The sixth instalment in the X-Men franchise and following the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, The Wolverine, directed by James Mangold, picks up with Marvel superhero Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) as he is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance in a struggle that has lasting consequences. Embroiled in a conflict and stripped of his immortality, Wolverine must battle deadly samurai as well as confront his own inner demons.
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Published 3 November, 2013
Comic Books , Film , Film Reviews
Tags: Alan Taylor, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Marvel, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgård, Thor: The Dark World, Tom Hiddleston
Marvel‘s latest, Thor: The Dark World, and directed by Alan Taylor, continues the big-screen adventures of Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Mighty Avenger, in the aftermath of 2012′s Avengers Assemble. As a shadowy enemy predates the universe itself, Thor must fight to save Earth and all the Nine Realms in order to restore order across the cosmos, as an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
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Published 1 May, 2013
Film , Film Reviews
Tags: Ben Kingsley, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Iron Man 3, Marvel, Rebecca Hall, Robert Downey Jr., Shane Black
The latest superhero film to be released by Marvel Studios and directed by Shane Black, Iron Man 3 is the seventh instalment in the Marvel Cinematic. Sequel to both the Iron Man films and the recent Avengers Assemble, the film picks up after the events of Loki’s invasion with a haunted Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) who, struggling to sleep, is having problems with his girlfriend Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and is forced to sit back and watch his friend Colonel James Rhodes (Don Cheadle) take on the responsibilities of America’s iron-suited hero. When two old scientist associates, Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce) and Maya Hansen (Rebecca Hall), come back into his life, however, his personal world is destroyed as a threat from the terrorist The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) means that Tony must embark on a harrowing quest to find those responsible, leading him to answer the question that has secretly consumed him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
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Published 24 August, 2012
Books , Comic Books , Film , Film News , Lost In The Multiplex , Published Work
Tags: Anna Kendrick, Anthony Russo, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Casting News, Chris Evans, Felicity Jones, Imogen Poots, Joe Russo, Marvel
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With Antony Mackie recently announced to be playing the role of Sam Wilson, aka Falcon, in Marvel’s upcoming Captain America sequel, the attention has moved on to finding a female lead, which is now down to three frontrunners – Anna Kendrick, Felicity Jones and Imogen Poots – it has been reported this week.
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