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College Course on Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Ladies and gentlemen of the books, check your course listings, for instead of Chemistry you could be earning credit for studying the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Right now you have to be a student at the University of Baltimore, but if you are look for “Media Genres: Media Marvels” at registration, you and your fellow classmates will soon be exploring Marvel’s modern movie legacy together. The course is believed to be the first of its kind in the country.

According to the press release for the course, “you will scrutinize the intricately plotted world of Marvel films—the Iron Man, Thor and Captain America series, characters from the Avengers, and now the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, which is widely expected to be the highest grossing film of 2014 [and] examine how Marvel’s series of interconnected films and television shows, plus related media and comic book sources and Joseph Campbell’s monomyth of the “hero’s journey,” offer important insights into modern culture.”

“One thing we’ll do is dive into the impact of the Guardians of the Galaxy film, which proved two things: Mainstream movie audiences are not remotely tired of superhero movies; and Marvel Studios can now release a sci-fi adventure that actually features talking trees and raccoons,” said course instructor Arnold T. Blumberg, D.C.D. ’04, an adjunct faculty member in UB’s Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences. “It’s not that they’re getting away with it—they’ve created a universe in which fans completely accept these developments, and they’re ready for even more.”
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New Extended Trailer from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

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If you weren’t able to make it out to the 17 minute IMAX preview of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, you really missed out. Consider yourself lucky that you won’t have to wait until August 1st to see some of the footage from that special event. Marvel and Disney have released the new trailer that has a ton of new footage from the film. It’s the same preview we saw at the end of the 17 minutes.

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This makes it a lot clearer that GotG is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe,. which I think will help attract a lot of Marvel Avenger fans who just want to see what’s up.

Full plot synopsis below the jump:

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Marvel Confirms Peyton Reed as New Ant-Man Director

A little over two weeks after announcing they were parting ways with director Edgar Wright on “Ant-Man,” Marvel has announced his replacement. Peyton Reed will be helming the film, which is already in pre-production. Reed is best known for directing the comedies “The Break-Up” with… Read More »Marvel Confirms Peyton Reed as New Ant-Man Director

Marvel’s Agent Carter Coming to ABC

With the news that Disney has renewed ABC’s hit show Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD for a second season came this other juicy tidbit. Agent Carter, the show that would tell the story of the founding of the organization known as SHIELD, would also get a… Read More »Marvel’s Agent Carter Coming to ABC

Assembling A Marvel Universe

Last night we got to step back and see where the Marvel Cinematic Universe started and where it is headed (including teaser footage from “Ant-Man”, which will be the beginning of “Phase 3”). So, how do 12 movies, 5 short films and a TV show… Read More »Assembling A Marvel Universe

The Marvel Cinematic Universe Timeline

It’s been obvious for sometime that the latest Marvel films all tie together into a coherent universe. But it’s not immediately obvious how closely arranged all the events are. The folks at Film Buff Online have compiled a timeline of events that takes all the… Read More »The Marvel Cinematic Universe Timeline