There’s a lot to like about Avengers: Age of Ultron, but the coolest thing about it is the way it reclaims the comic book part of the phrase “comic-book movie.” Rather than using these characters to do something “edgy” or “adult” or “important,” or sanding down their quirkier edges to appeal to as broad and mainstream an audience as possible, Age of Ultron doubles down on its source material’s geeky origins.
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While Marvel and DC continue to build their cinematic universes, another comic company is getting into the game. Sony Pictures has announced a deal to build a Valiant Cinematic Universe, starting with Bloodshot, a comic adaptation to be directed by David Leitch and Chad Stahelski (John Wick) that will eventually lead to the crossover film Harbinger Wars.
Courtesy of Marvel, ComicsAlliance brings you an advance look at new periodical comic books, collected editions and graphic novels going on sale in July 2015 (and in some cases beyond) from the publisher’s mainline Marvel Universe titles, its licensed properties, and the creator-owned label Icon.
The Advocate has published leaked pages from All-New X-Men #40, on sale tomorrow, which reveal that one of the characters is secretly gay. It's a big moment, and one that could potentially increase gay visibility in the Marvel Universe in a significant way, but there are complications to the story that make it hard to read as an unambiguous victory for LGBTQ representation. Read on if you don't mind having the issue spoiled.
Despite the Batman vs. Superman trailer leaking online over the weekend, Warner Bros. and director Zack Snyder still went ahead with their big IMAX presentation yesterday in over 35 cities across the U.S. and Canada. It should have been the first time anyone saw the trailer, but after the leak, everyone had seen it. So Snyder had to give the fans a little something extra...
The past few weeks, Marvel’s TV universe has been abuzz with news of potential for an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff, as well as a possible Ms. Marvel series. Speculation has run the gamut, but now it seems Adrianne Palicki’s Mockingbird and Nick Blood’s Lance Hunter have been chosen to lead the spinoff, giving us a good idea of its premise.
Captain Marvel got a major shot in the arm with the studio’s confirmation of Nicole Perlman and Meg LaFauve as the film’s writers, but fan-favorite Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan may beat her idol into the MCU. A new rumor suggests that ABC’s John Ridley-helmed series is none other than the Muslim-American superhero, potentially to be paired with the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff.
While Batman has been living the high life in recent years thanks to Rocksteady Studios, there was a time when a Batman game wasn't always a sure bet.
What is this? A billboard for ants? In this case, it actually is. To promote their upcoming superhero movie Ant-Man, Marvel has quietly been placing tiny, ant-sized billboards in various public places.
Despite a well-known roster of heroes, Arrow and The Flash’s Atom-centric teamup spinoff still ranks as something of a mystery with fans. Now at least, a legendary formal title may have emerged for the new series, as well as insight into how long the series would last each season.