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Thor: Ragnarok – Valkyrie, Urban, Goldblum, and Planet Hulk?

“In Norse mythology, Ragnarök is a series of future events, including a great battle, foretold to ultimately result in the death of a number of major figures (including the gods Odin, Thor, Týr, Freyr, Heimdallr, and Loki), the occurrence of various natural disasters, and the subsequent submersion of the world in water.”

While Thor: Ragnarök still is a while away, there have been several updates recently, all following rumors of some hiccups in production. Around the beginning of the year we reported about the rumored, now confirmed, casting of Cate Blanchett as Hela the Goddess of Death.  Mark Ruffalo is also confirmed as he reprises his role as Bruce Banner.

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Marvel Enters Phase Three: The MCU Goes Infinite With Updated Film Slate

It may be part of Darth Disney’s plan to take over the world, but Marvel’s ever-expanding movie universe has taken audiences by storm (just not Johnny Storm).

Captain America: Civil War kicked off Phase Three with some impressive numbers the last two weekends, keeping the number one spot and showing that audiences are still symptom-free of what some are calling Superhero-Fatigue.

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Dr. Kronner on Culture Junkies! The MCU Lead-up to Civil War…

Last night I was invited to participate in a discussion about the Marvel Cinematic Universe to this point, and how it’s been used to set up the events in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.

As Civil War is one of the most anticipated movies of the year, the guys over at Culture Junkies have devoted the entire week to topics surrounding the film. I was happy to be involved.

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Nathan Fillion to Appear In Guardians Of The Galaxy 2?

Oh Marvel Entertainment, you do seem to have a knack for casting.

Chris Pratt is one example of this. He perfectly encapsulates the cocky and slightly stupid character that is the almighty StarLord. Once you see Pratt in that role it really is hard to even imagine anyone else portraying that character.

Pratt and his amazing castmates, as well as some sharp writing and great direction made Guardians of the Galaxy a huge success, and Marvel will be hoping that Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 (which is currently filming at the moment) will be just as big a hit. Director James Gunn does not look like he is going to disappoint either. Gunn recently made a casting decision that, if nothing else, will make a majority of fandom fans insanely happy.

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Daredevil: First Season 2 Images Reveal Punisher and Elektra

It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were waiting patiently for the release of the first season of Daredevil on Netflix. The first of the planned Defenders series from Marvel and Daredevil, the geek world saw a mass binge watch when the whole series was released. After only a few days most of us were finished the series and already pining for more from Hell’s Kitchen.

Season 2 was announced pretty quickly following the success of Daredevil, and we learned about some new additions to the cast while we made ourselves ready for the second series in Netflix’s little corner of the MCU, Jessica JonesIt was revealed that both the Punisher and Elektra would be featuring in the second season, played by Jon Bernthal and Elodie Yung, respectively.

While we’ve seen a few pictures of Bernthal as Frank Castle from the set, today we received our first official images of the characters from Entertainment Weekly, whom also released the official images yesterday of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange. We’ll take a look at the pictures after the jump.

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First Look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange!

By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth! We finally get our first look at the best name in Hollywood in full costume for Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange! That’s right, Benedict Cumberbatch graces the cover of Entertainment Weekly with our first official look at the Doc’s costume, and we couldn’t be happier.

Continuing the run of great costumes we’ve seen from Marvel lately, Cumberbatch seems to be in a fairly comic accurate outift, which is further reinforced by some of the other pics released in the same issue of EW.

We’ll show you both the cover and the concept pictures which showcase the costume as well as some origin plot points, the Sanctum Sanctorum (his HQ) and what might be our first look at the mystical Astral Plane.

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Captain America: Civil War – Trailer and Posters Shed Some Light On Story

Those who tuned into Jimmy Kimmel Live last night were given a pretty amazing treat as Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. brought the first officially released footage from the next huge film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – Captain America: Civil War.

Now I want to spend a few paragraphs going over some of the politics represented within the trailer and how it reflects on our modern societies… ah screw it. Let’s just watch the trailer, that’s what you came here for anyway.

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Iron Fist: Marvel’s Final Netflix Defender

There has been a lot of news regarding Marvel and Netflix’s particular corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe over the last couple of years. The initial announcement dropped with the big news that the long in development Daredevil adaptation, whose rights had recently reverted back to Marvel, would be airing exclusively as a Netflix Original Series. Of course that wasn’t the only announcement made at the time, as we learned that Daredevil would be joined by a few other street level heroes. These heroes would each be getting their own series before starring together in a mini-series event known as The Defenders. We have already seen the first season of Daredevil, and are all just about to sit and binge Jessica Jones, which hits Netflix in its entirety tonight!

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NetFlix Releases Official Trailer for Marvel’s Jessica Jones

“I’m just trying to make a living. You know, booze costs money…usually.”

In the next 2 months we’ll see a new Bond movie, Tarantino’s latest, and what we assume will be the return of greatness to the Star Wars film franchise. What an exciting time to be a fan. But that’s not all. You can also add another Marvel project to that list, because we’re now less than a month out from the premiere of Marvel’s Jessica Jones on NetFlix. And after several short teasers, NetFlix and Marvel have finally released a full trailer for the show, and we’re not disappointed.

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