At SXSW Marvel revealed their plans for their social game, Avengers Alliance. Inspired by the Marvel Studios upcoming releases of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy, it was revealed that those characters will be joining the game. While there characters release ties in to the films, the story’s will not. The characters will take place inside the Marvel Gaming Universe. As the “second season” of the game came online, the story opened up to include multiple worlds which give the game some creative freedom. It was also announced that Taskmaster will be introduced in the game as a playable character after appearing in other Marvel Gaming Universe releases. Avengers Alliance has been a bright spot for Playdom, Disney’s social gaming division, which has struggled since being acquired by Disney.
At the SXSW presentation today, Marvel revealed that they will be releasing an updated to their Marvel AR app. The app plays video content when activated by images in Marvel comic books. The updated will be released in April, but you can download the app now.
Dreamwork Animation’s AwesomenessTV interviews Miss Piggy about her red carpet fashion on their show “#OOTW” (out of this world). Miss Piggy will walk the red carpet this Tuesday for the premiere and Muppets Most Wanted is released March 21.
CapThat! is partnering with Walt Disney Records to offer bundles of the Muppets Most Wanted soundtrack and user-created merchandise. You can make a purchase today, but the soundtrack will be downloadable on March 18. For more information visit CapMuppets.com
In the latest Muppets promotion for the Toyota Highlander, Rowlf and Rizzo stop for drive-thru on their way from the Super Bowl to the premiere of Muppets Most Wanted. The premiere will be on Tuesday at Disney’s El Capitan Theatre.
Bobby Lopez, who just won an Oscar for his song “Let It Go” from Frozen, recently spoke at the TEDxBroadway regarding songwriting.
At SXSW, ESPN revealed that the new version of Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight blog will launch March 17. Nate Silver moved from The New York Times last July and the statistical journalist is known for his accuracy in predicting presidential elections. Despite being owned by ESPN, the site will cover more than just sports. The site will cover sports, politics, education, entertainment, and more. Evidence of this was Nate Silver’s recent appearance on ABC News in which he talked about statistical trends at the Oscars.
AMC Theatres is inviting guests to catch up on the story of Steve Rogers and Captain America with Marvel’s Captain America Double Feature in RealD 3D at 158 AMC locations nationwide (including both Downtown Disney locations) on Thursday, April 3. The event, which begins at 5:30 p.m. with 2011’s MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, concludes with the 8 p.m. release of MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER.
Tickets for Marvel’s Captain America Double Feature at AMC are on sale now online and at participating locations. Fans attending the event will receive a limited edition lanyard and a full size movie poster at participating locations while supplies last.
Tickets for MARVEL’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER in IMAX 3D, RealD 3D and digital formats, are also on sale now. The movie opens nationwide at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 3.
Ticket price varies by location and presentation format. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.amctheatres.com/captainamerica.
A new clip from Muppets Most Wanted features Kermit the Frog imprisoned in a Russian gulag as he is mistaken for Constantine by Tina Fey’s Nadya.
Deadline reports on ABC’s upcoming drama Resurrection which premieres this Sunday at 9/8c. ABC has struggled so far this season with most of their series falling flat. The only bright spots are Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. which started strong but has lost some of its luster and The Goldbergs which is showing some life in the spot behind Marvel’s show. Resurrection has been heavily promoted by the Disney broadcast network. Have the promos made you want to watch?