Saturday, July 29, 2017

Weekly MCU Review for July 29

Another week, and more MCU news!  There’s still some stuff out of SDCC to go through, and Marvel has lifted the veil on its next 4 movies a little more.  Put some ketchup on your eggs, and catch-up on your Marvel news!

Mostly MCU Reviews

My articles from the week

Only 1 review this week, since I didn’t have time to write and publish my “anticipated” review of Ghost Rider.  So you just have my spoiler review of Spider-Man: Homecoming until next week.

MCU News

Links to news articles and blog posts about the MCU

Here’s a new trailer for Thor: Ragnarok.  It looks like it will have a lot more of the mystic stuff than The Dark World did (mostly because I see the Valkyrie riding flying horses), but still a whole lot of sci-fi stuff.

Three new actors have been cast for Ant-Man and the Wasp:

Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne
Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost
Laurence FIshburne as Bill Foster (“Black Goliath” in the comics)
Walter Goggins as Sonny Burch

So here’s some interesting information out of Comic-Con about Captain Marvel:  it will be set in the 1990s, the Skrulls will be the villains, and Fury will appear younger and with both eyes.  I wonder if this means a “Secret Invasion” storyline is coming to the MCU?  Having it start with Captain Marvel squaring off against them in her solo film and then the Skrulls revealing themselves on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as part of a longer narrative (with the Skrulls then being ultimately defeated in a later film) would be an awesome way to use them.  Then the Skrull heroes from the comics would be available to appear in movies and TV.

Not only are the Skrulls appearing, but the Kree-Skrull War will feature in some way.  I’m not sure how, however.  The Inhumans were created by the Kree as soldiers against the Skrulls, so they could be involved, as well.  I doubt that S.H.I.E.L.D. will be too heavily involved in the War, considering that Coulson was unfamiliar with the Kree, but Fury could be in it.

Raven Metzner is taking over as showrunner for Iron Fist season 2.  This isn’t because season 1 was bad; it’s because Scott Buck is too busy with Inhumans.  Honestly, I kinda saw that explanation coming.

Keith David has been added to the cast of New Warriors as a municipal employee who serves as an antagonist to the heroes.

News from Around Geekdom

Anything not related to the MCU that I find interesting

The Wonder Woman sequel has been confirmed for December 2019.

Aaand… they lost me.  So apparently Star Trek: Discovery has decided that the Star Trek universe is completely secular and there can be no mention of “God.”  I just have one thing to say:  HAVE THESE PEOPLE EVER EVEN WATCHED A STAR TREK SHOW?????  Quite apart from the multiple Voyager episodes dealing with religions (including Chakotay meeting his people’s “gods” in the Delta Quadrant), The Original Series is filled with references to religion, including an episode where (for some reason) the Enterprise stumbles on a version of the first-century Roman Empire dealing with a sect that worships the “Son of God.”  Kirk and the crew immediately know what it is, suggesting that they have some understanding of (and approval for) Christianity.  The Original Series is insanely campy, and that episode specifically takes the campiness to the next level, but you can’t say that the Star Trek universe is completely secular!

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