You probably immediately guessed who Johnny Depp could play. Doctor Strange is the obvious casting, and we’ve been hearing rumors of a Doctor Strange movie in 2016 as part of Marvel’s Phase 3 for a while. Now Latino Review—source of many of the previous Doctor Strange rumors—says Johnny Depp has met with Marvel about the role.

The 50-year-old actor is a comic book fan, and is said to be very interested in jumping onto the Marvel machine. Johnny Depp also happens to have a very fruitful relationship with Marvel’s owner, Disney. While they have Depp on the hook for another “Pirates of the Caribbeans” film, it is believed they would shift that production around if he does agree to sign on the dotted line for Marvel.

Latino Review adds that, although the original script called for a 30-year-old to play Doctor Strange, they’d gladly rewrite it to land a star of Johnny Depp’s caliber. As for that script, last we heard it would be an origin story in which Strange deals with the guilt of letting his sister die. 
We’re hoping this rumor proves to be true, as we can’t imagine anyone more obvious for the role. I mean, just look at the banner picture. It’s like he’s already wearing his Doctor Strange casual attire. He takes off some of the jewelry and puts on a luxurious cape only when he means business. And business is good.
If you’re a fan of Anna Paquin, first the bad news: the one and only sequence she shot for “X-Men: Days of Future Past” has been confirmed cut from the movie. I don't doubt it’ll surface in some form eventually, but for now, at least, the sequel will not be going Rogue.
In better news for Marvel fans in general, HYDRA leader Baron Von Strucker will be a villain in the second Avengers movie. HitFix reports he’ll be the initial threat who ties in Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, while ComicBookMovie suggests that Dougray Scott, who was the original choice for Wolverine, may be in the running to play him. Scott had to bow out of the role that set Hugh Jackman for life when “Mission Impossible 2” went long, and now he probably throws darts at a picture of Tom Cruise every single night. So he’s kind of a perfect Marvel villain in real life.
Also, Marvel finally confirmed Paul Rudd as Ant-Man. I have no strong feelings about that whatsoever.
Tony Stark transforms into a superhero when he puts on Iron Man armor. If he just added the right music and a little flair, he could transform just like Sailor Moon. The colorful makeover works for Stark and it’s the kind of thing you could picture him doing when he’s had too much to drink. 
Just when I think the Christopher Nolan Batman can’t possibly be funny any more, somebody digitally pastes him into the movies Love Actually, Home Alone 2, A Christmas Carol…and turns A Christmas Story’s Ralphie into a tearful Bane.

Almost every movie shown would have been improved in this form.
The first official trailer for Amazing Spider-Man 2 hit online recently. At least I think it’s a trailer. Kinda looks like a video game. A dumb video game. Gwen Stacy also looks like she’s developed a severe thyroid issue since the last one. 
I don’t know why this story bothers me so much. I think it’s the sadness sweeping over me knowing that even successful Hollywood actors who could nail any woman end up married to a woman who vagina lashes all the fun out of them. That’s metaphysical angst or something. 

Natalie Portman was passing around a cutesy tidbit last week about how her steamy porn kissing scene with Chris Hemsworth in “Thor 2: We’ve Run Out of Fucking Ideas,” wasn’t really her in the scene. It was Chris’ wife, Elsa Pataky. Natalie made up some bullshit excuse about how she had a scheduling conflict during the very day they were shooting the romantic scene, and Chris’ wife just happened to selflessly volunteer to stand in, suddenly producing a perfectly fitting Natalie Portman wig she had stuffed in her purse. 

If Chris were a man, like, oh, I don’t know, Thor, he might’ve told his wife to back the fuck up while he felt up the hot Jewish chick he’d been promised in the script. But he didn’t, and Asgard fell like a limp dick.
The Dark Knight trilogy and Marvel Phase 1 films set a new standard for what superhero movies can be. We’ve come a long way in the last decade, and we have been treated to some real gems. Have you watched “The Dark Knight Rises”? It is brilliant. The first “Iron Man” was a huge gamble that played off and started a train of great movies that led to the crowning jewel of superhero movies, “The Avengers.”

It wasn’t but a few years ago that superhero movies were…let’s go with “not great.”

It’s time for a trip down memory lane folks. Today, we are going to give you a look at some of the worst superhero movies ever made, and let me be the first to tell you, this is quite a list. With all the recent success at the box office, the impressive amount of zeros that accompany superhero movies box office sales, and the charming good looks of Robert Downey, you might have forgotten about some of these instant…classics?

So here we go. The ten most awful superhero movies ever made…

10. METEOR MAN (1993)

Man gets hit in the chest with a meteor and gains super powers to fight those who are causing trouble on the streets of his town. Holy wow! What a premise! And guess what? The movie sucks just as much as you might imagine that it does.

9. GENERATION X (1996)

For those unfamiliar, Generation X is a storyline from the comics that focuses on a teenage faction of the X-Men who are not mentored by Xavier, but instead by Banshee and Emma Frost. Sadly, the movie was not good at all. Acting, story, look, feel—it all missed horribly. 


This movie actually had a lot of things going for it. Great cast (Uma Thurman, Luke Wilson). Decent premise. Enough of a chance to be something good. Instead it gets dragged down by plenty of cheesy dialogue and a meandering story. 

7. HULK (2003)

Ang Lee is a great director. Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, both very good. That is the end of the good with this movie. This movie is very easy to diagnose. Ang Lee directs introspective, character driven movies very well. The Hulk, as a character, does not function well in that format. 

6. SPIDER-MAN 3 (2007)

I want to like this movie so much. It’s Spider-Man. And Sam Raimi. The real issue comes from the fact that there are close to 700 villains in this movie. Okay, maybe three. The sheer amount of story and character make this movie tough to stomach. 


This movie was a throwaway and a bust. Why? Because it was bad. The writing and Ryan Reynold’s acting were decidedly not Hal Jordan. At the very least, Ryan met Blake Lively, and now they are probably the best looking couple on the planet. 

4. ELEKTRA (2005)

When a fierce warrior survives a near-death experience, she becomes a killer for hire. As in, she was hired to kill the audience. It was bad. That’s what I’m trying to say here. Not a strong enough character (or acting for that matter) to carry an entire flick on its own.

3. DAREDEVIL (2003)

Like “Elektra,” this is another poorly done origin story. The direction and acting are both poor. On the bright side, Ben Affleck meets his future wife. That has to be worth something to moviegoers, right? Wrong. We don’t care about your love story, Affleck.

2. BATMAN & ROBIN (1997)

From the outset, this movie was a dud. It was immediately called out for its very un-Batman like stylings. Mr. Freeze became very cartoony, Poison Ivy was almost a gimmick character, Alicia Silverstone was a poor choice in a bad role. The story left a lot to desired. Also, Bat-Nipples.

1. STEEL (1997)

This movie was a disaster from the get-go. Terrible effects (even for the time). Don’t even call what this movie has acting. At the end of the day, this was a chance to grab money from Shaq fans. Don’t watch it.

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” doesn’t open until May 23rd, but your first good look at the film is available right here, right now.
It seems there are more and more movies catering to a portion of the population that used to have their heads bathed in the business end of the toilet. But there are still certain years in which the Movie Gods truly align, to bring you a mind-numbing geek festival of the brain. There is so much “must see” on the books for 2015 that you might want to start saving just for future movie tickets.


We can certainly understand some trepidation about a big budget production which essentially amounts to “Honey I Shrunk The Superhero.” C’mon, it’s Ant-Man, right? There is one saving grace to this project which should make you excited though: the director is Edgar Wright, who gave you both “Shaun of The Dead” and “Scott Pilgrim Versus The World.”


After seeing the first Fantastic Four movie, as well as its even more awful sequel, the fans’ enthusiastic response to the reboot seemed almost too excited. The reason for such exuberance: “Chronicle” director Josh Trank. As a dry run, “Chronicle” was a movie about teenagers who suddenly got superpowers after a party. Each of the their lives spun wildly out of control as a result. Fans are envisioning the Fantastic Four movie as “Chronicle” with a budget, as well as familiar characters, and they like it.


All reports look like Warner Brothers is ready to pull the trigger on a Justice League movie. Now, DC and Warner Brothers are not Marvel or Disney. On the plus side, Christopher Nolan sounds ready to direct the film tomorrow. If the Nolans are officially on board, fans will tend to trust whatever decisions are made on the movie.


There has been a tease of changes to come, by the time we get to “Avengers 2.” The movie should be fine, but it is great to have a level of speculation. In a year of geek movies, this may yet be the box-office winner.


Not even the prospect of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fischer portraying old-as-dirt versions of their iconic characters can stop “Star Wars Episode VII” from being one of the most anticipated movies this decade, and perhaps of all time. Will we see Han and Leia’s kids? Will Luke be a Jedi Academy trainer? Who else will be returning? So much is pure speculation but, if the speculation about the prequel trilogy was any indication, 80% of what you read will prove to be dead wrong. However, it’ll be fun guessing. After all, no geek fest is truly complete without Star Wars.
Professor X dresses down our favorite Cajun card player Gambit for having ridiculously, uselessly specific powers. Having already taken down Wolverine, it wasn’t too hard.