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I think we all like reading and watching interviews with legendary filmmakers discussing how they brought some of the most iconic movies to the big screen. But for me, I love to hear the rarer occasions when a legendary filmmaker will just sit down and talk movies like the rest of us. At the Cannes Film Festival premiere of his new film The BFG (read the early buzz here), Steven Spielberg was asked what his favorite comic book blockbusters are, and his answer may surprise you. Find out what Steven Spielberg’s favorite superhero movies are, after the jump.

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Last year, /Film ranked the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so that means we’re allowed to wait a few more years before we’re due for a full and proper refreshment. But with Captain America: Civil War currently in theaters, we decided we had to rank something. This is the internet and this what you do on the internet.

So we put our heads together and cast top secret votes to determine the greatest superheroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After winnowing down the list or eligible characters to thirty names (anti-heroes, power-less sidekicks, and villains were ineligible, as was the cast of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. since almost no one on the crew watches it), we each ranked the heroes in order of preference. Those ranked higher were given a certain number of points. Those ranked lower received fewer points. Any ties were decided by a second round of voting.

And this is what we got. Feel free to express your polite disagreements and passionate opinions in the comments below.

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Captain America Civil War

Captain America: Civil War marks screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely‘s fifth collaboration with Marvel, after Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor 2: The Dark WorldCaptain America: Winter Soldier, and their work on Agent Carter. So it’s not surprising Marvel selected the screenwriting duo to handle an undertaking as large as Avengers: Infinity War.

The stories Markus and McFeely are telling continue to increase in scope, but the two rarely lose sight of character and the story at hand, never spending too much time teasing the future of the MCU. Considering the fact that they had to set up Black Panther, the new Spider-Man, and a tiny bit of Infinity War, it’s impressive how focused and cleanly told Civil War‘s narrative is. Perhaps in less capable hands, Marvel’s latest easily could have been a complete mess.

To learn how the script came together, read our Christoper Markus and Stephen McFeely interview below. Be warned there are SPOILERS ahead for Captain America: Civil War.

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The latest episode of Super Power Beat Down, which is the first digitally animated episode of the web series, brings these two different heroes together for the first time ever. Are Iron Man’s repulsors and missiles any match for the arsenal that Optimus Prime has hidden in his body? Find out in the Iron Man vs Optimus Prime episode of Super Power Beat Down below. Read More »

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