Ayer Reveals Jared Leto's Tattooed "Suicide Squad" Joker
The two brothers, who own Horizon Comics Productions, first rang this bell in April 2013, issuing a press release to announce a cease-and-desist letter just ahead of the premiere of Iron Man 3. However, as THR, Esq., first reported, on Thursday they finally filed a lawsuit in Massachusetts federal court against Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Studios, The Walt Disney Co. and a string of other defendants.
Evangelist Franklin Graham, the son and successor of influential Christian minister Billy Graham, claims Marvel’s outing of Iceman is part of a larger effort to “indoctrinate” young people.
“Today the Marvel comic character Ice Man, from the X-Men series, is coming out as gay,” Graham wrote Wednesday on his Facebook page. “This is another attempt to indoctrinate our young people to accept this destructive lifestyle. God’s Word says homosexuality is a sin, and we are to be on guard against all sin. God calls us to repent, turn from our sins, and put our trust in His Son Jesus Christ who died and rose again to pay the penalty for sin.”
Stop-motion LEGO recreations of movie trailers are becoming increasingly popular, but a lo of them are a little rough around the edges. However, that’s certainly not the case with this take on the first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron by Kevin Ulrich of Brotherhood Workshop. It’s a project that took five months to complete, and it definitely shows.
Knowing a good tie-in when it sees one, Adidas couldn’t pass up a collection inspired by Avengers: Age of Ultron that, of course, includes a Quicksilver sneaker.
The lines of shoes and apparel for children and adults, with the former having their choice of T-shirts, shorts, sneakers and accessories based on the Hulk, Iron Man and Captain America. The kid’s collection will be complemented by running shoes for grownups in four designs, but the star is the silver-green “Quicksilver” Adizero Prime Boost (above), which the company teases will be worn in the Marvel Studios sequel by “an exciting new Avengers character.” Who could that be?
If you thought Ashley Wood’s 3A Toys was finished with its Invincible Iron Man series of figures, think again. The company is back with another take on this Golden Avenger, this time the all-white Ghost Edition.
Standing 13.5 inches tall, the figure is fully articulated, with soft PVC covering the arms and legs. Six AG1 button cell batteries power the LED light-up eyes, palms and arc reactor.
With Daredevil renewed for a second season, Netflix and Marvel may be looking for a way to expand the series into a franchise. Allow us to suggest a kid-friendly spinoff, starring 3-year-old Parker as the guardian of Hell’s Preschool.
The son of John Nettles of City Light Studio, Parker is simultaneously fearsome and cute as a button as Daredevil in this terrific series of cosplay photos taken by his father.
If you’re not satisfied with just one version of the homicidal robot from Avengers: Age of Ultron in your collection, you’re in luck, because Hot Toys has officially unveiled its 1/6th-scale Ultron Mark I.
As both the name and the images suggest, this is the early form of the artificial intelligence glimpsed in the trailers for the Marvel Studios sequel, one cobbled together from pieces of Iron Man and Iron Legion armor, and who knows what else. Reflecting that, the 32.5-centimeter figure is asymmetrical and missing a left hand, with exposed cables and other mechanical details.
The collection features designs based on Marvel’s Avengers by Amy Beth Christenson and Andrew MacLaine, winners of last year’s Her Universe fashion show at SDCC, and includes several dresses and jackets. The designs were inspired by Captain America, Black Widow, Iron Man, Loki and Thor in particular.
Punisher artist Mitch Gerads was recruited to design the morale patch for the second annual Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit and Auction, which will raise funds to support the Guardian for Heroes Foundation.
Produced by ITS Tactical, the patch sports the iconic Punisher logo that served as the unofficial crest of SEAL Team 3’s Charlie Platoon, Kyle’s unit. The limited-edition patch debuted Friday, but sold out so quickly that the Kyle family requested more be made available.
Nearly a year and a half after Man at Arms took up Thor’s hammer, Man at Arms: Recharged sets out to recreate Loki’s staff (aka the Chitauri scepter) from Marvel’s The Avengers.
It’s a labor-intensive process — would we expect anything less? — that yields impressive results, even if the staff doesn’t quite match the one from the Marvel Studios film.
Never let it be said that Disney and Marvel Studios don’t know their market. To help promote the release this week of Avengers: Age of Ultron in Italy, they enlist a quartet of soccer stars.
For the promo spot Juventus Football Club’s Andrea Pirlo gets a boost from some custom Stark technology, Arturo Vidal sports an eye patch (and, apparently, moves) like Nick Fury, and Claudio Marchisio slings Captain America’s shield to block Giorgio Chiellini’s kick.
The Dancing Baby Groot sequence from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy sparked a pop-culture sensation that launched a seemingly endless parade of merchandise and introduced a new generation (or two) to The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back.” It also inspired stop-motion filmmakers Kyle Roberts and Nathan Poppe to collaborate on a new video.
Using a hand-drawn background and more than 1,000 photos of Hot Toys 1/4th-scale Groot and Marvel Legends 6-inch Drax, Roberts spent “dozens of hours” to recreate that scene (with a Jackson 5 cover by Denver Duncan). The result caught the attention of “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn, who commented this morning on their YouTube page, and then tweeted his appreciation for their work.
Amid the seemingly endless parade of Avengers: Age of Ultron tie-ins, one very important release — perhaps the most important — has largely slipped beneath the radar (well, mine, in any case): Deadpool’s Chimichanga Truck from Funko’s Pop! Vinyl Rides line.
Showcased in February at Toy Fair 2015, the truck — emblazoned with a “Deadpool’s Chimichangas” logo — comes complete with a removable 3 3/4-inch Deadpool figure that holds a sword in one hand, and grips a delicious chimichanga in the other.
Clearly learning nothing from Avengers: Age of Ultron‘s cautionary tale about technology gone wrong, Comicave Studios has unveiled its 4-foot-tall animatronic Hulkbuster figure. Yes, animatronic.
As you can see in the video of the prototype below, the quarter-scale collectible features armor that automatically opens to reveal Iron Man inside.
Add one more figure to Funko’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Pop! Vinyl series: the Scarlet Witch.
Arriving in August, long after most of the others have debuted, Wanda joins a lineup that so far features Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Hulk, Ultron, The Vision, Hawkeye and Black Widow, plus the Marvel Collector Corps-exclusive Hulkbuster.
Now we’re only waiting for Quicksilver, who seems to be taking his time for once …