star wars on amazon

Amazon wants you to sign up for a Prime membership. So much so that they’ve realized they can withhold certain in-demand items in order to draw hapless consumers in. As a result, Amazon has now made Star Wars and Marvel DVDs and Blu-rays Prime exclusives. In other words, without prime, it’s going to be harder to buy Marvel or Star Wars on Amazon.

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avengers wolverine

The cast of Avengers: Infinity War is already bursting at the seams. But we maybe could have forgiven one more addition to the sprawling ensemble if it promised a potential X-Men crossover into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Alas, that is no more than a pipe dream. Or is it? Avengers: Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo entertained our superhero crossover dreams by revealing what character would be on their wishlist for an Avengers appearance: Wolverine.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Revisited

(Welcome to Road to Infinity War, a new series where we revisit the first 18 movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and ask “How did we get here?” In this edition: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 beautifully blends sci-fi craziness with an examination of anger, pain, and cycles of abuse.)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is oodles of fun, but it spends its first few scenes articulating a thoughtful mission statement. Its prologue, set 34 years in the past, features a budding romance later revealed to have twisted implications, but the love on display is still real. Following this comes the Guardians’ raucous reintroduction in present day, a battle against an inter-dimensional beast in a scene bursting with visual slepndour. Its out-of-this-world action however, is backgrounded and out of focus. The spotlight instead falls on a joyous Baby Groot, dancing his way through the scene as the other Guardians – Star Lord, Drax, Gamora and Rocket – take turns caring for him as if he were their child. When the Guardians collect their reward for this battle, they stand in contrast to the gilded Sovereign, a homogenous people genetically engineered to be perfect, but a people to whom slights and insults are unforgivable. The Guardians, on the other hand, are a group of broken characters from wildly different origins, but in their case, redemption isn’t off the table.

In short, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is about the complicated relationships we rarely confront. It’s told against a backdrop of action and space-opera, but its focus is on a family of imperfect beings, searching for catharsis while helping one another other find some form of redemption. It may very well be Marvel’s most mature film, zeroing in on the emotional complexities of abuse carried forward into adulthood. But it also solidifies the Studio’s new political direction, acting as the first in a trilogy of films (along with Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther) whose narrative is adjacent to colonial history.

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ant-man and the wasp images

There’s a huge Marvel movie coming out soon. A Marvel film untold millions have been clamoring for. A Marvel film that will change everything. I’m talking, of course, about Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Some new Ant-Man and the Wasp images have just crawled their way online, along with details about the super-sequel.

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new infinity war clip

Oh, look, it’s time for another Avengers: Infinity War clip. This quick snippet of footage features Earth’s Mightiest Heroes fighting the villainous members of the Black Order. Lots of frantic camera footage follows. Watch the Infinity War clip below.

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Avengers Infinity War Box Office

In just one week, audiences will flock to theaters for the first showings of a blockbuster event that has been 10 years in the making: Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War.

Following 18 movies and billions of dollars at the box office, the latest assembly of The Avengers will bring it all to a head with an adventure that unites nearly all of the surviving characters we’ve met in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And when you have a movie bringing together that many characters from that many franchises, you’re bound to make a few bucks at the box office. In fact, Avengers: Infinity War is on track to have an opening weekend that could surpass the record $248 million earned by Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. Read More »

matt ferguson infinity war posters

We’ve been covering the pop culture artwork of UK-based artist Matt Ferguson for more than half a decade at this point and are always impressed, but this might be his best piece yet.

A pentaptych of five interconnected posters for Avengers: Infinity War which will be released exclusively through Odeon Cinemas. So if you’re seeing this event film at Odeon, you might walk home with one of these posters. But what does one poster do for you? You need to collect all five to make for the best possible display. So I guess you’ll just have to see Infinity War five times in the movie theater! And thus Odeon’s evil plan has worked.

Below, check out the Matt Ferguson Infinity War poster in full and also check out some detailed close-ups.

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avengers cameos

Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel Avengers 4 have become a lesson in “how many characters can you stuff in one scene?” Quite a lot, it turns out. But Sebastian Stan may have just revealed that a few additional characters will be appearing in the biggest sequence the Marvel Cinematic Universe has ever seen. In a new interview, Stan let slip some major Avengers cameos that could suggest some huge outcomes for future Marvel movies.

Potential spoilers follow.

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doctor strange revisited

(Welcome to Road to Infinity War, a new series where we revisit the first 18 movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and ask “How did we get here?” In this edition: Marvel Studios enters bold new territory with Doctor Strange.)

In August of 2014, as Doctor Strange was being written and as Marvel was figuring out where to film it in 15 months time, the studio underwent a significant restructuring. Kevin Feige would no longer answer to Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter, a notoriously fickle penny pincher and blockade to diversity, nor would Marvel Studios be subject to the Marvel Creative Committee, whose hellish process of studio-notes was a source of contention behind the scenes. Instead, Feige began answering directly to filmmaker-friendly Disney Charmian Alan Horn. Not long after, Marvel announced films like Black Panther and Captain Marvel and directors like Ryan Coogler (Creed) and Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) after only having had white men be the major focus on either side of the camera.

The message was clear. This was a whole new Marvel, and slowly but surely, the work began to reflect it.

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infinity war clip

If you need a quick pick-me-up, please enjoy this brief Avengers: Infinity War clip. Here, everyone’s favorite new Marvel character Shuri teaches Bruce Banner a thing or two about a thing or two.

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