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March 15, 2019

Report: James Gunn has been un-fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Enlarge / Peter Quill/Starlord, Groot, Draxx, and Gamora: dusted Guardians of the Galaxy (credit: YouTube/Marvel Studios)

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 is back in production after an unofficial hiatus, according to a Hollywood Report article that cites “insiders.” If you’re for any reason fatigued by Marvel Studios sequelitis, you may be more intrigued by why it’s back on: because its original director, James Gunn, has been rehired.

Gunn’s departure from Marvel Studios and Disney became an airing of dirty laundry in July of last year, after tweets and blog posts from as far back as 2009 were [...]

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March 14, 2019

Captain Marvel finally shows up in new Avengers: End Game trailer

“It all seems like a thousand years ago”: Our heroes reflect on their origins in third trailer for Marvel’s Avengers: End Game.

Captain Marvel is still burning up the box office, saving Hollywood from a lackluster first quarter of 2019. Might she do the same for the embattled Avengers, reeling from their staggering loss? It sure looks that way, based on the latest trailer for Marvel’s Avengers: End Game. And since it would take several days at this point to re-watch all the earlier films in the franchise, we also get to revisit the origins of our surviving Avengers in black-and-white footage from those [...]

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March 12, 2019

Marvel is reportedly making a ‘What If’ animated series for Disney+

What if Captain America was elected President? What if Spider Man had joined the Fantastic Four? What if those and other What If plots came to TV? According to Slashfilm, Marvel Studios wants to adapt the popular What If comic books into an animated…
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March 8, 2019

Captain Marvel review: The hero we, and Marvel Studios, need right now

Enlarge / Captain Marvel is here, and thank goodness. (credit: Marvel Studios)

This review contains as few plot spoilers as the author could muster. (We even chose not to use certain film images that could be construed as spoilers, just in case.)

As much as we at Ars Technica like a given Marvel Studios film, even we can get burnt out by hero-movie fatigue. Quirky heroes face insurmountable odds. Then, wouldn’tcha know it, the heroes surmount them. We’ve seen it before—cheered at the action scenes, smiled at the jokes, forgiven the formula.

After so many entries, all burning a path toward mega-events like [...]

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