Just when you think you have a handle on all of the rumors and spoilers for 'The Avengers 2,' a new and intriguing concept rears its head. Yes, it's once again time to play the "Marvel Cinematic Universe Rumor and/or Spoiler" game and this time, it's all about future iterations of Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Spoilers ahead, obviously.
We've seen our fair share of cosplayers, especially when it comes to Batman, but a man in Japan is taking his costumed shenanigans to a new level. Introducing Chibatman, the vigilante Dark Knight impersonator riding around Chiba, Japan, on his version of the Batpod from Christopher Nolan's 'Dark Knight' trilogy.
Marvel Studios and the character of Tony Stark/Iron Man transformed Robert Downey Jr. from a has-been into one of the biggest movie stars on the planet, so it's not surprising that he'll sing their praises outside the context of the movies he stars in. However, he recently took it a big step further, declaring 'Guardians of the Galaxy' to be the best Marvel movie yet. Yep, even the ones that he's not in.
'Arrow' season 3 fans have been eagerly anticipating a certain major DC casting, to the point we hadn't noticed one of its existing roles in jeopardy. To wit, where previously 'Sin City' star Devon Aoki had been cast in the role of DC superhero Katana, we've now learned that 'The Wolverine' sword-slinger Rila Fukushima will replace Aoki in the role when 'Arrow' season 3 debuts this fall.
If you took a straw poll among movie fans and asked them who their favorite Avenger is, chances are strong that Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye would rank last. Not that it's Renner's fault -- he was essentially a supporting character in the first film (under hypnosis by Loki for the majority of that time) and really hasn't had a chance to really show off his superhero skills yet. However, his smaller shadow on the Marvel cinematic universe has led to much discussion about his character moving forward. Namely, will Hawkeye even live to see the closing credits of 'Avengers 2'?
If you thought all of the official images released from 'Batman vs. Superman' were dour, just wait! According to a baffling new story making the rounds on the internet today, Warner Bros. has decided that their superhero films will be joke-free. Yes, they're apparently instituting a "no jokes" policy on their upcoming DC comics movie universe
Where last week saw Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." dropping an impressive season 2 character reveal in the form of Brian Patrick Wade's Absorbing Man, our latest look at the September premiere of ABC's 'Avengers'-adjacent series is much more battle-tested. Holster your chakram and check out 'Xena' star Lucy Lawless as Agent Isabelle Hartley in a new photo from 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' season 2!
Just when you think you're officially over the whole ALS Ice Bucket Challenge thing, Amy Adams and Henry Cavill go ahead and do one from the set of 'Batman vs. Superman.' And they do it in costume, too. Yes, this may be your one and only opportunity to watch people pour buckets of ice water on Superman's head.
It's been some years since the internet gave a defiant push for 'Community' star Donald Glover to take the role of Marvel's iconic webhead, by which time the 'Spider-Man' franchise has since gone to Andrew Garfield and every villain imaginable. And even though Glover may never get his shot at the big screen red and blue, the erstwhile Childish Gambino has finally been given the chance to don webshooters...as Miles Morales.
It's inevitable: one day there will be an 'Avengers' reboot. It's hard to think of now, as 'Avengers 2' hasn't even hit theaters and Phase 3 of Marvel's Cinematic Universe hasn't even begun yet. But, once Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner all play through their contracts, Marvel is going to have to start over. Now, we don't think Marvel would ever reboot 'The Avengers' as a 70s detective TV series, but if they did? It'd look a lot like this...