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It’s another episode of It Is What It Is, and B.C. is talking the MCU and Infinity War!
Marvel has some great comic book villains. Although people have complained that the cinematic interpretations of Marvel villains in the MCU have been mostly lackluster--which they have been--there have been a few fun Marvel bad guys who buck the trend. Aside from the Disney MCU, we have bad guys from the Fox films and the Netflix shows. Here are five well-done live-action villains appearing on Marvel shows or films.
Certain members of the cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron are being re-gathered in London by director/writer Joss Whedon for reshoots this January. Tom Hiddleston is listed among those scheduled to appearing in the additional scenes, confirming the rumor that he is, indeed, in the film. Also, it’s been announced that he will be in Avengers: Infinity War.
He’s been the God of Thunder and now he might be the Man of Bronze. Thor and the Avengers star Chris Hemsworth has reportedly met with director Shane Black about starring as the title character in Black’s Doc Savage film.
After over sixty years of ups and downs, Marvel was poised to begin building its film empire right at the start of the new millennium. Blade had released in 1999 and showed that a Marvel character could be successful on screen for the first time, and Marvel Studios was licensing its characters to production companies after their comic book successes in the 90s. At that point, no one knew what a huge success Marvel movies would be and few companies were willing to give a Marvel property the budget it needed to be done well. No one would have believed that in a little over a decade, Marvel would be at the forefront of Hollywood. Today we’ll look at the movies Marvel released from 2000 on and analyze what it took to build an empire.
Marvel began life as a small-time comic book publisher called Timely Publications and released their first comic book in October of 1939 featuring the Human Torch and Namor the Sub-Mariner. For over sixty years, they dealt with a rollercoaster of popularity and public interest, at times reveling in great success with properties such as Spider-Man and at other times barely making it by. In 1996, Marvel filed for bankruptcy when the industry slumped, but now, in 2014, Marvel is an absolute powerhouse and is leading not only the comics industry, but the film industry as well. Today we’ll look at the history of Marvel and the events that led them to a point where they could become a movie-making behemoth.
A plethora of tantalizing information has come out about the details of Avengers: Age of Ultron. If it all turns out to be true, the sequel sounds like it may live up to expectations.
Comic book film nerds are a fickle bunch, and oftentimes it seems like nothing pleases us. Just about every decision we hear from Hollywood regarding our favorite and beloved properties is wrong and we know better. While some instances have proven this to be true, there have also been many times fanboys have had to eat some serious crow. With fan reaction over Zack Snyder's recent confirmation on directing Justice League, I decided to pull together some of the things people were saying back when Joss Whedon was originally announced as the director for The Avengers just to show why it's important to "wait and see" rather than judge right off the bat!