One of the best things about the expansive Marvel Cinematic Universe is that the writers and directors are free to make clever references to comics, TV shows and other movies. Some are painfully obvious, but others require a highly trained eye for detail to pick out, occasionally requiring viewers to pause and take a closer look.
After raking in over a billion dollars at the box office and receiving near-universal praise from critics, it’s hard to deny that Captain America: Civil War was a massive success for Marvel. Sadly, even with its enormous budget and its long running time, Civil War didn’t have room for all of our favorite heroes.
But don’t worry, Hulk fans — the Green Goliath can’t be held back for long.
With thirteen movies already released and over half a dozen more scheduled to hit theaters before 2020, the Marvel Cinematic Universe features one of the most complex storylines in the history of cinema. Although many of those threads will be resolved by the time Avengers: Infinity War concludes in 2019, it’s worth keeping track of all the Marvel mysteries that have yet to be solved.
The fandom surrounding comic book movies is as intense as any fandom on the planet. Captain America: Civil War has taken Marvel’s total box office haul over $10 billion while the DC hopeful and the Marvel faithful have been going at it ever since Batman v Superman was pilloried by critics all around the world.
But all the intensity surrounding these movies might have been worth it, just so we could see Funny Or Die’s Captain America: Civil War Reenactors.
Marvel’s latest superhero flick Captain America: Civil War had another monster run at the box office this past weekend. The film hauled in $72.6 million domestically and added another $84.2 million abroad, driving its global box office gross past the $940 million mark. Cap’s latest adventure is set to surpass $1 billion this week, and it has already pushed Marvel’s cinematic universe past $10 billion in total box office sales.
Civil War has been praised by critics and fans alike, having managed a 90% critic score and a 91% fan rating on popular movie site Rotten Tomatoes. But nothing is perfect, of course, and Captain America’s latest film has some pretty big holes that have left fans scratching their heads. More →
Marvel’s latest superhero adventure is on pace to be one of the studio’s biggest to date, having now racked up more than $940 million globally at the box office. Captain America: Civil War pulled in $72.6 million in the United States alone this past weekend, its second weekend in theaters. Globally, the film took in more than $156 million total this past weekend.
Civil War is currently on pace to see its box office total top $1 billion this week, which will be yet another impressive milestone for the film. Perhaps even more impressive, however, is the milestone Marvel has already achieved: As of this past Sunday, Marvel’s 13 movies have now combined to pull in more than $10 billion. More →
Marvel and DC have competed at comic book shops and newsstands for decades, but the stakes are higher than ever as the two brands compete at the box office.
With marketing and promotion included, the production budget of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was likely north of $400 million, which makes its impressive $860 million worldwide haul slightly less impressive. But failing to hit $1 billion isn’t the biggest mistake DC has ever made.
In fact, it’s not even close.
The only thing better than the Deadpool movie itself might be Ryan Reynold’s years-long dedication to bringing the character to the big screen. Now that the movie has finally released (and broken countless box office records), Reynolds appears to be enjoying the spotlight immensely, most recently evidenced by the latest Honest Trailer from the people at Screen Junkies.
We’ve all probably spent an afternoon recreating superhero fantasies with plastic bricks. But for Lego customizer Minh Pham, building every single iteration of the Iron Man suits — and a basement armory to house them — is just another day at the, uh, office.
Captain America: Civil War is a hit, there’s no doubt about it, and possibly one of the best movies in the Marvel universe. But Marvel isn’t done churning out blockbusters starring our favorite Avengers, with Disney, 20th Century Fox and Sony working on plenty more flicks for the coming years. In what follows, we’ll quickly recap the complete Marvel movie schedule through 2019, in chronological order. More →
After dominating box offices around the world and garnering nearly universally positive reviews from critics, Captain America: Civil War is clearly the superhero event film to beat in 2016. Batman v Superman had its fans, but the general reaction was overwhelmingly negative, as evidenced by the 27% Rotten Tomatoes score.
Starring Tobey Maguire and directed by Sam Raimi, the franchise helped to usher in the wave of superhero movies that are currently drawing massive crowds all over the world. But despite all this, Maguire didn’t make it to the MCU.
Not only is Captain America: Civil War one of the most enjoyable and explosive movies of the summer, it’s also the jumping-off point for Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. More so than any previous film, Civil War feels like a transition from one era to another, which is why Marvel decided to once again tack on two additional scenes after the credits started rolling.