In 2008, Marvel Studios released Iron Man and created the most celebrated film franchise known to humanity. After Iron Man, other films for other superheroes, such as Thor, Captain America, and Ant-Man, were produced. From there, Movie theatres sold movie tickets, and memorabilia sold out of the wazoo. And this was after Sony’s X-Men films were popular in the early 2000s, along with more recently Ryan Reynolds’ exceptionally successful go as the Merc with the Mouth, Deadpool. However, it is worth noting how monetarily beneficial the actor’s performances were to their bank accounts.
One of the most thrilling things about fans of comic universes is their ability to think of the tough questions. Reddit is filled with epic debates and discussions that do not necessarily have a confirmed “correct” answer, but this does not stop lively conversations. In fact, since there often is no right answer, it means these chats will continue and allow more and more fans to express their views.
Seems like just yesterday Scarlet Johansson was kicking the hell out of guards in Iron Man 2, but it’s been thirteen years since then. While her role as Black Widow was a foundational part of the MCU, the actress bid farewell to the role with her character’s death in Endgame, only getting a slight coda with her own film two years later.
Marvel isn’t really where you would consider cinematic art to pop up, but it has moments where films go out of the way to truly make something memorable. That doesn’t just mean the look of it though, but the entire feeling the scene gives. True cinematic art is when you can feel what’s happening on screen just as the characters do.
Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame are two of the most celebrated films in the entire Marvel universe. The brilliant writing, flawless performances, and action-packed, and heart-wrenching moments all compile into a perfect storm of cinema. But not all fans are happy with them, with Reddit being rife with criticisms. One particular bone of contention that has people frustrated, is how Drax was treated in the two most recent films.
New fan theories are emerging about the death of Thor at the hands of a new villain in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU). Like Thor’s mighty hammer, this seems to be coming from out of nowhere. But if you break down the evidence behind the theories, it starts to make sense.
Iron Man 3 came out ten years ago, which doesn’t seem that long ago but real life has almost caught up to post-blip MCU time.
Upon release the third was pretty divisive with critics and fans, but how has it aged in retrospect? While it might have ended the Iron Man trilogy itself, it was only about halfway through Tony Stark’s character arc as a whole.