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How Did C-3PO Get His Red Arm?! Find Out in STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1!


New York, NY—September 8th, 2015 — This December, experience a very special one-shot: an exciting new chapter in the Star Wars saga! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3P0 #1, launching as part of Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Reuniting acclaimed & award-winning creators James Robinson and Tony Harris for the first time in nearly two decades, follow everyone’s favorite protocol droid on a solo adventure leading up to his appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

Plus, the burning question will be answered here: How did C-3P0 get that red arm?!

STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1 is the only place to learn the shocking truth behind how C-3PO lost his original arm – and the exciting origins of how he gained a new one!

“That’s a really exciting part of doing this story,” says writer James Robinson. “I saw a photo of C-3PO with his red arm the other day and I thought ‘Wow, I’m the writer who gets to explain that’.”

You may be fluent in over six million forms of communication…but this book is a must have in any language! Don’t miss the exciting origin of C-3PO’s crimson appendage this December, only in STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1!

James Gunn Reveals Stan Lee’s Alternate Guardians of the Galaxy Cameo

Every time a new Marvel Studios film is released, fans often find themselves anticipating their favorite Easter egg – legendary comic writer Stan Lee’s cameo. Despite saying back in January that he wouldn’t have a cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy, the Generalissimo indeed appeared in the film, but his cameo was almost a little different. Director James Gunn took to Facebook yesterday to reveal a new behind-the-scenes image from the film and to tell the full story on Lee’s original cameo appearance.

“In the original cut of the film, when the Guardians enter the Collector’s museum, Rocket looks over and sees Cosmo the dog in one display case, Quill looks over into another display case and is surprised by a tentacle slapping against the glass, and Groot looks over and sees, in another display case, Stan Lee. In one take, Stan Lee just slowly turns up his finger, flipping off Groot. We shot this footage with a Stan Lee double because Stan wasn’t able to come to the UK at the time. The plan was to shoot Stan in the same lighting when I was back in LA, and we’d digitally replace the double’s head with Stan’s actual head (not quite as difficult as it sounds). Although I thought the cameo was funny, I thought the flipping off joke was too similar to the moment earlier in the film where Quill flips off the Nova Corps, so I excised that part of it immediately. A couple of the guys at Marvel thought Stan Lee in a case was too broad of a joke in general, and that it took the audience out of the movie. I argued about it for a bit, but we ended up not keeping it in the film.”



Gunn went on to clarify that the cameo was cut for creative reasons and not because of objections by Marvel’s parent company, Disney.


Marvel Reveals First Look At ‘The Absorbing Man’ In AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Season Two

Remember that actor spotted on the set of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. with an oddly metallic blue arm? Well, he’s no Kree, as Marvel have confirmed that Brian Patrick Wade has been cast in the series as Crusher Creel, a.k.a. The Absorbing Man!


The season two premiere of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is set to kick off in style with an appearance from Crusher Creel, a character better known to comic book fans as the villainous Absorbing Man! Marvel made the news official on their site today, and simultaneously put an end to that recent Kree speculation by unveiling the following image of Generation Kill and Teen Wolf star Brian Patrick Wade in the role. They go on to describe this take on the Absorbing Man with the following: “With his ability to absorb the properties of anything he touches, Creel will put Coulson and his team through their paces when their second season kicks off…but you’ll have to wait until then to see how their battle turns out!” The former Wonder Woman actress who will play Mockingbird in the series was also recently revealed.


Comic-Con’14: The Hulk and Thor Get Their Own Avengers: Age of Ultron Concept Posters, See the Full Picture!


First came Iron Man and Scarlet Witch, which were followed by Captain America and Black Widow. That is when fans started to realize all of these images fit together. Yesterday brought us Hawkeye and Quicksilver, with a guest appearance by The Vision, and now Marvel Studios has revealed the final pieces for their Avengers: Age of Ultron poster – The Hulk and Thor! Check them out all together below and individually in the gallery viewer!

Opening in theaters on May 1, 2015, Joss Whedon’s highly-anticipated sequel stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, James Spader, Cobie Smulders, Thomas Kretschmann and Paul Bettany.



‘Superior Iron Man’ Brings Back the Ego

Playboy Tony Stark Regresses


Marvel has announced the return of Tony Stark’s ego, which is big enough to fill an entire comic book series on its own.  Superior Iron Man will launch in November.  The series will be penned by Tom Taylor (Injustice: Gods Among Us, Star Wars: Invasion) with art by Yildiray Cinar (Legion of Super-Heroes, Teen Titans).  The series will see Tony Stark regress to his pre-superhero personality:  a narcissistic, egomaniacal profiteer.  The story will also feature an appearance by Daredevil.