The initial rumors in question said the film went to shoot more comedy segments to make the movie more like Guardians of The Galaxy and not be "too serious" like Batman v Superman (don't flame me I'm just relaying what was said). Typically, if studios really like your film, however, they don't give you a license to change things...so I am curious about that. We'll see for sure when the film drops August 5th!
HBO has unleashed a new trailer for Games of Thrones season six, and by the end of it, you're just going to be pissed off that you can't watch the entire season right now! It's easily the most epic trailer we've seen for the upcoming season yet, and it looks like fans are in store for some incredible things! The latest trailer is packed full of new footage and touches on several of the storylines that we were left hanging at the end of season five.
It's videos like this that make me appreciate the work actors and actresses do even more! I don't think I could do most of these scenes if all I had was a green screen and a camera around me! I also didn't realize how much VFX is in Batman v Superman! See all the shots below!
Spider-Man isn’t the only character in Captain America: Civil War that has been left out of the marketing for the film. We’ve hardly seen anything involving Daniel Brühl’s Baron Zemo, and there’s a reason for that. He’s a very mysterious character, and he plays a large role in how that story plays out.
I’m not going to spoil anything for you, but I think audiences will be very surprised by how he factors into the movie. During an interview with Total Film, Brühl talked about his character and offered a little more insight. When asked to talk about his character he said:
“I was really told not to because there are so many secrets in the film. And also my character’s quite mysterious, so I’m really scared to say too much. The things I’ve mentioned in interviews before were already too much – and I thought it was nothing!”
I know a lot of fans are wondering how exactly Zemo fits in with the conflict between Tony Stark and Steve Rogers. Don’t worry, I’m not going to answer that for you, but I will tell you that he’s not your average kind of villain. The actor explains:
“Yes, but what I like is it’s not a stereotype. It’s not a guy who’s mean and sinister, but he’s actually very clever – a very smart guy who does everything out of a very understandable reason and motivation.”
He then goes on to tease how his character impacts the film. The following comment he makes might be considered light SPOILERS, so proceed with caution.
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“Some of the things that happen in the film, and why they happen, are because of him. He is orchestrating things that happen throughout the film. I think that’s something I can say, goddamn it!”
Having seen the film, that’s something that he probably shouldn’t have said. However, it doesn’t give you the details of how he orchestrates everything. One thing I do hope is that the character will be set up as a long-term villain in the MCU.
Captain America: Civil War is scheduled to hit theaters May 6th, 2016.
We’ve previously posted concept art showing alternate character designs for Negasonic Teenage Warhead in the Deadpool movie, which were cool. Now concept artist Alexander Lozano has released a few images that show us a very different take on Colossus, and it makes you happy that director Tim Miller went with the look that they did in the film. I don’t like this alternate take on the character at all. What we saw in the film was the comic book version fans always wanted to see. In case you were wondering what in the hell the artist was thinking when he came up with this, here is an explanation:
"Before the 'final design' was found, I tried a few different ways. At that point of time, I didn't know if Colossus was planned as a 'walking around in bright daylight' character or more of a 'hide in the shadows' hero like in the old X-Men days. So I played around with a Darth Maul-hoodie and the idea to place the 'X' very subtle on his chest with the endings of his scarf. I also wanted to repeat the ripples in his arms with the design of the boots. ...and a lot of possibilities to fix all the X-Men mansion keys at his pants."
Colossus looks like a pretty-boy version of the character that you might see on a cheesy CW or MTV young adult series. Check out the alternate character designs below and let us know what you think!
Over the weekend, I caught a very interesting article on Variety that talked about the future of Warner Bros. DC Films. They go into detail about how the studio is scrambling to catch up with Marvel; how the studio is panicking after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice saw a 69% drop at the box office; and how the studio wants Geoff Johns to take on a Kevin Feige type role. In regard to that, the report says:
"For a period, WB was keen on Geoff Johns for such a role. But that’s a tall order for DC’s chief creative officer, who is already stretched very thin. While he is currently writing the upcoming stand-alone Batman film with Affleck, he also wears a number of other hats. 'Geoff is really smart, but he’s got like 10 different jobs,' a source says. 'He’s writing comic books, controlling DC, writes on [TV’s] ‘The Flash’ — I would imagine Feige’s is a full-time job just managing this stuff. So I don’t know how you ask Geoff, in the best of both worlds, to do that.'"
I personally don’t think the guy is as talented as Feige, but the studio is trying to work with what they have. One of the most interesting parts in the report is when they talk about director Zack Snyder’s plans for Justice League and how he is going to take it in a different direction than what we’ve seen him do with Man of Steal and Batman v Superman. We’ve already heard that the film will have a lighter tone, and now it seems they want to make more of a “crowd pleaser.” The report goes on to say:
“As for 'Batman v Superman,' those involved weren’t prepared for the critical knives the film received, but they always knew it was going to be a transitional film, bridging the gap between 'Man of Steel' (which was produced with no plan in place to expand the universe) and anything approaching the Avengers/Super Friends mold. But I’m told 'Justice League' will be a crowd-pleaser more suited to Snyder’s talents, and that the upcoming two-part event is 'extremely kinetic and visual.' It will be far more straightforward than existential in its handling of superheroes.”
They don't say that this tonal shift in Justice League is in response to how people reacted to the darkness of Batman v Superman, but I’m pretty sure that it is. What do you think?
Last week I was lucky enough to attend an early screening of Captain America: Civil War, and it kicked some major ass. One of my favorite aspects of the film was the introduction of Spider-Man and seeing him fight alongside some of the Avengers. We finally get to see the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and he steals every scene that he’s in! Tom Holland makes the perfect Peter Parker, and fans of the character are going to absolutely love what Marvel has done with the web-slinger.
Now, in case you’re wondering just how much screen time Spider-Man has, it's around 30 minutes. There’s about 10 minutes of Peter Parker and about 20 minutes of him as Spider-Man. That's 20 minutes of the character fighting against Team Cap, and it’s an absolute blast to watch! I think fans are going to go nuts over him and are going to leave the theater wanting more like I did. After seeing the character in Civil War, I’m even more excited about what the upcoming solo film from director Jon Watts will bring us.
Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6th. Stay tuned, because my full review of the film will be coming later this week.
One of coolest parts of Captain America: Civil War was the introduction of Black Panther into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He sure did kick some serious ass, and I think fans are going to love how Marvel handled him in the film. I’m definitely excited to see him in his own solo movie.
Hot Toys has unveiled their 1/6 scale collectible action figure of Black Panther, and as you’ll see in the photos below, it’s totally awesome! This is a must own for any collector. Here’s the description they released with the photos:
Marvel’s epic blockbuster, Captain America: Civil War, will finally begin hitting theatres around the world this month! Many fans are anxious to see how the story will unfold as their favorite heroes are taking opposing sides over the government’s system accountability to oversee and direct the Avengers.
One of the most anticipated highlights of the exciting blockbuster is the debut of the African nation Wakanda’s powerful warrior, the Black Panther, and today, Hot Toys is thrilled to officially reveal the 1/6th scale collectible figure of this new supporter of #TeamIronMan!
The highly accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Black Panther in the movie featuring a newly developed helmeted head with highly detailed textures and silver trims, newly developed body, meticulously tailored black and silver colored Black Panther suit with extreme fine details and textures, and a Captain America: Civil War themed figure stand!
Do not miss the chance to add this fearsome Wakanda warrior to your Marvel collection today.
We already know that Batman will appear in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, In the early trailers we saw him riding on top of The Joker’s car, and the most recent trailer featured even more of him. Since it was revealed that Batman would be in the movie, I’ve been wondering how much screen time he would have. I assumed it wouldn’t be that much because the focus is on so many other characters, but it turns out that the Dark Knight might have more of a presence in the film than we think. In a recent episode of Heroic Insider, hosts Umberto Gonzalez and Daniel Alter talk about what they learned from sources who have attended test screenings for the film:
"The film tested recently, they had test screenings, and according to sources, check this out, there is a lot more Batman in the movie than they are letting on."
I was hoping that this would be the case! It’s exciting to think that we’ll see Batman facing off with Amanda Waller and the other villains who make up Task Force X. There was actually a rumor that surfaced last year regarding a scene that could be in the film in which Batman pays a visit to Waller to deliver a stern warning about setting these villains loose on a mission. You can read about that here.
I absolutely love Ben Affleck’s version of Batman, and it’s cool to hear that he might actually have a decent sized part to play in the Suicide Squad story. can't wait to see it!