Netflix and Marvel Unveil DAREDEVIL Logo; Find Out How to Meet the Cast at New York Comic-Con

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New York Comic-Con is just days away now and Marvel and Netflix want to make sure you’re aware of all their plans for the upcoming series, Marvel’s Daredevil.  We already told you about Saturday’s panel, but now they’ve also announced that there will be a signing session as well.  Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson and Vincent D’Onofrio will all be on hand for the event.

Interested?  If you are, you might have to get up a little early on the morning of Saturday, October 11th for this one.  The signing won’t happen until 3:45pm, but it’s a ticketed event so just head over to the Marvel Booth when the convention center opens up at 10am to participate in the random drawing process.  Hit the jump for more details and to check out the brand new Daredevil logo as well.

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: “Heavy is the Head”

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Welcome back, true believers!  When last we left our band of wayward agents, the hidden artifact known as the Obelisk had been taken by Avengers-villain, Crusher Creel (aka the Absorbing Man).  The team lost one of their newest members apparently as Lucy Lawless’ Hartlay bit the bullet and was killed in the final minutes of the season premiere, though this is the Marvel universe and resurrections are fair game for any character.  Tonight, we’ll see the return of the mysterious “woman in the flower dress”, Raina, apparently seeking to help the team rather than inhibit them.  Will the team join their old foe in attempting to reclaim the Obelisk?  Will Fitz go even crazier in this episode?  Why oh why didn’t I make a joke about the Absorbing Man not being played by Nick Nolte during the last recap?  All this and more in the recap for the latest episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., “Heavy is the Head”….

Chris Pratt Proves Marvel Can’t Fail in SNL Parody Video

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There was a lot of talk about how big of a risk Guardians of the Galaxy was for Marvel Studios, and on some level it was.  But after the film’s massive box office success (it’s currently the highest grossing film of the year stateside), it became clear that the Marvel brand has now somewhat overshadowed the studio’s actual content—audiences trust that a Marvel movie will be fun, humorous, and entertaining, and so there’s a certain amount of built-in audience Marvel can expect for the properties that the studio chooses to develop.  When Chris Pratt hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend, the variety series opted to poke some fun at this notion by putting together a trailer for some of Marvel’s other upcoming projects.  Personally, I would buy a ticket for Pam 2: The Winter Pam in a heartbeat.

Watch the Marvel SNL parody video after the jump, and prepare yourself for Fancy Ghosts.

Rumor: Will Marvel Split AVENGERS 3 into Two Movies?

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Ever since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the last installment of a franchise is a fungible concept.  Sure, you could conclude your story in a single movie, but why not draw out the good-bye a little longer?  We’ve seen it done with Twilight, The Hunger Games, Divergent, and now it might happen with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.  According to The Daily Marvelite, the final battle against Thanos is too big for just one movie.  This rumor is supported by Marvel’s recent and mysterious release calendar which allows fans to plug in wishful thinking with regards to the dates.  A few months ago, Marvel announced a slew of dates for untitled pictures.  One of these dates was May 3, 2019, which we initially assumed would belong to The Avengers 3, but then a week later, Marvel also announced a movie for a May 3, 2018 release date.  A source tells the The Daily Marvelite that the date was added because The Avengers 3 is spread across two movies.

Hit the jump for more, and how The Guardians of the Galaxy might crossover into the culmination of the Avengers 3.

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 Premiere Recap: “Shadows”

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We’re back, true believers!  The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. have returned with a new purpose and some new cast members to lead the way. Following the dismantling of S.H.I.E.L.D., during both last season and in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, its up to Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) and the rest of his team to pick up the pieces.  The team however now finds itself without the extensive resources of S.H.I.E.L.D. at its fingertips and must battle old foes, and new, in order to carve out a new place for themselves, and their new organization.  Along with the old teammates, the team is joined by Hartley, Lucy Lawless, as well as the returning Patton Oswalt as Agent Koenig.  What new threats face the team this season?  How many Marvel characters will make their first televised appearance?  Who will survive?  Hit the jump for our Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2 premiere recap entitled, “Shadows”….

Michael K. Williams Wants to Join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Black Panther

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We’ve been talking about a possible Black Panther movie for quite some time now, but as far as we know, there hasn’t been much movement on the project yet.  However, while discussing his upcoming release, Kill The Messenger, Michael K. Williams expressed interest in taking the role of T’Challa if the movie actually happens.

According to Marvel’s character description, Black Panther is a royal descendant of a warrior race who eats a heart-shaped herb to enhance his senses and his physical attributes.  He’s skilled in unarmed combat and uses a hybrid fighting technique that combines acrobatics with animal mimicry.  Hit the jump for more on Williams’ hope to join the MCU.

DOCTOR STRANGE Set for July 8, 2016; Will Likely Shoot in the U.K.

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The Doctor Strange release date has finally been revealed.  Among Marvel’s Phase Three films, we know that Ant-Man is set for July 17, 2015, Captain America 3 will be released on May 6, 2016, and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will open on July 28, 2017.  But in between Captain America 3 and Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Marvel has two more dates on their schedule: July 8, 2016 and May 5, 2017.  It has now been confirmed that Doctor Strange will be released on July 8, 2016, which isn’t too surprising considering a director, Scott Derrickson, is already on board and a “2016″ date has been rumored for some time.

Hit the jump for more on Doctor Strange.

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Now Has an Official Synopsis, Check Out the Film’s Plot

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Even though I think Guardians of the Galaxy trumped 2012′s Avengers in overall quality, I wouldn’t count the supremely talented Joss Whedon out in terms of one-upping it in the Avengers: Age of Ultron. He’s certainly not lacking in ability and, if this synopsis is any indication (and one assumes that it is), Age of Ultron will be insanely eventful.  It also looks like it corrects the original film’s first act issues.

“When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron.”  Hit the jump to check out the full synopsis.  The film stars Robert Downey Jr.Chris EvansChris HemsworthMark RuffaloScarlett JohanssonJeremy Renner, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Cobie SmuldersJames Spader, and Aaron Taylor-JohnsonAvengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1, 2015.

DAREDEVIL TV Series Casts Scott Glenn as Stick, Matt Murdock’s Mentor

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I’ll most definitely be checking out Marvel’s Daredevil Netflix show (even though my excitement may have dimmed a bit in the wake of writer Drew Goddard’s departure).  The last we’d heard on the casting front was that Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood) would be signing up for the role of Karen Page.  Now we’ve got confirmed news that Scott Glenn (The Silence of the Lambs, The Right Stuff) will also be joining the series as Stick, Matt Murdock’s mentor.  I can definitely see this working, Glenn has a terse reserve that allows him to be commanding without being broad.

Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire) will star as Murdock/Daredevil, along with Elden Henson (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) as Murdock’s best friend and legal partner Foggy Nelson, Vincent D’Onofrio as the crime lord Kingpin, and Rosario Dawson, who has an unknown ‘critical’ role on the show. Hit the jump for more on Scott Glenn playing Stick.  Daredevil will premiere on Netflix next year.

IRON MAN 4 Not Currently Planned According to Robert Downey Jr.

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Just about six weeks ago things seemed to be looking ever so slightly up for Iron Man 4, with Robert Downey Jr.  hinting that all things Marvel seemed great and adding, “Why give up the belt when it feels like you can barely get jabbed?”  While all things Marvel are undoubtedly still great after a killer summer at the box office, Downey took some time over the weekend to clarify that there are no plans for an Iron Man 4 (it looks like Gwyneth Paltrow was right).

What’s changed in the past six weeks then?  Well, Guardians of the Galaxy was a way bigger hit than most people expected it to be, and there’s a chance Marvel is feeling emboldened by the overall success of their brand (including recent hits like The Winter Soldier) to the point where they don’t need to pay another Downey-sized fee.  To me, this means that there’s a chance that there will never be an Iron Man 4, not with RDJ.  I’ll explain that in a second, but first hit the jump for Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man 4 comments.

BIG HERO 6 Clip Introduces Unlikely Friends Hiro and Baymax

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Disney has released a new Big Hero 6 clip online.  Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh) and Chris Williams (Bolt) directed the adaptation of the Marvel comic, which takes place in the high-tech city of San Fransokyo, and tells the story of a robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada (voiced by Ryan Potter) who, with his robot companion Baymax (Scott Adsit) in tow, teams up with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters to save the metropolis from destruction.

I’m not familiar with the source material, but I really dug the trailer and am looking forward to seeing this movie next month.  I think it’s interesting that a lot of the more clever writing on the studio end of things these days is for animated projects.  This clip is most certainly from earlier in the film considering it seems to be the scene where Hiro and Baymax first meet.  Hit the jump to check out the new Big Hero 6 clip.  The film also features the voices of Maya Rudolph, James Cromwell, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Genesis Rodriguez, Damon Wayans Jr., and Alan TudykBig Hero 6 opens in 3D on November 7th.  And be sure to check back in with us tomorrow, since we have a lot more coverage on this film hitting then.

Exclusive: Joaquin Phoenix in Final Talks to Lead DOCTOR STRANGE

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Given the cloud of secrecy that surrounds each and every Marvel Studios property while in development, there are bound to be unconfirmed rumors about almost every major aspect of their upcoming films—particularly in the casting department.  The studio is currently filling out its Phase Three slate, and while Ant-Man is the first film out of the gate in July 2015 followed by Captain America 3 in May 2016, we then have the Doctor Strange movie on July 8, 2016.  Marvel recently signed Scott Derrickson to direct the mystical comics adaptation, and in keeping with the rumor tradition, speculation has run rampant as to who will fill the title role.

After rounds of shortlists and cryptic comments with regards to who will inhabit the character, the trades reported in mid-July that Joaquin Phoenix was finally in negotiations to star in the film.  It’s been over a month since that time and there still hasn’t been confirmation from Marvel’s end, so the speculation machine kicked up again recently with word going around that Jack Huston is now “under consideration” for the part.  However, we’re hearing there’s absolutely no truth to that rumor, as Phoenix’s deal is currently being finalized.  More after the jump.

CAPTAIN AMERICA 3 Directors Joe and Anthony Russo Talk Filming Dates, the Title, the Evolution of the Script, Marvel’s Involvement, Hawkeye, and More

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Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier was—and is—one of the biggest films of the year.  Though its status as the domestic box office champion of 2014 will be usurped, fittingly, by Guardians of the Galaxy, the Cap follow-up garnered positive reviews and an overall stellar reaction from fans in general.  As such, many were pleased to hear that The Winter Soldier directors Anthony and Joe Russo would be returning to helm the next sequel, Captain America 3.  Though the pic’s May 6, 2016 release date may feel far off, it’s actually on deck as the next Marvel Studios film to start production after Ant-Man.

Steve recently sat down with the Russo brothers in anticipation of the release of The Winter Soldier on Blu-ray, and during the course of their conversation the duo also talked fairly extensively about Captain America 3.  In addition to revealing that filming on Cap 3 begins in April in Atlanta, the Russo brothers also discussed how much of sequel’s story was dictated by Marvel beforehand, revealing that Kevin Feige offered up a concept that’s been in his head for a long time.  They also talked about the script’s evolution since February, Hawkeye’s involvement, when they’ll announce the title, delving further into the Winter Soldier character, envisioning the sequels as a two-part story, the return of Frank Grillo‘s Crossbones, and more.  Watch and read the interview after the jump.

Netflix Chief Says Marvel TV Characters Could Cross Over to the Film World; Confirms Netflix Plan Is Based on THE AVENGERS Model

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When Marvel Studios finally executed its plan of teaming up various individual film characters into one big movie, The Avengers, it was a smashing success to the tune of $1.5 billion.  After that, the studio turned its attention to the small screen with its first self-produced TV series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  The show was met with a less-than-enthusiastic response, and while faithful viewers say it found its footing in the latter half of its freshman season, much of the show’s look-in audience had already abandoned it.

And so it’s with a certain mix of anticipation and caution that fans await Marvel’s upcoming series of Netflix shows.  The studio will kick things off with a 13-episode Daredevil series, followed by Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage and culminating in a 13-episode team-up season of The Defenders.  Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos recently spoke a bit about the shows, revealing that a crossover into the MCU “has been talked about” and confirming that the Netflix plan is modeled off The Avengers.  Much more after the jump.

Evangeline Lilly Shows Off Her Hope Van Dyne Look for ANT-MAN

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You know all that Ant-Man news that flooded the web prior to filming courtesy of the director shuffle?  Even though the film is finally in production, based on these first few days, it doesn’t look as though the Ant-Man updates will slow down anytime soon.

Three days ago director Peyton Reed tweeted that filming had finally begun, two days ago we got our very first official still of Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, yesterday it was those unofficial images and video, and now today, we’ve got even more Ant-Man material to share – some Instagram photos from Evangeline Lilly rocking her new Hope Van Dyne hairstyle.  Hit the jump to check them out.  Ant-Man also stars Michael DouglasCorey StollBobby CannavaleMichael Peña, Judy Greer, T.I. and John Slattery, and is due to hit theaters on July 17, 2015.

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