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Convicted Marvel Actor Now Sued by Ex-Girlfriend

Jonathan Majors is sued by Grace Jabbari for assault, harassment, defamation

(Newser) - Jonathan Majors was "shocked" when he was convicted late last year of assault and harassment of an ex-girlfriend. That erstwhile lover, Grace Jabbari, is now suing the former Marvel Studios actor as well, reports the AP . The lawsuit, which is seeking at least $75,000 in damages and other...

Jonathan Majors: I Was 'Shocked' by Verdict

Former MCU star gives first interview since his assault conviction against ex-girlfriend

(Newser) - In his first interview since his assault and harassment conviction last month, actor Jonathan Majors said he was shocked by the New York jury's verdict . "I was absolutely shocked and afraid," Majors said Monday on ABC's Good Morning America . "I'm standing there and the...

Marvel Has Bad News for Iron Man Fans

Robert Downey Jr.'s not coming back, president says

(Newser) - It's not uncommon for a comic book character to return after having been apparently killed off, but anyone hoping that might happen to a certain beloved character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe just had those hopes dashed. As part of an extensive Vanity Fair profile of Robert Downey Jr....

It's 'the Rare Sequel That Dazzles as Much as the Original'
New Spider-Man Flick
a 'Classic' That 'Dazzles'

New Spider-Man Flick a 'Classic' That 'Dazzles'

Artful 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' wins over audiences, critics alike

(Newser) - Expectations for the follow-up to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse were sky high, as evidenced by moviegoers flocking to theaters Thursday. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse had "the second best preview night ever for an animated movie" pulling in $16 million from 3,562 theaters, per Deadline . And audiences were not...

Elon Musk Compares George Soros to This Guy
Musk Draws Flak for His
George Soros Comparison
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Musk Draws Flak for His George Soros Comparison

Younger billionaire likens Soros to Marvel character Magneto, and not in a good way

(Newser) - Elon Musk is picking a fight with another billionaire, none other than George Soros, a champion of progressive causes who is vilified on the far right. Musk first compared the 92-year-old Soros to Marvel character Magneto without elaboration, then later made clear that he thinks Soros "hates humanity."...

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Drops a Bomb (an F-Bomb)

Chris Pratt has MCU's first major profanity in clip from James Gunn's upcoming sequel

(Newser) - It's the day some of you cuss-prone people have been waiting for, at least according to Gizmodo : The Marvel Cinematic Universe has logged its first F-bomb. The Marvel Studio's franchise features the profanity in a new clip from the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, with Chris...

What Critics Are Saying About the New Thor
What Critics Think
About the Latest Thor

What Critics Think About the Latest Thor

'Love and Thunder' is silly, and not necessarily in a good way

(Newser) - Returning for his fourth titled film, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is on "a quest for inner peace" that's interrupted by Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), whose mission you can surely guess. Enter Thor's ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and ally King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), who are called...

This Is 'By Far the Most Meta Stuff Marvel Has Done'
What Critics Are Saying
About the New Spider-Man

What Critics Are Saying About the New Spider-Man

General sentiment: It's 'undeniable' fun

(Newser) - Before tuning in to Spider-Man: No Way Home , recommends you take in the 2000s Spider-Man trilogy starring Tobey Maguire, the two more recent films starring Andrew Garfield and, in this order, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and Spider-Man: Far From Home. It'...

Eternals Won't Be Released in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar
Gulf Countries Ban Eternals

Gulf Countries Ban Eternals

Censors objected to same-sex kiss

(Newser) - The latest Marvel movie comes out in the US on Friday, but in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries, the release date for Eternals has been shifted from Nov. 11 to possibly never. Sources tell the Hollywood Reporter that Disney was not willing to make cuts demanded by censors in...

Disney Delays Release of Indiana Jones, Marvel Movies

New Indiana Jones movie has been pushed back a year

(Newser) - The Walt Disney Co. is pushing back the release dates of many of its upcoming titles, including the untitled Indiana Jones movie and the Black Panther sequel Wakanda Forever. The company said Monday that the fifth Indiana Jones, a James Mangold-directed and Steven Spielberg-produced installment which sees the return of...

Marvel Writer Quits Over Editor's Alias: 'Changes the Equation'

Steven DeKnight slams CB Cebulski's 'deep lack of ethics' for once pretending he was 'Akira Yoshida'

(Newser) - "How does this man still have a job?" That was just one of Marvel writer Steven DeKnight's tweets upon hearing some news over the weekend about Marvel Comics' editor-in-chief, and before announcing he's cutting ties with Marvel until the matter is addressed. That revelation, at least to...

Disney Sues to Keep Rights to Avengers Characters

Lawyer for creators, heirs has filed notices of copyright termination

(Newser) - A battle between high-powered lawyers is looming over the legal rights to some of Marvel's best-known characters, including Iron Man, Thor, Spider-Man, and Black Widow. Disney, owner of Marvel Entertainment, has filed lawsuits in a bid to retain full control of the characters, the Guardian reports. The suits were...

Johansson Faults Iron Man 2 for 'Hypersexualization' of Role

She's happy 'Black Widow' was made in a different climate a decade later

(Newser) - Scarlett Johansson is glad Black Widow was made a decade after Iron Man 2, the 2010 film that brought the first appearance of the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series. The actor was not impressed with Iron Man 2's approach to Black Widow, aka Natasha Romanov, as she...

Scorsese: Marvel Movies Aren't Cinema. Coppola: Hold My Beer

Francis Ford Coppola calls superhero movies 'despicable'

(Newser) - Martin Scorsese caused a bit of a hubbub two weeks ago when he weighed in on the superhero movie genre, offering his take that Marvel movies are emotionally and psychologically bereft and "not cinema." Now, Francis Ford Coppola, the director behind Apocalypse Now and the Godfather franchise, has...

Scorsese Slams Marvel Films: 'Not Cinema'

Fans of the genre push back at acclaimed director

(Newser) - Martin Scorsese's new film, The Irishman, is already spurring Oscar buzz , but the director of other classics such as Goodfellas, Raging Bull, and Taxi Driver is taking his time in the spotlight to reveal a movie genre that just doesn't click with him—and that he doesn't...

Cops: 'Captain America' Tried His Hand at Burglary

The reason David Hobbs was busted in superhero garb? 'Unknown'

(Newser) - He's the superhero we didn't know we needed. OK, maybe we didn't even really need him, but here he is. The Smoking Gun introduces us to 36-year-old David Hobbs, who cops say was busted early Monday as he tried to break into a backyard shed in Clarksdale,...

Stan Lee's Daughter Blasts Marvel After Sony Split
Stan Lee's Daughter Picks
a Side in Sony-Marvel Spat
the rundown

Stan Lee's Daughter Picks a Side in Sony-Marvel Spat

It's not with Marvel

(Newser) - Fans of Spider-Man are spinning over the news that their favorite hero may be out of Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe due to a financial dispute—though Stan Lee's daughter thinks it might be for the best. Deadline broke the story Tuesday, but understanding what has allegedly transpired means...

We Have a New Female Thor
We Have a New
Female Thor

We Have a New Female Thor

Natalie Portman gets the hammer

(Newser) - Marvel Studios had a big, female-centric day at Comic Con on Saturday, with the biggest head-turner announced being an upcoming Thor movie—starring a woman. That woman is Natalie Portman, who told the crowd that the move "feels pretty good. I've always had a little hammer in me....

Court: Arrest Warrant Out for Stan Lee's Former Manager

Keya Morgan accused of elder abuse against late comic book legend

(Newser) - It's been just over six months since Stan Lee died , but controversy still swirls around the late Marvel Comics leader's ex-manager and business partner. Reuters reports that the latest in the saga involving Keya Morgan includes five counts of elder abuse filed against him Friday, including charges of...

'Prepare to Be Wowed' by Avengers
What Critics Are
Saying About
Avengers Finale

What Critics Are Saying About Avengers Finale

It's 'the most fulfilling' Marvel flick yet, according to one

(Newser) - How do superheroes bounce back after seeing half of the universe's creatures destroyed? With a focus on family, and a much needed dose of humor, according to critics, who give Avengers: Endgame a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes . Set five years after the events of 2018's Infinity War...

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