Netflix Egyptian Theater

Netflix may be the streaming giant to beat, but with Disney amassing the forces of Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, and now Hulu behind it, that giant could be knocked down a peg. And the House of Mouse and its upcoming streaming service Disney+ could hit Netflix where it hurts most: their subscribers. A new poll suggests that Netflix users could cancel their subscription to the service if it lost Disney or Disney-related titles like Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and the Star Wars films. But saying you would cancel Netflix is different than actually going through with it.

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Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker 16-Bit Trailer

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 a 16-bit version of the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker teaser trailer that looks exactly as it would on a Super Nintendo. Plus, listen to a physicist explain the science between some of the most famous Marvel Cinematic Universe scenes, and see how the cast of Detective Pikachu fares in a round of “Who’s that Pokémon.” Read More »

Marvel Studios Logo

Directors Anthony & Joe Russo faced a little bit of backlash when they tried to make a big deal about the first openly gay character in a Marvel movie having a bit part in an early scene in Avengers: Endgame. The character was played by Joe Russo himself, a man dealing with the trauma of the snap by trying to go out on a date again with another man, as he recounts in a group therapy session that Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is leading.

But it sounds like there will be much more representation for the LGBTQ community in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the near future. According to Anthony & Joe Russo, the first openly gay superhero character will be announced by Marvel Studios very soon. Read More »

Biggest Marvel Movie Moments

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, Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony & Joe Russo break down some of the biggest moments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plus, learn the difference between Disney’s adaptation of The Little Mermaid and the story that inspired it, and watch as Emma Thompson is welcomed a little too warmly by Kate McKinnon at Saturday Night Live. Read More »

spider-man far from home clip

A studly magic-using superhero that looks like Jake Gyllenhaal? He could only exist in another universe. That’s exactly what is taking place in Spider-Man: Far From Home, in which Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio apparently travels from an alternate Earth in order to save the one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s a concept not unfamiliar to fans of the Marvel Comics, where there are alternate dimensions galore, each with their own numerical designation. And it looks like those numerical designations are making their way over to the MCU, according to a new Spider-Man Far From Home clip.

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MCU car commercial

When we talk about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we’re largely talking about Marvel Studios movies – at least until those Disney+ shows debut. Yes, TV series like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, and the Marvel Netflix shows were technically set in that same universe, but let’s be real: so far, the movies are the non-comic stories with the biggest sense of importance. They’re the ones that count. It’s strange, then, that a commercial – which is way less relevant than any of those TV shows – could end up having an influence on a major MCU entry.

During our visit to the set of Spider-Man: Far From Home, we learned how a car commercial caught the eye of Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and how a character that originated in a tie-in advertisement ended up appearing as a supporting role in the MCU. Check out the commercial and read about its impact below. Read More »

Avengers Endgame spoiler review video

Avengers: Endgame leave us with a lot to chew on, and we’re going to have plenty of spoiler-heavy articles for you in the coming days, including a written spoiler review on Monday morning. But if you’re looking to scratch that Endgame itch even sooner, I recorded a video review with David Chen from The /Filmcast giving our reactions to the film and diving into major spoilers for this record-breaking blockbuster. Check it out below. Read More »

disney+ mcu

At Disney’s Investor Day promoting the unveiling of the highly anticipated streaming platform Disney+, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige revealed that the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is not just on the big screen, but on every other screen.

“A post-Endgame MCU will be extremely different and extremely focused on Disney+ tying into our future,” Feige said during his presentation of various Marvel Disney+ originals in the works for the streaming service, including WandaVision, Falcon & Winter Soldier, and Marvel’s first animated series What If

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Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Four

Just last month, Disney acquired 20th Century Fox and with it came the return of Marvel Comics properties like X-Men, Deadpool and Fantastic Four to Marvel Studios. That has made fans excited about the prospect of those characters appearing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but according to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, they probably shouldn’t count on that happening anytime soon. In fact, Feige revealed that Marvel Studios already has the next five years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe planned, and those new characters don’t seen to be part of the equation. Read More »

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Avengers Endgame - Chris Hemsworth as Thor

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 the third and final video essay in a series about the limitations of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plus, watch as Dumbo director Tim Burton and his costume designer Colleen Atwood break down an exquisite scene from the Disney remake, and listen as the Fab Five from Netflix’s Queer Eye answer the web’s most searched questions about them. Read More »