Get Ready for a Female Thor and a Black Captain America

female thor black captain americaEvery year at Comic-Con we see bundles of gender and race-flipped superheroes, and now, to delight of cosplayers everywhere, female Thor and black Captain America are a reality in the Marvel universe.

Steve Rogers is passing his shield to Sam Wilson a.k.a Falcon (played by Anthony Mackie in The Winter Soldier) and Thor’s hammer is being picked up by a woman.

Introduced in 1969, Falcon was the second mainstream black superhero ever after Black Panther in 1966, and the first to hail from the U.S. As for Thor, we’ll have to wait until October to find out about the mysterious woman who takes the place of the original and what he did to no longer be worthy of the title.  Continue reading “Get Ready for a Female Thor and a Black Captain America”

Everything You Need to Know About the Actor Who Plays ‘The Mountain’

the mountain actor game of thronesThe first thing to know about the latest actor to tackle the role of Gregor Clegane a.ka. “The Mountain” on Game of Thrones, is that he’s not a trained actor at all, he’s a competitive weightlifter.

At 6’9″ and nearly 420 pounds, Hafthor Bjornsson (nicknamed “Thor” and “The Icelander”) is the third strongest man in the entire world, and the strongest in Iceland. And a role on Game of Thrones isn’t the only unique offer Bjornsson has received based on his physique. 

In 2013, the Indianapolis Colts almost added him to their roster, and it’s likely that other teams expressed interest, as Bjornsson once said that he “had to choose” between his training in the gymacting and the NFL.  Continue reading “Everything You Need to Know About the Actor Who Plays ‘The Mountain’”

Trailer: Thor: The Dark World

The new trailer for the wonderfully over-the-top Thor sequel is here! Watch Chris Hemsworth screech as his lady love (Natalie Portman, in her first role since 2011’s Thor, after a pregnancy hiatus) is captured.

In Thor: The Dark World, in theaters November 8, the red-caped, hammer-wielding hunk of smoldering blond charm must team up with his evil adopted brother Loki to defeat the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim.

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Marvel Announces Dates For New ‘Thor,’ ‘Captain America,’ And ‘Iron Man’ Movies Plus ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy!’

Guardians Of The Galaxy concept art

Are you already missing Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans in The Avengers? Fear not, they’re coming back in a year, individually. There will also be some new heroes for you to throw your hard-earned dollars at in Guardians Of The Galaxy.

It was announced at Comic-Con with the dates for three sequels to already-established movies that the Guardians group would include Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon. Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, and Groot.

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The Best Cosplay At Comic-Con 2012

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 Comic-Con San Diego goes from July 12 to 15, 2012 and as usual, it’s full of celebrities and cosplayers. One is the lowest form of escapism, one the highest. You guess.

Here we see a ton of Batman, Captain America, Thor and Star Wars costumes plus transgendered Princess Peach and more. Can’t beat that.  Continue reading “The Best Cosplay At Comic-Con 2012”