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Ryan Reynolds Sits Down With Mario Lopez For A Proper 'Deadpool' Interview: WATCH

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There are some actors whose casting in certain roles makes it feel as if they were born to play them. Hugh Jackman was born to play Woverine and Chris Hemsworth was born to play Thor, but Ryan Reynolds? Ryan Reynolds was born to play Deadpool. Outside of superhero circles Deadpool isn’t exactly as big a name as any of the Avengers or the X-Men, but ever since word first began to spread that Fox was interested in producing a film centered around the ‘merc with a mouth,’ Reynolds has been most fans’ number one pick for the part. 

After a widely panned (and horribly written) appearance as the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and a much better received appearance as Deadpool in leaked test footage for a solo film, Reynolds finally signed on to play the character in his own film last year. The early promotional press for the super-flick has been promising, if vastly different from that of most big budget action movies. Reynolds’s latest interview with Extra isn’t the same fourth-wall breaking fan service as his last but it definitely gives you an idea of just how our live action Wade Wilson is going to be wearing that iconic suit. (Hint: he wears it well.)

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Cecil Baldwin, Dylan Marron, and Kevin Wada Slated To Join NYC's First LGBTQ-Centic Comic Convention 'Flame Con'

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Flame Con, New York City’s first LGBTQ-centric comic convention, is set to take place next month on June 13th, coinciding with NYC’s Pride. More than just a mere comic book convention, the con’s organizers are billing it as a gathering for queer folks of all fandoms and genres be they superheroes, magical girls, or high fantasy: 

Flame Con will be a one-day comics, arts, and entertainment expo showcasing creators and celebrities from all corners of LGBTQ geek fandom, including comics, video games, film and television. There will be thoughtful discussions, exclusive performances, screenings, costumes and more!

With about a month out, Flame Con’s beginning to announce the lineup of panelists, artists, and writers that’ll be presenting during the one-day event. Cecil Baldwin and Dylan Marron, voice actors for the hit podcast, Welcome to Night Vale will be joined by fashion-inspired illustrator Kevin Wada, and Jill Pantozzi, editor-in-chief of The Mary Sue. FlameCon will take place on June 13th at the Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn. Tickets for the event are still on sale and range from $10-25.


Sesame Street's 'Aveggies: Age Of Bon Bon' Is The Superhero Flick You've Been Craving: WATCH

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We’re still a few days away from the premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron, and there isn’t much fans can do now except wait and obsess over Marvel’s tantalizing teasers. If you’re anything like us, then you know just how agonizing it can be to binge on trailers and potentially spoil a movie’s plot before you ever get a chance to see it.

Thankfully the good folks over at Sesame Street have been cooking up an Avengers spoof of their own meant to satisfy that superhero craving we’ve all been struggling with.

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The Justice League and Avengers Battle in Epic Homemade Throwdown: VIDEO

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Viral video aficionados will recall the Harry Potter vs Star Wars battle that took place in a suburban driveway last year.

Well,  Danny and Michael Philipou have returned with an epic throwdown between the Marvel and DC universes that has to seen to be believed.

Superman, Batman & Wonder Woman take on Hulk, Ironman and Thor in a destructive battle of wills.

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The Iceman Cometh Out: Marvel's Smart Take On Accepting Sexual Identity

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The Interplay is a special biweekly series exploring the intersections of sex, pop culture, and current events.

Yesterday, word broke that a young Bobby Drake, transported to the future at the beginning of Marvel’s All New X-Men, was actually one of Marvel’s few gay, active superheroes. Fans were sent reeling by the revelation, considering the older Iceman’s storied history of being a ladies’ man and Jean Grey’s suggestion that the older Bobby was, (probably) still straight. In readers’ defense, some of the confusion was understandable.

Unlike other alternate versions of fan-favorite characters who are revealed to be gay, this version of Iceman wasn’t from an alternate reality or timeline. Rather, this teenaged Bobby Drake was simply from the past and he was outed by a Jean Grey who, in her time, didn’t yet have access to her telepathy. Technically speaking this Bobby is the same one that we’ve known all along. 

Speaking to MTV News, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso explained the editorial decision to out young Iceman as being gay. According to Alonso the plot twist isn’t just a narrative stunt or Marvel attempting to meet a diversity quota.

“It was our subsequent conversations about what the next story would be that really sold me,” Alonso explained. “This is a character with decades of history, and one who we’ve seen falter on the romantic stage — more than once. So the seeds were always there.”

The “seeds” that Alonso is describing are a few decades’ worth of failed relationships with women that Bobby, try as he might’ve, simply couldn’t maintain. Magneto’s daughter Polaris, Mystique, Kitty Pryde, and a human woman named Opal who attempted to trick Bobby into fatherhood make up his extensive roster of a romantic rogues gallery. Before, it was easy to look at Iceman’s dating history as a whole now, and see a stereotypical casanova. With these new assertions (and discrepancies) about his sexuality, though, Marvel is addressing sexual identity in a much more interesting and authentic way. 

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WATCH: Retro ‘Superman v Batman: Dawn Of Justice’ Trailer Starring Christopher Reeve And Adam West

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Once a trailer for a highly anticipated movie drops, remixes are guaranteed to follow. In the vein of the Lego rebuilt trailer, a retro-style remix of Superman Vs. Batman: Dawn of Justice featuring late actor Christopher Reeve, in his iconic role as Superman, and Adam West’s iconic role as Batman hit the web not long after the new teaser dropped.

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The remixed trailer combines audio from the new trailer with stock footage from Reeve’s Superman movies and West’s Batman television show. Watch the remixed trailer, which is surprisingly good until West’s iconic scene where he comically runs through a crowd while holding a bomb over his head appears, AFTER THE JUMP

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