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There’s a new ‘Black Panther’ song by Kendrick Lamar because we weren’t hyped enough already

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Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER..T’Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman)..Photo: Matt Kennedy..Marvel Studios 2018

Thought you couldn’t possibly get any more excited for Marvel’s Black Panther?

What if we told you Kendrick Lamar produced the soundtrack? And that the first song from it is a new song by him and SZA? And that you can listen to it right here, right now?

That’s what we thought.

Per the press release, Lamar is working with Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith to curate and produce Black Panther: The Album, in close collaboration with Black Panther director Ryan Coogler.

“Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is amazing, from its cast to its director. The magnitude of this film showcases a great marriage of art and culture,” Lamar said in the statement. “I’m truly honored to contribute my knowledge of producing sound and writing music alongside Ryan and Marvel’s vision.”

The press release additionally notes that Black Panther will be the first Marvel Cinematic Universe release to feature multiple original songs created just for the film, so today’s “All The Stars” is just the start of it.

Lamar’s song “DNA” was previously used to soundtrack a Black Panther sizzle reel shown at Comic-Con. At the time, the cast and crew gushed about how perfectly Lamar’s music suited their film.

“It’s actually oddly literal for our trailer’s purposes,” Coogler said during the Comic-Con panel. “I think a lot of the cultural things we’re dealing with in Wakanda are in the zeitgeist in the African American community.”

However, it was only in December that we got an inkling Lamar would be directly involved with the film. The music video for “Love” included a quick shot of a clapperboard reading “B. Panther Soundtrack Coming Soon.”

Lamar and Black Panther sound like a match made in pop culture heaven. And if that first song is any indication, we’re gonna be playing this album on repeat for the rest of the year.

Black Panther hits theaters Feb. 16. Only 42 days left to go!

Read more: http://mashable.com/2018/01/04/kendrick-lamar-black-panther-soundtrack/

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IMAX is having a 20-film Marvel movie marathon

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Are you not entertained??

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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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