by Brett White
It's worth a mention up top that this seems to be the rumoriest of rumors, but it's about the Avengers and, well, that movie is so highly anticipated that even rumors are worth getting excited about at this point.
Super Hero Hype has heard from an unnamed source that Marvel has started looking for actors to play new additons Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in "The Avengers 2." Irish actress Saoirse Ronan is said to be the prototypical actress for Scarlet Witch, while Quicksilver's only qualifiers are "euro" and "edgy." Both Joss Whedon and Kevin Feige confirmed the duo's involvement in the sequel, even if the latter tempered expectations by stating that the script is still in the very early stages. But if this rumor has any truth to it, it looks like Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver have a pretty good shot of assembling in 2015.
by Ryan Rigley
There have been a number of huge DC character cameos throughout this season of "Arrow," but none of which have had anything to do with Oliver Queen's most trusted superhero partner: Hal Jordan, a.k.a. Green Lantern. However, with a recent statement from "Arrow" producer Marc Guggenheim, it seems like all of that is likely to change at some point in the not-too-distant future, starting with the Ferris Air jet logo from the "Green Lantern" film making an appearance in the season finale.
"I would never say never, it's certainly something that we've talked about," Guggenheim reveals in a recent interview with TV Guide. "As with all DC characters, we have to figure out a way for those characters to fit within our 'Arrow' universe, but when you consider the importance that Hal Jordan plays in the Green Arrow comics, it's certainly one of those names that we've discussed a great deal." So how exactly would Hal Jordan play into the "Arrow" universe? Click past the jump to find out!
by Brett White
As if there was ever any doubt, ABC has ordered "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." to series. ABC ordered a pilot for the series back in August, thus beginning the long journey to this moment, filled with casting, resurrection and speculation.
In addition to getting picked up, a seven second teaser has emerged and can be viewed here (for now at least; it's getting taken off of video hosting sites left and right). The teaser is all kinds of awesome, if only because it shows found footage of what could be/most definitely is a blurry, rampaging Hulk. With the series starring a bunch of totally new characters, fans were starting to wonder if there'd be any room for existing Marvel heroes. This teaser proves that, yep, they're in there too.
by Brett White
I thought that the future X-Men's wardrobe was shocking? I hadn't seen anything yet. Bryan Singer has tweeted the first look at one of the 1973 X-Men and boy is it 1973. Like Foghat/Eagles/Supertramp level 1973. This movie is not messing around when it comes to period authenticity.
James McAvoy is shown hanging out on set, sitting in what we can only assume is Patrick Stewart's Professor X wheelchair, if only because it's so modern looking. The whole package is just beyond belief. The hair, the beard, the shirt and pants. Forget whatever Xavier said in "X-Men: First Class," this wardrobe is a groovy mutation.
Check out the full tweet and picture below. Warning: Professor X might look a lot like your dad did in those pictures he's embarrassed about.
FROM MTV GEEK
Sure Fox may be preoccupied with two high-profile X-Men films (this year's "The Wolverine" and 2014's "X-Men: Days of Future Past"), but this video makes a strong case for a big screen adaptation of "Uncanny X-Force." The Marvel Comics series by writer Sam Humphries and artist Ron Garney has taken an unlikely quartet of mutants - Storm, Psylocke, Puck and Spiral - and thrown them into Los Angeles. And much like how last year's "Marvel's the Avengers" painstakingly recreated the area around Manhattan's iconic Grand Central Station, writer Sam Humphries takes MTV Geek on a tour of locations rendered faithfully by artist Ron Garney in the comic's first four issues.
Check out the video below or over at MTV Geek, and imagine Bishop throwing down with X-Force in the very locations they're walking through. It's incredibly rad.
The "Daredevil" film rights have returned to Marvel, but what about Elektra? Fans have worried about the fate of the favorite Marvel Comics character ever since the Daredevil deal went through, and now Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has come forward to set the record straight...sorta.
"Elektra is part of the Daredevil contract, I believe," he told Collider. "I believe, don't quote me on that, I'd have to check with legal and it would take a long time and I'd have to get on the phone with business affairs, but I think she's included under the Daredevil rights agreement."
by Brett White
When Disney bought Marvel Entertainment way back in 2009, a lot of comic book fans got excited at the prospect of Disney's animation might being matched up with Marvel's rich library of characters. It seemed like a match made in heaven, and now there's a feature film to show for it. It's just that... it's not one anyone saw coming. Literally, anyone. Find me the Marvel fan who pegged this as the obvious first choice for a Disney/Marvel animated collaboration, and I'll show you a Marvel fan who you should take stock tips from.
"Big Hero Six" will be the first Disney animated feature film to be based on a Marvel Comics property. That's right, "Big Hero Six." The CG-animated film will follow young Hiro Hamada and his robot BayMax as they join a superhero team in the fictional city of San Fransokyo.
You can check out some first look footage and concept art below, along with the answer to the question, "Big Hero Six...?"
In case seeing "Man of Steel" in theaters isn't good enough, fans now will have the opportunity to look at the upcoming Warner Bros. movie all year long. Some promotional images of the new "Man of Steel" wall calendar have arrived, replete with brand new stills from the new movie.
The shots are fairly spoiler-free but it's still nice to have all these images in front of us in one place so that we can get a sense of what "Man of Steel" will look like. Everything that has been released thus far has led us to believe that Zack Snyder's upcoming superhero film will look gorgeous, and these calendar images leave us with the same impression. You can check out a couple of them below, and be sure to head over to Comic Book Movie for the rest.
by Brett White
MTV News' Josh Horowitz sat down with the cast of "Star Trek Into Darkness" to premiere a new clip from the film and get to the bottom of this summer's highly anticipated sci-fi sequel. Of course when you have Zoe Saldana in front of you, you have to ask her some questions about "Guardians of the Galaxy" and her character Gamora.
Saldana talks in the video below about her co-star Chris Pratt, getting involved thanks to director James Gunn, and reveals what she thinks is most important about Gamora's look.
"I'm in the process right now of the evolution of conceiving Gamora's look. It's exciting! We're trying to work out comfort also, because you know that I definitely want to be involved in the stunt-doing of my character."
What do you think of this "Guardians of the Galaxy" update? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter!
by Brett White
Earlier this week, Deadline published a comprehensive assessment of the woes currently plaguing contract negotiations for "Avengers 2." The article mentions that Joss Whedon, the writer and director of the third biggest movie of all time, is earning $100 million to keep him signed on for "Avengers 2" and as a consultant on all of Marvel's other cinematic outings. Deadline states:
Acknowledging "I'm doing okay" compensation wise, Whedon reportedly has a "really rich deal" worth an astronomical $100M for a combination of product and services including several pics, consulting work, a put pilot at ABC, and many other elements that effectively take him off the marketplace for years and years, one source tells me.
But that "one source" appears to be mistaken, according to Whedon himself who refuted the astronomical sum with a post on Whedonesque. Check out his statement below.