Marvel Event: New Phase 3 Films/Dates Announced

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Marvel has released a whole slew of announcements at a recent event for the new additions to Phase 3 of their cinematic universe with the announcement of Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, Black Panther and Inhumans.

IMG_2738.JPGAs we mentioned earlier with Deadline confirming Benedict Cumberbatch playing Doctor Strange, Marvel have officially announced a release date of November 4, 2016, but have not confirmed Cumberbatch’s casting as they may be co-ordinating the production schedule to work with the star.

Doctor Strange is a former neurosurgeon who goes on to become the “Sorceror Supreme”, a mystical guardian protecting the Earth from otherworldly threats.
black panther phase 3 marvel cinematic universeThe Black Panther movie has been made official after much speculation with a release date of November 3, 2017 and Chadwick Boseman cast as T’Challa, the titular character. Boseman recently played James Brown in the biopic Get On Up and also played legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson in biographical sports drama 42.

Black Panther is most known for being the first black superhero ever to appear in a mainstream comic book franchise. His abilities include top-tier speed and agility and heightened senses, as well as a genius-level intellect. In the comics, he is also the leader of the fictional African nation of Wakanda, which happens to be one of the very few places where it’s possible to find Vibranium, the rare metal that makes up Captain America’s shield.

Marvel has also released images of the Black Panther costume which looks awesome! (click on the image to see it in its full glory)
captain marvel phase 3Captain Marvel has been set for a July 6, 2018 release date and will showcase the first female-led superhero film to their universe.

This is likely to get a positive response from the core fans, as the growing number of female characters seemed to be resigned to supporting roles. As Guardians Of The Galaxy opened up the cosmic side of the universe, Captain Marvel will follow suit as it tells us the story of our heroine who gains her powers through genetics/technology from the race known as the Kree as introduced in the Guardians flick.

No casting announcements have been made as of yet but news of a female-led Marvel movie brings it into contention with DC’s standalone Wonder Woman film albeit being released a year later.
inhumans-phase 3 marvel cinematic universeThe next announcement was the introduction of Inhumans which has been swirling in the rumour mill for some time, with Vin Diesel teasing a potential (on-screen) role and Marvel producer Kevin Feige expressing his interest in bringing the superhuman team to their movie universe, very early and often.

Marvel has been facing problems around the exclusive rights to ‘mutants’ held by competitor Fox and their X-Men, and a film like Inhumans helps them around that obstacle. When both Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver – originally mutants from the X-Men storylines in the comic books – were confirmed to be joining The Avengers: Age of Ultron, the need to link them to a race of superhumans (that weren’t the X-Men) for the sake of origin stories became more pressing. But with the announcement of the Inhumans franchise, there is a chance that they will be connected to the existing characters.

 

 

Marvel Event: Phase 3 Sequel Dates Announced

MarvelEventPhase3SequelsThe latest Marvel Event has informed us of our favourite superheroes and when they will be returning with news on sequels for Captain America, Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy and the Avengers.

Chris Evans will be returning 6th May 2016 in Captain America: Civil War. The Civil War story arc will be well known to comic book fans pitting Captain America against Iron Man in a battle to register superheroes. Robert Downey Jr seemed to be initially apprehensive to revisit Tony Stark/Iron Man but it seems that he is fine with going back to the role of the genius billionaire playboy philanthropist.

Chris Hemsworth will also be returning in Thor: Ragnarok the following year on 28th July 2017 to be exact. Those among us who know a little bit about Nordic mythology will know that Ragnarok literally means the end of all things as mentioned by Marvel Studios’ head Kevin Feige, when he spoke at the Marvel event which will hopefully lead to us seeing Thor and his comrades engaged in an apocalyptic battle for Asgard.

After the massive success of the breakout summer hit film Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel has decided to move the release date of the sequel forward two months to the 5th May 2017 hopefully this will appease the new fans for this potentially expansive franchise. We look forward to revisiting the cosmic protectors and an awesome soundtrack in 2017.

So after all the standalone films the World’s Greatest Heroes will team up in Avengers: Infinity War which is now split into two films Part 1 being released in May 2018 and Part 2 being released in May 2019. The blockbuster is set to be an all out war against Thanos and the Infinity Stones with the threads and clues being linked all the way back to the first Iron Man film in the post-credits reveal to the Avengers Initiative by Samuel L. Jackson in his first appearance as Director Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. There are a few rumours swirling around that the Avengers line up in this two parter will be quite different from what we are used to due to the events of Avengers 2 as well as the events in the standalone films that follow.

Ezra Miller to play The Flash

IMG_2739.JPGWarner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara revealed at a major investors event that Ezra Miller will play The Flash in DC’s cinematic universe.

The Flash just relaunched as a TV series but it’s been common knowledge that DC’s TV universe would not mesh with the movie universe and Miller’s casting seems to confirm this.

However, a 2018 release date does two things for The Flash, it puts a large gap between the film and the TV show, which already has a huge audience and also gives DC enough time to develop their movie universe.

Miller is best known for his work in We Need To Talk About Kevin and The Perks of Being A Wallflower where he plays smaller darker roles as an outcast or the bad-boy type.

This history seems to point towards Miller playing the Wally West iteration of the Flash. Wally West is the nephew of Barry Allen (the character currently portrayed in the TV series) who goes through a similar accident to Allen granting him similar super powers to his uncle. Also, it makes sense for DC to go for Wally West in order to avoid inconsistency with their TV universe. Although they have made it clear that they do not want the TV and movie universes to mesh together, it would be illogical to have two actors out there portraying the same character.

But this could change as we have three years until the movie is released and perhaps even get a sneak peek as he makes an appearance in Justice League, a year earlier in 2017.

Benedict Cumberbatch to play Doctor Strange

IMG_2738.JPGDeadline has confirmed that Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch will play Doctor Strange in a new film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

After months of speculation over who possible candidates for the role, the site confirmed that Cumberbatch is in final negotiations for the role.

Doctor Strange, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, is a former neurosurgeon who goes on to become the “Sorceror Supreme”, a mystical guardian protecting the Earth from otherworldly threats.

The film will be directed by Scott Derrickson whose back catalogue includes horror flicks like this year’s Deliver Us From Evil and 2012’s Sinister. This may give some indication as to what sort of film we can expect. Doctor Strange will hit our big screens in 2016.

Spoiler #3 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Review

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We caught Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the big screen and give our initial reactions to the film straight out of the cinema in this episode of Spoiler!

Directed by Jonathan Liebesman and starring Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Pete Ploszek, Johnny Knoxville, Jeremy Howard and Tony Shalhoub.

Have you seen the film yet? Check it out and give us your thoughts!

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Itty – 6/10   
Baba – 6/10

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” – Teaser Trailer

Get your first look at Ultron trying to tear apart Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the rest of the world in the first official teaser trailer for Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” in cinemas May 1, 2015!

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Thomas Kretschmann, Don Cheadle and Paul Bettany.

Donald Glover and Aksel Hennie joins The Martian

 Ridley Scott’s latest film The Martian has had some new additions to the cast with Donald Glover and Aksel Hennie joining the cast of the sci fi flick according to TheWrap.

Glover is known for his work on TV series Community and as of recent rap act Childish Gambino and Hennie for his work in 2011’s Headhunters and the recent Hercules film starring Dwayne Johnson.

The film stars Matt Damon as an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars and must figure out how to survive for long enough to return home to Earth. The film also showcases an impressive cast of Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Mackenzie Davis and Jeff Daniels.

Hennie will play one of the astronauts on a rescue mission alongside Pena and Mara with Chastain leading the team. Glover has been cast for the role of a bright young NASA employee alongside Davis. Daniels will play the Director of Nasa, while Wiig will play director of media relations. Glover and Davis will play bright young NASA employees.

The film is currently set for a November 2015 release date.

 

Taken 3 Trailer

Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police. For one last time, Mills must use his “particular set of skills,” to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now – his daughter.