Captain America comes to Disneyland Park

Are you a Captain America fan? Well so am I… good news for the both of us. Captain America will be featured as “Captain America: The Living Legend and Symbol of Courage” at Innoventions at Disneyland Park starting Friday, March 7, 2014 right on time before Captain America: The Winter Soldier comes out in April 4, 2014. you can also experience Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries and Thor: Treasures of Asgard if you haven’t done so already.

Captain America will be standing proud in a patriotic setting and ready to greet fans.

Are you ready to meet Captain America? Comment below…

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Iron Man Experience a Marvel Thrill Ride Opening in 2016

Disney announced the addition of the world’s first Marvel-themed thrill ride at their Hong Kong park. Disney hopes that The Iron Man Experience will boost attendance at the park, which actually lost hundreds of millions of dollars since their 2005 opening.

iron-man-experience-hong-kong“It’s important for us to have a story for our Hong Kong guests, a little bit of bragging rights that they have something that nobody else has,” said Bill Ernest, the president of Disney’s theme parks in Asia.

The ride is set to open in late 2016, the $100 million attraction adds more to the Hong Kong park. “Iron Man 3” took in $121.2 million in China this year. The related “Avengers” movie took in $84.1 million.

iron-man-experience-poster.jpg~originalDisney did not give a whole lot of details on the planned Iron Man ride, but only said that guests will take flight with Iron Man as he fights alien invaders across the streets and skyline of Hong Kong. So I guess we’ll just have to wait and see…

My guess is with the new Iron Man Experience new foods will come out parallel to Iron Man. Anyone up for some Shawarma?

ABC’s New Series: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

ABC is officially releasing “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” The series has been picked up by the network for a full season and is expected to hit the screen this fall. The Hollywood Reporter states that ABC will begin marketing the show this Sunday before the season finale of “Once Upon a Time.”

Welcome back Clark Gregg! Many of you know Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films. Agent Coulson is in charge of assembling the selected agents from S.H.I.E.L.D. and the team investigate different cases that are highly classified and very extraordinary, this screams Men In Black to me.

The team consists of:

  • Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton) who is highly trained in combat and espionage
  • Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) expert pilot and martial artist
  • Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) who is a brilliant engineer
  • Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) a genius bio-chemist

And with them is a new recruit who is a computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet).

The series includes Executive Producers Joss Whedon from Marvel’s The Avengers and ”Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen are pilot co-writers  from “Dollhouse,” “Dr.Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”, Jeffrey Bell known from “Angel” and “Alias”, and Jeph Loeb from “Smallville”.  All great and wonderful creators!! I’m looking forward to this series already!

The new series, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television. What do you think of the idea of the S.H.I.E.L.D. series? Comment below.

Top 10 Things You Might Not Know About “The Avengers” Movie

Spoiler Alert at #10 !!!!

  1. The famous line in comic books, “Avengers assemble” was not used in the movie, but Chris Evans (Captain America) sent out an “Avengers assemble” text to cast members on the set to call them for an outing. “We all went dancing at this nightclub,” Tom Hiddleston (Loki) says. “The Avengers going mad in Albuquerque on a Saturday night. It was surreal and wonderful.”
  2. Lou Ferrigno, the original Incredible Hulk” helped with the post-transformation of the Hulk by adding his voice combined with Mark Ruffalo as well as others to create the Hulk’s voice in the movie. Chris Boyes, a supervising sound editor at Skywalker, says Ferrigno “was a big player in the roar.” Hulk’s grunts and rage-filled roars were a group effort: ~12% came from animals (“some bear and lion underneath”) and the rest came from Ruffalo, Ferrigno and other humans, including Boyes.
  3. Loki’s horns are noticeably bigger because as his pain and anger grow, so does his horns.
  4. All U.S. military stealth jets that appear in the film, fight carriers and helicopters, were “digitally inserted by the studio…not actual planes provided by the U.S. military.” states Phil Strub, the Defense Department’s Hollywood liaison. The reason: The Pentagon and the government officials were confused about what their military role was in The Avengers and how the chain of command worked.
  5. Clark Gregg’s character, Agent Phil Coulson, was actually not from the original comic book but was a character introduced on the Iron Man movies.
  6. Exclusive report for The Hollywood Reporter, Kinetic Analysis Corp., one of the leading and disaster-cost prediction and assessment firms in the nation, led by Chuck Watson and Sara Jupin, employed computer models used for predicting the destruction of nuclear weapons and concluded that the physical damage of the invasion of Manhattan in movie would be $60 billion-$70 billion, with economic and cleanup costs hitting $90 billion. Add on the loss of thousands of lives, puts the overall price tag at $160 billion.
  7. It took a 5 year marketing plan starting with one man’s vision— Kevin Feige, who noticed the surprise hit of Iron Man at Comic-Con in 2007 and quickly jumped into making four more movies –– The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America leading up to The Avengers with characters like Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) popping up in those movies, and the original Iron Man featuring a segment devoted to the Avengers initiative idea.
  8. The cast of “The Avengers” get along so well that many times Joss Whedon had trouble keeping them settled down, they even played pranks and made bets on one another like who making faces to try to get Tom Hiddleston (Loki) to crack a smile while filming.
  9. There is a scene at the end of the rolling credits, so don’t leave!!! Many people have left after seeing Thanos, but there’s a little bonus at the end.
  10. The enemy at the mid-end is Thanos, from a race known as The Eternals, god-like cosmic beings, but Thanos trained and augmented himself into becoming even more powerful than the rest of his people. He devotes himself to “courting death” which in the comic book, death is personified as a woman known as the Mistress Death, and Thanos kills to gain her love.