They began in a comic book shop, where Alonso handed anchor Jeff Glor a few books. "These are all little pieces of history you hold in your hands," he said. Captain America, it was noted, debuted in the spring of 1941. At that time, no one could have imagined such a full-color, live action, CGI-enhanced version of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby's creation coming to the big screen.
"I want to challenge Thor, the God of Thunder to see if he can beat me at a game of Whac-a-Mole," Lopez said.
Complete with viking hats for "safety," as Hemsworth indicated, it was a brutal challenge. Sure, Hemsworth and Lopez spent as much time hitting one another with their mallets as they did the moles in the game, but in the end there could be only one.
Apparently, Guillermo had decided to celebrate Cinco de Mayo rather than do the show. "I cannot come tonight," he told Jimmy. "I'm sick."
When Jimmy told him there were guests and a show to do and he needed security, Guillermo insisted he had a guest, too. Then, Chris Hemsworth joined him in the celebration.
"That's not your guest," Kimmel said. "That's my guest."
"The guy looks like he eats superheroes for breakfast," she told Jay Leno's audience. She was so enraptured with talking about how yummy Chris Hemsworth was, she ignored the host and didn't seem to realize the film had come out yet, asking the audience if they'd seen him in that yet.
"Where's the love scene?" she asked.
If he gets the job, it's a lot of pressure on Joss. 'The Avengers' is the intended target movie of all these superhero movies that Marvel is pumping out, including 'Iron Man,' 'Captain America,' 'Thor,' and 'The Incredible Hulk.' Even worse, with Disney in the mix Joss would have to answer to a lot of corporate suits (which is rumored to be the reason that he walked away from the 'Wonder Woman' movie).
Also, Joss' last movie was 'Serenity,' which was a cult hit and a good movie but not a box office smash. For 'The Avengers' movie to work, it must make major cash. While my heart sings at the possibility of Joss getting into the franchise, experience tells me that this is no more than a pipe dream.
While I don't think I"ll be getting my answer anytime soon (perhaps the zombies will simply get locked in the Disney vault), some animator decided to redo the introductions to the 1960's Marvel Comics television cartoons in the zombie style. The original cartoons were essentially stop-motion comics of the original Lee/Kirby works. It's rather impressive how accurately the animator duplicates and parodies the original intros.
These videos can either be taken with humor or disgust as Zombie Captain America decapitates several soldiers and the heads of Norse Gods are thrown around. I leave it to you to judge for yourself. The videos are after the jump.
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While this news doesn't only affect television, it does affect the industry enough to warrant a mention since both companies have historically had a television presence. Disney has purchased Marvel Entertainment for about $4 billion.
So does this mean we'll be seeing Spider-Mickey cartoons in the near future? Beats me. There are certainly benefits to Disney's acquisition. Marvel is predominately known as a comic book company and that market has been shrinking. However, the visibility of its characters has been growing due to the myriad of Marvel movies out there.
I'm sure words like 'synergy' and 'downsizing' are going to be used when describing this situation in the future. Will there be layoffs at Marvel? Should editor-in-chief Joe Quesada fear for his job?
My biggest concern is content interference on the part of Disney and the "toning down" of the more adult storylines and characters at Marvel in an effort to maintain the corporate image of its new parent. One can only hope that Disney lets Marvel be Marvel.
- TV Land has a Third Rock from the Sun marathon all night.
- At 8, Food Network has Easter Unwrapped.
- Nickelodeon has a new iCarly at 8, followed by new episodes of True Jackson, VIP and The Naked Brothers Band.
- At 8:30, FOX has a new Cops, then a new America's Most Wanted.
- At 9, CNBC has a new Suze Orman Show.
- Lifetime has the movie Nora Roberts' Tribute at 9.
- Sci-Fi has the movie Thor: Hammer of the Gods at 9.
- Also at 9: Hallmark has the movie Love Finds a Home.
- At 10, BBC America has a new Graham Norton Show.
- At 11, FOX has a new Mad TV.
- At 11:30, NBC has a new Saturday Night Live, with Zac Efron.
- At 1AM, Cartoon Network has a new Bleach.
Check your local TV listings for more.
Granted, Thor isn't one of Marvel's top tier, like Spider-Man or the X-Men, but he's easily in the second tier. Given Marvel's current strategy of a shared universe of movies leading to The Avengers movie, the character will only get more popular over time.
To me, the classic Marvel cartoon remains the Spider-Man one from the 60's, but Marvel had a bunch of other cartoons in the 60's of the original Avengers characters, including Thor, based on the Kirby comics of the time. They each had some memorable, albeit brief, opening jingles. After the jump, I've included the one for Thor. Sing it! "Cross the Rainbow Bridge of Asgard..."
Grillo-Marxuach said, "It's nice to do The Middleman, which is my own thing, but it's really cool, much in the same way as my work on Lost, that I get to be part of something much bigger."
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