Image via screengrab

MCU Rewind: Thor, Marvel’s Make-It or Break-It Moment, Worked Because of Its Shakespearean Street Cred

Every Phase 1 Marvel film represents a huge gamble by the studio, but if they were ever going to fall flat on their faces, it would have been with Thor. (Arguably they did, but we’ll talk about The Dark World later.) What makes this film the linchpin for Phase 1 is that it was the first time that the newly-formed…

--

--

--

Entertainment, culture, politics, essays & lots of Star Wars. Bylines: Comic Years, CBR. Like my work? Buy me a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/O5O0GR

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

When Hairy Met Sadly: The Landmark Romcom’s Best and Worst Men’s Haircuts

Movie Review: Ikiru by Akira Kurosawa

Power of One: Theatre for All

No, Neither Iron Man nor Captain America nor Black Widow Was The Biggest Loss to The MCU

Time and Again

The True Meaning of Home in “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” (1987)

50 Best Black and White Movies in The History of Hollywood

Neo Was Not Originally Envisioned as ‘The One’

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Joshua M. Patton

Joshua M. Patton

Entertainment, culture, politics, essays & lots of Star Wars. Bylines: Comic Years, CBR. Like my work? Buy me a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/O5O0GR

More from Medium

My heart on a silver platter

Coding Within The Music Industry

THE MODERN PERIOD

Is Firstbase.io worth the try?