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Weekend Recs: Into the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Happy Friday, Wildcats! After a year off, Falvey Memorial Library is bringing back Weekend Recs, a blog dedicated to filling you in on what to read, listen to, and watch over the weekend. Jenna, a graduate assistant from the Communication department, scours the internet, peruses the news, and digs through book stacks to find new, relevant, and thought-provoking content that will challenge you and prepare you for the upcoming week. 

This week includes many exciting updates within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), including a new show episode, a new short, and a new film premiering ONLY in theaters. Beyond releases, over the last month, Marvel movies and actors have also been making appearances in the news. Whether you have 3 minutes or are ready to hit the theaters, I’ve compiled the best ways to keep up with the MCU. 

If you have 3 minutes… and haven’t already seen it, watch the latest Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer. 

If you have 6 minutes… watch this recap video from the Wall Street Journal about how Scarlett Johansson’s Disney lawsuit could change the structure of how actors are paid. 

If you have 6 (more) minutes… watch the new Marvel Studios Legends episode on The Ten Rings. This Marvel short will give some background and build excitement for Shang Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings. 

If you have 18 minutes… watch the Spider-Man No Way Home Trailer FULL Breakdown – Marvel Easter Eggs and Things You Missed just in case the 3-minute trailer wasn’t enough. There are tons of Easter eggs from past Spider-men in the trailer, and this video helps you catch them all! 

If you have 35 minutes… watch What If on Disney+. What If is Marvel Studio’s first animated series that reimagines famous events from Marvel films in unexpected ways.  

If you have 2 hours 14 minutes and a movie ticket… go see Shang Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings. Shang Chi is the first theater-only Marvel release since before the pandemic. Tickets are now available with the first showings starting Thursday, Sept. 2. 

If you want to read about Marvel and the MCU, visit Falvey’s website to browse the virtual stacks. 


""Jenna Renaud is a Graduate Assistant in Falvey Memorial Library and a graduate student in the Communication Department.


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