Celebrate the completion of Phase Two by looking back at the most bone-crunching battles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

We’ve already taken a look at the relatively fair fights with the Top 10 Showdowns in the MCU, but now we focus on the bedlam that ensued when our heroes were outnumbered! Assassins, the army, and aliens all took the offensive against the heroes of the MCU, leading to some of the most destructive, and most exciting, moments captured on film. Check out our picks for biggest battles and relive the mayhem!

Take a look at these biggest battles 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.

Hulk vs. the Army – Marvel’s ‘The Incredible Hulk’

Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) visits the college campus that has the data necessary to unlock the secrets of his violent transformation. Before he can put the data to use, General Thunderbolt Ross (William Hurt) unleashes a secret military force on Banner, leaving him with no choice to go mean and green! This battle marked the first glimpse of the unbridled rage of the Hulk in the MCU.

Iron Man vs. Drones – Marvel's 'Iron Man 2'

Iron Man vs. Drones – Marvel’s ‘Iron Man 2’

Iron Man vs. Drones – Marvel’s ‘Iron Man 2’

Originally designed for different military branches, Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke) hacked into hordes of high-powered drones that mirrored Iron Man’s (Robert Downey Jr.) technology. When Whiplash himself entered the fray, it took the combined powers of Iron Man and War Machine (Don Cheadle) to end the mayhem!

Thor vs. Frost Giants – Marvel's 'Thor'

Thor vs. Frost Giants – Marvel’s ‘Thor’

Thor vs. Frost Giants – Marvel’s ‘Thor’

When Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Loki (Tom Hiddleston), the Warriors Three, and Sif head to Jotunheim to seek justice for invading Asgard. The mighty Asgardians hold their own against the massive Frost Giants, but Odin’s (Anthony Hopkins) arrival and apology brings an end to the disastrous conflict.

Battle of New York – ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’

Loki’s partnership with Thanos pays off when the Mad Titan sends a legion of Chitauri sentries to New York City to destroy everything in their path. Earth’s Mightiest Heroes assembled to hold back the terrifying horde in a battle so destructive that its ramifications continue to be felt years later in the MCU!

Iron Men vs. Extremis – Marvel's 'Iron Man 3'

Iron Men vs. Extremis – Marvel’s ‘Iron Man 3’

Iron Men vs. Extremis – Marvel’s ‘Iron Man 3’

Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce) and all of his Extremis-infused underlings seem nearly unstoppable. Lucky for Tony, he has a legion of high-tech armor, his pal Rhodey, and even Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow) to help him vanquish his foes in an explosive, high-octane orchestra of fire and metal!

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Dark Elf Invasion – Marvel’s ‘Thor: The Dark World’

With Loki imprisoned, Thor believes he has ensured the safety of his people, but when a rogue Dark Elf causes a prison escape, anarchy consumes Asgard! The Dark Elves eventually leave Asgard, but the casualties of the battle, including Frigga (Renee Russo), prove this sequence to be one of the most deadly in the MCU.

Street Fight – Marvel's 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

Street Fight – Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

Street Fight – Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

Still unsure of his true identity, Captain America (Chris Evans) wages battle against the mysterious Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) in chaotic combat in the streets of Washington, D.C. Lucky for Cap, he has Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie) to help him survive the vicious attack and plan a more organized brawl.

HYDRA Revealed – Marvel's 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

HYDRA Revealed – Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

Hydra Revealed – Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

No longer lurking in the shadows, Hydra Agents turn on the remaining Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. that stand in their way! With Hydra’s plans culminating, Captain America and company make their last efforts to destroy the evil organization, bringing down the Winter Soldier and three tricarriers along with it.

Battle for Xandar – Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Battle for Xandar – Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Battle for Xandar – Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Armed with the Power Stone, Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) poses such unrelenting ferocity that it takes the Nova Corps fleet to attacking his ship and the Guardians of the Galaxy attacking him face-to-face to even slow him down. Ultimately, it’s a combination of brawn, brains, and pelvic sorcery to stop Ronan’s punishment. 

Sokovia Under Siege – Marvel's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

Sokovia Under Siege – Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Sokovia Under Siege – Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Designed to help protect the human race, Ultron (James Spader) corrupted that ideal and instead set his sights on destroying them. By lifting the nation of Sokovia into the sky in hopes of it hurtling back towards Earth, the Avengers fought with everything they had to save the nation’s population and destroy the land mass, all while caught in a melee with Ultron’s minions.

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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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