Marvel Movies Update: Avengers, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, and More!!!

June 14, 2007

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Coming Soon got a chance to talk with Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige about the upcoming slate. Kevin must have been feeling generous, ’cause there’s some great new stuff here!

Read on for news about nearly ALL of Marvel’s upcoming movies, with Scramble Network insight and analysis!

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Friday Afternoon Round-Up: Hulk Squeeze edition

June 1, 2007

CBR has a preview of WORLD WAR HULK: X-MEN, in stores June 27th.

DANIA RAMIREZ (X-MEN, SOPRANOS) is joining the cast of HEROES as Maya– no word on her powers yet, though!

TV Squad’s got more details, via conference call, on the end of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA.

We’ve all got one less day to wait ’til TRANSFORMERS.

Stan Winston is doing the special effects for THE INCREDIBLE HULK.

Newsarama has another weekly interview with editor Mike Marts about COUNTDOWN.

They’ve also got an interview with FLASH writer Marc Guggenheim. Sadly, his other book, BLADE (which we dug) has just been cancelled.

Legend in Japanese horror legend HIDEO NAKATA (RINGU, DARK WATER) will direct INHUMAN, based loosely on a true story.

Its not all repeats: Sci-Fi has new episodes of STARGATE SG-1, STARGATE ATLANTIS, and PAINKILLER JANE tonight, starting at 8pm EST.

The Beat has a look at Marvel’s April sales figures.


New Iron Man Footage!

June 1, 2007

Mtv has some AMAZING new Iron Man Footage that’s gonna blow you away… there’s a kind of terrible interview where you get to see plenty of the helmet… a great desert action sequence with a reveal of the first model helmet… and little bit of Tony arriving at a function of some sort (and having a little trouble with the ladies).

Every time I see a new clip, I just can’t get it out of my head: Robert Downey Jr. IS Tony Stark! This really is going to be a movie that sets a new bar for the superhero genre!


The Incredible Hulk Synopsis

May 31, 2007

Via Comic Book Movie, Universal has released a full synopsis for THE INCREDIBLE HULK, the non-sequel starring Ed Norton and Liv Tyler:

The explosive, action-packed adventure in one of the all-time most popular superhero sagas unfolds with a cure in reach for the world’s most primal force of fury: The Incredible Hulk. We find scientist Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) living in shadows, scouring the planet for an antidote. But the warmongers who dream of abusing his powers won’t leave him alone, nor will his need to be with the only woman he has ever loved, Betty Ross (Liv Tyler).

Upon returning to civilization, our brilliant doctor is ruthlessly pursued by The Abomination (Tim Roth) — a nightmarish beast of pure adrenaline and aggression whose powers match The Hulk’s own. A fight of comic-book proportions ensues as Banner must call upon the hero within to rescue New York City from total destruction. And on June 13, 2008, one scientist must make an agonizing final choice — accept a peaceful life as Bruce Banner or the creature he could permanently become: The Incredible Hulk.

Can’t wait to see THE ABOMINATION and THE HULK tear up Manhattan! That could be one amazing fight sequence, especially in the hands of director Louis Leterrier!


Spider-Man 4 Update

May 31, 2007

Hmmm… this PIRATES article from iF has a quote from Amy Pascal, head of Sony Studios, that we haven’t seen before:

A fourth installment of SPIDER-MAN has been in the works for more than a month, with the studio circling screenwriters it may tap.

“If you want the kind of longevity we’re hoping for with SPIDER-MAN, you have to think of them as stand-alone movies, not ‘1-2-3-4,’ ” says Amy Pascal, Sony Pictures’ studio chairman. “They’re sort of like the James Bond stories.”

So, is this the gentle way of telling us that Raimi, Maguire, and Dunst WON’T be back for number four? Sounds that way to us.

(Via Film Ick)


Cap #27 Preview

May 30, 2007

Feast your eyes on 4 pages from next month’s Captain America #27, courtesy of CBR.

Cap is possibly the best written monthly superhero comic out there right now… and the “Death of a Dream” storyline is going to go down as a classic… its not that we don’t miss Steve Rogers, but this look at one of the best supporting casts in all of comics– Bucky, Sharon Carter, The Falcon– is downright riveting.

You can also peek inside the mind of acclaimed scribe ED BRUBAKER with this very cool mp3 Word Balloon interview. If you’re digging Bru’s Cap, you owe it to yourself to pick up Criminal!


Annihilation: Conquest MySpace Preview

May 29, 2007

First off, I gotta say MySpace has been doing a great job with their new comics section, and it seems like they’re pushing it pretty hard. That great for bringing in new readers and getting books some decent exposure.

Today, they posted a preview of Marvel’s upcoming, highly-anticipated ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST. For my money, and I know I’m not alone here, the first ANNIHILATION epic was THE best crossover of the last few years. Better than CIVIL WAR. Better than INFINITE CRISIS. Better than HOUSE OF M, ONE YEAR LATER, or DECIMATION. The story had a grand sweep to it… you felt like it mattered… the heroes actually performed heroically… and best of all, it re-ignited Marvel’s cosmic characters and gave them momentum not seen since the Infinity Gauntlet days– the greater Marvel Universe is now a much more exciting and dangerous place, ripe for good stories.

ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST may not be as BIG a story as its predecessor, but it could up being just as cool, especially with great characters like Nova, new guy THE WRAITH, and, of course, fucking ROCKET RACCOON (seriously!) on board.

ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST PROLOGUE #1 hits June 20th.