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  • Marvel to act on crime-fighting and ‘Punishment’..?

    As well as officially-sanctioned merchandise, cultural icons and imagery are often found on less authorised media and in recent years some major corporations have had to step in and take legal action over the misuse of their property. Some companies are particularly litigious because if they let one person...
  • Mandalorian finale: Munitions on the Bounty…

    Cornered and out-gunned and with no easy way of escape, it looks as if The Mandalorian, Cara and Greef’s days are numbered as Moff Gideon gets ready to annihilate their stronghold.  But far away in the desert, a re-programmed IG-11 still has some significant firepower and is racing to...
  • The Mandalorian asks: ‘Wanna be in my Gang?’…

    When the Mandalorian receives a message from Greef Karga promising a clean slate and reinstatement in the Guild if he helps rid the command post of its limited Imperial presence, the warrior immediately suspects it’s an obvious trap. But the idea of avoiding an endless chain of people trying...
  • Howard’s Way: Mandalorian goes Fourth, drains swamp…

    The Mandalorian and his ‘cargo’ will have to lay low and to that end, the soldier picks a backwater planet where he figures they can pass a couple of months until the bounty-hunters pursuing them have moved on. But entering a small rural drinking establishment, he discovers that he’s...
  • Knight Template: Does Disney+’s ‘Mandalorian’ deliver its bounty?

    For all that Disney+ is launching with the House of the Mouse’s impressive back-catalogue, even more Marvel content than expected and all several hours before the original mid-morning plan, all judgmental eyes seem to be on The Mandalorian, the Star Wars flagship spin-off that has been building expectations for...
  • Insta-Whimsy Spider hits DVD: ‘Far from…’ perfect, but swinging…

    The Avengers managed to restore  those snuffed out of existence by Thanos during the Infinity War, but there’s now a sizeable slice of humanity that have re-entered the world  that’s gone on for four years without them. Peter Parker and several of his key friends all suffered that fate,...
  • The Disney Decade: Avatars delayed, Star Wars extended…

    It’s been  mixed bag of news coming out of Disney as they realign some of their film release intentions in the wake of their massive merger with Fox. It means there are going to be some significant changes to their release schedules with the most notable changes being to...
  • Disney+ adds more slings and arrows to Marvel partnership…

    Those who are watching the trailers for the almost-upon-us Avengers: Endgame will know that though he didn’t feature in Avengers:  Infinity War, Clint Barton (alias Hawkeye) did indeed survive the fateful Thanos finger-snap -though early indications from his less-than-sunny demeanour suggest some of those close to him may not...
  • Have Gunn, will Guard… Disney’s reinstatement of intent…

    It was July last year when James Gunn was fired from his role as writer and director of the smash-hit Marvel movie franchise Guardians of the Galaxy. Disney apparently fired Gunn over a news report about terrible things he’d said on his blog a decade before.  There was huge...