Yesterday was a big day for fans of Marvel’s Netflix series. Not only did the two companies reveal the first (not so great) teaser for The Defenders, they also revealed that Daredevil would be getting a third season and showed off brand new trailers for two highly anticipated shows: Luke Cage and Iron Fist.
Look, if we’re being honest with ourselves we can admit that the past few Marvel movies have been… not great. They’re all still wonderfully entertaining thanks to huge budgets and compelling characters, but I’d wager that there aren’t many people out there who would argue that Avengers, Iron Man and Captain America movies have been getting better as they progress. That noticeable decline is one of the reasons I’m so excited for The Defenders, an upcoming new Netflix exclusive show that will combine the stories of four characters from the Marvel universe similar to what we’ve seen in The Avengers.
But the first teaser trailer Marvel just release didn’t pique my interest — it just made me angry. More →
The Marvel comic book universe has been going through some earth-shattering shakeups (literally, in some cases) over the past year, but this might be the most surprising yet. On Wednesday, writer Brian Michael Bendis revealed to Time that Riri Williams, a 15-year-old MIT student will take over for Tony Stark later this year.
If there’s one thing that Marvel had to get right when it started building a cinematic universe, it’s was the casting. On that front, the studio has repeatedly succeeded.
From the inspired choice of Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man all the way up to Tom Holland stepping in for Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man, Marvel has rarely, if ever, made a misstep when casting its iconic characters.
But what if the MCU kicked off 20 years earlier?
In the blink of an eye, Deadpool went from niche comic book character to breakout movie star earlier this year. Much of that is due to Ryan Reynolds’ outstanding performance as the Merc with a Mouth, but as with any other recent superhero movie, none of it would have been possible without hundreds of visual effects.
It feels like Marvel has pumped out more movies than I can remember over the past few years. There’s been a few serious misses, some great action, and a healthy dose of comedy along the way. This video from Screen Rant breaks down the funniest gags and scenes from the Marvel movie universe.
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 →