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Marvel reveals Amadeus Cho as Totally Awesome Hulk

An Old Man Hawkeye, a new Doctor Strange series and Ms. Marvel joining The Avengers are just some of the reveals Marvel has unleashed since unveiling its All-New All-Different initiative a few months ago. But with over 60 new titles, there‚Äôs still mystery surrounding some of Marvel‚Äôs most popular characters ‚ÄĒ such as the much-anticipated new Hulk that‚Äôs going to take over Bruce Banner‚Äôs mantle when Totally Awesome Hulk #1 hits stores in December.¬†So who is the new man in green? He‚Äôs different, he‚Äôs totally¬†awesome‚Ķand he‚Äôs none other than kid genius Amadeus Cho.¬†A fixture of both the Marvel Universe and the Hulk stories for ten years, Cho seems like a natural choice, given that he mirrors his predecessor in a variety of ways ‚ÄĒ from his smarts to his impulsive nature. But the character serves a more significant purpose: crowning Cho with the Hulk title will mark the first time in Marvel history that the company will have a Korean-American lead character written and drawn by a Korean-American creative team (Greg Pak and Frank Cho, respectively.)

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The Hulk Won’t Appear in ‘Captain America: Civil War’

The Hulk was noticeably absent from recently released promotional art featuring the teams ofCaptain America and Iron Man in the upcoming franchise extension¬†Civil War. And it seems there’s a good reason‚ÄĒhe’s not in the movie. Or at least that’s what actor Mark Ruffalo, who plays the green giant with anger issues, revealed to an Italian film website.¬†“I believed that [Hulk] would be in the film, but at the end, it was evident that they needed to reveal that the Hulk did something very significant, and that Marvel wanted to use this in a more upfront [manner],” Ruffalo told BadTaste (based on a translation from Vulture). “My character was inserted into the script, but it was later removed. Who knows, maybe Hulk will never return. However, [Marvel] wants to keep the revelation of what happened a secret, because it is something truly significant.”

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A new Marvel Star Wars comic will explain C-3PO’s red arm

A few weeks ago, when a wave of new images from¬†Star Wars: The Force Awakens¬†hit the ‘net, many fans noticed something quite different about C-3PO, namely that his left arm was no longer golden, and was instead bright red. Obviously, living in the midst of a galactic civil war can generate some wear and tear (remember that time he got torn to pieces on Bespin?), so we all understood, at least in a basic way, the why of the new arm. What we didn’t know was the¬†how. How did this pristine golden droid end up with a replacement limb?¬†Well,¬†The Force Awakens¬†itself might not tell us, but Marvel Comics will. Today the publisher announced¬†Star Wars Special: C-3PO #1, a brand-new one-shot story set before the film that will, among other things, tell us what happened to Threepio’s arm. Writer James Robinson and artist Tony Harris, the acclaimed team behind the legendary¬†Starman¬†series, will reunite for the title, which is billed as a Threepio solo adventure.

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Watch: ‚ÄėThe Final Girls‚Äô Trailer Takes Taissa Farmiga, Nina Dobrev to Camp Bloodbath

Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman and Nina Dobrev star in post-modern horror/comedy romp ‚ÄúThe Final Girls,‚ÄĚ the trailer for which has just debuted online.¬†Adam DeVine, Thomas Middleditch, Alia Shawkat and¬†Alexander Ludwig¬†also star in the pic, which sends up the tropes of 1980s slasher movies by transporting¬†a crew of modern teenagers into the world of ‚ÄúCamp Bloodbath,‚ÄĚ an homage to the genre‚Äôs most beloved films. Farmiga stars as Max, daughter of a horror film actress (Akerman) who stars in the film-within-the-film.¬†The clip is replete with in-jokes about the campiness of the genre and the devotion of its fans, from Middleditch‚Äôs character commenting on the corn-syrup-for-blood phenomenon to¬†DeVine‚Äôs character making a mockery of the traditionally lame dialogue (‚ÄúNice legs. What time do they open?‚ÄĚ). While most of the trailer‚Äôs digs take aim at ‚Äô80s horror culture, 2015 teens are mocked as well, with Middleditch‚Äôs character pausing the action to take a selfie with the murder.

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Marvel’s Luke Cage: Mahershala Ali Cast As The Villain Cottonmouth

Mahershala Ali, known for playing Remy Danton in House of Cards and Boggs in The Hunger Games films, has been cast as the villain Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes in the Netflix Original Series,¬†Marvel’s Luke Cage. The news first broke on Marvel.com.In the comics, Stokes’ Cottonmouth is a New York crime lord and adversary to Luke Cage. It’s worth noting there was another Cottonmouth in Marvel comics, Burchell Clemens, who was a charter member of the Serpent Society, and had no connection to the Luke Cage villain. (If you recall, Serpent Society was also Marvel’s joke subtitle for Captain America 3 before it was officially revealed to be Civil War.)

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Iron Giant 2: Brad Bird Rules Out Sequel

Vin Diesel is a busy man with sequels right now, given that he’s planning to shoot xXx 3 starting this December, before moving onto Fast & Furious 8. On his Facebook page over the weekend, he seemed to tease another one too.¬†He wrote, “I have been very lucky to have played so many interesting characters … one of the first and one of my favorites is… the Iron Giant.”¬†Diesel then added, “P.S. Don’t be surprised when you hear WB announce the sequel”.¬†Surprised? We’d be flat-out shocked. Although author Ted Hughes also penned a follow-up book, The Iron Woman, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it would be the basis for a sequel. After all, The Iron Giant took its own path away from Hughes’ original text of The Iron Man.

 


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