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‘Black Panther’ Resides In Its Own Corner and That’s Why It Is Such A Great Movie

After recently watching Black Panther for the first time after owning Avengers: Endgame on Blu-Ray I was quickly reminded why this became the first superhero movie to garner an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. This movie is SO good, written with a deceptively complex storyline that pleases both the masses and the most snobbish critics. So, because I had such a fun time watching this film last night, I decided to revisit a post I wrote about it last year that perfectly sums up how I’m feeling right now. Enjoy!

The main reason Black Panther was so successful is that, while it definitely feels like a Marvel movie, the writers didn’t incorporate too much of the MCU into the film, which they easily could’ve done. Continue reading ‘Black Panther’ Resides In Its Own Corner and That’s Why It Is Such A Great Movie

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‘Avengers: Endgame’: A Hero’s Redemption Part 2

Clint Barton. The butt of so many Avengers jokes.

Being one of the original six Avengers, lots of fans found him to be the most uninteresting addition to the superhero team for his lackluster storyline. The writers tried to spruce up his involvement in the MCU by revealing that he had a family but he still sat on the bottom of the totem pole. And even now, in a recent poll, I did on Twitter asking people which Marvel Disney+ series they were most excited for Hawkeye’s series was unsurprisingly the least voted for.

Hawkeye may get a lot of flack for being the most…regular Avenger but I love him. And his storyline in Avengers: Endgame was truly the icing on the cake. So, with no further delay, here is the story of his redemption. Enjoy! Continue reading ‘Avengers: Endgame’: A Hero’s Redemption Part 2

This Concept Art for ‘Eternals’ Is Freaking Me Out

Last month during San Diego Comic-Con we got our first official look at the cast who would be bringing The Eternals to life in the highly-anticipated dive into more cosmic weirdness next November in the form of the film, Eternals. With A-list stars like Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, and Kumail Nanjiani one can only get excited about what to expect.

Yesterday concept artist Rodney Fuentebella revealed concept art featuring the Celestials, who in turn created The Eternals and, if I’m not mistaken, the Infinity Stones, and it is some freaky looking stuff. Check it out.

Our first delve into the cosmic universe was via Guardians of the Galaxy and while that was fun and energetic this is just straight down odd. Eternals is going to be unlike any other superhero film brought to the big screen and I am both excited and totally weirded out at the same time.

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Throwback Friday: Movie Rumor: The ‘Black Widow’ Movie May Be the MCU’s First R-Rated Film

The long-awaited Black Widow movie is currently filming and rumors are circulating that Disney is considering making this film the first R-rated entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

While this may seem a bit shocking to most I’m actually not surprised. The Black Widow movie is supposed to be a prequel that will surely highlight Natasha’s role as an agent for the KGB before she joined S.H.I.E.L.D and, considering the brief flashes of information regarding her past, it’s very dark. Natasha has tried and succeeded in leaving the atrocities of her past behind but if we are to fully understand that darker section of her life the movie should be rated R so nothing can be held back.

Of course, we have grown used to the MCU providing family-friendly content and it definitely seems jarring to think that there would finally be a film that’s catered to adult audiences only but it makes all the sense in the world. Natasha’s past is dark. The writers shouldn’t water down what could be a truly incredible story of redemption for one of the world’s most feared and ruthless assassins to appease children.

Now, do I want the Black Widow movie to be rated R? Um, I love that this franchise has kept everything PG-13 up to this point but if it’ll help Black Widow’s movie be as great as it can be then I’ll gladly accept the R-rating. Besides, Black Widow’s story in the comics has never been catered to children anyway so…

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‘Black Widow’ Is a Prequel, But It’s Not Set as Far Back as You Might Imagine

(MAJOR SPOILERS for Avengers: Endgame ahead!)

If you’ve seen Endgame like the millions of other people around the world then you know how Black Widow’s story ended in the film. To retrieve the Soul Stone from Vormir it came down to a brief but fierce duel between her and Hawkeye over who would sacrifice themselves for the stone. And, because she has always beaten Hawkeye in their individual duels, she won, hence she was the one to die in order to get the Soul Stone.

Many were devastated/shocked about Black Widow’s outcome. And to only rub salt into our collective wounds, we got a tremendous all-female Avengers scene and she wasn’t a part of it. Ouch!

But, Marvel Studios did a good job preventing a wave of outrage from fans by announcing that Black Widow would be getting her own film next May. And now, even more news about the movie has arisen.

When it was announced that Black Widow was set to be a prequel, fans and critics alike began to suspect that the film would obviously take place before Iron Man 2. Turns out, we were wrong. It’s actually going to occur after Captain America: Civil War.

In the days after she decided to become a fugitive, Black Widow goes to Budapest where she finds herself thrown back into having to save the world when evil forces arise to make her life only that more complicated.

The film’s creators have promised to flesh out Black Widow’s background and give us a greater understanding of who she is as a character by the time she becomes a Secret Avenger alongside Captain America, Wanda Maximoff, and Falcon.

To hear this news is truly, truly exciting stuff and I can’t wait to see this movie!

It premieres May 1, 2020.

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