Most would agree that the success of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014, began a big new era in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, one where the films released by the studio could adopt different tones and genre leanings without losing the comic book heart at the center of them. As a result, Marvel’s willingness to experiment more with their visuals and tones has been noticeable ever since, to varying degrees of success. But none of the Marvel franchise films feel like more of a departure from their predecessors than this year’s Thor: Ragnarok.
Guardians of the Galaxy fans wanting to listen to Awesome Mix Vol. 2 in more retro style than digital download are in luck. Marvel’s movie season is almost upon us, with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 only two weeks away. The follow up to the huge surprise success of 2014, Vol. 2 brings with it many of the same things that fans loved in the original. The same team members are back, the trailers have the same wacky space adventure vibe, it’s packed with jokes, and of course, it has a killer soundtrack.
As the theatrical release date of the highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 looms ever nearer, it would appear that none other than popular recording artist and actor Miley Cyrus will be lending her voice to a character in the new Marvel Studios feature. Ever since the first film saw release in 2014, the Marvel Cinematic Universe introduced a highly original team of superheroes as adapted for the big screen by writer-director James Gunn.
Marvel Studios has given nearly a decade’s worth of superhero films and it still seems that they are just getting things started. Now in the midst of their third cycle, or ‘phase 3’ of the ongoing story of the Marvel Cinematic Universe their latest efforts are proving to be some of their best works so far. With that in mind, Marvel Studios invited a select group of journalists to their open house to give a glimpse of what adventure awaits movie fans in the near future.
Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman posts a hilarious behind-the-scenes video from the set of Marvel’s highly anticipated film. Similar to Tom Holland’s beloved new take on Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Boseman was introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as T’Challa/Black Panther for the first time in last year’s Captain America: Civil War. That’s no easy task either – finding a way to stand out and prove yourself as an iconic character – when you’re in a film that features appearances from a majority of the MCU’s other, already established heroes. Yet, Boseman managed to do just that, solidifying himself as a worthy actor to bring the character of T’Challa to life in live-action form on the big screen for the first time.