Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)

  • RIP Stan Lee – you will be missed We just heard today (11/12/18) about the passing of legendary Marvel Comics superhero creator and movie co-producer Stan Lee, at the age of 95. Not only was he beloved for introducing the world to such enduring characters as as The Hulk, Thor, Black Panther, Dr. Strange, Spider-Man, Iron Man, and the ...
  • Best Rock, Pop Songs in Non-Musical Movies If you love movies, you’re probably an aficionado of films using rock or pop hits in their stories as well. You can put this mental connection to good use if you run playlists on Alexa/Google Home/cell phone/whatever, loading it up to play songs evoking your favorite films. Use the lists ...
  • Once More, with Ant Man. Why him, and why now? With Ant Man & The Wasp now released on DVD and Blu-Ray, people are struck again with how this movie might tie in with the greater Marvel oeuvre, and wonder anew why the light-weight Ant Man 2 arrived so closely after the heavy ending of Infinity War. — Spoilers ahead for ...
  • Avengers 4 Trailer Hints and Rumors Several people online are reporting in with seeing the as-yet untitled Avengers 4 trailer, which is expected to drop by mid-November. Here’s the link to the extended observations of the Avengers 4 trailer, possibly titled Avengers: Annihilation. The notes are detailed and sound authentic enough, given the final events of Avengers: Infinity War. Keep in ...
  • Best Movie MacGuffins Explained A MacGuffin is any object that drives the plot and motivates the characters in a movie. You might have seen the name “MacGuffins” over bar bistros in the lobbies of many AMC theaters. That’s an industry in-joke. It sounds like the name of an Irish pub, but it’s really a ...
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Song – Guardians Inferno Video and Lyrics The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vols 1 and 2, are already beloved movie icons, both inside and outside the geek crowd. As a big part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, their reach extends from Disney theme parks, with the hugely popular Guardian’s Breakout ride, to this little gem of a ...
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Ex-Director James Gunn to Direct Suicide Squad 2 In a surprise move that, in hindsight, should not be so surprising, DC snapped up erstwhile Marvel director James Gunn. The director who helmed the beloved Guardians of the Galaxy films was fired last July from GOTG Vol3 for offensive Twitter jokes posted over a decade ago, stirring up ire and ...
  • Mark Ruffalo Spoils Avengers 4 Title – Or Does He? Mark Ruffalo, as Marvel’s Hulk, talks a lot — unlike the Hulk, actually. Ruffalo’s been known to accidentally drop many a spoiler on talk shows, followed by an “ooops” face, and usually an unsuccessful attempt to pass it off as a joke. It seems he just did it again, live ...
  • How Marvel’s Spiderman Fixed the Franchise How many Spideys have graced (or disgraced) (or Topher Graced) the iconic young superhero on the big screen over the last few decades? This is the THIRD go at it in the modern era — but you probably knew that. How come Tom Holland’s performance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe ...
  • 1st Captain Marvel Trailer Finally Drops – Comments and Speculation We’ve just seen the first trailer for Captain Marvel, in the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic  Universe…and it honestly doesn’t show much.  It lasts a little less than two minutes. It shows Brie Larson’s character (Carol Danvers, AKA Captain Marvel) falling to the Earth, and then a variety of nano-scenes ...
  • 60 Movies Standing Up To The Test Of Time Here’s  list of my favorite films, all of which are somewhere in the  A range, or a high B. I didn’t actually include everything I’ve ever given an A to on RunPee, because they were often graded according to the target audience, and aren’t actually my personal faves. Sometimes I want ...
  • Movie Review – Doctor Strange Weird, weird, weird. Yes, in a film pointedly titled Strange, this is very bizarre stuff. I haven’t seen the character in comic book media, but I imagine it took until our current technology to make all this mental scat look so good, so pretty, on film. Folding cities, broken mirror landscapes, ...
  • Why Vision Could Lift Thor’s Hammer While Thor’s hammer is now crushed, there are still some unanswered questions about who could lift it and why, and who is considered “worthy.” What is worthy, exactly? And why could an an artificial being like The Vision lift it so effortlessly? Of course, there are the meta answers: the production ...
  • RIP Mjölnir – Who Can Lift Thor’s Hammer? Who could pick up Mjölnir, beloved Hammer of Thor, God of Thunder? Who is considered worthy? What does worthy even mean in this context? This topic is no longer relevant, post-Infinity War, but lists are fun, but the immensity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe lends itself to fun lists. So…who besides Thor ...
  • 10 Ways Ant Man Could Escape the Quantum Realm Spoilers for Infinity War, and of course Ant Man & the Wasp…don’t bother reading if you haven’t seen those two movies. This will all be gibberish to you anyway if you’re not up to date. Onward… So, that ending in Ant Man 2. It’s nice that Scott Lang finally has a ...
  • About the End Credits Scenes in Ant Man & The Wasp First off, it’s a Marvel movie, okay? You simply may not leave your seat until the lights come up. In this case, Ant Man and the Wasp is no different. Make your friends — and even strangers — “hold onto their butts.” (Ten points to Gryffindor if you remember where that ...
  • Why Hulk is a Big Weenie and Loki Isn’t Loki, God of Mischief, once had a very bad day with the Hulk (“Puny God”), way back in the MCU’s 1st Avengers film. This is when our favorite anti-villain was the Big Bad. He’s come a long way since then.  We saw, even as late as Thor: Ragnarok, that he’s ...
  • Every Stan Lee Cameo in the Marvel Cinematic Universe We all know about Stan Lee. He’s one of the big name co-creators of Marvel Comics, is a co-producer and co-writer for the movies,  and seems to be a little bit nuts. He’s been inducted into the Sci-Fi & Fantasy Hall of Fame.  He’s also, in one way or another, ...
  • Movie Review – Ant-Man and the Wasp When leaving the theater my overall feeling was that I liked the movie — I gave it an 8.8/10 in the RunPee User Poll — but the more I think about it, the less I like it. What I liked The movie had plenty of funny moments and the action was decent. ...
  • The Ant Man Movie — Sexism and Real Ants Assuming the MCU is in our universe, every ant we see in the film Ant Man is female. All worker ants are sterile female clones. Male ants are called drones, and are only used for breeding, then discarded. Queens stay in the nest. This is how ant society works, and ...
  • Movie Rewatch Review – Ant Man I really used to like the original Ant Man. I thought it was underrated, charming, funny, and a lighter take on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And that’s how I remembered it until my rewatch last night. What I forgot: since it came out, a lot more amusing  and enjoyable MCU ...
  • Wonder Woman 1984: Actor News, Story Continuity DC’s Wonder Woman 1984 film, scheduled to arrive November 19, 2019, posted a first look at Kristen Wigg’s villain “The Cheetah” today, and at this point we know very little about the role. The sequel/prequel plot will somehow be squashed between the bulk of Amazon princess’ World War I origin ...
  • The Quantum Realm in Ant-Man 2 Offers Answers for Avengers 4 People are wondering why the big beautiful Avengers 3 – Infinity War is being followed so closely in the Marvel Cinematic Universe by, of all heroes, the Ant Man. With Ant-Man and the Wasp smashing across theaters July 6, we’ve barely had a moment to absorb the calamitous events of ...
  • Stan Lee – His Marvel Cameos are a Secret Character Notice how every Marvel movie, whether in an obvious bit or a tiny moment, has a unique and fun Stan Lee cameo? Fans came up with a theory and Marvel/Lee  finally confirmed it…he actually has a ongoing, arc-based role as a Watcher Informant. His job is to keep an eye on ...
  • Tom Holland is an Adorable Bigmouth You can’t trust some actors not to spoil their own movies. People like Mark Hamill and Mark Ruffalo can maybe be excused. Chris Pratt too. They didn’t grow up with the internet and Twitter, where everyone knows what’s been said within minutes (seconds, really). Guardians of the Galaxy director James ...

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