These Aren’t The Real Captain America: Civil War Opening Credits

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But they’re pretty good.  And also a reminder that almost everyone in the Marvel Universe is in this movie.  Check them out after the cut.

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Corporate Synergy: Civil War II To Hit Comic Store Shelves In The Spring?

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There are interesting  images of a postcard supposedly from Marvel making the rounds on the interwebs.  Featured on the front are Iron Man and current Captain America Sam Wilson trading punches.  On the back there is a large roman numeral “II” and the text “Spring 2016”.

Marvel at this point has declined comment, but if real, this sure looks like Marvel is preparing a sequel to the 2006-2007 mega event Civil War.  Which makes perfect sense as they gear up for the release of the film Captain America: Civil War, which is based in some way on that original series.

See the full postcard after the cut.

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All The Cool Kids Are Doing It: An Impossible Ant-Man Review (Spoilers)

AntManPosters1-640x389I don’t have the guts or knowledge or care enough to put myself out there like Ryan and predict the top ten grossing films of 2015.  But one thing I’ve steadfast to in the Gabbing Geek Bullpen has been that I thought Ant-Man would end Marvel’s blockbuster roll.  And it turns out I was right.  (What a different time we live in when an opening of 58 million dollars is considered a disappointment.)  Besting only The Incredible Hulk‘s opening weekend (and finishing dead last if you adjust Incredible Hulk for inflation).

I just never thought Ant-Man on his own would be a draw.  He was not one of the Marvel big hitters, and he never stepped up to the plate and hit a home run with a trailer like other B-Listers Guardians of the Galaxy.

But does any of that mean it was any good?  If you are not tired of reading Ant-Man reviews from Ryan, Watson, Jenny and Tom, I share my thoughts after the break.  Be warned, there will be spoilers.

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Least Shocking News Of The Day: Spider-Man Confirmed For Civil War

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Cap and Tony are trying to help Spidey out of that ridiculous suit.

After months of speculation, Kevin Feige confirmed today via The Hollywood Reporter that:

“[Tom] Holland will report immediately to the set of the currently shooting Captain America: Civil War, which Marvel has scheduled for a May 6, 2016, release and in which the newest Spider-Man will make his first onscreen appearance.”

It will be interesting to see how big a role Spider-Man will have since this is technically a Captain America movie, I think every Marvel character outside of Thor, Hulk and Daredevil are set to appear and there’s no way Spider-Man’s exact story arc from the comic book version of Civil War will likely be replicated.

In any case, this is going to be awesome!

Marvel Picks Two Guys You Never Heard Of To Star And Direct Next Spider-Man Film

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Your new Peter Parker looks like he might need to hit the weight room…

I’ll be honest, I have no idea who Tom Holland or Jon Watts are.  But they are likely to become household names with Sony and Marvel’s announement that they are the new star and director respectively of the next Spider-Man film from Sony.  Read through the Marvel/Sony press release for all the “rah rah here they are” and “we worked really hard to find the right people”, etc.

For all that, the rest of the article is low on details, significantly if Holland/Spidey will officially appear in Captain America: Civil War.  But since every Avenger as well as Superman, Batman, Mighty Mouse, Deputy Dog, the cast of Three’s Company and F-Troop are all scheduled to appear, I think it is save to say our new Spider-Man will make his debut there in some capacity.

Captain America: Civil War is set to open May 6, 2016, while the next solo Spider-Man film spins a web on  July 28, 2017.

Casting News For Cap!

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He messed with the wrong Captain!

Beloved British thespian Martin Freeman, having conquered the Geek realms of SherlockThe Hobbit, and the TV version of Fargo (which was actually quite good), has been cast in the upcoming Captain America:  Civil War as…I have no idea, actually.  Nobody does.  Well, presumably Freeman knows.  And the casting director.  His agent.  A few other people.  He’s in the movie, OK?

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Continued Batman In Suicide Squad Rumors

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Re-enactment of WB executives on the way to the bank.

Rumors of a Batman appearance in Suicide Squad have been around for a few months. Latino Review (via Instagram) believe they have additional information on how Batman will be used…potential (minor) spoilers…

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