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Marvel video reveals comic book influences for Phase 3

Ant-Man and Hawkeye and Black Panther. Pic credit: MarvelMarvel released a new video that showed the comic book influences on big moments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) Phase 3 movies.

Phase 3 of the MCU started with Captain America: Civil War and included Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, and Spider-Man: Far From Home.

While it didn’t include all the homages in Phase 3, it had some great ones.

Captain America: Civil War

There is a scene in Captain America: Civil War where Hawkeye shoots an arrow with Ant-Man on it at Iron Man.

This is a straight pull from a cover of Avengers #223. On that cover, Hawkeye is aiming an arrow with Ant-Man on it. The cover is an iconic one, and the moment was straight from that issue.

Avengers #223
Avengers #223. Pic credit: Marvel

There was a major moment at the end of Captain America: Civil War when Iron Man and Captain America battled tooth and nail.

There was a moment where Iron Man was blasting his repulsor blast at Captain America, and it was deflecting off the shield.

This came from another cover — Civil War #7.

Civil War 7
Civil War 7. Pic credit: Marvel

There was also the end of the battle between Iron Man and Captain America. This ended differently in the movie and the comics. In the movie, Cap took down Iron Man and then left. Cap took down Iron Man in the comics but then surrendered to the police when he saw fear on people’s faces.

Cap vs Iron Man in Civil War 7
Cap vs. Iron Man in Civil War 7

Doctor Strange

There were also a few moments from the Doctor Strange movie. The first came from the comics origin story in Strange Tales #115. The moment was when Strange learned he lost the use of his hands.

That was more of a retelling and not restaging the scene. However, there were two scenes from the movie that was pulled straight from the comics.

The first came from Doctor Strange: The Oath #1 when he was floating over his body in the astral plane. He did the same thing in the movie when Dr. Palmer (Rachel McAdams) was operating on him, and Strange floated over his own body.

Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange: The Omen. Pic credit: Marvel

Strange Tales #138 saw Doctor Strange traveling to the Dark Dimension. Take a look at the image below and see a replica when watching the Doctor Strange movie.

Doctor Strange in Strange Tales
Doctor Strange in Strange Tales. Pic credit: Marvel

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

There is a scene at the start of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 where the team battles a giant beast-like monster.

One of the humorous scenes saw Drax jump into the beast’s mouth to try to cut it open from the inside. That is straight out of the comic books. It should be noted here that the issue indicated in the video is wrong.

It claims it is from Annihilation #1, but the panel is from Annihilation #3.

Drax
Drax in Annihilation #3. Pic credit: Marvel

There is also the post-credit Easter egg of Adam Warlock. This comes from Marvel Premiere #1.

Adam Warlock
Adam Warlock in Marvel Premiere. Pic credit: Marvel

Thor: Ragnarok

There was also a pair of scenes from Thor: Ragnarok.

The first came from Hulk #95, which saw Thor in Sakaar in his gladiator armor. The costume was replicated for his battle with Thor in Thor: Ragnarok.

Hulk in Planet Hulk
Hulk in Planet Hulk. Pic credit: Marvel

The second was a battle of the Valkyries, which showed the battle of the valkyries. This panel came from The Mighty Thor #312.

Valkyries in Thor
Valkyries in Thor. Pic credit: Marvel

Black Panther

If you thought it was weird to see the Black Panther battling a rhino in his movie, that came straight from the comics. The issue was Jungle Action #9.

Black Panther fighting a Rhino
Black Panther fighting a Rhino. Pic credit: Marvel

Finally, the scene where T’Challa went to the casino with Nakia and Okoye was also pulled from the comics, specifically from Black Panther #1.

Black Panther 1
Black Panther #1. Pic credit: Marvel

Check out the video below with the side-by-side comic panels and movie clips.

Most of the movies from the MCU are available for streaming right now on Disney+.

Shawn S. Lealos


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