Daniel Bruhl to Play Unnamed Villain in Captain America: Civil War

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 2:01 pm

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Let the guessing begin, folks - who could he be? Nitro? Speedball?

Sebastian Stan is definitely back as Winter Soldier, with no definite confirmation on Frank Grillo's Crossbones as yet. And yet given the storyline in question, you'd have to assume Tony Stark is the primary antagonist.

Does this mean there's a secret puppet-master behind it all in the movie version? Baron Zemo, maybe?

UPDATE: Now The Wrap says his character may appear in Dr. Strange as well. The plot thickens.

Jordan Peele Does a Spot-on Stan Lee Impersonation

Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 2:30 pm

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We can and probably will nitpick the sketch for accuracy - it assumes Lee has any real power whatsoever at Marvel as it stands today - but Peele's depiction of him as a guy desperately rattling off new hero concepts from an increasingly shallow well is pitch-perfect.

Except I would totally pay to read a comic about some of them.

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Arrow SPOILER Thread: Resting on Laurel's?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 4:57 pm

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May I say something here? (Of course I may. I write these posts. It was a courtesy question.)

I really like seeing a superhero character wear a mask WITHOUT the paint around the eyes that we all agree to pretend isn't there. Even if it theoretically should make her secret identity super-easy to figure out.

Maybe someday, a superhero will have a wig that doesn't stay on perfectly, and can't be donned in five seconds.

Anyway, DC fans - prove to me this an open thread you want to keep. There's no conspiracy against DC shows; I just haven't seen these generating many comments of late.

James Gunn Says Guardians of the Galaxy Not Guaranteed to Be in Infinity War, More

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 4:07 pm

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First, the bad news: the snazzy-looking 8-Bit style game James Gunn recently revealed in a video on his Facebook page will NOT be playable. Nor will a Baby Groot version of Dance Dance Revolution from the same Blu-ray featurette. He wants them just as much as we do - but they're intended as amusing animations only. Likewise, we probably shouldn't read to much into a cameo by Beta Ray Bill in the former.

Gunn took questions and showed off some Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-ray features this morning on the Disney lot. Here's what we learned:

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New Comic Book Day: DOOM Your Meme

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8:00 am

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As you've no doubt heard, in the new FF movie, Doom is going to just be some Eastern European programmer, and not the horrifically vain scientific genius match for Reed. Apparently. Personally, I think it's absolute genius. Fox gets to steal DC's high concept for Superboy Prime in one movie, AND it gives them an opening to cash in on Internet jokes while they're still hot. Keep an eye out in 2017 for Fantastic Four 2: I Am Very Glad to be Returning Home where the team faces off with a singing Kristoff Vernard; the Wizard, played by a serious looking but still fluffy cat; and Bentley, the clone of the Wizard who just looks dour all day.

This week in comics, Archer & Armstrong take a joke all the way back around the circle of life; a stealth X-Files story starts; Flatliners gets turned into a heist comic; the full DC Multiverse continues to leak back into the orrery; we find out how low Base can go and what Trigun would look like if Johnny Cash wrote a song about it; and we get a whole new Captain America.

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12 Other Events Marvel Should Revisit for Their New Secret Wars

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

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Part of Marvel's big New York Comic Con news this year was the announcement of Secret Wars, a crossover from Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic that will act as an anniversary celebration of the original, as well as tie up all of the stories Hickman has been telling in his Avengers books. At the same time, Marvel started sending out preview art for old crossovers that...didn't really match what the old crossover had happen, unless the original Planet Hulk was secretly a porno (check out that handlebar stache on the bottom Hulk in the headline picture) and I missed it. They're digging deep on some of these crossovers, bringing back "Armor Wars," "Planet Hulk," "Days of Future Past," "Age of Ultron," "Marvel Zombies," and "Civil War" among others. With that in mind, here are 12 more crossovers that they could bring back, and how they can update them as part of Secret Wars' presumed multiversal insanity.


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Agents of SHIELD SPOILER Thread: Tattoo (Marvel) U

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 5:30 pm

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If he gains any weight, the scale on that map is going to be inaccurate, y'know.

In the New Fantastic Four Movie, Dr. Doom Is a Programmer Named Domashev

Monday, November 10, 2014 at 4:08 pm

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Remember how ballistic fans nearly went when it was rumored that the last big-screen Dr. Doom was going to be named "Victor Van Damme"?

How does "Victor Domashev" strike you?

While discussing the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Blu-ray, Toby Kebbell let that tidbit slip, while also mentioning that the character is an anti-social programmer who uses the screen-name "Doom" on social media.

Hmm. Well, we were getting tired of comic-book movies being faithful to the characters right? Oh, we weren't?

Look, just please give him a voice that will blow Julian McMahon away. It's hard to know how changes work when you don't have the big picture, but McMahon's totally un-intimidating proclamations were the absolute worst aspect of the prior movies. And given how many things people hate about those, that's saying something.

Former WWE Star CM Punk Now Writes Comics - Will They Make You "Go to Sleep"?

Monday, November 10, 2014 at 12:00 pm

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Marvel/CJ Wilson

Punk, a longtime fan of comics and criticizing other peoples' grammar (a man after my own heart), will be writing a tale of young Thor in an upcoming annual, but what he really wants to do is a Punisher story.

Punk's Thor tale will be about the demigod's arrogant youth, certain he's worthy to be the greatest and wield his hammer. Because when it comes to large, muscular blond men who are convinced they're the greatest force in the universe, you might say most wrestlers have a 'Mania for telling that particular story.

It would be most ironic if Thor found himself in a battle contested on the terms of a certain green goliath - in other words, fighting under Hulk Rules.

The Walking Dead SPOILER Recap: Self-Help

Monday, November 10, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Eugenius.

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