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Jon Bernthal hates alt-right ‘Punisher’ fans

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To describe the Punisher as “divisive” would be an understatement. The character is straightforwardly, brutally violent, and has a long history of blurring the line between vigilante hero and gun-toting mass murderer. Marvel‘s new Netflix original series inspired wildly different interpretations from fans and critics, with some saying it glorified violence while others criticized it for not being violent enough.

Then, there’s the political subtext. The Punisher’s role is inextricably linked with the U.S. military, and his logo is worn for various reasons by military veterans, police officers, and members of the alt-right movement. Some fans saw the Netflix series as a thoughtful portrayal of PTSD, but the character is also associated with police brutality and toxic masculinity.

Basically, the Punisher contains multitudes, and the one thing everyone can agree on is that Jon Bernthal gave a great performance in the role. He’s also had to answer some awkward questions about the character’s politics, as proven by a recent interview with Esquire. Asked about the Punisher’s popularity in the armed services, Bernthal said he felt “honored to play a guy who people putting their life on the line identify with.”

But what about alt-right protesters at events like the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia? He has a much simpler answer: “Fuck them.”

While certain fans interpret the Punisher as a far-right hero, Bernthal definitely doesn’t agree.

H/T AV Club

Read more: https://www.dailydot.com/parsec/punisher-alt-right-jon-bernthal/

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IMAX is having a 20-film Marvel movie marathon

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Marvel’s having a 10th birthday bash, and you’re invited.

IMAX, Marvel Studios, and Walt Disney Studios have announced that, in a celebration of the franchise’s 10th anniversary, all 20 Marvel Cinematic Universe movies are coming to IMAX theaters this Labor Day weekend.

Yup, all of them – including, for the first time ever in that jumbo-sized format, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Captain America: The First Avenger.

And the Marvel crew couldn’t be more excited, as explained in this promotional video explaining just why it’s so important for you to not just watch these movies, but to watch them in IMAX.

“A lot of superheroes coming together. Sounds like IMAX was the appropriate call,” says Chris Evans.

Hey, who are we to argue with Captain America?

The “Marvel Studios 10th Anniversary Film Festival,” as it’s called, will run from Thursday, Aug. 30 through Thursday, Sep. 6 in select IMAX theaters across the U.S. and Canada.

For the first five days (Aug. 30 – Sep. 3), all 20 films will be shown in the order they were released. The following two days (Sep. 4-5) will be “theme days” centered around origin stories and team-ups. Finally, the event will wrap up on Sep. 6 with encore showings of two of the films, as voted on by fans.

Tickets are on sale now at IMAX.com/MarvelFest.

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DC disaster: can Supergirl save the universe for Warner Bros?

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With the titanic tedium of Batman and Superman having left the studios vision in mortal danger, execs have recognised its time for the boys to step aside

“Its probably fair to say that Supergirl likely to be the next costumed titan to get their own movie is not the first DC superhero who springs to mind for the average comic-book fan. Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman occupy far taller plinths on the pantheon than Kara Zor-El, who, prior to the current TV series starring Melissa Benoist, was best known for the 1984 movie so terrible that the characters fellow Kryptonians were probably happy to be dead and buried so they didnt have to watch it.

Yet there is a problem with DCs holy trinity. DC has ruined its plans for a shared universe centred around the three superheroes, with the heavy metal cacophony of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice having jarred horribly with the prosaic lilt of Justice League. If the studio, Warner Bros, has any plans to to get the gang back together again, it will have to do a much better job of getting audiences interested in its characters before trying to unite them in a money-spinning, Marvel-style mega-team.

The good news is that the best instalment so far has been Patty Jenkins Wonder Woman, which was cheerfully unconcerned with the rest of the DC extended universe (DCEU), the movie taking place in a different era to the other films……………….

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/aug/09/supergirl-movie-batman-superman-warner-bros-dc

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‘Iron Fist’ Netflix teaser has a first look at Danny’s comic book mask

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It’s been said many times before that what looks cool in the comics doesn’t always translate on film. Here today with an object lesson in that idea is Netflix’s latest teaser for Iron Fist Season 2, which also confirms (again) that the Marvel series will return on Sept. 7.

Brace yourself. Here it is:

Just for the sake of comparison, the comic book version looks like this. So as you can see, the Netflix version isn’t too far off, style-wise. But it also reads very differently here.

Iron Fist returns on Sept. 7, and for all the time we spent razzing Danny Rand during Season 1, there’s reason to suspect that this second season will fare much better.

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/07/28/iron-fist-netflix-teaser-comic-mask/

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