Nick Fury in Avengers Infinity War

Without Nick Fury, there would have been no assembly of The Avengers. In a credits scene after Iron Man hit theaters in 2008, Samuel L. Jackson appears in Tony Stark’s mansion to chastise his cockiness and talk to him about something called The Avengers Initiative. After that came four more movies leading up to the debut of Marvel’s superhero team on the big screen and an entire cinematic universe that is still growing. But it appears Nick Fury isn’t as important to the future of the MCU as he was in the beginning.

Samuel L. Jackson recently sat down for an interview to promote the upcoming release of The Hitman’s Bodyguard, which hits theaters this weekend, and he revealed that he wasn’t asked to make an appearance in either Black Panther or Avengers: Infinity War. Find out what the actor had to say about the lack of Nick Fury in Avengers Infinity War and more below. Read More »

The Defenders Marvel Legends Figures

Which superhero does Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo want to play? When does Avengers 4 start shooting? What’s the next season of Avengers Assemble called? Why isn’t Thanos wearing his armor in the footage fans have seen from Avengers: Infinity War? Want to watch the whole Justice League panel from San Diego Comic-Con? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Thor Ragnarok Comic-Con Footage and Panel

Members of the /Film staff spent much of the past week in San Diego to cover Comic-Con 2017, the enormous convention that explores every single corner of the geek world (and surely you’ve heard of it and already knew that). We saw footage from Marvel’s upcoming movies, including Avengers: Infinity War. We were able to listen to Steven Spielberg talk about Ready Player One. We explored the world of Blade Runner 2049 in a special VR experience. We watched 7,000 people go totally nuts over the first trailer for Stranger Things season 2.

But that’s only the tip of the iceberg. We’ve compiled all of our Comic-Con coverage from the past week into one handy post, organized by category. So please: peruse and enjoy and get your fix.

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Black Panther Comic-Con Panel

The Marvel Studios panel at Comic-Con was, as expected, the geek equivalent of a rock concert. And Black Panther, which is set to arrive early next year, received a rockstar’s reception. In addition to a panel Q&A with director Ryan Coogler and members of the cast, the crowd was treated to a scene from the film and a brand new trailer (which we were told won’t be online for some time).

But that’s why we’re here. We’ve got you covered. Here’s what you need to know.

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Spider-Man PS4 - Negative Man Fights Spider-Man

Want to take a look behind the scenes of the making of Spider-Man PS4? Is Warner Bros. going to announce Wonder Woman 2 at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend? Is Tony Stark the real villain of Spider-Man: Homecoming? Is there any chance Avengers 4 is a soft reboot of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Could Enchantress be brought back for Suicide Squad 2?  All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Spider-Man Homecoming Alternate Suit

Want to see an alternate Spider-Man: Homecoming suit inspired by Superior Spider-Man? What other Marvel Comics characters will be part of the Silver & Black spin-off movie? Have you heard about Marvel’s new VR game Marvel Powers United? Will Sebastian Stan appear in Black Panther as The Winter Soldier? Who does Tom Holland want to play Uncle Ben? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

The Defenders

Is the sixth season of Arrow kind of a reboot for the series? Are we getting a new Thor: Ragnarok trailer at D23 or Comic-Con? What has the faith-based organization upset with Spider-Man: Homecoming? Want to see Cyclops’ new visor he’s wearing in X-Men: Dark Phoenix? What did Christopher Nolan think of Wonder Woman? Is Avengers: Infinity War done shooting? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Marvel D23 Photos

Our own Peter Sciretta is currently at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, and he’s sent over a handful of photos from the Marvel Studios section of the show floor for us to share with you. In this batch of Marvel D23 photos, you’ll see costumes and weapons from Thor: Ragnarok, a cool Avengers: Infinity War Thanos statue that features a buffed up and stripped down version of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s ultimate Big Bad, and a slick new banner promoting next year’s Black Panther.
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black panther changed man-ape

Early comics history is rife with uncomfortable stereotypes, and Marvel’s Black Panther — the first black superhero in American comics — was no exception. One character that aged poorly is Man-Ape, an iconic Black Panther villain who wears a suit styled like a white gorilla.

Given the massive responsibility of bringing Black Panther to the big screen, director Ryan Coogler and the film’s producers had to navigate the minefield of Man-Ape’s complicated implications, given the history of racists comparing black people to apes.

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Are you ready for Marvel Generations? Did you catch some of the many Spider-Man: Homecoming Easter eggs? Where does Black Panther pick up after Captain America: Civil War? Will Ant-Man and the Wasp introduce the villain Black Goliath? Want yo have your heart touched by seeing Captain America use sign language at Disneyland? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »