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‘Captain Marvel’ is (kinda) the Nick Fury prequel you’ve been waiting for

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It’s not quite the Nick Fury solo film we’ve been clamoring for, but Captain Marvel might be the next best thing. For now, anyway.

While it’s no secret that Samuel L. Jackson’s S.H.I.E.L.D. agent character appears in the movie, what Marvel fans should know is that this isn’t just another one of his surprise post-credits cameos. 

Jackson is a major character in Captain Marvel – to the point that, during our visit to the set…

‘Glass’ tries and fails to shatter the comic book movie formula

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Watching Glass is like going to the movies with that one friend who cannot help leaning over to whisper one banal observation after another into your ear, and then leaning back satisfied that he’s just blown your mind.

“In comics, this is referred to as the ‘showdown,’” explains Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson) during the climax — assuming, I guess, that no one listening has ever read a comic or seen a movie before.

‘Black Panther’ just took a big step toward a Best Picture Oscar nom

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Black Panther had no trouble conquering critics, fans, and the global box office. But could it go on to awards glory? 

The Marvel movie is one of 10 films up nominated for the Producers Guild of America’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures — essentially the organization’s equivalent of Best Picture.

Also in the running are BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody,…

‘Black Panther’ just took a big step toward a Best Picture Oscar nom

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Black Panther had no trouble conquering critics, fans, and the global box office. But could it go on to awards glory? 

The Marvel movie is one of 10 films up nominated for the Producers Guild of America’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures — essentially the organization’s equivalent of Best Picture.

Also in the running are BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody,…

Here’s what happens in the end credits of ‘Aquaman’

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Spoilers for Aquaman ahead.

You didn’t think Aquaman would be the last we’d see of Aquaman, did you?

Nope — in typical superhero fashion, his big solo movie has a mid-credits stinger setting up a sequel. Here’s what happens in the Aquaman end credits, and what it means for potential future Aquaman films.

What happens in the Aquaman end credits

Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), whom we last saw getting destroyed in…

Here’s what happens in the end credits of ‘Aquaman’

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Spoilers for Aquaman ahead.

You didn’t think Aquaman would be the last we’d see of Aquaman, did you?

Nope — in typical superhero fashion, his big solo movie has a mid-credits stinger setting up a sequel. Here’s what happens in the Aquaman end credits, and what it means for potential future Aquaman films.

What happens in the Aquaman end credits

Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), whom we last saw getting destroyed in…

Here’s what happens in the end credits of ‘Aquaman’

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Spoilers for Aquaman ahead.

You didn’t think Aquaman would be the last we’d see of Aquaman, did you?

Nope — in typical superhero fashion, his big solo movie has a mid-credits stinger setting up a sequel. Here’s what happens in the Aquaman end credits, and what it means for potential future Aquaman films.

What happens in the Aquaman end credits

Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), whom we last saw getting destroyed in…

Here’s what happens in the end credits of ‘Aquaman’

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Spoilers for Aquaman ahead.

You didn’t think Aquaman would be the last we’d see of Aquaman, did you?

Nope — in typical superhero fashion, his big solo movie has a mid-credits stinger setting up a sequel. Here’s what happens in the Aquaman end credits, and what it means for potential future Aquaman films.

What happens in the Aquaman end credits

Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), whom we last saw getting destroyed in…

Here’s what happens in the end credits of ‘Aquaman’

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Spoilers for Aquaman ahead.

You didn’t think Aquaman would be the last we’d see of Aquaman, did you?

Nope — in typical superhero fashion, his big solo movie has a mid-credits stinger setting up a sequel. Here’s what happens in the Aquaman end credits, and what it means for potential future Aquaman films.

What happens in the Aquaman end credits

Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), whom we last saw getting destroyed in…

No, ‘Captain Marvel’ star Brie Larson isn’t nervous about being Marvel’s first solo female lead

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Even by Marvel Cinematic Universe standards, Captain Marvel has a lot riding on her shoulders.

There are all the usual concerns about starting a franchise and translating a fan-favorite character to screen, of course. Then there’s also the fact that Captain Marvel is the first solo female-led film in the MCU’s 10-year history, arriving at a time when women’s roles on film are more closely scrutinized than ever.