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Jul 29 2014 8:00am

Morning Roundup: Sailor Deadpool Fights Crime in the Name of the Moon!

In case this wasn’t clear, we really love interesting cosplay mashups, and we really really love ones that involve Deadpool. So here, via Comics Alliance, is a Sailor with a Mouth!

San Diego Comic-Con has come and gone, bringing with it the usual flurry of news and fabulous cosplay, and leaving behind a sense of...emptiness? Ennui? A dark chasm that beckons with the promise of obliv—oh, New York Comic-Con is in October? Then we’ll give you news of Mad Max: Fury Road, libidinous lizards, and the greatest hacking of the 80s with a renewed sense of purpose!

[And we also have links to SDCC panels, in case you missed them.]

Jul 25 2014 6:10pm

What’s to Come From Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, and Marvel TV Next Year?

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The cast and crew of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the forthcoming Agent Carter took to the stage at San Diego Comic Con on Friday to reveal what’s next for my living captors Coulson’s plucky crew. Both shows are slated to fill the airwaves starting this fall, all the way up to the debut of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Will there be any crossover?

The initial Agent Carter panel included Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb, Agent Carter show runners Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas, pilot script writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, Marvel Studios co-president and Agent Carter pilot ep director Louis D’Esposito, and Agent Carter herself Hayley Atwell. The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cast and crew followed afterwards.

[Marvel TV at SDCC]

Jul 23 2014 3:35pm

Robert Downey Jr. is Open to More Iron Man Movies: “Why Give Up the Belt?”

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For the past year or more, we’ve been operating under the assumption that Robert Downey Jr. will be hanging up the mantle of Iron Man sooner rather than later, and that future Iron Man and Avenger films might star new characters jumping into the Iron Man suit, or that Disney and Marvel Studios might recast the role altogether. But a recent interview with RDJ gives us unexpected hope that he’s still game to play Tony Stark!

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Jul 22 2014 2:06pm

Will Netflix’s Daredevil Merge Two Different NYCs?

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At the Guardians of the Galaxy premiere red carpet, Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight dropped some hints for what we could expect of Netflix’s upcoming Marvel series. Though he couldn’t talk specifics, he and the other producers do have a clear idea of what the tone of the series will be.

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Jul 22 2014 9:28am

Extended Guardians of the Galaxy Clip Makes Us Wish We Were Friends With Groot

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We already wished we were friends with Groot anyway, since Vin Diesel seems like he’d be the most fun to hang out with. But this clip has us sold.

[Watch it]

Jul 17 2014 11:17am

Falcon is the New Captain America!

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It’s not exactly unusual for people other than Steve Rogers to take up Captain America’s iconic shield, but coming off the announcement of the brand new female Thor, this is liable to stir the pot even more—Sam Wilson (also known as Falcon) will be Cap in the comics, starting this October.

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Jul 15 2014 2:15pm

Thor is Now A Title, Not A Name, and the New Thor is A Woman!

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Mjolnir is switching allegiance! It would seem that plain ol’ thunder-god Thor is heading elsewhere within the Marvel Comics universe, and a new Thor is on the way.

[Details, thoughts, armor...]

Jul 15 2014 12:26pm

Watch the Full Trailer for Disney/Marvel’s Goofy Superhero Movie Big Hero 6!

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We've been psyched for the Disney/Marvel collaboration Big Hero 6 since the first teaser dropped in May—and now we've got the full trailer to cheer over!

What did we already know? Big Hero 6 is about a government-recruited team of superheroes, including 14-year-old supergenius Hiro Hamada and his puffy robot companion Baymax.

What do we know now? So much more—ESP-wielding villains in kabuki masks, microbots, San Fransokyo!

[“Weee jumped out a windoooow...”]

Jul 8 2014 2:15pm

17 Minutes of Guardians of the Galaxy Was Not Enough

On Monday July 7, Marvel hosted an exclusive preview screening of Guardians of the Galaxy at several movie theatres across the country, and I was one of the lucky few who got to attend (Pro tip: Annual Plus Membership on Marvel’s Unlimited app gets you all kinds of sweet perks). However, unlike other preview screenings I’ve attended, this was only a 17-minute sneak peek, which is something I don’t think I’ve ever seen before. I know that sometimes movie studios will release a short scene for free online to promote the film, or attach it a 5-minute preview to another film in theatres, but...showing up at the movie theatres to watch 17-minutes of a movie that comes out in a month? That’s kinda weird, right?

And yet, I did it. I went, and I stood in line to watch a 17-minute “extended preview” of Guardians of the Galaxy, and I regret every second of it.

[Spoilers to follow]

Jun 27 2014 12:40pm

Will Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four Reboot Be Like Chronicle?

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In a recent interview, Fantastic Four screenwriter Simon Kinberg described the 2015 reboot film as “somewhere in-between the joyfulness of [Sam] Raimi's Spider-Man movies and the reality and drama of Josh [Trank]'s Chronicle.” Now, more intel suggests that it could hew even closer to Trank's found-footage superhero indie.

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Jun 17 2014 12:05pm

New Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer Explains Star-Lord’s Hero Journey

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You will believe a raccoon can get mopey about his shoddy bomb-making skills.

A new trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy has been released in the UK and frames the film as a hero's journey for Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord character. It also includes a ton of new footage and some fun raccoon interaction. Give it a watch!

[Guardians of the Galaxy trailer]

May 28 2014 11:05am

Charlie Cox is the New Daredevil!

We see absolutely nothing wrong with this plan.

Marvel has officially announced the actor to helm their new Netflix Daredevil series is none other than Charlie Cox.

[He's got the heart of a star, so that should come in handy.]

May 22 2014 12:30pm

Check out the Trailer for the Disney/Marvel Collaboration, Big Hero 6!

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We have the first trailer for Big Hero 6! What is Big Hero 6? It’s the next effort from the Disney team that gave us Wreck-It Ralph and Frozen (so...good pedigree there) and is theoretically based on a Marvel comic from the 1990s of the of the same name, although if you blinked back then you probably missed it.

Big Hero 6 is a superhero team led by 13-year-old supergenius Hiro Takachiho, and his robot bodyguard, Baymax. The original storyline of the comic is a pretty eye-popping combination of superhero arcs, nuclear anxiety, and family angst, so we’re really excited to see how it translates into a film.

[Click through for robots!]

May 20 2014 9:30am

The Guardians of the Galaxy Answer All the Questions!

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In celebration of the (awesome) second trailer, most of the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy, plus director James Gunn and Marvel EIC Kevin Feige hosted a Q&A on Facebook! As you would imagine, the cast is pretty hilarious, James Gunn answers most of his questions in full ecstatic CAPS LOCK mode, and Vin Diesel proves that he is the sweetest sentient tree on the face of the earth. We’ve grabbed some of the best answers for you here!

[No spitting raccoon, unfortunately...]

May 19 2014 2:03pm

Check Out the Second Trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy!

We finally have a second trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy! The soundtrack is awesome! Rocket speaks! There is more Groot!

There is no group of criminals to which we'd rather entrust 12 billion lives. 

[Click through for an angry raccoon!]

May 14 2014 10:00am

Why Mystique Should Have Her Own Movie

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Move over, Black Widow. Take a break, Maria Hill. There is another Marvel movie woman who has changed the face of the Marvel Cinematic Universe ever since she was introduced in the X-Men films: Mystique.

Sure, she’s not in a licensed Marvel movie (hear that Fox, could you give them back now please?) but the First Class films have revitalized the X-Men franchise after the awful crash that was X3. Now, with the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, mutant fans have to wonder: is there a place for a Mystique solo film.

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May 9 2014 11:20am

Marvel’s Agent Carter Picked Up by ABC!

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You should have known you hadn’t seen the last of Peggy Carter.

Marvel and star Hayley Atwell have confirmed that the spin-off Agent Carter has been picked up for a straight-to-series run by ABC. Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. has also been picked up for its second season, and the two are expected to compliment each other going forward. More info below!

[Aw, yes.]

Apr 28 2014 8:00am

Morning Roundup: Allow Us to Whisper into Your Ear

Credit-to-redditors-everywhere Lazy Narwhal shared this image, warning us all of HYDRA’s master plan to infiltrate fire departments across the nation.

Morning Roundup has some theories on the Purple Wedding from George R.R. Martin, insights into the Marvel universe from Kevin Feige, and a brief history of the lightsaber.

[Plus a very special long-distance phone call.]

Apr 16 2014 9:40am

Mutants Galore in the New X-Men: Days of Future Past Trailer

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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

Morning Roundup: What Would Conan’s Mind Palace Even Look Like?

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?]