Square’s The Avengers stars vaguely familiar versions of Marvel’s iconic heroes

This evening’s Square E3 press was…something. After more than an hour of Final Fantasy remasters, the publisher closed things out with far and away its most eagerly awaited game. Licensing some white hot IP, the RPG masters at Square are offering up their own take on Earth’s mightiest heroes. Bay Area-based Crystal Dynamics addressed what […]

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ is a very silly movie, but it ends in exactly the right way

With just a few days until the release of “Avengers: Endgame,” Marvel fans everywhere are probably wondering A) Who dies?? and B) Will this actually resolve the cliffhanger ending of “Infinity War” in a satisfying way? So, just to get it out of the way: A) I’m not telling, and B) Kind of? Mostly? It […]

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Marvel confirms upcoming streaming shows about Loki, Scarlet Witch and the Falcon

At today’s Disney InvestorDday, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige outlined the superheroic side of the upcoming streaming service Disney+. That includes a number of original shows: “Wanda Vision,” which will star Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany as The Vision; “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan as the […]

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Watch Jessica Jones grapple with being a hero in Netflix’s Season 2 trailer

 Netflix’s Jessica Jones is coming back for its second streaming season very soon, and there’s a new trailer you can watch to whet your appetite for the Marvel superhero show. This season looks like it picks up right where the last one left off (it includes some clips from the first series, in fact), but will focus even more on following Jones as she deals with her reluctance to adopt… Read More

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Original Content podcast: We welcome the reign of Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

 Marvel’s Black Panther officially opens today, but TechCrunch’s Darrell Etherington and Anthony Ha have seen it already. Darrell and Anthony are both comic book nerds, and the latest episode of the Original Content podcast includes plenty of discussion about how the latest movie fits into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But Black Panther isn’t just for hardcore comic geeks, so… Read More

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Graphic India raises $5M to build a Marvel-like digital comic brand for India

 It’s been some time since we wrote about Graphic India, a new media startup that believes India should have its own home-grown answer to cartoon empires like Marvel. The 30-person company been busy developing its IP and bringing its creations to audiences via film and TV since we last covered it in 2015, when it raised $2.5 million from investors, and now it has added to that war… Read More

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All of Marvel’s heroes come together in the first trailer for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

avengers infinity war If you were wondering whether Marvel could make a super team-up bigger than The Avengers, the new trailer for Avengers: Infinity War suggests that the answer is a firm yes.
Virtually every hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe makes an appearance. Seriously: If you’re watching and you haven’t seen your favorite character yet, just give it another few seconds. The trailer also… Read More

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Original Content podcast: ‘The Punisher’ arrives with a bang

The Punisher Marvel and Netflix’s latest show The Punisher stars Jon Bernthal as the bloodthirsty superhero. Bernthal first took on the role in the second season of Daredevil, but now he’s the headliner in a story exploring the aftermath of war and a broader government conspiracy. In the latest episode of TechCrunch’s Original Content podcast, hosts Darrell Etherington and Anthony Ha… Read More

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Original Content podcast: Marvel’s ‘Runaways’ looks like an all-around good time

 Lord of the Rings as a streaming TV series? It might happen. Also, Netflix is releasing a comic book with Mark Millar, and Harry Potter is getting its very own Pokémon Go. Plus, TechCrunch’s Darrell Etherington and Anthony Ha enjoy an early look at Marvel’s Runaways, coming to Hulu later this month. We also get into some off-topic chat around the Now You See Me film franchise,… Read More

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