These Incredible Custom Figure Heads Give Hot Toys A Run For Their Money

As far as hyper-detailed figures that you can buy, Hot Toys is up there as some of the best for your cash. But they definitely have some competition from these jaw-dropping headsculpts by customiser Xiang Zhang. » 3/18/15 2:00pm 3/18/15 2:00pm

Why Hawkeye And Other Non-Powered Superheroes Are Still Amazing

We've heard it pretty much every time Marvel's Avengers have been on the big screen. People point to Hawkeye and Black Widow and insist, "They shouldn't be here." Because what superhero team needs two normal humans? But those people are missing the point: Those heroes' normality is their greatest strength. » 3/18/15 2:02pm 3/18/15 2:02pm

Hot Toys Returns To Steal Scarlett Johansson's Soul For Avengers 2 Toys

The last time Hot Toys released a Black Widow figure, we were understandably amazed/petrified at the company's ability to practice the dark arts presumably required to create their exquisite toys. But now they're back with Johansson's soul in tow for a second outing, and she looks great. » 3/17/15 9:00am 3/17/15 9:00am

A Look at the Last Days of the Marvel Universe

I love stories that take place before something apocalyptic happens: characters that know what is going to happen, but are helpless to stop it. They have their last meals, spend their last nights with their loved ones, and then accept the inevitable. » 2/19/15 11:06pm 2/19/15 11:06pm

The Greatest Spies In Pop Culture, Ranked

If you believe fiction, spies are everywhere. You cannot turn around without bumping into someone in a wig, armed with a gun masquerading as a tasteful pair of earrings, and carrying secret plans in microdot form. There are so many, we decided to rank them. » 2/12/15 12:10pm 2/12/15 12:10pm

​WAH-HOO! Secrets of Agent Carter episode "The Iron Ceiling"

This week's Agent Carter reveals the origin of an Avenger, brings back the Howling Commandos, and finally has Peggy take charge! It all seems too good to be true. Is this the rising action before the fall? » 2/04/15 5:00am 2/04/15 5:00am

Marvel Has A Serious Problem Merchandising Its Female Characters

In between marketing winding up for its May release and Toy Fair around the corner, merchandise for Age of Ultron has been showing up everywhere. But one Avenger has been largely absent: Black Widow. It's not something new to Marvel — and that's starting to be a problem. » 1/27/15 9:00am 1/27/15 9:00am

Finally, Some Black Widow Merchandise For Age Of Ultron... Sort Of

Okay, this is getting ridiculous. As we've got to see more and more merchandise for Age of Ultron recently, one constant refrain I've found myself asking is 'Where the hell is Black Widow?'. Well, now there's at least something coming for the super spy. Kind of. » 1/22/15 5:00pm 1/22/15 5:00pm

Animated Agent Carter's Toughest Mission Yet: Dealing With Sexist Jerks

One of the things that the new TV show Agent Carter made clear is that Peggy Carter has to deal with a lot of sexist garbage at the office (not that she doesn't use it to her advantage). Here, Leigh Lahav pokes fun at the sorts of comments Peggy deals with in the course of her job. » 1/09/15 3:20pm 1/09/15 3:20pm

It's Great We're Getting A Captain Marvel Movie. It's Also Not Enough.

When Marvel announced that its next round of movies would include a Captain Marvel movie, we were thrilled. Yes, a major Marvel movie featuring a popular and wonderful female superhero. But amidst that celebration, let's not forget there are still tons of worthy female superheroes who would make excellent movie stars. » 11/13/14 12:30pm 11/13/14 12:30pm

Black Widow's Writer unveils 6 glorious pages for her hypothetical Film

When Marvel announced plans for a Captain Marvel movie last week, fans were overjoyed - but some still called for Black Widow to get a movie of her own. Comics writer Nathan Edmondson showed his support by writing a hypothetical 6-page script that is packed to the rafters with Romanoff goodness. » 11/05/14 11:00am 11/05/14 11:00am

Black Widow Almost Got A Movie Before Iron Man—But The Studio Killed It

While Marvel Studios has yet to release a female-led superhero movie, Black Widow had a chance to beat fellow Avengers Iron Man and Thor to the big screen. And the reason it didn't happen is pretty rage-inducing. » 9/25/14 9:40am 9/25/14 9:40am

Hawkeye Wearing A Scarlett Johansson Mask On Avengers 2 Set Is Freaky

No, this isn't some bizarre spoiler for The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Hawkeye actor Jeremy Renner apparently stuck Scarlett Johansson's stunt double's mask on his own face, and the effect is...really strange. » 9/20/14 7:00am 9/20/14 7:00am

What Is Lex Luthor's Evil Scheme in Batman v. Superman?

Does a deleted scene from Captain America 2 reveal plans for a Black Widow prequel film? A long-awaited love scene is coming to True Blood. Sleepy Hollow casts its succubus and Abbie's mother. Arrow reveals details of its 50th episode. Plus, new footage from Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and The Maze Runner. Spoilers… » 8/14/14 6:00am 8/14/14 6:00am

When will the Marvel Cinematic Universe become more diverse?

Marvel has been making waves this last week with the revelation of a new Female Thor, as well as the mantle of Captain America being taken up by black superhero Sam Wilson. It's great to see increased diversity from them - but when will we see this sort of thing in Marvel Movies? » 7/17/14 9:00am 7/17/14 9:00am

Lady Thor Is Not Enough: I'm Still Gonna Need That Black Widow Movie

Marvel tiptoed into the lady-dominated domain of daytime TV today to announce via The View that as of October, Thor will be a female character. » 7/15/14 5:00pm 7/15/14 5:00pm

Spider Evolution Should Make You Even More Terrified Of Spiders

You probably only think of spiders as the horrible venomous arachnids that use two of their legs to pry open your eyelids so they can inject your eyeballs with venom while you're sleeping. Turns out? When you look at how they evolved to produce that venom they get even scarier. » 5/02/14 8:00am 5/02/14 8:00am

Shortpacked explains a major event in Winter Soldier

Who needs strange growth hormones or LMDs? Shortpacked reveals what SHIELD really uses in cases of intense medical trauma. » 4/12/14 12:05am 4/12/14 12:05am

Major scoops for Avengers, Terminator 5, Dr Strange and Game of Thrones

Could Marvel make a Captain Marvel movie instead of a solo Black Widow film? Rachel McAdams leaves Passengers. Terminator: Genesis casts a major supporting charater. Peter Dinklage discusses Tyrion in Game of Thrones season 4. Plus, Kevin Feige explains magic in Doctor Strange and a building-sized Captain America » 3/17/14 6:00am 3/17/14 6:00am

Black Widow is kicking ass and jiggling boobs in the Avengers anime

The Studio Madhouse-made Avengers Confidential anime movie comes out on March 25th, and unlike a lot of the recent Marvel anime series, the animation looks top-notch, and features Black Widow kicking super-villain butt. I just wish she weren't displaying her butt to the camera so much. » 3/14/14 6:26am 3/14/14 6:26am