The Falcon has been evolving as a prominent hero in the mainstream ever since he made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Portrayed by Anthony Mackie, the character Sam Wilson has become more popular among movie-goers over the years. His journey culminated in the events of Avengers: Endgame, where we saw passing of the Captain America shield from Steve Rogers to Sam Wilson. While he may continue Cap’s legacy, it seems that we have not seen the last of The Falcon mantle, as evidenced by the mere title of the upcoming Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
The Star Wars sequel trilogy became increasingly controversial as the films went on. The Force Awakens was well-received, though many people saw it as an unnecessary rehash of A New Hope. The Last Jedi split audiences almost down the middle between regular moviegoers who liked it (not to mention its critical success) and the rabid section of the fanbase that decried it as the worst thing since "I don't like sand." (Of course, there are long-time fans who do enjoy the film and can still have criticisms here and there.) The final film in the trilogy, The Rise of Skywalker, was met with mixed reviews from both the audience and the critics. Some found it to be too focused on fanservice, and some felt that it did not live up as a conclusion to the saga. Opinions are all over the place for these films.
Taika Waititi is taking both the Star Wars and Marvel worlds by storm.
The DCEU film Justice League has been a hot topic of much comic book movie discussion since its release in November 2017. Zack Snyder could not complete the film due to a tragedy in the family, so Joss Whedon took over. The resulting film had a 120-minute runtime and was deemed underwhelming to many moviegoers. Even if it was not terrible, it should have been better for what it was. After all, the Justice League are DC's iconic team of high profile superheroes. Since the film's release, there have been tidbits about just how different Zack Snyder's version of the film would have been, prompting a sect of DC fandom to campaign for this version using #ReleaseTheSnyderCut.
Fans of the Wonderstorm-produced The Dragon Prince, an animated fantasy series, have gotten their wish and more. The series made its debut on Netflix in September 2018 and has gained a loyal following, with some perceiving it as a spiritual successor to the beloved Avatar: The Last Airbender. Even setting aside the fact that it was co-created by Avatar: The Last Airbender head writer and executive producer Aaron Ehasz, as well as the fact that Sokka voice actor Jack DeSena voices Callum here, The Dragon Prince has a similar type of humor that complements the fleshed-out world that it inhabits.
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