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Newly-Discovered ‘Vibranium’ Fish Named in Honor of Wakanda

While SCUBA diving off the coast of Zanzibar, marine biologist Luiz Rocha saw a fish he had never seen before. He sent a photograph to his collaborator Yi-Kai Tea, currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Sydney, who confirmed that it was a new species of fairy wrasse from the genus Cirrhilabrus. As a fan of the Marvel cinematic universe who had just helped to discover a bright purple fish in an isolated environment in Africa, Tea knew there was just one name they could give their discovery: Cirrhilabrus wakanda, the Vibranium fairy wrasse. Read More >>

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Why Working on 12 Marvel Movies Only Partially Prepared ILM for Avengers: Endgame

Imagine if Avengers: Endgame was the first Marvel movie. Not storywise, of course. That would be silly. But think about a team-up, comic book movie on this scale coming to cinemas, sight unseen. Logistically, that feels like a nightmare for a ton of reasons, especially if a company (or several) was tasked with first conceptualising, then designing, crafting, and eventually digitally creating all of those characters, all from scratch, for a single movie. Read More >>

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Our 15 Favourite Moments From the Marvel Cinematic Universe Films (Before Avengers: Endgame)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has taken us all on quite a ride. From assembling the Avengers to going cosmic with the Guardians, or visiting Wakanda with Black Panther, these past 11 years and 21 movies have produced a lot of incredible moments. But what are your favourites? The moments that have stuck with you years later? The Gizmodo staff has ours, and maybe they line up with yours. Here they are, in no particular order. Read More >>

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Gizmodo’s Favourite Memories of Experiencing the Marvel Cinematic Universe

We’re in the endgame now, and the long-awaited arrival of Avengers: Endgame in cinemas has had us at Gizmodo looking back on over a decade of Marvel Studios movies. We’ve already discussed our favourite moments from the films – but the MCU has become about so much more than the movies. It’s about the experience itself! Read More >>

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This Marvel Fan Art Is Bright, Vibrant, and Beautiful

Sometimes you look at a piece of fan art and think, “No, that has to be professional.” This is one of those times. Read More >>

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The Wakanda Scenes in Avengers: Infinity War Were Shaped by the Cast of Black Panther

Avengers: Infinity War is such a sprawling, complex movie that, a year later, new tidbits come out about its production that surprise and delight me. Read More >>

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Black Panther is a Multiple Oscar Winner

Nominated for seven total Oscars, Marvel’s Black Panther just grabbed three: Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, and Best Original Score. They're the first ever Oscars for Marvel Studios. Read More >>

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Ryan Coogler Thought Marvel Would Cut Black Panther’s Most Powerful Line

Black Panther’s Erik Killmonger is one of the MCU’s most complex villains. His heartbreaking dialogue toward the end of the film is one of his most powerful moments and perhaps something you wouldn’t normally expect to hear in a superhero film. Black Panther co-writers Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole put it in there assuming Marvel executives would cut it. However, they did the opposite. Read More >>

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Marvel is Celebrating Black History Month With Some Excellent (and Free) Black Panther Comics

It’s already been a good time for the King of Wakanda lately, with the Black Panther movie earning some historic Oscar nominations, and heading back to cinemas to celebrate. But Marvel’s keeping the celebration going, and highlighting Black History Month, with a sweet deal on some of the best comics Wakanda has to offer. Read More >>

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The King of Wakanda Holds the Oscars’ First Best Picture Nod for a Superhero Film

All hail the once and future king of Wakanda. Black Panther has now made Academy Awards history as the first superhero or comic book film nominated for Best Picture. And that’s not the only award the blockbuster Marvel film is gunning for at the 2019 Oscars. Read More >>

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No One Told Sterling K. Brown What Accent He Would Need for Black Panther

One of the challenges of developing the cinematic world of Black Panther was dialect – deciding on the accent and inflection of Wakandan speech. Lots of hard work went into developing the language of Wakanda. Only no one told Sterling K. Brown. Read More >>

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The 9 Best (and 5 Worst) Films of 2018

Way back at the beginning of 2018, you kind of had feeling it was going to be a good year at the movies. February brought the $700 million (about £553 million) hit Black Panther and the hypnotic Annihilation. And even before that, film festivals introduced us to Hereditary, Sorry to Bother You, and Anna and the Apocalypse. Then in April, A Quiet Place surprised audiences everywhere and hadn’t even hit summer yet. Read More >>

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Wakanda Forever! Black Panther 2 Secures Ryan Coogler to Write and Direct

Marvel is going back to Wakanda and T’Challa won’t be the only leader taking the trip. Read More >>

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Black Panther Has Its Eyes Set on a Lot of Oscars

While the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is trying to figure out how to save face after the whole “Best Popular Film” category fiasco, Marvel Studios has been preparing to submit Black Panther for more Oscars than you ever would have imagined. Read More >>