If yesterday’s Marvel TV panel closed the gap on Comic-Con 2015’s lack of movies, Marvel’s upcoming animation slate might well pave over it. Preview the animated Guardians of the Galaxy, along with Marvel’s Avengers: Ultron Revolution and Ultimate Spider-Man Vs. The Sinister 6 by our full panel coverage!
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The show may be titled Jessica Jones, but the second of Netflix’s series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will also introduce another important comic book character in Luke Cage. If you know nothing about Luke Cage and want to enjoy the series completely fresh, do yourself a favor and close this window. If you already know what Mr. Cage is all about, scroll on down for our first look at the character in action!
Daredevil Season 2 has been too busy filming for a presence at Comic-Con 2015, but if any man could punish Matt Murdock for such a crime, it’s Frank Castle. Get your first look at Jon Bernthal as Marvel’s deadliest vigilante with Daredevil Season 2 set photos of The Punisher!
Marvel may not have brought any movies to Comic-Con 2015, but the Agents were out in full force as both S.H.I.E.L.D. and Peggy Carter took the stage at Ballroom 20 to preview their new seasons. S.H.I.E.L.D. opened up the Secret Warriors vault while Agent Carter prepped for L.A., and our full panel report has the scoop!
Marvel’s Star Wars comics have been on a roll recently. The ink wasn’t even dry on our glowing review of their new Lando Calrissian comic when the next series set in the newly-rebooted canon was announced: Chewbacca. Yes, Han Solo’s Wookiee companion will star in his own miniseries and we didn’t know how much we wanted this until we heard the news.
After months of rumors and half-truths, everything about the new Spider-Man has come together in the past few weeks. Actor Tom Holland officially signed on to play the new wall-crawler. Director Jon Watts was hired to helm the next Spider-Man movie. And now, Marvel COO Joe Quesada has started talking up the new costume, using words like “awesome” and phrases like “blow people away.”
Marvel Studios may not be at Comic-Con 2015, but that’s not keeping some stars from talking up the studio and its potential projects. It’s been 11 years since the release of the disappointing Blade: Trinity, which sent the comic book film franchise out on a sour note, leaving fans hopeful for a more proper send-off for our favorite half-vampire hero. That never happened, but Wesley Snipes is still giving fans hope.
Ant-Man star Corey Stoll could’ve blown me off. Somehow his appointment to call me got lost while he was doing press for the latest Marvel movie, and he had already wrapped for the day and was headed home. But instead of canceling, Stoll called while he was driving home, and even after a long day of movie promotion, you could still tell how excited he is to be in this movie. He’s not one of those actors who pretends he’s a big geek while pushing a superhero movie, but in reality has never read a comic cook: he’s the real deal. In fact, as he says below, he originally wanted to be a comic-book artist. I spent the afternoon talking to Stoll about his role in Marvel’s latest film, whether he thought about leaving the film when Edgar Wright was replaced and how he was surprised as anyone else how much he enjoyed working on it.
Marvel is all about bigness. In the last couple years, the comic-book company turned Hollywood goliath has become become synonymous with a certain kind of blockbuster that’s so large it metastasizes beyond its own borders and crosses over into others. Marvel doesn’t make movies; they make universes. But you can paint yourself into a corner by perpetually topping yourself. At a certain point, how much bigger can you get?
Start the puns now: Marisa Tomei has joined the cast of Sony and Marvel’s upcoming Spider-Man reboot in the role of Aunt May. Marisa Aunt May! See, it’s fun. You try. We can’t have a Spider-Man film without Uncle Ben and Aunt May, and since the studios are heading back to the drawing board with the origin story (again), it’s time to revisit Peter Parker’s family.