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Spider-Man

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…)

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Civil War is coming and it is coming quickly.  May 6, 2016, may be a year away but it’ll be here before you know it.  Most of the general public has no idea what will happen during the next big screen outing for Marvel, Avengers: Age of Ultron, but thanks to a new unofficial synopsis for Captain America: Civil War, we may now have some information as to where the cards will fall once Age of Ultron has come and gone.  (more…)

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Following their visit to Christopher’s hometown in Boston last month, Chris Evans (Captain America) and Chris Pratt (Star-Lord) today visited Seattle Children’s Hospital as part of their Super Bowl bet.

The whole thing started on Twitter in January when Evans noted that their two home teams were set to battle it out in the Super Bowl. After Pratt returned the smack talk, Evans challenged him to a bet: The loser would appear in costume at a local children’s hospital, wearing the winning team’s jersey.

Evans actually won their bet with the New England Patriots winning the Super Bow, but the actors decided to be superheroes in real life as well and visit both!

Last month, Pratt donned his Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Star-Lord gear with Evans appearing in street clothes. Today, Evans appeared as Captain America with Pratt sporting a Guardians of the Galaxy cap.  (more…)

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The best for last? I’m not sure you can say that since these posters are pretty much all the same, but I must admit, Marvel Studios has certainly laid out an interesting way to release all these various images. Once again, a new character poster for Avengers: Age of Ultron has been released today, and once again it came from the Twitter feed of the cast member in question. I’m not sure if Captain America has a Twitter account, but actor Chris Evans certainly does and he merrily posted the lastest image from the movie in his feed today. So how concerned does Captain America look about the Ultron invasion? Let’s take a look. (more…)