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7 things you didnt know about Thor’s hammer, Mjlnir

Wonder WomanFor decades, Thor has become a popular mainstay of Marvel comics. He was a founding member of the Avengers, and starred in multiple comics titles before getting his own long-running series. His hammer, like any reliable friend, has been with him ever since. Mjlnir has proven to be an essential part of who Thor is over the decades in comics, cartoons, and live-action interpretations. 7 fascinating facts about Thors hammer, Mjlnir 1) Mjlnir wasnt created in a regular forge Thor Theres actually a lot more to the story. The hammer was forged by dwarven blacksmiths named Eitri, Brok, and Buri. In the comics, Odin commanded the blacksmiths to construct a deadly and powerful weapon for Asgard. To do this, the blacksmiths summoned a magical forge located in the heart of a star. There, they painstakingly forged Mjlnir out of Asgardian metal. This metal is so indestructible, it would give Wolverines adamantium claws a run for their money. 2) Mjlnirs creation came with some serious casualties took out the dinosaursFortunately for Marvels heroes, Earth survived the blast. With Jeff Goldblums upcoming appearance in , it sounds like life found a way after all. 3) DC Comics introduced Mjlnir before Marvel

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Against women-only screenings of ‘Wonder Woman’? Its creator would like a word.

If they had cinemas, they'd certainly have women-only screenings. Care to argue with them? Image: warner bros. As the millions of Americans who gave it a record-breaking $100 million weekend now know, Wonder Woman spends most of its opening hour on Themyscira, the fictional island of the Amazons. Or, as it used to be called in the comics, Paradise Island. There’s a reason why William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman’s creator, gave his heroine the Paradise Island background when he delivered her to the world in 1941. This wasn’t just another Krypton, a way to introduce a superhero with a cool otherworldly origin. SEE ALSO: ‘Wonder Woman’ $100 million box office is the best opening for a female director No, Marston’s reasoning can be summed up by two words that are often mocked in modern political discourse: safe space. His Amazons were women who’d fled slavery in Ancient Greece and found eternal life beyond the terrors of “man’s world.” Their island was an allegory for what real-world women needed Virginia Woolf’s all-important room of one’s own, writ large. Marston, a man ahead of his time in his feminist beliefs, was also a fan of feminist utopias. As Jill Lepore has noted

How Wonder Woman finally made it to the big screen

Wonder Woman's fought her way through (development) hell and back. Image: Clay Enos / Warner Bros. Next week, Wonder Woman hits theaters with her-ever first live-action solo adventure. And it only took her 76 years to get there. Although she’s only a few years younger than her Justice League teammates Superman and Batman, Wonder Woman has had far worse luck making the leap to movies. But it’s not for lack of trying. SEE ALSO: Final ‘Wonder Woman’ trailer: More action, more weapons, and Dr. Poison To the contrary, Wonder Woman is the payoff to decades of on-again, off-again efforts to bring the Amazonian princess to the big screen. With the film just days away from release, let’s take a look back at the long and winding journey it took to get here. Wonder Woman’s early days Wonder Woman first appears in the comics in 1941. Image: DC Comics Wonder Woman made her comic debut in 1941, just two years after Batman and three years after Superman. Even though she was immediately popular, it took her a while to cross over into other media. 1967: Wonder Woman tries to transition to TV. The first attempted Wonder Woman TV series, Who’s Afraid

The Porn Business Isnt Anything Like You Think It Is

Midway through the second season of Silicon Valley, the HBO series that so skillfully spoofs the Bay Area tech scene, the plot turns to porn. Inside the offices of Pied Piper, the fictional startup at the heart of the show, a shaggy-haired coder hacks into a rival company. The rival, he discovers, has landed a $15 million contract with a porn outfit called Intersite, also fictional, agreeing to build software that will compress Intersite’s videos and send them across the ‘net. Pied Piper’s CEO, Richard Hendricks, is bemused. “I don’t understand,” he says. “How does Intersite have all this money?” “It’s pornography,” says the guy with the highfalutin facial hair. “Adult content has driven more important tech adoption than anything,” says another colleague. “The first fiction ever published on a printing press was an erotic tale. And from there: super 8 film, Polaroid, home video, digital, video on demand—” “—credit card verification systems, Snapchat—” adds a third. “Pornography accounts for 37 percent of all Internet traffic.” “Thirty-eightwhen I’m on it,” says the guy with the highfalutin facial hair. In many ways, the exchange is typical of the show. It’s good for multiple laughs, particularly if you’re wise to the shamelessly

‘The Gifted’: How will Fox’s new X-Men show tie into the movie universe?

The X-Men took their first tentative steps towards the small screen in February with FX’s Legion which centers around David Haller (Dan Stevens) the secret son of Charles Xavier, who has spent his life believing that his powerful psychic abilities were simply delusions brought on by mental illness. The show’s last two episodes vaguely teased the connection between David and his long-lost father, but despite a few references to mutants, the show felt largely disconnected from the sprawling cinematic universe featuring Professor X, Logan and Magneto. SEE ALSO: ‘Legion’ creator wants the show to prove itself before you call it an X-Men series That won’t be an issue for Fox’s new series The Gifted, which will premiere on the broadcast network on Monday nights this fall. Like Legion, The Gifted is executive produced by the architects of the X-Men cinematic universe, Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg, along with Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory. Oh, and they’re damn sure not afraid of mentioning the X-Men or Magneto’s Brotherhood as the first full-length trailer for the show reveals. “Its very different from [Legion], visually, and yet its very different from the X-Men films as well,” Singer told

MARVEL Comics vs. Movies

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Here are 7 things you probably didn’t know about ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2’

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is out this Friday, so we decided to do our own Vol. 2 on TYDK. Test your nerd prowess with today’s episode, and let us know if you’d want to see a Vol. 3. Visit CineFix for more episodes and movie-related content. Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/05/01/guardians-vol-2-tydk/

A bunch of ‘X-Men’ movies get release dates

Guess who's back? Image: 20th Century fox Here’s hoping you love mutants, because you’ll be seeing a lot of them next year. 20th Century Fox has just announced 2018 release dates for three Marvel movies: the X-Men sequel Dark Phoenix; the X-Men spinoff New Mutants; and the X-Men spinoff sequel Deadpool 2. SEE ALSO: You can probably (maybe?) trust this ‘Avatar’ sequel news, finally Of the three, New Mutants will be the first to arrive on April 13, 2018. Directed by Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars), it centers on a team of young superheroes. New Mutants will be followed a month and a half later by Deadpool 2, due out June 1, 2018. That one will be helmed by David Leitch (John Wick, Atomic Blonde) and bring back Ryan Reynolds as the Merc with a Mouth. New additions to the cast will include Josh Brolin as Cable and Zazie Beetz as Domino. And rounding out the franchise’s big year will be Dark Phoenix, scheduled for November 2, 2018. It’ll be an adaptation of the iconic storyline from the Marvel comics, which was previously adapted into X-Men: The Last Stand. Meanwhile, there’s still no word on when the long-in-development

Culture Shock: Everything You Need To Know About Wolverine

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‘X-men’ artist inserts political references into comic, and people are not pleased

Image: screenshot/ marvel An Indonesian artist for Marvel snuck in several political and religious references into a recent X-Men Gold issue and people noticed. Ardian Syaf, who had previously worked on Batgirl and Superman/Batman titles for Marvel, had put in references to an ongoing political conflict in Indonesia. SEE ALSO: Muslim Indonesians tweet support for beleaguered Christian politician Ahok The references, which appeared in the first issue of X-Men Gold released last week, were quickly spotted by Indonesian readers. Many voiced their anger against Syaf. It’s shameful that a comic that’s about minority and inclusivity is being used to peddle intolerant identity politics by its artist. https://t.co/XbvIKLmeZe Bernadette Maria (@doggudoggu) April 8, 2017 Ardian Syaf basically reached the peak of his career: working for Marvel and he threw that away for the sake of a weak-ass pun Aldy (@aldidot) April 9, 2017 In one of the comic panels, the numbers “212” are seen above a building. In another, the phrase “QS 5:51” is printed on Colossus’ shirt. Here’s some of the controversial religious imagery artist #ArdianSyaf snuck into #XMenGold #Marvel #News #TV #TVNews #ComicBooks #ComicBookNews #Movies #MovieNews #Entertainment #EntertainmentNews #Celebrity #CelebrityNews #Promotional #Images #AntiHeroNews A post shared by Wade Willsun