Salt Lake Comic Con is bringing you the best stories from throughout Geekdom! Today we talk about the University of Baltimore’s new college course featuring the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the demise of Dr. Thomas and Martha Wayne gets a supercut, and two Lannisters from Game of Thrones join Pride and Prejudice and Zombies!
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Marvel Movies 101: University of Baltimore offers Marvel Cinematic Universe Course
The University of Baltimore is set to offer a film course examining the intricate, interwoven narratives and canny box office strategy behind Marvel Studios’ interconnected cinematic universe. It seems that the phenomenal success of Guardians of the Galaxy – so far 2014’s top-grossing film, although contrary to what the course’s website says, not expected to stay that way – has driven a new level of interest on the part of academics, who now see that the studio doesn’t need to “play it safe” with stylistically similar films and recognizable characters.
Spoiler: Thomas and Martha Wayne Die. A lot.
The opening scene from the Gotham pilot, which aired Monday night on Fox, featured Bruce Wayne getting a front row seat to the murder of his parents, Martha and Dr. Thomas Wayne. Their deaths traumatized young Bruce Wayne, but also gave birth to Batman. Now you can check out “Batman’s Parents Dying: The Supercut” video, which compiles all the different versions of this tragic event as seen in feature films, animated programs and even a video game:
Tywin & Cersei Lannister join Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Though Jane Austen likely continues to spin in her grave, Burr Steers’ adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies keeps managing to shamble its way forward. In addition to landing Doctor Who star Matt Smith, the 19th century zombie apocalypse film also boasts the addition of Game of Thrones alumni Charles Dance and Lena Headey.
Today’s Quick Links
- Cracked.com: 6 TV Shows That Put Insane Work Into Details – Game of Thrones, Mad Men & More!
- The viral marketing campaign for X-Men: Apocalypse has begun: Are YOU genetically gifted?
- Harley Quinn breaks into a new dimension! Her newest comic book will feature Scratch-N-Sniff sections…
- The Hilariously Incorrect Guide to the Races of Star Trek: A Salt Lake Comic Con Staff Favorite
- Holy World-Record Smashing, Batman! 542 Batmen gather for charity.