Loki Panel Discussion

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fan-made productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, Marvel Studios takes a closer look at the many sides of Loki with the cast and crew of the new series. Plus, Ted Lasso star Jason Sudeikis sits down for a wonderful interview with WandaVision villain Kathryn Hahn. Finally, Disney+’s The Deets take a look back at the animated classic Beauty and the Beast with some facts you may not have known. Read More »

Polka-Dot Cat and David Dastmalchian

(Superhero Bits is a collection of stories, updates, and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC, and more. For comic book movies, TV shows, merchandise, events, and whatever catches our eye, this is the place to find anything that falls through the cracks.)

In this edition, of Superhero Bits:

  • Check out the promos for the next episodes of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Batwoman
  • Get a first look at Black Panther‘s arrival in Marvel’s Avengers video game
  • Find out why Djimon Hounsou didn’t get the role of Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Dove Cameron explains why The Powerpuff Girls pilot is being reshot
  • See which iconic comic book characters are coming to the video game Brawlhalla
  • All that and more!

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Loki

Since the new Marvel Studios TV shows being produced for Disney+ are so closely tied to the events of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it only makes sense that the shows are being crafted as if they were feature films. At least that’s how they’re being treated behind the scenes with a process that removes one key element of television production.

Whenever a TV show is made, there’s typically a role called a showrunner. This position acts much in the same way that a director and producer would on a feature film set, heading up creative and managerial responsibility. Showrunners are also credited as an executive producer of the series. In the case of Marvel Studios TV shows like WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and Loki, there hasn’t been a showrunner, which means the creative process is treated more like a movie. Read More »

The Flash in Justice League

Production on The Flash is currently underway in the U.K. It’s the first solo adventure for Ezra Miller as the Scarlet Speedster, and he’ll have some exciting company with him in the form of Michael Keaton returning as Tim Burton’s version of Batman. Director Andy Muschietti recently teased The Dark Knight’s suit from the set of the DC Comics movie, and now he’s given the Crimson Comet the same courtesy, revealing a tease of the Flash movie costume, including a revised lightning logo. Read More »

TVA Future in the MCU

Marvel’s new series Loki expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a complicated way by introducing the Time Variance Authority, an agency tasked with preserving the flow of time in what is known as “The Sacred Timeline.” Since the TVA is trying to prevent the creation of multiverses and a potential war between them, what place does this agency have in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of MadnessRead More »

Loki Time Travel Rules

Avengers: Endgame introduced time travel into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it required a whole exposition-filled conversation for fans who may have been expecting it to work as they’ve seen in other franchises like Back to the Future and Star Trek. Now Loki has come along and made things even more complicated by expanding on those rules.

Loki head writer Michael Waldron recently discussed how he and the show’s writing staff built on those rules and had to define a whole new set of them by introducing the Time Variance Authority. It’s all very nerdy and geeky, but this is exactly the kind of stuff we love to hear about when it comes to making projects like this. Read More »

Sparks Drafthouse PSA

This week brings Edgar Wright‘s first-ever feature documentary to theaters. The Sparks Brothers is a chronicle of the ever-changing musical act known as Sparks. Lovingly referred to as your favorite band’s favorite band, the film takes a look at the surprisingly long legacy of the band that you may have never heard of until now. They’ve inspired at least one of your favorite bands, and you probably didn’t know it.

And now they want to inspire you to keep your mouth shut in movie theaters in this PSA put together by the Alamo Drafthouse. Read More »

Rogue One Star Wars Black Series Action Figures

If you loved Rogue One: A Star Wars Story but missed out on picking up Hasbro’s line of Star Wars Black Series action figures a inspired by the movie, we have good news. Thanks to photoreal sculpting technology, Hasbro has been re-releasing updated versions of Star Wars Black Series figures with head sculpts that much more closely resemble the actors from the movies. The latest round is a refreshed wave of Rogue One Star Wars Black Series action figures, including some characters who never made it to shelves the first time. Read More »

In the Heights Opening Sequence

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fan-made productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, listen as In the Heights director Jon M. Chu breaks down part of the lively and mesmerizing opening musical sequel from In the Heights. Plus, take a closer look at the upcoming animated series sequel Masters of the Universe: Revelation with executive producer Kevin Smith. And finally, listen as Tig Notaro stops by Conan one more time to thank the titular host for giving the comedian her big break. Read More »

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Guardians of the Galaxy Video Game Trailer

The Avengers were at the center of a new video game last year that ended up being quite the disappointment for Marvel fans. Thankfully, it looks like the game creators at Squre Enix are going to redeem themselves this year with a new Guardians of the Galaxy video game. It may not be inspired by the versions of the characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but if you watch the Guardians of the Galaxy video game trailer below, you’ll see it has much of the same attitude and style, including a rockin’ soundtrack. Read More »