When the first Captain America movie came out in 2011, the character seemed like a tough sell. His earnest patriotism felt dated to many and was alienating to some.
Marvel Studios has made a habit of landing tough sells. Neither Iron Man nor Thor were the obvious calls that they look like in retrospect, while the plan to tie the characters together in The Avengers was an ambitious gamble. Yet if Marvel ever has any doubts, it never shows in their movies. As Captain America returns to the screen in The Winter Soldier, Marvel Studios has never looked more confident.
Thanks to Wal-Mart Canada, fans can finally scope out next year's Marvel Super Heroes sets from LEGO. In the mix are sets that seem to sit nicely with the upcoming Marvel multimedia slate, including three Ultimate Spider-Man sets, and two Avengers Assemble sets. Sure, they're technically based on Disney XD's current two Marvel cartoons, but there's a prominent Electro minifigure ripe for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie release this summer. Perhaps best of all, though, is the reveal of LEGO MODOK. Take a look after the jump.
Early 2013 is going to be the time of year that Marvel Minimates fans will have the perfect response to the question, "What's Cap'penning?" Because... well... there's just a bunch of Captain America characters in Series 54, okay?! Jeeeez.
After days of teaser images from Marvel hinting at some kind of new series, this morning the publisher finally announced a relaunch of Mighty Avengers. Written by Al Ewing with art from Greg Land, the new series features a team led by Luke Cage, with Falcon, White Tiger, She-Hulk, Spider-Man, Blue Marvel, Monica Rambeau (now named Spectrum), a new Ronin, and the new Power Man as members. Notably, the team is comprised mostly of heroes who are people of color and/or women.
Mighty Avengers has been championed by Executive Editor Tom Brevoort, who in the past has gone on record as describing the idea of an Avengers team comprised of all or mostly black characters as being "contrived," but now says, "people who are interested in these characters and want to see heroes that reflect them have a genuine point."
With last week's Captain America #19, writer Ed Brubaker bid farewell to the title after eight explosive years. During his tenure, Brubaker brought Bucky back from the grave, killed Cap, traveled through time to bring him back from the grave, redefined the core concept for an entire generation, and earned the title a place as one of the most popular of its era. But beyond the huge ev
Marvel Studios announced the full title of the next Captain America movie at San Diego Comic-Con International this weekend -- Captain America: The Winter Soldier -- but didn't go into any other details, like, for example, if Cap would be joined by any of his long-time allies from the comics. Now, E! News is reporting that actor Anthony Mackie is apparently in talks to play The Falcon in the upcoming film.Sam Wilson, aka The Falcon, was created by Stan Lee and Gene Colan, and m
The extraordinary success ofThe Avengersmovie this summer is making waves across Disney and Marvel's other divisions: Not only are fans seeing this year's launch of Avengers Assemble and the modification of character costumes to reflect the look of the film in the comics division, but fans can expect to see a lot more of the team on television next year... even if current animated series Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes won't be the vessel.In an interview with TV Guide, Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb confirmed reports that the newly-announced second season of Ultimate Spider-Man wi
Under the premise that "Hollywood is running out of A-List Superheroes," College Humor's created a series of comedy shorts profiling the likes of the Wonder Twins, The Powerpuff Girls, the Bionic Woman, Falcon, Dazzler and Whizzer for "open casting." Though fans will no doubt take issue with the inclusion of a f
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