Disney to Honor Jack Kirby With Disney Legends Awards at D23

Disney to Honor Jack Kirby With Disney Legends Awards at D23

Most any comic book fan knows that Jack Kirby is a legend in the industry. The late comic book creator is responsible for the invention of such characters as Captain America, the Hulk, and virtually ever character from Marvel’s golden age. Now that Disney is the parent company to Marvel, the massive media conglomerate intends to honor Kirby wth the Disney Legends Award. Set for presentation at this summer’s D23 Expo, Kirby will join a…

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BACK ISSUES: Have Yourself A Bonkers Comics Christmas

BACK ISSUES: Have Yourself A Bonkers Comics Christmas

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Before I introduce this edition’s topic, I just wanted to let you all know that Back Issues is moving to a twice-monthly format for the foreseeable future. These columns involve a lot of research, and doing it weekly has just become untenable, so I hope you’ll all continue…

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Comic News Roundup 12/20/16

Comic News Roundup 12/20/16

TOP STORIES FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2016 Gendercrunching Analysis Shows DC Up, Marvel Down Free Comic Book Day Titles Announced Harry Potter Set to Make First Comics Appearance Disney Becomes First Studio to Pass $7 Billion in a Year Comic News Roundup is a curated selection of news stories related to comic books, comic book films, and other associated media. Josh EpsteinJosh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic…

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Fractured Reality: Marvel’s Multiple Cinematic Universe Problem

Fractured Reality: Marvel’s Multiple Cinematic Universe Problem

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last decade-and-change, you know that pop culture has entered the second age of the Super Hero Film. This year alone, studios have released five films featuring characters who debuted in the “funny pages”, with Deadpool, Batman V. Superman, Captain America: Civil War, X-Men: Age of Apocalypse, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of The Shadows serving as their respective studios’ tentpole films for the year. As of…

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Disney Casts Alden Ehrenreich as Young Han Solo For Standalone Film

Disney Casts Alden Ehrenreich as Young Han Solo For Standalone Film

After months of speculations and casting auditions we now know who will play a younger version of Harrison Ford’s iconic character, Han Solo Deadline has confirmed that Alden Ehrenreich (Hail Caesar!, Blue Jasmine) will star as the title character in the Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo movie. Not much is currently known about the Han Solo standalone film aside that it will take place, like Rogue One, during the time between Episodes 3 and 4, and will deal with…

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Marvel’s Inhumans Pulled From Release Schedule

Marvel’s Inhumans Pulled From Release Schedule

Last year, Marvel unveiled their film lineup for Phase 3.0. One of the films in that lineup was for an Inhumans movie which was orginially slated for 2018. It was later pushed back to 2019 and now it appears to have no set release date whatsoever. Marvel’s Inhumans has been pulled from Disney’s release schedule indefinitely. Since the original announcement for the Inhumans movie in 2014, the Phase 3.0 release schedule has been filled in with Spider-Man: Homecoming (July,…

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 May Leave Georgia if “Religious Freedom” Bill Passes

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 May Leave Georgia if “Religious Freedom” Bill Passes

The highly-anticipated sequel to Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy began production in February, but might be able to get a change of scenery. The film is currently shooting in Atlanta, Georgia, a location also used for the production of Marvel’s Ant-Man and the upcoming Captain America: Civil War. Due to the recent introduction of a bill in the Georgia legislature called the “Preservation of Religious Freedom Act”, a bill aimed at allowing business owners to refuse…

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Big Hero 6 Animated Series Coming to Disney XD

Big Hero 6 Animated Series Coming to Disney XD

Big Hero 6, the award-winning Walt Disney Animation Studios film based on the characters and concepts from Marvel Comics, may not be getting a traditional film sequel anytime soon, but it will at least be followed up with an animated series on Disney XD instead. Big Hero 6 The Series will pick up where the movie left off and will follow Hiro, Baymax, Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Fred, and Go Go as they defend their city from scientifically enhanced…

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No Thanos or Infinity Stones in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

No Thanos or Infinity Stones in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Next year we’ll be seeing the sequel to 2014’s surprise hit movie, Guardians of the Galaxy. With production now officially underway for the film, we’re starting to get some more information in regards to the cast and which characters and items will be returning for the sequel. From the sound of it, it looks like The Mad Titan Thanos and the Infinity Stones won’t be making a return in 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. During…

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Ewan McGregor Rumored to be in Star Wars: Episode VIII

Ewan McGregor Rumored to be in Star Wars: Episode VIII

The Star Wars prequel movies have been panned for years but most people seem to agree that Ewan McGregor’s portrayal of Obi-Wan Kenobi was one of the only good things to come out of them. Now it seems that McGregor might be reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi once again in Star Wars: Episode VIII. The new rumor comes Kristian Harloff from Schmoes Know and Collider Jedi Council, in a tweet he posted saying: “Grain of salt: hearing that Ewan Mcgregor…

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