Taika Watiti’s take on Thor is widely considered one of the best Marvel movies ever made and a necessary reinvention of the Thor character. The idea of Marvel ever pulling off a successful adaptation of Civil War would have seemed absurd when Iron Man was first released. The storyline was simply too big and controversial to ever make it to the silver screen. Very, because not only did Marvel adapt the story, they did it in style. We’ve officially crossed the rubicon now from not very good to just about OK with Black Widow.

You’re only likely to do this once, but there are a few ways to go about it. Meanwhile, Feige recently confirmed Styles’ Eros is very much a part of the MCU’s future plans. We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. Disney Plus is bigger and better than ever – we have everything you need to know about its shows, films, and more… The Marvel Cinematic Universe is vast, to say the least, with 25 films currently out and plenty more on the way. Sam Wilson, who has now given Steve Rogers’/Captain America’s shield away to the Smithsonian, teams up with Bucky to investigate an organisation called the Flag Smashers.

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It works better as a standalone film, effectively serving as Thanos’s solo movie, and has a really different tone for a Marvel film. The whole thing feels inevitable, by which I mean there’s a hopelessness to the picture that is really engrossing. Bold, stylish, and well thought out, Black Panther’s a top-five Marvel movie if ever there was one. Its greatest strengths are its cast which probably ranks amongst the strongest in the MCU as a whole, and the exacting eye of director Ryan Coogler. The decision to reboot the Avengers with Uma Thurman as Emma Peel and Ralph Fiennes as John Steed was a misstep. The climax of Phase One, The Avengers, was when Marvel’s grand experiment paid off, delivering an exciting and fun action movie.

The film introduced Nick Fury, Agent Coulson and S.H.I.E.L.D. It gives insight into how the Tesseract ended up back on earth and in Fury’s possession. It introduces the Kree, who later appear in Guardians of the Galaxy. The film sets up the SSR which we later know as S.H.I.E.L.D. and also gives us the history and earliest known location of the Tesseract on Earth. Marvel Zombies is an upcoming animated television series, which is a spin-off of What If…?. She-Hulk’s Zeb Wells is set to write and executive produce the series.

  • Also, as the kids would say, that illusion fight scene is pure fire.
  • The events of Black Widow appear to take place over three weeks.
  • The MCU’s first animated show returns for another series of hypothetical stories that explore alternate realities created when the timeline branches off in another direction.
  • All five shorts will be available for viewers to watch upon launch.
  • SHIELD turns out to be Hydra, which is then dismantled by Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanoff, and Sam Wilson.
  • The film introduced Nick Fury, Agent Coulson and S.H.I.E.L.D. It gives insight into how the Tesseract ended up back on earth and in Fury’s possession.

In the comics the Thunderbolts were a team of heroes that were formed after the death of the Avengers, but who turned out to be acting as villains. Members have included Baron Zemo, Yelena Belova, Ghost, Abomination, John Walker and Taskmaster. The new 18-episode series will be released in Spring 2024, but not before Cox returns as Daredevil in She-Hulk. A report by Variety in May, 2022 Covert Affairs co-creators Matt Corman and Chris Ord are attached to write and executive produce a new series of the Hells Kitchen-based superhero show. The move follows the cancellation of Daredevil by Netflix, when the streaming service relinquished the rights to the character to Disney.

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“Following several secret calls and discussions the deal has been struck. Harry will reportedly appear in projects as Eros, aka Starfox – the brother of Thanos – the same character that the singer teased at the end of The Eternals movie last year. Echo and the second series of Loki, starring Tom Hiddleston are slated for summer 2023. Anthony Mackie will return to reprise his role of Sam Wilson, who officially became Captain America at the conclusion of the Disney+ show The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Will Poulter also made an appearance as the golden Adam Warlock, teased in the second Guardians film, later joining the cast onstage. The emotional trailer contained scenes including Gamora as head of the Ravagers, new super-suits and a muscled-up Groot.

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After the fake-out in Iron Man 3, Shangi-Chi gives us the actual Mandarin, and introduces the Ten Rings. The Abomination returns to the universe, and we get a swathe of Asian mythology to add Marvel’s cinematic tapestry. The death of Tony Stark looms large, in more ways than one, forcing Peter to create resources of his own to outwit the baddies that confront him. An affirmation of a bright future, and one that’s still full of surprises, if a certain last-minute cameo’s anything to go by. The second Scott Lang adventure pairs him up with Hope Pym, the titular Wasp, against the elusive Ghost. Some very comic-book-y science is deployed to explain the Quantum Realm, a microscopic layer of reality that Hope’s mother vanished into, and more of SHIELD’s shady underbelly is exposed.

Benedict Cumberbatch does a good job giving the character some real humanity and really sells the frankly bonkers back story of a doctor turned sorcerer. factory-publishing The problem is the story which somehow feels overstuffed while also quite dull. We wanted a multiverse of madness, not three rooms and a green screen.


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