Marvel’s Explanation for Jane Foster’s Absence in Thor: Ragnarok Has Taken a Turn

Image: Thor: The Dark World, Marvel/Disney We’ve known for a while that Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), the astrophysicist who also happened to be Thor’s love interest in the God of Thunder’s first two movies, was not appearing in Thor: Ragnarok. At first, Marvel’s answer was simply that most of the movie wouldn’t take place on […]

The cavernous plot hole at the heart of ‘Daredevil’ season 2 | The Daily Dot

  Warning: This article contains spoilers for Daredevil season 2. Sometimes, it feels unfair to overanalyse plot holes in comic book adaptations. The genre relies on suspension of disbelief, and as long as the narrative makes emotional sense, who cares if there are a few discrepancies? Daredevil‘s second season, however, went further than most. Its […]

Review: Instead of badass martial arts, ‘Iron Fist’ is mostly about corporate drama

  Editor’s note: This review is spoiler-free. Iron Fist arrives with more baggage than its creators intended. Dogged by accusations of cultural appropriation (was it really a good idea to cast a white man as the protector of a mythical Asian culture?), it’s a show with something to prove. And in the six episodes made […]

How ‘Captain America: Steve Rogers’ Is Trying To Disassociate HYDRA From Nazis And Why It Won’t Work

  How ‘Captain America: Steve Rogers’ Is Trying To Disassociate HYDRA From Nazis And Why It Won’t Work   I’ve written about this on Twitter a few times, but I think it’s worth getting down all in one place. In the pages of Captain America: Steve Rogers it was revealed that Steve — through Cosmic Cube related […]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Builds Tension for Its Trailer and Then Ruins It Completely

GIF It’s nice that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has enough self-awareness to recognize how ridiculous it is to pretend that every single moment of this movie is an epic, end-of-the-universe adventure. Sometimes, Drax just needs to eat. As much as trailers for trailers are usually annoying and mostly just a snippet of the […]

Matt Reeves Is Officially Directing the Next Batman Movie

It’s been a tumultuous few weeks behind the scenes of the upcoming Batman film, but now it’s official. Warner Bros. announced that Matt Reeves, the director of Cloverfield, Let Me In, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and this summer’s War for the Planet of the Apes, is directing a standalone Batman film. “I […]