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'The Avengers: Infinity Wars' Superheroes Getting Their Own Movies
As the superhero team of Avengers is growing at a fast pace since the year 2008 with the introduction to Iron Man, the Marvel Cinematic Universe also becomes larger. The Avengers: Civil War is set to have one of the most star-studded casts that a superhero movie has come to see, ever. Everyone knows that the original Avengers consists of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the Hulk, but as we are introduced to more superheroes and other assets to the Avengers team, we are introduced to more opportunities for movies.
X-Men Days of Future Past Review
The history of the X-Men movies has been very turbulent since the first film, X-Men, came out in 2000. The first film was toted as a superhero movie group film finally done right. Hell, back in 2000 superhero movies were mostly considered jokes. You had the classics, the first two Batman movies and the first two Superman films but those had been made throughout the 70s through early 90s. After Batman and Robin came out, the superhero genre was pretty much considered dead. At the time we didn't have any Spider-Man or Avengers films, the closest Marvel had gotten to making good superhero films were the Blade films, which while good, are more ultra-violent action/horror flicks than traditional superhero films. Marvel had tried a couple times before to make movies based on their characters but movies like The Fantastic Four (1994) and Captain America (1990) were pretty awful and didn't do much at the box office.
Nightmare: Dr. Strange's First Enemy in the Shadow of Sandman
Nightmare, the likely villain of the Dr. Strange movie sequel, proves that Doc has one of the greatest rogues galleries in comics. I would describe Nightmare to any DC fan as the Joker with the power of Morpheus from Sandman though Nightmare's depiction over the years has been even more jarringly inconsistent than Joker's: at times Nightmare has been essentially the most powerful villain in the Marvel Universe (when he incapacitated Eternity, the embodiment of existence, during a classic Roy Thomas story), but at other times Hulk can beat him to death for some reason. In the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon, Spider-Man beats Nightmare by simply not being afraid of him. When I saw that episode, I imagined a thickly sarcastic Benedict Cumberbatch saying, "If only the embodiment of all of existence had realized he could simply not be afraid. If only he had a teenage spider bite victim to teach him how to so simply beat a fellow god."
Scariest Marvel Villains
The Marvel Universe was created in the 1960's by Stan Lee alongside Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. The world of Marvel revolves around the supernatural, and characters who have special powers. In the Marvel comics, there are tons of heroes and villains, and because of this, the developers have had to get creative with the characters' backstories. The violent and eerie nature of the following villains is what caused them to make it on this list. Some of these characters are so messed up they'll keep you awake at night. Caution: may contain spoilers.
Black Panther is Coming Y'all
There is no other way to say it. This movie is going to be the biggest and most important movie of the superhero genre. Period.
Best Marvel Comics Television Series
Marvel Comics is, and always will be, one of my favorite businesses of all time. They are literally in the industry of telling stories, giving us heroes to look up to, and just creating amazing works of art involving great plots, incredible characters, and twists at every pace.
Who Rules the Box Office, DC or Marvel Films?
Deciding who rules the cinematic superhero world is an argument for the ages, and the box office results are what can truly help us in the search for this answer. If you are a movie lover and not dedicated to a specific comic universe, there is more leeway to give a fair review of theses films. On the other side of the spectrum, there are those who are devoted to their universe, creating a timeless battle when speaking of the overall quality of the films, storylines, and heroes.
Marvel's Glorification of Bad Dads
In Guardian's of the Galaxy Vol 2, Peter Quill has the opportunity to finally meet his biological father, a god aptly named Ego who has plans to take over the entire galaxy and destroy all other life forms until only he remains. To put it simply, he is a bad dude. And at the end of the movie, Yondu, the blue alien who kept Quill instead of taking him to his biological father, helps save the day, essentially becoming a guardian of the galaxy. There is then a number of touching moments where Quill talks about how in the end, he was a great dude and was, in reality, his father because he raised him.
Best 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Funko Pop! Figures
Set to the backdrop of the 'Awesome Mixtape #2', Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team's wild adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes' aid as the Marvel Universe continues to expand. In recognition of the new movie, the Guardians characters are once again immortalized in plastic as Funko Pop! figurines. Check out below the new Funko Pop! Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 characters before they run out!
X-Men Stories Future Films Should Adapt
Logan marks the tenth X-Men film--a landmark that many far older franchises never reach. To date, it is the second superhero franchise to reach ten straight entries (the only other being the Marvel Cinematic Universe). With 4 films on the horizon (Deadpool 2,X-Men New Mutants, X-Men Supernova, and X-Force) and that Gambit movie forevermore in development, the future looks bright for these mutants.
Most Heart Breaking Moments in Marvel Comics History
Marvel Comics remains one of the biggest comic book publishers for the sole reason that their characters resonate with readers, taking them on journeys that are at once epic, funny, and heart breaking. Perhaps it is an achievement for the medium on the whole that it can illicit cheers and sobs from readers following stories of brightly colored characters in spandex.
X-Men Films Ranked From Worst to Best
Fewer film franchises have lasted as long as the X-Men films. Over the course of nine movies, they have thrilled children and adults alike, made superheroes relevant again, and offered thought provoking commentary on society.