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The Gutter

The Gutter is a weekly exploration of the concepts, criticisms, and curiosities that live between the panels of comic books and their adaptations.

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'The Batman' (2022) can do one brilliant thing no movie has done before

The Penguin has never been Batman's most popular foe, but 'The Batman' (2022) and its HBO Max spinoff series could change that.

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Mutants in the MCU: 4 major ways Marvel will improve the Fox movies

After 20 years of X-Men films, Marvel’s reboot of the franchise could be the best iteration yet.

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No Way Home might be the best Spider-Man story ever for one epic reason

When Peter Parker and Stephen Strange team up, anything can happen.

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Captain America 4 can change the MCU in one incredibly grounded way

The fourth Captain America movie can pull inspiration from the comics and U.S. politics.

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Multiverse theory: a Venom Spider-Man crossover finally makes sense

How Tom Hardy's dream — our dream, too — can finally happen.

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'What If' can change the MCU forever with these 3 incredible stories

What If...? has the potential to take advantage of the long history of the comic books. Here are three possible installment that could redefine the MCU.

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'The Batman' can do one revolutionary thing no movie has done before

The comics have explored Batman's mental wellness for decades, but the films have just scratched the surface. Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson can change that.

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Loki Season 2 may finally make good on Marvel’s Disney+ promise

A glorious purpose in the MCU.

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Black Widow shows a transition we’ve never seen in comic book movies

Yelena is just the beginning.

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The Suicide Squad could unlock an incredible new DCEU superpower

“You wanna get nuts? C'mon, let's get nuts?”

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Loki is changing the MCU in one unexpected way

Attack of the variants!

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Loki is Marvel’s biggest challenge yet for one nerdy reason

What is continuity worth in superhero movies anyway?