Saturday, December 5, 2015

Weekly MCU Review for 12/5

Another week, and more MCU news!  Now that the Captain America: Civil War trailer is out, we're getting a ton of new information about that movie.  Put some ketchup on your eggs, and catch-up on your Marvel news!

Mostly MCU Reviews

My articles from the week

First up, Jessica Jones season 1, episode 2, “AKA Crush Syndrome” review.  What did you think of Kilgrave’s introduction?

Next up Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 3, episode 9, “Closure” expectations and review.  Can’t wait for the midseason finale!

Speaking of the midseason finale, there are a lot of loose ends for it to tie up.

MCU News

Links to news articles and blog posts about the MCU

Here’s a deleted scene from Thor: The Dark World in which Loki imagines his coronation, complete with wielding Mjolnir.

What did you think of Black Widow’s storyline in Avengers: Age of Ultron?  I thought it was good, but apparently a lot of people didn’t.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present for your consideration, courtesy the MCU Phase 2 Box Set, the Sokovia Accords:
In accordance with the document at hand, I hereby certify that the below mentioned participants, peoples and individuals, shall no longer operate freely or unregulated, but instead operate under the rules, ordinances and governances of the afore mentioned United Nations panel, acting only when and if the panel deems it appropriate and/or necessary.

If there’s an Iron Man 4, Chris Evans says he would “happy to appear” in it as Cap.  Personally, I think that a good way to resolve the Civil War would actually be with multiple movies, starting with Captain America: Civil War, continuing with Spider-Man, perhaps including Ant-Man and the Wasp and Black Panther to some extent, and finishing with Iron Man 4.

According to Tom Holland, Spider-Man will have a secret identity in the MCU, and the movie will be filmed mostly in Atlanta.  I do like the secret identities aspect; we’ve only seen that with Daredevil so far.  Well, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., sort of.

Tied to the above, Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans are reportedly heading to Atlanta in the near-future.  Speculation holds that they could be going there for the Spider-Man movie, but it is just as likely that they are going back for Civil War reshoots.  Do you want to see Cap and Iron Man in Spider-Man.

Unsurprisingly, Marvel has an option to bring back Stellan Skarsgård for Thor: Ragnarok.

Because the original script for Thor: Ragnarok was too dark, Marvel brought in Taika Waititi, a comedy director, to direct it.  Now they have also brought in Stephany Folsom, a comedy writer, to lighten the mood of the script.  Personally, I wouldn’t be upset if Thor: Ragnarok were the darkest MCU movie to date—it’s based on the death and rebirth of Asgard, after all—but I doubt it will be nearly as dark as anything in Marvel Netflix!

Ryan Coogler, director of Creed, is reportedly in talks to direct Black Panther.

According to Peyton Reed, Michael Douglas is “gonna be a huge part” of Ant-Man and the Wasp.  What do you want to see in that movie?

Agent Carter is being held back 2 weeks, debuting January 19 instead of 5, because of the State of the Union address.  Does the network actually think we’d prefer watching Obama over Carter?  Or are they afraid we wouldn’t?

Here is a new poster for Agent Carter season 2:
Excited for it?

Here is our first look at Claire Temple, Misty Knight, and Scarfe on Luke Cage.  Jessica Jones only came out 2 weeks ago, and I’m already excited for what comes next for these characters!

Lexi Alexander, director of Punisher: War Zone, has apparently met with Marvel TV about a project.  However, we do not have any information about what that project might be, though MCUExchange suggested Iron Fist.

News from Around Geekdom

Anything not related to the MCU that I find interesting

Supergirl has officially been picked up for a full 20-episode first season.  However, as of now there are no plans for a crossover with The Flash; in fact, such a crossover might not even be legal.

The latest Star Wars marketing campaign:  limited-edition Light Side and Dark Side ice creams.

So if you’re interested, here is George’s defense of “Greedo shot first.”

Carrie Fisher’s thoughts on the “Slave Leia Controversy.”

George Lucas has seen The Force Awakens, and he liked it.  Of course considering what else he's liked... 

Star Wars Rebels has officially received a third season!

Harrison Ford would be on-board for another Indiana Jones movie; would you?  I’ve just got 2 words for you:  “ancient aliens.”  2 more:  “not really” (unless they get back to basics and avoid the aforementioned ancient aliens!).

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