One of the most appealing aspects of the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the feeling that you’d really like to hang out with these characters. And if not the characters, you’d certainly settle for the actors and actresses playing them. They certainly seem like a fun bunch, and they never seem more fun than in the gag reels that accompany the home release of every film. In fact, don’t even worry about an Avengers: Infinity War movie or what-not. Just give two hours of these people goofing off on the set, please.
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Agent Carter’s new adventures abroad likely won’t premiere on ABC until early 2016, but don’t you worry about Peggy slacking on the job. Production has officially begun on Agent Carter Season 2, and a new set photo released by Marvel teases a changing of the guard at the SSR.
We don’t yet have any official photos of The Punisher from Daredevil Season 2 (seriously, they’re casting Luke Cage, and we don’t even have Jessica Jones photos), but that isn’t stopping Jon Bernthal from showing off Frank Castle’s punishing tools. The Punisher is packing serious heat in a new photo shared by Bernthal, and Hell’s Kitchen should already be running scared.
When the massive Captain America: Civil War cast was announced, one character was conspicuously missing: Hulk. Since then we’ve heard from Robert Downey, Jr. that Hulk is in the movie, then that he wasn’t in the movie, then maybe he’s in the movie? Now star Mark Ruffalo is here to clear the air; Hulk is NOT in Captain America: Civil War and he’s going to explain why.
We love Spider-Man. If pressed, we might say that he’s our favorite superhero. We also love superhero movies, as evidenced by this very site and our coverage of such movies. Yet…we can’t help but agree a little bit with two-time Oscar-winner Emma Thompson who admitted that if she has to sit through another Spider-Man movie, she’s going to hang herself.
Just a few scant hours ago, Marvel’s Netflix Luke Cage cast a key villain, and already the Hero For Hire has a major new ally to balance the scales. Simone Missick has been cast in the role of Marvel’s Misty Knight, a super-powered detective in her own right, and potentially our first link to Netflix’s Iron Fist series.
The fight over whether Spider-Man should have organic or mechanical web shooters in film / TV adaptations has been ongoing — Sam Raimi went against canon by making Spidey’s web-slinging abilities the result of a mutation, while one of the only thing Marc Webb’s films did right was give the hero mechanical web shooters. But what will Marvel and Sony’s newly rebooted Spider-Man have when he makes his debut in Captain America: Civil War?
Despite lacking any official photography of Jessica Jones, Marvel and Netflix keep right on truckin’ with Luke Cage pre-production. Latest to enter the Hero-for-Hire’s world is none other than Sons of Anarchy vet Theo Rossi as a Marvel gangster nemesis, while reports also confirm Rosario Dawson to reprise her Daredevil role as Claire Temple.
Over the past few years, Joaquin Phoenix has flirted with multiple big-budget superhero movies. He was offered roles in The Avengers (as Bruce Banner/Hulk), Batman vs. Superman and Marvel’s Doctor Strange, and come very close to signing a deal (Marvel was hoping up until the very last moment to be able to introduce Phoenix as Strange at Comic-Con in 2014) before eventually opting to pass on all three. But, why? The actor opened up about his decision making process admitting that it’s probably best if he doesn’t ever star in a superhero movie.
Whether or not James Gunn disputes their canonicity with the films, Disney XD’s Guardians of the Galaxy shorts already have us aboard the new series by filling in gaps the MCU may never get around to. Rounding out the ranks of our beloved criminal super-team is none other than Gamora, and her deadly rivalries with both Nebula and Korath.