Watch ‘Loki: The Movie’! Here! Now! Well, Sort of…

- 09-02-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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It’s no secret that Tom Hiddleston stole the show when he first appeared in the Thor movie. While we were all there to see the titular character throw his hammer around and smash some bad guys, when we left the theater it was Loki whom we had fond memories of. Hiddleston pulled it off in spades and is now one of the most-loved Marvel characters to have ever graced the big screen. People have been clamoring for the character to get his own solo flick and, while that’s not likely to happen until Marvel runs out of heroes to pimp, one fan made his very own Loki-centric flick. Sort of… He actually just spliced all of the Loki bits from the movies he’s already been in together. But the end result is pretty cool (and a whopping 2 hours and 15 minutes long!). Scroll on to check it out Loki: Brother of Thor. (more…)

Marvel’s New Netflix Series’ Will Likely Be Dark And Gritty

- 09-02-14Comics, TV Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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After Marvel dropped their big announcement that they would be unleashing a slate of characters who would each be grabbing their own series on Netflix, they basically let the public mine any information it could from the on-set photos that people have been able to snag during the production of those series.  As is often the case with Marvel, the studio has decided to remain pretty tight lipped about what fans can expect from Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and the mashup of these characters that audiences can expect in The Defenders.  Thanks to an interview in the latest Empire with Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, fans may finally get an idea of which direction the various series’ will go. (more…)

Marvel Editor-In-Chief Kind Of Apologizes For Spiderwoman’s Butt

- 09-02-14Comics, WTF? Posted by Aspry Jones

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Milo Manara is an artist and writer for erotic Italian comics, so it can’t be much of a surprise to anyone that he’d sexualize Spiderwoman on the cover that’s been causing a major stir on Planet Nerdom. The super-sexy, borderline soft-porn shot of the heroine crouching with her heart-shaped backside pointing at the sky was justifiably lambasted. The artist places us in a weird spot where the superhero is ignored for her bravery, power and self-sacrifice, and instead going all “Hey fellas, check out my ass!” It’s a hell of a thing and we’ve been covering the Topic That Wouldn’t Die since it was born. Today is no different because now we’ve got Marvel Editor-In-Chief, Axel Alonso kinda tucking his tail between his legs a couple weeks shy of the incident. Better late than never, I guess… (more…)

And Now There’s an Adam West Doc, and Here’s the Trailer…

- 09-02-14Comics, Film, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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In the same mode as other nerd icon documentaries like To Be Takei and Birth of the Living Dead, we now get Starring Adam West. Now if you’re thinking, “So what? He was the lame Batman from the lame 1960s Batman TV series,” you’ve clearly never been to a con and seen this man pack them in to standing room only capacity. Needless to say, Adam West didn’t always feel that love. There were some pretty lean years between Batman and Family Guy‘s Mayor West. But now, it seems, West is ready to talk about the totality of his career: the good, the Bat, and the ugly.
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Stan Lee Confirms ‘Black Panther’ Movie

- 09-02-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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If Stan Lee is right, Marvel is pretty great at keeping things on the down low. It’s actually pretty amusing how they dodge questions, deny information, send us on wild goose chases and all that. And I respect them for it, because half the fun of all this are the pleasant surprises you never see coming. Not to say that I believe Stan-the-Man on this because he could just be reflecting Marvel big-wig Kevin Feige’sBlack Panther is in development” line. All this could mean that a movie is being planned for six years from now. It could lead us down into a rumor mill. Quite frankly, it could mean nothing. But I’m willing to bank on the idea that the guy who basically made comics awesome knows what he’s talking about when he says this movie is happening. (more…)

James Gunn On Ms. Marvel Appearing In ‘GOTG2′

- 09-02-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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Ms. Marvel aka Captain Marvel aka Carol Danvers is an uber badass in the Marvel Comics continuum. And female fans have been dying to see her on screen because it’s awesome when someone who “looks like you” is a superhero. She’s just a powerhouse of cool and gets respect for it, making her a prime character for male fans to want to see also. In the comics and cartoons, her background is tightly connected to the space traveling history of ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy.’ So much so that most of us expected her to be introduced in the well-received summer blockbuster. But she wasn’t, leaving the thirsty still parched, with empty cups outstretched in anticipation. With the announcement of ‘GOTG2,’ there was hope for another chance at her debut. And director James Gunn recently addressed that very topic. (more…)

James Gunn Talks About the Stan Lee Cameo that Was Too Risque For ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

- 09-02-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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There have been a lot of great Stan Lee cameos: his “so fired” security guard from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the “Hef” moment from Iron Man, and playing one of his own characters – mailman Willie Lumpkin – in the first Fantastic Four movie. But this news, if it is to be believed, would have meant the best Stan Lee cameo thus far in any Marvel movie would have been in the studio’s latest hit. That is, if the idea hadn’t of been shot down. Unfortunately, even for a film like Guardians of the Galaxy that took a great many chances, this cameo was not meant to be. (more…)

FAN EXPO – Fans Celebrate ‘The Walking Dead’ with Five Cast Members

- 09-01-14Comics, Nerd Culture, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Going into season five, The Walking Dead is more popular than it’s ever been, which is probably why on Sunday the National Fan Expo was barely open for business and Constitution Hall was almost full of fans waiting for a panel with Walking Dead cast members. A little over an hour later, the moderator called out the “five of the amazing people from the show; three of whom are still living on it,” and Michael Rooker (Merle Dixon), Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), and David Morrissey (The Governor) all gathered on stage to a thunderous applause. (more…)

FAN EXPO – Stephen Amell Has Not Failed His City

- 09-01-14Comics, Nerd Culture, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Even before Arrow became a franchise-birthing hit on The CW, Arrow star Stephen Amell has been a fixture at Toronto’s National Fan Expo, and why shouldn’t it? This is the actor’s own backyard. “This is my third straight year now and I’ve seen some of the same people for three consecutive years,” said Amell enthusiastically, kicking off his Sunday Q&A. “This is my home! It’s been amazing!” (more…)

FAN EXPO – Marvel Staff Teases Big Changes on Comics Side of Things

- 08-31-14Comics, Nerd Culture Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Oh yeah, cons are also about comic books! This unsurprising revelation was brought home at Marvel’s All Access panel Saturday at the National Fan Expo in Toronto where some of the publisher’s roster of talent took part in a friendly Q&A with fans. Artists Adam Kubert, Mahmud A. Asrar and Ryan Stegman, writers Greg Pak and Charles Soule and editors C.B. Cebulski and Jeanine Schaefer were all on hand to discuss what was in the works at Marvel Comics, that diversity is working for the publisher, and what they’re looking for in their artists. (more…)