Posts Tagged ‘Captain America’
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.
Marvel has launched a full trailer for the upcoming LEGO Marvel Super Heroes game and it ties the overall story together with the bits we’ve seen up to this point quite well. They’ve also posted nineteen new screen shots that look to be cropped suspiciously to Facebook cover size, feature some of the previously mentioned but unseen characters and give us a peek at the movie inspired SHIELD helicarrier seen below.
I can’t wait for this game…
I’m really starting to like these bust statuettes. I’ve always avoided buying them by using the excuse that they looked stupid without any arms, but that’s just a lie I’ve told myself to prevent the possibility of starting yet another collection. Fredoichi‘s use of stickers in this build is quite impressive and it took me a minute or two to really see what he’d done. I hope to see more of these builds in the future and this is one more reason I can’t wait until those new Legends of Chima wing pieces are in circulation.
Disney announced today that a date has been set for the Avengers sequel: May 1, 2015. The sequel will see the return of Joss Whedon to write and direct the film. A series of Marvel universe movies will be released between now and then including Iron Man 3 on May 3, 2013, Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014, and Ant-Man.
While I’m still basking in the afterglow from watching the Avengers movie, I was surprised to find out a few days ago that some details for the DVD sets have been “released”. Most of the details have been gleaned from Amazon.com so I’ll just summarize the key points here for you along with their current pre-order price. And if you pre-order now, you’re guaranteed the lowest price should it drop any further between the time you order and the time it ships, which is rumored to be around September 25th.
Marvel has been building up to this point since Nick Fury made his first appearance at the end of Iron Man in 2008. There have been ups and downs in the outings of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, but for the most part they’ve been strong offerings with any blemishes (I’m looking at you Iron Man 2) being forgivable when you look at the the franchise as a whole. To say I’ve been excited about this movie would be an understatement, but even more than the characters individual films this one has a lot to prove. So does it live up to the hype, the legacy and this long time comic fans expectations? The short answer is…
Once again LEGO has chosen to hand out it’s exclusive media to a non-LEGO site and MTV.com posted this LEGO-ized Avengers poster this afternoon. It’s funny because when the original poster was released I thought it looked like a bad photoshop job compared to some excellent fan creations, but in LEGO form it looks great and I really hope they put out that Nick Fury fig soon.
I was wrong. This year’s exclusives from LEGO are actually exclusive. Or, at the very least, very difficult to come by.
First up as you can see is the Darth Maul minifigure. He’s packaged similar to white Boba Fett, Chrome Vader, etc, before him, so chances are he’ll be available through some other means later in the year. Possibly as a Shop@Home exclusive.
The next exclusives truly are exclusives. They are Iron Man and Bucky Barnes Captain America. The Iron Man is different in that the head is a printed minifig head piece, whereas the regular release figure will have a helmet with a flip up visor. This figure was specially made as a promo minifig like the Dark Knight version of Batman and the Green Lantern figures before it. Bucky Barnes Captain America was, if I recall correctly, produced while the script for the Avengers movie was being finalized. It was unknown if Bucky Barnes would play the role or if it would be Steve Rogers, so when it was determined that Steve Rogers would play the role of Cap, the Bucky Barnes version of the minifig was shelved. Until now.
Disclaimer: I’m a little under the influence as I post this, so the exact details of the origin of this special Cap figure may not be 100% factually correct, but that’s about as close as I can get it.
You may or may not have noticed by now, but I really love super heroes so you can bet I’ve been anxiously waiting for this trailer to arrive. It’s just a teaser, but it’s great to see all the effort Marvel has put in to this massive undertaking finally pay off.
Thanks to Walter Boy for the heads up.