‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Hitting Disney+ This Month

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is continuing to possess the box office, officially becoming the highest grossing movie of 2022 worldwide and domestic in the past two weeks. But on the heels of that massive success, Disney is looking to cast that same spell over the Disney+ platform, officially announcing the streaming date for the blockbuster.

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Uncovering the Secrets of the Multiverse at the ‘Doctor Strange’ Press Conference

The madness has begun! Earlier this week, members of the press, including The Nerds of Color, were invited to partake in the press conference for the highly anticipated Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

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Benedict Wong and Xochitl Gomez Talk ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’

Guess what nerds! In-person interviews are back! And for our first one, in what seems like forever, we’re taking you into the heart of the MCU Multiverse with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness stars, Benedict Wong and Xochitl Gomez!

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‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ is Far from Perfect

Ever since audiences were introduced to the multiverse in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, storytellers had to figure out a way to incorporate that into future storylines. With Marvel’s Loki and Spider-Man: No Way Home, it made sense to include multiple worlds and versions of our favorite characters, while also providing a little bit of fan service along the way. 

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New ‘Multiverse of Madness’ Spot Reveals Ticket Sale Dates

This Wednesday, April 6, your tickets to The Multiverse will be available! Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits theaters May 6 and fans are super excited to uncover all of the insane secrets that await them! In anticipation of this Marvel Studios has released a new spot for the next highly anticipated installment in the MCU!

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New Trailer for ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Unleashed

Get ready to enter a new dimension of Strange! During the Super Bowl today, Marvel Studios proudly touted its new trailer for the Sam Raimi-directed Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. And. It. Is. Trippy! I’m incredibly psyched!

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Deconstructing the ‘Multiverse of Madness’ Trailer

It’s that time again, folks! A new Marvel Studios trailer means a new breakdown. Now that everyone’s had a chance to see the trailer, let’s put on our conspiracy theory hats, and discover some sorcerer-sized secrets! We’re breaking down the Multiverse of Madness trailer!

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New Trailer Unleashed for ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’

Doctor Strange will return! We’ve seen these words before; first in 2016 after the Sorcerer Supreme’s original solo adventure, and perhaps more recently as well. And as they’re known to do, Marvel Studios has delivered on this promise.

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Why Asian Americans Feel Compelled to Defend ‘Shang-Chi’

Recently and on their own initiative, my 11-year old child became interested in Greek mythology. As a single co-parent father continually desperate for reasons to relate to and bond with my child, this delighted me, because by coincidence I became infatuated with Greek myths when I was young. As a broke Vietnamese refugee nerd kid, I’d go to the Franklin library and read up about the messed up Gods, the flawed heroes, the fantastic creatures.

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Hard NOC Life 233: Did ‘Shang-Chi’ Live Up to the Hype?

Now that it’s breaking box office records, Keith, Britney, and Dominic are joined by HK cinema and martial arts movie expert Raymond Chow to break down Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on a new episode of Hard NOC Life.

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New ‘Shang-Chi’ Trailer Displays the Power of the Ten Rings

During ESPN’s Broadcast of NBA Countdown before Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, Marvel Studios released a brand new trailer for Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings. The film features Shang-Chi (Simu Liu), a young super hero and martial artist whose journey of self-discovery unfolds in this never-before-seen origin story.

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Disney’s ‘Raya and The Last Dragon’ Announces the Rest of the Cast

During a special presentation with select press last Tuesday, the creative team behind Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon revealed the rest of the ensemble that joins Kelly Marie Tran and Awkwafina in the first Southeast Asian-inspired fantasy animation set to release this March. Set in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons coexisted in harmony. But when an evil force called the Druun threaten their world, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, the Druun have returned and it is up to Raya (Kelly Marie Tran) to track down the last dragon, Sisu (Awkwafina), and find the missing pieces to the Dragon Gem to rid their land of evil and unite its divided people.

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The Wonderful Mr. Wong: An Interview with ‘Gemini Man’ Star Benedict Wong

Gemini Man, the action-packed latest film by master director, Ang Lee, hits theaters today. One of the biggest highlights of the film is a great welcome comedic performance by one of our favorite sorcerers/assassins/Stark Wedding guests, Benedict Wong (Doctor StrangeDeadly ClassAvengers: Endgame). In the film, Wong plays Baron, Will Smith’s trusty eyes in the sky, and fellow soldier/best friend. Recently, The Nerds of Color were granted the incredible opportunity to sit down for a brief, intimate chat with Mr. Wong, to discuss the making of the film, as well as technological advancements in filmmaking, and the state of Asian actors in Hollywood today. Here’s what he had to say:

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Infinity Rain: An Avengers / Prince Mash-Up, Annotated

Note: I made this with the intent to commemorate the third anniversary of Prince’s passing on April 21, 2016. Just so happens, Avengers: Endgame premieres this week on April 25 (if you’re reading this blog you probably have heard about that). The premise was to re-contextualize last year’s rather lengthy Avengers: Infinity War, set to all the songs on 1984’s Purple Rain, in the order they appear on that definitive work of pop music. The thinking was, in terms of emotional/dramatic arcs, Purple Rain the album is more coherent and composed than Infinity War (I wouldn’t make the same claim if we were talking about Purple Rain the film, but in this case we aren’t).

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Why Can’t the Next Bond be #AsianBond?

Yesterday, the movie world was shocked (not really) to learn Daniel Craig had turned down a small fortune to return to the big screen as James Bond, leaving a 007-sized hole for the franchise. Of course, the most obvious successor to the Aston Martin is Idris Elba, preferably in a Christopher Nolan-directed 007. Unfortunately, he’s “too street” to be considered, whatever that means. (We know what that means). So why not give an Asian actor a license to kill? Thus, #AsianBond was born on twitter. It’s not like there isn’t a plethora of Asian Brits who could take the role. In fact, I came up with nine. The only caveat is that they all hail from the UK, so sorry John Cho.

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Overplaying the Whitewashing Card with The Martian

Back in June, our NOC mastermind Keith Chow wrote a probing article about how a Korean American character was being whitewashed in the film adaptation of the Andy Weir novel The Martian.

Now that the film has been released for over a week — with considerable box office success, trade publications like Deadline and Variety, among others have released articles about how the Asian American media watchdog group, MANAA, has followed Keith’s lead and declared the film to be guilty of whitewashing:

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