Deadpool is not an Avenger.Deadpool is not an X-Men (X-Man?).Deadpool is a mercenary with his own agenda and zero rules.Deadpool is a part of the Marvel comics universe. And finally, no, Deadpool is not connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. None of the X-Men movies are, in fact, because they're part of their own universe.The MCU is comprised of 19 films and began 10 years ago with Iron Man. Since then it has added characters like Captain America, Gamora, Loki and more. Lately each movie seems to break new records, including this year's Black Panther and now Avengers: Infinity War.Even with reports of Avengers 4 being the team's last outing, it looks like the MCU will seemingly continue for forever (thanks Kevin Feige!) with no less than nine films promised after that sequel. Now Playing: Watch this: Who owns who in the Marvel film universe? 1:54 To be clear, the Marvel Cinematic Universe includes: All of the characters seen in Infinity WarThe … [Read more...] about Deadpool is not part of the MCU. Please stop asking
No one wants to kick DC heroes when they're down. But the release of Avengers: Infinity War provides the most extreme example of just how far the Marvel Cinematic Universe has come in the past 10 years. We've gone from Iron Man referencing MySpace unironically to a formerly B-list hero becoming even bigger than the biggest of superhero team-ups and, now, to a legitimate culmination of the MCU's space and Earth-based conflicts. Meanwhile, the DC universe kind of appeared on screen, then made money even while being savaged by fans and critics, and seemed to get its act back together with Wonder Woman only to commit its worst injustice yet with Justice League. There have been some keen moments, gorgeous stills and amazing not-mustaches, to be sure. But if a film combining the Justice League, Suicide Squad and who knows who else (maybe Blackhawk?) was announced tomorrow, its hype would pale in comparison to Infinity War. And there are three big … [Read more...] about With Avengers: Infinity War, the MCU adds insult to DC’s injury
(Image Courtesy: BossLogic) We were blown away by the Venom trailer and frankly, while we wait for Avengers 4 (that’s coming next year) and while our time away with Ant-Man and the Wasp and the much-awaited Deadpool 2, Tom Hardy’s latest offering is right up our alley. In case you have not seen the trailer, here - While Venom IS a part of the Marvel comic-verse, Avengers: Infinity War director Joe Russo has confirmed that the character has nothing to do with Marvel’s cinematic universe or the MCU. But, why is that? To put it simply, it is a Sony property as Russo said. But let’s break it down a little. Sony owned Spiderman till Disney took over and rebooted the franchise (for a second time) to make Spider-man: Homecoming with Tom Holland. This rebooted Spider-man, a second edition, was first seen in Captain America: Civil War when Tony Stark recruited Peter Parker. In the MCU timeline, Spider-man: Homecoming happens in 2016 following the Civil War in 2015. The … [Read more...] about Venom is not a part of the MCU, sorry Tom Hardy!
Freescale Semiconductor on Tuesday introduced its smallest-ever ARM-based microcontroller unit (MCU) for embedded devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) market, the Kinetsis KL03. The chip maker is billing the KL03 as "smaller than a golf ball dimple" —the 32-bit MCU with an ARM Cortex-M0+ computing core shrinks the preceding KL02 unit by 15 percent in a package that measures just 1.6-by-2.0 millimeters. The KL03 is also 35 percent smaller than any competing Cortex-M0+ microcontroller on the market, according to Freescale. The chip maker is showcasing its new MCU at Embedded World in Nuremburg, Germany this week. "When size is no longer a barrier to incorporating microcontrollers into edge node devices, we can start to redefine what's possible for the Internet of Things," said Rajeev Kumar, director of worldwide marketing and business development for Freescale's Microcontrollers business. "We see the miniaturization of MCUs as a key driver of IoT evolution. With the … [Read more...] about Freescale Intros Tiny ARM-Based MCU for Internet of Things
One of the most glaring fissures in the fractured Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has finally been repaired—Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have struck a deal to allow Sony-owned Spider-Man to appear in future Marvel films alongside characters like Iron Man, Thor, and the Hulk. The new deal, announced Monday, will kick off with a guest spot by Spider-Man in an unspecified MCU movie. After that, Kevin Feige and his team at Marvel Studios will co-produce the next standalone Spider-Man film, scheduled for release on July 28, 2017. This is a big deal for a number of reasons. Most importantly, the most iconic character in Marvel's comic book canon is finally being folded into the MCU, where Spidey's unique blend of teen angst and smartassery should provide a nice counterpoint to the surfeit of grownups populating the Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. The web slinger's extensive rogue's gallery and social network are also presumably along for the ride, and a good thing too—it's … [Read more...] about Spider-Man Is Headed to the MCU