Natalie Portman as Jane Foster in Thor The Dark World

It’s not news at this point that there’s been a tragic dearth of female leads in the current glut of superhero movies. What is news, however, is Natalie Portman‘s suggestion that that could change soon.

The Thor: The Dark World actress hinted that a female-led film was in the works at Marvel Studios. Granted, it’ll likely be some time yet before any such movie hits screens, but better late than never, right? Hit the jump to read her comments on the matter — as well as Stan Lee‘s take on the same issue.

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Stan Lee Says Marvel Studios Still Plans ‘The Inhumans’

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We’ve got a good idea of what Marvel Studios has planned for the next few years. Clearly we know many details about Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The First Avenger, and a bit less about Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Beyond that we’ve got a pretty good idea that Black Panther and Doctor Strange will get their time as leads of feature films. Stan Lee, who co-created the Marvel Universe in the early ’60s, has just said as much, supporting a great deal of other comments various people have made in the past year. And while Lee may not be a creative or executive force at Marvel at this point, he also said there are plans for another team we’ve heard mentioned on and off: The Inhumans. Read More »

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Is Stan Lee in the new Lego Marvel Super Heroes video game? Which Batman character does Justin Timberlake want to play? What did Loki have to say to Ultron about today’s Avengers: Age of Ultron casting? How big is a Guardians of the Galaxy spaceship set currently being built? Is Batman vs. Superman a difficult screenplay to crack? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Okay, now they’re just screwing with us. For months, director Marc Webb has been teasing fans about what’s going to happen in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 via his Twitter feed. Then he brought some very cool footage to Comic-Con and hinted at other heroes joining Spider-Man and maybe even the formation of the Sinister Six, a super-team of Spider-Man’s greatest foes.

The first of three Spider-sequels doesn’t hit theaters until May 2014 but a few new photos have surfaced online. Most are things we’ve seen before but one of feels like Sony is trolling some fans. You’ll see what we mean below. Read More »

Black Panther

Marvel Studios has no shortage of characters to develop as the stars of new films, but the company does have to focus on a few per year. The lineup for the next few Marvel films includes new outings for Thor, Captain America, and the Avengers, and the debuts of Ant-Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy. What comes next? Doctor Strange, the “sorcerer supreme” of the Marvel Universe, is likely to be among the following lineup.

Perpetually a topic of rumor but not yet confirmed is Black Panther, a long-running Marvel character introduced in the mid-’60s. The leader of fictional African nation Wakanda, Black Panther was Marvel’s first attempt to create a major black superhero. And while he never hit popularity levels to rival Spider-Man, he’s persisted as a fan favorite for decades. There have been hints from Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige that a Black Panther movie was on the way, and now Marvel godfather Stan Lee says the character is definitely in development. Read More »

Want to see Tony Stark’s car in Iron Man 3? Which company is making Iron Man sneakers? When might we see the Kick-Ass 2 trailer? Has Disney XD set release dates for Marvel’s Avengers Assemble and Hulk And The Agents S.M.A.S.H.? How does Joss Whedon looking back at his Wonder Woman movie? Which superhero movies are being put in the Smithsonian? What does Stan Lee have to with a billion dollar Disney lawsuit? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

When Stan Lee appears in a Marvel movie, it’s a sign of respect. Each cameo acknowledges that comic book legend created, or co-created, most of the major cornerstone characters in the Marvel universe. In the decades since creating Spider-Man, the Avengers and the X-Men, Lee has continued to create superheroes both for Marvel and on his own and now one of the newest ones is about to get his own movie.

The character is named Annihilator and he’s a Chinese prisoner who undergoes a dangerous procedure infusing him with the powers of several different animals. Producer¬†Barry Josephson (Enchanted, Bones, Wild Wild West) and Magic Storm Entertainment have signed on to develop a film version, which has a script by Dan Gilroy (The Bourne Legacy).¬† Read More »

Which superhero does Christopher Nolan think is harder to adapt, Superman or Batman? How does Bane relate to Wreck-It Ralph? Want to see a video about building the world of Dredd? What are 10 really dumb ways superheroes have died? Is there a corolation between Alison Brie and Captain America? Read about all that, and wish Stan Lee a happy 90th birthday, in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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