Although as it is, there’s a strong possibility that everybody in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOLUME 3 is gonna die. Then again: how long do these actors and actresses want to commit to eating nothing but steamed chicken, anyway? The MCU Diet must do a number on people.
I’m aware that the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY HOLIDAY SPECIAL is pandering to me in multiple ways. Which is as it should be. I deserve to be pandered to. What, you don’t think the same of yourself? I’m sorry to hear that, if that’s the case.
BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER has fighting, Namor, my personal favorite character from the first movie (M’Baku) – and an almost tangible sense of sorrow for the loss of Chadwick Boseman, who was a genuinely good-hearted man and actor who was taken from us too, too soon. Everybody in that film misses him, and I don’t think they’re going to pretend otherwise. I think it was very smart that they didn’t recast the role.
They’re promising the SKYDANCE game (or is that the company name?) will be AAA, which is interesting. World War II, Captain America*, a Black Panther, and… Occupied Paris? Or maybe just-liberated Paris. That could work.
I’m down. I suspect that there are going to be good Skrulls, and bad Skrulls, and the aforementioned Secret Invasion will feature the latter. …Works for me. And I do love me some cinematic paranoia. CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER‘s only real flaw was that it wasn’t an entire movie of Cap and Nat on the run… but I guess enough people wouldn’t have watched that, alas.
WEREWOLF BY NIGHT looks like it’s combining the classic black-and-white horror movie aesthetic with the now-classic* 1980s gory horror movie aesthetic, and I am there for it. I have no idea how Marvel’s getting away with putting it on Disney+, but that’s what parental controls are for. …Although that’s a theoretical concept in this household. Both of my kids are devotees of creepypasta, and so far it seems not to have done either any harm. October 7th!
*I truly regret having to remind you that AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON is forty-one years old. So is WOLFEN. THE THING is forty, NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET is thirty-eight, THE LOST BOYS thirty-five**… that time period is as far away from us now as the 1940s and 1950s classic horror flicks were to me as a teenager. On the bright side: God damn, but the toys are awesome now. Not to mention the baseline medical care.
Mostly fought on YouTube, and savagely enough that at the moment the only clips available of the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 3 trailer have been deliberately chopped and filtered. Presumably this is because Disney’s AI isn’t so much being developed as it is being desperately constrained: regular techniques for avoiding takedown notices would ablate under its impersonal, yet brutal gaze. I’m just glad that Disney can’t hack my wetware.