The plot of Ant-Man and the Wasp could have a surprisingly big impact on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The sequel to Paul Rudd’s starring vehicle as the title character is due out next July, only two months after the premiere of the much-heralded Avengers: Infinity War and only one summer before the as-yet untitled fourth Avengers movie. With Infinity War grabbing most of the MCU buzz and installments like Thor: Ragnarok and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 racking up the commercial success and critical acclaim, the Ant-Man sub-franchise seems to have fallen to the back-burner of the MCU consciousness.Still, there was one aspect of Ant-Man that could turn out to be more important than you think. The debut of the subatomic quantum realm – and Scott Lang’s ultimate survival of it to return to the macroscopic world – will again play a major role in Ant-Man and the Wasp, and it could also significantly impact … [Read more...] about Ant-Man & the Wasp May Have Major Impact on the MCU
Warning: MAJOR SPOILERS for Black Panther ahead.– The latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther, reveals the future character arc for Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) aka. Winter Soldier, who will don the comic book mantle of White Wolf – NOT Captain America like many Marvel Studios fans thought. James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes was introduced as a supporting character in Captain America: The First Avenger. He was Steve Rogers’ (Chris Evans) best friend growing up, and became a member of Captain America’s Howling Commandos until he seeming died. But, as was revealed in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Bucky was saved by Hydra scientists and turned into a brainwashed killing machine – he was also given a vibranium arm. Steve was able to trigger some of Bucky’s memories in The Winter Soldier and, after the events of the second Captain America film, began searching for his old friend. Related: Every Record Black … [Read more...] about Black Panther Reveals Bucky’s MCU Future
Warning: SPOILERS for Black Panther ahead– It’s hard to overstate the importance of 2008’s Iron Man. The film didn’t just launch the Marvel Cinematic Universe; it also established so much of what would make the MCU successful. In terms of style, tone, and even specific character arcs, Iron Man established a pattern that Marvel has largely adhered to over the course of the last decade. That’s not a criticism. The reality is, Marvel Studios are very good at taking aspects of that formula, and subtly reworking them to create something fresh, new, and original. But Black Panther changes all that. While it uses all the familiar tropes, the film twists them in unexpected and transformative ways. Both in terms of plot, and in terms of overall approach, there’s no going back after Black Panther. The MCU simply cannot stay the same. RELATED: Black Panther Defends The Marvel Formula Iron Man’s Impact Can Still Be Felt … [Read more...] about With Black Panther, The MCU Finally Steps Out Of Iron Man’s Shadow
Warning: SPOILERS below for Black Panther!– Aside from Infinity Stones, Vibranium is the most valuable and coveted commodity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As established in Black Panther, Vibranium arrived on Earth millions of years ago in the form of a gigantic meteor composed of the metal. The meteor crashed in the continent of Africa, whereupon the nation of Wakanda was built around the “Great Mound” of Vibranium. Over millennia, the Wakandans learned to harness Vibranium, which is the most versatile substance on the planet. Vibranium is stronger than steel and nearly indestructible; because of its ability to absorb and deflect kinetic energy, the metal is completely vibration absorbent. The Wakandans have manipulated Vibranium for myriad uses, including weapons, vehicles, buildings, and even clothing and jewelry. Related: Every Piece of Black Panther’s Armor And Tech Explained Vibranium is the rarest metal on Earth, but it is abundant in Wakanda, which … [Read more...] about Black Panther: All of the Vibranium in the MCU
In a recent talk with Vulture, Kevin Feige happily praised the female characters of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as an “embarrassment of riches,” and stated that “of course” you could make “a whole movie” about the women of Black Panther alone. Thanks, Kevin, but we already knew that. The real question is: are you actually going to do it? “It is an embarrassment of riches,” Feige said to Vulture. “Even watching the audience at the Black Panther premiere respond to Lupita [Nyong’o], Letitia [Wright], and certainly Danai [Gurira] in their action sequences … you watch Danai spinning around in that casino, taking out dozens of people, and you go, ‘Of course you can make a whole movie about that!'” Indeed. You can. Feige was also asked about the future of Tessa Thompson, whose Valkyrie was a breakout fan favorite in Thor: Ragnarok. Given that another solo Thor movie might not happen, Vulture asked … [Read more...] about Kevin Feige Admits You Could Make “A Whole Movie” About the Women of the MCU. So Will He Actually Do It?