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 11:29am 7/17/14 11:29am

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

Why do comics always use the same old mythologies?

Full non-Postman disclosure: Because of a delayed flight, a three-hour midnight drive across my home state, a hotel room fire alarm choosing 4:00 am to start warning of its low battery and the subsequent 20-minute disappearance of the front desk staff, I'm running on three hours of sleep. If I sound incoherent or… » 3/12/14 8:20am 3/12/14 8:20am

A black widow story that'll make you shake out your sheets tonight

Inspired by Jackson Landers’s recent piece on black widows at The New York Times, It's Okay to be Smart's Joe Hanson decided to relate the story of his own harrowing encounter with the iconic arachnid. "It's all true," he writes. "This happened fifteen years ago, and I remember it like it was yesterday." » 9/19/13 1:20pm 9/19/13 1:20pm

'60s comic superheroes invade modern comic movies, and it's awesome

What if all these modern superhero films actually starred comic book heroes as they appeared when they were first drawn? Well, then I imagine they would look a lot like The Superhero Media Crossover Project, in which Billy Butcher takes movie stills and replaces the live-action heroes with classic comic art. Check out… » 3/28/13 3:40pm 3/28/13 3:40pm

In this rad fan art, The Avengers get the Dungeons and Dragons treatment

While bored in class one day, Malaysian artist The Durrrrian decided to doodle Earth's Mightiest Heroes going medieval. In these illustrations, the shawarma is replaced with mutton, and Tony Stark's exoskeleton is traded out for luscious silks with an absurdly high thread count. We're not normally ones to encourage… » 7/03/12 7:10am 7/03/12 7:10am

A Guide To The Avengers For The Extremely Confused

For the last 365 days or so, you may have heard your compatriots express immense anticipation about this so-called Revengers movie, which may (or may not!) star Iron Man, Batman, the Lone Ranger, and Balki From Perfect Strangers. You want to join in on the fun, but you wouldn't know Captain America from Captain… » 4/26/12 10:00am 4/26/12 10:00am