avengers age of ultron

Loki and Heimdall to Appear in Avengers: Age of Ultron

According to Idris Elba (Heimdall), he and Tom Hiddleston (Loki) will reprise their roles in Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hits theaters May 2015.

The buzz for the film hit a fever pitch ever since the trailer was “accidentally” leaked in advance of its official release.  In my Marvel-loving family, my brother-in-law provided me with a frame-by-frame analysis of the trailer, including his speculation about secret characters and hidden scenes in between frames.

Read more from Elba here.

If You Love Loki, You’ll Love This!

Marvel unintentionally created a monster when they cast Tom Hiddleston as Loki in the Thor franchise. Loki stole the show in the Avengers movie as well.

Fans want a Loki movie…and until that day comes, check out this fan movie!


Marvel is Already Winning the Box Office War Against DC

Here is a very interesting article from HitFix: http://m.hitfix.com/motion-captured/why-dcs-serious-superman-may-give-marvel-the-big-screen-edge

I have always been a Batman fan. I saw the 1989 version in the theater when I was 9.  I watched Christopher Reeves as Superman (and I adored watching him with Richard Pryor in Superman III)

My brother in law is a die-hard Marvel fan, to the extent that he has Captain America tattooed to his calf.  Recently, he and my sister initiated me into the world of Marvel. 

I’m hooked.

I spent most of my time at the Marvel booth at SDCC. It was fun. The people working there were nice.  The fans were great.

So reading this article about the Warner Bros “no jokes” policy is saddening.  As much as I enjoy Batman and Superman, their movies don’t hold a candle to Marvel.  I am not looming forward to Batman vs Superman nearly as much as I am Avengers: Age of Ultron. I loved Guardians of the Galaxy.  I want to love the DC movies. Truly, I do.  But they just can’t be the same if they remain as dark as they have been in recent years. (Even the Tim Burton movies were funny at times…and nipples on the Batsuit is the longest running joke of all…) No one is suggesting a return to the 1960s campy Batman, but even that Batman is making a comeback.

Warner Bros and DC: Please wake up! Jokes are needed in your franchises. Lighten up.  As Joker said, “Why so sad?”