Spider-Man Homecoming

Does Wonder Woman help make Batman v Superman a little better? What does DC Entertainment’s Geoff Johns think about the Black Panther teaser trailer? What was Tom Holland‘s favorite prop from Spider-Man: Homecoming? When can you watch the ELeague World Championships of Injustice 2? Did you see all the Batman actors pay tribute to Adam West on social media? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

spider man homecoming nba finals

Some of the most cringeworthy parts of summer blockbuster season are the weak marketing tie-ins. You know what I’m talking about: that Captain America: Civil War trailer that was actually a glorified Audi car commercial and that ill-advised Dunkirk TV spot that equated the horrors of war with basketball.

But when it comes to cross-marketing promotions, the Spider-Man: Homecoming NBA Finals TV spots actually aren’t that bad. In fact, they’re kinda’ delightful. And now, we can see the full extended spot that follows Peter Parker’s mini-adventures as he just tries to get to Mr. Stark’s game-watching party.

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Soundtrack Cassette

When does the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 soundtrack hit cassette and vinyl? Which is the latest country to ban screenings of Wonder Woman due to Gal Gadot‘s Israeli nationality? Which two DC Extended Universe movies are likely to get the greenlight next? What did Marvel Cinematic Universe stars have to say about Wonder Woman‘s success? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Wonder Woman Donald Trump Cover

Want to hear a metal version of the Wonder Woman theme? Which superhero would Baywatch star Priyanka Chopra like to play? Which comic books influence Spider-Man: Homecoming? When will the fifth season of Arrow hit home video? Will Lynda Carter ever get a chance to cameo in the Wonder Woman franchise? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

The Batman Fanmade Poster

Which fan favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe character did Secret Empire‘s evil Captain America just kill? Why does Injustice 2 work so well despite betraying everything fans love about the characters and their relationships? Which classic movie character inspired Tom Holland‘s take on Peter Parker? Does Chris Pine know what Infinity War means? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Spider-Man Homecoming Poster

What the hell went wrong with the new posters for Spider-Man: Homecoming? Could we see new human characters appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3? Would you believe that Hugh Jackman didn’t know that a wolverine was a real animal until after he signed on for X-Men? Will we get more of T.J. Miller as Weasel in Deadpool 2? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2

When will Luke Cage season 2 hit Netflix? Are you ready for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2? Is Robert Downey Jr.‘s photo of Asgardian Iron Man armor hinting at something? Do you want to read the script for Wonder Woman written by Joss Whedon? Which actor would Dwayne Johnson like to see as Shazam? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Why Marvel Can't Fail

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 has five mid-credit scenes. If that seems like overkill, you aren’t thinking like Marvel or like most Marvel fans. The post-credits tease has been a clear marketing strategy – disguised perfectly as extra entertainment – ever since Samuel L. Jackson promised to bring Tony Stark (and us) into the Avenger Initiative. It, like a brownie bite version of the delicious omnibus cake, offers millions of fans the ability to check out what’s on the dessert menu directly after gorging on the buffet.

It’s also the perfect symbol for the larger reason why the studio continues to win big: Marvel is sticky.

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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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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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