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Doctor Strange: Marvel’s seeking Mads Mikkelsen as villain

Doctor Strange: Marvel’s seeking Mads Mikkelsen as villain

Marvel’s Doctor Strange may have Mads Mikkelsen playing as one of its villains, according to a new report. The actor is said to be in early talks with the studio, which has previously cast Benedict Cumberbatch to play Stephen Vincent Strange, also known as Sorcerer Supreme. At this point there hasn’t been an offer extended to Mikkelsen, according to sources, but reportedly it is expected one will be made shortly, and if so an official announcement will likely follow soon after.

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NASA-funded research enacts Wolverine-style healing

NASA-funded research enacts Wolverine-style healing

Researchers have created a material compound that, when ripped, punctured, or damaged in any way, is able to heal itself in a very short span of time. While we're not quite sure on if this technology has any applicability to human or mutant skin, like that of the Marvel Comics character Wolverine, it certainly appears to work in the field. What we're looking at here is what researchers suggest is a "terminator"-style material. We're thinking it's a bit more like our favorite quick-healing Canadian.

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Captain America: Civil War teaser leaked from Disney D23 [Update: it’s fake]

Captain America: Civil War teaser leaked from Disney D23 [Update: it’s fake]

UPDATE: Looks like we got hosed. Turns out this "teaser" is nothing more than a fake, fan-made clip. We've heard from several people who attended Disney's D23 event, and they say this was nothing like what was really shown. We'll leave the video below incase anyone is still curious to see it, but just know it's 100% not real.

Those following Marvel's rapidly expanding cinematic universe are already well aware that the third Captain America film is in production, with a release date already confirmed for May 6th, 2016. Over the weekend, Disney held its annual D23 fan club expo in Anaheim, California, and a few lucky attendees got to see a special Marvel presentation. Turns out, these people were treated to one of the very first showings of the teaser trailer for the new Captain America. As should be expected in age of smartphones and internet, a portion of it was recorded and shared on YouTube.

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ThinkGeek SDCC ’15 collection brings Star Wars, Tesla, GOTG

ThinkGeek SDCC ’15 collection brings Star Wars, Tesla, GOTG

It's that time again - time to start diving in deep with the wide variety of product releases by device and accessory companies aiming to capitalize on the biggest comic book convention of the year. Today ThinkGeek is joining in on the fun with accessories from comic and cult-classic titles like Guardians of the Galaxy, Knight Rider, the Avengers, and Star Wars. You've already seen the Star Trek entry earlier this month. You'll also find an action figure beach towel to turn yourself into a Legend with big muscles and a trim bod.

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Captain America: Civil War will feature Spider-man

Captain America: Civil War will feature Spider-man

Marvel fans, rejoice: it has been officially confirmed that Spider-man will be included in Captain America: Civil War. It was Marvel’s Kevin Feige who revealed the Spider-man crossover, saying in an interview that the actor behind the new Spider-man, Tom Holland, will be heading off for the Captain America set "immediately". Why? Because the newest Spider-man will be making his first appearance in that movie ahead of his own upcoming theatrical release. Captain America: Civil War will be arriving next summer.

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Marvel, Sony, Paramount to skip SDCC

Marvel, Sony, Paramount to skip SDCC

This morning it's become apparent that SDCC isn't the place to be for three of the world's biggest names in comic book-based entertainment. Marvel, Sony, and Paramount Pictures have all confirmed that they will not be making presentations at San Diego Comic Con 2015. While it's not unheard of that one of these three might not show, it's unprecedented that the entire trio won't be revealing news at the world's biggest comic event. Is this a sign that the convention is no longer the place to make massive announcements?

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Marvel’s Ant-Man TV spot might make you think it’s a comedy

Marvel’s Ant-Man TV spot might make you think it’s a comedy

In about a month's time, the world will be treated to another Marvel Cinematic Universe serving, so close to Avengers: Age of Ultron. But if the latest released TV ad for Marvel's Ant-Man is any indication, there's little worry that it will get overshadowed by the bigger blockbuster hit. Previous trailers emphasized on the seriousness of the film, the powers, the effects, and the destruction, with one or two witty remarks. This time, however, Marvel seems to have pulled all the stops, placing a punchline almost every 20 seconds or so in this 60 second trailer.

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LEGO Marvel’s Avengers trailer debuts

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers trailer debuts

Lego is adding a new game, LEGO Marvel's Avengers, to its roster of adorable games that are fun for all ages. Lego branched into video games a long time ago with its LEGO Star Wars series. Since then, the Lego universe's partnership with Traveler's Tales has expanded to include popular characters such as Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and of course super heroes. Lego has had a field day with its superhero themed games, releasing three Batman: DC Superheroes games and a previous Marvel Super Heroes game.

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Marvel taps Jon Bernthal as the Punisher in ‘Daredevil’ series

Marvel taps Jon Bernthal as the Punisher in ‘Daredevil’ series

It has been revealed that Jon Bernthal, perhaps best known for his role as Shane on The Walking Dead, will be playing the Punisher in the Netflix original series “Marvel’s Daredevil”. He will be arriving in the show’s second season, joining Charlie Cox who plays Hell’s Kitchen’s blind hero. There aren't too many details on how extensively he will play into the show, but his role in the series is described as a big one, and so it is likely we’ll be seeing a lot of him next season and beyond.

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SMS Audio headphones tap into Black Widow, Cap, Iron Man

SMS Audio headphones tap into Black Widow, Cap, Iron Man

This week the folks at SMS Audio have revealed their next collection of headphones - Marvel Comics style. This set will have the same quality sound and feel to the previous releases of SMS Audio Sport headphones - of which these are models in the family - but here will have unique designs based on the characters they represent. The first three headphones revealed in this collection are Captain America, Iron Man, and Black Widow. Embellishments are not only color-accurate with the characters they represent, they're boosted up in full 3D.

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Detail emerge on Marvel’s ‘Phase 2’ for Netflix

Detail emerge on Marvel’s ‘Phase 2’ for Netflix

While Marvel has been on a roll with hit movies from its Cinematic Universe for some time now, this year's Daredevil series on Netflix was a huge surprise, both for fans and Marvel. The show ended up getting great reviews from critics, and fans loved it so much they can't wait for season two sometime in 2016. Now Marvel realizes they need maintain momentum on the television side of things, and Heroic Hollywood has revealed some inside details on what the studio is planning.

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Disney Playmation: wearables make Star Wars and Marvel come to life

Disney Playmation: wearables make Star Wars and Marvel come to life

Disney Playmation revealed with wearable toys, projectors, and wireless technology creating a whole new kind of gaming experience. What you're about to see is the Avengers collection, the first set of Playmation technology that'll hit stores this October. Disney is aiming to change the way children and children-at-heart play games in the real world - getting up and taking action, wearing toys that transform them into their favorite superheroes. Smart Figures, Repulsor Gear, and an optional connection between the lot of them in AvengersNet.

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