Oh yeah and here’s the first footage from X-Men: Days of Future Past, courtesy of Vine

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Cunning X-Men: Days of future past director Bryan Singer has released a Vine preview of his OWN merry Marvel Movie, and…Yikes.

New trailer for CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER features intrigue, more characters

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The first trailer for CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER is out, and it features lots of Chris Evans as Cap, of course, but also Scarlet Johansson as the Black Widow, Sam Jackson as Nick Fury and introduces Anthony Mackie as The Falcon and teases the broody Twilight-refugee villain of the Winter Soldier. WHO IS HE????

Elizabeth Olsen Cast in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Likely as Scarlet Witch

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TweetIt appears as though actress Elizabeth Olsen has been perhaps confirmed for the role of Scarlet Witch for Avengers: Age of Ultron. As tends to be the case with Avengers news, the casting was inadvertently revealed by Samuel L. Jackson during an interview.

Millarworld goes Kiddie with potential Kindergarten Heroes movie

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Tweet As if it wasn’t bad enough that Johnny Ryan and Dave Cooper are tainting our nation’s youth, now it’s possible that the horrific influence of Mark Millar might spew its evil dark cloud over the innocents. Kindergarten Heroes, a kids book that Millar wrote and Curtis Tiegs illustrated, has been optioned by Fox, with […]

Marvel Have Released A Thor Poster Featuring SIF

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TweetYes yes, film news rather than comic news, but still – when Marvel bring the world some fresh SIF, we must all obey. This is the promo poster for Thor 2, featuring Jaimie Alexander’s Asgardian warrior in the midst of, erm, warring. Almost certainly known to be the best part of the first Thor movie, […]

WB’s Tsujihara says full speed ahead for DC movies

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Last week WB head Kevin Tsujihara gave a talk to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference and touched on their upcoming slate. You can read a full transcript here (although whoever did it doesn’t seem to know Zack Snyder’s first name.) Anyhoo, while the J.K. Rowling wizarding news had everyone clicking their heels, it doesn’t mean that DC has been left waiting out in the car . Here’s the key passage:

More Harry Potter-ish films on the way from J.K. Rowling and WB

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Tweet Don’t call it a prequel. WB and J.K. Rowling have agreed to make more films set in the Harry Potter universe. The first film will be written by Rowling herself and based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a slim volume of lore taken from the Potterverse (invented word). The film will […]

Interview: Riddick director David Twohy on getting back to basics

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I’m one of the very few people in the world who really enjoyed THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK. Where others saw a confusing storyline, I saw a CGI heavy SF film that had actual imagination and didn’t play by predictable rules. Admittedly it was a departure from the tighter, simpler PITCH BLACK, a tense action adventure which introduced Vin Diesel as Riddick, a tough as nails, brutal survivor of an interplanetary criminal. Taken together the films—both written and directed by David Twohy—were one of the odder SF franchises in the CGI era.

Saga and The Avengers Pick Up Hugo Awards

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TweetThe Hugo Awards were hosted last night – and hosted by no less than comics and TV writer Paul Cornell. An awards ceremony focusing across a range of different media, two of the awards on the night went to comic properties

James Spader is Ultron in Avengers 2

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TweetSo with apologies to Paul Bettany, Marvel have announced that Ultron will be played by James Spader in Avengers 2: Age of Ultron.

Ben Affleck is Batman in Man of Steel Sequel

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TweetYou may or may not have noticed, but the internet has exploded.

Snowpiercer to be Dumbed Down for American Audience

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TweetSnowpiercer opened in South Korea earlier this month to rave reviews and box-office breaking sales. But the 126 minute film, based on popular bande dessinée Le Transperceneige and starring Chris Evans, is to be cut by a whopping 20 minutes for the eventual English language release – removing the intelligence and leaving a simplified action film […]

That Cancer Vixen movie now has Julie Delpy attached to script

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Tweet CANCER VIXEN is a very important graphic novel. When it came out in 2006, it earned what must have been the biggest advance ever for a graphic novel, $250,000. The book, by cartoonist Marisa Acocella Marchetto, was a witty and heartfelt account of the author’s diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer, and it did […]

The Beat Podcasts! More To Come – DC’s 3D Cover Woes

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Tweet Straight from the offices of Publishers Weekly, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In this week’s episode, Heidi and the rest of the More to Come Crew – Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons – discuss DC’s 3D novelty cover shortage and how […]

Leaked Guardians of the Galaxy footage is online for a minute or two

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Tweet Here. This is the footage that was shown at Comic-Con and at D23. It’s…. Whoa. That’s Peter Serafinowicz who voices the “what a bunch of A-holes” line, equalling in one blow his entire dialog quotient in Phantom Menace. Wow. I’m in love. Not since The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou have I seen a […]

How Hall H inspired the Marvel Movie Universe

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Tweet Marvel Kremlinologists got a treasure trove of info in this Wired profile of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige the mastermind of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One of the most interesting things, to me, was this tidbit about how the 2006 Hall H presentation of Iron Man may have inspired the whole connected movie thing that […]