Showing posts with label civil war. Show all posts
Showing posts with label civil war. Show all posts

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Russo brothers bring Magic: The Gathering to Netflix

Fresh from Avengers: Endgame, the Russo brothers are bringing Magic: The Gathering to Netflix with Wizards of the Coast and Allspark Animation owned by Hasbro.

“We have been huge fans and players of Magic: The Gathering for as long as it has been around, so being able to help bring these stories to life through animation is a true passion project for us,” the Russos said.

Netflix has built a reputation for high quality animated series, including Trollhunters and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, that have captured the imaginations of generations.

“Magic is a beloved global franchise with a massively engaged fan base that has only continued to grow over the last 25 years,” said John Derderian, head of anime programming for Netflix. “There’s no one better suited to bring this story to audiences around the world than Joe and Anthony Russo, whose talent for genre storytelling is unmatched, as is demonstrated by their central role in creating some of the biggest box office hits of all time.”

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Captain America: Civil War's trailer shakes the MCU

Viewers of Jimmy Kimmel Live were treated to the world premiere of Captain America: Civil War's first trailer!

The next installment in the blockbusting Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) combines the tone of The Winter Soldier, my favourite Marvel movie, and the sweeping scale of the Avengers. Age of Ultron is a snooze fest compared to this.

Captain America: Civil War premieres April 2016 in the UK.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Captain America: Civil War ties into Thor: Ragnarok

Actress Jaimie Alexander, best known for her role as Lady Sif in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, speaking to the LA Times, sheds a little light on Captain America: Civil War's tie-in to Thor: Ragnarok and her expanded role in the third Thor instalment.

"There’s a lot of great stuff they’ve peppered in through Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Avengers [and] Captain [America: Civil War] will have some stuff,” Alexander tells the newspaper’s Hero Complex blog. "There's just all kind of Easter eggs and hints, if you’re really paying attention. They’re so good at interweaving everything throughout those films.”

Alexander goes on to say,

"Marvel, I think on purpose, they don’t tell me certain things. Because they know I’ll be like, ‘So here's what's gonna happen.’ But I do know I will be in Thor 3 and that Sif will have a very pivotal part in that movie. I just can’t tell you what because I’ll get shot."

Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters November 3, 2017.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Marvel's Ant-Man is James Gunn's fave since Iron Man

Director James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) raved about Marvel's Daredevil and now it's Ant-Man's moment of triumph in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Gunn posted his review on Facebook:

"Ant-Man may just be my favorite Marvel film since Jon Favreau’s Iron Man (well, maybe excluding one film to which I’m partial). Honestly, the movie is a complete blast! I was so happy after seeing it. It’s never boring for a second and it’s hilarious and warm throughout. It doesn’t get caught up in the webbing of its own science-fiction concept like so many movies do these days, remaining simple and elegant. It’s a part of the Marvel universe without being ruled by that fact..."

Naysayers have suggested the movie would be a disaster following the departure of Edgar Wright from the project. However, Ant-Man looks like a fun heist movie in the wake of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Ant-Man will be appearing next in Captain America: Civil War.

Marvel's Ant-Man is released in theatres July 17th.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Spider-Man joins Captain America: Civil War

British actor Tom Holland, famous for playing the titular character in Billy Elliot the Musical, will replace Andrew Garfield and take Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time. Holland's acrobatic dance moves will come in useful as the web-slinger.

Many assumed this when Marvel and Sony announced their closer collaboration, on the cinematic franchise, earlier in the year. Tom Holland will first appear in Captain America: Civil War in 2016 before embarking on a new standalone Spider-Man movie, directed by Jon Watts, for Sony Pictures.

Are you excited that Holland’s Spider-Man will appear in Captain America: Civil War? Let me know in the comments below.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Emily VanCamp returns as Agent 13 in Civil War

The dust is starting to settle around Avengers: Age of Ultron's blockbusting conquest of cinema screens the world over.

Next year's Captain America: Civil War sees The Winter Soldier's Agent 13, as played by Emily VanCamp (Revenge), return. She'll be joining a cast that dwarfs the two Avengers movies. Ant-Man will be there too, following his origin story this July.

Civil War takes its cue from the comic book series, but there's scant detail how it'll play on the big screen and whether or not Spider-Man makes his feted debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, here's a synopsis to whet your appetite.

"Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain."

On a technical note. Civil War will be filmed using a new 2D digital IMAX camera co-developed by the company and Arri. As such it won't be shown in 3D, which is fine by me.

Excited? Let me know in the comments below.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Marvel's Ant-Man confronts Thomas the Tank Engine

Marvel's Ant-Man, much like Guardians of the Galaxy, is a standalone movie within the expansive Marvel Cinematic Universe. A comedic respite between Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War.

Many fans were left nonplussed by the Ant-Man teaser released earlier this year. However, this latest trailer may assuage any concerns and a cameo from Thomas the Tank Engine is hilarious.

Marvel's Ant-Man is released July 17th.

Monday, 9 March 2015

Hawkeye joins the fray in Captain America: Civil War

The Hollywood Reporter confirms Jeremy Renner will reprise the role of Hawkeye for Marvel's Captain America: Civil War, which begins shooting in the next few weeks.

Renner joins a star-studded cast including Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson who appeared with Evans in The Winter Soldier. Aside from half of the Avengers cast, Civil War will also feature Chadwick Boseman as the Black Panther, Anthony Mackie as the Falcon, Frank Grillo as Crossbones, Daniel Bruhl as Baron Zemo, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes, and, possibly, Spider-Man.

Could Civil War eclipse Avengers: Age of Ultron?

The movie premieres in April 2016.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Black Widow returns for Captain America: Civil War

Directing siblings Anthony and Joe Russo, who helmed Captain America: The Winter Soldier, have confirmed Scarlett Johansson will be reprising her role as Black Widow in Captain America: Civil War.

Civil War follows events in this year's Avengers: Age of Ultron directed by Joss Whedon.

“We’ve been preparing for the movie since the last one debuted last year,” said Anthony. “So, we’ve been working on it for a long time now. We’re very happy how it’s coming along. Captain America 3 is gonna be called Captain America: Civil War and it’s going to star Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson will be back, Winter Soldier [Sebastian Stan] will be back, and Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man will also be joining us in the next film.”

Expect sparks to fly.

“The new element in this film is that Captain America and Iron Man get into a fight with each other.”

Yes, that could be considered an epic spoiler, but it's direct from the source.

Given the size of the announced cast, Civil War may be on a scale to rival an Avengers movie. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.

The movie opens in the UK in April 2016.


Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Iron Man joins Captain America in Civil War

According to industry paper Variety, who got the exclusive, Robert Downey Jr. will be joining Chris Evans' Captain America as Marvel's Civil War storyline shatters the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America 3.

If The Winter Soldier is anything to go by; the Civil War will send shockwaves throughout the Marvel Universe including Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which was bolstered by events in The Winter Soldier after a stuttering start. Hail Hydra!

The thought of Iron Man vs Captain America is much more compelling than Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and we've yet to see Avengers: Age of Ultron.

It's worth noting Spider-Man had a pivotal role in the original Civil War comic book series, Marvel's rebooting the comic book series in 2015 and Disney is purportedly in negotiations with Sony on closer tie-ins. My spider-sense is tingling.

Do you think Tony Stark will be the main villain? Let me know in the comments below.