Check out the newest, superhero related news of the last days, all arranged for you on a silver platter, if a silver platter is a blog.
Liev Schreiber Talks Animated Spidey
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse is the upcoming, fully animated Spider-Man movie from Sony Pictures that is going to hit theaters in Winter 2018! It will feature the Miles Morales incarnation of the character and will, judging by the name of the film and not the amazing trailer, also dive into the Spider-verse of Spidey characters from the multiverse!
Casting has not completely been revealed yet, apart from John Krasinski as Peter Parker, but actor Liev Schreiber is also part of the film!
The veteran actor now talked a little bit about the film to Collider.
"It was actually the animation team. The guys who are working on it, I saw their work and said, “Wow! These guys are special.” And it is. It’s going to be pretty special, from what I’ve seen so far. And I haven’t seen much, but it’s pretty special. They’re super-talented. … That’s what I love about it. But it also is anamorphic … ohh I don’t know if I should have said that. [laughs] If you know something about film, that’s an amazing thing for an animated film to do that well. Anamorphic is the stretched-out format and it really is a much broader, bigger canvas, which is unusual for animation because you’re generally trying to focus the action. These guys have decided to go anamorphic with it and it’s stunning. If you’ve seen that trailer, you already get a sense of what it is."
I really thought the trailer was amazing and this is actually my most anticipated superhero film of the year! I really, REALLY can't wait!
New Pacific Rim Uprising Trailer
Check out the newest, AMC exclusive trailer for Pacific Rim Uprising above!
John Boyega stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.” Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi)—who is leading a brave new generation of pilots that have grown up in the shadow of war. As they seek justice for the fallen, their only hope is to unite together in a global uprising against the forces of extinction.
Pacific Rum Uprising hit theaters in March!
Captain America Talks Black Panther/Black Widow
Talking to Entertainment Tonight Canada, Captain America Chris Evan's talked a little bit about Black Panther, as you can see in the video above and also shed light on what he thinks about Marvel Studios making a Black Widow solo film!
As he starred with Scarlett Johansson in three Marvel movies together now, he should be kind of an expert.
"There's nothing [Marvel Studios] can't do. And I'm sure it's gonna have the exact same effect when Captain Marvel comes out, and then the Black Widow movie comes out. Marvel just has the winning recipe and they're kind of one step ahead of everybody else."
Black Panther Director Talks Infinity Stones
Black Panther stormed into theaters last week and CRUSHED everything in its path, by becoming the most successful superhero movie ever over its first weekend (raking in more money over a 3 day period than Batman v Superman, any of the Dark Knight movies and even The Avengers). While this is obviously a huge milestone for the studio and the creatives who worked on that film, fans are already waiting for the next chapter of the ongoing MCU saga: Avengers Infinity War!
In an interview with IGN BP director Ryan Coogler talked a little bit about his decision to not include an infinity stone into his film:
"I love the Infinity Stones as much as any comic book fan, it’s just Wakanda already has its thing, which is Vibranium. For us, that was special enough, so to throw in something like another special thing didn’t feel right. It felt like we should stick with our one MacGuffin for the country and explore that, let that be the important thing because, frankly we didn’t need to have another piece like that. [Marvel] never really was interested in putting a stone in there, either."
We here at Archonia enjoyed Black Panther a lot, but don't think it is up there with other pearls of the genre, but still a very well made and enjoyable film! How did you like Black Panther?
Thor Ragnarok Short Film
Remember Daryl... the guy Thor lived with during Civil War? Well, Daryl is back and he has a new roommate! Check out the fun short film above!
In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his home world and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela (Cate Blanchett). But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) – and grapple with his silver-tongued adopted brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston), the fierce warrior Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and the eccentric Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum).
JJ Abrams Talks About Last Jedi Backlash
Star Wars the Last Jedi has been a huge success with audiences and critics alike, but there has been quite a big rift in die hard fan reactions, as some people felt the focus on making an all inclusive, diverse cast was a step too far (for whatever reason). Director of Episode 7 and the upcoming Episode 9, JJ Abrams, talked about that now to Indie Wire.
"Their problem isn't Star Wars, their problem is being threatened. If you are someone who feels threatened by women and needs to lash out against them, you can probably find an enemy in Star Wars. You can probably look at the first movie that George did and say that Leia was too outspoken, or she was too tough. Anyone who wants to find a problem with anything can find the problem. The Internet seems to be made for that."
I, obviously, agree with JJ here. I mean, where is the downside of having a lot of cool, awesome women or people of color inside these movies? It doesn't make any sense.