Marvel at MARVEL

Join Connor as he talks about some of the newer releases from the Marvel universe.


By Connor Considine

Hello, and welcome back to Marvel at Marvel. This is the one stop shop to find out news about the Marvel universe(s) through the comics, shows, games, and movies. Whether you want to find out more about the movies that are always coming out or you want to expand your reach, please enjoy!

The second and final trailer for “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” released last Sunday during the College Football Playoffs National Championship, featuring a new look at the titular characters and Kang the Conqueror, a frequent figure in the multiverse and timelines, as well as the villain for not only this film, but the main villain of the next two years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While the effects have been criticized by fans, they show an interesting peek into the Quantum Realm that has rarely been seen in past Ant-Man films. The film releases February 17, and will kick off Phase Five of the MCU. And speaking of Football, you can expect to see a trailer for another MCU project, probably “Secret Invasion” or the long awaited season two of “Loki”

“Marvel Snap” is a video game that released not long after our previous article to both critical and commercial success. It is a strategy card game that uses a ton of characters from Marvel Comics, ranging from Spider-Man to Red Skull to even Uncle Ben, where you use their stats and abilities to win. And soon you will get to see Uncle Ben kick the bucket again when you can bet his health in the new Player Versus Player mode, dropping at the end of this month. While you normally bet to see the highest power level you can get, in this mode you can pit the heroes and villains against each other. When looking into this, it came as a surprise that it was not in the game at launch, but at least it will be there soon. The game has been available to play for the past three months now, and you can start for free now, albeit with microtransactions.

While not entirely related to Marvel, James Gunn, director of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” installments in the MCU, has assumed a spot as head of DC Studios following a rocky career at Marvel/Disney. This is not the first time he has left Disney to work with DC, as he was previously brought to work on the Suicide Squad soft reboot (and the HBO Max show “Peacemaker” shortly after) following his firing from Marvel Studios. At DC, he has already made a ton of long term decisions, such as effectively ending the DCEU aside from his own work in it, to the division of many, as well as start development on a new Superman film. But back on the side of Marvel, shortly after he took office at DC permanently, “The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special” released, and he is still working on “The Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3”, scheduled for May 5, ending the current Guardians we have. Very interested in both the end of his Marvel career and his current DC career (especially the DC career).