Salt Lake Comic Con Nerd News: Marvel Movies 101, Batman Origin Supercut, Lannisters join Pride & Prejudice & Zombies!

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.

Read the full article here.


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:

Watch the video here.


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.

Read the full article here.


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