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Thor Ragna-Rocked San Diego Comic Con Like a Hurricane

“So much has happened since I last saw you.”  That’s probably the most on-the-nose observation regarding the Hulk (Mark Ruffallo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), and state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, starting off one whammy of a trailer!  It’s been two years since we last saw Dr. Banner and Thor in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and boy could the waters be any more troubled.  Taking inspiration from both the Ragnarok and Planet Hulk comic book story arcs, Thor’s triennial... Read More

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Entertains But Falls Short as a Reboot

Hollywood appears to have truly reached the nexus of superhero films and, depending on how you look at it, that could be either a good or bad thing. If your favorite comic book superhero is some obscure one-off character, then you’re in luck—you may just get a change to see him or her in a feature-length film. However, if you’re starting to see a pattern where all these characters are falling into the same formulaic storylines and suffering fatigue as a result, brace yourself:... Read More

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Secret Empire is Not the Captain America We Need Right Now

I’ve been reading through Marvel Comic’s Secret Empire crossover event leisurely, keeping an open mind despite the uproar throughout the comic book world when Captain America was revealed as a Hydra sleeper agent whose reality had been manipulated by Red Skull via a sentient Cosmic Cube named Kobik. A Chitauri invasion while the Planetary Defense Shield was disabled has trapped Captain Marvel, Alpha Flight, and countless other heavy-hitter heroes beyond the shield after Steve Rogers... Read More

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The Future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

While Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is picking up steam heading into its worldwide release, Marvel decided to pour some more space super-team fuel into the hype machine! As if there wasn’t enough confidence already, with high and healthy première expectations. The presale has been so impressive, in fact, that Marvel’s “jumped the Gunn” and confirmed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3‘s already a go. News of the green light came from director James Gunn... Read More

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Cobie Smulders Spills the Beans on Avengers: Inifity War… Sort Of

In perhaps what could be called the ultimate viral click-bait to-date, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel decided to troll the entire internet when he had How I Met Your Mother actress Cobie Smulders on his show a week ago. Yes, as the video below shows, he had S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill literally spill an entire can of beans all over an Avengers: Infinity War poster. All rage-comment inducing jokes aside, it got us here at nerdslant wondering how much we really know about the upcoming Marvel... Read More

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The MCU’s Keeping the Magic Alive with Doctor Strange

Fresh off the success of Captain America: Civil War, Marvel’s shifted its focus to the next Marvel Cinematic Universe installment / kickoff film franchise, Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch.  Debuting on the big screen in November, Strange will be the newest on-screen character in a stan alone film since Ant-Man, and the only new character to get their own film until Black Panther is released in 2018. Despite being the newbie of the MCU, reports have come in confirming the... Read More