Back in May, the Russo Brothers said the previously announced Avengers: Infinity War - Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War - Part 2 movies would get re-titled. The reason? "The movies are two different movies," Joe Russo told Uproxx. "The intention is we will change it, we just haven't come up with the titles yet." In other words, we are not doing the Hollywood "splitting up our last book into two parts to make more money" cliche. So what is the new title?
Deadline reported that Marvel Studios has decided on a title for the in-development Avengers 3, making official that the film will be called Avengers: Infinity War. Avengers 4, meanwhile, has been given the placeholder name Untitled Avengers. Didn't see that one coming!
With Winter Solider and Civil War as precedence we are sure to be very expectant of when The Russo Brothers' Avengers: Infinity War (sans Part 1) is released on May 4th, 2018.
Honestly, they can call it whatever they want... We'll watch it anyway!
You can argue the quality of CW's DC shows all you want, this is the internet after all, but the fact is that The Flash is going to be attempting something huge for it's third season (Some Spoilers Ahead):
As a fan of the show(s) I'm really excited for the potential that comes with this ambitious feat. Which is why I'm riding the speculation wagon today and will try to find a way to make sense of what we could potentially see starting The Flash Season 3 (and maybe Arrow S5, Legends of Tomorrow S2, and Supergirl S2). Here's what we know:
We're definitely doing this FP thing our own way.. I've read Flashpoint, I've seen the amazing animated film. This will be its own thing.
Stephen Amell also told ComicBook.com that they are keeping to Star City in Season 5, but that's not important at the moment.
In the comics (and the animated film) Flashpointfinds Barry Allen powerless in an alternate reality where his mother is alive, Atlanteans and the Amazons are at war after a failed attempted alliance, Thomas Wayne is Batman, Superman doesn't exist, Captain Cold is Central City's greatest hero, and there's no Justice League.
That's the basic premise of this new reality. This is all caused by Flash going back in time to save his mother from being murdered, which happened in the final episode of season 2.
One of the major plot points that happened in the story is Barry and Batman trying to recreate the accident that gave him his powers in the first place. This is also something we've seen before. In the final episodes of Season 2 the particle accelerator accident is repeated to give Barry his speed powers back. That particular plot point seems unlikely to be repeated for this next season.
The DCCW universe doesn't have Aquaman or Wonder Woman to pit against each other in war. There's also no Superman or Batman to alter origins of. How to make it work with what they do have?
For starters, I feel like the Atlantean vs Amazons war is necessary for Barry to extrapolate how bad things got because he changed the timeline. Now that Supergirl is part of the CW family, altering dimensions could be what brings that hoard of characters into the fold. What if the war is between Kryptonians and Martians?
The battlefield can be Earth so, like in the comics, the world is under siege by larger-than-life beings. Take a page from Supergirl's first season and have Kara lead the Kryptonians instead of Astra. Have Alex Danvers take on the role of Lois Lane or Steve Trevor in this iteration of the resistance and now you have the gravitas of war in this alternate reality.
In the original story, Thomas Wayne's Batman is a huge part. In a world where Batman doesn't exist, you get the next best brooding, powerless hero you can find: Green Arrow. Of course, to follow the same premise, it would be Robert Queen instead of the Ollie we love to hate. Something we got a hint of during a newscast on Earth-2. This would give Jamey Sheridan a chance to reprise his role with the addition of a green hoodie.
(Almost) Sure Things
After the death of Snart in Legends of Tomorrow there was an announcement that really didn't make sense. Wentworth Miller would reprise his Captain Cold role in the rest of the shows. Everybody thought that time-travel would be involved, but I think that was the first Flashpoint clue we got. In the comics, Captain Cold was the greatest hero Central City could have. Miller is most likely cast as a different version of Captain Cold where he's a good guy. In season 1 of The Flash he got his cold gun from Star Labs. This means that maybe even Cisco and Snow could be his entourage in this new reality.
Like I mentioned before, I doubt that we'll get the trying to recreate the accident plot point again. We do know that in this new season we are getting the introduction to Kid Flash. What if Wally West is this new reality's Flash (sans the "Kid")? The de-powered Barry would have to play mentor to this Flash and Wally would get a chance to work in the front lines.
Another big repercussion from Barry saving his mom is the rewriting of Eobard and Eddie Thawne's deaths. What's Rick Cosnett doing now? In the comics, Iris West is married to someone else, so Eddie seems the likely choice. Tom Cavanagh might have to go back to playing the two-faced Harrison Wells in order to bring back the pivotal role in Flash-verse: Zoom.
What about Legends? Well, Flash is taking it upon himself to change history, I'm sure Gideon in the Waverider will be aware of this. The people in that ship are out of time so their roles to this new reality are nullity. Yet, they can help restructure the timeline back to normal with Barry's help. After all, the first episode's title is "Out of Time":
While it is all one universe, the reality of it is that most of these shows and characters are their own separate entities, so if any of my speculation proves to be true it's most likely that this world-building will only be seen for an episode or two in The Flash.
When it comes to games found in the App Store, I usually run the other way. I think it's because I haven't gotten over the constant Farmville and Candy Crush requests. Still, even I had to admit that the concept Avengers Academy brings is very attractive.
Iron Man, Black Widow, Wasp and all the other Avengers we know, and some we might not know, are enrolled in the prestigious super hero school: Avengers Academy. The game promises a story where students use their skills and smarts to eventually become the super heroes we know thanks to movies, TV series, comics, etc.
TinyCo, the company who worked with Marvel on this, delivered. Except the delivery is not what we expected at all. The concept is really great. Minor Spoilers: Across the plot, characters discover that the school principal (Nick Fury) is keeping a relevant secret: The existence of alternate dimensions. The students act like any other, if any other student had access to high tech armor, were super spies, or could fly. Actually, the more I write about this the more I want this to turn into an animated series.
The design is wonderful. While the graphics has its faults, the characters look great. Visually speaking, my favorites are Spider-Woman and Vision. I love how their looks evolve pertaining to each character. I also have to admit that the voice actors chosen for this are perfect. Listening to Alison Brie as Black Widow and Dave Franco as Iron Man is awesome. Who wouldn't want to befriend these characters? If my school was this animated when I was younger, I probably wouldn't have complained so much.
The story and visual design are huge pluses to this game. The negative has to do when it comes to actually playing. If you're expecting to fight the rival H.Y.D.R.A. school or enter in battle arenas, don't hold your breath. The gameplay is just a glorified Farmville. (Here come the repressed memories.) To go ahead in the game you must assign activities to each character for them to complete in a certain amount of time. In other words, while Wasp "plans some parties" in four hours, and Iron Man takes two to "practice his aim", or Loki parties on the dance floor for three hours, I already did all the menial activities I had to throughout the day. While gratifying, productivity is not fun and that should not be the result of "playing" a video game.
I know TinyCo and Marvel have seen the error of their ways because they continue to add activities to keep the players engaged. While I do have complains, I'm still playing. Every morning I check on the cows and crops... and by that I mean make sure that Falcon flies for a min and Enchantress judges the air for 30. Really, this can not be considered "playing".
Dear Marvel, please turn this into an animated TV series and make all of us a happy audience. Sincerely, me.
I went to watch Disney's Tomorrowland last night and over a text conversation with a friend I reviewed it.
Friend: So, what did you think?
Me: I liked it.
Friend: No, tell me your opinion like a professional critic, please.
Me: The premise can be infantile and predictable at times, but it reminded me of 90s movies where they'd sell you impossible feats and plots just to give you a heartwarming and positive lesson at the end. It's not a 'must watch' spectacle, but it is a movie that reminds you the importance of not losing optimism.
Me: How's that for pro?
Friend: Good job. Will wait for the DVD release then.
I recently got into Arrow (I'm still mid-season two) and, up until now, my favorite character is Felicity Smoak. I also watch Flash (That finale!) and her appearances are spectacular in it, but I've realized that she reminds me of my favorite character in Smallville: Chloe Sullivan.
While I know their input to their respective shows are founded on different backgrounds, both characters serve pretty much the same purpose: They are to their heroes as Oracle is to Batman.
Chloe Sullivan, originally, was set up in the show as a Lois Lane stand-in. Since she is a completely original character for the show, it was easy to tweak her story enough to the point where Lois became her cousin. At first she was the intrepid, aspiring reporter who happened to be best friends with the show's protagonist and, at some points, even his love interest (Iris West?). When she found out her protagonist had a secret, she then became his confidant.
Felicity Smoak is a computer whiz with a troubled past that works for the protagonist's company and happens to get involved heroism, at first, by doing favors. She is nothing like her comic book counterpart (where, originally, she's Firestorm's stepmother) and pulls off a combination of sexiness and quirkiness.
Why are they alike?
Their biggest resource is their knowledge around the computer. They fill that void that every show/movie has with their super computer hacker characters. The interesting thing is that, while not almighty behind a computer screen, they are doing a play-by-play to their heroes, being an asset in missions. That ability goes from getting mug shots of whoever the antagonist is to GPS tracking devices that will allow them to find where the explosive/person/item is... So a lot of illegal stuff that helps but no one in real life should do unless you're looking for a jail sentence.
Sometimes they also tend to their sick. And by that I mean that they are the ones helping out with the bullet wounds. Although they are most likely arrow wounds. Which brings me to the next point...
Both of these brilliant blondes are also or have been love interests for their protagonists. Chloe had a thing for Clark and Felicity definitely has a thing for Oliver. (No spoilers, I'm still mid-Season 2.) The more interesting thing is, if Felicity ends up with Ollie, these two characters will be even more similar since (Season 10 spoiler) Chloe ends up marring her show's Oliver Queen and has a child with him.
Now, not only do they give the same input to their respective shows. They are also alike in personality. Both of them resort to a fast-paced, no-breathing, excited-type way of talking. They are both very sarcastic, spunky and funny. I think the biggest difference in this aspect is that Felicity stumbles a bit more when explaining something while Chloe tends to know exactly what to say.
I'm not sure about this one in Arrow, but as Watchtower, Chloe became a leader and beacon to her show's League of Justice. She coordinated them, and helped along the way. (With a com system.) Her super hero name is even an homage to that of the JLA's home base. I know that CW's DC universe is now filled with heroes and I'm sure Felicity must help out more of them besides Arrow. She's dating the Atom now, right?
Both of these girls also know how to defend themselves. While they do get saved from time to time, Felicity learns to fight and Chloe gains super powers. Chloe was even Brainiac's host for a while. Still, they each get swept off their feet (literally) by speedsters sometimes. You could say they have the whole package.
...Plus, they are both attractive. So yeah, basically the same character.
In the comics, both of these girls have been recently introduced thanks to their shows. Since Barbara Gordon is now wearing her cowl again, I say they team-up and become DC's new Oracles. That could be the name of the book!
Long time no blog! Hey guys, just quickly I want to share with you some of my sketches... Recently I got very into Instagraming (a little late, I know), but because none of you follow me on Instagram I thought I should share the drawings I've shared there:
24/Sept/14Spider-Gwen fever is all over the internet. So I gave it a shot:
30/Dec/14 I tend to write "Geo Was here" whenever I get the chance. It bothers the heck out of people and sometimes amuses others. The post says: "The best 'Geo was here' I've done to date..." Gotta love Baymax.
18/Jan/15 There's this awesome coffee shop close to where I live and they have a chalkboard wall.
11/Feb/15 At work we use a bunch of whiteboards to jot down our ideas. I jotted down my boredom:
19/Mar/15 I'm enjoying this second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. So I drew my now favorite character Raina. (Which sucks because of this week's season finale.)
24/Mar/15 I've drawn Carol before but never in her Captain outfit. I really dig her obligatory Mohawk...
25/Mar/15 Just a sketch:
Oh, and not drawing exactly, but I been having some geeky fun lately.
25/Apr/15 I was on my way to a wedding and I stopped at this department store where they had the most awesome display... Iron Me!
4/May/15 I got to be a groomsman at a wedding and the bride had a fun idea for us. The groom was Superman and I was Spider-M--ahem, I mean Peter Parker.
A lot of people are looking forward to watching Fox's next X-Film: X-Men: Apocalypse. Today the internet buzzed about a "spoiler" about this movie, so if you don't want to get spoiled (which is really not that big a spoiler) stop reading this...
The "big" spoiler is that Hugh Jackman's Wolverine, Halle Berry's Storm, and Channing Tatum as Gambit will cameo. There were also rumblings about Sir Ian McKellen's Magneto returning.
What I'm thinking is that this might be a spoiler as to who Apocalypse's horsemen will be. In the comics (and other media) these four characters have been horsemen before:
Wolverine was Death, Storm was Pestilence (in X-Men: Evolution and a What If...? story), Gambit was also Death once, and Magneto was War (in X-Men: Evolution).
Sorry, but my speculation will not lead to Warren's Archangel becoming a horseman in the movie...
Now, you might be thinking: But the X-Men: Days of the Future Past movie fixed everything with its "inbetweenquel". There's a new continuity! How can these older versions of these characters appear in an 80s set movie?
Simple, Apocalypse is basically a god with alien technology. Could he not tap into some kind of power or tech that allows older and more powerful versions of the X-Men to travel back in time?
Would it not be awesome to see En Sabah Nur reach into space, time, dimensions and an already ripped continuity to get his horsemen?
Here's a topic that's been resonating in my head for a while: Who would be the members of Marvel's Cinematic Universe's (MCU) Illuminati?
There are a lot of parallels between the MCU and Marvel Comics, so it's expected that at some point this significant team of super protectors will make its first appearance. Captain America: Civil War is bound to follow Mark Millar's comic book (somewhat) closely. If you think about it, it is very likely that Avengers: Infinity Wars will take a page from the recent Infinity event. During these events, there was a team that worked in the background: The Illuminati.
In the MCU, the following ten movies are a good place to set this team up (in after-credit scenes of course), but since there are Marvel properties scattered in other movie studios, the team can't mimic the comic's roster.
Just by looking at this list, three of the six can't make an MCU appearance. So we need replacements. In the New Avengers book this same team added Black Panther and Beastto the roster as replacements for Namor and Professor X respectively.
Although the team has had other members, there are usually six core members that make decisions for the sake of the universe's well-being. One of the main roles they adopted was for each member to house one of the Infinity Gems for safe-keeping. This makes the number six even more relevant. Of course, seeing the nature of the future Infinity Wars movie, the MCU will probably need six members as well. The question is: Who?
Well, for starters, we have the no-brainers:
Iron Man/Tony Stark
Let's face it, the actor is not getting any younger, he needs to get out of the suit before he hurts himself. This new role could allow him to play Stark for a couple more years.This man is already front and center in the MCU. I see his membership in the Illuminati as a good, regular role for Robert Downey Jr. for whenever he is not in the Iron Man suit.
Doctor Strange/Stephen Strange
This master or magic is getting his own movie soon. If this team ends up getting put in the MCU then he's bound to be a part of this inner circle.
Plus, the magic vs science banter is boud to be hilarious with Benedict Cumberbatch defending magic for once.
This guy is also getting his own movie, and it has been confirmed that he’s appearing in Civil War. His role, like in the comics, could be Namor’s replacement.
His input is basically a caring leader who wants the safety of his kingdom, and to achieve that he's protecting the whole world.
The Inhumans’ representative. Seeing as how the Inhumans are the closest thing we’ll have to mutants, Black Bolt could also mirror Professor X’s role in this version of the illuminati.
Plus, we know we are getting an Inhumans movie later on. Black Bolt's casting is probably a few years off (please let it be Vin Diesel), but his introduction could still be in an after-credit scene with the rest of this team.
What about Beast and Mr. Fantastic?
Like I mentioned before, with the inexistence of mutants there is no need for a mutant representative. What we do need is a smart scientist. You might think that the best option is Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner, but I’m thinking Hank Pym could replace Reed Richards here.
This character will be introduced in Ant-Man later this year. When I first heard this character was going to be aged (played by Michael Douglas) I was honestly pissed. That made it seem like Pym would be a throw away character, but with the Illuminati he would at least have a relevant role in the MCU.
That makes five, but since there are six infinity gems/stones we still need a 6th member. With no Atlantis and no mutants it is hard to find another “representative” or “master” to claim a role in protecting the universe from the shadows.
I thought of two options: We need a human perspective or we need a galaxy perspective… See where I’m going with this?
As leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy he also plays a role that can be considered “important” and thus being relevant to the Illuminati. Although, Peter seems like too much of a wildcard to get Illuminati membership.
The thing about this character is that you don’t know where his allegiance is. Although, having such a vast collection from the far reaches of the universe could prove to be useful when defending earth from extraterrestrial offense.
Now hear me out: She is basically the Nova Corps’ Nick Fury. She is the best choice to represent the galaxy. She already focuses on protecting the universe, with the Earth’s heroes to help she can get and give good input to the team.
Plus, who wouldn't want to see more of Glenn Close?
And that’s how you build an MCU Illuminati team. Any questions?
I know a lot of people are focusing on the glowing addition to the Black Widow costume (some complain and some blindly let Whedon do anything because he is a comic book movie god), but I'm focusing more on her costume's chest area.
Hear me out: I just noticed this is her first costume that seams the fabric around ScarJo's boobs!
When I see female comic book costumes it always bothers me that the fabric molds into the perfect female body. Especially to show where the boobs are. Wether we are male or female, we all know where the perfectly round, and totally inaccurate, boobs are!
I've taken a few art clases and I know clothes don't mold themselves to the body that way. I know; I made this mistake before in my art. Especially because you learn anotamy first...
Now this movie is doing exactly the same thing... I know it's late to be complaining about female super hero costumes since everybody else on the Internet does it but... c'mon:
Accentuate her sexy body all you want. I mean it is Scarlet Johanson we are talking about here. My question is, why is there a need for the costume department to mold the costume to her body, or more specifically, her boobs? They are literally inventing clothes in order to show off her boobs.
Have you watched the trailer for the Avengers sequel? Of course you have it's on CV's Front Page! Have you seen it again? Obviously! Want to watch it again? Of course you do:
Notice anything new? Here are a few things I noticed:
EDIT: I missed one that the internet is still buzzing about:
This trailer went through its own series of troubles since it was earlier leaked online. Originally it was going to air first with the next episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.But apparently this was rushed because of the leak. The only thing that Marvel Entertainment had to say was:
Which is awesome 'cause Marvel continues to keep composure as well as a sense of humor.
Now here's another tidbit about the trailer. The eerie song that you hear in the background should sound familiar to all Disney fanatics. In Walt Disney's 1940's film Pinocchio there was a song that the main puppet sang called "No Strings". The ongoing analogy that seems to be going on as to do with puppets and Ultron not having any "strings":
Sound familiar yet? Disney is making a cameo in the Marvel trailer! (It is the same company after all.)
Bottom line is I can't wait for the film to premiere and Joss Whedon keeps knocking them out of the park.