My Ideas for 4 Disney+ X-Men shows

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Rumor has it that the X-Men will get a Disney Streaming series, and Wolverine, their most iconic member, will as well.

Here is my idea for four other shows.

X-Factor

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This series' main characters would be Multiple Man, Forge, Strong Guy, Meltdown (Tabitha Smith), Darwin, Longshot, Siryn, Rictor and M. The series would be a gritty, grounded, detective-style series set in the seedy underbelly of Manhattan. The series would revolve around Multiple Man and his "team" investigating mutant-related crimes in their area. The Morlocks would factor in and be recurring characters. It would be almost like "The Gifted" meets "True Detective". However, there would be some lightheartedness and humor mixed in to sort of balance out the grit.

New Mutants

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(Yes, I know they're getting a movie, which BTW might be cancelled.)

This series would be almost like "Stranger Things" mashed up with "Riverdale" and with mutants. The series would feature Cannonball, Sunspot, Wolfsbane, Mirage and Magik as its main starting characters, with Karma, Magma, Blink, Cypher, Elixir and Surge joining later on. The series would feature the group of young mutants escaping from a facility with no memories except their names and powers. After that, they would go on the run from a secret organization that wants them - and other young mutants like them - for an ulterior purpose. That organization would probably have something to do with Weapon X.

Rogue and Gambit

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This would be a miniseries and spinoff of the X-Men series, featuring the characters confronting their past. The main villain would be Mr. Sinister and his Marauders, and both of them would be connected to him. The series would feature romance between Rogue and Gambit, and be a superhero rom-com of sorts.

Bishop

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This would be almost sort of a “Days of Future Past” adaptation. The story would involve Bishop coming to the present day from his dystopian future, and going through our world to stop events from happening that will bring about this future. The main antagonist would be Trask Industries.

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The Worst "Halftime Show' in History

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Okay, so I actually watched the Super Bowl when it came on.

And it completely sucked. The Patriots won for the millionth time, barely anyone scored and I was bored out of my mind. But the game isn't what I'm talking about. I'm talking about that...THING that happened in between the second and third quarter.

So, when I first heard that Maroon 5, the Comic Sans of music, was playing the halftime show, I was pissed but not surprised. Thankfully, they got some Atlanta-based rappers (I live near Atlanta, so I was passionate that the rich hip-hop culture was represented) to spice things up. Then, after Stephen Hillenburg died, a petition was made that got hundreds of thousands of signatures to have "Sweet Victory", one of the most memorable "Spongebob" songs played at the show. And before the game, the NFL announced that was going to happen.

If only.

Instead of getting Sweet Victory, we got a 3-second clip of Spongebob that led into Travis Scott's "Sicko Mode", which is a song that I used to like, but now hate due to it being used to spit on Stephen Hillenburg's grave. And if that wasn't enough, we got Maroon 5 playing the same old bubblegum pop songs and Adam Levine re-enacting Magic Mike for all to see. Therefore, we officially got the "YouTube Rewind 2018" of Halftime shows; a "concert" that showed just how much the elites that control the music industry look down on the common person while making Madonna's Super Bowl XLVI performance look like Freddie Mercury at Live Aid by comparison. Now let's just forget this travesty ever happened and hope that next year's halftime show is at least 1% more tolerable.

Thoughts?

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Here's what the MCU could look like in the near future

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So, there's a lot of rumors running around about the MCU's future.

Some of them sound completely ridiculous, like most of the Avengers: Endgame "plot leaks" running around 4Chan and stuff. However, some of them are most likely real, and seem to be coming from people on the inside. Now that I've stitched the likely rumors and official announcements together, here's what the MCU could possibly look like in the near future.

- Phase 4 will be mostly cosmic-focused, but there will still be some street-level stuff like Shang-Chi's movie.

- Disney+ will factor in greatly, and series about Loki, Vision and Scarlet Witch, Falcon and Bucky, Hawkeye, Lady Sif, War Machine, Nebula, Okoye, The Ravagers, Rocket & Groot, Agent 13, Hank Pym, Sentry and Moon Knight are all either rumored or confirmed to be in development.

- The Fox Deal will impact the MCU as well, and rumors are that Marvel is expanding their slate to FOUR FILMS A YEAR in order to bring in characters like Silver Surfer, The Fantastic Four and Doctor Doom.

- Every Fox Marvel project after New Mutants (which also may be dead) has been scrapped, and Marvel may or may not revive at least a few of the projects somewhere down the line.

- The X-Men are possibly gonna start out on Disney+ before Marvel fully brings them into the MCU. Marvel will also give the spotlight to lesser-known and underused characters in the X-Men mythos. Rumors also state some X-Men characters will be given solo films, which means Fox's seemingly dead Kitty Pryde, Gambit and Multiple Man movies could happen. In addition, Deadpool 3 and X-Force could be tweaked to be set in the MCU, though likely with a less restrictive rating.

- Marvel is doing their best to extend their deal with Sony, which will allow Spider-Man to have 2 more movies after Far From Home, as well as possibly an MCU-set version of Sony's scrapped Sinister Six movie. Unfortunately, seeing Venom, Morbius, Black Cat, etc. in the MCU is likely impossible unless Marvel strikes up some bombshell deal with Sony to fully get those characters back. Miles Morales also may be off-limits to the MCU, and could be the Spider-Man analog of Sony's "Venom" Universe.

- Netflix shows are dead, but Marvel has confirmed they have plans to re-use at least some of the characters outside of Netflix. However, a rumor states that Marvel can't use Daredevil until at least 2020 due to some sort of contract thing with Netflix.

- The Eternals will be an "origin story" for the entire MCU and possibly Thanos, but it will likely be a standalone film. Members of the Eternals, however, could factor into future Marvel films.

- Guardians 3 is delayed, and rumored for a 2022 release date. We know for sure it's not being scrapped, it just needs a new director. Adam McKay is one of the directors in talks for it.

- Movies about Nova, Captain Britain and Silver Surfer are rumored, and Annihilus could be a recurring villain kind of like Loki.

- Norman Osborn and The Dark Avengers could be Phase 4's overarching villains, and Osborn has been written out of Sony's Marvel projects, likely in order for this to happen. Dark Reign and Siege could be adapted.

- The "street-level" side of the MCU will be mostly occupied by Spider-Man, though as I said, Shang-Chi will likely be a grounded, street-level adventure, and it's possible other characters could get street-level movies as well.

- Black Panther 2 could bring Namor, Doctor Doom and possibly The Fantastic Four into the MCU.

- Secret Invasion could the next major crossover after Phase 4.

- Galactus, Kang, Annihilus and other Fox villains are very likely.

- Past villains like Dormammu could return.

- Blade could factor in somewhere, and Wesley Snipes could reprise his role!

- The Avengers will be revamped towards the end of Phase 4, with the new team consisting of characters like Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man/Wasp and Spider-Man, along with a group of younger heroes inspired by the original team.

- There will be tons of new heroes and villains.

- The MCU may not have anymore "Phases", just some more big story arcs.

- Captain Marvel will be the face of the MCU going forward.

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The MCU's X-Men: What we NEED to see

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After the Disney/Fox deal, Marvel has confirmed the X-Men are coming to the MCU.

That means a lot of things. First of all, all the X-Men movies and spinoffs after Dark Phoenix will probably get cancelled. Second, it means that the MCU is about to get bigger. WAY bigger. According to some sources, Marvel is expanding their release slate from three to FOUR films per year in order to fit in the characters they've acquired. For the MCU's continuation of the X-Men franchise, here's what we need to see.

Solo movies

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Another Wolverine movie would be cool, but Marvel is reportedly saving him for later, which could be a great decision. There are so many great, underrated X-Men characters who deserve a time in the spotlight. A Kitty Pryde movie would be awesome, as would a movie about Colossus. A Rogue/Gambit romcom would be all kinds of epic, and a Dazzler movie that serves as both a hero flick and a music biopic would be revolutionary. Maybe that Magneto origin movie we never got could factor in. Who knows?

Disney+ shows

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The Gifted was good in at least its first season, and it showed how well X-Men characters could work on the small screen. It's rumored that Disney+ will be a big part of the X-Men franchise, and that's good for a number of reasons. First of all, it could provide a real connection from the movies to TV, something that Agents of SHIELD mostly did, but the Netflix shows barely ever did besides references and easter eggs that tied them to the main MCU. Second of all, it could add some real pizzazz to Marvel TV. I would gladly let the upcoming last two seasons of Agents of SHIELD be cancelled if that could make this happen sooner. (Sorry, Agent Coulson!)

Lesser-known characters

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The X-Men have a lot of great, obscure characters, such as Sunfire, Warpath, Blink, Forge, Northstar, Fantomex, Kid Omega, Armor, Chamber and Pixie. Marvel has said they will adapt X-Men who aren't "Marquee Name" and that's great. Some of these characters really deserve to shine.

The Redemption of badly used characters

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Emma Frost was horribly represented in X-Men: First Class, and Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique was very flat. In addition, Sabretooth, Angel and Iceman were very much butchered, and it'd be a shame if Marvel just abandoned those characters. If there's any way to redeem them, it's the MCU.

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Could Identity Politics ruin the MCU?

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Remember Black Panther?

Of course you do. Chances are, you saw it, just like millions of people around the world. And by all means, it was a very good movie, especially in terms of superhero movies. However, when it came out, the media made it look like we had another "Citizen Kane" on our hands, Rotten Tomatoes literally put it at the top of their "Top 100 movies" and it's now a contender for Best Picture at The Oscars. Sorry guys, but it wasn't a masterpiece. It was just a very good superhero flick.

Now, when I say Black Panther was sort of overrated, that doesn't mean I have a problem with diversity. At all. I like diversity, and it's definitely a good thing, especially in movies. However, I feel like people are putting too much stock in it. While diversity is kind of a cherry-on-top, what ultimately matters is whether or not the movies tell a good story.

And now Captain Marvel, the first female-led Marvel movie, is set to come out this March. I think it's gonna be pretty good, or at least average by Marvel standards. However, Kevin Feige, the head-honcho of Marvel, says that diversity will be a big part of the MCU, and that the majority of MCU characters could eventually be minorities. In fact, he says diversity will be the absolute number-one priority. While, as I said, diversity is good, making it the number-one priority is a majorly faulty decision. As I said, the number-one priority should be stories, and if anything is placed above that on the list of priorities, then it's a big gamble that could be the downfall of the MCU.

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What I would have changed about "Elseworlds" (UPDATED)

I'm completely changing this, just so you know.

So, here's how I would have done "Elseworlds".

The crossover begins with Deegan getting the Book of Destiny from The Monitor, which he uses to rewrite reality.

The Flash and Green Arrow wake up, with each other's lives switched. In this new world, Oliver Queen is The Flash and Barry Allen is the Green Arrow. (Unlike in the original crossover, they keep their names along with their memories.) Realizing what's going on, they attempt to convince their friends, but only Cisco, who "vibes" through the illusion, knows the truth. He contacts the Legends, who send Atom, White Canary and Steel, and Barry and Oliver along with those Legends go to Earth-38. There, they meet Supergirl and her cousin Superman, along with Martian Manhunter and Clark’s fiancee Lois Lane. After going back to Earth-1, they are faced with a new threat: AMAZO. It is brough to life and unleashed by Dr. Deegan when he, using the Book of Destiny, sees that Oliver and Barry remember their past lives. Afterwards, Superman decides to go back to Earth-38, and Supergirl and Martian Manhunter decide to stay behind and help sort things out. Cisco has another vibe, and sees Deegan in front of Arkham, which means that the heroes will have to go to Gotham.

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The heroes go to Gotham to investigate, where they meet Barbara Gordon, AKA Batgirl, who is played by Holland Roden. It's revealed here that Batman disappeared over a year ago, and Gotham is now a living hell. Her father, Jim Gordon, left the force after being badly injured by Bane, and most of the GCPD cops are crooked and in cahoots with the villains that run the city. Kara, however, knows that Bruce Wayne is Batman, and she reveals that she knows this. Barry, Kara, J'onn, Diggle, Dinah, Sara, Ray, Cisco, Caitlin, Curtis, Ralph and Nate all team up with Batgirl and go to Arkham. Barry and Oliver attempt to attack Deegan, but he distracts them by releasing every prisoner from the asylum. Here we have an awesome sequence where we see many different Batman villains such as Mr. Freeze, Clayface, Mad Hatter, Victor Zsasz and others. This is where we see plenty of feats. Sadly, in the chaos, Deegan escapes and is nowhere to be found.

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Jay Garrick, The Flash of Earth-3, arrives on Earth-1 along with Power Girl and the Hawkman and Hawkgirl of their earth. (This version of Hawkman and Hawkgirl is completely different than the crap we got in LOT. They are actually Thanagarians and are played by different actors. Garrick means to find this earth’s version of John Diggle, which they will do by using his dead Earth-3 counterpart’s Green Lantern Ring! They do so, and warn the heroes of the Monitor, who has been going from world to world, altering reality and causing their worlds to basically tear themselves apart. And The Monitor, realizing his time has come, shows up along with Deegan and tells him to explore the multiverse and look for “a real threat”. Deegan summons an evil Superman from Earth-52 known as “Superman Prime”. That’s the black-suited Superman we saw.

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The crossover climaxes with everyone - Supergirl, Flash, Green Arrow, White Canary, Atom, Steel, Batgirl, Elongated Man, Green Lantern (Diggle), Black Canary, Mister Terrific, Vibe and Killer Frost - battling the evil Superman, who is basically there to tear the world apart because Earth-1’s heroes didn’t. At some point, Flash grabs the Book of Destiny and summons Ray Terrill and Leo Snart - AKA the Ray and Citizen Cold - to join in the fight, as well as Wally who finally returns, even if he has to be played by a new actor. In this case, it’s Wally and Kara who make the run around the world (which, BTW, wouldn’t wrongly be labeled as “Mach 7”) while Barry is the one who makes an undisclosed deal with the Monitor. Barry is also shown a vision of the future, where he sees a glimpse of the Anti-Monitor. The crossover ends with everyone going back to where they’re supposed to be, except that Leo, Ray, Curtis and Killer Frost join the Legends, and at the end Ava Sharpe informs them that she’s leaving the team and having a “new guy” replace her. That guy turns out to be Booster Gold. Also, Jay, Power Girl and the Hawks remain on Earth-1, as their old world was destroyed. We also see the whole Psycho-Pirate thing and one last glimpse of Batgirl before her spinoff series. (Until Batman reappears, she’ll be the CW analog to Batman.)

What do you think of this? Comment!

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My New and Improved Pitch for an MCU X-Men Movie

Here it is!

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The Cast

Mark Strong as Professor Charles Xavier

Clancy Brown as William Stryker

Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury

Scott Eastwood as Wolverine

Armie Hammer as Cyclops

Evan Rachel Wood as Jean Grey

Tyler Hoechlin as Beast

Nick Robinson as Iceman

Luke Benward as Archangel

Colton Haynes as Colossus

Violett Beane as Rogue

Logan Lerman as Nightcrawler

Hailee Steinfeld as Kitty Pryde

Jason Isaacs (cameo) as Magneto

The Story

The movie would briefly explain mutant origins. The story is that the mutant gene existed for a long time, but could only be activated from an outside source. Due to genetic experimentation by Weapon X, Wolverine, Professor X, Magneto, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and a select few others existed with powers. However, when the events of Avengers: Endgame altered reality, many mutants' powers were activated, and more manifest powers every day. This causes a big political scare, and Weapon X begins to attack mutants, attempting to eliminate them.

However, Professor X and his school stand in their way. His school already has several members - Cyclops, Iceman, Archangel, Wolverine, Storm, Jean Grey, Beast, Colossus, Nightcrawler and Rogue - but a new student, Kitty Pryde arrives. Kitty Pryde is sort of mutant-phobic, and is angry that she of all people is a mutant. However, other characters like Iceman, Rogue and Colossus help her understand and use her powers. The movie would be very coming-of-age, with the focus being on younger characters like Kitty and Iceman. It would be more "Harry Potter" than "Avengers", and it would have a very fun, lighthearted feel to it.

As I said, the villains would be Weapon X, who would be led by William Stryker. The group's goal would be to eliminate mutants, similar to X2: X-Men United. One of them would be Iceman's father, which would complicate things further and allow for some emotional moments. The movie would end with the organization being toppled and defunded by the government, with SHIELD also beginning a partnership with Xavier's school, giving them resources and missions.

First Post-credits scene: Magneto breaking out of jail with several mutant villains.

Second post-credits scene: A group of new students arriving at the Xavier School, being greeted by Kitty Pryde.

What do you think of this pitch? Comment!

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Spider-Man: Far From Home's "confirmed" story doesn't check out

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According to the actors, Spider-Man: Far From Home will be much different than we think.

According to them, Mysterio will be a hero and the villains will be "Elementals". However, that doesn't sound right at all. It could be...misdirection.

So, these "Elementals", first of all, are probably just a little nickname they made up for Hydro-Man and Molten Man, who were recently confirmed to be in the film by leaked LEGO sets. As for Mysterio, he probably isn't a hero at all. Here's my theory.

My theory is that Mysterio poses as a hero throughout much of the movie. After all, he's not called the "master of illusion" for nothing. He makes himself seem heroic by taking down criminals like Hydro-Man, Molten Man, Vulture and Scorpion, while he in fact is responsible for them being out of jail. The abundance of villains is also a backdoor to set up the Sinister Six for the third MCU Spider-Man movie, or possibly a movie of their own.

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My choices for the next Batman

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In the DCEU, there might be two Bat-men.

The first will be the older, gruffer version that we'll see in future Justice League movies. With Ben Affleck reportedly leaving the role, the role will be recast. The second Batman will be a younger version of that Batman, which we'll see in the trilogy of films that Matt Reeves is set to direct. Here are my choices for each of these Bat-men.

Older Batman - Oscar Isaac

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Isaac is an awesome actor, period. He's shown his range in plenty of films, and he has a distinctive Bruce Wayne-esque look about him. He's also 39, which is several years younger than Affleck, so he'll be able to carry the role for at least a few movies.

Young Batman - Noah Centineo

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This guy may be a slightly left-of-center choice, but this year he proved himself as a great actor whose age doesn't affect his ability. He also has a Bruce Wayne look and will attract a female audience, which is something that Batman movies haven't really be able to do. He also bears a resemblance to Isaac, so it would make sense that he's playing a younger version of his Batman.

What do you think of my choices? Comment!

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My idea for "The Flash" movie

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So, DC's got a Flash movie stuck in development hell.

Like The Batman, it was originally supposed to release this year. However, after Justice League's crappiness made it (barely) a box-office bomb, DC canceled it and went back to the drawing board. Here's my idea for the actual movie when they finally release it.

The Cast

Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash

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Emma Watson as Iris

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Ethan Hawke as Daniel West

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KJ Apa as Wally West

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Guy Pearce as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold

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Norman Reedus as Mick Rory/Heatwave

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Toby Stephans as Sam Scudder/Mirror Master

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Jamie Bamber as Mark Mardon/Weather Wizard

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Michael C. Hall (cameo) as Eobard Thawne/Reverse-Flash

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The Story

The movie starts out probably two years after the events of "Justice League". Barry is graduated from college and is now a CSI at CCPD, and has a working relationship with his crush and fellow detective Iris West. Currently, he is using his powers to do good like his superhero friends, working to keep the city and its people safe from tons of villains.

Iris has a much older brother named Daniel, and he is currently in Iron Heights for killing their father when Iris was a child. However, a mysterious man (Eobard Thawne) approaches him and hands him a speed-force battery-powered suit that gives him the ability to harness "dark speed-force" and gain the same powers as Eobard. Eobard also tells him that The Flash is Barry Allen. Daniel uses his new powers to break Captain Cold, Heatwave, Mirror Master and Weather Wizard out of jail. They go across the city, looking for Barry. This leads to several confrontations and Wally winding up in the hospital. Barry gives him a blood transfusion, which results in Wally getting powers.

The movie climaxes with Barry and Wally going up against Daniel and The Rogues, and Barry defeats Daniel by taking him into the speed-force and leaving him there, then going back into the present. He and Iris kiss and go back to their lives. Barry also gives Wally a homemade Flash suit he created as a prototype.

Post-credits scene: Thawne, realizing his attempt at ruining The Flash's life has failed, decides to travel back in time and "hit him where it hurts".

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