Ultimate Showdown. The name inspires visions of an epic battle between the Armoured Avenger and his megalomaniacal archenemy that would tax the limits of the two foes abilities and resources, ending in chaos, destruction and a spectacular defeat for one side or the other.
Spoilers abound in this news round-up for the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 2, so if you’re the type who prefers to stick their head in the sand until a movie comes out then go no further. First up, S.H.I.E.L.D. has a couple of new recruits. Actually, new is a relative term… (more…)
The 10-disc set above was set for a holiday release last year when Rimowa, the company that makes the suitcase, filed a suit against Marvel for illegal usage. They were okay with Marvel using it on-screen as Nick Fury carries the Teserac Cube in it; but they weren’t okay with Marvel selling a replica case for the 10-disc set. Either Marvel and Rimowa came to a licensing agreement or Marvel created a new case that was similar but different enough for the suit to go away. In either case, I just got a notice that Amazon has started shipping that 10-disc set to people who kept their pre-orders which I can’t imagine was a whole lot of people. In order to entice you to consider buying it, they are throwing in a sneak peek at the next movie in the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Iron Man 3. I’m pretty sure everything in the case is intact, so to summarize, here’s what you get in the set:
Marvel’s The Avengers film (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray)
Captain America: The First Avenger film (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray)
Thor film (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray)
Iron Man 2 film (Blu-ray)
The Incredible Hulk film (Blu-ray)
Iron Man film (Blu-ray)
Top-secret Bonus Disc
Plus all the other goodies we previewed before. The official release date for the shelf spacer taker upper is April 2.
Amazon is applying an awesome discount on 6869 Quinjet Aerial Battle: 24% off. Yeah, yeah, not as awesome as the deals the UK is currently getting on some stuff but 24% is still nothing to sneeze at. Price rings up at $53.20, down from $69.99.
The official Iron Man page on Facebook has a new game that let’s you play for the reward of a better look at some of the suits from the upcoming Iron Man 3 film that they don’t want you to forget hits theaters on May 3 (the day before Free Comic Book Day), so… don’t forget.
If you want to see the four sets of armour, hit the jump. (more…)
FBTB Fan Anonymous Tipster sent me the above and below images from Brickipedia (here and here) showing in detail 76003 Superman: Battle of Smallville. Five minifigs, no idea of piece count, but I’m going to take a guess that it’ll cost you about $40 bucks, the same as the Iron Man 3 set, 76007 Iron Man: Malibu Mansion Attack, since they both have the same number of minifigs and are comparable in size.
Just a quick shot I took of all the official suits while working on my Iron Man 3 reviews, which should be along in the next day or so. I’ve been itching to see them all together since the IM3 sets were announced. I’m just wondering if I should do one of my reviews as a synopsis of the film based ONLY on the trailer and these three sets. Could be interesting. Crazy, but interesting.
Update: This video is being pulled faster than I can keep up with updating the link, unfortunately. I will post the fan-made storyboard interpretation from back in September as a place holder for those who missed it.
Of all the upcoming movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ant-Man is the one I’m looking forward to the most and for the longest time. Wright brought this test footage to last year’s SDCC, but it’s been in the works for more than three years now. Wright has stated that the film will be an origin story that will fit within the MCU, but still feel “like its own piece”. The film is supposed to feature both Hank Pym and Scott Lang and while I’m sure it will have loads of Wright’s signature humour, it will not be a parody or spoof. I’m sure the Ant-Man design will change quite a bit, but the aesthetic ceratinly fits with the technology established by the Iron Man films.
My theory? A tale of two Ant-Men starting in the 60′s or 70′s with Pym’s discovery of Pym particles and the developement of the Ant-Man technology. Pym, inspired by the works of Howard Stark, shuns the financial and public aspects in favour of strict scientific pursuit. His pacifistic ways force him to put his Ant-Man persona on ice after a personal loss until, years later when a young thief steals the technology and Ant-Man is publicly re-introduced to a new generation and a much larger, far more dangerous world.
It’s been long rumoured (wishful thinking?) that Nathan Fillion would be Ant-Man, but the films have skewed to a mostly younger cast and he really doesn’t have the box office draw or interest to fit. With a tentative release date of November 6th, 2015 we should be hearing casting news soon as well as filming updates. We’ll keep you posted.