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The comic book TV takeover is real

Sure, comic books have come to dominate the multiplex — just as everyone waiting to see whether "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" is any good. But while Marvel and DC have been raking in billions at the box office, the genre has quietly been developing quite a foothold in TV as well — and this...

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 12:00pm

VIDEO: Ant-Man gets a normal-sized Honest Trailer

Just because Marvel's latest, "Ant-Man," getting the Honest Trailers treatment was inevitable doesn't make it any less terrific. And as much as I genuinely enjoyed the film, this video does point out some awkward truths — like Marvel doubling down on their habit of making comic actors get...

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 3:35am

But what Chris Evans really wants to do is direct

Getting an indie film made today can be tricky, but it helps if the director has a close connection to, say, one of the Avengers. Chris Evans makes his directorial debut with "Before We Go," an all-in-one-night tale of a panic-stricken married woman (Alice Eve) stranded in Manhattan and the down-on...

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 7:00pm

Mark Ruffalo's manic panic

Delving into a character with mental illness can be a tricky business, but Mark Ruffalo had a unique avenue for research for his latest, "Infinitely Polar Bear." First-time writer-director Maya Forbes hired Ruffalo to pretty much play her late father.The indie calls on Ruffalo to portray Cam Stuart...

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 3:30pm

Marvel and Sony tap Tom Holland as their new Spider-Man

After an exhaustive search, Marvel Entertainment and Sony Pictures have announced that British actor Tom Holland will play Peter Parker and Spider-Man in both an upcoming reboot film and "Captain America: Civil War." Holland, 19, becomes the third actor — and the second Brit in a row — to play the...

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 12:56pm

DAILY VIDEO: This is what a 'Black Widow' movie would look like?

If you've been asking why Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow character can't get her own standalone Marvel film, consider this maybe a case of be careful what you wish for. "Saturday Night Live" picks up the slack where Marvel has been lacking, offering up a trailer for a film focused on the...

Monday, May 4, 2015 - 9:06am

What to expect from 'Age of Ultron'

The follow-up to 2012's massive "The Avengers" promises to be even more gargantuan, with new superheroes, more story to tell and a one really shiny, really deadly villain. So here's what you need to know going into "Avengers: Age of Ultron." "I don’t think you’re allowed to ride a motorcycle...

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 7:57pm

Is it time for a transgender Avenger?

The world of comic books has a long and proud tradition of pushing the envelope when it comes to social issues, finding entertaining and sometimes subtle ways to make the case for progressive ideas. In light of that tradition and recent developments in television and popular culture, now would be...

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 5:32pm

Here comes a 29-hour Marvel movie marathon for the real fans

Think you're a huge fan of Marvel's movies — like "Iron Man," "The Avengers" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" — do you? Well, if you were a real fan, you'd be lining up for this 29-hour, 11-movie marathon they're putting on to celebrate the release of "Avengers: Age of Ultron," which runs through the...

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 3:07am

SXSW: Aubrey Plaza's superhero aspirations

Aubrey Plaza has made a name for herself in the comedy and independent film world with projects like the recently wrapped "Parks and Recreation" and her SXSW film premiere, "Fresno." But that doesn't mean she wouldn't be down to suit up for something in Marvel Cinematic Universe.RELATED: SXSW:...

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 4:43pm

Spider-Man — but not Andrew Garfield — joining the Avengers

Good news for comic book movie fans, but not so much good news for "Amazing Spider-Man" star Andrew Garfield. Marvel has hashed out a deal to regain creative control of one of its highest-profile characters without the beleaguered Sony having to lose one of its two remaining bankable franchises —...

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 12:19am

Marvel stars Chris Pratt and Chris Evans make awesome Super Bowl bet

Two of the Marvel cinematic universe's reigning heroes named Chris, "Captain America" star Chris Evans and "Guardians of the Galaxy" star Chris Pratt, have taken their hometown pride and NFL rivalry and turned it into something positive. Boston native and Patriots fan Evans started the taunting off...

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 12:01am

Chris Hemsworth is the fittest hacker in history in 'Blackhat'

When you hire the guy who plays Thor in "The Avengers" to be the lead hacker in your cyber-security drama, you kind of have to accept the fact that he's going to be one of those rare hackers in really, really good shape. But Michael Mann wanted it to at least be a little plausible that Chris...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 3:40am

Miss the new 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' teaser? We've got it here.

If you were maybe up stretching your legs during the NCAA Football championship commercial breaks, you might've missed Marvel's unveiling of the latest look at the upcoming "Avengers: Age of Ultron." But have no fear, we're here to help. Take a look:The latest clip — which technically isn't long...

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 8:41am

DAILY VIDEO: Marvel has a sense of humor about 'Ant-Man'

It's a new year, which means new Marvel movies to get excited about, the comic book giant is kicking things off with a glimpse of its upcoming "Ant-Man," due in theaters in July. Sure, the teaser doesn't officially debut until Tuesday's premiere of the new "Agent Carter" series, but those eager to...

Monday, January 5, 2015 - 12:04am

10 films to look out for in 2015

Just because Hollywood is still in the grip of Awards Season, that doesn't mean we can't start getting excited about what the next 12 months have in store for movie fans. While we have to wait to see what indie and prestigious fare shake out of Sundance, Cannes and the rest of the festival circuit...

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 9:30am

How about an epic, fan-made Marvel vs. DC mash-up?

What would happen if all the movie studios and rival comics publishers Marvel and DC put their differences aside and let every single one of their popular film and TV characters have at it in an epic showdown? YouTuber Alex Luthor (cute name) thinks it would look something like this. He craftily...

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 12:41am

James Corden thinks adult 'Avengers' fans need to grow up

James Corden won't be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe anytime soon, thank you very much. The "Into the Woods" staris one busy man these days. While he already has a thriving film, television and theater career — and a young family at home — he's also taking over for Craig Ferguson at "The...

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 12:02am

Why Jon Hamm isn't playing a superhero anytime soon

With the glut of comic book movies coming out of the Marvel and DC universes — with extensive releases already slated through 2020 — it's kind of surprising that lantern-jawed, deep-voiced "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm hasn't donned some tights by now. Well, it turns out it has not been for lack of...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:36am

DAILY VIDEO: An Avengers Christmas

If that "Star Trek" version of "Let it Snow" didn't really light your candle, maybe something from over in the Marvel universe would be better. The YouTuber behind the "Trek" gag, James Covenant, is back with a supercut that makes the cast of the Avengers sing you glad tidings for Christmas and a...

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 10:52pm