As the Joker movie (that no one in any way asked for or wanted) comes out, I think it is important to take a look at comic book Joker’s origins and story lines. The Joker first appeared in the debut issue of Batman in April of 1940. He was originally supposed to be a single-issue villain but was editorially spared by Whitney Ellsworth. In his original comic book appearances, the Joker is introduced as a psychopath with a sadistic sense of humor. It was not until the 1950s that he became more of a prankster.
In the second chapter of the new Spider-Man franchise, Far From Home we see our precious Peter Parker travel to Europe with his classmates. When he leaves Queens, he tries to leave Spider-Man behind, but May makes sure his suit follows him. The main points of Far From Home were grief, and learning to stand on your own. At this point in time, Peter has just lost Tony, who by all accounts, was like his surrogate father. Stark took care of him, loved him, guided him, and taught him, and with him gone, Peter had to navigate the world of being a hero by himself.
With Dark Phoenix coming out there has been a lot of discussion and debate over which overpowered hero is the strongest: Scarlet Witch or Dark Phoenix? Well, for the correct answer we shall once again turn to comic book interactions, and displays of power.
I think we can all agree that Endgame was not just the greatest Marvel film, but possibly one of the greatest films of all time. There were so many things that I love about this movie, so let’s get into it.
Okay, so as Endgame approaches we are left to analyze possible spoilers, rumors, and trailers shot for shot. So today, I am going to spout out what I would like to see, what I would do from a writer’s perspective, and I am going to lay out every spoiler I have read, that seems to have some validity to it. So this is your last chance to turn back, there will be SO MANY possible spoilers, and though nothing is guaranteed, some of you may be pretty pissed if you read this and then i’m right…
The first character that brought us into the world of the MCU as we know it was Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, and 10 years later, we couldn’t imagine anyone else bringing this character to life. He is truly his character, and if you watch interviews with him, he and Tony are certainly one. Sometimes it is hard to see where Tony Stark ends and Robert Downey Jr. begins, and we are lucky that we have someone who is willing to throw himself so fully into a character to spearhead the film franchise that would change so many people’s lives. There is much speculation as to what the MCU has in store for us and our characters in Endgame, much of it revolving around which of the characters that we love are going to survive the movie. This movie is going to be a heartbreaking, rough, hell of a three-hour journey and it's been rumored that only two of our original six Avengers are going to survive.