June 11th. Which is… a little weird? FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER is coming right after WANDAVISION, and LOKI is apparently coming right after that. Are they trying to get people in the habit of not canceling Disney+?
Okay, when I put it that way it makes more sense. Never mind…
Let’s face it: that’s what this would be: “Sony Pictures has reportedly offered Keanu Reeves the role of Spider-Man villain Kraven the Hunter in a solo film project that is currently in development. If this is true, we still don’t know if Reeves is going to accept the offer.” Come, I will conceal nothing from you: all I know about Kraven the Hunter is from Squirrel Girl. I don’t know just where this falls on the Abomination Scale, or even if it falls on it at all.
Still. John Wick with a spear. That could be cool.
Come, I will conceal nothing from you: I laughed. Falcon and the Winter Soldier have never gotten along in the movies, and they apparently are continuing to not get along in their show together. It will hopefully make for amusing television.
Finally sat down and watched both of the first episodes. I think that dropping the first two and then making people wait is smart: it establishes nicely that there’s something seriously weird about WandaVision. Mind you, I assumed that right from the start.
Also, an interesting note: I had it up on my computer with my earbuds in so as not to disturb everybody else. My wife watched a little, over my shoulder, and observed later that when you can’t hear anything the camera work is a lot more evocative of a horror show. Which I’m pretty sure is what WandaVision is. …Cool.
Just two months after setting Bob’s Burgers alums The Molyneux Sisters as the writers for the highly-anticipated third installment in the Ryan Reynolds-fronted franchise, Kevin Feige has confirmed in an interview with Collider that Deadpool 3 will not only be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but will keep the R-rated tone of the first two films.
That’s more or less everything. How the hell they’re going to cram Deadpool and the X-Men into the MCU is… not my bloody problem, is it? I’m sure they’ll work it all out in the end. Or perhaps they won’t even bother to explain. I mean, shoot: comic book movies.
Come, I will conceal nothing from you: I don’t have a clue about this ETERNALS series, or the superheroes in it. DC kid, remember? I get that those who grew up honoring Kirby’s Name might be possibly stoked about Marvel mining more of his stuff, and based on GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY / THOR: RAGNAROK, I can see why. But this is all kinda Oh. That’s nice for me.
On the bright side: I’m not gonna get too upset if they change things around from the comics. Which Marvel has been known to do. And usually they get away with it, too.
PS: November 2021 release. Assuming that even means anything anymore.
In Sydney, Australia. Better late than never, hey? Supposedly this one is going to have the actual Mandarin, instead of the Mandarin from Iron Man 3 (I’m just going to flat-out admit that I liked Iron Man 3, okay*?).
*Look, I’m not saying it was Arrival. But I wanted what it gave me, and I particularly enjoyed the decade-long pander that was the MCU. I’m not gonna get mad that a popcorn movie came in and did the job it was contracted to do.
I have to admit: I don’t understand the relative lack of love for the Avengers flicks. AGE OF ULTRON wasn’t masterful cinema, by any means; but it was fun! The kids had a good time (they’ve been playing Lego games, so they know who everybody is), although they were a little confused as to where Spider-Man was. …So were we, my children. So were we.
And I gotta say: the way that they put hooks in for later movies was a clever move. Not perfect, but it got the job done – and it was ambitious. Well, do the prep work, reap the reward.