After teasing her arrival at the end of Ant-Man, Marvel Studios flirted with the idea of introducing the Wasp in Captain America: Civil War. Ultimately, though, it didn’t, deciding the character was too important to debut as just one of a dozen other superheroes.
We often assume that Marvel’s long-term plans for characters who’ve played vital roles in the Cinematic Universe will involve them making appearances in subsequent movies, but the studio recently threw everyone for a loop when it announced a pair of upcoming television series focused on Loki and the Scarlet Witch.
Ant-Man and the Wasp was born when director Peyton Reed first saw an early version of Captain America: Civil War. In that film, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is recruited to help Captain America fight Iron Man, and ends up revealing in addition to shrinking, he can also grow very big. As audience members, we can see that…
When Captain America: Civil War came out, a lot of hardcore fans had a question. We’ve got Ant-Man. Now where’s the Wasp? Now, we know that at one point, that was actually the plan.
Ant-Man & The Wasp is a visually-stunning film that toys with your senses in order to create a larger-than-life adventure befitting any Marvel blockbuster. But the film’s most impressive technical feat isn’t one of the flashy CGI-powered stunts you’ve seen in the trailers.
Marvel securing the rights to use Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was a minor triumph for the company, and before it happened, Captain America: Civil War would’ve been a little different.
Avengers: Infinity War doesn’t give you time to breathe. It doesn’t care if you’ve seen the previous Marvel movies. It just takes off and never lets up. However, in a new interview, the film’s writers revealed that pace wasn’t always what they intended for their script—and it led to some complications.
The day Chadwick Boseman found out Marvel Studios wanted him to play Black Panther, he may as well have woken up in another world. He was in Europe promoting another movie, hadn’t heard that Marvel was casting the role, and didn’t even have international calling on his cell phone.
If you’ve seen Captain America: Civil War and the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, you know that at some point between the two films, the Winter Soldier gets back into fighting shape just in time to join forces with the Avengers and Wakanda’s Dora Milaje to take on Thanos. A new Marvel comic gives us some…
Do you live near a Cinemark Theater? If so, carve out some time starting Friday to take a big screen trip back through the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Ciao, my cherubic change-of-address forms! So many good questions this week. How the hell did Han Solo figure out Chewbacca’s name if Chewbacca himself can’t even say it? Did Wonder Woman actually need a man to save the day? Why wasn’t Captain America: Civil War called Avengers 3? All that and still more, packed into…
The genius of Captain America: Civil War is how it tells a seemingly small, personal story through such a huge, exciting framework. “Huge, exciting framework” is also a great way to describe Mondo’s poster for the film by artist Tyler Stout, which was just revealed and will be released Thursday.
In movies, there’s usually a moment where everything clicks. Where the image, emotion, and sound meet in perfect harmony and no matter what happens before or after, you realize you are in love with this moment. The cinema of 2016 had plenty of these moments, and we picked our 16 favorites.
The films the io9 team has picked as the best science fiction and genre films of 2016 are a very motley crew. This year we loved superheroes, animation, farting corpses, live action, talking animals, and more. These are films spanning different genres, disciplines, and themes, which experienced varied levels of…
We’ve talked before about how Black Panther’s outfit in Captain America: Civil War has been the only CG superhero costume to ever look good on-screen. Now a new VFX reel from Cinesite shows exactly what went into making Black Panther look so good while simultaneously looking so real.
While certain things from the original comic book event that inspired Captain America: Civil War made it into the movie, one major piece didn’t: the comic’s infamous final twist in the battle between Tony Stark and Steve Rogers. But according to the people behind the film, it was never even considered for the movie.
Thanks to Green Lantern, we’re all conditioned to panic at the thought of a superhero character having an entire computer-generated outfit. After all, it was so infamously bad, they made a joke out of it in Deadpool. But technology has come a long way, and every single time we saw Black Panther on screen in Captain…
Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi has given us the tiniest shred of hope that Thor’s roommate, Darryl Jacobson, could make another appearance in the Marvel cinematic universe. That could mean another short video, but in a perfect Asgard we’d see Darryl move in as Thor’s permanent roomie.
It is a crying shame that we probably won’t see another entry in the Marvel vs. Capcom fighting game series for quite some time. But while we dream of that, at least this clever edit of footage from Captain America: Civil War can let us ponder what might have been.