Tag Archive: Marvel Cinematic Universe – Phase 2

Jul 15 2015

Film Review: Ant-Man

The last film in the second phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe carries a lot of weight on its tiny shoulders, even if we aren’t entirely sure if ants have shoulders.  When it comes to things that are certain in life, death and taxes have recently seen Marvel Studios box office success join them as a roommate. …

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Jul 06 2015

Marvel places smallest hero on Australia’s big things for ‘Ant-Man’ promo

It was inevitable. Australian marketing for ANT-MAN has already seen some very tiny billboards going up around the country, and now they are going slightly bigger. Taking advantage of the local running joke around Australia’s big things, a series of novelty roadside attractions that are essentially tourist traps,  they have used the same theme as the …

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Jun 30 2015

Watch ‘Ant-Man’ shrink in a new extended clip

Following the red carpet premiere of ANT-MAN in Los Angeles, Marvel has released a new clip from the forthcoming film. It depicts Scott Lang (played by Paul Rudd) shrinking in detail for the first time, showcasing the primary effect of the film. Seemingly thrown in at the deep end by the disembodied voice of Hank Pym …

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May 26 2015

New photos from ‘Ant-Man’ show it’s a small world after all

Empire Magazine has given us a look at the latest pics from the upcoming ANT-MAN film, the next chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily and Michael Douglas, and is set for release in a little less than two months. The three photos mostly focus on the miniaturisation aspects of the …

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Mar 05 2015

Marvel unleashes third ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ trailer

How many trailers does a film need? In the case of AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, the biggest geeky release this side of a new Star Wars film, as many as inhumanly possible please! A third trailer has been released by Marvel Studios, this time focusing more on Ultron’s design and creation, and the direct hand that …

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Feb 25 2015

Marvel reveals new ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ poster

Marvel has revealed the latest poster for AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, showcasing all of the new and returning Avengers, although our Vision is being blinded by the sun. (See what we did there?) A very crowded piece of Photoshoppery, from the poster we can tell that none of the threats seem to be coming from …

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Jan 13 2015

Marvel debuts second ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ trailer

Marvel debuted a second trailer for AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON today, during the College Football Playoff National Championship game on the Disney owned ESPN. That’s some kind of sport, we imagine. The new trailer shows a lot more of the Hulbuster/Iron Man and Hulk fight, and hints of the trouble visions that were hinted in previous …

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Jan 03 2015

Comic book movies in 2015

Last year was a big year at the cinema for all of us here in geekdom, with no less than nine theatrical releases of comic book adaptations at the cinema. While 2015 doesn’t have quite the same number of releases on the schedule, it has some incredibly big hitters, not least of which is Avengers: …

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Dec 05 2014

Blu-ray Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

The biggest comic book film comes to terrestrial entertainment systems, and we can now walk in the Blu-rays of the beautiful sun. Guardians of the Galaxy was always going to be the trickiest film in the canon to sell to a mass audience. Just like Korath the Pursuer’s (Djimon Hounsou) reaction when he first encounters Peter “Star Lord” …

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Oct 23 2014

The official hi-res ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ trailer and teaser poster is released online

Following leaks of the first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel blamed Hydra. They then promptly released the official trailer online. It is, dear readers/listeners, a thing of unrestrained beauty. It’s up to Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), and the rest of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to save …

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Aug 25 2014

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ officially #1 film of the US summer

Despite prognostications of doom earlier in the year, Guardians of the Galaxy has exceeded expectations and become the top box office earner of the US summer season. Beating out heavy hitters such as Transformers: Age of Extinction and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the Marvel Studios film returned to the top slot on the US box-office this …

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