sigourney weaver leader of the hand

There are few details surrounding Sigourney Weaver‘s Big Bad in the upcoming Marvel/Netflix miniseries The Defenders, other than her name is Alexandra and she has a team of mean-looking thugs in suits at her disposal.

“The more connections you have, the easier it will be to break you,” Alexandra menacingly says in The Defenders trailer, supposedly to the team of streetwise superheroes, Matt Murdock, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Danny Rand. But we may have confirmation of who she is and how she’s connected to supervillain organization, The Hand.

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Deadpool Animated Series

FX already has a hit show based on a Marvel Comics title with Legion, but their sister network FXX is about to get a healthy dose of comic book fun as well.

FXX has just given a straight-to-series order to a Deadpool animated series that will be produced by Marvel Television in association with FX Productions and ABC Signature Studios. But it’s the talent who will be working behind the scenes as showrunners, executive producers and writers that has us truly excited.  Read More »

Marvel Cinematic Universe Ranked

It’s become a tradition at this point: whenever a new entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is released, everyone ranks the movies. And now that everyone on the /Film staff has had a chance to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and spend a few days digesting it, it’s time to completely refresh our list.

We invited the site’s core staff as well as our various contributors to rank all 15 movies in the MCU, with each movie earning points based on its placement in each list. This resulted in a ranked list that reflects the site as a whole rather than the opinion of Just One Person. So here it is: the world’s most accurate ranking of Marvel Studios’ output.

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Elizabeth Debicki in Guardians of the Galaxy 3

Though Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 just opened, fans are already looking forward to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Details are sparse on the sequel since we’re still three years away from it hitting theaters, but we do know that it will help set up the next 10 years of movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now, thanks to writer/director James Gunn, we have word on a new character from Vol. 2 who will be back for the sequel that is said to conclude the story for this iteration of the team.

In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Elizabeth Debicki plays Ayesha, the Golden High Priestess of the Sovereign who leads a pursuit to track down and destroy the titular crew after Rocket Raccoon steals some of their valuable anulax batteries. It turns out she’ll be back in the next installment of the franchise, and thanks to one of the credits scenes, we probably know what she’ll be up to. Since that delves into spoiler territory, we’ll save that discussion for below…
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guardians of the galaxy vol. 2 concept art

Most of the easter eggs in Marvel Studios films are pretty easy for fans to pick out. Whether it’s a shout-out to a location or character featured in the comics on which the movie is based, or maybe just another Stan Lee cameo, it’s normally not long until a video like this one pops up to break down everything fans may have missed during their first theatrical viewing.

But writer/director James Gunn hid one easter egg in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy so well that fans have been searching for it ever since the movie debuted and haven’t been able to pinpoint it. But that may have changed, because a new theory has arisen and considering what we learned in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, it seems pretty damn plausible.
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Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! is gearing up to open at Disney California Adventure on May 27, 2017. Now that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has hit theaters, Disneyland Resort is pushing the marketing campaign into high gear for the Twilight Zone’s Tower of Terror redo. A new message has been received from Rocket Raccoon calling for our assistance in breaking the Guardians of the Galaxy out from the Collector’s fortress. Watch the new video, embedded after the jump.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming

Last night’s MTV Movie & TV Awards brought the first clip from Spider-Man: Homecoming featuring Peter Parker (Tom Holland) trying to sneak back into his room, only to accidentally reveal that he’s Spider-Man to his friend Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon). Now we get another look at this summer’s reboot of the Spider-Man franchise with a TV spot that shows off some new footage.

In this spot, we get to see Spider-Man taking on some small-time criminals while still being hungry for the next “retreat” that he gets to go on with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and the Avengers. But the best part is the funny gag at the end where Spider-Man inadvertently scares the hell out of some kids camping in their backyard.

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avengers infinity war set photo

Those frustrating nightmare visions from Avengers: Age of Ultron may finally pay off in Avengers: Infinity War.

The visions implanted by Scarlet Witch in Age of Ultron acted largely as reflections on the various Avengers’ psyches, except for Thor’s. His vision was an explicit move to set up the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it’s one that has yet to come to fruition. Though we may finally see what his vision was teasing in Infinity War and even perhaps in Thor: Ragnarok, if this set photo from Infinity War is anything to go by.

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guardians of the galaxy 2 ending

Major spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 lie ahead. Don’t read any further if you haven’t watched the movie!

It was a sorrowful ending that reverberated through the galaxy, and cemented Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as a worthy and emotional follow-up to its predecessor.

And the ending of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 doesn’t — yet — fall into that old Marvel habit of bringing back once-deceased characters and cheapening their sacrifice. But while the loss of a beloved character is hard on the audience, it’s even harder on the director and crew behind the film — so much so that writer/director James Gunn almost didn’t make this the film’s ending. Let’s talk about that ending, and how it came to be.

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Stan Lee

Greetings, true believers. There’s yet another Marvel Cinematic Universe film tearing up the box office – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. As with all MCU films, there’s world-building, in-jokes, action, adventure, and of course, the prerequisite Stan Lee cameo. For more than 40 years now, Lee has been the most recognizable public face for Marvel properties, even the ones he had nothing directly to do with. Much like the Marvel post-credit sequence, a cameo from Lee is expected from fans; fans who will inevitably lean over to their theater mates and loudly whisper, “That’s Stan Lee!” when the moment arises. 

Because I’m committed to doing world-changing, issue-driven film writing, I’ve decided to rank every single Stan Lee cameo to date from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For the sake of brevity I’ll only be dealing with the MCU films, and not the wealth of other Marvel-related films and TV projects, all of which Lee appears in one form or another. Excelsior!

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