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It's time for the X-Men: Apocalypse cast to start locking down new talent for some new roles who will join returning cast members like Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult and hopefully (presumably) Hugh Jackman. We've heard some new mutants would enter the mix, and that they would likely be young versions of the X-Men we had already seen in the original X-Men franchise. Now that has been confirmed as The Wrap reports Elle Fanning, Chloe Moretz and Hailee Steinfeld are all on the shortlist to play the telekinetic mutant Jean Grey, mentored by Professor X. But there's even more!
Some people thought that just because Vin Diesel only had to say "I Am Groot" over and over again in Guardians of the Galaxy that he didn't have much work to do in the Marvel sci-fi adventure. However, you might have seen a video of Diesel in the studio recording his dialogue (sometimes on stilts) and learned that not only did he have to record that line dozens of times, but he also did it in a bunch of foreign languages too. Well, Marvel has put together a cool little montage of the variations on the line, complete with footage from the film, now available on Digital HD before arriving on Blu-Ray & DVD. Watch below!
Fans are already excited about Captain America: Civil War because they know it's taking a cue from the iconic Marvel comic book storyline that pits the title patriot (played by Chris Evans) against ally Tony Stark, and Robert Downey Jr. has already been confirmed to star in the sequel as well. Otherwise, the only other name slated to appear in the film is Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, one of Marvel's new superheroes for Phase Three of their cinematic universe. But now we have word straight from Marvel that Rush and Inglourious Basterds star Daniel Bruhl has landed a part in the film, and it's reportedly a villain role.
Now that Marvel has put all their cards on the table regarding their film slate for Phase Three of their cinematic universe, we have a good idea of what all the activity regarding the Infinity Stones is leading to, especially since the next chapter in The Avengers franchise is The Avengers: Infinity War, and it will arrive in two parts in the summer of 2018 and 2019. Many are already assuming that we'll see Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers team up to take down Thanos after he presumably gets his hands on the Infinity Stones and the Infinity Gauntlet, however, James Gunn has indicated that may not be the case.
"There's only one path to peace. Your extinction." If you're looking for a little bit more footage from The Avengers: Age of Ultron, you might want to check out this extended trailer for the Marvel Studios sequel that just surfaced online. It's mostly the same as the teaser trailer that debuted a couple weeks ago, but it features a new opening with more taunting from Ultron just before some of Tony Stark's remote controlled suits crash The Avengers party where they all try to lift Thor's hammer. There's also some new shots of Iron Manflying , and less of that creepy Pinocchio rendition if that makes things better for you. Watch below!
The reboot of Fantastic Four from 20th Century Fox is set for release on August 7th, 2015, but we've yet to see a single official image from the film, not even concept art. We're not sure that's going to change before the end of the year, but we do now have a little bit of information about Josh Trank's reboot of the superhero quartet, which has been endlessly described as being more grounded and realistic. Toby Kebbell is playing the arch nemesis Doctor Doom in Fantastic Four, and while speaking with Collider, he just revealed some changes in the character's origin and how he comes into his villainous name. More below!
If anyone thought that Sony Pictures still had the ability to save The Amazing Spider-Man franchise, you may want to sit down for this. It's no secret that the studio has been struggling with The Amazing Spider-Man as the comic book movie series hasn't been nearly as successful as they hoped. Is it fatigue with Spider-Man, or has Sony just not done anything good enough for fans who have seen what Marvel Studios can do with their superheroes? It's tough to say definitively, but an idea that's being developed at the studio proves that they have absolutely no idea what they're going to do with the property beyond Spider-Man.
Earlier this week, we posted Key & Peele's awesome parody of 80s action movies with Strike Force Eagle 3: The Reckoning. But now someone has taken something a little more familiar to audiences by turning Captain America: The Winter Soldier into a Cannon film. You might remember the production banner as being known for crafting wild genre films, and this fanmade video has used the Marvel film to craft a trailer you might find on an old school VHS. It's a little too long, but there's some truly great moments here. Yes, not all the footage is from the sequel, but that's what makes it even more fun. Watch!
If you don't want to sit through the entire ABC special "Marvel: 75 Years, From Pulp to Pop!" that aired last night and is now available to watch online, but you still want some goodies from a couple upcoming Marvel Studios films, we have good news. The brief bit of footage from next summer's Ant-Man and the highly anticipated sequel The Avengers: Age of Ultron is now online. We finally get a brief first look at Michael Douglas on set as Hank Pym with Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, the latter of which can also be seen with the Ant-Man helmet. Then Age of Ultron shows some behind the scenes footage featuring a cool shot of Elizabeth Olsen, and we're not sure, but you may or may not see The Vision in that part too. Watch now!
Following the teaser trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron and a special sneak preview of the sequel with everyone in the superhero assembly trying to pick up Thor's hammer, Marvel Studios decided to take a look back at the history that brought us to this point of pop culture dominance. Last night, ABC aired a TV special called "Marvel: 75 Years, From Pulp to Pop!" that reaches back decades to chronicle the comic book history that laid the groundwork for what would become a multi-billion cinematic universe that now spans television, video games, toys, more comic books and tons more. Now you can watch the full special online, with some cool sneak peeks of what's coming, provided that you have a cable subscription. Watch!
Not too long ago, we pointed out a helpful infographic that laid out the next six years of comic book movies, which will see 40 films scheduled to arrive in theaters before the end of 2020 (and now we know all about what Marvel has in store for Phase Three in addition to the plans Warner Bros. has for DC Comics titles). Now Dorkly (via SlashFilm) has decided to take things even further by crafting a timeline that shows all of the comic book films on the way from 2020 through 2025. There's some pretty promising projects on the way like Rocket Raccoon and Groot Meet The Flintstones and a sequel to Meteor Man too. Look!
The official cast of Ant-Man, the first film in Phase Three of Marvel's cinematic universe, has already been revealed. However, it appears that at least one name was left out of the official announcement when production started back in August. Previously, there was a rumor going around that Hayley Atwell would appear as Agent Carter in a prologue scene set in the past with Michael Douglas as a younger Hank Pym having a meeting at S.H.I.E.L.D. As we've learned, Carter was a founding member of the organization along with Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper). Now that rumor has been confirmed, but raises a couple questions.
Just when you think the cast of The Avengers: Age of Ultron couldn't get any bigger, it turns out a couple familiar faces from the Marvel cinematic universe will pop up in next summer's sequel. Idris Elba, who plays Heimdall in the Thor franchise, was speaking to The Telegraph (via THR) and revealed that he will appear in the sequel to the 2012 superhero assembly, and Tom Hiddleston will be there too. The two appear in a scene along with the God of thunder himself, Chris Hemsworth. This isn't really surprising since all the Marvel films are connected, but fans are probably wondering just when or how they'll appear.
It's been just over a week since the teaser trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron leaked online early, prompting Marvel to smartly officially release the trailer ahead of schedule, and then unveil a fun teaser scene with all of the superheroes trying to pick up Thor's hammer Mjolnir. The buzz has been insane for next summer's sequel to the unprecedented superhero assembly of 2012, and with Marvel just announcing all of their plans for Phase Three, fans are losing their minds. But there's still fun to be had at Marvel's expense, as some have taken The Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer and made some fun parodies. Watch now!