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Super movies: A look at every Marvel Comics movie

Two decades ago Tuesday, the first big Marvel superhero comic book movie, “X-Men” went into wide release in the U.S. Here’s a look at all 77 feature-length Marvel comics feature films:

A guide to the superhero movies of 2020, from ‘Birds of Prey’ to ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

Warner Bros. and DC Comics are releasing films featuring their two most popular big-screen characters of the moment (Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn), Valiant Comics is finally seeing one of its heroes hit the big screen (Bloodshot), and Venom hopes to best its previous movie’s $856 million worldwide haul in a sequel that looks to be a lot bloodier.

Review: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ is a home run

This is a journey about Peter surrendering to his destiny, leaning in to what it means to be a “superhero” in the wake of the Avengers. If “Into the Spider-Verse” explored all the different ways to be Spider-Man, “Far From Home” dives into the heart of what it means to be hero, a responsibility that isn’t always easy. Good thing Spidey is one of the best.

‘Avengers: Endgame’ is a really big deal – for more reasons than you may think

Thirteen summers ago, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was asked during a relatively small Comic-Con panel whether he could ever see his company’s characters interacting on screen. “Who knows?” Feige teased. “This is a big new experiment for Marvel. But it’s no coincidence that we have the rights to Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Cap” – and right then, before he could finish, he was interrupted by the volume of audience glee and hopeful extrapolation.

Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets

Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox’s entertainment business, putting “Cinderella,” “The Simpsons,” “Star Wars” and “Dr. Strange” under one corporate roof.

‘Captain Marvel’ rockets to historic $153M debut

NEW YORK – “Captain Marvel,” Marvel Studios’ first female-fronted superhero movie, launched with $153 million domestically and $455 million globally, according to studio estimates Sunday, making it one of the biggest blockbusters ever led by a woman. Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers, a character who first debuted in Marvel Comics in 1968, had never before made it into the movies and was previously lesser known than many Marvel heroes. But “Captain Marvel,” which came in at the high end of the Walt Disney Co.’s expectations, ranks as one of Marvel’s most successful character debuts. Only “The Avengers” movies, “Black Panther,” “Captain America: Civil War” and “Iron Man 3” have opened better in the Marvel cinematic universe.

Review: ‘Captain Marvel’ is plucky and pleasing, but also predictable

Academy-award winner Larson is every bit as tough, empowering and even slyly funny as expected, but what’s unfortunately lacking is the unexpected. Even though “Captain Marvel” hits all the right notes, you can’t help but feel like we’ve heard this one before, for better or for worse.

Rotten Tomatoes tweaks audience ratings system to thwart online trolls

In a major change, Rotten Tomatoes will no longer allow users to post audience reviews before a film hits. Users will now have to wait until a movie’s actual release to review and rate a film. The moves are aimed to stem the influence of racist and sexist online trolls who drive down the ratings of movies before they’re released.

Jonah Goldberg: Stan Lee’s work a reflection of his times

Stan Lee, the reinventor of the comic book, died Monday at the ripe old age of 95. Comic books get a bad rap, although not nearly as bad as they used to. There was a time when comic books were the cause of an all-out moral panic. After the release of psychiatrist Fred Wertham’s book “The Seduction of the Innocent” in 1954, the Senate held hearings to grapple with the alleged moral rot of comics, which were supposedly fueling juvenile delinquency and moral degeneracy. Batman and Robin, you see, were secretly gay. Superman was an un-American ersatz fascist.

Stan Lee, creator of superheroes, dies at 95

Stan Lee’s name became synonymous with the company that would become Marvel Comics, which he joined as a teenage assistant and stayed with for much of his adult life.