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Invention of the Day: Company Creates Marvel, 'Star Wars' and 'Frozen' Bionic Arms For Kids
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Thanks to the Disney Accelerator Program, some lucky kids are getting the chance to make their dreams come true.

UK-based company Open Bionics is developing these super awesome prosthetic limbs for kids based on Iron Man, Star Wars, and Frozen.

"They won't have to do boring physical therapy, they'll train to become heroes. They're not just getting medical devices, they're getting bionic hands inspired by their favorite characters," the company said in a statement.

Disney has provided consultation on the project and royalty-free licensing.

Working with Lucasfilm's ILMxLAB and Disney creative teams, the 3D-printed arms are based on on Iron Man's gauntlet, a lightsaber and Queen Elsa's hand.

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Artist Creates Mechanized Versions of Your Favorite Superheroes and the Results Are Stunning

Every now and again we're lucky enough to come across the work of a talented artist otherwise flying under the radar---this is one of those times! Which one is your favorite? We love his take on the Avengers!

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About a year ago, Marvel announced its movie schedule for the next five years, but it looks like it's time to update that schedule. A sequel to Marvel's smallest film (pun intended) to date, Ant-Man, is officially on the books. Called Ant-Man and The Wasp, this super dup starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly will take over Black Panther's slot on July 6th, 2018.

Marvel seems to be sticking pretty hard to the "no more than three movies a year" rule moving Black Panther up to February 16th 2018, and Captain Marvel back to March 8th, 2019. Marvel's first female solo superhero, Captain Marvel has had her debut movie pushed back twice now, the first time occurring when Spider-Man came home to Marvel.

Marvel also announced three dates for movies in 2020 which is most likely the beginning of Phase 4. May 1st, July 10th, and November 6th will be the first Marvel movies of next decade. (Prediction: Spider-Man 2, Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Blade 4)

The Official Marvel Schedule (As of October 2015)

  • 5/6/2016 - Captain America: Civil War
  • 11/4/2016 - Doctor Strange
  • 5/5/2017 - Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  • 7/28/2017 - Spider-Man
  • 11/3/2017 - Thor: Ragnarok
  • 2/16/2018 - Black Panther
  • 5/4/2018 - Avengers: Infinity War Pt. 1
  • 7/6/2018 - Ant-Man and The Wasp
  • 3/8/2019 - Captain Marvel
  • 5/3/2019 - Avengers: Infinity War Pt. 2
  • 7/12/2019 - Inhumans
  • 5/1/2020 - Unknown
  • 7/10/2020 - Unknown
  • 11/6/2020 - Unknown

Add in another 4-5 movies a year from X-Men/DC and you'll get a sense of where all your money is going over the next five years. Hope you like Superheroes!

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...With a pretty strong exception. The Song of Ice and Fire author has always been a Marvel nerd, and recently told MTV Geek that he would love to write Doctor Strange comics -- but it can't be rebooted or retconned.

I would have to have my lawyers to meet with Marvel's lawyers and work out an absolutely iron-clad contract that would say whatever I did in the story would continue to be canon forever, and would never be retconned, rebooted or reimagined out of the universe when some later writer decided to mess around with it. Because I hate that, I hate — I've always hated reboots and retcons and the fact that a writer comes in and undoes what a previous writer did and, y'know, brings dead characters back to life, kills new characters that weren't intended to die. That's the one thing I don't like about comics. That drives me crazy.

So what do you think? Is it worth it?