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Marvel Didn’t Want Wesley Snipes For Blade Because He’s Too Much Trouble

You know how prisoners can score an early release from captivity because of good behavior? Turns out you can lose your gig in a movie franchise due to bad behavior. According to sources close to We Got This Covered, Wesley Snipes has found that out the hard way and now, he won’t be our new Blade because of it.

Snipes’ poor on-set attitude hasn’t been a secret for a long time. In August of last year, we covered the actor hinting that he might be starring in a new Blade movie but around the same time, he finally went on record with Vice about his misbehaving on set. In the interview, he was asked if it was true that he communicated with Blade: Trinity director David Goyer with post-it notes due to their not getting along. Just read between the lines of his response.

“That may have happened.
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Shang-Chi: Who is the Mandarin? Marvel History Explained

Jim Dandy Jul 22, 2019

The Mandarin is a classic Iron Man and Marvel villain. How did he end up in Shang-Chi?

As announced at San Diego Comic-Con, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is finally getting around to introducing the Real Mandarin to moviegoers with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. This was exciting news for Hall H, but it was also puzzling information: Isn't the Mandarin an Iron Man villain? Wasn't he in Iron Man 3? Why are they moving him over to Shang-Chi?  It's a long-ish story that start in Vietnam and runs through Afghanistan, before it starts its next chapter at Marvel Studios.

The Mandarin Marvel Comics History

The Mandarin was introduced in 1964 by Stan Lee and Don Heck as a mirror held up to his primary foe, Iron Man. It's important to note two things about this time period:

- America was deep into the war in Vietnam,
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Marvel Reveals X-Men Plans at Sdcc

Jim Dandy Jul 21, 2019

Marvel shared with the world their plans for the new X-Men world, and it's a lot.

Jonathan Hickman is returning to Marvel next week to light a fire under the X-Men, and at San Diego Comic Con, he shared his plans for the first wave of X-Men comics to follow his place-setting launch titles, House of X and Powers of X.

Six books launch in the first wave: X-Men, Excalibur, X-Force, New Mutants, Fallen Angels and Marauders.

"House of X and Powers of X lay the groundwork for a whole new world of X-Men stories for years to come, and the Dawn of X books are the promise of that new world come to life,” said X-Men Senior Editor Jordan D. White in a press statement.

White later told Polygon more about the lead in books: "[After House of M] the [books] became less about acceptance by humankind and more about the
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Veronica Mars' Jason Dohring, '90s Stars and Other Actors Party at Comic-Con 2019

Veronica Mars' Jason Dohring, '90s Stars and Other Actors Party at Comic-Con 2019
Ain't no party like a Comic-Con party! Many celebs have been spotted at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2019 bashes in recent days. On Thursday, Veronica Mars actor Jason Dohring—whose show just launched season four on Hulu, and Spencer Grammer separately attended the Fandom Party at the Float lounge at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego. The same day, The Punisher star and True Blood alum Deborah Ann Woll attended the Upside Down: A Stranger Party with her fiancé Ej Scott. The bash took place at Fluxx Nightclub and was presented by Nerdist. On Friday, American Pie alum Thomas Ian Nicholas, Jason Mewes and Kevin...
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"The Expanse" On Amazon Prime

After 3 seasons on Syfy, then picked up by Amazon Prime, Season 4 of "The Expanse", starring Thomas Jane ("The Punisher") is based on "The Expanse" novels by James S. A. Corey:

"...hundreds of years in the future, in a colonized 'Solar System', police detective 'Josephus Miller' (Thomas Jane), born on 'Ceres' in the asteroid belt, is assigned to find a missing young woman, 'Julie Andromeda Mao' (Florence Faivre). 

"'James Holden' (Steven Strait), the 'Executive Officer' of the ice hauler 'Canterbury', is involved in a tragic incident that threatens to destabilize the uneasy peace between Earth, Mars and the Belt. On Earth, 'Chrisjen Avasarala' (Shohreh Aghdashloo), a 'United Nations' executive, works to prevent war between Earth and Mars by any means necessary. 

"Soon, the three find out that the missing woman and the ice hauler's fate are part of a vast conspiracy that threatens humanity..."

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The Boys Review (Spoiler Free)

The folks behind Preacher bring another Garth Ennis comic to life Amazon Prime's timely, gleefully profane The Boys.

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This is a spoiler-free review based on the first four episodes of The Boys.

Traditional superhero lore primarily revolves around individuals who inadvertently (and sometimes reluctantly) step into their savior destinies. Typically, these superheroes are cognizant of the public’s reverence for their abilities, yet they often choose to either live on the fringes of or blend seamlessly into society. The few who publicly embrace their fame manage to maintain their moral compass despite ever-present temptation and opportunities to make negative choices.

In 2006, The Boys comic book explored this concept through a hyper-violent and decidedly darker lens, questioning what would happen if these figures became tainted by their social status. Now, The Boys TV series, set to premiere on Amazon Prime on July 26, expounds on this alternative premise. In
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Richard Carter, Bullet Farmer in Mad Max: Fury Road, Dies at 65

Richard Carter, Bullet Farmer in Mad Max: Fury Road, Dies at 65
Australian actor and voiceover artist Vale Richard Carter, known professionally as Richard Carter, has passed away at the age of 65. While the exact cause of death hasn't been specified, Carter had reportedly been battling a "brief illness" leading up to his death. He is survived by his wife Lindsey and daughter Amy. Carter's agency, Lisa Mann Creative Management, also confirmed the actor's passing in a statement. "He was an esteemed actor, a storyteller, and someone who touched the lives of many," the message read. "His generosity knew no bounds and his loss is too great to quantify. He will be sorely missed."

Carter first began his acting career in 1983, appearing as a "sleazy carnival customer" in the Australian crime drama Hostage. That same year, he appeared as two separate characters in the TV series Sons and Daughters. Throughout the 80s, Carter continued to appear in various movies and TV shows,
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Details emerge on The Predator cameo that Arnold Schwarzenegger rejected

Back in 2017, Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed that he’d met with director Shane Black about reprising his role as Dutch from 1987’s Predator for a cameo in last year’s reboot/sequel, but ultimately decided to turn the opportunity down after being disappointed with the size of the part on offer.

Well, thanks to screenwriter Fred Dekker, we’ve now got some insight into the role, with Dekker revealing to MovieFone that Dutch would have cameoed at the end of the movie, setting the stage for a new sequel.

“We very much wanted him in the film but what we had written was a cameo that would have spring-boarded into a major role in any sequel,” said Dekker. “He decided it wasn’t enough of a role and nobody was willing to put money on the possibility of a sequel. He would be taking a pay cut. He would have said,
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Spider-Man: Far From Home Featured An McU TV To Movie Crossover We All Missed

It’s no secret that Marvel’s TV universe and the McU have often operated on separate sides of the track.

Aside from the odd shoutout here and there, the likes of Daredevil and Jessica Jones have existed under the looming shadow of Marvel’s cinematic juggernauts without so much as us even seeing a small cameo. Or at least, that was the case until Avengers: Endgame, as the film finally – finally! – acknowledged Marvel’s TV universe by featuring a character from the now-canceled Agent Carter series.

But it turns out that wasn’t the first movie to include an McU TV to movie crossover, and it also wasn’t the last. You see, an eagle-eyed fan has realized this week that there’s one actor who’s now made six appearances in the McU and has been seen in both the films and on the Netflix shows. His name?
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Spider-Man: Far From Home Features The Sixth Cameo For This McU Character

As well as telling a single overarching narrative that gives their characters freedom to drift in and out of each other’s franchises to suit the story, the movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are also always packed full of hidden references and Easter Eggs for eagle-eyed fans to try and uncover. Some of them can be quite obvious and others are incredibly obscure, with James Gunn claiming that there’s still one hidden Easter Egg in Guardians of the Galaxy that nobody has managed to discover even after five years.

On that note, it turns out that Spider-Man: Far From Home features one of the less well-known pieces of the McU’s connective tissue, one that also links the movies to the cancelled Netflix shows. The sequel sees television host and local news anchor Pat Kiernan making his sixth cameo appearance in the long-running franchise, meaning that the NY
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Scream: Resurrection Premiere Recap: Who Died First? Plus, Grade It!

Do you like scary TV shows? Good, because we’re about to break down the first two episodes of VH1’s Scream: Resurrection. Proceed at your own risk…

A new (albeit condensed) murder mystery was launched on Monday with the premiere of Scream: Resurrection, which introduced viewers to a fresh crop of potential victims, as well as an intriguing theory about which ne’er-do-well might be lurking beneath the iconic Ghostface mask this time.

Let’s start with the victims: Resurrection‘s budding mystery revolves around Deion Elliot (played by Power RangersRj Cyler), an all-star football player who remains
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All 58 Marvel Movies Ranked, Including ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’

All 58 Marvel Movies Ranked, Including ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’
With over 30 years of theatrically released Marvel movies, it’s always a good a time to rank ‘em all, from “Howard the Duck” to this year’s “Captain Marvel,” “Avengers: Endgame” and “X-Men: Dark Phoenix.”

57. “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer”

It’s just a nightmare. A total nightmare. There have been a bunch of bad superhero movies, but this one transcends bad.

56. “X-Men Origins: Wolverine

A totally chaotic stir fry of nonsense that tells the story of how Wolverine got his claws. Features a version of Deadpool that has his mouth stapled shut, which should tell you all you need to know about it.

55. “Elektra

That five minutes where they tried to turn Jennifer Garner into an action star really didn’t work out well, huh.

54. “X-Men: The Last Stand

Just a total mess, incoherent from the word “go.” Might have killed off the superhero genre were “Spider-Man
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Is Inclusion Enough? What the McU can learn from Joss Whedon’s Angel

Christian Jimenez on what Marvel can learn from Joss Whedon’s Angel…

Spider-Man: Far From Home represents the official end of Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It also coincides on a curious beginning and end. In Avengers: Endgame, Marvel finally introduced an openly gay character onscreen, and Marvel President Kevin Feige and film producer Victoria Alonso have promised a gay superhero will debut in Phase Four. When this will happen remains a matter of speculation.

This might not be much of an issue except, as Captain Marvel shows, the genre of comic book films has mainly been male-led. In fact, superhero romance is almost always has a heterosexual male trying to save a girlfriend or wife. It is hard to find almost any representation of non-heterosexual romance among superheroes.

Coincidentally, 2019 also marks the twentieth anniversary of Joss Whedon’s Angel, a spin-off from Buffy the Vampire Slayer that
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Director Kari Skogland On ‘The Loudest Voice’s Cautionary Tale, Marvel’s ‘Falcon & Winter Soldier’ & More [Interview]

Director Kari Skogland On ‘The Loudest Voice’s Cautionary Tale, Marvel’s ‘Falcon & Winter Soldier’ & More [Interview]
With a 25-year career spanning virtually every genre, director Kari Skogland has effortlessly navigated the ever-changing feature and narrative television mediums over the course of her envious filmography. A veteran of the shifting, feature-leaning narrative landscape of prestige TV over the past two decades, she’s been nominated for an Emmy and won a BAFTA for directing episodes for “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and directed episodes of “The Americans,” “The Walking Dead,” “House of Cards,” “The Borgias,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “The Punisher,” and more.

Continue reading Director Kari Skogland On ‘The Loudest Voice’s Cautionary Tale, Marvel’s ‘Falcon & Winter Soldier’ & More [Interview] at The Playlist.
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Marvel’s Kevin Feige plays coy on the future of The Defenders

With the third season of Jessica Jones bringing the curtain down on Netflix’s Marvel universe, fans of The Defenders now face an anxious wait for news on the future of the street-level heroes.

So far, the only character that Marvel has suggested will return is that of Daredevil, with the press release for the show’s cancellation promising more “adventures” from the Man Without Fear at some point in the future. However, during an interview with Bet, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige played coy when asked if we can expect to see the likes of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Punisher again.

“I don’t know,” said Feige. “There were a lot of great characters that were on those Netflix series, and I think there is a period of time…it’ll be a while before we could use any of them based on what the contracts were,
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Are The Defenders Returning to the McU in 2021?

Netflix disappointed fans across the world time and again as they canceled their Defendersverse shows one by one, but we may not have seen the last of The Defenders yet. As many fans know, the Marvel shows like Daredevil and Jessica Jones were all set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, sharing a continuity with the Avengers movies. Now, according to a new report, Marvel is looking to incorporate some or all of these superheroes in upcoming McU movies. However, they cannot be used until their lease with Netflix expires, which would be two years past the final release of new episodes. Because Jessica Jones premiered its final season just last month, this would mean we wouldn't see the Defenders in the McU until the summer of 2021 at the earliest.

Because there's still plenty of time to iron out the details, there's not a concrete plan yet in place for how
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Netflix Could Lose The Defenders And Daredevil

There has been speculation that Marvel shows like The Defenders and Daredevil could be leaving Netflix. The recent disappearance of episodes of Chelsea Handler’s talk show from the streaming platform is leading ComicBook.com to worry about a cull of other series. While Netflix have a stake in the Marvel shows, their future on the platform may not be guaranteed as Disney ramp up their own streaming service.

We think these worries aren’t entirely unreasonable, given how Netflix have abruptly cancelled plans for new runs of Iron Fist (probably for the best), and Luke Cage. While the Marvel/Netflix series have been a mixed bag, at their best they’ve carved out an identity distinct from other comic book properties. The most recent seasons of Jessica Jones and The Punisher also show that there’s still plenty of creative juice in those series, as well as ample material for binge watching.
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It Will Be Some Time Before The Defenders Make Their Way Into the McU, Says Kevin Feige

It Will Be Some Time Before The Defenders Make Their Way Into the McU, Says Kevin Feige
The wave of cancellations of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Punisher effectively ended fans’ dreams of a Defenders-Avengers crossover but even as the superheroes end their reigns on Netflix, the question remains: Could they still be introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Maybe, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has […]

The post It Will Be Some Time Before The Defenders Make Their Way Into the McU, Says Kevin Feige appeared first on /Film.
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All 58 Marvel Movies Ranked, Including ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’

All 58 Marvel Movies Ranked, Including ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’
We’re only halfway through the year, but somehow we’ve reached the end of the 2019 Marvel movie release schedule. Yes, it’s true — “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is the last one. No more McU this year, no more “X-Men” movies, no more animated “Spider-Man” movies or live-action spinoffs. But it’s hard to be too mad, since the first half of the year has been full of riches, with four new movies to add to the decades-long pantheon of movies based on Mrvel Comics.

So that makes now an exceptionally good time to rank ‘em all, from “Howard the Duck” to last year’s “Black Panther,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Deadpool 2,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” “Venom” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” — and this year’s “Captain Marvel, “Avengers: Endgame,” “Dark Phoenix” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” So let’s get to it.

58. “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer”

Just a nightmare.
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Bryan Marshall Dies: ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’, ‘Neighbours’ Actor Was 81

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Bryan Marshall Dies: ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’, ‘Neighbours’ Actor Was 81
British actor Bryan Marshall, known for his portrayal of Commander Talbot in The Spy Who Loved Me, and for his starring role in Australian daytime soap Neighbours, died Tuesday. He was 81. Marshall’s agent, Eca’s Esta Charkham, confirmed the news on Twitter Wednesday.

“So sad that my dear old chum Bryan Marshall has gone on ahead,” wrote Charkham. “A wonderful actor – he was so good you never noticed how good he was. He was a valued chum.”

Born in Battersea, London, Marshall began his acting career in the 1960s with a breakout role in Alfie alongside Michael Caine. He went on to star in one of his most memorable roles as Councillor Harris in crime film The Long Good Friday. In 1977, he starred alongside Roger Moore in Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me. His character Commander Talbot had his submarine captured at the beginning of the film before later being rescued by Bond.
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