Marvel Misses

I read a couple of recent articles in which Marvel exec David Gabriel stated that issues of Marvel titles featuring women and ethnically diverse characters just weren’t selling well. He was quoted as saying, “people didn’t want any more diversity. They didn’t want female characters out there.” In effect, titles starring or featuring female characters front and center weren’t selling, and by extension, dragging down overall sales figures for the entire line. Well, it’s starting to emerge that this is pretty much a big pile of horseshit. Marvel has always had a…

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Harley Quinn: The Movie?

DC Entertainment is reportedly exploring the possibility of a spin-off movie for Harley Quinn. The idea for the film was proposed and is being promoted by actress Margot Robbie, who will appear as the character in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie, and who would star in and produce the spin-off. Harley Quinn was originally created by Paul Dini for Batman: The Animated Series, as sidekick, girlfriend and foil for the Joker. Her popularity grew so much that she was officially made comics-canon shortly after her debut in the series, and has been featured in…

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I Know My Value – a Postmortem

In the past couple of weeks, RT has been after me to write my promised follow-up to the Supergirl article, regarding the ABC series Agent Carter. I had told him that once I’d finished watching all of the episodes of the former, I’d work on an article for the latter, telling you why you should be watching this show. Now I have the task of telling you why you should have watched this show. Agent Carter was cancelled by ABC this week. There were hints that this would happen. First,…

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Widow Gets Her Due?

Hot on the heels of her co-starring role in Captain America: Civil War, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has announced that the studio is “firmly committed” to doing a Black Widow movie with Scarlett Johansson. The tentative plan – nothing has been set yet and no filming or release dates have been announced – is to release a standalone film featuring the crimson-headed Avenger after the second part of Avengers: Infinity War, which would most likely be no earlier than 2020. Marvel does have three films slated to be filmed…

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