Black Panther, as an idea, has persisted in our imaginations for well over a year. More than just dominating conversations, the film’s mere existence, its possibilities, and its rare cast of gifted dark-skinned black people, allowed us to fantasize. The Marvel world of Wakanda, though it’s been around for over 50…
If you followed Jessica Jones during her appearance in Netflix’s The Defenders, you may be concerned about where this hero is heading. Heavy drinking and general apathy are relatable but not narratively compelling in the long term. It’s a relief that for Season 2, it looks like Jones is finally dealing with her shit.
Chloe Bennet, Chinese-American star of ABC’s Marvel show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., recently shared her appreciation of Ed Skrein’s highly publicized decision to back out of the upcoming Hellboy reboot because, as a white man, he felt that playing a character of “mixed Asian heritage” would be disrespectful. But after…
Marvel Comics suffered from declining sales in 2016, which could be driven by any number of potential factors. But in an interview with the trade magazine ICv2, the company’s Vice President of Sales, David Gabriel, identified one potential culprit: The increase of female characters:
Folks, I’ll keep this brief-ish because it doesn’t deserve too much of anyone’s time. There have been rumblings on the internet (that’s code for “I saw at least one blog and/or tweet about this”) that we should be wondering whether Wolverine (aka Logan), a super strong and frequently brooding mutant character from…
One hammer-wielding Norse deity was dearly missed in Captain America: Civil War, and many of us wondered why he was otherwise engaged. Now, thank goodness, we have our answer from Thor himself.
Things didn’t work out for Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, so Cage has moved uptown. Like many comic book super heroes before him, he’s here to clean up the neighborhood.
In a cool twist, Marvel’s Iron Man comic series will see Tony Starks’ character replaced with a black girl named Riri Williams.
Donald Glover is the latest actor to sign on for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, alongside Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey, Jr. and Zendaya. Sorry, he’s not playing Spider-Man, though.
Marvel is vaguely on our radar because it produces 90 percent of movies, many of which I have watched and enjoyed! Now it is more on our radar because we exist inside its universe.
As of September, a deal Netflix cut with Disney back in 2012 takes effect, meaning the service gets the latest movies from not just Walt Disney Animation, but Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm too.
An early script for Iron Man 3 was trashed because it had the nerve to feature a female villain, a Marvel director revealed.
Some personal news to share: Marvel’s Black Panther has added another major star to its cast—a star who is also known as my boyfriend. Michael B. Jordan, my boyfriend, is re-teaming with director Ryan Coogler, after they worked together on last year’s Creed.
Lupita Nyong’o will likely land a lead role alongside Chadwick Boseman in Marvel’s first black superhero movie, Black Panther.
Everyone is doing great.
Despite the enthusiastic response to Netflix’s Jessica Jones—the whiskey-swigging, doesn’t-give-a-bag-of-dicks Marvel heroine we so dearly needed—she has remained strangely absent from comic-book stands. Now, however, Marvel plans to correct this oversight with an upcoming series featuring Jones as the lead character.
Jessica Jones, the second of Netflix’s original series drawn from Marvel comics, is the smartest entry into television’s already crowded cast of superheroes. Created by Melissa Rosenberg, best known for writing the Twilight movies, and starring the sardonic Krysten Ritter, the show is a slow unravelling of a familiar…
There are certain hallmarks of fictional private investigators: They’re hard-drinking, gravel-voiced, and tortured by their pasts. More rarely do they have superpowers, and even more rarely are they women. Jessica Jones is all of the above.
Ronda Rousey has been vocal about her interest in portraying a certain Marvel superhero. When asked which one she was interested in during an August Reddit AMA, Rousey said she’d like to vie for the role of Captain Marvel. Shortly after, the unbeaten UFC women’s bantamweight champion posted several fan-art renditions…
Selma director Ava DuVernay is reportedly being considered to direct a Marvel movie, which would not only make her the first woman to do so, but would also make our heads explode.