Avengers Secret Wars

Want to see Spider-Man: Homecoming a little earlier in the United Kingdom? What are the odds that The Avengers movie in 2019 will be Secret Wars? What’s the deal with Professor X‘s line about the Taco Bell Quesalupa in Logan? Is there a chance X-23 could show up in New Mutants or future X-Men movies? Which Marvel Comics title would Michael Rosenbaum like to bring into the MCU? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Secret Empire 10 - Captain America Hydra Armor

Why does James Mangold think you should watch Logan in black and white when it hits home video? Is there a Wonder Woman fan screening happening in your city next week? Want to see the entire Q&A with James Mangold and Hugh Jackman after Logan Noir? Who performs in the official Wonder Woman music video? 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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Wonder Woman Poster

Is Tyrese Gibson actually becoming Green Lantern after all? Want a pair of Wonder Woman 3D glasses? Is Zendaya playing Mary Jane in Spider-Man: Homecoming or what? Want a round-up of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 easter eggs? Which DC Comics movie is now one of the best-selling Blu-rays of all time?  All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - Mantis Concept Art

Which character would Tom Holland like to see face off against Spider-Man in the Homecoming sequel? Will there be any deleted scenes on the home video release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? What did Diane Lane say when she was asked if Justice League will be better than The Avengers? Has Gotham been given a fourth season order? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

The Flash Season 3 Poster

Want to hear a rundown from Kevin Feige of everything Marvel Studios is working on at this point in time? Did you know there was almost a Hellboy spin-off starring Abe Sapien? Want to see the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy audition for other roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Does the tracklist for the Wonder Woman soundtrack give anything away? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. 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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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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guardians of the galaxy vol. 2 concept art

A few weeks ago, I sat down with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige at the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 press junket, and we discussed a variety of things. We talked about how the Marvel tradition of post-credits scenes started, and how they are developed before, during and sometimes after filming. I also asked him about the lesson he learned working on You’ve Got Mail so many years ago (seriously!) and why he chose Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck to direct Captain Marvel. I also try to make some sense of the current chronology of the current Marvel films. All this and more below!

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Avengers Infinity War Set Photo - Thanos

Earlier today, we reported how the full title of Avengers 4 is being kept under guard because it would spoil aspects of Avengers: Infinity War. Now, thanks to some loose lips during the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 press tour, that title may have just been revealed and it’s going to raise the eyebrow of many comic book fans…while meaning pretty much nothing to most civilians.

Update from editor Peter Sciretta: Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has debunked the title rumor, hit the jumo to find out what he said.

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