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Captain America has been through a lot since being woken up in the 21st century. Heís saved the planet from both alien invaders and killer robots, but also saw his faith in the system totally shattered when Hydra took down S.H.I.E.L.D. from the inside.
Joe and Anthony Russoís Captain America: Civil War caps off the trilogy that began with Joe Johnstonís Captain America: The First Avenger back in 2011, but it is so much more than just another film about Chris Evansí Steve Rogers.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has big plans for the future. To keep it all straight, we've laid out the next few years' worth of Marvel Studios films, which will take you through all of the official titles announced for Phase 3.
Leading up to Captain America: Civil War, some theaters now have a way for you to prepare and bone up on your Cap knowledge. Though it will require some stamina, and your butt my go numb.
Captain America: The First Avenger jumped around to different moments in World War II, leaving much of Steve Rogers and Peggy Carterís time together unexplored. Which begs the question: did the have sex?
After sending around a poll to all the writers and staff here at Cinema Blend, weíve crunched the numbers and created our Top 12 rankings for the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far. Whatís the order, you ask? Read on to find out!
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It seems that with each year that passes, Emily Bluntís profile increases. The actress starred in three films in 2014, two of which were major blockbusters, so itís no surprise that the her name frequently pops up on fan casts for superhero movies.
Above is a neat-o little video regarding the history of the onscreen Marvel universe, and the various nods and Easter Eggs regarding each film thus far - from the studio's first (Iron Man) to its tenth, this weekend's Guardians Of The Galaxy. Well, technically its eighth, since it stops before Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which doesn't hit Blu-ray/ DVD until September 9th.
Thanks to some unbridled critical and box office success, practically everyone in the world knows the big stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and Captain America (and the actors who play them) are all not only true blue household names, and the same can be said for their females leads and villains. But what about the supporting players of the big screen comic book world?
Since 2008, Marvel Studios has been work crafting what is largely known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Introducing and re-introducing characters such as Iron Man,Hulk, Thor and Captain America to movie-going audiences over the last four years, the company brought it all together last month with Joss Whedon's The Avengers and the results were spectacular.
For years now Marvel Studios has been dominating the summer movie season, whether kicking things off with Iron Man and Thor's early May release dates or letting loose Captain America in late July. But with so many Marvel heroes getting their own movies these days, there might not be enough summer release dates to go around
Much like 2010, this year was packed with not only amazing soundtracks, but also movies that knew how to use songs to perfect effect. From the synth sounds in Drive to the insanely happy tunes in The Muppets, this year in music moments made audiences feel unending joy and devastating sadness, but it all made for great times at the cinema.
The road to The Avengers is all but 100% complete. All of the Marvel solo films, including Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger, have all been released in theaters and all but the last is available on home video. Fortunately, that exception will no longer exist come October 25th.
Because of Captain Americaís 3D success, the Paramount/Marvel co-production will be available in a 3D Limited Edition combo pack (Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy), which will sport the same extras as the regular Blu-Ray. Boy, is the Blu-Ray the best way to go with this release. DVD copies will come with commentary as its only bonus feature and 3D copies will cost an arm and a leg, meaning over fifty bucks.
Comic book fans are already fully aware of how the origin story of Captain America ends, but for those not familiar with the character the ending of The First Avenger was quite fresh. It's for that reason that Yahoo!'s decision to post the final scene of the film online only one week after the film's release is quite bizarre, but it also provides us with our first HD, official look at The Avengers, so who the hell cares?
Even before casting was announced or a director was chosen, there was audible questioning as to how one would bring the Marvel character Captain America to the big screen. From the characterís goofy origins as a propaganda figure during World War II to selling the patriotism internationally, there were more than a few roadblocks.
Hero power topped Harry Potter this weekend. Captain America: The First Avenger made a solid debut at number with $65 million. While that's a respectable opening, it's nothing to get excited about. According to rankings it's only the 48th largest opening for a comic book adapted film. Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows, Part 2 slipped a hefty 70% from its record breaking opening weekend (most movies drop 50% - 60%). That sort of rapid drop off is a common trend for Potter flicks, but no other entry in the franchise has ever come this far this fast.
Instead of mailing in a half-hearted origin story that felt like a placeholder for a future adventure, Joe Johnston went ahead and turned his Captain America film into a rousing period thriller that expands on the Marvel mythology while also working as a standalone summer blockbuster.
When you see Captain America: The First Avenger this weekend the biggest decision youíll face at the box office isnít when to see it, but how to see it. Like nearly ever big blockbuster set to be released from now on through 2013, Capís first adventure is being released on both higher-priced 3D and more budget-friendly 2D screens.