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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Wanted to Kill Off Stan Lee

Marvel
Marvel

Aside from the larger connections in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there’s one thing that ties every one of their superhero films together, regardless of which studio is behind it: a cameo from comic book creator Stan Lee. Even ‘Big Hero 6’ gave Lee his own cameo in animated form. But James Gunn apparently almost disrupted this long-standing Marvel movie tradition, as the director revealed that he originally planned to kill off Stan Lee for his cameo in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’

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Toy Review: NECA’s ‘Predator Bad Blood’ Figures Honor Dark Horse’s Early ’90s Excess

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Though the story itself is very much a product of its time, NECA's managed to bring both Bad Blood and the Enforcer to life with great detail. Right down to the decapitated heads.

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The ‘Birdman’ Website’s Michael Keaton Bio Comics Are The Weirdest Things You’ll Read Today And Possibly Ever

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Since it's a movie about an actor best known for playing a superhero, it's not entirely strange for the Birdman movie website to have a section of comics. Unexpected, sure, but it makes a certain kind of sense. The story of the film surrounds an actor whose public persona is tied to a superhero film franchise. Comics could help tie the movie more tightly to that superhero's mythology, and flesh out the world of a film in an interesting and engaging way for fans who are curious to find out more.

But here's the thing: The comics on the Birdman website aren't about Birdman at all. Instead, they're about its star, Michael Keaton, telling strange stories about how he was attacked by Michael Douglas and forced to change his name, how a meeting with Chris Farley involved prophecies of death, and, perhaps strangest of all, a long text piece about Courtney Cox's unfortunate super-powers.

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New ‘Daredevil’ Pics Showcase Beating Abilities, Strutting

Marvel Netflix Daredevil Photos Costume Matt Murdock
Marvel

We haven’t heard much from Marvel’s Netflix ‘Daredevil’ series since the big presentation at New York Comic-Con, save for the character’s successor in Krysten Ritter’s Jessica Jones, so what’s Matt Murdock been up to? Find out in two new photos of Marvel’s “street-level heroes,”as ‘Daredevil’ hits the streets to dispense some ninja justice!

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‘Wonder Woman’ Reportedly Hires Six Writers to Deliver Six Different Scripts

Wonder Woman
Warner Bros.

Following the recent announcement that Warner Bros. has hired the awesomely talented Michelle MacLaren to direct the first ‘Wonder Woman’ solo film, we also learned that the studio was close to hiring ‘Pan’ screenwriter Jason Fuchs to pen the script. But now it seems that Fuchs may not be the only screenwriter on the project (if he’s still involved at all): rumor has it that WB has hired a total of six writers to deliver six different scripts. Stop scratching your head so much, you’ll make a bald spot.

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Hot Toys’ Age of Ultron: The Best Iron Man Of All Time, Thanos On Floating Asteroid Throne Thingy, And Other Avengers

Hot Toys
Hot Toys

At Toy Soul 2014, Hot Toys debuted the full Avengers roster from the upcoming film, giving us our first in-depth looks at all the new designs. More importantly however, it gave us our first look at Hulkbuster Iron Man and big bad lurking in the shadows for the past three movies, Thanos.

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The Superior Woes of Spider-Man

Marvel
Marvel

ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, Spider-Man has a really hard time, a fascinating ‘Batman vs Superman’ spoiler is revealed, and Marvel looks to cast the mentor of ‘Doctor Strange.’

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Baby Groot Dances Back Into Your Heart With New Hot Toys Collectible

Sideshow Collectibles
Sideshow Collectibles

The world's most adorable sentient potted tree voiced by Vin Diesel can now be yours. Minus the Vin Diesel and the responsibility of taking care of an actual living plant.

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Superhero Fatigue: Spending an Exhausting Day With Director Joss Whedon on the ‘Avengers 2′ Set

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Joss Whedon is tired.

It’s just about halfway through the shoot for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ in London, and Whedon doesn’t as much sit down for our interview as he does collapse into a chair. It’s a bright and sunny day in London, but he looks like he hasn’t seen the sunshine in weeks. He’s completely wiped out—”raggedy” as he puts it—by his schedule, which he describes thusly: “I do this, I go home, I rewrite, I go to sleep. I do this, I go home, I rewrite, I go to sleep.”

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What Lego’s ‘Age of Ultron’ Toys Tell Us About the Avengers Sequel [Spoilers... Maybe]

Lego Age of Ultron

Earlier this week, the official German Lego site posted its catalog for the first half of 2015. While ordinary this wouldn't be a big deal, the preview book actually featured the first look at the company's planned Lego Marvel Super Heroes Avengers: Age of Ultron sets.

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