Review: ‘Thor: The Dark World’

*This review contains only minor spoilers – merely a short recap of the film’s beginning to establish context. Thor and Asgard offer Marvel it’s biggest cinematic challenge (likely until Guardians of the Galaxy) in terms of story and characters. It’s a mystical world filled aliens, realms, and strange beasts. It’s … Continue reading

First Trailer: ‘Iron Man 3’

Early this morning, the first trailer for Iron Man 3 was released. Iron Man 3 takes place right after the events in The Avengers and officially kicks off “Phase 2” of Marvel’s master plan for their cinematic universe. Directed by Shane Black, Iron Man 3 looks to take its characters into darker … Continue reading

News Round-Up (Marvel Edition): ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ ‘Thor 2,’ ‘Captain America 2’

It was a big weekend for Marvel related news. Let’s get right into it. Ant-Man: Disney announced this morning that it has indeed officially greenlit Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man and it is scheduled for a Novermber 6, 2015 release. That puts it after The Avengers 2 (May 1, 2015), so it’s … Continue reading

‘Avengers vs X-Men: Fatality’ – The Death of… (SPOILERS WITHIN)

Marvel has been in the midst of a major storyline in Avengers vs. X-Men for the past few months. In an interview with Brian Michael Bendis, the writer of “AvX Issue #11,” he discussed the death of a MAJOR character in the story, the impact that it will have on … Continue reading

DC Comics Introduces Arab-American Green Lantern

DC Comics has introduced a new superhero: the Islamic Green Lantern, Simon Baz. Baz, an Arab-American from Dearborn, Michigan with a criminal record for street racing leaves behind his criminal past to join the intergalactic police force, Green Lantern Corps. His arm is tattooed with the Arabic word for “courage,” … Continue reading

5 Reasons Why Joss Whedon’s ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Series Could Be Awesome

Yesterday it was officially annouced that Marvel/ABC would be producing a Joss Whedon TV pilot based on S.H.I.E.L.D. (Marvel films acronym is Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division). This is extremely awesome for a few reasons: 1. Whedon is getting back into TV to some degree. With the success of The Avengers and news that Whedon … Continue reading

5 reasons Why Joss Whedon’s ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Series Could Be Awesome

Yesterday it was officially annouced that Marvel/ABC would be producing a Joss Whedon TV pilot based on S.H.I.E.L.D. (the Marvel film universe’s acronym is Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division). This is extremely awesome for a few reasons: 1. Whedon is getting back into TV, to some degree. With … Continue reading

Joss Whedon Will Return As Director For ‘The Avengers 2’

Great news for fans of The Avengers – Joss Whedon will return as writer/ director for The Avengers 2! In a short release on Variety, Disney chief Bob Iger confirmed the news about Whedon’s return as well as leading the development of a Marvel-themed show for ABC. This is excellent … Continue reading

Film of the Week: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Review

Almost all of the major superhero franchises came into their own over the last ten years. In the case of Batman and Superman, there have been hits and misses for decades. Christopher Nolan just recently created the definitive cinematic Batman while Zach Snyder may finally resurrect the long defunct Superman … Continue reading

Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Movie Coming in 2014

According to the folks at Latino Review, who have a well proven track record of calling comic book movie announcements ahead of time, Guardians of the Galaxy will be the newest non-sequel addition to the Marvel films catalog. With both Thor 2 and Iron Man 3 slated for next year, Marvel’s line-up of movies leading … Continue reading