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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 […]

Star Wars

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Women still aren’t good enough to direct Star Wars, apparently

In an interview with Variety, current head of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy said the studio is looking for a female filmmaker to direct a Star Wars movie. Great! She then implied that the process is a slow one because “they’re gigantic films, and you can’t come into them with essentially no experience.” Okay. This statement, my […]

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 […]

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Orders for comic books have hit a twenty year high

10.26 million units is a significant figure, because the last time stores ordered in that volume was December 1996. In the following years, the industry faced some significant troubles, with its total market share dropping to $255 million in sales in 2000. Since then, it has dramatically rebounded, with an estimated $940 million in sales […]

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. […]