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Man At Arms Recreates Blade’s Vampire-Killing Glaive [Video]

Blade's Glaive, by Man At Arms

With the exception of Wesley Snipes, David S. Goyer and Sticky Fingaz from Onyx, I'm willing to bet that I have spent more time thinking about the Blade movie franchise than any man alive. I mean, just that vertical suplex at the end of Blade II alone has taken up a considerable percentage of my thoughts over the past 12 years. And yet, it never occurred to me to request that Man At Arms, the series of videos featuring master swordsmith Tony Swatton re-creating famous pop culture weapons that was last seen building a real-life Pokémon, take a shot at Blade's glaives.

Fortunately for everyone who enjoys seeing fictional weapons stabbing real-life soda bottles, several other people took the initiative on that one, and the result is that the world now has three brand-new razor-sharp vampire killin' weapons. Check out a video to see the process (and some gratuitous stabbing) below!

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Drew Goddard Named As Director Of ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Spinoff Movie ‘Sinister Six’

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Marvel Comics

Back in December, Sony Pictures announced that it was going full-force with its Spider-Man franchise, not just with a followup to the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie, but with Venom and Sinister Six movies to boot.

The directors for The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and Venom were already in place at the time of that announcement (Marc Webb is sticking with the main series and Alex Kurtzman will handle Venom), but Sinister Six's director wasn't yet confirmed. Now, it seems like an almost-done deal that screenwriter Drew Goddard, who directed The Cabin in the Woods and is also writing the new Netflix Daredevil series, will have the job.

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New ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Clip Serves Up A Bit More Star-Lord [Video]

Guardians of the Galaxy Star-Lord Clip
Marvel Studios

If you've seen the trailer for the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie, you're likely already familiar with the prominently featured scene in which Chris Pratt's Star-Lord tiptoes up to an ancient-looking artifact with designs on stealing it in a manner reminiscent of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Now, Marvel Studios has released a slightly longer look at that scene in what you might call a clip or what kind of seems like a slightly different trailer cut. Whatever you'd call it, the video awaits your eyes.

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Kai-Xiang Xhong’s Life-Sized Cardboard Iron Man Suit Is Corrugated Awesomeness [Art]

Kai-Xiang Xhong's cardboard sculptures

So you know Stan Winston, the Academy Award-winning special effects designer who worked on Terminator, Predator, Jurassic Park and Iron Man? Well, it turns out that he founded a school, and if that list of movies wasn't enough to make you think you could probably learn a thing from it, then they now have the best possible advertisement they could ask for in Kai-Xiang Xhong, who builta life-sized, wearable suit of cardboard Iron Man armor and earned himself the nickname "The Taiwanese Tony Stark."

The suit -- which, fortunately, did not involve Xhong being kidnapped and held for ransom by terrorists allied with the Ten Cardboard Rings faction -- is just the tip of the iceberg for his creations. Check below for more, including Optimus Prime, lifelike animals and an amazing dragon that was his first-ever cardboard sculpture!

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‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Video Game ‘Kingpin’ Trailer Introduces Tons Of Non-Film Foes [Video]

Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game trailer

The release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is just around the corner, and if there's one thing we know about that movie, it's that there are a lot of villains involved. Electro, the Rhino, the Green Goblin, some weird-ass dancing baby -- they're all showing up to give the web-slinger some problems. But is that really enough bad guys?

The producers of the video game tie-in certainly don't think so. As revealed in the latest trailer for the upcoming Activision title, Spider-Man's going to be throwing webs and flying headscissors takedowns at all those foes, plus the Black Cat, Kraven the Hunter and the Kingpin. And as an added bonus, Activision and Beenox have made the Kingpin hilariously huge. Check out the trailer below!

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LEGO Rocket Raccoon And Groot! LEGO’s ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Set Images Arrive

LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy
LEGO/Marvel

This past February at Toy Fair 2014 we were able to get our hands on LEGO Groot, but couldn't snap photos since the first Guardians of the Galaxy trailer hadn't yet made its way online at the time. With the month of March having come and gone with the trailer in its wake, it seems fans can finally feast their eyes on more than just LEGO's bricky version of Star-Lord's ship as part of the "The Milano Spaceship Rescue" set. Hit the jump for a full look at the upcoming "Starblaster Showdown" and "Knowhere Escape Mission" GoTG sets, plus final promo photos of the X-Men: Days of Future Past-flavored "X-Men vs. The Sentinel" set we saw a few months back.

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Wonder Women: Five Actors In Search of a Superhero Movie

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Hollywood has proved to be pretty great at superheroes. For the last few years the genre has provided some of the biggest tentpoles of the blockbuster season. Hollywood is less great at other things -- like, for example, providing leading roles for women.

Hollywood is especially not great at providing lead superhero roles for women, but maybe that's not entirely Hollywood's fault. Superhero comics aren't great at providing those roles either. In fact, there are plenty of actors in Hollywood who could play amazing superheroes -- if only the roles existed for them. For example...

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‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Review: It’s Marvel’s Universe, We’re Just Living In It

Captain America The Winter Soldier review
Marvel Studios

When the first Captain America movie came out in 2011, the character seemed like a tough sell. His earnest patriotism felt dated to many and was alienating to some.

Marvel Studios has made a habit of landing tough sells. Neither Iron Man nor Thor were the obvious calls that they look like in retrospect, while the plan to tie the characters together in The Avengers was an ambitious gamble. Yet if Marvel ever has any doubts, it never shows in their movies. As Captain America returns to the screen in The Winter Soldier, Marvel Studios has never looked more confident.

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Captain America Lives On: Joe Simon’s Granddaughter On Marvel’s Films, Credits, and the Great Comic Book Creator

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The following was authored by Megan Margulies, granddaughter of the late Captain America co-creator Joe Simon.

Today Marvel Studios releases Captain America: The Winter Soldier. These movies are not only a cause for celebration by comic book fans, but also for the artists who created the superhero decades ago. In 1941, Jack Kirby and my grandfather, Joe Simon, dreamt of Captain America in an attempt to keep their heads above the turbulent waters of the comic book industry. Much to their surprise and joy, the character went on to receive worldwide fame.

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The ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Movie Gets Weirder With Johnny Knoxville As Leonardo And Tony Shaloub As Splinter

Knoxville Shalhoub TMNT
MTV/USA Network

It's starting to look more and more like the new, Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie could be one gigantic exercise in trolling an audience.

The newest evidence of that comes from the casting department. Apparently Jackass star and former Duke of Hazzard Johnny Knoxville will be the voice of Leonardo and Tony Shaloub, who played the title character on Monk for eight seasons, will be Splinter.

I don't know, you guys. I'm just reporting it.

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