ScreenCrush editor, comic-book lover, and undiagnosed masochist Matt Singer is systematically watching every single (American) comic-book movie ever made in the order in which they were released. This week in The Complete History of Comic-Book Movies: Welcome to the prehistoric Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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Marvel stars Chris Pratt and Chris Evans—Seahawks and Patriots fans, respectively—made a bet on Twitter on which of their teams would win the Super Bowl. At stake? The loser would have to visit a local charity dressed as their superhero. The Patriots beat the Seahawks in dramatic fashion, so Pratt, in full Star-Lord costume, lived up to his end of the bargain and visited Christopher's Haven, a home for kids and their families battling cancer in Boston.
There are lots of ways to express your dedication to a particular film or character: you can write about it, you can post GIFs on Tumblr, you can get a tattoo or wear officially licensed merchandise, or you can get really into cosplay. The choice is yours. But for one fan of ‘Captain America,’ these things were simply not enough. In order to better emulate his favorite Marvel villain, one fan has gone so far as to have a large portion of his own nose removed. Yikes.
Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ will return from a brief hiatus tonight to push “The Blitzkrieg Button” on Howard Stark, but theirs aren’t the only major returns in line for the ‘Captain America’ spinoff. Next week’s “The Iron Ceiling” will see Dum Dum Dugan and the rest of the Howling Commandos return, as seen in the hour’s full photo set!
If you think the Marvel Cinematic Universe is dominating your life now, just wait until 2016 when Steve Rogers and Tony Stark go head-to-head in ‘Captain America: Civil War.’ It’s a movie so big that it actually scared ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ away from its original release date. So when you read the latest comments on the film by screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (who also wrote the first two ‘Captain America’ films), just try to imagine the amount of pressure on their shoulders. Lesser screenwriters would be crushed.
It may be difficult to believe, but we’re only four months away from the release of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ To better prepare you for what’s sure to be one seriously awesome superhero sequel, this new supercut takes you back through Marvel’s Phase Two films, all of which have been leading up to the next chapter of the Avengers saga. From ‘Iron Man 3’ to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ relive the most intense and action-packed moments from your favorite superhero franchises.
One of the reasons why we love Marvel’s Cinematic Universe so much is that all of the heroes and films operate in a shared universe, allowing for cameos and crossovers and storylines that affect and acknowledge other films and events. But Marvel’s superhero films haven’t exactly been presented in chronological order, so if you’re struggling to unravel the timeline for Marvel’s movies, don’t worry: someone already edited the first phase of films together in chronological order, and he’ll show you how to do it yourself.
It's easy to pick up on the influences in both 'Captain America' films, from the vintage pulp of 'The First Avenger' to the '70s spy thriller style of 'The Winter Soldier,' but this fan-made trailer takes it a step further, placing Cap in his very own '80-style action flick. The results are totally awesome, utilizing the familiar worn-in feel of an old VHS tape and a classic voiceover to deliver a trailer for 'Captain America: Winter Soldier.' We'd definitely watch this movie.
We've seen college course offerings focus on the 'Harry Potter' universe, comic books, and even one specifically for 'The Walking Dead,' but now it's Marvel's turn to educate younglings about the intricacies of their Cinematic Universe.
How well do you think you know Marvel's 'The Avengers'? Did you catch the earlier appearance of that shawarma joint before the team had a celebratory chow down? Did you know the movie was initially three hours and 10 minutes? Well, we cover that and more in ScreenCrush's latest edition of 'You Think You Know Movies?'