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Not to be outdone by yesterday’s Luke Cage season two announcement, the Netflix Iron Fist gang has released four new images from the kung-fu action series featuring Danny Rand (Finn Jones), Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick), Joy (Jessica Stroup), Ward Meachum (Tom Pelphrey), and the glue that holds the Marvel Netflix Universe together, Claire Temple (Rosario Dawnson). Iron Fist hits Netflix on March 17th. (more…)

‘Doctor Strange’ Breaks Marvel Solo Record

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Doctor Strange has just broken Marvel’s box office record, having earned a staggering $616 million worldwide (according to Box Office Mojo). It has topped The Incredible Hulk, Captain America: The First Avenger, and Thor, and is now Marvel Cinematic Universe’s highest grossing solo intro film since Iron Man. This is particularly impressive for a film whose main character was not necessarily that well-known before the film was released, unless perhaps you were a studious comic book reader. Marvel and Disney must be pretty happy right now.

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The Inhumans have long since been on the drawing board for injection into Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. Originally, these off world enhanced humans were planned to have their own movie, at one point being on the books for a 2018 release. However, not long after the announcement of a film, Marvel revised their schedule and removed The Inhumans from its slate altogether. For a while, word on The Inhumans in the MCU was null, seemingly reading that Marvel didn’t quite know what to do with the characters/property. Much to the surprise of fans, it was announced this week that an Inhumans television series will be coming to ABC with the first two episodes premiering exclusively in IMAX commercial theaters in 2017.

So who are the Inhumans? Out of the endless crowds of guys and gals in funny outfits, what makes them ripe for television?  (more…)

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The key creative mind behind a lot of Marvel‘s most interesting and complex twists and turns in the cinematic universe, there is no shortage of cool new surprises coming from James Gunn. He is still, slowly, through all kinds of interviews, appearances and social media, revealing deeper and deeper levels that have gone yet unnoticed in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy. An incredibly intricately created movie, Guardians of the Galaxy is swollen with Marvel lore and pop culture references and, as audiences have come to expect from their big movies, tons of Easter Eggs. (more…)

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The relationship between Fox and Marvel Studios has been tumultuous, to say the least. After all, Fox owns the rights to all the characters in the in X-Men universe, arguably many of their most popular characters, including all the X-Men, The Fantastic Four, and all of the side characters associated with them. The success of the X-Men films has even impacted Marvel’s strategy related to their comic books, as we saw the rise of the Inhumans (instead of the X-Men) as their main “outcast” group. The Fantastic Four also don’t have their own monthly issues as a result.  The argument made is; why would Marvel promote characters they don’t own the cinematic rights to? That being said, the two film powerhouses aren’t completely at odds with each other and at times do negotiate in ways to make their business profitable.

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In 1975, Chris Claremont and John Byrne took over an under selling Marvel comic The X-Men taking the series to new heights in sales and popularity over the following 16 years. When the X-Men movies in early 2000 jump-started the superhero movement to the big screen, many of the characterizations and plot points were pulled straight out of the Claremont/Byrnes run. In a recent interview at New York Comic Con Claremont talked with Hugh Sheridan (via BleedingCool) and discussed the current state of the X-Men comics at Marvel. (more…)

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Tying at least four (potentially five) of Marvel’s ground-breaking Netflix series’ together, including the so-popular- it-nearly- broke-the- site Luke Cage, The Defenders is shaping up to be all that a Marvel fan could hope for. The prospect of the protagonists of three of Netflix’s most admired series’ joining forces to fight crime has many salivating in anticipation. When Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Danny Rand and Matt Murdock share a screen, there are bound to be fireworks. Today, Marvel Entertainment gave us a further taste of what is to come, confirming three additional cast members to add to an already impressive roster.  (more…)

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Defenders, the culmination of Marvel‘s four Netflix series Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist started filming yesterday and the production isn’t wasting any time teasing fans with various characters from each series that will be making an appearance in Defenders. New York being New York, there’s also a look at Krysten Ritter‘s Jessica Jones on set. We’ve gathered all the latest Defenders Internet trickle for you in one convenient Roundup post. (more…)

Gender Equality: Marvel Vice President Talks

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The film industry is dealing with a number of difficult topics at the moment and Marvel, in particular, is currently trying to make up for previous cultural failings in cinema. It has recently made an effort to address the issues of racism and sexism in the media with its hit shows like Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. After criticism that the Marvel Cinematic Universe had predominantly featured men as its leading characters, it looks as though the studio plans to respond to public demand for a Black Widow movie, after her positive reception in The Avengers.

Thankfully, it looks like Marvel can be relied on to make some big waves in terms of film equality in the years ahead. (more…)

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If you’re in New York and need Mystical help, who are ya gonna call? Doctor Strange of course, but how do you actually find him? Now you can just pull up Google Maps and get directions in a flash, ain’t modern Technology wonderful? Now when you get there be prepared, it’s a fifty/fifty shot that you will or won’t find the Sanctum Sanctorum. The good Doctor’s residence is known to fade in and out of this dimension as Doctor Strange uses his mystical powers to conceal his home. (more…)