Ant-Man & The Wasp (Audio Review)

Ant-Man & The Wasp (Audio Review)

In the aftermath of 'Captain America: Civil War,' Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to re-balance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he's confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission.

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Avengers: Infinity War (Review)

Avengers: Infinity War (Review)

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment - the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

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X-Men Dark Phoenix, Photos, Setting, Villian and Funeral Pic

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The first images from X-Men: Dark Phoenix have been released via Entertainment Weekly. They include glimpses at Jean Grey's Phoenix effect, outer space concept art, a look at Jessica Chastain's unnamed villain - and even what appears to be a funeral. 

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is due out in theaters November 2, 2018.

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New Images from Capt. America's Civil War

Hey O&G fans, Entertainment Weekly released six new images from the upcoming Captain America Civil War. the images range from Winter Soldier fighting Iron Man to Capt. America's rogue team. There is also a look at Black Panther's Suit. For those who want to know what the movie will be loosely based on, here is the story line from the comic series:

Civil War is a 2006–2007 Marvel Comics crossover storyline built around a seven-issue limited series of the same name written by Mark Millar and penciled by Steve McNiven, which ran through various other titles published by Marvel at the time. The storyline builds upon the events that developed in previous Marvel crossovers, particularly Avengers Disassembled, House of M, Decimation, and Silent War. The tagline for the series is, "Whose Side Are You On?"

The plot of the series follows a framework storyline in which the U.S. government passes a Superhero Registration Act ostensibly designed to have superpowered individuals act under official regulation, somewhat akin to law enforcement. However, superheroes opposed to the act, led by Captain America, find themselves in conflict with those supporting the act, led by Iron Man, with Spider-Man caught in the middle; the X-Men take a neutral stance. The superheroes in support of the law, such as Iron Man, Dr. Reed Richards, and Ms. Marvel, increasingly become authoritarian. In the aftermath of the war, Captain America surrenders and is imprisoned.  (Wikipedia)

Here are the pics from Entertainment Weekly:

Rumors: Marvel may get Fantastic 4 back in exchange for X-Men Tv Rights

Image Credit: Marvel  

Image Credit: Marvel
 

Hey O&G fans, the rumor mill is a buzz that Marvel will get the Fantastic 4 back in exchange for giving fox two X-Men series (and Characters) TV rights that were announced yesterday.

Den of Geek does caution that they don’t have independent verification of what their source told them, but it’s hard to discount the possibility. Marvel’s through-2020 slate does have three untitled movies on their schedule, and one is supposedly Fantastic Four. The source says that the rights reverting back to Marvel include ancillary characters such as Doctor Doom, Galactus and the Silver Surfer.

Interestingly, the deals for Legion and Hellfire were announced as a partnership between 20th Century Fox and Marvel Television, as opposed to Marvel Studios. The Kevin Feige-controlled Marvel Studios reportedly recently left the control of the larger Marvel Entertainment unbrella, which still includes Marvel Television.

Until someone from Fox or Marvel comes forward to confirm this story, all we can do is wait and see what happens.

by Sean Tucker
 

TV News: Netflix Daredevil series cast District Attorney Blake Towers

Hey O&G fans, After a great first season on Netflix, Daredevil is getting ready for another action packed season. Actor Stephen Rider has been hired to play New York City District Attorney Blake Tower in the new season. Rider, who co-starred in the award-winning film Lee Daniels' The Butler, will reportedly be a regular for the Marvel/Netflix show's second season, and will be an ally for Matt Murdock.

In comic books, Blake Tower had much the same role. As a NYC D.A., Tower had a good working relationship with Captain America, Daredevil, She-Hulk, and Misty Knight. For a time, the former Blonde Phantom, Louise Mason, worked for Mason as a legal secretary, and even opened the door for She-Hulk to work for him as an attorney for a time.

Daredevil is currently filming its second season, and is expected to air sometime in 2016.

source: newsarama and Deadline

 

Ant Man's Criminal Past Revealed in Viral Video

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image Credit: Marvel
 

The release of Marvel Studios' Ant-Man is two weeks away, and the Disney-owned movie studio is ramping up its promotion with a swarm of ants and something they hope goes viral.

In addition to a new photo illustration for the cover of Total Film showing Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man shrinking while ants swarm to form the magazine's logo, the studio has released a viral video with a news report of Scott Lang's criminal past.

And yes, that is Leslie Bibb reprising her role as journalist Christine Everheart from Iron Man and Iron Man 2 as she previously teased online, with more promised to come on July 7 according to the in-continuity WHIH YouTube account

Here is a look at the video:

Ant-Man hits theatres July 17, 2015.

 

 

 

source: Newsarama
 

Marvel Unveils New Invincible Ironman Design

Hey O&G fans, Marvel unveiled the Invincible Ironman design and also talked about the New A.I connected with the armor. Series writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist David Marquez were joined by Marvel Senior VP of Publishing Tom Brevoort and Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso in a call.

Although some of the information from Wednesday's press call was revealed Saturday at the Special Edition: NYC panel and accompanying USA Today article, Bendis did reveal that the new Iron Man armor would have a new artificial intelligence that would

"The new A.I. is sassy," Bendis explained. "Tony designed it to challenge him intellectually and morally, so their conversations are gonna be really cool."

A new A.I. is something the Marvel Cinematic Universe Iron Man is beginning to deal with as J.A.R.V.I.S. has grown to become the Vision and Stark used a new program in the final moments of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Bendis didn't give any details on a name for this new A.I. in the comics, or if the similiar elements in the comic books and  movies would work in tandem.

source: Newsarama and USA Today
 

Avengers : Age of Ultron Review

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.

The most anticipated movie of the summer is finally here. The stakes couldn't be higher for the mighty Avengers. However while the stakes are raised higher, the feel of intensity is not there. Avengers: Age of Ultron is a filmed made well done, but taste medium rare. Does Age of Ultron live up to expectations? Yes it does. Does Joss Whedon deliver on the action, story and direction? Yes and no. 

As stated in the synopsis above. Tony Stark (Iron Man) has created a peacekeeping program, to ensure better protection of the planet. When the program becomes aware of its existence, it revolts and Ultron begins to plot his own plans for peace. However not without a price, which is human extinction.

Joss Whedon nails the overall story arc for the film. The film has the classic "Frankenstein" feel to it. The feeling of I have created a monster weighs heavy on Tony Stark. When this dynamic is front and center the film is amazing. The relationship between Ultron and Tony is a rocky one and explored in depth. Since Ultron is Tony's creation, his actions are a reflection of Tony's true feelings. What I love most is how the Avengers questions Tony's motives, especially Captain America. Who gave Tony the authority to take such an action? Why does he feel compelled to be the policeman of the world? This causes a rift in the relationship between Cap and Tony, which is a nice set up for Civil War.

If the movie kept this momentum I would have enjoyed it more. Unfortunately the film releases the tension in order to keep with the tone of the overall cinematic universe. What started as a great character arc for Stark gets toned down to focus on Black Widow's rushed, underdeveloped relationship with The Hulk. The love story would've been better if it had built up to it like how she flirted with Captain America in “Winter Solider.” Nothing was truly hinted in previous films that they would be together. This leaves the relationship coming off as random. It takes away from the high stakes established by Ultron. That feeling of intensity I had was lost when the film had to focus on individual story arcs. This is the biggest problem with Marvel Cinematic universe. It tends to focus on the later than the now, which makes the films feel like a setup than an actual complete story.  The film had to play the role of sequel and origin story for some characters such as The Vision, Black Widow, Ultron and Quicksilver. Whedon does the best he could, giving us a sequel for established characters, while balancing enough time for us to connect to the new ones. It was nice to learn more about Hawkeye who finally get his shine. Jeremey Renner shows us a Hawkeye that is more than an archer for hire. Exploring his life was refreshing but it could have easily been a one shot deal. 

Overall Age of Ultron is a fun ride. The action delivers on what you expect. However, with no real intensity, you get the feeling the Avengers will all make it out. The tone constantly shuffling from dark to family friendly gives a feeling that Marvel is trying to play it safe. 

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Elektra or Bullseye: Who should be the Nemesis for Daredevil season 2

Elektra                                                                                                                                            Bullseye

Elektra                                                                                                                                            Bullseye

Hey O&G fans, with the success of Daredevil season 1 on Netflix and the series being green lit for a season 2, who would you like to see the devil of Hells kitchen face off against next? Elektra or Bullseye? Both are one of Daredevils greatest foes at one time ( Elektra eventually becoming an Ally and Lover).  Both are extremely popular with DD fans.

For those who aren't familiar with the characters here is a quick bio:

Elektra

Elektra Natchios, the daughter of a Greek ambassador, studied the martial arts as an adolescent. While in the US with her father, she began studies in political science at New York's Columbia University. There she met another student, Matthew Murdock, who would later become Daredevil. Murdock revealed to her that he had superhuman senses that compensated for his blindness, and they fell in love. A year later, Elektra and her father were held hostage by terrorists in a building on campus. Wearing a scarf as a mask, Murdock with Elektra's help defeated the terrorists. However, a policeman mistook Elektra's father for one of the terrorists and shot him dead. Emotionally shattered, Elektra decided she no longer believed in the law and wanted to withdraw from the world. She left America and Murdock.

She eventually studied martial arts with a sensei in Japan. She left to join the secret organization of martial artists headed by Stick, who was also Murdock's sensei. She spent a year in Stick's order and greatly developed her martial arts skills. But, Stick asked her to leave the group because she was still filled with pain over her father's death and hatred for the world she blamed for it. Elektra spent years as a bounty hunter and assassin for hire

Elektra was hired by Wilson Fisk, the alleged Kingpin-of-Crime, as his chief assassin. In this role she fought Daredevil and was ordered to kill Matt's best friend and law partner, Franklin "Foggy" Nelson. However, she could not go through with the assassination when Foggy recognized her as "Matt's girl, Elektra." Soon afterward, she fought and was killed byBullseye who sought to reclaim his former position with the Kingpin. Elektra died in Matt Murdock's arms, seemingly lost forever.


 

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Bullseye

A mercenary of mystery, nothing is really known about the man called Bullseye.

Bullseye battles (and defeats) Daredevil at a circus in order to establish his reputation as an extortionist. Shortly after, Daredevil by chance overhears him in the midst of an extortion attempt and captures him. Bullseye is later hired by Maxwell Glenn to kill Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson, and Daredevil interferes. Although Bullseye defeats him again, Daredevil escapes with his life, and Bullseye's professional reputation is damaged as a result. Seeking to regain his credibility, he challenges Daredevil on live television, but is soundly defeated.

*(Side Note) During one of his many fights with Daredevil, Bullseye was drop off a Multi-Story Building and broke all his bones which paralyzed him. Japanese scientist Lord Dark Wind had Bullseye brought to Japan, where he laces his bones with adamantium, thus restoring his mobility.

 

So now that you know a little history on each character, Who would be a a good  Nemesis in Daredevil season 2. Charlie Cox gave his opinion to IGN “I love Stilt-Man. I love Owlsley. I think in our show we’re more likely to see the likes of Bullseye, The Punisher and Elektra. I don’t know if any of those characters will appear, and also I don’t know what’s going to happen with Wilson Fisk. He’s certainly not out of the picture. Hopefully he’ll come back.”

ELEKTRA would be a front runner to appear in season 2. With Rosario Dawson's (Night Nurse) taking a break from Matt Murdock for a bit, having Elektra come in as his new love interest who later turns into a deadly assassin works great for the series. You could also tie in her training with Sticks and her involvement with his mysterious clan. You could also keep the kingpin's presence  in season 2 to by having him hire Elektra to assassinate Daredevil.

Bullseye is one of Daredevil’s greatest foes, on par with Wilson Fisk. He is a lethal assassin who can make any object into a deadly projectile. Season 2 might showcase some epic battles between Bullseye and Daredevil. Having him as the antagonist also gives the writers the opportunity to have Elektra in the season (Since he kills her in the comic book series). Plus I think fans would love to see Bullseye use various things as a weapon!

 

So who would you choose? Will it be the sexy assassin or the Precision throwing psychopath? Either way if season 2 of Daredevil is anything like season 1 it will be awesome!

 

By Sean Tucker

 


 


 


 


 

 

TV and Movie News: Marvel Releases Five Daredevil Character Posters

On Monday, Netflix revealed a set of five character posters for Daredevil showing off, from left to right, Eldon Henson as Foggy Nelson, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock / Daredevil, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, and Vincent D'Onofrio as Wilson Fisk.

Here are the individual posters:

 

Here are the posters put together:


 


DeadPool Movie Logo Revealed!!

After Ryan Reynolds showed off the costume he'll be wearing as the title star in 2016's Deadpool, 20th Century Fox gave fans another treat by revealing the logo for the upcoming movie, synopsis, and Title Card.

SYNOPSIS:

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Deadpool is scheduled for release February 12, 2016, and stars Reynolds along with Gina Carano, Morena Baccarin and T.J. Miller.

X-Men: Apocalypse Casts Lana Condor as Jubilee

Director Bryan Singer dropped a bomb on X-men fans, that we’ll see Jubilation Lee in the upcoming sequel to X-Men: Days of Future Past, titled X-Men: Apocalypse played by newcomer Lana Condor!

Condor joins an already robust cast that includes Alexandra Shipp (House of Anubis) as Storm, Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones) as Jean Grey, and Tye Sheridan (Mud) as play Cyclops. Last month, it was revealed that Austrlian actor Kodi Smit-McPhee will be playing Nightcrawler.

As for her character, Jubilee, a.k.a. Jubilation Lee, is a mutant with the power to generate pyrotechnic energy plasmoids from her hands. She was the X-Men's youngest member in the early '90s, and developed a father-daughter-like relationship with Wolverine.

A Wolverine tie-in with the film has yet to be mentioned officially, but Hugh Jackman -- who has played the character in just about every major motion picture of late -- is rumored to make a cameo. It'll be interesting to see how the two interact in X-Men: Apocalypse.

The COMIC BOOK SUPERHERO Movie Schedule - GAMBIT, FF 2 Updates

The COMIC BOOK SUPERHERO Movie Schedule - GAMBIT, FF 2 Updates

Hey Otakus and Geeks fan, here is an updated list of  Marvel, DC, and Fox comic book films set to be released in the next five years.  20th Century Fox has scheduled Gambit starring Channing Tatum and written by Joshua Zetumern for October 7, 2016, just a little over four months after X-Men: Apocalypse.

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Could A.K.A. JESSICA JONES Be Pushed Back From Original Release Date?

Could A.K.A. JESSICA JONES Be Pushed Back From Original Release Date?

Just days after news Daredevil's debut on Netflix had been moved up one month to April 2015, Netflix's head honcho Ted Sarandos said the announced 2015 debut of A.K.A. Jessica Jones might not make it out this year. 

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Movie News: EW Reveals ANT-MAN Concept Art Confirming YELLOWJACKET

Movie News: EW Reveals ANT-MAN Concept Art Confirming YELLOWJACKET

More news from Ant-Man continues! Following the release of the first poster, the first trailer, and new images from Marvel’s upcoming microscopic hero, two new pieces of concept art from the film have debuted online via the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.

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Comic News: Amazing spiderman #12 and the first look at Paul Rudd in the Ant Man Suit

Comic News: Amazing spiderman #12 and the first look at Paul Rudd in the Ant Man Suit

Hey Otakus and geeks fans, this weeks Amazing Spiderman # 12 might cause some havoc on the internet this week! Dan Slott has killed Peter Parker and had his arch enemy take over his body and life, so what could he possibly do next that would rile up long-time Spidey fans? 

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AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, Leaks

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, Leaks

Its only mid-week and several apparent leaks of licensee and what appears to be style guide images for May's Avengers: Age of Ultron have surfaced. The lastest appearance of these originated on the Prophets of Geek twitter account and features more looks at the Vision, Black Widow, Ultron and an interesting image of how Iron Man fits inside his Hulkbuster armor.

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