Marvel Universe didn’t become popular overnight, it was due to the amount of hard work they put in and the introduction of relatable and entertaining superhero movies, but Marvel has much more to offer than just superhero movies.
It started in 1939 as a comic book publisher and in 2009 it was sold to The Walt Disney Company. Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, Thor, Wolverine, and Ant-Man are among the list of many fan-favorite superheroes this company has introduced. It doesn’t matter if you are a fan of comic books or movies, you just need to be a Marvel fan to find these facts interesting.
1) There is a little amphibian named Throg who wields the Frog Mjolnir just like Thor.
2) During the early 90s, Michael Jackson tried to buy Marvel Comics. The reason behind it was that he wanted to star as Spider-Man in his version of the movie.
3) Deadpool, one of Marvel’s most popular characters, was supposed to be a spoof of Deathstroke. The name Wade Wilson was a hilarious reference to his origins and how the character was inspired by DC Comic’s Deathstroke.
4) Venom was created by a fan in 1982 in a contest held by Marvel Comics. Randy Schueller submitted a concept art for a storyline that involved Spider-Man upgrading his suit to all black for stealth purposes.
5) In 1994, Marvel bought the rights for The Men in Black (originally owned by Malibu Comics). This simply means that all films, shows, and video games have been produced by Marvel.
6) The public knew about Tom Holland’s casting as Spider-Man before he did. Holland stated in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres that during his last audition, he was told that they would reveal the final cast the next day. However, six weeks passed and he had not been contacted yet until he discovered he was chosen for the role of Spider-Man through Instagram.
7) Black Widow and Captain America are of the same age. In the comics, she is confirmed to be over 70 years of age.
8) In the Marvel Universe, Wakanda is the most advanced civilization on Earth.
9) Initially, Marvel producers saw Downey Jr’s alcoholic habits as a red flag and believed that he would not be suitable for the role of Tony Stark. It was Jon Favreau’s insisting that helped Robert Downey Jr. getting the role.
10) In the JLA/Avengers crossover comics, the Flash and Quicksilver race against each other on multiple occasions. Flash only had the advantage when he used Speed Force. Quicksilver took a simple victory over the red-suited hero on instances where Flash was not able to use Speed Force.
11) In 1994, importing human figures and toys into the United States became more expensive than non-human figures so to get around this X-Men were labeled as mutants rather than humans to avoid legal issues.
12) Daredevil’s sense of taste is so acute, that he can even tell how many grains of salt are on a pretzel.
13) When the Hulk was first introduced in the comics, he was green-skinned due to a printing error with the four-color printing process.
14) Marvel created a comic book series in the 1970s called ‘What if?’ which focuses on events in the Marvel Universe that might have unfolded if a few key moments in history turned out differently.
15) Tom Holland was not given complete access to the Infinity War script as he is known for accidentally spoiling plots during interviews and on his social media accounts.
16) A storyline shows the X-Men taking Deadpool to a mental hospital for therapy. However, the doctor treating him is Psycho-Man in disguise who attempts to hypnotize Deadpool in order to take control of him. This leaves Deadpool even more mentally unstable and leads on a murderous rampage killing the entire Marvel universe.
17) In the comics, Mr. Immortal, a Marvel superhero, has no other superpower other than immortality.
18) In the Marvel Comics universe, Tony Stark owns area 51.
19) The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley’s trademark haircut was based on the Marvel superhero, Captain Marvel Jr.
20) Marshall Mathers, also known as Eminem, once teamed up with the Punisher in XXL Eminem/Punisher Comic (2009) #1 which was created by Fred Van Lente and Salvador Larroca.
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