Jun
18
2018
0

Miles Morales nod/hint in Spider-Man Homecoming.

Interesting: “Reddit user 1800DESOLATE spotted a Miles Morales nod during Spider-Man: Homecoming’s credits sequence. The specific frame for [Jon] Watts’ directorial credit features Spider-Man’s iconic mask in the background. But as it turns out, zooming out the screen’s perspective reveals Miles Morales’ black and red mask layered behind Peter Parker’s.” It could also be a photo negative, except that Morales’ uncle Aaron Davis (aka The Prowler) appeared in Spider-Man Homecoming.

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Jun
01
2018
6
May
04
2018
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Disney subsidiary compliments other Disney subsidiary over breaking record.

I’m not going to link to that ridiculous piece of marketing agitprop; suffice it to say that LucasFilms* sent a congratulatory note to Marvel Studios over Infinity War beating The Force Awakens for domestic gross.  As both are actually owned by, you, know, Disney and everything this is probably not exactly a spontaneous, gracious gesture. It’s certainly not really evocative of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg giving golf claps to each other. (more…)

May
03
2018
3

Tweet of the Day, This Is Why I Watch The MCU edition.

I love popcorn movies.

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May
01
2018
8

The new ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ trailer.

This is spin-off from Marvel/Disney dominating the cinematic world.

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Apr
30
2018
6
Apr
30
2018
4

Infinity War’s $258 million opening embarrassingly proves me wrong.

So, hey, I know nothing about predicting box office: “Infinity War posted the biggest Saturday and Sunday ever at the North American box office on its way to record-shattering $258 million weekend, according to final numbers. (That’s up from Sunday’s estimated $250 million.).”  As that first link shows, I was tentatively going ‘well, $220 million wouldn’t be too unusual.’  I absolutely did not think that it would hit $250 million, let along $258 million.

Also: dagnabbit, I absolutely should have done what other people did and made it a one-two double feature with Black Panther  (from second link): “Moviegoers created their own Black PantherInfinity War double feature over the weekend. While most films got pushed to the side by Infinity WarBlack Panther moved back up the chart in its 11th weekend from No. 8 to No. 5, something Disney didn’t even anticipate.” Why didn’t I think of that? — But I take some comfort in realizing that neither did Marvel/Disney. It’s nice to know that it wasn’t immediately obvious. I guess.

Moe Lane

Apr
27
2018
5

My mini-review of Avengers: Infinity War.

Short version:

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Apr
23
2018
8

Kevin Feige: Naaaah, no Fantastic Four in the MCU any time soon. Nope. Unh-uhh.

Not a chance of it happening.  Swamp gas reflecting off of Venus.  Fer sure. Kevin Feige is absolutely saying that:

“No, because any of that deal would take a while to get going and years from whenever and if ever it happens. So, certainly it won’t impact the five movies we’ve announced, and it probably wouldn’t impact anything for a handful of years after that. Because really, we’re not thinking about that. We’re thinking of delivering on what we promised. Any movie, especially for any characters we don’t have the rights to yet until someone tells us we do, would be even further after that.”

Just like Avi Arad was pooh-poohing any thought of Spider-Man playing second fiddle in the MCU: (more…)

Apr
23
2018
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And so begins Infinity War spoilers watch.

Movie’s premiering tonight, embargo drops tomorrow(?), I’m seeing it Friday, and after that spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War will no longer be my active problem. I ain’t going to spoil it, myself, although since it’s a two-parter I assume that people are going to be really pumped up about figuring out How It All Ends.  Entertainingly, I’m actually more excited about Deadpool 2, Ant-Man and the Wasp — and the Aquaman movie, because I heard that the film tested really well with the live audiences.

So no spoilers here for at least the first two weeks. After that, missing the movie is probably more of a life choice for people anyway.

Moe Lane

PS: I’m probably going to go see Solo, sure.  I don’t think that I can avoid it.  Maybe it won’t suck.

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