To help new fans navigate the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we put together a viewing guide for Marvel Studios TV and movies - Phase 1 through Phase 3.
Ben Kendrick is Screen Rant's Managing Editor, head film critic, as well as host of the Screen Rant Underground and Total Geekall podcast. He is a member of the Denver Film Critics Society as well as the Online Film Critics Society - with work referenced, cited, or syndicated on CNN, Wikipedia, Huffington Post, Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB, Yahoo, and Business Insider, among others. A graduate of the New School’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, Ben has been passionate about movies ever since standing in line for a midnight showing of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade when he was eight years-old. Thanks to a background in fiction writing, Ben is drawn to films that make story and character a priority; however, that doesn't stop him from enjoying a range of Hollywood offerings - from blockbuster action flicks to campy so-bad-they're-good B-movies. Visit Ben Kendrick's website for info on his fiction work, follow him on Twitter @benkendrick, subscribe to his (humorous) five guys watch The Bachelor podcast, or contact him directly: ben(at)screenrant(dot)com.
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The Infinity War podcast! We review Avengers 3's biggest surprises, best moments, and problems as well as what to expect in Avengers 4!
We interview Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero on making The Room, adapting the Disaster Artist to film with James Franco, and The Room on Broadway.
The Black Panther podcast! We review the movie, discuss whether or not it's Marvel's best film to date, and how it connects to Avengers: Infinity War.
We review Star Wars - Episode 8: The Last Jedi, the divisive fan response, as well as speculate about what to expect in Star Wars - Episode 9.
[Spoiler] was bitten by a zombie long before The Walking Dead mid-season 8 finale. Here's the scene that sealed the character's fate.
The Walking Dead Mid-Season 8 finale was an explosive episode but when does the show return with its next episode after the holiday break?
If you've missed a few Saw movies, use our complete franchise guide to catch up on every film entry and the series timeline - before seeing Jigsaw!
Tyrion Lannister had an especially sad look on his face on the boat in the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale. Why was he so upset?
UFC Fight Pass servers crashed ahead of the Mayweather Vs McGregor fight - leaving many fans with nowhere to watch. Why isn't Fight Pass working?
Each year at San Diego Comic-Con, fans and reporters declare a 'winner' in the battle for Hall H between Marvel and DC - missing the entire point.
Hot Toys unveils their Justice League Superman collectible - which seems to indicate the Man of Steel will have a brighter suit for his DCEU return.
Amazon is launching an immersive story experience, 'Destination: Dunkirk,' that will take fans into Christopher Nolan's film - via the power of Alexa.
Zac Efron is Eddie Brock in Sony's R-Rated Venom spinoff movie - which could be linked to Tom Holland's MCU Spider-Man after all!
Transformers 5 mini Dinobots have arrived in a pre-Super Bowl show. Get your first look at The Last Knight's baby Strafe, Slug, and Grimlock.
Live by Night is a dense and disorganized movie adaptation in which Ben Affleck covers too much ground for any one story or character to succeed.
A Monster Calls is a beautiful and inspirational depiction of a young person's battle with grief - but that doesn't mean it's for every young person.
As 2016 comes to a close, the Screen Rant editors share their personal Top 5 Favorite Movies of 2016 picks. Find out if your favorites made our lists!
Assassin's Creed is a step in the right direction for video game movies but slick action and beautiful visuals are undercut by a hollow hero story.