x-men in the mcu

Well, it happened. Disney’s acquisition of key 21st Century Fox entertainment assets has officially gone through, and we are now living in a post-Fox world. One of Hollywood’s long-standing studios has just been swallowed whole. Thousands of jobs are at risk. It’s a dark day.

Some will claim that this is a necessary step in these tumultuous times, and a certain section of fandom will take a bizarre solace in the fact that at least this acquisition means that they’ll get to see the Fantastic Four and the X-Men in the MCU. Not exactly an equal trade, but here we are.

But even that solace won’t be immediate. A new report says that we probably won’t see those mutant characters integrated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe until 2021 at the earliest.

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Mortal Engines Visual Effects

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, the second part of a video essay diving deep into the limitations of the Marvel Cinematic Universe focuses on what elements of the comics can’t effectively be brought to the big screen. Plus, check out a VFX breakdown on the unfortunate box office bomb from last year that was Mortal Engines, and learn some British slang from Luther star Idris Elba. Read More »

secret invasion movie

The Skrulls are some of the most famous villains in Marvel Comics, and it all lead to an epic comic book crossover storyline called “Secret Invasion” that ran through a self-titled eight issue limited series and several tie-in books from April through December 2008. With the introduction of the Skrulls in 2019’s Captain Marvel, it was no surprise that fans expected the film to plant the seeds for an eventual Secret Invasion movie. But while evidence points to the contrary, Marvel studios chief Kevin Feige won’t rule it out.

Spoilers for Captain Marvel follow.

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Movie Poster Color Schemes

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, a movie poster designer explains the various color scheme trends in movie marketing and what they mean. Plus, take a look at the cliche and poor movie disguises Marvel Studios superheroes put on when they’re on the run, and watch a Saturday Night Live sketch that got cut for time last weekend, but would have been one of the funniest on the show. Read More »

Captain Marvel Trailer Breakdown - Brie Larson

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, get a load of a bunch of Captain Marvel Easter eggs you might have missed on your first viewing. Plus, check out an extensive breakdown of the events in the modern day Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline, and hear what The Avengers star Clark Gregg has to say to the unnecessarily toxic haters of Captain Marvel. Read More »

Saturday Night Live Diner

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, a video essay dives into the limitations of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that you might not be aware of. Plus, learn how Saturday Night Live‘s now-famous “Lobster Diner” sketch came to be the first time John Mulaney hosted the show in 2018. And watch an animated history of the increasingly insane serial killer doll called Chucky. Read More »

Marvel Movie Visual Effects - Spider-Man: Homecoming

Over the years, we’ve featured plenty of visual effects breakdowns for blockbusters movies. Many of the most impressive displays come from Marvel Studios, especially when it comes to creating entire environments from scratch, turning blue screen covered streets and scaffolds into a completely different location. Entire characters are created using a mix of visual effects and motion capture technology. It’s movie magic at its finest, and now a new video takes a look back at the years of outstanding Marvel movie visual effects by showing us what the film’s scenes looked like without them. Read More »

How Marvel Action Figures Are Made

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, take a look at how Searching takes the thriller genre and repurposes it with a unique and mesmerizing device. Plus, find out how Hasbro makes action figures of movie stars for franchises like Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and watch as Guillermo from Jimmy Kimmel Live hangs out on the red carpet at the Oscars last weekend. Read More »

Disney+ marvel shows

“It’s All Connected” is a phrase that Marvel Studios and Marvel TV have been repeating for years, but that’s only been slightly true. Marvel shows on both ABC and Netflix have had minor references to the Marvel Cinematic Universe at large, but none were the epic crossovers that we were promised.

However, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige promises that this will change for the Disney+ Marvel shows. The upcoming streaming platform will feature new titles featuring new and familiar superhero faces, and will be inarguably “connected” to the MCU.

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avengers endgame trailer

Marvel superheroes aren’t used to losing, but the end of Avengers: Infinity War handed the surviving players their biggest loss in nineteen movies. Half of the universe faded away with the snap of Thanos’s purple fingers, including some key members of the team. But the heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe aren’t quite ready to give up.

Disney and Marvel have released the first Avengers 4 trailer, and despite Infinity War being marketed as the culmination of the MCU, this is the movie that everything has truly been building toward. Now we’ve finally learned that the title is Avengers: EndgameWatch the Avengers: Endgame trailer below. Read More »