According to a report in Geek.com, the upcoming sequel "Guardians of the Galaxy 2" will not only bring back the unlikely group of galactic heroes from the first film, but will also introduce what is considered to be Marvel comics' "weirdest" characters that ever came out.
The report cited insider information which claimed that a lesser known character but a fan favorite among Marvel comic book followers is going to be introduced in the sequel. It is none other than Ego, the Living Planet, who first appeared in a 1966 issue of "Thor." He later on appeared in other Marvel comics such as "Fantastic Four" and "Silver Surfer." In 2000, he was also part of the Marvel crossover storyline "Maximum Security" which included several series such as the "Avengers," "Iron Man," "X-Men Unlimited," and "Gambit."
The character of Ego is said to be quite an unusual one even in the Marvel universe. The planet, according to the report, came to be when The Stranger, who is a powerful space wizard, granted the planet consciousness. Ego became very ambitious and wanted to conquer other worlds, primarily by devouring them. It was Thor who put a stop to Ego. At one point, however, Thor managed to somehow reform Ego and even asked the planet to host a group called The Wanderers to live on the planet. Based on the character's storyline in "Thor," Ego looks to be a villainous force to contend with. more >>
Dragon Warrior Po (Jack Black) returns to the big screen this month in "Kung Fu Panda 3" and in it, he faces an all-new villain, Kai (J.K. Simmons), an ancient sword-wielding evil spirit who steals the powers of kung fu masters.
Simmons, who won an Oscar award last year for his portrayal of another villain - Terrence Fletcher, the abusive jazz instructor in "Whiplash" - spoke to Entertainment Weekly about voicing Kai for the latest film in the "Kung Fu Panda" franchise. The actor revealed that he was drawn to the film because his family members are big fans of the first two "Kung Fu Panda" installments.
As for Kai, also known as The Beast of Vengence/Master of Pain/Maker of Widows, "He's smart enough and funny enough for parents to not be sitting there catching up on their emails," Simmons said. more >>
Though the couple separated almost a year ago, reports indicate that Jennifer Garner no longer wants to push through with her divorce from husband of 10 years, Ben Affleck.
According to Radar Online, which first published the news, sources claim that 43-year-old Garner has had a change of heart and now believes that she and 43-year-old Affleck can still save their marriage.
"Jen really thinks there is a chance they can fix their relationship," the source told the website. "Ben's being good and not going out in public much these days, so she has this glimmer of hope they can make it work." more >>
Following previous reports about Cate Blanchett's rumored involvement with and role in the forthcoming Marvel film "Thor: Ragnarok," as well as speculation about Odin's (Anthony Hopkins) fate after supposedly being exiled from Asgard, a new report has surfaced explaining the Hulk's (Mark Ruffalo) role in the film, along with Thor's (Chris Hemsworth) rumored visit to Planet Hulk.
The new possible spoiler comes courtesy of Geek.com and echoes what has been talked about for some time now: that Thor will somehow find himself on Planet Hulk/Sakaar, where he and his fellow Avenger reunite before going on the "cosmic road trip" that prompted Ruffalo to recently call "Thor: Ragnarok" a "universal road movie."
While the upcoming "Thor" film is still in the writing phase, Geek.com says that it is in contact with sources about "Thor: Ragnarok" and that these sources report that Marvel is planning on re-formulating the Hulk, trying to make him more funny and less of a bore than he was in the two "Hulk" stand-alone films. Marvel is also supposedly planning on a solo "Hulk" movie based on the "Planet Hulk" comic book storyline by Greg Pak. This is reportedly why the Hulk was separated from the rest of the Avengers at the end of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (2015). more >>
Warner Bros. may already be hinting at the involvement of a bigger, badder villain (Darkseid) in the forthcoming "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," but fans are still a bit hung up on why Zack Snyder revealed (in the film's last full-length trailer) Doomsday so soon. And with the epic superhero battle between Superman (Henry Cavill) and Batman (Ben Affleck), and the introduction of Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and The Flash (Ezra Miller), many are wondering why Doomsday couldn't have been left for the "Man of Steel" sequel instead of sharing the big screen with so many other iconic DC characters.
In an interview for the latest issue of Empire Magazine, "Dawn of Justice" director Zack Snyder talked about why he decided to include Doomsday in the film, saying, as quoted by Comic Book Movie, "To go up against heroes like Batman and Superman, we wanted to introduce one of the DC Universe's most iconic and powerful villains."
"He is essentially an unstoppable force," he said. "He poses a real threat to the world within the film." more >>
Most of the talk about the highly anticipated "Captain America: Civil War" has been about the superhero triangle of Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan); the introduction of Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman); and the return of General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross (William Hurt). Though fans did see him looking unconscious (or dead) in a field with Iron Man in the film's teaser, not much has been said about James Rhodes/War Machine (Don Cheadle).
The character didn't see much action in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (2015) and did not appear at all in "The Avengers" (2012). This time, however, Iron Man's loyal friend is reportedly taking on a bigger, "more intense" role that will be "pivotal" to the "Civil War" story.