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  • Star Wars author Chuck Wendig says he was fired by Marvel over ‘vulgar’ tweet

    10/12/2018 4:22:12 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 41 replies
    The Verge ^ | October 12, 2018 | Andrew Liptak
    Just a week after Marvel announced at New York Comic Con that Star Wars author Chuck Wendig would be penning a Darth Vader miniseries, Wendig says that he’s been removed from the series as well as from an unannounced Star Wars book after he was temporarily suspended from Twitter earlier this week. In a series of tweets, Wendig noted that he was fired from the remainder of the series “because of the negativity and vulgarity that my tweets bring... It was too much politics, too much vulgarity, too much negativity on my part.” A Marvel spokesperson confirmed that Wendig had...
  • Tom Hardy's Spider Man spin-off Venom branded a 'complete failure' and a 'total mess' [tr]

    10/02/2018 8:46:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 2, 2018 | Lily Waddell
    Tom Hardy's Spider Man spin-off movie Venom was labelled a 'complete failure' by critics and audiences alike following the world premiere in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Critics scathingly tore into the movie as they claimed it felt 'dated', with one reviewer warning other people to steer clear of the film at the cinema. Starring Hardy as the lead, the superhero flick tells the story of journalist Eddie Brock who becomes infected with an alien symbiote that gives him powers.
  • Box Office: 'Captain Marvel' Is Being Set Up To Fail

    09/25/2018 11:52:23 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 61 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 25, 2018 | Scott Mendelson
    [Snip] Captain Marvel could be another $1 billion+ worldwide grosser. However, that’s not remotely a guarantee at this premature juncture. It may not even match the domestic ($413 million) and worldwide ($821m) totals of Wonder Woman. Unless Marvel and Walt Disney went uncharacteristically over budget, it won’t have to. Should Captain Marvel find itself on the defensive when it “only” earns about what Ant-Man and the Wasp ($621m) pulled in? Wonder Woman benefited from rave reviews and a narrative of Gal Gadot’s female superhero “saving” the DCEU after the critically-slammed Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad. It offered a solo...
  • First ‘Captain Marvel’ Trailer Sends the MCU’s Strongest Superhero into Action

    09/18/2018 5:58:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    Colider ^ | September 18, 2018 | Adam Chitwood
    Marvel Studios has unveiled the first full trailer for the MCU’s upcoming and highly anticipated installment, Captain Marvel. The 1990s-set film serves as Marvel Studios’ first prequel, as well as its first superhero movie with a female lead as Oscar-winner Brie Larson plays Carol Danvers, a pilot with superhuman powers who gets caught up in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races Larson is joined by Samuel L. Jackson and Clark Gregg as S.H.I.E.L.D. members Nick Fury and Phil Coulson, both of whom will be getting the digital de-aging treatment in the 90s-set storyline. Other familiar faces...
  • Caitlyn Jenner Wants to Play a Marvel Villain (tr)

    08/07/2018 2:37:58 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    Variety ^ | August 7, 2018 | RAMIN SETOODEH
    In this week’s special Variety issue on transgender Hollywood, Caitlyn Jenner talked about how she’s secretly meeting with members of Congress to fight for equality. But just as surprisingly, she also revealed that she might be open to acting. Jenner said that her dream role would be a comic-book villainess. “In a Marvel movie, I want to play the baddest-ass lady you’ve ever seen in your life,” Jenner said. “They got the wicked queen or the wicked lady. Just do the makeup and the outfit. And I got the deep voice.” Before she transitioned, Jenner co-starred on TV’s “CHiPs” and...
  • Director James Gunn Apologizes for ‘Offensive’ Old Tweets Joking About Rape, Pedophilia

    07/20/2018 8:08:13 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    The Wrap ^ | July 20, 2018 | Thom Geier
    James Gunn, the writer-director of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise, apologized late Thursday after a series of old (now deleted) tweets resurfaced in which the filmmaker made what he admitted were “offensive” jokes about taboo topics like rape and pedophilia. “Many people who have followed my career know when I started, I viewed myself as a provocateur, making movies and telling jokes that were outrageous and taboo,” Gunn wrote in a series of tweets. “As I have discussed publicly many times, as I’ve developed as a person, so has my work and my humor.” Gunn, who apparently deactivated his...
  • Captain America: Donald Trump is 'Putin's puppet'

    07/17/2018 3:36:40 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 46 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 17, 2018 | BBC
    Captain America has called Donald Trump a "puppet" following a summit between the US leader and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Well, the actor who plays him has anyway. Chris Evans was reacting to Mr Trump's decision to defend Russia over allegations it interfered in the US election that made Donald Trump president - contradicting what his own intelligence agencies say. The Avenger called it a "disgrace". "Politics aside", the Democrat said on Twitter, "This is 100% un-American".
  • Jurassic World's lesbian vet and other LGBT characters that are all talk

    07/02/2018 7:14:31 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 39 replies
    BBC News ^ | 20th June 2018 | BBC News
    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom star Daniella Pineda says her character in the film is gay - not that you would know from watching it. She told Build that the line with the reveal was cut from the movie "for the sake of time". In the scene, she's talking to Chris Pratt's character. "I look at Chris and I'm like: 'Square jaw, good bone structure, tall, muscles - I don't date men, but if I did, it would be you'," she said. Daniella continued: "I love that I'm looking at Chris Pratt, like the hottest guy in the world and I'm...
  • MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE ADDING MORE LGBTQ HEROES IN UPCOMING FILMS

    06/27/2018 5:45:19 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 68 replies
    One Angry Gamer ^ | June 27th 2018 | Billy D
    After the media decided to take Marvel executives to task for not having enough LGBTQIA representation in their live-action films, Marvel Studios runner Kevin Feige was pressured into confirming that there will be more out and about characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a means of attempting to assuage the Rainbow Reich. Speaking with The Playlist, the outlet practically coerced Feige into confirming that LGBTQ heroes or heroines will be featured in upcoming movies after they complained that Ant-Man and The Wasp didn’t feature any flamboyantly gay characters, with the outlet writing…. “The context for the interview was for...
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe will soon include two openly LGBTQ characters

    06/26/2018 6:13:22 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | June 25, 2018 | ANTHONY BREZNICAN
    Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige says there will be two LGBTQ characters in future films — and we already know one of them. We just don’t know exactly who he means. In an interview about with Gregory Ellwood of The Playlist, Feige answer “yes” to the question: “When are we getting a Gay, Bi, LGBTQ, out character in the MCU? Is it even in the works?” When asked if they’re characters we’ve already seen, or characters who will be new to the story line, Feige replied: “Both… Both ones you’ve seen and ones you haven’t seen.” The answers were tight-lipped,...
  • Director James Gunn: Trump ‘Wakes Up Every Morning Hoping More Kids Are Murdered By Immigrants’

    06/24/2018 12:49:14 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 39 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 6-24-18 | True Pundit Staff
    Marvel Director James Gunn Has Claimed That President Donald Trump Secretly Hopes For The Murder Of American Citizens At The Hands Of Illegal Immigrants To Help Boost His Popularity. ...Snip...... “This tone deaf oaf actually autographed photographs of murdered children,” Gunn wrote on Twitter. “I don’t know why I’m so surprised he autographed those photos. You KNOW Trump wakes up every morning hoping more kids are murdered by immigrants so it will help him in the polls.” –
  • Brie Larson kicked off the Culture War over CAPTAIN MARVEL

    06/20/2018 12:37:37 PM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 80 replies
    MundaneMatt (via YouTube) ^ | 6/14/18 | Matt Jarbo (MundaneMatt)
    "Hey everybody, what's going on? My name is Matt Jarboe and this is the MundaneMatt channel What we are seeing is probably the beginning phases of what is going to be a big Culture War attack, either coming from the Left over Captain Marvel or comments from the right over comments that were made by it's star. (snip) @brielarson calls for more film critics of color: "I don't want to hear what a white man has to say".
  • Breaking: ABC cancels Rosanne Barr show over Jarrett tweet.

    05/29/2018 10:52:48 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 358 replies
    TV | 5/29/18 | Anon
    Rosanne Barr show cancelled
  • Marvel might be adding a female Muslim superhero to the MCU

    05/14/2018 5:51:07 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 51 replies
    DigitalSpy ^ | May 13, 2018 | Tasha Hegarty
    It looks like Ms. Marvel is finally one step closer to joining the MCU. During an interview with the BBC, Kevin Feige revealed that a film with the Muslim teen superhero Kamala Khan is "definitely sort of in the works". "Captain Marvel's shooting right now with Brie Larson," Feige said. "Ms. Marvel, which is another character in the comic books, the Muslim hero who is inspired by Captain Marvel, is definitely sort of in the works. We have plans for that once we've introduced Captain Marvel to the world." The character, who is of Pakistani descent from New Jersey, is...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch Will Only Accept Roles In Projects Where His Female Co-Star Is Paid Equally

    05/13/2018 8:10:07 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 79 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 12, 2018 | Dino-Ray Ramos
    In an era where the social climate where the landscape for marginalized communities are shifting — in both good and bad ways — Benedict Cumberbatch has come forward to give his stance on a pressing issue facing Hollywood and beyond: pay equality. Dr. Strange is attempting to work his magic and his influential platform to change the way women are paid in Hollywood. In a recent interview with Radio Times magazine, Cumberbatch said, “Equal pay and a place at the table are the central tenets of feminism. Tha Avengers: Infinity War actor added, “Look at your quotas. Ask what women...
  • Avengers: Infinity War scores second best weekend 2 ever

    05/07/2018 5:30:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 7, 2018 | Staff
    After breaking opening weekend records, Avengers: Infinity War continued to dominate in its second weekend in theaters, but alternative programming like the romantic comedy Overboard also found an audience in what has historically been considered the 'official' kick-off to the summer movie season. The Walt Disney Co. said Sunday that Avengers: Infinity War will gross an estimated $112.5 million from North American theaters over the weekend, becoming the second highest grossing film in weekend two behind 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'' $149.2 million and just slightly ahead of 'Black Panther' ($111.7 million).
  • ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Becomes Fastest Film to Earn $1 Billion Worldwide

    05/05/2018 5:13:38 PM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    The Wrap ^ | May 5, 2018 | Jeremy Fuster
    On Saturday, "Avengers: Infinity War" set another box office record, becoming the fastest film in history to gross $1 billion worldwide. The Marvel film will reach the milestone on its eleventh day in theaters, beating the record held by "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" by one day. On Friday, the film made $31.4 million domestically and $38.5 million overseas, bringing its global total to $974.5 million. When it crosses the $1 billion mark today, Disney will have been responsible for half of the 34 films that have reached that mark, with six coming from Marvel Studios. Disney has also now...
  • Whites (Colonizers) must Pay more at Wakandacon in Chicago

    04/12/2018 12:36:03 PM PDT · by Sneakyuser · 97 replies
    Colonizer Full Weekend Badge The same as the Full-Weekend badge, except it costs 3/5 more. Premium proceeds go to Flint, MI. $56.00 + $5.17 Ticketing Fee
  • ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Hits Tracking With The Potential To Open To $200M+

    04/05/2018 8:59:44 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 14 replies
    Deadline ^ | April 5, 2018 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    Disney/Marvel’s Avengers Infinity War arrived on tracking today with numbers that literally indicate the movie could open to $200M-plus, easily on its way to a record April debut. Note this is an industry prediction, not one from Disney. The studio is historically conservative with their projections. The asterisk here is that when films chart this high on tracking, it becomes hard to predict their opening, and we also have to remind you of the cap that April has: its record $100M-plus weekends of Furious 7 ($147M) and Fate of the Furious ($98.7M) occurred over Easter holiday weekends, while The Jungle...
  • Deadpool 2 Trailer: Does It Live Up To The Hype, Plus-Plus?

    03/23/2018 5:56:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 22, 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Deadpool’s back — or will be shortly. The first *official* trailer (teasers have leaked) for the mid-May release of Deadpool 2 has arrived, and so has Dopinder, Vanessa, Weasel, the hip fourth-wall-breaking and self-referential dialogue … and oh yeah, lots of bloody violence and a hard NSFW warning. Among those self-referential quips is one from DP to Dopinder setting expectations for the film to “live up to the hype, plus-plus.” Does the trailer live up to the hype? You bet — but we’ll have to wait two months to see whether the film does.