Hot Toys’ line of Marvel figures has some truly great standouts, but it’s supported by a line of more reliable “regulars” the company can churn out variants of pretty easily. Fifty million Iron Man suits here, 30 million Spider-Man ones there, it’s figures like that that let them do the really fancy stuff. Maybe the next regular should just be Stan Lee cameos?
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We’re in the endgame now, and the long-awaited arrival of Avengers: Endgame in theatres today has had us at io9 looking back on over a decade of Marvel Studios movies. We’ve already discussed our favourite moments from the films—but the MCU has become about so much more than the movies. It’s about the experience itself!
Walt Disney has announced that it has severed ties with James Gunn, removing him from production of the third Guardians of the Galaxy film, in the wake of multiple old tweets from the director joking about rape and paedophilia.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our regular roundup of shiny toys and merch we desperately wish we had the money to waste on. This week is getting a bit life-sized, with a giant Star Wars trooper, a slightly less giant (but still life-sized) baby Groot, and a cool look at Thor's new Infinity War weapon. Check it out!
If we told you last year that a movie about a mute woman having a torrid, romantic relationship with a modernised version of the Creature From the Black Lagoon was going to dominate at the Oscars in terms of nominations, you might have chuckled a little to yourself. 2017 was a simpler time. The 2018 Academy Award nominations are in and there's a lot for genre fans to be happy about.
James Gunn is notorious for hiding clever, fantastic Easter eggs in his two Guardians of the Galaxy of the films. Gunn's always made a point of making the inside jokes incredibly difficult to find, but the director recently revealed the reason some of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's best gags are impossible to spot: They were straight up cut out of the film.
No one really knows what a spoiler is anymore. The term has become a subjective judgment tied to one person's ideas about how much they can know about a story in advance before it ruins their enjoyment of that story. Some people don't care at all, others care too much, and it's all gotten a tad out of hand.
Video: It shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone that the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 cast and crew had an inordinate amount of fun with one another working on the film. How are you supposed to make a movie with a talking raccoon and a living planet if you're not laughing your arse off between takes?
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's Kurt Russell wowed audiences when he revealed that the younger look he sported in flashback scenes was largely thanks to make-up, not visual effects. However, it took a lot more than some concealer and a wig to make Ego the Living Planet look 30 years younger.