Coming Soon

by Alan Rapp on October 24, 2014

in Film News & Trailers

  • Title: Avengers: Age of Ultron
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We now have our first trailer for next summer’s Avengers: Age of Ultron featuring the Avengers coming back together to deal with the new threat of the robotic villain Ultron (James Spader). Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, and Cobie Smulders all return. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, and Paul Bettany also star. The movie opens in theaters on May 1st.


Marvel Comic-Con Panel (Ant-Man & Age of Ultron)

by Alan Rapp on July 28, 2014

in News

From San Diego Comic-Con here’s part one of the Marvel panel discussing Ant-Man and Avengers: Age of Ultron. You can find part two and part three of the panel inside.

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News and Notes

by Alan Rapp on June 20, 2013

in Film News & Trailers

news-and-notes-06202013-iron-manMarvel is reporting Robert Downey Jr. has penned a deal to reprise his role as Iron Man in both The Avengers 2 and The Avengers 3

Geek Tyrant is reporting Buffy staff writer Marti Noxon has been tapped to write the script for a new Tomb Raider movie based on the most recent video game

Deadline is reporting that Sony is developing a sequel for Bad Teacher starring Cameron Diaz

Variety is reporting that MGM and Fox 2000 will team-up for a remake of Poltergeist which will be directed by Gil Kenan (City of Ember, Monster House)


A + X #8

by Alan Rapp on May 30, 2013

in Comics

A + X #8The concept for A + X is pretty simple. It’s your basic team-up issue with one member of the Avengers working with one member of the X-Men. Broken into a main story and a back-up story (featuring a different team-up) I’ve found the series to be occasionally entertaining but also inconsistent as usually one story in each issue is far better than the other. A+X #8 marked an occasion where I liked the possibilities of both team-ups.

The first story gives us Spider-Woman and Kitty Pryde working together to take down the Absorbing Man and agents of A.I.M. in the New York underground. Although it was Spider-Woman’s inclusion that made me pick up the issue, the story is actually far more about Kitty Pryde and how scary powerful she has become. In truth Jessica Drew is little more than back-up here.

Although I’ve never been a big fan of Hawkeye, I really enjoyed Deadpool Team-Up and the idea of Deadpool driving any Avenger crazy for half an issue appealed to me. Despite having some nice moments as well, the story isn’t nearly as zany or outrageous as I was hoping. Hit-and-Miss.

[Marvel, $3.99]


News and Notes

by Alan Rapp on April 29, 2013

in Film News & Trailers

On the red carpet for the premiere of Iron Man 3, The Avengers director Joss Whedon let slip a couple of interesting tidbits concerning the introduction of new characters in The Avengers 2 (a “brother and sister act” presumably referring to Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch) as well as stating that the now completed pilot for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will explain how Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) is still part of the Marvel Universe.