Tomorrow, Tuesday at 9am ET MTV News will post the first 20 seconds of "The Wolverine" trailer but to get you guys properly jazzed, they posted a teaser for the teaser on Vine and it's crazily exciting!
No, I don't mean that Nick Fury...I'm referring to the guy pictured above.
The scoop from Deadline, via MTV Splashpage, is that movie legend Redford "is in talks to play a senior leadership role in S.H.I.E.L.D." in the movie. Given the actor's distinguished-yet-rugged look, this immediately brings to mind the original Nick Fury from the comics. And yet logic dictates that this cannot possibly be, because Samuel L. Jackson is firmly and unquestionably Fury as established by the Marvel movies. Read More...
Man, and I thought the Comic Book Gang Wars were over.
The New York Times reports that the character of "Angela," which was created by Neil Gaiman for the Image comic "Spawn," will appear in the Marvel miniseries "Age Of Ultron" (I'm NOT going to maintain "spoilers" when the publisher purposely chooses to run this stuff in major news sites -- though to be fair, Marvel characterises this not as a "spoiler" per se but as a "bonus"). Read More...
Though they have played mortal enemies Professor X and Magneto in the "X-Men" movies, actors Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are actually friends in real life. And they are such good friends, that McKellen is now going to officiate Stewart's upcoming wedding!
73-year-old McKellen recently broke the news on the UK's Jonathan Ross show: Read More...
Jeph Loeb discussed the genesis of this "Nova" revival:
ComicBookMovie got an exclusive look at test footage of the original fat suit worn by Kevin Durand as he portrayed the super-duper-blobby Blob in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" and what we learned from the behind-the-scenes video from StudioADI is the original Blob suit was much more mechanical.
Kick-Ass, Hit Girl, and Red Mist a.k.a. the Mother F*#ker are joined by Colonel Stars (Jim Carrey) and others in the NSFW first look at the red-band trailer for "Kick-Ass 2," the follow-up to the ultra-violent, ultra-bratty Mark Millar adaptation and MTV has the exclusive premiere!
UPDATE: Marvel issued a statement about the technical hiccup as well. See that below.
Following the SXSW announcement that Marvel would be giving away 700 #1 issues, ComiXology's servers blew the heck up, resulting in many fans angrily waiting for downloads that never downloaded.
ComiXology CEO David Steinberger issued the following statement, assuring readers that you will get your comics...eventually.
The program brings dynamic music to your digital comics: think having a score to accompany that latest issue of "Uncanny X-Force," with the score morphing and changing to fit what's happening from panel-to-panel.
I spoke to Peter Phillips, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Marvel Digital Media Group, just prior to the announcement about why this was the right move for Marvel's next step in their digital push. And although I didn't get to nail him down on every issue of "Amazing Spider-Man" potentially including a new punk rock cover of the 70's theme each month (they're not even talking titles, release dates, or pricing now), he did lay out some of the company's ambitions behind Project Gamma.
"Marvel Unlimited provides the deepest online reading experience utilizing Marvel’s patented digital reading technology while providing seamless access via iPhone, iPad or iPod touch or web-browser. Now you can truly enjoy your favorite comics anytime, anywhere!"
But where does that leave a digital comics site like comiXology? Doesn't this huge digital initiative by Marvel eat into comiXology's revenue -- not to mention the latter's reputation as the "one-stop-shop" for digital comics? Read More...
Turns out, despite our best attempt to start a comic book gang war, Marvel's "52" announcement at SXSW actually referred to the number of weeks in a year! Launching later this year, Marvel will release a weekly Wolverine Infinite Comic, taking Canada's hairiest mutant back to Japan: Read More...
Last week Marvel Comics teased a SXSW announcement for their new, mysterious Project Gamma. Was it a plan to create Hulks in real life? A reference to everyone's favorite Canadian superhero team, Gamma Flight? Or just a PG rated movie Marvel wanted us all to check out? Nope, turns out it's actually a new way of reading Marvel's digital and Infinite comics, now with music! Read More...
Funky Monkey Snacks joined with Marvel to unleash some of Earth's Mightiest Heroes into food stores in the shape of tiny, sweet, freeze-dried, juicy treats!