The Dark Knight Lives (ONE)

It’s early morning in Gotham. So early the sun hasn’t even risen. One black sedan drives down Gotham Boulevard. A silver crossover heads west on East 34th Street. A third white luxury car travels the length of Hunner Lane. A red truck heads down Wayne Commons Road. And a blue convertible leisurely makes its way down Central Avenue.

Each of these cars is alone on the road, with traffic not yet dominating Gotham’s early morning streets. The drivers of these cars do not know their life is in danger but they will very soon.

The cars on their individual streets stop as they come to a red light. There’s an eerie silence that comes with the mornings in Gotham. The lack of noise is almost…disturbing. Continue reading The Dark Knight Lives (ONE)

Well, This ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Post-Credit Scene with Michael Keaton Went Nowhere

Post-credit scenes. They have become almost more exciting to see nowadays than the actual Marvel films…almost, and Marvel, knowing this has delivered us some pretty outstanding post-credit scenes over the years.

Spider-Man: Homecoming had two post-credit scenes. One made for laughs, the other made to potentially set up something for a Spider-Man sequel.

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The first post-credits scene shows Michael Keaton’s Mr. Toomes being stopped in the hall of a prison by a briefly seen character that was shown earlier in the film during the ferry scene. The post-credits scene plays out very cryptically but Spider-Man fans will quickly recognize the Scorpion tattoo on the man’s face.

It’s to hint that, in a sequel, Scorpion would arrive to cause Spider-Man some mischief. What made this idea even cooler was when the cast for Spider-Man: Far from Home was released Michael Keaton was part of the cast. Unfortunately, he wasn’t in the film at all and this Scorpion guy never so much as appeared in the movie. Now, there was a cut action scene that was revealed in an extended cut of the film that was released during Labor Day weekend at the movie theaters but when I went to the cast for Spider-Man: Far from Home on IMDb he wasn’t there.

This seems like a busted post-credit scene but maybe we’ll see Scorpion arrive in the next Spider-Man film, which would definitely be exciting.

Would you like to see Scorpion in the next Spider-Man movie? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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

Comparing the ‘Star Wars’ Sequel Trilogy Teasers

After the D23 Special Look for The Rise of Skywalker I was so excited, I went back and watched the trailers for The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi and, of course, The Rise of

Skywalker in an expectedly awesome Star Wars trailer marathon. It was so much fun. So fun, in fact, that I wanted to write about it. So, with no further delay, here’s an analysis of the correlating Star Wars sequel trilogy teasers.

The Force Awakens

 

When this teaser came out for The Force Awakens we hadn’t seen anything related to Star Wars that was new since 2005’s Revenge of the Sith. In that ten-year span being a Star Wars fan was fun but all we had were the six George Lucas films, which were awesome, but old news.

Seeing this teaser, I can still feel the emotions I had while watching it for the first time, especially when seeing Kylo Ren for the first time with that amazing crossguard lightsaber.

This teaser was designed simply to display in a short amount of time, Star Wars is back! And the Millennium Falcon at the end is, of course, the icing on the cake.

As the logo displays itself in the classic yellow color the music is bright and adventurous. The teaser is designed to inspire pure elation and joy and even now, years after its release, it still manages to bring a smile to my face. Continue reading Comparing the ‘Star Wars’ Sequel Trilogy Teasers

QI’RA: Chapter Thirty-Seven

The Sword

T-38 was nervous. More nervous than she had been for a long time. The Emperor wasn’t someone to be trifled with and he didn’t summon visitors very often. That made his audience with Qi’ra all the more intriguing.

When Qi’ra had left the room she had looked back at T-38 with legitimate fear in her gaze. At that moment T-38 wanted to jump from her chair and demand to join Qi’ra’s side with her audience with The Emperor. Unfortunately, she knew if she did, she would have disgraced Qi’ra.

So, she was forced to wait for Qi’ra’s return and Moff Arnim took this chance as the perfect opportunity to learn Crimson Dawn’s secrets through her and Nienye in seemingly harmless conversation.

T-38 wasn’t a social type, choosing to stare mildly at the moff with his gleaming red eyes as he practically waited for one of them to spill the syndicate’s secrets. Nienye was doing a great job conversing with him professionally while not allowing the moff to swindle him into saying anything he would regret. T-38 could see the moff’s growing frustration as a result.

The Imperial captain, however, seemed delighted to get to know Nienye better. T-38 had noticed the growing rivalry between the two young men as Nienye’s alpha male nuances required him to be more protective of Qi’ra than usual. T-38 knew Nienye had feelings for the Crimson Dawn leader and he wasn’t about to let this fresh-faced Imperial captain swoop in and take her heart out from under him. But, it was becoming apparent that the two men had more in common than they first realized.

T-38 watched in silent bewilderment as the men shared personal events and talked about the goings-on of the galaxy as if they were best pals. This burgeoning friendship between the two men only made Moff Arnim more agitated who in turn tried to start chatting jovially with her which she did not reciprocate. His temples bulged in response.

Nienye was in the middle of telling Captain Peer about one time when he had to deal with annoying pirates when the door to the room slid open and in walked Qi’ra, still accompanied by the Imperial Royal Guard, resplendent in his maroon robes and a plumed helmet. A hush fell over the room as they watched. And then, in unison, their eyes were drawn to the sword in her hand.

Nienye’s eyes widened as he beheld the weapon, the power within the red stone on its pommel rolling off of the sword in invisible waves that struck him to the very core.

“Qi’ra, did everything go well?” T-38 asked.

Qi’ra smiled. “Everything is fine.” She turned her gaze to the baffled Moff and Imperial captain who couldn’t believe she seemed so pleasant after her meeting with The Emperor. “My audience with The Emperor was very nice. And apparently, he likes humor.”

T-38 smiled.

“Now, T-38, Nienye, it’s time to leave,” she finished.

She and Nienye joined Qi’ra’s side. As T-38 glanced back at the moff she reveled in the stunned expression he wore before looking down at the weapon in Qi’ra’s hand.

“That’s a beautiful sword,” T-38 said. “Where did you get it?”

Qi’ra looked up at her, her eyes gleaming with childish wonder, reminding T-38 how young she actually was. “The Emperor gave it to me,” she whispered.

T-38 nearly choked on her own spittle.