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The “Ragnarok” in Thor: Ragnarok refers to the end of the world as imagined in Norse mythology, so naturally this would be an ideal setting to introduce more comedy into the Thor series. It may sound weird, but apparently, that’s Taika Waititi‘s plan in a nutshell for the third movie about Marvel’s God of Thunder. We know from Thor: The Dark World that Loki’s now in charge of Asgard posing as Odin. We know from Avengers: Age of Ultron that there’s some bad stuff going down in Asgard (at least that was the jist of Thor’s fever dream), and we think that we know that Cate Blanchett is playing Hela, Queen of the Underworld in the film. So sure, let the laughs begin. (more…)

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Guardians of the Galaxy had no shortage of unusual characters including a walking tree, and a pistol-packing bitter racoon. It had more space oddities than a David Bowie tribute band and the Star Wars Cantina combined, so when ever we talk about what characters might appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the weirder the character, the better the odds they might appear. Even though we’re still not entirely sure what Guardians 2 will be about, or what new characters might join the original team in their latest adventure, we now have another hint about who they might be fighting. If true, this will literally be the biggest villain in any Marvel Studios movie so far. (more…)

Last night’s return of Agent Carter was a breath of fresh air. Yes, having Hayley Atwell‘s ferociously capable secret agent back on the TV weekly, even just for eight or nine weeks, is a treat, but between the dark and gritty mean streets of the Netflix Marvel shows, the generally dour tone of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s first half of season three, and the coming Civil War, we need some happy Marvel. The first two hours of Agent Carter‘s second season made for some thoroughly enjoyable television as Peggy reunited with old friends, toyed with a love triangle, and began an interesting new case with some possible implications on the future (her future, our present). (more…)

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Given his recent success with Creed, and creating a brand new story out of a long-running franchise, Ryan Coogler would be a very good choice to lead Marvel Studios‘ upcoming adaptation of Black Panther. That’s been the rumor the last couple of weeks anyway that Coogler was being courted by the studio to take the helm of the movie based on the African superhero, the only real name to be mentioned as director since last year when Selma director Ava DuVernay passed on the project. Today though, it’s more than rumor. Marvel Studios has confirmed that when Black Panther takes to the big screen in 2018, it will be Coogler behind the camera. (more…)

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Much is owed to Joss Whedon. He gave us Buffy the Vampire Slayer, he gave us Firefly, and with only his second film as director, he gave us The Avengers. Of course, The Avengers would have been a success without Whedon, but how big of a success would it have been? And would the film have been as good if not for Whedon’s wicked sense of characterization and awesome quips? I doubt it. Whedon held a lot of sway on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from The Avengers through other Phase 2 films, the hiring of James Gunn for Guardians of the Galaxy, the launch of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and finally last summer’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. But now, Whedon says he’s done. Like, DONE done. (more…)

Tom Holland Couldn’t Be More Excited To Be Spider-Man

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It’s safe to say that Tom Holland is a little bit happy to be playing Spider-Man, or, at least, the latest incarnation of the big screen Spider-Man now officially part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Currently doing publicity for Ron Howard’s recently released In The Heart of the Sea, Holland is naturally being asked lots of questions about ‘ole Webhead, his part in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War and the future Spider-Man reboot that’s not a reboot movie. And he couldn’t be more enthusiastic. (more…)

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We’re at a point in the life of the Marvel Cinematic Universe where there’s such a number and diversity of characters across many backgrounds, that anyone can show up any time in any movie or show. Falcon popped up in Ant-Man, Lady Sif teamed twice with the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Spider-Man will make an appearance in Captain America: Civil War. Speaking of Spider-Man, there’s been a lot of excitement about his induction into the MCU, with speculation focused on a) his role in Civil War and b) what to expect from this 2017 solo movie. But now there’s a c) What if Spidey is going to appear in Doctor Strange? (more…)

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There are some things in life where you are in one camp or the other, and never the twain shall meet: church and state, Coke and Pepsi, Star Wars and Star Trek, and Marvel and DC. So what was Arrow star Stephen Amell thinking when he was recently asked if he’d be open to playing a character in a Marvel Studios movie, and the Green Arrow portrayer said that he would. It seems that in Amell’s estimation, at lease to far as superheroes are concerned, one universe is not enough. (more…)

Watch Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ Preview Video!

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Tomorrow is the release of Marvel‘s limited edition, Amazon exclusive, Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Two Blu-Ray box set. In addition to every movie in Phase Two (Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Ant-Man), the collection is filled with all sorts of extras and goodies. One of which is an exclusive look at upcoming Phase Three movie Doctor Strange with director Scott Derrickson and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. Let’s all take a moment and watch the new video below together!

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It’s the moment that entire Marvel Studios series of films has been, and will be, building towards for the next couple of years, Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 and 2. The two-parter will see the super-team battle the Mad Titan Thanos (Josh Brolin) whose quest to collect the six powerful Infinity Stones will bring him into inevitable conflict with not just the Avengers, but every hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Except, apparently, any hero with his or her own TV show. Captain America: Civil War and Infinity War co-director Anthony Russo talked this weekend about the line-up, and it seems that legalese may keep the Defenders and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. benched for Infinity War. (more…)