One of the more interesting elements of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy animated series has afforded movie-influenced backstories to each character, that while not necessarily canon, offer insightful looks into the character history James Gunn could only exposit in the film. Next up comes Rocket Raccoon, whose gruesome origins are a tough one to tackle for Disney XD.
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The Iron Man Experience was first announced back in 2013 as a new attraction for Hong Kong Disneyland — yes, that means unless you want to pony up the cash for a vacation to China, you won’t get to hang out in Stark Tower. Yesterday at D23, the studio revealed some concept art and new details about the immersive experience of their first Marvel attraction.
Anyone initially skeptical of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy quickly changed their tune at the prospect of talking raccoons and trees, something Disney XD’s upcoming animated rendition knows full-well. Our latest look at Guardians of the Galaxy writes a love letter to all raccoons, talking or otherwise.
Ever since Disney bought Lucasfilm and Marvel, theme-park fans have wondered when the company would start to take advantage of their shiny new properties in their theme parks. And for a good long time, there was nothing. Marvel presented a tangled web of rights issues. Star Wars proved a creative challenge. But now, the floodgates look like they’re about to open. New rumors concerning the presence of both franchises at California’s Disneyland have emerged and it sounds like Disney isn’t kidding around.
We’ve known for a while now that Captain America: Civil War will be taking a few liberties with Marvel Comics’ source material since some of those plot specifics won’t work in the established MCU. The latest rumor may shed more light on how the story is changing from page to screen, as well as the inciting incident that creates a rift among the Avengers.
Before he stars in his own solo film for Sony, Tom Holland will make his big Spider-Man debut for Marvel in next spring’s Captain America: Civil War. Though neither film will tell Spider-Man’s origin, Holland’s Spidey will be young and inexperienced; the better to contrast with the more adult heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A young and inexperienced Peter Parker also potentially means a poorly dressed one; what kind of 15-year-old kid knows how to make an incredibly intricate superhero costume with multiple colors and webs and such?
Guardians of the Galaxy gave (or at least alluded to) backstories of only four of its five members, but haven’t we all wondered who puts the Groot in “I am Groot?” Get the full story of Groot’s growth (as well as our first animated look at Ronan the Accuser) in a new short from Disney XD’s animated Guardians of the Galaxy!
Daredevil Season 2 has been relatively quiet over the last few weeks, most attention focused on the second of our Defenders, Jessica Jones, but Jon Bernthal’s Punisher just stole the spotlight in a huge way. Watch Frank Castle kicking criminal ass in punishing new set photos from Daredevil Season 2!
Marvel’s Agent Carter has made no secret of Peggy’s big trip to L.A., both literally and figuratively moving on from Captain America, but what new trouble will our beloved Agent face out west? The newest big bad for Agent Carter Season 2 has arrived, as Peggy faces Marvel’s Madame Masque.
Long before anyone knew how bad Fantastic Four really was (currently at 9% on Rotten Tomatoes), Fox had floated the idea of an X-Men vs. Fantastic Four movie, or at least some crossover event featuring the superheroes from both teams. X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer even commented, saying, “Those ideas are in play. That would be a natural match-up because they’re both ensemble films and there is a natural mechanism by which to do it.” Hey, it worked for Marvel and DC, right? Well, know that Fox knows they have a stinker on their hands, those plans might be completely done.