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Women of color will support each other and kick butt in ‘Black Panther’

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If there is a light in 2018, it is Black Panther, and actresses Lupita Nyong’o and Letitia Wright are as excited as you are because the females are strong as hell.

In an interview with Teen Vogue, the actresses discussed how Panther deviates from the roles superhero movies often relegate women to, and how their characters work together instead of tearing each other down.

“My character, Nakia, [is] a departure from the character you see in the comic books,” Nyong’o said. “She’s this independent woman, super patriotic but also very questioning of her society, and I liked that. With her complicated relationship with T’Challa, I knew it was going to be kind of sexy, and I was like, ‘OK, I definitely want in.'”

In the comics, Nakia is groomed as part of a group of Wakandan women known as the Dora Milaje, who are the king’s bodyguards and trusted with maintaining the peace. She lives in the palace with T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and develops feelings for him over time. That could easily lead to being jealous of his bond with his sister Shuri (Wright), but Nyong’o says the film avoids that trope.

Ryan made a point of avoiding the expected female-rival narrative. In this genre, where spandex is involved, oftentimes the women are pitted against each other. In our story, there are so many different women holding their own space. Women may be in competition with each other, sure, but that doesn’t necessarily mean there’s an absence of love or respect. Shuri is the sister to the Black Panther and the leader of technological pursuits, and Nakia is someone who has a complicated history with the Black Panther and is a warrior in her own right. You see them work together, and you see a dynamic that is really encouraging. Making this film awakened me. I walked away from this experience feeling extremely supported, and I felt challenged.

Wright said that all the characters in the film exhibit both strength and vulnerability, irrespective of gender. She was heartened to play a character as tough as Shuri who still experiences fear and uncertainty.

“Superhero movies are our modern folklore—and folklore is important,” Nyong’o continued. “It informs our sense of oneness. The beauty of cinema is you all go into a room together and agree to suspend your disbelief and share this experience of another world…These big blockbuster superhero films appearing in moments when we’re so polarized are some of the few chances we all get to be on the same page.”

Black Panther releases in theaters Feb. 16.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/12/22/lupita-black-panther-women/

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Jake Gyllenhaal joins ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ sequel as Mysterio

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“Jake Gyllenhaal, who once almost replaced Tobey Maguire in director Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2, is now going to face off against Tom Holland’s friendly neighborhood wall-crawler.

The Brokeback Mountain star will join the Sony side of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe as the villain Mysterio. He’ll appear in the upcoming sequel to 2016’s Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Gyllenhaal all but confirmed the news in a post on his shiny new Instagram account on Wednesday:

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I just realized I’m not playing Spider-Man.

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The Instagram video features Gyllenhaal reading an old issue of The Amazing Spider-Man, with a glaring cover that announces “The Return of the Man Called MYSTERIO!”

This will be Gyllenhaal’s first real comic book movie. He’s no stranger to big-budget blockbusters (The Day After Tomorrow) or geek-friendly adaptations (Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time), but Spider-Man 2 was the closest he ever came to participating in a big screen superhero story.

Precious little is known about the Homecoming sequel, probably due in large part to………………………………………………..”

Read more: https://mashable.com/article/jake-gyllenhaal-mysterio-spider-man-homecoming-sequel/

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Avengers: Endgame Trailer #1

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The fourth installment of the ‘Avengers’ series.

Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson Directed By: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

US Release Date: May 3, 2019

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Captain Marvel Trailer #2

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Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.

The film stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, Mckenna Grace, with Annette Bening, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.

Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patricia Whitcher and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The story is by Nicole Perlman and Joe Shrapnel & Anna Waterhouse, and the screenplay is by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck and Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Jac Schaeffer.

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