Few filmmakers have embraced the sheer weirdness of Thor, as Watiti did, and he openly embraced the farcical nature of the character that previous filmmakers pushed away from. Credit also has to be given to Gunn for introducing ‘space’ to the MCU, which became a whole other playground for movies down the line. Taika Waititi’s second crack at Thor doesn’t quite live up to the magnificence of Ragnarok, but it’s still the second-best Thor movie by some distance. It was a palate cleanser between the unending epic misery of Infinity War and the over the top bombast of Endgame.
Features the first appearance of Thanos and hints at his plans. Also reveals more information about the Mind Stone, which ends up as part of Vision. Establishes Tony Stark as the figurehead of the MCU and eventual first recruit of the Avengers Initiative in a post-credits scene. After 24 films, countless crossovers and 4 incredible Avengers films, the MCU as we know it has changed forever. The star of upcoming DC film The Flash has been embroiled in multiple controversies in recent months. Blumhouse boss Jason Blum wants to end the ‘Paranormal Activity’ franchise after last year’s “terrible” movie ‘Next of Kin’.
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We’re also rather partial to the weird Black Widow family the movie introduces us to. It would just be nice if the film’s final reveal wasn’t the exciting origin of Captain America’s Infinity War plane. It’s a question that’s divided fans of the biggest shared universe ever conceived for nearly a decade and a half now. Each Marvel Cinematic Universe film has its defenders , and all four phases have at least one dedicated follower. The first Avengers-level Marvel movie in the fourth phase was always going to be a tough one to get right. After Endgame wrapped up phase three so nicely, and quickly defined the ensemble superhero genre, how would Marvel respond?
- Building a second gauntlet out of Infinity Stones gathered from throughout time allows those lost in the snap to be brought back for the final showdown, a fists-in-the-air battle that gives everyone a second to shine.
- The introductions of Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes, the Red Skull, and Agent Carter, in a period movie about Captain America helping to stop the Nazis from harnessing an Infinity Stone for nefarious use.
- Peter Parker is still in school, giving Far From Home a nice teen energy that makes the talky scenes far more fun than most of the action.
- In the post-credits scenes, we learn cosmic Marvel hero Adam Warlock is on the way, from the gold-skinned Sovereign race – exciting times ahead.
- Though the second season is less immediately pertinent, together they help flesh out the post-Steve Rogers, pre-Tony Stark world.
To be honest, I’ve never really understood the vitriol reserved for this movie. It gave us Hemsworth, Hiddleston, and Anthony Hopkins as Odin. There was a beautiful, horrifying moment in 2018 when everyone thought everyone else was dead. Ending with a snap that silenced the cinema , Infinity War was the MCU at its bravest – even if it was all undone by a sequel that walked back most of the big deaths. Still one of the greatest downbeat cliffhangers in film history – at the end of yet another great superstar showdown.
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The most complete, balanced, joyful and exciting mix of everything the franchise does well came together in 2012 for the first super-team face-off. Marvel spent the next decade repeating the formula, to varying degrees of success, but they’ve never bettered the original – a movie that brought the whole band together to fight an alien invasion in the middle of New York. It’s pretty hard to watch Ant-Man now after seeing the opening scene of The Boys season three. Often overlooked because it’s only sort of part of the MCU, The Incredible Hulk is now more of a What If…? Movie – imagining what the franchise would look like if Edward Norton didn’t argue with Marvel and ended up being replaced by Mark Ruffalo.
Prepare for tears, laughs and the inability to get out of your seat for a solid three hours. And it finishes off the $5-billion-plus epic better than we could have hoped. It’s a direct continuation of the Infinity War storyline. And if you’ve seen that film, there’s little of chance of forgetting that ending. The film broke all pre-sales records, and raked-in $2 billion faster than any to date. Sticking to space, James Gunn’s follow-up has Kurt Russell as Ego, The Living Planet, so you know it’s going to be good.
The comic character also holds the psychic ability to control the powers of others. “And certainly for Harry the deal is enormous. Certainly the money on the table for him to appear in a Starfox solo film would be astronomical – pun intended. And of course with each film, the wages rise. “With his two new movies out this year, the talk is that Harry will become one of Hollywood’s most in demand leading men. “With his two new movies out this year, the talk is that Harry will become one of Hollywood’s most in demand leading men.” “And the surprise is that their deals pave the way for Harry to do as many as five projects for Marvel, which could see him as Starfox for 15 years.
Norton makes a great (angrier/meaner/sadder) Hulk, but his movie feels slightly forgettable. New films Blade and Ironheart are due to come out towards the end of next year. 3, as director James Gunn and the cast opened up about how the film will explore further the story of Gamora, the present leader of the Ravagers. Just all the amazing new nerd stuff you could ever want, really.
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Momoa is set to play the villain in the franchise’s next installment. Like Deadpool and Fantastic Four, an X-Men-centric movie will also be part of the MCU following Disney’s purchase of 20th Century Fox. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was the first ever Asian superhero movie. Ryan Reynolds (Wade factory-publishing Wilson/Deadpool) recently announced that Shawn Levy will be the director of Deadpool 3 although dates for production and the release date are yet to be finalised. Marvel enters the supervillain team up genre with this highly secretive MCU project that will mark the final chapter of Phase 5 of the MCU.