Zachary Levi Thinks He’ll Face Off Against The Rock’s Black Adam In Shazam! 3

Zachary Levi Thinks He’ll Face Off Against The Rock’s Black Adam In Shazam! 3

 

Zachary Levi Thinks He’ll Face Off Against The Rock’s Black Adam In Shazam! 3

We have a longer wait ahead of us for these two titans to come to blows.

This past spring, Shazam, formerly known as Captain Marvel, finally made his film debut, and the DC Extended Universe-set origin story saw Billy Batson going up against Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, his arch-nemesis from the comics. But Shazam has another opponent who’s given him a lot of trouble over…

 

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6 Momentous Moments from San Diego Comic Con Over the Years

6 Momentous Moments from San Diego Comic Con Over the Years

 

San Diego Comic Con is the biggest pop-culture event in the
world. From parties and panels to secret events and surprise moments, the con
is pure magic, and no written description will do it justice—you have to see it
for yourself.

In the lead up to SDCC this year we decided to look back at some of our favorite moments in recent convention history. Without further ado…

Stan Lee Crashes the Iron Man Panel

In 2007, the MCU was barely a glimmer in Kevin Feige’s eye. Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Avi Arad, and others took to the SDCC stage to premiere the very first trailer for Iron Man, wowing the crowd. As they answered questions from the audience, Favreau announced that they had a special surprise guest who had a “small” part in the movie. Suddenly, Stan Lee bounded out onto the stage, astonishing the fans. Stan quipped that he just came to watch the panel when they pulled him up onstage. He reminisced with RDJ about their first lunch together, while Favreau explained how Stan’s Iron Man comics pushed the envelope by featuring a weapons manufacturer who was somehow a lovable character. It was a rollicking kickoff to what would become the massively successful Marvel Cinematic Universe.

 

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Lucasfilm Reveals the Sith Trooper

Lucasfilm Reveals the Sith Trooper

Today we thought we’d take a little break from the latest Marvel and Stan Lee news and drop in for a visit on a galaxy far, far away…

You’ve heard of Clone Troopers, Stormtroopers, and First Order Troopers, but have you ever laid your eyes on a Sith Trooper?

Well that’s exactly what we’re going to get in the latest
and final film installment of the Star
Wars
trilogy of trilogies, otherwise known as the Skywalker Saga. Lucasfilm
revealed the surprise edition to Star
Wars
canon this week with the crimson clad Sith Troopers, set to debut in The
Rise of Skywalker
, shocking fans across the globe.

Despite being obvious targets for blaster fire, the blood red design is quite striking, with elements incorporated from previous trooper armor, the Return of the Jedi’sImperial Royal Guards and the Praetorian Guard from The Last Jedi film. Oddly enough, the suits seem to take the most inspiration from the prequel era Clone Trooper armor, with similarly shaped helmets and visors.

All shapes aside, the biggest question coming out of this
announcement is who are the Sith Troopers loyal to? The obvious answer is the
Sith, but the Sith haven’t been around since Darth Sidious took a nose dive
down a reactor shaft in Return of the Jedi. It was even said in The
Force Awakens
that although Kylo Ren is a dark side user, he is a member of
the Knights of Ren, and not a Sith.

There wasn’t any mention of Supreme Leader Snoke’s allegiance to the dark Sith lords in the previous two movies. So, it is possible that these new troopers won’t be following the First Order into battle at all. But then, who commands them?

With the tease of Emperor Darth Sidious’ return in the first trailer for The Rise of Skywalker, there is speculation that they could be the Emperor’s own personal troops. We don’t yet know what form Sidious’ return will take, whether as a hologram recording, a droid, some kind of dark side force entity, or the dark lord himself in the flesh. If it is in fact Sidious, whose side is he on? Will he side with Kylo Ren and the First Order? Or will Rey and the Resistance have to team up with their enemies to battle this old foe?

We’ll all just have to wait and guess until December 20th
reveals all the Star Wars secrets to us. Isn’t speculation fun?

Excel… I mean, may the force be with you!

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Exclusive Marvel Toys at San Diego Comic Con 2019

Exclusive Marvel Toys at San Diego Comic Con 2019

Besides panels, one of the biggest draws to SDCC is the
exclusive toys and other merch that debuts at the convention every year. This
year is no different, especially for Marvel. While Marvel has several ongoing
toy collaborations, the big news will be the exclusives slated for release during
the Con. This realm of news is constantly updated, with more reveals from
various toy companies coming.

Mattel always has an exciting booth, thanks to its collaborations with brands like DC, Star Wars, and of course, Marvel. So far, they’ve got a long list of exclusives, but only one of those is a Marvel toy. Created in partnership with Hot Wheels, the “Spider Machine GP-7” will be available for attendees to purchase at the convention. The car is based on the 1978 Japanese Spider-Man animated series that had motocross racer Takuya Yamashiro take on the mantle of Spidey. You can read the full lowdown on the Mattel release HERE.

One of the biggest toy companies attending the convention, Funko, has released a handful of Marvel-themed Pop! toys to debut at SDCC. So far, the company has released new figures that encompass both the MCU and Marvel Comics including Gamora, Wong, and more. The announcement can be seen HERE.

Hasbro is keeping anticipation high right up to the Con by only releasing tiny trickles of new information about their Marvel collection. Among the first sets of news drops is a vintage Hulk action figure that celebrates 80 years of Marvel. Although there have been many iterations of the Big Green Guy over the years, the Hasbro SDCC exclusive goes all the way back to the beginning, with the iconic purple shorts and even a broken lead pipe in his hand. Beyond this, as part of the Marvel Legends series, intergalactic characters the Collector and the Grandmaster will be coming to SDCC in toy form. Although the two are never seen together onscreen, these figurines will be debuting as a two-pack available exclusively at the Con and come complete with props from their films. For more Hasbro news, check out their Instagram feed as it updates new releases HERE.

It looks like the most extensive selection of Marvel-themed SDCC exclusives will be at Sideshow Collectibles. Although the figurines are on the pricier side, Sideshow guarantees unmatched detail and an interesting variety of both well-known and lesser-known characters. Since Avengers: Endgame’s release, everyone has been paying tribute to Iron Man, so naturally some of the exclusive attendee-only releases have been dedicated to him. First, there’s the “Neon Tech Iron Man 2.0” that shows off the future of the Iron Man suit in a whole new light – it literally lights up! Then there’s the suit that started it all, the Mark 1. This hand-painted figurine depicts the original Iron Man suit built by Tony Stark as a means to escape his terrorist captors and includes a replica of the man himself, as well. There will also be a golden figure of Thanos called “The Mad Titan Designer Toy,” based on an animated likeness of the character. Even if you can’t attend SDCC there will still be Marvel toys available to purchase online that weekend, including Ghost Rider. You can see the full lineup HERE.

This toy
list will surely grow longer by the time SDCC rolls around, so be sure to keep
an eye out for other exclusive releases centered around the convention. See you
in San Diego!

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Over 750 Marvel Netflix Props Are Up for Auction!

Over 750 Marvel Netflix Props Are Up for Auction!

The Marvel
Netflix partnership will soon have run its course, but fans can still get hold
of a piece of history from the recent era of gritty TV shows featuring a
handful of iconic characters. Marvel is teaming up with Prop Store for a live
public auction of over 750 various props from all seasons of Luke Cage, Iron
Fist
, and Daredevil on August 12 and 13, 2019.

Props both big and small will be available in a wide variety of price ranges. If you’re willing to set aside a nice chunk of change, you could start a successful superhero career of your own! Matt Murdock’s Daredevil suit, Luke Cage’s hoodie, and Danny Rand’s Iron Fist uniform are all up for grabs. These costumes are listed as having “minor signs of wear from production,” meaning each suit was worn on set, likely by the stars themselves!

If you don’t have over $10K to drop on a literal super-suit, that’s perfectly fine. You can still acquire smaller items from the show, ranging from Matt Murdock’s sunglasses to Colleen Wing’s katana to decorations from the Harlem’s Paradise club seen in Luke Cage. Villain-wear is also available in the auction, such as costume pieces from characters like Kingpin, Bullseye, Diamondback, and more. 

Although
the auction will be conducted live in Valencia, CA, on the specified days for
each respective show, call-in bids, online bids, and absentee bids can also be
accommodated, allowing Marvel fans all over the world to get in on the action. All
the items are on display in the catalog and online pre-bidding is already
available. Check out the full
auction listing HERE
.

Long live
the Defenders of New York: Daredevil, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage!

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