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Taika Waititi Puts His Stamp on Thor: Ragnorak!

Thor: Ragnarok – Thor (Chris Hemsworth) – Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios.

Warner Bros. has long touted their approach as hiring great directors and letting them stamp their own style on the DC movies.

Marvel has been doing that since Jon Favreau directed Iron Man – and they’ve done it again with Thor: Ragnarok. No one but Taika Waititi could have made this delightfully oddball comedy of a superhero movie.

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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Trailer: Black Panther!

Marvel’s Black Panther – Okoye (Danai Guirara),T’Challa (Chadewick Boseman) and Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) – Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios.

Following the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, T’challa returns home to Wakanda to succeed his father as king of the small, isolated, technologically advanced African nation.

When an old enemy appears, he must learn for himself the power of the Black Panther.

Black Panther opens on February 16, 2018.

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Kneel… For Your Queen Featurette: Thor: Ragnarok!

Thor: Ragnarok – Hela, Goddess of Death (Cate Blanchett) – Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios.

Find out what goes into making a great villain with a telling look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first female villain—Hela, played by Oscar® winner Cate Blanchett—in “Hela Good,” a new video featurette from Marvel Studios.

Thor: Ragnarok opens on November 3rd.

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Bringing Back the Attitude: Thor: Ragnarok – Behind the Scenes!

Thor: Ragnarok – Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) – Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios.

With Thor: Ragnarok, the series moves away from the darkness of its immediate predecessor, Thor: The Dark World, and back into the sense of fun that propelled Thor – winning rave reviews and favorable comparisons with Christopher Reeve’s take on Superman.

A new behind-the-scenes featurette finds director Taika Waititi and his cast talking about the fun and spectacle of Thor: Ragnarok.

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Blu-ray Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Saving the Galaxy From Boredom, Again!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is not as fresh and unexpected as Vol. 1 – how could it be?

Instead, Vol. 2 follows the Star Wars plan of taking the characters who came together in Vol. 1 and separating them into unexpected combinations to dig into who they are – while engaging in explosive hijinx and, yes, saving the galaxy (and probably the universe), again.

It’s a fun ride that almost equals the original for brashness, humor and wit – but with a bit more real drama. And yes, we do learn more about the characters – Star Lord in particular.

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Tiny Teaser, Big News: Ant-Man and the Wasp Begins Production!

Ant-Man and the Wasp has begun production. The Ant-Man sequel stars Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly and is directed by Peyton Reed.

In the aftermath of “Captain America:  Civil War,” Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father.  Enter Henry Pym (MIchael Douglas) and Hope Van Dyne (Lilly).

Ant-Man and the Wasp premieres on July 6, 2018.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming – The Superhero Movie John Hughes Never Made!

Spider-Man: Homecoming – Spider-Man scales the Washington Monument – Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures.

Throughout its development and shoot, practically everyone on the Marvel Studios team would talk about how Spider-Man: Homecoming would a John Hughes-styled high school movie with the bonus of superheroics.

Everyone involved somehow managed to make that thought reality. Spider-Man: Homecoming is a unique mix of John Hughes and Marvel.

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El Dorado Trailer: Black Panther!

‘What do you know about Wakanda?’ asks Ulysses Klaue (the man who will become Klaw). It’s El Dorado – and those who sought it in South America were looking on the wrong continent!

Marvel Studios has released the teaser trailer for Black Panther and it’s one of the most intriguing teasers the studio has ever released.

Black Panther opens on February 16, 2018.

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Training Wheels Protocol Trailer: Spider-Man: Homecoming!

Spider-Man: Homecoming – Spider-Man (Tom Holland) – Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures

In the new trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is itching to really give his new costume a workout – but he’s stuck on Training Wheels Protocol.

Spider-Man Homecoming opens on July 7th.

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