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Sony Very Nearly Had the Movie Rights to Almost Every Marvel Character Decades Ago

This year, Marvel Studio’s cinematic universe of superhero films turns 10—a milestone for a movie franchise that’s had such a fundamental impact on Hollywood, and shows no signs of stopping. But it only happened because of what turned out to be a monumental mistake a decade before Iron Man hit screens... a mistake by…

8 Times Black Panther Was an Unbelievable Badass

Black Panther isn’t just one of the Marvel universe’s smartest and most powerful heroes, he’s often the one with the most tricks up his sleeve. If Batman is DC Comics’ king of out-of-nowhere moments of surprise, T’Challa handily takes the crown for Marvel. Here’s a few times he grandly let us know he’s always a few…

Wesley Snipes Has a Good Idea Why More People Don't Remember How Important Blade Was

With just a few more days until it hits theaters, the hype around Black Panther is reaching a fever pitch as everyone prepares to see Marvel’s first film with a predominantly black cast and a black director. But with all the excitement in the air, there are some folks who don’t know that Black Panther won’t be the…

Marvel Misses Another Easy Opportunity for LGBTQ Representation With Black Panther

In Ta-Nehisi Coates, Roxane Gay, and Yona Harvey’s most recent runs on Black Panther and World of Wakanda, Ayo and Aneka—two of the Dora Milaje—are lovers who play a pivotal role in the civil uprising that occurs at a time when Wakanda’s society is on the brink of collapse. Given the amount of screen time given to the…

Wakanda's Indomitable Culture Is Why the Women of Black Panther Are so Dynamic

Though Marvel’s Black Panther is about the ascension of a new Wakandan king, the film is also largely about the powerful women around T’Challa who are running the show. According to a number of the film’s female stars, their characters’ strength is a direct reflection of Wakanda’s cultural history.

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This Thor: Ragnarok Deleted Scene Is a Master Class in How to Fit an Insane Amount of Jokes Into Two Minutes

It’s easy to see why this scene was ultimately cut out of Thor: Ragnarok—it doesn’t really have much to add to the movie’s context, other than to cram even more jokes into a film already delectably stuffed with them. It does, however, feature Jeff Goldblum caressing himself with tentacles, which is a sight the world…

Epic Cast Class Photo Shows Just How Huge Marvel's Cinematic Universe Has Become

Over the past 10 years, Marvel’s Cinematic Universe has become an awfully big place—so big that all of its heroes and villains probably won’t fit on the screen all at once during Avengers: Infinity War. To demonstrate its own vastness, the stars and directors of the studio’s movies gathered to take an epic class photo.