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Samuel L. Jackson in Secret Invasion

Will Secret Invasion Restore SHIELD in the MCU?

SHIELD seemed so cool at first. Well, that’s not strictly true. When Agent Phil Coulson sheepishly arrived in Iron Man, babbling about the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division, he just seemed like one more nerd for Tony Stark to dunk on. But when Nick Fury showed up in Stark’s penthouse to talk about the …

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Marvel’s Werewolf by Night Trailer Explained

Among the more exciting bits of news at the 2022 D23 Expo was a trailer for Werewolf by Night. A one-off Halloween special coming to Disney+ on October 7, Werewolf by Night not only brings a cult Marvel character to live-action, but it also serves as the directorial debut of Michael Giacchino, the Academy Award-winning composer who wrote …

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Marvel’s Wonder Man Is About to Make the MCU Really Weird

Ever since three of its key members died or retired in Avengers: Endgame, MCU fans have all had the same question: who even are the Avengers anymore? MCU chief Kevin Feige has been pretty tight-lipped about when we’ll see the next lineup or who’s in consideration, but a mainstay of the comic book team will be making …

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10 Must-Read She-Hulk Comics For MCU Fans

In the new Disney+ series She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, starring Tatiana Malsany (Orphan Black, Perry Mason) and Jameela Jamil (The Good Place), the origin of lawyer Jen Walters’s superhero code-name is the subject of legal dispute, but in real life, She-Hulk came into existence precisely to avoid such squabbles. Like Spider-Woman before her, She-Hulk was the idea …

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Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman Comics Are a Masterpiece. Here’s How to Read Them All.

After years of development, the long-awaited adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman finally comes to screens. The Netflix series stars Tom Sturridge as Dream aka Morpheus aka Sandman, ruler of the Dreaming and master of Dreams. The series picks up as a something of a hybrid between a mad scientist and a petty magician named Burgess (Charles …

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Why Fantastic Four Is the Perfect Movie to Open Marvel Phase 6

Let’s face it, Phase 4 of the MCU has been… messy. Even the best recent entries, such as Shang-Chi or Ms. Marvel, feel either disconnected from the rest of the universe or overburdened by expectations. The relatively clean line of the first three phases, building first to The Avengers and then to Infinity War and Endgame, appears missing among the many movies and …

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Kang the Conquerer

How Avengers: The Kang Dynasty Can Build to Secret Wars in Marvel Phase 6

No matter how popular Iron Man and Black Panther were, the MCU really came together for most casual viewers when the primary villain took center stage. After years of cameos and hints, Thanos the Mad Titan fully emerged in Avengers: Infinity War, giving the previous decade of movies renewed focus and purpose. Although we know that Jonathan Majors’s Kang the Conqueror will …

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Star Trek: Here’s to the Second-Best Dad on Deep Space Nine

“Come on, Nog! Tell me,” booms Commander Benjamin Sisko, grasping the arms of the young Ferengi standing before him. Throughout the episode “Heart of Stone,” Sisko has refused Nog’s request for a letter of recommendation to Starfleet Academy. When it’s clear that Nog won’t give up, Sisko forces the issue, demanding to know why a …

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Den of Geek: How The Boys Went from Nihilistic Comic to Humane TV Series

Literally speaking, Jamie is hardly the biggest part of The Boys, in comics or live-action. After all, he’s just a hamster, a furry little fuzzball that most people met in the season three episode “Glorious Five-Year Plan.” But this insignificant rodent, and the way he’s used in both versions of the story, illustrate the cruel …

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The Progressive: Severance Imagines the Power of Workers’ Movements

Sitting under the incessant glow of fluorescent lights, corporate drone Mark Scout gets a dressing down from his boss, Harmony Cobel. Scout earned the reprimand for a relatively honest breach of protocol, but that does not prevent Cobel from getting philosophical and theological. “My mother was an atheist,” Cobel explains as she leans over Scout. …

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