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Channing Dungey, President of ABC Entertainment, spoke with reporters about the future of Marvel on the network after her executive session with the Television Critics Association. Even though both ABC and Marvel are owned by Disney, ABC faces competition for Marvel shows from Netflix, Hulu and other networks.

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Thor Ragnarok Concept Art Hulk

Folks, this might be the most explosive story I’ve ever written for this site. Once you read it, you will never be the same. According to some early concept art for Thor: Ragnarok, the Hulk almost had a beard. That’s right – the Incredible Hulk almost blessed us with some finely-groomed facial hair. And that’s not all: he had long hair, too. Could you even handle such a thing on the big screen? I don’t think you could. Behold the Thor Ragnarok concept art below.

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DeWanda Wise has gotta have a part in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

In an intriguing piece of casting, the star of Spike Lee’s Netflix series remake She’s Gotta Have It, has been hired for Captain Marvel in a key role. Her role remains unnamed for now, but we can have a little fun with the speculation.

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Angela Bassett was on a Television Critics Association panel for new her Fox drama 9-1-1 today. After the panel, she spoke with reporters further and /Film asked her about her experience on the film Black Panther. Bassett plays Ramonda, Wakandan royalty, alongside Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa and Michael B. Jordan as Kilmonger.

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Black Panther soundtrack

Next month’s Black Panther will mark a variety of firsts for Marvel Studios: it’s their first movie directed by a black filmmaker (Ryan Coogler), their first with a black lead (Chadwick Boseman) and a primarily black cast, and now we’ve learned it’ll be the first time the studio collaborates with an internationally renowned musician to produce and curate its soundtrack. Marvel will team with Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar for the Black Panther soundtrack, which will consist of “music from and inspired by” the movie itself. Learn more about Lamar’s plans for Black Panther: The Album, and listen to the first single below.
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Marvel Comics Reveals Thanos’ Original Birth Name

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I know what you’ve been thinking every time you lay eyes on Thanos, the Big Bad who has terrorized the Avengers for decades and who looms large over the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s upcoming Avengers: Infinity War: What’s beneath that crinkly, purple exterior? What is he thinking? What’s his original name?

Yes, Thanos’ name was almost not Thanos. That’s something you’ll only learn in the ongoing Marvel Comics series Thanos, which revealed the Mad Titan’s true birth name in issue #14. And no, it’s not something mundane like “Todd.”

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Black Panther Characters - Michael B. Jordan

The arrival of Black Panther is less than a month and a half away, and next week we’ll get one more look at what Marvel Studios has in store for the king of Wakanda when the final trailer debuts on January 8. Until then, we have some new details about the various characters filling out this new superhero movie.

A new batch of Black Panther character bios has surfaced online, and while they don’t reveal anything new about T’Challa, we do find out some extra information about the supporting characters around him when he returns to Wakanda after the death of his father T’Chaka in Captain America: Civil War. Read More »

Thor: Ragnarok Visual Effects

Even though Star Wars: The Last Jedi is getting all the attention at movie theaters right now, you can still see Thor: Ragnarok at some theaters across the country. Sooner than later the movie will be arriving on digital download, Blu-ray and DVD, but until then, we have a glimpse behind the scenes to hold you over.

A new Thor: Ragnarok visual effects reel has popped up online to show off all off the impressive visual effects work that went into bringing Thor’s cosmic adventure to life. There are even more visual effects shots than you may have guessed, including the net that Valkyrie uses to capture Thor being created entirely in post-production. Read More »

IMDB top 10 of 2017

The end is nigh – the end of 2017, that is. As is the case every year, top 10 movie lists are popping up everywhere. The Internet Movie Database – IMDb – has their own top 10 list as well, and it’s a doozy. While other best-of lists tend to lean towards more independent and critically acclaimed fare, the IMDb list is loaded with blockbusters, and a few surprises. Read on for the IMDb Top 10 of 2017 list.

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Infinity War Opening Scene

As entertaining as the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe may be, they haven’t always produced the most memorable villains. That’s about to change with Avengers: Infinity War – at least according to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. Per Feige, the first five minutes of Avengers: Infinity war alone will be enough to cement Thanos as the biggest, baddest villain the MCU. More details on the Infinity War opening scene below.

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