We stay through the credits of the Marvel films for the stingers at the end, but somewhere in that endless scroll of names are the men and women who worked in the Marvel bullpen decades ago creating the characters that are breaking box office records today. One of those men is Bill Mantlo who, with artist Keith Giffen, created a talking raccoon as a… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: Rocket Raccoon and the Legacy of Bill Mantlo
San Diego International Comic-Con (SDCC) is looming, and as always, Marvel is demanding all eyes on it as it unveils its updated film-release-date schedule. It’s the hype before the hype; get people talking about what those dates could possibly mean before any announcements are made. The Marvel folks have added five new dates to two previous ones, with nary a title announcement in sight. That brings the total up to… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: Predicting the Seven Mystery Movies Just Announced
We’ve all seen the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer by now; the one where Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer asks Chris Pratt, the leading man hero of the film, who Star-Lord is. It’s a cheeky way for Marvel to acknowledge the fact that they’re leading a film with a superhero very few people outside of Bronze Age Marvel fans have ever even heard… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: Who Is Star-Lord?
Lee Pace is Ronin the Accuser, Karen Gillan is Nebula, and Josh Brolin is Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy, James Spader is Ultron in Avengers 2, now Corey Stoll or Patrick Wilson might be Crossfire or a revamped Yellowjacket in Ant-Man. Marvel Studios doesn’t have the luxury of the fantastic rogues available with the Spider-Man or X-Men franchises, but they’ve still been able to generate excitement for… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: The 20 Baddest Marvel Studio Villains
It’s funny that the two Marvel heroes making the news are characters who don’t even have their own comic books at the moment. There’s been a lot of chatter about Ant-Man since Edgar Wright walked away from the project, with Marvel finally landing Peyton Reed (Bring It On) as director. But while that hunt was still on, Marvel announced director Scott Derrickson (Sinister) for… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: True or False with 'Dr. Strange' and 'Ant-Man'