The film sees myths created by the Black diaspora come alive as Wakanda is presented as a Black utopia.
Many comics are now more representative of the people who actually read them but it’s clear there’s room for more diversity when it comes to our superheroes.
Whereas the first ‘Black Panther’ film celebrated an array of African cultures, the follow-up seeks to also highlight the rich legacy of Mesoamerican cultures destroyed by colonial conquest.
The first Black Panther film was a milestone in Black representation on-screen – now it is hoped Wakanda Forever will be both a mirror and a spotlight for millions of Latin Americans.
In the latest ‘Thor’ movie, the character Jane Foster raises questions about the impact of cancer on ideas of worthiness, responsibility and power — and what it means to be a superhero.
Director Taika Waititi enjoys playing with notions of masculinity in this latest outing of the franchise which sees the macho hero eclipsed by a female character of equal standing.
Thor: Love and Thunder takes another step forward in the representation of embodiment of female heroism and power, through Natalie Portman’s embodiment of The Mighty Thor.
Director Taika Waititi’s new Thor: Love and Thunder features a female superhero, but again struggles to transcend the stereotypes of a genre where the male fan base still decides the rules.
Ms. Marvel represents a break from the ‘Muslim equals Middle Eastern’ portrayals popular in western media.
Lesser-known gods are featured in the Marvel series, which has pleased experts and fans alike.
The multiverse has been the topic of multiple recent films, such as Dr Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Everything Everywhere All At Once: but what does science know about the multiverse?
The Marvel universe is expanding with new heroes in new films and shows that break new boundaries and tackle new genres.
The quantum nature of light can be harnessed for a variety of purposes.
Babylonians were quite formal in their written records, so working out how to be chatty in their long-dead language was an exciting challenge.
The history of martial arts films is almost as long as the history of cinema. Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings excitingly pushes the genre forward.
In a time of increasingly complex geopolitical entanglements and moral failings, these films articulate a yearning for unsullied heroism, effective leadership and appropriate responses to crises.
Cate Shortland is behind low-budget, art-house films, which focus on women’s coming of age stories. Now, she brings her signature cinematic style to the Marvel Universe.
Studios like Marvel may be grabbing the headlines — but it is also an exciting time for Australian stories on screen.
When we read comics, we ‘hear’ sound on the page. Creators are experts at this cross-sensory form of storytelling - indeed one database lists over 2500 comic book sounds.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is becoming increasingly diverse, on and off screen. The franchise’s continued success depends on remaining culturally relevant.