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Haley Atwell is set to reprise her big screen role of Agent Peggy Carter is ABC’s new miniseries, Marvel’s Agent Carter on Tuesday, January 6th , 2015 at 9:00PM. The show will take place in Post WWII 1946,where Carter must strike a careful balance between office work for the Strategic Scientific Reserve and moonlighting to help Howard Stark and Edwin Jarvis against the forces of evil. That’s right folks; the best timeslot in television is being given to a historical miniseries starring a comic book heroine. Nerds, our prayers have been answered. (more…)

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Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the Inhumans; a super-powered offshoot of early humanity who first appeared way back in Fantastic Four #45 and who have been confirmed for the Marvel movie treatment in November 2018. Yesterday, Marvel gave the guys at comicbook.com an exclusive look at variant comic book covers coming out in 2015 to celebrate the anniversary of Black Bolt and his usually more vocal brethren. After announcing the covers, the folks at comicbook.com noticed something interesting.

WARNING: Possible Spoilers!

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First Footage From ‘Jurassic World’ Trailer Online

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A week after director Colin Trevorrow announced a new, glowy-eyed dinosaur would be featured in the upcoming Jurassic World, the first footage from the trailer posted to Jurassic World‘s Twitter feed yesterday.

The new, so-called “D-Rex” doesn’t seem to appear in the teaser. Instead most of the 20 second tease gives us shots from the kind of scenes we usually see in the first half hour or so of the Jurassic films. We see a herd of reptiles running around a jeep-like vehicle, presumably filled with people who are going to be eaten by dinosaurs soon. We see a couple of people in some kind of mobile plastic bubble who will probably be eaten by dinosaurs soon. There are people who are going to be eaten by dinosaurs looking at digital monitors. And also Chris Pratt. (more…)

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It was going to be one movie, it was going be two movies, and now apparently Josh Boone’s adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Stand will be a whopping four films (making it a tetralogy, according to my extensive, exhaustive, five second google search). Boone, a life-long Stephen King fan, initially sold Warner Bros. on a single, three hour movie with an $87 million budget, but apparently the studio came back to Boone and asked if he would be willing to expand the story into multiple films. (more…)

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Though the two-part Avengers: Infinity War was announced only recently, those of us who recognized that ugly purple face in the first post-credits scene of Joss Whedon‘s Avengers have known it was coming. The seeds for Infinity War were planted early, and clearly Marvel isn’t done yet. Only three of the six legendary Infinity Stones have been revealed, while Thanos has appeared briefly in two Marvel Studios movies, he has yet to take a more active role, and we have a whole bunch of movies scheduled between Avengers: Age of Ultron and its 2018 sequel Avengers: Infinity War, Part I.

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The newest addition to the “Everything Wrong With…” series by the guys at Cinema Sins takes apart Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past in a 14 minute video that might make Singer want to turn back time for realsies if he happens to see it. Among other things, the video attacks the film’s reliance on overused tropes, poorly explained science that wouldn’t even hold up in the comic books, under using characters like Quicksilver and Storm, and the fact that none of us would kick Mystique out of bed for eating crackers whether she’s all blue and scaly or not. (more…)

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It’s clear that Avengers: Age of Ultron is going to cover a lot of ground in the Marvel Universe, literally and figuratively. Shots from the trailer seem to indicate there will be scenes in New York City, scenes in Europe, and flashbacks with a pre-Cap-sicle Steve Rogers. Ultron will be in the movie, along with probably Baron Von Strucker and possibly (and it seems really likely) Andy Serkis as Ulysses S. Klaw. How much more could you fit in one flick? Well according to actor Idris Elba who played Heimdall in Thor and Thor: The Dark World, at least just a little bit more. (more…)

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If there’s a single common thread through all the new franchises announced for Marvel’s Phase 3, it’s that all the new characters are being culled from Marvel‘s periphery. For better or worse, Doctor Strange and Black Panther aren’t exactly A-list heroes. Even when they’ve had solo titles that won mountains of critical praise, sales-wise series for these characters have often struggled to keep their heads above water, and have usually failed. A guy like Doctor Strange usually endures as an ever-present guy on the side; a character who shows up to let all the other heroes know things are about to get serious, but rarely takes center stage himself. But apparently with the success of Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel learned that a comic book franchise doesn’t need to be a superstar in the comic book shop in order to be a promising concept for the big screen, hence films for Ant-Man, Captain Marvel and, yes, the Inhumans.

So who are the Inhumans? Out of the endless crowds of guys and gals in funny outfits, what makes them ripe for cinematic treatment? What role do they fill in the larger universe and what makes them unique? (more…)