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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.

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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.

‘The Rise of Skywalker’: A New Photo of Zorri Bliss and a Confirmation on the Reylo Phenomenon Has Arrived

The Rise of Skywalker is drawing ever closer with each passing day and with a new trailer on the horizon, Entertainment Weekly has delivered a tease for the film to only bolster our excitement.

Here’s the Entertainment Weekly photo that came out this week.

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It’s a photo of one of the newest characters to join the franchise, an old friend of Poe Dameron’s named Zorri Bliss. Apparently, the heroes will locate her on a new planet named Kijimi where she seems to hold a tidbit of information that they will need in their secret scavenger hunt.

What I’m garnering from this photo is its nostalgic Attack of the Clones vibe. Maybe it’s her helmet or maybe it’s the cinematography. Whatever the case, I’m liking this picture a lot. Continue reading ‘The Rise of Skywalker’: A New Photo of Zorri Bliss and a Confirmation on the Reylo Phenomenon Has Arrived

Throwback Friday: What Can the Next Trailer for ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Possibly Show Us?

For both The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, we weren’t given trailers in August to enjoy, making the marketing for The Rise of Skywalker a touch bit different than last time as we were given new footage with the D23 Special Look. In case, you’ve forgotten how awesome it was let this remind you.

While this new footage was expectedly cryptic it still felt like we were seeing way more than we ought to know with Dark Rey appearing at the end to blow the Star Wars fandom’s socks off.

The new footage was so interesting in fact that I almost feel like I don’t want an official second trailer in October, lest we learn even more juicy details about the film. But that’s the thing. With the first teaser revealing Palpatine via his iconic cackle and the second trailer highlighting a potential Evil Rey what can the next trailer possibly show us to top that? Kylo Ren with a green lightsaber fighting Palpatine?!

Like I said before, I almost wish we didn’t have to see another trailer because I’m already beyond excited to see the movie but another trailer we will get regardless. So, what can this next trailer provide us that we haven’t already been given? Well, for this week’s Throwback Friday, I’m here to share a few ideas that could make the second The Rise of Skywalker trailer an utter blast to watch. Continue reading Throwback Friday: What Can the Next Trailer for ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Possibly Show Us?

A Movie Ranking: Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone is one of my favorite people in Hollywood for his outstanding works in cinema. From his Oscar-worthy performances as an actor, his incredible skill at storytelling, and his attention to detail in directing, Sylvester “Sly” Stallone is an amazing person and clearly someone who inspires me to believe that one day my own work may be recognized in a similar fashion.

Today, for this week’s A Movie Ranking, I had to rank all of the films I’ve seen with the one-and-only Stallone in the mix. Enjoy!

12. Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over

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As a child, this was one of my favorite films. As an adult, it’s, of course, lost a bit of its grandeur but it still brings me fond memories. Continue reading A Movie Ranking: Sylvester Stallone