Outside of Loki, Marvel Cinematic Universe villains have all been pretty bland and generic. Or, they were, until Black Panther came out this February. Black Panther introduced us to Erik Killmonger (played by Michael B. Jordan) who was a very well-done villain. One that could potentially rival Loki. Screen Rant recently asked Loki himself (Tom Hiddleston) who is top three MCU villains were:
He is spot-on. I was just talking to a friend and we touched on the exact same points as Hiddleston. I know many still think Loki is the best, but I think we can all agree that Killmonger is definitely in the top 3 of all of our lists. Who are your top 3 villains from the MCU? I would probably choose Loki, Killmonger, and either Red Skull or Vulture.
If you have not seen Avengers: Infinity War yet, I highly recommend you do. If you’re seeing it this weekend, watch this video and then turn off your internet. I highly recommend you just become a hermit until you’re able to see the film. The less you know, the better it will be. Messing around with trailers is nothing new. Darth Blender is growing famous for his animated clip trailers like the one for Venom. It’s also been touched on before that a Marvel movie will be a romantic comedy by SNL. Fox is making an X-Men horror film and Marvel’s recent films have all had a lot more influence than just comic books. Black Panther definitely had some spy movie aspects and political intrigue film aspects. Spider-Man is a coming of age teen movie. Why not have a romantic comedy? The lovely folks at Jimmy Kimmel Live have edited clips from the Infinity War trailers to create Love Infinity.
Olly Moss is a pop culture artist who has made more incredible art. This time, he tackles Avengers: Infinity War. However, instead of giving us an awesome movie poster, he made adorable prints of 12 members of The Avengers. How could you not want a print of Black Panther in a box playing with balls of yarn? You need to hurry though as it appears that starting tomorrow morning, they won’t be available anymore. You can pick up individual prints for $15, 2 groups of 6 prints for $55, or all 12 for $100. Stop reading and give this man your money!
I’ve really been enjoying Darth Blender’s work with these comic book movies. He goes through and recreates the trailer using footage from old animated shows. Today’s patient is Venom with all of the clips coming from one of the great cartoons of the 1990's Spider-Man. Watching this redone trailer gave me a huge case of nostalgia for the cartoon I grew up on. I will admit that this is not my favorite of Darth Blender’s work, but it is still enjoyable. Do you enjoy these little trips down memory lane combined with new movie trailers?
I think it’s great when kids want to work with their parents. In this case it’s even better because we get to see the work. Patrick Boivin and his son Romeo worked together to create a short video of deadpool having fun. I think the best part is when the first toy breaks and the second toy is taking a dump on a toy toilet. This is a cute video appropriate for all ages that I hope brings a smile to your face.
Last year we had a giant robot fight between the USA and Japan. We’ve been given 5 Transformers movies with Bumblebee coming out later this year and a seventh one set to release next year. Now, we have a real-life Transformer. Japan has proven it can be done. This robot transforms into a car that can seat two. It’s so cool that this is becoming a thing! The transformation is slow, but it’s real. The J-deite RIDE stands at 12 feet tall in robot mode and was built by BRAVE ROBOTICS, Asratec Corp, and Sansei Technologies. While the idea of a transforming robot/vehicle is awesome, I think my favorite part is when the two occupants wave after the transformations complete. So, when can I expect my Wing Gundam?
The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn is getting adapted into a movie by director Joe Wright and writer Tracy Letts, and it has recently been announced that the star of the film would be Amy Adams. I really like Adams, so I’m sure she’ll do great, and I enjoy psychological thrillers, so this could turn out to be a great movie. My biggest hangup is the premise of the film. Here’s the book’s synopsis:
That sounds extremely similar to Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window which was a great film. I just don’t know if this will be different enough to warrant being really excited. I have not read the book, so I don’t know how it ends, but if you know that it is indeed different from Rear Window, please let me know in the comments without spoiling it. I’m sure regardless of lack of originality this film will still be great as it will combine the work of Adams, Wright, and Letts. Are you intrigued or does this sound too much like a Rear Window copy to you?
If you had forgotten Chicken Run was a movie, I wouldn’t blame you. It was really popular when it first came out in 2000, and was a pretty good little film. It used claymation and was made by the same guys who did Wallace & Gromit, Aardman Animations. Now, 18 years later, it has been announced that it will get a sequel.
Chicken Run 2 will be directed by Sam Fell (ParaNorman, Flushed Away) and the screenplay will be written by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell who wrote the original Chicken Run. Also of note is that the co-founders of Aardman, Peter Lord (he was a co-director for the first film) and David Sproxton will serve as executive producers. I think I’m gonna go home and watch Chicken Run now, what do you think the story will be?
Before the era of Marvel, very few films put anything after the credits. However, each film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has had a post-credits scene and some have had mid-credit scenes. They’ve been a real treat for many fans and a great way for Marvel to hint at the future of the films and/or include small Easter eggs without derailing the plot of the film. But why did Marvel start doing these with Iron Man? Kevin Feige revealed to EW recently that he was inspired to use this type of scene by Ferris Bueller's Day Off. At the end of that movie, Matthew Broderick pokes his head back and tells the audience to go home.
The rest of the interview is great if you want to know more about how they decide what scenes will be used as a mid- or post-credit scene and more. Be sure to stay and watch a number of scenes disclosed here at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. What’s your favorite post- or mid-credit scene?
Avengers: Infinity War will be released April 27, 2018.
Wonder Woman 2 director Patty Jenkins took to the stage at CinemaCon and confirmed the long-standing rumor that it would take place in the 1980’s. She did not mention the Cold War, but since it’s the 1980s, there a good chance that the Cold War will play a role in the story. It was kind of a big deal.
I’m sure some fans will be disappointed by this news as I heard some wanting a more modern setting for the film. We still don't have specifics for the story, but I'm sure it'll be time to for Diana Prince kicking some serious Soviet butt. I’m definitely interested to see what happens in the film.
The sequel will star Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Kristen Wiig as Cheetah. The film will be released November 1, 2019.