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Ranking the Marvel Cinematic Universe villains, from Abomination to Zemo

Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes, a.k.a. the Vulture, in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Image: Columbia Pictures Spoiler alert: This post contains spoilers for all Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, up to and including Spider-Man: Homecoming. A good bad man is hard to find at least within the confines of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While the franchise has given us some truly memorable superheroes, it’s been significantly less successful at crafting compelling supervillains. Sure, we all love Loki. But do you even remember Yellowjacket? Or Ronan? How about Malekith? Who? Yeah, exactly. SEE ALSO: ‘Homecoming’ is the best ‘Spider-Man’ movie ever made Which is yet another reason Spider-Man: Homecoming feels like such an invigorating change of pace. In the Vulture, the MCU has delivered its best big bad in years and he’s all the more riveting because he’s not your typical scenery-chewing megalomaniac. (It helps, of course, that he’s played by Michael Keaton, who commands the screen and makes it look effortless.) Instead, the Vulture is cut from the same cloth as his webslinging nemesis. Like Spidey, he’s a basically normal dude grappling with the fact that he lives in a superpowered world. Unlike Peter Parker, though, Adrian Toomes isn’t inspired by example to

Here are 7 things you probably didn’t know about ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2’

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is out this Friday, so we decided to do our own Vol. 2 on TYDK. Test your nerd prowess with today’s episode, and let us know if you’d want to see a Vol. 3. Visit CineFix for more episodes and movie-related content. Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/05/01/guardians-vol-2-tydk/

A bunch of ‘X-Men’ movies get release dates

Guess who's back? Image: 20th Century fox Here’s hoping you love mutants, because you’ll be seeing a lot of them next year. 20th Century Fox has just announced 2018 release dates for three Marvel movies: the X-Men sequel Dark Phoenix; the X-Men spinoff New Mutants; and the X-Men spinoff sequel Deadpool 2. SEE ALSO: You can probably (maybe?) trust this ‘Avatar’ sequel news, finally Of the three, New Mutants will be the first to arrive on April 13, 2018. Directed by Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars), it centers on a team of young superheroes. New Mutants will be followed a month and a half later by Deadpool 2, due out June 1, 2018. That one will be helmed by David Leitch (John Wick, Atomic Blonde) and bring back Ryan Reynolds as the Merc with a Mouth. New additions to the cast will include Josh Brolin as Cable and Zazie Beetz as Domino. And rounding out the franchise’s big year will be Dark Phoenix, scheduled for November 2, 2018. It’ll be an adaptation of the iconic storyline from the Marvel comics, which was previously adapted into X-Men: The Last Stand. Meanwhile, there’s still no word on when the long-in-development

Chris Evans’ biceps were really that huge in ‘Captain America: Civil War’

That scene from ‘Captain America: Civil War.’ You know the one Image: YouTube LOS ANGELES They were the guns gawked at ’round the world. And get this: They were real. The moment in Captain America: Civil War when Cap holds down Bucky’s departing helicopter had all the hallmarks of a digital-beauty enhancement and hey, there’s no shame in that. Just about everyone gets a little help in postproduction these days. SEE ALSO: Yes, Richard Madden’s eyes really are that blue IRL not just in ‘Cinderella’ But Civil War directors Joe and Anthony Russo, doing the rounds to promote the film’s home video release, swear on a stack of comic books: That shot was all in-camera. 100% Grade A Chris Evans Beefcake, nothing more. Forgive us for being dubious. I mean, look at that thing:   But the Russo Brothers told Mashable on Wednesday that nothing about that shot was enhanced. (Watch for Mashable’s exclusive clip from the DVD extras tomorrow.) “Listen to this,” Anthony Russo said. “The very first meeting we ever had with Marvel, when we came in to ask about Winter Soldier for the very first time, we asked them, ‘Did you guys enhance [Evans] when he came