Collider Heroes: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Anticipation; Ben Affleck Takes on ‘Batman’

     April 19, 2016

Welcome to the 54th Episode of Collider’s Heroes, hosted by Jon Schnepp, with guests Amy Dallen, Robert Meyer Burnett, Comic Book Girl 19, and very special guest Bill Sienkiewicz! We bring you the latest news about the World of Heroes and Villains! On this episode of Collider’s Heroes (Tuesday April 19th, 2016) we discuss :

Captain America: Civil War Weekend Predicts 175 Million Opening

captain-america-civil-war-poster-capSo with two weeks left before the onslaught of Captain America: Civil War, we’ve got some incredible commercials (and amazing IMAX posters) showcasing the Black Panther as well as some great clips showing some incredible team action sequence with Cap, Falcon, Black Widow and Scarlet Witch! The promos and commercials have led to box office estimates of a opening weekend box office of over $175 million! We’ll have to see what happens on the actual opening weekend but everyone on the panel believes it will make over $200 million!

Ben Affleck Takes on The Batman

So the news was finally confirmed and Ben Affleck is writing, directing and starring in The Batman! Now aside from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice issues, we think many can agree that the take away besides Wonder Woman was Affleck’s portrayal of Bruce Wayne and The Batman. The Collider Heroes panel dives in to a discussion on what they would like to see from the movie!

X-Men:Apocalypse Promos tell of Ancient Mutant History

X-Men: Apocalypse commercials and promos have hit the internet and they all hint at En Sabah Nur origins and his place in past history. Two spots also premiered highlighting the 4 Horsemen, as well as Quicksilver fixing the X-men’s broadband issues. The panel goes into full geek mode, talking the latest X-Men movie!

Doctor Strange Teaser Trailer


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The first teaser trailer for Marvel’s Doctor Strange dropped last week, but hasn’t been covered here on Heroes…. Until now! Like a bald headed punch into the astral world, this trailer rocked the panel, showing us all an awesome Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange, along with his origin, mixed in as memory echoes as he searches for a new life and purpose after his tragic accident. We see glimpses of Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo, Mads Mikkelsen as an unknown villain, and Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One, along with some mysterious kaleidoscopic mystic arts stuff – all ending with Strange entering his Sanctum Sanctorum!

Minor Mutations:

  • Tim Miller and his team are back for Deadpool 2; R-rated X-Force?
  • Jon Favreau back at Marvel to EP Avengers: Infinity War!
  • Batman v Superman’s editor talks original 4 hour cut!
  • Iron Fist adds two new cast members as Joy and Ward Meachum
  • J.K. Simmons talks about Commissioner Gordon’s mustache!
  • Spiderman: Homecoming gets Michael Keaton as Vulture or Osborn?
  • The Defenders starts shooting at the end of the year, according to Daredevil!

spider-man_2_wallpaper_image_01Flashback: Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Here comes Spider-Man 2 from director Sam Raimi. We follow up on the smash hit of 2002 with Raimi continuing his loving tribute to the Lee/Ditko Spidey, with Tobey Macquire playing Peter Parker and the web-head himself. Kirsten Dunst returns as Mary Jane, and so does James Franco as Harry Osborn, and J.K. Simmons as J Jonah Jameson. The new villain for this second film is none other than Doctor Octopus, played with manic madness by Alfred Molina! This sequel did what most sequels can’t and that’s being a better movie than the first! Most sequels just mimic the story points of the first one, trying to replicate the magic, while the ones that usually are greater are the ones that take chances and expand the story, pushing the characters forward. That is this movie in spades.

Spotlight: Bill Sienkiewicz

This weeks spotlight shines on the incredible career of the artist Bill Sienkiewicz! Known the world over for his incredible style, experimentation, and originality, Bill has worked on incredible defining runs on series like Moon Knight and New Mutants, incredible covers for ROM and Dazzler, the ground breaking Elektra Assassin, the amazing movie adaptation of Dune, DC’s Batman and The Shadow, the infamous Big Numbers, as well as his own original series Stray Toasters. His other work spans all companies, all characters and all genres. Bill has constantly pushed himself in his artistic expression, taking the comic world into high concept design and jaw dropping work. Let’s celebrate everything that is Bill Sienkiewicz!

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