Marvel Cinematic Universe Ranked

In less than a decade, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has gone from an ambitious pipe dream to an inescapable box-office juggernaut. Now, as Ant-Man brings Phase Two to a close, we wanted to take a look back at the twelve films released so far. Which soared? Which fell flat on their faces? After the jump, get our rundown of all twelve films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe ranked.

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Update from Editor Peter Sciretta: Disney XD has released the first Guardians of the Galaxy animated series teaser trailer. You can watch the first 15 second promo, embedded after the jump. Read More »

Marvel Black Hood Of Death Theory

I love wacky film theories. It doesn’t matter to me that the filmmakers most likely didn’t intend these interpretations, but I find it interesting the connections some people make within the movies they enjoy. It could be as ridiculous as a one line cue which leads some people to believe that Chris Pratt’s character in Jurassic World could be the young boy from Jurassic Park, how all Pixar movies exist within the same universe, that Stan Lee Is Playing the Same Character in All His Marvel Cameos, or even us trying to predict the future with a theory on How The Marvel Cinematic Story Might Connect Through Phase 3. Or it could be a much more well reasoned theory, like an explanation of why Top Gun is a deeper movie than you think.

Over the weekend I received an email from a /Film reader named Andy from the UK. He has a theory that all of the Marvel Phase Two movies feature a huge easter egg that we’ve all been missing: the black hood of death. This theory falls on the more ridiculous end of the spectrum but I still find the observation fun. And at very least, this shows that Marvel is over-using the black hood “in disguise” cliche in phase two. Hit the jump to read Andy’s Marvel black hood of death theory.

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Disney Home Entertainment has announced they will be releasing the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two Collection as an Amazon exclusive for this Holiday season. Hit the jump for details on this 13-disc Blu-ray set.

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Innoventions Marvel Star Wars
In March, Disney closed Innoventions exhibit hall in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland with no official word of the classic walk-through attraction’s fate. Rumors are circling that the Orange County based theme park will be replacing the interior of Innoventions with a Marvel/Star Wars focus. Find out the Innoventions Marvel Star Wars details after the jump.
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Captain America White

Is Captain America: White finally headed to stores? How does Dean Cain feel about playing Supergirl‘s dad? Who do Mark Ruffalo and Jon Stewart think would win in a fight, Hulk or Superman? Will Lego have an exclusive Ultron set at Comic-Con? What’s that six-minute Ant-Man IMAX preview all about? Want to see the first poster for Lucifer? How about a new logo for Captain America: Civil War and two new banners for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 script

While Captain America: Civil War is currently in production down in Atlanta, another Marvel sequel is still getting prepared to go in front of cameras next year. Guardians of the Galaxy 2, the sequel to last year’s hit sci-fi action adventure from director James Gunn, doesn’t arrive until May 5th, 2017, but the first draft of the script has just been completed. Oh, and in case you were wondering if it’s good, the film’s star Chris Pratt says it made him cry.

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Jason Mewes in Guardians of the Galaxy 2

There’s plenty to enjoy in the surprising Marvel Studios hit Guardians of the Galaxy. Most of the praise for the flick goes to director James Gunn and the primary cast of characters who play the titular ragtag team of misfits. But there’s one actor who deserves some more recognition, and that’s Michael Rooker, who plays the sort-of redneck (or blueneck) Ravager named Yondu.

Rooker is a regular in the films by James Gunn, so much that the two are also very good friends. So it should come as no surprise that if Rooker wants to run something by the filmmaker, he just needs to pick up his cell phone. And that’s exactly what happened as the actor asked the director to put Mallrats co-star Jason Mewes in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Read More »

Avengers Age Of Ultron credits scene

Avengers: Age of Ultron exploded on the movie world this weekend and, after it was over, much of the talk was likely about the credits scene. We won’t spoil it above the jump but, suffice to say, it’s a big tease to what Phase Three has to hold. It does raise more questions than it answers, though, and we asked Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige about it. He clarified one of the biggest questions held within the scene and then offered an interesting tidbit about it too. Read about the Age of Ultron credit scene below, but beware of spoilers. Read More »