The first teaser trailer for Fantastic Four drops, places its science at the forefront

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  It’s finally here. We now have our first look at the ultra-secretive Fantastic Four reboot, and as promised, there’s a good deal of Cronenberg and a sense of scientific discovery in the scenes presented. We don’t really get a great look at the team members utilizing their powers beyond a few brief glimpses, but […]

Joss Whedon returning for Avengers: Infinity War is “very doubtful”

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For a few months now, rumors have floated around that Avengers: Age of Ultron would be Joss Whedon‘s final bow with the franchise. Said rumors were quickly followed with reports that Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) would step up to direct Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 2 for a 2018 […]

Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Storm cast in X-Men: Apocalypse

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We reported on this topic just a few weeks back, but now according to Variety, Bryan Singer has settled on his three younger versions of Cyclops, Jean Grey and Storm for the 1980’s set X-Men: Apocalypse. Playing Cyclops will be Tye Sheridan, who blew my socks off in Mud and the recent David Gordon Green […]

Latest Avengers: Age Of Ultron trailer features the team’s possible breaking point

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“I’m going to tear you apart from the inside.” Is it possible that Ultron is the first truly worthwhile “dyed in the wool” bad guy that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has had since Loki? He’s striking a menacing enough presence in this new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer that I’m hoping the end of toothless, […]

The Beat Podcasts! More To Come Captain America 2 Special

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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 very special podcast the More to Come Crew – Heidi “The Beat” MacDonald, Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons – discuss the film Captain America: The Winter Soldier, […]

C2E2: Marvel Takes Digital to a New Level, Reveals Documentary Series in the Works

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Marvel’s House of Ideas panel at C2E2 2015 was hosted by Ryan Penagos and features Nick Lowe, Joshua Hale Fialkov, and Mark Waid on stage, focusing heavily on Marvel’s digital endeavors with brief mentions of the 75th anniversary of Marvel Comics, the Marvel Gaming Universe, and a new documentary series called Tales to Astonish.

Joshua Hale Fialkov and Juan Bobilo will be bringing Amazing Spider-man: Who Am I? to the Marvel Infinite Comics lineup, but unlike titles like AvX and Wolverine, Who Am I? will be released in a batch on May 6 containing the first four chapters, with another batch of chapters to be released approximately a month later.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits: 10/3/12—a birth and anniversaries

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§ First off, big congrats to Beat colleague Whitney Matheson on the birth of her baby girl! § Tony Isabella celebrates his 40th anniversary in comics I met Stan Lee that day and managed not to embarrass myself.  Stan told me I would also be assisting him with Monster Madness, which consisted of big photos […]