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Throwback Saturday: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Apparently Wasn’t Iron Man’s Last Movie After All

One of the reasons Avengers: Endgame was such a big deal for the Marvel community was because it was supposedly the final run of two of the franchise’s most famous and beloved characters, Iron Man and Captain America.

Iron Man would perish after saving the world from Thanos’s ultimate goal to destroy the universe and Captain America went on to become old and pass the mantle on to Sam Wilson a.k.a Falcon. But, according to a report from Deadline that’s spreading around the internet, Endgame may have not been Iron Man’s last outing after all.

They have said, and I quote: “Downey will be seen in the role of Stark one more time, however, in the Marvel prequel Black Widow in May 2020.”

While this is clearly exciting news for all the above reasons it almost feels like it’s underwhelming his incredible sacrifice at the end of Endgame. So much detail and time went into delivering Robert Downey Jr./Iron Man an impactful departure that the thought of that departure being erased with him making a sure-to-be-cameo appearance in Black Widow is almost distracting.

But, I’m not complaining. Because this is a prequel, I would love to see Iron Man in the film, and heck, who knows, maybe even Captain America can join the party as well. Because this is set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Black Widow, toward the end of the film, will surely have to make her way to joining Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson, and Wanda Maximoff as a Secret Avenger. So…why not show that transition in the movie and make all of our days?

There is honestly so much potential with this Black Widow prequel and as it draws nearer my excitement for the film is only growing.

How do you feel about the prospect of seeing Iron Man in the Black Widow movie? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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

Disney Releases Three New Trailers for Three Exciting New Films Next Year

Disney is taking over. Yes, I mean it, literally. They are taking over the cinema, tv channels, everything seems to be under Disney these days. Disney consumes much of our expectations when it comes to films we want to see in the movie theaters everywhere, from the animated children’s films to the neverending Marvel movies, Disney is dominating our yearly entertainment.

In the past week, Disney has revealed three new trailers ahead of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil for three of the company’s films arriving next year: Dolittle starring our very own Robert Downey Jr., Onward starring Chris Pratt and Tom Holland, and Jungle Cruise starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. Here are the trailers.

Dolittle

This was a complete surprise that popped up on Sunday as Disney unveiled a new live-action film to obsess over; Dolittle. Robert Downey Jr. sheds away his Iron Man suit to become a new hero and it’s very clear from the trailer, it’s going to be pretty darn good if I say so myself.

This is a must-watch for families this January.

Arrives January 17, 2020. Continue reading Disney Releases Three New Trailers for Three Exciting New Films Next Year

‘Iron Man’ Is Actually Pretty Good!

I’ve seen Iron Man before but I obviously wasn’t paying much attention when I first watched it because after seeing it for only the second time on Friday night I was kind of blown away by how good the movie was.

At the time Marvel and superhero movies were a joke. The first couple of X-Men movies were received with praise by critics but beyond that Marvel films weren’t the go-to superhero flicks that you wanted to see. Hulk received a fresh but dismal 62% on Rotten Tomatoes. Both Fantastic Four movies in the mid-2000’s received rotten reviews with Fantastic Four receiving a 27% rating and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer garnering a 37% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Eesh. And remember that HORRIBLE Daredevil movie starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner that came out in 2003 and ended up receiving a rotten 44% rating.

Yeah, Marvel’s tries at becoming a globally beloved cinematic universe didn’t begin until 2008’s Iron Man which would change the landscape of cinema forever. Continue reading ‘Iron Man’ Is Actually Pretty Good!

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Apparently Wasn’t Iron Man’s Last Movie After All

One of the reasons Avengers: Endgame was such a big deal for the Marvel community was because it was supposedly the final run of two of the franchise’s most famous and beloved characters, Iron Man and Captain America.

Iron Man would perish after saving the world from Thanos’s ultimate goal to destroy the universe and Captain America went on to become old and pass the mantle on to Sam Wilson a.k.a Falcon. But, according to a report from Deadline that’s spreading around the internet, Endgame may have not been Iron Man’s last outing after all.

They have said, and I quote: “Downey will be seen in the role of Stark one more time, however, in the Marvel prequel Black Widow in May 2020.”

While this is clearly exciting news for all the above reasons it almost feels like it’s underwhelming his incredible sacrifice at the end of Endgame. So much detail and time went into delivering Robert Downey Jr./Iron Man an impactful departure that the thought of that departure being erased with him making a sure-to-be-cameo appearance in Black Widow is almost distracting.

But, I’m not complaining. Because this is a prequel, I would love to see Iron Man in the film, and heck, who knows, maybe even Captain America can join the party as well. Because this is set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Black Widow, toward the end of the film, will surely have to make her way to joining Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson, and Wanda Maximoff as a Secret Avenger. So…why not show that transition in the movie and make all of our days?

There is honestly so much potential with this Black Widow prequel and as it draws nearer my excitement for the film is only growing.

How do you feel about the prospect of seeing Iron Man in the Black Widow movie? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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

Could We See Two Actors Nominated at The Oscars This Year for Their Comic Book Movie Roles?

For the past couple of years, superhero movies have been recognized for more than just their impressive box-office numbers. Hugh Jackman’s last portrayal of the iconic superhero, Wolverine, came around in Logan, which would be nominated at The Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay. Then last year Black Panther was nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture, and ended up winning three of them, shocking the world. At that moment, it became clear that superhero movies weren’t being looked at as merely popcorn flicks anymore.

These were solidly made, well-thought-out films that deserved just as much recognition as the more serious movies designed to receive Oscar buzz.

This year we have two AMAZING comic book movies that could get receive some serious Oscar buzz; Avengers: Endgame and Joker. For Endgame, Robert Downey Jr. could easily receive an Oscar nomination, considering that the film was his last outing as the iconic hero, Iron Man, and he evidently poured his heart into the final performance.

And with Joker just debuting at the Venice Film Festival, the buzz is persistent that this is one of the best movies of the year. And everyone agrees that Joaquin Phoenix will DEFINITELY be nominated for his role as the iconic DC Comics villain, The Joker. His portrayal of the dark and demented psychopath left viewers shaken and riveted all at once.

So, is it possible that this could be the first time we see two actors get the recognition they rightfully deserve for their roles in comic book movies at The Oscars? I sure hope so.

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

‘Avengers: Endgame’: A Hero’s Redemption Part 7

Iron Man is the type of hero where either you love or you hate him. He’s always been egotistical, narcissistic, self-absorbed, pretty much a billionaire douchebag at times. And yet, he’s also one of the most heroic heroes ever brought to the big screen, making him not only memorable but entirely different than iconic heroes like Batman and Superman, or even Captain America for that matter.

Iron Man’s story has shaped the MCU and his conclusion in Endgame was not only perfectly established and executed but emotionally and impactfully powerful as well. There’s a reason I can’t stop crying whenever the end of Endgame arrives. His story, whether I knew it or not, has affected me deeply and knowing that it has reached its end is both heartbreaking and rewarding at the same time.

Today, on the final part of this series, I’m focusing on Iron Man’s incredible last leg in this fascinating journey. Enjoy! Continue reading ‘Avengers: Endgame’: A Hero’s Redemption Part 7