The Avengers

In the post-credits scene of 2008’s “Iron Man,” Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) teased that Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) was “part of a bigger universe.” With that single line of dialogue, the nature of superhero films was changed forever, ...

Captain America: Civil War not only single-handedly validates the “shared universe” model of storytelling but is the greatest superhero film of the modern era. I wanted to drop the mic at the beginning so I could back up and explain ...

What was once thought to be impossible is now happening. On Feb. 9, 2015, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marvel Studios announced that Spider-Man will now appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the home of prominent superheroes like Iron Man, Captain ...