuesday, Marvel Studios released the new trailer for their May 2012 epic, The Avengers. I was very excited to see footage of heroes like Captain America Iron Man Thor, and Hul fighting side by side, and I couldn’t help but wonder who will be added to the team as the franchise expands. Classic Avengers already on board include Black Widow and Hawkeye, and hopefully sequels could include Ant-Man, Wasp or Vision. There are some Avengers who you probably won’t be seeing, however. Along with the A-list the Avengers roster includes some characters that have been licensed out to other studios, some who haven’t aged so well, and some who are just too lame to make the leap to the big screen. Here are 9 Avengers who you won’t be seeing in The Avengers: Part 2… or 3… or 4.

Swordsman

One of the early “New” Avengers brought into the series during the late ’60s, Swordsman didn’t have a lengthy career with the team. In fact, he promptly quit, later rejoined, and was killed off in about 20 issues. Along with a crappy costume, even by 1960′s standards, Swordsman brought with him a power set that included… sword play. There were subsequent heroes to go by the name Swordsman as the years went on, but none of them lasted very long. Thank God.

Rage

Rage was a 13-year-old kid who, after being doused in toxic waste, morphed into a super strong 30-something. In addition to having the least thought out origin in history, his costume was a true artifact of the 1990′s. Rage was kicked off the Avengers when they discovered he was only a minor. Plus, the toxic waste thing probably creeped them all out.

Wonder Man

Wonder Man is actually fairly popular amongst Avengers fans, and has had a long and colorful history with the team. But the poor guy would have trouble being taken seriously by film fans for one key reason: his name. For the general public, the only “Wonder” superhero is DC‘s Wonder Woman, and any character with a similar moniker is only going to come off as derivative, even if his powers and origins have nothing to do with hers. Maybe they should change his name to something more distinct. How about “Glowing Red Eyes Flying Guy”? That’s yours for free, Marvel. You’re welcome.

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There’s Going To Be An ‘Inhumans’ Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/theres-going-to-be-an-inhumans-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/theres-going-to-be-an-inhumans-movie/#comments Mon, 07 Mar 2011 19:06:36 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=102548 This is just getting ridiculous.

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The geniuses at Marvel Studios are getting serious about their unstated goal of eventually giving every character in the Marvel Universe a movie (or vice versa). The latest revelation in this arena is The Inhumans, which is about a royal kingdom of super-powered being ruled by the benevolent (and completely mute) Black Bolt. Whoever they cast as Black Bolt better have a really strong chin – he won’t even have to memorize any lines! Here’s what the movie’s supposed to be about, according to a memo at Avengers HQ:

“[A]liens who were put on Earth as sleeper cell aliens to eventually call back their race to take over the planet. Ultimately, the group of aliens fully assimilates and don’t want to cause war.”

Production is in the very early stages, with the assignment being thrown out to writers, so obviously no news about casting or anything like that. Too bad he’s been dead for half a century, because I think Buster Keaton would have made a fine Black Bolt. (via Badass Digest)

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