Following the success of the Avengers film, and with Iron Man 3 set to hit theaters next month, the characters who make up Marvels Avengers team are more recognizable than ever. Naturally, the publisher is taking advantage of that fact via merchandise, including the two t-shirts pictured above.
These are Marvel’s characters, the foundation of their company. As such, these products represent them, not the manufacturers. When people see this, and are (rightfully) bothered by it, they aren’t going to care what middle man made the shirts. They’re going to instantly direct their ire toward Marvel, as it it will look to them as if Marvel is telling boys they can be heroes, and telling girls that, if they’re lucky, a hero will come save them.
Following last week’s official poster reveal for Thor: The Dark World, the live action followup to the 2011 Thormovie starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Jamie Alexander, Anthony Hopkins and more, Apple Trailers has debuted the first full trailer for the film. While the cast from the first film is certainly present and accounted for, so too is the first appearance of former Doctor/Destro Christopher Eccleston as Malekith (the Accursed). What’s the dark elf got in store for Thor and Mjolnir when the movie opens on November 8?
If you were giddy at the prospect of seeing Oscar winner Jamie Foxx adorned with a lightning-bolt headpiece in his role as Electro in next year’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, brace yourself for disappointment. New photos from the Marc Webb-directed film show Foxx will be a distinctly more Ultimate version of the character, with blue skin (or at least temporarily blue before digital touch-ups) and a light-up hoodie in place of the old-school green and yellows.
Parks and Recreation, a show about politics in a small U.S. town, often finds clever ways to parody various topical issues taking place in Washington D.C. Tomorrow’s episode is no different, as this time they’re taking a shot at much debated filibuster reform, and they’ve enlisted the help of Patton Oswalt to do so. Oswalt, playing the role of one of Pawnee’s many
insane passionate citizens, goes on a completely improvised nerd rant in which he recites what he believes should be the plot of the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII, including an aging Luke, Han and Leia crossing over into the Marvel film universe as they team up with the Avengers, Spider-Man, the X-Men and more to take on Thanos. Not all of the Avengers make it into Oswalt’s cut, as he’s replaced “second tier” characters Hawkeye and Black Widow with noted Marvel A-lister Moon Knight. Naturally.
You can see the full video above, and while this is obviously meant to be a joke, let us all pray to our respective deity’s that no executive at Disney ever hears this proposal.