Justice League United: The Case for a Connected DC Cinematic Universe

Justice League United: The Case for a Connected DC Cinematic Universe

The internet has been ablaze in recent weeks with news out of DC Entertainment regarding its quickly-expanding collection of live-action offerings. After an early leak of the pilot episode of The Flash, news began to break regarding casting of Brandon Routh (Superman Returns, Chuck) as Ray “The Atom” Palmer and Robbie Amell (Tomorrow People) as Ronnie “Firestorm” Raymond, both to be recurring roles on the highly anticipated spin-off of Arrow. In keeping with the formula the well-performing CW series established…

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FRIDAY FANCAST: Who is Thanos?!

FRIDAY FANCAST: Who is Thanos?!

FRIDAY FANCAST is a regular feature where the staff here at Capeless Crusader offer up our dream actors and actresses for roles in films based on some of the best comics on the market. This week Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced in Empire Magazine that they had cast the “Mad Titan” Thanos for their Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, he didn’t want to reveal who the actor was they cast. He also did not mention…

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Comic Book Movie BUZZ: Mark Millar Soon-to-be Released Comic MPH Optioned for Film Development

Comic Book Movie BUZZ: Mark Millar Soon-to-be Released Comic MPH Optioned for Film Development

  The Millarworld continues to produces multiplatform entertainment! Comics writer Mark Millar is set to release a new title ‘MPH‘ in May 2014, and already has Transformers and G.I. Joe movie producer, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, knocking on his door for this next property. MPH is the story of a group of hard-luck teens in Motor City who stumble upon a street drug called MPH and gain the power of super speed. The story is described in this way: “Will they…

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Comic Book Movie Buzz: Kevin Feige talks Current Marvel Cinematic Universe

Comic Book Movie Buzz: Kevin Feige talks Current Marvel Cinematic Universe

Empire Magazine had an exclusive discussion with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige on the current slate of Marvel movies (and some of the future) in an interview featured in their special Director’s Cut Issue. Empire asked many questions of the Marvel executive, chief among them was about the status of the new MCU post-The Winter Soldier. SPOILERS AHEAD!!!! Feige on how long they had been planning for Winter Soldier’s events: “It goes back to silly things, like when we were developing…

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Comic Book Movie Buzz: First Look at Robert Downey, Jr. on Age of Ultron Set

Comic Book Movie Buzz: First Look at Robert Downey, Jr. on Age of Ultron Set

You asked for it! My first tweet from the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron with exec producer @jlatcham. pic.twitter.com/ThwoLueMyT — Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) April 22, 2014 Robert Downey Jr. portrays Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Age of Ultron will be the sixth movie for Tony Stark, including a end-credit scene in Incredible Hulk. The film will feature the Avengers taking on the world’s most dangerous foe in the…

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Comic Book Movie Buzz: Captain America Continues to Dominate!

Comic Book Movie Buzz: Captain America Continues to Dominate!

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is going into its third weekend as #1 at the box office. Early estimates are that Cap will make $26 million this holiday weekend, which is only a 35.5% decrease from the previous weekend, suggesting more new viewers and/or multiple viewings. Concerns have been voiced by industry insiders whether Captain America 3 will be able to compete with the Batman vs. Superman movie on May 6, 2016, but the numbers would…

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FRIDAY FANCAST: Marvel’s Black Panther

FRIDAY FANCAST: Marvel’s Black Panther

FRIDAY FANCAST is a regular feature where the staff here at Capeless Crusader offer up our dream actors and actresses for roles in films based on some of the best comics on the market. This installment of Friday Fancast speculates on the much-talked-about possibility of a new Phase 3 Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) picture being one centered on the Prince of Wakanda. As more and more signs in the current MCU (on film and on…

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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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