Well, Disney+ Day was fun and a bit disappointing. We got plenty of exciting announcements for the streaming service with series and original films set to drop through 2023. Marvel Studios did their thing and gave us a bunch of tantalizing new looks at their upcoming series like Hawkeye (which basically gave us a whole clip and it was FANTASTIC) as well as exclusive sneak peeks for Moon Knight, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, and Secret Invasion.
We also got some confirmed and brand-new MCU series to look forward to like:
It looks like the goodies from Disney+ Day are showing up early with the IMAX Enhanced MCU movies already available on Disney+ and now a sizzle reel has been released for Disney HotStar featuring none other than Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Here is some absolutely FANTASTIC concept art from the show.
The level of excitement I’m feeling right now. I’ve wanted this for years and now…now it’s happening! Obi-Wan Kenobi has always been one of my favorite Star Wars characters and for him to finally get his long-awaited return is just…
Yeah, I’m teary-eyed just thinking about how happy this show is going to make me.
Well, it’s almost time for the next chapter in live-action Star Wars awesomeness in the form of The Book of Boba Fett, a spinoff featuring yours truly, Boba Fett.
To think, after so many years of fans clamoring for Boba Fett to get his own standalone film, here we are, on the brink of a chance to see this ultra-cool bounty hunter in all of his glory. Here’s the poster.
Yeah, it’s nothing special but it does set a tone; this is Boba’s story and it’s going to be daaark. I like it.
Oh, and we have an official release date too: December 29. Turns out this show’s premiere is arriving on the same day as Hawkeye‘s season finale so…that’s going to be one heck of a Wednesday!
Considering that this poster dropped yesterday can we assume we’ll be getting a trailer soon? 👀
Oh, I hope so.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a spectacular day.
I wish this was an overwhelmingly positive post I was about to write. Unfortunately, it isn’t.
Star Wars: Visions is beautifully animated, I cannot take that away from the series. Each short is imbued with a palpable love for Star Wars from each Japanese anime studio. Despite this, the series honestly bored me.
The series’ two best episodes, Ronin and The Ninth Jedi, were absolutely fantastic from a storyline perspective. Ronin is unlike anything I’ve seen in Star Wars and left me feeling very, very intrigued about the short’s title character. I will definitely be reading the upcoming novel about him because he is absolutely fascinating!
The Ninth Jedi was also brilliantly developed as a story. I found myself enthralled in the world, the characters, and the unexpected plot twist toward the end of the short. When it concluded I had goosebumps.
Unfortunately, these were the only shorts, out of nine! that had me sitting back in awe. The rest of the shorts felt so repetitive in tone that after a while they just became boring to watch. And don’t get me started on Tatooine Rhapsody. No amount of Boba Fett could save that short for me.
I wanted to love this series. I wanted to come away from Visions feeling like I had seen something truly spectacular but no, I felt the exact opposite. I’m not, however, going to rain on the parade of others who enjoyed this series. I just personally was not at all a fan.
I’ll give the entire series as a whole 7 out of 10.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.
Over the past four days I have asked myself the question that is the title of this post. In the past two parts I have evalluated the soaring highs and depressing lows of each franchise. I have even shared my personal experiences with each franchise, providing greater insight into what Marvel and Star Wars means to me. But now the time has come. Which franchise is better?
And the winner is…
I love the Marvel Cinematic Universe with every fiber of my being. At face value, the MCU clearly defeats Star Wars just by its incredible achievement.
Over the span of four decades, Star Wars has provided us 11 movies and only maybe four of them can be considered by all to be great films.
Meanwhile, the MCU has provided 25 films in thirteen years and there are at least ten movies in the franchise that are favored warmly by the fandom.
However, even though the MCU is a far more cohesive story there’s nothing quite like Star Wars.
The level of iconicism that is Star Wars is staggering. It literally changed the world, permeating our very souls with its brilliance and inspiring generations of fans. Would the MCU even exist if there was no Star Wars? I don’t think so.
And personally, as much as I cherish the MCU and every moment of joy it has given me, it will still never match the level of euphoric exhilaration that Star Wars can give me.
Take this story for example.
I remember the indescribable feeling I had when The Force Awakens was coming out. I remember my father, the day before its premiere, taking us to our local movie theater early in the morning. It was a chilly grey morning and as we walked up to the theater doors and peeked inside I remember seeing this poster.
The feeling of unexplainable awe that washed over me in that moment is something I will never forget.
I also remember the day that I saw The Force Awakens teaser for the first time. My family and I had gone to Washington D.C. to see family for Thanksgiving and as we sat in our hotel room on the beautiful morning of Thanksgiving Eve, the teaser dropped.
My family and I piled onto the same bed and watched the teaser on our laptop and yes, my mind was blown. It was the most incredible thing I had ever seen. We watched it over and over again utterly astounded that yes, Star Wars was back.
It’s those little personal moments like that that makes Star Wars a franchise unlike any other. And even though the MCU will continue to grow and amaze us all on a yearly basis I assure you, my heart will skip a beat when The Book of Boba Fett trailer eventually drops.
There’s not a single upcoming MCU trailer that can get me that excited. Well, my heart might skip a beat when the Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness trailer drops in January. (Had to slip in that trailer prediction.) 😁
So yes, Star Wars still reigns supreme, no matter how much I complain.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.
Avengers: Infinity War came out a few months ago and blew minds around the world, culminating a little over $2 billion dollars in its box-office run. Now it’s just recently come out on Digital and I have been enjoying it thoroughly! But in my second to latest viewing I realized something kind of amazing.
Disney owns two of the most popular franchises right now, Marvel and Star Wars, and a lot can be compared between the two but one thing that usually can’t be compared are the movies’ narrative compositions. Well, I have discovered that Avengers: Infinity War and A New Hope have nearly identical beginnings and that’s what I’m excited to share it with you. Enjoy!
Both Movies Start Showing a Ship Under Attack By a Larger Ship
In Avengers: Infinity War the first thing we see after the iconic Marvel logo is Thor’s Asgardian ship under attack by Thanos’s massive craft.
And in A New Hope we see Princess Leia’s ship, the Tantative IV, being chased and eventually caught by an Imperial Star Destroyer.