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Marvel's diverse new superheroes target broader box office success

Jul 22, 2019
The new slate of Marvel films will feature the first leading Asian superhero, deaf superhero and openly gay superhero.
Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson speak at the Marvel Studios Panel during 2019 Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center on July 20, 2019.
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"The Spy Who Dumped Me" director on Hollywood's gender problem

Aug 2, 2018
There's an appetite for female stories, but a real lack of female mentors, Susanna Fogel says.
Actress Mila Kunis, left, writer/director Susanna Fogel and actress Kate McKinnon arrive for the premiere of Lionsgate's “The Spy Who Dumped Me” at the Fox Village Theater in Los Angeles on July 25.

Will “Black Panther” be a game changer?

Feb 23, 2018
“Black Panther” moves into its second weekend in theaters having already posted half a billion dollars at the box office. Sure, it’s a Disney film based on a Marvel comic book, but could it also be a game changer for how Hollywood looks at mostly black casts and distinctly African narratives?  Click the audio player […]