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Netflix is in talks with Disney to keep streaming rights to Marvel and Star Wars movies

Netflix is trying to keep Marvel and Star Wars movies on its service after its distribution deal with Disney ends in 2019. Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos told Reuters that the company was “still in active discussions” with Disney to hold on to the rights to stream certain franchises. Meanwhile, Disney CEO Bob Iger […]

Spider-Man

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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is the latest film to feature trailer scenes you’ll never see

In the official trailers for Spider-Man: Homecoming, the web-slinging superhero can be seen soaring through the sky next to Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man. It’s a shot that masterfully hypes the movie in mere seconds: it teases Downey Jr.’s return, gives fans of the ongoing MCU a chance to reminisce on Spider-Man’s first appearance in […]

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Pirates pirate ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’ and demand ransom from Disney

Hackers claim to have stolen the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean film and are demanding that Disney pay a ransom or else have it released online, according to The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline.

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.

Culture

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Google’s new Bubble Zoom feature will make reading comics on your phone easier

San Diego Comic-Con is officially in full swing, and Google is getting in on the action with a new feature meant for comics fans. The company just announced that Google Play Books now supports a feature called Bubble Zoom, which uses machine learning to detect text bubbles in comic panels and increase their size with just […]

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. […]

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 […]