I wish I was more excited than I am. I was excited for Thor 4 until it got woke. Now I'm not. I'm still a little excited for GotG 3, but have no idea where they'll take it. Hoping Thor (the real one!!!) will be in there. His interactions with the team are gold. If it's Asgardians of the Galaxy, I'm in! I'm a little excited for Black Widow, but don't know where they can take the character since she's dead now. Dr. Strange 2 might be good. I hope so. Otherwise, some of the Disney + stuff sounds good, but I doubt I'll be signing up for a new service just for that. We'll see I guess. Nothing else on the roster sounds that interesting. Maybe they'll surprise me like some of the previous stuff has, but I'm not overly optimistic, based on the general direction of the franchise post Endgame.
The more SJW they get, the less interested I become.
Paying for another streaming service?
I may change my mind after some trailers, but right now, I'm feeling like Endgame was a very satisfactory ending to the MCU. It felt extremely final to me. Knowing that they plan to crank the propaganda up to this level...
Truly. Endgame is most definitely a nice place to jump off. Where to? John Wick is fun... Now would be a great time for some dark horse to come along and snatch the folks who have had enough propaganda from SW and apparently now the MCU. Anybody seen anything out there on the horizon that might be a contender?
Ya I can't get wrapped up in the hype machine just yet. I learned from Star Wars its better to just go in blind.
Marvel has earned my trust.. that if they are going to do this, they will do it as well as possible.
As far as the Valkyrie being gay, in traditional Disney/Marvel style she was outed after the 1st movie came out because there weren't any real indications that was part of her character & Hollywood thinks all strong women must be gay... reasons I guess. The Marvel hype of we are introducing the "first" gay character into the MCU in an upcoming movie is really annoying since
1. They already outed Valkyrie
2. There is like at least a half dozen or more throughout the TV universe Who honestly at least handled the storyline better. (mostly)
Also the whole CW every gay hero sleeps around thing is exactly why I can't watch a kid's super hero shows with my kid. So I suspect this tread will not age well. (I am calling it now the transgender thing will be the future's blackface.)
ScarJo is definitely getting a lot of crap for daring to portray one in some upcoming flick. If she hasn't already, she's likely to back away from that one, at least if she wants to still be in the cool club in H'wood.
The irony... if she wants to be in the Hwood cool club, she has to tow the propaganda line. And like Vv says, one day the same big wigs pushing her to do it will be the same ones lambasting her for doing it.
Let's see, we have:
Side story for a dead character that should have headlined the first female-led MCU film.
Thor: Scissor Sister Looking For Love.
Dr. Strange 2: Mystical Booglaoo.
Chinese 3rd-stringer no one has heard of (but will likely be heads-and-tails above the rest of the Phase Four schlock).
The Celestial's test tube babies: The Movie.
Bunch of series that will only last a season or two, before being cancelled because they suck or because Netflix/Disney Plus are run by fucking retards. Blade to get wasted like the Punisher.
I think the series are being made purposefully to only be 1 season, so they're more like mini-series, since they will tie in directly with the next movies, I don't know that it'd make sense to have more than 1 season. I suppose they could, but I guess we'll see. With the way they laid them out, I expect them to be one and done experiences like movies.
Would be cool if they had 1 long running series though that weaved in and out of the movies (like I hoped SHIELD would do), but alas..
It's a bit redundant with the funeral scene. You don't need sad music and closeups in consecutive scenes.
For those of you not happy with the news of the She-Thor movie, there is precedent for it. Jason Aaron has written a very well-received run of the comic over the past 3-4 years that featured a significant chunk with Jane as Thor. So knowing that, the Portman reveal didn't seem overly woke or gender-bending for the hell of it. They're just copying the comics. And it developed in the comics naturally, not some kind of attention-getting SJW stunt.
I honestly don't much care about Jane Thor and was aware of the swap in the comics. I think it's a waste though if they don't continue Thor Odinson's journey. He's gotten so much more entertaining to watch and now they are about to replace him? And the Valkyrie thing...
Exactly, and eventually he regains his worthiness, takes back the mantle of Thor, and now Jane is becoming the Valkyrie.
If you read enough mainstream comics, you realize that they never change anything. They are simply quite good at producing the illusion of change. But at some point, they always fix the toys and put them back in the box for the next wave of creators to play with.
The movie Valkyrie thing is... disappointing, but not completely out of character for what they've built. She was a pretty ardent man-hater in Ragnarok, so to me it's not totally out of left field. But mostly life is too short to give a damn about lame shit like that. It won't prevent me from enjoying the film, as I pretty much have to put these movies in their own silo anyway, as they differ far too much from the "real" stories in the comics to matter in the grand mythology of the characters. I treat them like a classic "What If " or Elseworlds stories, and they can do whatever crazy shit they like in those.
I hate race gender switches so my aditude is the since Valkyrie are a group not a particular individual traditional blonde comic book Valkyrie we saw die in Ragnarok & black Valkyrie is a new character so they can do whatever they want & it won’t bother me.
Can’t say I ever liked the idea of female Thor, but Marvel will make it work as best as possible.
Well streaming projects do have a smaller budget even when visually they look comparable.
As far as Marvel goes, he who shall not be named may not be involved with the new TV projects. (Lets hope) but I could be wrong. As the budget is what killed most TV projects, looking at you Inhumans & AoS.
Depends on who the show runners are. Perlmutter is legendary in the budget cutting. But I suspect that Disney has known Star Wars is a bust for a while so I understand them doubling down on Marvel & at this point it looks like the shows should be high quality. But then again Disney has sometimes been their own worst enemy.
What If is the show I am currently most interested in since that was a great comic. (Heros regularly died but it didn't matter because they were stand along stories aka Dark Timelines.)
Watched Far from Home with the wife and my older two kids on the big screen tonight. First of all, wow. I went in with controlled expectations and almost no spoilers, and man, we all really enjoyed it, significantly more so than Homecoming. This one felt less rushed and more planned out. My wife completely did not see the twist coming. I only really knew because of the comics. Overall, really really cool. Particularly the effects. Also loved the (proper) homage to Iron Man and the characters they brought over. Not sure what to make of the post credit scene (the alien one) though.
Anyway, I’m glad to have something new to look forward to from Marvel, and certainly happy that they got over their tiff with Sony, since Spidey is one of a few thinks I’m now fully interested in watching play out.
Not marvel related! Get that shit out of here! LOL
I will say I guess she looks better than her normal short hair.. but I don't give a crap either way. I haven't ever caught up with the CW DC shows.
As for Spider-man twist.. yeah, I KNEW he was bad just from having general knowledge of the character.. but about 1/2 in I honestly thought they'd wait till the end to turn him bad, and he'd be the big bad in the next movie.. so I was surprised at the actual twist. I really liked the movie too. It was fun and exciting and I did love the tributes to Iron Man/etc. Felt earned.
I THINK the ending is a hint at Agents of SWORD maybe? With the Eternals and stuff I think a lot more Cosmic stuff will be going on.. which is fine..
I've already openly stated I like MoS (Supes with his underpants on the inside of his costume) pretty well and think DC sadly went downhill (WW excluded for the most part) since then. And that Zimmer is most definitely > Williams in my opinion.
Feel free to join in though. It is the Marvel thread after all!