Watch our Iron Man 3 episode of Marvel Super Heroes: What The—?! And, as with all proper Marvel productions, stay until after the credits.
Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 rolls on!
MARVEL STUDIOS BEGINS PRODUCTION ON 2nd INSTALLMENT OF THE ICONIC FRANCHISE “CAPTAIN AMERICA”
Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” Commences Principal Photography In Preparation for April 4, 2014 Film Release
BURBANK, Calif. (April 8, 2013) – Following in the footsteps of the record-breaking Marvel Studios’ release, “Marvel’s The Avengers,” production on the highly anticipated release, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” has commenced in Los Angeles, Calif., with production also including locations in Cleveland, Ohio, and Washington D.C. Directing the film is the team of Anthony and Joe Russo (“Welcome to Collinwood”) from a screenplay written by Christopher Markus (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) & Stephen McFeely (“Captain America: The First Avenger”). Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” returns Chris Evans (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”) as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America, along with Scarlett Johansson (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man 2”) as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man 2”) as Nick Fury. In addition, film icon Robert Redford has joined the all-star cast as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is set for release in the U.S. on April 4, 2014.
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” will pick-up where “Marvel’s The Avengers” left off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C.
Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” features an outstanding supporting cast that includes Sebastian Stan (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Black Swan”) as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie (“The Hurt Locker,” “Million Dollar Baby”) as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Cobie Smulders (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “How I Met Your Mother”) as Agent Maria Hill, Frank Grillo (“Zero Dark Thirty”) as Brock Rumlow and Georges St-Pierre (“Death Warrior”) as Georges Batroc. Rounding out the talented cast are Hayley Atwell (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) as Peggy Carter, Toby Jones (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “The Hunger Games”) as Arnim Zola, Emily VanCamp (“The Ring 2,” “Revenge”) as Agent 13 and Maximiliano Hernández (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Thor”) as Agent Jasper Sitwell.
Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing the film. Executive producers on the project include Alan Fine, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee. The creative production team on the film includes director of photography Trent Opaloch (“Elysium,” “District 9”), production designer Peter Wenham (“21 Jump Street,” “Fast Five”), editors Jeffrey Ford, A.C.E. and Mary Jo Markey, A.C.E. (“Star Wars: Episode 7,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”) and three time Oscar®-nominated costume designer Judianna Makovsky (“The Hunger Games,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”).
Marvel Studios’ upcoming release schedule includes “Iron Man 3” on May 3, 2013, and “Thor: The Dark World” on November 8, 2013. The studio most recently produced the critically acclaimed “Marvel’s The Avengers,” which set the all-time, domestic 3-day weekend box office record at $207.4 million. The film, which shattered both domestic and international box office records, is Disney’s highest-grossing global and domestic release of all time and marks the studio’s fifth film to gross more than $1 billion worldwide.
In the summer of 2011, Marvel successfully launched two new franchises with “Thor,” starring Chris Hemsworth, and “Captain America: The First Avenger,” starring Chris Evans. Both films opened #1 at the box office and have grossed over $800 million worldwide combined. In 2010 “Iron Man 2,” starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury took the #1 spot in its first weekend with a domestic box office gross of $128.1 million.
In the summer of 2008, Marvel produced the summer blockbuster movies “Iron Man” and “The Incredible Hulk.” “Iron Man,” in which Robert Downey Jr. originally dons the Super Hero’s powerful armor and stars alongside co-stars Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Shaun Toub and Gwyneth Paltrow, was released May 2, 2008, and was an immediate box office success. Garnering the number one position for two weeks in a row, the film brought in over $100 million in its opening weekend. On June 13, 2008, Marvel released “The Incredible Hulk,” marking its second number one opener of that summer.
Our Age of Ultron episode of Marvel Super Heroes: What The—?! is one of my favorites we’ve done.
Ultron attempts to defeat the Avengers once and for all…if his upgrades will allow it!
With the Age of Ultron in full swing, Marvel Super Heroes: What The—?! joins the action!
The Avengers’ robotic rival has Earth’s Mightiest Heroes on the ropes, but will the malevolent machine’s constant need to improve his own hardware prove his undoing? And what does the Hulk dream about?
I’m so excited for the Avengers: Endless War graphic novel by Warren Ellis & Mike McKone that my teeth hurt.
Get the scoop on the new original graphic novel, Avengers: Endless War, coming this October!
I love this so much.
Check out the latest piece of Marvel vs. Capcom Origins tribute art by Capcom Japan artist Shinkiro!
A new piece of tribute art will be released in the upcoming weeks. What artwork would you like to see used as a tribute for MvC Origins?
And be on the lookout for MvC Origins, coming this fall to Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation®Network!
We’re about 6 weeks out from NYCC! Get hyped! Who’ll be at NYCC?
Behold the official poster art for New York Comic Con! Drawn by Steve McNiven, New Yorkers will begin seeing this amazing poster featuring Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and Hulk in comic shops around the tri-state area as well as on the MTA and LIRR railroads.
New York Comic Con takes place October 11-14, 2012 at the Javits Center in NYC and we’ll be there in a major way! And don’t worry if you can’t make it to NYC for the convention—we’ll bring the action to you with live video, photos, liveblogs, news and much more! More details in the coming weeks!
Head to newyorkcomiccon.com for more information on NYCC!
I’ve played this. I know it’s gonna be awesome. I can’t wait to talk about it and give you guys all the seeeekrtis.
A first look at Marvel’s New Mobile Gaming Initiative.
Maxed out my Captain America in Marvel: Avengers Alliance. He’s a must-have for the game, up there with Spider-Man for me.
Captain America. Gambit wins nothing and likes it.
Comic-Con International: San Diego begins in a few short days. As is tradition, every SDCC is chock full of crazy crazy crazy amounts of exclusive toys, swag and rad stuff. One of the crazy rad things fans will be able to snag at the show is the S.H.I.E.L.D. Super Helicarrier from Hasbro ($130).
As you can see from the photos, I got one and it’s huuuuuuuuge. So big. (That’s what she said, yes.) The artwork on the back is by Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada and it’s really freakin’ great.
The only thing that bums me out about having this is that it reminds me that I don’t have the epic G.I. Joe USS Flagg battleship that was released when I was a kid. But, ya know, the Super Helicarrier is pretty great all on its own.
You’ll be hearing tons about Marvel NOW! in the coming months. This image, by Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, is a cool teaser and just the tip of the iceberg. Read the full interview on Marvel.com and stay tuned to Marvel.com and the Marvel social channels during Comic-Con next week for more! Who do you think should be on the Uncanny Avengers team?
Beginning in October 2012, Marvel starts a bold new chapter in its history, with Marvel NOW!, a publishing initiative extending into 2013 that will touch every major Marvel character from the Avengers to the X-Men to Spider-Man to the Fantastic Four and beyond.
Marvel.com spoke with Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and Senior VP – Executive Editor Tom Brevoort to get all the details on what to expect from Marvel NOW!
Marvel.com: In your words, what is Marvel NOW!?
Axel Alonso: Marvel NOW! is the next chapter in the ongoing saga of the Marvel Universe. From October through February, we’ll provide at least one great reason for readers—old, lapsed or new—to go into a comic store each week: a new issue #1, featuring an exciting new creative team and driving concept, that’s an easy entry-point into the Marvel Universe. Each and every one of these launches is built to last.
Tom Brevoort: Marvel NOW! is a coordinated creative refresh across our entire publishing line, a unique moment in which the creative reins on virtually all of our quintessential series are being passed from one person to another. As a result, there’ll be both the excitement and uncertainty of seeing a new creative partnership handle characters and series that have been in other hands consistently for many years. And at the same time, this is the perfect instance for readers both new and lapsed to dip their toes back into the Marvel pool, in that all of these creators are going to be beginning their story-cycles during this time, so it’s about a clean a point of entry as there’s ever likely to be.
Joe Quesada: Marvel NOW! is the next step in Marvel story evolution and character evolution. It’s not a reboot. It is a universe-shifting catch-all, which really just tells fans that if you enjoyed Avengers vs. X-Men, get ready for what the outcome is because there’s some major, major changes coming to the Marvel Universe. A lot of changes to the character status quos, alter egos, costumes, creator shifts, design shifts, the way that we do our covers, digital shifts and the way we start delivering our books. We’re continuing with our evolution push as we start to embrace more and more of the digital world and its technology; the sky’s the limit with Infinite Comics, AR, and all sorts of things. As the technology changes we’re going to change with it and our fans are going to eventually tell us what it is that they really love out of all those things that we’re playing with. But it’s a big shift because it’s not just story and character. There’s also the way we tell our stories and the way we deliver our stories that are starting to change as well.
Pre-order the Marvel Cinematic Universe - Phase One: Avengers Assembled collection when it becomes available. When we reveal more about it…oh man. Very limited edition and incredibly cool.
Alerting all Avengers fans! The special, limited edition “Marvel Cinematic Universe - Phase One: Avengers Assembled” will be available Spring 2013!
The 10-disc, six-movie collection brings Marvel’s The Avengers together with the five films that led up to the blockbuster event, and now you can own it all in an exclusive set. Stay tuned for pre-order info from Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com!
Join your favorite billionaire-genius in Iron Man and Iron Man 2, the Jade Giant in The Incredible Hulk, the original Super Soldier in Captain America: The First Avenger, and of course the mighty, hammer-wielding Prince of Thunder in Thor as they defend humanity from greater evils! Along with the films, there will be a bonus disc - “The Phase One Archives” - as well as collectible packaging with exclusive memorabilia from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
More info soon!
I had tons of great options for today’s panel, in light of it being Memorial Day. I went with this one instead of the “letter on my head” panel or a bunch of others. I think it’s high time I did a re-read of Millar & Hitch’s two ULTIMATES runs.
MARVEL PANEL OF THE DAY
FROM: THE ULTIMATES #13
Cap and Fury address the troops after an epic battle.
BOOM goes the dynamite! I first saw Marvel Heroes almost two years ago. It was, obviously, not quite as polished or as cool as it looks now. And, man, it looks rad. It’s a Diablo-style MMO and the full character list is gonna be crazy. Watch the trailer and get more info about Marvel Heroes on Marvel.com.
Here’s the first trailer for our upcoming Marvel Heroes MMO, from Gazillion and Secret Identity Studios!
Drawing upon the 8,000-plus heroes and villains in the Marvel Universe, players become their favorite Marvel Super Heroes and explore such famous Marvel landscapes as the Savage Land, Hell’s Kitchen and Mutant Town. Players will combat villains and complete missions in randomized public zones as well as being able to discover and acquire their own cast of characters; from the well-knownAvengers, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Incredible Hulk, Hawkeye and Black Widow to the more obscure Squirrel Girl and Ka-Zar.
In Marvel’s Midtown Manhattan, the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, and other famous Marvel locations, players can meet other players, gain missions and buy items from legendary Marvel characters. Fans will be able to customize heroes in countless ways by selecting and finding powers and costumes from each character’s rich history. Between powers to find and modify, costume pieces to collect and construct, and additional items to uncover, there are thousands of ways people can customize their experience.More details on Marvel.com and IGN.com.