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6 Characters I’m Willing to Let Die in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

The highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is coming out this week and I am very excited! It’s gonna be a blast, and I even took the day off from work so that I can go to the early Thursday afternoon showing in my local theater! But the awesomeness comes with some bittersweetness, as this will be our last adventure with these Guardians. James Gunn is moving on to other pastures and has said he’s done. So even if Marvel continues the franchise, it’s going to be entirely different, probably.

And everybody is pretty sure that a lot of Guardians are going to die

What a bunch of a-holes

Now, I don’t want anybody to die. I don’t require character deaths to give a movie stakes or real emotion. But death is probably inevitable in this movie for someone. So who could I handle dying? If somebody has to die, will I be OK if certain characters bite the dust over others? I’m going to have to be! This might be a morbid list, but fate has brought us to this point, and some of these characters are going to have to face the music.

Join me after the jump for the six characters I’m willing to have die in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

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The Marvels Looks Pretty Neat in its First Trailer

Our first look at The Marvels is here! The first trailer/teaser debuted today and it looks to be something of a hoot. Mostly I’m here for Kamala Khan to start interacting with the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe, but I’m also here for all of it.

As a teaser, this is a nice look at what we’re going to get in this movie. The premise that the three main characters are switching places when they use their powers is an interesting choice. I don’t know if it works for me quite yet. But if it means putting Iman Vellani’s Ms. Marvel into weird situations, I’m all for it.

This first trailer looks good and I’m as excited for this movie as I am for any Marvel movie these days — which is very excited. I’m also very excited for Ms. Marvel season 2. Get on that, Marvel!

The Marvels comes to theaters in November.


Secret Invasion is Looking Cool as Hell

The next Marvel Disney+ TV show is Secret Invasion, a show where Nick Fury returns to stop a secret, shapeshifting Skrull invasion. It worked in the comics, and it looks like it’s going to work on TV. This new, full-sized trailer shows off a really cool, really dark world of spies and aliens and one badass Nick Fury.

I really like the look of this show. I know, shocking, right? I’ve loved every Marvel show so far, and I’m going to love this one too. The action looks good. The intrigue looks good. The cast is stacked. The only quibble I might have is that this trailer is focused so much on Nick Fury and doesn’t even tease the invasion itself. That’s an interesting choice, but probably an obvious one.

Secret Invasion is coming to Disney+ on June 21!


6 Thoughts on Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Ant-Man is my favorite Avenger. He’s probably not my favorite franchise in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but he’s my favorite Avengers hero, largely because Paul Rudd is simply awesome. So I’m totally on board for more Ant-Man movies. I like the first two, I like all the characters; let’s have a good time! And Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is a good time. It’s not a great movie, and I can see why it’s getting middling reviews, but I had a blast at the theater. I hope this isn’t the last movie in the Ant-Man and Wasp series.

Movie Rating: 8/10 – Very Good

Part of the problem, I think, is that movie critics are done with the MCU. I’ve read a couple of reviews, read a lot of the online discussion, and I think people are just not as excited anymore. I get it. I understand. I’m not one of them, of course. I’ll be a Marvel fanboy for life. I’m gladly watching everything Marvel puts out. But I think the public sentiment has shifted. Marvel and Disney weren’t about to stop after Avengers: Endgame. They can’t. They’re a business. So they expanded into TV shows, expanded into new characters and new franchises. And perhaps the quality has suffered due to the quantity. I can see it. And I’m confident Kevin Feige is smart enough to learn and pivot.

I enjoyed Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, some parts more than others .Join me after the jump for my thoughts/review of the film. Expect FULL SPOILERS for the whole movie.

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Guardians of the Galaxy vs. The Flash

The Super Bowl aired this past weekend and it was probably fine. I didn’t watch. Not my thing. I’m more into superhero movies! And we got some big trailers for some superhero movies during the Big Game. Not as many trailers as I expected — no Marvels teaser? — but enough to share the two of them today!

First up is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3! It’s funny, it’s charming, it’s a little all over the place, but is otherwise solid.

I’m obviously excited for this one. The Guardians of the Galaxy movies are great. James Gunn is great. I’m sure he has so much planned, both happy and sad. It’s gonna live up to the hype of the trilogy and this one last ride will be a hoot.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 comes out on May 5.

Then we have The Flash, and this movie puzzles me so much. It’s been in production hell for years. It’s star, Ezra Miller, is some kind of psychopath, and that’s being glossed over. And, quite honestly, this movie seems to care more about Batman than it does the Flash.

Tell me this isn’t just Batman: No Way Home. Tell me this isn’t just using the Flash as the engine to crossing the multiverse, just so DC can hype up Michael Keaton’s return as Batman as the selling point of this movie. Surely no general audiences really care about the Flash. He hasn’t been on the big screen since the Justice League movie. I’ll grant you, there do seem to be Flash-based plot points and story threads, but this trailer is all about showing us that Batman is in the movie.

Man, I just don’t care that Michael Keaton’s Batman is back. He’s old. It’s not gonna be the same. And I, personally, do not need an entire movie to reset the universe so that the new stuff can come in. That’s what boggles my mind the most. The DCEU is not such a storied institution that it needs an in-universe explanation for why we’re gonna be getting new stuff. Just make the new stuff.

Ah well, who am I even complaining to? I’m still gonna go see The Flash when it comes to theaters on June 16.


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