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Marvel’s Inhumans Coming to ABC in Fall of 2017

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In an interesting turn of events, the film that was initially supposed to premiere as part of Phase 4 in the MCU, will now be a new series! Marvel has announced the television series “Marvel’s Inhumans” will premiere on IMAX screens in Sept. 2017 before moving to ABC.

According to the announcement from Marvel, the first two episodes of the series will be shown on IMAX screens for two weeks before moving to ABC. This is an interesting decision because this will be the first time a live-action series debuts this way.

“Inhumans” was originally created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965. The series will follow the group of Inhumans, or super-humans with distinct and abnormal powers. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has already introduced the idea of Inhumans beginning in season 2. Whether the two shows overlap haven’t been revealed but it seems extremely likely. ABC currently airs the other popular MCU series, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..” 

“This unprecedented alliance represents a bold, innovative approach to launching great TV content for a worldwide audience,” said co-chairman of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC Television Group Ben Sherwood in a statement. “It highlights Disney|ABC’s unrelenting commitment to finding new and creative ways to showcasing our very best programming and increasing global engagement and reach.”

IMAX CEO Rich Gelfond also added,

“This first-of-its-kind multi-platform production, distribution and marketing agreement brings together Marvel Television’s unique brand of entertainment, ABC’s unparalleled audience and IMAX’s brand and global fanboy demographic. It also takes our decades-long relationship with The Walt Disney Company to a whole new level, jointly breaking new ground in the industry. We are confident our exhibition partners will be excited to work with us on this innovative launch of a series across the IMAX network.”

Dan Buckley, President of Marvel Television, Publishing & Brand, added,

“We’re happy to see this unique deal come together, working with our partners.  In an ever-changing world of distribution and consumption, it’s very exciting to be part of a groundbreaking initiative that takes us to the forefront of this evolution.”

Captain America Has Broken His Lifelong Allegiance – What is Happening?!

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In case you haven’t seen the news or been around any super pissed off comic and Marvel fans, this week’s premiere issue  of Captain America: Steve Rogers released and boy did it ruffle a ton of feathers.

…Spoilers below clearly…

Captain American, beloved hero and epitome of well America, has been revealed to be a secret agent of Hydra. Blurgh.

Captain America has been one of the more consistent characters in the Marvel roster since the creation of the Marvel universe. His debut was in 1941 with Captain America Comics #1. Since then he has only had a brief hiatus for a decade following the waning interest at the close of World War II. However, we as a nation found him again in 1964 and since then Captain America has held strong. Steve Rogers and Cap have been in dozens of different iterations in the comic world most notably, though, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, portrayed by Chris Evans.

Here’s the thing. The Captain America name has been synonymous with patriotic and American ideals ever since his inception as a supersoldier battling the evils of Axis Powers in the second World War. Almost every incarnation of his enemies somehow embody whatever anti-American values are bothering our nation at that moment such as Nazism, fascism, communism, anarchism and terrorism. His ongoing foes, Hydra, are an international and domestic terrorist organization bent on world domination through the installation of a fascist New World Order. They also are the complete opposite of SHIELD, the outfit that many Marvel heroes work for including Cap. Hydra has also been known to be Nazi when it first started gaining power during the introduction of the facisist outfit.

That takes us to the new comic release. In one of the closing panels of the comic, the hero (is he still our hero? We don’t rightfully know at this point) utters two words after a long drawn out battle with Baron Zemo: “Hail Hydra.” Two words that spring fear into words of all Marvel characters.

Unfortunately it appears that the patriotic super hero has been revealed to be a Hydra double agent all along. Can I say blurgh again?

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Marvel executive Tom Brevoort has confirmed that the character who declared his allegiance to Hydra is, in fact, the authentic Steve Rogers and not an impostor or a shape-shifting Skrull. Brevoort admitted:

We knew it would be like slapping people in the face. […] The idea of Captain America means something very primal and very strong to the people of this nation, and they have a very visceral reaction when you get to something like that. You want people to feel and react to your story. So far, so good.

And boy, people are pissed! Not just because the supersoldier they know to have been fighting Hydra since the 60’s has been bad along supposedly but because hey, did Marvel ever think of the repercussions of the fact that Steve Rogers/Cap was created by a Jewish writer and illustrator and that Hydra is associated and very openly Nazi? It’s a bit fucked up Marvel.

Brevoort has gone on to explain that, from the point of the revelation onward, Captain America’s mission is to further the mission and beliefs of Hydra. Fuck you Brevoort and Marvel.

Fans will just have to wait for more details until the second issue comes out on June 29. That is if they care to wait after this.

The List of What Shows Were Cancelled Yesterday

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Yesterday, the 12th of May was a sad sad day. We lost some good shows guys. While there may be hope for some of them to move on to streaming networks like Hulu or Netflix, some are likely gone for good (and others it’s about damn time.)

We lost “Agent Carter” which fans were expecting for a while. It has had low rating for both seasons despite being a fan favorite among, well almost everyone but particulary women and young girls. It was also rumored the show was not meant to go on longer than a few seasons because of where it fit into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (though I am calling bullshit on that because I feel like it could have stretched out a little bit longer than two seasons.)

ABC decided not to move forward with another Marvel spin-off series titled “Marvel’s Most Wanted,” which was to have starred S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood and their characters Bobbi and Lance. The two characters left SHIELD in the last season so there are hopes among fans that the duo will return to the series that has been renewed for a fourth season.

“Castle” was also cancelled following the end of the 8th season. This isn’t totally surprising considering recent news that one of the lead stars, Stana Katic was departing from the show. Apparently the network felt without her and Nathan Fillion together, a ninth season wasn’t feasible.

“Nashville” has been cancelled after 4 seasons. Which as a Nashvillian, I am pretty happy about this.

ABC continued their slaughtering of the line up so that they can eventually rename their network the Shondaland Channel by cancelling “The Family,” “Galavant,” and “The Muppets.”

CBS cut the cord on the “CSI” franchise with the cancellation of “CSI: Cyber.”

Then we have FOX which cancelled one of the better new shows of this year. The network has cancelled “The Grinder” starring Rob Lowe, Fred Savage, and Mary Elizabeth Ellis. Bad move FOX. They also cancelled “Bordertown,” “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life,” and “Grandfathered.”

The CW picked up a “Supergirl” (where it should have been all along) but on the other hand they have decided that “Containment” won’t be back next season.

Marvel’s Female Thor Outsells Male Version

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In the best news of the week, Marvel’s reboot of the Thor series into a heroine has actually outsold the male original. When Marvel first announced Female Thor as part of the New 52 reboot, there were concerns from certain fans of the franchise that she would ruin it or that it was too risky of a move by Marvel, but this proves otherwise and is AMAZING news.

Courtesy of the sales figures from ComiChron show the new character outselling the old comics by a large margin. The reports show that the first four issues of Female Thor have sold close to 20,000 copies, more than the final four Thor issues in 2012.

Unfortunately we can’t see who is buying Female Thor so there is no way to see if the gender reboot is bringing in more females to comic book reading.

Female Thor is currently 6th in sales with the series circulation reaching over 93,000 copies. Not suprising is that diehard favorites Amazing Spiderman, Captain America, and Batman held the top three spots.

Thor #8 releases in May and the writers have promised the reveal of the new Thor’s identity.

Marvel Reveals A-Force, an All-Female Avengers Replacement

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Marvel Comic announced last week a new all female comic team to replace the Avengers. “A-Force” will replace the Avengers during an upcoming Secret Wars crossover arc.

The series will include notable female superheroes such as She-Hulk, Medusa, Dazzler, Nico Minoru, and many more. They will also be introducing a new superhero named Singularity. The character was a pocket universe that gained sentience during the events that led up to Secret Wars, and without an innate gender, she chose to become female.

According to Wilson, this gives the writers a chance to “strip (gender studies) all the way down to the basics” while allowing them to explore what it means to be a woman.

The handful of characters to join A-Force were hand-picked by Wilson and her editor, Daniel Ketchum.

“We’ve purposefully assembled a team composed of very different characters — from disparate parts of the Marvel U, with very different power sets, identities and ideologies,” Wilson said. “They’ll all have to come together to answer some big questions: What would you sacrifice to succeed? What is being a hero worth?”

The A-Force team will headup their efforts from their secret headquarters n Arcadia, the Amazonian “feminist paradise” region of Battleword, in order to take on a villain from Marvel’s past.

“A-Force” will be written by G. Willow Wilson (Ms. MarvelX-Men) and Marguerite Bennett (Angela: Asgard’s Assassin), with art by Jorge Molina (X-Men). The comic book series will premiere in May.

Marvel’s Fantastic Four Comic Book Series Officially Ending

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At this year’s New York Comic Con, Marvel confirmed that the “Fantastic Four” comic book series would be coming to an end. The popular and long running series will finally conclude in June of 2015.

Marvel Editor in Chief, Axel Alonso, and the “Fantastic Four” writer James Robinson announced the news during Sunday’s panel at the convention. Robinson said that the characters will be “going away for a little while” and that he is “building up to the end of the Fantastic Four.”

Entertainment Weekly reported that the final story arc of the series will appear in issue #645. The triple-sized issue will be titled “The End is Forever.” They have not revealed what the storyline will actually be but it is expected to release more information as the end nears.

Wolverine To Die in Marvel’s New Series

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It is time to say goodbye to Wolverine, possibly for good this time. Marvel has announced the death of their beloved character with the upcoming comic book release, Marvel’s “Death of Wolverine” as confirmed by writer Charles Soule.

installments of the series have already begun but the finale will occur September 24 and that will see the end of the long-lived character. Despite the title of the series giving away the ending, Soule says that isn’t really the point of this series.

“It’s really the manner of his death that matters.”

If you don’t know much about Wolverine, he has been pretty much unkillable since he was created in 1974 (a lot has to do with his super healing ability but also mega popularity with fans.) Because his mutant ability renders him super quick to heal, Soule says the series will first have to strip him of that which makes him special.

After Wolverine’s death, there will be several spinoff’s that will release this fall. The release’s will follow the effects of his death on the other characters in the world around him. However, fans wonder whether this “death” is only temporary has most other superhero deaths have been in the past.

Soule claims that this is not the case for Wolverine and that “It’s a death that’s designed to stick.”

Check Out The Awesome Marvel Cosplay From Dragon Con 2013

Check out this awesome Marvel Comics 2013 Epic Cosplay Video from Distractotron! The footage filmed at Dragon Con 2013. Shot and chopped by Blake Faucette in association with Beat Down Boogie.

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