Marvel Films, ‘The Lone Ranger’ Shortlisted for Visual Effects Oscar Nomination Consideration

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that three of Disney’s films from the past year — both of Marvel Studios’ films, Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World as well as Jerry Bruckheimer’s The Lone Ranger have been shortlisted for nomination consideration in the category of visual effects (VFX).

The other films being considered for nominations in the category are: Elysium, Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Oblivion, Pacific Rim, Star Trek Into Darkness and World War Z. The shortlist was determined by the Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee and members of the branch will have the opportunity to review a ten minute package from each film on January 9. Following the screening, the branch members will then select five of the films to be nominated.

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First Look: Marvel Select ‘Winter Soldier’ Figure Disney Store Exclusive

In support of Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel Select 'Winter Soldier' Disney Store ExclusiveDiamond Select has shared these first look images at the brand new ‘Winter Soldier’ Marvel Select action figure based on his appearance in recent issues of his self-titled comic book.

Sculpted by Jean St. Jean, the 7-inch figure has 16 points of articulation, and comes with a pistol, machine gun and sniper rifle, as well as a shattered Marvel Select 'Winter Solider' Figure Exclusively at Disney Storewindow display base. Figure and base come packaged in the Select line’s familiar display packaging, with side-panel art for shelf reference. The figure will be available exclusively at Disney Store later this month.

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Huffy to Launch New Line of Bicycles Inspired by Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2014

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Bicycle by HuffyMarvel Entertainment, LLC and Huffy, the leading bike manufacturer in the United States, have announced that they will develop a new line of bicycles, tricycles, scooters and accessories that will introduce Super Heroic action and fun to the category. The new products will be a major expansion in the bike category for Marvel with innovations in the space that will transform the bike into an essential piece of gear for kids to play out their Super Hero missions. Focusing on Marvel’s main franchises, including new films like Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Columbia Pictures’ The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the new line will roll out to stores in the Spring and Fall of 2014. The addition of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy into the mix, also introduces Marvel’s newest heroes and furthers the reach of this highly anticipated extension of the Marvel Universe.

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Marvel to Produce Multiple Live Action Series for Netflix for 2015 Debut

The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) today announced an unprecedented deal for Marvel TV to bring multiple original series of live-action adventures of four of Marvel’s most popular characters exclusively to the world’s leading Internet TV Network beginning in 2015. This pioneering agreement calls for Marvel to develop four serialized programs leading to a miniseries programming event.

Led by a series focused on Daredevil and followed by Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage, the epic will unfold over multiple years of original programming, taking Netflix members deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen, New York. Netflix has committed to a minimum of four thirteen-episode series and a culminating Marvel’s The Defenders mini-series event that reimagines a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.

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‘Thor: The Dark World’ Over Forty New High-Res Stills

L to R: Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) Ph: Film Frame © 2013 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2013 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Dear Odin.

By this time, you can probably piece the entire movie together as the new additions bring the total of our Thor: The Dark World gallery to a staggering 100+ images. Nonetheless, Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios continue to supply us with stills from the new film which opens this Friday, November 8, 2013.

As usual, the new stills have been added to the beginning of our gallery below. Click on any of the thumbnails to see a larger version, then click the resize arrow to see them at their original resolution.

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‘Thor: The Dark World’ New Behind-The-Scenes Photos (High-Res)

Behind The Scenes with Christopher Eccleston (Malekith) Ph: Jay Maidment© 2013 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2013 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have provided us with high resolution versions of several newly released behind-the-scenes images from their upcoming film, Thor: The Dark World (November 8, 2013). The images have been added to the beginning of our behind-the-scenes gallery embedded below.

Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s Thor and Marvel’s The Avengers, Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

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‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ First Images in High Resolution

Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) Ph: Film Frame© 2014 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

In celebration of the first official trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier (April 4, 2014), Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have have provided us with high resolution versions of recently released images, which you can find in our gallery embedded below.

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WATCH: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ First Trailer

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Teaser PosterWalt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have just released the first official trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier (April 4, 2014), which you can find embedded below.

After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy — the Winter Soldier.

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‘Thor: The Dark World’ Dozens of New Stills in High Resolution

Heimdall (Idris Elba) Ph: Film Frame© 2013 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2013 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have provided us with high resolution versions of several newly released stills from their upcoming film, Thor: The Dark World (November 8, 2013). The new stills number over thirty, which more than doubles our existing gallery. In addition to several stills of Thor, Loki, Sif, Jane, Odin and Malekith, the new stills give us good looks at Algrim/Kurse, Heimdall, Darcy Lewis, Fandral, Asgard and plenty more.

The new stills have been added to the beginning of our gallery below. As always, click on the thumbnails to see a larger version and then click on the resize arrow to see the image in its original size.

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‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ New Teaser Poster in High Resolution

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Teaser PosterWalt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have provided us with this second teaser poster for Captain America: The Winter Soldier (April 4, 2014), which we gladly provide in high resolution (click on the thumbnail to the left).

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