Marvel Studios began celebrations for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s tenth anniversary with a get together for a reception and class photo.
Plus, the studio launched the Marvel 10-Year Sweepstakes – which will take place across social media and last for five weeks, from February 8 to March 15. Each week of the sweepstakes features a different Marvel Cinematic Universe film. Fans can post a photo of themselves on Twitter or Instagram and/or tweet their favorite personal memory from the film of the week using the film hashtag and #Marvel10YearSweepstakes to be entered for a chance to win.
Despite the fact that manga characters were generally designed as round-eyed and pale of skin (originally to attract a North American and European audience – everyone wants a global audience), much has been made (and complained) about the casting of Scarlett Johannson as Major Motoko Kusanagi in the live-action Ghost In The Shell.
Paramount has released five, count ’em five(!), very brief teasers for Ghost In The Shell, and they look crazy intriguing. See the other four after the break.
Marvel Studios has begun production Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. The film has an ambitious arc – ‘after another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.’
Captain America: Civil War will feature appearances by the Avengers cast as well as Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Agent 13/Sharon Carter (Emily Van Camp), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), General Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross (William Hurt), Brock Rumlow/Crossbones (Frank Grillo) and as yet to be revealed characters played by Daniel Brühl and Martin Freeman.
Captain America: is set for release on May 16, 2016. For more, follow the jump.
NBC is expanding its Saturday Night Live app to close out the show’s fortieth season. The upgraded app expands to iPad and Android devices and includes hundreds of additional fan-requested sketches and new emojis.
The upgraded app comes as SNL’s final three shows of the season are about to debut – with Scarlett Johannson hosting on May 2nd, Reese Witherspoon hosting on May 9th and Louis CK hosting the season finale on May 16th.
Three years ago, Joss Whedon’s Marvel’s The Avengers blew everyone away by taking a group off characters who should never have been in the same room together and making us believe that they could save the world together. It was fresh and new and shiny.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is not fresh and new and shiny – but it is a fresh look at why these characters should, in fact, be in the same room even as cracks appear in the team that foreshadow less happy things to come.
With only two more sleeps before The Avengers: Age of Ultron is officially released, it might be fun to look at the reactions the cast got while touring the world to meet fans, talk about the movie and spread the Marvel love around.
To that end, follow the jump to get a wee bit of new footage (Fury speaks!) and marvel (yes I went there) at how beloved the Avengers are pretty much everywhere.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron opens wide (really wide) on May 1st.