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Tasking The Master

intro-1583762783One of my all time favorite Marvel villains is finally getting the MCU treatment in Black Widow: Taskmaster. The Avengers baddie has long been on my shortlist of characters that I’ve wanted to see on the big screen, and his abilities seem tailor made for the MCU. Gifted with “photographic reflexes”, Taskmaster has the ability to mimic the fighting abilities of anyone he fights. Sure, he can’t match the strength of Spider-Man or Cap, but being able to pull their same moves on them (and others), makes him a formidable foe, and makes Tony Masters one of the most underrated baddies in the Marvel universe. Brash, arrogant, and loyal only to whoever pays him the most, Taskmaster is a wicked fun villain who’s been due for the MCU spotlight for a long time now.

So why is he so silent in all of the trailers for Black Widow? Read the rest of this entry

A Sinister Scene

Sinister_SixNow that Morbius, the next Sony movie that’s a spin off that won’t feature Spider-Man, is finished and being released later this year we finally have an idea of what’s in store for us when it comes to the post- New Deal that Sony and Disney have made. As depicted in the first trailer for the film, Jared Leto’s Michael Morbius walks down a hallway, and we hear the sound of Michael Keaton, and then see Keaton himself address the living vampire in an obvious ploy to connect this film to the larger MCU. Read the rest of this entry

Happy Homecoming, Spider-Man!

0085510c768c538b923ed422c2cef267c9d687b3And just like that, Spidey is back in the MCU.

In a surprising turn of events (okay, not THAT surprising), Sony and Marvel Studios have renegotiated their deal to keep Tom Holland’s Spider-Man in the MCU for another two movies, and they’ve even got the third film on the schedule for 2021, a mere two years away. After nearly a month passing with the deal seemingly dying, many (myself included) resigned themselves to the fact that the deal was over and done with, and that we’d have to live with a Spidey in a post-MCU world. But it seems like cooler heads have prevailed (or at least realized how much money was being left on the table), and we’re going to get at least two more adventures with the wall-crawler. Read the rest of this entry

Spider-Man No More?

d1835fff38abe64c-600x338The Marvel Cinematic Universe could have a Spider-Man shaped hole in its future depending on how the current negotiations between Disney and Sony go. Naturally, this causes quite the dilemma for myself, your friendly neighborhood Spidey fan. It’s easy to point the fingers at Sony, given their less than stellar track record with the character prior to the MCU deal, but Disney’s not off the hook either, and it’s all thanks to the one foe that even Spider-Man may not be able to take down: Good old fashioned corporate greed! Read the rest of this entry

What To Do With The Merc With A Mouth In The House Of The Mouse

disney-deadpoolDisney and Marvel Studios are in a bit of a predicament. While much has been made (and celebrated) about the studios’ purchase of Fox and all their properties, there’s one property from Fox that has been met with a lot of confusion: Deadpool. The Unabashedly hard R franchise has done gangbusters business for Fox, but, under the new ownership it’s struggling to find its place. Disney and Marvel know a sure hit when they see it (hell, they just need to see the box office for Deadpool and the sequel), but at the same time, they finally have the use of the Marvel characters that Fox was using, and they want to put them into the MCU mega machine. So what’s a studio to do with a character as unabashedly profane as Deadpool?

Well, the answer is probably a lot simpler than you think. Read the rest of this entry

Marvel Steals The Show

biggest-bombshells-from-the-2019-comic-con-marvel-panel-thor-love-and-thunder-mahershala-ali-blade-natalie-portman-chang-chi-awkYou’d be forgiven for thinking that Marvel would take a victory lap at San Diego Comic Con following the release of Avengers: Endgame. Luckily for us though, Kevin Feige wasn’t quite ready to rest on his laurels, and instead gave us some insight into not only the upcoming Disney+ series from the MCU, but quite a number of the phase four films that the studio will be working on. From Shang Chi facing off with the real Mandarin, to the return of the badass vampire slayer Blade, Feige and Co. have quite the line up coming our way, and it’s looking like their most diverse layout of films yet. Read the rest of this entry

Movie Review: Spider-Man: Far From Home

large_far-home-posterMOVIE REVIEW!!

Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

Starring: Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Samuel L Jackson, Colbie Smulders

Directed By: Jon Watts

MINOR SPOILERS

After the epic finale that was Avengers: Endgame, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Spider-Man: Far From Home would be one to miss. But for longtime fans of the MCU, and even more for fans of the character, the latest Spidey adventure is a can’t miss installment of the long running saga for Marvel’s heroes, and the answer to many of your lingering Endgame questions. Read the rest of this entry

Defenders: Endgame?

index.jpgWe’re on the other side of the Netflix/Marvel Studios partnership, and does it feel that satisfying? As someone who watched every season of every show (even Iron Fist, which got better), I can’t say that that it does. While Jessica Jones season three has been marketed as the last season for the show and the Marvel/Netflix partnership, it’s a far cry from the stellar end cap that Avengers: Endgame gave us back in April. Read the rest of this entry

The Mysterio Multiverse

spidermanWe’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

Where Does The MCU Go From Here?

avengers-endgame-iron-man-captain-america-thor-1554207810We 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