Television shows and movies are planned and written months in advance. So when a series is so reflective and representative of current events, audiences assume that it was written and filmed immediately in response. But that’s not how it works in real life. Marvel’s She-Hulk planned out their plot and storylines prior to the outrageous – and often misogynist – responses from “fanboys” who deemed the series as “man-hating.” Actor Jon Bass — who plays Todd, aka HulkKing, a character not far off from those commenters — was surprised at how much the series paralleled what was online in real life.
She-Hulk’s season finale premiered last Thursday with what seems to be an unconventional happy ending. Jen/She-Hulk (Tatiana Maslany) became the writer to her own story as she broke the fourth wall and confronted Marvel Studios — including the She-Hulk writers’ room and K.E.V.I.N. (Knowledge Enhanced Visual Interconnectivity Nexus), an AI responsible for creating all of the MCU programs. Though the conclusion was very true to the comic book character, many were left wondering about the impact of the invasion of privacy and trauma that Jen went through in the last episode.
The fate of The Multiverse (Saga) hangs in the balance! Following the powerhouse showing at San Diego Comic Con this past year, Marvel Studios had everyone completely psyched to see how The Multiverse Saga would play out. Boldly announcing several projects across Phases 5 and 6, audiences were thrilled, yet skeptical about whether or not the ambitious slate of shows and films would arrive as scheduled, given the sheer volume of it all.
We’ve talked at length about how Phase 4 is the most controversial of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And while I’ve been perfectly satisfied with it, not everything has worked for everyone, even many of the entries I’ll proudly defend. But for the most part, if there’s one thing you simply cannot deny about this phase, it’s how ambitious it’s been; both in the risks Marvel Studios has taken, and the creative liberties it has given its directors. Case in point, the latest risk the studio has to offer, the terrific Werewolf by Night!
Marvel Studios has released the newest trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. It’s a sequel that promises to be one of the most exciting and also most emotional as it respectfully addresses the tragic loss of the beloved King T’Challa, played Chadwick Boseman, who sadly died of cancer in 2020. But rather than recast the role, Marvel decided to pass on the title of Black Panther to a different character, one that has yet to be revealed to the world.
Straight from the mouth of the Merc with a Mouth, Ryan Reynolds announced today via social that Deadpool III is set for September 2024! But that’s not all, bub. He’s bringing a very special friend with him!
After a stellar showing at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year, the stage was set for Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios to follow up the epic presentation of astonishing announcements with an equally showy a presentation for Disney’s own fan convention, D23 Expo.
The highlight of D23 Expo’s Disney and Marvel Games Showcase (no shade, ahem, to Midnight Suns) was the announcement trailer for an as-yet-untitled AAA video game featuring Black Panther and Captain America, set in World War II.
Disney’s She-Hulk: Attorney at Law premieres this week. The series stars Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer Walters, an excellent lawyer trying to navigate through her career, family, and dating — all while also being a Hulk.
After Ryan Coogler and the cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever brought the house down in Hall H, some of the film’s stars stopped by our spot on the press line and spoke to Ron from POC Culture about what the new film will mean to audiences, but especially to Black and Indigenous moviegoers.
On the Hall H press line, Ron from POC Culture spoke to the stars of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania to talk about the film that will officially kick off Phase Five of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2023.
After the casts of She-Hulk: Attorney-at-Law and Secret Invasion took the Hall H stage at Comic-Con, they spoke to Ron from POC Culture on the press line to talk about the next two streaming series to come to Disney+.
The third and final Guardians movie in the James Gunn-saga will come to an end in May 2023. Fans at San Diego Comic-Con were treated with a teaser trailer — giving us a glimpse of what the story will be about.
With Keithout, Britneyand Dominicassemble the West Coast Lituation Room as Vanessa Shark and Brother Nate Milton join to talk all the news that came out of San Diego Comic-Con, particularly Marvel Studios’ rousing Hall H presentation and the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer.
It’s been a whirlwind of a Comic-Con folks! So much news, and not enough time or resources to cover it all. But there was no way, no way we were not going to talk about the biggest mic drop of the convention: Kevin Feige’s Marvel Studios panel!
Keith is back with Britney to review Thor: Love and Thunder and episode five of Ms. Marvel on this episode of Hard NOC Life. What’s #NerdPoppin: The Umbrella Acadmey on Netflix and Talkville, the Smallville rewatch podcast with Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum.