Marvel FINALLY Developing Solo Black Widow Movie

Marvel FINALLY Developing Solo Black Widow Movie

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Marvel has finally risen to the occasion and is developing a solo movie for Black Widow. Scarlett Johansson’s superspy has become a mainstay in Marvel’s ever-expanding movie franchise, but only as a secondary character. However, Variety now reports that Marvel has hired screenwriter Jac Schaeffer to pen a script.   Schaeffer’s still burgening in the industry, but Nasty Women, her all-female version of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, is in the pipeline, starring Anne Hathaway. She also wrote the Frozen short Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, which was divisive, not because of its quality, but because it was over twenty minutes long and played before …

Looks Like Jude Law Is Masking up for ‘Captain Marvel’

Looks Like Jude Law Is Masking up for ‘Captain Marvel’

It’s looking like Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel has found a new co-star. According to Variety, Jude Law is in talks to join Larson in Marvel’s upcoming Captain Marvel solo movie.   Law will play Doctor Walter Lawson (a.k.a. Mar-Vell (genius name)), who was Captain Marvel before Carol Danvers (played by Larson) inherited the mantle. In the comics, Lawson is kind of a mentor to Danvers, an Air Force pilot whose DNA gets mixed up with alien DNA and then, naturally, learns to fly and shoot laser beams from her hands. And she’s super strong. And fast.   Basically, she’s a …

First ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Trailer Marks End of Universe, Beginning of Beards

First ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Trailer Marks End of Universe, Beginning of Beards

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If you happen to see the internet today, give it a pat on the back. The first Avengers: Infinity War trailer just dropped and you won’t be able to type anything beginning with the letter “a” without it autocompleting to Avengers. Be part of today’s youth and watch the trailer here.     Let this be your warning: a bunch of nerdy trailer recap will follow this point. Oh, and spoilers for every Marvel movie that has been released, including Thor: Ragnarok. That’s your caution sign.   The first ten seconds of the trailer contain immediate surprises. First, there’s hearing Sam …

Ta-Nehisi Coates to Write Storm Solo Series for Marvel, Which Is Awesome

Ta-Nehisi Coates to Write Storm Solo Series for Marvel, Which Is Awesome

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The Philly Inquirer has confirmed that Ta-Nehisi Coates (Between the World and Me, MacArthur ‘Genius’) will be writing a Storm solo series for Marvel and that’s just splendid. Really lovely news. Coates’ work on Black Panther has been delightful as he’s expanded the world of Wakanda, having even co-written a series with freaking ROXANE GAY literally titled Black Panther: World of Wakanda.   It’s nice to see Marvel embracing Coates in such a wholehearted way considering the company’s recent concerns about diversifying their cast of characters. Earlier this year, Marvel’s vice president of sales, David Gabriel, seemed to blame poor …

The Weeknd Teams With Marvel for ‘Starboy’ Comic Book Series!

The Weeknd Teams With Marvel for ‘Starboy’ Comic Book Series!

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The Weeknd fans behold: we have been given a gift from the Starboy himself. On October 7th at New York Comic Con, Abel Tesfaye finally unveiled his teased collaboration with Marvel Comics. Starboy, set to release next year, is a comic book series based on Tesfaye’s 2016 album of the same name.   The series is meant to be a play on the album, or, more specifically, a continuation of the identity he takes up on this album. “I guess this is the fourth chapter,” he told Pigeons and Planes at the Marvel Comics booth, where he was signing official copies of the first …