Today in Movie Culture: ‘Shazam!’ Meets ‘Big,’ ‘Captain Marvel’ VFX Breakdown and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Shazam!’ Meets ‘Big,’ ‘Captain Marvel’ VFX Breakdown and More

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Mashup of the Day:

Well, this was inevitable. Ever wish Tom Hanks had starred in a superhero movie? Shazam! is heavily inspired by the classic Hanks-led fantasy comedy Big, so Nerdist went ahead and perfectly mashed the trailer for the new entry in the DC Extended Universe franchise with that and other Hanks movies, including The ‘Burbs and Joe Versus the Volcano:

 

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Captain Marvel: How Many After Credits Scenes + What They Mean

Full spoilers follow for Captain Marvel! If you’ve seen the movie already, be sure to check out our 6 biggest WTF questions, the best Easter Eggs in Captain Marvel, our breakdown of the new Endgame trailer and our explainer piece on the Avengers’ new white suits. Also be sure to check out the Avengers: Endgame trailer below, which offers a little sequel to the first of Captain Marvel’s two post-credits scenes.

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Today in Movie Culture: If J. Jonah Jameson Was in ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ Actresses Almost Cast as Captain Marvel and More

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Character Reprisal of the Day:

J. Jonah Jameson hasn’t made his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe yet, but many fans wish J.K. Simmons could just reprise the role as he played in the first Spider-Man trilogy. That might never happen, but at least here’s an animation of a Simmons-voiced Jameson as he would appear in Avengers: Endgame:

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Captain Marvel Returns in New ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer; Here’s Everything We Know

Captain Marvel Returns in New ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer; Here’s Everything We Know

Ever since the devastating ending of Avengers: Infinity War, moviegoers have been dying to see what happens next and find out just what's become of not only half of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, but the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe. The fourth crossover tentpole of the franchise, Avengers: Endgame, will see theatrical release just under a year later, hopefully with all our questions answered. 

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HIGHER. FURTHER. FASTER. Watch the brand new Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” spot that aired during the Big Game. See it in theaters March 8. Get tickets now: http://www.Fandango.com/CaptainMarvel

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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Captain Marvel’ Easter Eggs, Trivia, Timeline Explanation, Director Commentary and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Captain Marvel’ Easter Eggs, Trivia, Timeline Explanation, Director Commentary and More

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Congratulation of the Day:

Women supporting each other comes through wonderfully in this fan art used by Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot to congratulate Captain Marvel Brie Larson on the latter’s movie becoming the new box office champ for female-led superhero releases:

PHOTO: Gal Gadot on Instagram. from r/DC_Cinematic

 

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Gal Gadot just shut down everyone trying to pit Wonder Woman against Captain Marvel

Gal Gadot just shut down everyone trying to pit Wonder Woman against Captain Marvel


Gal Gadot just shut down everyone trying to pit Wonder Woman against Captain Marvel

Gal Gadot will not allow fans to pit women against each other, thank you very much. The Wonder Woman star took to Instagram on March 11th to praise fellow female superhero actress Brie Larson following the success of her new flick, Captain Marvel, released in theaters on March 8th. Gadot wrote, “I’m so happy for you sister! Congrats.” The message accompanied art of Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel in linked arms by artist Maxy Artwork.

Female superheroes supporting female superheroes.

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The highly anticipated Marvel film, the studio’s first female-led superhero movie, shattered box office records upon its March 8th release. The film earned $ 455 million worldwide during opening weekend, raking in more money than any other 2019 film within the course of just three days. Following the success of Captain Marvel, viewers were quick to compare the film to the 2017 hit Wonder Woman. Of course, there were many fans who were not having such nonsense.

Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins even took to Twitter ahead of Captain Marvel’s release to send some love to the cast and crew. She wrote, “Congratulations team Captain Marvel! Can’t wait to see it and our whole WW crew wish you a great weekend. Love this gorgeous piece by @SamoanJYandall!”

Women supporting women is truly the best superpower.

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Today in Movie Culture: Captain Marvel Meets Wonder Woman, the Science of ‘Captain Marvel’ and More

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Supercut of the Day:

In honor of International Women’s Day, and fitting with the opening of Captain Marvel, Movieclips has compiled an awesome supercut of badass women in the movies, including Halloween, Kill Bill, The Matrix, and parts of the Marvel Cinematic Universe:

 

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‘Captain Marvel’ takes off as Marvel tests limits of its universe

Marvel is flying high right now — coming off its breakthrough best picture Oscar nomination for “Black Panther” and a win for the animated “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” Combine that prestige with the promise of two more blockbusters, “Captain Marvel,” opening this weekend; and “Avengers: Endgame,” and it makes for a gaudy display of the Disney-owned studio’s power.


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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Captain Marvel’ as an Animated Feature, Alternate ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Ending and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Captain Marvel’ as an Animated Feature, Alternate ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Ending and More

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Remade Trailer of the Day:

What if Captain Marvel was an animated feature? Darth Blender cut together bits from old Avengers and Spider-Man cartoons featuring Captain Marvel and Nick Fury to remake the new live-action superhero movie’s original trailer in a new format:

 

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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Captain Marvel’ Brings Back a ‘90s Fad, Eddie Vedder and Judy Garland Cover ‘A Star is Born’ Songs and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Captain Marvel’ Brings Back a ‘90s Fad, Eddie Vedder and Judy Garland Cover ‘A Star is Born’ Songs and More

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Cosplay of the Day:

Let’s get the week of the release of Captain Marvel started right with this little fan cosplaying as the movie’s title character at the premiere last week. Representation and adorability have never gone so well together, have they?

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Captain Marvel comics to read if you’re excited about the movie

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Captain Marvel is a complicated superhero with a complicated backstory. Luckily there are a bunch of great comics to help you figure it out.

Captain Marvel is gearing up to be one of the biggest superhero movies of the year, sending the Marvel cinematic universe into the distant past (the ’90s) to give us the story of Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel.

Captain Marvel was first introduced to the world in 1967, created by Stan Lee and Gene Colan, which means there’s been a whole lot of Captain Marvel comic books over the years. Captain Marvel has gone through a handful of iterations over the decades, with multiple people carrying the Captain Marvel (the most recent being Danvers). Read more…

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‘Captain Marvel’ throws back to the ’90s with optical illusion posters designed to make you hate yourself

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The Captain Marvel marketing team is back on the nostalgia hype train with the release of five “Magic Eye” posters. 

These 3D optical illusions were first made popular through the Magic Eye book series known to pretty much any ’90s kid with a library card, and now continue to haunt those of us who could never see their hidden secrets in the first place.

The pictures’ colorful, abstract patterns are supposed to reveal hidden images when stared at long enough, but personally they make me feel like Star-Lord at the end of Infinity War – that is to say, a disappointment to every living being on this planet including and especially myself. Read more…

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Today in Movie Culture: A 1990s Version of ‘Captain Marvel,’ a Real ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Fire Sword and More

Today in Movie Culture: A 1990s Version of ‘Captain Marvel,’ a Real ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Fire Sword and More

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Alternate Decade Movie of the Day:

We’re about a week away from Captain Marvel hitting theaters. What if it had really come out 24 years ago? Nerdist recut and altered the latest trailer for the Marvel Cinematic Universe installment to make it look like a 1995 release:

 

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Brie Larson Stuns In Off-The-Shoulder Blue Cut-Out Dress At ‘Captain Marvel’ London Premiere

Brie Larson looked absolutely fierce in a gorgeous blue Valentino gown at the London premiere of ‘Captain Marvel.’ We’ve got pics of the bold design, which featured sexy side-cut outs.

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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Captain Marvel’ Villain Guide, the Evolution of Regina King and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Captain Marvel’ Villain Guide, the Evolution of Regina King and More

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Movie Backstory of the Day:

We’re less than two weeks away from the release of Captain Marvel, and that’s still plenty of time to get acquainted with the title character, her backstory, and how she fits into Marvel Comics and now the Marvel Cinematic Universe. To help with some of the context for the new movie, Marvel Entertainment has created a helpful guide to Skrulls, the alien race that…

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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Captain Marvel’ Parody, Oscar Nominee Impersonations, ‘Lego Movie 2’ Easter Eggs and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Captain Marvel’ Parody, Oscar Nominee Impersonations, ‘Lego Movie 2’ Easter Eggs and More

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Movie Trailer Parody of the Day:

Captain Marvel tickets are now on sale, and while we wait for the release of the highly anticipated next entry of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s time to watch a Toon Sandwich animated parody of the movie, in which the titular hero’s biggest weapon is her snarky attitude:

 

 

Celebrity Impersonations of the Day:

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The Week in Movie News: New ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Captain Marvel’ and ‘Us’ Trailers and More

The Week in Movie News: New ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Captain Marvel’ and ‘Us’ Trailers and More

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GREAT NEWS

Wicked this way comes in 2021: After many years of Universal planning for a movie version of Wicked, the musical adaptation has set a release date for December 2021 with Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry at the helm. Find out everything we know about the movie here.

 

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New ‘Captain Marvel’ Teaser Goes Higher, Further, Faster; Here’s Everything We Know So Far

New 'Captain Marvel' Teaser Goes Higher, Further, Faster; Here's Everything We Know So Far

Captain Marvel, the 21st entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will mark the mega-franchise's first movie focused on a single female superhero, and the first to be co-directed by a female filmmaker and scored by a female composer. The highly anticipated film, which will take place more than 10 years before the MCU began, has been in development since 2013 and finally flies into theaters in early 2019. 

A new teaser trailer TV spot arrived during Super Bowl LIII with a…

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Did Marvel just tease a tragic finale for ‘Avengers: Endgame’?

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We have exactly three months until the premiere of Avengers: Endgame, which means we’re in the home stretch now when it comes to leaks related to marketing. That’s because we expect to see more footage from all the Marvel movies launching this year, and the list includes Captain Marvel, Endgame, and Spider-Man: Far From Home, just as we expect more Avengers related products like figurines and Lego sets to spoil parts of Endgame. But we should pay close attention to what anyone working on these movies says in interviews, from Marvel execs to cast and crew members, because as it turns out, everything matters. The latest spoiler comes from none other than Marvel boss Kevin Feige, who may have delivered a huge revelation about the MCU’s future. In the process, he implies that Avengers 4 will include a tragic finale.

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Advance ticket sales for ‘Captain Marvel’ are already setting records

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As of yesterday, we’re two months away from the much-anticipated theatrical release of Captain Marvel. And judging by the results of advance ticket sales which got under way this week, the film is no doubt going to break records and draw in massive crowds.

Monday marked the first day of presales for the movie, which by some accounts is headed for a more than $ 100 million opening and will introduce fans to the story of Carol Danvers as the 21st addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And speaking of the MCU, according to online ticket site Fandango, the advance ticket sales for Captain Marvel are already beating the comparable first 24-hour sales of films like Captain America: Civil War and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

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Interview: Directors Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden on Reinventing the Origin Story with ‘Captain Marvel’

Interview: Directors Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden on Reinventing the Origin Story with 'Captain Marvel'

At the end of Avengers: Infinity War, we watched in horror at the sight of Nick Fury’s pager dropping from his disintegrating grasp and clattering to the pavement. However, that horror turned to hope when the screen of the pager revealed a familiar symbol: that of one Captain Marvel. Since then, fans have been clamoring for more information about the MCU’s first female-led film, which stars Brie Larsen as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel and Samuel L. Jackson as fan-favorite, Nick Fury,…

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Marvel decided the title for ‘Avengers: Endgame’ long before ‘Infinity War’ filmed

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2018 was in many ways Marvel Studios’ most successful year to date, with Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War both dominating the conversation (as well as the box office) for months. That momentum didn’t stop in the early days of 2019 either, as Black Panther was nominated for Best Picture at the Golden Globes, and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was on hand to celebrate in Beverly Hills, California.

But Feige can’t go anywhere without being asked about the upcoming Avengers: Endgame, and that’s exactly what happened on the Red Carpet last night, as MTV News managed to wrangle the Marvel executive for an impromptu interview. He was (as you might expect) tight-lipped, but did offer a few nuggets.

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Next 3 Marvel Studios Movies: ‘Captain Marvel,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’

Next 3 Marvel Studios Movies: 'Captain Marvel,' 'Avengers: Endgame,' 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'

The chilly month of December has warmed up nicely, thanks to superheroes. The animated adventure Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (above), opening in theaters this coming Friday, December 14, has already received rave reviews. Advance word on Aquaman, opening in theaters the following Friday, December 21, has also been very positive.

To further stoke the excitement, Marvel Studios released two new trailers last week, with a third tipped for wide release soon. Let's look a bit closer at…

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‘Captain Marvel’ Set Visit and Interview: The Marvel-ous Miss Larson

'Captain Marvel' Set Visit and Interview: The Marvel-ous Miss Larson

At a recent visit to the set of Marvel’s highly anticipated Captain Marvel, Fandango had a chance to discover from star Brie Larson what it is like playing Carol Danvers, one of Marvel’s most powerful superheroes and, arguably, the mightiest Avenger. 

Acting since the age of six, when she became the youngest student ever admitted to the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, Larson eventually moved with her mother and sister to Los Angeles. Primarily homeschooled,…

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The Week in Movie News: A Marvel Icon Passed On, First ‘Detective Pikachu’ Trailer Debuted and More

The Week in Movie News: A Marvel Icon Passed On, First 'Detective Pikachu' Trailer Debuted and More

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Comic book legend Stan Lee passed away: Stan "The Man" Lee, who created many of the most iconic Marvel Comics characters and has cameoed in many of their movies, died at age 95. Read our tribute to the legendary co-creator of Spider-Man, the X-Men and many more here. 

 

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The best of the AFI Film Festival: We attended…

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Marvel and The Walt Disney Company salute the life and career of Stan Lee and offer our undying gratitude for his unmatchable accomplishments within our halls. Every time you open a Marvel comic, Stan will be there. Please join us in remembering Stan “The Man” Lee.

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How Marvel and Corporate Comics Are Failing the ‘Vulnerable’ Creators Behind Their Superheroes

Last month, novelist Chuck Wendig—the bestselling author of the licensed Star Wars novel Aftermath and its sequels—stood before a crowd at New York Comic Con and announced he’d be working on Shadow of Vader, a miniseries for Marvel Comics. A week later, on October 12th, Wendig made another announcement: he’d been fired. The reason given, Wendig wrote on his personal website, was “the negativity and vulgarity that my tweets bring. Seriously, that’s what Mark, the editor said…It was too much politics, too much vulgarity, too much negativity on my part.”

Wendig, an openly progressive and occasionally combative presence on social media, had been the target of a long-running harassment campaign* fueled by reactionaries in the Star Wars fan community. His books were review bombed; he dealt with SWATing attempts, harassment from bots and sock-puppet accounts, and creepy personal messages. “People have been trying to get me fired from Star Wars since Aftermath came out. Since before it came out, actually,” he told The Daily Beast in an email. “[Lucas Film Licensing] has always had my back, and with Marvel, my politics never came up. And I haven’t been shy about those politics—or about being vulgar, which has been part of my voice so to speak since my first novel, Blackbirds, which is a very vulgar book…I never received any warnings about my behavior.”

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Daredevil and Spider-Man Wouldn’t Get On in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Although Daredevil and Spider-Man have teamed up on more than a handful of occasions in the comic books, we haven’t seen them meet yet in the MCU. And while Marvel’s TV and movie universes are kept largely separate, they are connected. Which leaves the opportunity for crossovers wide open. Clark Gregg’s Agent Coulson has been known to travel between the two: the Agents of SHIELD regular is due to make his next big screen appearance in Avengers: Infinity War Part II. Sam Jackson’s Nick Fury also crosses the divide. But could Daredevil be about to make his big screen debut?

Rumours are that it will happen in the Homecoming sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home which is apparently set during the time leading up to Thanos’s snap. But we could even see Daredevil pop up in Infinity War Part II, potentially, as the Avengers and their superhero allies might look to assemble an even bigger team to undo Thanos’s devastating deed, ushering in the Defenders to help. While it’s unlikely we’ll see Spidey in Daredevil Season 3, the series could set up Matt Murdock’s transition to the big screen and an interaction with the webslinger.

Charlie Cox, who plays Daredevil in the Marvel series, has said he’d like to “do something” with Spider-Man in the future. However, while in the comic books, Daredevil and Spidey have something of a big brother/little brother relationship, it’s difficult to see how the Matt Murdock we know from the Daredevil TV series could ever get on with Tom Holland’s Peter Parker. Here’s why.

Murdock is Grumpy AF

Right now, Matt Murdock is dour, and deadly serious. He’s been through the mill, believing the love of his life, Elektra, is dead, and having survived – just – a building collapsing on top of him. In short, he’s at rock bottom. Daredevil Season 3 catches up with Matt immediately after the events of The Defenders and we meet him again recuperating with nuns – including a certain Sister Maggie, which could have a bunch of ramifications for Matt. It certainly sets in motion a crisis of faith. He’s always carried Catholic guilt but Season 3 sees Murdock really questioning what he believes, as well as his own purpose and identity. There is no way on earth he’d put up with a sparky Spidey knocking around. A young whippersnapper blown away by everything? There’s no place in Daredevil’s tortured R-rated world for an effervescent PG high-schooler.

He’s a Loner


Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil.

Going into Season 3, Matt is more a loner than ever before. Having only kept a few trusted people close, he’s now cutting himself off from his friends and loved ones. Peter Parker is the opposite: loving company, loving his friends, loving – hero-worshipping, even – his fellow superheroes. OK, he hasn’t yet really suffered and notched up the life experience Murdock has but the fizzy, wide-eyed Parker is in awe of everything. While Murdock, on the other hand — especially right now — is world-weary. He wouldn’t have it in him to entertain Peter Parker, despite being no stranger to a team-up. And though Marvel’s The Defenders – in which he struggled to get on with the rest of the team initially — did open Murdock up to the idea of accepting help, Season 3 sees him retreat right back into himself.

Daredevil and Spider-Man Are At Different Stages In Their Superhero Careers

Matt has always been about saving people, helping those that can’t help themselves. Tom Holland’s Peter Parker is yet to fully reach that stage – particularly at the moment in time that Daredevil Season 3 picks up, before Thanos’s earth-shattering snap. While Murdock is happy to go about his work with just a scarf over his eyes in lieu of his suit, Parker still cares about whether his Spidey suit looks cool – and is still trying to prove himself. The two are simply at different stages, with Parker’s being a perky, upbeat one that frequently rubs Tony Stark up the wrong way, and Murdock’s being one that seems to be transitioning from a ‘thou shall not kill’ mindset to one where killing might be an option.

Their Life Experiences Are Poles Apart


Vincent D'Onofrio's Wilson Fisk is just one of the many extra-heinous presences in Matt Murdock's life.

Following on from the notion that their careers are at different stages, it makes sense that they’d bristle because of Parker’s dearth of horrible life experiences (parents’ death notwithstanding) and Murdock’s tragic wealth of them.

In the films, Peter Parker is annoying. He’s a kid, over-enthusiastic, reckless and thinks he knows best. He really grinds Tony Stark’s gears at times. He’s breezy – but not especially quippy or funny, just irritating. Kind of sweet. But mostly irritating. In Homecoming, he demonstrates that he believes he knows better than Tony Stark and decides to run before he can walk, sending himself off on a mission to fell Vulture that lands him in a heap of trouble. Infuriating. And, of course, this would be magnified tenfold through the eyes of a man who’s seen what Matt Murdock has seen. Murdock has been embroiled in some really dark stuff throughout his series – human trafficking, the reprehensible actions of The Hand and hardcore gangster dealings. Not to mention getting sucked into facing off against criminal mastermind and deranged psychokiller, Wilson Fisk.

One Way To Make It Work


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Mapone Romanova thrashing everyone at pool.

With Daredevil Season 3 exploring Matt Murdock’s inability to be both Murdock and Daredevil, it offers the perfect opportunity for Murdock to prepare to hand over the mantle. The series’ new villain, Bullseye, whose origin story we learn, wears Daredevil’s costume this time around – paving the way for a handover further down the line. This is where the Daredevil/Spider-Man comic book relationship comes in.

In the comics, Murdock trains up a young protegé named Tim to take over from him in the role of Daredevil. Tim is the adopted son of Ben Urich. He also happens to be best friend to Peter Parker. So, in the MCU, could Murdock show up to train a youngster who’s a friend of Spidey’s perhaps? Whether it’s Tim or someone else. In the comics, Tim meets a young, blind, red-headed, pool-sharp woman in a bar one day called Mapone Romanova, who turns out to be the daughter of Matt Murdock and Natasha Romanova aka Black Widow. This could really shove a stick of dynamite up the MCU, introducing a backstory in which Murdock and Scarlett Johansson’s Romanoff were lovers. More interestingly, Mapone is apparently the reincarnation of Stick, Murdock’s former mentor.

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Writer Chuck Wendig explained in a series of tweets that he has been fired by Marvel Comics from its Star Wars titles for “the negativity and vulgarity that [his] tweets bring,” referring to his Twitter responses to disgruntled Star Wars fans. 

Wendig is known for writing the Star Wars: Aftermath novels, which drew ire from fans over its gay protagonist. He further explained that since the release of the book (which was bombarded with one-star reviews from coordinated negative campaigns), he has been harassed by fans who identify with Comicsgate and other anti-diversity efforts.  Read more…

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