Though Black Panther will be Marvel’s first film with a black lead and a predominantly black cast, the Wakandan king isn’t the first black hero to take center stage in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That distinction belongs to James Rhodes—War Machine—a character who almost got his own solo movie.
Marvel’s latest hero-vs.-hero event began with the death of James “Rhodey” Rhodes/War Machine during a battle against Thanos. But Tony Stark’s life has been falling apart for a while, even before Civil War II started. This week, the genius inventor grapples with the loss of his comrade-in-armor.
I know it’s called Civil War II but repeating the exact same dumb-ass story beat as in the original Civil War a decade ago is a bad move. What the hell, guys?
A new promo piece for Marvel’s upcoming Captain America: Civil War is here. It features separate groups of the Avengers, led by Steve Rogers’ Cap and Tony Stark’s Iron Man, just civil warring the hell out of each other. But who’s that in the upper-right corner?
While there’s been many rumors circulating about just who is fighting who in the next Captain America movie—but newly emerged promotional art has given our first look at just who is standing with Captain America or Iron Man in Marvel’s impending superheroic dustup. There’s even a surprising face or two... spoilers…
Ah, Sentinel. The company’s line of “Re:Edit” toys based on the Iron Avenger are beautiful enough that even seeing one new one is a treat. Getting a look at 3 in action, even in various states of completeness? Yes please. These things look great!
Well, I say that, but it basically means Bandai's latest Age of Ultron Figuarts toy can be posed saluting. There's pictures of this thing swooshing around, firing plastic laser blasts, being a badass — but a shot of a little saluting action figure is easily the best thing about it.
Why isn't War Machine a member of the movies' Avengers? I mean, when you think about it, he's basically Tony Stark, in terms of battle capability. Hell, he even shows up to their parties. So why isn't he? Tell you what, while I ponder this, you stare lovingly into the eyes of mini-Don Cheadle here, the latest Hot Toys…
Don Cheadle discusses his future in the Marvel movies. Sookie's various supernatural suitors explain what's ahead on True Blood. Russell T. Davies explains why you must watch Torchwood: Miracle Day, plus Game of Thrones casts its first season two character.
New set photos confirm Spider-Man is going back to his mechanical web-shooters. Christian Bale is up for a fourth Christopher Nolan Batman movie. Chris Hemsworth addresses the "Hawkeye in Thor" rumors. Plus The Hobbit, Looper, Prometheus, and so much more!
Green Lantern's production designer explains what the Lantern's mental constructs will look like. See Captain America on a motorcycle and Hydra in action in new set pictures. The story of a time-looped, alien-fighting marine might have found its star. Spoilers!
Ben Snow of Industrial Light and Magic recently spoke about the CGI sleight of hand that went into Iron Man 2. He discussed the various armor designs and the movie's ties to Cartoon Network's classic cartoon Samurai Jack. Spoilers on!
Current events often lurk below the surface of fantastical films—it's no secret, for example, that Avatar reflected America's unsavory imperialism (/Pocohontas?) Early audiences of Iron Man 2 are noticing a slightly less predictable allegory: Jobs vs. Gates.
Incredibly detailed photos of a 1/6-scale replica of Iron Man 2's War Machine have gone online, revealing exactly how Rhodey's going to dish out the pain in the new movie. Details include guns, gauntlets, and waist joints.
Either one guy has spent hundreds of hours meticulously handcrafting his own War Machine armor, or some boom mic operator has busted off the Paramount set and he's terrorizing the club scene with style.
Last night the first ever trailer for Iron Man 2 was released, and it is jam-packed with spoilery goodies. Here's a shot-by-shot break down of what we noticed.
Check out War Machine, the Iron Man dancers, and all new Tony Stark banter, in the first Iron Man 2 trailer. It seems Tony's handling his new superhero status with style: partying, jumping out of planes and pissing off everyone.