The Problem With Peter Parker, And Marvel’s Challenge To Give Fans Something Different

One of the biggest film announcements of the last week was that Marvel and Sony had finally reached an agreement that would allow Marvel to introduce Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, followed by a solo film co-produced by the two studios. Of course, bringing the web-slinger back to the MCU has been a dream for fans ever since the first Iron Man movie became a success – and why

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., “Turn, Turn, Turn”

“Turn, Turn, Turn” made me unpack every single curse I’ve ever learned but not in admiration. After the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it seems like the article I wrote predicting the outcome of the show will indeed happen. Our S.H.I.E.L.D. team will now have to act rogue as HYDRA has infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D. I always knew that I couldn’t trust the entire crew but there were so many

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “End of the Beginning”

While the last episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. left a bad taste in my mouth, “End of the Beginning” was actually better even though there were still some issues I find disturbing as relates to their depiction of powerful women and people with disabilities. Those issues aside, this episode got me to feel something for the characters, which hasn’t happened much during the run of this show. Here’s hoping that

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., “Yes Men”

I used to think Stephen Moffatt and Joss Whedon were writing gods. I believed everything they wrote was perfect and that they could do no wrong. In the last few months, both these men have been shoved off their pedestals and my belief in them has shattered. I know that individual writers (like Shalisha Francis, who wrote “Yes Men” and “The Bridge) are somewhat to blame, but the creator or

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