May 2, 2008, was the day the first Iron Man film was released nationwide. And thus the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a.k.a. the MCU, was born. Almost 11 years later, on Friday, April 26, the powerhouse filmmakers are releasing their 22nd, and maybe most anticipated film, Avengers: Endgame.
Spoiler alert: We don't want to say who's coming out alive in this sequel, but the next Marvel film, Spider-Man: Far From Home, is scheduled for release in July.
Here's a look back at Marvel's universe of films.
The finished work, a half decade in the making, is informed by his deep familiarity with its characters, which might be one reason why he has the confidence to abandon traditional narrative structures and strike out on his own lyrical path
At times, as it dissolves between scenes of its cast as literal toy dolls machine-gunning Nazis in the made-up Belgian town of Marwen, Zemeckis’ movie seems an inquisition into the limits of the director’s own imagination
Leder’s film mostly devotes itself to the future Supreme Court justice’s first world-shaking sex discrimination case, 1972’s Moritz v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue: Ginsburg and her husband ... argued against a discriminatory statute before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
Don’t look to Vice for psychology or even a sense of presence; McKay uses the Cheneys’ grim unknowability as an excuse not to bother going for either
Baldwin’s central story, dialogue and time-jumping narrative structure are all in place, but so, too, is a sumptuous visual style that serves to deepen the novelist’s themes of racial injustice and the powerful countering force of love