By now, everyone is familiar with the interconnectedness of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and how every film references what came before and what’s arriving next. So it makes sense that Ant-Man, the riskiest Marvel endeavor yet, will supposedly be filled with references to one of Marvel Studios’ surest things: the new Spider-Man. We guess the bug-themed superheroes have to stick together, huh?
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Marvel and Disney have an understandable habit of tailoring the animated series to match the films (just look at Guardians of the Galaxy), and both Avengers Assemble and Ultimate:Spider-Man are in line for makeovers. Not only will they each get new seasons, but they’ll do so as Marvel’s Avengers: Ultron Revolution and Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6.
We are now officially in the midst of Marvel’s big marketing push up to the release of Ant-Man, which means more photos, TV spots, behind the scenes featurettes, et al. Marvel has just unleashed a dozen new official stills from the upcoming film, featuring our pint-sized, mega-powered hero along with a few of his friends (and enemies).
Marvel’s Netflix Daredevil draws much more from street-level crime dramas like The Wire than its Avengers predecessors, but that hasn’t stopped the parody parade from finding some fantastic fits. Daredevil, dressed as Law & Order, and frighteningly perfect at that? We’ll take eight!
Marvel’s renewal of Daredevil Season 2 threw off projections of how Netflix’s Defenders might unfold, but with ol’ Hornhead given a bit more breathing room, Season 2 may yet dive into some fan-favorites absent from the first year. Elektra seemed like the likeliest of targets, and may yet have been confirmed for 2016 via leaked audition videos.
Fans of Marvel’s Agent Carter were rightly ecstatic to learn that Peggy’s solo adventures would return for a second season in 2016, but there may yet be more reason to celebrate. Series star Hayley Atwell claims that Season 2 will have an expanded episode order from the first, also teasing new details of Agent Carter’s L.A. life.
Captain America: Civil War continues to film outdoors in Atlanta, which is currently standing in for the fictional African nation of Wakanda, home to the Black Panther. We brought you a first look at Frank Grillo as Crossbones, the new villain, and today you can get a look at Crossbones and Captain America in a major fight scene, including some video from the set!
Despite accidentally leaking just hours before the launch, Daredevil’s iconic red suit proved among the more hotly-anticipated aspects of Marvel’s first Netflix series. Its finale debut was met with somewhat less enthusiasm, though now Marvel has revealed new concept art and an in-depth analysis of designer Ryan Meinerding’s take on the famed costume.
Acquiring Lucasfilm and Marvel were just two minor steps in Disney’s grand plan to eventually own everything you love and control your life as Entertainment Overlord Supreme of the Planet Earth. But to be fair, they are a benevolent god. A caring god. A god that wants to make its riches available to you, should you want to indulge yourself. So prepare thyself: TV channels based entire on Marvel and Star Wars content may be coming.
The new Ant-Man TV spot isn’t going to change the minds of those not already initiated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe cult, but it's going to remind everyone that Peyton Reed’s superhero heist movie looks like a lot more fun than its troubled production would suggest. Everything that makes Marvel Studios what it is is crammed into these 60 seconds: stylish action, attractive leading men and ladies, a big name actor classing up the joint, and a just-goofy-enough sense of humor.