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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is also the post-credit Easter egg of Adam Warlock. This comes from Marvel Premiere #1.
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.
The second was a battle of the Valkyries, which showed the battle of the valkyries. This panel came from The Mighty Thor #312.
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.
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.
Check out the video below with the side-by-side comic panels and movie clips.
Our first in a two-part series, look back at the comic inspiration behind major moments from Phase 3 of the MCU! pic.twitter.com/NNmfgVN0UG
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) January 18, 2021
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