Thursday, March 5, 2015

Avengers Age Of Ultron Tailer #3 say that this film will be epic would be a huge understatement. This trailer represents all that Marvel movies has stood for since Iron Man 1, that level of consistency and the feeling that they listen to fans makes these films that more appealing. This film, just as Avengers 1, feels like a comic book coming to life out of the pages of the Marvel comics I have read throughout my lifetime. The action picture below is a perfect example of that. Josh Whedon has found that very delicate balance of maintaining the look and feel of the characters, but at the same time effortlessly converting it all into the cinematic side, we will all witness something truly special come May 1.

*The Vision teaser at the end was spot on, can’t wait to see him in action.

I have a few things I look forward toward being reveled when FINALLY seeing this film such as …..

How will the battle with Ultron ultimately play out in the end? Will Ultron survive the battle? (I think so)

Will we lose an Avenger?

How will Vison be introduced in the film, will he be a creation of Ultron , or another secret weapon for Tony Stark to unleash towards the end of the film to help even the battle field?

Will T’Challa aka Black Panther make an appearance. They have said we won't see Black Panther in costume until Captain America Civil War, however that doesn't mean we won't get some kind of cameo from Chadwich Boseman as the king of Wakanda which is said to be featured in the movie due to the Vibranium that is used to create Ultron.

How will the Avengers and the Scarlet Witch and Quick Silver ultimately team up at the end? At the start they will be enemies.

How will Thanos' presence be felt in a film with so much going on already?
How will this film set up Captain America Civil War?

How much of Falcon and War Machine (Iron Patriot) will we see in this film?
What Marvel easter eggs will be sprinkled throughout this film

And last but certainly not least, will we see the rumored Spiderman end credit scene at the end of the film which will usher him officially within the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

Just a few question I fell many around the world are eager to have answered, make mine Marvel guys.

Stay Tuned!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

King of Seas

Thought I’d throw up the first image of Jason Momoa as Aquaman that Zack Synder released, news has been far and few when involving this film, however I do think the tone style and look of Aquaman fits hand in hand into this Nolarized world they are attempting to create with this shared Universe.

As I have mentioned in past posts, I am still not convinced about this film as a whole. I do, however feel both Momoa and Ray Fisher who will portray Cyborg (a favorite of mine) are solid picks.

Many are convinced that the ‘Unite the Seven” represent a beacon call for the Justice League, which could be the case, however we will never really know until we actually get more solid evidence on what is going on with this Batman vs Superman film, we don’t even know who the villain will be in this film. Braniac has been rumored for the actual Justice League film citing that Braniac actually followed the beacon Clark set off when activating the lost Krypton ship in Man of Steel, the same signal General Zod followed to earth. I still feel that the villain in the Batman vs Superman will be something created using DNA from that of General Zod who was killed by Superman at the end of Man of Steel. This would go hand in hand with the notion that Doomsday will be introduced. 

At any rate, there is so much mystery and controversy involving this film, as we all await the much anticipated trailer which could give fans all around the comic world what to expect from DC/WB. Stay tuned! 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Welcome Back!!!!

Finally old web head has come home. Marvel has announced that Spider Man is officially a part of the Marvel cinematic universe, where he belongs. For a guy who has always been a huge fan of Spidey this is a bit like seeing Michael Jordan coming out of retirement to play for the Bulls back in the day. This is big news fans all over I’m sure. With this change Marvel has adjusted their slate of upcoming film dates which speaks volume to how prepared Marvel was for this news as I felt this is something Marvel has been preparing for some time now.

Phase 2
May 1, 2015 – The Avengers: Age of Ultron
July 17, 2015 – Ant-Man
Phase 3
May 6, 2016 – Captain America: Civil War
November 4, 2016 – Doctor Strange
May 5, 2017 – Guardians of the Galaxy 2
July 27, 2017 – Spider-Man
November 3, 2017 – Thor: Ragnarok
May 4, 2018 – The Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1
July 6, 2018 - Black Panther
November 2, 2018 – Captain Marvel
May 3, 2019 – The Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2
July 12, 2019 – Inhumans

Check out what both Marvel's Kevin Feige as well as what Michael Lynton; Chairman and CEO of Sony entertainment had to say on what this means for both Marvel and Sony. With the way Marvel is moving with this, chances are we will see a new Marvel incarnation of Spider Man  in Captain America Civil War come May 5th 2016. Then the following year we will see Spidey in his own standalone July 27, 2017

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige:
“I am thrilled to team with my friends at Sony Pictures along with Amy Pascal to produce the next Spider-Man movie. Amy has been deeply involved in the realization on film of one of the world’s most beloved characters. Marvel’s involvement will hopefully deliver the creative continuity and authenticity that fans demand from the MCU. I am equally excited for the opportunity to have Spider-Man appear in the MCU, something which both we at Marvel, and fans alike, have been looking forward to for years.”

Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment:
“We always want to collaborate with the best and most successful filmmakers to grow our franchises and develop our characters. Marvel, Kevin Feige and Amy, who helped orchestrate this deal, are the perfect team to help produce the next chapter of Spider-Man. This is the right decision for the franchise, for our business, for Marvel, and for the fans.”

 I'm sure Marvel already has their top choices for who will portray ol' Web head, or knowing Marvel, they already have Spider -Man cast, which i'm sure we will get news on  soon, or at least by Comic Con for an on stage presentation with the rest of the Avengers promoting Captain America: Cival War. I will keep an eye on all the latest as it develops. Stay Tuned!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Avengers Age Of Ultron Trailer # 2

What's up folks, check out the new Avengers 2 trailer.
What can i say that i haven't said already?

This movie is going to be amazing, great, bad,epic, one of the greatest Marvel films to date? I mean man, What more can I say about this film other than, May 1st needs to hurry up and get here!!!

I do however have one question , who is the mystery lady, that is shown twice by my count in this trailer, hmmm?
 Stay tuned!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Ant-Man Shows up Big in New Trailer!

Alright, I am officially sold on how successful Marvel's Ant-Man will be, super excited about this trailer. Marvel strikes again in making such an off the wall character work on the big screen. I said it about the 
Guardians of the Galaxy and I will say it about this film, it will be a huge hit! I mean come on man the power of Ant-Man includes shrinking to a size of an Ant, but it looks awesome.

The trailer supports my belief that the inclusion of 
Michael Douglas (Hank Pym) gives the film a strong veteran presence with Paul Rudd (Scott Lang) offering up the comedic side, along with his ability to act. This film absolutely looks like a comic book come to life within the cinematic tone that the Marvel universe has created, seeing the classic image of Ant-Man riding on a “flying Ant” speaks true to what the character represents in the comics. This will be yet another slam dunk for Marvel.

Ant-Man shrinks into theaters May 1, 2015. 
Ant-Man shrinks into theaters May 1, 2015. 

Also Avengers Age of Ultron Trailer #2 coming on the 12th Stay tuned!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Farewell to an ESPN Legend

As we continue to move forward into 2015 I was saddened by the news that ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott died this morning at the age of 49. He has been battling cancer for years now, but never let it kill or destroy his spirit to live or inspire. He is survived by two daughter Taelor 19 and Sydni 15. As someone who grew up watching and playing Basketball, I always look forward to watching him commentate over my Chicago Bulls highlights, things I still have to his day. The style, energy, street lingo he brought to ESPN totally defined a new era and absolutely changed ESPN forever. He bought such a style that had never been seen before the symbolic nature in how he would commentate over highlights for any sport, or when Hosting sports shows will forever stay with. 
Below is one of my old Chicago Bulls highlights with Stuart doing his thing.

This once again shows me how each and every day is a true gift and it is up to me, to all of is to live each day come what may with all the joy , hope and faith we can because tomorrow is not promised to any of us.

Thank you Stuart, for serving as an inspiration to us all, rest in peace man.

Marvelous 2015

Happy New Year, I am so excited to see what another year has in store for us all. Last year we witnessed some exciting movies and TV adventures with Captain America: The Winter Solider, the surprise hit Guardians of the Galaxy, Arrow launching its third season, Gotham coming on the scene and Flash becoming an instant hit.
The most anticipated film of 2015 is none other than AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTORN, this film will no doubt be another milestone for Marvel to place in their ever so amazing utility belt (sorry Batman). The trailer is set to hit the airwaves January 12th (only a few days from now); I feel this will give us our first cinematic look at Vision seeing as he was not shown in the film’s first trailer.  Then we have Marvel launching its Netflix universe which ties directly into its cinematic universe. I was extremely impressed with the shows incorporating characters such Luke Cage who was recently casted, Mike Colter, who is featured in films such as the video game cult classic brought to the big screen Halo as well as other films The Following and Good Wife. From what I have seen from Colter, and judging from fan reaction, I feel this is a solid choice for Cage; although I was really wanting Terry Crews as I feel he fits the Luck Cage role to a tee; however trust Marvel as Colter will do this role justice. 

I have long awaited Cage’s arrival to the Marvel’s cinematic universe and now they are making this a reality. Not only does it add more diversity, but a different type of hero: no nonsense, street smart guy who was wrongly convicted of a crime, and through it all after his time in prison rose above all his challenges to become one of the most pivotal characters within Marvel. For those of you who do not know, he took up the leadership of the Avengers during Captain America’s death and he was at the forefront of Marvel’s huge comic events Civil War, Secret Invasion as well as World War Hulk. I have been a fan of Cage from back in the day when he had the afro and steel tiara, when he used to call  himself Power Man. Cage is set to debut in the “AKA Jessica Jones” series which has casted Kryten Ritter as Jones. He will then spin-off into his own series.
The official synopsis of the AKA Jessica Jones series reads:
During the course of an investigation in New York City, private investigator Jessica Jones encounters the enigmatic Luke Cage - a man whose past has secrets that will dramatically alter Jessica in ways she could never have imagined.

Cage definitely deserves to be seen not only on the small screen but that of the cinematic universe as well; something I think will happen as Marvel has its huge massive event with Infinity Wars 1 and 2 in 2017 and 2018.  I feel we will see some of everybody within these films from Avengers to Guardian of the Galaxy to Agents of Shield (well at least director Coulson).
Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones will form the Defenders, which is absolutely an amazing idea to incorporate a second team of Avengers to the mix. First up to launch the Netflix run is Daredevil which is set to air this year. I mark this as a must see for me.

One major thing I hope to see in 2015 from Marvel would be to bring back Spider-man, there has been a lot of speculation on what is to become of the Spider-man franchise moving forward as there has been talk that ol’ web head could possibly return to the Marvel Universe in time to be in Captain America Civil War due out in 2016. Bottom line: Sony has had its chance with the character; Marvel on the other hand- look at their track record; it’s like Michael Jordan verses someone who doesn’t know how to play basketball, you know who is better. Moving forward with all the creative magic Marvel has with all its properties thus far Spider-Man belongs with the MCU, keep your fingers crossed and stay tuned

Have a safe and Prosperous New Year!!