Shang-Chi‘s marketing is ramping up and now we’ve got our first official poster. Unfortunately, the poster’s got some mixed reactions among the fandom and for good reason.
This poster pretty much looks like a plain photoshop job which is very disappointing, to be honest. I like the idea of The Mandarin looming over his son, Shang-Chi, in the poster but their smaller selves at the bottom of the poster just looks offputting. It’s messing up the flow of the poster and the dark, muted colors aren’t helping matters.
There have been some great posters for Marvel Studios’ recent work but this ain’t it. I hope the character posters and later posters are better than this.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.
Another day has passed and that means we’re getting closer and closer to the big day! Here’s to celebrating more Black Widow awesomeness.
The Face Mask Trick
Remember that one time Natasha Romanoff went complete Mission: Impossible on everyone by impersonating this S.H.I.E.L.D lady, infiltrating Secretary Pierce’s secret bad guy meeting, and crashing the party?
I remember seeing that scene for the first time and being so shocked when that “old lady” went to town on everyone only for it to be revealed that it was Black Widow all along.
It was another one of those moments where we got to see her spy skills tested and highlighted in a really fun way.
Nine days from now I will be seeing a Marvel movie for the first time in two years. No, this isn’t a highly-anticipated series that’s going to run for six weeks and leave us clamoring for more answers every week. It’s one two hour and fourteen minute film and that’s it. It’s an exciting prospect.
So, in anticipation for the 24th movie in the MCU, here’s some more Black Widow appreciation. First up, I share another favorite Black Widow moment. Enjoy!
Black Widow’s Entrance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier was the movie that turned me into a Black Widow fan. This film shined a light on her story that hadn’t been shone before and it made me empathize with her character and want to know (and see) more.
But it was this scene that I remember bringing a smile to my face. Steve Rogers is beginning to forge a new friendship with future Cap, Sam Wilson, when Natasha Romanoff drives up in a sleek, low to the ground, black Corvette, looking like the ultimate spy that she is. Then she does something that she ultimately never does again in the MCU; she tells a joke: “Hey fellas. Does anyone know where the Smithsonian is? I’m here to pick up a fossil.”
In that one moment we learn two things: A) she likes to drive in style and B) she’s actually a laid-back person if you get to know her, which shows how comfortable she had gotten with Steve Rogers. It was a wonderful moment that I thought was perfect to highlight today.
Oh my goodness, it’s almost time. Ten days away from the film we’ve been waiting years for. Ten days until all of the tv spots and trailers culminate into one complete movie that will either be decent like Captain Marvel, good like Doctor Strange, or great like Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
In anticipation for the film, I will be sharing my favorite Black Widow moments, the evolution of her outfits over the years and style over the years, a look at the posters for her standalone film, and even some incredible fan art along the way. Enjoy!
The First Time I Realized I Liked Black Widow
When I first saw Black Widow it was for a brief moment in Iron Man 2. I remember watching her first action scene in that film (you know the one where she defeats all the bad guys in the hallway) and I wasn’t a fan. But, it was Scarlett Johansson’s first time playing a superhero and you could tell she wasn’t entirely used to the action star persona.
Two years later in The Avengers you could already tell that she had grown much more comfortable with the character and was beginning to hone Black Widow. But it wasn’t until this scene opposite Loki that I began to understand there was more to Black Widow than just a pretty face.
We learn that she’s had a very dark past as a Russian spy and that it was Clint Barton that decided to give her a second chance, hence her strong bond with him. But above all, we see her trick Loki, a man who thinks he’s so smart, into revealing his plan to unleash the Hulk.
She’s not just a woman who kicks butt and looks pretty doing it, more importantly she’s very smart, and it was there and then that my love for Black Widow began.
Yes, the Disney+ series have kind of made us forget how fun it is to sit in a theater and experience a Marvel Studios movie in full but we will soon remember the joy of such an experience with the arrival of Black Widow. And now we’ve got the teaser trailer for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and I’ve got to say, I’m pumped! Here it is.
Marvel Studios just can’t stop, won’t stop. Now we are being introduced to a new hero in Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu, but this isn’t your typical kung fu movie. It’s a Marvel superhero film which means we’re going to be seeing some downright jaw-dropping action scenes that can only be described as 🔥.
I think what impressed me the most about this trailer, besides the glimpse at what looks like probably some of the best action sequences in Marvel history, is the cinematography. There’s green and blue, purple and yellow, so many colors, so many settings, and yes, I think I saw a giant lion creature.
Marvel is about to deliver us a vision of kung fu superhero style and I just can’t wait to see this film and laugh at Awkwafina as she finds herself enthralled in this fascinating adventure. It’s going to be fun.
And in case that wasn’t enough, here’s the teaser poster.
Marvel Studios decided to drop this trailer on Simu Liu’s birthday, thus shocking the crap out of him. Look at his tweets.
What a treat for this guy who has the chance to not only become an Avenger but maybe even a little iconic. We’ll see.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day.
It’s Sam Wilson day (a birthday for the character, not the actor) and so because of such an occasion I thought it would be fun to highlight the fascinating character posters for the characters that will define the Captain America legacy due to their impact on the MCU (and yes, that means including John Walker too.) Enjoy!