(Welcome to Great Moments in MCU History, where we fondly recall great little bits that made us fall in love with the MCU.)

Two episodes of WandaVision are out now on Disney+, with seven more on the way before Marvel Studios’ first proper foray into television wraps up. But even two episodes in, it’s safe to say Wanda and Vision’s life of domestic bliss has issues. For one, it appears to be some kind of fantasy based around sitcom episodes. For another, one of the participants had his forehead crushed by Thanos and is supposed to be very dead. And to add a third thing, neither Wanda nor Vision seem to be themselves on the show. Vision was never meant to slave away in a generic office and the Sokovian Wanda Maximoff is a far cry from an American-as-Apple-Pie housewife.

But Wanda and Vision’s courtship has always been weird. This is true in the comics (leading to extremely depressing rabbit holes for both of them), but it is also true in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as the following clip from Captain America: Civil War reminds us…

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Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse

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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Black Panther Stunts

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch as stuntmen react to fight scenes in Black Panther and Captain America: Civil War and reveal some of the moves that were practically done on set. Plus, listen to the cast of Hamilton answer questions about the stage production from fans on Twitter, and check out a nearly hour-long conversation between Australian actors Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman. Read More »

Marvel Movie Stunts

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, stuntmen react to and breakdown some key action sequences from Marvel Studios movies like Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Black Panther and more. Plus, a horse expert reviews some famous depictions of horses in movies like Hidalgo, Black Beauty, Secretariat, and more, and Universal assembles a collection of the most sharpest confrontations from Phantom Thread. Read More »

Avengers Endgame Hulk clip

The Avengers: Endgame explanation tour will never end. Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely are set to appear in their own Comic-Con panel in Hall H to answer all your questions about the climactic Marvel Cinematic Universe film — that is, if they haven’t already been answered already.

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dark phoenix original ending

Reshoots aren’t always a death knell for a blockbuster movie, but in the case of Dark Phoenix, they certainly made for a rebirth of sorts. The newly-released X-Men film notoriously underwent lengthy reshoots that drastically changed the movie’s climax. But more than changing the setting of a big battle, Dark Phoenix tweaked its ending to something that would appeal more to fans who had just flocked to Marvel Studios’ other cosmically powered female superhero. But according to director Simon Kinberg, the Dark Phoenix original ending actually resembled a different Marvel movie.

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Marvel Movies to Watch Before Avengers Endgame

Now that we’ve seen Avengers: Endgame (which is absolutely fantastic), we can tell you how to be fully prepared for this monumental pop culture event. Yes, there are 21 films in total that precede this movie, and Avengers: Endgame somehow offers an epic conclusion to each and every one of them. But you don’t need to remember every single one in order to fully enjoy this sequel. We’ve put together a list of the six most essential movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that you should watch (or rewatch) to get the most out of your Avengers: Endgame experience.

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(Welcome to Road to Endgame, where we revisit the first 22 movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and ask, “How did we get here?” In this edition: Captain America: Civil War pays off years of build-up by injecting politics with personal impulse.)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe tries to re-invent itself every few years, albeit within a limited narrative formula. From scrappy “real world” solo films, to fun, landscape-shifting crossovers, to alien family dramas, the series has been laying track for its two-part finale — Avengers: Infinity War and the upcoming Avengers: Endgame — for quite some time.

A decade of narrative investment in the superhero genre, especially in a series that aims to be so political, can’t be achieved without a feeling of loss. Last year, after having been scattered by the events of Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers were finally defeated.

While no Avengers lose their lives in Captain America: Civil War, the team tears itself apart from within; they may as well have lost their identity. The series’ long-term personal and political narratives finally boil over, clashing with one another for reasons both idealistic and petty, opposing impulses that are (rightly) framed as a continuum. It’s a harrowing watch at times, despite building on its predecessors’ confused politics. Debates about military intervention rage on in the real world, and as of Avengers: Age of Ultron, the Avengers’ legacy finally began to stand in for America’s. That legacy is complicated, and Civil War finally grants the series an element it had been missing for nearly a decade: deeply personal drive behind political ideology.

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Captain Marvel fan theory

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is overflowing with easter eggs and references to its comic book counterparts, but putting aside the obvious cameos and plot links that are baked into the stories, there are more subtle winks as well. Now one fan thinks they may have found a link between Captain America: Civil War and next year’s Captain Marvel in a throwaway piece of dialogue.
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Marvel Film Festival

We all know Marvel Studios is currently celebrating the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And while Avengers: Infinity War was one hell of a way to celebrate the unprecedented crossover of all these film franchises, the comic book movie studio has another treat for fans to enjoy this year.

Marvel Studios has announced that all 20 of their movies, from Iron Man to this year’s Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp, will return to IMAX screens for a limited run at the end of August through the first week of September. But there’s a specific schedule for the movies that will make it rather difficult for even the most hardcore Marvel fan to see all of them. Find out more below. Read More »