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  • 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch to star in Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' December 5, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch has officially been cast in Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'. Marvel Studios confirmed Cumberbatch's casting as the Sorcerer Supreme, following months of speculation, reported Deadline. "Stephen Strange's story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity. In 2016, Benedict will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such...
  • Chris Hemsworth to shoot 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' in London November 29, 2014

    London: Actor Chris Hemsworth will join fellow co-stars Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Hiddleston here in January to film new scenes for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. Hemsworth (who plays Thor), Downey Jr (Iron Man), Hiddleston (Loki), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), Paul Bettany (The Vision), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) and Jeremy Renner...
  • Marvel announces new comic book series on Howard the Duck, featured in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' post-credits scene November 23, 2014

    Los Angeles: Marvel Entertainment will bring out comic book series for Howard the Duck, the character, who was shown in a post-credits scene in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'. The book series will be out in Spring next year. Written by Chip Zdarsky with art by Joe Quinones, the series will feature...
  • Chadwick Boseman roped in by Marvel Studios to play Black Panther October 29, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Chadwick Boseman has been roped in by Marvel Studios for the role of superhero Black Panther. Boseman was announced as T'Challa, the head of the fictional African nation of Wakanda, in the movie, which is scheduled to be released November 3, 2017. The Black Panther - created by Stan...
  • 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' trailer: James Spader is a terrifying Ultron; Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man debuts the 'Hulkbuster Suit' October 23, 2014

    "I'm gonna show you something beautiful," says James Spader as the ruthless, metallic Ultron. The camera then pans to people staring in dismay at destruction, buildings collapsing, Hulk, sitting down, hugging his knees.The first look at Marvel's highly-anticipated sequel to 'The Avengers' is darker than its predecessor.Fans of 'Avengers: Age...
  • Panama Canal celebrates 100 years August 16, 2014

    Panama City: Panama celebrated the 100th anniversary of its famous canal on Saturday with a ceremony and gala, even as it scrambled to make up lost time by enlarging it to maintain its competitiveness in the 21st century. The canal, an engineering masterwork that transformed global commerce, opened on August 15,...
  • Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' rallies summer box office with USD 11.2 million opening night August 2, 2014

    Los Angeles: The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' stormed into the box office with a USD 11.2 million opening night, Walt Disney Co said on Friday, and could outperform expectations if it keeps drawing viewers with a new leading man, strong reviews and social media buzz. 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' the newest...
  • Marvel Studios announce 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' sequel July 27, 2014

    Los Angeles: Marvel Studios has announced that part two of its upcoming film 'Guardians of the Galaxy' will be released July 28, 2017. James Gunn will return to write and direct the sequel, revealed the studio bosses at the ComicCon presentation Saturday, reports huffingtonpost.com. Directed by Gunn, "Guardians of the Galaxy" is...
  • 'Iron Man' Robert Downey Jr highestearning actor: Forbes July 22, 2014

    Reuters: Robert Downey Jr, the star of Disney's Marvel superhero film franchises "Iron Man," and "The Avengers," is Hollywood's highest paid actor for the second consecutive year, with estimated earnings of $75 million, according to Forbes.com. The 49yearold star made most of his money from June 2013 to June 2014 from...
  • Will Scoot McNairy be the Nightwing in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'? June 27, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Scoot McNairy has reportedly landed a role in the upcoming 'Man of Steel' sequel 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'. The actor, who has starred in films like 'Argo' and '12 Years a Slave', is rumoured to play Nightwing in the film, reported Ace Showbiz. In the comics, Nightwing...
  • Terminally ill fan won't live to see Captain America out on Bluray; see how The Avengers rose to the occasion on Twitter May 19, 2014

    How many times have you seen The Avengers swoop down to save the world? The threats, be it from this world or otherwise, always come up naught against the collective power of the the Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America and others.Sophie Lippiatt, a freelance journalist whose 'pen name' is...
  • Channing Tatum wishes to play the card-throwing, suave X Man, Gambit April 17, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Channing Tatum has entered discussions with the producers of 'X-Men' about playing the role of Gambit. The 33-year-old '21 Jump Street' star has confirmed meeting the film's producer Lauren Shuler Donner, who had earlier revealed that she wanted the actor to play the Cajun mutant for a solo...
  • Twitter just got a little bit more awesome. 'Ironman', aka Robert Downey Jr, just joined Twitter with hilarious beginner's tweets April 12, 2014

    "Loving all the love, folks. It's been a blast. Though can somebody please explain how anyone can keep their thoughts to 140 characters or le." If you still don't know who tweeted that early today, you aren't into your superheroes. Every movie fan's secret wish has been answered. Robert Downey...
  • First look: 'Guardians of the Galaxy', the latest addition to Marvel's cinematic universe April 11, 2014

    In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan. In order to evade Ronan, Quill is forced into a truce with a group of misfits including Gamora, Rocket, Drax the...
  • 'Captain America' becomes box office hero; sets April records at USD 96.2 million April 8, 2014

    Los Angeles: It took in less than the weekend estimates of $96.2 million, but 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' was still the weekend's box office hero, setting the record for the largest domestic April debut with a solid $95 million. The comic-book-adapted sequel, starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L....
  • Would love to play the bad guy: Chris Evans April 3, 2014

    Reuters: With a suit of stars and stripes, and a loyal Marvel fan base behind him, actor Chris Evans once again brandishes the shield of superhero Captain America in a new film. In real life, the actor finds himself at odds with the demands of fame. Walt Disney Co's Marvel Studios...
  • Chris Evans ready to give up acting for directing movies March 26, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'Captain America' fame actor Chris Evans has hinted that he is ready to give up acting for directing. The actor makes his directorial debut with upcoming movie '1:30 Train'. When asked when he plans to hang up his 'Captain America' shield, he said: "That's a good question. We can do...
  • Actor Paul Rudd to star as 'AntMan,' Marvel action hero December 20, 2013

    Disneyowned Marvel Studios said on Thursday it has cast 'Anchorman 2' and 'This is 40' actor Paul Rudd to play the lead role in 'AntMan,' the next hero in its stable of comic book characters to go to the big screen. Marvel said the choice of Rudd, 44, reflected the studio's...
  • Hollywood Friday: Hugh Jackman returns with 'The Wolverine' July 26, 2013

    One of Marvel Comics' most loved character Wolverine is back. Part of the 'XMen' series, actor Hugh Jackman is all set to reprise the role for the second time. ...
  • Iron Man is like James Bond, Batman: Marvel Studios head January 23, 2013

    Los Angeles: Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has compared Iron Man to James Bond and Batman saying there are many more stories to tell about Tony Stark in the film. Feige praised actor Robert Downey Jr, adding that upcoming film 'Iron Man 3' was heavily influenced by the events of...
  • Top 10 Facebook games of 2012 December 30, 2012

    SongPop (FreshPlanet) - The music trivia game SongPop was the crowd favourite this year.Dragon City (Social Point) -  The social mobile game Dragon City came in at second. It is a new game where you breed your own dragons and create a fantastic world of magical islands. You can also combat against your friends with you team of dragons. Join the fairytale fun and hatch a dragon egg.Bike Race (Top Free games) - Drive through amazing jumps and loops as fast as you can to beat your Facebook friends in this fast-paced physics-based racing game.
  • SpiderMan's alterego Peter Parker dies December 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: SpiderMan's geeky alterego, Peter Parker, dies in a major battle with his rival Doctor Octopus in the latest issue of the popular comic series. The 'Amazing SpiderMan No 700', which hit stands yesterday, is set to break the hearts of many 'SpiderMan' followers, who kept themselves hooked to...
  • Marvel kills off Professor X, founder of XMen September 13, 2012

    Los Angeles: Professor X, the Marvel comic book character who formed and led the superhero mutant team known as XMen, has been killed off. The latest issue of comic book 'Avengers VS. XMen,' out on Wednesday, saw the wheelchair bound and telepathic character, whose full name is Charles Xavier, get killed...
  • 'SpiderMan' weekend sales in US, Canada: $65 mn July 9, 2012

    Los Angeles: The new SpiderMan climbed to the top of movie box office charts with weekend sales of $65 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales, a smashing debut for the reinvented franchise about a webslinging superhero. The Amazing SpiderMan, starring Andrew Garfield in the role played by Tobey Maguire in...
  • Rebooting 'SpiderMan', in a flash June 28, 2012

    New York: On a weekend in January of 2010, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios pivoted faster than even SpiderMan would dare. A fourth installment of the hugely popular SpiderMan franchise was planned, with director Sam Raimi and star Tobey Maguire returning to their trilogy of films that had earned more than...
  • Green Lantern relaunched as brave, mighty and gay June 1, 2012

    Philadelphia: Green Lantern, one of DC Comics' oldest and enduring heroes no matter what parallel earth he's on, is serving as a beacon for the publisher again, this time as a proud, mighty and openly gay hero. The change is revealed in the pages of the second issue of 'Earth 2'...
  • Marvel Comics plan first samesex marriage in the superhero world May 23, 2012

    Marvel comic book crime fighters 'The XMen' are getting ready for the first samesex marriage in the superhero world. ...
  • Marvel Comics plans wedding for gay hero Northstar May 23, 2012

    Philadelphia: Wedding bells will ring this summer for Marvel Comics' first openly gay hero, super speedster Northstar, and his longtime boyfriend. The New Yorkbased publisher said on Tuesday that Canadian character JeanPaul Beaubier will marry his beau, Kyle Jinadu, in the pages of "Astonishing XMen" No. 51. That's due out June...