First Live-Action Image from Avengers: Endgame

Thanks to the most unusual of sources we now have our first live-action piece of promotional art from Avengers: Endgame. The image of the six original Avengers was released as part of an Avengers: Endgame-themed contest run by popcorn company, Orville Redenbacher. The image gives us our first look at Hulk’s new costume, as well as a good look at Clint Barton in his new Ronin garb. It even shows new costumes for Captain America, and Black Widow.

“After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.”

Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26th.

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Avengers: Endgame Revealed With First Trailer

The wait is finally over, as Marvel Studios has revealed the official title for the fourth installment in the Avengers franchise as Avengers: Endgame. The first teaser trailer for the film was certainly that, a tease. Giving us a glimpse into where our heroes are at after the events of Avengers: Infinity War.

Tony Stark adrift in space with Nebula, while the Avengers on Earth concoct a last-ditch plan to avenge the Universe. We even get a look at Hawkeye, now in his Ronin persona in the film after the rumored loss of his family. There’s not much to take in here, aside from hype, but that should be enough to sustain us all for a while before the film releases on April 26th, 2019.

First Avengers 4 Promo Art Leaks Online

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The first rumored promo artwork for the still-untitled Avengers 4 has leaked online, showing off a few new costumes, and new looks for the post-Infinity War team, as they prepare to face Thanos again. This may still be fan-made, but given the similarities to past artwork, it’s very likely official. The most interesting takeaways are Hulk’s new costume, Hawkeye and Ant-Man are there, with Hawkeye not yet sporting his new hair, and Captain Marvel joining the fray.

Most, however, will likely point out Captain America’s lack of his now-famous beard. Which, is simply tragic. Hopefully we’ll learn more about the film soon, as Marvel Studios has opted out of Comic-Con this year, leaving us with quite a few mysteries to unravel.

Check Out 22 Avengers: Infinity War Posters

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Marvel Studios has released 22 new character posters for this months Avengers: Infinity War. The culmination of 10 years worth of films for the entertainment giant, the film has become a celebration of the impact that Marvel Studios has had on film, and Hollywood as a whole.

Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on April 27th. You can hit the jump to check out all of the posters, and get hyped for the movie.

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Hot Toys Unveils Full Avengers: Infinity War Cosbaby Line

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It’s become tradition at this point that when a new comic book film hits, Hot Toys releases a new official line of adorable Cosbaby toys representing the films main characters. Of course, Avengers: Infinity War is no different. The design studio unveiled the full line this morning, and it’s filled with quite a few spoilers and confirmations.

If you’re not looking for some surprising moments from the film, I wouldn’t proceed further, but if you don’t mind you can hit the the jump for over 50 images of the new toys.

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Chris Evans Confirms Departure from the MCU

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Avengers 4 is currently undergoing a few re-shoots before its release next May, but after that, Chris Evans has confirmed something inevitable that we all knew was coming. He is leaving the role of Steve Rogers aka. Captain America, to pursue other ventures as his contract is expired. His contract actually expired after Infinity War, but he opted to see the story through to the end.

Captain America is expected to be one of the casualties of the Infinity War, much like his comic book counterpart was killed after the events of Civil War. Afterwards, Bucky Barnes aka. The Winter Soldier took up the mantle of his long-time best friend, which fits with the redemption story that Marvel is telling with the now White Wolf.

New Avengers: Infinity War Trailer

Marvel Studios has shared the newest trailer for Avengers: Infinity War and it’s filled to the brim with action and character interaction that we’ve dreamed of for years. Iron Man and Star Lord, Captain America fighting Thanos, and Doctor Strange and Spider-Man… all moments in this one trailer, and it still manages to not spoil the plot, at all.

It’s an impressive trailer, and definitely one pushing the hype train forward in a big way for Avengers: Infinity War. Additionally, tickets are now on sale at all major online ticket retailers! Get them now, because they’re going fast!

First Trailer for Avengers: Infinity War

Marvel Entertainment has followed up this crazy week of Avengers: Infinity War coverage with the first official trailer for one of the most anticipated films in cinematic history. Infinity War brings together our heroes from across the galaxy, with many of them interacting for the first time to combat the intergalactic threat of universal destruction at the hands of Thanos.

It’s an epic trailer that just barely seems to touch on anything in the film. It even holds back on Marvel’s usual depth of key scenes to draw the viewer in, knowing full well that everyone on the planet plans to see it in theaters.

Avengers: Infinity War Trailer Dropping Tomorrow

Marvel Entertainment dropped a massive bombshell to continue the week of coverage and excitement for Avengers: Infinity War with the announcement that the first trailer for the film will be debuting tomorrow.

The announcement alongside a goosebump-inducing video featuring key scenes and trailer reactions throughout the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If this is any indication, then the MCU is going to be pretty emotional for many fans the next two years.

Avengers: Infinity War Vanity Fair Covers Unveiled

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Vanity Fair has debuted the exclusive covers for its upcoming Holiday issue, that give us our first official look at characters from Avengers: Infinity War. Captain America is still sporting his Civil War costume, and Thor is sans eye patch, but a look at all is still a look.

The covers feature a total of 17 different characters: Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Vision (Paul Bettany), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Captain America (Chris Evans), The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly); and finally Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), and Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch).

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New Comic Books: September 27

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Weeks like this are the reason that I love comic books so much. So many surprises, great endings, new beginnings, and fantastic starts. This week was filled to the brim with some of the best stories that comics have told in years. It’s a great time to be a fan of comic books, right now, as DC and their continued run of wonderful events such as Metal, and the upcoming anticipated Doomsday Clock have forced Marvel to up their game exponentially. Not since Civil War have I been this excited about a Marvel event, with Legacy recapturing the magic that used to make Marvel the “House of Ideas.”

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Even Diana is back on track, now! Wonder Woman tackling with Darkseid as he attempts to kill the Old Gods, and steal their energy. That’s going to be a hell of a ride. James Robinson is one of the best writers in comic books, and the art was amazing. That Diana looked like Gal Gadot was a bonus, making things feel more fun and alive. I’m excited for this arc.
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Can we please just get past the Negative Speed Force, already? I’m glad to see Kid Flash back in the fray with Barry, but these “horrible” powers are really getting old. I know that Bloodwork, who was actually a great, quick antagonist was just to help him get a hold of them, and I hope that now we’re on the right path to Barry inevitably entering the Speed Force to get his real power backs.
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A good way to end one of my favorite arcs in quite some time. A battle between the Green Lantern Corps and these Kirby-inspired cosmic golems was where it always ended. That the Highfather got involved, and John Stewart got to be a sniper to take one out was always just a bonus.
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Tim Drake has always been truly the greatest Robin. Dick’s strength lied in his independence, and ability to lead without Batman. Tim’s has been his ability to truly strengthen Bruce. That was evident in his origin here. Now, the Tim Drake of Tomorrow seems to have a different view-point, so it should be interesting to see where truly leads.
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This Metal tie-in wasn’t quite as great as Red Death. Murder Machine’s back-story was sad, with the death of Alfred, but he just wasn’t quite as dynamic a character for an evil Batman. Little by little, though, we keep learning more and more of what brought the Dark Knights into existence, and lured them to our world, though.
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There was never going to be any way that Thor could defeat the War Thor without revealing herself to Volstagg as Jane Foster. But, that didn’t make it any less an emotional moment for her character. This almost felt the most Jane Foster we’ve seen of Thor herself during her run. Perhaps Mjolnir is letting more of Jane in. Maybe she’ll save her from the cancer spreading throughout her body?
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Of course the lesson that Miles learns is about how personal the role of Spider-Man is. That no matter how hard he tries, he can never fully distance his personal life, from the life of Spider-Man. No matter how hard he tried, Peter Parker could never do it, either. It’s a consequence of being a hero, and it was a great lesson for him to learn, even if it was the most uneventful of all the Generations adventures.
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The Generations line has been wonderful, but this was on a completely different level. The prescient message that was said, and the strong characters and themes. It was obvious that Sam would have the largest shadow before him, but I wasn’t expecting him to live an entire lifetime. Start a family, and inspire Captain America himself. It was something else entirely, and completely changed the way I was thinking the Generations titles were happening. It wasn’t time travel, it was a message.
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Holy shit. That was fantastic. That was the best single issue of a comic book that Marvel has put out in the last 20 years. The resurrection of Wolverine, the impending resurgence of the Fantastic Four, and the coming of the celestials. It all feels so… Marvel. So wonderfully Marvel. A Marvel that we haven’t seen in a very long time. Maybe this really is Marvel’s Legacy…
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Jor-El’s experience was immensely tragic, and the obvious intervention of Doctor Manhanttan sets up so much for Doomsday Clock. This event is going to be something special, and I can’t wait. DC’s events are the best in comics, right now. They encapsulate everything that’s great about the medium, and what it allows.

Captain Marvel Confirmed for Avengers 4

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Initially, the delay between the release of Avengers: Infinity War and Captain Marvel all but doomed us from seeing the character on-screen until her first solo outing. However, confirmation of the film’s 1990’s era setting made it entirely possible. Now, it looks like our wish may be coming true!

A set photographer that has been quite reliable in the past, has spotted Brie Larson on the set of Avengers 4 for filming, all but confirming her appearance in the film. It’s likely that she may end up in some sort of stasis at the end of her solo film, mirroring the journey that Steve Rogers took at the end of Captain America: The First Avenger.

New Comic Books: September 13

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What a hell of a week for comic books! Metal, Secret Empire, the identity of Mr. Oz, Flash, Wonder Woman… and with all that, Hal Jordan still takes the cake with his delightfully fun race through space. Mister Miracle continued its wildly confusing run, and Darkseid was a baby, used as a gun! I love comic books.

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This was a fun filler-arc, but at the end of the day it was clearly just a filler arc. There were no real lessons learned, or any serious revelations. The only major thing to come out of this, is the possibility of a new enemy organization being built up by Dr. Revere and the now-power-addicted soldiers. The next arc, Children of the Gods, is what we’ve been waiting for the last several weeks, and this should be pretty great.

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Greg Capullo’s art is so next-level that he can elevate any story. Even one as confusing as this. I’m hoping things come together in a way that makes sense. It’s impressive how well Snyder laid the groundwork of the mantling, and how important Bruce’s time-traveling adventure after Final Crisis was. The Dark Knights look horrifying, and seeing them in the DC Universe is going to be a hell of a ride.

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The first Metal tie-in was a great amount of fun. Having Damian get his ass handed to him so decisively, but still being able to use his intelligence was a nice consolation for the kid, and the interesting team-up was a good mix. This should be a fun read for the next couple of months, as Metal gets in full swing.

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I’m genuinely glad that they gave us a final resolution, at least in some ways, as to the fate of Hydra Cap. I genuinely hope he doesn’t become a main-stay in Marvel, though. While he was interesting in Secret Empire, I can easily see him quickly becoming more of a nuisance, and red herring in Marvel’s writing. Some of the other fall-out is interesting, as well. Nick Fury selecting Frank Castle, while making up for his sins. Black Widow faking her own death. It should be fun to see how the heroes move forward from this.

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Bloodwork is a pretty broken villain, with such a ridiculous power that he seems like he could take on the entire Justice League. However, this was a pretty solid case for Barry to solve, and hopefully it starts to lead him back on the path to removing the Negative Speed Force from his system. I feel like the Negative Speed Force has somewhat run its course, but at the same time, we haven’t fully explored the exact powers that it’s given to Barry.

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Somehow, whenever an issue of Green Lantern involves Hal Jordan interacting with his Dad in some strange, cosmic way, it always makes for a fantastic issue. This was no different. The Fall of the New Gods arc has been some of the best in comic books, right now, and it’s showing no sign of letting up. I’m excited to see where it goes next, with Hal out-running Omega Beams in the vacuum of space, the Highfather in the back seat.

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Another delightfully retro addition to the short but sweet Generations line. These great, standalone stories have been some of the best Marvel has put out in years. It’s possible that this Legacy thing might work out for them, if it ends up being anything like how wonderful this has been to read. It also made me miss Mar-Vell, strangely enough. However, Carol Danvers is a fantastic Captain Marvel. Maybe bring back Captain Kree?

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We’ve been waiting for the true name of Mr. Oz for so long, but it somehow fell almost flat for me. It wasn’t a surprise, as I had figured out several months ago that the logical conclusion was Jor-El, and the back-drop of his revealing himself felt too forced. I feel as if Superman had dealt with far worse, and seen far worse than was presented to him here. Perhaps when we learn more about what Jor-El has been up to, it will piece together in better ways. Regardless, it’s at least nice to have a mystery solved.

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Such a mystery taking place in this book! Who do you trust? Who’s lying? Who’s telling the truth? It’s such an interesting spin on such tragic and troubled characters, that come from such a fantastical life. The war between New Genesis and Apokolips is being manipulated, but by who? Tom King and Mitch Gerad are so far above the rest of the indsutry right now, that it’s absurd.

 

New Comic Books: August 30

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A bit of a late post this week, but it was a relatively small week in terms of releases. While Marvel had the overall biggest, at least as far as hype is concerned, DC took the week again with a fantastic Darkseid special on the week of Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday.

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This was a nice, fun read. No real stakes, but the banter between the two hawkeyes was great. Having the various villains such as Taskmaster and Bullseye be ripped across different times was a genius idea to introduce some witty remarks between them all. So far, the Generations line has been a fun line, and a great way to further introduce the Legacy line.

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All the Mister Miracle love the last several months has been great, and now the addition of the Black Racer made it even better. This was another great love-song to the king, Jack Kirby, and it did not disappoint.

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Truthfully, I was not expecting this arc to go the way that it has, but it’s been a welcome addition to Wonder Woman’s Rebirth story. Giving her the choice to use her DNA as a cure of hundreds of diseases afflicting millions of people? That’s a personal choice that most heroes don’t have to deal with, but Diana would be the one. I’m curious to see where this goes before the next massive arc begins in a few short months.

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This was the absolute pinnacle of the Jack Kirby special issues. A grim, dark read with a focus on the tyrannical Darkseid. The art was fantastic, and reminiscent of Kirby at times, with a fantastic portrayal of the villain. Making the hero of the story a gutsy human, fueling a small resistance on Apokolips was a great choice, and making for an incredibly engaging story. Absolutely my recommendation for the week.

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The finale to Secret Empire was everything we were promised, and more. The restoration of real Steve Rogers from his somewhat prison inside of the cosmic cube, along with Kobik herself, was expected, but still a fantastic moment. Seeing Captain America in his scaley outfit felt like old times, and sets up the Legacy items wonderfully. Even the art in this issue was a dramatic improvement to the rest of Secret Empire. This was the best ending to an event Marvel has created in quite some time.