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Is that Thor's hammer or are you just ecstatic to see Marvel memes again? Whatever the case, you'll get your fair share of Marvel puns jokes and remixes that will have you chuckling the day away. So grab your Vibranium shield and your Iron Man suit and get ready to dive in.

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While Marvel Comics continues to make leaps and strides in the area of diverse representation, Marvel Studios can't seem to find their footing when it comes to female and minority heroes. The Avengers movie line-up as it stands now, has less women than any Avengers team has had in a long time. Making matters even worse, since merging with Disney, the merchandise of their franchises seems to frequently forget their female heroes. First Gamora was left off Guardians shirts, and Black Widow hasn't been seen on shirts and toys since the first Avengers despite starring in two of their movies.

Finally (maybe because of DC's push with Wonder Woman) Marvel seems to be hearing the call. At Licensing Expo 2015, Marvel senior Vice President of Licensing Paul Gitter said they were going to have "a big focus on adult female apparel". Maybe Black Widow will get some shirts once Captain America: Civil War comes out, but let's hope both Scarlet Witch, and they're upcoming Captain Marvel see some love, too.

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Devin Faraci from Birth. Death. Movies. recently spoke with Marvel Studios big-wig, Kevin Fiege about how the Wakandan King, Black Panther, will be entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“It is a role that he is still in the beginning phases of taking on, it’s a mantle he is only beginning to take on because his father is older.”


It sounds like T'Challa, played by Chadwick Boseman, will be preparing to take over regency of his nation as his father begins to look toward abdication. Of course, Black Panther has a solo movie scheduled for late in Marvel's Phase Three, but we should see him sooner.

“The reason we introduced him in Civil War is because we needed a third party. We needed fresh eyes who wasn’t embedded with the Avengers and who has a very different point of view than either Tony or Steve. We said, ‘We need somebody like Black Panther… why don’t we just use Black Panther?’ That’s how it went in the development process.”




With Thor gone taking care of Asgard, Steve and Tony will look to T'Challa to be their counsel and mediator. Let's hope he's up to the task before any Avengers end up dying.

“Today, pre-Civil War, post-Ultron I think he and his father are saying, ‘A bunch of vibranium just got out of here and wreaked a lot of havoc. Maybe we can’t stay behind these borders anymore, maybe we have to stick our heads out and make at least an attempt to be a part of the rest of the world right now, while at the same time protecting our people.’"


Good luck, Black Panther, you're going to need it.



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Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Gwyneth Paltrow visited Ryan Wilcox, an 18-year-old who's been diagnosed with leukemia the second time. "She (Paltrow) told me this is a gift from one mom to another mom," Ryan's mom, Amy Wilcox, told the Associated Press. "She knew how happy it would be for me to see Ryan so happy."

Before we dive into the pictures that have surfaced from their visit, check out this profoundly heartwarming video Chris Evans sent Wilcox before their arranged visit, where he tells Wilcox to keep up 'n keep fighting on.





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