Archive for Marvel Studios

News: More Iron Man 3 Casting News and Potential Thor 2 Big Bad

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

Well, yes, of course that would happen. As soon as I write a round up of Marvel movie news, a truckload of casting info is revealed for Iron Man 3 and a familiar face enters talks for the role of big bad in Thor 2. Let’s get to it… Continue reading

News: Iron Man 3 Casting News

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 12, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

With The Avengers doing stupendous business at the box office it’s easy to forget that Iron Man 3 is due to start filming in North Carolina and China in a few short weeks with Shane Black at the helm, taking over from Jon Favreau. Robert Downey Jr. will once again don the armour and Gwyneth Paltrow is due to return as Pepper Potts, but who else will be joining them? Find out after the break… Continue reading

Review: The Avengers (Avengers Assemble)

Posted in Movie Review, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

The seed was sewn back in 2008 with Jon Favreau’s Iron Man. Samuel L. Jackson’s cameo appearance as Nick Fury at the end of the film. The Avenger Initiative, he said. The very mention sent a quiver of excitement down the spines of every comic book loving geek the world over. Would Marvel Studios really bring all their heroes (licensing willing) together in one movie? Could they? Four years and four films laying the groundwork (The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger), and we arrive at the big moment – The Avengers. And my gosh, are we ready for it.

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News: The Avengers Round-Up

Posted in Comics, Movies, News, Thoughts, Trailer with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

Quite a few new things Avengers-related have been released this week. First is the international poster above. It’s pretty plain and simple. Instantly forgettable too. Moving on, for those folk who haven’t seen or kept up with Marvel Studio’s recent output, Norton Antivirus (buh?) have sponsored a featurette the recaps the adventures of Thor, Hulk, Iron Man and Captain America in a helpful little video. You wanna see? Of course you do. Continue reading

News: Joss Whedon Talks The Avengers Plus New Posters

Posted in Comics, Movies, News, Poster, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

The Avengers hype machine rolls on, this week delivering some cool posters of the individual members. I shall pepper them throughout the article as we deal with the infinitely more interesting news coming out of SXSW. Joss Whedon was in Austin, Texas this week along with director Drew Goddard promoting upcoming film The Cabin In The WoodsIt’s been getting great reviews but, of course, talk soon turned to Whedon’s The Avengers. Continue reading

Review: Ghost Rider – Spirit Of Vengeance

Posted in Comics, Movie Review, Movies, News, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

The original Ghost Rider was an anaemic bit of filmmaking, especially considering the premise – A stunt-bike riding daredevil sells his soul to the Devil to save his father but ends up cursed with a spirit that punishes the sinful and causes his head to burst aflame. So, with Ghost Rider – Spirit Of Vengeance (a sequel of sorts), directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor of Crank fame have been brought in to shake some life into the series. Have they been successful? Let’s see. Continue reading

Feature: “Guys, I’m Bringing The Party To You” – The Avengers Trailer Breakdown

Posted in Comics, Movies, Thoughts, Trailer with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

Wednesday saw the release of The Avengers trailer, the first of the three summer tentpole  superhero movies. It is EPIC. Honest. Check it out.

Anyway, this the breakdown of the trailer that I promised. It contains more than NINETY screen caps and many of my insane theories about the film. I hope you enjoy. Continue reading