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HUGE MARVEL UPDATE PT. 2: MS. MARVEL, FANTASTIC 4, AND MORE!

Marvel just won't quit with all of this news. Never miss out!

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Chris Pratt Returns as Peter Quill, Star Lord, In ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

Need I say more? Along with Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, and Christian Bale, Chris Pratt will be featured in Thor: Love and Thunder. Variety writer, Angelique Jackson, discusses this in her article on Chris Pratt reprising his role as Star Lord.

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Backlash Ensues over Martin Scorsese’s Marvel Criticism

The discussion of comic book movies has taken an interesting turn with the release of Joker. Despite its controversy, many critics have hailed the film as a true breakthrough for comic book cinema, and even consider it Oscar worthy. This isn’t the first time that comic book films were recognized as prestige art. In 2019, Black Panther was nominated for Best Picture along with several other nominations, and Heath Ledger won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of The Joker in The Dark Knight.

 

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But not everybody is singing the praises of comic book films, especially Martin Scorsese.

 

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The director of The Irishman commented on the popularity of comic book films and stated that he does not watch them because he doesn’t consider them “cinema”

 

“I don’t see them. I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema. Honestly, the closest I can think of them, as well made as they are, with actors doing the best they can under the circumstances, is theme parks. It isn’t the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being.”

 

 

This statement prompted a number of responses online, particularly from Marvel directors like Guardians of the Galaxy’s James Gunn and Avengers: Age of Ultron’s Joss Whedon:

 

 

And James Gunn:

 

 

It wasn’t long until Marvel actors also responded:

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Samuel L. Jackson, who plays Nick Fury, told Variety that those comments were like “calling Bugs Bunny not funny”.

 

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Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. said on The Howard Stern Show that he respected Scorsese’s opinion despite the fact that it “makes no sense”.

 

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Karen Gillan, who plays Nebula in both Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Endgame, defended both Marvel movies and James Gunn in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

This debate probably won’t end anytime soon. Which side are you on?

 

 

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Harley Quinn Is Seeing Angels In First ‘Birds of Prey’ Poster

Fan favorite Batman villain Harley Quinn made her theatrical debut in 2016’s Suicide Squad, played by Margot Robbie. Though the film wasn’t very well-received, Robbie’s performance was praised. Robbie’s Quinn is set to return in the sequel/reboot film The Suicide Squad in 2021, directed by Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. But before that, Quinn will join another DC team in a completely different film.

 

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Coming February 2020, Robbie will star and executive produce Birds of Prey (and the Fabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). The film sees Harley Quinn trying to live her life without the Joker beside her. She discovers that a young Cassandra Cain, who will eventually become Batwoman, is being threatened by the villainous gangster Black Mask. She teams up with other female DC superheroes to rescue her.

 

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Warner Bros. released the first official poster for the film on Twitter:

 


The film is based on the superhero team of the same name, comprised almost entirely of females. Though the members have rotated over the years, the most well-known members of the team are Black Canary, Huntress, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Batgirl, and several others.

 

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The theatrical Birds of Prey team consists of Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, Jurnee Smollet-Bell as Black Canary, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, and Rosie Perez as Gotham City police officer Renee Montoya. Ewan McGregor will be playing Black Mask.

 

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Birds of Prey comes out on February 7th.

 

 

 

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