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Punisher Iron Man 3

by Brett White

Ever since Marvel reacquired he film rights for characters like the Punisher, Daredevil, Blade and Ghost Rider, fans of the street-level heroes have been clamoring for their big screen return and integration into the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe. But could Marvel have planted the seeds for their return already?

Screen Crush tweeted the above screen cap from "Iron Man 3," pointing out the somewhat familiar skull painted behind the kneeling Ben Kingsley. I gotta admit, I'm not personally convinced this is an intentional Punisher reference, as one could call pretty much any stylized skull an homage to Frank Castle. But there are a few other Marvel Easter Eggs that I'm surprised have gone unnoticed. Check them out after the jump!

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by Brett White

If you weren't aware, we're a big fan of "Batman '66" around these parts. Thanks to the show's constant presence in reruns on networks like Nick @ Nite and TV Land, the retro adventures of the Caped Crusader and Boy Wonder hold a special place in this here editor's heart—so this stop motion reimagining does as well.

Filmmaker Kyle Roberts, who you may remember from his incredible stop motion animated "X-Men" credits, turned his attention towards Adam West's Batman using the newly-released action figures. On top of that, the opening credits feature a wraparound inspired by "The Dark Knight Rises." Yes, that's two vastly different Bat-flavors in one great video! Check out the animated opening credits below, and if you need a reminder of what the series' original credits looked like, then check out the Comics On TV entry on "Batman '66"! And no, the original credits did not feature Shaggy, Zorak, and Spock.

[via Comics Alliance]

What do you think of this "Batman '66" reimagining? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter!

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Tom Hiddleston

by Brett White

Tom Hiddleston really doesn't have to do anything else to prove that he's an awesome guy. Everything he does is great, from giving a heartfelt acceptance speech at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards to appearing in character at San Diego Comic-Con, to just being a super great guy to interview. It is impossible for fans to swoon for the Hiddles any harder than they already do.

Oh, what's that? Tom Hiddleston just appeared in a video alongside Cookie Monster teaching the famous Muppet all about delayed gratification? Right, okay, Hiddleston fans, set your Swoons to swooooooon and check out the video after the jump.

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HIt-Girl

by Brett White

Actors go on talk shows to promote their latest film all the time, but I assure you that Chloe Grace Moretz's "Conan" appearance from last night is much more dangerous than normal. The actress was there to promote "Kick-Ass 2," a hyper-violent action film that has definitely left the 16 year old actress with way more knowledge about fighting and handling weapons than most teens her age possess.

Case in point: a butterfly knife, or a Balisong.

Moretz busted one out at host Conan O'Brien's request during their interview, and then proceeded to wow the audience with her fancy flip work. Moretz professed to being a bit rusty with her skills but, to those of us who can barely handle butter knives with competence, she sure looked like a pro. You can check out the knife demo clip and the rest of the interview—including Moretz's story about encountering a drunk Hit-Girl fan at a Paul McCartney concert—after the jump.

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by Brett White

There's one thing that literally every superhero film has in common: a scene where the superhero introduces himself. The folks over at Screen Junkies have put together a supercut of every single superhero introduction from 1989's "Batman" up through to 2012's "Amazing Spider-Man." In the quick clip, you get Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, and Christian Bale all claiming to be Batman, and both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield calling dibs on Spider-Man.

The supercut also acts as a time capsule for all of the non-Batman superhero films from the '90s—none of which starred actual big name superheroes. Remember Blankman, Darkman, Meteorman, the Rocketeer, the Phantom, Barb Wire and the Mystery Men? Yeah, get ready for a blast from the past. Also: Howard the Duck warning, everybody.

Which is your favorite superhero introduction? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter!

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by Brett White

Everyone had better hope that the God of Thunder has a sense of humor, otherwise he might be tempted to bring the hammer down on a few jokesters out there. In the wake of the new "Thor: The Dark World" trailer, a pair of comedy videos have arrived that take the wind out of the mighty Avenger's sails.

The first one comes from "Conan," where Conan O'Brien points out something that was just a little off about the trailer. What took us so long to notice it?? After the jump, you can check out the "Arrested Development"/Thor mash-up that's filled with enough in-jokes to charm Lucille and Loki both. If you decide to spend your free time campaigning for an ongoing "Thorested Development" web series, I would not blame you.

Check out "Thorested Development" after the jump!

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Loki

by Brett White

When a new trailer hits, there's no better way to celebrate it than with a GIF wall! The new "Thor: The Dark World" footage contains so many Loki smirks, Jane Foster slaps, Frigga fights, and passionate Thor stares that to not honor it in this manner would be a truly epic offense. And just as the new trailer outdoes the previous one, we like to think that this new GIF wall heartily trounces the one that came before it.

So, are you ready to PARTY?!

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Oh, uh, sorry. Keep reading, Loki, we'll be quiet. After all... GIF walls don't make a noise...

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Thor

by Brett White

Hello there, "Thor: The Dark World," we've really missed you around these parts! While next year's Marvel movies have been hogging the spotlight recently, what with their tease-filled interviews and cool TwitPics, we've been anxiously awaiting another trailer from the realm of Asgard. Lo and behold, one hath journeyed far.

Marvel just unleashed a new "Thor: The Dark World" trailer as part of YouTube's Geek Week, and we've rounded up fourteen of the many, many must-see moments from it.

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» Every now and then Loki uses his powers for redecorating. Gotta keep the prison cell fresh!

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» This shot reveals that Loki isn't locked up alone, as it kinda seemed was the case from the previous trailer. Now I'm kinda interested in watching an "Oz"-style drama set in an Asgardian prison!

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by Brett White

When fandom's favorite stand-up comic goes on the internet's favorite sitcom to rant for almost eight minutes about a crossover between two of the hottest film franchises ever, creative types will spend a lot of time mining it for comedy gold. So yeah, Patton Oswalt's epic filibuster from "Parks and Recreation" about "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Gauntlet of Infinity" has already gotten an all-inclusive poster mock-up and the animated treatment.

But now, as part of YouTube's Geek Week (the event that will bring us a new "Thor: The Dark World" trailer later this week), Nerdist has released a fully animated version of Oswalt's rant, done by Daniel Spellman. See the movie come to life in the only way that will ever be monetarily feasible!

Great, right? Although I do have to fight off every nerd-urge to correct Oswalt's character, especially his assertion that Moon Knight is an A-List character over Hawkeye and Black Widow. No sir, I don't think so.

[via io9]

What do you think of this mashed-up "Episode VII"? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter!

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by Brett White

The comedic geniuses over at How It Should Have Ended have done it again with this reaction video to the announcement that Superman will be sharing the big screen with Batman. The new dynamic duo seem super stoked about the development when the video starts—and then they realize that the title of the film is "Superman vs. Batman."

How It Should Have Ended have previously put their talents towards films like "The Amazing Spider-Man," "The Dark Knight Rises," and "Captain America: The First Avenger." Check out the latest video below!

Which title do you think best describes the upcoming team-up movie? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter!

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