Just in time for the Memorial weekend, fanboy favorite Bryan Singer announced...
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Just in time for the Memorial weekend, fanboy favorite Bryan Singer announced on Twitter that American Horror Story star Evan Peters will play Quicksilver in his upcoming sequel X-Men: Future Past. Of course, this latest wrinkle amused Marvel aficionados to no end because Joss Whedon also revealed that he has [...]
If there was one take-away from last week’s WonderCon in Anaheim, it was this: the barriers between comic books, animation and live action have probably never been thinner from a creative standpoint. At least, that was the message I came home with (well, that and that people who look like [...]
It is quite possible that you are reading these words from somewhere in the San Diego area while attending the 2012 Comic Con International, along with 175,000 of your closest friends. In honor of this year’s Con, I’m stepping just outside of the Toon Trenches to present the memories of [...]
One of the true pioneers of comic books, Joe Simon, passed away last week at the age of 98. Unlike his early creative partner Jack Kirby, Joe never worked directly in the toon trenches, though Captain America, the character he co-created with Kirby in 1941, has certainly been animated, first [...]
It seems that fans can’t get enough of Joss Whedon’s 2012 features adaptation of The Avengers. Today’s big buzzy item was the web release of a promo art for the superhero-packed extravaganza. The Marvel movie features Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Cobie Smulders, Scarlett [...]
A federal judge has ruled the heirs of comic book artist Jack Kirby cannot reclaim copyrights to such well-known Marvel characters as the Fantastic Four, Hulk and the X-Men. Kirby’s heirs had filed in 2009 notices of copyright termination with Marvel for dozens of characters the artist had created or [...]
With Comic-Con in full swing, it’s the perfect time for Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The First Avenger to come out ready to take on the hugely successful boy wizard. Captain America, which stars Chris Evans as the eponymous superhero, hits in some 3,500 theaters – many of them showing the [...]
As everyone reading this knows, the San Diego ComicCon is taking place this week. ComicCon is, among other things, the ultimate melding of the comic book, motion pictures and television industries, which these days are pretty darn simpatico. But it was not always so. In 2005 I spoke with legendary [...]
Thor has proven mighty enough at the box office for Marvel Studios to give the green light to a sequel. Set for release July 26, 2013, Thor 2 is in search of a director now that Kenneth Branagh has opted out of returning for the sequel. Deadline.com reports Branagh likely [...]
High on this summer’s must-see list is Captain America: The First Avenger — and with the move coming out July 22 Marvel Studios has released a full-length trailer offering the first real look at Cap in action. Here’s the trailer. Captain America was created by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon [...]