I took in Avengers: Endgame at 7AM on Friday Morning. I think it just might be the closest that I've come to seeing a movie on opening night in a long time. While there's going to be spoilers later on in this review, I'm going to start off spoiler-free, then there'll be spoilers a plenty, if you've seen the film or want to go that far.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has become a ripe playground for Internet articles about theories and lists. I've even done my own list in the past of characters I want to see get the MCU treatment. With the merger of Fox and Disney paving the way, we even have Fantastic Four and X-Men to hope to see someday. I also am in need of something to kick start me writing again, as I've had trouble keeping motivated. When I don't see anything new in comics really grabbing my interest, it gets easy to be disillusioned. The Marvel Cinematic Universe routinely impresses me. Therefore, I'm using it for yet another list among the many out there. This one is on characters that I want to see in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The latest trailer for Captain Marvel dropped during Monday Night Football, and it gives us more than we've seen so far of the Kree-Skrull War. We also get context for the scene where Carol punches the old woman on the bus.
It was announced that there will be no Daredevil Season 4 on Netflix. This follows previous announcements that Luke Cage and Iron Fist wouldn't get third seasons, and there would be no second season for the crossover of all four shows, the Defenders. It also follows the plans Disney has for its own streaming service, expected to capitalize on its ownership of Marvel, with the development of new series based in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
After watching the broadcast debut of Marvel's Inhumans, I have to stop and analyze what I just watched and compare it to the reviews that I've read. A lot of them tie the show to the drama that has surrounded it, first starting as a planned film before settling into a network TV show. Some have even linked it to the comics, criticizing those instead of the show based on those characters. I'm going to try and address a few things, but keep it limited to what we watched.
Yes, we've seen Captain America Civil War, so like any good web site, we're doing reviews. Before we get started, please note that reviews should always be considered one person's opinion. You should always weigh many opinions at once and determine for yourself if you should give a movie, or a book, a try. Also, while I'll try to avoid spoilers, I may inadvertently let a detail or two slip out. You have been warned.
Marvel has released a Doctor Strange Trailer to tease the new film starring Benedict Cumberbatch. It highlights the origins of the character, but gives us a first look at the Ancient One showing Steven Strange the mystical side of the Marvel Universe.
There is a new Captain America: Civil War trailer out from Marvel. Among the various reveals, including shots of the heroes in actual battle, we get a reveal of Spider-Man in his Marvel Cinematic Universe costume, which doesn't look bad. If you don't want to be spoiled then don't go any further, but you know you want to see it. Go ahead.
Jessica Jones is the latest Netflix television entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Like most of you, I binge watched it over several days. I couldn't do it in one sitting, because I have a day job, a family and other obligations aside from a TV series. Now I'm done with it and I'm ready to share my thoughts on it. Be warned, there will probably be spoilers from this point on, so don't say you weren't warned.
WARNING: Spoilers Ahead! I actually don't intend to give anything away, but invariably whenever I set out to do that, I end up doing it anyway. You were warned, so no complaining about spoilers in the comments.
People love lists and so we're going to try a swing at doing one, sparked by this week's issue of Multiversity, which I was going to review but thought this was a more proper way to address it. For the Top 10 Alternate Earths, the only definition is that they have to be designated as an "official" Alternate Earth, either by their appearance or reference in a comic book story. That's it. Because they've done much more exploration of their respective multiverses, all of the list is from DC and Marvel, but nearly making the list was This Savage World from Savage Dragon, the world of Tomas Stone from Tom Strong, as well as DC's Earth-Prime, The DC Television Universe, aka the Arrowverse, and the pre-Crisis Earth-2. What made the list? Read on.