Ahead of rolling out their 20th film installment next month in Peyton Reed's Ant-Man & The Wasp, Marvel Studios has launched a celebratory website for the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first decade. Debuting in 2008 with Jon Favreau's Iron Man starring Robert Downey Jr., the famed franchise has grown exponentially over the last 10 years, and has shifted the way studios look at making movies - for better or for worse.
Marvel Studios may be skipping their annual San Diego Comic-Con Hall H panel this year, and it won't be for awhile yet that fans learn more about the mysterious Phase 4, but that doesn't mean that there will be downtime for the company. Kevin Feige has previously teased that they have a slew of planned things for the rest of the year to keep the celebratory mood going. While specific details about said surprises are still scant at the moment, unveiling a brand new website for the special occasion is a great start.
In light of the year-long celebration of MCU's first decade, Marvel Studios has launched a commemorative website, MarvelStudios10.com, where fans can go to get the latest scoop with regard to their favorite franchise. The company has also officially released their celebratory character posters themed "More Than A Hero", some of which first emerged online back in February. This time, however, more characters have been added to the roster, including Paul Rudd's Ant-Man and Evangeline Lily's The Wasp. Check some of them out below and head to the website for the complete catalog.
The website also features an official MCU timeline. Unfortunately, it's not the canon timeline which fans have been looking forward to since Spider-Man: Homecoming's infamous snafu, but the release dates of all of their 20 movies (including next month's Ant-Man & The Wasp) thus far. Further, people can buy movie tickets, as well as official Marvel merchandise via the site. Interestingly, despite the hub having an official address, users are technically redirected to a sub-category at Disney's Movie Rewards website, which also has a slew of other House of Mouse properties such as projects from Pixar, Lucasfilm, and the company's in-house brands. Nonetheless, if Marvel Studios continues to work on their new site - hopefully beefing it up with new content like fun trivia and exclusive videos, and perhaps even the much-clamored for official canon timeline - it could easily be a go-to hub for every fan.
Following two smash hits this year - Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War - Marvel Studios is looking to continue the ball rolling with a smaller-scale production in Ant-Man & The Wasp in less than a month, and next March, Brie Larson will take viewers back to the cosmos with Captain Marvel - the first MCU project headlined by a female superhero. Phase 3 will then wrap up with the ultimate culmination of the MCU's last 10 years in Avengers 4.
Source: Marvel Studios
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 05, 2019