ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, an iconic take on Batman returns, 'Sinister Six' really starts to come together, and 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' brings back some big names.
Guardians of the Galaxy
One of the reasons why Marvel's films are so successful is the way that they're all so beautifully connected to one another, with bits of plot and characters overlapping, and everything so meticulously planned. Here's another connection for you: director James Gunn says his upcoming 'Guardians of the Galaxy' will be connected to 'Avengers 3' -- you read that correctly: not 'Age of Ultron,' but the third film.
Marvel continues to tease out bits and pieces from upcoming superhero space epic 'Guardians of the Galaxy' following last month's debut of the first trailer. The latest batch of photos take us both in front of and behind the scenes with Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, and his crew as they suit up and prepare for some intergalactic action.
‘Oculus’ – one of the scariest movies you’ll see this year – opens in theaters this Friday and to help get you excited, we have Part 2 of our interview with star Karen Gillan. We met with Gillan shortly after the film’s premiere at SXSW to talk a little bit more about the movie. Here, Gillan starts off explaining what she saw in ‘Oculus’ – a horror movie that actually feels new and exciting.
Star-Lord? Who's Star-Lord? If you're not familiar with this hero from the farthest reaches of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you're not alone. Djimon Hounsou's Korath is just as unaware of his clout, as shown in the first 'Guardians of the Galaxy' clip, but both he and everyone will soon know the name.
A few weeks ago Marvel released a teaser poster for 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' and now thanks to the glorious minds of the Internet, we have some hi-res images of the cast taken from the poster so you can get up close and personal with the whole crew -- because it's good to have hobbies, no?
Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' took a break from its usual Tuesday airing to bring us 'Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe,' ABC's TV special recounting the tale of the comic movie studio's journey through the first 'Iron Man' to the impending 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' and beyond! Want to know what we saw from the future of 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' 'Guardians of the Galaxy, 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron,' 'Ant-Man' and the rest of Phase 3?
'Avengers 2' has only just begun filming, but if you already can't wait for next summer, you can get your first look at the superhero sequel next month as ABC premieres the special, 'Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe,' which will include a "sneak peek" at 'Avengers 2' and other upcoming Marvel properties.