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  • Marvel’s Standalone ‘Black Widow’ Movie Gains Momentum With Jac Schaeffer Writing

    01/10/2018 5:51:02 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    Variety ^ | January 10, 2018 | Justin Kroll
    Marvel is finally pushing ahead with the highly anticipated “Black Widow” standalone movie starring Scarlett Johansson, with Jac Schaeffer penning the script. Sources say this is still very early development, as the film has no greenlight, but naming a writer is the closest the studio has come to moving forward on a standalone pic. Marvel President Kevin Feige met with several candidates before tapping Schaeffer, and Marvel execs met with Johansson to discuss what they wanted from a “Black Widow” writer. Schaeffer is an up and coming scribe who broke out with her Black List script “The Shower,” a comedy...
  • Marvel creator Stan Lee, 95, is accused of groping nurses (tr)

    01/09/2018 11:00:20 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 73 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 9, 2017 | Ryan Parry
    Comic book legend Stan Lee has been hit with several allegations of sexual assault and harassment by nurses caring for him at his Hollywood Hills home, DailyMail.com can reveal. The Marvel creator, 95, is alleged to have repeatedly groped and harassed a string of young female nurses employed to care for him.
  • Punisher Actor Addresses Character's Place In Gun Rights Issues & The Alt-Right

    01/03/2018 12:00:35 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 29 replies
    Newsarama Films & TV ^ | 01/03/18 | By Chris Arrant, Editor
    The Punisher star Jon Bernthal has spoken out about the connection between the gun-toting Marvel character the current debate on gun violence in the United States, telling Esquire that he is for gun-rights - and owns one himself - but he believes there are unresolved issues in the United States' gun laws. “I’m a gun owner. I have a gun in my house to keep my family safe. I’m trained in that gun’s use. I know how to keep it away from my kids, and I know how to use it if I need to," Bernthal explained. ”Should there be...
  • Thor: Ragnarok review: Latest Thor is funniest Marvel yet

    10/29/2017 10:25:38 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 56 replies
    Sunday Express ^ | 10/29/2017 | Andy Lea
    After the dreary Dark World, Marvel’s hairiest hero makes a thunderous comeback in the bright and very breezy Thor: Ragnarok. ndie director Taika Waititi may have seemed an odd choice for the Asgardian’s third solo movie and the 17th instalment in Marvel’s “Cinematic Universe” but it turns out the man behind Kiwi comedy Hunt For The Wilderpeople (my favourite film of 2016), is the comic book giant’s most inspired signing. If you’re making a film about a flaxen-haired, hammer-wielding god from outer space there’s no point keeping a straight face. And Waititi’s love of the ridiculous makes this the funniest...
  • Marvel star slates 'racist' Hollywood over name change

    08/31/2017 6:36:17 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 67 replies
    BBC News ^ | 31st August 2017 | BBC News
    Chloe Bennet, who stars in TV series Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, has said she had to change her name from Chloe Wang in order to make it in Hollywood. The actress praised Ed Skrein for recently pulling out of Hellboy. His casting had been criticised for "whitewashing" the original character, who is of Asian heritage. She told an Instagram follower who queried her name change: "Hollywood is racist and wouldn't cast me with a last name that made them uncomfortable." "Changing my last name doesn't change the fact that my BLOOD is half Chinese, that I lived in China, speak...
  • Spider-Man Visits Starbucks in 'Homecoming' Prank Video

    06/27/2017 3:46:31 PM PDT · by Enchante · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 27, 2017 | Gwynne Watkins
    This fun new viral video imagines just how Spidey might go about getting his coffee, by pranking unsuspecting customers at a New York City Starbucks.
  • Marvel Abandons Fan Base: Un-American ‘Captain America’ on 24/7 Anti-Trump Rant

    05/30/2017 7:33:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | May 30, 2017 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    From actor Chris Evans (Captain America) to director Joss Whedon, the Marvel Comics franchise is committing harikari in the most unbecoming of ways: through unapologetic, partisan bashing of a democratically elected president they can’t stand. Evans has expressed deep contempt for what he considers to be in the ignorant masses of Americans that voted Donald Trump into the White House. These are, however, the very masses that make up the core viewership of Marvel’s superhero movies. “People were just so desperate to hear someone say that someone is to blame,” Evans said in a recent interview with Esquire magazine. “They...
  • MARVEL CANCELS TA-NEHISI COATES' BLACK PANTHER & THE CREW COMIC AFTER TWO ISSUES

    05/15/2017 5:25:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 15, 2017 | Alexander Nazaryan
    a-Nehisi Coates, the celebrated public intellectual, faced a setback in his attempt to introduce racial diversity to the world of comic books when Marvel announced that Black Panther & The Crew, which Coates had been writing with Yona Harvey, would be canceled after six issues. Only two issues have been published thus far; The Verge, which first reported the news, said Coates cited “poor sales” as the reason for the cancellation.
  • Hollywood Director Joss Whedon Sexualizes, Mocks Young Cancer Survivors Meeting with Paul Ryan

    04/28/2017 6:00:53 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 27, 2017 | Charlie Nash
    Hollywood director Joss Whedon faced heat on Twitter Thursday after he sexualized and mocked a meeting between Paul Ryan and a group of young cancer survivors. “Tonight on White House Wife Hunt, Donny makes host P. Ryan give 2 more contestants the ‘Not a 10’ card,” wrote Whedon on Twitter, along with the picture of the meeting that shows two young girls with Ryan.
  • First Reactions To Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Are In!

    04/18/2017 6:39:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    ComicBook.com ^ | April 18, 2017 | Jay Jayson
    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 had its first press-screening on Monday night. And once the fourth and final post-credits scene concluded, members of the press quickly dug into their pockets, retrieved their phones, logged into their Twitter accounts, and tweeted their initial reactions. And as you might suspect, they are overwhelmingly positive. To be honest, I haven't seen one truly negative reaction. That doesn't mean all of them are warm and fuzzy, either. There are some people that are disappointed that it didn't live up to their expectations, and others just didn't find it to be as funny or...
  • In 'Thor: Ragnarok' teaser, Chris Hemsworth's superhero is having a really bad day

    04/10/2017 12:08:30 PM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 10, 2017 | Christie D'Zurilla
    Thor without his hammer? That can't end well, can it? Chris Hemsworth's superhero is having a seriously bad day in a new teaser trailer for "Thor: Ragnarok." He's stuck on the other side of the universe while a big problem brews back home in Asgard: New baddie-on-the-block Hela, played by Cate Blanchett, is doing her best to bring about Ragnarok — see what they're doing here? — the destruction of Asgardian civilization.
  • Marvel Artist Ardian Syaf Hid Anti-Christian And Jewish Messages In This Week’s X-Men Comic

    04/08/2017 7:02:28 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 25 replies
    bleedingcool.com ^ | April 8, 2017 | Rich Johnston
    In Indonesia, 212 is the number used to denote a specific mass protest from 2nd December last year. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims marched against the Christian governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as Ahok, over allegations of blasphemy regarding his use of the Qu’ran in campaigning against opponents. The march was organised, in part, with the National Movement to Safeguard the Indonesian Ulema Council’s Fatwa. It was pretty hardline conservative and the protest demanded the government prosecute and jail Ahok based on the council’s fatwa, declaring him to be a blasphemer.
  • Who could have guessed that “diverse” characters would tank Marvel’s sales?

    04/03/2017 7:45:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/03/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    While I don’t buy comic books anymore (meaning since the 70s) and don’t really go in for the superhero genre movies, I catch enough of the pop culture headlines to stay current on the breaking news. I found it more than a little odd (to say the least) when I heard that Thor was going to be a woman and Iron Man was being downgraded to teenager status, but didn’t think too much about it. Still, it sounded like a risky idea from a business perspective and that apparently turned out to be the case. The Guardian reports that...
  • Marvel executive says emphasis on diversity may have alienated readers

    04/03/2017 7:41:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 82 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | April 3, 2017 | Sian Cain
    Marvel’s vice president of sales has blamed declining comic-book sales on the studio’s efforts to increase diversity and female characters, saying that readers “were turning their noses up” at diversity and “didn’t want female characters out there”. Over recent years, Marvel has made efforts to include more diverse and more female characters, introducing new iterations of fan favourites including a female Thor; Riri Williams, a black teenager who took over the Iron Man storyline as Ironheart; Miles Morales, a biracial Spider-Man and Kamala Khan, a Muslim teenage girl who is the current Ms Marvel.
  • ‘Logan’ Rising To $87M+ Opening; Breaks Wolverine Series & More R-Rated Records [tr]

    03/06/2017 5:35:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | March 5, 2017 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    7TH Update, Sunday 10:56 PM: Logan is getting larger. Rival estimates tonight see the Hugh Jackman movie on course for an $87.56M opening after a $23.2M Sunday. That’s 10% higher than the $21M Fox was expecting today, with Wolverine’s third day down just 26% from Saturday’s $31.3M.
  • Comic book author suspected of putting child porn on YouTube

    01/07/2017 8:40:15 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 33 replies
    Hearst Newspapers© Copyright 2017 Hearst Communications, Inc ^ | Updated 8:59 pm, Friday, January 6, 2017 | By Michael Bodley
    An accomplished San Francisco comic book and nonfiction author, who has been published in Marvel and a slew of other publications, was arrested on suspicion of possessing more than 600 child pornography files and uploading the graphic videos to YouTube, police said Friday. Gerard Jones, 59, was arrested after a police investigation and ensuing search warrant at his residence in the 600 block of Long Bridge Street in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood turned up a host of electronic devices storing more than 600 images and videos depicting child pornography, police said. The uploaded YouTube videos depicted a child performing...
  • Marvel’s ‘Captain America’ parodies campus SJWs, but with company’s history fans can’t tell

    01/07/2017 7:41:21 AM PST · by Hube · 4 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 1/7/2017 | Dave Huber
    The latest issue of Marvel Comics’ Captain America: Sam Wilson features writer Nick Spencer taking jabs at campus social justice warriors (SJWs). Which seems quite, well, odd given Spencer’s far-left politics and hatred for all things conservative/Republican. As confirmation, readers and fans on Twitter and elsewhere couldn’t figure out whether to take the writer’s latest creation, the “Bombshells,” seriously or not. The Bombshells show up at a college to thwart an appearance by what Heat Street’s Ian Miles Cheong calls an amalgam of right-wing provocateurs Lauren Southern and Milo Yiannopoulos (although the woman’s name is Ariella Conner which indicates to...
  • Exclusive: The Scoop On America, Marvel's New Queer Latina Superhero Series

    11/20/2016 9:24:45 AM PST · by Mandingo Conservative · 20 replies
    refinery29 ^ | Nov 18 2016 | Yael Kohen
    We’ve got the goods on America Chavez, Marvel’s latest genre-busting superhero helping to transform the comic book business into the entertainment industry’s most surprising mecca of diverse leading characters. Chavez is the queer, ass-kicking Latina...We sat down with America Chavez writer Gabby Rivera, who first garnered fame as the author of Juliet Takes a Breath, a YA novel about a Puerto Rican lesbian...Gabby Rivera: "I work at an LGBTQ non-profit called GLSEN as a youth programs manager. I got an email from Marvel when I was at work. And I was like, whaaat?...America is from this Utopian dimension where I...
  • 'Doctor Strange' is expected to draw a massive audience for Disney's Marvel Studios

    11/01/2016 3:42:15 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 1, 2016 | Ryan Faughnder
    Marvel Studios' "Doctor Strange" is expected to draw a massive audience this weekend, providing some much needed medicine for Hollywood during a bruising fall box office season. Analysts expect the visually stylish Benedict Cumberbatch comic book movie to collect $65 million to $75 million in ticket sales from the United States and Canada through Sunday. Some more optimistic industry observers predict the film, about a former neurosurgeon who harnesses mystical powers, may reach $80 million in domestic grosses... "Doctor Strange is a C-level Marvel character, and the fact that you can pull an $80-million debut is ludicrous when you think...
  • Chadwick Boseman: ‘Black Panther’ Will Reflect Black America

    07/26/2016 8:42:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | July 26, 2016 | Jen Yamato
    This year at Comic-Con the massive crowds spilling across downtown San Diego were peppered with shirts emblazoned with three deafening words, in a banner year for diversity at the pop culture conference: “Black Heroes Matter.” After spending a whirlwind weekend pressing the flesh in his first trip to Comic-Con, Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman was delighted by the grassroots geek campaign. The actor, director, and writer isn’t afraid to use his own social media to highlight issues of representation in Hollywood and the Black Lives Matter movement, two causes that overlapped Saturday as thousands of people flocked to the annual...