Category Archives: Movies
It tickles me pink that Sony and Marvel have not yet repeated the main villain across seven live action Spider-Man movies, despite three different series. As easy as it would have been to just do Doctor Octopus over again, the Amazing Spider-Man and MCU films continued to dig deep into Spidey’s Rogues Gallery to find new live action villains.
Granted, the Amazing films got a little weird with their own Harry Osborn Green Goblin, but he wasn’t the main villain of his film so I’m not counting him. We’ve had Green Goblin, Doc Ock, Venom, Sandman, Lizard, Electro, Rhino, Vulture, Shocker and now Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Who else is left? Which villains are there to use in whatever Far From Home sequel we get down the line?
I’m glad you asked! Join me after the jump for the best Spider-Man villains who have yet to appear in live action films.
It’s Monday. Same as always. So how about we ease the trouble with some nifty movie trailers? I love movie trailers. I used to watch Coming Attractions on the E! Network as a kid.
First up is JoJo Rabbit, the next original film from Taika Waititi!
That looks amazing. I’m definitely excited for that one, with Waititi knocking it out of the park lately. The dude has reached the zenith! JoJo Rabbit comes out on Oct. 18.
Next up is Zombieland: Double Tap, the sequel to the original.
This could be fun, and probably will be. They had a shot at a TV show at one point. But the trailer looks wild, so here’s hoping Zombieland 2 is good stuff! This one is due out…also on Oct. 18! Oh man! how can we be expected to choose?!
Last night was the night we’ve all been waiting for! Marvel Studios held their big announcement panel at San Diego Comic-Con and Kevin Feige finally shed light on what comes next for the Marvel Cinematic Universe! I’m excited. You’re excited. How about we just run these down?
First up is confirmation of the Black Widow movie!
Black Widow comes out on May 1, 2020.
Black Widow is the next Marvel movie. It’s something of a prequel, I think. Should be a lot of fun. No trailer yet.
Next up is Eternals.
Eternals comes out on Nov. 5, 2020.
I don’t know much about the Eternals, either the movie or the comic. An all-star cast was announced last night, starring Salma Hayek and Angelina Jolie as the leads. There’s also the great Kumail Nanjiani and the awesome Bryan Tyree Henry, plus a bunch of others I don’t really know. The Eternals are like the Inhumans in that they’re an ancient race of super-powered people, based around the Greek Gods. Could be fun! No word on the gay lead character though.
Then we’ve got Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings.
Shang-Chi arrives in theaters on Feb. 12, 2021.
I’m excited for this one because it’s something new. Granted, Eternals is something new, but I don’t care about them on a deeper level. Shang-Chi could be fun. Especially since it’s going to include the Mandarin, the real one, with a possible tie-in to the Ten Rings that were first introduced all the way back in the first Iron Man. That could be some awesome lore to explore!
Also, actor Simu Liu was cast as Shang-Chi. I don’t know anything about him, but I trust Marvel and their casting. This will also, obviously, be the first Asian-led Marvel Studios movie!
The next movie is Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Doctor Strange 2 comes out on May 7, 2021.
This could be good! The director said they’re going for more of a horror movie this time around, which is a genre Marvel hasn’t done yet. I liked the first Doctor Strange film, enjoyed his cameos in the Infinity War films, so this could be a lot of fun.
Last we have Thor: Love and Thunder!
Thor 4 drops on Nov. 5, 2021.
Director Taika Waititi is coming back for Love and Thunder, so I am very happy. Ragnarok was amazing. Chris Hemsworth is returning as Thor, but the biggest surprise of the night was Natalie Portman walking out on stage and revealing that she’ll be playing the Jane Foster version of Thor as well! That’s pretty darn cool! Glad to see that fences were mended and she decided to come back!
Also, Marvel and Tessa Thompson are going to be way more open about Valkyrie being LGBTQ, so that’s awesome.
That’s it for the movie slate, as far as was revealed. But the Marvel panel also touched on a bunch of their upcoming TV shows for the Disney+ streaming service. They confirmed The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which will feature Baron Zemo as the villain. There’s going to be a Loki show starring the Loki that escaped with the Tesseract in Avengers: Endgame. Could be fun. WandaVision is going to focus on the Scarlet Witch after the death of the Vision, which could be nuts. She’s also going to cameo in Doctor Strange 2, and an adult Monica Rambeau has been cast to appear, so yay!
What If…? is getting a cartoon playing around with alternate takes on the Marvel movies. Sounds hilarious. And a Hawkeye TV show was confirmed for several years out, in which Jeremy Renner will be training Kate Bishop. So doubly awesome.
The last surprise of the night was announcing actor Mahershala Ali has been cast as a new Blade, possibly for a new Blade movie somewhere down the line! So if, like me, you were disappointed in how he was killed off as Cottonmouth, this is cool news!
Also, Feige announced that they are working on Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Black Panther 2, Captain Marvel 2 and the Fantastic Four, so awesome! No Ant-Man 3 announced, which is too bad. But perhaps Scott Lang deserves his retirement from superheroics, and his daughter can take over in Young Avengers!
The Marvel Studios panel was hype in its purest form. I am excited for all of this news and cannot wait to enjoy my entertainments for years to come! I’m also definitely signing up for Disney+ when it comes out later this year.
What were your thoughts about all the announcements? Let me know in the comments!
The best, easiest way for me to share the geeky joy coming out of Comic-Con is with movie trailers. They’re easy to post on this blog and require little work on my part. So how about we check out a bunch of them?
First up is the trailer for the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, which looks insane and potentially awesome! I was a big Kevin Smith fan back in the day, during his good movie years. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back was the first movie I went to see when I moved away to college. So I’m excited for this new film.
It’s probably not going to be very good. But it looks like Kevin Smith is just gonna go nuts, reflecting on his entire life and career. That should be more than enough to be weirdly awesome!
How about the new trailer for It 2!
Looks confidently scary and spooky. The first one was really good. Did I ever tell you henchies that I saw It twice in theaters? I saw it at the same theater a week apart with two different dates. It was weird, but funny in hindsight.
Next up is Top Gun: Maverick, a super weird return.
I was never super into the original Top Gun. It’s a fine film, and I saw it as a kid, but it wasn’t life changing. So to bring Tom Cruise back for a sequel some 30 years later? Yeah, sure, I suppose that’s what people are doing these days. The trailer looks alright. Here’s hoping it’s worth watching.
Stay tuned to my blog over the next couple of days for even more trailers and any other news I can squeeze out of Comic-Con!
I don’t think the Kingsmen franchise is strong enough to support a random prequel, but The King’s Man is going to be a thing. I’ll admit it’s a neat take on the name, but this first trailer doesn’t impress too much.
I liked the first one, like everybody else. The second one not so much. Thankfully, we don’t have to worry about dead characters being brought back to life unnecessarily because this film goes back to the origins of the organization. Hopefully they have a nice story to tell.
The King’s Man comes out in February.