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  • 27-Hour Marvel Marathon Coming to Theaters


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    You’ve got a problem. You’ve been seeing the posters and the teasers and the trailers for the upcoming superhero sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron but you can’t quite remember all the backstories of all the characters and where everybody is at this point. How can you truly enjoy Iron Man and Hulk beating each other up or Captain America and Black Widow’s charming banter if you can’t remember what they were doing in the previous Avengers films?

    Well, don’t worry, Marvel’s got you covered. They’re offering a marathon of all ten MCU films in theaters, all leading up to a theatrical screening of the eleventh film—Avengers: Age of Ultron. Marvel helped you out last time, remember? When the first Avengers was released, it followed a marathon of the first five MCU films—Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger. In the three years since, the studio has added another four films, so with Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: Winter Soldier, and Guardians of the Galaxy, that adds up to a staggering 27-hour theatrical experience.

    Regal Cinemas and AMC are offering this package in limited cities beginning April 29th. It includes an exclusive Avengers medallion to prove to your boss that you only took off work to see over a day’s worth of comic book heroes. So get ready, it’ll be great practice for that 54-hour marathon in 2019 when Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 debuts.

    Only one Hulk movie, though.


    March 9, 2015 • Entertainment News • Views: 6120

  • Spider-Man Joins The Marvel Cinematic Universe



    Spidey-senses are tingling everywhere: In some of the biggest news in comic-book movie history, Marvel announced this week that their signature character, Spider-Man, will appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe currently inhabited by the likes of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Pratt and Paul Rudd. The film rights to Spider-Man are owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment, famously disallowing a crossover between the web-slinger and the Avengers, whose film rights are still owned by Disney and Marvel.

    Sony will allow Spider-Man to appear in Marvel (i.e. Disney’s) films for a cut of the profits, though the rest of the deal is still up in speculation. Most assume Peter Parker will first appear in the second Captain America sequel, Civil War, out next summer, where he will join Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and new-to-screens superhero Black Panther.

    In league with Sony’s Amy Pascal and Marvel producer Kevin Feige, Sony will also produce a new Spider-Man stand-alone film, probably as soon as 2017, pushing back most Marvel films set to release after that six months each. What this means for Sony’s current Amazing Spider-Man series is unclear, though there is a good chance Andrew Garfield will not continue the role in the new series, and that the character will be facing its second reboot in five years.

    While there are rumors 20th Century Fox properties the X-Men and Fantastic Four will cross-over, there hasn’t been any talk about bringing those under the MCU umbrella as of yet. And, of course, there’s still no word on a new Hulk film.


    February 10, 2015 • Entertainment News • Views: 6068

  • Acclaimed U.K. Series Black Mirror to Come to U.S.


    Scene from Black Mirror's The Waldo MomentSince it first became available in December on Netflix, the British anthology series had long been the province of very committed fans of dystopian, technology-focused drama since its debut back in December 2011. This all changed when Netflix began streaming the existing two seasons and buzz started rapidly building about the show as new fans learned that Robert Downey Jr. had beat out George Clooney for the film rights to the episode “The Entire History of You.”

    Now it seems that Americans will have even more chances to explore the series’ parallel worlds, created by English satirist and broadcaster Charlie Brooker. Endemol Shine, which produces the show, has announced plans to create a U.S. version of the show. Endemol co-CEO Charlie Corwin told Variety that both Brooker and producer Annabel Jones “have really touched on something and I agree – we need more.”

    While Black Mirror is the most recent of a large amount of U.K. shows that have announced plans to branch out to the U.S.—the Idris Elba-led detective thriller Luther recently got picked up—it is a show that could translate quite well to American televisions as Brooker has credited The Twilight Zone as an inspiration for the show and is a fan of such vanguard U.S. shows as The Wire and Breaking Bad. Either way, it’s clear that Americans are certainly taking to the show as Mad Men’s Jon Hamm recently starred in the series’ Christmas special.



    January 30, 2015 • Entertainment News • Views: 4568