The identity of Mads Mikkelsen’s villain in Doctor Strange has been a big secret for months, but recent photos from a toy set (of all things) seemingly confirmed the name of Marvel’s new big bad. Things just became official, as a preview for the company’s Doctor Strange prequel comic reveals that Mikkelsen is playing Kaecilius — wait, who the heck is Kaecilius?! No, really. Who is this guy?
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It’s been a persistent question for Marvel Cinematic Universe fans: What will Marvel do when Robert Downey Jr. decides to retire as Iron Man, either because he gets too old to play a superhero or too bored with the character or too rich to be wooed from his Tony Stark-esque mansion with promises of tens of millions of dollars? A new storyline in the pages of Marvel Comics suggests one possible solution.
If you heard a distant rumble of thunder in the distance over the holiday weekend, it might not have been inclement weather on the horizon. Marvel’s Thunder God is back.
Over the last few weeks, you might have caught some breathtakingly speculative reports that because Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Comic-Con 2016 promos featured flaming chains, Ghost Rider might be revving up for Season 4 (nevermind the Season 3 Inhuman who actually used a flaming chain), but might the truth lie somewhere in between? A new casting report might just put *a* flaming rider somewhere in our future.
Jessica Jones creator Brian Michael Bendis apparently jumped the gun to reveal that Cinemax had an eye toward adapting Marvel Icon imprint Scarlet (especially given he claimed HBO at the time). That said, with the cat out of the bag, the revered comic artist teases that Scarlet would very-likely follow some of her reality-bending roots into the live-action adaptation.
The first look at FX’s Noah Hawley X-Men series Legion didn’t offer much to see, nor will Comic-Con 2016 without an official panel for the series, but another snippet surely helps. Take a new look at Dan Stevens’ David Haller in a fresh photo from FX’s 2017 Legion.
We’ll remember to pour one out for Agent Carter on the Comic-Con circuit, but it looks like the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. have a new friend to play with in San Diego. Marvel has officially confirmed both its flagship ABC drama and Netflix’s Luke Cage are coming to Comic-Con 2016, the first details of which have arrived.
Captain America: Civil War is officially the highest-grossing film of 2016 (domestically) with over $400 million at the box office — which means you’re probably pretty excited about owning Marvel’s latest superhero epic when it comes to DVD and Blu-ray; which also means that this bit of news is of particular interest to you. Disney has set an official Blu-ray release date for Civil War, and if you’re curious about the special features, they’ve revealed those, too.
The rivalry between Marvel and DC is as old as the companies themselves. Sometimes it’s playful; sometimes it gets downright heated. In the latest issue of Spider-Man/Deadpool, the Cold War between comics’ “Big Two” went full fire emoji.
I’m the guy who wrote the article “What Marvel Got Right About Spider-Man That His Solo Movies Got Wrong,” so it should go without saying (or at least saying again) how much I enjoyed Tom Holland’s new take on Spidey from Captain America: Civil War. The real test for the new Spider-Man, though, will be his first full-fledged solo film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, due next summer from Marvel and Sony. Will Homecoming carry forward Spidey’s momentum from Civil War? Or will it be another Amazing Spider-Man 2? (Dear Lord, please don’t let it be another Amazing Spider-Man 2.)