Source: The Verge

Doctor Strange

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Doctor Strange’s murky morality brings it close to being a supervillain origin story

Doctor Strange hit theaters just a few days ago, catapulting fans deep into the weird far reaches of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s brand-new territory for the long-running series; where superheroes like Iron Man and Thor already have fantastical abilities, they’re grounded in a reality that Strange and his mystical cohort can bend and even […]

Defenders

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Sigourney Weaver to play the villain in Marvel’s ‘The Defenders’ on Netflix

Marvel’s head of TV Jeph Loeb just announced that Sigourney Weaver will be the main villain in Netflix’s The Defenders. The surprise reveal was made here at New York Comic Con, where fans got to see Weaver come onstage next to the Defenders themselves, Charlie Cox, Finn Jones, Krysten Ritter, and Mike Colter.

Thor

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ director Taika Waititi on working with Marvel: ‘These people don’t act like a studio’

You’re shooting Thor: Ragnarok right now.  Do you have that kind of freedom to be spontaneous on a big studio-run, CGI-heavy film? It hasn’t been that different. So far it’s been good! I’ve been more organized, which is saying something, for a guy like me to be organized. I’m surrounded by really intelligent, amazing people. […]

Marvel

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Netflix’s big exclusivity deal for Marvel’s latest movies starts in September

The blockbuster deal that Netflix and Disney reached all the way back in 2012 will soon take effect. Beginning in September, Netflix will be allowed to stream all Disney films — including Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm titles — in the same window that they’d typically be made available to HBO, Starz, and other paid TV […]

Captain America

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That massive airport fight in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ was almost entirely digital

“The airport is a hundred percent digital,” ILM visual effects supervisor Russell Earl tells me over the phone. “Spider-Man, Giant-Man, and Black Panther are always one-hundred percent CG. Iron Man, War Machine, and then we’ve got Vision.” The exceptions were characters like Black Widow, Captain America, or Winter Soldier — basically, the few people not […]

Star Wars

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Google’s Star Wars makeover gives you apps fit for a Jedi (or a Sith)

Google has launched a new tool to celebrate the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, letting users choose to join the light side or the dark side of the force, and customizing the appearance of their Google apps accordingly. Once you’ve picked a side (the dark side was worryingly popular in The Verge‘s offices), Google […]

Star Wars

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New 1 minute ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ TV spot shows how to survive a lightsaber attack

We should hope J.J. Abrams is better at making Star Wars movies than he is at telling the truth. The Episode VII director promised in October that we wouldn’t see any more trailers for the upcoming sci-fi epic until the film’s premiere in December. A few short weeks later, the Japanese trailer hit the internet, showing new […]