The Origins of Captain Marvel's Powers Raise Some Interesting Questions About the Larger MCU

Early in Captain Marvel, after Carol Danvers and Nick Fury have met, the Kree warrior explains that her signature photon blasts are all the proof anyone needs that she’s not a member of the Skrull race stealthily invading Earth in 1995. Fury, understandably, has no reason to believe or doubt Carol because he has no…

Noah Hawley's Doctor Doom Movie Has a Script, But Its Future Is Uncertain Thanks to Marvel

The future of Noah Hawley’s Doctor Doom movie was immediately thrown into question the moment news broke that Disney had designs on purchasing 20th Century Fox in order to regain the cinematic rights to a number of Marvel characters, like the X-Men and the Fantastic Four. At some point, it’s likely that all of those…

io9 Roundtable: Captain Marvel's Epic Crash Landing Into the MCU

Captain Marvel is finally in theaters. Unsurprisingly, the movie’s doing gangbusters at the box office, and Carol Danvers’ status as one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most powerful heroes has been solidified. But there’s so much more to Carol and Captain Marvel’s story than her cosmic powers and, while we liked…

This Week's Best New Comics Are About Making the Most of Strange Situations

While we’ve all had our fair share of off days, where we find ourselves confronted with surprising situations that aren’t to our liking, it’s not often that we’re forced to deal with events so wildly out of the ordinary that we’ve got no frame of reference as to how to respond. For the heroes of this week’s best new…

American Gods' Ricky Whittle Thinks His Show Is 'More Beautiful' Than Game of Thrones

When we think about “prestige” genre television shows that demonstrate how fantastical stories can be brought to the small screen, the series that most immediately comes to mind is, of course, HBO’s Game of Thrones (and perhaps Westworld). But American Gods’ Ricky Whittle believes that his show is the one that…

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