Remember those Batman and Superman guys. Pretty lame right. And even those Marvel movies are all the same. I mean I watched a video essay where a guy told me as much, how they all look generic and grey and have shitty music that all sounds the same. But my parents love all that generic mass market cape shit. Even my grandma thinks she’s cool because she knows who Groot and Rocket Racoon are, but you know what I’m sick of it because
Here we are again with the DC animated universe. I do not even have the slightest idea of how profitable these movies are but honestly, if these movies ever get the mainstream push that the DCEU gets then they will elevate this market to a level never seen in superhero animation. Now I am not saying that Wonder Woman: Bloodlines would be the movie to do it but it certainly would bring well-deserved attention to the DCAU(Dc Animated Universe). By no means is Wonder Woman: Bloodlines a bad movie, but if a few things here and there were changed it would go from good to great. THIS IS A SPOILER REVIEW MOSTLY BECAUSE I DON'T THINK THE STORY IS WHERE THE MOVIES SHINES SO IF YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE IT ON YOUR OWN BE WARNED.
It was the Fall of 1995 and I was still a very young kid. During one autumn evening, I was hanging out with the girls next door. They were among my best friends at the time. Like me, they shared in interest in fantasy.
The greatest pillar holding up the entire series of My Hero Academia is All Might. He’s the classic superhero archetype. Basically imagine Superman filtered through the lens of shonen manga and you have All Might, and I think a great part of the series's core appeal lies with him, and how he’s the Superman archetype done right.
FADE IN: JASON AWAKENS ON THE COUCH WITH A BLANET WRAPPED AROUND HIM
“Don’t make me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry”
At the weekend I rewatched Wonder Woman, and not only was I (again) surprised how good this movie is, but also what this movie teaches us. It’s so inspiring and interesting when you notice the little life lessons during a story.
Regardless of the Sony Disney breakup, Spider-Man isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. But after several iterations, the material is getting a bit stale. Peter Parker’s story has been beaten to death, and changing it up feels more forced than it does authentic. The MCU version feels more like a new Iron Man who happens to have a spider fetish. After the first two significant runs with the character failed to pan out, it makes sense why they gave Spidey this remix in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This was great while it lasted, and it will be interesting to see what the future holds for Peter Parker and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But it begs the question, in a multiverse consisting of many spider people why not try someone new? Many believe the next web-slinger to get their own movie should be the star of Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Miles Morales. And I’m sitting over here thinking his love interest, and Spider-Verse teammate Spider-Woman aka Gwen Stacey is the much better choice when it comes to starting a mega-franchise. That's right; I said mega-franchise.
Note: This is not a comparison piece between Lana Lang and Lois Lane, or any of the other potential love interests in 'Smallville'. I don't believe in bringing down one character to bring up another. Additionally, watch out for spoilers.
For a while now the future of the X-Men spinoff The New Mutants has been in question. When asked about it at one point, Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams, who plays Wolfsbane in the movie, said she had no idea what was going on with the film. Some believed it was destined never to see the light of day. Filming completed back in 2017, but then extensive reshoots were needed to make the film work. It was then scheduled for release on April 13, 2018. But more delays pushed it back to a February 22, 2019 release. Then, once again, it was postponed to August 2, 2019, and that didn't happen either. But now that Disney is at the helm, we have a better idea about what's happening with this intriguing Marvel property, and a good guess of what it could end up being overall. Now that the merger is all said and done, the X-Men can begin the process of entering the MCU, an event fans have been wanting to see since the shared universe started back in 2008 with Iron Man. Disney has no plans to give up on the horror, adult-oriented X-Men film, and has seen fit to give it an April 2020 release date. The reshoots have been scheduled, and this movie is officially going to happen.
Now that the dust has settled on Avengers: Endgame, fans can do what they do best—begin to speculate about the future of the beloved MCU. And after the Comic-Con Phase 4 announcements, we know a whole lot more about what's coming to everyone's favorite mega-franchise. Shang-Chi and The Eternals will be the new kids on the block making their debut in the MCU after the Black Widow prequel. We also learned that the Doctor Strange sequel will be the MCU's first horror film and that Jane Foster aka Natalie Portman will become The Mighty Thor. A lot of surprises unveiled and a fair amount of questions got answered, but there are a few characters that fans are anxiously awaiting to hear about.
Since Iron Man in 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has grown from a surprise hit to the defacto most successful franchise in entertainment history.