The Dark Knight Lives (TWENTY-FOUR)

Rain falls in Gotham City, adding a morbid tone to the already morose day. It was December 1, Batman Day, and for the past seven years during this special time of commemoration, millions of the city’s inhabitants gathered throughout Gotham to honor their fallen hero, Batman. Once hated for a crime he didn’t commit and now loved for a sacrifice that saved their very existence, Batman was viewed as a symbol of strength, hope, and the courage to continue fighting against those threatening to bring evil back to Gotham.

His statue, standing in the very center of Gotham Park, was that beacon of fortitude that could never be broken. And directly beneath it, standing without umbrellas in the pouring rain, was a line of police officers dressed in their best uniforms and Lieutenant Lynx. With a morose expression upon her face, she stood on stage before a microphone, surveying the tens of thousands of faces staring back at her. Continue reading The Dark Knight Lives (TWENTY-FOUR)

Black Widow Is Here To Stay…Just Not in the Way We Think

Scarlet Johansson will star as Black Widow one more time in the upcoming Black Widow standalone film set to arrive next May. With filming having come to an official end, at least for now before reshoots may be in order, the Black Widow is well underway and we’ll most likely see a teaser trailer in the coming months or so. However, there are already rumors that, depending on the film’s success, there may be a Black Widow sequel. But how can there be a Black Widow sequel without Scarlet Johansson? Very simple. The Black Widow movie is setting up another story of a new hero. Her name is Yelena Belova.

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In the comics, Yelena Belova is chosen at the age of fifteen to become the new Black Widow after Natasha Romanoff’s allegiance to Russia becomes non-existent.

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It has already been confirmed that young actress Florence Pugh, known for her roles in Fighting With my Family and Midsommar, will indeed play Yelena Belova in the Black Widow movie.

Her relationship with Natasha Romanoff’s character is described as a sisterly-rivalry. I am very confident in the idea that Black Widow will conclude with Natasha handing over the metaphoric baton of the title of Black Widow to Yelena Belova and she, like Natasha Romanoff, will have to prove her loyalty to the world as a good guy in a future Black Widow sequel.

With Avengers: Endgame bringing about the end of an era, it seems that the creative minds behind the franchise are looking to either move on to new characters or reboot other characters. It’s why Falcon will become the new Captain America, Spider-Man has become the new Iron Man of sorts, Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster will become the new Thor, She-Hulk will replace The Hulk, Kate Bishop will become the new Hawkeye, and Yelena Belova will be the new Black Widow. Even James Gunn has confirmed that beyond Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 we will see a new Guardians team in the MCU.

Things are changing and I’m excited for the ride.

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

If Only She Could Tell the Truth: Part 6

Qi’ra went to find a better vantage point so she could watch Han gamble his way into a brilliant win or an expected fail. When she found her spot she leaned against the column beside her.

Chewbacca leaned on the other side of the same column and grunted.

“I know this probably isn’t a good idea, Chewbacca,” she said. “But I’ve seen Han do some amazing things playing sabacc.”

He grunted again.

She smiled at the Wookie. “Just trust me.”

He growled and shrugged before turning his attention to the game. Qi’ra did the same. Continue reading If Only She Could Tell the Truth: Part 6

Yes! What Has Happened To Finn?

You may see the title of this post and think to yourself, “What do you mean ‘What has happened to Finn’? Hasn’t he been in both trailers for The Rise of Skywalker?” Well, yes, as a matter of fact, he has. He has also been highlighted in promotional material for the movie as well. But there’s something deeper going on here. It’s what has become a slow but ultimately effective elimination of the character’s grand story for only one reason; to appease a certain portion of the Star Wars fandom and I didn’t realize how bad it was until I read this post linked here in this post from a fantastic Star Wars analysis website called swshadowcouncil.com.

To give you a taste of how things have changed for Finn over the course of the last four years here’s a simple look at the official posters for The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

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Finn was very important in The Last Jedi. In fact, he had the second-highest screentime in the film only behind Rey but Leia, who had far less screen time is bigger than him and Poe Dameron, who also wasn’t in the film nearly as much like him was delegated to being the same size as him on the poster.

Finn is a MAJOR character in this story and yet LucasFilm has delegated him to almost side-character status. If these posters don’t have you convinced click the link below to read more.

via Where is Finn?: The Erasure and Sidelining of a Star Wars Protagonist

You will be utterly shocked at the treatment Finn has undertaken over the years.

The question is: How will he be placed on the official poster for The Rise of Skywalker? I guess we will see in a coming couple of days.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day. May the Force be with you.