Monthly Archives: July 2012
Marvel announces creative team on THOR…
MARVEL Comics has just announced it's second creative team in the form of another teaser like the first one word ad they just released for INVINCIBLE IRON-MAN. This time the theme is "WORTHY," and makes reference to the phrase etched on the face of the Thunder God's mystic hammer, MJOLNIR. It reads "Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be WORTHY, shall possess the power of THOR". . .
The creative team that will be responsible for THOR will be Jason Aaron(A v. X, Incredible HULK) will be writing the title, while Esad Ribic(UNCANNY X-FORCE, The Ultimates) will handle the pencils. The Asgardian's tales will pick up where the current series leaves off, but will be renumbered at #1.
Arron is one of MARVEL'S work horse writer's churning out fabulous storylines for multiple titles and can currently be read finishing up the current crossover with the AVENGERS and the X-MEN. There is a preview of what THOR will look like being drawn by Ribic, the 2011 limited series Astonishing THOR was pencilled by him. Stay tuned to Marveluniverseunlimited.com for further news and developments on this and the rest of the MARVEL NOW! launch coming this fall. Nuff Said!
by Lethal Bhudda
The WOLVERINE Gets 2 New Cast Members . . .
It's been recently reported that Marvel Enterprises and Twentieth Century Fox's upcoming film "The WOLVERINE" due out July 2013 has added two new members to it's cast. The film which will be directed by James Mangold( Walk The Line, 3:10 To Yuma, Identity), and written by Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback stars fan favorite Hugh Jackman reprising his role as WOLVERINE, is said to pull heavily from the 1982 Chris Claremont, Frank Miller mini series.
In that series, Logan travels to Japan and gets involved with the Yakuza, the Japanese mob, and the assassin organization known as The Hand. There is also appearances by The VIPER and an armored ronin, Kenuichio Harada also known as The Silver Samurai.
It was rumored that Jessica Beil would play the Viper, but this is still believed to be a rumor and no confirmation has been announced as of yet. The Hollywood Reporter released a story recently that actors Brian Tee and Will Yun Lee were the newest additions to the film.
Lee was cast as Silver Samurai, a Japanese mutant with the ability to charge anything from his armor, to more notably his Katana sword with an energy force called a tachyon field, he is the illegitimate son of Yakuza boss Shingen Yashida and longtime partner of the VIPER.
Actor Brian Tee has also been cast, as Noburo Mori. Mori has been described as a crooked minister of justice who is slated to marry Mariko Yashida, the daughter of Shingen Yashida and step-sister to Silver Samurai. This storyline is an EPIC character defining story and nothing new to fans of WOLVERINE. With heavy influences from Claremont's powerful writing, The WOLVERINE is shaping up to be an incredible film. Stay tuned to Marveluniverseunlimited.com for more news on the upcoming blockbuster due next year as filming has already begun.
by Lethal Bhudda
Marvel announces creative team on INVINCIBLE IRON-MAN…
Marvel Comics has just announced another one of it's creative team for it's upcoming MARVEL NOW! launch this fall. Writer Kieron Gillen and artist Greg Land will team up to bring you INVINCIBLE IRON-MAN, the series is starting fresh from issue #1 this November.
Some may remember Gillen from "Journey Into Mystery" and Land from "UNCANNY X-MEN," now together to bring you the Crimson Avenger's stories in this on-going monthly title. This all will take place later this fall at the culmination of the current MARVEL crossover Av.X and some changes are in store. One noticeable change is the new Black and Gold color design to Stark's armor.
What else Gillen and Land have in store for the MARVEL NOW! debut for IRON-MAN is still under wraps, but more news will be trickling out day by day as we lead up to this giant event! Stay tuned to MARVEL.COM and come back to Marveluniverseunlimited.com as we stay on top of the new developments pertaining to the MARVEL NOW! launch later this fall and the specifics on INVINCIBLE IRON-MAN, brought to you by Kieron Gillen, Greg Land, and MARVEL Comics this November! Nuff Said!
by Lethal Bhudda
Get your own MARK VII IRON-MAN Armor . . .
Hot Toys Collectibles toy company announced the release of the new Limited Edition MARK VII IRON-MAN Armor figurine. The figure is 1/6 scale version of the armor worn in the AVENGERS film by Tony Stark himself. The figure is sculpted to detail with interchangeable parts to customize it to your satisfaction, down to the life like head of actor Robert Downey Jr. to give your figure the look of Stark without the helmet.
The figure comes with an array of detachable and interchangeable parts shown in some of the pictures below courtesy of Hot Toys and MARVEL . . .
- Multiple interchangeable parts to customize your figure the way you want to. . .
- Lifelike Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark interchangeable head…
Get your IRON-MAN MARK VII Armor figurine from Hot Toys today!
Marvel Universe Unlimited's "Pick Of The Week" …
The "pick of the week" for the week of Wed. August 1st is none other than "HAWKEYE #1." The book is written by Matt Fraction with artwork by David Aja(The Immortal IRON FIST), colors by Matt Hollingsworth, and letters by Chris Eliopoulos. The cover is done by multiple creative talents with variant covers available. The issue will have a price point of $2.99 and will be on store shelves Wed. August 1st.
Straight from the success of his surprise breakout role in this summers *Smash Hit* AVENGERS film, the one-time villain, now member of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, HAWKEYE has his very own ongoing series title. Once on the wrong side of the law, HAWKEYE now fights to uphold those very same laws he once broke, but he doesn't go it alone, by his side is ex-Young Avenger Kate Bishop!
Joining forces again is one of MARVEL'S top scribes in Matt Fraction, and penciller extraordinaire David Aja who worked together before on IMMORTAL IRON FIST title. Bound to feature a lot of globe-trotting, arrow firing action . . . with special guests and by virtue of his former S.H.I.E.L.D and current AVENGERS ties, HAWKEYE should be a blast.
So get out to your comic stores or get ready to download digitally HAWKEYE #1 this week for tons of action as this new series kicks off courtesy of MARVEL Comics. It's the Marvel Universe Unlimited's "pick of the Week" brought to you by Marveluniverseunlimited.com . . . Nuff Said!
by Lethal Bhudda
DEADPOOL Kills The Marvel Universe!
We all know the mutant Mercenary known as DEADPOOL has a big mouth. Anyone who has the fortune(or misfortune depending on which side of his blades you're on) will not shut up, in fact sometimes I wonder if his marks don't want to die, just to be rid of his relentless wise cracking and insults. Yes, even teammates have wanted to "pop a claw or three" in his gullet at one time or another. The man named Wade Wilson a.k.a. DEADPOOL can be a lot to handle.
Assassins skills rivaled by few, proficient with almost all forms of weaponry, Olympic level athletic abilities, and a built in healing agent to boot, the ol' Merc with a Mouth is formidable, but is he formidable enough to take out the MARVEL Universe?
This is the question that will be answered in the upcoming MARVEL series release "DEADPOOL Kills The Marvel Universe" which starts in August. The series is set for a weekly release schedule and starts August 1st. The title is written by Cullen Bunn, with art by Dalibor Talajic and colors by Lee Loughridge. The issues will have a price point of $2.99. The story is a what if kind of tale that see's DEADPOOL taking on the MARVEL Universe in his own trademark way, a lot of weapons, major attitude, and even more mouth! This series is not for the kiddies though, it'll be done graphic horror-story style.
Could DEADPOOL actually pull it off and take out the MARVEL UNIVERSE? Be here for this series starting the first week in August and see if the Merc with a Mouth can pull off his ultimate challenge . . ."DEADPOOL Kills The Marvel Universe" brought to you by MARVEL Comics . . . Nuff Said!
by Lethal Bhudda
PHASE ONE: AVENGERS ASSEMBLED!
In celebration for the upcoming release of MARVEL'S blockbuster success . . . The AVENGERS on Blu-Ray/DVD and Digital Download, MARVEL has plans to package the film in a collectors edition box set. The set will consist of Six movies(CAPTAIN AMERICA, IRON MAN 1 & 2, THOR, HULK, and AVENGERS) and four bonus discs. The films are packaged in special artwork packaging.
- Bonus discs include a "Phase One Archives" disc that has classified behind the scenes elements and features.
- The AVENGERS Initiative recruitment files on Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, and the Hulk. These files are complete dossiers on the heroes, breakdown of their equipment, and profiles. Plus a TOP SECRET S.H.E.I.L.D. classified file.
Most retailers are accepting pre-orders now, reserve your copy today as supplies are bound to fly off the shelves . . . Get the AVENGERS ASSEMBLED: PHASE ONE Box Set!
Marvel Universe Unlimited's "Pick of the Week" . . .
The "pick of the week" this week is none other than "WOLVERINE And The X-MEN #14." The issue is written by mainstay Jason Aaron and pencilled by Jorge Molina. Cover art was done by Nick Bradshaw. The issue has a pricepoint of $3.99.
This issue is an AVENGERS VS. X-MEN tie-in, the mini series that's dominating the MARVEL Universe right now. But this issue brings about a different form of action, as Kitty Pryde and her longtime love interest . . . COLLOSUS go out on a date. Fans of the X-MEN know this couples history which is long and turbulent.
Complicate things more by mentioning that this is no ordinary COLLOSUS, this is the PHOENIX FIVE version, and there's a little battle going on between them and some little other supergroup named the AVENGERS! Pick up this issue and see how this all plays out . . . "WOLVERINE And The X-MEN #14" from MARVEL Comics is in stores NOW!
From "Ms." to "Captain" . . .
The "pick of the week" this week is MARVEL'S "CAPTAIN MARVEL #1." This is the debut issue in this ongoing series. The issue is written by Kelly Sue DeConnick with art by Dexter Soy. Letters by Joe Caramagna, and cover done by Ed McGuinness, Dexter Vines, Javier Rodriguez, Adi Granov, and Paolo Rivers. This issue has a price point of $2.99 and will be in stores this Wednesday as well as available for digital download.
Carol Danvers, formerly known as Ms. MARVEL, BINARY, and a S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent, now CAPTAIN MARVEL . . .gets her own title and a brand new series. One of the first books that are technically coming out of the new MARVEL NOW! relaunching. She's been an AIR FORCE Pilot, an AVENGER who lost her powers in a fight with ROGUE, a space traveler with fiery power, a spy, and once again an AVENGER.
So join MARVEL Comics and pick up CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 this week by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Dexter Soy and go for the ride of your life with Carol Danvers and special guest star, CAPTAIN AMERICA in this first installment in this new series.
Jane reprises role as PUNISHER in Unofficial short . . .
Fans both everyday and famous alike have been making video shorts for years as a way of showing love and support to their favorite films, comics, books, and cartoons among other things. Rarely has someone who actually starred in the official version of a property star in these fan made shorts. But recently Actor Thomas Jane(HBO's HUNG, Deep Blue Sea, Boogie Nights) did just that.
Jane, who played The PUNISHER in the 2004 MARVEL Studios major motion picture release has reprised his role of vigilante Frank Castle, a.k.a. PUNISHER. The short film is called "Dirty Laundry" ans follows a much more vicious Castle on a visit to the laundry mat when he stumbles on a bad situation, from here the action picks up in classic Frank Castle fashion. The short also stars veteran actor Ron Perlman and is a little over 10:00 minutes long, although it's technically not rated, this short deserves an "R" rating due to some nasty "punishment" dealt by Castle himself. Jane was quoted as saying "I wanted to make a fan film for a character I've always loved and believed in, a love letter to Frank Castle and his friends."
No telling if this short film will lead to a sequel of any kind, but Jane sounds like he would love to come back to play the character again, and with MARVEL pushing the NEW title "PUNISHER: War Zone" there's always hope. Here is the unofficial "PUNISHER" short entitled "Dirty Laundry" starring Thomas Jane and Ron Perlman . . .
By Lethal Bhudda
MARVEL shows us the future . . .
Fresh off the San Diego Comic Con, the hype machine keeps on rolling. MARVEL announced it's brand new name . . . MARVEL NOW! a few weeks ago hinting on a fresh start for some of it's titles as well as some completely new ones. Already revealing some titles like UNCANNY AVENGERS, an All-New X-MEN title, and a new AVENGERS book also. There will be some titles coming to an end to make room for the new ones, namely FF, UNCANNY X-MEN and CAPTAIN AMERICA to name a few.
First up this October is MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE #1 which will be a showcase issue giving readers a look at some of the creative teams and new titles, who will be on which titles, and first looks at some of the character's new designs.(Such as the ULTIMATES inspired Nick Fury shown on the cover of MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE #1)
Some of the writers that will be featured in this issue are Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, Jeph Loeb, Nick Spencer, Kieron Gillen, and Dennis Hopeless for starters. Artists involved are Michael Allred, Ed McGuinness, Steve McNiven, Jamie McKelvie, Salvador Larroca and Luke Ross. Cover art on this issue done by Adi Granov. For more information you can go to NOW.Marvel.com or get in on the conversation and let your opinions be heard on Twitter at #MarvelNOW!
As always, check back here at Marveluniverseunlimited.com for more exclusives on MARVEL NOW! and other breaking MARVEL news…Nuff Said!!!
By Lethal Bhudda
WOLVERINE catches a VIPER . . .
Recently the rumor mill has been full of gossip over casting for these next films slated for release under MARVEL'S umbrella. One of the rumors seems to have been verified, actress Jessica Biel has been cast as The VIPER. TheCelebrityCafe.com is reporting that Biel has agreed to play the Jade villainess who also goes by the name of MADAME HYDRA.
The VIPER has a long history with Logan, from her run ins with the X-MEN, to her endeavors with SILVER SAMURAI at her side in the far East battling WOLVIE. It has already been announced that SILVER SAMURAI has been picked to be the villain in this next outing, now joined by The VIPER just like the comics, should pose a formidable combo for the ol' Canukle Head. The film is scheduled for release July 26, 2013 and filming should begin in Australia soon. The film will be directed by James Mangold and was penned by Mark Bombak and Christopher McQuarrie.
Stay tuned to Marveluniverseunlimited.com for more news and other stories pertaining to this and other MARVEL news.
By Lethal Bhudda
MARVEL releases titles and dates for it's next set of films . . .
MARVEL comics and their film division, MARVEL Studios has released their aggressive film plans for the near future. Last week at the San Diego Comic Con's MARVEL panel, the film that was most notably talked about was the next up, IRON MAN 3. In a surprise move, MARVEL released their whole line-up tor the next two years . . .
IRON MAN 3(May 3, 2013)
THOR; The Dark World (November 8, 2013)
CAPTAIN AMERICA ; The Winter Soldier (April 4, 2014)
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (August 1, 2014)
ANT-MAN (date not available)
These are the films talked about at this years con, a few notable films were left off the list. Most notable, MARVEL'S upcoming The WOLVERINE and the speculated BLACK PANTHER. More news will be released in the upcoming weeks as MARVEL revs up it's next campaign . . . MARVEL NOW! Stay tuned to MArveluniverseunlimited.com for more news and breaking stories,
By Lethal Bhudda
New Armor for Tony Stark . . .
This years San Diego Comic Con was full of reveals and one of the big ones was the new IRON MAN Armor for the next film in the franchise. As all fans of IRON MAN know, Tony Stark and billion dollar corporation allows him the ability do develop and wear multiple suits for all occasions. MARVEL Studios has released pics of one of the NEW armors debuting in the third film.
Here's a piece of concept art from IRON MAN 3, that was done for the film . . .
As this years Comic Con closes, more news will be revealed as media sources recap and summarize, MARVEL released a lot of information about their plan to move ahead with the next barrage of films leading up to AVENGERS 2. Stick around and come back to Marveluniverseunlimited.com for more on this highly anticipated film.
By Lethal Bhudda
The "Merc with a Mouth" is coming to YOUR HOUSE!
It was announced at this years San Diego Comic Con on the MARVEL Video Games Panel that DEADPOOL, everyone's favorite Mutant Mercenary will be starring in his very own video game.
The game will be developed by Activision and High Moon Studios and will be released next year. Not a lot is known about DEADPOOL other than his real name is Wade Wilson, he was in the program that created WOLVERINE, he's a Mercenary and deadly proficient with any sharp weapon, and oh yeah. . . .He's got a BIG MOUTH! Other details about the game have yet to be released, but MARVEL did release a trailer for the game. There is also a website for the upcoming game, you can log on to www.deadpoolgame.com to check out more news. Watch the video below to see your first look at what the game has in store for you and come back to Marveluniverseunlimited.com for more news . . .
By Lethal Bhudda