It's important for all of us to see male superheroes allowed the kind of easy physical affection that women get to perform onscreen with their friends without a second thought.Read More
Sebastian Stan can't tell us flat-out if Marvel has plans to pass Cap's shield onto his lifelong best friend, Bucky Barnes. If he did, Marvel agents would find and disappear him. But Stan can talk about how he feels about the matter.Read More
Buckle up, kids, it appears that there's a new shield in the house.Read More
The first Infinity War poster gave us a glimpse of Chris Evans' Cap rocking a full nomadic beard and a dark blue suit. Now new promotional art gives us a better view, plus some strong new styling for Black Widow and Falcon.Read More
I spend a lot of my time thinking about superheroes, that ever-growing pantheon that means so much to so many of us. One question I've been pondering lately: what is it that makes any particular hero your number one, and how did that happen?Read More
This is the best idea in the history of time.Read More
Dear Chris Evans' beard: It's so good to see you again, and I'm thrilled to know you've found work on Infinity War. You're doing great so far.Read More
Oh my God, I'm so tired.
What do you do with a problem like turning your greatest Nazi-fighting superhero into an agent of Hydra, upsetting fans for months? Continue to milk the storyline unto infinity, if you're Marvel Comics!Read More
Things We Saw Today: Chris Evans Says Avengers 4 Will “Wrap Things Up” for Steve Rogers but What About Me, Chris? What About Me?
Listen, Chris, I love you and your earnest activism and your adorable dogs, but Steve Rogers is my favorite and I'm not going to give him up without a fight.Read More
Marvel’s Stupid HydraCap “Twist”: It’s Not About “Understanding Comics,” It’s About Creators Thinking Beyond Themselves
When I'm not Mary Sue-ing, I'm a writer of fiction. I love making up stories and sharing them with people. And when I talk about pop culture here, I tend to come at it from a place that gives writers the benefit of the doubt and asks readers to be patient, and let a story unfurl past one chapter, or episode, or issue before letting the complaints fly, so that you don't miss out on someone's unique way of telling a story. But creators have responsibilities, too.Read More
No, you move.
Oh hey, it turns out that Marvel Comics has heard about the massive blowback to the Psych!-Captain-America-was-always-Hydra concept and now they think we should just twiddle our thumbs and trust them. Hmmm.Read More
I had mixed feelings about the ending of Captain America: Steve Rogers #1. With this week's Issue #2 from Marvel, we learn how it happened. What may be more important to readers, however, is why it happened and what it means for the story writer Nick Spencer is trying to tell. **SPOILERS FOR CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #2**Read More
For fans who have read the Civil War comic arc, the film took a somewhat different approach to the circumstances that wound up pitting Captain America against Tony Stark. Even if the film didn't adapt the comic book completely, there are still aspects from the original arc that are just as applicable to the MCU timeline.Read More
Let's be honest. The only reason you're excited to see Captain America: Civil War is because you can't wait to see your favorite couple, Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes, back together again! For all the Cap/Bucky shippers out there, have we got a fanzine for you!Read More
Joe Russo, one half of the Russo Brothers directorial team behind Captain America: Civil War, has described the upcoming Marvel movie as a "love story" between Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes.Read More
Marvel Comics plans to launch a new series this spring called Captain America: Steve Rogers, in which Steve will join current Captain America Sam Wilson rather than replacing him.Read More
Captain America: Civil War Plus Adele’s “Hello” Equals Beautiful Cinnamon Roll Too Good For This World, Too Pure
The Captain America: Civil War trailer has been called many things; great, terrible, awesome, boring, you name it. But to me, it never quite reached its full potential until I saw this incredibly genius mashup of the Civil War trailer and Adele's heartbroken apology ballad, "Hello."Read More
The horserace that is the casting of the next Captain America for the Joe Johnston-directed 2011 movie of the same name -- The First Avenger: Captain America -- has been covered by entertainment media like the nomination of a Pope.
A brief timeline. We've had:
- An initial pool of contenders including John Krasinski, Chace Crawford, Scott Porter, Michael Cassidy, Patrick Flueger, Mike Vogel, and Garrett Hedlund. Much excitement.
- The rumor that the role was "John Krasinski's to lose." Maybe so, but he had other obligations, and as the rumor blew up into "John Krasinski is FOR SURE going to be the next Captain America," a lot of people looked foolish.
- Ryan Phillippe added to the mix; Phillipe and Channing Tatum trying out.
- Now, the possibility that (gasp!) a Romanian, Sebastian Stan, will get the role.
Each iteration of this has witnessed a flurry of articles, listicles, further speculations, and, of course, fan polls -- not only at superhero movie-devoted outlets like MTV's Splash Page and fansites like ComicBookMovie, but among the heavy hitters. Here's the thing: Does anyone really care who plays Captain America is that much?Read More