The news that Paul Rudd will play Hank Pym in the 2015 Ant-Man movie is the latest piece of inspired casting from Marvel Studios. Rudd will bring charm, humor and an appealing eye-twinkle to what may prove to be Marvel's most comedic movie under writer Joe Cornish and writer-director Edgar Wright.
Marvel characters have found tremendous success on the big screen, both in Marvel's own "in-house" movies such as the Avengers line and in those produced by other studios, such as the Wolverine/X-Men films. Bringing an established character to the screen is an unusual challenge because readers have a strong idea of what they want to see, and actors want to bring something new to the role. ComicsAlliance offers its view on the performers who pulled this off best.
Just in time for his likely prominent role in the movie X-Men: Days of Future Past, Magneto is getting a starring role in his own, brand new series from writer Cullen Bunn and artist Gabriel Hernandez Walta.
The series will debut sometime next year -- USA Today didn't include a date certain in its announcement -- and it will follow Magneto as he prowls the streets looking for enemies of the mutant cause.
The ink is barely dry on all the reviews of the new Lego Marvel Super Heroesgame coming out of Comic-Con International in San Diego, but developer TT Games isn't letting that stop them from announcing a slew of new characters that will be appearing: Beast, Curt Connors, Doctor Doom, Elektra, Gambit, Green Goblin, Howard the Duck, the Invisible Woman, Juggernaut, Kingpin, Magneto, the Punisher, the Rhino, Sabretooth, Storm, The Blob, and the Vulture.
Check out images of the newly announced characters after the jump!
For X-Men: Days of Future Past, everything old is new again. (And maybe vice-versa.) A set of character portraits -- mostly for characters we've seen, such as Professor X, Wolverine and Magneto, one for Bishop, who's making his movie debut -- hit the comics Internet this week. They offer up a glimpse of the new costumes the movie will feature, as well as a look at the new and old versions of Wolvie. The X-Men DoFP Tumblr has also uploaded some new images of Trask Industries logo and its new Sentinel model.
1992 was a pretty good year to be a kid who loved comics. The reason that holds up best is probably -- and by that I mean definitely -- Batman: The Animated Series, but there was another show that had just as big an influence on my childhood: the 1992 X-Men cartoon.
Responding to yesterday's news that Sir Ian "Magneto/Gandalf" McKellen will be officiating Sir Patrick "Professor X/Jean-Luc Picard" Stewart's wedding to his fiancee, singer Sunny Ozell, Taiwanese animation machine NMA has put together a report fit for fans of, well, everything remotely kinda nerdy. In fact, it may be the most X-citing thing the duo appear in together until X-Men
Friend of ComicsAlliance Adam WarRock is back again with a new single, in his typically fast paced, clever, nerdcore hip hop style. This time, the focus is on Magneto, as WarRock takes a look at the revolu
Marvel Studios isn't the only movie studio looking to build some superhero franchises out of Marvel Comics characters, it seems. Not only is Fox planning to start shooting a sequel to X-Men: First Class next January, but it's also planning reboots for Daredevil and Fantastic Four, as well as mulling over the possibility of a New Mutants movie, too. Will Marvel soon find itself playing cinematic catch-up to itself?Talking to Fox Studios chi
On sale now, the May 2012 issue of Playboy features a new illustration by Frank Quitely depicting frequent collaborator Grant Morrison, as well as an interview with Morrison that includes characteristically provocative remarks from the frequent Batman writer, including his belief that the Batman concept is "utterly gay," that there is "nothing noble" about Magneto, and an update on his long in-progress Wonder Woman story. The excellent Quitely illustration includes many character
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