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What villains might we see in the third season of Gotham? Will you take Geoff Johns up on his moneyback offer if you don’t like DC Comics Rebirth #1? Which Black Panther characters might we see in the movie according to a rumored casting call? Why does Jennifer Lawrence‘s nephew not consider her a real X-Man. All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Are the X-Men and Nightmare on Elm Street franchises really similar? How much did X-Men: Apocalypse make at the box office in its international debut this past weekend? Which Jessica Jones star has been confirmed to return for Iron Fist? Did you catch the Arrested Development easter egg in Captain America: Civil War? How complicated is the X-Men movie franchise timeline? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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What advice did Joss Whedon give to Shane Black while he was directing Iron Man 3? How many lines did Superman have in each of the movies he’s appeared in? Why might Calista Flockhart no longer be a series regular on Supergirl? Do you suffer from adamantium dysfunction? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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UPDATE: John Boyega will not be in Black Panther, according to his agent.

Well, at least the film still has all those other incredible stars. Our original story follows.

As it is, the cast for Ryan Coogler‘s Black Panther is almost staggeringly great. In addition to Chadwick Boseman as the title character, it’s got Lupita Nyong’o as a possible love interest and Michael B. Jordan as a potential villain. Plus, there’s a decent chance Andy SerkisMartin Freeman, and Florence Kasumba could reprise their roles from previous Marvel movies.

But Coogler’s not done. A new rumor going around this week suggests Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega could also be up for a part in Black PantherRead More »

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Who died on Agents of SHIELD last night? When is the Batman: Return to Arkham video game bundle arriving? Which Marvel characters are rumored for their own Netflix series? Which comic convention will no longer have Stan Lee attending after this year? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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If I could go back in time and rewrite my top ten films of 2015 list, I would find room for Creed. Ryan Coogler‘s film may technically be a Rocky sequel, but it plays by its own rules. Repeat viewings have drove home that it is a masterpiece, a film that operates within the chronology of a beloved series while never being afraid to express a unique voice, to be its own unique beast.

So I get why people were frustrated that he signed on to direct Black Panther for Marvel Studios. I love the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the continuity between films can be a restraint. After Creed, I wanted to see Coogler shake off the franchise thing and do whatever he wanted to do. However, he revealed in a new interview that Black Panther is exactly what he wanted to do.

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Michael B. Jordan has signed on to appear in Marvel’s Black Panther, reuniting with director Ryan Coogler who worked with him on both Fruitvale Station and Creed. Find out more details about the Michael B. Jordan Black Panther casting, after the jump.
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Marvel’s Black Panther is putting together a cast worthy of a king. Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o has entered talks to join the superhero movie being written and directed by Ryan CooglerChadwick Boseman will, of course, reprise his role from Captain America: Civil War as Wakandan king / cat-themed superhero T’Challa.  Read More »