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Marvel Future Fight Gets Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Update

Today MARVEL Future Fight has debuted a brand-new Guardians of the Galaxy themed update to their popular mobile superhero game which includes the Marvel Cosmic characters. The update features all-new Guardians of the Galaxy characters, new quests, and new uniforms now available for players Check out the trailer and info below. INTERSTELLAR HEROES THE GUARDIANS OF THE …

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Thor: Love and Thunder Is ‘Over-The-Top’ Says Taika Waititi

New details are learned about Thor: Love and Thunder as Thursday saw director Taika Waititi and Tessa Thompson take part in a live-stream watch party for Thor: Ragnarok. Waititi revealed they have been working on the script and are five or six drafts into the story surrounding Thor: Love and Thunder. Waititi also teased the …

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Silver Surfer, Beta Ray Bill Rumored For Thor 4

Silver Surfer and Beta Ray Bill, two fan-favorite cosmic characters, may be working their way into Thor 4, according to rumors. The Lords of the Long Box Twitter account tweeted out that they heard the two characters, who Marvel Comics recently published as part of the Annihilation Scourge storyline, will be in Thor: Love and …

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Marvel Comics Annihilation Solicits From December, Nova, Guardians

Marvel Comics released its December solicitations for 2019 which features the return of Marvel Cosmic in a big way with Annihilation month! The cover art and solicits for Annihilation: Scourge has been revealed, which includes fan-favorite Richard Rider Nova and more. The event kicks off in November with Annihilation: Alpha, with the further good news …

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Prayers Answered: Dan Abnett Back On Marvel Cosmic With Annihilation: Scourge

Thank you, Marvel! clap clap clap clap clap! Thank you, Marvel! clap clap clap clap clap! Our prayers have been answered as Dan Abnett is announced to return to Marvel Cosmic with the upcoming Annihilation: Scourge event! Abnett is slated to write the Annihilation – Scourge: Silver Surfer title! Marvel Comics released the December solicits …

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Zac Efron, Beta Ray Bill Rumored For Guardians of the Galaxy 3

With James Gunn back on Guardians of the Galaxy 3, the rumors are starting to fly, which revolves around the High Evolutionary said to be a part of the film, possibly as the villain, in addition to Zac Efron playing Adam Warlock, Beta Ray Bill appearing in the film, Drax finding his daughter, and more. …

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Kevin Feige Teases Beta Ray Bill For MCU

Marvel Comics fans may have recognized the Beta Ray Bill Easter Egg in Thor: Ragnarok. Beta Ray Bill was featured as one of the Gladiator champions on the Grandmaster’s Tower. Now it’s learned  Beta Ray Bill was actually at one time a part of the movie, but Marvel decided to cut him. “There was a Beta Ray …

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James Gunn Teases Beta Ray Bill For Guardians of the Galaxy 2?

Will we see Beta Ray Bill in Guardians of the Galaxy 2?!

If James Gunn’s recent Facebook post is anything to go by, it could be possible.

Gunn took to Facebook to post an image of himself holding Mjolnir — the magical hammer of Thor.

Gunn has said numerous times that no Avengers will be appearing in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, so that leaves the mighty Beta Ray Bill as the only option.

It was also thought a Beta Ray Bill Easter Egg was a part of the Collector’s collection in Guardians of the Galaxy, but Gunn previously shot that down.

Beta Ray Bill would be pretty awesome for the MCU, and you have to admit, would probably fit in with the Guardians of the Galaxy pretty well.

If you haven’t read it yet, I suggest picking up a copy of the Stormbreaker: The Saga Of Beta Ray Bill trade. It’s pretty awesome!

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” has a May 5, 2017 release starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Michael Rooker and Sean Gunn. New cast members include Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan and Kurt Russell.

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Richard Rider Nova Guardians of the Galaxy Post-Credit Scene? Exclusive Details

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It’s being speculated that Richard Rider Nova might be featured in the post-credit scene for Guardians of the Galaxy.

The Nova Corps are featured in the movie in addition to Rhomann Dey (who in the comics gives Nova his powers).

Another contender could be Rider’s replacement, Sam Alexander, who Rider fans dub “NINO” – Nova In Name Only.

Marvel Comics cancelled the 2008 Guardians of the Galaxy comic book when they heard a movie was getting made, even though both James Gunn and Kevin Feige credit the writers, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA), as the inspiration for the movie.

Abnett and Lanning also penned Nova at the time, which featured Richard Rider, and that was cancelled, too.

Yeah, we are thinking the same thing – Marvel Comics must be a nice place to work for when it fires its writers who inspire billion dollar movies (they are also cancelling the Fantastic Four comics).

Anyway, our Guardians of the Galaxy “mysterious” source has filled us in on a few Nova details from the movie.

Spoilers follow.

The source previously told us the Stan Lee cameo, a Star-Lord/Ronan/Thanos scene, as well as news about the reshoots.

Regarding Richard Rider, we are told he’s not in the movie. We’re also told that there is no Quasar, Beta Ray Bill or Silver Surfer (it was said at one time Marvel was trying to get Surfer and Galactus back from Fox).

We’re also told that Xandar doesn’t get blown up. We have to give James Gunn credit for not going the easy route and destroying Xandar, as it’s a commonly used plot device in the comics. We’re told either Ronan or Thanos make an attempt, but it doesn’t happen. We’re guessing Ronan because he has some kind of religious complex and is said to be on a holy war against the Xandarians.

It’s possible Nova (hopefully Richard Rider) could be featured in the post-credit scene. I’m waiting for info in regards to that.

Latino Review says they know the Guardians of the Galaxy post-credit scene(who confirmed our Stan Lee cameo exclusive for us). Is it Nova?:

If Marvel Studios does decide to go with Nova, we have faith they will use Richard Rider based on what Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada said about the comics relating to the movies:

 “Really, you have to start with the loyalists,” Quesada said. “If the loyalists reject it, then we feel that everyone is going to reject it.”

Update: A strong possibility could be Adam Warlock as well.

Update #2: A second tweet was posted stating it’s Richard Rider:

“Guardians of the Galaxy” has an August 1, 2014 release.

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Thanos & Beta Ray Bill Revealed For Lego Marvel Super Heroes In First DLC

Details on the first DLC for the Lego Marvel Super Heroes video game have become available where we see a couple of cosmic favorites with Thanos and Beta Ray Bill.

The DLC also includes the Dark Phoenix, Hawkeye Classic, Spiderman Symbiote, A Bomb, Falcon, Spider Buggy & Hawkeye Sky Cycle, with 10 additional races – 5 per vehicle. 

Images and further information should be announced soon, according to BrickUltra.

LEGO® Marvel™ Super Heroes features an original story crossing the entire Marvel Universe. Players take control of Iron Man, Spider-Man, the Hulk, Captain America, Wolverine and many more Marvel characters as they unite to stop Loki and a host of other Marvel villains from assembling a super-weapon capable of destroying the world. Players will chase down Cosmic Bricks as they travel across LEGO Manhattan and visit key locations from the Marvel Universe, such as Stark Tower, Asteroid M, a Hydra base and the X-Mansion. 

Set for release this autumn, the game will be available for Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3, Wii U™, Nintendo DS™, Nintendo 3DS™, PlayStation® Vita, PC, as well as next-gen consoles Xbox One® and PlayStation® 4.

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Brew’s Crew: Beta Ray Bill

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(Editor’s note: This is another in a series of irregularly-scheduled columns by Contributing Editor Byron Brewer, mainly dealing with cosmic comics and their many denizens. Mr. Brewer’s opinions do not necessarily reflect that of CosmicBookNews.com. He welcomes both raves and opposing views.)

By Byron Brewer

The first time I beheld this character created by writer/artist Walt Simonson on his brilliant run of Thor, in issue #337, I hated him … it! Beta Ray Bill? Thor in horse’s clothing? Walt gave us Frog Thor, why not Horse Thor, is that it?

What happened next was even worse: Sif fell in love with the thing. What was Walt bringing to this book anyway, Equus?

But as I began to understand this alien, his character and his mental set, something in him made me feel he was indeed more deserving almost of the power of a Norse thunder god than Dr. Donald Blake.

Bill’s race, the Korbinites, was almost rendered extinct when their galaxy exploded. The remnants of the Korbinite race fled in a fleet of warships, guarded by a sentient ship called Skuttlebutt and Bill, their champion. Via Korbinite science, Bill had been physically augmented and given the attributes of an indigenous wild beast (a process that killed all of Bill’s predecessors, or so we are told).

By way of one of those famous fatherly interferences from All-Father Odin – and by way of an innate resistance to heat — Bill won the right to Thor’s uru hammer, Mjolnir, in combat in the realm of Skartheim. After Bill considered his claim to the hammer and seemingly rejected the personal weapon, Odin created a compromise by bestowing upon Bill a different hammer – Stormbreaker! – which is equal in power to Mjolnir. Odin also bestowed the ability upon Bill to return to his original Korbinite form by striking Stormbreaker upon the ground.

After learning that the mishap that killed most of Bill’s people was caused by the fire demon Surtur, Bill agreed to join the Asgardians in a war to stop Surtur and his armies.

Bill then led many of Earth’s heroes against Surtur’s forces on Midgard while Thor, Odin and Loki confronted Surtur in Asgard. Surtur was eventually defeated, but apparently All-Father Odin was slain. For a time, Bill led the life of a terran super-hero while also being involved in more cosmic adventures.

Years later, Bill visited the new homeworld of his people, where he was attacked by an insane predecessor, Alpha Ray, defeating him just as Galactus and his herald of the day, Stardust, arrived. Despite Bill’s efforts, Galactus consumed the world and almost killed him, with Bill drifting in space until recovered by Skuttlebutt. After finding an orb containing the souls of many of the Korbinites, Bill revisited a desolate Asgard and joined forces with Stardust to battle a new demonic menace named Asteroth.

Although victorious, Bill was mortally wounded and while near death was healed by an unknown entity that also claimed the remaining souls in the orb. Placed in the recently-deceased body of a war veteran named Simon Walters (a reference to Bill’s creator) on Earth, Bill found and joined the Canadian super-hero team Omega Flight.

Beta Ray Bill eventually decided to hunt down Galactus to avenge the destruction of the Korbinites’ second homeworld and the seeming eradication of his species. After a brief confrontation with Stardust, Bill was intercepted by the Silver Surfer, who was puzzled by the Korbinite’s quest to destroy Galactus. During a brief battle, Bill explained that while he understood he could not hope to destroy Galactus with his power alone, he intended to crush Galactus by annihilating any and all worlds Galactus sought to feed from, thus starving him to death.

The character’s obsession with stopping Big G eventually resulted in him being unable to lift his own enchanted mallet, an object that can only be wielded by the worthy. Equipped with alien weapons, Bill found Galactus but discovered the entity already under attack by another race. In a moment of conscience, Bill saved the World Devourer and was rewarded by Galactus creating a Korbinite mate for him. Bill also regained to the ability to wield Stormbreaker.

Most recently, Bill helped Sif cope with the aftermath of her possession by Loki while she aided him in freeing Skuttlebutt from possession by alien pirates.

Bill was also active in the Annihilators, although who in the world (Bendis?) knows where they are these days? Another member, Gladiator, seems to be scheming against the Earth a year or so after saving it from the Magus.

Now I see Bill is once again (sniff!) beside the Lady Sif in coming issues of Journey into Mystery. You cannot keep a good mutant Korbinite down!

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Maybe We Are Getting Beta Ray Bill In Thor 2 After All; JIM 652 Solicit

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5603:]]Beta Ray Bill fans your stock just went up.

Maybe just a small amount, but up nonetheless.

We know that Kurse is going to be featured in Thor 2, “The Dark World,” and in the comics when he was first transformed he took on the likes of Beta Ray Bill.

Well, Marvel Comics just released their May solicit for Journey Into Mystery #652 where the last of the Korbinites is battling side by side Sif.

Of course, you might argue it’s just comics, but the previous Thor comic book writer, Matt Fraction, let it be known that he had to follow a set of movie guidelines while penning his book.

Beta Ray Bill in Thor 2 would be cool, if just an Easter Egg while they are fighting The Marauders.

Here’s the cover and solicit (via CBR):

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #652
KATHRYN IMMONEN (W)
VALERIO SCHITI (A)
Cover by JEFF DEKAL
HE’S BACK, BABY!
BETA RAY BILL RETURNS!
• After her most recent (mis?)adventures, Sif‘s working on getting her, let’s just call them feelings…under control.
• However, when a certain hammer-wielding, space-faring ex shows up…all bets are off!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.9

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Thor 2: Spoiler Specific Details For Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Now Online

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5436:]]Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje will be playing the dual role of Algrim The Strong and Kurse in Thor 2, “The Dark World.”

We previously heard from the actor some spoilers revolving other members of the cast with Chris Hemsworth‘s Thor and Tom Hiddleston‘s Loki.

Now we get some spoiler specific details about the backstory surrounding Algrim and Kurse for Thor 2.

The HeroComplex interviewed Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and included the following:

Algrim the Strong stands as the most powerful warrior among the title’s fictional race of Dark Elves. He’s compelled to fight Thor (portrayed by Australian hunk Chris Hemsworth in the films) by Elf overlord Malekith, who double-crosses Algrim, resulting in a life-threatening plunge into astro-lava.

However, Algrim survives – albeit wiped of his memory and transformed into a rampaging lava creature possessed of nearly infinite power — and sets out to exact revenge on Thor.

We see this differs in the comics in that it was the Beyonder who created Kurse, with Kurse first attacking the last of the Korbinites, Beta Ray Bill. Probably safe to assume we can now rule out both.

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje went on to give some tidbits about Kurse as well.

It’s an amalgamation of a bull and a lava-like creature. He has very animalistic tendencies but with this insatiable and unstoppable power. As an actor, that’s one of the hardest things to embody. You have to realize you are probably the most powerful thing you could imagine. And you have to be that. You can’t pretend, so that when you face Thor, it’s real.

We also just got a batch of Thor 2 spoilers that involved Asgard, the timeline of the movie and on the plot.

Thor 2: The Dark World hammers into theaters November 8th, 2013 directed by Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones), starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Anthony Hopkins as Odin,  Idris Elba as Heimidall, Zachary Levi as Fandral and Jaimie Alexander as Sif, Christopher Eccleston as Malekith the Accursed, Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Kurse.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Thor movie hub for images, news and more.

Synopsis:

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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Marvel Cosmic Action Figure & Box Art: Rocket Raccoon, Silver Surfer, Drax & Beta Ray Bill

Check out some box art and pics of Marvel Cosmic action figures that are hitting the stores just in time for the Holidays.

We see the Silver Surfer, Drax, Beta Ray Bill and the Guardians of the Galaxy member Rocket Racoon is featured on some of the packaging.

I’m still waiting for Quasar, guys.

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Brew’s Crew: The sorted tale of the demoness Asteroth: Galactus in silver drag!

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(Editor’s note: This is another in a series of irregularly-scheduled columns by Managing Editor Byron Brewer, mainly dealing with cosmic comics and their many denizens. Mr. Brewer’s opinions do not necessarily reflect that of CosmicBookNews.com. He welcomes both raves and opposing views.)

By Byron Brewer

Fans on the forum ask, are extra-dimensional demons and other mystical beings really “cosmic”? Should Dormammu, Nightmare and others be included with the likes of the Silver Surfer, Quasar and Ogor? Or for that matter, should Zeus and Loki?

To them, I say, of course, because these off-worlders (in many cases) react and affect the lives of those beings we normally think of as cosmic (the Watchers, Celestials, etc.) and that makes up the fabric of not only Marvel Cosmic but Marvel Mystic and Marvel Mythic, which I just see as two wings of Marvel Cosmic.

See what I mean with our demon du jour, Asteroth!

In a desperate attempt to rid the universe of Beta Ray Bill and the remains of his people, the Korbinites, Stardust opened a portal to a cosmic hell dimension in hopes of banishing them there. Instead, a demon of tremendous power was set free to wreak havoc on the universe.

Asteroth, born from the chaos of creation, was able to remake the universe to her liking and then destroy it after she had her fun. Stardust told Beta Ray just how dangerous she was, but it was already too late for one planet that she destroyed after feeding off its energies.

Asteroth’s powers would grow with every feeding (shades of Big G!), and soon she would be almost unstoppable. Stardust and Beta Ray Bill fought the cosmic demon, but she was just too powerful for them. In a final effort to annihilate Asteroth, Stardust used her Power Cosmic to create a black hole so the gravity it produced would pull Asteroth inside, but even that did not faze her.

If not for the sudden return of a fully recovered, cosmically-charged Alpha Ray, Asteroth may have succeeded in killing the two beings that opposed her. Sacrificing himself, intending to eliminate Asteroth in the process, Alpha Ray forced her into the black hole along with Stardust.

Time passed and soon Beta Ray Bill found himself on what was left of the fabled city of Asgardafter the events of Ragnarok. He was in search of his lost meta-orb, the object that held the life forces of his people, but when he found it something had emerged from within. It was Asteroth in the body of a warped version of the Korbinite, and she was furious.

Asteroth had to implant her essence inside the orb before her body was crushed by the black hole, and she had to feed off the Korbinite spirits in the orb to regain her strength and come forth once again. No longer at the energy levels of a god, Asteroth claimed to be the equal of Beta Ray Bill and called herself Omega Ray to mock her rival.

Consumed by rage when he thought that he failed to protect his people, Beta Ray Bill unleashed the full power of his mallet, Stormbreaker, and killed Asteroth once again. (Nothing like the rare sight of Bill unleashed! We miss you, Walt.)

At this time, Asteroth’s taint has been seemingly erased from the universe, but it remains to be seen if she will rise again.

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Toy Fair 2012: Marvel Figures Include Nova, Beta Ray Bill, Drax and more

Check out some of the more cosmic characters from the Marvel Universe and Legends line shown at the 2012 Toy Fair.

We see Nova, Drax, Beta Ray Bill, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Kang, Terrax, She-Hulk and more.

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2012 Toy Fair: The Avengers, Amazing Spider-Man, G.I. Joe and more Images Galore

Here are a bunch of images from the 2012 Toy Fair featuring action figures and more from The Avengers, Amazing Spider-Man and G.I Joe: Retaliation.

Also included are a few Marvel Legends and 3.75″ Marvel Universe figures featuring Puck, Beta Ray Bill, Nighthawk, Fantomex, Armin Zola build-a-figure, a Bombastic Bagman figure, and also, a Death’s Head figure is said to be on the way in 2013.

Last, but not least, is the 2012 San Diego Comic Con exclusive Star Wars Jar Jar Binks Carbonite Figure. Definitely deserves to be put on ice after finding out about this!

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NYCC 2011: Marvel Cosmic Hasbro Line Coming Soon (Quasar)

I was walking by the Hasbro Booth (which was awesome!) at the New York Comic Con, and on display were tons of figures including the Marvel Universe 3.75″ figures of Beta Ray Bill, Thanos, Adam Warlock, and Captain Marvel!

I spoke to a Hasbro Rep and mentioned how difficult it was to find the Walmart Exclusive Nova Marvel Legends figure from a couple years ago. I also told him there is no Quasar figure, as well!

With a big grin on his face, he mentioned that next year I should be a happy person.

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