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

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 , GamesRadar.com 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
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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
MOVIE REVIEW

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...

Angelina Jolie Might Be Adding Superhero Film to Her Resume

Sources say she's in talks to star in Marvel's 'The Eternals'

(Newser) - She's played a video game adventurer , a fairy tale villain , and a comic book assassin ; now Angelina Jolie might be adding superhero to the list. She's in talks to star in Marvel Studios' The Eternals, sources tell the Hollywood Reporter . The Jack Kirby title about near-immortal, godlike beings...

James Gunn 'Fell on His Sword Early.' Now He's Back on Guardians

Disney rehires director for film after canning him last year for 'offensive' old tweets

(Newser) - There's new talk of "redemption" in Hollywood— specifically for James Gunn, the 52-year-old director cut loose by Disney last year from the third installation of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise after "offensive" old tweets of his resurfaced. Mike Fleming of Deadline says he was told Disney...

Sorry, Trolls: Captain Marvel Had a Monster Weekend
Sorry, Trolls: Captain Marvel 
Had a Monster Weekend
BOX OFFICE

Sorry, Trolls: Captain Marvel Had a Monster Weekend

$153M opening is the top ever for a female-fronted movie

(Newser) - Captain Marvel launched with an estimated $153 million domestically and $455 million globally—setting a record for a female-fronted movie and scoring the second-largest opening for a comic book adaptation, notes the Hollywood Reporter . The result came in at the high end of expectations for Captain Marvel, reports the AP...

Brie Larson Is 'Sublime' as Captain Marvel —but 'Too Late'?

21st Avengers film full of twists, humor

(Newser) - Marvel is out with its first Avengers movie based around a woman. Captain Marvel , opening on International Women's Day, stars Brie Larson as a warrior of the Kree civilization who, when suddenly deposited on Earth, must unlock the secrets of her past. The film from directors Anna Boden and...

Stan Lee Dies at 95
Stan Lee
Dies at 95
updated

Stan Lee Dies at 95

His daughter confirms the news to TMZ

(Newser) - Stan Lee, the co-creator of Marvel Comics, is dead at 95, Lee's daughter tells TMZ . The gossip site reports an ambulance was called to Lee's Hollywood Hills home early Monday and he died at a nearby medical center. His cause of death is not yet clear, but TMZ...

The Marvel Universe Has Lost an Icon

Steve Ditko, the artist who helped Stan Lee introduce Peter Parker to the world, has died

(Newser) - Steve Ditko, the Marvel Comics artist who gave the world the woven webs and soaring red-and-blue shape of Spider-Man and the other-worldly shimmer of Doctor Strange, has died at age 90. Ditko was found June 29 in his Manhattan apartment and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said, per...

'Goofball Charm' Helps Ant-Man 's Return
'Good Vibes' Dominate
Ant-Man and the Wasp
MOVIE REVIEW

'Good Vibes' Dominate Ant-Man and the Wasp

Film's 'goofball charm' wins over critics

(Newser) - A size-adjustable superhero finds trouble and a partner in Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp, so far much better received than its predecessor. The film from director Peyton Reed features Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly (Kate, from Lost) in the titles roles— a first for a female Marvel character. As...

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