Look back at the most jaw-dropping and heart-stopping moments in Phase One of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

Back-stabbing, spies, puny gods and more made their way into the first phase of films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Whether they resolved a conflict or changed the course of the universe, these unexpected moments changed the face of the MCU. Check out the biggest shocks in the first phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and watch out for the biggest shocks of Phase Two coming soon!

Make sure to stay tuned to Marvel.com for more look backs at the Marvel Cinematic Universe! These articles will contain spoilers, so proceed with caution if you haven’t watched all the Marvel Studios films.

Obadiah Turns on Tony Stark – Marvel's 'Iron Man'

Obadiah Turns on Tony Stark – Marvel’s ‘Iron Man’

Obadiah Turns on Tony Stark – Marvel’s ‘Iron Man’

Despite being family friends and business partners, Obadiah (Jeff Bridges) always seemed to have ulterior motives at Stark Industries. When Tony (Robert Downey Jr.) learns he no longer has control of his own company, Obadiah reveals he orchestrated the plan. This betrayal also led to Obadiah creating his own suit of iron, but Tony triumphed both with his business and in the heavyweight battle.

Abomination Bites Back – Marvel's 'The Incredible Hulk'

Abomination Bites Back – Marvel’s ‘The Incredible Hulk’

Abomination Bites Back – Marvel’s ‘The Incredible Hulk’

Pumped full of Super Soldier serum and blasted with radiation, Emil Blonsky (Tim Roth) became the monstrous Abomination in hopes of destroying Hulk! Becoming more powerful than expected, the military turned their weapons towards this creation, and when Abomination caught a rocket and bit into the explosion, Hulk saw the strength he was up against.

Meet Black Widow – Marvel's 'Iron Man 2'

Meet Black Widow – Marvel’s ‘Iron Man 2’

Meet Black Widow – Marvel’s ‘Iron Man 2’

Tony Stark hired Natalie Rushman (Scarlett Johansson) knowing she could handle anything he threw her way. Tony didn’t realize Natalie’s full capabilities, though, until Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) confronted Tony’s reckless behavior and re-introduced the billionaire to Fury’s operative Black Widow, who Tony recognized as his assistant.

Thor Handles Hulk – 'Marvel's The Avengers'

Thor Handles Hulk – ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’

Thor Hits Hulk – ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’

The legend of Hulk’s destructive abilities spread amongst all the Avengers, and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes genuinely feared him. But for an Asgardian Prince who had little fear in his heart, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) stood up to Hulk during a rampage on the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier. When Thor leveled Hulk with a punch, the two formed a mutual respect for one another’s might!

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Coulson’s Demise – ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’

The Avengers had good reason to fear Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and his attempts at ruling the universe, but audiences learned of Loki’s true villainy when he fatally injured S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg). The character contributed humor to every scene he appeared in, so his untimely death came as a shock to audiences and Avengers alike.

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

The future looked grim when Loki opened a portal that allowed otherworldly invaders to wreak havoc in New York City. Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) arrived just in time to lend a hand defending the city, starting with a massive knockout punch delivered to a massive Chitauri beast!

Hulk Settles the Score – ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’

Never have the Avengers worked together so harmoniously than when they all utilized their strengths to defend New York City from the Chitauri. All animosity they might have held towards one another disappeared, until Hulk and Thor took down a massive beast and Hulk remembered he owed Thor a knockout punch!

'Puny God.' – 'Marvel's The Avengers'

‘Puny God.’ – ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’

‘Puny God.’ – ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’

Loki has a way with words, along with a superiority complex, so he quickly unleashed a soliloquy upon Hulk, belittling the monstrous Avenger. Loki learned he wasted his time trying to have a verbal sparring match with Hulk when Banner grabbed the Asgardian by the leg to smash him repeatedly! Hulk ended the argument with two words: “Puny god.”

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It’s all about the little things!

Legendary actor Michael Douglas knows a thing or two about the family business, both in real life and in the role of Dr. Hank Pym. From the set of Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” he talked with a small group of press about Hank’s hopeful but wary future for the heroes he helped mold, as well as his first time using a green screen on set.

Ant-Man/Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas)

When we left off from Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man,” Hank held back his daughter Hope and mentored a new hero to take on the role he created. This time around it’s a team effort. “It’s much more a team, you know,” said Douglas. “The catharsis is going over. She’s older. There’s much more a sense of working together as partners, as a team.”

As far as relationships, Douglas believed Pym is still cautious of anyone getting close to his daughter. “I don’t think [Lang’s] changed a whole lot,” joked Douglas. “He still looks at [him] as not being the right choice for [his] daughter Hope. He still looks a little judgmental. They see you—she can do a little better.”

From the first time we saw Scott Lang as Ant-Man, a lot has happened, including an appearance as Giant Man in Marvel Studios’ “Captain America: Civil War,” which certainly didn’t help for relations with Pym. “Yeah he’s pretty pissed off about that. He really is. It largely sets the initial tone between Scott and Hank on this one, that you know he didn’t share much information with Dr. Pym,” chided Douglas.

Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Ant-Man/Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) BTS on set.

Hank Pym being closed off comes from an emotional place. “He’s just obsessed with this love of his life, truthfully,” explained Douglas. “He’s upset; he lost everything, but he’s very wealthy. A lot of this was based upon hopeful wishes you know. Thinking hopefully to the future.”

Douglas reflected, “It’s all about a deep love; she’s never gone. But 30 years’ a long time.”

It’s hard to believe, but despite Douglas’ long career in film, he’s never had the opportunity to work with a green screen until becoming part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “I love this whole experience right. I mean it’s so– I don’t know if it’s Hank Pym, but it’s green screen,” commented Douglas. “I’ve never [done] green screen in my life you know?”

The whole practice was new and amazing to the veteran actor. “It’s the whole idea of talking to an ant on your shoulder and the characters see the the breath of imagination and what you can do you now, it’s like, staggering,” said Douglas.

Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp” debuts in theaters on July 6. Get tickets on Fandango now!

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Hope van Dyne is ready for action in the July 6 film!

When we last saw Hope van Dyne in Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man,” she was ready to take on the mantle of The Wasp, brand new costume and all. With Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp”  in theaters July 6, we’ll finally get to see her in action alongside Scott Lang!

On a set visit for a small group of reporters last year, Evangeline Lilly revealed Hope’s internal struggles and how the hero copes with finally getting the heroic role she’s been waiting for her whole life.

Director Peyton Reed and The Wasp/Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) BTS on set.

When we begin “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” it’s been two years since we’ve seen our shrinking heroes and a lot has changed. As suspected at the end of “Ant-Man,” Hope van Dyne is more than ready to show the world her strength and potential. “Instead of seeing her evolved into a super hero, I think that the leap we take with the audience is we all believed by the end of “Ant-Man” she’s ready to be a super hero,” observed Lilly.

Since The Wasp has been ready to take on her heroic role her whole life, the necessity of an origin story wasn’t a factor. “We make that leap of faith of saying, you know, she’s kickass,” remarked Lilly on Hope’s present skillsets. “Let her just do that and be that, and then let’s explore some of the other emotional through-lines of her life and her story.”

No two heroes are the same. “Scott is just incredibly lovable, easygoing, and relaxed about things,” explained Lilly on how Hope and Scott take very different approaches to their heroism. “Even when it seems like things are as dire as they can be, you have this sense that he’s kind of okay inside. Hope is generally not okay inside. But what I think is exciting about playing The Wasp is there is this incredible satisfaction in Hope, something that she has been waiting for her whole life, which is essentially an affirmation from her father, has come. And it came in the form of this mantle. It came in the form of this suit.”

Ant-Man/Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and The Wasp/Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly)

The aforementioned Wasp suit we saw at the end of “Ant-Man was key in Hope’s development. “Now that she’s wearing it and she’s exercising those muscles that she has wanted to exercise all her life, she’s in a really different place emotionally when we start the film,” said Lilly. “Hopefully you’ll be able to see that and feel that instantly.”

As with Scott Lang, Lilly realized that family was also key to building Hope’s confidence. “That’s wonderful to show that people do evolve and change, and that something as profound as your relationship with your father can have a effect on — and a reverberation in every aspect of your life,” shared Lilly.

Check out The Wasp in action when Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp” debuts in theaters on July 6. Get tickets on Fandango now!

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

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Also don't miss out on the following exclusive film posters!

We’re three weeks away from Ant-Man and The Wasp flying into theaters on July 6 and tickets to the Marvel Studios film are now on sale!

We know you have plenty of options on where you can join Marvel’s tiniest heroes on this BIG journey. Below are some of the theaters offering big and small rewards and/or incentives. Be sure to check back here for updates on more super-sized offers!

RealD 3D exclusive poster

On July 5, see both Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man” and an early showing of “Ant-Man and The Wasp” in RealD 3D! Plus, receive a collectible coin, free regular popcorn and see exclusive content!*

*Valid for Ant-Man and The Wasp double feature fan event showing only (July 5 at 3 PM) at participating locations. Limited quantities, only while supplies last.

Dolby exclusive poster

Get a mini-comic for the mini-hero. See Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and The Wasp in Dolby Cinema at AMC July 5 – July 8 and receive a miniaturized Ant-Man comic book and a collectible magnifying glass.

IMAX exclusive poster

When you experience “Ant-Man and The Wasp” in select IMAX theatres on opening night (early screenings on July 5), you’ll receive the exclusive collectible mini poster above. Giveaways are available while supplies last and only at participating theatres.

Regal collectible tickets giveaway

Fans who experience “Ant-Man and The Wasp” in IMAX at Regal Cinemas opening weekend will receive an exclusive collectible ticket, while supplies last. Plus, get a free promo code to redeem for a mini poster in the Crown Club Reward Center. Full shipping rate apply for mini poster.

Fandango exclusive poster

Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp” opens in theaters on July 6. Get tickets on Fandango now!

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Family ties can be as strong as ants!

When we last saw Scott Lang in Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man,” he was trying to go straight for the good of his daughter Cassie. Now three years later, Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp” will allow us to find out if Scott stayed on that path for the good of his family.

On a set visit for a small group of reporters last year, “Ant-Man and The Wasp” actor Paul Rudd reassured us that Scott is still doing the best he can, “I am now trying to just be as good of a dad as I can be.” While that gives the fans hope, you never know when it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe; there’s always a super villain out there who tends to bend things to their will.

Rudd’s portrayal of the former criminal who finds himself in the role of a super hero was just the type of hero that was attuned to him. “I like the idea of playing a super hero that is not innately heroic or super in any way, just you know, a regular person,” explained Rudd. “And I like the idea of not embracing the role because of all of the difficulties that come along with having to be so badass, and how it would affect your life and how would it affect your relationships, and certainly being a responsible parent.”

“To kind of wrestle with those questions—we did a little bit in the first one—but you know, it’s certainly now more pronounced,” continued Rudd. He believed Scott’s family drives the character’s choices, “There’s a lot at stake in his life and in his personal life. He cares about all the people involved but it’s trying to figure out kind of what to do and also who I am—what kind of person, what kind of parent, and what kind of hero.”

The Wasp/Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Ant-Man/Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) BTS on set.

Familial feelings tend to extend to partners. While the first movie centered around Scott finding himself, it was always Hope who led the way and taught him the ways of being a super hero. Now that The Wasp is able to step up to the plate, Rudd is excited about working as a team, “We have this new hero that we’ve already learned about in the first one and now we get to kind of play off of each other and you see a partnership developed which is great.”

Rudd’s own children have thoughts on their father’s super heroic role, “My daughter who is 7, all she does is draw pictures of Ant-Man. It’s the sweetest thing in the world so I have lots of pictures of Ant Man which she draws.” And what about Rudd’s son who was once leery of the character? “He thinks it’s pretty cool. I think he thought it was pretty cool back then too, but he just likes to push my buttons.”

Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp” opens in theaters on July 6. Get tickets on Fandango now!

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

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Marvel Studios’ 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' opens in U.S. theaters on July 6!

Yesterday, Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly were the first Marvel Super Heroes to travel to Taiwan for a special Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp” fan event. The National Theater and Concert Hall hosted as a backdrop for this first-ever event where Rudd and Lilly enthusiastically greeted excited fans. Take a look at the gallery above!

In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.

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

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Join Disney Movie Rewards in celebrating 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

Marvel Studios’ 10th Anniversary celebrates a decade of Marvel Studios’ films starting with “Iron Man” released in 2008 through to the “Avengers” untitled film in 2019. Join Disney Movie Rewards in celebrating 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with special content, trivia, and more on www.MarvelStudios10.com.

Suit up today and enter the Marvel Studios’ 10 Years of Fandom Sweepstakes for a chance to win a private screening for you and up to 100 friends to see Marvel Studios’ “Ant Man and The Wasp” at your closest Regal Cinema! The Marvel Studios’ 10 Years of Fandom Sweepstakes will run through October 31, 2018 with new heroic prizes announced on June 29 and July 31! Enter now here.

LEGAL: Marvel Studios’ 10 Years of Fandom Sweepstakes: No Purchase Necessary. Sweepstakes Phase 1 starts 6/4/18, ends 6/28/18. Open to select DMR members who are legal res. of US/DC (excld. ND/SD). Click HERE for complete eligibility, free method of entry, odds, and rules. Void in ND, SD & where prohibited.

Disney Movie Rewards is the premiere loyalty program for all of your favorite Marvel Studios, Disney, Pixar and Star Wars movies. Earn points to redeem for great rewards like Blu-rays, movie tickets, and one-of-a-kind experiences. Get rewarded for the movies you love!

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Plus more cast members are revealed from the animated film, opening December 14!

After a teaser a few months back, the first full trailer for the upcoming Sony Pictures Animation film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is here! “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.

Miles is voiced by Shameik Moore (“The Get Down”), and several other cast members have now been announced. Jake Johnson (“New Girl,” “Jurassic World”) is joining the cast as Miles’ reluctant mentor, Peter Parker, with Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”) playing the larger-than-life crime lord Kingpin, Hailee Steinfeld (“Pitch Perfect 3”) playing the spunky, free-spirited Spider-Gwen, Oscar® winner Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight,” “Marvel’s Luke Cage”) as Miles’ influential uncle Aaron, Brian Tyree Henry (“Atlanta,” “Hotel Artemis”) playing Miles’ father Jefferson, Luna Lauren Velez (“Dexter”) as Miles’ mother Rio, and Lily Tomlin (“Grace and Frankie”) as Aunt May.

You can check out the trailer at the top of the page, along with the new poster and images from the film in the gallery below!

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, with a screenplay by Phil Lord. The film is produced, in association with Marvel, by Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Christina Steinberg.

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” opens December 14th, 2018.

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In theaters July 6!

We’re officially one month out from Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp” landing in theaters, and we’ve got six character posters spotlighting the cast! Real heroes. Not actual size.

The gallery above features Scott Lang / Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Hope van Dyne / The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly), Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen), Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), Dr. Bill Foster (Laurence Fisburne), and Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer)!

In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.

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

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In a special bonus episode, the EMS crew debut the first look at the new video.

In a special bonus installment of Earth’s Mightiest Show, get a first look at a music video inspired by Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” by Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd featuring their song “Pray for Me” with new animation and scenes from the film.

You can watch the new bonus episode of EMS at the top of the page. Click here to watch more episodes of Earth’s Mightiest Show!

Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” is now available in 4K UHD digitally and on Blu-ray!

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