Angelina Jolie Is Joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe

If you didn’t know this let me give you a quick update on the MCU. After Avengers: Endgame there have already been rumblings of many changes to the franchise and many more stories to look forward to. We know of the obvious films after Endgame like Spider-Man: Far from Home, the Black Widow movie, Doctor Strange 2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and a Black Panther sequel but there are two other films in the works beneath our noses that will be here sooner rather than later.

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Marvel is looking to make a film starring an Asian superhero named Shang-Chi whose superpower is his skill with kung fu. It will be written and directed by Asian and Asian-Americans, following the success of Black Panther and its attention to allowing African-Americans to tell these African and African-Americans’ stories. It will be yet another cultural milestone for Marvel and I can’t wait to see this movie.

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But there is another film in the works. One that will feature a story set a million years before The Avengers was even a thought. It will highlight The Eternals, a race of superhumans who were created by the Celestials.

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Is ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ a Worthy Sequel?

If you have been following my blog recently you will remember my review of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them last month. In short; I loved the first film in this new franchise which sheds even greater light on the Wizarding World. I loved the characters and their stories and overall it’s a fun film to watch.

I couldn’t wait to continue watching this story evolve with the sequel and yesterday I finally got the chance to see it. Hence, this review.

That leads me to the question of this post; Is Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald a Worthy Sequel? Yes…and no. There are pros and cons to this story. On one side I loved it and then on the other side I’m totally disinterested. So, on that note, let me share with you the pros and cons of The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Be warned! This review will contain MAJOR spoilers. Thank you for heeding this warning.

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A Six-Year Poster Evolution: Mantis

Oh my goodness, I love Mantis. I wasn’t even very fond of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and yet I absolutely loved her character. Her sweet disposition is infectious, her naivety is refreshing, and her skill set is actually pretty cool. Yes, she may have perished (😭) but her story will…continue? *shrug*

The fact that she was given a poster for Avengers: Endgame gives me hope that she will return from the dead to help her friends fight Thanos and that is an exciting prospect. So, in preparation for Endgame, let’s look at her posters and how they have changed over the years.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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The posters for the Guardians of the Galaxy films are clearly unique and so it’s no doubt that this poster is pretty cool. The green and yellow is a beautiful color to pair with her too.

Avengers: Infinity War

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Mantis is such a fascinating character and her sweetness is very apparent on this poster. Her expression isn’t sad or determined, just Mantis-ly placid. The purple glow looks good on her.

Avengers: Endgame

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Mantis was the first on Titan to turn into dust; hence the black-and-white poster. It’s so sad. Geez.

So, these are her posters over the last two years. They’re simple but highlight her lovable personality in subtle ways.

Tomorrow the next character will be Happy Hogan. I am very interested in seeing if he even has any other posters. Lol.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day.