There were more details on the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled Blu-ray Set including released today, including brand new box shots! In addition, Entertainment Weekly has debuted the poster for ITEM 47, a Marvel One-Shot Fan Experience, which will be given away following an Exclusive Premiere Screening at San Diego Comic Con later this week! Check it out, here: http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/07/11/item-47-poster-exclusive/. Take a gander.
The Epix channel is turning into quite a cool little entertainment platform. This weekend, April 27 – 29, you can watch Thor and Captain America for free – as long as you sign up for a 14-day trial and catch the world premiere of a brand new documentary “The Stan Lee Story” about Stan “The Man” Lee (creator of the majority of Marvel’s characters) – who did give me permission to still his famous Excelsior! The documentary premiered April 27th, but I’m sure you can catch a replay. You can get Epix on your local cable systems, on the web and they have an app available for Xbox 360 (not sure about PS3.) Hurry and register to catch your free viewing of Captain America and Thor. It still amazes me that one man created all of these amazing characters. Here is a taste of the great one’s new documentary.
Assemble!! Marvel’s The Avengers hits the big screen May 4… But in the meantime, get your hero fix with Marvel TV’s trailer for season 2 of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, premiering April 1 inside Marvel Universe on Disney XD! The Avengers have fought against some of the most powerful and dangerous super villains in the world. But just when the team thought they had things under control, new threats emerge… Caught in the crossfire between two warring alien empires – Earth’s Mightiest Heroes must make a stand. But whom can they trust when they learn not everyone is who they seem to be? Tune in for The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes season two premiere, along with the series premiere of Ultimate Spider-Man inside Marvel Universe on Disney XD April 1 beginning at 11am/10c. Take a look at our exclusive sneaks at Avengers and Spider-Man after the break!
Morean Baccarin [V, Firefly] is among the actors shortlisted to play Nick Fury’s ‘sidekick’ – the word used by Samuel L. Jackson to describe the character on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Others on the list include: Jessica Lucas [Cloverfield], Cobie Smulders [How I Met your Mother] and Mary Elizabeth Winstead [Scott Pilgrim vs. The World].
Initial speculation was that the character for which they are testing was The Wasp/Janet Van Dyne, but with Jackson’s revelation it seems more likely that the character could be Contessa Valentina De Fontaine, fury’s long-time confident and fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. operative.
Whatever the case, given that Baccarin has worked with Avengers’ director Joss Whedon before, she might have an edge in the casting process.
It’s been rumored and accepted as fact that fan favorite Joss Whedon was directing The new Avengers Movie, Now it’s Official. The announcement came during a panel at the annual mob event known as San Diego Comic Con. He responded to a question saying, “the Avengers directing job is not an official thing from Marvel but …I’m making it official RIGHT NOW!” I don’t know, I love me some Buffy and Angel, but is Whedon really up to directing a major Hollywood movie?