Saturday, January 31, 2015

New Teaser for Episode 1x05 of AGENT CARTER!

Marvel & ABC have released a new promotional teaser for this Tuesday's episode of AGENT CARTER that highlights the Black Widow program!

Source: ABC's YouTube.


If you ordered the Mondo exclusive GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY LP, you've either already received it or you should receive it soon.

Mine came in a few days ago, and since I was one of the first 1,000 people to pre-order the LP, I also received the bonus Korath print. I've gotta say, this was my first Mondo purchase, and I'm honestly impressed.
This limited edition, deluxe release of Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Volume 1 is pressed on 180 gram Purple Infinity Stone colored vinyl, and housed in a screen printed single sleeve jacket. Each album contains one of nine randomly inserted screen printed handbills. 
All artwork by Tyler Stout. Screen printing by D&L Screen Printing.
ARTWORK BY: Tyler Stout
DETAILS: Single LP, 180 Gram Vinyl
VINYL COLOR: Purple Infinity Stone
 Source: Me + Mondo.

Charlie Cox Talks About His DAREDEVIL Costume.

E! Online recently caught up with Charlie Cox, star of Marvel's upcoming DAREDEVIL Netflix show and they asked him about the costume.

He went on to say that it is pretty tight, and then stated that:
"They've done such a great job. I can't wait for fans to really see it. But put it this way, there is no world where you change in a phone box. It takes four people and about 45 minutes."

Now, we've seen his first costume as DARDEVIL, one that was inspired by Frank Miller's run, and some fans were upset that he wouldn't be donning the iconic red suit from the beginning. But from the sound of it, and how Cox described the costume, it looks like fans don't need to worry and that we'll definitely be getting the red suit down the line. 

We still have no clue when the trailer for DAREDEVIL will hit, but my guess is that it'll probably make its way online either late in February or early March. Netflix doesn't usually release trailers too early, so I'm not expecting the promo to kick in for a few weeks still. 

Source: E! Online.

Digital Spy Reveals More AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Details. (Spoilers!)

Before you continue reading, I should warn you that the new details that have been revealed thanks to Digital Spy are pretty spoilerish. If you don't want to know what happens in the movie, I would suggest you stop reading this post now.

Last warning!

Digital Spy was able to visit the set of AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON last summer. While on the set, they learned a bit of what to expect from the movie, and they also had a chance to talk to a few of the stars from the film. Below I have listed a few of the most interesting bits from the article:

The Science Bros are causing trouble. "Banner's been living in Stark Tower, and [he and Tony] have been working side by side," Mark Ruffalo shares. "Banner has his own lab now, he's doing work that augments Tony's work, that could lead to a horrible experiment going wrong…"

One of the key new relationships will be between Bruce Banner and Natasha Romanoff, who already had a close shave in 
The Avengers when the Hulk almost ripped her apart. "They're an unlikely pair, but there's something about the two of them that neither can deny," says Whedon, while Ruffalo describes them as "kindred spirits". 

New recruits Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) initially join forces with James Spader's Ultron against the Avengers, creating a very different balance of power than solo villain Loki. "Instead of Ultron giving a lot of speeches so everybody knows what he's thinking, it'd be nice if he had some allies," Latcham explains.
"The story that Joss put together with these two kids is really sweet and poignant, and you really understand why they would start on this side of the line. It's a great journey that they go on, from being these rough and tumble kids in Eastern Europe who blame the West, and the Avengers for the plight, the power structure of the world that keeps kids like them down. Over the course of it they realize maybe the Avengers are here for good reason."

But the brother-sister duo have legitimate beef with one Avenger in particular. "Our characters have a lot of anger, especially towards Tony Stark, and we want revenge," says Olsen. "We meet Ultron, and he's someone who preaches peace and… believes what we believe, which is that the Avengers create destruction and that Tony Stark's bomb is responsible for killing our parents."
Unsurprisingly, their alliance with Ultron ends up turning sour, and Olsen reveals that "my character ends up really having to deal with her ignorance. A lot of problems that happen towards the end of the film are her responsibility."
There will be some emotional follow-through from recent solo films – including Steve's search for Bucky – but it's a tightrope walk for Whedon. "We have to honor all of that, and also ignore it, because not only can Steve not be busy looking for Bucky in this film, but he shouldn't make any kind of progress on that at all. 
"Some people don't see this, they only want to see the Captain America movies. In comic books, if you do a big crossover event, back in the old days the solo books would just carry on. Now it's sort of like if you buy one, you have to buy them all, and I never want to do that. I don't want to make a movie where you have to have seen the other movies. So it comes up, because we have to respect what they've all been through, but this film is a simultaneous side-bar."

Now, we've heard a few of these details before, mainly the fact that Bruce and Natasha will have a relationship of sorts in this film, as well as the of the twins initially being against the Avengers, but they've offered a few more details with this article that we were previously unaware of. I would suggest heading to the source and reading the rest of the article as they do offer up some fun details from the set.

Source: Digital Spy.

Official Synopsis for Episode 1x07 of AGENT CARTER: Snafu.

Marvel & ABC have released the official synopsis for the seventh episode of AGENT CARTER, titled Snafu.
“Snafu” – Peggy is cornered and more vulnerable than ever as Leviathan makes their move against her. As the SSR zeroes in on Howard Stark, they may pay the ultimate price as they find their true enemy is closer than they realized on “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” Tuesday, February 17 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Marvel’s Agent Carter” stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, James D'Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Chad Michael Murray as Agent Jack Thompson, Enver Gjokaj as Agent Daniel Sousa and Shea Whigham as Chief Roger Dooley.

“Marvel’s Agent Carter” stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, James D'Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Chad Michael Murray as Agent Jack Thompson, Enver Gjokaj as Agent Daniel Sousa and Shea Whigham as Chief Roger Dooley.

Guest starring are Ralph Brown as Dr. Ivchenko, Bridget Regan as Dottie Underwood, Kevin Cotteleer as Alex Doobin, Lesley Boone as Rose, Travis Johns as Agent Corcoran, Sarah Bloom as Loretta, Lincoln Melcher as Emmett, Madonna Cacciatore as Ovechkin’s Mom, Rob Locke as Surgeon, Pawal Szajda as Ovechkin, Lisa Pescherine as Female Salesclerk, Sandra Gimpel as Elderly Woman, Chris Palermo as Middle-Aged Man, Diana Gettinger as Movie Usherette, and Mary Beth Manning as Woman.

“Snafu” was written by Chris Dingess and directed by Vincent Misiano.
Snafu will be the second to last episode of the first season. The season finale will air on February 24th, and that following week, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. will return to finish the second half of its second season.

Source: Marvel.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Marvel Bits!

While there was a ton of big news this week with the addition of two cast members to A.K.A JESSICA JONES, the reveal of who Dottie truly is on AGENT CARTER, and the launch of Marvel Collector Corps, there were also a ton of small bits of news that made their way online.

Let's start off with JESSICA JONES, first. Yesterday, when I originally meant to publish this post, there was a new Jessica Jones audition tape I'd located online. It featured Mary Faber, who has voiced Crystal and Medusa on Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. She has also appeared on Parks and Recreation and Nurse Jackie. The video was more than likely pulled because someone else more than likely stumbled upon the video as well. (Updated: Ah! Found the video again!) Here's what I saw in the audition video (you'll have to highlight to read the text as I don't want to spoil anyone): Harmony was mentioned, Paula (a secretary) is the role that Faber appeared to be auditioning for, they referred to Jessica as Julie and Julia (as other audition videos that had found their way online before also had), and there were mentions of Ms/Mrs. Jansen and a Gail/Gayle Harper. It's worth noting that they are using code names, so the names listed above are not necessarily the names of the characters that'll appear on the show.

Moving onto AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D: We know that the eleventh episode of season two is called "Aftershocks", and that it'll more than likely deal with Skye/Daisy learning who she is now and what she's capable of - much like the recent promo has suggested. We now also know that the twelfth episode of season two is titled "Who You Really Are". (Source.) I've gotta admit, I'm incredibly excited with where the second half of season two seems to be going. I actually liked season one, and I loved the first half of season two, so even though I'll be sad to see AGENT CARTER end, I'm eagerly awaiting the return of AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. And since S.H.I.E.L.D. should be concluding its second season around the time AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON is released, I can't wait to see how they tie the two together.

It has been confirmed that neither AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON nor ANT-MAN will be getting Superbowl Commercials. (Sources: 1 & 2.)

There's a rumor that Yellowjacket isn't the only villain in ANT-MAN. You can read more about that over here. I haven't posted this article mainly because Devin of BadAssDigist (who I trust more than the source that has started this rumor) has stated that Yellowjack is the ONLY villain in ANT-MAN.
There is an awesome AVENGERS Lego Helicarrier set coming out soon, and even though it is quite expensive, it's something most fans will want to add to their collection.
You can read more about that by going over here.

While speaking to The Hollywood Reporter to promote "Throwaways", Jeremy Renner talked about how he hasn't really seen what Ultron and Vision look like.
"It will be a surprise to everybody in the movie — Ultron as well as Vision, because those characters were so much generated stuff." (Source.)

Thanks to the folks over at Comic Book Movie, we now have a textless HQ version of the AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Empire Magazine cover!

And finally, some potentially GREAT news for fans of AGENT CARTER: Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters have signed a two-year pod deal with ABC Studios. This does NOT guarantee a second season of AGENT CARTER, and it is highly unlikely we'll hear anything before May regarding its renewal, but it's a hopeful sign that ABC is proud of the show. (Source.)