50 Incredibly Surprising Facts About Marvel Universe – Part 3

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26Black Captain America

A black Captain America was secretly fighting in WWII at the same time as Steve Rogers. He was one of the few successful results of the US Government’s numerous attempts to re-create the super soldier serum.


27. While undergoing surgery to regain her powers, Jessica Drew (Spider-Woman) was given breast implants. This was a way to explain the stereotypically robust figure Spider-Woman has been drawn within the comics.


28. In early issues of the ‘Ghost Rider’ comic series, Jesus Christ appeared as a supporting character. However, in order to prevent offending religious readers, the character’s storyline was changed by the editorial staff to reveal that he was actually a demon in disguise.


29. Though he still maintained his peak physical condition, in the early 1990s, Captain America had the Super Soldier Serum removed from his body as a statement against substance abuse. This only lasted six issues before it was retconned away.


30. After his secret identity as Daredevil was released to the public, Matt Murdock occasionally wore a shirt with the phrase “I’m not Daredevil” printed on it.


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31Mystique

Almost anytime Mystique is depicted in clothes in X-men comics, she’s really just naked and generating outfits with her shape-shifting mutation.


32. The original ending for ‘Iron Man 3’ featured Trevor Slattery (the false Mandarin) injecting himself with Extremis and exploding doing it incorrectly.


33. The initial origin of Spider-Woman revealed her to be an actual spider that evolved into a super-powered human being.


34. The very first trailer of Sam Raimi’s 2002 ‘Spider-Man’ movie (used to promote the film at various entertainment expos) featured Peter Parker using mechanical web shooters.


35. In the early ‘Thor’ comics, if Thor ever lets go of his Warhammer Mjolnir for more than 60 seconds, he would lose all of his powers and revert to a human.


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36Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange in the Ultimate Universe was killed when the demon Dormammu wrapped his cape around his neck, cutting off his air and causing his head to explode.


37. Due to FOX’s strict censorship of violence in cartoons of the 1990s, Spider-Man only threw three punches in the entire four-year run of ‘Spider-Man: The Animated Series.’


38. Some of the sound effect used for Tony Stark’s armor in the ‘Iron Man’ film series originate from 8-bit video games, such as the cannon fire from ‘Space Invaders’ being used as JARVIS’ target lock.


39. ‘Thor’ was originally planned to be a made-for-television film set to air on UPN, starring professional wrestler Tyler Mane.


40. The very first draft of the ‘Iron Man’ film script revealed that Tony Stark built mechanical tentacles for a scientist in New York, a reference to the ‘Spider-Man’ villain Doctor Octopus.


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41Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth was originally rejected for the part of the title character early on in the casting process for the 2011 ‘Thor’ movie. He was reconsidered only after his younger brother Liam was nixed further along in the process.


42. Due to an artist’s error, Jean Grey appears completely naked in the 245th issue of Uncanny X-Men.


43. Deadpool’s healing factor is much more powerful than that of Wolverine or the Hulk. While he can survive a nuclear blast, which Wolverine and the Hulk have also done, Deadpool can reattach his head after decapitation, live in the vacuum of space(though he still wears spacesuits to “look cool”), and claims he can survive being thrown into a supernova.


44. Despite Netflix’s Luke Cage television series and Captain America: Civil War both being released in 2016, and set in the same cinematic continuity, Alfre Woodard appears in both as two unrelated yet significant characters. In Luke Cage, Woodard appears as primary antagonist Mariah Dillard, while in Captain America: Civil War, she portrays Miriam Sharpe, the woman that convinces Tony Stark that the Avengers do more harm than good.


45. Deadpool makes a series of 4522 educational trading cards called “Deadpool’s Guide to Super Villains,” which includes pictures, backstories, and fourth-wall-breaking trivia that he provides to new superheroes. This is supplemented by "Deadpool’s Guide to Super Villains Super Accessories,” a series of 1622 appendix cards featuring different villain’s methods of transportation.


46Ryan Reynolds

Deadpool described himself as "Ryan Reynolds crossed with a shar-pei" in a 2004 comic book series, leading Reynolds to believe he was destined for the role.


47. Deadpool has a sidekick. Bob, an agent of Hydra, joined Hydra for a steady job and dental plan. He has no superpowers or combat training and Deadpool brings him on dangerous missions for his own amusement.


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


49. Deadpool has "Medium Awareness" which means he is aware that he is a fictional character in a comic book, and is thought to be due to his mental state.


50. Deadpool is immortal in the comics because Thanos wants to keep him away from Death in the afterlife.

3 COMMENTS

  1. #44
    Her name is Alfre Woodard, not Willard. Do you people do basic research or any kind of “fact checking”?

  2. Deadpool’s healing factor is not much more powerful than wolverine’s or the hulks, when he doesn’t have the curse that prevents him from death his healing factor is weaker tha both hulk and wolverine’s. both hulk and wolverine can survive in the vacume of space

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