‘Captain Marvel’ Brings On the Girl Power

It only seems right that Captain Marvel is being released on 2019’s International Women's Day. Since 2008’s Iron-Man, Marvel has presented a good chain, albeit a bit short, of strong women characters starting with Pepper Potts. Black Widow became the first Marvel female superhero to grace the screens in Iron-Man 2 followed by Scarlet Witch, Gamora, Mantis, The Wasp, Okoye and Shuri. But today, Brie Larson heads the first female-driven superhero movie for Marvel Studios.

Let’s just get this out of the way – this movie packs a “girl power” punch without putting men down in the process. While their intentions are good, too many films try to present a message of female empowerment while emasculating men in the process. Sure, the opposite has been true for many years, but this is no way to move on with injustice and certainly isn’t a message that today’s girls need to here.

Marvel Studios has toyed with an “anything you can do, I can do better” attitude between its men and…

Adam West, Lynda Carter And Other Superhero Stars Come Out Of Hibernation

Adam West and Lynda Carter
Adam West and Lynda Carter (Inquisitr/Getty Images)
Don’t expect him to don the cowl and cape anytime soon, but the “original” Batman, Adam West, recently got behind the wheel of the 1960’s Batmobile in a new episode of Jay Leno’s Garage for CNBC. In the new episode titled “Crime Fighters,” Leno and West take the original Batmobile through a fast food restaurant drive through to get burgers for what Leno calls the “best day ever.” Also in the episode, Leno drives around the Ghostbusters car with Dan Aykroyd.

Batfans will also be glad to hear that rumors of a reuniting of Adam West and Burt Ward, who played the dynamic duo on the Batman TV series from 1966 to 1969, are still buzzing. Last year, West and Ward teased a crowd of fans that the two would be voicing a new 90-minute animated project to be released sometime this year as part of the Batman TV show’s 50th anniversary, but news of the project has been sparse. However, Cinemablend reports that last month at the Megacon Event in Orlando, Florida, Adam teased more rumors saying, “Well, I have a gag order...However... No no, me and Burt have been working on a new project that's just gonna knock your socks off, and believe me, it's our Batman and Robin!”


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