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    Guest Post: Marilyn Monroe Comic Book Tribute

    I had written one comic book for the publisher, Bluewater Productions, which was about Elizabeth Taylor and they asked me to take on Marilyn. I said yes because I loved writing the first one so much, but I quickly realized that I had a ton of research to do if I was going to do this woman justice. J...

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    'Iron Man 3''s Big Overseas Opening Fans High Stateside Expectations; Why AMC and Regal Wrangled with Disney (VIDEO)

    Disney/Marvel's "Iron Man 3" opened in 11 territories Wednesday, with a reported $13.2 million gross. That's more than previous series entries and more than the first day for last year's Disney/Marvel smash "The Avengers" in France.

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    EW Launches CapeTown for Comic-Con Culture Enthusiast, All Things Superhero, Sci-Fi and Fantasy

    EW announces Capetown, a new site dedicated to Hollywood and "Comic-Con culture," a place for all things superhero, sci-fi, fantasy and horror on film, TV, gaming, comic and novel platforms. The site launches today and in the first week will showcase interviews with Robert Downey Jr...

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    Q&A: 'Django Unchained' Producer Reginald Hudlin Offers Up a Rare Inside Look at the 'Django' Comic Book & Quentin Tarantino's Passion-Filled Process

    When "Django Unchained" opens in theaters Dec. 25, audiences will finally see just what Quentin Tarantino has wrought with his provocative, ultraviolent slave-era Western. But that big-screen version is a long way from the screenplay Tarantino originally wrote that sparked a burst of ...

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    Trailer Watch: 'Iron Man 3' - 'Heroes...There is No Such Thing'

    Following the box office success of the superhero ego orgy, "The Avengers," we still have more sequels tracking the individual trajectories of each character. Enter the trailer for "Iron Man 3."

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    Marvel's Kevin Feige Talks to Bloomberg About 'Avengers' and Marvel Future (Video)

    In case you weren't aware, Hollywood's man of the hour is Marvel President and "The Avengers" producer Kevin Feige, who speaks to Bloomberg about what is now the summer's first $1 billion blockbuster and what's next. "I have a good job, I can't complain."

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Avengers' Joins $1 Billion Club After 19 Days UPDATED

    Disney’s “The Avengers” boasted the biggest second weekend in box office history with a stunning $103.2 million, down a mild 50% from its debut and bringing the 10 day cume for the Marvel Studios film to an unprecedented $373.2 million domestic and $628.9 million internationally.

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    'The Avengers': Who Comes Out Ahead? Everyone. Almost.

    When I finally saw "Marvel's The Avengers" Sunday in murky 3-D at Loew's 83rd Street Cinema in Manhattan, like everyone else in the theater, I had a roaring good time.

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    'Hero Whisperer' Joss Whedon and The Tension Within Him and His 'Avengers'

    Would the "The Avengers" be earning its rave reviews without writer-director Joss Whedon? The multi-franchise-tentpole-orgy could have gone in countless different directions. (Robert Downey Jr. confides to Collider, "I think it is just a really good story that could have been done a h...

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    Pixar is Star of Disney CinemaCon Panel; Screens Half Hour of 'Brave,' Announces New Film and Dates

    At a time when Disney is undergoing management turmoil, Pixar stole the Disney thunder at a very long show-and-tell at CinemaCon. Pixar/Disney Animation czar John Lasseter screened the glorious first half hour of "Brave" (June 22), which will surely prove a summer blockbuster and showed stunning foo...

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