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The final movie in Fox’s long running X-Men franchise (provided that New Mutants actually comes out), Dark Phoenix was poised to end this phase of Marvel’s mutants with a bang. But reviews and box office proved that Fox’s mutants went out not with a whimper, but more of a collective “shrug” from audiences. Despite changing release dates for more reshoots, the final X-Men movie couldn’t stand out among the comic book movie crowd of 2019, especially when it’s compared to the bombastic finale that was Avengers: Endgame. Read the rest of this entry
After some unverified reports a few weeks ago, we can finally confirm who our next Batman will be. After months of speculation, the next Dark Knight is none other than Robert Pattinson, the man made famous thanks to the Twilight Saga. It’s a surprising development, but one that I’m pretty intrigued by, and no one is more surprised by that statement than myself. Read the rest of this entry
We’ve got a new look at Spider-Man: Far From Home in the latest trailer, but one of the biggest revelations isn’t just how the MCU has moved on from the heroic sacrifice in Avengers: Endgame. No, it’s the fact that Jake Gyllenhaal’s Quentin Beck (aka Mysterio) is apparently from an alternate Earth. According to the exposition from Nick Fury, Thanos’ “snap”, or one of the other ones, caused a few portals to open in the MCU, causing Beck and the Elemental creatures he and Spidey will fight to arrive on our Earth. It’s an interesting spin to the Mysterio character, and could pave the way for the X-Men and the Fantastic Four to make their way into the MCU proper.
If it were true. Read the rest of this entry
We live in a post-Endgame world. After the events of the much-hyped about film, the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is in an interesting spot. Many of our beloved heroes are forever changed from the events of the film, with some not returning, and others carrying on in ways that would surprise even the most jaded movie fans. It should without saying that this article is gonna delve into some pretty major SPOILERS from the movie, so if you still haven’t seen it, turn back now! Read the rest of this entry
Well, we finally have our first look at Joker, the Todd Phillips directed, Joaquin Phoenix starring DC film that serves as an origin story of sorts for the infamous villain. Movie and comic fans didn’t really know what to expect from this movie, and even now that we have a teaser, I still don’t really know what to think when it comes to this film. But I have to admit, I’m more intrigued now than I was when it was first announced. Read the rest of this entry
The impossible has happened: James Gunn has been reinstated as the director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. Yes, in a move that has surprised everyone in the nerd-verse, Disney head Alan Horn has put Gunn back in the director’s chair after firing him back in July, causing a PR nightmare that the House of Mouse couldn’t really ever recover from, no matter who they brought in. It’s a big win for the MCU, for Gunn, for fans of the films, and for Marvel Studios, who no longer have to field the “Who will replace the guy who was fired without your input” question that has dogged them at every event since July. Read the rest of this entry
At long last, we have a new trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix, the presumably final film from Fox that stars the mutants (assuming that New Mutants ever gets released). For being the second adaptation of probably the most famous X-Men story of all time, this new trailer leaves an awful lot to be desired, not even considering that it looks like it’s taking the same “Jean Grey wears a trench coat” approach that X-Men: The Last Stand did. But the trailer even suggests a major death in the movie, something that is confirmed by long-time X-Men producer and first time director Simon Kinberg. Which brings me to my question: does anyone really care about this movie? Read the rest of this entry
Tonight is the Oscars, and as of this writing, I don’t know who’s going to be crowned “Best Picture” by the Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences (UPDATE: we do, it was **sigh** Green Book). But I do know that Black Panther is one of the nominees, a fact that still sends shockwaves of disbelief through my body. Not because I didn’t enjoy the film, far from it, but because this is the first (and possibly only) comic book film to be given the esteemed descriptor of “Academy Award Nominee”. Read the rest of this entry
We’re getting another Ghostbusters movie!
…would be how I’d start this column if the 2016 reboot, and the fiasco around that movie’s release, hadn’t happened. As someone who enjoyed the Paul Feig female-lead film just fine, but thought it could’ve been better, the news of a new Ghostbusters film directed by Jason Reitman (aka the son of original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman), has me very hesitant, for a lot of reasons. Sure, it could be neat seeing a new team of Ghostbusters in the same world as the one that Ray, Egon, Peter, and Winston, perhaps even with them training the new crew, but at the same time, it seems like making a film in the same world as the original film is something they should have done in the first place with the Paul Feig team, and runs of the risk of emboldening the worst types of people on the internet. Read the rest of this entry
It’s official, Aquaman is the highest grossing DCEU movie. It’s a hard statistic to accept, but also pretty awesome if I’m being honest. Somehow, audiences have been showing up in a big way to see Jason Momoa toss a trident around, so much so that it’s on track to become the first movie in Warner Bros’ fledging cinematic universe to cross a billion dollars (a feat that Marvel has pulled off a few times already). So what is it about Aquaman, of all characters, that makes it so appealing to audiences? Read the rest of this entry