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We’re just a little under a year away from Marvel Studios’ ninth entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the third brick in their Phase 2, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’. The film sees the return of Chris Evans, for the third time, in the role of Steve Rogers, but known to many as Captain America, and will pick up with him following the events of ‘The Avengers’, where he’s now an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., and dealing with being a man out of time. Also returning for this outing are Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, and Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff, the Black Widow, while introducing new cast members Robert Redford, as Senior S.H.I.E.L.D. member Alexander Pierce, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson, also known as the Falcon, and Frank Grillo as Crossbones.
‘The Winter Soldier’ storyline in the Captain America comics is one of my all time favorite arcs, so I’m very, very excited to see this brought to life by Marvel Studios. So far, Marvel has delivered what I consider an incredibly solid list of films, one unmatched by most studios when it comes to comic properties. ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ was one of my favorite films of Phase 1 of the MCU, right under ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Iron Man’, and I loved how Chris Evans disappeared into the role of Steve Rogers, turning out one of his strongest performances to date. I really can’t wait to see what directors Anthony and Joe Russo have in store for us, and April 4, 2013, can’t get here soon enough. To announce the beginning of production, Marvel Studios has released the first image from the set of the film, above, as well as a full press release that you can read below.
Hit the jump to read the full press release, check out the trailer for the first film, as well as some concept art from the new film. Although, for those trying to remain spoiler free of the film, I’d be cautious of reading the press release, which reveals just who the Winter Soldier is, and who is he is to Steve Rogers, which is a huge reveal for those who don’t read the comics.
ABC and Marvel just released some details regarding its “Avengers” spin-off television series that had the working title of “S.H.I.E.L.D.” – the missions of the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division. The new series will now go by the name of ”Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Here is the latest synopsis of the pilot episode.
Joss Whedon (MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) shows us not all heroes are super with MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
Fresh from his role in the summer’s box office smash, MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS, Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) returns to the worldwide law enforcement organization S.H.I.E.L.D. He puts together a small, highly trained, team of Agents to tackle the cases that haven’t been classified yet, the new, the strange and the unknown. That team consists of straight arrow Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), an expert in combat and espionage; pilot and martial artist Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen); and brilliant if socially awkward scientists Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge). They’ll be joined by civilian new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet).
Prepare for an epic adventure that showcases the hope and wonder of the human spirit. This is a world of Super Heroes, aliens and the unusual – of action, spectacle and world spanning stories. The show will speak to the human condition through the lens of our very human, non-powered S.H.I.E.L.D agents – that together we are greater than we are apart, and that we can make a difference in the world.
We have more news for you this week promoting the spring release of the latest Marvel Iron Man movie, “Iron Man 3.”
Harley-Davidson and Marvel have joined forces for Marvel’s Iron Man 3 Man and Machine contest. The Man and Machine contest allows fans to win the chance to be a part of a comic book created by Marvel. You can go online and select a custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle to design. The winners will be drawn into the comic book as a member of the “Road Force” team.
Five people will be selected as winners of the Man and Machine contact and have the opportunity to become part of a Marvel Avengers comic book. These winners will find their likenesses be drawn into the series along with the motorcycles they selected and the characters they create. All winners will also receive a VIP trip to Comic-Con International, where they can participate in an event where their Road Force characters will be unveiled and immortalized. One grand prize winner will also win the custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle they created.
It looks like Marvel has announced their newest comic event, and it appears to be a doozy. Every year, Marvel sets up a community wide event in their comic universe, one that is usually game changing, and it appears this one is going to be cosmic wide, and will bringing back one of Marvel’s biggest, and baddest villains to the forefront, Thanos. It makes sense, especially considering that Thanos is looking to be the big bad in two upcoming Marvel Studios films, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘The Avengers 2′, so this is a great way to bring him back to the public conscious. Hit the jump for Marvel’s full press release about the upcoming event, Marvel Infinity, and let me know what you think in the comments below.
Ridley Pearson’s New York Times bestselling Kingdom Keepers series continues with the thrilling sixth book: Kingdom Keepers VI: Dark Passage!
The Kingdom Keepers (young teens who were tapped as models for holographic Disney theme park “guides”) and their friends have uncovered a startling truth: Maleficent and the Overtakers (Disney villains) are plotting a catastrophic event that could have repercussions far beyond the world of Disney. Aboard the Disney Cruise Line’s inaugural passage through the new Panama Canal, the Keepers and their holograms uncover a puzzle hidden within the pages of a stolen journal. The point of that puzzle will reveal itself in the caves of Aruba, the zip lines of Costa Rica, and the jungles of Mexico. A destructive force, dormant for decades, is about to be unleashed—and the Kingdom Keepers are to be its first victims.
Now, for the first time, readers get the chance to help write the seventh and final book in the series via the Kingdom Keepers Insider app, launching April 2nd! Available on all mobile devices, e-readers and online, the app will provide a groundbreaking interactive fan experience for readers of the Kingdom Keepers series, allowing them to follow along as Ridley Pearson writes, voting on plot points, character involvement, and locations—even contributing ideas for dialogue! Plus, there will be writing contests based on the previous book in the series and judged by Ridley Pearson, promoting writing and literacy in a safe environment with characters readers already know and love!
Learn more at www.kingdomkeepersinsider.com.