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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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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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nerdslant Live! #9 : A Captain America: Civil War Exclusive

For the newest, very special edition of nerdslant Live!, we dedicated the entire podcast to talking about all-things Captain America: Civil War. We completely breakdown every aspect of the film, including our overall thoughts, the amazing airport-fight sequence, character development (and who we each identified with in the film), the introduction of Tom Holland as Spider-Man and Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe from here. If there’s any... Read More

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Underoos!

The internet is going CRAZY right now upon the release of the latest Captain America: Civil War trailer.  The two and a half minute nerd-porn session dropped a ton of image bombs on movie goers and supplies an intense amount of hype to Marvel’s summer kick-off blockbuster.  As an intentional play, Cap & co heaves some sand in the eyes of DC comics’ Batman vs Superman Dawn of Justice Lots and Lots of Words Hey Look Doomsday!  Oh yeah, and also SPIDER-MAN ENTERS THE MCU!  Lets grab... Read More

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Civil War Galore!

The stage has been set! Players and pieces are finally beginning to reveal themselves, and the lines have been drawn.  On May 6th, the third installment in the Captain America franchise will be released in the US on the big screen, and it is gearing to pack a wallop.  Marvel’s promised us a plethora of cameos, and despite having a button-bursting cast of established characters we still have more to come.  Much like starting up a video game and seeing the black silhouettes of locked... Read More