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  • The First Marvel Movie Superhero Was Black

    02/15/2018 5:40:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | February 15, 2018 | Ira Madison III
    In 1998, exactly twenty years before Black Panther, the first Marvel Comics superhero made its theatrical debut. It was the vampire known as Blade. And he was black. To be fair, there had been a handful of films based on Marvel properties before this—but 1944’s Captain America was a black-and-white serial film, 1989’s The Punisher and 1990’s Captain America were both direct-to-DVD, 1994’s Fantastic Four was never released, and though it’s a cult classic, the less said about 1986’s Howard the Duck, the better.
  • Are You Black Enough to Watch Black Panther? A Quiz

    02/14/2018 11:45:56 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 67 replies
    The Root ^ | February 12, 2018 | Damon Young
    Black Panther premieres to the general public this week. And as we all already know, it will be the blackity, black, black, black, black, black, blackest thing that will ever happen in the history of black people, blackness and people. So black that instead of ticket stubs, the box office will give you a reparations check. So black that instead of popcorn, the concession stands will sell buckets of white tears—frozen, caramelized and sprinkled with Old Bay. So black that apparently the first 15 minutes of the movie is just an Ida B. Wells hologram playing spades with Danny Glover....
  • Why Marvel's Black Panther is no ordinary superhero movie

    02/11/2018 6:10:59 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 125 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9th February 2018 | Annabel Rackham
    The Black Panther first entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe back in 2016 in Captain America: Civil War. Now he's got his own film, which goes way beyond the usual expectations of fantasy, fight scenes and romance. Having a plot based around a black superhero with a predominantly black cast is a first for Marvel, but the film builds on this concept in a massive way. Directed by Creed's Ryan Coogler, it is set in the mythical country of Wakanda: a hidden African kingdom with incredible technological power, due to its reserves of the world's most useful precious metal. Chadwick Boseman,...
  • Jodie Foster slams superhero movies as cinematic equivalent of fracking

    12/31/2017 11:03:49 AM PST · by Simon Green · 170 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/31/17 | Ross Mcdonagh
    Superheroes may have met their greatest adversary — Jodie Foster. The 55-year-old has claimed Comic book movies are ruining cinema. In an interview with Radio Times Magazine, the actor and director slammed the likes of Marvel and DC production as the cinematic equivalent of fracking. 'Going to the movies has become like a theme park,' she said. 'Studios making bad content in order to appeal to the masses and shareholders is like fracking — you get the best return right now but you wreck the earth.' She continued: 'It’s ruining the viewing habits of the American population and then ultimately...
  • Justice League Is ‘Chaotic, Baffling Mess:’ Critics Blast “Disjointed Story,” Blurred Action

    11/15/2017 10:16:14 AM PST · by drewh · 33 replies
    The Wrap ^ | November 15, 2017 @ 8:59 AM | Beatrice Verhoeven |
    The review embargo for “Justice League” has finally lifted, just a few days before the film comes out this weekend, and the reviews are less than fierce. While fans who have seen the film have largely reported that they like it, critics so far have a lot of problems with the all-star DC superhero action movie. Some reviewers blasted the film’s “disjointed storytelling” and convoluted CGI resulting in blurred action sequences. One critic even called it a “chaotic, baffling mess.” Also Read: 'Justice League' Film Review: DC Superheroes Battle in Vain Against the Power of Zack Snyder “And so, dear...
  • How Superhero Films are Saving the Box Office

    10/28/2017 4:16:16 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 43 replies
    The Dolphin ^ | Oct 26 2017 | Ibrahima Diallo
    It has been quite a year for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming were big hits during the summer and both films have each raked in at least $300 million at the box office this year. In fact, it has been quite the year for superhero movies in general. As of this writing, five out of the top ten highest grossing films in the United States this year are superhero movies. Wonder Woman (#2), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (#3), Spider-Man Homecoming (#4), and The Lego Batman Movie (#10) have all done...
  • Arrowverse Crossover: Quantico's Russell Tovey Cast as Gay Superhero

    09/25/2017 9:41:15 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    TV Line ^ | September 22, 2017 | Michael Ausiello
    Where there’s a will, there’s… The Ray: Quantico and Looking vet Russell Tovey has been tapped to play gay superhero The Ray in The CW’s four-part Arrow-verse crossover, TVLine has learned. What’s more, Tovey will also voice the role of The Ray in CW Seed’s forthcoming animated series Freedom Fighters: The Ray. The official character description for The Ray is as follows: Raymond “Ray” Terrill was a reporter who discovered a group of government scientists working on a secret project to turn light into a weapon of mass destruction. But before he could report on his findings, the project head...
  • Fans Petition to ‘Make Wonder Woman Bisexual’ in Superhero Sequel

    09/22/2017 5:39:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 21, 2017 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Hundreds of Wonder Woman fans have signed a petition urging the filmmakers behind this summer’s blockbuster hit to write what they say is superhero Diana Prince’s obvious bisexuality into the script for the upcoming sequel.
  • Who The Best Batman Is, According To One Comic-Con Panel

    07/23/2017 6:11:21 PM PDT · by Carbonsteel · 65 replies
    Cinebland ^ | 7/20/17 | Jessica Rowden
    There are few things in the world that can get people as hyped up as hypotheticals about superheroes. Most people have opinions about which superhero characters they like, and even which actors they prefer to play major characters. Which brings us to Batman. The Caped Crusader has been everything from a young Bruce Wayne on the small screen in Gotham to an aging hero in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Recently a whole slew of people on a Comic-Con panel predictably couldn't agree on who the best Batman is, but their vociferous arguments might indeed sway you in a...
  • Adam West, Straight-Faced Star of TV's 'Batman,' Dies at 88

    06/10/2017 8:44:39 AM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 53 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 6/10/2017 | Mike Barne
    The actor struggled to find work after the campy superhero series was canceled, but he rebounded with voiceover gigs, including one as the mayor of Quahog on 'Family Guy.' Adam West, the ardent actor who managed to keep his tongue in cheek while wearing the iconic cowl of the Caped Crusader on the classic 1960s series Batman, has died. He was 88. West, who was at the pinnacle of pop culture after Batman debuted in January 1966, only to see his career fall victim to typecasting after the ABC show flamed out, died Friday night in Los Angeles after a...
  • Why ‘Wonder Woman’ is less American than ever

    06/02/2017 11:06:38 AM PDT · by mtrott · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 1, 2017 | Maureen Callahan
    The long-awaited “Wonder Woman” has generated more buzz than any movie this year, and rightly so. She’s the most beloved and iconic female superhero ever, yet it’s taken decades — the film’s been in development since 1996 — for a Wonder Woman movie. It’s the first to pair a female director with a big-budget, comic-book film meant to be a franchise. In Gal Gadot, it has a star who served in the Israeli army and brings authority to her fight scenes. “She is the ultimate symbol of strength,” Gadot said in 2015. “Never in my wildest dreams did I think...

    04/29/2017 4:49:06 PM PDT · by Bratch · 52 replies
    Nerdist ^ | April 29, 2017 | Blair Marnell
    SUPERMAN VERSUS THE KU KLUX KLAN WILL BE ADAPTED AS A MOVIE POSTED BY BLAIR MARNELL ON APRIL 29, 2017   Even among Superman fans, it’s a little known fact that the expression about the Man of Steel’s “never-ending battle for truth and justice” originated in The Adventures of Superman radio program, which also established Clark Kent’s alter ego as a “champion of equal rights, valiant, [and a] courageous fighter against the forces of hate and prejudice.” Superman lived up to that description on the show, and so did the people behind-the-scenes. Now, their story will be told on the big screen in an adaptation of Rick...
  • Latest Snowflake Outrage: Wonder Woman Has No Armpit Hair

    03/20/2017 4:36:37 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 84 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3/20/17 | Tom Knighton
    You can't do anything these days without getting the progressives all bent out of shape. You can't even make a movie about an Amazonian warrior princess who can hold her own with the likes of Superman and Batman without wounding the feelings of a modern feminist, because something about that warrior princess will still not be "progressive" enough. For example: Wonder Woman has shaved her armpits, and THAT IS NOT OK: Twitter exploded at the revelation, claiming women of the fictional matriarchy Themyscira would probably not shave their armpits. Some speculated that Gadot’s armpits were photoshopped to show a sheen,...
  • ‘Power Rangers’ Brings First Openly Gay Superhero to Silver Screen (Yellow Power Ranger is Lesbo)

    03/20/2017 11:57:57 AM PDT · by drewh · 46 replies
    Brietbart News ^ | 20 march 2017 | Jerome Hudson
    Dean Israelite, director of the highly-anticipated sci-fi action flick Power Rangers, says the kid-friendly film features a short, but “pivotal” scene that reveals the Yellow Power Ranger is lesbian. Audiences will see Trini (Becky G.), the Yellow Power Ranger, stressed over issues concerning her romantic relationship. Trini’s woes are assumed to be “boyfriend problems,” but are in fact revealed to be “girlfriend problems.” “For Trini, really she’s questioning a lot about who she is,” Israelite told The Hollywood Reporter. “She hasn’t fully figured it out yet. I think what’s great about that scene and what that scene propels for the...
  • Van Williams, TV's Green Hornet, Dies at 82

    12/06/2016 7:24:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12:07 PM PST 12/5/2016 | Mike Barnes
    Van Williams, who portrayed the masked crime-fighter The Green Hornet in a memorable but short-lived companion TV series to Batman in the 1960s, has died. He was 82. The actor, who earlier played bachelor private eye Kenny Madison on two Warner Bros. Television detective series, Bourbon Street Beat and Surfside 6, died Nov. 29 of kidney failure at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., his wife of 57 years, Vicki, told The Hollywood Reporter. He had just one kidney since he was 25, she said. […] Famed martial-arts expert Bruce Lee, then unknown in the U.S., played Kato, Reid’s manservant. He...
  • '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...
  • Zendaya's 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Casting As Mary Jane Watson Sends Haters Into a Frenzy

    08/22/2016 2:09:22 PM PDT · by drewh · 84 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016 09:00 AM EDT | Steve Tilley
    Spider-Man has many powers: Wall-crawling, web-slinging… and race-bending. According to a story posted by The Wrap, 19-year-old Disney Channel star Zendaya is set to play Mary Jane Watson in next year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, a re-reboot that will see young British actor Tom Holland as a high school-aged Peter Parker. This is a great idea. It’s 2016, why couldn’t – or shouldn’t – Spidey have a love interest who isn’t white? And many people agree, with Twitter and Facebook full of responses from folks who think a black Mary Jane is a fantastic choice. But, as always, there are pockets of...
  • 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...
  • Wonder Woman Trailer Released, looks good !!

    They didn't make her where some silly non body shaming costume and she is kick ass !! Not sure they should have cast Captain Kirk at the leading male role however, they needed an unknown, but still looks good. Wonder Woman Trailer
  • How Do You Solve the Problem of Violence? A Commentary on Superheroes

    07/19/2016 7:32:44 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-18-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    How Do You Solve the Problem of Violence? A Commentary on Superheroes Msgr. Charles Pope • July 18, 2016 • There was more violence this past weekend. A man, whatever his grievance, killed three police officers and wounded four others. Pray for their souls.And what has this gotten us? More anger. And no progress on justice at all.History is replete with the failures of those who thought they could usher in justice with violence. The “war to end all wars” (World War I) demonstrated this foolish notion, as it ultimately brought about a far bloodier one: World War II.There...