The Marvel universe's heroes are basically movie stars with superpowers

From Iron Man on, the gajillion-dollar Marvel Cinematic Universe has toyed with portraying its characters as A-list and B-list celebrities or even actors cast in roles—a Hollywoodian fantasy where superheroes go to lunch, get asked for autographs, mingle at after-parties. (Avengers Tower is supposed to be in Midtown…

Mark Ruffalo says a standalone Hulk movie isn’t happening

The Hulk has become one of the big, green cornerstones of the MCU, but any future solo outings are still in limbo. Although we’ll soon see him tearing up the galaxy alongside the Odinson in Thor: Ragnarok, Mark Ruffalo doesn’t think the road-trip film will launch a Hulk franchise. It’s not for lack of interest, from…

Mark Ruffalo’s Instagram offers a behind-the-scenes look at Thor: Ragnarok

Mark Ruffalo has previously described Thor: Ragnarok as “an intergalactic buddy road movie with Banner and Thor.” Now the prolific Instagram user has created quite a nice portrait of the film’s off-screen camaraderie as well. The third Thor film is currently filming in Australia and Ruffalo has been sharing photos of…

Mark Ruffalo promises a Hulk-ier Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok

Mark Ruffalo has previously described Thor: Ragnarok as a “universal road movie” and “buddy picture” between Thor and Bruce Banner/the Hulk, and according to a new Entertainment Tonight interview with the actor, you’re going to see a lot of Hulk action in the trilogy-capper. Apropos of the Hulk’s favorite pastime,…

Explore the solitary moments of Benoit Lapray’s superheroes in nature

They may be faster than a speeding bullet, but even superheroes can enjoy a moment of quiet reflection amongst nature. At least, that’s the idea behind Benoit Lapray’s new photography series “The Quest For The Absolute.” Each picture finds a superhero in a beautiful landscape, alone with just nature and their…

Marvel’s Phase 3 to showcase diversity, byzantine labyrinth of crossovers

Yesterday, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige unveiled what is quite possibly the most influential infographic in Western history: Marvel’s Phase 3 timeline. With a calm prescience befitting the late Steve Jobs, Feige informed all what media we’d be consuming until well into the 2020 presidential campaign. And as it…

A biologist used science to explain how The Hulk and Captain America work

There are video game nerds, comic book nerds, and even sports nerds, but a true nerd isn’t just some guy obsessed with muscle-y men hitting each other. As Milhouse explained in an episode of the Simpsons, “nerds are smart.” Now, a biologist at Stanford is blending these two worlds together by using science to explain…