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See Our Heroes Stand Together in New ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Preview

Our heroes, the “Gardens,” unite once more with your latest look at Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” See the new spot above!

Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” doesn’t hit theaters until May 5, but why wait that long when you can see each of our heroes–both old and new–show their stuff with a new preview.

Stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest on “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” and follow @Guardians on Twitter and like the official Guardians of the Galaxy page on Facebook for the latest!

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The Killer is Loose: He Walked By Night (1948)

To view He Walked By Night click here. He Walked By Night (1948) strips the police procedural to the bone. There are no backstories or love interests, just the case at hand, rigorously filmed by director of photography John Alton and directors Alfred Werker and Anthony Mann (FilmStruck is streaming five Anthony Mann/John Alton Noir collaborations: T-Men […]

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A Guide to ‘Marvel’s Inhumans’

Bred by an alien race to be a warrior caste and possessing alien DNA, the Inhumans exist as humans possessed of incredible and otherworldly powers when exposed to the substance known as Terrigen. Living secretly, for the most part, among their fellow man, the Inhumans forge their own destiny as a separate society and sometimes even Earth’s protectors. The Royal Family of the Inhumans guides their people as well as sets standards and laws by which they live.

This September, “Marvel’s Inhumans” will explores the never-before-told epic adventure of the royal family including Black Bolt, the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city.

It was previously announced that a version of the first two episodes, shot entirely with IMAX® cameras, will premiere exclusively in IMAX® theatres for a two-week window beginning September 1, 2017, prior to the ABC network television run.

The TV version of the Inhumans have been cast, and what follows is a look at the actors and their characters.

Black Bolt

Black Bolt – The enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city.

Anson Mount

Black Bolt will be played by Anson Mount, known for his roles in the film Tully, and on the TV series Hell on Wheels, as well as voice work in video games.

Medusa

Medusa – Queen of the Inhumans and wife of Black Bolt — his most trusted advisor, a fiercely resilient warrior who has the ability to move and control her hair the way most people use their hands and fingers.

Serinda Swan

Medusa will be played by Serinda Swan, no stranger to such roles from her time on such shows as Ballers, Graceland, Smallville and Supernatural, as well as work on Breakout Kings and Chicago Fire.

Maximus

Maximus –the clever and charming Inhuman that is fiercely devoted to the people of Attilan, especially his brother, the King – although he harbors an intense desire to wear the crown himself.

Iwan Rheon

Maximus will be played by Iwan Rheon, best known for his role on Game of Thrones and also a singer, musician, stage performer, and video game voice artist.

Karnak

Karnak – Cousin and closest advisor to Black Bolt. His gift is an ability to see the fault in all things – people, plans, structures, everything. He’s Black Bolt’s most ardent supporter and strategist and is often seen as the royal family’s planner and philosopher.

Ken Leung

Karnak will be played by Ken Leung, most recently known for his role as a general in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lost, Night Shift and his other foray into Marvel film territory, X-Men: The Last Stand.

Gorgon

Gorgon – Cousin of Black Bolt, member of the Royal family, and leader of Attilan’s military. With super strong legs, complete with hooves, he can generate destructive seismic waves with a single stomp makes him a force to be reckoned with among Inhumans. The yin to his cousin Karnak’s yang, Gorgon would rather fight than talk to solve his problems.

Eme Ikwuakor

Gorgon will be played by Eme Ikwuakor, who has essayed parts in Concussion, Extant, CSI: Los Angeles, and How to Get Away with Murder.

Crystal

Crystal – Medusa’s sister, Crystal, is the youngest member of the royal family and has the ability to control the four elements of fire, earth, water and air. Impetuous and independent, she is also deeply devoted to her family.

Isabelle Cornish

Crystal will be played by Isabelle Cornish, who has played parts in TV’s Australia Day and Puberty Blues.

Triton

Triton – Black Bolt’s cousin, he’s calm under pressure and supremely athletic. His gift is his fish-like ability to live underwater.

Mike Moh

Triton will be played by Mike Moh, best known for his recurring part as Ryu in Street Fighter: Assasin’s Fist and Empire.

Auran

Auran – Head of the Royal Guards on Attilan, a capable and no-nonsense woman. She is fiercely loyal to the King of Attilan.

Sonya Balmores

Auran will be played by Sonya Balmores, best known for roles in Beyond the Break and Soul Surfer.

Mysterious, undisclosed character – A smart, intense, and focused woman. Her job at a private aerospace company is her life, second only to her passion for all things space and lunar.

Ellen Woglom

This mysterious character will be played by actress Ellen Woglom who has appeared in Californication and Outlaw.

Lockjaw

Lockjaw – Crystal’s 2,000 lb canine companion; he is a two-thousand-pound dog (yes, a dog!) with the ability to teleport.

Lockjaw will play himself.

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Unleash the Beasts: The Crawling Creature

With so many classic creatures on the loose in Monsters Unleashed, we turn to their earlier adventures thanks to Marvel Unlimited.

Just the other day, we mentioned that Metallo held the distinction of only showing up in his first appearance and then again decades later in MONSTERS UNLEASHED. Well, move over Metallo, because The Crawling Creature’s joining the club too! Introduced in TALES TO ASTONISH #22 from 1961, this Stan Lee-Jack Kirby creation made trouble for a high school student by the name of Walter Carter who fit in the Peter Parker mold in that this very intelligent young man failed to earn the respect of his classmates.

Instead of devoting his intelligence to physics or engineering, though, Walter focused his studies on folklore, specifically the stories revolving around huge creatures like trolls and giants that lived inside the Earth. So, when he saw an ad looking for someone “young and thin” to ride in an experimental drilling machine, he eagerly applied and got the gig!

Once down in the depths of the planet, Walter got out to look around armed with a flashlight and pistol. He soon came across a spear and unknowingly passed a caveman-like individual hiding in the shadows. The sentinel leapt from the darkness and knocked Walter out, only for him to come to in a primitive society underground that luckily also spoke English.

Tales to Astonish (1959) #22

Tales to Astonish (1959) #22

  • Published: August 01, 1961
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: September 21, 2012
  • Penciller: Steve Ditko
  • Cover Artist: Jack Kirby
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Walter’s new acquaintances showed him their livestock and farms, but also explained that their existence would be even better without the constant threat of The Crawling Creature. The young man instantly offered to help them out by blasting it with his gun. He soon made his way towards the Black Pool, the creature’s home, and came face to face with the enormous, orange lizard-like monster. That didn’t work out so well for Walter who ran back to the village where the natives dumped huge piles of salt, a substance that bothered The Crawling Creature.

A plan then formed in Walter’s mind and he returned to the tunneling machine, racing back to the surface. Just after he got rid of all the people who had been waiting to hear about his journey, The Crawling Creature burst into the bright light of day. Walter lead the beast down into the Grand Canyon. They both soon found themselves stuck in a cavern they couldn’t escape from. Feeling doomed, Walter was ecstatic to see a nearby helicopter that swooped down and picked him up. They both flew away, convinced the Crawling Creature would never escape from the hole.

The young man asked the pilot not to say anything about what he’d seen that day and returned to school feeling good about not only living his dream but keeping the underground dwellers’ existence from prying eyes or ears.

Next time, see how Xemnu went from “Hulk” to “Titan!”

 

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Tivan Group Flag Signals Arrival of Collector’s Fortress at Disney California Adventure Park

Mysterious forces are converging upon Disney California Adventure park as The Collector’s arrival is imminent. Throughout the coming months, changes are underway as Taneleer Tivan, The Collector, prepares to welcome guests to view the newest acquisitions in his extensive collection: the Guardians of the Galaxy.

One of the first signs of The Collector’s arrival appeared recently, which we’ve caught this glimpse at, flying at the site of his emerging fortress. This shining flag bears the Tivan symbol and signifies his arrival. We hope to hear more from the Tivan Group throughout the coming months, as The Collector’s Fortress continues to emerge.

Explore this mysterious collection yourself when “Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!” opens May 27 at Disney California Adventure park.

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Amazing Spider-Man: The Lady in Silver

Silver Sable seemingly died in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #687, but “dead” rarely means “dead” in the Marvel Universe. So get ready for her return in the pages of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #26 coming April 12 from writer Dan Slott and artist Stuart Immonen, as Sable pops up again just as the Wallcrawler prepares to confront Norman Osborn in her home country.

Will she prove friend or foe to the web-slinger when she returns? The woman named Silver Sablinova always makes Peter Parker’s life interesting, so learn more about Spider-Man’s sometimes ally, sometimes nemesis, and even potential love interest!

Punching Nazis
Born in the country of Symkaria, Silver’s hair turned white when she watched her mother die at the hands of Nazis. Ernst Sablinova, her father, hunted the World War II villains, and when they struck against his family, they set his daughter on a path to become a Nazi-hunting mercenary herself. Trained by her dad, she eventually took over as leader of the group he founded, the Wild Pack, and also became CEO of her own company, Silver Sable International.

Hunting foxes
Created by Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz and Josef Rubinstein, Silver Sable debuted in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #265. Expanding her scope beyond just Nazis, she led her crew in a hunt for the jewel thief known as Black Fox. Spider-Man eventually helped the crook escape, but not before stealing back the gems the Fox had swiped. This kicked off the tumultuous relationship that exists between the web-slinger and the silver-haired mercenary.

Smashing pumpkins
Later, a small South African country hired Silver Sable International to take down Jason Macendale, the super villain known as Jack O’Lantern, whom they suspected of training rebel forces within their country. After Jack’s men almost killed the Wild Pack, Sable turned to Spider-Man for help. Silver and Spidey didn’t take down Jack O’Lantern, but with an assist from Sandman, they did manage to defeat the Sinister Syndicate.

Silver Sable by Mike Deodato

Hiring heroes…and villains
Over the years, Sable would employ several Marvel heroes, mercs, and even reformed villains as part of the Wild Pack, as well as its offshoot organizations, the Outlaws and the Intruders. Sandman enjoyed a solid working relationship with Silver Sable International, while other members of her teams included Prowler, Paladin, Rocket Racer, Puma, Lightbright, and Battlestar.

Dining with Doom
Symkaria and its neighbor, Latveria, enjoy a strong relationship that dates back to World War II, and Sable regularly held diplomatic dinners with Latveria’s ruler—Doctor Doom! One dinner in particular, set during the Infinity War, would prove dangerous for Silver Sable, but only because a doppelganger had replaced her dining buddy.

Evading her end?
During the “Ends of the Earth” storyline, Silver Sable joined Spider-Man in his efforts to defeat Doctor Octopus and the Sinister Six. After saving Black Widow and Spidey from the villains, she helped track down Doc Ock, who attempted to speed up global warming in order to destroy the world. Apparently drowned by Rhino, Silver Sable somehow managed to survive, according to Madame Web.

What happened to Silver Sable after her apparent death? Find out on April 12 in the pages of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #26!

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