Mike Colter Talks Luke Cage
While we won’t see Mike Colter headline his own Netflix show until Luke Cage premiers sometime next year, he will be making his MCU debut on Jessica Jones, which dropped in its entirety today on the streaming service. While doing press for the show, IGN spoke with Colter about how his show will stand apart from the Hell’s Kitchen Crowd.
Meg LeFauve Discusses The Writing Of Captain Marvel
Meg LeFauve has had a busy year. She’s written both of Pixar’s 2015 releases, the smash hit Inside Out and the upcoming Good Dinosaur. But crucial to MCU fans, she was also announced as the co-writer of 2018’s Captain Marvel. She’ll be joining Guardians Of The Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman on scripting duties, and while discussing her new film with The Hollywood Reporter, the questions soon turned to her Marvel debut.
“We’re just starting. We have just started researching and spit balling,” said LeFauve of where she and Perlman are in the writing process, adding, “Nicole and I have decided that we’re going to have a good time.”
It’s of course still very early days when it comes to Captain Marvel, but LeFauve is still taking cues from her recent work.
“I think animation has the ability to have a world, and it can be a big world, but in that big world there will be a very human, personal story. I think that applies to a lot of bigger studio movies, as well.”
Inside Out is on home video now and The Good Dinosaur will be in theaters November 25th. Captain Marvel will arrive on March 8, 2019.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Ant-Man Blooper Reel
Marvel has always had a penchant for injecting comedy into their superhero epics, but with a foundation laid by Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish, a script rewrite by Paul Rudd and Adam McKay, direction by Peyton Reed, and stars like Rudd (Scott Lang) and Michael Peña (Luis) improvising throughout the shoot, it’s no surprise that Ant-Man has come to be regarded as one of Marvel’s most hilarious films to date. With all that comedic energy on set, it’s no surprise that the movie had a hearty amount of bloopers, and like any good Marvel movie, it features lots of dancing. You can check out the special feature below ahead of the film’s release December 8th on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital.
Source: JoBlo on YouTube
Olivia Wilde Comments On Captain Marvel
The internet was recently lit up by the idea that Olivia Wilde would not only make a fantastic Carol Danvers in Marvel’s upcoming Captain Marvel, but that the actor was interested in the role should it be offered. When she joined Supergirl herself, Melissa Benoist, on the couch of The Late Late Show with James Cordon, the question came up again.
Olivia Wilde: It’s amazing. That’s the thing about the Interweb, isn’t it. That people can come up with ideas and suggest them and then it kinda becomes a snowball. Of course, I was thrilled. I think that would be amazing. But, you know, I had nothing to do with it.
James Cordon: So no one’s called?
Wilde: No, no. I haven’t checked my phone in awhile. Should I check my phone [laughs].
Source: Late Late Show on YouTube.
Luke Cage To Appear In Daredevil
Netflix has released a short, new video teasing the arrival of Luke Cage (Mike Colter) in Hell’s Kitchen for Season 2 of Marvel’s hit show, Daredevil. First flashing on the neon sign of Josie’s, the local watering hole where the Nelson & Murdock gang hung out during Season 1, the camera then pan’s to another neon sign bearing the title “LUKE’S.” No word on how many episodes of the new season Cage will appear in, but it looks like Marvel and Netflix are attempting to put the character in front of as many eyes as possible before his show premiers next season.
Source: Marvel UK on YouTube
Interview With The Actor Behind Hope Van Dyne
While we won’t be seeing Evangeline Lily suit up as The Wasp until 2018’s Ant-Man and The Wasp, one of the biggest surprises of this past summer’s Ant-Man was seeing a flashback featuring the original Wasp, Hope’s mother Janet Van Dyne, in action with Hank Pym’s Ant-Man. Because she only appears in suit (and in an obscured photograph later in the film), Marvel didn’t want to dish out for a big name until they were sure a sequel was a guarantee. Nevertheless, they still needed an actor to fill the role for the action sequence, and that’s where Hayley Lovitt came in. She recently sat down with The White Space to discuss her role and what it was like becoming a superhero.
The White Space: The sequence you took part in is brief but full of action. Can you tell us a little bit about how long the shooting went and production details? Was it complicated?
Hayley Lovitt: The shooting of that sequence was extremely technical. There were 5 cameras, and a whole separate tech crew to get our facial movements into a computer. But it was super cool. Our scene probably only took about an hour or so to shoot. There was originally dialogue, but they cut it to keep the anonymity of The Wasp.
TWS: How did it feel to wear Wasp’s outfit? How did you feel seeing yourself in her shoes in the movie?
Lovitt: I didn’t get to wear it. Womp womp. They CGI’ed it onto me in post.
You can see Lovitt as Hope Van Dyne in Ant-Man, out on home video December 8th, 2015.
Source: The White Space
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Casting Call
A casting call has gone out in Atlanta for a number of models for the upcoming shoot of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2. Though the ages and ethnicity are fairly open, the specific call for “handsome men and beautiful women” and mentioning Vogue Magazine is curious when considering what parts they may be casting. It could be something as innocuous as filling a party scene. Check out the full description below and head here if you think you’ve got what it takes.
CASTING for HANDSOME MEN and BEAUTIFUL WOMEN
Think Vogue, Models, Sexy…
– AGES 18 to 40,
– any ethnicity
– Women 5’ 5 and up
– Men 5’10 and up
The gang returns in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 which will hit theaters on May 5th, 2017.
Source: Project Casting.
Adrianne Palicki Teases Marvel’s Most Wanted, Love Of Supergirl
Shortly after Adrianne Palicki became a full cast member on Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., plans began to emerge about her character Bobbi “Mockingbird” Morse headlining her own spin-off. ABC has since greenlit that series, tentatively title Marvel’s Most Wanted, and it will not only feature Mockingbird, but her on-again, off-again husband Lance Hunter (Nick Blood). Palicki recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and the subject turned to the upcoming spin-off, as well as her personal love for all superheroes (especially Supergirl).
Source: Jimmy Kimmel Live on YouTube
Anthony Mackie and Paul Bettany Discuss Falcon vs. Vision
Ahead of their new film Shelter, director Paul Bettany (The Vision) and star Anthony Mackie (Falcon) stopped by MTV’s After Hours to debate which of their Marvel characters is the must-have toy of the holiday season.
Shelter is in theaters and on demand now and Mackie and Bettany can be seen together in next year’s Captain America: Civil War.
Source: MTV News
Agent Carter Heads To The UK
Fox TV UK has just tweeted out a photo announcing that the second season of the hit ABC show Marvel’s Agent Carter will be running on their network. It stands to reason that the American Broadcasting Corporation wouldn’t have an affiliate in Britain, but it appears that Marvel and Fox’s TV relationship is better than we thought if UK-native Rupert Murdoch’s network television arm is getting the rights to one of the MCU’s shows.
— FOX TV UK (@FOXtvUK) November 19, 2015
Season 2 of Agent Carter will premier on ABC in the US on January 5th, 2016 and January 17th on Fox UK.
Source: FOX TV UK on Twitter
Andy Park Reveals More Ant-Man Concept Art
Andy Park recently shared another piece of concept art for Ant-Man. As with one of the designs he shared last week, this has a helmet design reminiscent of Falcon’s in the comics. An interesting take to be sure.
And here's one more alternate Ant-Man design I did for the film. Again, I'm happy they picked the other one I did 🙂 pic.twitter.com/4HgsFVWXj4
— Andy Park (@andyparkart) November 13, 2015
We’ve also seen a few alternate designs for the Wasp courtesy of artist Rodney Fuentabella. His take also echos the avian style helmet, though in the case of the Wasp, it works fairly well as it also brings to mind the head of the eponymous insect. Check out the two designs below, each sporting slightly different color layouts on the suits, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.
— Rodney Fuentebella (@rodneyimages) November 17, 2015
Ant-Man will be released on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital December 8th, and can next be seen in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War before going on to co-headline Ant-Man & the Wasp in 2018.
Stan Lee Cameo On Jessica Jones Revealed
One of the most consistent Easter eggs in the MCU is the appearance of famed Marvel writer and creator Stan Lee in various, often humorous, cameos. With the darker tone undertaken by the Netflix corner of Marvel’s TV world, the question of how best to insert Lee was solved in a simple way for the first season of Daredevil: during a scene where Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) goes to the police station, a photo of Lee dressed as a police office is visible behind the desk sergeant in one shot.
Thanks to Heroic Hollywood, we now know that Jessica Jones will be following the same play. During a scene in which Kilgrave takes control of a precinct full of police officers, glimpsed in the latest trailer, we see the same photo behind one of the officers.
Whether Lee will properly appear on a Netflix show is yet to be seen, but perhaps if the upcoming Luke Cage or Iron Fist strike a lighter tone, seeing Officer Lee in the flesh will be more likely.
All 13 episodes of Jessica Jones are now available on Netflix.
Source: Heroic Hollywood
New Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Punisher Merch
Finally, we’ve got some news courtesy of a message board on a Daredevil fansite teasing the arrival of new Marvel merchandise featuring Netflix heroes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and The Punisher, as well as Deadpool. According to the press release, Marvel is keen to expand toy and apparel lines featuring not just their tentpole, family-friendly heroes, but their more adult-themed ones as well.
Utilizing new artwork that launched this past summer, the merchandise campaigns focus on images from the vast Marvel Publishing archive to embrace an edgier tone. The lines have begun rolling out in stores with larger launches planned for January 2016 targeting teens and adults. Activity will heat up later in 2016 with the debut of the second season of the critically acclaimed Netflix’s “Marvel’s Daredevil”, which will include the first-ever live-action appearance of the Punisher on television.
While it makes sense for the company to cash in on the characters appearing in upcoming Netflix series, the outlier here is Deadpool, who’s film rights are not only owned by Fox, but actively being put to use with an upcoming feature. Check the link for the full press release.
Source: Man Without Fear
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