Marvel

The Russo Brothers on the Oscars finally recognizing the superhero genre

The Oscars have been and always will be divisive.  Not only are the nominations roundly debated, even the eventual winners are usually disputed, and that’s before we get to the controversy over the televised show. Of course, social media has only inflamed and made these arguments even more...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 1:35pm

Avengers: Infinity War was even more ‘groundbreaking’ than we realized

Avengers: Infinity War felt groundbreaking for a number of reasons.  Of course, there was its gross of over $2.048 billion, which made it the fourth most successful film of all time, while there was also the fact that it was the first half of what is expected to be the final story for at...

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 7:29pm

Is Agent Coulson really dead in Agents of SHIELD season 6?

In the final moments of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD season 5 finale, Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) spends his last days in Tahiti with Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) as the remaining members of his rag-tag version of the secretive organization head off into the sunset. It was bittersweet as audiences...

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 11:43am

Everything you need to know about the Marvel Super Hero exhibit coming to the Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute announced their new exhibit for the spring and it's quite super. Tickets are available for purchase now for FI's newest display Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes. That's right, Captain American, the Hulk, Spider-Man, Thor and other Marvel superstars are making...

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 2:30pm

Will there be a Punisher season 3? Here's what we know

The second season of Marvel and Netflix's The Punisher is now available to stream, but will there be a Punisher season 3? Asking such a question the same day as the season 2 premiere might not seem fair, as the new batch of 13 episodes hasn't had the time necessary to prove itself....

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:20pm

The Punisher season 2 ending explained: What happens to Jigsaw?

After building to their inevitable reunion for the first half of season 2, The Punisher finally pits Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) against Billy Russo (Ben Barnes) and his gang of veterans-turned-thugs. What follows is a series of skirmishes between the titular anti-hero and his iconic foe Jigsaw,...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 12:27pm

Ben Barnes explains The Punisher season 2's approach to Jigsaw

When a recent trailer for The Punisher season 2 finally revealed what the Netflix show's version of the iconic villain Jigsaw would look like, some longtime comic book readers weren't too keen on it. Sure, Billy Russo's (Ben Barnes) face was no longer the pristine, pretty visage it had...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 11:54am

What to watch on TV this week: January 14-18

The winter TV season is in full swing, which means each week that passes will be chock-full of shows returning from their midseason breaks and new series premiering for the first time. The second full week of January will be no different. From the return of a reality TV classic to boldly going...

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 12:00pm

Meet the new bad boy of Runaways season 2

At the 2018 New York Comic Con, Hulu announced that the second season of its popular Marvel series would feature a new character. Topher, the century-old vampire who featured in the original comics, would debut in Runaways season 2. The streamer didn’t say if their take would follow co-...

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 11:22am

Everything you need to know about Runaways season 2

At the end of Runaways season 1, the titular gang finally earned their namesake when, in the midst of fleeing from their villainous parents, they all hopped on a bus and ran away. The finale’s final scene gave fans of the popular Marvel Comics series what they had been hoping for all season,...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 1:31pm

How involved were Marvel and Kevin Feige in ‘Venom’? Here’s what director Ruben Fleischer told us

The fact that Venom has been given his own solo movie immediately started to make movie and comic book fans wonder, ‘When will he crossover with Spider-Man?’ There’s a very good reason for that, too, as Spider-Man and Venom have a long and storied history together.  It...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 1:59pm

How is 'Captain Marvel' different to other Marvel movies? Here's what writer Nicole Perlman told us

Late last month I had the great pleasure of speaking to Nicole Perlman about her directorial debut The Slows, which recently screened at Fantastic Fest and the New York Film Festival. Perlman explained to me that she sees "The Slows" as the first step to directign her first feature film...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 2:22pm

The Best Things to Do in New York City in February

We may be looking at six more weeks of winter, but you shouldn't spend them indoors. Here's our guide to everything New Yorkers need to put on their calendar in February 2018.   A post shared by Fraunces Tavern® (@frauncestavern) on Jan 18, 2018 at 11:...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 3:14pm

Deadpool 3: Writers hint at the hero's big screen future

After Deadpool 2 dominated at the box office, fans have be clamoring to find out if there will be a Deadpool 3. Star Ryan Reynolds seemingly shot down the notion of turning the franchise into a trilogy during the press tour earlier this year, as he told Starnews Korea that it seemed unlikely...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 3:56pm

What we know about Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel is the highly anticipated Marvel Studios superhero movie we’ve been waiting for and is set to be the next installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The official movie trailer was released Tuesday and we catch a glance of Brie Larson in action as Carol Danvers. The film is...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 4:57pm

Iron Fist season 2: Finn Jones on stepping up his fight game and if he'll suit up as Daredevil

Finn Jones' Danny Rand has a lot on his plate going into Iron Fist season 2, which premieres this weekend on Netflix. The mystical Marvel superhero and billionaire martial arts master is dealing with the fallout from season one, as well as the shocking conclusion to last year's Defenders...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:38am

The Gifted season 2: Everything you need to know

The Gifted season 2 promises to up the mutant action and raise the stakes for Fox's hit X-Men spin-off series when it finally debuts later this fall. Here's everything you need to know about show ahead of its second season premiere. What is The Gifted about? Between the trippy head games...

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 6:55pm

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ is really a sequel to this hit Marvel film

While the chance to direct 2015’s Ant-Man was the highlight of Peyton Reed’s career, the sudden departure of Edgar Wright meant he was actually only given a year to work on the blockbuster. You couldn’t tell from the end result, though, as “Ant-Man” was still met with...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 10:38am

Who is the Wasp in Ant-Man 2?

“It’s about damn time,” Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) cracked when her scientist father gifted her with a super suit at the end of 2015’s Ant-Man, which prompted many casual fans to ask: Who is the Wasp? She was talking about her character’s impatience to get in on...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 1:27pm

Luke Cage season 2: What to expect this season

When we last saw Luke Cage (Mike Colter), he and the other Defenders with impenetrable skin had successfully saved New York from the villainous organization, The Hand. So what’s a bulletproof black man famous for his heroic exploits throughout Harlem to do? If you thought “go back home...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 9:09pm