10/22/14 Marvel News Mash-Up (Age of Ultron Trailer, Star Wars Comics, ETC.)
First Trailer For Avengers: Age Of Ultron Coming Next Week
The first trailer for Avengers: Age Of Ultron will debut on Tuesday, October 28th during next week’s episode of Agents Of SHIELD, which will air on ABC at 9 PM.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
Avengers: Age Of Ultron will open in theaters on May 1st, 2015.
First Image Of Michael Douglas As Hank Pym In Ant-Man
Recently we got our first look at Michael Douglas as Hank Pym in the upcoming Marvel movie, Ant-Man. Hank Pym, the original Ant-Man, is a brilliant scientist that creates a substance that gives him the ability to alter his size to that of an insect (Ant-Man) or that of a giant (Giant-Man). Paul Rudd plays Frank Pym’s protege, Scott Lang, who takes over the Ant-Man persona from Frank Pym. I think Michael Douglas looks great and was an excellent choice to play the mentor for the future Ant-Man.
Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Ant-Man will be released on July 17th, 2015.
The Doctor Strange Bunch
It seems like everyone in Hollywood and their brother are being looked at for the role of Marvel’s Doctor Strange. Every week there is at least one new contender and hopefully they will just choose one already. The front runners are the following:
Apparently Joaquin Phoenix is not out of the running yet. I actually think they are all good choices but wouldn’t be surprised if it they go with someone not even mentioned. I think Michael Fassbander would be a great candidate. Seriously, just pick one.
New Variant Cover For Marvel’s Star Wars #1
Entertainment Weekly has revealed the new variant cover for Marvel’s Star Wars #1 done by artist Alex Ross. To me, Alex Ross is the Norman Rockwell of comic books. I am always amazed at his art and how realistic he makes the characters look. Ross’ version is a homage to the very first Star Wars comic done by Marvel in 1977. You can see the two versions below. This will be Marvel’s first Star Wars comic book since 1986 and will be used to refamilaiarize readers with the original heroes from A New Hope and the upcoming sequel, Star Wars: Episode VII. Star Wars #1 will launch in January 2015.
Warner Brothers Announces A Wonder Woman Movie For 2017. Your Move Disney.
Last week Warner Brother’s announced a slew of future superhero movies going all the way out to 2020. The one movie that caught most people’s eye was the announcement of a theatrical Wonder Woman movie staring Gal Gadot, who will make her debut as Wonder Woman in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. I’m glad that Wonder Woman is finally coming to the big screen, especially after being in limbo for decades. With a Wonder Woman movie coming with the first female superhero to get a solo film, it’s time that Disney and Marvel get their act together and bring one of their female superheroes to the big screen. Unfortunately some of the most popular Marvel super heroines are part of the X-Men franchise, which Fox owns the movie rights to. But there is one character who’s popularity has grow among comic book fans in the last few years and that is Ms. Marvel.
Ms. Marvel (or sometimes referred to as Captain Marvel) was in the comics with Marvel’s original Captain Marvel. He was a Kree (Guardians Of The Galaxy) super warrior and she ended up with some of his Kree superpowers. She’s basically Marvel’s version of Wonder Woman as far as powers go (strength, flight, speed, endurance, etc). She’s not as strong but she’s able to absorb energy and channel it back as an energy blast. She may not be an Amazon Warrior, but she’s had military training in the Air Force and knows how to fight. She’s tough and has been in some brawls with some of the Marvel’s heavy hitting villains. Like Captain Marvel, she’s able to fly around in space on her own without a suit. She’s not as serious as Wonder Woman though, much more light-hearted.
I think it is only a matter of time before an announcement of a Ms. Marvel movie comes out. She has been a member of the Avengers and wouldn’t be surprised if at least Carol Danvers (Ms. Marvel’s secret identity) makes an appearance in Avengers: Age Of Ultron, setting up a future solo movie for her. It’s hard not to go to a comic book convention these days and not spot several cosplayers dressed as Ms. Marvel.
Here is fan favorite cosplayer, Alisa Marie, as Ms. Marvel. Alisa also created this amazing costume:
Marvel Introduces A New Superhero To Educate Children And Families About Hearing Loss
Dr. Ronald Hoffman of The Ear Institute at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary along with the Children’s Hearing Institute in New York were able to partner with a division of Marvel Comics to create a hearing-impaired superhero named Sapheara. The comic book heroine sports cochlear implants and fights alongside Blue Ear, a fellow superhero with hearing aids. Marvel Comics is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company, which also owns ABC News. The comics are designed to do more than just entertain; the story lines will educate children about devices used by the hearing impaired, including cochlear implants and hearing aids. Dr. Hoffman said the disabled super hero will also help parents and children learn more about different options to handle all levels of hearing loss.To read more about this story visit ABCNews.com.
Sideshow Collectibles Corner
I’m a huge fan of Sideshow Collectibles. They have some of the best exclusive comic book, science fiction and movie premium figures and statues available on the market. Sideshow Collectibles recently announced that the Spider-man Classic polystone statue is now available for pre-order and will start shipping in May of 2015. Back when Spider-man first came out in 1962, his costume was black and red and I have always loved the look of that costume. J. Scott Cambell was one of my favorite Spide-man artists and glad to see that his work is being represented.
Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has joined the outstanding J. Scott Campbell Spider-Man collection from Sideshow Collectibles. The beloved web-slinger scales the skyscrapers of New York City in our dynamic new statue, designed by the incomparable comic artist J. Scott Campbell. This is one lucky wall-crawler! Accompanied by his charming and irresistible leading ladies, the Spider-Man Comiquette completes this must-have collection.