With Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe coming to a close, we look back at some of the highlights of the first 12 films from Marvel Studios!

 

Robert Downey Jr. first brought Tony Stark to life with Marvel’s “Iron Man” in 2008, featuring all the wit, charm, and intelligence that fans expected from reading about the billionaire inventor for decades. His teammates might clash with Tony and his often egotistical sense of humor, but it’s that confidence that audiences around the world have grown to love!

 

Take a look at our 15 favorite lines from Tony Stark and stay tuned to Marvel.com for more look backs at the first two phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe! These articles will contain spoilers, so proceed with caution if you haven’t watched all the Marvel Studios films.

Tony on Da Vinci – Marvel’s ‘Iron Man’

When reporter Christine Everhart (Leslie Bibb) confronts Tony after winning an award and she asks his thoughts on being compared to Leonardo Da Vinci, due to all his technological innovations, Tony glibly calls the comparison, “Absolutely ridiculous. I don’t paint.”

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Tony on Robots – Marvel’s ‘Iron Man’

While developing his suit, Tony could only rely on robots of his creation to assist him and keep quiet about his research. When one robot preemptively pointed a fire extinguisher at him, Tony warned, “If you douse me again and I’m not on fire, I’m donating you to a city college.”

Tony on Flying - Marvel's 'Iron Man'

Tony on Flying – Marvel’s ‘Iron Man’

Tony on Flying – Marvel’s ‘Iron Man’

During preliminary testing of his attempts to defy gravity, Tony used boots in conjunction with gloves to briefly hover around his garage. Realizing he achieved his goal, Tony confidently pronounced,  “Yeah, I can fly”

Tony on Being Cautious – Marvel’s ‘Iron Man’

Preparing to take his first full-suited flight, the suit’s operating system, J.A.R.V.I.S., requested more diagnostic checks before leaving. Tony, knowing the suit’s capabilities, threw caution to the wind and said, “Sometimes you gotta run before you can walk.”

Tony on his Identity – Marvel’s 'Iron Man'

Tony on his Identity – Marvel’s ‘Iron Man’

Tony on his Identity – Marvel’s ‘Iron Man’

Being a super hero comes with a lot of collateral damage. After the destruction caused by his battle with the Iron Monger (Jeff Bridges), S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) gave Tony an acceptable cover story. Tony took it upon himself to ignore this backstory and announce to the press, “I am Iron Man.”

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Tony on Mixed Martial Arts – Marvel’s ‘Iron Man 2’

Knowing that it takes more than just his high-powered suit to defeat enemies, Tony spends time honing his hand-to-hand combat with Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau). When Tony surprises Happy in the boxing ring with a new move, Tony informs him about a rising trend, “It’s called ‘mixed martial arts.’ It’s been around for…3 weeks now.”

Tony on Captain America's Physique – 'Marvel's The Avengers'

Tony on Captain America’s Physique – ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’

Tony on Captain America’s Physique – ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’

Thawed out of a 60-plus year deep freeze, Captain America (Chris Evans) retained his youthful appearance. When Tony meets the Super Soldier, he can’t help but ask advice on how Cap stayed in such great shape after so many decades and asks, “What’s your thing, pilates?”

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Tony on Thor’s Combat Abilities – ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’

After a heated altercation with Thor (Chris Hemsworth) about the fate of the nefarious Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Tony tried to put the incident behind him. He even complimented Thor the next time he saw him, saying, “No hard feelings ‘Point Break.’ You’ve got a mean swing.”

Tony on Bruce Banner – 'Marvel's The Avengers'

Tony on Bruce Banner – ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’

Tony on Bruce Banner – ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’

Having clearly followed Bruce Banner’s (Mark Ruffalo) career, Tony had a hard time containing his enthusiasm and gushing, “It’s good to meet you, Dr. Banner. Your work on anti-electron collisions is unparalleled. And I’m a huge fan of the way you lose control and turn into an enormous green rage monster.”

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Tony on Borrowed Items – Marvel’s ‘Iron Man 3’

With his suit out of commission, Tony had to ask a young friend (Ty Simpkins) for some supplies, including a digital watch. Tony protected this borrow limited edition “Dora the Explorer” watch, so when a thug crushed it, Tony got defensive and explained, “Okay that wasn’t mine to give away. That belonged to my friend’s sister.”

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Tony on Former Flames – Marvel’s ‘Iron Man 3’

An ex-fling (Rebecca Hall) played an integral role in Aldrich Killian’s (Guy Pearce) plans to destroy Tony, which also included Killian taking Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow) captive. When Tony freed Pepper from Killian’s clutches, Tony chided, “See what happens when you hang out with my ex-girlfriends?”

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Tony on Pepper’s Resiliency – Marvel’s ‘Iron Man 3’

Having feared he lost Pepper when she fell into a blazing inferno, her appearance completely surprised him, especially considering the damage she did to Killian to help Tony. The normally chatty Stark couldn’t muster a quip and merely muttered, “I got nothin’.”

The Avengers stand defiant in Marvel's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron,' hitting theaters May 1!

The Avengers stand defiant in Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ hitting theaters May 1!

Tony on Negotiating – Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

After infiltrating Strucker’s (Thomas Kretschmann) castle in pursuit of Loki’s scepter,  Tony found himself surrounded by thugs wielding weapons. In hopes of swiftly dispatching them all, Tony exclaims, “Guys, stop. We gotta talk this through,” followed by using his suit to shoot everyone, and finishing with, “Good talk.”

The Avengers discuss plans in Marvel's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron,' hitting theaters May 1

The Avengers discuss plans in Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ hitting theaters May 1

Tony on Team Dynamics – Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Returning from a raid where the Avengers successfully retrieved Loki’s scepter, Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) referred to Tony as “boss.” Tony then gestured towards Captain America and corrected her with, “Actually, he’s the boss. I just pay for everything and design everything and make everyone look cooler.”

The Avengers unite against Ultron in Marvel's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron,' hitting theaters May 1!

The Avengers unite against Ultron in Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ hitting theaters May 1!

Tony on Landscaping – Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

With Ultron defeated and Tony ready to move on to the next chapter of his life, he said his goodbyes to Captain America and Thor at a new Avengers facility. As Thor leaves the facility to head back towards Asgard, he leaves a signature pattern scorched into the grass. Tony can’t help but comment on Thor’s disparaging behavior by pointing out, “That man has no regard for lawn maintenance.”

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Enter a universe where more than one wears the mask.

The first teaser trailer has been released for the upcoming Sony Pictures animated film, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”

Check out the teaser trailer above for your first look at Miles Morales making his big screen debut!

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind “The Lego Movie” and “21 Jump Street,” bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” will be released in theaters Christmas 2018.

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In theaters May 4.

There was an idea…

The first official trailer for Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” has finally arrived. We began our Marvel Cinematic Universe journey together back in 2008. All roads lead to Thanos next year. Get your first official look at “Avengers: Infinity War” right here on Marvel.com above.

Following the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” the Avengers as we know it no longer exists. Lines were drawn; sides were chosen. The Avengers is nothing more than a team name without any team members. Can Earth’s Mightiest Heroes put aside their differences and unite once more? Do they even stand a chance against the Mad Titan who delights in their failure and desperation? Can they stop his thirst for power and chaos as he begins to collect the Infinity Stones?

The trailer packs as many super heroes as it can in a mere 2 minutes and 30 seconds: Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Vision (Paul Bettany), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), and so much more.

“You can fight it. You can run from it. But destiny still arrives.” We know the trailer brought a smile to your face as much as pain and suffering put one on Thanos’ face. Now excuse us while we watch the trailer a thousand more times!

See the culmination of the last decade of the Marvel Cinematic Universe when “Avengers: Infinity War” opens in theaters on May 4, 2018. Stay tuned to Marvel.com, follow @Avengers on Twitter, and Like “The Avengers” on Facebook for the latest on the Avengers and the rest of the MCU as it develops!

 

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The 'Avengers: Infinity War' trailer drops tomorrow!

True Believers, you’ve been waiting and we’ve been listening. Feast your eyes on the first Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” poster below!

You all can thank Tom Holland and Mark Ruffalo, courtesy of Tom’s Instagram, for this special look!

On behalf of the Marvel family, we want to thank you for being the best fans in the universe! Get ready because the “Avengers: Infinity War” trailer drops TOMORROW!

“Avengers: Infinity War” opens in theaters on May 4, 2018.

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Get a glimpse at the cast of the upcoming 'Avengers: Infinity War'

Avengers Assemble! The mighty cast of Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” gets the spotlight  on magazine stands around the world with four covers of the latest issue of Vanity Fair.

A whopping 17 members of the cast gather across the four covers bringing together Avengers veterans along with the newcomers to the movie franchise. The first  cover features Robert Downey Jr./Iron Man, Anthony Mackie/Falcon, Chris Hemsworth/Thor and Scarlett Johansson/Black Widow. The second cover gathers Chris Evan/Captain America, Paul Bettany/The Vision, Jeremy Renner/Hawkeye, Don Cheadle/War Machine and Evangeline Lilly/Wasp. The third cover includes Mark Ruffalo/Hulk, Chadwick Boseman/Black Panther, Elizabeth Olsen/Scarlet Witch, and Paul Rudd/Ant-Man. The fourth cover features Gwenyth Paltrow/Pepper Potts, Tom Holland/Spider-Man, Chris Pratt/Star-Lord and Benedict Cumberbatch/Doctor Strange.

See the entire cast across the four Vanity Fair covers in the gallery above and you can read all about the upcoming movie and more in the latest issue.

“Avengers: Infinity War” opens in theaters on May 4, 2018. Stay tuned to Marvel.com for all the latest news!

 

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Get a look at the heroes and villains from Marvel Studios' February 16 release.

Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” released several new character posters recently, spotlighting the impressive cast from the upcoming film.

Check out the gallery above to see the new looks at Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, and many more!

“Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

“Black Panther” hits theaters February 16! While you await the King, follow @theblackpanther on Twitter and like Black Panther’s official Facebook page!

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Use your iOS device to enjoy images featuring Thor, Hulk, and many more!

Just in time for Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” download these adorable new Marvel Stickers released today!

Look for Marvel Stickers: Thor Ragnarok on the App Store and enjoy 21 animated images featuring Thor, Hulk, Hela, Valkyrie, Loki, Heimdall, and The Grandmaster!

Get Marvel Stickers now!

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See 'Thor: Ragnarok' in theaters now!

The God of Thunder has finally arrived as Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok” opens in theaters today. As the mighty Avenger takes on the Goddess of Death, this fight is the biggest battle Thor has faced but he’s changed and ready to face the challenge with a big, green friend by his side.

Executive Producer Brad Winderbaum spoke with Marvel.com about how Thor has evolved throughout his namesake films and just what makes “Ragnarok” stand out from the series.

“Well just as in ‘Captain America: Winter Soldier,’ we kind of broke down some of the real fundamental ideas about the MCU that you took for granted, specifically S.H.I.E.L.D.. I think that also in Phase One, we established this cosmology that involved Asgard and Odin and certain ideas of things that you just thought were eternal and could never change. And what this film does is it breaks them down in a very similar way that ‘Winter Soldier’ broke down S.H.I.E.L.D..”

“Thor: Ragnarok” showcases the evolution of the films for the “Thor” series. Winderbaum explains how Thor is in a different place both physically and mentally, “He’s now spent years on Earth living with the Avengers, hanging out with Tony Stark. He understands Earth’s sensibilities. He’s got a really quick wit, a great sense of humor, he understands sarcasm in a way he didn’t in the first film. And so from a character perspective, we’re bringing all of that personality into space with them.”

“It is a flip on the fish out of water in a way because now he’s not the butt of the jokes, kind of wandering around, you know, not realizing why things are the way they are. He’s looking at the world and bringing a certain sarcasm and irony to this cosmic landscape.”

In what state do we find our hero after the two years Thor has been adventuring leading up to this film? “We kind of find him as like a lone gunslinger,” describes Winderbaum. “A guy who’s been adventuring around the cosmos, for two years right at the top of our movie. So he’s a more savvy version of [himself].”

Hair doth make the God of Thunder and as we see in the trailer, Thor has lost his golden locks which strips him to his core. “There is a worthiness—what helps someone find self worth—at the core of Thor as a character,” revealed Winderbaum. “That theme remains central in this film as it was in the first one. However in the first one, where he was a petulant prince who had to learn humility; in [“Thor: Ragnarok”] he wants to kind of become a better man—to accept himself as a leader—as a king. As someone who can lead Asgard.”

This time around Thor gets a little help from an old friend. Winderbaum talked about how Hulk came to be an important figure in the “Ragnarok” story. “In the earliest development, we were looking at Planet Hulk as inspiration. Maybe not even to integrate the Hulk into the franchise but the idea of a planet where there’s gladiatorial games as a Thor predicament was really a cool idea to us. Somewhere in the early conversations when it looked like it was going that way, it was a no brainer. As soon as that sparked—it ignited kind of an idea machine—and suddenly he was married to the plot.”

Check out the ultimate team up in “Thor: Ragnarok,” out now! Follow @ThorOfficial on Twitter and like Thor’s official Facebook page for all the latest news and updates!

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Will Hela defeat the God of Thunder?

Hela, the Goddess of Death, is so formidable it took two fierce woman to take on the role of Marvel’s first female villain. In “Thor: Ragnarok”—alongside Cate Blanchett’s performance—Zoe Bell returned to stunt work to bring the goddess to life.

Marvel.com talked with Bell about creating Hela’s unique movements and what it was like to join the ranks as one of the most memorable miscreants in the Marvel universe.

The process of creating movements for the Goddess of Death was collaborative. “I start figuring out moves that I know she clearly looks more comfortable with, and then between Cate and myself and the guys, we start shifting things so it fits better, and what Cate’s bringing to the character. Then Cate will ask my advice or my input,” said Bell. “This particular separation has been really clever. It’s been a really satisfying process.”

“I haven’t done a whole bunch of motion capture myself,” revealed Bell. “Ironically I sort of stepped away from stunts. This is my coming out of retirement for this one.”

Having gone from stunts right into acting, Bell saw her stunt colleagues start working with motion capture. For Bell, the goal remained the same. “My biggest advice to Cate—and most of the actors I’ve worked with—has always been, we just need to get you as comfortable as possible with whatever you can so that you are relaxed enough to bring the emotion stuff, because that’s what we need the most. The rest of it, if there are any holes—we can fill it.”

For actors who aren’t that familiar with stunt work, the idea can be a little trepidatious. “I think there was a minute where she was just like, I don’t think I can do all of this. So we showed her the bits that we absolutely needed and once she felt comfortable with it, then she actually was like—alright, give me a little bit more—okay, I can probably do that.” Bell explained, “You know, that’s sort of truth for most people, once you take away the onslaught feeling then people realize they’re more capable. She’s far more capable than I think she gives herself credit for.”

Hela is a big presence to say the least, and her headdress takes on a life of its own. “It has been a bit of a consideration for us in terms of our movements but then it also it’s been so collaborative between the departments. It’s my job to work around Cate to make Hela look as amazing as I can. Whatever I can, I add and then it’s their job to work around what they have in the physical world—to embellish on it and make it look amazing.”

So what brought Bell back into the world of stunt work? “Ben Cooke first and foremost and then when Taika came aboard.” Shooting her in native New Zealand was a big plus as well, “I haven’t shot this close to home in over 15 years.”

“Working with Cate was just, even as an actor just to sit and watch her—people would pay money to do that and to be a part of the Marvel family.” Being able to work alongside and learn from the award-winning actress also seemed to seal the deal. “You hire Cate for obvious reasons. We want her to feel as comfortable as possible to bring that power and that energy and that, you know, Blanchett to it. She’s been amazing. She’s been one of my favorites which is a big deal ‘cause I’ve worked with some pretty amazing women.”

Find out if Hela defeats the God of Thunder when “Thor: Ragnarok” opens in theaters on November 3rd!

Get your tickets now for “Thor: Ragnarok” and be sure to check out Marvel.com, follow @ThorOfficial on Twitter, and like Thor’s official Facebook page for more behind the scenes interviews about “Thor: Raganaok!”

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The Revengers get revenge in Marvel Studios' 'Thor: Ragnarok,' in theaters Nov. 3!

Director Taika Waititi and stars Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tessa Thompson and Tom Hiddleston detail what’s in store for Thor, Hulk/Bruce Banner, Valkyrie and Loki in Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok” with a new featurette directly above!

Hear what awaits the film’s heroes and their unlikely team formation, the Revengers, from the stars themselves as we march towards Ragnarok on November 3. With over a week to go, you don’t have to wait long until you can finally see all the action yourself!

Get your tickets now for “Thor: Ragnarok” when it lands in theaters November 3! 

Stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest on “Thor: Ragnarok,” and follow @ThorOfficial on Twitter and like Thor’s official Facebook page!

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