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Nerds Are Outraged Over New Captain America Reveal

Spoiler alert, everybody

(Newser) - A few weeks after Captain America: Civil War blew up the box office, Marvel Comics blew up Captain America. Captain America: Steve Rogers #1, released Wednesday, contains a twist so shocking fans are already calling for a boycott. SPOILER: Captain America has been a double agent working for Hydra this... More »

Captain America Reigns Again

The superhero pic pulled in $72.6M

(Newser) - It's Captain America's weekend at the box office once again, but even with $72.6 million in earnings, the superhero pic left some room for newcomers like Money Monster, The Darkness, and The Lobster to play, according to comScore estimates Sunday. Captain America: Civil War dropped 59% in... More »

Captain America Suspected in Armed Bank Robbery

Iron Man was right

(Newser) - It seems squaring off against Iron Man was just the start for Captain America, as the one-time hero is now suspected of robbing a Kentucky bank. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports three men—one of them dressed in a Captain America mask and Captain America sweatshirt—robbed a City National Bank... More »

Captain America Might Be Best Marvel Flick Yet

'Summer, we have liftoff'

(Newser) - It's a battle of good versus … good? Captain America: Civil War sees your favorite Marvel superheroes (almost literally every one) clash over whether their actions should be supervised by the UN following a mission gone wrong. Critics and audiences alike are impressed, according to Rotten Tomatoes . Here's... More »

Now Amazon Is Picking Fight With Captain America

Disney films can't be preordered

(Newser) - Add another major firm to Amazon's list of enemies: As the retailer's battle with publisher Hachette continues, it's also taking action against Disney, the Wall Street Journal reports. Amazon has stopped offering preorders of DVDs and Blu-rays of movies like Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Maleficent,... More »

NYPD Busts More Times Square Characters

Captain America, Naked Black Cowboy among those arrested for gouging tourists

(Newser) - You’re supposed to be helping the NYPD, Spider-Man and friends—not giving them grief. Junior Bishop, aka Spidey, was arrested this weekend in Times Square on charges involving drug possession and slugging a cop in the face, but he was soon joined by Captain America, the Naked Black Cowboy,... More »

New Captain America Is Black

Longtime Cap ally Sam Wilson takes over mantle

(Newser) - There's a new Captain America, and he looks more like a whole different swath of Americans. Marvel has announced that a black hero—longtime Cap ally Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon—will be taking over his star-spangled mantle in Captain America #25, the New York Daily News reports. Classic... More »

Critics Agree: Avengers a Blast

Joss Whedon directs Robert Downey Jr. in superhero blowout

(Newser) - Sure, it's an effective moneymaking scheme: release movies about individual superheroes, then one about all of them. But with Joss Whedon at the helm, The Avengers really works. What critics are saying:
  • "Even if you don't particularly like comic-book adaptations, this film just might make a believer
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Captain America Vanquishes Harry Potter

Superhero trounces boy wizard at the box office

(Newser) - Just a week after the final Harry Potter movie smashed all kinds of records, Captain America unceremoniously unseated the boy wizard, reports the LA Times. The 3D comic book extravaganza raked in $65.8 million, while Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 took a dive to $48.1... More »

Critics Salute Captain America

Chris Evans stars in Joe Johnston's film

(Newser) - Captain America: The First Avenger, starring Chris Evans, isn't exactly deserving of 50 stars, but as far as superhero flicks go, it's an enjoyable, if somewhat enhanced, period piece. Just don’t expect Dark Knight-quality stuff.
  • "Captain America, like its unapologetically corny hero, is propelled by unpretentious
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Robert De Niro to Play Vince Lombardi

But it looks like no John Krasinski for Captain America

(Newser) - Robert De Niro is set to play NFL coach Vince Lombardi, but—in more casting news from a different film—the role of Captain America is still up for grabs. Though a Marvel insider told Fox , "We are bracing ourselves for 'that guy from The Office' to land Captain... More »

Disney to Buy Marvel for $4B

(Newser) - The Walt Disney Co. says it is acquiring Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion in cash and stock, bringing characters like Iron Man and Spider-Man into the Disney family. Under the deal, Disney will acquire ownership of 5,000 Marvel characters. Marvel shareholders will receive $30 per share in cash plus... More »

Fonda to Sell 'Easy Rider' Loot

Items from iconic Western up for grabs

(Newser) - Peter Fonda is auctioning off a stash of memorabilia from Easy Rider that he's held onto since the movie's 1969 release. The producer, co-writer, and co-star of the trailblazing film "decided it was time to share some of his treasures." The crown jewel is the American flag from... More »

Captain America Dead at 66

(Newser) - In an issue of its comic book coming out July 5, Marvel Comics kills off superhero Captain America.  In "Fallen Son" Captain America is killed by an assassin on the steps of the federal courthouse in New York.  He was there after refusing to register his true... More »

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