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In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor has described the Infinity Stones as having unparalleled power. Luckily for him (and just about everyone else in the MCU), no one currently has possession of all six — yet.
Dozens of Iron Man armors have been introduced since the debut of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008 — with “Captain America: Civil War,” we’re up to Mark XLVI — and a good number of those have been immortalized as action figures, from multiple toymakers. While those seemingly countless collectibles tend to blur together, Comicave Studios has found a way to make its latest Iron Man release stand out … by adding a couch.
Yes, just like the one in “Iron Man 3.”
If you thought the rivalry between Steve Rogers and Tony Stark was bad, just imagine how much worse it would have been if they had to share chores, backseats, toys and living space. The grudge match between Avengers is nothing compared to the grudge match between… siblings. This new spot from Walmart shows off some “Captain America: Civil War” accessories — including helmets, a shield and repulsor ray — and puts them in epic motion as this brother and sister prepare to clash.
If there’s one thing Team Cap and Team Iron Man can unite on, it’s these appetizing “Captain America: Civil War”-themed ramen dishes from a restaurant in Japan.
Marvel teamed up with Tokyo’s Ippudo restaurant chain to offer specially-crafted “Civil War” ramen this weekend — as part of a course meal for 4,500 yen ($42 USD) — that serves up individual Team Cap and Team Iron man-inspired dishes, in addition to stamped seaweed, a Super-Soldier Serum Soda, crunchy “Winter Noodles,” a Captain America panna cotta and an exclusive Marvel/Ippudo t-shirt.
A new video lets you (literally) see things from Iron Man’s point-of-view in “Captain America: Civil War.”
Created by Danny Shepherd of ismahawk, a short film titled “First Person: Iron Man” takes a “Hardcore Henry” approach to “Captain America: Civil War” by presenting a completely first-person version of the film
As much as I may like Captain America, if this special-edition Xbox is what you receive for joining Team Iron Man, choosing sides just got really easy.
Spotted by Eurogamer, the Iron Man-themed Xbox One was produced by Microsoft to celebrate the release of Captain America: Civil War. “Designed by Stark Industries,” the console features an illuminated “arc reactor” centerpiece, with special branding, and a matching controller (which, naturally, has its own tiny arc reactor).
Clearly Ant-Man is the must-have accessory for the spring, at least among Avengers. First, Hawkeye sported one at the tip of an arrow, and now Black Widow has her own, slightly larger, version.
This 3-centimeter-tall Scott Lang comes with Hot Toys’ newly unveiled Captain America: Civil War Black Widow 1/6th-scale action figure, which of course boasts many other features (although it remains unclear why Ant-Man would be with someone on Team Iron Man).
With the closing of its Marvel-themed Super Hero HQ earlier this month, Disneyland is without a permanent home for its superheroes, leaving Captain America and Spider-Man to wander Disney’s California Adventure. However, that could be changing.
Disney Parks news site WDW News Today reports Disney is looking to opt out of the licensing fee it pays for The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, and use a Guardians of the Galaxy-themed overlay in its place.
Marvel Studios has put out the call for teenage girls with an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Teaming with the National Academy of Sciences’ Science & Entertainment Exchange, the studio has launched Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War — “Girls Reforming the Future,” challenging girls between ages 15 and 18 (and in grades 10 to 12) to submit ideas “that could revolutionize the world” using STEM.
A judge has ruled that a lawsuit over the design for the “Iron Man” armor — which prosecutors Ben Lai and Ray Lai say is based on designs from their independent comic, “Radix” — has no place in the Massachusetts courts.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney and Marvel are protected from the lawsuit because state-level judge Denise Casper has decided the matter doesn’t belong in the Massachusetts courts. Casper said, “…the claims lack relatedness to his state with no specific allegations tying transactions, creations or marketing to Massachusetts.”
Inspired by the heartwarming, and obvious, bromance between Steve and Bucky in the Captain America: Civil War trailer, Vulture has remagined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as one big romantic comedy. It actually works, too.
If Captain America: The Winter Soldier taught us one thing, it’s that stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Anthony Mackie are terrific together on screen. If it taught us a second, it’s that nothing — not a decades-old global conspiracy, not would-be assassins, not even Robert Redford — can keep Nick Fury down.
Hot Toys is celebrating the S.H.I.E.L.D. director with a 1/6th-scale collectible figure, based on the likeness of Samuel L. Jackson from the Marvel Studios film. Standing nearly 12 inches tall, the figure boasts more than 30 points of articulation, six interchangeable hands, a removable eye patch, a removable arm sling, a pistol, a mobile phone, a data-storage device and a display stand.
Marvel Studios had a super-sized budget for its film about a tiny superhero, but Cinefix’s Homemade Movies cut more than a few corners for its low-cost, shot-for-shot remake of the Ant-Man trailer.
The result, which employs lots of cardboard, action figures and construction paper, is actually pretty impressive, with Ant-Man and Yellowjacket costumes that wouldn’t look out of place at a comic convention. (Seriously, Yellowjacket’s helmet is downright cool.) The jury’s still out on the soundtrack, however …
Where would Scott Lang be without his trusty carpenter ant/steed Antony? Grounded, that’s where. Recognizing the winged insect’s invaluable contribution to Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man, Hot Toys has unveiled its latest miniature collectible: Scott Lang atop a flying ant.
Antony measures about 4 inches in length, which may give you some idea of his wingspan. I’m sure someone with a ruler and polished math skills could figure that out, but I’m not that guy.
We live in interesting times, Dear Reader. When I went to the late-night screening of Ant-Man, a line had already formed a half-hour before showtime. It wasn’t a big line, mind you, but it was still 30 people or more than I expected to be excited enough to turn up early. And they weren’t merely hardcore comic fans, but Marvel movie fans, Paul Rudd fans, and assorted interested parties.
There’s a second-act cameo that caused a group of teen girls behind me to gasp and cheer, a huge coup in making comic books more mainstream. Pop culture always used to sound like soda pop, the delight of the young looking for sugar, and now it seems we might just be popular after all.
WARNING: Spoilers! Nothing too direct, but to talk about the movie, you have to talk about the details, so go out and see Ant-Man, and follow along!