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Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's adaptation of the cult comic series is best when it puts superhero antics aside to play out a human-scale love story Read more

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Samuel Engelking

The Toronto actor will become the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first Asian lead. Plus: more superhero news out of Comic-Con 2019 Read more

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Warner Bros. Television

The 10-episode series from the DC Universe streaming service will air over the summer on Showcase, but it won't be coming back Read more

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Marvel Studios

As Endgame brings down the curtain on a decade of Marvel stories, it's a good time to take stock of what these films have achieved and what's still to come Read more

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Warner Bros. Television

Now available on Space and Crave, the Titans spin-off is willing to bend the rules of superhero television and get very, very strange Read more

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Two of the superhero genre’s nicest surprises have arrived on disc and digital, offering deep dives, lots of extras and an epic Alternate Universe cut Read more

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20th Century Fox

Disney's mega-merger with 20th Century Fox is complete, which means Wolverine, Deadpool and the Fantastic Four can join the Marvel Cinematic Universe Read more

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Chuck Zlotnick

Rotten Tomatoes is changing its audience-rating system to stop sexist trolls from dragging down the superhero movie's aggregation rating Read more

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We all kinda saw it coming, but let's hope Marvel finds a way to integrate Jon Bernthal and Krysten Ritter's characters into future movies Read more

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Thanks to James Wan's campy box office hit, the studio is moving beyond Zack Snyder's grim vision of superhero life – and that's a good thing Read more

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FX is ending Noah Hawley's Marvel mutant psychodrama Legion, but has greenlit the beloved, long-in-development DC Vertigo book for a 2020 air date Read more

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Warner Bros. Television

As another movie reignites the debate around cisgender actors playing trans roles, The CW series gives us a trans character played by a trans woman Read more

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The first Marvel Studios movie to be nominated for Oscar's top prize is about something more than the usual heroes-and-villains stuff Read more

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The CW

The Toronto-shot DC Comics show premiered in the U.S. last year and is now streaming on Netflix Canada Read more

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The Academy should go big or go home if they manage to gather Marvel's biggest stars on stage Read more

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Frank Masi

The Venom creator says his upcoming directorial debut, Spawn, will be dark, but let's hope he brings some levity to it. As the extras in Venom's new Blu-ray set show, a little silliness goes a long way. Read more

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Sony Pictures Animation

From Black Panther to Aquaman, the universes came a long way this year Read more

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This week's Superhero Nonsense column tackles a particularly gross reboot, a PG-rated revamp and Hollywood's humblest superhuman Read more

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Marvel

Here's what you need to know about martial arts master Shang-Chi (and who we think should play him) Read more

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The first reactions to DC's holiday superhero movie are predictably encouraging... but they're also curated by the studio to be that way, so who can we trust? Read more

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