They’re already invading your favorite comic book titles this November, bringing with them the best and brightest talent in the comic industry. Today, Marvel is proud to announce that the breakout comic book characters of the year – Rocket Raccoon & Groot are coming to one additional, previously unannounced cover in December! That’s right, December’s Spider-Woman #2 will get the last Rocket Raccoon & Groot variant of the year, courtesy of legendary artist Simone Bianchi!
Rendered in Simone Bianchi’s unique style, this previously unannounced variant provides a classic homage to the iconic cover to Amazing Spider-Man #129 – starring everyone’s favorite Guardians of the Galaxy! Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on the final Rocket Raccoon & Groot variant of the year when Spider-Woman #2 hits comic shops in December!
SPIDER-WOMAN #2 ROCKET RACCOON & GROOT VARIANT (SEP148238)
Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
Art by GREG LAND
Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
FOC – 11/24/14, On-Sale – 12/17/14
During ABC‘s upfront more footage was shown, but for now get a brief first look at Hayley Atwell in action once more with a new preview for Marvel’s Agent Carter, coming to ABC January 2015!
During Marvel‘s big movie announcement yesterday, a teaser trailer was shown for 2018 and 2019’s Avengers: Infinity War, including a solid look at Thanos with the Infinity Guantlet. Even though no recording was allowed, you knew someone would, and here’s one of the results of that.
The video is mostly footage from previous films, but, it has us pumped!
Here’s the full Marvel press release:
The Avengers have already triumphed over Loki, and next summer they’ll face Ultron…but nothing could prepare them for the menace of Thanos.
How big of a threat does Thanos pose, you ask? Big enough to span two epic films, beginning with Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War Part 1” on May 4, 2018, and concluding in Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War Part 2” on May 3, 2019 for one massive cinematic event.
“We’ve always had a plan since Nick Fury broke into Tony Stark’s house and told him he’s part of a bigger universe,” recalled Feige. “‘Avengers: Infinity War Part 1′ is the beginning of the culmination of everything that has come before.”
Hold onto your hats, True Believers, because Phase 3 of the Cinematic Universe is going to be one wild ride! Stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest on the Avengers and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it develops!
And two screencaps to check out.
If you missed it last night during its premiere on Marvel‘s Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel has released a new look at next summer’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The world turns against S.H.I.E.L.D. when Hydra impersonates them to attack The United Nations, and an unexpected enemy leads the charge to bring about their downfall.
With Hydra running around pretending they’re S.H.I.E.L.D., Coulson’s team decides to head to a weapons dealer who might help them figure out where they enemy is, and stop them. The whole part is a bit odd, but it is what it is. There’s also an issue of a Senator after S.H.I.E.L.D. is Grant’s brother. I snickered when they listed him as a Republican.
I will say, the coolest part of the episode is the increased profile of Daniel Whitehall. This is one character from the comics that might be a bit under the radar for most. Whitehall is also known as Kraken, a relatively new character to the Marvel comic universe who was introduced in a S.H.I.E.L.D. related comic series Secret Warriors. Whitehall doesn’t sport his awesome design, but there’s hope we’ll see it in the future. Also solid in the episode is Bobbi Morse aka Mockingbird’s relationship with her ex-husband. Their banter is solid, and we’ve seen something similar in comics with her and Hawkeye.
The action at the end is pretty decent. There’s some nice weapons battles and the inclusion of Morse to the team is very welcome. Seeing her kick-ass with her iconic weapons is great to see and of course May whipping ass too is entertaining.
With what Grant reveals to Skye, the episode continues to build to…. something. I’ve got thoughts, and theories as to where they might go with Skye, especially with her Hydra connections. There’s also the political play, which seems to shift S.H.I.E.L.D.’s standing with the US government. This is an interesting series shifting episode. Where it goes from here? We’ll see though.
Overall Score: 7
As announced at the Marvel event just a bit ago, Chadwick Boseman will be joining the Marvel cinematic universe as Black Panther. We had the confirmation of the film back in January of this year.
The 37 year old actor is mostly known for his break-out role as Jackie Robinson in the movie 42.
Black Panther first appeared in 1966 in Fantastic Four #52. He is the first black superhero in mainstream American comics, and pre-dates the Black Panther Party. The character’s real name is T’Challa, and he’s the ruler of the African nation of Wakanda, a technology rich and advance nation. You can learn more about the character here.
At the event, the below poster was handed out giving us our first idea of what he’ll look like. The film will be out November 3, 2017.
At today’s Marvel event, Kevin Feige was asked about the casting, and who will play Doctor Strange. The question hints at the erroneous reports that Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast.
If it was confirmed, we would have announced it today.
Yesterday reports came out that Cumberbatch had been cast, while the original report says that only negotiations were occurring. Once again geek sites are putting the cart before the horse and trolling for clickbait.
We understand the difference between “negotiations” and “been cast.” When the casting is official, we will of course cover the news.
Stay tuned for more Marvel movie news!
Marvel has brought together fans and media for some mystery announcement. The event is about to kick off and we’ll be updating this post with all the news.
- We’re catching our info from the live chat since we can’t be there…. too expensive to stream the event?
- Marvel is showing the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer we’ve already seen.
- Joss Whedon is at the event
- Looks like we’re getting some Phase 3 info
- Captain America 3: May 6, 2016 – it’s called: Captain America: Civil War
- Doctor Strange: November 4, 2016 – Scott Derrickson directing
- Doctor Strange will “Open up a whole new world for the cinematic universe…”
- Guardians of the Galaxy 2: May 5, 2017 <- the date moved up from the previously announced date
- Thor: Ragnarok: July 28, 2017
- Feige explains “Ragnarok means ‘The end of all things'”
- Black Panther: November 3, 2017 – Chadwick Boseman is Black Panther!
- Captain Marvel: July 6, 2018
- “Captain Marvel has gone by many names…this character’s name is Carol Danvers“
- The Inhumans: November 2, 2018
- Avengers: Infinity War, Part 1, May 4, 2018
- Avengers: Infinity War, Part 2, May 3, 2019
- Captain America: Civil War is the beginning of Phase 3.
- Note the lack of Iron Man 4 news.
- Not lack of Black Widow film – “Like Hulk, her role will be in the Avengers films” “Feige emphasizes that there are plans in which Black Widow is a key, key role“
- Some details on Civil War – “Events of the whole cinematic universe will make all governments in the world want regulation. Not so much about secret identity, but about who reports to who.“
Here’s the slate of Marvel films in the order of their release. Seeing as characters getting solo films will likely be introduced in previous films, put on your thinking cap as to who will show up where, and how Marvel’s television slate will fit into it all.
Avengers: Age of Ultron – May 1, 2015
Captain America: Civil War – May 6, 2016
Doctor Strange – November 4, 2016
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – May 5, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok – July 28, 2017
Black Panther – November 3, 2017
Avengers: Infinity War, Part 1 – May 4, 2018
Captain Marvel – July 6, 2018
The Inhumans – November 2, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War, Part 2 – May 3, 2019