Saturday, August 15, 2015

Weekly MCU Review for 8/15

Another week, and more MCU news!  Fant4stic news, Constantine on Arrow, and even D23 happening this weekend.  Put some ketchup on your eggs, and catch-up (*ducks*) on your Marvel news!

Mostly MCU Reviews

My articles from the week

The return of “Rumor Has It…”  This time, “Rumor Has It” that FOX and Marvel are working something out so FOX can produce a live-action X-Men TV series.  Here are my thoughts of what such a deal might look like.  What deal do you want to make?

My Agent Carter review series continues with episode 2, “Bridge and Tunnel.”  What was your favorite part of season 1?

On the subject of Peggy Carter, do you think she and Steve had sex?  Hayley Atwell does; me, I’m not so sure.

This week I started in on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2, with episode 1, “Shadows,” and episode 2, “Heavy Is the Head.”  What was your favorite part of the first half of season 2?

Now that Phase 2 is done, here is my recap of it.  What do you think of my ideas?

What do you want Marvel to announce at D23?  Here’s what I’m hoping for.

MCU News

Links to news articles and blog posts about the MCU

Here and here are two articles about the Spidey suit(s) for Captain America: Civil War.  Excited to see Spidey join the MCU?  Excited that we might see the FF join him in the MCU before long now that Fant4stic is stinking up the box office?

We also got a few hints toward Crossbones’ appearance in Civil War.  Are you excited to see him?

And here are some hints at Crossbones’ role in Civil War.  What do you think he’ll be doing?

And just like that, we have set photos of Black Panther in costume!  Which new character are you most excited for, Spider-Man or Black Panther?

Jessica Jones will be a psychological thriller series with a serious neo-Noir feel to it.  Who’s excited for this series?

Who’s excited to see Jon Bernthal’s Frank Castle on Daredevil season 2?  These photos definitely have me excited!

MCU Risk?  Color me interested.
News from Around Geekdom

Anything not related to the MCU that I find interesting

So… this happened.  Ouch.  And FOX is projected to lose $60 million on this movie, adding fuel to a decline in profits from last year.  I’m guessing three months before FOX makes a Fantastic Four deal with Marvel.  Do you want the over or the under?

Here’s the answer to why the Fantastic Four weren’t wearing the iconic blue suits.  And it makes sense, though I highly doubt Miles Teller will ever get a chance to wear the blue suit now.  Maybe when Marvel (inevitably) reboots it after FOX (inevitably) sells the rights back we’ll get to see the blue suits.

Wow.  Just… wow.  If half of this is true, it’s no wonder Fant4stic is such a mess.

Now for a little levity, here is a compilation of 5 of the best Fant4stic reviews from YouTube.  Warning:  a couple have very strong language.  What did you think of the movie if you saw it?

So what’s up next with Fant4stic and the Fantastic Four?  Could FOX sell the rights back?  Could they go for a soft reboot with that planned 2017 sequel?  Push the Four in a straight-up sequel?  Joint venture with Marvel a la Sony and Spider-Man?  Apparently FOX is still planning on the sequel.  I’d rather have them just sell the rights back to Marvel (have you signed this petition yet?  It already has over 30k signatures).  I really don’t think they deserve a fifth chance…

Would seeing an Easter Egg of the Fantasticar or H.E.R.B.I.E. have redeemed this movie for you?  Yeah… me neither.

Professor Xavier will be joining Logan in Wolverine 3, “Old Man Logan.”  How do you think they will send these two off?

Here’s a first look at the script for New Mutants.  What do you want to see in this movie?

A little more information about Legends of Tomorrow.  Are you going to watch?

Excited to see Red Tornado and more on Supergirl?

Why is Supergirl airing at the same time as Gotham?  Here’s why.  Which will you be watching?

John Constantine will be making an appearance on Arrow this season!  Specifically, he will be called in as an expert to help them understand the ramifications of Sara Lance’s resurrection.  It is intended as a one-off, but Greg Berlanti is open to bringing him back.  Are you excited to see Constantine’s story continue to some degree?  Stephen Amell sure is.

Here are some details on the villain for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  How excited are you for this movie?

Benicio del Toro is semi-confirming that he will play the villain in Star Wars: Episode VIII.  Who do you want to see him play?

Here is some news about the Han Solo spinoff movie, which will feature Han in his late teens/early twenties.  What do you want to see in this movie?

Disney is reviving The Lion King with a TV series.  This actually looks kinda cute.

News from D23:  first posters for Cars 3, The Incredibles 2, and Toy Story 4.  Which are you most excited for?  I would definitely say The Incredibles 2 for myself.

New story details for Toy Story 4:  a Woody/Bo Peep love story.  Huh.  I only saw Toy Story 3 very recently, but I have to say, that was just about a perfect way to end the series.  But what do you think?  I will say this:  if it’s Woody and Bo Peep, I want to see an answer to what happened to her between the second and third movies; she barely got an acknowledgement in Toy Story 3, and I want to know why.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen reboot is reportedly going to focus more on the female characters.  What do you want to see from this movie?

What do you think of the Bromley Batman?  I'm kind of hoping that this coming summer he will face off against the Suffolk Superman!

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