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How Do Civilians Know About Marvel Movie Events?

I’ve seen this concern pop up a lot during WandaVision discussions and I think I have a pretty solid explanation. How did Jimmy Woo and Monica Rambeau know about Wanda and Captain Marvel fighting Thanos from Avengers: Endgame? How does Dr. Darcy Lewis know so much about the Vision’s history, from him originating as Jarvis to his two deaths at the end of Avengers: Infinity War?

It’s simple: Captain America told them.

Would he lie to you?

I don’t mean directly. Captain America didn’t sit down Jimmy, Monica and Darcy to explain the finer details.

I’m saying that the Avengers, as an organization, with Captain America in a major leadership position, likely believed in full transparency when it came to both team members and major events. Couple that with real world of examples of both major news media operations and just people on the internet who go really in depth into this stuff. There’s going to be a lot of coverage of major superhero events, and the superheroes themselves are not operating in secret. The Avengers are specifically separate from S.H.I.E.L.D. and Captain America was not a big fan of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s secrecy to begin with.

So I think it’s perfectly reasonable that ordinary people are going to know both minor and major details about superhero events.

Join me after the jump for some scenes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies that help prove my point! I’m not just pulling my argument out of thing air here!

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WandaVision is a Terrible Way to Introduce Mutants to the MCU

I have very much been enjoying WandaVision on Disney+ week in and week out. It’s a fun, exciting, tense, mysterious show, and I’ve been having a blast! That being said, I think WandaVision is a terrible way to introduce mutants into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Not a mutant in the MCU

Along with watching every episode of WandaVision, I’ve also discovered the entire cottage industry on YouTube of reaction videos. I hope people are making good money on this stuff! And I’m reading reviews and recaps and message board comments. There’s so much talk out there about WandaVision, and I have plenty of my own theories, but there’s one fan theory I want to squelch if I can: there is no way WandaVision will or should be the introduction of mutants into the MCU proper.

No spoilers in this opening section! So join me after the jump for more. And expect FULL SPOILERS for WandaVision up until this point (episode 6).

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WandaVision Looks to Only Get Better!

Because WandaVision is a certified hit, the fine folks at Marvel have come out with a new mid-season trailer! That’s a thing now! Since Disney+ has reintroduced the world to watching television at one episode per week, something has to keep our attention spans from crashing.

So check out this nifty new trailer! It’s full of spoilers for the show so far, so don’t watch the trailer if you haven’t been watching WandaVision.

I have been watching WandaVision, so the trailer was safe for me to view!

I’m loving the show so far! I’m old enough to have grown up watching TV at only one episode per week, so that isn’t bothering me at all. And I’m loving the slow burn! For some reason, people out there on the internet are complaining about the pacing of the show? Are you crazy?! The sitcom stuff was funny and clever, and it served as the perfect set-up for the even bigger stuff we’re going to see now.

Stories need set-up. That’s just basic stuff.

New episodes of WandaVision on Fridays!

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All the New Marvel Trailers: Loki, Falcon & Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Ms. Marvel!

The big Disney investor summit took place tonight and they dropped so much info about upcoming Disney projects that I am not equipped to handle it all! But what I can do is share a bunch of awesome trailers that were released online Thursday night! And they are some great trailers! Disney and Marvel are sparing no expense!

Not for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

It arrives on March 19.

Not for WandaVision.

That’s coming on Jan. 15.

We get our first look at the Loki show.

That’s coming in the fall of 2021.

We even got our first ever footage of the Ms. Marvel show! Holy cow!

That thing has barely begun filming, so I’m so excited to see even a little footage! We also heard that Kamala Khan is already planned to jump into the Captain Marvel 2 movie when that comes around!

Then here’s a big look at the What If…? series, coming in the summer.

And in just general news, we had the Fantastic Four movie confirmed for sure, complete with initial logo. And Jon Watts, the director of the MCU Spider-Man movies, will direct the Fantastic Four movie.

Further on in TV news, Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn (Talos the Skrull) will star in a Secret Invasion TV show. Don Cheadle will return as War Machine in an Armor Wars show, wherein bad guys get their hands on Iron Man technology. Dominique Thorne has been cast as Riri Williams in an Ironheart TV show. Tatiana Maslany has been confirmed as Jennifer Walters in a She-Hulk show, which will also see the return of Tim Roth as Abomination! James Gunn is doing a Guardians of the Galaxy holiday special for 2022.

So yeah, a ton of big news! How exciting! Now let’s go watch those trailers again…

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6 Things I Want to See in the Hawkeye TV Show

Last week, we finally got some major news about the Hawkeye TV show coming to Disney+, including the fact that Hailee Steinfeld will be starring as Kate Bishop. I think that’s great! But here’s the thing: most of the news we got confirmed everything I’d want to see in a Hawkeye TV show. So what the heck am I going to put into this list?

Remember when he did this?

My list of things I’d want to see on the Hawkeye show begins and ends with Matt Fraction’s legendary Hawkeye comic book run, which I consider an era-defining comic from the 2000s. And the news last week confirmed that the show is definitely taking that comic as direct inspiration, from both the inclusion of Pizza Dog to the villain, Clown. So what’s left to even talk about?

Welp, I managed to find a couple other things and cobbled this list together. Sometimes, even when they use the best source material possible, these adaptations can really muck things up. So allow me to offer six guidelines of things I’d like to see in the upcoming Hawkeye TV show!

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