For months, your Trusty Sidekicks have been bemoaning Sony for running out an ill-advised Venom movie on their own, off the back of Spidey being shifted to the larger MCU through a partnership with Disney. On our latest podcast (which you can catch the latest of here,) we even lament what we thought was causing this move by Sony, to flood us with Spiderverse characters out of defensive pride over giving up the storytelling reigns on their main Marvel character.
Not so much today. News has come out that Tom Holland has been shuttled from the Avengers: Infinity War set, to the Venom set, both filming in Georgia, for 2 days as Peter Parker in the Tom Hardy led Venom movie. Not only that, but rumor has it that the Carnage pic Tom Hardy leaked is actually indicative of the fact that Cletus Kasady will be the villain of the film, and will be the source of the additional symbiotes.
As it turns out, it’s very likely Feige and the Disney MCU team has been more involved with what’s going on in the Spiderverse than they wanted to let on. In fact, some of you may recall the Feige/Amy Pascal interview in which Pascal suggested as much, leading to one of the most hilarious Marvel press junket gifs of all time, the “Feige WTF” react (video below.) If it turns out, Feige and the MCU are parenting the entire Spiderverse, and it’s not just macho pride producing from Sony, it definitely changes our expectations for the success of not only Venom, but the upcoming Silver & Black as well. Does this change anything for you? Let us know!
Now we have to warn you first and foremost in this article are potential Avengers:Infinity War spoilers. So if you want to wait to be TOTALLY surprised then exit the post NOW…………..
LEGO has released the looks for their toys that relate to the upcoming massive Marvel team up. In it are some things that we may have already suspected and some that are a surprise. Let’s break them down.
Here we have a look at the Iron-Hulk armor, potentially a new Iron Man armor and new gadgets for Falcon.
Here we have the Guardians ship the Milano, what appears to be Thanos, Iron Man in a new armor, Gamora and Star Lord.
Now here’s a potentially MAJOR SPOILER. It’s not Groot and Rocket or even the portal. It’s the fact THOR HAS HIS LEGENDARY AXE.
And in this one we have the Sanctum Sanctorium, Doctor Strange, Iron Man again, members of Thanos’ Black Order and the Iron Spider with the spider legs extended.
Here we have the Outriders, the space stone, Black Widow and Captain America.
And finally we have Corvus Glave The Vision, Black Panther and Shuri
Does this spoil the film for you or are you more excited now. Avengers:Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018.
The waiting and wondering is finally over as Marvel dropped the first official trailer for Avengers: Infinity War. Bringing together the entire cast of heroes (and some villains) that we’ve seen over the course of the last 10 years of Marvel releases, Infinity War is set to deliver a showdown with Thanos, whom we initially saw briefly at the end of the first Avengers movie.
While the trailer has some changes from the leaked one from Comic-Con, a lot of the scenes have carried over, and I’m fine with that, as I’d prefer just enough information to wet my beak. Some of the highlights to note for sure are that Bruce Banner is back on earth and in Dr. Strange’s Sanctum Santorum, Spider-Man will end up trying to take on Thanos one-on-one, Loki apparently plays a part in trying to steal the mind stone from Vision (at least that looked like his scepter,) and of course, Captain America is back, front and center before this is over. Overall the trailer just looks clean and crisp and foretelling of an amazing story. Can’t wait to talk about this one on the podcast. Hit us up with your thoughts!
Marvel and Vanity Fair have assembled for a photoshoot of epic proportions.
The stars of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe came together to mix and mingle as well as celebrate 10 years of amazing films and to further promote Avengers:Infinity War headed to theaters next year. We are treated to four amazing magazine covers as well as other group pics.
You can read the full article HERE, and check out some more of the amazing photo shoot below.
As we get closer to the grand ensemble of heroes that is Avengers:Infinity War next year, we are beginning to get looks at some of the new suits and uniforms worn by the heroes. This is all thanks to new promo art that has been released.
We see Spider-Man has on a new suit, which appears to bee the one presented to him at the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming. Many believe this to be the famous Iron Spider suit loaded with more Stark Tech. The most obvious change is Black Widow who has a new green shit and blonde hair. Iron Man has a new Mark version of his suit and Captain America sports a new one along with a full beard.
We can only wait til more promo art and pics are released and even the long awaited full trailer.
When the announcement initially came that there would be 68-72 characters in Avengers:Infinity War, many were wondering where would they pull those extra heroes from. Because Marvel not having the rights to any of the X-men characters amongst others could make that number kind of hard to reach.
Promotional art for the film was posted online and it featured the characters Yondu played by Michael Rooker and The Ancient One played by Tilda Swinton. So we see they can have characters to pull from.
But In an interview with CNET, co-director Joe Russo explained that Infinity War will feature a lot of unexpected characters. Here’s what he had to say:
“There’s going to be a lot of unexpected characters. There are more surprises packed into this film than any of the others. Part of that is character interactions, new interesting characters, characters that have made small appearances that are really getting fleshed out in this film. A lot of people enjoy the experience, so I don’t want to give anything away, but certainly you can expect lots of surprises.”
To date, the MCU stretches across almost ten years with a roster of seventeen films made so far, including the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok. Also let’s not forget that There are connected tv shows on network television and Netflix (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil, Iron Fist, The Punisher) There have been many characters to be featured in all of those films so the possibility of who could fill in the ensemble is immense.
In a move that pretty sure would never upset anyone, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1 & Vol 2 director James Gunn has said that he will help to oversee the Marvel Cosmic Universe after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3.
Back in April , he first brought up that he would return to helm Guardians Vol 3. Now he has told to IGN that he will not only be at the helm of Vol. 3, but he will also work with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige to help oversee the future of the entire Cosmic Universe wing of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the post-Avengers: Infinity War phase of the MCU.
“We talk about it all the time,” Gunn said of his role in the overall Marvel Cosmic Universe. “It’s already a part of what I’m doing with Marvel and the conversations that Kevin and I have every day. When we’re talking about ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3,’ and that story, that’s a story that will lead to other stories. It’s innate to the DNA that that’s the end of a trilogy but it’s the beginning of a whole other element of the Marvel Cosmic universe. That’s a part of what I’m doing now.”
Gunn had previously stated that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will take place years after Vol. 2 and will conclude the story of this iteration of the Guardians, and serve as a launching pad for new Marvel characters that will permeate the MCU for years afterwards.
This is some amazing information after hearing that the MCU can and will span into different individual universes being the aforementioned Marvel Cosmic Universe and the Marvel Quantum Universe.