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The Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack is a bit spoilery but listen to it anyway

Posted by Seb Patrick at 16:39 on 03 Jul 2014
The Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack is a bit spoilery but listen to it anyway
Not spoilery in a "one of the tracks is titled Requiem for a Raccoon" kind of way or anything, just that the content of Peter "Star Lord" Quill's mixtape is by all accounts a pretty central thematic element that will presumably be quite good fun when revealed gradually. But, fuck it, it's a fantastic set of tracks that helps build anticipation yet further for what's clearly going to be one of the most tremendous superhero flicks ever made, so go and give it a listen and dial up your hype meters. And if you know someone who can get us into an advance screening, let us know. We'll be your friend.

The first female live-action solo Marvel star will be... Peggy Carter

Posted by Seb Patrick at 11:07 on 09 May 2014
The first female live-action solo Marvel star will be... Peggy Carter
Which is, of course, no bad thing, because Hayley Atwell is brilliant, MCU Peggy Carter is brilliant, and while the Agent Carter short was a bit lightweight, it was still a lot of fun. But who would have thought, back when Iron Man first came out, that the first woman character to get a lead solo starring role in this franchise would be a deceased WW2-era love interest who had never headlined her own comic?

Winter Soldier: The Dangling Plot Points

Posted by Seb Patrick at 14:54 on 19 Apr 2014
Winter Soldier: The Dangling Plot Points
As the ongoing narrative of the Marvel Cinematic Universe rattles on, it's only natural that the number of open questions about future storylines should increase, rather than decrease. Even so, though, it was particularly notable just how many plot and character threads seemed to be left dangling in the wake of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Not only did the film set up several possible avenues for the next standalone Cap adventure (a consequence, in part, of cramming just a little too much into its running time), but it could also have had the subtitle Avengers 1.5, considering the way in which it changed the direction of the wider MCU story.

Here, then, are what we've identified as the major outstanding plot threads at The Winter Soldier's close of play - and where we think they might be leading towards. Spoilers aplenty, obvs.

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Captain America

Posted by Seb Patrick at 10:50 on 08 Apr 2014
How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Captain America
Having a favourite superhero used to be so simple.

Agents of SHIELD starting to deal with Winter Soldier fallout

Posted by Seb Patrick at 09:24 on 08 Apr 2014
Agents of SHIELD starting to deal with Winter Soldier fallout
"So, Mr. Coulson, there seems to be a gap in your employment history. Was this a holiday, of some kind?" "It's a magical place."