Marvel News Mash-Up for May 13th, 2018

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The World Wide Box Office Of All Of The Movies In The MCU

As Avengers: Infinity War continues to break box office records, where does it stand among the box office rankings of all of the movies in the MCU? Let’s take a look!

Rank     Title                                      Worldwide Box Office Amount

  1.     The Avengers                             $   1,518,812,988
  2.     Avengers: Age Of Ultron                 1,405,403,694
  3.     Black Panther                                  1,339,447,495
  4.     Avengers: Infinity War                     1,275,312,103
  5.     Iron Man 3                                       1,214,811,252
  6.     Captain America: Civil War             1,153,304,495
  7.     Spider-Man: Homecoming                 880,166,924
  8.     Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2        863,756,051
  9.     Thor: Raganrok                                  853,977,126
  10.     Guardians Of The Galaxy                  773,328,629
  11.     Captain America: Winter Soldier        714,264,267
  12.     Doctor Strange                                  677,718,395
  13.     Thor: Dark World                               644,571,402
  14.     Iron Man 2                                         623,933,331
  15.     Iron Man                                            585,174,222
  16.     Ant-Man                                             519,311,965
  17.     Thor                                                   449,326,618
  18.     Captain America: First Avenger         370,569,774
  19.     The Incredible Hulk                            263,427,551

Source: Box Office Mojo

Why One Member Of The Avengers In Infinity War Held On A Little Longer

I think we are at the point where most people have seen Infinity War, so we don’t have to be worried about Spoilers. I hope. Probably the most heartbreaking scene in Infinity War was when Spider-Man realized he was about to die. It was tough on most people because Peter is just a 15 year old kid and the thought of him dying really upset him. But why didn’t he just turn to dust immediately like the rest of the people who vanished? There were some fans that felt it may have been warned by his Spider-sense that it was coming, and that definitely would make sense, but according to the Weta visual effects supervisor, Matt Aiken, it had to do with his extraordinary strength:

“Spidey’s really fighting it,” Aiken said. “He definitely doesn’t want to go and he’s fighting… he’s incredibly powerful, so he’s able to withhold it for a lot longer than some of the others, but in the end he can’t withstand it.”

On top of that, it turns out that actor Tom Holland improvised the whole scene after the Russo Brothers told Holland that Peter did not want to die.

Simon Pegg Would Like To Enter The MCU As Captain Britain

Simon Pegg recently sat down with JoBlo.com and was asked, if he had a choice, which superhero would he like to play?

From JoeBlo:

J: Is there a superhero you grew up with that you’d wanna play?

SP: I mean, Captain Britain was this Marvel superhero that I loved growing up, ’cause he was the British member of that community. I even have a Captain Britain mask when I was a kid, but I fear I would probably be slightly too old now, but if they do have… If a Captain Britain movie comes about, they’re gonna need a British cast, so…

J: They’re gonna need you.

SP: I’ll be waiting.

I have always loved the movies that Simon Pegg has done with Nick Frost, but like he said, he probably is too old now to play the character. But I wouldn’t mind seeing Captain Britain coming to the MCU. Maybe even a Captain America and Captain Britain crossover! We’ll have to wait on that one.

Source: JoBlo

Editorial : We Need A New Hulk

In my opinion, Avengers: Infinity War was the best movie that Marvel to date. It could have been perfect, if not for one very noticeable flaw. Where was The Hulk? According to the Russo Brothers:

We have to be careful with the character of Banner. Because if every time he’s in trouble Hulk saves him, Hulk becomes the hero and he becomes whiny. We wanted to force Banner to be the hero.

Nope. Banner never has to be the hero. Bruce Banner is a scientist that was accidentally exposed to gamma radiation and ever since that day, whenever Banner becomes overly stressed or angry, he turns into the Hulk. Also, ever since that day, Banner has been trying to find a cure, and if not a cure, a way to control his transformation. The bottom line is The Hulk should always be the hero, not Banner. The reason why the two solo Hulk movies failed was because there was entirely too much Banner and not enough Hulk. Well, they could have been better movies too. It seems like Marvel doesn’t get it, or in this case, The Russo Brothers. We want to see The Hulk, not Banner.

And this….never happened.

No one wants to see the exploits of Bruce Banner. We dont care about him. He’s boring. It seems like The Russos decided to make Banner the hero in this movie, but why? And why make The Hulk a chump? The Hulk isn’t a coward and that is exactly what they made him and really cant see him redeeming himself. The time to redeem himself was when he should have busted out of the Hulk Buster which was apparently planned according to this concept art from a toy below.

OK. Lets get into the actor currently portraying Bruce Banner. He stinks. Before I get any hate, I want to start by saying that I really liked Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner in the first Avengers. He played the character very subdued and was intentionally staying away from the other Avengers because he was afraid that he would lose control and turn into the Hulk. And I loved the idea that Bruce was able to control his anger and was angry all of the time. The Hulk was definitely the stand out character in first The Avengers movie and had a lot of the best scenes.

Unfortunately, ever since then, the character of Bruce Banner has just gotten progressively worse with each appearance. You had the ridiculous forced romance story line in Age Of Ultron. Then you had his appearance in Thor Ragnarok. Hulk was fine, but Bruce Banner just seemed to become comic relief, and just didn’t fit. And finally in Infinity War, there was just way too much Banner and not enough Hulk and Ruffalo’s performance in Infinity War was the absolute low point of the film. I will admit that a lot has to do with the writing of the character, but you cant deny that actor Mark Ruffalo was miscast as Bruce Banner. Bruce Banner in the comics has always been tall and skinny and Mark Ruffalo has neither of those attributes. On top of that, Bruce Banner needs to sound intelligent and sound like a scientist. Mark Ruffalo sounds like a cross between Rocky (Balboa) and Bullwinkle. And in Infinity War, Ruffalo has much more screen time than most of the other characters, including Captain America and Spider-Man, and that is just a crime.

I much more preferred Edward Norton as Bruce Banner in The Incredible Hulk, even though that movie was boring as hell at times. I’d even take Eric Bana from Ang Lee’s Hulk movie as Bruce Banner. Just find someone that sounds like they know how to read a book!

Marvel needs to understand this, The Hulk is not a chump, he is not a coward and Bruce Banner is not the hero. The Hulk may not win every battle, but he never gives up. The name of his comic book is The Incredible Hulk, not Bruce Banner. Going forward, we want to see more Hulk and less Banner. In fact, we are at the point where we don’t even need Banner at all. That story line has happened in the comics many times and it has always worked very well. Let’s hope when we see Hulk in Avengers 4, that it’s the last time we see Bruce Banner. Or at least Mark Ruffalo.

SideShow Collectible Corner

“Iron Spider”

Hot Toys and SideShow Collectibles have done it again and have brought us a movie accurate Iron Spider from Avengers: Infinity War!

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has led up to the massive battle in the blockbuster film Avengers: Infinity War. Sideshow and Hot Toys are thrilled to present the Iron Spider Sixth Scale Collectible Figure.

Designed by Tony Stark, the impressive brand new futuristic Iron Spider Suit is equipped with the latest amazing high-tech weaponry. The expertly crafted figure is based on the stylish appearance of Iron Spider with the most up-to-date details in the movie. The collectible figure features three interchangeable heads including a newly developed interchangeable masked head with LED light-up function, a masked head sculpt with four pairs of interchangeable eyepieces to create numerous combinations of Spider-Man’s expressions and a newly painted interchangeable head sculpt featuring a remarkable likeness of Tom Holland. This sixth scale figure also includes a newly developed specialized body, a skillfully tailored metallic red and dark blue-colored Iron Spider suit with gold-colored trims perfectly capturing even the tiniest of details, two pairs of articulated Iron Spider pincers with stylish gold-colored painting, a variety of spider-web shooting effect parts and a movie-themed dynamic figure stand.

Power up your entire Marvel Cinematic Universe collection with this young Spidey in his new suit from Avengers: Infinity War!

You can pre-order the Hot Toy’s Iron Spider at SideShow!

Source: SideShow

That’s it for this week!

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  • It’s funny I made the exact same comment to my wife after the movie. It was a fantastic movie, but the one area for improvement is definitely Mark Ruffalo/Hulk. I feel like they gave Ruffalo horrible dialogue, and we should have seen more Hulk, and they should have given him and black widow some time to clear the air. No I wasn’t a fan of that relationship, but they created, kinda acknowledged it in this movie, but mostly ignored it.

    • Hey Jared! Good to see you! I don’t know how they are going to redeem The Hulk after this. Like I said, I love this movie. It’s my favorite in the MCU but what an injustice to the Hulk.

  • Not a fan of the use of “we”, as if the writer’s opinion is the universally correct one regarding the Hulk.
    Hulk is massively OP and taking him off the board early in IW was a good move, as well as showing us how badass Thanos is.
    The relationship of Stark and Banner as “science bros” is one the successes of the MCU, and I like Ruffalo in role far more then Norton. The solo Hulk film is, for me, the weakest MCU film to date and the end action sequence is a big part of that.
    I’m in no rush for more Hulk, but I agree that Ruffalo needs more to work with.

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