In the same summer that The Dark Knight Rises hit big, Marvel hit bigger with its astonishingly accomplished, carefully built coming-together of its heroes. The biggest compliment to just what Marvel accomplished is how many people rushed to copy it, and failed. The inevitable high-profile example is Warner Bros’ Justice League film. Yet everyone who rushed to make a cinematic universe subsequently failed to appreciate the hard story work that led to this one. Back down to Earth for the team’s fight against Ultron, and the start of their unravelling. Tony Stark makes it clear he’s looking for a way out of the avenging business, Wanda and Pietro Maximoff join the fray, and Vision is born via the Mind Stone.
Director Joe Johnston already made one of the best superhero movies around with The Rocketeer, so he was the perfect choice for Marvel’s own Saturday matinee swashbuckler set in an alt-WWII past. Chris Evans was brilliant as weedy Steve and super Steve, turning Cap into the MCU’s own Indiana Jones for one of the best backstories around. A mad horror comedy for anyone who ever thought the MCU needed more zombies. The best thing about Iron Man’s third solo outing was how genuinely funny it was – with writer/director Shane Black nailing the tone throughout Iron Man 3 to give Robert Downey Jr. the script he always deserved.
- In the meantime, the One Direction star has two movies premiering in September with Don’t Worry Darling at Venice and My Policeman at Toronto.
- This may be due to the fact it seems like a gargantuan effort to sit down and map out exactly what films and TV shows to watch and when – but fret not, The Independent has done exactly that.
- Very, because not only did Marvel adapt the story, they did it in style.
- Its most impressive feat is that despite its ensemble cast, none of the characters feel like they’re fighting for screentime.
- After Endgame wrapped up phase three so nicely, and quickly defined the ensemble superhero genre, how would Marvel respond?
The Russo Brothers proved how good they are at juggling multiple characters at once for a film about super-friends who start becoming super-frenemies. Smarter and cleaner than most of the proper Avengers movies (even if it doesn’t land with quite the same bang) it’s a slick example of how many blockbuster plates Marvel can keep spinning at once. Following the huge success of the first season of Loki on Disney+, the thought of another season is sure to please Marvel fans around the world. It is hard to judge when the new season will be released however filming is expected to start this summer.
Fresh from web-slinging through Civil War, Tom Holland, the MCU’s Peter Parker, gets his own movie. Everyone’s favourite friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man, hellbent on becoming an Avenger, learns balancing heroism with being a decent student isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Speaking of frivolous, William Hurt’s Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross reappearing later is just about all that still ties this to the MCU as a whole. Studio politics mean we may never see Mark Ruffalo get to lead a Hulk movie like Edward Norton does here, which is a shame, and any further significance has been downplayed since this came out. Chris Evans isn’t wearing that awful Avengers costume anymore? The promise of almost every other Marvel movie paid off here.
Having made his first appearance as part of the MCU in The Eternals, two-time Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali will headline his own movie as Blade, the vampire hunting bloodsucker previously played by Wesley Snipes. The new television series stars Dominique Thorne as super genius Riri WIlliams, who has created the most advanced suit of armour since Iron Man. Once again the movie is littered with an array of Hollywood A-listers including Chris Pratt who returns as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, and Bradley Cooper as Rocket.
Phase four has introduced us to tons of new lovable characters, particularly in stand-out hits like Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight. Any idiot can watch stuff in the order it originally came out. Switch things up to hard mode by watching the films in the order that they happen in the Marvel universe itself, starting with skinny sadsack Steve Rogers getting absolutely tonked and sorting out World War Two. Following the film’s release, Giant Freakin Robot reported that Styles had signed on for five Marvel films to play the comic book womanising adventurer.
Leicester Print Workshop is a centre for fine art printmaking. As well as adding Adam Warlock to the mix, the movie will also explore Rocket Racoon’s tragic origin story when it debuts on May 5th, 2023. He will also star in My Policeman, where he’ll play a gay police officer who’s having a secret relationship with a man while married to his wife, also set in the 50s. It’s hardly surprising the chartopper has caught the attention of Hollywood honchos after making a splash in Christopher Nolan’s wartime epic Dunkirk in 2017. It’s not suprising that film bosses want to snap up the superstar, as Eternal’s director Chloe Zhao revealed there was never anyone else in the running to play Eros other than Harry. Most obviously, you could watch them in the order they arrived in cinemas.
Steven Grant can’t tell the difference between waking life and dreams, and soon discovers that he is in fact Marc Spector AKA Moon Knight, a mercenary with several different factory-publishing identities. Tom Holland’s Spider-Man sequel takes the MCU out of Phase 3. He tries to win over MJ’s heart but gets interrupted by Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio.
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There’s only a sliver between them, but Infinity War is the superior film to Endgame. Unlikely his predecessors who enjoyed being a bit mopey, Tom Holland gives the character a real youthful enthusiasm and energy that reminds you that being a superhero would be a thrill. Not that it’s all smiles and rainbow’s Holland’s more than capable of tapping into Peter Parker’s infinite well of self-pity when the moment calls for it.
You have to give them credit for trying something new , but it’s got absolutely nothing on Legion, which did the unreliable, mentally unstable narrator thing far better. This may be due to the fact it seems like a gargantuan effort to sit down and map out exactly what films and TV shows to watch and when – but fret not, The Independent has done exactly that. Chances are, if you’re a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you’ve watched every film and TV show back multiple times. It ends with all the world’s greatest superheroes eating shawarma. If Taika Waititi and James Gunn are the directors who make the MCU fun, the Russo brothers are the ones who give it weight.