James Gunn Talks to Entertainment Weekly about Guardians of the Galaxy

James Gunn Talks to Entertainment Weekly about Guardians of the Galaxy

As more and more comic book based properties are getting produced as tentpole films for the summer, the more those properties consume Summer Preview coverage in a respected entertainment periodical like Entertainment Weekly (EW). Each month this summer, we have a major comic-based movie being released. In August, we get Guardians of the Galaxy from Marvel Studios. EW talked to the principles involved with the production of the film. This particular story has James Gunn…

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COFFEE AND COMICS: The Steve Rogers Round Table

COFFEE AND COMICS: The Steve Rogers Round Table

Welcome to the first installment of Coffee and Comics. Where we, the writers here at Capeless Crusader get to voice our opinions as a group by discussing the big topics of the previous week. Think of it is a salon, only less pretentious. A round table but not as serious. Just a bunch of nerds nerding out to a bunch of nerdy stuff, really. But that’s why you love us and why you love Capeless, right?…

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COMMENTARY: Marvel Assembles a Universe, Spoils The Winter Soldier

COMMENTARY: Marvel Assembles a Universe, Spoils The Winter Soldier

Tonight ABC aired a one-hour special entitled Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe. The special was intended to showcase the well-planned route by which Marvel has arrived at its current state of box office dominance through the landmark creation of a cinematic universe spanning multiple films. From a media synergy perspective, the cynical among us will likely be quick to note that ABC (which also airs Marvel’s Agents of Shield) is a wholly owned subsidiary of…

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COMMENTARY: 5 Reasons why Carol Danvers Deserves the next Super-Hero Movie

COMMENTARY: 5 Reasons why Carol Danvers Deserves the next Super-Hero Movie

Recently Marvel studios head Kevin Feige said that he would like to see Carol Danvers get the next movie. And you know what? I agree. I agree so much that I had to compose a list of the top five reasons why she should get her own movie. 1. No other female character would work better I mean let’s look at the options. Black Widow wouldn’t work because she works best in tandem with other…

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Jarvis Justfication Confirmed, Bettany to Play Vision

Jarvis Justfication Confirmed, Bettany to Play Vision

Deadline is reporting that Paul Bettany, who has voiced the artificial intelligence JARVIS program in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has signed on to play the staple Avenger The Vision in the forthcoming Age of Ultron film. In July we theorized here at Capeless that JARVIS would provide the virtual foundation for Ultron, in keeping with the ongoing theme of the Iron Man films wherein Tony Stark’s technology is turned against him. Given Bettany’s long-standing role…

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Before Black Friday, Check out Marvel’s Holiday Gift Guide!

Before Black Friday, Check out Marvel’s Holiday Gift Guide!

Marvel Comics has released it’s annual Holiday Gift Guide for 2013, with some great highlights for the super-hero lover in your family (who are we kidding, we know YOU want all of this). Each of the highlighted items seems to have a connection to Marvel’s plans for the next several years, with the Phase I box set and Age of Ultron hardcover being the most obvious. Age of Ultron may have been a bit of…

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Marvel and Netflix Bring Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, and Daredevil Together in Live Action

Marvel and Netflix Bring Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, and Daredevil Together in Live Action

Today Marvel Studios announced that they will be partnering with Netflix to develop and release a four-series epic as well as a mini-series featuring characters familiar to many as Marvel Knights. Daredevil, whose rights recently returned to Marvel after lapsing at Fox, has had a live-action outing before with Ben Affleck behind the mask. How Marvel will approach the character as a part of an ensemble should be very different and intriguing to watch. Jessica…

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