Keep the X-Men out of the MCU

The X-Men are one of Marvel's most iconic franchises. There are dozens upon dozens of X-Men comic books, from the mainline series to the spinoff character books such as Deadpool and Wolverine and spinoff team books such as X-Force and X-Factor.    While always a good seller, their popularity grew in the mid-90s with the X-Men Animated Series and their popularity skyrocketed in the early 2000s with the … Continue reading Keep the X-Men out of the MCU

Is the Marvel Cinematic Universe still special?

This week I had an interesting conversation with a friend regarding the MCU. Through the discussion, an interesting idea was raised. With the MCU becoming so vast across movies and television shows, will the release of a new Marvel property ever feel special again? I initially scoffed at the idea. Marvel properties, both TV and … Continue reading Is the Marvel Cinematic Universe still special?

Is scrutiny ruining nerd culture?

Nerd culture is all about the little things. We love to scrutinize and analyze every tiny morsel that we can find online. Set photos, casting announcements, leaked scripts all make nerds drool at the mouth. Speculating is half the fun of being supremely passionate about all things nerdy. Perhaps the biggest point of speculation that … Continue reading Is scrutiny ruining nerd culture?

Wonder Woman: Symbol of Change

Hollywood is not a kind place for women. Actresses have historically been relegated to the role of the damsel in distress. There simply to motivate the male character into saving the day. Female directors are rarely given the chance to showcase their unique artistic voice in the same way as their male counterparts. Hollywood is … Continue reading Wonder Woman: Symbol of Change

The Incredible Marvel Brand

When Marvel Studios released its first feature film back in 2008, no one knew that a massive cultural shift was about to happen. The success of the first Iron Man paved the way for the highest-grossing film franchise in history. The Marvel Cinematic Universe or MCU has out-grossed the likes of James Bond, Harry Potter, … Continue reading The Incredible Marvel Brand