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Kevin Feige Rules Out This Title for AVENGERS 4

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For the longest time, fans have been speculating over the title for Marvel's fourth Avengers movie, which will directly follow the shocking events of Infinity War. Plenty of titles have been thrown around in speculation. Despite scheduled to come out next year, Marvel has been in no hurry to reveal the title, attempting to keep the spotlight on Infinity War instead.

One popular theory is that the title will be Avengers: Infinity Gauntlet. That would make sense, considering these movies' focus on Thanos and the Infinity Stones. Plus, it's the name of the graphic novel that heavily inspired Infinity War. Unfortunately, that's not it.

Speaking with Collider, Marvel's Kevin Feige definitively rules out Infinity Gauntlet as the title. "That is definitely not what it is called. Definitely not called that." He goes on to say that this title is his favorite "wrong theory" about the movie.

Feige goes on to rehash past comments on how the mystery surroun…

Review: SWORD GAI: The Animation

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Sword Gai: The Animation is an anime based on a manga (aka Japanese comic) with the same name. The story follows Gai, a young blacksmith student that one day becomes possessed by a sword where an evil entity is living. With that, Gai becomes a target of both a secret society called Shoshidai as well as other individuals that been overtaken by demons.

Before I continue with this review and you even thinking about watching this show, let me give you a fair warning. This show is by far one of the most brutal and violent animes I’ve seen. It doesn’t make it easier when the fighting can be rather intense. With that said, let’s continue

The positive
While this show isn’t something that I would call a masterpiece, there is a good thing about this show. For one, the animation. While the animation is far from being on par with something like Batman Ninja that I reviewed earlier, it still does a good job when it comes to present you the world.

Another good thing about this show is the voice acting.…

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Sets New Opening Weekend Record with Massive $258 Million

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[Updated with latest figures]

Everyone knew that Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War would be a massive hit. The superhero epic assembles almost every hero in the entire MCU, making it the most ambitious crossover event in history. Now, the film has surpassed even the highest of expectations.

Per THR, Infinity War has opened this weekend with $257.7 million. This passes 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($248 million) as the biggest North American opening in box office history. It also blows away every other superhero movie ever, including The Avengers ($207.4 million) and Black Panther ($202 million).

Worldwide, Infinity War fared even better. The movie took in $382.8 million overseas, bringing its worldwide debut to a staggering $640.5 million. This easily surpasses the previous record-holder, The Fate of the Furious, which opened to $541.9 million last year. And Infinity War did this without China, where it will release on May 11th.

Infinity War's massive success ha…

Review: Action Comics #1000

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One thousand issues. It’s a staggering number. Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster made his debut in the pages of Action Comics in 1938. Since that date, hundreds of writers, artists, editors, and other creators have contributed to Action Comics and have taken the Superman character in directions that Siegel and Shuster could not have even fathomed. Action Comics #1000 is the culmination of 80 years of the character that created one of America’s most unique art forms. Action Comics #1000 is both a reflection and a celebration of the Superman mythos from an all-star lineup of comic book creators contributing various short stories on Superman. Even if you aren’t a Superman fan, Action Comics #1000 is a must have for any comic book fan.

    As stated before, all of the stories are a reflection on Superman and his place in the world. The first story written and drawn by Dan Jurgens is the most prominent example of this. Jurgens was the definitive Superman writer and artist …

BATMAN NINJA Review

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For as long as people can remember, humans have struggled to find answers to several issues. These questions reins from everything to the meaning of life, what comes after death and what would happen if Batman was an anime character. Luckily, we have finally got the answer to one of them. Now, in Batman Ninja, we follow Batman/Bruce Wayne to ancient Japan when an experiment from Gorilla Grodd goes wrong. Now Batman has to stop the villains that came with him during the accident as well as find a way back home.

When I first heard about this movie, I first thought it was a joke. Then I saw who the director and writer was. Junpei Mizusaki from Jojo Bizarre Adventure fame, and Kazuki Nakashima from Kill a Kill and Afro Samurai fame. When those names where revealed, it went from disbelief to “it all makes sense now.”

The positive
This movie is just a pure delight for someone like me who is both a huge Batman fan and also a huge anime/manga fan. It had the tone and elements of a Batman flick …

Marvel Begins the Search for a BLACK WIDOW Director

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With Avengers: Infinity War in theaters now and Avengers 4 in post-production, Marvel Studios is putting together a slate for a fourth Phase of movies. Among these is the long-awaited Black Widow movie, starring Scarlett Johansson and written by Jac Schaeffer. Now, the studio has begun the search for a director.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel is looking for a female director to take on Black Widow. So far, the studio has met with filmmakers Deniz Gamze Ergüven (Mustang), Chloé Zhao (The Rider), Amma Asante (A United Kingdom), and several others. However, the search is still ongoing, so it's possible (even likely) that more names will be added to the list.

If Marvel goes through with this, Black Widow will be the second MCU movie with a female director. Anna Boden is co-directing Captain Marvel alongside Ryan Fleck.

Recent rumors suggest that Black Widow will be a prequel, set before the events of Iron Man 2. Meanwhile, the Winter Soldier is rumored to be involved.

Sta…

Henry Cavill Offers MAN OF STEEL 2 Update, Plus Rumors on His New DC Contract

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It's been a while since we've heard anything official on Superman's next solo movie, despite recent rumors. But appearing at CinemaCon this week, actor Henry Cavill offers a new update, expressing his desire to continue Superman's story.

Speaking with Collider, Cavill says that he's talking with the powers that be to put together a direct Man of Steel sequel, and he sounds as passionate as ever about playing the world's most iconic superhero. "I’m having a lot of conversations, behind-the-scenes, with certain people and we will hopefully be having conversations with other people who are also behind-the-scenes to make things start happening. It is very much in my desire to do a Man of Steel 2, a direct sequel to Man of Steel, and there is a whole bunch of Superman story that I want to tell. There is a whole style of Superman’s character that I’m very keen to tell and I’m looking forward to the opportunity."

And Cavill could get his chance soon, if rum…

Ranking Marvel Studios' Phase 3 (So Far)

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This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which began in 2008 with Iron Man. The studio's third Phase continues this year with Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man and The Wasp, with three more movies bringing it to a close next year.

With Infinity War almost upon us, we wanted to look back and rank the Phase 3 movies that we've seen so far...

7. Doctor Strange
Marvel had been developing a Doctor Strange movie for many years, and the Sorcerer Supreme's film debut finally happened in 2016. The movie is an origin story for Stephen Strange, a neurosurgeon who suffers a life-changing car accident and finds himself in a place called Kamar-Taj. There, Strange learns the mystic arts and defends the Earth from Dormammu and Kaecilius.
Doctor Strange is one of the better origin movies in the MCU, effectively bringing the Sorcerer Supreme and his world to life. Benedict Cumberbatch is perfect casting as the titular hero, while the visual effects are just inc…

Review: AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (2018)

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An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their super hero allies must willing to sacrifice it all in an attempt to defeat the power of Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.


2018 marks the tenth anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which launched in 2008 with Iron Man. In the decade since, Marvel Studios has built up a universe consisting of nearly 20 movies, with (almost) every one being a big hit. The films have been building up to the arrival of the Mad Titan, Thanos, as well as his quest for the six Infinity Stones. The beginning of the end of this story arc is here with the release of Avengers: Infinity War.
Needless to say, Infinity War is an event unlike any other in the superhero genre - and in movie history, period. The film unites all of th…

Feature: Ranking Marvel Phase 2

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As the countdown continues for Avengers: Infinity War, we're taking a look back at Marvel's second phase of the MCU. If you haven't seen our ranking for Phase One click here. Now, what makes Phase 2 so interesting is that Marvel had to capitalize on the success of The Avengers. They had to follow up one of the biggest films in history. So how did they do? Let's find out.


6. Thor: The Dark World Thor 2 is easily the worst of the Thor films, and probably the worst Marvel film in general. The film does have its moments though. Loki is once again the main reason these Thor films work, but it just isn't enough. With a lackluster villain in Malekith, and a forgettable supporting cast, Thor: The Dark World is one of the few Marvel misses.

5. Ant-Man Marvel was very sequel heavy in Phase 2 with Ant-Man being one of two exceptions. Paul Rudd stars as the titular character in Marvel's take on a heist film. Ant-Man has a great lead with Rudd, and his powerset is something …

Feature: Let's Rank Marvel Phase One

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Hello there. Your favorite Swed is back again with another post. However, instead of reviewing a Superman movie, (which my three previous one been.) I’m going to give you a top list of Marvel's Phase One. Before you think about doing a rage comment or two down below, let’s remember that this is just one person's preference. If you feel different, comment below and let me know. I would love to hear it.  With that said, let’s get going. 
6. Iron Man 2.
When I started working on this list, this was not the movie that I thought would be in the downright bottom. However, the more I thought about it, the more it made sense. The reason for this is rather simple. Iron Man 2 is probably. Why?Iron Man 2 is the only one in Marvels phase one that feels more like an advertisement for a certain crossover, and not it’s own movie.

5. Captain America: The First Avenger
O boy, here we go. Yes, I’m not a big fan of this movie, and the reason is rather simple. I have never enjoyed Captain America whe…

Legacy of the Superman: The Future

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Welcome to the final installment of our Legacy of the Superman series. In this installment, we will explore what's up next for the Man of Steel, from movies and television to animation and comics.


Fans have wanted to see a new solo film for Superman ever since Man of Steel in 2013. While we've heard plenty of rumors and interested directors over the years, we don't really know much - other than that there are plans to make it...eventually. Most recently, it was rumored that Warner Bros. wants to announce the film this year, possibly during San Diego Comic-Con.

But first, Superman may show up in another DC movie. Rumor has it that Kal-El will appear in New Line's Shazam!movie. Little is known about the extent of his role here, except that he's said to be a big influence on Billy Batson. The move apparently comes as WB wants Superman to return to cinemas sooner than later, with the Man of Steel sequel years away. Additionally, there is allegedly interest in putting …

Our Top 10 Marvel Studios Post-Credits Scenes So Far

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Marvel Studios has popularized the notion of including at least one extra scene during or after a movie's credits. Almost every movie has included one or two bonus scenes, while Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 had, like, five. In fact, other studios have adopted this concept, specifically a few DC movies and the X-Men saga.
Today, we're ranking our top 10 MCU mid- and post-credits scenes so far...
#10: Thanos Does It Himself in Avengers: Age of Ultron
By this point, Thanos has already appeared briefly a few times in the MCU, building up for his epic clash with the Avengers in Infinity War. His last appearance was in 2015's Age of Ultron, where he found the Infinity Gauntlet and vowed to do "it" himself. And by "it," we assume the collection of all the Infinity Stones.
This was a very brief scene, but it sees Thanos making a key step forward in his mission to possess the Gauntlet's power. Age of Ultron had teased the significance of the Infinity Stone…