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Links10. Wait, did Winter Soldier's Falcon just confirm he'll be back for more Marvel movies? (via Blastr)
Next week you'll find out why I'm so excited for Falcon, but here's what Anthony Mackie said during an interview recently about his character's costume.
Marvel is introducing a classic Captain America protege in Winter Soldier, and it sounds like the new addition could be sticking around for a while.
Anthony Mackie, who plays Sam Wilson (aka the Falcon) in the Captain America sequel, opened up about his character in a recent interview with Total Film magazine. Not surprisingly, Mackie notes that it was kind of hard to interact with the rest of the cast on-screen when he was wings strapped to his back and a bunch of wire-fu equipment. He also seemingly confirmed that Falcon will be definitely be back for future Marvel movies. Hmm.
“It’s 10 times tougher performing with wings. I’m like, ‘Wait, I’m the only dude that’s on strings? Everybody else gets to walk around or drive cars and I gotta fly?’ When we had our first conversation about the movie, my biggest statement to the Russos was, ‘You better not make me look like an idiot.’ That was my greatest fear. Even though I wanted to wear red spandex, I was hugely afraid of looking like a pigeon! As the Falcon aged [in the comics] and grew up, his uniform grew up.
"The uniform we have now is the uniform of an adult… The Ultimate look gives him a sense of purpose and makes him look like a badass. The wings can look funny at times, so you have to do something to combat that – at no point in time do you want him to show up on film and have people laugh. That’s what we’ve been able to find, between the tactical suit and the Ultimate suit. As the franchise goes on and you see more of me and Captain America, the suit will evolve into the Ultimate look, the hard-leather black look. The suit that he has in this movie is more of a military suit because it’s the first time you see it.”
9. Marvel Is Doing "Development Work" For a Black Widow Movie. But ... (via The Mary Sue)
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said a thing. A thing about a Black Widow movie. Put your skepticism caps on, we're going for a ride.
8. Sixth & Final Season Of ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ To Stream On Netflix (via Deadline)
After resurrecting The Killing for a final season after its cancellation by AMC, Netflix is doing the same for Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The streaming service will debut a 13-episode sixth and final installment of the animated series on March 7. Titled The Lost Missions, the season promises to reveal “some of the deepest mysteries of the conflict between the light and the dark sides of the Force leading to a series finale.” An intrepid clone trooper discovers a shocking secret, Anakin Skywalker’s closest relationship is tested to its limits, and what Master Yoda discovers while investigating the disappearance of a Jedi could forever change the balance of power in the galaxy. Under the multi-year deal with Disney/ABC TV Group, Netflix will be the exclusive subscription service for the entire Star Wars: The Clone Wars series, including several director’s cut episodes never seen on TV, as well as the 2008 feature film. This marks the first time any Star Wars content has been available on Netflix. It also expands the fast growing relationship between Netflix and Lucasfilm parent Disney. A year ago, the two companies signed a groundbreaking output movie deal, the first time a major movie studio had chosen streaming vs. pay cable for its features. And recently, the companies sealed another unprecedented pact for four series and a miniseries from another marquee Disney label, Marvel. “The Clone Wars marks an important moment as Netflix welcomes more and more first-run content from The Walt Disney Company and its subsidiaries,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos.
7. ‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’ Trailer: Inducing Hallucinations Without Drugs (via /Film)
Decades ago the mad Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky spent a good deal of time and effort trying to film Frank Herbert‘s novel Dune. (This was years before David Lynch made his own adaptation.) Jodorowsky’s version of Dune never came to pass, but the people he assembled for the adaptation would go on to do other wonderful things (if they weren’t superstars already), and that particular incarnation of Dune stands as a legendary movie that could have been.
The documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune chronicles this attempt to make the movie, and landed on my “most anticipated of 2014″ list thanks to rapturous reception at festivals such as Fantastic Fest. We’ve seen some footage from Jodorowsky’s Dune before, but a new trailer has just come online, thanks to the US distributor Sony Pictures Classics. Have a look at it below; if nothing else check out the opening, where Jodoroswsky explains his titanic ambitions for the film. It’s beautiful.
6. ‘Sharknado 2′ Cast Unveiled; Production Starts Next Week (via Deadline)
Vivica A. Fox, Mark McGrath, Kelly Osbourne, Andy Dick, Judah Friedlander, and Judd Hirsch have been cast in Sharknado 2: The Second One – set to begin production next week. Throw your mind back to last month, when Syfy announced Ian Zierling and Tara Reid would pack up their chainsaws and head to Manhattan for Sharknado 2: The Second One, which is set to trend on Twitter some as-yet-unspecified day in July. Anthony Ferrante is again directing the screenplay by Thunder Levin – this time about a freak weather system that turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a “sharknado” on the city’s population and its most iconic sites, with sharknado experts Fin (Ziering) and April (Reid) the only ones able to save the city.
5. Pop Culture Alphabet (via /Film)
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4. Taylor Swift Attacked At Grammys By Street Fighter Ryu (via Neatorama)
You’ve probably heard all the gossip about the 2014 Grammys by now- Pharrell’s ridiculous Arby's looking hat, the godawful outfit worn by Madonna, Trent Reznor’s middle finger to the whole award show, and the Grammys in general, and of course the hilarious way Taylor Swift reacted to losing the Album of the Year.
But Taylor’s "react like I just won then clap awkwardly when I realize I didn’t actually win" moment was overshadowed by her piano rocking performance, which was totally hardcore thanks to a little help from Street Fighter’s Ryu. Watch as he kicks the young singer into action, keeping the beat with the bottom of his feet!
3. CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Will Lead Right into AGE OF ULTRON (via GeekTyrant)
Disney CEO Bob Iger [said] that [Captain America 2's] storyline will "set critical events in motion” that lead into Age of Ultron which comes out on May 1st, 2015. I seriously can't wait to see what The Winter Soldier has in store for us. As much as I loved The Avengers, I think that this movie will be even better. Iger went on to say, “I’ve really been impressed with the early buzz that we’re seeing for the Marvel films. Captain America 2 is just huge and it takes the Captain America story to incredible new levels."
2. BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II Mondo Poster by Laurent Durieux (via GeekTyrant)
1. Rocket Raccoon And Groot Let Rip In Early Guardians Of The Galaxy Footage (via Bleeding Cool)
Next week Tuesday we get our first official trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy. But we're already excited at these “concept animation” clips of Rocket Raccoon and Groot in action.
In case you missed it, here are all the gifs from the leaked Comic Con trailer:
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