We are introducing Marvel Mania, the ultimate bracket of all things MCU movies and TV shows!
What’s the greatest Marvel Cinematic Universe movie/TV show ever made? Is it the recent smash-hit at the box office Spider-Man: No Way Home? How about the cultural phenomena that took over television in WandaVision? Or maybe it’s an older classic, like the original Iron Man from 2008 or the first Avengers in 2012. Whatever you think it is, there’s a diverse catalog of properties to choose from, and we need your help deciding which is the best of the best! You can now vote for your favorite MCU movies and shows in our Marvel Mania bracket! For the next two weeks, polls will be posted daily on our social media platforms with matchups between all sorts of different Marvel brands! Vote for your favorite and watch them advance to the next round in this exciting tournament. Happy voting!
Spider-Man: No Way Home opened the door for a whole world of multiversal possibilities for the MCU, but they need to refrain from overdoing it in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
“Spider-Man: No Way Home changed the game in several ways, but arguably the most important was in its deft handling of nostalgia. We all love to be reminded of the things that made us fall in love with a genre, character, or time period, and Hollywood loves to take advantage of that fact, but in 2022, we’ve reached the point where it’s no longer enough to simply say, ‘Hey remember this?'”
Netflix is adapting the famed World War II fiction novel All the Light We Cannot See into a miniseries with Mark Ruffalo and Hugh Laurie joining the cast.
“Anthony Doerr’s novel All the Light We Cannot See takes us through World War II with Marie-Laure Leblanc, a young blind girl living in Paris who must move when the German occupation takes over, and Werner Pfennig, a young German soldier who is recruited for his skill with radios. Alternating their story throughout time by trading off chapter focus, the novel won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction for exploring the history of WWII in a new and visionary way.”
You know him as Batman, but Ben Affleck was also eyed to play DC’s other superhero giant, Superman, at one point in time.
“There are few pop culture stories more fascinating than those about projects that were in development but never happened. George Miller’s Justice League. James Cameron’s Spider-Man. Tim Burton’s Superman. And that last one has an even better origin story than the Man of Steel himself. At one point, it was Kevin Smith’s Superman.”
Emmy-winner Zendaya issues a highly specific content warning to audiences before they begin watching her HBO show Euphoria.
“Before the second season of Euphoria premiered on HBO on January 9, the show’s Emmy-winning star Zendaya took to Instagram to warn fans that the show’s content might be heavier than they were expecting. In the post, Zendaya wrote, ‘I know I’ve said this before, but I do want to reiterate to everyone that Euphoria is for mature audiences. This season, maybe even more so than the last, is deeply emotional and deals with subject matter that can be triggering and difficult to watch. Please only watch it if you feel comfortable. Take care of yourself and know that either way you are still loved and I can still feel your support. All my love, Daya.'”
Admit it, Pokémon Go has distracted you before in the past, but these people took that to another level (and paid the price).
“Louis Lozano and Eric Mitchell, beat cops with a combined 28 years on the job, were found through a 2017 investigation to have ignored a commanding officer’s request for assistance in handling an in-progress robbery at a nearby Macy’s. Rather than respond, the two left the area in the hopes of capturing Snorlaxes and Togetics in Pokémon Go. This decision, caught by the digital in-car video system (DICVS) dash cam, as well as attempts to lie about their actions, ultimately led to the officers’ firing from the LAPD.”