Tag: Marvel

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Titans

After years of tonal confusion from the DC live action properties, Titans certainly doesn’t create a more consistent style, but it does offer an engaging experience for newcomers and a fresh take on established characters for comics fans. With the mixed success of the dark and serious formerly Zack Snyder led films and the dedicated…

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The legacy of Stan Lee

Whether you’re a comics fan or merely a filmgoer, prefer DC or Marvel, Stan Lee’s influence on the world of superheroes has shaped what we now know it to be. His approach to the superhero genre was innovative and new, and with his first major creation, The Fantastic Four, the brave defenders of our world…

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The future of streaming

The recent cancellations of Luke Cage and Iron Fist, two of Netflix’s Marvel shows, suggests a trend that the streaming giant is reducing its reliance on third-party properties. If they continue in this direction, there will be less of a need to make expensive contracts and finicky license agreements with companies such as Marvel, and…

Film

Superheroes, selflessness and interventionism

Despite the oft-criticised saturation of the superhero genre in recent years, a large audience knows and loves the action-filled, popcorn-guzzling films that continue to be released; and their continued box office performance shows that their dominance of the market will not let up. They still capture an audience that is not becoming fatigued – as…

TV

Netflix’s Marvel shows being cancelled

In 2012, Marvel’s first phase of superhero movies culminated in the critical and commercial smash hit The Avengers, uniting Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor and Captain America from their solo movies into an unprecedented team-up. Of course, it was only a matter of time before an attempt to bridge the universe into television was attempted….

Film

Black Panther shows its claws

As the last instalment before the heavily anticipated Infinity War, Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther must walk the line between building the excitement to the aforementioned climax of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It must also provide a satisfying standalone story for a character introduced in a movie that wasn’t his own, and continue Marvel’s current trend…

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Marvel: the mighty

When it comes to the debate of Marvel vs DC everyone who is anyone has an opinion. From the casual movie goer to the comic book fanatic the disagreement causes a level of conflict only rivaled by Brexit. But there is a clear winner and you only need four words to prove it. Marvel has…

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