Celebrate the end of Phase Two in the Marvel Cinematic Universe by remembering its biggest and baddest showdowns of the biggest heroes and villains!

Marvel Studios has created adventures of enormous proportions featuring some of the bravest heroes that theaters have ever seen! These stories have caused Marvel’s heroes to square off in mighty bouts with menacing villains in impressive showdowns. We’ve compiled some of our favorite moments where heroes faced off against villains, and in some cases, even against one another!

Take a look at our 10 favorite one-on-one brawls 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.

Iron Man vs. Iron Monger – Marvel's 'Iron Man'

Iron Man vs. Iron Monger – Marvel’s ‘Iron Man’

Iron Man vs. Iron Monger – Marvel’s ‘Iron Man’

Unsurprisingly, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) thought nothing could stop him in his high-tech Iron Man armor. Unaware that his former partner Obadiah Stone (Jeff Bridges) stole Tony’s high-tech plans, the two went toe-to-toe in armors  of their own design. Having more prototypes under his belt, Tony emerged victorious after exploiting weaknesses in Stone’s designs.

Hulk vs. Abomination – Marvel's 'The Incredible Hulk'

Hulk vs. Abomination – Marvel’s ‘The Incredible Hulk’

Hulk vs. Abomination – Marvel’s ‘The Incredible Hulk’

Although the military managed to capture him, Bruce Banner’s (Edward Norton) meaner, greener side proved to be the only force capable of taking down Emil Blonsky (Tim Roth) after becoming the monstrous Abomination. The savage beasts wrought pain and destruction throughout the city and Hulk reigned supreme in one of the most brutal fights in the whole MCU!

Iron Man vs. War Machine – Marvel's 'Iron Man 2'

Iron Man vs. War Machine – Marvel’s ‘Iron Man 2’

Iron Man vs. War Machine – Marvel’s ‘Iron Man 2’

With his health diminishing, Tony got a little out of hand at his house party. While Tony destroyed household objects to impress his guests, James Rhodes (Don Cheadle) commandeers a suit to subdue Stark. Although no clear winner emerged from the bout between friends, Rhodes proved he had the skills to deserve his own high-powered suit.

Iron Man vs. Thor – ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’

When Tony finally crossed paths with Loki (Tom Hiddleston), the hero attempted to imprison him in a S.H.I.E.L.D. quinjet. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) had his own plans for Loki for his crimes on Asgard. The powerful heroes traded words, and blows, in an altercation so powerful that Captain America (Chris Evans) had to intervene to spare the two any grave injuries.

Thor vs. Hulk – 'Marvel's The Avengers'

Thor vs. Hulk – ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’

Thor vs. Hulk – ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’

With Bruce Banner’s (Mark Ruffalo) monstrous side unleashed inside a S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier, Thor sprang into action to slow him down. Outmatched in size, Thor demonstrated the might of Mjolnir and leveled the Hulk. After both being thrown from the helicarrier, the two left the tussle with a newfound respect for one another’s power.

Black Widow vs. Hawkeye – 'Marvel's The Avengers'

Black Widow vs. Hawkeye – ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’

Black Widow vs. Hawkeye – ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’

When a mind-controlled Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) led a siege on the helicarrier, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) hoped to talk sense into him. When talking failed, Black Widow instead had to knock sense into him, and given their history together, the tussle had both physical and emotional ramifications, but resulted in Hawkeye leaving with a clear mind.

Pepper & Iron Man vs. Aldrich Killian – Marvel's 'Iron Man 3'

Pepper & Iron Man vs. Aldrich Killian – Marvel’s ‘Iron Man 3’

Pepper & Iron Man vs. Aldrich Killian – Marvel’s ‘Iron Man 3’

Powered by Extremis, which allowed Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce) to create extreme heat from his body and regenerate lost limbs, all of Tony’s attempts to neutralize Aldrich proved ineffective. It looked like Aldrich had the power to destroy Tony, but when Pepper appeared with her new Extremis skills, Aldrich lost his head for the last time.

Thor vs. Malekith – Marvel's 'Thor: The Dark World'

Thor vs. Malekith – Marvel’s ‘Thor: The Dark World’

Thor vs. Malekith – Marvel’s ‘Thor: The Dark World’

The Dark Elf Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) infiltrated Thor’s realm, set loose prisoners and murdered his mother. Seeking retribution for all the carnage Malekith caused, Thor grappled with the Aether-powered Dark Elf in a realm-spanning quarrel that proved yet again the might of Thor.

Steve vs. Bucky – Marvel's 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

Steve vs. Bucky – Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

Steve vs. Bucky – Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

Captain America needed to retreat from his first few grapples with the mysterious assassin Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), but Cap stood his ground in hopes of completing his mission aboard a S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier. Winter Soldier won the battle, but as their vessel plummeted to Earth, what remained of Bucky Barnes in Winter Soldier carried Steve Rogers to safety.

Iron Man vs. Hulk – Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Tony Stark has a contingency plan for every thinkable situation, and the same goes for Hulk going on a rampage. The most massive brawl in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the collision between technical ingenuity and pure rage left copious amounts of collateral damage, and more than a few destroyed buildings.

Ant-Man vs. Yellowjacket – Marvel's 'Ant-Man'

Ant-Man vs. Yellowjacket – Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’

Ant-Man vs. Yellowjacket – Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’

This face-off deserves a spot on the list, despite technically being the most miniscule battle in the MCU. With Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and his Ant-Man suit conflicting with Darren Cross (Corey Stoll) in his Yellowjacket armor, this dispute takes place entirely in Scott’s daughter’s room where toy trains, cars, and blocks are destroyed with blatant disregard for dented plastic.

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Own 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' on Digital Aug. 8 and Blu-ray and 4K UHD Aug. 22!

Dust off those far out platforms and enjoy this blast from the past! Earlier today, for your viewing pleasure, director James Gunn debuted the official music video for “Guardians Inferno” performed by The Sneepers featuring David Hasselhoff.

Get the “Inferno” music video and more bonus features when you bring home “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” on Digital August 8th and Blu-ray, and new to 4K UHD, on August 22nd!

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The next installment of the MCU begins!

In 2015, fans met Scott Lang as Ant-Man and Hope van Dyne. in 2018, they’ll meet “Ant-Man and the Wasp” as Marvel Studios has begun production on the next chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Joining Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) for the sequel are Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne, Laurence Fishburne as Doctor Bill Foster, Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost, Randall Park as Agent Jimmy Woo, and Walton Goggins as Sonny Burch.

Follow @AntMan on Twitter and like Ant-Man on Facebook for the latest on “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” in theaters July 6, 2018, and as always keep your eyes peeled to Marvel.com!

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'Black Panther' will be in theaters on February 16, 2018.

True Believers, we’ve got more exciting news coming out of the Marvel Studios panel in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con! We’ve just revealed a new poster for Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther.” See it below and see it in theaters February 16, 2018!

 

A new poster for Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER was just revealed during a panel in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con. Please feel free to share with your readers!

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'Thor: Ragnarok' will be in theaters on November 3!

Marvelites! The new trailer for Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok” debuted moments ago in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con along with a new poster! Feast your eyes on the new trailer above and see the poster below. Be sure to catch “Thor: Ragnarok” when it thunders into theaters on November 3!

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk! “Thor: Ragnarok” thunders into U.S. theaters on November 3, 2017.

 

“Thor: Ragnarok” hits theaters like a hammer November 3, and while you wait for the Mighty Avenger’s next thunderous adventure follow @ThorOfficial on Twitter and like Thor’s official Facebook page!

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Available digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ on Aug. 8 and 4K Ultra HD™ and Blu-ray on Aug. 22

Strap on your jet packs and head back to the stars with your favorite group of rag tag heroes! Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is on Digital August 8, Blu-ray™ August 22 and new to 4K Ultra HD.

To learn more, head to www.GOTGJams.com – and for a special message, call 844-552-GOTG!

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Film features flagship coupe in stunning action original graphic novel designed for Lexus

Today, on the brink of the opening of Comic-Con International: San Diego, Lexus and Marvel have announced a collaboration to pair the first-ever 2018 Lexus LC with Marvel’s dynamic Black Panther character in the highly anticipated film, Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, slated to hit theaters on Feb. 16, 2018.

Directed by Ryan Coogler, and starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o, the film follows T’Challa, who, after the events of Marvel Studios’ “Captain America: Civil War,” returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King.

 “Marvel continuously captures audiences through charismatic characters and inspiring stories — the ideal fit for Lexus’ mission to craft amazing, engaging experiences,” said Brian Bolain general manager, Lexus marketing. “And the LC’s aggressive styling, high performance and agile handling are a perfect fit for the Black Panther’s quick, cat-like reflexes and superhuman feats. We’re excited to see the duo in action.”

To accompany the collaboration between Lexus and Marvel, Lexus also teamed with Marvel Custom Solutions to create an original graphic novel, with storytelling driven by famed writer Fabian Nicieza and cover illustrations by emerging graphic artists Scott “Rahzzah” Wilson and Szymon Kudranski. Centered around the balance between human and machine, the comic features the Lexus LC 500 with a new, Wakandan spin and its role in helping the Black Panther defeat a legendary villain.

Lexus and Marvel will celebrate their collaboration during Comic-Con after-hours at an exclusive Black Panther-themed event on Friday, July 21, with special performances by DJ Lulo Café and a surprise headliner. During the invite-only event, six variant covers for the graphic novel will be revealed to industry guests and comic enthusiasts.

“This campaign clicked from the get-go,” said Mindy Hamilton, Marvel’s SVP of global partnerships. “We have this bold, sophisticated hero stepping into the spotlight for the first time, and it’s been a blast to work with the Lexus team to build out a story that’ll familiarize fans with T’Challa as well as his advanced home nation of Wakanda.”

Lexus’ collaboration with Marvel is being coordinated by Lexus’ multicultural advertising agency, Walton Isaacson.

Ushering in a new era of design and engineering at Lexus, the LC 500 is expressive and stylish, with enhanced dynamic capability and performance. Additional information on the flagship coupe can be found here.

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Avengers and more assembled on the Hall D23 stage at D23 Expo!

Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios President, took the stage at the Disney Live Action Films panel in Hall D23 at D23 Expo where he shared he’s a massive Disney fan and has been a card-carrying D23 charter member who has been attending D23 Expo since the very first Expo in 2009.

Feige shared that 2018 will be a year of celebration as Marvel Studios celebrates its 10th anniversary. Headlining the big year will be Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War,” which Feige called “the biggest production in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

“Avengers: Infinity War” has been in production the entire year so far, and has only hit the half-way mark! Feige invited all your favorite super heroes — and the biggest villain the MCU has seen so far — to take the stage with him. The Marvelous gathering included Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk), Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson/Falcon), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Paul Bettany (Vision), Benedict Cumberbatch (Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange), Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Don Cheadle (James Rhodes/War Machine), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier), Dave Bautista (Drax), Karen Gillan (Nebula), and Pom Klementieff (Mantis), as well as half of the film’s directors, Joe Russo. Take a look at the gallery above!

Robert Downey Jr. demanded, “Let’s see it!” The audience saw highlights from the unprecedented cinematic journey spanning 10 years before being treated to an early glimpse of “Avengers: Infinity War.”

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

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Thanos stands triumphant at the D23 Expo Marvel Studios booth.

After a full first day of D23 Expo you’d think we couldn’t follow it up with more, but Saturday was even bigger, and much, much, badder as Josh Brolin held court at the Marvel booth.

Fresh off his surprise appearance with the cast “Avengers: Infinity War” at the Disney, Marvel Studios & Lucasfilm- Live Action panel, Josh Brolin met with fans for a signing in front of his children — the Children of Thanos! The maquettes were unveiled for his appearance and fans were excited to get an up close look at Corvus Glaive, Proxima Midnight, Ebony Maw, and Cull Obsidian.

Brolin even had an encounter with a real life Avenger, although this one was considerably shorter and much more adorable.

On the show floor the Disney Consumer Products Pavilion showcased new and exciting home products for fans to live their best Marvel life. On display were backpacks, workout gear, and if you’re worthy enough, a Mjolnir pendant made to compliment the mightiest of outfits. Even the greatest superhero would be exhausted from all that shopping, luckily free coffee was up for grabs adorned with the face of a familiar looking webslinger.

One more day to go! Follow @marvel on twitter to get all the up to date D23 Expo news throughout the weekend! 

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D23 Expo Day One: Stan Lee, Chadwick Boseman, and more!

Day one of D23 Expo started off strong, full of surprises, announcements, and even an appearance on the con floor by Stan Lee, himself!

All day there were opportunities for fans to enjoy Marvel fandom: whether it was learning about the art of “Thor: Ragnarok” with Marvel Studios Visual Development Supervisor & Concept Artist Andy Park or shopping for limited edition items in the Disney Store, there was something for everyone.

The Marvel booth had a full display of costumes and props for “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Black Panther.” Lucky fans caught a glimpse of Chadwick Boseman and director Ryan Coogler as they stopped by the booth for a signing and to meet with fans.

During the afternoon our very own Disney Legend Stan Lee served as Grand Marshall of the Ultimate Fan Street Party, along with fellow newly inducted Disney Legend, Mark Hamill.

 

The day was filled with Marvel news and excitement and that was only day one! Follow along on @marvel on twitter to catch up to date D23 Expo news throughout the weekend!

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