Author Brandon T. Snider discusses the Collector and Grandmaster’s adventures!

Tales about sibling rivalries have been the have been the inspiration for stories throughout the ages, even the Elders of the Universe aren’t immune to squabbling between brothers.

In “Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War: The Cosmic Quest Vol. 1: Beginning,” readers get an inside look into family relations as the Collector and the Grandmaster —two characters with great screen presence in the Marvel Cinematic Universe—come together after both having fallen from grace.

Will the brothers excessive and overbearing determination give them the drive they need to begin the hunt for the elusive Infinity Stones? We talk to author Brandon T. Snider to find out more.

Marvel.com: Fans who’ve seen Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War are sure to find fun in this story involving two Elders of the Universe. For those who may not have seen the movie, will they be able to jump right into the book?

Brandon T. Snider: Absolutely. “The Cosmic Quest” is set after “Thor: Ragnarok” and serves as a prequel to “Avengers: Infinity War.” The Grandmaster is fresh from his dethroning on Sakaar while the Collector is still recovering from the destruction of his museum in “Guardians of the Galaxy.” This story enhances the “Infinity War” experience in a variety of ways.

Marvel.com: Even if you’re just a human being and not a Celestial, people will be able to relate to the Grandmaster and the Collector’s sibling rivalry. How did you come up with their banter?

Brandon T. Snider: Writing these two bickering old Celestials was one of the great joys of my life. Their voices came fairly easily. I love the way they poke and shade each other. They know each other’s flaws and have no problem calling them out. It’s how they steal power out from under one another. A well-placed backhanded compliment is like art to these guys. If the Collector feels like a million bucks, the Grandmaster comes along and tells him he’s just a crumpled up $20…but with well-coiffed hair.

Marvel.com: There are clues that this was written after the film “Ragnarok” came out, was the Grandmaster Goldblum-esque tone purposeful? You can’t help but hear his voice in your heard while you’re reading it.

Brandon T. Snider: Jeff Goldblum is a presence on film and in real life. His Grandmaster was a highlight of “Ragnarok” for sure. I definitely tried to capture his eccentricities. He thinks out loud a lot. The Grandmaster is unafraid to say whatever horrible thought enters his brain. It’s my dream to have Jeff Goldblum read aloud from the book. A chapter, a page, one line…I’ll take whatever I can get. Email me, Jeff!

Marvel.com: Grandmaster’s naïveté about Thor’s hammer Mjolnir and the rest of the Galaxy is comical-as well as annoying to his brother—do you think he chooses ignorance or he’s just not self-aware?

Brandon T. Snider: I think it’s a mixture of both. The Grandmaster is incredibly self-absorbed. Very single minded. If it’s not about him, he’s not interested. I’d call him selectively ignorant. He knows more than he lets on. Sometimes it’s advantageous for him to play the dummy. Pretending not to know or understand something often allows him to escape the immense amount of trouble he often finds himself in.

Marvel.com: In introducing new characters like the Exalted Overseer or Keelan, how did you come up with them? Were they inspired by previous Marvel comics?

Brandon T. Snider: The Marvel Universe is expansive and the opportunity to add new flavors to this world was a career highlight for sure. I was inspired by a mixture of things, some real world and some fictional. Exalted Overseer is a spoiled brat who’s obsessed with Grandmaster as a cosmic icon. He’s a crazed fanboy with a dark side who’s got something Grandmaster wants and isn’t afraid make his idol sweat a little bit. Keelan is the Collector’s newest slave. She came to Knowhere with big dreams and, after a series of unfortunate events, ended up working for the Collector. She’s sharper than he thinks and has a couple tricks up her sleeve. I secretly hope this book is a springboard for Keelan. I’ve got the next phase of her story all ready to go.

Marvel.com: Is there anything hidden in the book that readers should look out for?

Snider: Yes! It wouldn’t be a Marvel story without a couple Easter Eggs.

Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War: The Cosmic Quest Vol. 1: Beginning” is available now on ShopDisney.com and wherever books are sold.

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Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Infinity War' in theaters now!

After the debut of Marvel Studios’ Iron Man in 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been on a path, culminating in 19 films in total, with it all coming to a head in Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War, now in theaters! We began the Marvel.com’s guide to Phase One of the MCU here.

As the stories progress, we go deeper into the MCU with Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Ant-Man. Now on to Phase Two!

IRON MAN 3

  • In 1999, Tony Stark meets scientist Maya Hansen, who has invented Extremis, a regenerative recovery treatment for crippling injuries, as well as disabled scientist Aldrich Killian, who is humiliated when Stark refuses his offer to work with his company, Advanced Idea Mechanics
  • Stark, now suffering from PTSD due to the New York alien invasion, copes by creating dozens of new Iron Man suits
  • Threatening the terrorist known as the Mandarin, Stark finds his home destroyed and his friend and chief of security, Happy Hogan, injured
  • Escaping in a Mark 42 suit, J.A.R.V.I.S. pilots Stark to rural Tennessee where he teams up with a 10-year-old boy named Harley
  • Stark investigates a local explosion to find bombings were actually triggered by soldiers subjected to Extremis whose bodies exploded due to rejected of treatment and were part of a cover up for the program’s flaws
  • Stark discovers the Mandarin is actually British actor Trevor Slattery, a creation of Killian, who has appropriated Hansen’s Extremis research as a cure for his own disability
  • Killian, the real Mandarin, kidnapped Potts and subjected her to Extremis
  • Killian intends to kill President Ellis on live television making the Vice President into his puppet leader in exchange for curing his daughter’s disability 
  • Stark saves Potts, who has survived the Extremis procedure, while Rhodey—now the Iron Patriot—saves the President
  • Stark confronts Killian and traps him in a remote Iron Man suit that self-destructs; failing to kill him, Potts returns to finish the job
  • Stark orders J.A.R.V.I.S. to remotely destroy the 21 Iron Man suits, promising Potts he’ll leave his Iron Man persona behind, then undergoing surgery to remove the shrapnel embedded near his heart, throwing his obsolete chest arc reactor into the sea
  • POST CREDIT: Recalling his PTSD, Stark realizes Banner has slept through his story

THOR: THE DARK WORLD

  • Long ago, Bor, father of Odin, defeated Dark Elf Malekith, whose goal was to unleash the Aether on the Nine Realms
  • After defeat, Bor secured the Aether while Malekith and his Dark Elves retreated into suspended animation vowing to one day return
  • In present Asgard, Loki stands before his father on trial for his crimes against Earth while Thor, Sif, and the Warriors Three battle against the Mauraders who have been terrorizing the Nine Realms
  • The event where the alignment of the Nine Realms, known as the Convergence, is imminent, prompting world-linking portals to appear randomly
  • On Earth, Jane Foster is teleported to a distant planet; when she returns, Thor finds her infected by the Aether and takes her to Asgard for help
  • Malekith, awakened by the Aether’s return, attacks Asgard and searches for Jane knowing she contains the Aether, and in the process Thor’s mother Frigga is killed
  • Against Odin’s orders, Thor and Loki use a portal to Svartalfheim in a plot to use Jane to lure Malekith
  • Malekith merges with the Aether after drawing it out of Jane as Loki is left fatally wounded
  • Thor and Malekith battle as the Convergence begins to zenith, until Thor uses Selvig’s devices to transport Malekith to Svartalfheim, where he is crushed by his own ship
  • Returning to Asgard, Thor tells Odin of Loki’s heroic death—only for it to be revealed that Loki is in fact impersonating Odin and is alive and well after all
  • MID CREDIT: Sif and Volstagg entrust and hand over the Aether to Taneleer Tivan; unbeknownst to them, he plans to hunt down the other five Infinity Stones
  • POST CREDIT: Thor arrives and surprises Jane

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

  • Adjusting to present day life, Steve Rogers meets Sam Wilson, a veteran U.S. Air Force pararescue trooper
  • Rogers, now working for S.H.I.E.L.D. under Nick Fury, teams up with Black Widow, Brock Rumlow and S.H.I.E.L.D.’s S.T.R.I.K.E. team to rescue hostages from the mercenary, Georges Batroc
  • Rogers discovers Romanoff has her own agenda under orders from Nick Fury, to extract data about Project Insight where three Helicarriers linked to spy satellites will take out potential threats
  • At the Triskelion, S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters, Rogers confronts Fury who becomes suspicious of Project Insight and warns top S.H.I.E.L.D. official Alexander Pierce to delay the project
  • An ambushed and on the run Fury meets with Rogers where they are ambushed by an assassin with a cybernetic arm
  • Romanoff tells Rogers that the assassin is known as the Winter Soldier and using the flash drive a dying Fury handed to Rogers, they find a secret S.H.I.E.L.D. bunker where they access the voice of Arnim Zola who reveals that HYDRA has been secretly operating within S.H.I.E.L.D. within its ranks
  • Zola tells them that deaths of S.H.I.E.L.D. leaders were HYDRA’s doing and implied that Howard Stark’s death was not an accident, they also realize that Pierce is HYDRA’s leader
  • Ambushed by the Winter Soldier, who kills S.H.I.E.L.D. agent/HYDRA mole Jasper Sitwell during the scuffle, Rogers realizes that the Winter Soldier is actually his best friend Bucky Barnes, who was captured and experimented on after the war
  • Fury, having faked his death, plans to sabotage the Helicarriers, while Rogers reveals Hydra’s plot to everyone at the Triskelion
  • Fury kills Pierce, Rogers and Wilson decommission the Helicarriers, ending with The Winter Soldier and Rogers battling, climaxing with The Winter Soldier ultimately rescuing Rogers before disappearing
  • Before leaving to create a new identity, Romanoff hands Rogers a file on Barnes and his experiments, with that information, Rogers and Wilson decide to find the Winter Soldier
  • MID CREDIT: von Strucker walks through a lab where Hydra is experimenting on the scepter, towards two holding cells which imprison “the twins,” Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch
  • POST CREDIT: The Winter Soldier walks through the Captain America exhibit and sees a memorial dedicated to Bucky Barnes.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

  • Quill, who was abducted from Earth when he was a child, steals an orb on the planet Morag but is attacked by the disciple of Ronan the Accuser, while Yondu, leader of the Ravagers, issues a bounty for Quill’s capture
  • Ronan needs the Orb to complete a deal Thanos, who has sent Ronan his two daughters, Gamora and Nebula to aid in the collection
  • Quill, attempting to sell the orb, is ambushed by Gamora who steals it, drawing the attention of two bounty hunters–a genetically-engineered raccoon named Rocket and the tree-like Flora Colossus, Groot–who are in the chase for Yondu’s bounty
  • The Nova Corps capture the four and place them in prison where they meet Drax the Destroyer who wants revenge against Ronan for killing his family
  • The ragtag group, with Gamora intending to betray Ronan, escapes the prison and boards Quill’s ship, the Milano, fleeing to Knowhere to make contact with Gamora’s buyer for the orb
  • Ronan meets with Thanos to discuss Gamora’s betrayal who entrusts Nebula to fix the problem
  • The buyer Taneleer Tivan, known as the Collector, opens the orb revealing an Infinity Stone whose power draws in his assistant Carina, who grabs the Stone, triggering an explosion that destroys his collection
  • Ronan arrives, defeats Drax and captures the orb, while Nebula destroys Gamora’s ship, leaving her floating in space until Quill makes a deal with Yondu for the orb in return for their rescue
  • Ronan embeds the Stone in his hammer, taking the power for himself, as Nebula allies with Ronan against her father
  • The Guardians, Ravagers, and Nova Corps confront Ronan, with Groot sacrificing himself for the group
  • Quill destroys Ronan with the freed the Stone 
  • Quill gives the Stone to the Nova Corps, deceiving Yondu who remarks that it was good that the Ravagers did not deliver Quill to his father per their contract
  • Through the Nova Corps, Quill discovers he is only half-human; his father being part of an ancient, alien species
  • MID CREDIT: Drax misses the newly-formed sapling Groot dancing
  • POST CREDIT: Taneleer Tivan sits among the ruins of his Collection while Cosmo and Howard the Duck make an appearance

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

  • The Avengers—Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye—raid a HYDRA facility where Baron Wolfgang von Strucker has been using the scepter previously owned by Loki
  • As the Avengers try to reclaim the scepter, Pietro (Quicksilver, who has superhuman speed) and Wanda (Scarlet Witch, who can manipulate mystic energy) Maximoff fight them off
  • After retrieving Loki’s scepter, Stark and Banner discover artificial intelligence in the scepter’s gem, which he secretly decides to use for Ultron, his global defense program
  • As Ultron activates and becomes self-aware, destroying J.A.R.V.I.S. and believing it must destroy humanity, it attacks the Avengers at their headquarters
  • Backlash against the Avengers begins, forcing the team to take shelter at Barton’s home, Thor leaving to look for meaning, and Romanoff and Banner talking about starting a new life
  • Hypnotized by the scepter, Dr. Helen Cho uses the Wakandan Vibranium Ultron acquired from arms dealer Ulysses Klaue and the scepter’s Stone along with her synthetic tissue-generating Cradle to create a body for Ultron
  • Wanda, reading Ultron’s mind, discovers his plan for human annihilation and the twins turn on him, while Barton retrieves the Cradle
  • Stark secretly uploads J.A.R.V.I.S. into the Cradle while Thor brings the body to life with lightning, creating Vision who is a receptacle for scepter’s gem known as the Mind Stone – one of the six Infinity Stones
  • In Sokovia, Ultron has lifted the Sokovian capital with the intent of crashing it to cause mass extinction, as the Avengers fight Ultron, Nick Fury, S.H.I.E.L.D., and War Machine, arrive to help
  • Wanda, grief-stricken over Pietro’s death, destroys Ultron’s body, while the city descends as Stark and Thor overload the machine and shatter the city into pieces
  • The Avengers part ways once Vision destroys the last remaining part of Ultron—Hulk fleeing in the Quinjet, Stark and Barton leave the team, Thor returns to Asgard, and Rogers and Romanoff set off to train a new team of Avengers, which includes Rhodey, Vision, Falcon, and Scarlet Witch
  • POST CREDIT: Thanos dons the Infinity Gauntlet with the intent of seeking out the Stones himself

ANT-MAN

  • In 1989, scientist Hank Pym resigns from S.H.I.E.L.D. after discovering their attempt at replicating his dangerous Ant-Man shrinking technology
  • In the present day, Pym’s estranged daughter, Hope van Dyne, and his former protégé, Darren Cross, have forced him out of his own company, Pym Technologies, where Cross, much to Pym’s horror, has created the Yellowjacket shrinking suit based on Pym’s designs
  • Scott Lang, upon his release from prison on burglary charges, moves in with his old cellmate Luis and takes on a new robbery deal so he can provide child support and remain in his daughter Cassie’s life
  • Manipulated by Pym, Lang is forced to take on the mantle as the new Ant-Man and steal the Yellowjacket from Cross
  • Lang’s training includes fighting, controlling ants, battling Falcon, and stealing a device from the new Avengers Facility
  • Still resentful towards her father for her mother’s death, Pym reveals his wife Janet, known as the Wasp, sacrificed herself into a subatomic Quantum Realm in order to abort a Soviet missile launch
  • Cross manages to capture Lang, sell the Yellowjacket and Ant-Man suits to HYDRA, and hold Cassie hostage
  • Shrinking to subatomic size, Lang penetrates Cross’ suit and sabotages its mechanics, ultimately, killing Cross
  • Pulled into the Quantum Realm, Lang wills himself to not give up upon hearing Cassie’s voice
  • Lang, kept out of prison and unable to remember his time in the Quantum Realm, gives Pym hope for his wife’s survival
  • MID CREDIT: Pym shows van Dyne a new prototype Wasp suit
  • POST CREDIT: Captain America and Falcon, with Bucky Barnes in custody and unable to contact Stark because of “the Accords,” search for someone who can help them ou

Don’t get locked out of opening weekend – grab tickets to “Avengers: Infinity War” on Fandango now!

Stay tuned to Marvel.com as we finish off the series with Phase 3 of the Essential Marvel Cinematic Universe Guide!

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Own 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' on Digital, Blu-ray, and 4K UHD now!

On a recent Facebook Live, writer and director James Gunn stopped by Facebook Los Angeles to celebrate the release of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” on Blu Ray, DVD, and 4K UHD.  While in the studio, Gunn revealed some interesting facts to excited fans! Watch the Facebook Live below:

James Gunn, writer and director of #GotGVol2, is LIVE on Facebook!Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" is now available on Blu-ray, Digital, and 4K UHD: http://bit.ly/GOTG2GetItNow

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One of the most hilarious scenes at the end of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” was when Peter Quill was presented with a Zune, a post-mortem gift from Yondu. Gunn revealed that just as Peter’s mother Meredith communicated with him through her mixed tapes, Yondu will be communicating with Peter through the Zune playlist. What genre of music was Yondu’s favorite? We’ll have to wait and see.

Easter eggs are a huge part of the “Guardians” films; while Gunn refused to completely reveal the most hidden Easter egg from the first “Guardians of the Galaxy,” he did say that a few fans had gotten close to figuring it out. Gunn also teased that there’s an extremely difficult to find Easter egg in Vol. 2 that has yet to be found. Good luck, fans!

David Bowie’s music was a major part of the 1970’s soundtrack that was so prevalent in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” so it makes sense that Gunn was in talks with Bowie’s people about a possible guest appearance as a Ravager in the film. Sadly, Bowie passed away before it could happen. Ziggy Stardust, we will see you in the stars.

Make sure to stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest on Marvel Studios film releases, and follow @Guardians on Twitter and like the official Guardians of the Galaxy page on Facebook for the latest!

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Museum curator Amanda Slack-Smith lays out the new MCU exhibition!

On May 27, ’Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe,’ the epic new museum exhibition, opened at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art in Queensland, Australia! And over 6,000 visitors lined out the door to experience the exhibition in the opening weekend alone!

A journey through the Marvel Cinematic Universe – from “Iron Man” to “Thor: Ragnarok” – the collection chronicles the entire filmmaking process, showcasing rare comic books and early concept art to screen-used props and wardrobe. ’Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe’ is a look at the craft and care in every line drawn, seam stitched, and shot filmed that’s sure to fascinate Marvel fans and art lovers alike.

We spoke with Amanda Slack-Smith, Curator of ‘Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe,’ about the thousands of pieces on display now at QAGOMA.

Marvel.com: How did this exhibition come to QAGOMA? Where did it all start?

Amanda Slack-Smith: Our state’s film industry body, Screen Queensland, were in negotiations with Marvel to shoot “Thor: Ragnarok” here in Queensland, and they suggested that Queensland also has an art museum that’s uniquely suited to film-related projects. QAGOMA is the only facility in Australia to specialise in the presentation of film as an art medium within an art museum environment, setting it in a small group of international market leaders, alongside the Centre Pompidou (Paris), Museum of Modern Art (New York) and Tate Modern (London).

The idea grew from this initial meeting, and it firmed up once we were able to meet the Marvel teams in Los Angeles and visit a number of their storage facilities to see the incredible props and costumes available. The filming of “Thor: Ragnarok” at the Gold Coast, very near the Gallery, was also important particularly when we were able to visit the sets and speak with some of the creative people working there, such as Brad Winderbaum (Executive Producer) and Dan Hennah (Production Designer) and were really able to connect with their passion for filmmaking and the franchise. Dave Bushore, Vice President, Franchise Creative and Marketing, from Marvel Studios also visited during this time and was enthusiastic about the idea of showing these objects and artworks within a museum framework.

Marvel.com: After the decision is made to take on such a major multimedia showing, what happens next? What’s your process for choosing the items to display?

Amanda Slack-Smith: We were in discussions with the Marvel team from the beginning about what was available from their extensive archives—and it was a lot—and then thinking about how we could present it in an art museum context. What were the thematic ideas we could draw from the films and what stories could we tell about the technical elements of filmmaking that would really make sense in an exhibition like this?

The Marvel teams were fantastic and really open to how we were wanted to tell these stories. They were supportive to our requests to the point that 50% of elements in the exhibition have never been seen outside of the set or archives. Nearly everything in the exhibition has come from Marvel with the exception of a few pieces from private collectors—such as the first issues of comics from the 1960s, which depict the debut appearances of all the MCU characters in the exhibition—and to be able to show authentic set-worn props and costumes alongside working drawings and artworks really set the tone to for the exhibition experience.

Marvel.com: As opposed to presenting a piece of artwork that has a self-contained process and construction, this exhibition illustrates the development of a film across disciplines and media—from comic book, to storyboard, to production design, to costuming, to film. How did you tell that story with this show? What was your vision for the layout and presentation of these pieces?

Amanda Slack-Smith: The exhibition is divided into three thematic strands, each allocated to a Gallery space. “The Cinematic Assembled” is very much the in-universe look at the characters and teams, breaking down the demarcations between individual films to explore the larger narrative arcs at play. It begins with a nod to Marvel’s comic book roots, with original appearances of MCU characters, as well as contemporary comic book narratives that have inspired the films.

This is followed by a focus on the Avengers, looking at the group coming together and pulling apart on ideological grounds as seen in “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Avengers Age of Ultron,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Captain America: Civil War.”

Next is Captain America, a space featuring elements from “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” with a particular nod to the feel of the Smithsonian exhibition seen in the latter film. It’s followed by our “Alternate dimension” space, which brings together the film featuring human characters that venture into other worlds through the quantum realm (“Ant-Man”), astral projection and mirror dimensions (“Doctor Strange”) and the intergalactic (“Guardians of the Galaxy”). This area wouldn’t be complete without The Collector and the five infinity stones which underpin the universe. The last space in this strand is the Asgardian throne room which features the amazing set pieces from “Thor: Ragnarok,” including the throne, columns, murals and floor tiles directly from the set as well as elements from “Thor” and “Thor: The Dark World.”

“Decoding the Universe,” in our second Gallery, starts to deconstruct things a bit more, with a deep dive into the character of Iron Man and Tony Stark’s evolution across “Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2” and “Iron Man 3,” as well as an opportunity to explore all of the character across the films through comic books and interactive experiences.

Finally, “Behind the scenes” breaks down some of the filmmaking process with a closer look at storyboarding, animatics, previsualisation, keyframe artwork, costumes and props, make-up and prosthetics, post-production techniques such as computer generated imagery (CGI) and some awesome interactives. This space is a celebration of the artists, artisans and creative people working to bring these ideas together, under the guidance of the film makers, producers and production designers, to create the seamless films we enjoy in the cinema.

Naturally, we are also screening a retrospective of all of the films, from “Iron Man” to “Spider-Man: Homecoming” in the cinema during the exhibition.

Marvel.com: As a museum curator, you might see these items differently than even the biggest Marvel fan does. What stands out to you about these individual works?

Amanda Slack-Smith: I think fans and I are looking for the same thing, to find transformative and meaningful experiences told through creativity and passion. All of the works in the exhibition are a celebration of this, evident in the care and craftsmanship shown by the many artists involved from comic books to feature films.

A comic book highlight would have to be the original first page of Amazing Fantasy #15 featuring the first appearance of Spider-Man in 1962 drawn by Steve Ditko on loan from the Library of Congress in Washington. It’s a cultural treasure and a really important component of Marvel’s history. The throne room of Asgard, as drawn from the set of “Thor: Ragnarok,” is a definite highlight as its grandeur and scale allows visitors to experience what it might feel like to be on a film set. I think everyone seems to stand a little straighter and walk more purposefully when in the space!

Marvel.com: What are the differences between viewing these items up close in a museum versus viewing them on screen?

Amanda Slack-Smith: You get to see incredible detail! The costumes and props are so painstakingly crafted, but on screen they are a whirl of colour and movement. To be able to take the time to appreciate the leathery skin texture of the Thanos bust or the intricate use of materials in the costumes of Doctor Strange are experiences that are rare and fascinating. The attention to detail is something to behold and a testament to the craftsmanship and care taken in all aspects of their creation.

Marvel.com: What do you want visitors to take away from this experience?

Amanda Slack-Smith: The world of filmmaking is rich and complex, hopefully we’ve been able to not only let visitors experience the joy of seeing the physical elements they’ve loved seeing on screen in-person, but also pulled aside the curtain enough for them to see how these seamless cinematic experiences are created by the passionate and creative people involved.

“Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe” is open through September at QAGOMA in Queensland, Australia!

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The Fate of the Universe Lies on the Shoulders of the Galaxy's Greatest Adventurers

It’s showtime. During the CCXP Brazil, director James Gunn shared with his panel audience the teaser trailer for Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! Watch it above. Obviously.

Also, take a look at the video with James Gunn and Chris Pratt below for a chance to walk the Red Carpet of Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Upload your photo to MarvelStudiosHeroActs.com between now and December 10 and we’ll donate $15 to Save The Children for every post.

Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits earthbound theaters May 5, 2017. Stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest on “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” and keep up with @Guardians on Twitter and Guardians of the Galaxy on Facebook!

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See the origins of his impressive artwork in a Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' deleted scene from the MCU Phase 2 Box Set!

The mighty warrior Drax gets tipsy and tells all in this deleted scene from Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”! Check out the scene above and get your copy of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 Box Set, available now from Amazon.

Drax (Dave Bautista) isn’t known for opening up to the rest of the Guardians, but after a few drinks, he comes clean to Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and Groot (Vin Diesel)! Drax delves into why he has such a rough exterior and reveals far more about his history than his teammates could have expected. Dive deeper into Drax in the video above!

Pick up your copy of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 Box Set, out now through Amazon! Stay tuned to Marvel.com for all the latest news and updates in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Enjoy behind-the-scenes antics from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, available in the MCU Phase 2 Box Set, out now!

See Bruce Banner’s first reaction when facing the intimidating Chitauri in a new gag reel from Phase 1 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Watch the video above and see more behind-the-scenes footage, like how Anthony Mackie earns his paycheck, in the gag reel below. Get both featurettes, and much more, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 Box Set, out now through Amazon!

Enjoy these featurettes and much, much more in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 Box Set, available now through Amazon! Stay tuned to Marvel.com for all the latest news and updates on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Watch the stars of the film earn their roles in their screen test, available on the MCU Phase 2 Box Set, out December 8!

The stars of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” prove they have what it takes to become heroes in their screen test! Watch the duo run their lines in the video above and pre-order your copy of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 Box Set, out exclusively through Amazon December 8.

The dynamic between Star-Lord and Drax requires humor, power, and chemistry to convey the leadership and combat abilities displayed in “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Now you can enjoy seeing what filmmakers saw in Chris Pratt and Star-Lord in this screen test, showcasing Pratt’s wit and Bautista’s confidence! Enjoy the natural chemistry between the two actors in the video above.

Pre-order your Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 Box Set now! Stay tuned to Marvel.com for all the latest news and updates in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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This Collector's Edition contains all six Phase Two films, Behind-the-scenes features, and much more!

Available for pre-order now, this limited edition box set contains all six films from Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Learn more about the Collector’s Set below and pre-order your copy now, available exclusively through Amazon December 8.

Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Two Collector's Edition box set

Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Two Collector’s Edition box set

The limited edition, 13-Disc Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two Collection invites you to hold the greatest power in the cosmos in your grasp – an orb containing one of the legendary Infinity Stones! Plus Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and Digital Copies of all Phase 2 films, in collectible packaging designed by artist Matt Ferguson. This set overflows with stunning Marvel memorabilia, including a gold-foiled page from the book of Dark Elves, an ancient drawing from the Morag vault, Avengers and S.T.R.I.K.E. uniform patches, a replica of the Tony Stark Tattoo from Marvel’s Iron Man 3, and much more!

Contents include:

  • Marvel’s Iron Man 3 (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
  • Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
  •  Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
  • Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
  • Marvel’s Ant-Man (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
  • 1:1 Prop Replica of the Orb
  • Exclusive Bonus Content Disc with 166 minutes of bonus material and more!

    Behind-the-Scenes Features include:

    From Here To Infinity: Phases 2 & 3 Of The M.C.U.
    Journey back through Marvel’s Phase 2 films, from its launch in Iron Man 3 through its fulfillment in Ant-Man, to see how individual characters grow and change, how their relationships with each other evolve over time, and how the universe itself expands with each story. Listen to filmmakers discuss the first set of Phase 3 films– Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, Marvel’s Doctor Strange, and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – and discover there are no limits to the adventure!

     – Phase 2 Tag Scenes: A Making-Of
    Learn the story behind the post-credit sequence in Marvel’s Phase 1 and 2 movies, and explore how the scenes connect and unify the far-flung characters and worlds of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

     – Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant (with Audio Commentary By Clark Gregg)

     – Marvel One-Shot: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Thor’s Hammer (with Audio Commentary By Clark Gregg)

     – Marvel One-Shot: Item 47 (with Audio Commentary By Louis D’Esposito, Max Hernandez, Titus Welliver And Jesse Bradford)

     – Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter (with Audio Commentary By Louis D’Esposito And Hayley Atwell)

     – Marvel One-Shot: All Hail The King (with Audio Commentary By Drew Pearce And Ben Kingsley)

     – Marvel’s “Iron Man 3”: Deleted Scenes

     – Marvel’s “Iron Man 3”: Preproduction Creative

     – Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World”: Deleted Scenes

     – Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” Preproduction Creative

     – Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”: Deleted Scene (with Audio Commentary By Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely)

     – Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”: Preproduction Creative

     – Marvel’s “Guardians of The Galaxy”: Deleted Scenes

     – Marvel’s “Guardians of The Galaxy”: Preproduction Creative

     – Marvel’s “Avengers: Age Of Ultron”: Deleted Scenes

     – Marvel’s “Avengers: Age Of Ultron”: Preproduction Creative: Hulk vs. Hulkbuster

     – Marvel’s “Ant-Man: Deleted Scenes”

     – Marvel’s “Ant-Man”: Preproduction Creative

    Pre-order your copy now and stay tuned to Marvel.com for all the latest news and updates on the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

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    The bigger they were, the harder they fell! Look back at the most fearsome foes faced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

    The further the legends of the heroes in the MCU spread, the more villainous their foes became! From former business partners and brothers to hideous experiments and intergalactic invaders, the enemies came in all shapes and sizes. Take a look back at some of the villains who left a lasting legacy of brutality in the first two phases of the MCU!

    Take a look at these terrifying threats 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.

    Obadiah Stane - Marvel's 'Iron Man'

    Obadiah Stane – Marvel’s ‘Iron Man’

    Obadiah Stane – Marvel’s ‘Iron Man’

    A lifelong friend of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and his father, Obadiah Stane (Jeff Bridges) first betrayed Tony by locking him out of his own company. He then stole the Iron Man blueprints and constructed a bigger, badder version of the already powerful suit. Both brain and brawn prove Iron Monger’s power, but it takes more than that to topple Tony.

    Abomination - Marvel's 'Incredible Hulk'

    Abomination – Marvel’s ‘Incredible Hulk’

    Abomination – Marvel’s ‘Incredible Hulk’

    No weapon in Thunderbolt Ross’ (William Hurt) arsenal could take down Hulk (Edward Norton), so he had to create one. With a combination of Super Soldier serum and a few special ingredients, Emily Blonsky (Tim Roth) transformed into a monstrous “Abomination.” This horrific creation remains one of Hulk’s most aggressive adversaries and their brawl leveled city blocks!

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    Frost Giants – Marvel’s ‘Thor’

    Many threats exist in the Nine Realms, but few can compare to the sheer size of the Frost Giants. Add the power of freezing their enemies to their size, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) proves his wisdom by avoiding them unless absolutely necessary, and even when that happens, it takes the diplomacy of Odin (Anthony Hopkins) to settle the dispute.

    Red Skull - Marvel's 'Captain America: The First Avenger'

    Red Skull – Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’

    Red Skull – Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’

    A brilliant tactician and genius scientist, Johann Schmidt (Hugo Weaving) could have become one of the greatest minds the MCU has ever seen. Instead, Schmidt underwent a terrible transformation into the Red Skull, allowing him to form Hydra and plant the seed for the most evil organization in the entire Marvel Universe!

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    Loki – ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’

    First appearing in “Thor,” Loki manipulated friends, family, and Asgardian royalty in hopes of carrying out his plans. Earth’s Mightiest Heroes have only barely managed to contain his villainy and mischief, as his nefarious schemes also permeated Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World.”

    Chitauri – ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’

    Each of the Avengers proved that they could take down a Chitauri warrior in a one-on-one situation, but their endless numbers make these aliens so intimidating! In addition to their numbers, having beasts whose size rival skyscrapers make for unrelenting destruction. Well, unless you have a Hulk to stand up to them.

    Thanos – ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’

    A threat that Earth’s Mightiest Heroes have yet to face head-on, Thanos (Josh Brolin) has limitless resources at his fingertips and he will happily aid anyone hoping to enslave anyone who proves their perseverance! When the Avengers finally clash with the Mad Titan, it will be a battle for the ages.

    Malekith - Marvel's 'Thor: The Dark World'

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

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

    Taking a page from Loki’s playbook, Malekith’s (Christopher Eccleston) villainous legacy comes from his skills as a fiendish plotter, carefully orchestrating schemes to weaken Thor and his family. Once Malekith gains the power of the Aether, the Dark Elf becomes one of Thor’s most destructive adversaries!

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    Ronan – Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

    A descendant of the powerful Kree race, Ronan (Lee Pace) has the advantage of super-strength, agility, and agility. His hammer-like armament, the Universal Weapon, assists in his eradications, and when combined with the Power Stone, it became an asset capable of destroying planets! Luckily, Ronan has no rhythm.

    Ultron – Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

    Tony Stark designed Ultron (James Spader) to help protect the planet. Ultron perverted that benevolent idea into the belief the only way to save the planet involved wiping humans from the face of it. Constantly evolving, adapting, and expanding, Ultron’s vigor rested in his resiliency, his cruelty, and his inhumanity.

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