With the casting of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange it’s hard to tell if it was wishful fans who willed the casting to life or if it was the Marvel folks expertly whipping fans into a frenzy to make it seem as if they were responsible. The date is set; on November 4, 2016, Cumberbatch will carry his first blockbuster as Marvel’s Master… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: Where Else Might We See Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange?
Welcome to the YA Movie Countdown, our resident expert’s guide to young-adult book-to-film adaptations.
When writing a formal review, I find it’s of the utmost importance to push the source material aside and assess the piece as a stand-alone entity, but there’s also no dismissing a fan base, especially one as devoted as The Hunger Games’. As a die-hard fan myself, I take… Continue reading The YA Countdown: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ Fan Review
Out of all of Marvel’s upcoming projects, the one with the least amount of “legacy” behind it is the Netflix series Jessica Jones. In fact, Marvel’s never even published a comic called Jessica Jones; the comic was called Alias, but that title was already claimed for TV by another popular action show. Casting rumors for the lead role on Jessica Jones have… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: Jessica Jones Jumps from 'Alias' to Netflix
One of the biggest money shots in the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron is Iron Man in his beloved “Hulkbuster” armor going mano-y-mano with the Hulk. We got a peek at one version of the Hulkbuster armor in Iron Man 3, but when it isn’t going up against the Hulk, can we really call it a Hulkbuster? The armor was destroyed at… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: A Brief History of 'Ultron''s Hulkbuster Iron Man
The third Captain America film is Marvel’s big one for summer 2016, and fans are already looking ahead to what’s in store for what could be the end of a trilogy. It’s likely Joe and Anthony Russo (of The Winter Soldier) are back to direct, and they’ve been dropping hints in interviews that the film is something Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has been… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: Will Captain America Face a Civil War or His Own Death?