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Comic Reviews: Civil War II and Future Quest!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!!

civil-war-II-cover-96a7eCivil War II #0 (Marvel Comics)

The first shots are fired in Civil War II #0, a comic that, quite frankly, is a bit of a bore. Much of Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel’s introductory issue serves more as an extended prologue than a rousing event starter, and it seems at times that it’s more interested in rushing to get the parts into motion for Civil War II rather than letting them happen naturally. For starting off a major Marvel summer event, that’s not good Read the rest of this entry

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Batman V Superman: Civil War

ImageWell, it’s certainly been a pretty busy two weeks, hasn’t it? With the Captain America: Civil War trailer and the latest Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer, we’ve had plenty of nerdy cinematic goodness to feast on. Naturally though, we nerds have to decide which trailer was better. Hitting just a week apart (and both premiering on Late Night With Jimmy Kimmel), and featuring two major superheroes battling, it’s almost impossible not to compare Civil War and Batman V Superman’s latest sneak peaks. Right now, it seems like Civil War has the upper hand, but why is that, exactly? Read the rest of this entry

Civil War: Round Two?

civil-photo-01873Here we go again.

That’s honestly the only thing that I can say after seeing the tease for Civil War 2. Yes, the big storyline that’s being used on the silver screen in Captain America: Civil War is getting a sequel, and no, we know nothing about it, other than it’s going to have the new Iron Man fight Sam Wilson’s Captain America. Read the rest of this entry

Disney Awakens the Force

star_wars_poster_full.0.0Man, what a week to be a Marvel and Star Wars fan. First, Entertainment Weekly had a massive reveal for Force Awakens, and then Disney’s big D23 Expo was this past weekend, where they certainly brought their A game. From the first concept art of Doctor Strange to the reveal that Jurassic World’s Colin Treverrow will be helming Star Wars Episode IX, there’s no doubt that the House of Mouse will be dominating the pop culture landscape for years to come. Between their Marvel and Star Wars presentation, one has to wonder: how can anyone hope to match up against Disney? They have two of the hottest properties in the world right now in Marvel and Star Wars, and the latter hasn’t even had its new film released!

Disney sure knows how to get the nerd blood flowing though. Concept art for Doctor Strange has been shown, as well as a fun video greeting from Stephen Strange himself (aka Benedict Cumberbatch). Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige then brought out the Sentinel of Liberty himself, Chris Evans (and Anthony Mackie) to introduce the first footage of Captain America: Civil War, which from what I’ve heard is friggin’ awesome (for real Disney, it would only help you if you borrowed a page from Lucasfilm and WB’s Comic Con footage and released the damn thing). Read the rest of this entry

Everyone’s Going To War

hawkeye-age-of-ultronCaptain America: Civil War is going to be a huge movie. That was pretty much a given seeing how successful Captain America: The Winter Soldier was commercially and critically, and by the fact that it’s the first Marvel movie featuring one of the “big three” to come after Age of Ultron. But with the recent news that Civil War will also feature Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye in the mix, I’m starting to wonder if there’s too much story for just one movie. This is the film that’s going to feature Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Winter Solider (assumedly), Nick Fury (assumedly), whoever Daniel Bruhl is playing, Falcon, Spider-Man (rumored), and now Hawkeye. It’s dangerously close to reaching Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice levels of character over saturation. Read the rest of this entry

Captain America 3: Civil War?

captainamerica05My head just exploded.

If Variety is to be believed, Robert Downey Jr. is close to signing on to reprise his role of Tony Stark. No, it’s not for Iron Man 4. No, it’s not for Avengers 3 either. It’s for Captain America 3.  Which will allegedly have the subtitle of Civil War. Read the rest of this entry