100 Marvel Facts You May Not Know

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51Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo actually discussed playing Bruce Banner with the director of the 2008 film ‘The Incredible Hulk’, but Marvel did not believe he would be right for the role.


52. While Agent Coulson started out as a minor character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, his immense popularity amongst fans caused writers to add him into the mainstream Marvel Comics continuity in 2012. He now serves as a member of ‘The Secret Avengers’.


53. In a 1978 issue of ‘Marvel Team-Up’, Spider-Man teamed up with the third season cast of ‘Saturday Night Live’, which included Bill Murray and John Belushi, to fight off the Silver Samurai.


54. In the Marvel Universe, Santa Claus is actually the world’s most powerful mutant ever registered.


55. In a controversial story, T’Challa was able to put the Silver Surfer (one of the most powerful beings in the Marvel Universe) into a chokehold. The Surfer actually had a difficult time getting out of it.


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56Captain Marvel trademark

Marvel has had multiple characters called Captain Marvel because if they don’t keep publishing a book with that title, DC will claim the trademark for its character for the same name.


57. As a gift, Marvel Studios gave Iron Man actor Robert Downey, Jr. the 30-foot-tall “A” seen hanging on the side of Stark Tower in the final shot of The Avengers.


58. Many of the costumes and uniforms were worn by characters in the Marvel Comic universe are created with “unstable molecules,” a technology developed by Reed Richards that allows the fabric to withstand the deleterious effects of the wearer’s powers and the wear-and-tear of battle.


59. As he was unfamiliar with the source material before he was cast in Marvel’s Daredevil, Charlie Cox only found out the character was blind the day before his audition.


60. When San Francisco buses began running anti-Islamic ads, an unknown individual defaced them with giant pictures of Marvel’s Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan, shouting positive messages about stopping racism.


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61Black Panther

Marvel’s Wakandan super hero, The Black Panther, was originally named The Coal Tiger by Stan Lee.


62. There are two Infinity Gauntlets in the Marvel Universe. The first is right-handed and can be seen in Odin’s treasure room. The second left-handed gauntlet can be seen at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron when Thanos removes it from his vault.


63. Jon Favreau was originally hired by Marvel to direct a Captain America comedy film. When that fell through, Marvel kept him on to direct Iron Man.


64. Due to a strange law in America where importing toys resembling humans are taxed higher than those that do not; Marvel successfully argued in court that because their X-men action figures are mutants, they should be exempt from the tax.


65. Clark Kent is also a character in the Marvel universe, where he is actually just a mild-mannered reporter and nothing more


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66Superman

In 2001, Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee wrote 15 DC comics, re-imagining popular superheroes like Batman and Superman


67. In 1983 Marvel Comics actually published a number of comics about a 'Spider-Pig' though his name was Peter Porker, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Ham.


68. In the Marvel comic book universe, Tony Stark owns Area 51.


69. To avoid the appearance of nepotism as the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola, Nicolas Kim Coppola changed his name early in his career to Nicolas Cage, inspired in part by the Marvel Comics superhero Luke Cage.


70. The Flash had an unofficial run in the Marvel universe when a blonde speedster in a red suit appears from another dimension. He can't remember his real name, only that sounds like "Buried Alien"


71Deadpool

In Marvel comics, Deadpool is multilingual, with the ability to speak fluently in German, Spanish, ASL(Sign Language) and Japanese, in addition to his native English. He is Omnisexual. “Deadpool is whatever sexual inclination his brain tells him he is in THAT moment. And then the moment passes.”


72. Stan Lee who worked for Marvel as a writer for hire sued Marvel because he was hurt by Marvel Comics' decision to keep profits from him over his 60 years with the company.


73. In a limited series crossover published by both DC and Marvel comics, Batman and Wolverine were merged into one character called Dark Claw.


74. Venom, the Spider-Man villain was a fan-based concept that Marvel bought for $220.


75. There is a Marvel superhero called Squirrel Girl, who once beat Doctor Doom by flooding his aircraft with a swarm of squirrels.

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