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Apr 16 2014 9:40am

X-Men Days of Future Past Trailer 3

A plethora of mutants make appearances in the third trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past. Logan tries his best to explain the plot of the movie to past-Charles: essentially it boils down to “the Sentinels are bad,” but we all knew that already, right? We’re still not convinced that Logan is the best choice for this mission, but it sure is fun watching him interact with—and occasionally punch—the old (young?) gang!

[Watch the trailer]

Mar 24 2014 8:00am

Normally we’re Team Coco, but in this case we’re siding with Mr. Cumberbatch. Conan does not quite fit our image of the world’s greatest detective, although that is a spiffing pipe.

Morning Roundup welcomes you to the magical world of Monday! We have theories about Adventure Time, news about a live-action Jungle Book, and how not to draw Game of Thrones!

[Plus...the return of Mystery Science Theater 3000?]

Mar 19 2014 8:45am

Avengers: Age of Ultron concept art Scarlet With Elizabeth Olsen

In place of last night’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., ABC aired Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe, a hour-long informercial laying out for the casual viewer the next steps for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Along with the Ant-Man test footage leaked last year, the special gave us a quick look at Guardians of the Galaxy and some exciting concept art for 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, including our first look at Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and...well, you’ll see!

[Avengers: Age of Ultron sneak peek. Spoilers ahead.]

Mar 17 2014 12:00pm

Guardians of the Galaxy Infinity Gauntlet

The first trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy, the dark horse of the Avengers Cinematic Universe is so much fun! (OOGA CHAKA OOGA OOGA) For those unfamiliar with the Guardians of the Galaxy comic book—and that’s most of us as the comics were never popular enough to stave off cancellation—the movie represents a quirky new direction for the Avengers universe, one only hinted at through the delightfully batty Thor films.

But for those who are familiar with Marvel’s cosmos line of books in the 1980s, 90s, and 2000s, the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer is hiding a lot of clues about a larger struggle that will consume the Marvel movies after Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Read on for a layman’s guide to Guardians of the Galaxy. (Warning! Spoilers ahead for pretty much every Marvel movie that has come out, plus some for Guardians of the Galaxy and one for Avengers: Age of Ultron.)

[What’s hiding in the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer]

Feb 19 2014 4:10pm

Loki: Agent of Asgard, Al Ewing, Lee Garbett

We were wandering ‘round the internet today, minding our own business, when this panel from the recently debuted Loki: Agent of Asgard #1 comic popped up, and our lives suddenly seemed richer and full of promise.

Loki, brother of Thor, spy for Asgard, god of mischief, has written slash fan fiction. It’s Cap/Iron Man, right? We are going to peruse Archive of Our Own for the rest of the day and unearth it. Farewell, noble friends.

Via Tumblr.

Feb 14 2014 9:00am

Hungry for Love

Shutterstock asked artist Echo Chernik to reimagine romance novels with some of the most iconic couples in gaming, and the results are pretty swoon-inducing. Zelda and Link, Ken and Ryu, and Mario and Peach all get to star on covers, but our favorite had to be this classic couple who’ve been together since arcades ruled the land. Check out more images here, along with thoughts from Chernik on using each game’s design in their cover!

Morning Roundup features news about a possible Black Widow movie(!!!), an interview with the fresh-faced new RoboCop, and words of wisdom from America’s Greatest Uncle, Bill Murray!

[Plus, an alligator goes to the doctor.]

Feb 11 2014 4:10pm

Captain America, Bob Hall, Kitty Pryde, Terry Dodson

In the world of comics art there are plenty of fans who take exception to the way most women are depicted artistically on the page. This is not difficult to understand: breasts are defying all forms of gravity, waist-to-hip ratios clock in at Barbie levels of discomfort, and everyone is usually fighting in heels.

The return argument is that the men in comics are depicted in an equally unrealistic capacity, though any good feminist will tell you that there’s a difference between female objectification and male power fantasies. But it goes well beyond that realm, too. In fact, it might just be plain unhealthy. Literally.

[An interesting study...]

Feb 6 2014 10:00am

Neflix will soon be a staple in the Marvel diet, so I thought I would take the opportunity to mention what would make a great second course for the binging pay service. The announcement of the four series/one mini-series that Disney recently sold to Netflix will greatly expand the presence of the superhero footprint on the small screen, but there’s always the desire for more before we’ve even gotten what was already promised. What opportunities does Marvel Television have to broaden and expand their relationship with the streaming juggernaut beyond this first tasty bite?

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Feb 5 2014 9:00am

Our new hero Doug Brewbaker and two friends spent more than 70 hours constructing their Star Wars-themed entry into Lansing, Michigan’s “Cardboard Classic” race. Brewbaker’s 7-foot, 8-inch-tall AT-AT walker was made entirely of cardboard and tape, and mounted on what could best be described as a cardboard toboggan. The maiden voyage lasted about 15 glorious seconds. We wish we could have seen it in person.

Morning Roundup reluctantly turns its gaze from Hoth toboggans to share links! To other interesting things! Like Ron Moore, a voice crying in the wilderness who wants a return to smart science fiction, news about Amazing Spider-Man 2, and, finally, a tale of transformation! Well, a massive compilation video of Transformers. It’s pretty great.

[Plus, a review of everything Marvel is doing right! ]

Feb 4 2014 2:30pm

Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Cap, Widow

A number of promo shots have been released for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and initially the one above had us caught between amusement over Steve’s face and envy over Natasha’s jacket.

But take a closer peek...

[Sure, she says love is for children...]

Jan 24 2014 11:50am

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Mike Peterson Deathlok

CALLED IT. (Sorry, that's obnoxious, I know. But I get so few victories over this show.)

Marvel announced on Thursday that kidnapped super soldier Mike Peterson will be revealed as Deathlok in the next episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which will also feature a train job, Stan Lee, and Coulson begging someone not to die. What a packed episode! Do you think Stan Lee gets to name Mike Peterson after he wakes up? I hope so. Then I hope he goes around naming everyone silly things.

Marvel also had some words about Sif's upcoming cameo.

[So confused]

Jan 17 2014 4:18pm

Lady Sif Jamie Alexander Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Executive Director of Marvel TV Communications, Arune Singh just announced that Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander) will be appearing on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. this spring in an “integral role”!

Singh and The Mary Sue also talked about what else is forthcoming in the latter half of the show’s first season. And I think I know why Sif might be showing up... Spoilers ahead!

[Asgardian vacation!]

Jan 8 2014 5:10pm

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 1 episode 11 The Magical Place review recap

Watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. climax can be very uncomfortable.

The year is 2014 and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is BACK and ready to answer the question that’s been on everyone’s mind: Why am I so tired. What really happened to Coulson after he got stabbed in the heart by Loki? Are you ready for the answer? Because I guarantee that you are, and yet, the show doesn’t seem to believe me.

[Read more]

Jan 3 2014 2:48pm

Dark Empire 2 cover, Dave DormanNow that Disney owns Lucasfilm, they are continuing to make moves that shore them up for the release of the upcoming film trilogy. Because licensing is now up with Dark Horse, an announcement has been made that Star Wars comics are now moving to Marvel Comics (which Disney also owns). 2014 will be Star Wars’ last year with Dark Horse Comics.

[What does that mean?]

Dec 28 2013 10:00am

The legendary Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee turns 91 years old today, and in his honor we present a compilation of his cameos in the various Marvel films, from 1989’s The Trial of the Incredible Hulk through 2013’s Iron Man 3, plus a poignant meeting with the animated Spider-Man. ’Nuff Said!

[We are contractually obligated to exclaim “Excelsior!” here, and, well, it feels pretty great. All together now: “Excelsior!”]

Dec 11 2013 2:30pm

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 1, episode 10: The Bridge

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s “The Bridge” brought us the show’s very first cliffhanger and possibly its worst episode since Echo became a back-up dancer so far. Did anyone else feel like they were being put on hold? Listening to the same jingles over and over, perking up when they stopped, only to hear the same disappointing pre-recorded update?

[Don’t we all want to know what happens the day after we die?]

Dec 10 2013 5:35pm

Amazing Spider-Man 4 Death of Peter Parker

Although Sony has already announced Amazing Spider-Man 3 and 4 for 2016 and 2018 respectively, Andrew Garfield recently revealed that he’s only signed up to play Peter Parker through to the third film. highlighted a statement from him in a recent press junket:

I mean I’m under contract for another after [Amazing Spider-Man 2]... as far as a fourth one? That’s not anything to do with me.

This is pretty straightforward contract talk and it doesn’t mean that Garfield won’t be in the fourth Amazing Spider-Man film, or that they won’t just recast Peter Parker if Garfield doesn't return. But it does make me wonder... does the movie Spider-Man need to be Peter Parker?

[Peter Parker...No More!]

Dec 6 2013 9:00am

Via the karen-gillan tumblr, we present to you: the real plot of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug! This movie marquee pretty much nails the subtext of the book, since Smaug is not left with much swagger after he’s bested by a tiny, basically defenseless halfling....

Morning Roundup features: mind control cats! Robot death! And news about the Terminator remake, a follow-up to Legion, and a heartwarming glimpse of an Amazing Spider-Man 2 villain.

[Also, some more thoughts on the women of Marvel!]

Dec 5 2013 10:01am

Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer

If you included all three of the Sam Raimi films along with Amazing Spider-Man that might...might...explain why Amazing Spider-Man 2 is so progressively insane. As first trailers go, this one does not disappoint. Everything is crazypants and Spider-Man is here.

[First trailer for Amazing Spider-Man 2]

Dec 3 2013 9:00am

You’ll, um, you’ll have to forgive us. We’re a little choked up. This Thanksgiving Weekend, Joel Hodgson hosted the first MST3K Turkey Day Marathon in 16 years, and he filmed new bumper segments for each movie. And, well, the last movie was Mitchell, the one where he escapes the Satellite of Love and leaves his creations, Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot. We knew they later came to Earth with Mike, but did they ever see Joel again?

Well, this Thanksgiving, they came to dinner.

Give us a minute.

Do you think he and Mike share custody? Like, maybe they’re spending Christmas with Mike??? AAAAHHHH!!!!!

Sorry. Today’s Morning Roundup features not only more MST3K stuff, but also news about X-Men: Days of Future Past, an interview with Cory Doctorow, and a deeply weird revelation about Harlan Ellison.

[Plus a meditation on the philosophy of Alan Moore.]