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If Yelena Belova Shows Up In Tomorrow’s Episode of ‘Hawkeye’…

I may be in the minority here when I say Black Widow is my favorite MCU movie of the year so far but it’s the truth. The film gripped me, it made me cry, and it made me love Yelena Belova instantly. So when I learned we’d be getting Belova sooner rather than later in Hawkeye I got really excited. Now, Episode 4 drops tomorrow and I think it’s time for everyone’s new favorite assassin to make an appearance.

Of course, this is all speculation and we may not get a chance to see her until the finale but… if she does show up…

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I’m So Excited for Disney+ Day Tomorrow!

It’s almost time! Tomorrow is the big day and I am ready for every moment. Of course, there are some things that I’m more excited for than others.

First off, I’m very excited to check out a new enhanced experience for the streaming service which features IMAX Enhanced MCU movies…meaning the aspect ratio that comes with watching a film in an IMAX movie in theaters will be available on Disney+.

The MCU movies that will be getting this treat are as follows:

  1. 1. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  2. 2. Avengers: Infinity War
  3. 3. Avengers: Endgame
  4. 4. Guardians of the Galaxy 1 and 2
  5. 5. Ant-Man and the Wasp
  6. 6. Doctor Strange
  7. 7. Captain America: Civil War
  8. 8. Iron Man
  9. 9. Black Widow
  10. 10. Black Panther
  11. 11. Thor: Ragnarok
  12. 12. Captain Marvel
  13. I am an IMAX enthusiast so you can imagine my excitement. It’s also exciting because I didn’t get the chance to see Iron Man or Civil War in IMAX so that’s going to be a treat.
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Where Does ‘Eternals’ Rank in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

It’s time to see where Eternals lands. Oh, and because I forgot, let’s see where I end up ranking What If…? as well. Enjoy!

30. The Incredible Hulk

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Eternals isn’t the worst MCU film. This is. It’s so bad, it’s not on Disney+.

29. Thor

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It’s got one of the best-acted scenes in the franchise between Tom Hiddleston and Anthony Hopkins when Loki’s birthright is revealed but…that’s the only great thing about this movie.

28. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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There’s too much hollering, the jokes aren’t as funny, Ego is an okay villain, Yondu’s death is corny, and Gamora gets sidetracked for this story a bit. The only thing that keeps me coming back is how gorgeous this movie is.

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‘What If…?’ Left Me Gobsmacked Today

Once again, Marvel Studios proves that they know how to make us happy and boy, did they penultimate episode push me over the moon.

The series has been slowly leading to a fascinating finale but now, with context, this finale could turn out to to one of the most epic MCU showdowns of all time.

Ultron is the star of this week’s rodeo and oh, he does not disappoint. For all of us who wished he had been a bit scarier in Age of Ultron we got our wish tenfold. This week’s episode was pure exhilaration from beginning to end as it showcased so many jaw-dropping moments. And that ending! Wow that ending had me floored.

Hmm, is What If…? my new favorite Marvel Disney+ series?

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The Domestic Box Office Numbers for ‘Shang-Chi’ Are Impressive but Are They Really?

Two years ago when Kevin Feige announced at San Diego Comic-Con that an obscure Marvel hero named Shang-Chi, portrayed by newcomer Simu Liu, was about to get his own film I was excited but skeptical.

SDCC 2019: Marvel Studios' 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings'  Announced and Cast Revealed | Marvel

With Phase Four becoming a chance for Marvel Studios to finally tell more and more diverse stories the notion of an Asian superhero getting their own movie was thrilling but it felt like the franchise was piggybacking off of Black Panther‘s success.

Not to mention the fact that when I did research on the character he was known as a stereotypical Kung Fu Master instead of just being a cool superhero with special powers.

Even when the first teaser for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings dropped I was pleased with the look of the movie but I ultimately didn’t think it would be that great. Fast forward a few months later and suddenly the critic and fan reactions for the film are pouring in describing a film with some of the best action scenes in the MCU as well as being an incredibly fun movie.

Shang-Chi' blasts Labor Day records with $71.4M debut - The San Diego  Union-Tribune

In fact, the overwhelmingly positive word-of-mouth continued to stream in through the air waves and the film shattered all expectations, making nearly $100 million during the four-day Labor Day weekend, silencing all the naysayers in the process.

Now, after its fourth week of success at the box-office (becoming only the third Marvel movie to stay #1 at the box-office for four straight weeks alongside Black Panther and Guardians of the Galaxy) Shang-Chi has only broken more ground, becoming the highest-grossing movie at the domestic box office. And while all of this success for the incredibly deserving latest addition to the MCU sounds great on the surface there are a lot of variables to the film’s box-office triumphs(?)

(This is a bit of a longread.)

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Where Does ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ Rank in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

I’m fresh off of a three-week Marvel marathon and I’ve seen Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings so it’s time to do a major revamp on this MCU ranking list. Some movies and series will stay where they are in the list but I have definitely garnered new feelings for several of this franchise’s installments. So, with no further delay, let’s see where Shang-Chi ends up.

28. The Incredible Hulk

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It’s still at the bottom of the list and most likely, always will. But at least we will be getting Abomination’s return in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and She-Hulk, meaning this ugly duckling of the franchise is finally starting to become a bit more relevant again.

27. Thor

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I’ve acquired a slight fondness for this movie since the last time I watched it. It’s got one of the most emotional and best acted scenes in the MCU between Tom Hiddleston and Anthony Hopkins and it’s funnier than expected too. But…and that’s a very large but, it just isn’t that great. It never has been.

26. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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I know some people love this movie but I’m not one of them. It’s a visually impressive film and Ego is a decent villain but this movie just doesn’t strike me as fun, funny, or fantastic.

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