Saturday, June 24, 2017

Weekly MCU Review for June 24

Another week, and more MCU news!  This thing with the Sony Spidey Spinoffs is getting a little more entertaining, but nothing yet.  Fortunately, Spider-Man: Homecoming is only a couple weeks away now!  Put some ketchup on your eggs, and catch-up on your Marvel news!

Mostly MCU Reviews

My articles from the week

This week I reviewed Spider-Man 3.  It’s not great, but not a dumpster fire.

MCU News

Links to news articles and blog posts about the MCU

Here’s some interesting news:  Marvel villain Nightshade will appear in Black Panther.  Nightshade in the comics is connected with a Captain America story about werewolves.  Does this mean werewolves in the MCU?

There is a rumor that The Punisher will premiere on Netflix November 14, which is a Tuesday.  Previous Marvel Netflix shows all premiered on Friday, but this wouldn’t be the first time Netflix dropped a show on Tuesday.  If it means seeing the show sooner, I’m game (even if I probably won’t watch all of it before that weekend).

Well huh.  According to Amy Pascal, the Venom and Silver and Black movies will be “adjuncts” to the MCU and be “in the same world and be connected to each other.”  Considering that Kevin Feige categorically stated that they are not in the MCU, I have only one response to this news:

Of course, even if they do get on the same page and these things do take place in the MCU, I don’t think it’s going to improve my view of them by much…

On the subject of Sony Spidey Spinoffs, Venom will have Carnage as the villain.  Huh.  Why?  Also, according to that same report Sony is planning additional villain spinoffs with Kraven and Mysterio.  I really hope they are going to wise up, make nice with Marvel, and give Marvel Studios creative control so these things can be in the MCU and have Spider-Man involved.  I’m still not sure if I like the idea of these villain spinoffs, but Sony could find a way to win me over.

News from Around Geekdom

Anything not related to the MCU that I find interesting

I’m not sure if I want this Fantastic Four rumor to be true so FOX fails again and gives it back to Marvel, or if I want it to be false so they’ll just stop mucking up the Fantastic Four… Of course, the idea of focusing it on Franklin and Valeria Richards with Torch and Thing is an interesting new concept.

The Gifted has received an official premiere date:  Mondays at 9 PM, starting October 2.

According to this report, Gal Gadot and Henry Cavill both receive $300k base salary for their DCEU movies, but they receive more based on box office and other factors.  Personally, I would not have been overly surprised to find out that Gal Gadot received less than Henry Cavill, just based on their respective résumés.  Not $13.7 million less, but maybe by a little.  Of course, it’s also not overly surprising to see that neither of them had a base salary over $500k, considering that neither of them have a huge résumé!  Honestly, there are so many other factors with actors salaries that its kinda stupid to try turning them into a sexism thing.

With the firing of original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (whose story was apparently “too comedic” for Lucasfilm), Ron Howard will complete the solo Han Solo movie.

What could this be for?  Star Wars Rebels or something else?

Star Trek: Discovery will premiere on CBS on September 24, and continue on CBS All Access.  I’ll probably check out at least the first episode.

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