While we sadly lost the skills of the Black Widow as one of the casualties of the “Avengers: Endgame”, thanks to the wonders of cinema we can scroll backwards in the history books to learn more about her in a film that takes place before the great battle. The first teaser clip for “Black Widow” has been released so let’s watch.
With New York Comic Con over and done with its back to the usual business of serving up the Heavy Music and Pop Culture stuff that you tune in for on a daily basis. Just a short time ago, I received the news about the casting being announced for the upcoming Hulu exclusive series” HELSTROM”. Let’s take a look shall we……
The Press Release:
Marvel Television and HULU have announced casting for MARVEL’S HELSTROM – the live-action series based on the popular Marvel comic book. The series will mark Marvel’s first foray into terror and is slated for debut in 2020.
In MARVEL’S HELSTROM, Daimon and Ana Helstrom are the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer. The siblings have a complicated dynamic as they track down the terrorizing worst of humanity — each with their attitude and skills.
Tom Austen (“Grantchester,” “The Borgias”) as Daimon Helstrom – A professor of ethics who moonlights as an exorcist, Daimon has no illusions about saving a world he has no patience for; he just hopes he can help a few of the people closest to him. In his battle against a hidden world, Daimon is determined to root out demons as they arise, and will not stop until they’re vanquished. Continue reading Marvel Television & Hulu Reveal “HELSTROM” Casting→
As was widely circulated across the Interwebs over the last month or so, Spider-Man was effectively OUT of the MCU after Sony decided to pull the character out of the Marvel Studios stuff and get down to heavy productivity on their own Spider-verse. You might recall that Sony did a total of “5” Spider-Man films with “3” being with Tony Maguire and “2” with Andrew Garfield. The first two Toby films were solid but the third was a ramshackle mess and truth be told, the Andrew Garfield ones were not that compelling at all. Their last effort did so poorly that they planned on doing a Sinister Six and an Aunt May film before returning to a focused Spidey feature. Yeah good luck with that. It wasn’t until Marvel Studios Mastermind Feige presented an idea on integrating Spidey into his original and one true home with a film called “Captain America: Civil War”. It worked very well and showed just how much Spider-Man belonged back where he should be. Two Avengers and two focused Spider-Man films later it seemed all was lost when Sony decided to end the arrangement but fortunately for fans and most likely for Sony’s own pocket, a deal was reached and I’ve secured some official statements.
A statement from Kevin Feige reads: “I am thrilled that Spidey’s journey in the MCU will continue, and I and all of us at Marvel Studios are very excited that we get to keep working on it,” Spider-Man is a powerful icon and hero whose story crosses all ages and audiences around the globe. He also happens to be the only hero with the superpower to cross cinematic universes, so as Sony continues to develop their own Spidey-verse you never know what surprises the future might hold.”
A statement from Amy Pascal reads: “This is terrific, Peter Parker’s story took a dramatic turn in ‘Far From Home’ and I could not be happier we will all be working together as we see where his journey goes.”
Most readers know that Sony has held the license for Spider-Man for a couple of decades and this was signed over to them from Marvel way back in the 90’s when they were dealing with tough times. Sure it might have saved the company from bankrupcy but I never liked this deal because it seemed to give Sony the full control of characters created long after the ink was dry. IMHO that sucks and of course leads to nonsense like this initial division. While Disney will help to co-finance the upcoming third Spider-Man film is a good thing since they will reap some of the profits for their hard work, I am fairly certain that like myself, most fans just want him back under Marvel’s full control. Sure the “Venom” film was entertaining, but it was okay at best and I don’t know a single geek who cares about a non Spider-Man themed “Morbius” film. Sorry Jared, maybe you should have stuck to playing The Joker (only kidding since that was a terrible version of him). Now according to what I’ve been able to connect on this, it will be a one thing at a time sort of arrangement with Disney integrating Spider-Man into select films while Sony continues to build their own thing. I’d like to see him back in full but they aren’t going to let that license go at all so let’s cross our fingers for the best. What do you readers think about this news? Chime in down below in the comments section. See you soon.
Well my fellow geeks, we’ve done it and helped this grand news happen. After almost three months in theaters, Marvel Studios film “Avengers: Endgame” has become to Highest Grossing Film of All Time with an achievement of $2.789 billion dollars. It’s topped the long-standing “Avatar” film which has held the title since 2009 and had achieved $2.787 billion dollars during its full theatrical run. Now according to my reading, “Avatar” was in the theaters for a lot longer than “Avengers: Endgame” has been so far so who knows if the film will reach the $3 billion dollar mark when all is said and done. Let’s take a look at the main poster, premise and massive casting once more before continuing.
The reveals from this years Comic Con International: San Diego have been bountiful as you can see by clicking HERE but there was nothing that I was interested more in the revelations and announcements from the Marvel Studios panel at the hallowed “Hall H”. What I’ve done was taken the tweets as they went live on their Official Account and added them here so this post is a bit “live” for the duration. As everything is happening too fast to mull upon the ideas and announcements, I will be adding additional editorial in post. Let’s go and be aware that this postwill feature some spoilers to the outcome of “Avengers: Endgame” since that film came out back in April and if you are someone who’s waited this long it probably doesn’t matter to you anyway.
First of the announcements comes the news about the “Eternals” film with the cast being cited as well. I should stress that I was not watching the Hall H panel as I had hoped to be since I don’t think it was streaming anywhere and was just keeping pace alongside the assorted feeds I was following.
Just announced in Hall H at #SDCC, Marvel Studios’ THE ETERNALS with Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh and Don Lee. Directed by Chloé Zhao. In theaters November 6, 2020. pic.twitter.com/k6ZgfX38VW
Eternals: In my vast collection of individual comic book issues, I do admit to owning at least a dozen issues that feature “The Eternals”. However, that being said, I was never much the fan of the Kirby creations and wonder how a movie about them can be made to work. Sure, Marvel Studios made “Guardians Of The Galaxy” work out to excellence with a cast of characters that were not the traditional GOTG to many of us so I have some faith. While skeptical, I am willing to let Marvel Studios work their magic.
Just announced in Hall H at #SDCC, Marvel Studios’ THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER, an original series with Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan and Daniel Brühl. Streaming exclusively on Disney+, Fall 2020. pic.twitter.com/FmFMKWUrhO
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: This is the first series announced the for Disney+ service which I will be subscribing to without hesitation. This one picks up post “Avengers: Endgame” and will likely follow Falcon as Falcon Cap since he has the shield now after the outcome of that last film. I’m very excited about the return of Zemo and knowing that he will be sporting the famous red hood that he is known for in the comics. Continue reading Marvel Studios “Hall H” Panel Revelations from SDCC 2019→