Mighty Marvel Roundup, Part 1

Compiled by Carl Slaughter:

  • Marvel’s character rights

Lots of videos follow the jump.

  • Why Professor X is really the villain of the X-Men universe

  • MCU mysteries that need answers

  • 10 moments of ridiculously smart foreshadowing in the MCU

  • MCU plot holes that actually aren’t plot holes

  • 7 Marvel movie timeline problems that can’t be fixed

  • Wakanda economics

  • Untold truth of Captain America

  • Untold truth about Hulk

  • 25 characters who have worn the Iron Man armor

  • 101 facts about Thor

Now, with the sheer amount of heroes and villains in Avengers: Infinity War, there’s already a wide power level dynamic that’s bound to capsize the film if more are added to the fold. Indeed, even though Infinity War is packing a large ensemble of characters, there are some unlisted characters that are just too powerful to make into the film at this point in the game. With characters like Vision, Scarlet Witch, Hulk, Doctor Strange, Thor, Thanos, and the Black Order, other powerful characters in the MCU have no choice but to be benched this time around.

When speaking about the following characters, it’s better to say “with great power comes no availability.”

  • 25 Deadpool Easter eggs and secrets only true fans noticed

  • Dark side of Starlord

  • What Marvel wants you to forget about Vision

  • Avengers 10 year legacy featurette

Speaking to Yahoo Entertainment’s Kevin Polowy this past weekend, Zoe Saldana (Gamora) explained that she received a full script on only one occasion — only to learn, upon arriving on set, that half of what she’d read was nonsense that would never be shot. Her Guardians of the Galaxy comrade Chris Pratt (Star Lord) backed that up, admitting that his script had numerous fake scenes, while Don Cheadle (War Machine) told us that his copies included redacted scenes. According to Josh Brolin (Thanos), there were even signs posted above the studio’s urinals to remind people not to talk about what they were up to (“It was scary, it was covert”) — a tactic that sounds more believable than the claim of Paul Bettany (Vision) that there were Marvel snipers perched in the trees

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has gotten nearly everything right. From giving Thor a fresh start with the outstanding Thor: Ragnarok to the record-breaking Black Panther, it seems like the MCU has the film industry on lock when it comes to presenting superheroes on the big screen. However, what the MCU has failed to do is give female superheroes their time in the spotlight. Though Brie Larson will shine in the forthcoming Captain Marvel solo film, Scarlett Johansson, who has played Natasha Romanoff (aka Black Widow) for almost a decade, still hasn’t gotten her solo debut.

  • Infinity War full cast interview

  • “It was bonkers.”  Tom Hiddleston on life as Loki

  • Samuel L. Jackson on the Black Panther movie

“Samuel L. Jackson: Black Panther Might Not Change Hollywood” at ScreenRant.

Samuel L. Jackson doesn’t see Black Panther as the watershed Hollywood moment that some believe it to be. That’s despite the Ryan Coogler-directed blockbuster breaking all sorts of box office records. It’s already the highest-grossing superhero movie and one of the top-10 highest-grossing films of all time worldwide, plus it drew widespread critical acclaim, all while blazing new trails for superhero cinema with its predominantly black cast.

The fact that Black Panther mostly takes place in the fictional African nation of Wakanda, and that most of its main cast is comprised of black actors, makes its massive worldwide success all the more encouraging for those who desire more diversity and representation in mainstream movies. It may be the start of a diverse new movement in Hollywood, but not everyone has high hopes. According to Nick Fury actor Samuel L. Jackson, he doesn’t think Black Panther will bring about the kind of change people are hoping for from the movie.

  • Agents of SHIELD female cast interview

  • Fitz and Simmons screen test

  • Chloe Bennett and Brett Dalton screen test

  • HISHE:  Spiderman:  Homecoming

  • EWW Deadpool