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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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Six changes Tom Holland's next Spider-Man trilogy needs to make

Surely, Peter Parker's not going anywhere.

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Here are the 5 best episodes of 'Daredevil,' for no reason in particular

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Marvel Studios could correct the most annoying part of Fox’s X-Men movies

The story of the Phoenix is much bigger than Jean Grey.

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'The Batman' (2022) needs to change the Joker in one shocking way

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X-Men '97 could fix Fox’s biggest mistake from the movies

Marvel bringing back the beloved Animated Series is a bigger deal than you think.

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Spider-Man: No Way Home could break a classic Marvel movie curse

The third Tom Holland movie could change everything for superhero cinema.

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Marvel needs to do one terrifying thing to perfect its cinematic universe

The overlap between superheroes and horror is becoming more of a priority in both film and comics. Here's how Marvel and DC can get it right.

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Why The Batman will redefine Catwoman for the next decade

Zoe Kravitz has a chance to explore Selina Kyle on screen like never before.

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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.