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About Those ‘Spider-Man: Field Trip’ Rumors…

Late this week several sites are running a “rumor” that they are sourcing from Reddit about the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel that claims it will be titled “Spider-Man: Field Trip“. The problem is Reddit isn’t the original source of the rumor, and I’ll go over the history of this “plot dump” in this post so you can decide if you want to believe it or not.

The origin of the rumor isn’t actually the Reddit post that everyone is citing. As with most things on the internet, the rumor actually originated on 4Chan (here’s an image of the original posting). As the internet food chain tends to work, someone sees a 4Chan post they think will be popular on Reddit and then they post it there for some easy karma on the site.

99% of the time people are posting these plot leaks on 4Chan as a joke and they’re completely made up. For example, last week Heroic Hollywood ran an article where they actually believed an Avengers 4 plot leak (on Reddit, originated from 4Chan) that says at the end of the movie Tony Stark crushes the Power Stone to dust and snorts it like cocaine.

Then there is the 1% where someone does post something legitimate to 4Chan, such as the guy in November of 2017 who made an Infinity War post that correctly stated that Red Skull would show up and that Thanos would have to kill Gamora to get the Soul Stone. Those were things no one else was putting in their bogus plot leaks for the movie, and it turned out to be completely correct.

This is the Spider-Man: Field Trip rumor that’s being spread around, analysis follows after the jump:

Set after AVENGERS 4. Peter is revived, and it appears Tony Stark will indeed die and Peter will be mourning his death. The plot revolved around something groundbreaking that Stark has created, and which is stolen and Spider-Man must retrieve.

Set mainly in London. Peter and his friends are there for a conference sponsored by Stark Industries. MJ, Ned, Liz, Flash and Aunt May are returning, alongside the Midtown students and staff from HOMECOMING. Gwyneth Paltrow is also supposed to appear as Pepper Potts.

Mysterio is the main villain. He is an international thief and master of illusion, who has stolen Stark’s creation at the behest of a mysterious employer. Apparently, there are plans to include the fishbowl helmet, but he will not wear it throughout the movie.

Jessica Drew is a MI6 operative pursuing Mysterio, who begrudgingly teams up with Spider-Man to stop him. She has no superpowers, but is a combat expert and skilled tactician.

Peter develops a rivalry with a new student, Alistair Smythe, a technology prodigy who is determined to upstage him. Smythe is “manipulative” and tries to turn Peter’s friends against him. His father, Spencer Smythe, works for Stark Industries.

Vulture and Scorpion will appear in minor roles. Scorpion is apparently working for the same man who hired Mysterio to steal Stark’s creation, and they attempt to get Vulture to betray Spider-Man’s identity to them.

Mysterio’s employer is apparently a major villain from the comics and will be prominent in SPIDER-MAN movies going forward. No word on who he is yet, but he will have a minor appearance in the movie. Marvel and Sony eyeing A-list actors. Casting won’t be officially announced. Supposed to be a surprise twist.

Yes, they are building up to the Sinister Six, but they are not guaranteed for a potential third movie in the series.

The title (so far) is SPIDER-MAN: FIELD TRIP.

Could it be legitimate? There aren’t too many red flags:

  • The title, “Field Trip“, is actually perfect for a movie traveling around the world and not set in the high school.
  • Many people have pointed out that Liz coming back debunks it since she graduated from high school, but there are many reasons why a college student could pop up in Europe and bump into Peter. Also Sony likely signed the cast to the standard three movie contracts everyone does so they would want to bring her back in some way.
  • The plot makes a lot of sense, there’s really nothing crazy there. It fits with the sort of story they’d tell in the MCU.
  • The fact that he didn’t reveal who Mysterio’s employer is is actually not a red flag. Most people faking this sort of thing will blurt out a big Marvel villain name (like Green Goblin) to get people excited and sharing their BS. That didn’t happen with this one.

I’m not saying it’s real, but it doesn’t set off as many “BS alarms” as most of the fake plot spoilers people post.

The untitled Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel will begin filming next month in locations including London, Prague, Venice, and New York City. Those hoping to get a glimpse of Spider-Man running around Atlanta like last time will probably be disappointed.

The Avengers 4 Title Apparently Isn’t an Infinity War Spoiler

Ever since Marvel decided to not reveal the title for Avengers 4, theories have run rampant on the internet. From things such as Infinity Gauntlet (which it was called at one point), Forever, Eternity, Heroes Reborn, and any combination of those with “War” added on for variety are all wrong.

For a long time people believed that the title would be a spoiler for Infinity War, because Kevin Feige said so. The origin of that was an interview with Cinemablend:

Me: When I talked with Joe and Anthony Russo last year, I guess a couple months ago, they mentioned… we [the public] don’t know the name of Avengers 4, that they’re not going to announce it, it’s going to be a minute. I’m curious if the reason for that is because it’s a spoiler.

Kevin Feige: Yeah, for sure.

But now that doesn’t appear to be the case.

According to writer DanielRPK, who knows the title and has recently got such things right as Ava DuVernay, Spielberg, and Peter Jackson circling DC projects as well as Affleck staying as Batman; the actual title is not a spoiler for Infinity War. It also is not a title taken from any comic story line, and it doesn’t have “War” in the title.

Apparently we’ll learn the title soon, either officially or unofficially. It sounds like it even could come within the next week or so one way or the other…

The Original Ant-Man May Give a Huge Clue How the Sequel Connects to Avengers 4

Marvel likes to make sure everything is connected in the movies, sometimes setting things up years in advance, and going back to 2015’s Ant-Man we may see a huge clue how the sequel and Avengers 4 are linked.

One of the big rumors of the Avengers 4 plot talks about how time travel may be used in the sequel to reverse what Thanos did in Infinity War. According to the rumor, Tony Stark and Scott Lang use a piece of technology that Hank Pym developed in order to travel back through time and attempt to find the Infinity Stones before Thanos is able to.

But what technology has Hank Pym developed that allows them to travel through time? The first Ant-Man gives a big clue:

“Hank Pym: Do not screw with the regulator. If that regulator is compromised you would go sub-atomic.
Scott Lang: What does that mean?
Hank Pym: It means that you would enter a quantum realm.
Scott Lang: What does that mean?
Hank Pym: It means that you would enter a reality where all concepts of time and space become irrelevant as you shrink for all eternity. Everything that you know, and love, gone forever.”

The trailers for Ant-Man and The Wasp establish that Hank Pym has “opened up the Quantum Realm” and we even see the craft they use to travel to it multiple times in the second trailer:

If Hank Pym has learned how to traverse the Quantum Realm in Ant-Man and The Wasp, a place where time and space is irrelevant, that is absolutely the sort of technology that the Avengers can use in Avengers 4 to travel back in time and stop Thanos.

Avengers 4 Was Really Titled ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ For a Long Time

Perhaps the one thing Marvel fans want more than a Captain Marvel trailer or to see Ant-Man and The Wasp in theaters is to know what Avengers 4 will really be titled. That will probably be coming pretty soon because things such as the title will likely be in the hands of places Marvel doesn’t completely control (licensees), and it’ll leak if Marvel doesn’t officially reveal it before. However, I have been able to confirm what the title was internally for a very long time.

Through multiple sources I’ve received confirmation that throughout production, they really were referring to the second half of Thanos’ story as “Infinity Gauntlet”. That explains why people such as Frosty at Collider were so adamant that it was called Infinity Gauntlet during the Infinity War press junket. He hammered the Russo Brothers on it in a video interview, and then did the same to Kevin Feige who denied it was the title.

Throughout filming that’s what they were calling the movie, but as everyone knows the title accidentally was blurted out at the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 premiere. That’s why they were so quick to jump on it and try to put out the fire.

Whatever they end up calling the movie, it probably won’t be as perfect Infinity Gauntlet. That title doesn’t just reference the metal glove on Thanos’ hand, it has a double meaning. It also describes the Gauntlet that the Avengers fight their way through the Infinite reaches of time and space in the quest to prevent what Thanos did in Infinity War where Thanos is trying to stop them every step of the way.

Honestly they should’ve just stuck with the title despite it having accidentally been leaked by one of the cast members. They’ll come up with a good title, but Infinity Gauntlet is really the perfect one for what happens in the movie.

Analyzing That Living Tribunal Avengers 4 Rumor

For a few weeks there have been some rumors people have been spreading around that say we’ll see The Living Tribunal in Avengers 4. Is it true? Honestly at this time there’s no way to be sure, but here’s where it’s coming from so you know the origin of it all.

The first hint of it came from that Avengers 4 rumor dump from the guy who got quite a few big things about Infinity War correct (Red Skull, the Soul Stone, etc.). In that rumor dump he claimed that Doctor Strange was filming a scene by himself on a green screen talking to a completely CG character. Obviously people assume this is a cosmic character if it’s entirely on a green screen.

Today comes a newer version of the rumor being spread around places like Reddit that says Doctor Strange is speaking to a cosmic being who is aware of Thanos’ actions, and they use the quote “With great power comes great responsibility and little happiness” to hit at their identity. That quote is said by The Living Tribunal in the comics.

The other part of this is Jim Starlin recently hinting at a convention that he’ll be receiving additional credit on Avengers 4, which means one of his other characters will appear in it, only he didn’t create The Living Tribunal. Stan Lee, Marie Severin, and Herb Trimpe did. That means that the Jim Starlin hint is likely pointing to someone like Starfox or Mentor appearing, although if The Living Tribunal shows up it’s very likely that the Starlin character is Eon.

So right now it sounds like there’s apparently some kind of CG character in the movie who is part of a scene with Doctor Strange. Right now there’s no way to be sure if it really is The Living Tribunal or not, but with Marvel moving Phase 4 into a much more cosmic realm with stuff like The Eternals it would make a lot of sense for them to start introducing large cosmic beings such as that…

British Tabloid Claims Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio is the Spider-Man 2 Villain

UPDATE: Confirmed!

There’s a rumor picking up steam this morning, and based on the origin of it you really shouldn’t believe that Jake Gyllenhaal is Mysterio in the Spider-Man sequel just yet.

The rumor comes from the British tabloid The Sun, and for those in the US they’re about as reliable as the National Enquirer. But since many film blogs and fan sites don’t know that, they’re running the story that Jake Gyllenhaal is Mysterio as if it’s really going to happen. British tabloids just print whatever BS they come up with to fill out the text on the page and 99% of the time it’s completely bogus.

Would Mysterio be great in the Spider-Man sequel? Of course. Like Vulture, he’s one of the classic villains that Sony didn’t use in either of the original two Spider-Man series so it’ll be a fresh villain to use in the MCU and one I think fans would be very happy to see on the big screen even if it isn’t Bruce Campbell in the part as Sam Raimi would’ve done.

So until a legitimate Hollywood trade such as The Hollywood Reporter, The Wrap, Variety, or Deadline reports that Jake Gyllenhaal is Mysterio in Spider-Man 2, hold off on believing this rumor for now.

UNVERIFIED RUMOR: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Renewed for a Sixth Season

With Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fans on edge for any news about the future of the series, everyone is keeping a close eye on ABC as the network heads into their Upfront presentation tomorrow, but a new rumor has come out that says the show will get a sixth season. But be cautious as this is a completely unverified rumor for now…

People are telling me this Twitter account has released reliable TV show information in the past, and they claim Agents of SHIELD will return for a season six.

The Tweet says the show has been renewed for a sixth season, but that’s it. No word on the number of episodes or the format it will arrive in, but they do say it’ll be a short season. If it’s true, we’ll likely hear something from ABC within the next 24 hours or so…

About These New Avengers 4 ‘Leaks’ Being Spread Around…

There’s a new selection of Avengers 4 “leaks” being spread around Reddit, with the origin being a 4Chan post. Normally 4Chan stuff is just fan fiction, but the person who supposedly released these leaks did get some things right about Avengers: Infinity War.

And before someone on some message board uses this post to claim I am “vouching” for these rumors, I’m not. I’ve had a lot of people ask me about these and decided to do this post to present them in context of the November rumor dump last year.

For a frame of reference, this is the original Infinity War leak from last November that got some things very right.

Basically they were wrong about Loki becoming Thanos’ advisor, the Valkyrie appearance, Hawkeye, and Hulk in Wakanda. It’s possible the Hulk part was correct at one point as there is a Funko Pop! Vinyl of Hulk bursting out of the Hulkbuster. But aside from that, it was very close to the movie in theaters right now.

So this is the rumor dump everyone is talking about right now:

There isn’t too much in there to set off the “BS detector” and it does line up with a lot of the current rumors about time travel and revisiting past events in the MCU.

It’s in no way a complete plot leak, but it does give people more to speculate about over the next year. We’ll have to wait and see if it’s as close to the movie as the leak from last November was.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Season Finale Had Infinity War-Level Secrecy

With all of the ups and downs over the last two days giving Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fans anxiety, here’s a cool thing I heard tonight about next Friday’s finale. There are absolutely no spoilers in this post, thanks to an extreme level of secrecy surrounding the final moments of next week’s season finale “The End”.

You’ll probably remember how they kept everything secret with Infinity War, well it sounds like they went through a similar effort with next week’s episode. According to a source, not everyone on the show may know how it all plays out in the end of the episode. Apparently when they were filming key moments of the finale, it was a closed set with all non-essential people barred from it. That way nothing would leak and it was filmed with the utmost secrecy.

The source also says that they believe there is “definitely” some misdirection going on with the promos for the episode.

“The End” is still being called a season finale, but it was written as a satisfying ending to the series if the worst comes to pass. It also may tie into the events of Infinity War, so if you haven’t seen that yet and are wary of spoilers; you may want to head to a theater before next Friday.

Here’s the promo for “The End”:

A Small Update on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Yesterday I posted an update detailing the different options that are rumored to be on the table in regards to the future of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. I really suggest you take a look at it, as today’s update builds upon those options they are apparently considering for the show’s future. Today I have a very small update that shows how things are currently in the show’s favor to come back in some form.

The first is that apparently Marvel really wants the show to be on the air next March, long before the Disney streaming service is due to launch in fall 2019. It’s not something they really want to wait for as they see a very unique opportunity with Coulson being on both a television show and major Marvel film at the same time. That’s not something that happens often and it’s a valuable promotional tool for both the show and the movies.

Those people who refuse to believe that the show is part of the MCU need to start to understand that, as the fifth season wouldn’t have even happened if Disney didn’t step in as the show is seen as a weekly commercial for the overall Marvel Cinematic Universe. With Captain Marvel coming in March, that’s never been more true, which is why Marvel really wants to find a way to keep the show alive in one way or another.

And that’s another thing about this. I’ve heard that they are very dedicated to getting this resolved as soon as possible, and there are people working through this weekend to get it all worked out. The clock’s ticking on multiple fronts, and they want to be able to tell the cast and crew what’s going to happen.

There are cast members who are frustrated with the lack of news (some of which are publicly expressing such frustration in disguised ways) as these people need to work, and if they want a job in the fall this is when they’ll need to get that sort of thing booked. They can’t do that with the fate of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. up in the air, so people are working very hard to get an answer as to whether or not we’ll see the show again regardless of the format it’ll take or the outlet you’ll see it on.

Hopefully we’ll have an answer either this week or the week after…