A Canadian Man Set a Guinness World Record for Most Marvel Comic Tattoos

Here’s something to Marvel at: A 36-year-old man from Alberta, Canada just set a Guinness World Record for having the highest number of Marvel comic tattoos on his body, Nerdist reports.

Rick Scolamiero, of Edmonton, boasts 31 Marvel tattoos in total and is inked from his neck down to his feet. What started out as a plan to get a sleeve (full arm tattoo) of his favorite Marvel characters quickly morphed into a full-body makeover.

"I fell in love with the artist’s work and wanted to continue to see what else we could come up with regarding tattoos,” Scolamiero told Guinness World Records. “I have been a Marvel comic lover since I was small and growing up we didn’t have much but I always had my Marvel comics and Marvel trading cards. They actually got me through some tough times so the idea of having them on my body forever just really appealed to me."

Wolverine and Spider-Man can be seen on his forearms, the Guardians of the Galaxy trail down his left calf, and LEGO versions of Daredevil and Deadpool adorn his ankles, to name but a few designs. Scolamiero didn’t want to leave any superheroes behind, so he had them inked onto his, well, behind. His left and right buttocks feature depictions of Spider-Man 2099 (a futuristic version of the original) and Vision (from The Avengers), respectively.

He even got Marvel comic artist Stan Lee’s autograph tattooed onto his wrist. In total, he attended one tattoo session per month for the past seven years and endured 350 hours under the needle. Now that’s dedication.

Check out the video below to see Scolamiero show off his tats.

[h/t Nerdist]

It's Official: Benedict Cumberbatch Is Confirmed for Doctor Strange Sequel

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Just when Marvel fans began focusing all of their attention on poring over even the tiniest details in the Avengers: Endgame trailer, Marvel has announced that a Doctor Strange sequel is officially happening.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Scott Derrickson will return to the director’s chair, and although he co-wrote the first film alongside Jon Spaihts and C. Robert Cargill, no writer has been announced for the second outing yet.

Benedict Cumberbatch will, of course, reprise his role as Dr. Stephen Strange, and Benedict Wong will be returning as Wong. Industry insiders suspect Rachel McAdams will be back as Strange’s love interest, Dr. Christine Palmer, but no formal announcement has been made.

We last saw Doctor Strange earlier this year in Avengers: Infinity War, where he sadly disintegrated into dust at the hands of Thanos’s snap. As most fan theories believe, many of our favorite superheroes will be brought back to life in Avengers: Endgame, which will be the next time we see Cumberbatch’s character. Although his appearance in Avengers: Endgame might only be through flashbacks, and Doctor Strange 2 could still take place before Infinity War, it’s not likely.

Sources say production is being eyed for a spring 2020 start, with a suspected release date around spring 2021. But a lot can happen between now and then, especially depending on what Avengers: Endgame reveals.

(Presumed) Dead Marvel Character Spotted in Avengers: Endgame Trailer

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Marvel Studios

The ending of Avengers: Infinity War devastated Marvel fans everywhere when Thanos used the Infinity Gauntlet to turn about half of the universe into dust. Fans have been speculating about how these characters, who are presumed to be dead, will return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in future films.

Since the trailer for Avengers: Endgame premiered last week, viewers have been scrutinizing every single frame looking for clues about what the forthcoming film might have in store for us, and who will be there. And one eagle-eyed fan swears they spotted Groot in one scene of the new trailer. Take a look for yourself:

The scene depicts Tony Stark floating through space after the battle with Thanos. In one shot, Groot’s wooden face does seem visible, meaning he would be seated behind Stark.

While it’s possible that Groot is onboard, the beginning of the trailer makes it seem as though Stark is all alone, “adrift in space with zero promise of rescue.” The not-quite-clear image could also very easily be one of the vessel's headrests with some very convenient shadowing.

The first live-action appearance of Groot was in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy. The gentle giant won over fans, then devastated them with his death in the film. The final scenes showed that a baby Groot had been planted, which meant he could live on in a new form.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 featured an adorable Groot, who had only aged to be a toddler. Then, fans saw Groot utter one final “I am Groot,” before he was wiped away by Thanos’s snap at the end of Infinity War.

It's doubtful that Marvel will give away much in any forthcoming trailers, so fans will have to wait until the movie hits theaters on April 26, 2019 to know for sure.

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