Now that Disney owns a good chunk of everyone’s childhood for the foreseeable future, it’s all just one big happy Disney-Pixar-Lucasfilm-Marvel family. So when Karen Gillan had to shave her head for the role of Neubla in Guardians of the Galaxy, that gorgeous hair just didn’t get swept down the drain— it was donated to the Star Wars VII props and costume department, where it will be turned into a wig, or a beard, or maybe even a long, luscious, fiery merkin for some alien race.
I’m just gonna rip off io9/Topless Robot writer Rob Bricken here, because it sums the whole thing up pretty well: "Oh? You think you’re finally getting ready to make a Justice League movie? That’s nice. We have our next 40 movies planned out. I think we’re going to do Squirrel Girl, too. Not because we think she’s a good character, mind you, but just because if we manage to make a Squirrel Girl movie before you figure out how to make a Wonder Woman movie it’ll be hilarious."
The newest Marvel Studios flick, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is in theaters now, much to the delight of many fans. Marvel Studios has been making bigger and better comic book flicks lately, and this one looks no different. But how does it do? Is it another great flick, or should it have stayed frozen in a river?
Netflix has done quite well with its original programming already, but as a big shot in the arm, Marvel has announced it will be writing four brand new superhero shows just for the online TV and movie service. The heroes getting their own shows will be Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Daredevil. Aaaand DC still can’t get a damn Wonder Woman anything off the ground.
To promote its digital comic subscription platform, Marvel is giving away a free pack of 700 first edition comics until 11pm EST tomorrow night.
While the Ant Man and Doctor Strange have been more or less official for a while, the release dates were pretty vague. This past week, Marvel made the release dates slightly less vague by putting both movies on the schedule for 2015. In 2014, they’ve got Avengers 2, Thor 2, Captain America 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Marvel’s Guardian of the Galaxy movie is set for a 2014 release date, and until now there hasn’t been much casting news. Deadline is reporting that Joseph Gordon-Levitt could continue his superhero movie career by leading the cast of Guardians as Starlord Peter Quill.
Last week, Marvel teased some sort of X-Men relaunch, and by the “XX” teaser, some people guessed that the relaunch would involve an all-female X-Men crew. And those people would be right. The new main team of X-Women will be Jubilee, Storm, Rogue, Kitty Pryde, Rachel Grey and Psylocke.