Stories tagged: marvel
UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019
This is a journey about Peter surrendering to his destiny, leaning in to what it means to be a “superhero” in the wake of the Avengers. If “Into the Spider-Verse” …
UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019
The MCU Awards: With the ‘Endgame’ here, we look at greatest and not-so-great moments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
The journey that began in “Iron Man” culminates this weekend with “Avengers: Endgame.” To celebrate the “Endgame,” take a ride with Thor and Mjolnir (his magic hammer) on a journey …
Wed., March 20, 2019
Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox’s entertainment business, putting “Cinderella,” “The Simpsons,” “Star Wars” and “Dr. Strange” under one corporate roof.
Sun., March 10, 2019
NEW YORK – “Captain Marvel,” Marvel Studios’ first female-fronted superhero movie, launched with $153 million domestically and $455 million globally, according to studio estimates Sunday, making it one of the …
Thu., March 7, 2019
Academy-award winner Larson is every bit as tough, empowering and even slyly funny as expected, but what’s unfortunately lacking is the unexpected. Even though “Captain Marvel” hits all the right …
UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018
Despite its heroes’ diminutive size, “Ant-Man and the Wasp” opened with typical Marvel might at the box office, with an estimated $76 million in ticket sales.
Sat., July 7, 2018
The private struggle over the care and legacy of Marvel mastermind Stan Lee played out in public Friday in a Los Angeles courtroom as attorneys working with his daughter shoved …
Sat., June 30, 2018
If the life of Stan Lee were turned into a superhero movie, it would be difficult to tell the good guys from the bad.
Fri., May 18, 2018
Based on a recent “whimsical by design” analysis, Northeastern University engineering professor Steven Cranford calculated that Thanos is powerful enough to dead lift the RMS Titanic.
UPDATED: Sun., April 29, 2018
A whole lot of superheroes added up to a whole lot of ticket sales. The superhero smorgasbord “Avengers: Infinity Wars” opened with predictable shock-and-awe, earning $250 million in box office …
Thu., April 26, 2018
“Infinity War” is a very dark film about loss and grief, following our group of superheroes through the traumas and violence they’ve endured. Don’t worry though, there’s still a healthy …
Thu., Feb. 15, 2018
Review: Forget ‘Marvel’ or ‘superhero’ qualifiers. ‘Black Panther’ is bound to be one of the best movies of 2018
Believe the hype: “Black Panther” is easily Marvel’s best film to date. This exhilarating, beautiful and genuinely moving superhero film is firmly rooted in the point of view of director …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017
There’s been no shortage of Chrises filling the boots of our super heroes. Which one is the best?
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017
When Cate Blanchett, as Hela the Goddess of Death, strides through the treasure storehouse of her father, Odin in “Thor: Ragnarok,” she casts her eye about. One by one, the …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017
Disney is adding more firepower to the kids streaming service expected in the U.S. in late 2019.
Sun., May 7, 2017
Whether inadvertently or intentionally, Chris Pine and his tongue-in-cheek ‘Saturday Night Live’ monologue once again highlighted Hollywood’s diversity problem, particularly when it comes to big-budget superhero movies.
Wed., April 19, 2017
Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, who also collaborated on the Ryan Gosling drama “Half Nelson,” are the latest in a long string of indie directors signing up for studio blockbusters.
Mon., April 17, 2017
On Monday, James Gunn announced on Facebook that he would be returning to write and direct “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.” Gunn also wrote and directed the first and …
Fri., March 24, 2017
The series centers on Danny Rand, the scion of a corporate titan who returns to New York 15 years after he and his parents died in a plane crash over …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017
For the first two issues of the series (the second of which was released Wednesday, digitally and in print), the “Hulk” in the title represents the monster Jen Walters is …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016
Hong Kong officials say they have signed an agreement for a $1.4 billion expansion of the southern Chinese city’s Disneyland theme park.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016
“Doctor Strange” makes a big promise to infuse the superhero story with a much-needed frisson of strangeness. But as a product of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s hamstrung by its …
Sat., May 7, 2016
Actors often talk about the investment they make in a role. In the case of Anthony Mackie, who reprises his role as comic book hero Falcon in “Captain America: Civil …
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016
It must be a sign of superhero fatigue that studios are injecting life into the genre via characters who declare that they want nothing to do with heroics.
Fri., May 1, 2015
It will surely stand as one of the most peculiar and possibly ironic entries in a director’s filmography that in between Joss Whedon’s two “Avengers” films there reads “Much Ado …