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The day Marvel Cinematic Universe hoped to never see has come to pass. Spider-Man, as of right now, is out of the MCU with Marvel Studios/Disney and Sony Pictures blaming each other for their inability to agree on an extension. We recap and analyze all of the breaking news (some of which broke as we recorded) and discuss what we hope will be the next steps for each company.
The biggest movie ever made has come home! We celebrate the digital and Blu-ray release of Avengers: Endgame with our commentary track for the film. Queue up your copy and watch along with us as we share our analysis and, more importantly, our appreciation of Marvel Studios' crowning achievement. This is the culmination of the greatest cinematic saga of all time!
Marvel Studios isn't the only division of Marvel experiencing the end of an era. Marvel Television is also at a key turning point with Daredevil and all other Netflix series canceled and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. wrapping production on its seventh and final season, set to air next year. This week, we look back on the last six years' of Marvel Television and look forward to a future in which Marvel Studios will also produce content for the small screen.
Marvel Studios blew the roof off of Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con! We break down all of the fantastic Phase Four announcements from Black Widow to Thor: Love and Thunder. We also discuss the biggest bombshell of all, Mahershala Ali as the MCU’s Blade! Plus, Avengers: Endgame is now the biggest movie of all time and we have details on how you can win a free digital copy!
Marvel Studios has completed The Infinity Saga, an unprecedented 23-film narrative that ranks among the greatest cinematic achievements in history. We'll never truly close the book on this incredible era, but it's time to etch it in stone. In this episode, we each select four films that we feel best represent this era of the MCU in our Infinity Saga Mount Rushmore!
The Infinity Saga comes to a close with Spider-Man: Far From Home and we are here to break down the final chapter in this SPOILER review! We examine Peter Parker's compelling character arc, the truth about Mysterio, and those shocking mid and post-credits scenes!
Spider-Man: Far From Home is in theaters next week, but we've got a NON-SPOILER review for you right now! All secrets and surprises will be saved for your own viewing experience, but host Sean Gerber shares, in very vague terms, why he loves Marvel Studios' latest.
If you thought we were done talking about Venom, think again! In fairness, we thought we were done, too, but a long-time listener and member of our Patreon community has challenged us to give the film a second look. Andrew Custer joins us to voice his genuine appreciation for Venom in this commentary track!
The X-Men franchise, as we have known it since 2000, has come to an end. Fox has released its final installment, Dark Phoenix, which has suffered the worst reception in franchise history. Is the movie really that bad? We discuss in our spoiler review.
We have spent several hours breaking down every scene in Avengers: Endgame. Now, we start looking ahead toward the next era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Endgame left a permanent scar in the prime MCU timeline with lives forever changed and some of our favorite heroes now gone. What will life be like in the new MCU? How will the advent of time travel impact future stories? Where will The Avengers live? Who will lead them? All of these questions and more are discussed in this episode!
This week, we follow up on our spoiler review of Avengers: Endgame with even more insight and analysis of the practically perfect finale to The Infinity Saga. Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Thor, Hulk, and Hawkeye all got their due, as did the fans who've followed these characters for the past several years. As other series and franchises have struggled to gain positive consensus for their concluding chapters, Marvel Studios' achievement with Endgame is all the more impressive.
The new Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer gave us our first look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Avengers: Endgame. We break it all down from Peter Parker feeling pressure to be the new Iron Man, to Mysterio (allegedly) being from an alternate Earth in the multiverse!
Avengers: Endgame is here. As the film rewrites the box office record book, we break it down in full with our spoiler review. We leave no Infinity Stone unturned in this comprehensive analysis of the culmination of 22 movies over 11 years in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Last year, we walked down the Road to Infinity War. This year, we've been examining the journeys of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's biggest heroes to see what their respective futures hold in Avengers: Endgame and beyond. We conclude that series with the only villain to ever defeat Earth's Mightiest Heroes (and the Guardians of the Galaxy and other friends)! Thanos is in the Endgame now!
The man out of time is in the Endgame now! Steve Rogers, just a kid from Brooklyn, seemingly died as the heroic Captain America in World War II, only to awaken decades later in a world changed. Our dear Cap, however, has (mostly) remained true to himself while his uncompromising moral compass saved the planet in every battle, except his last one. We trace (formerly skinny) Steve's entire journey through the Marvel Cinematic Universe before sharing our expectations for what may very well be the last time we see him in Avengers: Endgame!
We resume our sequel to last year’s Road to Infinity War series by putting three of Wakanda's most popular heroes in the Endgame! T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and Shuri (Letitia Wright) quickly gained the favor of audiences around the world, only for it all to go to dust in Avengers: Infinity War. Now, Okoye (Danai Gurira) may have to decide between continuing to fight alongside The Avengers, or help lead a nation that has lost its King and Princess. We don't expect Avengers: Endgame to be the last we see of any of these characters, but they could be dealing with the fallout of these Avengers films in Black Panther 2 and beyond!
We resume our sequel to last year’s Road to Infinity War series by putting some relatively new recruits in the Endgame! Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) is only just getting started while Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) goes from one-time role-player to full-fledged Avenger! Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) has been interrupted in her superhero rookie season, but will be back and better than ever when the dust settles. The future is bright for these characters in and after Avengers: Endgame, though if there's a shocking death in the film, we're betting it comes from this trio.
We resume our sequel to last year’s Road to Infinity War series by putting a bunch of A-holes in the Endgame! We track the Guardians of the Galaxy and Nebula (Karen Gillan) through their respective journeys in the MCU. Finally, we discuss what may happen with these characters, particularly Rocket and Nebula, in Avengers: Endgame and beyond!
We resume our sequel to last year’s Road to Infinity War series by putting a pair of Steve Ditko co-creations in the Endgame! We track Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) through their relatively young tenure in the MCU. Finally, we make our predictions as to what comes next for these characters after Avengers: Endgame!
We resume our sequel to last year’s Road to Infinity War series by putting The God of Thunder in the Endgame! We track Thor (Chris Hemsworth) through his long, tragic journey in the MCU. Finally, we make our predictions as to what role he will play in Avengers: Endgame!
We resume our sequel to last year’s Road to Infinity War series by putting the Best Friends Club in the Endgame! We track James Rhodes (Don Cheadle), Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie), and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) through their respective character arcs in the MCU. Finally, we make our predictions as to what role they will play in Avengers: Endgame and what lies ahead, including Disney+!
We resume our sequel to last year’s Road to Infinity War series by placing Black Widow and Hawkeye in the Endgame! We follow best pals Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) and Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) through their respective character arcs in the MCU. Finally, we make our predictions as to what role they will play in Avengers: Endgame and what lies ahead.
Marvel Studios dropped a new Avengers: Endgame trailer out of nowhere, and we are here for it! We break down all of the new footage as well as Marvel's minimal marketing strategy for the studio's biggest film ever.
Time to go higher, further, faster with our spoiler review of Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel. We break down all of the biggest, most meaningful moments in the film, many of which are provided by Brie Larson as Carol Danvers. We also dive deep into the themes of this story to discuss what it's really about.
We continue our sequel to last year’s Road to Infinity War series by placing Scarlet Witch and Vision in the Endgame! We follow these two seemingly star-crossed lovers through the MCU . Finally, we make our predictions as to what role they will play in Avengers: Endgame and the road ahead on Disney+.
We continue our sequel to last year's Road to Infinity War series by placing The Incredible Hulk (and Bruce Banner) in the Endgame! We follow the journey of two characters who've been fighting for space in the same body and mind. Finally, we make our predictions as to how Hulk and Puny Banner may finally come together in Avengers: Endgame and whether or not they will survive the experience!
We're kicking off our sequel to last year's Road to Infinity War series by placing Iron Man in the Endgame! We track Tony Stark's (Robert Downey Jr.) journey through the Marvel Cinematic Universe, highlighting the developments that have made his character arc so compelling for the past decade. Finally, we make our predictions for how Tony's story will come to a close in Avengers: Endgame. After all, part of the journey is the end.
This week, we react to Black Panther's history-making Academy Award nomination for Best Picture, to go with six other Oscar nominations. We reflect on how the film earned this recognition and examine what it means for superhero-based movies in the future.
We finally have our first look at the first Marvel Studios film to hit theaters after Avengers: Endgame ends an era! We break down the Spider-Man: Far From Home teaser trailer to share our thoughts on Spidey's new suits, Mysterio, where this fits in the MCU timeline, and who bought Avengers Tower!
It's been a big week for Captain Marvel with a special look, set reports, and tickets going on sale. We break it all down before previewing some of the other Marvel Studios stories we're looking forward to in 2019. Also, we announce how we plan to follow up on last year's Road to Infinity War series!
In the final hours of 2018, let's look back on the best year ever for Marvel Studios. Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War dominated the box office and the pop culture landscape. The Disney-Fox deal was threatened but prevailed and the Marvel/Netflix partnership deteriorated, all while Marvel Studios released its 20th movie (Ant-Man and the Wasp), celebrated its 10-year anniversary, and earned $4B at the global box office. Sadly, 2018 was also the year we said "So long and Excelsior" to the legendary Stan Lee.
It's our spoiler review for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse! Just about everyone loves this movie we feel the same way. We break down all the ways this film perfectly captures who Spider-Man is and why the world loves this mythology so much.
We've got two Marvel Studios trailers to discuss! We start with our analysis of the new Captain Marvel trailer before breaking down the first trailer and title of Avengers: Endgame. You know, slow news week.
Hell's Kitchen is closed. Netflix has canceled Daredevil after three seasons. Netflix has now shut down three Marvel series over the past two months, signaling that the end of an era is near. We discuss why all of this is happening and what's next. In better news, we could see a Scarlet Witch and Vision series on Disney+ in 2019!
Stan Lee was an immeasurable source of joy and inspiration to so many all around the world. As we mourn his passing, we celebrate the legacy of "The Man" who played such a pivotal role in shaping the True Believers we are today. He was a prolific creator who gave us the Marvel Age of Comics without which there would be no Marvel Cinematic Universe. He may be gone from this Earth, but the legend of Stan Lee will live on, reminding generations to come that with great power there must also come great responsibility!
We celebrate 100 episodes by looking back on our history as Marvel fans and podcasters! Journey back to the days when it was a lot harder to find a friend with whom you could talk (endlessly) about Marvel characters and stories. Then see how the internet and the wonderful world of podcasting brought us all together!
Plenty to talk about on this week's show, starting with a new costume for Spider-Man in Far From Home! Then we discuss the cancellations of Luke Cage and Iron Fist signaling the end of Marvel on Netflix. Finally, we address that inescapable Avengers 4 spoiler.
If you enjoy the Marvel Studios News podcast, please consider contributing to our Patreon for exclusive content, including extra material from this episode. This week, we share our first spoiler thoughts on Daredevil season three!
We watched Venom. One of us even liked it, sort of. Hear all of our spoiler thoughts and analysis on the beginning of Sony's Universe of Marvel Characters on this week's podcast! We also discuss where Sony will go from here.
Fox released a new trailer X-Men: The Last Stand, no sorry, Dark Phoenix last week and then delayed the film again. Magneto isn't the only one feeling like we've seen all this before and that "nobody cares." The X-Men franchise can't come home to Marvel Studios soon enough.
The first trailer for Captain Marvel is here! We break down every detail as we share our opinions on our initial look at Brie Larson in costume and in motion as Carol Danvers. Higher, further, faster indeed.
We continue celebrating Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years by listing our top 10 moments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. How do you boil 20 movies down to 10 moments? We don't know, which is why we actually have a different list for each of our three panelists on this episode!
Marvel Studios has released the first official images and details from Captain Marvel. From Brie Larson in costume to the Skrulls and everything in between, we break it down and share our thoughts in this episode!
Marvel Studios has dismissed a small pre-production crew and placed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 on an indefinite hold. We discuss what's next for the film as well as Taika Waititi, who recently met with Marvel about an unknown project.
It's been 16 years since Spider-Man made his (legitimate) cinematic debut in 2002. In total, Spidey has now appeared in eight films across three separate continuities. We track Spider-Man's evolution and how each iteration–Maguire, Garfield, and Holland–has honored the legendary creation of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
What's the best way to watch the movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? There's no wrong answer, but this week we examine a new approach to the viewing order for the films. You can stick with watching them by release date or starting with Captain America: The First Avenger and moving in chronological, but there is another way. This might even be the ideal way to introduce a new fan to this universe we love so much.
This year has been all about Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years. On this episode, however, we look ahead to Marvel Studios: The Next Ten Years. How will the Marvel Cinematic Universe take shape after Avengers 4 ends an era? How will the X-Men and Fantastic Four jump into this universe? Could the MCU become too big for its own good? We examine these questions and more!
This week we address Disney's decision to fire James Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. This is a very complex topic and there is a lot to unpack as we examine how and why this happened, how the GotG cast has responded, and if Disney made the right call.
This week, we discuss Marvel Studios hiring Cate Shortland to direct Black Widow, Chameleon potentially appearing in Spider-Man: Far From Home to build the Sinister Six, and the latest on the Disney-Fox deal!