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Marvel Is Banking Too Much On Your X-Men Nostalgia

Marvel Is Banking Too Much On Your X-Men Nostalgia
Marvel Studios may be banking too much on nostalgia for prior X-Men media as they begin introducing mutants into the MCU. The arrival of mutant-kind has been highly anticipated since Marvel regained the rights to the characters as part of the Disney/Fox merger in 2019. In the years since the deal, Marvel Studios has been drip-feeding X-Men references rather than introducing the team outright. The lack of any casting announcements or release date for the inevitable X-Men film could be a cause for concern as it appears that Marvel Studios is banking on audience nostalgia for Fox's series. Using musical cues and the return of fan-favorite actors from Fox's series, rather than pushing ahead with its own iteration.

Patrick Stewart's return as Professor X in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was a welcome cameo, but one that relied on the audience having an emotional connection to the actor playing the character.
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The Best and Worst Moments of MCU Phase 4

The Best and Worst Moments of MCU Phase 4
This article contains major MCU spoilers

It’s been a wild ride in a post-Thanos world, and in the aftermath of the Blip, it’s a very different Marvel Cinematic Universe. We can’t believe it’s been three years since Avengers: Endgame dusted the Mad Titan, but since then we’ve had everything from multiple Spider-Men to the Multiverse, a black Captain America to a female Thor, Egyptian gods to Celestials, and everything in between.

Without a typical Avengers movie to tie everything together, critics feel Phase 4 of the MCU missed the mark on some levels. Still, we’ve got to hand it to Kevin Feige, he packed a lot in. Now that Ryan Coogler has had the honor of closing this chapter with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, it’s time to look back at the best and worst moments of the MCU Phase 4.

Best: Vision’s Speech (WandaVision
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Superhero Bits: Clarity On Henry Cavill's Superman Contract, The Power Rangers Tribute To Jason David Frank & More

Superhero Bits: Clarity On Henry Cavill's Superman Contract, The Power Rangers Tribute To Jason David Frank & More
(Superhero Bits is a collection of stories, updates, and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC, and more. For comic book movies, TV shows, merchandise, events, and whatever catches our eye, this is the place to find anything that falls through the cracks.)

In this edition of Superhero Bits:

James Gunn clears up some Superman rumors.

Jason David Frank gets a tribute from the Power Rangers.

The original song for the "Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special."

A preview of the next chapter of "Marvel Snap."

All that and more!

Mr. Freeze Figure From McFarlane Toys

The folks at McFarlane Toys have revealed a new figure that may well be of interest to Batman fans. Mr. Freeze is the latest DC villain to join the toy-maker's lineup, with the above 7-inch figure on the way soon. No word yet on pricing, retailer information, or when pre-orders will be available,
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Brie Larson Unites With The Marvels Co-Stars In Adorable New Image

Brie Larson Unites With The Marvels Co-Stars In Adorable New Image
Brie Larson shared a photo with her The Marvels co-stars on Twitter. The Marvels will be the second film in the Captain Marvel franchise and will bring together multiple MCU characters, including Iman Vellani's Kamala Khan from Ms. Marvel and Teyonah Parris' Monica Rambeau from WandaVision. The film will likely pick up from the final credits scene in Ms. Marvel– when Kamala mistakenly swaps places with Captain Marvel or Brie Larson's Carol Danvers. The film is set to premiere in July 2023.

Larson gave a special treat to Captain Marvel fans by sharing a selfie with The Marvels cast on Twitter. The photo is captioned "Warning: Beautiful humans" with a heart hands emoji and includes Iman Vellani, Teyonah Parris, and The Marvels director Nia DaCosta. See the tweet below:

Warning: beautiful humans
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Every Marvel Cinematic Universe actor who’s been nominated for an Emmy

Every Marvel Cinematic Universe actor who’s been nominated for an Emmy
Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universal closed out with the release of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” on Friday, Nov. 11. The sequel to 2018’s “Black Panther,” from director Ryan Coogler and starring Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o and Angela Bassett, is the 30th feature film in the MCU.

But if that isn’t impressive enough, the MCU has been just as busy on the small screen. Since January 2020, Marvel has released seven live-action TV shows on Disney+ as part of Phase Four. In 2022 alone, there were the limited series “Moon Knight” starring Oscar Isaac; the coming-of-age series “Ms. Marvel,” which stars Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan, the MCU’s first Muslim superhero; and “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law,” starring Emmy winner Tatiana Maslany.

With each new addition to the MCU’s slate, the pedigree of the mega-franchise grows. There are now a whopping 121 performers in the MCU who have Emmy nominations to their names.
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MCU: 10 Characters Whose Lives Were Changed Forever During Phase 4

MCU: 10 Characters Whose Lives Were Changed Forever During Phase 4
As fans have gone through quite a journey through Phase 4, albeit an inconsistent set of stories, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has brought it to a close with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, alongside the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special serving as an "epilogue" leading into Phase 5. As fans prepare themselves for what comes next, many are also looking back at the emotional rollercoaster that was Phase 4.

Throughout the course of the past two years, certain MCU characters have endured heavy trials, which have inexorably altered the very course of their lives. These reflections include characters inheriting mantles from their predecessors, like Hawkeye and Captain America, and others taking part in the first taste of the multiversal mayhem.

Kate Bishop

Portrayed by Hailee Steinfeld, Kate Bishop makes her very first appearance in Hawkeye. She begins as a regular college student with an affinity for archery, but a black market plot involving the Russian mob,
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Every Marvel Cinematic Universe actor who’s been nominated for an Emmy

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Every Marvel Cinematic Universe actor who’s been nominated for an Emmy
Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universal closed out with the release of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” on Friday, Nov. 11. The sequel to 2018’s “Black Panther,” from director Ryan Coogler and starring Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o and Angela Bassett, is the 30th feature film in the MCU. But if that isn’t impressive enough, the MCU has been just as busy on the small screen. Since January 2020, Marvel has released seven live-action TV shows on Disney+ as part of Phase Four. In 2022 alone, there were the limited series “Moon Knight” starring Oscar Isaac; the coming-of-age series “Ms. Marvel,” which stars Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan, the MCU’s first Muslim superhero; and “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law,” starring Emmy winner Tatiana Maslany. With each new addition to the MCU’s slate, the pedigree of the mega-franchise grows. There are now a whopping 121 performers in the MCU who have Emmy nominations to their names.
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McU's Ironheart Explains Why Her Character Debuts In Black Panther 2

McU's Ironheart Explains Why Her Character Debuts In Black Panther 2
Dominique Thorne explains the reasons why her character Riri Williams' Marvel Cinematic Universe debut occurs in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The Marvel Comics character is a teen prodigy who built her own suit of armor similar to Iron Man's, functioning as Tony Stark's protégé. In the MCU, Riri (Thorne) is being seen as Iron Man's (Robert Downey Jr.) replacement after the hero's death in Avengers: Endgame. It was announced in December 2020 that the character will feature in a solo Ironheart series on Disney+, created by Chinaka Hodge.

However, the character's first MCU appearance has already arrived, as she plays a role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. While speaking with Collider, Thorne explains her thoughts on her character's debut and the reason that she first shows up in the Black Panther sequel. Following the McU's trend of avoiding origin stories in the younger generation of heroes, Thorne expresses appreciation
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MCU’s Phase 4: Why Does This New Phase Feel So Disjointed?

MCU’s Phase 4: Why Does This New Phase Feel So Disjointed?
Phase 4 of the MCU has covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time. When the new phase was announced by Kevin Feige at Hall H at Comic-Con in 2019, these new series and movies were meant to fill in the gaps of the post-Avengers: Endgame era of pre-existing characters, titles like WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Thor: Love and Thunder, and Hawkeye. Simultaneously, the new phase of Marvel has introduced brand new characters with their rich backstories and mythologies to explore and enrich the expanding universe. Newcomers like Simu Liu, Iman Vellani, and Xochitl Gomez are bringing lesser-known heroes into the Marvel spotlight in fresh, exciting ways. The fun doesn’t stop there– Phase 4 is introducing A-list stars like Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, and Harry Styles.
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Ranking Every Marvel Movie & TV Show In 2022 By IMDb Score (Including Wakanda Forever)

Ranking Every Marvel Movie & TV Show In 2022 By IMDb Score (Including Wakanda Forever)
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As the end of the year quickly approaches, so too does Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever acts as the final film in this era of the franchise, with The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special acting as an epilogue later in the month.

2022 has been a very controversial year for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with many claiming that its projects therein have not been nearly as engaging as those in past years. Nevertheless, the International Movie Database provides a fairer method of ranking each of the McU's projects within the calendar year, proving which was the best and which could have been improved.

She-Hulk: Attorney At Law - 5.1

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law was the final
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Continues One Unfortunate Marvel Cinematic Universe Trend

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Continues One Unfortunate Marvel Cinematic Universe Trend
After years of criticism in some corners that the Marvel Cinematic Universe had fallen into a stale pattern of formula and familiarity, Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has felt like the most experimental the superhero studio has ever been. Naturally, this has led to some of the most divisive reactions that these crowd-pleasing blockbusters have ever received. For every well-received breakthrough character to arrive on the scene, from Simu Liu's Shang-Chi to the entire stable of "Eternals" to streaming service additions like Iman Vellani's Kamala Khan and Tatiana Maslany's Jennifer Walters, it seems as if their respective movies and shows themselves haven't experienced the same near-universal adoration that previous MCU entries have enjoyed.

That appears to have course-corrected in a big way with "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever," the highly-anticipated sequel to the 2018 smash-hit. (Check out /Film's review by Chris Evangelista for more in-depth thoughts.) Burdened
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List of Upcoming Marvel Movies: Release Dates, Cast and More for Phase 5 and Beyond

List of Upcoming Marvel Movies: Release Dates, Cast and More for Phase 5 and Beyond
Superhero movies are ubiquitous at this point, and the biggest name in the game is Marvel. Not just any Marvel, mind you, but Marvel Studios. Starting with 2008’s “Iron Man,” Marvel Studios and its now-president Kevin Feige started experimenting with the idea of telling one long, interconnected story over multiple movies with different lead characters, crossing over from time to time – just like in the comics. That experiment proved successful with 2012’s “The Avengers,” and it’s been hit after hit ever since.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to grow, even in the wake of the conclusive nature of 2019’s “Avengers: Endgame,” and it can be hard to keep track of what’s coming down the pike. Below, we’ve assembled a list of every confirmed MCU movie currently in the works, when it’s coming out, who’s in it, and what we know about each project so far.
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Wakanda Forever's Prince Toussaint Fully Explained

Wakanda Forever's Prince Toussaint Fully Explained
Note: The following article contains spoilers for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever features the introduction of Prince Toussaint, an important new character in the Black Panther mythos. Marvel Studios decided to retire the character of T'Challa following the passing of Chadwick Boseman out of respect for the actor, and his in-universe death plays a pivotal role in Wakanda Forever. The film's biggest tribute to Boseman comes in its post-credits scene. The sequence sees Shuri (Letitia Wright) on the beach in Haiti, behind Nakia's (Lupita Nyong'o) home, where she burns the ceremonial garb she wore to T'Challa's funeral as she finds closure for his passing.

At that moment, she is approached by Nakia and a boy, who turns out to be T'Challa and Nakia's son. The boy is introduced with his Haitian name of Toussaint, but he later reveals his Wakandan name: T'Challa, Prince of Wakanda. Nakia
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Lets Namor Have A Point – And The Movie Is Better For It

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Lets Namor Have A Point – And The Movie Is Better For It
Major spoilers ahead for "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever."

"Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" has finally hit theaters, and we now know how Namor fits into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Played by Tenoch Huerta Mejía, this underwater dweller is a mutant who can fly and lives an unusually long life. He rules his people -- the Talokan -- in his ocean kingdom and has kept it secret for centuries.

These are people who have vibranium, just like the African nation of Wakanda. When someone creates a device to detect and steal it to keep up with the newly revealed Wakandan technology and defense, let's just say he's unhappy. He tries to talk (though it's not really a negotiation) to Queen Ramonda (a spectacular Angela Bassett), but when it doesn't work, he goes on the attack.

The mark of a good antagonist is that they aren't always a villain. It's rare when a
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Every MCU Disney+ Series, Ranked Most Comedic To Most Dramatic

Every MCU Disney+ Series, Ranked Most Comedic To Most Dramatic
Marvel Studios has just wrapped up the run of its latest streaming series, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, with the most self-aware sequence in the MCU to date as Jen Walters confronted cybernetic Kevin Feige. As a legal procedural sitcom that constantly broke the fourth wall, She-Hulk was by far the most comedically driven show from the MCU’s streaming content.

Some of Marvel’s Disney+ shows have been more dramatic, dealing with heavier subjects, like Moon Knight and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, whereas others are more lighthearted and comedic, like Loki and Ms. Marvel.

She-Hulk: Attorney At Law

Marvel Studios’ most recent Disney+ series, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, was the closest thing in the MCU to a straightforward sitcom. With half-hour runtimes, dovetailing A-plots and B-plots, and a cast full of wacky supporting players, She-Hulk was a traditional TV comedy about the foibles of a lawyer looking for love.
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All 13 Marvel Movies Releasing After Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

All 13 Marvel Movies Releasing After Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues its expansion with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and there’s already a long list of movies coming after it. The MCU is currently in its Multiverse Saga, which as the name says, is exploring the dangers and mysteries of the multiverse, but it’s also taking time to continue the stories of already-established characters. Such is the case of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the long-awaited sequel to Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, which will take the audience back to Wakanda to reunite with the royal family.

Set after the events of Avengers: Endgame, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever sees the leaders of Wakanda fighting to protect their nation from invading forces following the death of King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), while a new threat emerges from Talokan, a hidden undersea nation ruled by Namor (Tenoch Huerta) – and in addition to all this, Wakanda will see the
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Eternals' Kumail Nanjiani Wants A Kingo & Ms. Marvel MCU Team Up

Eternals' Kumail Nanjiani Wants A Kingo & Ms. Marvel MCU Team Up
Eternals star, Kumail Nanjiani, recently admitted that he wants a Kingo and Ms. Marvel team up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Chloé Zhao, the superhero ensemble film featured an all-star cast as immortal protectors of Earth. Joining Nanjiani, who portrayed the hero-turned-Bollywood star, Kingo, the film saw Gemma Chan as Sersi, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Lauren Ridloff, as Makkari, Barry Keoghan as Druig, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Salma Hayek as Ajak, and Angelina Jolie as Thena.

Unfortunately, Eternals' A-list cast could not save it from middling reviews from both critics and audiences alike. With a rating of 47 percent on the review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, the film is rated the lowest out of any MCU film in its history. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Ms. Marvel Disney+ television series garnered a record 97 percent Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes,
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Emilia Clarke’s Secret Invasion Character Connects To 6 Future MCU Projects

Emilia Clarke’s Secret Invasion Character Connects To 6 Future MCU Projects
Emilia Clarke is seemingly playing Abigail Brand in Secret Invasion, and her role connects to several upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movies and shows. There has been immense secrecy surrounding Emilia Clarke's Secret Invasion role from the time she was cast. This led to speculation that her role is a major Marvel character. It now appears that Disney has accidentally revealed that Emilia Clarke is playing Abigail Brand in the upcoming Disney+ series. While her Secret Invasion character is not confirmed, the likelihood of Abigail Brand joining the MCU through Emilia Clarke is significant for the future.

If the MCU stays close to comics with Abigail Brand, the franchise is on the precipice of introducing a half-mutant/half-alien who becomes the leader of Sword. She has played a massive role in Marvel's comics thanks to her connections to the Avengers and X-Men, so there is an expectation that Emilia Clarke's Secret
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Captain Marvel 2 Can Follow In The McU's Winter Soldier Footsteps

Captain Marvel 2 Can Follow In The McU's Winter Soldier Footsteps
If Captain Marvel’s sequel The Marvels follows the precedent of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it could be one of the McU's best movies. Captain Marvel’s MCU journey has already mirrored Captain America’s in many ways. Both superheroes were introduced to the MCU with a solo origin film set in the past. They were both then incorporated into Avengers movies before getting another solo film, one set in the present.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is widely considered to be a highpoint in the MCU. The Winter Soldier was a very successful sequel solo film, making the most of Captain America’s already established lore by bringing it into modern times. The Winter Soldier found a way to expand upon Captain America's character arc in modern times, while also establishing new meaningful figures in his story. If The Marvels follows Captain America: The Winter Soldier’s path,
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10 Street-Level Marvel Heroes Redditors Would Love To Team Up With

10 Street-Level Marvel Heroes Redditors Would Love To Team Up With
The Marvel Universe includes some of the comic-book genre's best superheroes, who emerge triumphant against many of the universe's biggest foes. Among the greatest heroes are those who fight street-level crime, as they offer a more grounded take on the otherwise fantastical Marvel world. Individuals such as The Punisher and Jessica Jones have entertained audiences for many years, and with Daredevil having recently appeared in She-Hulk, fans are discussing some of their favorite street-level heroes.

Marvel Comics' most devoted viewers have been suggesting which of these thrilling vigilantes they would most like to work alongside. Reddit, in particular, have appeared especially enthusiastic about these street-level superheroes, giving their take on the superpowered beings they would most like to team up with.

Captain America (Steve Rogers)

Portrayed in the MCU by Chris Evans, Captain America is one of the Marvel Universe's most kind-hearted individuals. His loving nature has seen him win
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