Yesterday I wrote a post looking at how women were portrayed in the MCU for the first five years of the franchise and it’s a rather dismal realization at how uninteresting most of the women were. They were mostly sappy love interests who only furthered their male counterpart’s stories and even Black Widow was depicted mostly as eye candy rather than being a powerful hero in her own right. So today it’s Part 2 of this evolution analysis and I’m super excited to see how the last six years in the MCU has ultimately changed the way women are treated in this franchise. Enjoy!
Black Widow starred in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and for the first time we got to see her in a brighter light as she didn’t have powerful personalities like Tony Stark drowning out her grandeur. And even though she playfully flirted with Steve Rogers for the majority of the movie it didn’t feel out of place. In fact, it felt perfectly natural in the context of their relationship and helped establish a friendship between the two characters that hadn’t been as visible in The Avengers. This was the first time I realized how exactly awesome Black Widow and thankfully her coolness hasn’t diminished since.
Continue reading How Women Have Evolved in Marvel: Part 2
Star-Lord, the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy seems like a rascally scoundrel with a bombastic attitude at first meeting but there’s a lot more emotional depth to him than meets the eye. Having only one parent to provide for him as a child made losing his beloved mother as a child all the more heartbreaking. He never wanted to show weakness or emotion due to Yondu’s reckless upbringing so he hid all of his sadder emotions behind a careless facade whose main goal was getting rich and finding chicks.
Star-Lord’s kinder side, however, would lead him to becoming a galactic hero and definitely one of my favorite characters in the MCU. Here are his character posters. Enjoy!
Guardians of the Galaxy
With Guardians of the Galaxy being Star-Lord’s debut this poster had to show him in a very heroic light and as the clear leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy so it’s no surprise that this poster looks so awesome. With his blasters in hand and the serious expression on his face Star-Lord looks like a hero fighting alongside to save the galaxy.
Continue reading A Six-Year Poster Evolution: Star-Lord
It’s one week away from Avengers: Endgame (YAY!) and to get ready for that eventful day I’m looking back at all twenty-two trailers and ranking them from worst to best. Now, at the time that I wrote this post Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame hadn’t released their trailers so, of course, I will have to update this list. Enjoy!
22. Captain America: The First Avenger
This trailer gives absolutely no justice to this film. While Captain America: The First Avenger isn’t one of the best Marvel movies ever made it is WAY better than this trailer is showing.
21. The Incredible Hulk
This may not be the worst trailer but this is definitely not the best either.
Continue reading Throwback Friday: Ranking the Marvel Trailers from Worst to Best: Part 1 and 2 (Updated)
Gamora was only the second major heroine to make an appearance in the MCU, the other being Black Widow. Like Black Widow, she was an assassin with a dark past. Her ties to Thanos would end up playing a large role in the overall story and her knowledge of the Soul Stone would make her one of the most important characters in Avengers: Infinity War. Unfortunately, because she knew the whereabouts of the Soul Stone she would end up perishing by the hands of her adopted father, bringing her story to a grinding halt, but there is always the possibility that she could return to the living via Endgame. Thankfully we only have a little over a week to find out. 🙂
Here are her character posters. Enjoy!
Guardians of the Galaxy
In this poster, Gamora looks like a deadly rogue who you would not want to mess with. The crooked smile makes her seem like she could either be a villain or a heroic scallywag. She would, of course, end up being a hero.
Continue reading A Six-Year Poster Evolution: Gamora