Spider-Man Comes Home to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Marvel and Disney bring one of their prodigal characters back into the fold. Even if they have to share him with Sony Pictures, they have to happy that Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The wall-crawling hero next appearance on the silver screen will be in one of the upcoming Marvel films (want to bet it’s Captain America Civil War?  though he could cameo in Dr. Strange, since he’s New York based). This deal between the studios will also allow Marvel characters to also appear in Spider-Man movies produced by Sony, perhaps as early as 2017 when the next Spider-Man … Continue reading

Marvel’s Daredevil Trailer

Here it is, the full teaser for the upcoming Netflix original series, Daredevil. It’s been too long since his last confession… This is the first of five projects Marvel has in development at the online streaming service, all set in New York City, in a gritty corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Damn, it looks gritty.  Charlie Cox stars as Matt Murdock, the blind lawyer who spends his nights trying to make his city a better place as the vigilante who knows no fear, Daredevil. The series features some big names, including Vincent D’Onofrio as the Kingpin of Crime, Wilson … Continue reading

New Faces in Familiar Roles for X-Men: Apocalypse

  Producer/Director Bryan Singer introduced the world to three actors joining the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse, all three will be playing characters introduced in Singer’s original X-Men film in 2000, and appeared in the next two sequels.   Meet our new and brilliant young mutants: @Alexshipppp as #Storm @SophieT as #JeanGrey and @TyeSheridan as #Cyclops. #XmenApocalypse — Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) January 23, 2015   Alexandra Shipp will play Ororo “Storm” Munroe, originally played Halle Berry.  Sophie Turner is taking over for Famke Janssen as  Jean Grey and Tye Sheridan will be donning James Marsden’s ruby glasses when he plays Scott … Continue reading

Secret Wars: The End the Marvel Universe

All good things… right? Comic book fandom received the news today that the Marvel Universe, which was introduced in 1961, would be coming to an end and along with Marvel’s Ultimate Universe.  Both Universe will reach their demise this spring in the upcoming Marvel event Secret Wars. On hand to make the announcement from Midtown Comics’ downtown location were Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, with Senior Vice President of Publishing and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort.  The upcoming eight-issue limited series Secret Wars will begin this coming May. “This is something we have been heading towards literally since the start of  Marvel … Continue reading

Avengers: Age of Ultron – First Look!

  Marvel had planned to début the first trailer for the Avengers: Age of Ultron during last night’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but of course the internet happened, and we all got to see that a little earlier than they planned. Marvel wisely decided to put a better quality version of the trailer on their youtube page, and in doing so, set a record, notching over 34 million views in the first 24 hours (and is rapidly approaching 50 million).  But that left ABC without a draw for the weekly Marvel Cinematic Universe series, so Marvel added a little something … Continue reading