Marvel Facts That Will Make You a Fan

Marvel Facts That Will Make You a Fan

Marvel Universe didn’t become popular overnight, it was due to the amount of hard work they put in and the introduction of relatable and entertaining superhero movies, but Marvel has much more to offer than just superhero movies.

Now, pop culture takes us closer to this world by bringing it to life on the big screens. However, some of us still thirst for more despite the extensive list of films and series available to us. To help you scratch this itch, here are the must-know Marvel facts for any sort of fan.

The people of Wakanda speak a real language.

Wakanda’s official language is a variant of Xhosa, which is primarily spoken in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Coincidentally, these locations are also close to where Wakanda is situated in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Marvel almost bought DC.

During Marvel’s boom in 1984, the head of Warner Communications’ publishing approached former Marvel editor Jim Shooter for licensing the publishing rights to the entire DC Comics universe.

DC refused the offer and continued to publish comics. Later on, DC became a hit with readers as Marvel hit bankruptcy in 1996.

S.H.I.E.L.D began its operations in ancient Egypt.

They began as the Brotherhood of the Shield. As time passed on, it began recruiting known figures in history such as Leonardo da Vinci and Issac Newton.

This can be seen in Marvel’s 2010 comics series S.H.I.E.L.D.

There is a frog with the powers of Thor.

This little amphibian is named Throg and wields the Frog Mjolnir. This frog also resembles the amphibian Thor himself once turned into.

While Thor and Throg may have many similarities, they are said to be completely different beings.

Michael Jackson once tried to buy Marvel Comics.

During the early 90s, King of Pop Michael Jackson attempted to buy Marvel Comics. The reason? He wanted to star as Spider-Man in his version of the movie.

Stan Lee once commented in an interview with Moviefone that while he believed Jackson might have been a good actor for the role, Tobey Maguire was a better fit.

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