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How Marvel characters should really look

While their DC rivals struggle, Marvel’s live-action offerings have gone from strength to strength. But in the course of adapting their comic book properties to film, Marvel have made some pretty big changes to their classic characters. Some were undoubtedly for the best, while others have risked losing the magic that made those characters so beloved in the first place. Either way, it’s interesting to see what was altered in the transition to the silver screen.

Deadpool

After Ryan Reynolds’ first outing as Deadpool, fans had a right to be worried. While Deadpool technically appears in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the fast-talking antihero is practically unrecognizable. Not only is he covered in tattoos, he’s got the powers of other mutants—well-known ones, too, including the X-Men’s leader, Cyclops—and, most egregiously, his mouth is sewn shut, robbing fans of the character’s trademark wisecracks.

Fans didn’t like the changes. Neither did Ryan Reynolds. That’s why, when Deadpool returned to the big screen in 2016 for his own feature film, Reynolds and director Tim Miller played everything by the (comic) book. The result is, quite possibly, the all-time most faithful reproduction of a comics costume in a movie. The team even went so far as to film two versions of each scene—one with Reynolds wearing the mask, and one without—to create Deadpool’s blank white eyes, which, even as part of a mask, change according to his mood.

Doctor Strange

Aside from a few outliers (we’re looking at you, Hawkeye), Marvel Studios has been pretty good about bringing its biggest characters’ outfits to the screen. Iron Man, which kicked off the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe back in 2008, gave fans both a faithful version of Iron Man’s power armor and a pitch-perfect Tony Stark in the form of Robert Downey Jr. Captain America may not have wings sticking out of his helmet, but otherwise, his World War II battle get-up is remarkably close to Jack Kirby’s original design. And the Hulk, well, he’s big and green and wears purple pants. What else do you want?

Add Doctor Strange to that list. The costume Benedict Cumberbatch wears feels almost identical to Steve Ditko’s original drawing—and it took a lot of work to make it that way. In a conversation with Slashfilm, Doctor Strange costume designer Alexandra Byrn emphasized the hardships involved in “getting the spirit” of Strange’s costume right, even if some of the small details—the size of Strange’s collar, or the gold accents on his cloak—aren’t quite the same. “You’re picking things and balancing them,” Byrn says. “You’re mixing ideas so that it’s true to the story of the comic as well as the story of the film.”

Daredevil

A departure from the glitzy, planet-saving exploits of the Avengers, Netflix’s Daredevil series kept to gritty, street-level heroics. Naturally, producers were nervous about undermining this realistic approach with red spandex, and Daredevil spent most of the first season fighting crime in cargo pants. A glimpse of his costume at the end of the season revealed some major changes from the comics. Daredevil’s famous double Ds were gone, and the vivid red color scheme had been toned down to maroon. Most notably, the traditional skintight superhero costume was ditched in favor of reinforced leather, giving the character a more armored look than his comics counterpart.

That last change actually ended up causing some problems. While it may look tough, there’s a reason you rarely see Olympic athletes compete in leather pants. Spandex gives the wearer a much wider range of motion, making it easier to backflip off a gargoyle and kick a ninja in the face. As a result, a slightly redesigned costume was introduced in season two, which kept most of the new look while making it easier to move around. As Daredevil actor Charlie Cox told IGN, “there were some things that didn’t work quite as well, just in terms of maneuverability and comfort…So the lower portion of the suit is slightly baggier, and we go back to the old combat boots as well, which make it easier for me and my stunt double to jump and kick and do all the things you need to do as Daredevil.”

Luke Cage

Luke Cage never adopted the skintight getup popular with other superheroes, but his traditional outfit was still pretty goofy, featuring a silver headband and a yellow blouse open to the waist. While that look undoubtedly killed at Studio 54, it didn’t outlast the ’70s. By 1992 it was considered so cringeworthy that Luke was depicted tearing it in pieces on the cover of his own comic. However, it does get a fun shout-out in the TV series, which sees Luke grab a yellow shirt to wear while still sporting the metallic headpiece and cuffs from the experiment that gave him superpowers.

While most comics artists simply update Luke’s original costume into a yellow T-shirt, the Netflix series prefers darker clothes. Luke also wears a lot of hoodies, which wasn’t simply an aesthetic choice. Star Mike Colter told MTV News that the dark hoodie was “symbolic because of Trayvon Martin. We talked about that specifically, what that would mean to people and the feelings it would evoke in viewers. Irregardless of the entertainment value, what this show says politically resonates profoundly.”

Star-Lord

Although the “Guardians of the Galaxy” name has been around since the ’60s, they were never a major part of the Marvel Universe, and the version of the team that inspired the movie actually only debuted in 2008. Since fans weren’t particularly attached to such an obscure property, director James Gunn was able to make some pretty big changes to the characters. In the comics, Star-Lord (real name Peter Quill) is an established hero who assembles the Guardians as a kind of galactic police force. They even have spiffy uniforms and a base on the giant severed head Knowhere (home to the Collector in the movie).

Of course, the movie version of Star-Lord is more of a criminal than a cop, which required a drastic costume redesign. The uniform and logo were ditched for a roguish leather jacket and T-shirt combo. The classic helmet was scaled back to a faceplate, giving the character a less militaristic look. And the bullet-spraying Kree machine guns were switched for some PG-13 blasters. After the movie became a hit, the new outfit was largely imported to the comics, even though it makes less sense for an experienced soldier like the comic book version of Star-Lord.

Thanos

Thanos has made a big impact in the MCU, despite standing up for less than 30 seconds so far. This love of sitting ominously is very true to the comics, where the character’s inventively named Space Throne can teleport and travel between dimensions (but doesn’t have cool hovering space armrests). Comics Thanos does seem more active than his movie counterpart, who can be heard whining about having to collect the Infinity Stones himself during his post-credits appearance in Age of Ultron. Compare that to the comic book Thanos, who was once spotted whizzing around New York in a personalized helicopter, pushing over children.

Thanos’s costume has been updated to give him a more armored look, replacing the skintight space spandex beloved by comics artists everywhere. The blue-and-gold color scheme remains, but is somewhat muted, and the helmet is now a separate piece instead of being connected to the neck plate. The character’s traditional purple complexion actually did make an appearance in The Avengers, but was replaced with a milder blue by Guardians of the Galaxy. Perhaps he just needs to work on his tan.

Groot

Perhaps no Marvel character has changed quite so drastically as Groot over the years. While he remains a tree creature from space, the current Groot bears little resemblance to his original characterization as a gigantic monster with a tendency to scream out his evil plans for all to hear. This won him no respect at all—in his first appearance, he was defeated when some random guy doused him with termites. He was eventually retconned as a hero who could only speak the words “I am Groot,” which was a substantial improvement over his original dialogue.

However, the comic version of Groot retained a fairly sinister appearance and an obviously keen intelligence. For the movie, the character was redesigned to emphasize his kindness and innocence. His snarling mouth was abandoned and he was given human-like eyes instead of the glowing orbs he boasted in the comics. As a result, it’s hard to imagine anyone being scared of movie Groot, while his comics counterpart is still sometimes a terrifying space monster.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Teen Figure Skater Lands Hardest Routine In History To Earn Spot At Olympics

Making athletic history is no easy feat. But making athletic history while earning a spot on one of the most prestigious sports team around? That’s outright amazing.

And that’s exactly what Nathan Chen did during his figure skating routine at the 2018 United States National Championships earlier this week.

The athlete, who is only 18 years old, took to the ice at the SAP Center in San Jose, California looking confident and collected, despite the immense pressure he’s under. He’s about to attempt a routine that would literally go down in history if executed flawlessly—all while vying for a spot on the Team USA Olympic figure skating team.

The announcer’s voice informs that Nathan in the youngest of five children born to Chinese immigrants, and that in 2010, he told sportscaster Andrea Joyce that he’d be at the Olympics in 2018.

The realization of his prediction quite literally rests on his performance, which involves landing five quadruple jumps in a single program. No other skater in history has ever accomplished this difficult feat.

Despite the fact that he’s been sick and struggling in practice, Nathan’s routine starts off strong. He soars across the ice in a black unitard with a balletic sense of grace that many figure skaters strive for but never perfect.

When it comes time for his first jump sequence, a triple into his first quad, you can feel the tension—but Nathan completes it with apparent ease.

He continues his routine, seamlessly moving into complex footwork and a gorgeous spin. The music seems to be using his body as a physical vessel, directing his limbs how to flow like liquid across the ice.

After he nails his second and third quad jumps, it feels as if you could cut the tension in the air with butter. His nearly perfect routine all comes down to his one final jump, which he brilliantly lands. Finishing in a flurry of footwork and spins, the routine is an astounding display or artistry and athleticism.

Nathan leaves the ice with a knowing smile on his face and sits down with his coach to await the scores. Once it’s confirmed that he scored over a 100—a 104.45, to be exact–he knows he’s not only won the US championship, but that he’s also headed to PyeongChang to compete among the best in the world for the gold.

Watch his astounding performance below and share if you can’t wait to watch Nathan compete in the Olympics!

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Idaho Couple Forced To Leave Their Home of Snakes

Imagine buying your dream home, only to find out later it was infested with snakes. This is exactly what happened to a Idaho couple from Rexburg. They moved to this location, back in 2009. Not long after, the couple realized they were not alone.

As it turns out, this home was built upon what is known as a snakes hibernaculum. This is where hundreds of snakes gather for the winter. Ben Sessions and his wife Amber, tried to contend with the situation at first. However, not long after..it simply became unbearable. The hissing and slithering of snakes were everywhere, including being behind their very walls.


Ben began to slay snakes at first, trying to get rid of them. On average, he was killing around 42 snakes a day. The couple later decided this was ridiculous and later left their humble abode. Imagine hearing snakes moving along the walls of your very bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. It would likely be too much to deal with. Even their water, carried a foul musk smell, that was released by these snakes. (Garter snakes, will secrete a foul-smelling fluid from their anal glands when alarmed)

Ben also continued to clear snakes around the property on a daily basis. It soon became quite a chore for him. Just three months after moving into this home, the couple filed for bankruptcy. These snakes were content on staying here.

It is unknown if the home located at 675 W. 5000 North ever sold again. It is owned by Chase Bank. The bank sent an inspector initially after Ben and Amber left the property. The inspector said, he estimated there being between 400-500 snakes at the property. This same inspector, later returned stating the snake population here is upwards into multiple thousands by now.


To rid this infestation of snakes, the home has been lowered in price. Back then, the house was worth around $175,000. Now, due to the snake infestation it was lowered to $109,200. Most certainly, this home would be a tough sell. The property would have to be entirely cleared first and that would cost a pretty penny for sure. The home may even end up being demolished at some point as uninhabitable. The home was listed for sale back in 2011.

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Netflix users are freaking out over this ‘true story’ horror flick

Horror fans are obsessed with new Spanish film “Veronica.”

Here’s everything you need to know about the scary Netflix movie…

What’s the plot of Veronica?

The film is about a young girl called Veronica who makes contact with her late father using a Ouija board.

She invites her friends, Diana and Rosa, and initially they intend to reach out to Diana’s dead boyfriend.

But things don’t go to plan, and Veronica passes out during the seance, which takes place during a solar eclipse.

Over the next three days, the supernatural goings-on escalate and the film ramps up the scare factor.

Is Veronica a true story?

What makes Veronica so scary is that is is based on a true story.

In 1992 Madrid police investigated the mysterious death of a young girl.

She passed away in the hospital shortly after meddling with a Ouija board.

The case was never really solved and remains “unexplained” to this day – spooky.

Who’s in the cast of Veronica?

Spanish actress Sandra Escacena plays the title role of Veronica.

She has previously starred in the 2011 gothic Spanish version of “Snow White,” Blancanieves.

Rosa is played by Ángela Fabián, who starred in the Spanish fantasy series “El Don de Alba” by John Gray.

Carla Campra plays the role of Diana and has most recently appeared in the film “Everybody Knows,” about a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires.

Who is Paco Plaza?

Paco Plaza is a Spanish director from Valencia.

He is best known for his 2007 horror “REC” about a TV reporter who gets locked inside an apartment building.

His new film “Veronica” was first released in August 2017 and became available on Netflix on Febr. 26, 2018.

The scary movie earned Plaza a Goya nomination for best director.

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Celeb Lookalikes That Are Hard To Tell Apart

Celebrities are in the spotlight not only because of their talents in movies, television shows or in music but also because they are generally very good looking. That’s why many fans either want to be like them or be with them.

People have gone to some absurd lengths to look like their favorite celebs but some individuals are just genetically gifted to look like an A-list celeb!

Here are 16 pictures of people who look a lot like some celebrities.

The dude on the right is Johannes Laschet. He is a law student and a fashion blogger from Germany. As we can all tell, his resemblance to Ryan Gosling is startling, to say the least and many attribute his fame and success to this resemblance.

Charlotte Tighe is largely regarded as Audrey Hepburn’s doppelganger. Her penchant for nostalgic and retro outfits just make her look more like Audrey Hepburn.

When Jacky Vasquez rocks Ariana Grande’s signature high ponytail, her resemblance to the pop singer is almost uncanny. She says she regularly gets mistaken for Ariana and fans have even stopped her to ask for an autograph!

This young lady is Francesca Brown. She hopes that her similar appearance to Katy Perry will help her launch her career into acting.

Cara Delevingne is a popular model and Olivia Herdt has tried to emulate her style by embracing Cara’s signature thick eyebrows. Olivia also has her own YouTube channel, regularly practices yoga and she also lives in Uruguay.

Many people have tried to emulate Megan Fox’s look. With her full lips, bright blue eyes and long dark hair, it’s no surprise that girls want to look like her. And it seems like Brazilian model, Claudia Allende has mastered that art since she looks just like her.

April Gloria is a cosplayer who many recognize and know for her striking resemblance to Taylor Swift. She plays it up by rocking the Taylor Swift haircut as well as the bright red lipstick.

This one may probably be more well known than the others. Known as ‘Ed’s Evil Twin’ on Instagram, it doesn’t take too long to see why this guy is considered Ed Sheeran’s twin.
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Megan Flockhart is a British blogger who loves to cosplay. She enjoys dressing up as different movie characters but she seems to have the most success with Hermione Granger.

This might be the closest resemblance yet. I actually thought these were two pictures of Miley Cyrus. The doppelganger has amassed over 30,000 followers on Instagram.

This model from Malaysia has embraced her career as a model and an actress by playing up her resemblance to singer and actress Selena Gomez. The young model has since starred in a movie in Malaysia.

This Adele lookalike is from Sweden and her name is Ellinor Hellborg. She is a beauty blogger and makeup artist. She was almost instantly called the Adele twin after she posted this photo onto her Instagram.

Known around the globe as a ladies’ man, it is not a stretch to say that most men would want to look a little like Leonardo DiCaprio. However, a Swedish model and skateboarder seems to have that skill down pat since his resemblance to Leo is almost identical.

Michaela Weeks looks so much like Britney Spears that she has her own program and she goes on her own concert tours! She is largely regarded as the official doppelganger of Britney Spears.

Jon Snow entered into the mainstream when HBO released Game of Thrones. Now people around the world are trying to emulate Kit’s look but it seems like this one gentleman has already mastered it.

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Kids Hear Distress Cries From Underground, Cut Open Pipe To Find Baby Animal Inside

Newborns get themselves into some pretty sticky situations as they start navigating this big new world they find themselves in, and it’s not always easy to get them back on solid footing.

 

An adorable little lamb found herself in one such conundrum last month, apparently falling and getting trapped in an underground pipe at Zed & Co Free-range Farms in Victoria, southeast Australia:

Two girls head the lamb’s cries and alerted the farm’s owners, Marnie and Nick Zielinski, who immediately launched Operation Save Lamb.
 They used a huge shovel to dig around the pipe, then split it with a circular saw to try to pry the edges open.

“I can see it … It’s still alive … It’s black,” the children say in a running commentary during the rescue operation.

Eventually, they end up having to cut away a flap, which allows them to get at the lamb and lift her out to safety.

Whew. Good thing those girls heard those muffled cries for help and were able to rally the troops in time.

After such a traumatic experience, this sweet baby got a good dose of much-needed pampering …

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Dance Cam Follows Enthusiastic Fan’s Hilarious Dance-Off With Security

You know how they say ‘dance like no one is watching?’ Well, sometimes it’s better to dance like everyone is watching!

During a break in the action at a Detroit Pistons game, the Dance Cam was making the rounds capturing fans busting their best moves for the Jumbotron. Everyone was laughing and having a good time, but one kid, in particular, was showing off a serious repertoire of dance skills that got everyone’s attention.

The Dance Cam started off by capturing its usual cast of characters from parents and their babies to other excited fans.

But when this young kid caught the camera’s attention, everyone went wild with laughter.

One person who especially noticed the boy’s killer boogie was a nearby security guard… and when he found himself in the spotlight, he quickly started giving the crowd a show, showing the kid who’s boss when it comes to busting a move.

A friendly competition unfolded, much to the delight of the surrounding crowd.

As Derek Zoolander would say, “It’s a dance-off!”

Not to be outdone, the kid then broke out some fresh moves and encouraged the crowd to cheer him on. Watch the whole interaction below — who do you think took first place?

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6 Things You Should Never Do After Eating

People usually lie down or sit comfortably in a chair after having dinner, but this is a big mistake you should never make. According to experts, these habits are highly dangerous and can put your health at risk. In this video I’m about to share with you 6 things you should never do after eating

1.Smoking is bad enough, but after a meal, it’s ten times the killer. Yep, that’s right! smoking right after a meal is very bad and if you must do it, you should wait for at least a couple of hours after the meal. Cigarette contain nicotine, a substance that binds to oxygen your body desperately needs for digestion, which makes your body absorb carcinogens. According to several studies, smoking a cigarette after a meal has the same effect as smoking 10 cigarettes at once, and increases your risk of bowel and lung cancer significantly as well.

2. Never go to bed after a meal Lying down for a nap or sleeping after a meal is the favorite thing of millions of people, but this habit is not healthy at all. When we lie down some digestive juices from your stomach flow back to the esophagus because of gravitational force, due to its acidic nature it can burn the inner layer of the esophagus causing acid reflux.

3. Never rush to shower after a mealWaiting 30 minutes after a meal in order to take a shower is the best suggestion one could give on this topic. Digestion needs a lot of energy and blood flow in our body. But when we take a warm water shower, blood flows towards your skin to release off the heat, thus making it difficult to digest.

4. Drinking Teas are healthy, but shouldn’t be consumed after a meal. Drinking tea after having a meal can interfere with the iron absorption in your body as tea contains tannic acid which binds to the iron and protein from our food. This can result in 87% decrease in iron absorption and even iron deficiency, which can lead to anemia, dizziness, weakness and fatigue

5. Eat your fruits before not after a mealFruits are recommended by almost everyone, be it some expert dietician, or just some inexperienced house-wife. But few of them know that fruits just after any meal can be harmful, and thus neglect to mention it to you. Fruits are the easiest to digest, and just take 20 minutes to travel from your stomach to intestines, where they are finally digested (bananas and dates being the two exceptions). So when you eat a fruit after a meal, it gets stuck with the food, thus not travelling in time to the intestines, and getting spoiled as a result, thus spoiling food too.

6. Avoid cold water after a mealThe reason is very simple . Ice water does not let the food digest properly because it causes clumping of food. Hot warm water helps absorbs nutrients better.

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3 Year Old Terrifies Internet With Her Imaginary Friend

This little girl age 3, decided to share her drawing with her mother. After this, the photo was posted online. It was later tweeted by on Twitter. It was featured in a write-up about children and their imaginary friends.

Rather quickly, the creepiness sent people into a terrifying outrage. It seems that little Ruby, has an unlikely odd friend. This alleged imaginary friend, sent shock waves around the internet, as Twitter users freaked out, over the youngsters handy work.

Other social media sites, are now sharing this drawing as well. Her mother is convinced this is some kind of ghostly entity, that has been communicating with her young daughter. It seems, the imaginary friend named “Grateful”, is that of a 14 year old girl. Young little Ruby said, that her friend…had two babies inside her. This indicates that whoever this young girl is, was carrying twins.

It is rather odd, that this 3 year old could mention a specific name like this. Usually, when children have an imaginary friend, they are around the same age and have a common type name. This is a bit different in that regard, not to mention kind of unsettling. The photograph seen, clearly shows little Ruby’s drawing. The stick figured sketch, shows this girl with different colors. In particular, her eyelashes are drawn yellow. This means that the girl can see in the dark.

Grateful visits Ruby only at night. Ruby said, that her friend scares her but she always wants her to come back. Most who have come across this story, believe that Ruby is being visited by some kind of ghostly spirit. The post, has sparked people to share their own stories about something visiting them during their childhood.

It seems that Ruby is proud of her drawing seen in the photo. The Twitter post, has already 25,000 views and has been liked 95,000 times so far. Surely, children have active imaginations but this time it seems a bit different. Spirits often wander before moving onward. Children are innocent like animals and thus spirits are drawn to them. It is believed, that children can in actuality see spirits whereas adults cannot.

Things such as these, are debated about whether or not they are actually true. Perhaps Ruby really is visited by something otherworldly after all. One day in the future when she is older, she might recall these ghostly visitations.

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Wow! Ariana Grande’s Appearance on The Late Night Show Will Blow Your Mind

Ariana Playing The “Wheel of Singing”

First Challenge: Mary Had A Little Lamb song in Britney Spears’ voice

Second Challenge: The Wheels on the Bus in Christina Aguileria’s Voice

And she did an awesome job!

 

 

 

Check out the video below: