Michelle Snow

Michelle Snow is a huge fan of Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars in films and TV, as well as the Disney parks. She's also an award-winning writer who has written several guidebooks on Orlando. Follow her on Twitter @zengrrl. Her blog, CitySurfing Orlando covers Orlando and the theme parks. Her favorite rides at the Disney parks are Star Tours, Big Thunder Mountain, and Indiana Jones Adventure, and she is anxiously awaiting Star Wars Land to become real. She collects anything to do with Snow White, Grumpy, Tinkerbell, and Stitch. She also has an unhealthy obsession with Jedi and Iron Man.

Marvel Releases New Captain America: The Winter Soldier Trailer During Super Bowl

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The release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier is two months away, on April 4, so Marvel decided to up the anticipation with a new incredible trailer during the Super Bowl.

The trailer packs a lot into its 2:30 minute length: more extensive looks at Falcon and The Winter Soldier himself; some high-energy action sequences; and clips that show the Marvel sense of humor to balance it out. The special effects also look amazing.

If you didn’t catch it already, here it is for your viewing pleasure:

I don’t know about you, but this clip definitely makes me want to see the movie more than I already did.
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Funko to Release New Captain America: The Winter Soldier Vinyl Figures

Collectible company Funko is set to launch several new lines under the Marvel license including a series of Pop! Marvel Vinyl Figures for the upcoming film, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” These are 3.75” stylized vinyl figures of the following characters: Captain America, Black Widow,… Read More »Funko to Release New Captain America: The Winter Soldier Vinyl Figures

Michael Douglas Joins Paul Rudd in Marvel’s Ant-Man Movie

Marvel’s stable of award-winning actors grows with the recent addition of Michael Douglas to the cast of Ant-Man. Douglas will play Hank Pym, who first appeared in “Tales To Astonish” #27 (1962), opposite Paul Rudd, who will play Scott Lang, whose origin was in Marvel… Read More »Michael Douglas Joins Paul Rudd in Marvel’s Ant-Man Movie

Marvel Superhero Exhibit on Display at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

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If you want to see Marvel superheroes up close, Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas can help make that happen. As long as you don’t mind your superheroes being made of wax anyways.

Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee himself cut the ribbon to the new Marvel exhibit that includes life-sized favorites such as Thor, Captain America, Nick Fury, and both Iron Man and Tony Stark in the largest collection of Marvel figures.

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The creation of the figures began in 2012 and they were brought to life by a team of sculptors who worked closely with Marvel. As with all Madame Tussauds figures, these superheroes are “true to life” to the dimensions of the actors and costumes featured in the blockbuster Marvel films.Read More »Marvel Superhero Exhibit on Display at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

LucasFilm to Move Star Wars Comics From Dark Horse to Marvel in 2015

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In a move that isn’t quite unexpected, LucasFilm will be moving its Star Wars comic and graphic novel publishing from Dark Horse to Marvel, starting in 2015. Marvel originally published Star Wars comics for nine years, starting in March 1977 with Star Wars #1, which went on to sell more than 1 million copies.

Dark Horse took over the license in 1991, publishing fan favorite titles like Dark Empire and Star Wars: Legacy. They also released The Star Wars #1 last year, which was an adaptation of George Lucas’ original rough-draft screenplay for the film.

LucasFilm, Marvel and Dark Horse announced the transfer in their own press releases.

From LucasFilm:

“Dark Horse Comics published exceptional Star Wars comics for over 20 years, and we will always be grateful for their enormous contributions to the mythos, and the terrific partnership that we had,” said Carol Roeder, director of Lucasfilm franchise publishing, Disney Publishing Worldwide. “In 2015, the cosmic adventures of Luke, Han, Leia, and Chewbacca will make the lightspeed jump back to Marvel, to begin a new age of adventures within the Star Wars universe.”

From Marvel:

“We here at Marvel could not be more excited to continue the publication of Star Wars comic books and graphic novels,” said Marvel Worldwide Publisher and President, Dan Buckley. “The perennial brand of Star Wars is one of the most iconic in entertainment history and we are honored to have the opportunity to bring our creative talent pool to continue, and expand Star Wars into galaxies far, far away.”

Dark Horse, however, had a more melancholy look at the change:Read More »LucasFilm to Move Star Wars Comics From Dark Horse to Marvel in 2015