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Captain America, the wildly popular superhero created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby nearly 70 years ago, will be brought back to life in the very short future, according to Marvel chief Joe Quesada. The character was gunned down outside of a courthouse nearly two years ago at the end of the Civil War story arc, causing rampant speculation in fan circles about who would take his place with The Punisher, Frank Castle, being touted at the time as a possible star-spangled saviour.
Marvel’s popular origin series X-Men: Legacy will be brought to a close with issue #255. The series launched in February 2008 and focused on mutant mentor Professor Charles Xavier. It charted his journey to reclaim his memories after the events of Messiah CompleX.
Released: 12 June ’08
Director: Louis Leterrier
Screenwriter: Zak Penn, Edward Norton (uncredited)
Cast: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt
Distributor: Marvel Studios, Universal Pictures
Running Time: 112 mins
Following the substantial rumours that Marvel is close to a deal that would put Jon Favreau back in the director’s chair for the sequel to this year’s Iron Man, Variety is reporting that Justin Theroux is signed on to write the screenplay for the film. Theroux is known for his work as both a writer … Continued
Jon Favreau has reportedly been signed on to direct the sequel to May’s superhero blockbuster Iron Man. Nikki Finke and The IESB have the (strongly worded) scoop on the story, which has been a long time coming following very public and vitriolic disputes between Marvel and the actor/director. The studio has set a 2010 release … Continued
Edging ever closer and closer to a US box office tally of $300 million, Iron Man has impressed the suits at Marvel and Paramount with plans for the sequel already seemingly well underway. Speaking to Military.com, Terence Howard has let slip that Iron Man 2 is slated to begin shooting next March. Howard is signed … Continued
Three more actors have been cast in the roles of superheroes for the upcoming X-Men film, Wolverine: Origins from 20th Century Fox. Ryan Reynolds will take on the role of Deadpool, while rapper will.i.am will play John Wraith, and Taylor Kitsch will be donning the trenchcoat as Gambit. The latest casting news fills out an … Continued