THOR: RAGNAROK Cast & Villains Revealed

Thor: Ragnarok concept art courtesy Marvel
Thor: Ragnarok concept art courtesy Marvel

Marvel confirmed huge casting and character details for the next big screen adventure of Thor.

The God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth) will return to face Hela, Goddess of Death, and a villain with a comic book connection to a Guardians of the Galaxy character which could explain why the Hulk is rampaging in the Asgardian’s new movie.

Here’s the official announcement then we’ll break it all down: Continue reading THOR: RAGNAROK Cast & Villains Revealed

AGENTS OF SHIELD Season Four Outlaws?

Secret Warriors courtesy Marvel
Secret Warriors courtesy Marvel

Have you recovered from the deaths and teasers in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finale?

What direction will Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. take in Season Four?

After a season that turned Grant Ward into Hive, revealed the oldest secrets of Hydra’s origin and introduced the Secret Warriors – what happens next?

And how will Season Four follow in the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War?

Could producers take inspiration from comics and a Dark Reign will begin? Continue reading AGENTS OF SHIELD Season Four Outlaws?

New SUICIDE SQUAD Books Preview

Suicide Squad #1 courtesy DC Comics
Suicide Squad #1 courtesy DC Comics

Get ready for a full throttle blast of DC’s Worst. Heroes. Ever.

After Suicide Squad hits the big screen, the team will take over book comic shops.

Just in time for the anticipated summer film, August will see the return of the worst heroes ever in quartet of SUICIDE SQUAD tales, including a all-new SUICIDE SQUAD main title with art by DC Co-Publisher Jim Lee, the return of legendary writer/creator John Ostrander to Task Force X on a new one-shot and a new cast of characters debuting in the SUICIDE SQUAD: MOST WANTED anthology book.

Here’s the official DC Comics announcement on the upcoming books:

SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED: EL DIABLO AND BOOMERANG #1 begins a new monthly six-issue mini-series on August 10th featuring a lead story starring El Diablo written by Jai Nitz and a series of shorter second features by writers graduating from the just-completed inaugural class of DC’s Writers Workshop. Issues 1-2 will feature Boomerang (SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED: EL DIABLO AND BOOMERANG) by Michael Moreci, issues 3-4 will feature Killer Croc (SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED: EL DIABLO AND KILLER CROC) by Chris Sebela and issues 5-6 will feature Amanda Waller (SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED: EL DIABLO AND AMANDA WALLER) by Vita Ayala. Continue reading New SUICIDE SQUAD Books Preview

MARGOT ROBBIE in HARLEY QUINN Movie

Harley Quinn #20 courtesy DC Comics
Harley Quinn #20 courtesy DC Comics

Hurray for Harleywood!

Harley Quinn makes her big screen debut in Suicide Squad in August. Warner Brothers is already betting big on the villain. Margot Robbie will star and produce a Harley Quinn spinoff movie according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The twist is the new film is not a Harley Quinn solo movie but will include other female DC Comics heroes including Batgirl and Birds of Prey according to the story. No official word from the studio.

Suicide Squad also introduces villains Katana and Enchantress in the film along with Amanda Waller, head of Task Force X.

Harley Quinn stars in her own solo comic book, Suicide Squad book and multiple limited series including team-ups her with Power Girl and in Harley’s Little Black Book, the character teamed up with several icons including Wonder Woman and a book with her own Gang of Harleys.

The character first appeared in the Batman Animated Series as the girlfriend of the Joker. The Clown Prince of Crime drove his own psychiatrist insane and Dr. Harleen Quinzel became Harley Quinn. The fan-favorite character joined the comic book mythology and rivals Batman when it comes to number of comic book titles featuring the villainess turned anti-heroine. Continue reading MARGOT ROBBIE in HARLEY QUINN Movie

X-MEN IN SPACE MOVIE?

Uncanny X-Men #485 courtesy Marvel
Uncanny X-Men #485 courtesy Marvel

X-Men: Apocalypse is not the end of the X-franchise.

Producer Simon Kinberg said the series will jump 10 years into the ’90’s in the next sequel but will the mutants leap into outer space?

X-Men First Class was in the Cold War ’60’s, Days of Future Past reset the timeline with a story set in the 1970’s and future, Apocalypse rises in the ’80’s.

Director Bryan Singer hints at what’s possible with the X-Men movies including deep space travel for Xavier’s students.

If the X-Men head into outer space could it mean a film inspired by the greatest X-Men comics tale of all and introduce recurring alien rivals for the mutant heroes? Continue reading X-MEN IN SPACE MOVIE?

MISSING From CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

Captain America: Civil War courtesy Marvel via Twitter
Captain America: Civil War courtesy Marvel via Twitter

Marvel rules the global box-office again with Captain America: Civil War. Steve Rogers vs Tony Stark is a dark turn in the Marvel Cinematic Universe setting up the future of Black Panther, Spider-Man and a divided Avengers as a certain super villain plots his universal domination.

Thanos will strike in Avengers Infinity War I & II after playing the secret manipulator in previous films Avengers, Thor and Guardians of the Galaxy. Earlier films included hints of the villain’s quest to collect the Infinity gems.

Before we continue talking about the super villain here’s a SPOILER ALERT in case you have not seen Captain America: Civil War yet. Continue reading MISSING From CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

Next X-MEN Movie Set in the ’90’s

X-Men '92 courtesy Marvel
X-Men ’92 courtesy Marvel

The X-Men movie franchise is jumping into a new decade – one that was a blockbuster era for the comic book.

The current trilogy is leaping through the decades. First Class was set in the 1960’s in the heart of the Cold War. Days of Future Past was set in the 1970’s during the Nixon era and reset the timeline. X-Men: Apocalypse rises in 1983 in this summer’s sequel.

Producer Simon Kinberg confirmed the next film will time jump again:

“The next one is set in the ’90’s” said Kinberg according to ComingSoon.

The ’90’s was the Mutant Genesis. Continue reading Next X-MEN Movie Set in the ’90’s

Who Would CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Writers Want in a Movie

New Avengers #7 courtesy Marvel
New Avengers #7 courtesy Marvel

Which Marvel characters would the writing duo behind the Captain America series want to see in a future Marvel movie?

Steve McFeeley and Christopher Markus continue their Marvel streak with Captain America: Civil War. The writing team previous worked on Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

If you thought the writers had a massive challenge with all the Avengers in Civil War, imagine all the characters they are working with on Avengers: The Infinity War, Part I and II?

With an entire universe to play with…who would they like to see in a future Marvel movie? Continue reading Who Would CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Writers Want in a Movie