Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk, Thor, the Black Widow, and Hawkeye joined forces to battle evil (otherwise known as Loki) in this 2012 Marvel film that incited mixed reaction from fans and critics alike. Could director Joss Whedon convincingly weave multiple superhero storylines? Would the ensemble cast of heroes conjure up bad memories of bicker-filled family reunions? Or would it be a feel-good film about the fantastic nature of the good guys? READ FULL STORY
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So we all saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier. (Seriously, we all saw it.) And we’ve all had a good, long, thoughtful conversation about the deeper themes lingering under the surface of the paranoia-inducing, wiki-leaking, surveillance-state-exploding superhero sequel. But there’s a more obvious thing we need to address — a question hovering over the whole movie that remains unanswered. Captain America. Black Widow. Question mark? READ FULL STORY
Nine films in, the movies released by Marvel Studios comprise an elaborate narrative tapestry, with connections running between films, the short DVD-extra One-Shots, and the rapidly expanding universe of TV projects. The films are purposefully designed to appeal to newcomers. I’m guessing that the vast majority of people who love Iron Man have never read an Iron Man comic book. (Side note: Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man is much cooler than pretty much any comic book version of Iron Man.) But speaking as someone who grew up devouring comic books, part of what makes the Marvel Studios films so fun is how they freely pull from several decades of comic book history in composing their big-screen world.
That’s especially true of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, a film that takes its name from a mid-2000s story arc, but which contains characters, settings, and stylistic flourishes from throughout Marvel’s history. Winter Soldier also featured an unusual assortment of fan-servicey bits, tantalizing remarks about future Marvel projects, and references to films outside of the Marvel fold, not to mention at least one very savvy use of real-world iconography. The following isn’t just a guide to the tiny details in Winter Soldier; it’s an A-Z reference guide for how the newest Marvel film continues to expand the series’ universe. (Yes, there are spoilers.) READ FULL STORY
Marvel fans still have a month before Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theaters April 4, but one thing they don’t have to wait for is Disneyland’s newest addition to its Avengers exhibits, dedicated completely to the First Avenger himself.
EW was on the scene to experience the new exhibit during a special sneak preview. Read on to find out what to expect from the Captain America: The Living Legend and Symbol of Courage exhibit, opening Friday at Disneyland’s Tomorrowland Innoventions.
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier was always going to be an intriguing entry in Marvel’s Phase 2. Whereas the Thor and Iron Man sequels delve deeper into the worlds introduced in the kickoff entry of those sub-franchises, Winter Soldier looks nothing like the original Captain America. Cap’s first movie was set in Joe Johnston’s 1940s, a propaganda-poster retro-world filled with gruff Army colonels and sneering Nazis. Winter Soldier finds Cap entrenched in the modern age — a man out of his own time. As a result, the trailer for Winter Soldier isn’t just a first look at Cap’s new adventure; it’s a peek at how Marvel will handle what essentially amounts to a full-scale reboot: New weapons, new villains, and a whole new situation for the Star-Spangled hero. You can watch the trailer here. Now let’s dive in, shall we?
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First look at the poster for Broadway's 'Picnic' with 'Lost' star Maggie Grace and Sebastian Stan -- EXCLUSIVE
Maggie Grace and Sebastian Stan get close — Nicholas Sparks-movie close — in the brand-new poster for the Broadway-bound revival of Picnic, William Inge’s 1953 Pulitzer-winning drama about steamy passions in the mid-20th-century American heartland. Stan, a Gossip Girl alum who appeared in Captain America and last summer’s USA miniseries Political Animals, plays a handsome young drifter who crashes a Labor Day picnic in a small town — and catches the attention of the beautiful but innocent Madge Owens (played by Grace, a Lost alum who most recently reprised her role as Liam Neeson’s daughter in Taken 2). The limited-run play, directed by Sam Gold, begins previews Dec. 14 before a Jan. 13 opening at Roundabout’s American Airlines Theatre.
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My fellow Americans, do you feel dissatisfied with the current state of our government? Did you watch the recent political conventions shaking your head, wishing that you could get excited about a presidential candidate, the way people used to in some distant past that never actually existed? Also, do you like publicity stunts? Then, my countrymen, salvation has arrived. According to the Associated Press, superhero Captain America has been elected President of the United States. Captain America (alias Steve Rogers) is the first World War II veteran to hold the office since George H. W. Bush, and is the first President to carry a large blunt-ranged weapon since Teddy Roosevelt and his infamous “Boomerang of Doom.” READ FULL STORY
Superhero Showdown, Day 4: Hulk! Wolverine! Captain America! Iron Man! Vote now to decide the Greatest Superhero of All Time!
Who is the greatest superhero of all time? This month, we’re going to settle the age-old debate once and for all! Here at PopWatch, we’re taking 32 seeded contestants and pitting them against each other in a superpowered bracket game. Everything is on the table: The heroes’ costumes, their superpowers, the number of actual great stories they inspired. To level the playing field, we’ve separated the heroes into nine different groups for the first round of match-ups. Today, we’re featuring four magnificent face-offs: Hulk vs. The Flash; Wolverine vs. Kitty Pryde; Captain America vs. Aquaman; and Iron Man vs. Green Arrow.
Scroll down to vote in today’s polls, and be sure to click here to download the printable image of the complete Superhero Showdown bracket. Day Four polls will close in exactly 48 hours, at 12:30 PM ET on August 11. Be sure to vote in our Day Three match-ups: Thor vs. Martian Manhunter; Ghost Rider vs. Hellboy; Green Lantern vs. The Great Machine; and The Punisher vs. The Spirit.
Marvel first debuted their all-star superteam in Avengers No. 1 almost 50 years ago. Today, the team hits the big screen in a geektastic bonanza that’s on track to become one of the biggest blockbusters ever. Of course, the superheroes in the movie look quite a bit different from the original characters. Back in 1963, Iron Man was still wearing a bright robo-suit that made him look like Mr. Clean combined with a Yellow Submarine. Hulk wasn’t as hulking — he was wrestler size, not truck size. Thor had yet to discover facial hair. Captain America was nowhere in sight. And the team was filled out by a pair of diminutive superheroes — supersmart Ant-Man and supersassy Wasp — who have yet to appear on screen. READ FULL STORY
Braving AMC Theatres’ epic Avengers movie marathon today? We applaud your stamina — and your chutzpah. (Not just anyone has the stones to fake the flu so they can watch grown men run around in silly costumes for nearly 14 hours.) Contrary to some joyless jerk’s belief, watching six movies in a row isn’t easy; while the spirit is willing, the flesh requires multiple snack and bathroom breaks. Luckily, EW is here to help.
We’ve carefully examined all five Avengers prequels — Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America — to determine when it’s safe to duck out of the theater without having to worry about missing anything important. (Read: Fight scenes and shots of Scarlett Johansson.) Load up this page before the marathon starts at 11:30 — by the time midnight rolls around, you’ll be prepared to sit still for a full two hours and 22 minutes as Joss Whedon’s new epic plays.
You’re welcome, America.
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