From Cave to Space: Iron Man’s Legacy

by Mima M When Marvel Studios was casting for Iron Man in 2006, Jon Favreau—who was hired to direct the first film of the nascent movie studio just months before—wanted to cast reformed Hollywood bad boy Robert Downey Jr. to play the titular character. Kevin Feige (then only second in command in the Marvel Studios…

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Avengers: Infinity War – What Just Happened?

Was anyone really ready for this movie? Avengers: Infinity War is the culmination of ten years and eighteen films of storytelling and world building from Marvel Studios. We’ve met countless memorable characters and gone on countless memorable adventures with them; from a cave in Afghanistan, the fields of Africa, Malibu and New York City, to…

Top Moments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

  Avengers: Infinity War is finally here! Before you go see the movie on the biggest screen possible, let's reminisce about the moments that made us all fall in love with this universe.   "Don't waste it" First Flight Tank Buster "I am Iron Man" “You’ve become part of a bigger universe” "Is that all…

To Infinity – Spider-Man: Homecoming

It is a miracle in itself that Spider-Man was brought into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It really only became possible after Sony’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 turned out to be a complete disaster. Marvel Studios would learn from the mistakes of the past Spider-Man franchises, ensuring Homecoming would become the best Spider-Man story since Sam Raimi’s…

To Infinity – Captain America: Civil War

Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe kicked off with a bang. All of the Avengers, minus Hulk and Thor, are present in what is basically Avengers 2.5, and they’re forced to face the music for all of the casualties that they may or may not be responsible for while they’ve been off superheroing. Similar…

To Infinity – Avengers: Age of Ultron

Age of Ultron, the second assembling of the Avengers, was met with general disappointment by fans. Maybe it lacked the fanfare of the first one because no new franchises were added to it; the team lineup remains the same, the only film in Phase 2 that wasn’t a sequel was Guardians of the Galaxy, and…

To Infinity – The Avengers

The Avengers is the biggest success Marvel, Disney, and the entire comic book movie industry has ever seen. Directed by Joss Whedon of Firefly and Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame, The Avengers was the (first) end result of the shared universe experiment that Marvel Studios was attempting. This finally brought Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk,…