Posts Tagged ‘Captain America’

CBF #2 : Diversity NOW!

Monday, July 21st, 2014


Leave it to Marvel to start the hype train a week before San Diego Comic Con.

Marvel announced their “Avengers NOW!” initiative for this fall – bringing about another year of the “NOW!” changes that have become custom for the publisher to do to shake things up. The shake-up they’re doing this year though is truly groundbreaking as they take their Avengers triumvirate to a whole different level. What will matter most is if it’s an organic progression for the characters that will justify the change and if Marvel can stick to their guns with it for the foreseeable future.

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SDCC 2012 : Marvel Movie Plans Revealed

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Marvel’s Avengers movie only made about a gazillion dollars, so there was skepticism as to whether or not sequels to their popular characters and introducing new ones was going to fly with the SDCC audience at yesterday’s movie panel.

Nah, just screwing with you. Marvel announced five different movies in the works for the next 2-3 years. 3 of them were pretty much a given with the core Avengers getting sequels, but doesn’t take the excitement away:

We know Iron Man 3 is next on the Marvel list, scheduled to come out May 3rd, 2013. Shane Black is directing and Ben Kingsley looks like he’s set to take the role of Iron Man’s biggest villain, Mandarin.

November 8th of next year will see Thor : The Dark World. The majority of the cast returns under the direction of Alan Taylor this time, who a few of you may know as the guy behind HBO’s Game of Thrones. Sounds like a good fit to me.

The sequel was not surprising, but the subtitle was. Reportedly producing the biggest positive reaction from the crowd, it looks like we’re getting one of the best Ed Brubaker arcs adapted to the big screen. Joe and Anthony Russo, directors of Arrested Development and Community, are directing the movie, scheduled to come out April 4, 2014. Interesting choice for a release date.

And then there was the confirmation we were waiting to hear about after the rumors went out a few weeks ago. Guardians of the Galaxy will be the 2014 movie to watch for, giving Marvel plenty of time to build the name up for audiences not familiar with the cosmic team. The team is set to be Star-Lord, Drax, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot. Here’s some concept art to salivate over:

And then lastly, Edgar Wright (of Scott Pilgrim fame) ran a test clip of Ant-Man to the panel, which reportedly received positive approval. Still no word on casting and given what we’ve learned of the movies coming out so far, we’re probably still way too early to get anything notable of this flick for a while.

Just looking at this lineup (along with the inevitable Avengers sequel most likely hitting 2015), it’s clearly showing that Marvel is hitting its stride with movie adaptations compared to what DC has had to offer (minus the upcoming Dark Knight Rises).

CBF 33 : Comic Book Mid-Year Report Card

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Break out those red markers – it’s report card time!

This week, Jon Stump makes his triumphant return to the show, as we discuss the year so far in comic books and comic book movies. We hit all of the good (the Captain America movie), the ugly (the Green Lantern movie), and the debatable (War of the Green Lanterns) in this show. We also get in some talk about the upcoming DC re-launch in September that’s going to make things all nice and shiny in the DCU.

What do you think of the year so far in comics? Has it been good or has it been “just there”?

Music provided by 2 Sided Story – Time

CBF Special Edition Podcast : Captain America

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Marvel Studios has been hitting home runs since they first took on Iron Man three years ago. Now we enter their 5th showing with Captain America hitting the movie screen. Does Chris Evans fill the role of the star-spangled avenger perfectly? Is the movie up to the standards of the original comic book? Was the shield thrown at the proper right angles? All answers to this are an emphatic yes. Click the Play button above to find out why.

Music provided by American Babies – Streets of Brooklyn

New Captain America Trailer – Now With More Grenades

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

The more and more I see of this, the more I’m convinced Marvel’s going down the right path with their franchises:

Amazing. Coming out this July 22nd….during Comic Con.

CBF Quick Picks #69 : Free Comic Book Day Edition

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

On the first Saturday of every May, the comic book industry unites with free comic books to promote new storylines and to educate new generations of readers on the medium. There was a lot to appreciate this year including Captain America/Thor : The Mighty Fighting Avengers, Mouse Guard, Baltimore, and Silver Scorpion. The last one really surprised me and is a great example of not only great ideas in comics, but of how young minds across different cultures can come together and tell a great story on equality and inclusion.

You can go visit Liquid Comics or the Open Hands Initiative to download your free digital copy.