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The MCU doesn’t know what to do with Julia Louis-Dreyfus

After three MCU cameos, Val Fontaine is embarrassingly unmemorable compared to Nick Fury.

On Nov 16, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ offers a moving tribute to Chadwick Boseman—but struggles with some typical MCU problems

Sincere but overstuffed, this epic sequel balances blockbuster thrills with a thoughtful examination of grief.

On Nov 14, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘Captain America: New World Order’ faces criticism for its controversial title and casting choices

Sharing a title with a famous antisemitic conspiracy theory, 'New World Order' also introduces an Israeli military superhero.

On Sep 12, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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This ‘She Hulk’ scene is sparking discourse about female rage—and bad dialogue

Is She-Hulk's catcalling monologue divisive feminist commentary, or just clumsy writing?

On Aug 22, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ director Joe Russo says theatrical movies are ‘elitist’ compared to Netflix, sparking debate

Is it really 'an elitist notion to be able to go to a theater'?

On Jul 18, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘Ms. Marvel’ episode 6 could change the future of the MCU

The season finale dropped a major bombshell about Ms. Marvel's role.

On Jul 13, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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What is ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ actually about?

Unlike the smart political subtext of 'Thor: Ragnarok,' this movie doesn't know what it's trying to say.

On Jul 13, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Marvel writer apologizes for tone-deaf Miles Morales comic, facing criticism for racist stereotypes

Reimagining Miles Morales as Thor, this comic was criticized for its cringey hip-hop references and racist undertones.

On Jun 23, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘Kraven the PETA member’: Marvel fans are dunking on Sony’s plan for an ‘animal lover’ Kraven the Hunter movie

Actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson describes his version of Kraven the Hunter as an 'animal lover and a protector of the natural world.'

On Jun 21, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘Marvel I’m begging you to give VFX artists enough time to do their jobs’: Fans call out ‘She-Hulk’ trailer for bad CGI

'Using word 'Hulk' to describe this She-Hulk design is pretty generous.'

On May 18, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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People think ‘Doctor Strange 2’ ripped off this viral TikTok indie videogame, ‘Sword of Symphony’

'Sword of Symphony' is a musical combat RPG—and it bears a startling resemblance to Doctor Strange's musical fight scene.

On May 17, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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The 2 Marvel comics you need to read after ‘Doctor Strange’

This epic Avengers storyline is all about multiverse incursions—and it's one of Marvel's greatest crossover events.

On May 11, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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How ‘Doctor Strange 2’ failed Scarlet Witch by telling yet another sexist Marvel story

A bad repeat that oversimplifies her character.

On May 10, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Debate over ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ PG-13 rating leads to people highlighting much more boundary-pushing movies

Should the movie have gotten a PG-13 rating?

On May 9, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ represents everything wrong with the MCU

With a deceptively sexist role for Scarlet Witch, this messy, overstuffed film has no respect for its characters—or its audience.

On May 5, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw