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SDCC 2018: Panel and Features Round-Up!

Happy San Diego Comic-Con! As the festivities begin, we’ve rounded up some of the hottest spots and coolest features to check out as you enjoy the event. Enjoy and find your favorite things! Or make sure not to miss something you’d die for. But overall, have a great time during this awesome experience.

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While Marvel has become the summer blockbuster overlord when it comes to films, the company had begun to lose steam on its Netflix series front. Daredevil season 1 and 2 and the first season of Jessica Jones were wild hits, but things seemed to stagnate from there. Luke Cage, first seen on Jessica Jones, received lukewarm reviews on his own series and Iron Fist was relatively panned by critics and fans alike. The Defenders brought things back up, but things from there (The Punisher, Jessica Jones season 2) have wavered in that gray area of “good, but kinda slow and forgettable”.

Then Luke Cage season 2 releases on Netflix and the whole game is changed again.  (more…)

While not the first female superhero film in history, Wonder Woman changed the way we thought about female lead superhero films. When you give women the helm for major productions about women, you see the impact it has on the community. It came as a kind of a surprise to fans when WB/DC got the big female lead movie out first. Its left the appearance of Marvel trying to play catch up, pointing out the glaringly obvious ways that Marvel Studios has dropped the ball when it comes to women characters and creators. With Captain Marvel approaching it’s final two weeks of filming, it leaves some fans wondering if Captain Marvel is too late to capitalize on the hype soaked up by Wonder Woman. Will Marvel Studios pull off the same fan acclaimed feature that WB/DC captured, or will Captain Marvel come across as an attempt to copy without authenticity?
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Disney Ups Its Bid for FOX. Will Comcast Fold?

FOX has accepted a $71.3 billion bid from Disney, which tops Comcast’s previous offer of $65 billion.   Disney went all in to ensure Comcast didn’t steal FOX’s assets out from under them, including Marvel assets like The X-Men and Fantastic Four.

That easily trumps Comcast’s all-cash offer made on June 13th. The new Disney-FOX deal is reportedly worth $38 per share in cash and stock.

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The new animated Spider-Man movie trailer has been a pretty big hit. With 16M views on YouTube in a matter of days since the official trailer released. Several familiar names, or rather voices, star in the movie. But who are all the names behind the masks we see in the trailer? The casual Spider-Fan may not be familiar with the new Spider-Man on the big screen or the other faces featured in the trailer. NerdBastards is here to help break down the names and actors that will bring Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse to life.

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Comics are seeing a battle between Social Justice Warriors and the Politically Incorrect. Though, it isn’t quite as simple as that. Comics are bigger than ever, despite a decline in Marvel’s and DC’s (The Big Two) sales. There are lots of voices, exclaiming to know how to solve the problem. But if we turn to veterans of the medium, they can offer some insight into what’s actually going on.

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Ms. Marvel, the name formerly used by Carol Danvers (now Captain Marvel), is a Pakistani American teenage girl, Kamala Khan. After gaining powers when the Inhumans released the Terrigen Mists, Kamala Khan is now a polymorph. She has the ability to change the size and shape of her body.

Now with oncoming Captain Marvel movie, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige sets his eye to the future and Ms. Marvel’s place in the MCU.

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Netflix

Netflix has announced that it has ordered Season 3 of Marvel’s Jessica Jones just a month after Season 2 was released. With Disney’s streaming service on the cusp of happening, it wasn’t immediately clear how this Netflix/Marvel TV series would be impacted since it’s bound to be a lot further down the road than the previously announced Punisher second season and the third season of Daredevil, but now fans can breathe a sigh of relief.
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