(Welcome to Great Moments in MCU History, where we fondly recall great little bits that made us fall in love with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.)
It is hard to quantify power levels in the MCU. Everyone seems a little bit invincible and capable of handling whatever’s in front of them. Thor is a God, Tony Stark’s suits can do anything, Captain America is fond of telling us that he can fight all day. Yeah, they have it rough every once in a while, but usually not for long. Nevertheless, even with that high-level playing field across the board, some Avengers do seem higher-powered than others.
This is particularly true of Vision, an android with a perfect body originally designed for Ultron, who is powered by one of the Infinity Stones. Vision can fly, phase through objects, shoot a laser out of his head, and punch things very hard. The magnitude of his power was addressed soon after his birth when he casually picked up Mjolnir in Age of Ultron. Granted, you don’t have to be strong to lift the hammer, just worthy. Nevertheless, audiences hushed when he did the deed, as if he was automatically worth taking seriously.
And then Avengers: Infinity War comes along and grounds the guy almost immediately.
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New York Comic-Con kicks off today, and this week there’s a whole bunch of new pieces of pop culture art that you’ll want to get framed on your wall. But you’ll want to make sure you act fast before they sell out.
First up, Bottleneck Gallery has added the classic Jaws poster to their new line of lenticular posters. But Grey Matter Art has a whole batch of different posters for the first day of New York Comic-Con, including Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse by Guillaume Morellec, The Iron Giant by Tom Whalen, and a new wave of concept art from the Marvel Cinematic Universe by Ryan Meinerding and Andy Park. Get a look at all these pieces, find out when to get them, and how much they’re going to break your bank below.
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It’s been one years since Avengers: Endgame hit theaters last year, wrapping up the epic cliffhanger ending offered up by Avengers: Infinity War. In honor of the anniversary, Mondo is giving the back-to-back Marvel Cinematic Universe sequels an incredible vinyl soundtrack with Alan Silvestri‘s scores spread across six total records matching the six different colors of the Infinity Stones. And did we mention the Mondo Avengers vinyl soundtracks feature the amazing artwork of Matt Taylor? Read More »
Earlier this year, concept art from Avengers: Infinity War emerged online with Benedict Cumerbatch as Doctor Strange wearing Iron Man armor with the Eye of Agamotto replacing an arc reactor in the chest plate. The art depicted a deleted scene in which Tony Stark lent Stephen Strange his armor in order to protect him from the torture needles of Thanos’ Black Order henchman Ebony Maw. But now we have an actual Avengers: Infinity War set photo of Doctor Strange wearing Iron Man armor. Read More »
Have you ever wondered what the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of Doctor Strange might look like wearing Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit? That almost happened in Avengers: Infinity War, and now one of that movie’s concept artists has shared some photos on Instagram which give us a good look at what Benedict Cumberbatch would have looked like suited up in the “Iron Strange” armor.
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One of the biggest surprises in Avengers: Infinity War, besides the sudden deaths of half the superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, was the return of Captain America: The First Avenger villain Red Skull. Just as surprising was that Hugo Weaving didn’t reprise his role as the Nazi villain, but was replaced by Ross Marquand. It was assumed that the reason Weaving didn’t come back was because he didn’t sound particularly thrilled at the prospect, but now the actor has revealed the real reason for his absence in the Avengers sequels. Read More »
The launch of Disney+ yesterday brought a plethora of content from The Walt Disney Company, including most of the movies from the Star Wars and Marvel Cinematic Universe franchises. But there are still some titles from each franchise that aren’t available on Disney+ just yet. That’s because there’s still a holdover streaming deals that Disney has to run out with Netflix before they get the streaming rights back for themselves. The good news is we know when the remaining Star Wars titles and missing Marvel movies on Disney+ will be available. Read More »
Since the release of Avengers: Endgame, we’ve learned about a lot of alternate routes the story could have taken. Several abandoned storylines and ideas have been revealed that would have given the superheroes different arcs, taken them to different settings, and teamed them up with different characters. New details about what could have been continue to arrive (most recently with word of Nova almost being included), and now we have word that one of Earth’s mightiest heroes almost became Vice President of the United States of America. Read More »
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Even Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, two movies with approximately 10,000 characters between them, had to put the cap at some number. And that number ended up depriving us of seeing Glenn Close in all her bouffant-wearing glory. The actress was introduced as Nova-Prime Irani Rael in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1, but hasn’t been seen since. However Infinity War and Endgame writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely considered bringing back the Oscar-nominated actress in a different role, alongside the yet-cast popular Marvel character Nova.
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Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely appeared in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 to talk about Avengers: Endgame. Hosted by Jeff Goldsmith of Backstory Magazine, the panel discussion was an all-encompassing look at the process of writing the film, revealing some never before heard tidbits about the epic MCU conclusion. Here’s what we learned.
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