Introducing MCU Cosmic!

This morning I decided to launch a new website focused on Marvel movies called MCU Cosmic.

The site will cover all things with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but with Phase 4 heading into a more cosmic direction that’s the inspiration I took for the theme. We’re going to get some very exciting things with Phase 4 and the unexpected places Marvel is going to take us, so strap yourselves in and I’ll do my best to keep you informed.

I’ve been doing this website thing for twenty years now. From small sites hosted in the early days of the web, I went and ran IGN DVD for nearly four years before moving into the gaming industry and working at places such as Sony Online Entertainment on Star Wars Galaxies and Blizzard on World of Warcraft. After SWG shut down, a friend launched a site called Furious Fanboys, which I ran for years until it was sold to an investment firm.

That’s why I run my own blog and the new site. I aim to keep both independent and aren’t aiming to build something that I’ll just sell off to some faceless company that will turn it into a click farm. I’m doing this as a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and one who’s very exited about the cosmic places the movies are headed.

This blog will still exist for anything that doesn’t fit on MCU Cosmic.

Note, the site is only soft-launched right now. The official launch, with a big Phase 4 reveal, is this coming Monday the 9th of April!

Jeremy has been active on the web since the 90s. He’s written for sites such as IGN and Furious Fanboys and even once worked on Star Wars Galaxies (RIP). A long time ago in a galaxy far far away he used to Podcast about Star Wars with friends.

Where is Hawkeye in Infinity War?

One of the big questions everyone has about yesterday’s Infinity War trailer and poster is why Hawkeye wasn’t seen in either. What if…he’s not even in Infinity War?

Marvel likes to do Prequel comics to their movies, and there’s one out now that shows Hawkeye is officially and permanently retired with his family after Cap breaks him and the others out of The Raft. That’s why he’s not running around with Team Cap in Wakanda or heading to Titan with Team Iron Man in Infinity War.

A lot of people aren’t aware that there is another Avengers movie out in May 2019, and Renner was spotted on set filming scenes for Avengers 4 last year. Even more importantly, his costume matched that of his alter-ego in the comics: Ronin.

Clint is actually the second character in Marvel Comics to go by Ronin, but he’s probably the best known. During filming for Avengers 4 he was seen wearing Ronin’s distinctive boots. That means Hawkeye may not make an appearance in either Avengers movie, instead he’ll show up as Ronin.

How would that fit? Well, imagine if Infinity War does follow the comics and Thanos does wipe out half of the life in the universe in the first movie. In Avengers 4 there would be a shortage of heroes to fix things, and it’s even possible Clint’s family could be among those missing, which would be just the motivation he’d need to come out of retirement in a cool black costume disguise as Ronin.

The neat thing about that is in the original Infinity Gauntlet, Clint was one of the heroes who vanished right in front of Cap when Thanos reset the universe. So in the movies, he’d be one of the survivors who sets things right next year…

Jeremy has been active on the web since the 90s. He’s written for sites such as IGN and Furious Fanboys and even once worked on Star Wars Galaxies (RIP). A long time ago in a galaxy far far away he used to Podcast about Star Wars with friends.

Ranking the Marvel Cinematic Universe Films (Updated for Doctor Strange)

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It’s a pretty popular thing to rank the Marvel Studios movies from best to worst. Everyone seems to have their own personal list of which is the best of the current crop of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, so we decided to put ours out there. This list will be updated with the release of each new Marvel Studios film so here is how we rank the Marvel Cinematic Universe as of the release of Doctor Strange…

#1 Captain America: Civil War

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Captain America: Civil War is the best of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films for bringing one of the most popular Marvel Comics stories to the big screen in a surprisingly faithful adaptation, while introducing a perfect Black Panther & Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It does all that while continuing to be an excellent Captain America movie and a fantastic third installment in what is now the best superhero movie trilogy of all time.

#2 Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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The Captain America sequel was the best movie Marvel made prior to Civil War, and yes it’s even better than The Avengers. It expertly adapts one of the best comic book story lines in the last ten years while at the same time seriously shaking up the status quo for the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie does all of this in the midst of a 70s-style political thriller that gives Cap a new sidekick and forces him to face his best friend who he believed to be dead.

#3 Doctor Strange

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The mystical side of the Marvel Universe is expertly introduced via the best Marvel big screen origin. The complicated (and weird) character and world of Doctor Strange is brought to vivid life with stunning visual effects that pay great tribute to Steve Ditko’s memorable psychedelic work in the 60s. Benedict Cumberbatch is born to play Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme, making Doctor Strange a mix of perfect casting and amazing comic adaptation.

#4 Guardians of the Galaxy

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Guardians of the Galaxy may be the box office hit of 2014, and loved by critics equally as much, but as awesome as the movie is it just comes in a close second to The Winter Soldier. As fun as Guardians is, the writing in the Captain America sequel is much more solid, hitting the emotional highs and lows that the story demands. Guardians of the Galaxy is probably the best debut for any of the Marvel big screen characters, and as the stakes will be much higher we expect the sequel to easily dethrone the original on this list come 2017.

#5 Ant Man

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Much like Guardians of the Galaxy before it, many predicted that Ant Man would be Marvel’s first flop. It’s anything but and is an excellent installment to the Marvel Cinematic Universe mythos. It edges out Age of Ultron slightly by delivering some of the humor that many felt the Avengers sequel was lacking. It’s connections to the greater MCU are extremely cool, and it presents a great version of the Scott Lang Ant Man for future adventures in Civil War and beyond.

#6 Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Many critics are trashing Age of Ultron to try to shove a mythical “Superhero Fatigue” story line down people’s throats. Age of Ultron builds on the success of the first Avengers movie, and improves on it by showing that (as in the comics) the Avengers team doesn’t have to be made up of the “Big 3” to be considered Avengers. The team line-up at the end of Age of Ultron is an interesting mash-up of Avengers and West Coast Avengers, and the sequel gets a huge plus over the original with the brilliant handling of The Vision…even in his limited screen time. If the original Avengers finally put a comic book world on the big screen, Age of Ultron comfortably lives in that world.

Jeremy has been active on the web since the 90s. He’s written for sites such as IGN and Furious Fanboys and even once worked on Star Wars Galaxies (RIP). A long time ago in a galaxy far far away he used to Podcast about Star Wars with friends.

4Chan Rumors for Every Announced Marvel Film

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Yesterday there was a pretty awesome rumor about Man of Steel 2 that came out from 4Chan, and today there’s a big drop of Marvel rumors. These could be completely false, but there are bits of them that do make sense and don’t sound completely crazy and made up.

Doctor Strange:

– Test screenings have been very positive so far

– The recent reshoots were to streamline Strange’s training which takes up most of the second act, and also add a little more humor and a Tony Stark cameo

– Kevin Feige is being particularly careful with this movie because Doctor Strange and Baron Mordo are supposed to become major recurring characters in the MCU going forward

– The time stone is featured in the movie

– The movie takes place simultaneously to the MCU, with Stephen Strange’s accident happening shortly after Tony Stark returns from Afghanistan and his training spanning all the other movies

– Mads Mikkelsen’s character, Kaecilius, is aligned with Dormammu, who will have a bigger role in the sequels

– There are already plans for a sequel with Benedict Cumberbatch and Chiwetel Ejiofor certain to return, but there are no other developments as of right now

– The casting of the Ancient One was complex because of how people perceive it as an stereotype and because of the association with Tibet in light of how the Chinese box-office is important to movie studios nowadays. Tilda Swinton was picked because of he unusual she looks


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– The movie is pretty standalone from the rest of the MCU per James Gunn’s demands

– Ego is made out to be the main villain at first, but it is actually Ayesha, although Ego is also an antagonist. Taserface serves as a secondary foe

– Sylvester Stallone and Sharon Stone are playing members of the Ancients, a race of immortal aliens that hire the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop Ego, as part of a bigger plan masterminded by Ayesha

– Yondu and Nebula are joining the team alongside Mantis, who is Star-Lord’s half-sister and a prisoner of Ego

– The Nova Corps will make an appearance and the Kree will also have a larger role

– Groot will remain child-sized for a large portion of the movie

– There’s a minor romantic subplot between Star-Lord and Gamora following the seeds planted in the first movie

– Thanos won’t appear in the movie, but will be referenced

– There’ll be no infinity stones, although they are referenced

– The movie ending leads directly to “Avengers: Infinity War”

– There are plans for a sequel, but James Gunn still isn’t officially attached to write and direct, although Marvel wants him to

Spider-Man: Homecoming:

– The movie has lower stakes in relation to other MCU movies and also a relatively lower budget

– The movie centers on Peter Parker struggling to balance his private life and his superhero life. As Peter, he’s trying to ask his longtime crush Liz Allan for homecoming dance and fitting in with being the new kid in a prestigious school he got in as a scholarship, while as Spider-Man he’s handling his first real supervillain, the Vulture

– Adrian Toomes, the Vulture, is a military scientist who creates a wingsuit using alien technology from “The Avengers”, and gets fired from it. He eventually learns he needs it to live, steals it and goes on a rampage, killing his former superiors and trying to find a cure

– The Tinkerer is a minor villain, a former Stark Industries inventor who’s supplyig crooks with cutting-edge weaponry and is forced to help the Vulture. He gives weapons to Shocker and his gang, who are opening antagonists

– Zendaya really is playing Mary-Jane, but that was a late addition from the latest script rewrite. At one point she really was “Michelle”, an original character. She’s Peter’s classmate who has a crush on him, and they end up going to homecoming together. Like him, she’s attending school on a scholarship. She’ll be the main love interest in the sequels

– Flash was also going to an original character, “Manuel”, but was made into Flash in the same rewrite that made Michelle into MJ

– There’s no Jameson or Daily Bugle in the movie

– Tony Stark’s role in the movie is pretty minor and he doesn’t appear as Iron Man. He gives Peter some life advice when it looks like he can’t deal with his first supervillain

– Stark mentions he’s keeping the Accords off of Peter’s back because he’s only dealing with minor street crimes, but might not be able to protect him if he keeps branching out to dealing with supervillains

Thor: Ragnarok:

– The movie will have a serious tone with little moments of humor, like “The Winter Soldier”, which is being used as a template

– Loki is the one that sends Hulk to the gladiator planet where Thor later ends up, Valkyrie is also a warrior in that planet and befriends Thor, but they don’t actually become a couple although there’s a spark between them

– Jane Foster is not referenced at all in the script

– Thor, Hulk and Valkyrie have to find the Soul Gem in order to defeat Loki and Hela, who has helped Loki usurp the throne, but is also planning to destroy the Nine Realms in the Ragnarok

– Loki is eventually betrayed by Hela and helps Thor defeat her, but then betrays him as well and gives the Soul Gem to Thanos, as well as the location of the other Infinity Stones, for his own protection when Thanos launches his offensive on the universe

– Skurge is Hela’s champion, but he follows her under false pretenses, and turns against her when he finds out what her true plans are, holding off her armies alone at the cost of his own life to give Thor a chance

– Surtur and the Fenris Wolf will appear, among others

– Odin has been living as a vagrant on Earth ever since Loki usurped the throne and banished him. He gets his full power back in the final scene to battle the Ragnarok monsters

– Sif, the Warriors Tree and Heimdall are returning. Heimdall dies

– Doctor Strange will have a cameo

Black Panther:

– This is supposed to be an actual political thriller and Marvel’s most serious movie by far

– Erik Kilmonger is the main villain. He’s a childhood rival of T’Challa and Wakanda’s finest warrior. As such, he was supposed to become the Black Panther, who is basically Wakanda’s chosen protector but T’Challa took the mantle to avenge his father, which Kilmonger views as T’Challa stealing his purpose, since once a warrior swears the oath and becomes the Panther, they’re bonded until the warrior is slain or grooms a successor. So he conspires to usurp the throne alongside Ulysses Klaw

– Nakia is T’Challa and Kilmonger’s childhood friend and there’s a love triangle between them

– Kilmonger’s plan involves the Accords, and amounts to triggering a war between Wakanda and the United Nations over their Vibranium reserves

– Secretary Ross will be heavily featured and Stark is expected to appear as well

– Bucky will have a supporting role and be brought out of ice

– They’ll heavily explore the mythology of the Black Panther and the traditions and customs of Wakanda

Ant Man & The Wasp:

– The movie will center on Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne on the run after the events of “Captain America: Civil War”, trying to prevent the Ant-Man technology from falling into the wrong hands

– Hank Pym will return, but apparently something will take him out of commission for a large portion of the movie

– Luis will return, but the other two, Kurt and Dave, probably won’t. Instead, they’ll introduce a new batch of quirky criminal associates of Luis

– Although they want to bring Cassie and her mother back, there’s a strong possibility Bobby Cannavale’s character gets written out of the movie

– The original Wasp will appear, and although numerous actresses have been named like Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michelle Pfeiffer, Julianne Moore and Sela Ward, there’s no official shortlist and no offers have been made

– Secretary Ross will also be featured here

– Eric O’Grady will be featured as a government-sponsored Ant-Man

– The villains are apparently heavily modified versions of Egghead and Whirlwind, with Egghead being Pym’s nemesis back in the Cold War

– There’ll be more of the Microverse

– It’s apparently maintaining the mostly humorous tone and the elements of a heist movie

Captain Marvel:

– Very early stages of production, the studio is meeting with numerous potential directors

– Carol Danvers will be introduced and get her powers in “Avengers: Infinity War” after an encounter with Kree technology during a battle with Thanos

– Yon-Rogg will be the villain

– Writers are still figuring out the supporting cast, but two characters already confirmed are Monica Rambeau and Karla Sofen

– Although he won’t be involved in her origin, there are discussions to include Mar-Vell, the original Captain Marvel from the comics

– One of the biggest arguments is whether they should give Carol Danvers a romantic storyline in the movie. There’s been talks of adding either Mar-Vell or her original firstg boyfriend Michael Barnett, or maybe even a version of Dr. Philip Lawson, Mar-Vell’s secret identity, unaffiliated with Mar-Vell

– The studio is really careful with this one, as they want Captain Marvel to become one of their stahlwart characters

Avengers: Infinity War:

– The studio originally planned for one big movie divided in two parts, but the Russos preferred to make them standalone stories that compliment each other

– “Avengers: Infinity War” will center on the Avengers trying to prevent Thanos from assembling the Infinity Gauntlet. He arrives on Earth to reclaim the Mind Stone from the Vision and the Time Stone from Doctor Strange, leading to a vicious battle

– The Avengers will still be fractured as the movie begins and will have to learn how to work together to stop Thanos

– The heroes expected to appear are Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Winter Soldier, Black Panther and Doctor Strange, plus the Guardians of the Galaxy arrive to help in the third act of the movie

– The Vision will be destroyed early on and the Mind Stone is taken

– Carol Danvers is introduced in the movie as a soldier helping the Avengers fend off Thanos attack

– The movie will end making it appear as if Thanos has been defeated, when he hasn’t. He’ll return with the full power of the Infinity Gauntled in the “Avengers 4” production, forcing all of Earth’s heroes to join forces to stop him

– Loki will be featured in both movies as Thanos’ advisor, while secretly conspiring against him

– Thanos will have a large army, the Deviants, to battle the Avengers

– Scarlet Witch will be pivotal to Thanos’s defeat

>Tentative titles for “Avengers 4” include “The Thanos Imperative”, “Thanos War” and “Infinity Crusade”

– “Infinity War” and its sequel conclude pretty much all overarching storylines from the MCU all the way back to “Iron Man”, while planting the seeds for a new status quo that’ll inform the next batch of movies

Source: 4Chan

Jeremy has been active on the web since the 90s. He’s written for sites such as IGN and Furious Fanboys and even once worked on Star Wars Galaxies (RIP). A long time ago in a galaxy far far away he used to Podcast about Star Wars with friends.

Ego in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Could Be Marvel’s ‘Galactus Cloud’ Moment

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Marvel has done a very good job at being true to the comic books with the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, but now that may be changing depending on how Ego is handled in the end.

At San Diego Comic Con, Marvel revealed that Kurt Russell will be playing Star Lord’s father in Guardians of the Galaxy v2 next summer. They also revealed that his character will be Ego. In the comics Ego is a living planet, sort of like DC’s Mogo in Green Lantern. Except in the footage he wasn’t a planet, he was an energy being much like Peter’s mother described in the first movie.

Years ago, Fox was ripped a new one for turning Galactus into a cloud in the second Fantastic Four movie:

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If in the end Ego isn’t really a planet, but instead just a Cocoon-style energy alien, this is something Marvel shouldn’t get a pass on. Turning a living planet into an energy being is about the same as turning a giant celestial planet-eater into a giant cloud.

I could see how they could handle this in the movie, by explaining that the energy being is just the planet Ego projecting itself in a human form. Whether or not they do that or not won’t be revealed until next May.

Hopefully they do something like that, because if they don’t then Marvel shouldn’t get a pass for something like this. They should be called out just like Fox was for the Galactus Cloud.

Jeremy has been active on the web since the 90s. He’s written for sites such as IGN and Furious Fanboys and even once worked on Star Wars Galaxies (RIP). A long time ago in a galaxy far far away he used to Podcast about Star Wars with friends.

Ranking the Marvel Cinematic Universe Films (Updated for Captain America: Civil War)

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It’s a pretty popular thing to rank the Marvel Studios movies from best to worst. Everyone seems to have their own personal list of which is the best of the current crop of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, so we decided to put ours out there. This list will be updated with the release of each new Marvel Studios film so here is how we rank the Marvel Cinematic Universe as of the release of Captain America: Civil War…

#1 Captain America: Civil War

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Captain America: Civil War is the best of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films for bringing one of the most popular Marvel Comics stories to the big screen in a surprisingly faithful adaptation, while introducing a perfect Black Panther & Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It does all that while continuing to be an excellent Captain America movie and a fantastic third installment in what is now the best superhero movie trilogy of all time.

#2 Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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The Captain America sequel was the best movie Marvel made prior to Civil War, and yes it’s even better than The Avengers. It expertly adapts one of the best comic book story lines in the last ten years while at the same time seriously shaking up the status quo for the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie does all of this in the midst of a 70s-style political thriller that gives Cap a new sidekick and forces him to face his best friend who he believed to be dead.

#3 Guardians of the Galaxy

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Guardians of the Galaxy may be the box office hit of 2014, and loved by critics equally as much, but as awesome as the movie is it just comes in a close second to The Winter Soldier. As fun as Guardians is, the writing in the Captain America sequel is much more solid, hitting the emotional highs and lows that the story demands. Guardians of the Galaxy is probably the best debut for any of the Marvel big screen characters, and as the stakes will be much higher we expect the sequel to easily dethrone the original on this list come 2017.

#4 Ant Man

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Much like Guardians of the Galaxy before it, many predicted that Ant Man would be Marvel’s first flop. It’s anything but and is an excellent installment to the Marvel Cinematic Universe mythos. It edges out Age of Ultron slightly by delivering some of the humor that many felt the Avengers sequel was lacking. It’s connections to the greater MCU are extremely cool, and it presents a great version of the Scott Lang Ant Man for future adventures in Civil War and beyond.

#5 Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Many critics are trashing Age of Ultron to try to shove a mythical “Superhero Fatigue” story line down people’s throats. Age of Ultron builds on the success of the first Avengers movie, and improves on it by showing that (as in the comics) the Avengers team doesn’t have to be made up of the “Big 3” to be considered Avengers. The team line-up at the end of Age of Ultron is an interesting mash-up of Avengers and West Coast Avengers, and the sequel gets a huge plus over the original with the brilliant handling of The Vision…even in his limited screen time. If the original Avengers finally put a comic book world on the big screen, Age of Ultron comfortably lives in that world.

Jeremy has been active on the web since the 90s. He’s written for sites such as IGN and Furious Fanboys and even once worked on Star Wars Galaxies (RIP). A long time ago in a galaxy far far away he used to Podcast about Star Wars with friends.

Disney CEO Says the Marvel Cinematic Universe Will Go Forever

marvel-studiosDisney CEO Bob Iger gave an interview today that’s being shared across the internet for the non-news about there being more Star Wars past Episode IX, but he did talk about Marvel as well.

In an interview with the BBC, Iger said the Marvel movies would go on forever:

“Marvel, you’re dealing with thousands and thousands of characters – that will go on forever,” says Bob Iger.

Don’t expect Disney to start rebooting anything from the Marvel Cinematic Universe if they want to continue it on forever. Characters will obviously someday need to be recast, but it really doesn’t sound like they’re planning it hit a reset button anytime soon.

As for the Star Wars bit, you’d have to be very out of it to think that Disney would spend $4.2 billion buying Lucasfilm just to make one trilogy of movies and then quit. There will be Star Wars movies as long as Disney holds the rights to the franchise.

Jeremy has been active on the web since the 90s. He’s written for sites such as IGN and Furious Fanboys and even once worked on Star Wars Galaxies (RIP). A long time ago in a galaxy far far away he used to Podcast about Star Wars with friends.

Ranking the Marvel Cinematic Universe Films (Updated for ‘Ant Man’)

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It’s a pretty popular thing to rank the Marvel Studios movies from best to worst. Everyone seems to have their own personal list of which is the best of the current crop of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, so we decided to put ours out there. This list will be updated with the release of each new Marvel Studios film so here is how we rank the Marvel Cinematic Universe as of the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron…

#1 Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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The Captain America sequel is the best movie Marvel has made yet, and yes it’s even better than The Avengers. It expertly adapts one of the best comic book story lines in the last ten years while at the same time seriously shaking up the status quo for the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie does all of this in the midst of a 70s-style political thriller that gives Cap a new sidekick and forces him to face his best friend who he believed to be dead. The Winter Soldier is the new gold standard that all comic book movies will be compared to.

#2 Guardians of the Galaxy

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Guardians of the Galaxy may be the box office hit of 2014, and loved by critics equally as much, but as awesome as the movie is it just comes in a close second to The Winter Soldier. As fun as Guardians is, the writing in the Captain America sequel is much more solid, hitting the emotional highs and lows that the story demands. Guardians of the Galaxy is probably the best debut for any of the Marvel big screen characters, and as the stakes will be much higher we expect the sequel to easily dethrone the original on this list come 2017.

#3 Ant Man

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Much like Guardians of the Galaxy before it, many predicted that Ant Man would be Marvel’s first flop. It’s anything but and is an excellent installment to the Marvel Cinematic Universe mythos. It edges out this year’s Age of Ultron slightly by delivering some of the humor that many felt the Avengers sequel was lacking. It’s connections to the greater MCU are extremely cool, and it presents a great version of the Scott Lang Ant Man for future adventures in Civil War and beyond.

#4 Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Many critics are trashing Age of Ultron to try to shove a mythical “Superhero Fatigue” story line down people’s throats. Age of Ultron builds on the success of the first Avengers movie, and improves on it by showing that (as in the comics) the Avengers team doesn’t have to be made up of the “Big 3” to be considered Avengers. The team line-up at the end of Age of Ultron is an interesting mash-up of Avengers and West Coast Avengers, and the sequel gets a huge plus over the original with the brilliant handling of The Vision…even in his limited screen time. If the original Avengers finally put a comic book world on the big screen, Age of Ultron comfortably lives in that world.

Jeremy has been active on the web since the 90s. He’s written for sites such as IGN and Furious Fanboys and even once worked on Star Wars Galaxies (RIP). A long time ago in a galaxy far far away he used to Podcast about Star Wars with friends.

Marvel Reveals the New Spider-Man!

Marvel Reveal New Spider-ManAfter months of speculation, Marvel has revealed who will play Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well as who will direct the first new movie

Marvel made their new Spider-Man announcement on their official site:

“Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios are proud to announce that after a full worldwide casting search, Tom Holland will play Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the next Spider-Man film, in theaters in IMAX and 3D on July 28, 2017. The film will be directed by Jon Watts, director of “Cop Car,” the upcoming thriller that made its debut earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival.”

The new Spider-Man will make his debut in Captain America: Civil War next May before starring in his own movie (set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) on July 28, 2017.

Jeremy has been active on the web since the 90s. He’s written for sites such as IGN and Furious Fanboys and even once worked on Star Wars Galaxies (RIP). A long time ago in a galaxy far far away he used to Podcast about Star Wars with friends.

Rumor: Maze Runner’s Dylan O’Brien is Marvel’s New Spider-Man

dylan-obrien-maze-runnerThe search for the new Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe may have come to a close.

A Reddit poster who previously leaked accurate details of the Marvel/Sony deal months before it was announced has again posted in the r/spiderman subreddit saying that Dylan O’Brien has been cast as Parker:

So Dylan O’Brien is pretty much our new Spidey from the look of things. A source tells me he gave Sony the audition of his life, who by the way, absolutely loved what they saw from him. Amy Pascal and team knew they had their Spider-Man.

Sony apparently started leaning towards O’Brien over Lerman when they figured Dylan had a better grasp and feel of the tone they were going for.

Mind you, anything could happen from now until the official announcement, which if not on March 5th, (unlikely) then somewhere in mid-March to early-April.

Dylan O’Brien was one of the names along with Logan Lerman who were on Marvel’s short list for the role. This isn’t official, although the reddit poster did update his post saying he’s signed now.

Jeremy has been active on the web since the 90s. He’s written for sites such as IGN and Furious Fanboys and even once worked on Star Wars Galaxies (RIP). A long time ago in a galaxy far far away he used to Podcast about Star Wars with friends.