Topic: marvel

The First Trailer For Joss Whedon’s The Avengers Is Awesome

The First Trailer For Joss Whedon's The Avengers Is Awesome

For years, Marvel has been working toward this: Releasing superhero movies like Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America, and inserting Samuel L. Jackson into every one so that eventually all of the caped heroes could meet in this, Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers. The first full-length trailer came out today, and it does not disappoint. Plus, it’s so great to hear Joss’ great quips again. More »

The ‘Avengers’ Crew Has a Week to Turn Cleveland Into Times Square

The 'Avengers' Crew Has a Week to Turn Cleveland Into Times Square

Now is the time for some moviemaking magic: Marvel Studios has until August 15 to turn a stretch of downtown Ohio into Times Square. Yes, the one from New York City. Movieline reports that shooting of Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers begins then, presumably involving scenes where the superheroes meet at one of the S.H.I.E.L.D. offices in Manhattan. We’re guessing that shooting in NYC cost way too much, and Cleveland was a better choice for indoor scenes. It’s just ironic, since Captain America: The First Avenger managed to shoot in the real Times Square. More »

Get to Know Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth’s Super Alter Egos with the ‘Avengers’ Character Posters

Get to Know Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth's Super Alter Egos with the 'Avengers' Character Posters

At San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel handed out these amazing concept posters for Joss Whedon‘s Avengers movie at their booth. Like a triptych, the seven posters — featuring Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), and five others — make up one big illustration of the Avengers. While there’s no sign of the movie’s big enemies, this is the clearest look we’ve had at the superheroes who’ve assembled under the always-badass Samuel L. Jackson and S.H.I.E.L.D. (the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division). More »

Snap This: Marvel Superheroes’ New York City Digs

Snap This: Marvel Superheroes' New York City Digs

Sure, the latest trend is to remake famous comic book heroes’ origin stories, but have you ever stopped to think about where they literally come from? The New York Post points out that we can beam with hometown pride for quite a few of Marvel’s superpowered crimefighters, who can trace their humble beginnings to Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. (Plus a few not-so humble childhoods in Westchester… but it’s still New York!) Click through for the full map. More »

The First ‘Avengers’ Teaser Has Leaked!

The First 'Avengers' Teaser Has Leaked!

Major #whitegirlproblem here, guys: I knew I had to watch this Avengers teaser so I could post it for you, but I had wanted to wait to see it at the Captain America screening tomorrow night. But I sucked it up and watched the video, just for you. It’s grainy quality, but you can definitely tell what’s going on. Quick, watch it before it gets pulled! More »

11 Comic Books That Shouldn’t Exist, But Do Anyway

11 Comic Books That Shouldn't Exist, But Do Anyway

Did you know that Stephenie Meyer has a comic book? Because she does. And it’s not a Twilight comic book; it’s a comic book that actually features Meyer as its main character. Why? I HAVE NO IDEA. As a matter of fact, I have no idea why ANY of these 11 comic books exist, but no matter how hard I try to believe that they don’t, they persist in being real, actual comic books that you can actually purchase and and actually read. Do they wig you guys out as much as they do me? Read on and let us know! More »

Video: Green Lantern and Thor Duke It Out

Video: Green Lantern and Thor Duke It Out

Hey, guys, guess what? It’s almost summer. And you know what that means: Superhero movies! Naturally, Marvel and DC are competing for the same audience, and this time round, Marvel attempted to get a head start by releasing Thor in May. It ns therefore somewhat unfortunate that Thor has thus far been getting panned; but Green Lantern, set for June, may not come out much better. But that aside, what’s the best way to decide which is the better comic? A fight to the death, of course! With action figures! More »

When I Grow Up, I Want To Be Stan Lee: Vanity Fair Interviews ‘Spider-Man’ Creator

When I Grow Up, I Want To Be Stan Lee: Vanity Fair Interviews 'Spider-Man' Creator

Hey, guess what, everyone? MORE Spidey news! Vanity Fair published an interview with Spider-Man creator Stan Lee yesterday, and it’s truly one of the most remarkable interviews I’ve ever read. I would expect no less from Stan Lee, but interviewer Eric Spitznagel admirably holds his own with the comic giant. Ever wondered whether the Comics Code has any merit? If Lee gets along with Obama? What various bits of the Marvel characters’ anatomy are made of? Read on, gentle reader, for we have assembled the highlights of this astonishing interview for your weekend viewing pleasure. More »