We were talking yesterday about finally getting a look at Jamie Bell‘s The Thing in Fantastic Four, putting a nice ribbon around a fairly humble media frenzy. You would think that the main outcome of this reveal would just be a little added comfort and anticipation about a mysterious Marvel reboot. But it seems as though a mini Renaissance has been sparked and solo characters from big comic book movie are being revealed all over the place. Instead of making you click on four separate links to four different reveals, we thought we’d stick them all on one list so you could look at them all together… Because we’re classy. So let’s go through some character reveals from Xmen: Apocalypse, Ann-Marie, Suicide Squad AND Avengers: Age of Ultron. Check them out!
Let’s start with Xmen because, to be honest, it’s probably not the reveal you were looking for. We’d all love a gander at Apocalypse, but this artwork for Angel is plenty exciting. Ben Hardy was recently revealed to be playing the winged mutant, but we had no confirmation about which design they were going to use for his wings. Would they use feathers or a metallic design used in some comic incarnations? Well, they went metallic, and it looks pretty damn badass. Check it is below, courtesy of Empire:
Granted this is just artwork, but it definitely bodes well for the rest of the team and the costumes they’ll be rocking. Hopefully we’ll get a look at some real costumes very soon.
Next we have Ant-Man, which has gone somewhat covert since its big trailer reveal all those months ago. It’s been hard for the super shrunken first timer to take precedent with big time Marvel sequels cropping up at the same time, but they’ve played it cool and waited for the optimum moment to give us a look at Yellow Jacket, the much discussed villain and anti-Ant Man. Have a look below and see what you think, courtesy of The Wrap:
It’s good to see that they’ve included the mechanical arms in the shot. Is it me or does he look a smudge too Iron Man-ish? Not that that’s a bad thing of course. He definitely looks more monstrous than anticipated, which is definitely exciting to see. Hopefully we’ll be seeing to two fight it out before long.
Let’s move on to Suicide Squad. You’ll recall we got a group Twitter shot of the cast of the DC movie with director David Ayer doing a read through. Awesome? You bet, but there was one question on everyone’s lips: where’s Jared Leto? Where’s The Joker? Well sometimes questions get answered and we got a shot of Leto replicating the classic Joker image from the cover or acclaimed Alan Moore graphic novel Killing Joke. Have a look, fresh from Slashfilm:
I think he nailed it! It would have been great to see Leto in full garb, but it’s enough to see him with his bright green crew cut. It looks as though they’re having fun with the role which can only be a good thing. They wouldn’t give the Joker a camera in Askham Asylum though would they? Maybe he was the one taking the group photo.
Aaaaaaaaand the final movie on our list is Avengers: Age of Ultron. Out of all the movies on the list, Avengers 2 has definitely gotten the most press and had the biggest trailer haul. But that still wasn’t enough when we knew that Paul Bettany would be playing caped android The Vision. Well now we have a good look at the man-bot. Hot out of the Marvel Movie News oven:
Yes! It’s a hexagonal design, we haven’t seen one of those since Man of Steel. Despite the undeniably human eyes, Vision is looking pretty much perfect when you compare him to the comics. If they’re staying this faithful to the canon, will we be seeing Vision getting romantic with Scarlet Witch? Oh that happened… I think.
Well there you have it, a veritable possy of comic characters we’ve been dying to see over the last few months. Can we watch the films now?
Hey, you know that fool-proof plan if you have a film that’s getting negative press before it even comes out, when you bring out a trailer that has everyone in the film badmouthing the main character to seem all self-aware and post-modern? No, neither do we.
That seems to be the only explanation for the first UK Trailer for spy-comedy Mortdecai, starring the previously-incomparable-but-now-increasingly-comparable Johnny Depp. That’s the hope at least, because if this is a cut of all the best bits from director David Koepp’s latest Depp project (they worked together previously on Secret Window), then it’s going to be an unbearable 90+ minutes. But hey, why am I ruining it for you? Take a look for yourself, courtesy of Webzine Check:
It’s not that bad. You can see what they’re trying to do – they just don’t do it. The most disappointing thing about this project is that it seems to be taking a lot of good people with it. Sure there’s Depp, who’s like a daredevil motorcyclist trying to find the riskiest, most unstable films to vault himself into, but there’s also Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany and Olivia Munn. All fine actors, clearly doing their best, but it looks like this turd might be beyond polishing. But fingers crossed, right? It would certainly be nice to see Depp make a dramatic return to form. I’m just not sure that it’ going to be with Mortdecai. Release is January 23rd, 2015. Go on, give it a go.
With the teaser still getting hit after hit and the official site up and running, you’d think we’d be content with all we’re getting in anticipation of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. Well, you’d be wrong! So it’s a good thing that some behind the scenes footage has been included in the Guardians of the Galaxy DVD of some behind the scenes footage for the superhero sequel. Just click on the link for a snippet of what you can see, as included on the Guardians Facebook page: