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Hulk and Thor’s Marvel feud may be over for good, at least for now. 

It’s a question that everyone asks: “Which one would win?” This is why we’re going to spend a whole week talking about debates that have shaped comics, movies, TV, and games. They can be good or bad. Prepare yourself for Polygon’s “Who Would Win Week,” which starts next week. 

Who is the best Avenger? 

This is what happens in the first few pages of 1965’s Journey Into Mystery #112. Marvel’s thunder god comes down from the sky to break up what looks like a riot about to start between two groups of angry, yelling young people. As Thor thinks, “Those young people seem to be arguing about who is stronger, the Hulk or myself.” 

It’s a question that everyone asks: “Which one would win?” This is why we’re going to spend a whole week talking about debates that have shaped comics, movies, TV, and games. They can be good or bad. Prepare yourself for Polygon’s “Who Would Win Week,” which starts next week. 

There was “The Epic Battle of the Age!” on the cover of #112. This is the Mighty Thunder God against the Incredible Hulk! It’s here! You’ve been waiting for this battle for a long time. However, it isn’t clear if fans had been waiting for the fight, or if that was just another example of Stan Lee’s overblown hyperbole. As a co-stars of the Avengers, the two met for the first time three years before the comic book issue came out, and the issue came out just one year after they met for the first time. Even though the fight between Thor and the Hulk was already a big deal, Marvel wanted to cash in on it. 

Things are, Thor and the Hulk don’t make sense as friends. They don’t come from the same subgenre. One is a character in science fiction, and the other is a character in mythology or the supernatural. Any fight between the two should be over in seconds because one of them is very strong, and the other is very strong, can fly, and can change the weather. After all, Marvel has tried for a long time to convince fans that they want the same thing as those teens in 1965 did. A new fight between Thor and Hulk is coming in a few weeks. 

This happened: “Hulk vs. Thor” is one of Marvel’s best-known fights, no matter how weird, tenuous, or pointless these fights get. 

EPIC BATTLE FOR THE AGES! 

Most of the creators seem to know how silly the whole thing is, and they play into it. When Bruce Banner and Donald Blake’s alter egos fight each other in Defenders #10, the fight ends in a stalemate. The two wrestle each other to a standstill for more than an episode of Game of Thrones. 

“For ten minutes, they hold their pose, each struggling futilely to change the status quo,” says Steve Englehart, who reads the book. For twenty minutes, they can hold on to things. For thirty minutes! An hour! Both of them don’t seem to be tired at all. Their fight is eventually broken up by other heroes who show up. 

A single wrestling hold is all that the Defenders fight comes down to. As in Journey Into Mystery #112, Thor vs. Hulk is framed as a question of pure strength, just like that. It’s the only way for the rivalry to last longer than a few panels, and it’s been a common theme in early attempts to explore and exploit fans’ desire to see the two fight. Creative teams were always trying to figure out how to bring Thor down to Hulk’s level so that they could fight. 

The first Hulk vs. Thor fights show how Thor is tricked into giving up his advantages. To prove his strength, he asks Odin to take the magic out of his hammer, the Hulk blackmails him into throwing the hammer away, or his honor is betrayed in any way other than through natural strength. 

During the last fight between Thor and the Hulk, his father Odin cut his powers down to make it more interesting. This is what he said in Incredible Hulk #255. (1981). The Incredible Hulk #255 is out now. Image by Bill Mantlo, Sal Buscema, and Marvel Comics. 

Angry Hulk: “Thor is nothing! Hammer strong, not Thor! He says, “Put down the hammer! I’ll show you!” Thor #385: (1987). Thor #385 was drawn by Jim Shooter, Stan Lee, and Eric Larsen for Marvel Comics. In 1981’s Incredible Hulk #255, Thor says, “If we seemed even, it was only because I had asked for a favor from my noble father, the all-seeing Odin, lord of Asgard, so that I could face you for five minutes without my uru hammer in a test of muscle against muscle… sinew against sinew!” He doesn’t sound very convincing. Our fight back then was not clear-cut. 

Thor, you’re right. Anything that makes you feel better. In 1987’s The Mighty Thor #385, the Hulk yells, “Thor is nothing! I don’t care who you are! I don’t care who you are!” Hammer, not Thor, is strong. He says, “Put down the hammer! I’ll show you!” 

This dynamic, which is part defense, part sibling rivalry, and all machismo, has been so effective that it has spread across different media. The Incredible Hulk TV show from the 1970s was brought back as a TV movie in 1988. The Incredible Hulk Returns brought Thor along for the ride. In 2017, Thor: Ragnarok was Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo’s best MCU movie yet, rearranging their characters into a bickering, frenemy-like duo more like their comic book relationship. It was also more comedic and more handsome, but that’s what audiences expect from the MCU at this point. Hulk vs. Thor, a direct-to-DVD animated movie, came out in 2009. People who are fans of either Thor or the Hulk are likely to have seen them fight at some point or another, even if they haven’t seen it yet. 

So, what is it about Thor and Hulk that makes fans and creators keep coming back to the show? 

It’s not clear why the titans fight again and again. 

“I think the most important thing is that they give each other someone they can truly unleash,” says Wil Moss, who edits both Hulk and Thor for Marvel. He knows because he does that job right now. “Both characters are so powerful that in most fights, either they have to hold back a little bit, or the story has to make them do something that makes them less powerful. Either way, they win the fight quickly.” A big part of what makes a Hulk vs. Thor fight so exciting is that you know these two won’t be able to hold back and it will be a fight that you’ll remember for a long time.” 

Moss has been thinking a lot about the subject recently: what to do with the world It will be out next month, and it’s called Hulk vs. Thor: Banner of War Alpha #1. It’s a one-shot story that sets the stage for a crossover between the two comics that will run until June. If you read the title, you know it’s going to be another fight between the two characters. Moss says there’s more going on than just three months of non-stop fighting. 

On the cover of Hulk vs. Thor: Banner of War Alpha 1 #1, Thor’s hammer is filled with electricity as he swings it at an angry Hulk (2022). The image is from Marvel Comics. As he says, “Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of fights in this story.” In this story, there are a lot of twists and turns. They really change the dynamic between them! 

Moss also says that this fight will be the first time in more than 50 years that there will be a clear winner, which hasn’t happened before. No, they won’t be able to find out until now. The editor is being careful not to give away any spoilers. In this case, “writer Donny Cates and artist Martin Coccolo are working on a very surprising but ultimately satisfying answer to the question, that’s all I’m going to say.” 

The end, then, may be near after more than 50 years of uncertainty and confusion, giving everyone in both the Marvel universe and the real world the peace of mind they need to move on to more important things. If Victor Von Doom does not step down as leader of Latvia, could Marvel’s United Nations work together to put economic sanctions on the country? There are real gods in the Avengers. How could anyone in Marvel be an atheist when there are real gods in the Avengers? It’s also important to note that Mr. Fantastic is more stretchy than Ms. Marvel.

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Doctor Strange 2 : Scarlet Witch vs. Strange Deleted Fight Scene – FanArt

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness stunned fans straight away by revealing that the Scarlet Witch will be the film’s principal adversary. This res

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness stunned fans straight away by revealing that the Scarlet Witch will be the film’s principal adversary. This resulted in some really fantastic battle sequences between the MCU’s two most powerful magic-wielders, but there’s been a lot of talk about more of it appearing in deleted scenes.

The majority of that attention has been focused on the sequel’s abandoned opening scene, in which Wanda Maximoff would have killed Earth-616’s Baron Mordo. She would have decapitated him and gave Strange the severed head when they first met at the farm, leaving little mistake about who Strange would face during Doctor Strange 2.

Over the last several months, concept art has also hinted more deleted sequences, including a flashback to Strange losing his sister at the lake and a tease showing the wicked Nightmare in action. Fans can now see more deleted Scarlet Witch action, which would have pitted her against Strange once again early in the Multiversal sequel.

Doctor Strange 2’s Deleted Scarlet Witch Battle Illustrator David Allcock released a collection of storyboard drawings including a previously uncovered deleted sequence from Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness through Twitter user @itsjustanx. This scenario would have pitted Doctor Strange against the Scarlet Witch as Strange and America Chavez jumped across the Multiverse after leaving Kamar-Taj.

Strange uses his magic to free Chavez from the Scarlet Witch’s grasp while Chavez opens one of her star portals.

New Doctor Strange 2 Art Reveals Deleted Scarlet Witch vs. Strange Fight

The scene when Chavez falls through with the blue light from her portal around her in-frame seems very similar to what appeared in the final cut of the film.

New Doctor Strange 2 Art Reveals Deleted Scarlet Witch vs. Strange Fight

It would have had the Scarlet Witch really pursue Strange and Chavez into the star gate, employing images similar to those seen before when the villain was pushing through mirrors.

New Doctor Strange 2 Art Reveals Deleted Scarlet Witch vs. Strange Fight

Along with Wanda pursuing the heroic team, they would have encountered other demons while traversing the Multiverse. There was even a chance they’d run across one of the more sinister Strange Variants, akin to how Earth-616’s good doctor confronted Sinister Strange at the conclusion of the narrative.

New Doctor Strange 2 Art Reveals Deleted Scarlet Witch vs. Strange Fight

As the Scarlet Witch pursued Strange and Chavez, she would release more of her actual power, which she had garnered while delving into the pages of the Darkhold.

New Doctor Strange 2 Art Reveals Deleted Scarlet Witch vs. Strange Fight

In her chase, the villain would have seized Chavez by the wrist, however it’s uncertain whether the action would have progressed as it did in the final edit of Doctor Strange 2.

New Doctor Strange 2 Art Reveals Deleted Scarlet Witch vs. Strange Fight

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New Doctor Strange 2 Art Reveals Deleted Scarlet Witch vs. Strange Fight

With Doctor Strange 2 clocking in at little over two hours, it’s hardly unexpected that so many deleted scenes and concept art have been published now that the film has come and gone. This sequence would have certainly added a couple of minutes to the running length, although it’s unclear whether it would have come with the universe-jumping scene or taken its place entirely.

Furthermore, given Marvel’s vast history, this deleted battle has some resemblance to another sequence seen by fans in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok, which starred Thor, Loki, and Hela. This three got into a similar brawl when Loki summoned the Bifrost to transport him and Thor to Asgard, prompting Hela to leap in and fling them over the rainbow bridge into the uncharted realms of space.

In the end, it looks that this confrontation between Doctor Strange and the Scarlet Witch was never even pre-visualized, since this is the first time fans have seen this scene shown in public. While it would have undoubtedly provided another fantastic combat scene to the already packed film, leaving it out maintained some of the emphasis on Strange and America as they began their first journey across the Multiverse.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now available to watch on Disney+.

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Spider-Man: No Way Home Extended Cut Trailer Is Now Available

Spider-Man: No Way Home, the third-highest-grossing MCU film ever, is poised to return to cinemas across the globe in the coming weeks. Sony and Marvel are

Spider-Man: No Way Home, the third-highest-grossing MCU film ever, is poised to return to cinemas across the globe in the coming weeks. Sony and Marvel are preparing to send fans back to the MCU’s first real Multiversal event, “The More Fun Stuff Version,” when Tom Holland’s third and largest solo Spidey trip takes a second run on the big screen.

The extended edit of No Way Home will feature 11 minutes of material that did not make the initial theatrical release in December 2021, according to reports. More material starring Charlie Cox’s “very smart lawyer,” Matt Murdock, as well as other exchanges with Holland and the two other Spider-Men, portrayed by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, are possible.

The advertising tour for the new No Way Home extended cut began with a new poster that included all three Spider-Men, as well as all five villains and a scattering of supporting characters. This promotional tour now continues with a new trailer for the film, however it doesn’t exactly include any…new stuff.

New Trailer for No Way Home Extended Cut

Watch: Spider-Man: No Way Home Extended Cut Trailer Released

Sony Pictures has published a 30-second clip for Spider-Man: No Way Home’s theatrical re-release, which begins on August 31 in Indonesia.

Surprisingly, despite the promise that fresh material would be added in this edit, this teaser has no new footage.

The commercial focuses mostly on Peter’s struggles with the film’s five Multiversal antagonists, including Happy Hogan’s phone conversation in which he asks Peter who they are all. The closing scene of the teaser depicts Peter leaping into fight against the criminals, with the other two Spider-Men cut out, but the Lizard is still hit by the air, exactly as he was in the second trailer.

The whole trailer is available below:

Sony is back with another Spider-Man trailer.

Sony Pictures rocketed to the top of the entertainment business with the original release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, despite a difficult couple of years of releases. The studio had its most successful film ever, shattering box office records and generating over $2 billion in its first run.

Despite the hype for the “More Fun Stuff Version,” Sony made no attempt to tease anything new that would be presented in this new edit of the threequel. The studio didn’t even bother to replace the scene of all three Spider-Men leaping into fight on the Statue of Liberty, instead settling for the error-filled picture in which the Lizard is assaulted by a secret figure.

Regardless of these gaffes, anticipation is growing for what Sony and Marvel have in store with material not included in the initial December 2021 edit. And, if nothing else, the threequel is still one of the most popular superhero films in history, which should be plenty to entice fans to return to the big screen a few more times.

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Marvel’s Biggest Multiverse Reveal Is Wasted

This article contains Edge of Spider-Verse #2 spoilers.Marvel Comics squandered their most significant multiverse disclosure. Multiverses may be trendy rig

This article contains Edge of Spider-Verse #2 spoilers.

Marvel Comics squandered their most significant multiverse disclosure. Multiverses may be trendy right now, but Marvel Comics has been using the notion for decades. The finest multiverse tales allow you to ponder the question “What If…?” – to picture universes where heroes were beaten instead of triumphing, planets were broken, or entire new champions created. Sometimes these “What If…?” tales help to establish concepts that will ultimately make their way into the regular comic book narrative, and maybe even into the movies themselves. In the comics, Jane Foster initially appeared as Thor.

Edge of Spider-Verse #2 features “A Single Thread,” a short narrative by Dan Slott and Paco Medina that has just been used to change the history and nature of the entire Marvel world. The universe started untold billions of years ago, long after the ancient Elder Gods were expelled, according to Edge of Spider-Verse #2. Gaea and Oshtur started producing new gods and demigods, and they entrusted the construction of the universe to the early spider-goddess Neith. She fashioned the Web of Life and Destiny, which is centered on Earth-001. Finally, the Spider-hidden Verse’s genesis has been exposed.

Marvel has just rewritten the structure of the whole multiverse.

It’s odd, though, that Marvel practically squandered such a big disclosure. The real nature of the universe is introduced in what seems to be a tangent or side-story to the main event, rather than in a large ” event ” issue with a great amount of hype behind it. This choice is even more astounding considering the importance of multiverses in popular culture, and Marvel Comics’ own multiverse is now serving as inspiration for the MCU’s. Spider-Man: No Way Home, like the comics, has established spider-characters as prominent players in the universe.

Marvel Wastes Its Biggest Multiverse Reveal

To be fair to Marvel, Edge of Spider-Verse #2 does have some backstory. The first Edge of Spider-Verse miniseries debuted with the original Spider-Verse storyline in 2014, and its second issue featured the famous Spider-Gwen. Marvel may have decided to make the second issue of this new Edge of Spider-Verse miniseries seem just as important – but if so, the comic book publisher could have pushed it more aggressively.

It’s enthralling to discover the real genesis and nature of the MCU’s cosmos. The important issue is whether it will survive much longer; this tie-in is tied with the End of the Spider-Verse event, implying that the multiverse’s laws are going to be altered. Marvel’s universe has been defined, but it may not last.

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