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Ace Kim | February 16th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Toy Fair Report: 76022 X-Men 1

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$49.99
336 pieces
Available in June

We purposefully forewent covering any sets that were scheduled for March, this includes Super Heroes, and Star Wars, simply because they should already be hitting store shelves right now. This was the only Super Heroes set revealed at the show that wasn’t slated for March, 76022 X-Men 1, which is probably a working title. Not even a new Batman set was shown. Some observations: The Sentinel makes great use of the new micro ball joints found prominently in the Mixels line. Storm’s cape was made of a fabric material that was different than the normal material used for previously seen capes. Also, her cape actually attaches at her wrists. This is a great minifigure of Ororo Munroe of her original costume. Now that being said since it is not mohawk Storm, I am still disappointed. Cyclops looks good, but feels a little lazy. A custom headpiece with an actual visor would have been nice. Wolverine looks fantastic with a new headprint that is doublesided. One side looks like he is wearing shades or a visor, which may look a little funny, but makes total sense once you put his mask on. THIS IS WHAT THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE WITH BATMAN. The jet is a good size and can fit all of the minifigs. It has a nice heft with a high swoosh factor. Anyways, on to the pictures:

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Don "Solo" Reitz | February 15th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics

Marvel.com unveils first Guardians of the Galaxy set

Lego’s press pre-show event for Toy Fair is still a few hours away, and Ace will be out covering everything he can. Meanwhile Marvel.com has given us the first of three reported GOTG sets for the upcoming film:

With Toy Fair coming up this weekend, we’ve got your first look at one of three upcoming LEGO sets from Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” the Milano Spaceship Rescue set!

Get a look at the set, debuting in stores this June, directly below with your first glimps of Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax and Ronan in LEGO form! In addition, the set will also include a Sakaaran Soldier, and will consist of 665 pieces priced at $74.99.

1392401057503I kind of expected this one after seeing the toys Hasbro is planning for the movie, and my money says Rocket’s starfighter will be one of the two remaining models Lego is making. The third is still anyone’s guess.
Ken Robichaud | February 7th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Paul Bettany To Upgrade Into The Vision For Age Of Ultron

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Grain of salt time, but The Daily Mail and Variety have stated Paul Bettany will expand his roll in the MCU from simply voicing Tony Stark’s conveniently sentient AI J.A.R.V.I.S into the full bodied android son of Ultron, The Vision. If true, I think it’s great casting and really makes use of Marvel’s “long game” way of creating the MCU, whether that was the initial intention or not. Rumour has it he was spotted at Shepperton Studios for a costume test, so we may have official word soon.

Hank Pym may not be appearing until after Avengers Age Of Ultron, but the movie should be mostly in the can by then so it’s not too far fetched to think there may be some mention of Tony using Pym’s work as the basis for his AI. Which would be more then enough for the comic book geek in me to be satiated.

Ken Robichaud | February 3rd, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Winter Is Coming In The New Captain America Trailer

Marvel has a lot hanging on their box office this year. With RDJ getting too expensive to sustain further solo Iron Man films (phew), they need to be able to create new possible mini franchises like Guardians Of The Galaxy and prove that the other Avengers can maintain profitable film series as well and not end up as one offs if at all possible. Thor: The Dark World proved to be a successful follow up with critics liking it less, while still for the most part liking it, while the general audience liked it more. It slipped into last place for the top ten grossing films of 2013 bookended by IM3 in the top spot.

It’s all on Cap now. The studio is optimistic having already signed The Winter Soldier’s directors on for the third film and hiring screenwriters for a third Thor outing. Some others in the know have had high praise of what they’ve seen of the film as well. Ed Brubaker, creator of the Winter Soldier and one of the best writers to ever work on Captain America, has had nothing but praise for it saying he was “blown away” by the script a few months back.

I’m hopeful audiences will continue to embrace the MCU’s take on these characters (Falcon aaaaaand Batroc?! Boom!) and are ready for a bit of cloak & dagger mixed in with their big screen comic book heroes. I for one can not wait.

Nick Martin | December 23rd, 2013 | Marvel Comics, News

It’s Official… Vin Diesel: “I AM GROOT!”

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In probably the worst-kept secret in Marvel-movie history, it’s finally been confirmed that Vin Diesel will have three words worth of dialog in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Okay, to be fair, I think Groot has said perhaps seven words (“Groot feel hurt” was said in one of the Cancerverse stories), but still, we’re going to get a whole lot of variations of Riddick saying “I Am Groot!” Let the parodies begin!

Honestly, not sure how I feel about this. I think he’ll make a fine voice for Groot, but think there were so many roles that could have used Diesel better. He’s a huge nerd, and has a certain presence that would lend itself to the comic movie mediums.

 

Ken Robichaud | December 19th, 2013 | Marvel Comics, News

Paul Rudd Lands Small Role In Ant Man

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A very small role. Tiny even. Nevertheless, he will be staring in Edgar Wright’s Ant Man as the titular character and at this point the only question is ‘which one’? Wright had this to say when interviewed by Superherohype, a couple years back and it made me want to see his take even more:

“The idea that we have for the adaptation is to actually involve both… Henry Pym and Scott Lang, so you actually do a prologue where you see Pym as Ant-Man in action in the 60′s, in sort of ‘Tales to Astonish’ mode basically, and then the contemporary, sort of flash-forward, is Scott Lang’s story, and how he comes to acquire the suit, how he crosses paths with Henry Pym, and then, in an interesting sort of Machiavellian way, teams up with him.”

If this is still the vision they’re moving forward with after all this time, I would have guessed Rudd would play Lang, with a… more seasoned actor playing Hank Pym in the modern timeframe, but The Wrap is reporting that Rudd will portray Pym. This is all yet to be confirmed by Marvel, or anyone involved, but that should be cleared up soon. If Rudd is to play Pym, then perhaps the rumour about Joseph Gordon-Levitt being considered is true as well. Rudd as Pym and Gordon-Levitt as Lang… yeah, I’d watch that. No word on other casting yet, but being the first film of Phase III and still almost two years away with a release date of July 31st, 2015 after the Avengers: Age Of Ultron in May, there’s still plenty of time to get their ducks in a row.

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Ace Kim | December 15th, 2013 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

LEGO Marvel Super Hero Sets For 2014 Revealed

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Over on Eurobricks, member just2good posted clean images of the upcoming first wave of Marvel Super Heroes sets for 2014 based on the Avengers and Ultimate Spider-Man cartoons airing on Disney XD. Three words: Purple Pants Hulk. My life is now complete.

See all the sets after the jump.

Ken Robichaud | December 10th, 2013 | Marvel Comics, News

Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Promo For “The Bridge”

MAOS returns this week and it’s bringing back an old friend for backup. Spoilers! It’s Mike Peterson. Executive producer Jeffrey Bell had this to say about the shows build up to this point and how the second half of the season will have a more “Marvel” feel:

“I don’t think we should be led by fans, I think we should have fans follow. People saying, ‘faster, more, faster, more’ — you can never go faster, and you can never give them enough. You have to trust the stories that you’re wanting to tell, have a plan, and hopefully at the end people will go, “Oh, they knew what they were doing, that was cool, I didn’t see that coming, that was really satisfying.” That’s our goal. And we’ll find out! But we think we have cool stuff planned, and from 10 on out, we’re starting to turn over cards. If you think of 22 episodes as a movie, we’re at the one-hour mark in the movie. Things are picking up. We’re still building towards the climax before we get to falling action, but you’ve set the table for what’s going to happen.”

I’ll just be over in the ‘Waiting for the Payoff’ section.

Ace Kim | December 9th, 2013 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

First Look of Marvel’s Minifigure Lineup For 2014

Lego Marvel Superheroes set Pics!!!!

The above image popped up on antman3001′s flickr stream the other day giving us the first official look at the Marvel Super Heroes sets for the January 2014 wave as well as the set names. It looks like most if not all of the sets are based on the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon that’s currently airing on Disney XD. Of course the one fig I want, Purple Pants Hulk, is in the biggest set. No matter, I plan on getting them all anyway. January can’t come around fast enough.

After taking a close look at the pic, it looks like two out of the five sets are coming out in March with the other three coming out in April. Looks like we’ll have a bit longer to wait for these sets.

Ace Kim | December 7th, 2013 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Sales News

Amazon Discounts Super Heroes Sets

76000 Arctic Batman vs. Mr Freeze: Aquaman on Ice

Amazon is discounting a bunch of DC and Marvel Super Heroes sets ranging fom 25-35% off or more! Now’s the time for people like me who procrastinated on picking these up to stock up before they’re discontinued for good. If you haven’t picked up the Arctic Batman set yet, or if you did and you got the typo version, the ones that are shipping out now should be the ones with the corrected set name, “Arctic” instead of “Artic”.

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