Iron-Man

Interview: Cobie Smulders

Dork Shelf catches up with The Avengers' Agent Maria Hill, Vancouver native Cobie Smulders, to talk about working with such an elite squad of actors and how it's a change of pace from her day job on How I Met Your Mother.

The Avengers Review

Funny, exciting, and not entirely disposable as entertainment, The Avengers lives up to the early hype that it might be the film to beat for this year’s box office crown.

Interview: Mark Ruffalo

Dork Shelf sat down with the new big screen incarnation of The Incredible Hulk, Mark Ruffalo, just before the release of the long anticipated Marvel epic The Avengers about working on such a big scale with director Joss Whedon and his adventures in motion capture.

The Avengers Trailer

Apple.com has the first concrete look at Joss Whedon’s Marvel ensemble, The Avengers. Fans no longer have to grasp at 30 second preview snippets or shaky phone cam location footage. The trailer hits audiences with Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and the Hulk in action, being led by S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury. The trailer also contains some serious scenes of destruction along with shots of Thor's villainous brother Loki wreaking havoc on New York City.

Thor Review

I should preface this review with one caveat: I've never read or watched — or heard of Thor at all, really — before seeing the film. As you can probably guess from the preceding sentence, I don't even know what format of text or media from which its story originates. Colour me uneducated and largely incurious. Instead of attempting to hide this gaping hole in my nerd credentials, I'm sure that highlighting my lack of Thor knowledge will make for a pretty interesting review.

Interview
Comic Artist & Designer Adi Granov

With the release of the Iron Man 2 DVD and Blu-Ray today, now seems like a good a time to post our interview with conceptual designer and comic book artist Adi Granov from the 2010 Wizard World Toronto Comic Con. Granov is best known for his distinctive work on Marvel's in Iron Man: Extremis miniseries, as well as his incredible cover art for a variety of Marvel titles. His amazing work on Extremis eventually led Granov to a job as conceptual illustrator and suit consultant on Jon Favreau's two Iron Man films.

Podcast 16: Spock is Dead

Will, Jeff, Lucas and Noah sit down to discuss the Oscar nomination, the return of Lost, Mass Effect 2, Star Trek Online and its effects on social lives, Iron Man's suit redesign and what people can expect from Iron Man 2.

Iron Man 2 Trailer

Apple has posted the first trailer for Marvel’s upcoming Iron Man 2.  We finally (legitimately) get a glimpse of completed shots with Mickey Rouke‘s Whiplash and Don Cheadle‘s War Machine in action. The last scene of the trailer shows some heavy action with both Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Rhodey against a group of […]

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 Characters Revealed

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 ,the sequel to Activision’s 2006 hit game Marvel Ultimate Alliance is due out this Fall.  The game follows the recent Civil War storyline that rocked the main Marvel universe.  The U.S. government enacts a superhuman registration act after an incident caused by a third-rate Superhero team results in the death of […]

Iron Man vs. Bruce Lee Stop-Motion Video

File this one under fights you thought you would never see. Québécois autodidact director Patrick Boivin has created this amazing “Iron Man versus Bruce Lee” stop-motion fight using action figures. It’s an awesome video with a twist ending. Make sure to hit the HD and fullscreen buttons.

Johannson and Rourke Join Iron-Man 2

Both long rumoured to be in talks for roles in Iron-Man 2, news broke today that Scarlett Johannson and Mickey Rourke have officially signed on for the Marvel sequel. Johannson will play S.H.I.E.L.D agent Black Widow, while Rourke will be playing the villain Whiplash. John Favreau returns to the director’s chair and Robert Downey Jr. […]

Fox Planning to Ruin Perfectly Good Marvel Properties… Again!

Not satisfied with making two terrible Fantastic Four movies, 20th Century Fox is once again poised to ruin Fantastic Four: this time from scratch.  IESB.net is reporting that in addition to rebooting the Daredevil franchise(oh goody.) Fox will be going in a different direction for the next Fantastic Four.  In the wake of serious comic […]

Marvel Comics Celebrates 70th Anniversary with Top 70 Comics Countdown

Hard to believe that little old Marvel Comics is celebrating its 70th Anniversary this year.  To celebrate Marvel.com is counting down the Top 70 Marvel Comics as voted by their readers. Some great books on the list so far, but let’s be honest:  the company may be 70 years old, but the only Marvel Comics […]