It's hard to believe that the Marvel Cinematic Universe started 10 years ago!
Kevin Feige and Jon Favreau took a major chance on an actor with a shaky past, and now we're 20 films deep and Marvel is the gold standard for comic book movies. And while they didn't invent the idea of the post-credits scene, the studio has conditioned nearly every modern-day moviegoer to stay seated after the movie has ended, much like Pavlov did with his dogs.
No one could have imagined that the MCU would become a massive cultural phenomenon with some of the biggest filmmakers and actors wanting a piece of the superhero action that's brought in billions of dollars at the box office.
Naturally, there's something to celebrate here, and that's exactly what the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas is doing with its latest exhibition, Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years. Held at 4115 Guadalupe Street, the gallery features 17 prints (that includes variants) from Mondo's most talented artists, who have depicted the biggest MCU titles like Iron Man, Captain America: The First Avenger, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Spider-Man: Homecoming.
“As a devourer of pop culture with a heavy lean on movies and comics, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the ultimate dessert,” said Mondo Creative Director Eric Garza in an official release. “What Marvel Studios has accomplished over the last ten years is nothing short of remarkable. They’ve given us heroes that are big and small, mighty and cosmic while telling incredible stories that are often sweepingly epic while at the same time nuanced and personal. We are incredibly excited to celebrate ten years of monumental filmmaking and characters courtesy of the mighty Marvel Studios. Make Mine Marvel!”
The exhibition is open to the public Tuesday – Saturday from 12PM - 6PM, through Oct. 20.
Pop on down to the media gallery below for a look at all the prints that will be on display and available for purchase at the Mondo exhibition...