Mondo Marvel show

It’s been 10 years since Marvel Studios changed Hollywood forever, and the folks at Mondo Gallery have been there from the beginning to mark new releases with memorable and often jaw-dropping artwork.

To celebrate the first decade of Marvel Studios’ cinematic exploits, Mondo Gallery has announced a brand new show called Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years which will take place in Austin next month. Learn more about the upcoming Mondo Marvel art show below.
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avengers 4 ending

While we know little about the plot — or even the title — of Avengers 4, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has offered us a new hint at what to expect with at the end of climactic superhero sequel. And it’s an Avengers 4 ending befitting a movie that we’ve been building up to for 10-plus years and 21 Marvel movies.

Warning: Spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War follow.

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infinity war thanos

Avengers: Infinity War left fans wondering where the Marvel Cinematic Universe could go next, especially given the high body count. But the survivors at the end of the film could give you a hint. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige revealed what the Infinity War survivors could mean for Avengers 4.

Major spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War follow.

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All-Female Marvel

Over a decade into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we’ll be getting our first solo female superhero movie. Next year’s Captain Marvel will be a breath of fresh air after years of heroes played by white guys named Chris, but she — and the rest of the Marvel women — remain severely outnumbered. And Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige admits that it’s time for a change.

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marvel 10 years

Gold is usually reserved for 50-year anniversaries, but we’ll let it slide for Marvel Studios. The studio is celebrating an unlikely 10-year anniversary that began all the way back with Iron Man in 2008 — a movie that no one expected to launch a cinematic universe spanning 10 years and 19 movies. But jump forward to 2018, and here we are: there’s a brand spanking new anniversary website and collection of posters to celebrate Marvel’s first 10 years.

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Captain Marvel Agent Coulson

It’s been six years since we’ve seen Agent Phil Coulson on screen in a Marvel Studios movie, but we’ll soon get a chance to see a younger version of the character in the upcoming Captain Marvel, which is a prequel set in the 1990s. Now actor Clark Gregg is talking about where we’ll find Coulson when the new movie hits next year. Read his full Captain Marvel Agent Coulson quote below. Read More »

avengers movies

The Marvel Cinematic Universe will be forever changed after Avengers 4 hits theaters in 2019, except for one thing: there will always be Avengers movies. The culmination of the first three phases of the MCU may be reaching its conclusion in the next Avengers film, but that doesn’t mean it’s the end of the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. That is, not if Disney has anything to say about it.

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Marvel Cinematic Universe romance problem

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: after the release of Avengers: Infinity War, Lindsey Romain takes stock of the MCU’s romance problem.)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is, at best, a series of intricately laced human stories amplified and filtered through the lens of absolute power. At worst, it is a series that never hits the emotional highs and lows of its characters, favoring spectacle and applause over the metrics of human condition. Avengers: Infinity War falls somewhere in the middle of this chart. It is undoubtedly geared to deliver stadium-style hoots and hollers, but goes for the jugular in a few key moments. Youll laugh, youll cry. Its a lot of movie.

Its also a good reminder that the MCU is loaded with troubled romances that have a hard time feeling relevant. It wouldnt be much of a problem if the films climax wasnt anchored almost totally on the relationship between a young woman and a character that is essentially a sentient Siri in human skin, a couple so important that we have to buy that they would risk humanity to save their love. The highest of stakes are predicated on two characters the world probably wouldnt miss that much, but Infinity War still begs us to fret over. Even though, by my measure, it doesnt care itself about developing Wanda beyond what she provides to male narratives, or Vision beyond his omniscient but hackneyed origin story. That sort of sums up Marvel romance in a nutshell: hollow and unearned fabrications that only matter apocalyptically.

There are many layers to MCUs romance problem, so lets take a deeper look at what its done right, what it cant seem to master, and what it might do to rectify this issue going forward. Spoilers ahead. Read More »

Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer

If you’re still reeling from the downright depressing ending of Avengers: Infinity War, here’s some light-heartedness to cheer you up. A new Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer has arrived, loaded with jokes, action, and definitely not a bunch of scenes of heroes dying en masse.

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infinity war recations

Avengers: Infinity War is now playing in theaters everywhere, and we want to know what you thought of Marvel’s latest blockbuster. Did you love it? Did you hate it? Did it leave you a sobbing mess as the credits rolled? We want to know! Tell us your Infinity War reactions!

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