During Marvel’s Hall H presentation they gave some new details on the upcoming ‘Captain Marvel’ film, which will star Brie Larson in the title role.
We now know that the film is going to be set in the 1990s, meaning the events of this film take place before Iron Man. The rumour of Samuel L. Jackson making an appearance as Nick Fury has also been confirmed, and it was also announced he’d have both eyes at this point. This means it’s a possibility we could at some point see how Fury lost his eye and why he started donning his iconic eye patch.
Some early concept art was also shown (see tweets below) which depict Larson in her costume and going head to head with the villains of the film, The Skrulls.
We’re first going to meet Captain Marvel in the upcoming ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ next year, before Marvel’s first female lead film, which is scheduled to release in 2018.
Written by Tom Sheffield
One of the most anticipated trailers the we were expecting this weekend has finally arrived! The brand new ‘Justice League’ trailer was released during the Warner Bros. Hall H presentation this evening .
But before the trailer played, Ben Affleck was quick to shoot down the recent rumours that he would be leaving the role of Batman in the DCEU. So take that, Batfleck haters!
“Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s (Henry Cavill) selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash — it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”
Written by Tom Sheffield
In October 2014, Marvel announced that they would finally be giving us a female-fronted superhero film – ‘Captain Marvel’. Ever since then, speculation has been rife about who would take on the lead role. Fans have been discussing their dream castings and various actresses (and even a wrestler) have expressed their interest in taking on the part. Then, a rumour emerged that Marvel had a clear first choice – Brie Larson – and at San Diego Comic Con, Kevin Feige confirmed that she would indeed be taking on the role. This is yet another great piece of casting for the MCU and I for one cannot wait to see what she does with the part.
Captain Marvel won’t be in cinemas until March 2019, but we can always hope that we get to see a Carol Danvers cameo in one of the many movies Marvel is releasing before then.
Written by Emma Ditchburn
The second official trailer for the upcoming Cumber-film (yes, thats a thing), ‘Doctor Strange’, premiered as part of the Marvel panel at Comic-Con last week; so what does it have to offer? Going by this trailer, ‘Doctor Strange’ actually appears to be more Batman Begins-level-earnest and less Guardians of the Galaxy comedy-fest.
Benedict Cumberbatch appears, complete with American accent, as the titular Doctor Strange, the surgeon who loses the use of the tools of his trade, his hands, in a car accident. We are treated to Stephen Strange hitting single piano keys, showing off those fine looking digits. Soon we hear the dulcet tones of Tilda Swinton, as The Ancient One, as she talks us through Strange’s transformation into a master of magic, again echoing ‘Batman Begins’ and Ra’s Al Ghul. Indeed, the whole trailer feels like director Scott Derrickson’s love letter to Christopher Nolan – Inception 2.0 anyone?
The stellar cast is rounded out by Rachel McAdams, as Strange’s love interest Christine Palmer (here’s hoping she is given more to do than hand-holding and brow-mopping), the always-excellent Mads Mikkelsen as main bad guy Kaecilius, Benedict Wong as sort-of sidekick Wong and Chiwetel Ejiofor as fellow apprentice Baron Karl Mordo, who provides the one bit of light relief to the trailer with a curveball joke about mysterious words.
Is the world ready for another overly-earnest superhero movie? Hopefully the incredible cast, and what appear to be some mind-blowing special effects, will levitate ‘Doctor Strange’ above the competition.
‘Daoctor Strange’ comes to big screens in the UK on October 28th 2016
Written by Abbie Eales
Fresh off the back of making a huge impression with a tiny amount of screen time in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’, Wonder Woman gets a first trailer for her solo outing. And what a trailer! Quite rightly, it is largely a showcase for its titular character, and Gal Gadot absolutely shines as both Wonder Woman and her alter ego Diana Prince – we get lots of amazing shots of her in action, focusing on her powers, skills and weaponry. Not much is given away in terms of story, although the World War One setting is firmly established, and we get glimpses of Themyscira and the Amazonians. Another thing that struck me, is that the film looks visually stunning, as there is no sign of the dreary colour palette we’ve previously seen in the DCEU – please let it stay that way!
‘Wonder Woman’ is due in UK cinemas on 2nd June 201
Written by Emma Ditchburn