Thor Ragnarok Deleted Scene

Thor: Ragnarok is now available to buy on digital download, and that includes all of the special features that come with it. Besides the new Team Darryl short film featuring The Grandmaster coming to Earth and moving in with Thor’s old roommate, fans have taken notice of a certain deleted scene that brings back a Marvel Cinematic Universe character from beyond the grave.

In order to effectively discuss this Thor Ragnarok deleted scene, we’ll have to dive into spoiler territory for another Marvel Studios movie, so if you’re not caught up on the MCU, then you may not want to read any further. You’ve been warned! Read More »

Black Panther MCU

We’ve written at length about how Ryan Coogler‘s Black Panther is a cinematic force to be reckoned with. It’s a full-fledged box office juggernaut, an inspiring cultural touchstone, and a damn good movie to boot. It also introduces some significant new aspects to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and by the time the film ends, the world will never be the same.

Let’s explore the Black Panther MCU impact and what the movie means for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – both from a business perspective and in terms of its narrative storytelling. Read More »

Untangling the Marvel Studios Phase 3 Timeline

Marvel Phase 3 timeline

While the first batch of Marvel Studios films were relatively easy to track on a timeline, it’s become increasingly difficult to keep everything neatly aligned in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But do these little details even matter anymore? Join us as we attempt to untangle the Marvel Phase 3 timeline below. Read More »

black women of black panther

T’Challa has the responsibility to protect his nation as the Black Panther, but protecting right alongside him are the members of the Dora Milaje – the elite, all-female warrior group of Wakanda. Known as “the adored ones,” the Dora have a focused duty to watch over their king and they take that task very seriously.

The Dora serve as the muscle of Wakanda in the comics and there are similar parallels to Black Panther (the film) and its talent behind the talent. As director Ryan Coogler assumed the role as the leader of the production, his own Dora Milaje provided extraordinary skills that brought the film to life. It’s time to celebrate some of these women for their art and give a lesson on their work achievements. These are the women of color who helped bring Black Panther to life.

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Ryan Coogler Letter

Black Panther is a box office behemoth. In its four-day opening weekend, Black Panther shattered box office records, taking in $242 million domestically and $427 million worldwide. That’s the highest opening of all time for a film in February. That’s the fifth-highest opening for a film ever.

People are coming out in droves to see the newest Marvel Studios film — not simply because it’s the studio’s first solo black superhero film, but because it’s that damn good. And while the filmmakers could easily get swollen egos from the critical acclaim and box office success, director Ryan Coogler is humbly thanking the people who made this possible: the fans.

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If there was ever a movie that perfectly embodied Black Excellence, it’s Black Panther. From visionary director Ryan Coogler to the insanely talented cast to the diverse crew to even the invisible hands that helped create the box office smash, the film is a landmark moment for blockbuster filmmaking.

And now we know that one of those invisible hands belong to Donald Glover, the creator and star of FX’s excellent Atlanta and our new Lando Calrissian.

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Black Panther alternate ending

Black Panther is tearing up the box office and generating mountains of hype, and rightfully so. Already breaking records a few days removed from its opening weekend, Black Panther is the film everyone wants more of. So here’s something new: director Ryan Coogler recently dropped some info regarding a Black Panther alternate ending. He also spoke a bit about a MCU character’s absence from the film. Spoilers follow.

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Jessica Jones is back, and she is angry. And no, those anger management sessions aren’t doing her any good.

The hard-drinking anti-heroine of Jessica Jones returns in a new trailer for the Netflix show’s second season. But unlike the cryptic first trailer for Jessica Jones season 2, this latest trailer squeezes in as much action as possible, even sprinkling in some of the high-adrenaline scenes from season 1.

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Four Great Marvel Movie Audio Commentaries

Marvel commentaries

Marvel has been a giant machine conquering the global box-office ever since they kicked down Hollywood’s door a decade ago with Iron Man. In less than 10 years, Marvel President Kevin Feige and all involved made the Marvel logo mean something to audiences everywhere. It’s quite an extraordinary feat, one that couldn’t have been pulled off without the long, long list of great talent they’ve hired. That talent also produces some fun audio commentaries.

Marvel’s finest movies, like this weekend’s Black Panther, have struck a balance between art and commerce, and that’s a running theme throughout the commentaries for Marvel’s movies: trying to make a popcorn movie with taste, substance, and above all, character. There’s very little talk of special effects, as most of the conversations revolve around character, but maybe that’s not surprising since the Disney-owned studio has always maintained the characters are the stars of these movies. Years of work went into getting these superheroes right, which you can hear all about in some of the Marvel commentaries recommended below.

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Black Panther Box Office

Over the weekend, the Black Panther box office numbers were already exceeding even the most generous predictions. Disney estimated that their three-day opening weekend was going to be $192 million while the four-day holiday weekend was projected to rake in $218 million. But the Black Panther box office haul has gotten even bigger.

The latest Black Panther box office numbers have the movie pulling in $201.8 million for the three-day opening weekend, and the Presidents’ Day holiday total is projected to be $235 million. Those numbers have it shattering records already, and there’s a chance it could pass up some huge blockbusters on the box office charts still. Read More »