Monthly Archives: March 2015

New Superhero Movie Information

Superhero movies are becoming bigger and better with each passing year, and we eagerly collect new information like a chipmunk searching for nuts. We’re here to let you know some of the amazing new rumors that are flying around about upcoming DC and Marvel movies!

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Avengers: Age of Ultron

Ultron Actors

Most of the big names related to the upcoming Avengers movie have been known for months, but there are a few hidden ones that have yet to see light!

For instance, did you know that famous British comedic actor Rowan Atkinson will be in costume as Ultron robot #4? He was apparently very excited about the role, stating it gave him a chance to “expand his dramatic muscles.” Multi-academy award winning Meryl Streep has been tagged to be the voice of one of Tony Stark’s new suits under the name “Jarvina.” We’re excited to hear that these veteran actors will be joining the already-talented cast of the new movie.

Howard the Duck?!

Seen briefly in the final stinger at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy, Howard the Duck is a classic P.I. character from Marvel’s archives. Director Paulina Pulmonary has been tagged to bring the flatfoot back to the big screen, set for a 2017 release. Seth Green will remain to provide the voice of Howard, Arianna Grande is one of the frontrunners for his young assistant, and Rowan Atkinson has signed on to villain of the piece, “Nazi von Killyou.” Mrs. Pulmonary has said that the name is likely to change.

Future DC projects

DC is preparing for Superman v Batman: Dawn of Justice, and Suicide Squad, but what’s next for them? Sources say a six-movie series about Crises on Infinite Earths, followed by The Death of Superman – with Rowan Atkinson as the deadly Doomsday – and then a movie for each of the four Superman replacements.

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We’re very excited about all the movies that are planned for the future, and we can’t wait to see the sweet, sweet silver screen goodness that will be coming soon.

 

Agent Carter Superhero Character Corner

Original Universe Agent Carter
Original Universe Agent Carter

For character corner this month we’re looking at an important character from Captain America and S.H.I.E.L.D.’s past, Peggy Carter, otherwise known as Agent 13, or just Agent Carter. Captain America’s idealistic resistance fighter has appeared in recent Marvel movies and productions like Captain America: Winter Soldier, but what was her character like originally?

History:

Born in Virginia to a wealthy family, and joining the French Resistance in her teens, Carter proved to be a competent fighter, serving on several missions alongside Captain America. The two fell in love, but Carter developed amnesia after a bombing attach before Captain America was presumed dead.

Carter recovered from her amnesia, but she found out that Captain America had been lost; she withdrew from her friends and dressed in mourning, eventually requiring hospitalization. When Captain America reappeared, Carter had been under treatments by the villain Doctor Faustus. Captain America freed her from Faustus’ grasp.

Agent Carter would go on to work with Captain America, though due to Marvel’s less than . . . solid . . . passage of time, this was later retconned to have Captain America instead work with Carter’s niece. The adventures included defending New York from the Yellow Claw, battling the Secret Empire, and fighting against the Red Skull’s kidnapping. She later joined the Avengers as support, and later retired to a nursing home after developing dementia. When she passed away, her funeral was attended by her niece Sharon, Captain America, Nick Fury, and Dum-Dum Dugan.

Marvel Cinematic Universe Agent Carter
Marvel Cinematic Universe Agent Carter

Alternate version:

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of Agent Carter, there are a few differences. Some are critical, while some are merely cosmetic. Carter is no longer a Virginian, instead born in England and serving in the British Armed Forces Special Air Service. She ended up joining the SSR, the Allied division formed to fight Nazi Germany’s Hydra division. After saving the life of Abraham Erskine, who created the Super Soldier Serum, she returned to New York to work with Howard Stark.

Following the events of Captain America: The First Avenger, Carter appeared in the short marvel television series Agent Carter, containing only eight episodes, as well as a one-shot and two episodes from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Carter chronicles her fight against HYDRA, the founding of S.H.I.E.L.D., and more. She would work with Henry Pym, the original Ant-Man, and finally be reunited with Captain America in 2014. It is also known that she will appear in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Thanks for reading about Agent Carter. We hope you’ve enjoyed this short informational segment; come back next week for more fun fan info!

Top Superhero Video Games

Superhero video games
Which Superhero game is the best?

Comic books and video games go hand-in-hand. Both existed in our culture together as prime engagements for kids, and it was inevitable that they would eventually meet. Today, we’re going to list five of the best superhero video games. To make things easier for us, we’ve narrowed the selection down to comic book characters, not just characters in video games that could be described as superheroes.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time

While not traditional heroes, these masked creatures were originally comic book characters, and fit the superhero bill otherwise. With up to four players and an insanely fun combat system that was all the rage the time it was released, this simple arcade game provided an unlimited supply of fun.

Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom (2/3)

Fans are split on which game is better, but both the second and third game is this 2D fighting series hit sweet spots. Roster depth on both sides, each character with a unique style and move set, a difficult system to master, and great graphical details.

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

Using the same idea as such classics like Gauntlet, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance adds Marvel characters (Over 140!) to the mix, and the end result is an engaging brawler with a bevy of unlockable items and secrets to find.

X-Men Arcade

Get five friends together and pick your mutant, things are about to get wild. Simple controls (attack, jump, and mutant ability) plus a huge range of characters to both play as and battle help this old title stack up. Plus, how many other games let six people play at once?

Batman: Arkham City

Batman: Arkham Asylum
Batman: Arkham Asylum

Arkham City, and its similar predecessor Arkham Asylum, did something no other video had yet accomplished: Make a Batman game where you are as stealthy, strong, and smart as the dark knight himself. Plenty of video games made him strong, others made him smart or stealthy, but all three was an unheard-of event. Rocksteady studios changed all that, and also gave us the greatest superhero video game of all time.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this list. Did we leave any off? Which one was your favorite?

Plan your Superhero Party

A Perfect Superhero Party
A Perfect Superhero Party

Summer is getting a little closer. Slowly. At the rate of about one day per day.

Anyway, people love having parties during the summer. With a boatload of superhero movies debuting in the coming months, there are probably going to be plenty of kids that want their birthday party to pack a punch! Use these helpful tips to get your superhero party off the ground:

Superhero games:

There are plenty of easy ways to make games superhero-themed, but here are a few cool ways to have special hero games.

Catch the villain: heroes use a hula hoop to throw on escaping villains (parents or helpers). When caught, villains have to release candy to escape. Continue until the candy has run out.

Superhero Obstacle Course: Set up jumping, running, tunnels, and other tests for the fastest time! Pop a balloon with super strength, beat a bad guy (a pillow or bag stuffed with something soft), or have them bust through a wall of cardboard boxes.

Superhero treats:

A few crafts help make the food fun, like rolling comic book pages into snack cups, or cake decoration, but a few special treats, coupled with names make things even more fun! Lighter snacks will make the party more fun, since all the superhero stuff will make the kids want to run.

Superhero power packs: fruit and marshmallows arranged on a tray, easy for grabbing on the go.

Joker juice: blueberry smoothies in green cups.

Superman ice: Make shaved ice, but use two different syrups in red and blue to decorate.

Superhero Decorations:

We have huge amounts of standard superhero party gear like plates, cups, napkins, invitations, and more, but you can up the ante for your guests with quick, easy, and original creations.

Cardboard sound effects: Decorate cardboard starbursts with sound effect words (Like you would see in a classic Batman episode) and tape or staple them up.

Photo booth: Draw a city background on a sheet or tarp, and get costumes for your guests to take a heroic picture!

These are just a few simple ideas to help your upcoming superhero party be a blast. Let us know about other creative ideas you’ve had, or have seen before!