Fight Coordinators Talk Us Through Daredevil’s Awesome Combat Sequences
Variety posted this interesting video feature on Daredevil‘s fight scenes, not only revealing some of the technicalities behind the stunt pre-viz and execution involved, but also giving insight into how the character’s individual fighting styles were effectively mapped to their narrative arcs and base motivations. You can watch the video below.
The official Daredevil Twitter feed also put out another motion poster below.
— Daredevil (@Daredevil)
Daredevil is presently streaming on Netflix
Tessa Thompson Confirms She Won’t Be Painted Purple In Thor: Ragnorok
With rumours swirling that Tessa Thompson will be playing the character Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnorok, should we soon expect an imminent announcement concerning the arrival of Marvel’s second Asgardian of color (following on from Idris Elba‘s Heimdall)?
Thompson posted with pride on Instagram earlier this week, pointing out she’ll be the first African-American leading lady in an MCU movie NOT to be painted some whacky color – which doesn’t discount the possibility that she has, in fact, been cast as the fabled warrior maiden.
Says @vanityfair . Truth be told, I’d love to be painted purple one day. For now, I am beyond excited to join the @marvel universe and the world of Thor and couldn’t think of a better person to usher me in than @taikawaititi, & I’m *very* happy to say that, YES, I will be Brown. If you haven’t seen What We Do In Shadows or Boy or any of his films – watch immediately. He is genius. And, my @creedmovie director Ryan Coogler is at the helm of Black Panther. Pride overload. Shout out to all women of color who have been in the land of comics, every color ?
Whoever Thompson ends up playing, she’s not going to be the first black character debuting in Phase 3. The blog WeAreWakanda tweeted these cool concepts of Black Panther as well as Phase 2 favourite Falcon.
— We Are Wakanda (@WeAreWakanda)
— We Are Wakanda (@WeAreWakanda)
Thor: Ragnorok is set to be released on November 3rd, 2017, while Black Panther is set for release on February 16th, 2018.
Evans And Downey Jr. Declare War Over Dough-based Snack
As Captain America: Civil War‘s promotional coverage continues into its final stretch on social media, things are really hotting up. Chris Evans and RDJ square off against each other over… a donut?
— People Magazine (@people)
The UK is getting Civil War a week before the US release date. To celebrate, the Marvel UK Twitter feed posted these cool propaganda themed images for Team Cap and Team Iron Man.
— Marvel UK & Ireland (@MarvelUK)
Meanwhile, in what looks like really positive news for Phase 3’s opening movie, Fandago is reporting that the advance ticket sales for Cap’s third instalment is exceeding every previous Marvel movie. The digital network, which receives 63 million unique visitors per month, also reported that Civil War had topped its poll for ‘Most Anticipated Summer Movies Survey’. As reported by Box Office Pro.
Elsewhere, Jon Favreau continued to promote his new movie The Jungle Book this week. He took time out of an interview with IGN to praise Civil War‘s spin on Spider-Man and Iron Man.
“I think Spider-Man made me smile every second the character was on the screen. I was so pleased with the tone of the film in general, but those sequences specifically, and I just loved the way they introduced the character. I love the version of Tony Stark I saw, especially in those scenes. As somebody who was part of the beginning of the screen persona of Tony Stark, I thought that this was really impressive and a wonderful expansion of that character.”
You can check out the full article here.
Meanwhile, in a separate interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the director discussed what would have happened to the MCU had the original Iron Man not been a hit for the fledgling Marvel Studios.
“There was a lot of pressure because if that first film had failed, the IP was collateral. If we didn’t make money, they could have lost the rights to all their characters.”
Read the full article here.
Captain America: Civil War will hit movie theaters on May 6th, 2016.
Guardians Of The Galaxy Fan Gets Personal Invite To Vol.2 Set
Sometimes it pays to be a superfan. This guy was so personally dedicated in support of the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie, James Gunn invited him to the set of the second.
Many of you who have been following this page for a while will know Alessio, one of Guardians of the Galaxy’s biggest fans. Alessio posted in support of our first movie all over the Internet and was a frequent commenter on this very page. Because he was so unwaveringly dedicated to us I invited him to the set to get a glimpse of Vol. 2 and to hang with @prattprattpratt and me. He’s as great a guy in person as he is on the Internet! Thanks Alessio!
Gunn has also continued to post some of his doodled storyboards on Twitter. This week, Gamora is angered(?) by some big reveal(?). Again, not much to go on, but you’ve got to assume that whatever these images allude to, they have to feature prominently in Gunn’s final vision for the movie.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 will be released on May 5th, 2017.
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