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  • Captain America portrayed as killing American soldiers in new, Vietnam-era comic book [Barf]

    07/19/2021 7:40:10 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 30 replies
    PM (Post Millennial) ^ | 07/19/21 | Ari Hoffman
    So now @Marvel's latest attempt to sell comic books makes Captain America turn against US forces and side with the communists during the Vietnam War? In Fantastic Four: Life Story #2, written by Mark Russell with art by Sean Izaakse and colors by Nolan Woodard, Captain America attacks American soldiers in an effort to free communist prisoners held by the US.
  • ‘Batman’ Writer Says Marvel, DC Comics Promote an ‘Obvious Political Agenda’ (Chuck Dixon)

    07/11/2021 2:47:33 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-11-21 | David Ng
    A prominent writer of “Batman” graphic novels has slammed the two biggest American comics publishers, saying they churn out low-quality content and promote an “obvious political agenda.” Chuck Dixon targeted the “big two” publishers — Marvel and DC Comics — for a verbal lashing in the most recent episode of his podcast Ask Chuck Dixon. “Because what’s out now, for the big two, is, for the most part, poorly crafted,” Dixon said, comparing them to Japanese manga. “There’s a few exceptions, but for the most part, it’s poorly crafted, poorly conceived. There’s an obvious political agenda to everything and there’s...
  • Independence Day: Marvel Comics Makes Captain America Say American Dream ‘Is a Lie’

    07/04/2021 11:20:40 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 04 2021 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    Just ahead of Independence Day, Marvel Comics featured a new Captain America issue in which the Captain slams the American dream as a false promise. The first issue of the new series, “The United States of Captain America,” by writer Christopher Cantwell, was published on June 30, only four days before the country traditionally celebrates its day of independence from Great Britain. As the issue begins, Steve Rogers — the original Cap — grouses about how America is built on “lies.”
  • Black Widow Began as a Sexist Stereotype. More Than a Decade Later, Scarlett Johansson Is Reclaiming Her Story

    07/03/2021 7:05:29 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 60 replies
    Time ^ | July 2, 2021 | Eliana Dockterman
    Black Widow sauntered into the mainstream consciousness in 2010’s Iron Man 2. Not walked—sauntered. Natasha Romanoff, the Russian agent turned U.S. spy played by Scarlett Johansson, first meets Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) when he’s working out in a boxing ring with his employee, played by Jon Favreau, the film’s director. Favreau’s Happy Hogan condescendingly offers to teach Natasha how to box, so she slips off her high heels, slinks into the ring and immediately kicks the man’s butt. That’s the joke: Surprise! This unbelievably fit woman can fight. But it’s the moment after Natasha handily beats...
  • What’s Holding Disney Back From More LGBT Characters Like Loki? Chinese Censors

    06/28/2021 8:33:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 28, 2021 | Paulina Enck
    The sum total endgame of this reveal is the line, a canonical declaration that Loki dates men and women, with no effect on his character or the narrative.The MCU officially has their first openly gay main character. Sort of.Midway through episode three of the latest MCU Disney Plus series “Loki,” a small conversation between the God of Mischief and an alternate universe version of himself called Sylvie reveals that both have a dating history of impermanent dalliances with both men and women. Lasting under 30 seconds, the bit of dialogue serves little plot function except to show the bonding between...
  • Marvel Star Anthony Mackie: America Keeps Black Men from Seeing Their Potential

    06/19/2021 12:26:13 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 19 2021 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    Anthony Mackie, the star of Disney’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, says taking on the role of Captain America was humbling but difficult because America prevents black men from succeeding. “I’ve worked so long in this business, and I’ve done so many things that I felt were not appreciated or overlooked or things that were not considered to be worthy of promotion — and this is like my first promotion,” Mackie told Variety.
  • The Greatest Conservative Films: Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

    04/24/2021 8:43:35 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 29 replies
    Liberty Island Magazine ^ | June 28th, 2018 | E. M. Blake
    Here, whatever the actor’s politics, Cap as a character is wholly Conservative, with Libertarian leanings. And it isn’t just what’s on the surface. .... He’s against bullies. There’s no attempt at moral equivalency, here—as far as he’s concerned, America is not the bully, nor has it ever been. Nor will it ever be, if the later movies in the MCU are any indication. Rather, as far as Steve’s concerned, America fights bullies. And that’s why he wants to serve. But of course, this is WWII—the “good war” that even the Left (for the most part) approves of. And yet…there is...
  • Why the Sokovia Accords are Unconstitutional

    04/18/2021 7:51:19 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 7 replies
    The Legal Geeks ^ | May 10, 2016 | Josh Gilliland
    Captain America Civil War is an amazing super-hero movie. It is the model of how to have a large cast of characters in a film with action, humor, plot, and heart. The only thing it lacks is a Constitutional law. The gross civil rights violations are reason enough for Captain America to go rogue.
  • Marvel Comics' Next CAPTAIN AMERICA Will Be A Young Gay Man Called Aaron Fischer

    03/16/2021 4:03:09 AM PDT · by be-baw · 58 replies
    Comic Book Movie ^ | Ruby Goldstone
    In The United States of Captain America, Marvel will have Steve Rogers meet a new Captain America. Aaron Fischer will wield the shield, and he's a gay man inspired by heroes of the queer community! RubyGoldstone | 3/16/2021 Filed Under: "Marvel Comics" Marvel Comics is celebrating the 80th anniversary of Captain America with a limited series titled The United States of Captain America. Written by Christopher Cantwell with art by Dale Eaglesham, the series will see Steve Rogers teaming up with Captain Americas of the past - Bucky Barnes, Sam Wilson, and John Walker - on a road trip across...
  • 5 Long-Term Takeaways From Disney’s Big Plans For Future Shows

    12/18/2020 8:04:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 18, 2020 | Joseph Shepherd
    When Disney announced 52 upcoming films and series, Hollywood press, movie fans, and even Wall Street ate up the hype. Here’s an overview of the big takeaways. In recent days, trading on Disney’s stock hit record highs, a short-term indicator the company succeeded with their much-hyped presentation of upcoming films and shows. But the long-term outcome is a more complex story. After all, over the past year, Disney laid off more than 30,000 employees (mostly related to still-closed theme parks) and streaming video platforms have not yet proven the profit potential of theatrical releases. Over a four-hour unveiling that resembled...
  • Everything We Know About Marvel’s New Disney Plus Shows

    12/13/2020 1:15:16 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    variety.com ^ | Dec 11, 2020 | Jordan Moreau
    Marvel fans are surely still reeling from the onslaught of superhero-sized announcements from Disney’s jam-packed investor day. To kick off the four-hour presentation, Disney’s distribution chief Kareem Daniel announced on Thursday that 10 new Marvel series would be coming to Disney Plus in the next few years, along with previously announced shows like “WandaVision” and “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” that are debuting in just a few months. New series like “Armor Wars” and “Secret Invasion” are also joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, bringing big-screen favorites like Don Cheadle’s War Machine and Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury to the...
  • After Wiping Out Half The Universe, Thanos Calls For Unity

    11/14/2020 8:07:16 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | November 10, 2020 | The Babylon Bee
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—After a lengthy campaign to wipe out half of all life in the universe, controversial environmental activist Thanos has called for humanity to come together, end their divisions, and unify. The environmentalist activist gave a victory speech after accomplishing his plan to acquire the Infinity Stones, place them in a specially designed glove, and snap his fingers to end billions of lives. "Now that I have destroyed half of all life in existence, it is time for unity," Thanos said in a speech Tuesday. "I know I treated you all as enemies and called for your total destruction, making...
  • 5 Questions Disney Plus Needs To Answer On Its One-Year Anniversary

    11/12/2020 11:25:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 12, 2020 | Josh Shepherd
    In a year devoid of blockbuster movies in theaters, Disney has sought to rival Netflix as the leader in on-demand streaming, but questions remain about its approach.

 Bob Chapek, CEO of the Walt Disney Company, will later today deliver to investors the entertainment giant’s annual report. Even worse than the rest of Hollywood, Disney has been hit hard by the pandemic and ensuing lockdowns. Most theme parks remain shuttered, tens of thousands of employees have been laid off, and revenue from theatrical film releases has gone from billions in 2019 to nearly zero this year. It’s no accident that today...
  • Chadwick Boseman, Star of Black Panther, Has Passed Away at 43

    08/28/2020 8:52:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 08/28/2020 | Jill Pantozzi
    Associated Press has just revealed actor Chadwick Boseman has passed away from cancer at just 43 years old. Advertisement We’ve very sad to be sharing this news with you tonight. The AP says Boseman has died “after 4-year fight with colon cancer.” He had not spoken publicly about this diagnosis.Boseman is well known in our realm for playing T’Challa the Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but famously also played Jackie Robinson in 42, along with roles in Draft Day, Gods of Egypt, Marshall, and more. This statement was just posted to his official Twitter: Advertisement “It is with...
  • 'Black Panther' actor Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43, representative tells AP.

    08/28/2020 7:14:48 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 56 replies
    BREAKING: 'Black Panther' actor Chadwick Boseman dies at 43 after 4-year fight with colon cancer, representative tells AP. F
  • Jason Blum Predicts Marvel Movies and Studio Tentpoles Won’t Film Until 2021

    04/30/2020 2:27:22 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 13 replies
    Indiewire ^ | April 30, 2020 | Zack Sharf
    Jason Blum doesn’t think Hollywood tentpoles with currently suspended productions will resume filming until 2021. Every major studio movie that was in production went on hiatus in March amid the coronavirus pandemic, from Disney’s “Shang-Chi” to Warner Bros.’ “The Batman” and “The Matrix 4.” Blum told the Los Angeles Times things might be different for small-scale productions, but he maintained that getting studio productions up and running will be near impossible without widespread coronavirus testing. “I do think smaller productions will start sooner, but I don’t think we’re going to see Marvel movies shooting, or big expensive movies, until 2021,”...
  • Marvel’s New Warriors author previously wrote a children’s book featuring a gay "married" Santa

    03/25/2020 8:53:54 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 14 replies
    One Angry Gamer ^ | March 25th 2020 | Billy D
    One day there will be a dark unending abyss. One without beginning or end, without time or space. A mere black void, of intention and as I gaze upon it, peering into its endless depth I will realize it will have nothing more perverse than what I’ve seen during the great clown age. Make no mistake the headline is not an attempt to compete with the Babylon Bee for the most outrageous satirical piece. The book in question is very much real. Marvel’s recent attempt to cash in on the step-sibling trend on Pornhub has hilarious and massively backfired in...
  • New Marvel Comic Series Features ‘Nonbinary’ Superhero Named ‘Snowflake’

    03/18/2020 2:20:37 PM PDT · by kevcol · 18 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 18, 2020 | Gabriel Hays
    Of course, this means we are getting characters like “Snowflake” and “Safespace,” who are twins. Kibblesmith described how he came up with the names for this duo: “It’s this idea that these are terms that get thrown around on the internet that they don’t see as derogatory -- to take those words and wear them as badges of honor.” He then described “Snowflake” who in addition to being poorly named, is “nonbinary and goes by they/them.” The writer added, “Snowflake has the power to generate individual crystallized snowflake-shaped shurikens.
  • Bob Iger to step down as Disney CEO, effective immediately

    02/25/2020 2:06:17 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    CNBC ^ | February 25, 2020 | Lauren Feiner
    Bob Iger will step down as Disney CEO and assume the role of executive chairman, Disney announced on Tuesday. Bob Chapek, who most recently served as chairman of Disney parks, experiences and products, will assume the role of CEO, effective immediately, Disney announced. Shares of Disney fell about 2.5% after hours. Iger will remain executive chairman of Disney through the end of 2021, according to the company. He has been instrumental in making Disney a media powerhouse with key acquisitions and content plays. He launched Disney+, immediately making Disney a popular streaming service provider. Disney said the service had 26.5...
  • New Marvel superhero film to feature ‘beautiful,’ ‘moving’ homosexual kiss

    02/18/2020 6:13:51 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 88 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | February 18th 2020 | Martin Bürger
    The next superhero movie made by Marvel, called The Eternals, will feature a kiss between two men. Actor Haaz Sleiman mentioned that it is important “to show how loving and beautiful a queer family can be.” Sleiman, who came to the United States from Lebanon when he was 21, boasted of the kiss between two men: “It’s a beautiful, very moving kiss. Everyone cried on set.” “I just shot a Marvel film with the first openly gay superhero, The Eternals. I’m married to the gay superhero Phastos, played by Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry, and we represent a gay family and...