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Traveling in Style

Doctor Strange 2 Easter egg could reveal Fantastic Four's time-travel twist

The appearance of Reed Richards isn’t the only evidence of the Fantastic Four in the multiverse.

MCU

Doctor Strange 2 director just revealed a huge Fantastic Four casting spoiler

John Krasinski’s MCU future may not be as clear as fans think.

But Wait, there's more

Doctor Strange 2 post-credits scene fixes one obnoxious Marvel problem

A lost art, finally revived.

Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange 2 producer reveals a genius Easter egg that everyone missed

Wanda’s influence is everywhere.

MCU

Fantastic Four movie leak reveals an exciting update on the MCU reboot

New information on the upcoming Marvel movie could reveal how it connects to the cinematic universe.

MCU

Marvel leak reveals Wanda Maximoff’s unexpected MCU return

Wanda Maximoff’s return may already be in the works.

MCU

Marvel leak may reveal a mind-blowing House of Harkness cameo

It was Agatha all along...

MCU

Fantastic Four movie leak reveals a disappointing timeline update

One of the most anticipated Marvel movies still needs a director.

MCU

Doctor Strange 2 Disney Plus release date is sooner than you think

The Multiverse of Madness will enter your homes this month.

The Inverse Interview

Here’s why Stranger Things’ Vecna reminds you of Game of Thrones’ Night King

Makeup artist Barrie Gower reveals the process behind fantasy’s most notorious monsters.

Entertainment

Loki Season 2 could solve Marvel's biggest Phase 4 dilemma, writer reveals

Loki head writer teases that the events of Multiverse of Madness may be observed through a TVA monitor.

Retrospective

38 years ago, Marvel made a shameless cash grab — and told its greatest story ever

It was supposed to sell action figures. It became so much more.

MCU

Marvel leak reveals Avengers 5’s original planned release date and plot

Secret Wars would have happened sooner than you think...

Love and Thunder

Thor 4 trailer Easter egg reveals a surprising multiverse connection to Doctor Strange 2

Zeus isn’t the only notable being who pops up in the latest Thor: Love and Thunder teaser.

Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange 2 leak reveals axed Daniel Craig cameo

The massive Multiverse of Madness cameo that almost was.

Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange 2 special poster reveals a terrifying deleted scene

Marvel removed a lot from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but one of those deleted scenes survives here.

No Way Home
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Thor: Love and Thunder leaks reveal an unexpected Venom connection

The MCU is about to get... goopy?

Entertainment

Morbius post-credits explained: How Sony's Spider-Man spinoff mangles Marvel's multiverse [Spoilers]

Morbius has lofty and baffling connections to the MCU.

Dude, Where's My Crescent?

Moon Knight is a brilliant rebuttal of Marvel's most pervasive trend

What's the deal with Oscar Isaac's accent? It might be more important than you think.

The Inverse Interview

How the ‘Everything Everywhere’ directors explore the multiverse in ways Marvel cannot

The filmmaking duo Daniels evolve in their exploration of the multiverse with Hong Kong icon Michelle Yeoh in 'Everything Everywhere All at Once.'

No Way Home

Spider-Man: No Way Home theory sets up a powerful Doctor Strange 2 cameo

Is there anyone who still remembers Peter Parker?

Dare to Dream

Disney+’s rumored Daredevil reboot is more important than you think

Matt Murdock is stepping from the shadows to the spotlight.

Trailer Park

When will the Thor: Love and Thunder trailer come out? It’s sooner than you think

When can we expect to see Asgard again?

Trust issues

Is Deadpool in 'Doctor Strange 2'? Ryan Reynolds reveals a concerning update

Marvel's resident smart aleck is apparently not due for another movie appearance.

Entertainment

10 years ago, Michael B. Jordan made a surprisingly influential superhero thriller

“I am an apex predator.”

No Way Home

Spider-Man 3's script reveals a twist on Peter and MJ's ending

There’s more going on in one No Way Home scene than you think.

MCU

Spider-Man: No Way Home concept art reveals Mysterio almost fought Doctor Strange

Did Quentin Beck survive Far From Home?

The Gutter

Why introducing the X-Men in 'Doctor Strange 2' is... madness

Oscar Bait

Spider-Man: No Way Home doesn't deserve an Oscar — but another Marvel movie does

No Way Home was a great movie, but maybe it doesn’t need any Oscar to stay great.

Spider-Verse

How Andrew Garfield can solve Sony’s biggest Spider-Man problem

What might have seemed impossible two months ago no longer does.

Entertainment

Huge Spider-Man: No Way Home theory changes the future of the Avengers

Spider-Man may have lost everything, but he may not have lost everyone.

The Gutter

Six changes Tom Holland's next Spider-Man trilogy needs to make

Surely, Peter Parker's not going anywhere.

What If...?
Love and Thunder

Thor 4 trailer Easter egg reveals a surprising multiverse connection to Doctor Strange 2

Zeus isn’t the only notable being who pops up in the latest Thor: Love and Thunder teaser.

Entertainment

Every cameo in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness explained

Some faces you'll recognize. Some you probably won’t. Here’s how to identify them all.

Multiverse of Madness

The one surprising Marvel movie you need to watch before Doctor Strange 2

Forget Doctor Strange and WandaVision...

Multiverse of Madness

'Doctor Strange 2' leaks reveal a mind-blowing multiversal cameo

'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' already has some wild cameos from across the Marvel universe, but this latest leak blows them all away.

What Next?

'Doctor Strange 2' trailer: Every 'What If?' Easter egg revealed in 'Multiverse of Madness'

The 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' Super Bowl trailer had many blink-and-you'll-miss-it references to Marvel's animated multiverse show, 'What If...?'

Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange 2’s new poster reveals a shocking What If? Easter egg

Multiverse of Madness is bringing back one of What If…?’s best variants.

Entertainment

Doctor Strange 2 leak continues an upsetting but necessary Marvel tradition

Doctor Strange has an enemy in Multiverse of Madness, but it’s not who fans think it should be.

Scene Stealers 2021

Marvel’s most surprising variant needs a Disney+ spinoff ASAP

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Look: 12 incredible new Marvel shows coming to Disney+

Marvel just revealed a ton of new live-action and animated series currently in development. Let’s take a closer look.

Binge Watcher

How 'What If's ending sets up a major Marvel Phase 4 cameo

Watch out, Kang.

Inverse Codex

Everything we know about 'What If?' Season 2

Everything you need to know about the second season of Marvel’s multiversal series.

Binge Watcher

'What If?' Episode 9 sets up a major 'Avengers 5' crossover

The 'What If?' Season 1 finale introduces a new superhero team with the formation of the Guardians of the Multiverse.

Binge Watcher

What If ending explained: What's next for Captain Carter, the Watcher, and more?

Season 1 is over, but these characters are far from done.

Into the Multiverse

'Doctor Strange 2' leaks just made 'What If' required viewing for one reason

The Doctor Strange sequel may feature more than its fair share of What If...? Easter eggs.

Binge Watcher

What If? Episode 9 release date, premiere time, plot, trailer, and Disney+ schedule

The first season of Marvel’s What If…? comes to an end this week.

Binge Watcher

What If Episode 8 Easter egg reveals a mind-blowing Star Wars connection

Did What If just create a shared Star Wars-Marvel multiverse?

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Mischief Managed

Loki Season 2 release date may be sooner than you think, new report reveals

The next chapter in the God of Mischief’s story is, finally, being written.

MCU

'Loki' Season 2 spoiler confirms the return of a fan-favorite Marvel character

Production on 'Loki' Season 2 has begun, and one cast member confirmed that their beloved TVA employee will return.

Entertainment

Loki Season 2 could solve Marvel's biggest Phase 4 dilemma, writer reveals

Loki head writer teases that the events of Multiverse of Madness may be observed through a TVA monitor.

Varying Authority

Loki Season 2 departure casts doubt on the MCU show’s future

Where does Loki’s soul lie?

Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange 2 leak reveals a disappointing update for Marvel’s most important show

Multiverse of Madness may not be as connected to Loki as some Marvel fans think.

Mischief Managed

Loki Season 2 could set up one Avengers 5 plot, Tom Hiddleston hints

Just a “temporary torchbearer,” eh?

Mischief Managed

Loki Season 2 could arrive sooner than you think, report reveals

Glorious.

Multiverse of Madness

'Doctor Strange 2' trailer Easter egg may confirm a major 'Loki' connection

Will Wanda cross paths with the TVA in this year’s Doctor Strange sequel?

Inverse Codex

Loki Season 1 release date, cast, plot, and trailer for the Disney+ show

Next stop, multiverse. Here’s everything to know about the first season of the Trickster God’s Disney+ show.

Scene Stealers 2021

The most brilliant sci-fi character of 2021 needs a Marvel spinoff ASAP

Scene Stealers 2021

MCU's shocking villain debut in 'Loki' is one of 2021's best TV moments

Blurring barriers between TV and film, 'Loki' stunned MCU fans with the early debut of Jonathan Majors' 'Ant-Man' villain, Kang the Conqueror.

MCU

'Spider-Man: No Way Home's multiverse reveals a huge problem facing Marvel

Does anyone at Marvel Studios understand where this multiverse story is going? Here’s why there’s reason to be concerned after 'Spider-Man: No Way Home.'

Bullseye

How 'Hawkeye' learned from 'Loki' and 'Falcon’s biggest mistakes

You get the best of both worlds from this Disney+ series.

Galaxy Brain

New Star Wars movie leak reveals Kevin Feige’s surprising director choice

Is one Marvel director heading from the multiverse to a galaxy far, far away?

Kang Who Remains

'Avengers: Endgame' theory fixes the biggest 'Loki' plot hole

Let chaos reign.

The Big Kang Theory

Eternals theory reveals Kang’s time-defying next appearance

“He Who Remains” may not be all who remains.

Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Hello there

Obi-Wan Kenobi just stole a trick from Marvel — and changed Star Wars for the better

Disney's two biggest streaming franchises aren't as similar as you might think...

Entertainment

Doctor Strange 2 theory completely changes 3 major Marvel scenes

The sequel to Doctor Strange confirms that dreams are windows into the multiverse. What does that mean for characters like Bucky, Shang-Chi, and the Punisher?

Wakanda Forever

Black Panther 2 may include a surprise Avengers cameo, MCU star reveals

Could Sam Wilson make a trip to Wakanda?

Time Heist

Disney+'s accidental "censorship" exposes a huge Marvel problem

Who guards the guardians of our planet?

Scene Stealers 2021

Scene stealers: The 30 best TV characters of 2021, ranked

Inverse spotlights the side characters we fell in love with this year.

Scene Stealers 2021

The MCU's unseen racist history was unmasked with a Black Captain America

With gruff breaths and an Alabama drawl, actor Carl Lumbly embodies the dark, bleak history of superheroes in Marvel's 'Falcon and the Winter Soldier.'

Scene Stealers 2021

MCU's most relatable villain stole the dance floor, and the show, in 2021

Daniel Brühl's return to the MCU in 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' is remembered for thoughtful critiques of the MCU itself -- and awesome dance moves.

Bullseye

How 'Hawkeye' learned from 'Loki' and 'Falcon’s biggest mistakes

You get the best of both worlds from this Disney+ series.

The Newest Avenger

Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer ruins the best part of Falcon and Winter Soldier

We need to talk about the fetishization of Captain America in the post-Endgame MCU.

Did nothing wrong

'What If…?' Episode 2 uses Thanos to fix this huge MCU problem

Even the worst supervillains could use some help.

Opinion

Marvel’s most offensive habit threatens the future of the entire MCU

Marvel and DC have a history of taking advantage of the people who create their characters. That could backfire in a huge way.

Mischief Managed

Loki has radically changed the MCU in one unexpected way

The Disney+ series redefines Marvel’s Phase 4 — and no, we’re not talking about the multiverse.

Mischief Managed

Loki concept art reveals a deleted MCU cameo

A certain Guardian was seen in line at the TVA.

Mischief Managed

Loki Season 2 can fix Marvel’s biggest TV problem with one simple trick

Marvel’s Disney+ shows are already in a rut. Loki Season 2 might be the solution.

Mischief Managed

'Loki' proves that Marvel needs to ditch the oldest plot cliché in the book

The twist ending of 'Loki' episode 6 was thrilling. But isn’t this trick getting old? Here's why Marvel is relying on some pretty sloppy writing and has no signs of letting up.

Thunderbolts

‘Black Widow’ Easter egg may confirm an electrifying ‘Avengers 5’ theory

A storm is coming to the MCU in the form of the Thunderbolts. Here's how Black Widow sets the stage for this super-team to strike.

WandaVision
Billy All Along?

Agatha: House of Harkness leak reveals a character crucial to Avengers 5

It was [spoilers] all along.

MCU

Marvel finally explains Avengers: Endgame's biggest unsolved mystery

It all makes sense now.

MCU

Marvel leak may reveal a mind-blowing House of Harkness cameo

It was Agatha all along...

Hello there

Obi-Wan Kenobi just stole a trick from Marvel — and changed Star Wars for the better

Disney's two biggest streaming franchises aren't as similar as you might think...

Entertainment

Doctor Strange 2 deleted scene reveals a shocking death we never saw

The snippet would have explained what happened to Earth-616's Karl Mordo and would’ve resolve the first Doctor Strange post-credits scene.

Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange 2 Easter egg solves a classic MCU mystery

You probably missed this one...

Agatha All Along, Again

Doctor Strange 2 just quietly fixed the most annoying part of WandaVision

The multiverse explains a confusing cameo.

Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange 2 theory explains one Avenger's glaring absence

Here’s why Vision doesn’t exist in Marvel’s Earth-838 reality.

Appointment TV

Doctor Strange 2 finally disproves the MCU fandom's most annoying myth

When did movies become homework?

Op-Ed

Doctor Strange 2 fails its female leads in two crucial ways

The film doesn't fully understand what to do with Wanda Maximoff and America Chavez.

Entertainment

Every cameo in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness explained

Some faces you'll recognize. Some you probably won’t. Here’s how to identify them all.

Strange Days

'Doctor Strange 2' leak could be bad news for X-Men fans

A potential leak seems to imply that Professor X is not portrayed favorably in 'Doctor Strange 2.' Should X-Men fans be worried?

Multiverse of Madness

New Doctor Strange 2 trailer brings two future Avengers back to the MCU

Two important WandaVision characters are coming back in Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange sequel.

Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange 2 Easter egg may confirm a cosmic villain’s role in the MCU

The God of Chaos’ MCU debut may be just around the corner.

No More Multiverse

'Doctor Strange 2' theory reveals 'House of M' already happened in the MCU

An epic breakdown of the Multiverse of Madness trailer could spell out Wanda Maximoff's true plan.

Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange 2 trailer theory solves a major Scarlet Witch mystery

Stephen Strange may not be the only character who meets their variants in Multiverse of Madness.

Embiggen!

Who is Red Dagger? Meet Ms. Marvel's first real sidekick (and first kiss)

The Red Dagger has entered the MCU. But how will it complicate Kamala’s personal life?

Entertainment

Marvel’s Kevin Feige teases a fix for Phase 4’s biggest problem

The MCU is a franchise built on expectations for the future, but Phase 4 hasn’t had any of it. Did Kevin Feige just promise relief?

Inverse Codex

Marvel XCOM release date, trailer, and leaks for the Firaxis game

Here's everything we know about Firaxis Games' rumored Marvel game.

Retrospective

15 years ago, Fox made the best Fantastic Four movie ever — it still stunk

The last gasp for pre-MCU superhero movies is better than you remember.

Embiggen!

Ms. Marvel Episode 2 release date, time, plot, cast, trailer, and schedule for the Disney Plus series

How will the world’s biggest Avengers nerd deal with having her own superpowers?

SGF 2022

8 marvelous moments from the new Midnight Suns trailer

New heroes and villains join the mix

Embiggen!

Ms. Marvel’s new powers diminish a crucial part of Kamala Khan’s character

The new Disney+ series makes some questionable changes to its source material.

Streaming 101

Ms. Marvel release date, time, plot, cast, trailer, and Disney Plus schedule

Marvel’s shapeshifting Muslim superhero scores her own live-action TV show.

MCU

Doctor Strange 2 Disney Plus release date is sooner than you think

The Multiverse of Madness will enter your homes this month.

MCU

Thor: Love and Thunder runtime: Chris Hemsworth shares a major update

Could the Thor sequel be one of the shortest Marvel movies?

The Inverse Interview

'Moon Knight' star on becoming Scarlet Scarab and her dream Marvel team-up

May Calamawy plays the MCU’s first Egyptian hero. She’s just getting started.

Spoiler-Free

Does Doctor Strange 2 have a post-credits scene? Here’s what you need to know.

There might be more to the Multiverse of Madness.

Multiverse of Madness

When will Doctor Strange 2 be on Disney Plus? It may be sooner than you think

We all want to know when we can experience the Multiverse of Madness at home.

Streaming 101

Moon Knight Episode 6 release date, time, plot, cast, and trailer for the Disney Plus series

The season finale is just over the horizon. Is it all a clever dream or a living nightmare?

Dude, Where's My Crescent?

Who is 'Moon Knight's council of gods? Marvel's Ennead, explained

The gods pull the strings in the MCU’s latest superhero series.

Streaming 101

Moon Knight Episode 2 release date, time, plot, cast, and trailer for the Disney+ series

Marc Spector takes control as we learn more about the Fist of Khonshu and his link to the Egyptian lunar god.