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John Semper Jr., the guy behind the 90’s Spider-Man: The Animated Series, wanted everyone to know that there a Captain America animated series that almost made it as well. We all loved the Spider-Man and X-Men cartoons from the 90’s, there was some really good story telling in those series. I would have liked to see this Captain America series set in World War II. Heck, I’d like to see that series now., but I guess I’ll just have to settle for the promo video that Saban put together to sell the show. (more…)

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Let’s call it as we see it: the Sharknado film franchise, currently filming its fourth movie in the series, ain’t the greatest cinema in the world.  But it knows what it is: entertaining, ridiculous schlock.  And because it makes no assertions of being good – and makes no apologies for being bad – you know exactly what you’re getting when you sit down to view it.  And for that, people appreciate it; people watch it; people enjoy it.  Now, the fin-fueled storm system has broken out of its celluloid format and “crossed over” with a comic series that is itself delightfully random and surreal: Archie Andrews and his crew from Riverdale.

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‘Ant-Man’ Credits Scenes Explained

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Maybe you’ve seen Ant-Man by now and have lingering questions about exactly what goes down in the mid-credits and post-credits scenes.  Maybe you haven’t seen the film yet and would like some more knowledge to arm yourself with going in.  Maybe you’re like me and have seen the movie twice already and just think it’s really, really good (in my review of Ant-Man, I mentioned that these two scenes exist, but kept it spoiler-free).  Whatever the case, here’s some deeper info you might not know about the “secret” Ant-Man scenes – and it should go without saying here, but you’re entering MAJOR SPOILER TERRITORY, so consider yourself warned.

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Now that we’ve officially got an actor attached to playing Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – set to debut in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War before headlining his own web-slinging film – lots of fans are now turning their anxiety-riddled anticipation towards wondering exactly what Spider-Man’s story is going to be all about.  The fine folks over at Birth.Movies.Death had the opportunity to chat for a bit with the current king of the Marvel Movie house, Kevin Feige, and he shared with them some very interesting tidbits about what we can expect to see on screen.

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Disney has long been at the forefront of pushing boundaries when it comes to kids and their interaction with imaginative toys and experiences.  The Disney Infinity toy/game hybrid series has been doing extremely well these last few years, and of course, Disney’s theme parks themselves are essentially one big immersive experience.  Now, the company is ready to make another leap: Playmation, wearable smart technology that they hope will blur the lines of gaming and imaginative play all the more.

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Civil War

Marvel’s upcoming film, Captain America: Civil War, is going to be a very emotional affair.  Since Iron Man’s big screen debut back in 2008, Marvel’s talented group of screenwriters and storytellers, not to mention the actors that portray the characters on screen, have managed to weave their witty brand of superheroes into our hearts.  In Civil War, lines will be drawn, alliances will be destroyed, and lives will be lost. Well, thanks to an extra on the set of Marvel’s next big screen bonanza, it appears that the first casualty of Civil War has been revealed.  Obviously, spoilers ahead. (more…)

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You could say superpowers don’t really exists, but then you’ve never unleashed the wrath of a women scorned. I once made the mistake of calling my wife overweight (I am not a smart man) and suddenly she had the strength of the Thing and The Hulk combined, as well as the ability of throwing any object with the accuracy of a Tomahawk missile.

But, yeah, for the mos part super powers are figments of imagination brought to life in the pages of comics and super hero movies. There is, though, a science to it all. People much smarter than me can explain the physics and mechanics behind the abilities of our favorite heroes, as well as how science may one day be able to make such feats of fantasy possible.

In the latest Nerdist Because Science video,  host Kyle Hill focuses on the super-soldier serum that was used to turn scrawny Steve Rogers into the superhero Captain America.  (more…)

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Secret Wars is coming! If you’ve been following the developments in Marvel Comics over the last couple of months, then you know that this latest big event miniseries is being billed as Marvel’s biggest and eventiest miniseries ever put to the printed page, and easily bigger than last summer’s event, whatever that was. (Seriously, what was it again?) Anyway, Marvel’s been teasing us the last couple of days about who’s going to make the cut when the Avengers are re-formed and re-united post-Secret Wars, and if the rumors are true, then the creative team had all the Marvel Universes to choose from. So who ended up making the cut? (more…)

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You may or may not have heard about this thing called Secret Wars. It’s the latest Marvel Comics event miniseries that kicks off in the next couple of months, and promises – You guess it! – to change things in the Marvel Universe forever. Not content to promote the heck out of Secret Wars and all its ancillary tie-ins, spin-offs and one-shots, Marvel Comics now wants to tease us with the aftermath, and it begins with another thrilling game of guessing who’s now an Avenger. Marvel passed around the below graphic this morning featuring the mostly silhouetted team, with two new team members already confirmed. So who will now stand with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? (more…)