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Rob Liefeld Says X-Force Almost Didn’t Happen

If you were around during the 1990’s, then it stands to reason that you remember how big of a deal the X-Men were at that time. I mean, not only did you have the animated series creating new fans every day, but there was also an expansive toyline and the comic books were arguably booming more than they’d been for some time.

In addition to the flagship titles like X-Men and Uncanny X-Men, True Believers also had the likes of X-Factor and X-Force at their disposal, each of which featured remarkably different lineups and new ways of utilizing these dynamic characters.

Believe it or not though, X-Force almost didn’t find its way to shelves, as comic book legend Rob Liefeld recently spoke of in an Instagram post. Using a declassified internal memo from Marvel as an example, it “contains the battle plan of how to turn the no
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Review: Thor: Ragnarok

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Thor: Ragnarok is funny, bright, colorful and imaginative. Clearly, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s cosmos is a brilliantly lit place and a lot of fun to visit. The 2:10 movie, out on disc now from Walt Disney Home Entertainment is a joy to rewatch because of director Taika Waititi’s imaginative approach to the now-familiar characters.

The blending of the prophesied Norse end times with the beloved Planet Hulk storyline is made to work but only by giving each story short shrift and robbing the former of its power. As much fun as it is to see Thor (Chirrs Hemsworth) shorn of hair, robbed of his enchanted hammer Mjolnir, and subjected to appearing in a remake of Gladiator, the film doesn’t pause long enough to make audiences feel anything for the end of the Norse way of life. Early on, Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is revealed to have replaced Odin
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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins, Taika Waititi | Written by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost | Directed by Taika Waititi

After sixteen superhero movies, audiences and critics are used to seeing Marvel Studios’ director choices pay off in spectacular fashion, but that success reaches new heights with their decision to have New Zealand comedy director Taika Waititi helm Thor: Ragnarok. The writer-director behind What We Do In The Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople proves the perfect match for the Thor franchise and his unique brand of droll, deadpan humour is present in every frame, resulting in one of the funniest Marvel movies to date.

After defeating fiery demon Surtur (Clancy Brown) in a fun pre-credits sequence, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) returns home to Asgard, where he quickly exposes his trickster brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston), who’s been posing as their father,
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Weekend Watch McU Edition: Philosophy of Killmonger, McU 10-Year Class Photo, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ & More

Welcome to Weekend Watch, where we highlight some of the best nerd-related videos released throughout the week. Whether it be short films, behind the scenes videos, or video essays, the only requirement is that they are about–in some shape of form–our favorite movies and TV shows!

In this special Marvel edition of Weekend Watch, we start with cool video that delves into the philosophy of ‘Black Panther‘, video that showcases the first McUClass Reunion”, along with an older video that celebrates start of ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘ filming just over a year ago. Plus, we have a fun director’s intro from the upcoming ‘Thor: Ragnarok‘ home video release, and finally a fun video where Benedict Cumberbatch invites you for a spot of tea and a chance to attend the ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘ premiere. So, without further adieu, let’s jump into it!

Starting off, this video from
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Marvel Studios celebrates 10 year anniversary with class photo and video

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been a groundbreaking achievement for the superhero genre and film in general, launching multiple successful series in one huge collaborative franchise. Its been so successful that other film studios have sought to copy Marvel’s method, whether its Warner Bros. and DC, Paramount’s Transformers universe, the Godzilla/King Kong universe or Universal’s (albeit failed) Dark Universe monster series.

This year marks the 10th anniversary since the McU began back in 2008 with its very first film, Iron Man, starring Robert Downey Jr. as the billionaire playboy Tony Stark and his heroic alter-ego Iron Man. Aside from being the anniversary, this year also marks the culmination of the McU’s first ten year’s with this summer’s release of Avengers: Infinity War, paying off several years of build up as the Avengers finally face the Mad Titan Thanos in his race to gain the Infinity Stones.
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Marvel 10th Anniversary Class Photo and Video Unites the Entire McU

Today Marvel Studios kicks off the year-long Marvel Cinematic Universe 10-Year anniversary celebration with an iconic class photo featuring talent and filmmakers from over the last ten years. On October 7th, 2017 a group of more than 80 actors and filmmakers all came together in secret in Atlanta, Georgia, on the set of Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War to memorialize the last ten years with a photo and to celebrate the accomplishments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

An impressive group of Super Hero talent assembled, including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pratt, Chadwick Boseman, Brie Larson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Holland, Sean Gunn, Hannah John-Kamen, Zoe Saldana, Angela Bassett, Jon Favreau, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kurt Russell, Danai Gurira, William Hurt, Karen Gillan, Emily VanCamp, Tessa Thompson, Don Cheadle, Dave Bautista, Michael Pena, Anthony Mackie, Evangeline Lilly, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Frank Grillo, Letitia Wright,
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Marvel Studios Celebrates Their Films With “The First Ten Years” Photo And Sweepstakes

Front Row L to R: Sean Gunn (Kraglin), Hannah John-Kamen (Ghost), Director Scott Derrickson, Executive Producer Trinh Tran, Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Evp, Physical Production Victoria Alonso, Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Angela Bassett (Ramonda), Director/Actor Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts), Chris Evans (Captain America), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Executive Producer/Writer Stan Lee, President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige, Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Co-President of Marvel Studios Louis D’Esposito, Kurt Russell (Ego), Danai Gurira (Okoye), William Hurt (Thaddeus Ross), Director Alan Taylor, Karen Gillan (Nebula), Executive Producer Brad Winderbaum, Emily VanCamp (Sharon Carter), Director Louis Letterier

Second Row L to R: Director Jon Watts, Casting Director Sarah Finn, Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), VP, Physical Production David Grant, Don Cheadle (War Machine), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Director James Gunn, Dave Bautista (Drax), Michael Peña (Luis), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Evangeline Lilly (Wasp), Director Joe Russo,
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Marvel Studios Kicks Off Their 10-Year Anniversary Celebration with Class Photo and Video

Marvel Studios has announced their Marvel Cinematic Universe 10-year anniversary celebration with a class photo and video featuring a ton of talent that worked on the film over these past years. It's hard to believe that it's been ten years since Iron Man was released, and it's incredible to see what Marvel has accomplished in that time. I can't wait to see what the next ten years has in store for us! The celebration is said to last a year and there's going to be all kinds of cool things for the fans.

Marvel Studios’ 10th anniversary begins with the release of “Avengers: Infinity War” and covers an impressive decade of Marvel Studios’ blockbusters released from 2008 through the “Avengers” untitled film in 2019. In celebration of the anniversary, fans can expect exclusive consumer products and collectibles, along with in-theater events and much more in the coming months.

Mark Ruffalo actually teased
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Logan Has A Real Chance Of Winning Its Big Oscar

When Tiffany Haddish announced the Adapted Screenplay nominees for the 90th Academy Awards alongside Andy Serkis, she spoke one name that sent a ripple through comic enthusiasts everywhere: Logan. Loosely based on a cocktail of original stories, including Old Man Logan by Mark Millar and the X-23 series from Craig Kyle, James Mangold’s Logan is a game-changer for superheroes and comics, becoming the first-ever movie based on a superhero to earn a nomination for screenwriting.
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Official Thor: Ragnarok Screenplay Reaffirms Ties To Infinity War

Hollywood’s annual awards season is officially in full swing, and Disney has submitted its finest cinematic achievements of 2017 for your consideration.

They are, in no particular order, Cars 3, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Coco, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Beauty and the Beast and Thor: Ragnarok, Taika Waititi’s cosmic threequel set to release via Blu-ray and DVD on March 6th.

Truth be told, Ragnarok has struggled to gain much in the way of awards love – so far, at least – having failed to nab a single nomination for this year’s Golden Globes. But Disney clearly isn’t ready to wave the white flag, and has even released the threequel’s 129-page screenplay online in the hope that it’ll procure the attention it arguably deserves.

Penned by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle and Christopher L. Yost, the script also details Ragnarok‘s post-credits scene, one which effectively
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Karen Gillan on pitching an all-female Marvel movie to Kevin Feige

Last month, Marvel Studios producer Craig Kyle took to social media to share a photo of Marvel’s female stars Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Evangeline Lilly (Wasp) and Pom Klementieff (Mantis), taken during Marvel’s 10 Year Anniversary photo shoot for Vanity Fair.

I took this shot for my daughter and it’s the coolest picture I’ve ever taken! #BadassLadiesOfMarvel @MarvelStudios @Avengers @Guardians @Antman @theblackpanther @captainmarvel @thorofficial #AvengersInfinityWar

— Craig Kyle (@MrCraigKyle) November 27, 2017

Following the image, Thor: Ragnarok star Tessa Thompson revealed that the actresses had pitched an all-female Marvel team-up movie to Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige that same day, and now Karen Gillan has elaborated on said pitch during an interview with IndieWire to promote her new film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

“I had no
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National Board Of Review Names Logan, Dunkirk And The Post Among 2017’s Top 10 Films

As 2017 draws to a close, it’s almost time to look back on the past 12 months and cherry-pick the very best of what cinema had to offer – to identify those films that made our eyes widen and hearts soar.

Traditionally, those year-end reviews and timely retrospectives begin clogging up the pipes of social media in December, but the National Board of Review has got the ball rolling early with its eagerly-anticipated top 10 list. Oscar-tipped drama The Post took home the big prize after being crowned 2017’s best film, while Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep also collected Best Actor and Best Actress, respectively, for their performances in the true-life drama.

But perhaps most exciting of all, the critics group also named Logan, James Mangold’s R-rated masterpiece, among 2017’s top 10 releases. That places the superhero pic in the company of greatness, given the Nbr also shortlisted Baby Driver, Call Me By Your Name,
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The McU’s Leading Ladies Assemble For Awesome 10-Year Anniversary Pic

Avengers: Infinity War will make history when it arrives in 2018, make no mistake about it.

Regardless of the box office numbers, Joe and Anthony Russo’s star-studded sequel will help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which flickered into life with the release of Iron Man back in 2008. Since then, and after Nick Fury launched his fabled Avengers Initiative, the McU has evolved into one of the biggest and most lucrative brands in entertainment, so it’s small wonder why comic book fans are on tenterhooks in anticipation of the next big step. And it really is a big one.

In case you missed it, Marvel has finally confirmed that the Avengers: Infinity War teaser will be with us tomorrow, November 29th, while Spidey himself, Tom Holland, took to Instagram and ‘accidentally’ unveiled the sequel’s official poster (spoilers: it retains the same form factor as the previous Avengers one-sheets,
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The Women of The Marvel Cinematic Universe Assemble For a Photo

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently revealed that they have 20 films already in the pipeline after Avengers 4 closes out the overreaching story arc for the McU that started with Iron Man. One of those films could be an all-female Marvel movie.

Thor: Ragnarok co-star Tessa Thompson revealed that she cornered Feige with several other Marvel actresses and asked him about producing a film that centered around the female superheroes. Feige said "yes" and explained that it could very well happen.

If the film does happen, I imagine it will end up being a Lady Liberators movie, which would be awesome! Lady Liberators is an all-female team in the comics with characters that have included Valkyrie, Wasp, Black Widow and Scarlet Witch. There are more characters that include She-Hulk, Storm, Tigra, Hellcat, Spider-Woman and more.

Now we have a photo featuring many of the actresses that have brought and will
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Brie Larson, Tessa Thompson & more unite for one great Marvel photo

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By now you've probably seen Vanity Fair's rather epic photo-shoot celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. An impressive number of heroes from the history of the franchise took part, but writer/producer Craig Kyle snagged one photo for himself (well, for his daughter) which really should have been included. Featuring many of the women of the McU, the photo... Read More...
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Here’s What X-23 May Look Like As All-New Wolverine

Between them, 20th Century Fox, James Mangold (Logan) and comic book scribe Craig Kyle (Thor: Ragnarok) are dreaming up a spinoff movie for X-23, the young mutant brought to life with real intensity by the up-and-coming Dafne Keen.

It’s still gestating in the formative stages of development, mind you, given Fox only made the project official late last month, but thanks to concept artist Masaolab (via, we now have a sneak peek at what Dafne Keen may look like as “All-New Wolverine.”

Kitted out in full X-Men gear, this concept art is something special, as it imagines Laura/X-23 donning the adamantium claws as Wolverine’s one true successor. Loosely based on the aesthetic of Tom Taylor’s comic book series, below you’ll see Keen in action as X-23, who appears to be smashing her way through some sort of concrete wall. In addition, there’s
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Earlier ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Drafts Had Hela Destroying The Destroyer and More

Like pretty much every movie, Thor: Ragnarok underwent significant changes in the screenwriting process, and it’s always interesting to learn what didn’t make the final draft. Yahoo! recently spoke with Thor: Ragnarok screenwriter Eric Pearson, who came up through Marvel’s Writers Program and took over the script from Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost. Pearson made some surprising revelations on what changes he made, especially with regards to Hela. [Spoilers ahead for Thor: Ragnarok] [caption id="attachment_670653" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Image via Marvel Studios/caption] Pearson’s biggest change was making Hela Thor’s sister. In the …
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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Review #2

Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins, Taika Waititi | Written by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost | Directed by Taika Waititi

Standalone Thor films have never really received the love that most other Avengers’ solo films receive and with good reason as the films, up to now, have been either been boring (original Thor) or pretty to watch but ultimately forgettable (Thor: The Dark World). Thor: Ragnarok opened in North America on November 3rd and hoped to change that by taking a new approach by using comedy to liven up the forgettable film series.

This time, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must not only tangle with his mischievous brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston), but also Hela, the God of Death (Cate Blanchett) as she tries to continue what Odin (Anthony Hopkins) stopped her from doing centuries ago, rule the universe. Along the way,
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Box Office: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Reigns Worldwide With $151 Million International Weekend

Box Office: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Reigns Worldwide With $151 Million International Weekend
It’s Thor’s world as “Thor: Ragnarok” dominates the international box office with $151.4 million, including a stellar $55.6 million launch in China.

The Disney-Marvel tentpole, which opened in 52% of foreign markets last weekend, has now grossed $306 million internationally and $427 million worldwide.

The opening in China set a record for a November launch — 8% ahead of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and 23% ahead of “Doctor Strange.” Mexico opened with $10.8 million, followed by Germany with $5.5 million and India with $5.2 million, also a record for a November release in that territory.

Russia opened with $3.7 million in an opening limited to IMAX and premium large format locations in the Cis. The third Thor will go wide across Russia on Monday.

Thor: Ragnarok” also held well in its second weekend for markets already opened, declining by an average of 40%. The U.K. is the top performer after China with $27.2 million, followed by South Korea with $25.8 million, Brazil with $19.3 million
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Box Office: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Rules With $121 Million Weekend

Box Office: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Rules With $121 Million Weekend
Disney-Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” is heading for a stellar opening weekend with $121 million at 4,080 North American locations — the fourth best launch of 2017.

The third Thor movie is also putting an emphatic end to the month-long box office slump that saw the worst October in a decade. Among 2017 titles, its debut weekend trails only “Beauty and the Beast” at $174.8 million, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” at $146.5 million and “It” at $123.4 million.

Thor: Ragnarok” also officially launches the holiday season with a major bang. Moviegoing has been battered this year by a subpar second half that’s pulled down 2017 grosses by 5%, but it should rebound somewhat, thanks to “Thor: Ragnorak” — which already cut the decline to 4.8% as of Sunday with $8.93 billion. Warner Bros.-DC Entertainment’s “Justice League” (which opens Nov. 17) and Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (opening Dec. 15) should keep the positive momentum going.

“November has been a hotbed for blockbusters and is
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