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HBO superhero show The Nevers is set in Victorian England, but tries desperately to make itself relevant
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HBO superhero show The Nevers is set in Victorian England, but tries desperately to make itself relevant

The need for the show to resonate with our present priorities ties into the frustrating vagueness of the storytelling.

Invincible creator Robert Kirkman on translating the gory superhero comic to animation, and incorporating diversity
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Invincible creator Robert Kirkman on translating the gory superhero comic to animation, and incorporating diversity

"It was good to have the opportunity to bring diversity into the series that, frankly, should have been there from the very beginning," says Kirkman.

Coronavirus Outbreak saves the world from Marvel, DC's shifty superhero spectacles this summer
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Coronavirus Outbreak saves the world from Marvel, DC's shifty superhero spectacles this summer

The coronavirus outbreak comes to the rescue of one of the dominant modes of entertainment: to enjoy the spectacle of our own domination.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Writers and creators weigh in on how the pandemic will shape the stories Bollywood tells
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Writers and creators weigh in on how the pandemic will shape the stories Bollywood tells

Director and writers talk about how the coronavirus outbreak will affect the way films are shot and stories are written in the Hindi film industry.

Jessica Chastain turned down a chance to be part of Marvel Cinematic Universe in the 'coolest way ever', reveals Doctor Strange writer
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Jessica Chastain turned down a chance to be part of Marvel Cinematic Universe in the 'coolest way ever', reveals Doctor Strange writer

Jessica Chastain was at one point in talks with Marvel Studios for the role of Christine Palmer in Doctor Strange but the actor declined the part as she herself wanted to play a superhero.

Bloodshot movie review: Vin Diesel’s Valiant Comics superhero can’t transcend the Marvel-DC bipartisanship
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Bloodshot movie review: Vin Diesel’s Valiant Comics superhero can’t transcend the Marvel-DC bipartisanship

So much of Bloodshot is reminiscent of other films, you start to wonder if there is a single original idea hiding underneath its typical Hollywood exterior.

Warner Bros confirms Shazam sequel at 2019 Comic Con in São Paulo; Zachary Levi to reprise the titular role
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Warner Bros confirms Shazam sequel at 2019 Comic Con in São Paulo; Zachary Levi to reprise the titular role

Shazam! follows troubled 14-year-old orphan Billy Batson (Asher Angel) who is bestowed with the power to transform into a godlike adult superhero.

Marvel Phase 4: Our informed guesses about who'll replace Thanos as primary antagonist
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Marvel Phase 4: Our informed guesses about who'll replace Thanos as primary antagonist

Marvel Phase 4, with Avengers: Endgame, left a void in the fans' lives not only with Tony Stark's death but also Thanos turning into ash (excuse the pun).

Pennyworth puts spotlight on Batman confidante Alfred, but Bruce Wayne's butler was always star in his own right
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Pennyworth puts spotlight on Batman confidante Alfred, but Bruce Wayne's butler was always star in his own right

When Epix TV launched Pennyworth — a series dedicated to Bruce Wayne’s longtime confidante — it put the spotlight on a character who’s had an indelible influence on the Batman’s journey. But to fans, Wayne Manor’s butler has long been a star in his own right.

Spider-Man: Far From Home is a timely reminder of how false idols manipulate impressionable millennials
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Spider-Man: Far From Home is a timely reminder of how false idols manipulate impressionable millennials

In Spider-Man: Far From Home, Tom Holland symbolises the millennial generation that is increasingly falling prey to false heroes because of their own insecurities.

Spider-Man: How Marvel's web-slinging, friendly, neighbourhood superhero came into being
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Spider-Man: How Marvel's web-slinging, friendly, neighbourhood superhero came into being

Created by the classic Marvel dream team of Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, Spider-Man first hit shelves back in 1962 as part of a collection of comics under the title Amazing Fantasy #15. Coming fresh off the success of the Fantastic Four’s debut, Lee was already working on what he hoped would be the next big thing.

Joker, Wonder Woman 1984, Bird of Prey, Suicide Squad 2, Shazam! 2: A look at upcoming DCEU movies
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Joker, Wonder Woman 1984, Bird of Prey, Suicide Squad 2, Shazam! 2: A look at upcoming DCEU movies

The DCEU, kicked off in 2013 with Man of Steel, has a multitude of tentpole projects at various stages of development, from Joker to Aquaman 2.

Wanted: Superhero with alt sexuality in films
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Wanted: Superhero with alt sexuality in films

With the world opening up on LGBTQ+ inclusion, the time seems right for the launch of a queer superhero franchise on screen

Superhero politics, read between the lines
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Superhero politics, read between the lines

Beyond star-studded heroism, the Avengers series is popular for its anti-fascist message

Brightburn movie review: A mild diversion from the superhero fatigue with horror tropes as a crutch
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Brightburn movie review: A mild diversion from the superhero fatigue with horror tropes as a crutch

Brightburn belongs to the queerly modern phenomenon of popular entertainments whose subtext offers far more edifying fare than their narrative.

Post Avengers: Endgame, Marvel needs to sidestep superhero fatigue and breathe new life into Phase 4
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Post Avengers: Endgame, Marvel needs to sidestep superhero fatigue and breathe new life into Phase 4

Will Marvel be able to sustain a world of superheroes without the aid of the original Avengers, who changed the landscape of comic book-based movies.

Odin's son and king of Asgard, Thor is the 'god' most likely to answer humanity's call in times of need
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Odin's son and king of Asgard, Thor is the 'god' most likely to answer humanity's call in times of need

Thor Odinson is the oldest son of Odin Borson, King of Asgard and Jord (Gaea) an elder god of Earth. Odin entreated Jord to bear him a child as he wanted his future son to be connected to both Odin’s realm of Asgard and Earth (Midgard). This ensured that Thor, as a child of two realms, could draw power from both, ultimately making him stronger than practically any other Asgardian in history.

Joker and Thanos highlight Hollywood’s year of the supervillain
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Joker and Thanos highlight Hollywood’s year of the supervillain

Hollywood supervillains Joker and Thanos highlight a year that promises to change how we perceive villainy and morality

Shazam! 2 in the works; screenwriter Henry Gayden expected to return for sequel to Zachary Levi-led film
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Shazam! 2 in the works; screenwriter Henry Gayden expected to return for sequel to Zachary Levi-led film

Soon after the massive box office success of Shazam!, the Zachary Levi-starrer will reportedly return for a sequel

Shazam! earns $53 mn over weekend in North America; film may be a game-changer for DC Extended Universe
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Shazam! earns $53 mn over weekend in North America; film may be a game-changer for DC Extended Universe

Scaling back to a $100 million budget and going for the lighter, comic tone, Shazam! steadily built up its word of mouth with stellar reviews