Black Widow Featurette, Plus Ruffalo and Johansson Flipping the Script

Now we know why Jeremy Renner was so irritated with Black Widow that he had to hurl sexist insults at her. Turns out she (and the Scarlet Witch) get their own featurette, while Hawkeye continues to be boring.

Speaking of Renner and Evan’s dumbasses accidentally getting into hot water, Ruffalo and Johansson manage to smooth things over with aplomb, by having Ruffalo answer all the dumb sexist idiot questions poor Scarlett is usually faced with. Not only is it hilarious, but a balm for the wounded feminist soul.

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Marvel Under Armour

It’s been a week of fashion lines released for Disney nerd franchises. Last Friday we had the awesome HerUniverse Star Wars looks, and then earlier this week the HerUniverse Marvel for HotTopic, with less desirable results.

Now Marvel has also teamed up with a brand that’s a little more in line with the very masculine vibe of the series, UnderAmour.

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Check out the line, below!

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More Details on “The Muppet Show” Reboot

With reboots come modernization, and the potential Muppet Show reboot is no exception. Back in the 1970s when the show first aired, the traditions of the vaudeville world were still very much alive in memory, and many TV shows only a decade or so previous had drawn directly from them, so a straight show about “putting on a show” set totally in the theater world was not out of line with the sorts of things shown on TV in the period.

But it’s been forty years since then, and the vaudeville traditions are now close to 100 years in the past. a show about “putting on a show” are no longer normal TV fare, nor have they been for quite some time. The exception, of course is Saturday Night Live, but that show is a relic of the 70s. A straight Muppet Show reboot would end up feeling like an SNL knock off. Not that this is totally a bad thing. But TV producers are wary of bringing back a relic in pure relic form.

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This is why it’s not a huge surprise to hear that the Muppet Reboot will be taking cues from more modern shows. Evening dramas like Scandal and Gray’s Anatomy have always made sure to give just as much heft to the private lives of the characters when they go home as they do to the episodic procedural at hand. The result is season long arcs of characters’ home life along with crisis of the weeks to be solved. The Muppets are aiming to follow, and parody, that same model.

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