Saturday, May 21, 2016

Weekly MCU Review for May 21

Another week, and more MCU news!  Civil War has passed the billion-dollar-mark, we're learning more about the upcoming movies, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 3 is officially in the books.  Put some ketchup on your eggs, and catch-up on your Marvel news!

Mostly MCU Reviews

My articles from the week

First up for the week, three possibilities for ways that a Marvel TV/Avengers: Infinity War crossover could work.  How do you think it could work?

Next, expectations and review for the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season finale.  What did you think of it?

This is the first in a series of articles following up on where the characters may be going after Captain America: Civil War:  the “Secret Avengers.”

MCU News

Links to news articles and blog posts about the MCU

In only 3 weeks, Captain America: Civil War has passed $1 billion globally.  Wow!

You know how Marvel reportedly approached Michael Keaton about playing the villain in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and he reportedly passed on it?  Apparently that’s a thing again, and that villain could be Vulture.

Here is the official cast list for Thor: Ragnarok:
Cate Blanchett as Hela
Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster
Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie
Karl Urban as Skurge
Thor (obviously), Loki, Heimdall, and Odin, and Banner/Hulk are also going to be in it.  However, Sif and the Warriors Three have not been announced for Ragnarok yet.  Thoughts?

According to Kevin Feige “90%” of the Black Panther cast will be either African or African-American.  I’m glad they are finally acknowledging that there is, in fact, a difference there!  Also, I think it would be kind of funny if they cast a whole bunch of Afrikaaner actors (perhaps for Klaue’s mercenaries if he appears in this movie).  That would be an awesome way to mess with the “PC Crowd” that thinks “black” = “diverse.”

On the subject of Black Panther, it’s being reported that at least part of the movie “may” film in Africa.  That would only make sense.

Elizabeth Wood is reportedly in talks to direct Captain Marvel.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 4 will air an hour later than it did the last 2 seasons.  This will let it go even darker and edgier.  And it will also allow me to watch it on nights that I have meetings a little more often.

If you want to save Agent Carter by having it moved to Netflix, be sure to sign this petition.

In a move that shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to comic fans, Carrie-Anne Moss’ Jeri Hogarth is going to be a recurring character on Iron Fist.

Do you want to see Marvel Netflix start exploring Marvel’s more supernatural characters like Blade, Ghost Rider, and Moon Knight?  I’ve talked about at least a couple of these in the past (Moon Knight twice, Blade).  I would definitely be interested in seeing any of these three in the MCU, especially on Netflix.

News from Around Geekdom

Anything not related to the MCU that I find interesting

Ummm… Folks, just don’t do it.

Warner Bros. reportedly is so invested in Harley Quinn that they have a movie in development for her and other female DC characters already.  Can we get more news on a Black Widow movie already?

Good news for Star Trek fans:  According to JJ Abrams, Jeremy Lin (Star Trek Beyond director) convinced Paramount Pictures to withdraw its lawsuit against Star Trek Axanar, allowing the fan film to move forward.  Honestly, I’m amazed that Paramount even pursued this, considering that they’ve had an at-worst ambivalent attitude toward fan films in the past.

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