MRR: Comic Con Wrap-Up
MRR Comic Con Wrap-Up
As yet another amazing Comic Con comes to a close, we have been overloaded with exciting news and revelations from the makers of Hollywood’s most anticipated upcoming movies. That’s why MRR is giving you everything you need to know about Superman, Batman, The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men, and more in this MRR: Comic Con 2013 Wrap-Up.
“Avengers: Age Of Ultron”- The sequel to 2012’s record setting “Avengers” finally has an official title. “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” will reunite earth’s mightiest heroes-and perhaps a few new ones- to fight the incredibly powerful adamantium robot Ultron. This is surprising information since the mid-credits appearance of Thanos led most of us to believe he would be the sequels antagonist.
As you may know, Ultron is the invention of genius scientist Hank Pym, also known as Ant-Man. This makes sense since we are also awaiting the 2015 release of the film “Ant-Man”. However, Joss Whedon had this to say about the subject.
“We’re doing our own version of the origin story for Ultron. In the origin story, there was Hank Pym, so a lot of people assumed that he will be in the mix. He’s not. We’re basically taking the things from the comics for the movies that we need and can use. A lot of stuff has to fall by the wayside.”- Joss Whedon
“Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes”- Fans of “The Planet Of The Apes” franchise will be glad to hear that the latest installment, “Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes”, has made some exciting announcements. Aside from an eerie image of an aged Caesar, FOX also revealed exclusive footage of a post-apocalyptic world, ravaged by a man-made disease.
Footage showed actor Gary Oldman(Book of Eli, The Dark Knight) as the leader of the remaining humans. Andy Serkis is reprising his role as the motion-captured leader of the ape revolution, Caesar.
“Guardians Of The Galaxy”- The ever-expanding Marvel Universe has offered yet another superhero ensemble to rival its “Avengers” franchise. “Guardians Of The Galaxy” has been the subject of many geek forums since its announcement at last year’s Comic Con. However, very little information other than casting rumors and 1 piece of concept art was offered up. This year’s Comic Con gave fans a star studded panel including director James Gunn(Super) and the full cast, consisting of Chris Pratt(Parks and Recreation), Zoe Saldana(Star Trek Into Darkness), Benicio Del Toro(Sin City), Michael Rooker(The Walking Dead) and Karen Gillan(Doctor Who).
A new piece of concept art has also been released but an exclusive teaser reel stole the show. The teaser reel, or some version of it will certainly hit the web soon. So keep your eyes peeled.
“X-Men: Days Of Future Past”- 13 years after Bryan Singer first brought Wolverine and the gang to the big screen, he is returning to save his beloved franchise. After a flubbed Wolverine spin-off the X-Men franchise was left with a broken timeline and little hope of salvation. After a successful prequel, “X-Men: First Class”, the franchise seemed to have some much needed redirection and connection back to the original series. Even still, most fans have been forced to pretend that “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” never happened in order to rationalize the timeline. The highest of hopes is that Singer can somehow use “X-Men: Days of Future Past” to set right all films in the franchise.
With “The Wolverine” less than a week away, X-Men fever is as high as possible. The production team for DOFP has taken full advantage of this at Comic Con. Several new images of characters have been released, all wearing black-combat-like uniforms.
A display of the Sentinel Mark I was also revealed, as well as several propaganda posters advocating the eradication of all mutants.
Franchise tent pole, Hugh Jackman, also hinted toward some interesting wardrobe possibilities.
“In the future, the X-Men suits are…really I’m just pausing in case I’m going too far…are unbelievable. First of all, a hell of a lot more comfortable to wear than in X-Men 1 or 2, but they look really amazing. And…people in the future wear suits who’ve never worn suits before. That’s all I’m going to say.”- Hugh Jackman
Was Jackman referencing the possibility of Professor X suiting up for the fight, or perhaps that Wolverine may be wearing his classic black and yellow? We’re at the edge of our seat either way.
“Untitled Superman/Batman Film”- Zack Snyder made a surprise appearance at Comic Con to update fans about the status of his “Man Of Steel” follow-up. His announcement was melodramatic to say the least. He borrowed the voice talents of “Man Of Steel” star Harry Lennix to read the following quote.
“I want you to remember Clark, in all the years to come. In all your private moments. In all the years to come, my hand at your throat. I want you to remember, the one man who beat you.” -Bruce Wayne
After the reading an image of a merged Batman & Superman logo appeared on the screen and all of geekdom shouted for joy.
Details of the film are still completely unknown, but Warner Bros. has it slated for a 2015 release.
“Edge Of Tomorrow”- Tom Cruise’s latest blockbuster in production WAS known as “All You Need Is Kill” until last week’s sudden name swap to “The Edge Of Tomorrow”. “The Edge Of Tomorrow” seems to be the latest in a grittier breed of sci-fi films including “District 9”, “Elysium”, and “Oblivion”. The later of which also starred Tom Cruise.
New character posters of Tom Cruise and costar Emily Blunt were released at Comic Con as well as a teaser reel filled with action, explosions, and a Tom Cruise voice over. We will have to wait for the time being for the teaser to hit the web.
That’s it for this year’s MRR: Comic Con 2013 Wrap-Up. Be sure to stay tuned to MRR, your source for movie news, as these stories unfold further.