Late last week, news that Daredevil Season 2 might target Spy star and action hero Jason Statham for the villainous Bullseye was met with near-overwhelming acclaim, and today those million voices crying out have been suddenly silenced. Statham has apparently dropped out of Daredevil negotiations, and even taken a swipe at Marvel to boot.
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While Captain America: Civil War was filming on the streets of Atlanta, we got our first look at Frank Grillo as Crossbones, one of the new villains in the upcoming Marvel movie. Now that exterior shooting has wrapped and production has moved inside to soundstages, the set photos have stopped, but today we have a new, slightly more official look at Crossbones from some Marvel promotional art.
Marvel’s Netflix Daredevil gave us a small peek under the mask with news that iconic assassin Elektra might throw her sais in Season 2, but the comic company may have hit a much bigger target. Marvel has reportedly set its sights on Jason Statham as Daredevil antagonist Bullseye, while the Man Without Fear’s second season may also set up a major Spider-Man connection.
The finale fireworks of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 left fans more pumped for Season 3 than its predecessor, and the latest cast promotion again feels almost overdue. Henry Simmons has at last cemented Mack’s place among the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., elevated to series regular status for Season 3.
Pretty much every character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is making an appearance in Captain America: Civil War. Iron Man, Captain America, Falcon, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Vision, Scarlet Witch, War Machine, Black Panther, Ant-Man are all set to star. Heck, even Spider-Man and General Ross are part of the cast. But, there’s one major character who is conspicuously absent: Nick Fury. Even star Samuel L. Jackson has no idea why he’s not in the movie.
Announced yesterday, Hasbro and Disney have teamed for a new set of role-play toys for kids dubbed Disney Playmation. The toys combine wearable accessories with figures that interact with one another, and put the kids right in the action with heroes like Captain America, Iron Man and the Hulk. Of course, Disney has much more in mind for the upcoming playsets, including Star Wars and Frozen, but the Avengers-themed collection will be hitting stores first this year.
Marvel’s TV universe has long-proven rocky to chart against the cinematic ventures, crossovers often occurring at face value, if at all. Now, a new report suggests that the TV branch may court a larger presence in the next few years, including new series outside of ABC and Netflix, a Doctor Strange crossover with The Defenders, and perhaps even a long-awaited Black Widow project.
Just yesterday Marvel unleashed a dozen new stills from Ant-Man, giving us more looks at the next superhero to enter the MCU. Today brings the latest TV spot, which features a healthy dose of new footage featuring Paul Rudd’s size-shifting little hero, who packs an awfully big punch.
Another month, another Spider-Man director shortlist. Shouldn’t these lists eventually yield a winner? At this rate, the new Spider-Man series from Sony and Marvel will open somewhere around May of 2051.
Marvel and Disney have an understandable habit of tailoring the animated series to match the films (just look at Guardians of the Galaxy), and both Avengers Assemble and Ultimate:Spider-Man are in line for makeovers. Not only will either get new seasons, but they’ll do so as Marvel’s Avengers: Ultron Revolution and Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6.