Category Archives: Superhero

Is Scarlet Witch’s Turn to Villainy On the Horizon?

Phase 4 is fast approaching and that means new stories will have to be told. One of the fascinating trends of the first three phases was seeing villainous characters end up becoming allies of the heroes. Loki, Nebula, and Ghost are examples of this trend. What if this time around, for the next three phases, we get another exciting plot twist; the heroes becoming villains.

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Wanda Maximoff started as a villain in Avengers: Age of Ultron but would become an ally of The Avengers. We saw her side with Captain America against Iron Man in Captain America: Civil War. We saw her fall in love with Vision and have to kill him just as quickly in order to save the universe from Thanos. And we saw her come back from the dead and fight Thanos in an epic one-on-one moment that left me pumping my fist in the air with joy.

But now what? Where will her story take her in the future?

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Who’s Your Favorite: Tony and Pepper or Steve and Peggy?

When it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe romance may not be something that immediately comes to mind but the relationships built and established in this franchise are some of the greatest we’ve seen in cinema. And, at the top of the romance list, are two couples that have melted our hearts over the years; Tony Stark and Pepper Potts and Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter. These love stories were present all the way until Avengers: Endgame, with both stories concluding in two very different yet very satisfying ways.

For this week’s Who’s Your Favorite? I figured this would be the perfect topic, considering that the next few weeks will probably be filled with Star Wars content considering that the final trailer will drop tomorrow night. Enjoy! Continue reading Who’s Your Favorite: Tony and Pepper or Steve and Peggy?

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.

Have You Seen ‘Elektra’?

I’ve seen the Marvel movies from the early 2000s’. It wasn’t pretty. The X-Men films were received pretty well but films like Hulk and Daredevil were downright travesties to the eyeballs. So imagine my surprise when I watched Elektra last week and was pleasantly surprised.

Starring Jennifer Garner, Elektra is a very simple movie with a simple storyline but it was pretty well executed and interesting enough to have me invested in its one and a half hour runtime.

When the film ended I found myself more pleased with the film than Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman, which you may find shocking but is my humble opinion.

You see, Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman had the template provided by the phenomenal films in the MCU to piggyback off of whereas Elektra didn’t have anything to draw off of in terms of inspiration. If that exact same movie in 2005 came out now in 2019 it would’ve been better than Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman combined. I’m just saying.

I’m sure there are a lot of people who disagree with me considering the film’s dismal 4.7 out of 10 stars on IMDb or its horrendous 11% Rotten Tomatoes score but like I said before, this is my humble opinion.

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

Captain America May Return to the MCU, Just Not in the Way We Think

Captain America, our beloved patriotic hero who found his way into our hearts, if not immediately, then gradually over the years. Unlike Iron Man, Captain America did not perish at the conclusion of Avengers: Endgame but he did pass over the mantle to Sam Wilson/Falcon to become the new Captain America in the coming years. It’s sad to think we won’t have Steve Rogers anymore in the next few phases of the MCU and yet…maybe we will still have him around. Not in a literal sense but in a figurative sense. You’re probably wondering what I’m talking about. Well, let me elaborate.

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As you may remember Steve Rogers was tasked with putting all of the stones back but instead of returning to his friends like he should’ve he decided to stay in the past and live out his life with Peggy.

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In Captain America: The Winter Soldier Peggy tells the reporter in a video: “That was a difficult winter. A blizzard had trapped half our battalion behind the German line. Steve, Captain Rogers, he fought his way through a HYDRA blockade that had pinned down our allies for months. He saved over a thousand men. Including the man who would become my husband as it turns out. Even after he died Steve was still changing my life.”

Immediately we assumed that she had gone on and married some guy in the army that Steve had saved but apparently that didn’t happen. A particular sentence in this scene now stands out to me. It’s when Peggy says: “Even after he died Steve was still changing my life.” Continue reading Captain America May Return to the MCU, Just Not in the Way We Think