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So Marvel teases 3 characters to die in Infinity War

So Marvel teases 3 characters to die in Infinity War

It has been teased that at least 3 characters will die in the upcoming movie Infinity Wars. The MCU has not been a stranger to character deaths losing characters such as Quicksilver, Phil Coulson (kind of), and Frigga over the years.

The hype is real ever since leaked teasers for the film surfaced online. And it will not culminate soon. I was browsing 9gag just this morning and I must say this got me laughing out loud.

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As to who really will die haven’t have an idea. We’ll just have to wait for the movie to come out then.

‘Til next time lads.

 

(Admin Ryan)

Spider-man: Homecoming review

Spider-man: Homecoming review

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I know, I know I messed somehow.

Laziness has taken me these past months that I semi-shelved this piece. Saw Wonder Woman and it floored me, just like it floored everyone else it seems. I just couldn’t write about her because every other article I saw in the net has praised the beloved heroine. I am also so lazy that I haven’t updated the DC article and haven’t touched the comics as well. I am sorry. Day job is an a*hole. Again I am sorry.

Watched Spider-man: Homecoming yesterday. And I liked what I saw. It was a fresh new take on our beloved character that even new kids from the 2000’s can even identify (Spidey’s big screen image has been rebooted 2 times already and has been played by 3 actors, so far).

This is Peter Parker struggling through his teens part, the essence that the two previous outing didn’t tackle so much, maybe because they were played by older actors. This is the growing up Peter time. Spidey at his most hilarious.

Tom Holland, although in my taste not the matinee idol face you can think of, pulled by far a superior performance of the three actors. Maybe because this time Sony, with my head nodding, sought the help of the Marvel gurus to help with their script and make Spider-Man fresh again. They didn’t need to doubt, as Marvel gave us this wunderkind of a film. No longer do we have a predictable death scene of Green Goblin and Gwen Stacy. What we have now is fresh storyline that nobody can guess.

I think that is the magic of the MCU. It gives us a new fresh prespective of what we read in the comics and make it fresh and brand new on-screen.

I thought Tony Stark would dominate the scenes but no, he took the back seat when he needed to and made Spider-man into the foreground. It’s basically the story of Spider-man like we aren’t used to. And because of this I just can’t wait for Thor to come-out. So far the MCU has brought in two critically acclaimed movies in Guardians of the Galaxy and Spiderman, it only keeps getting better and better.

 

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Miles Morales to have his own Spiderman Movie

Miles Morales to have his own Spiderman Movie

Heads up!

Miles Morales, the black-hispanic version of Spiderman, is set to get his own solo movie. Reports have it that as part of Sony Pictures Animation’s media presentation last January 18, producers of the standalone animated Spider-Man movie shared the awesome news that their storyline will indeed feature Miles.

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I think the timing is awesome specially nowadays with the issue of racism affecting US, at least the minorities get to be represented.

The storyline has yet to be announced though, but expect “a lot of heart, a lot of action, and a lot of laughs” as per Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, directors of Sony and Marvel’s untitled animated movie.

As of now, it looks like the Miles-centric movie won’t connect with the live-action Marvel Cinematic Universe – in which Tom Holland plays the Peter Parker version of Spidey.

So let’s watch out for that!

Source: digitalspy.com

(Admin Ryan)

Thor: Ragnarok will feature Dr. Strange

Thor: Ragnarok will feature Dr. Strange

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You hear it right, after rumors swirling that Mr. Cumberbatch will reprise his role as Marvel’s sorcerer supreme in Thor: Ragnarok, Disney has confirmed it.

In a statement from Disney’s D23 website, it reads “If you need even more intergalactic, world-saving action, Thor: Ragnarok in November brings together Thor, the Hulk, and Doctor Strange to face off against intergalactic baddies both familiar and new”.

Of course, there was a spoiler for this (if you cared to wait) in the end credit for Dr. Strange where Thor seems to request some favor from the Doctor.

Excited? We’ll have to wait ’til November to actually watch the movie.

 

(Admin Ryan)

The more you know—

The more you know—

Ghost Rider once killed Dr. Strange.

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(Yeah, Ghost Rider once mistook Dr. Strange as someone else.)

Every single time.

Every single time.

 

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Happens all the time…

With all Marvel movie post credit scenes.

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Marvel vs DC

Marvel vs DC

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Tale as old as time, just as the Beauty and the Beast theme song says, that’s how long Marvel and DC have rivalled each other. From comics issues to today’s cinematic universe, it’s a raging war especially for both fans of both parties.

There are also times that they copy each other, especially their characters (I’d write about that in another post, sadly I can’t at the moment). But I’d like to point out some of the major differences between these titanic companies.

1. Location

We all know that Spiderman is from New York, so does the Avengers and their likes. Batman is from Gotham, Superman is from Metropolis. Get it? While Marvel tends to picture their heroes in real life locations, DC somewhat does it fictionally. Did I get that right? Now moving on…

2. Powers

Whilst, the X-men initially treats their powers as curse, Superman and the likes on the other hand on DC tends to treat theirs as blessings. They are given this and are called to embrace their powers and abilities.

3. How they got their powers

Superman’s power was inherent, as with Supergirl and Wonder Woman. Spiderman got his in a freak accident, so does Hulk. Captain America got his through some serum. DC tends to hold their hero born with their abilities or the ability to hone it at a young age. Marvel on the other hand made it look more grounded, more relatable since the heroes more usually get their powers in freak occurrences happening in their universe or immediate surroundings.
From my samples, there are some exceptions, but ultimately these are what I think the major differences between the two comic behemoths.

Here are some more differences between Marvel and DC from Watchmojo’s Youtube channel:

 

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Dr Strange Easter Eggs

Dr Strange Easter Eggs

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Every superhero movies (Both DC and Marvel) tend to leave Easter eggs in their movies. It is a treat for die-hard fans, although some who are not so familiar with the comics (like myself) tend to “huh?” when these scenes bust out because we totally have no idea what it is for.

In Batman v Superman for instance, one scene projects the Flash coming out of nowhere as if in Bruce Wayne’s dream. Now, for a non-DC reader it seems disorienting to have that shock (and I totally understand why the critics pan the movie out, sadly the public was swayed in the same opinion as BvS plummets in sales in the second week alone).

For this post I’d like to share some Easter eggs from the recently shown Marvel movie, Dr. Strange. For those who haven’t seen the movie yet I strongly advise that it is better you don’t watch the clip as it may ruin your viewing pleasure.

So did you miss anything? Special thanks to the Looper Youtube channel for those Easter eggs.

‘Til next time!

(Admin Ryan)

Darth Maul is having his own mini-series in Marvel comics

Darth Maul is having his own mini-series in Marvel comics

Darth Maul having his own Marvel comics mini-series

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It’s been reported that everyone’s favorite villain is having his own miniseries next year.

From IBTimes:

Darth Maul miniseries by Marvel will be released next year. The character appeared in “The Phantom Menace” and his popularity led to his return in the animation series of the franchise, and may also get his very own spin-off film. Meanwhile, the official website of the franchise is conducting a poll to see what’s the fans’ favourite moment of the Sith Lord.

The Marvel miniseries will be released in February 2017. The story is written by Cullen Bunn, who has a vast experience in comic books and has worked on comic books of characters such as Deadpool, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Avengers, Magneto and Captain America. The illustrations will be by the talented Luke Ross.

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The story will be about Darth Maul’s early years, and will focus on the time when he was training under Darth Sidious. The announcement is significant because Disney for the first time will be venturing into a timeline that has never come into focus before. None of the comics, TV shows and movies have explored what happened before the events in the prequel movies.

Disney has already announced a series of “Anthology” movies about specific events and people from the franchise. The first spin-off film “Rogue One” will be releasing this December, and a “Han-Solo” film is already in the works. If the Darth Maul comics are successful, the fans can expect to see a spin-off film of the Sith Lord as well.

Vote for your favourite Darth Maul scene

While, the fans wait there is a poll to select the favourite moment of Darth Maul posted on the official Star Wars website. The scenes are from “The Phantom Menace,” “Clone Wars” animation series and the new and ongoing “Rebels” TV series.

Darth Maul is already playing an important role in the “Rebels” TV series. Given the popularity of the Sith Lord among the fans, he will not be going away any time soon.

Excited? Let’s us know by hitting like.

Meanwhile here’s Revan:

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The Top 10 Most Iconic Marvel Supervillains (PART 2)

The Top 10 Most Iconic Marvel Supervillains (PART 2)

The Top 10 Supervillains of Marvel Comics

Counting down the Top Ten superhero villains of Marvel (LIST) – Numbers 5 to 1.

5. Loki

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Loki is the adoptive brother and often enemy of Thor. Based on the Norse God of the same name, Loki is as deceptive as his Norse mythology counterpart, making his debut in Marvel Comics appearance in Timely Comics’ publication Venus No. 6 (August 1949).

In the comics, Loki is a son of a frost giant, whom Odin kills. Odin found him under wraps because his father was ashamed of Loki’s small stature. Odin raised him like a son alongside Thor, but he found resentment to the fact that other Asgardians treated him differently from the oft-favored Thor. Asgardians valued strength, tenacity, and bravery in battle above all things which Loki was clearly lacking. But what he excelled at is power and skill, particularly as a sorcerer.

His foray into the black arts earned him the title of “god of evil” among the Asgardians, and he forged alliances with many of the realm’s enemies. His sinister plots cast a huge shadow on Thor and other earth heroes, and this is why he is one of the most iconic Marvel supervillains ever.

4. Green Goblin

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Ruthless industrialist Norman Osborn was the co-owner of a leading New York firm, Osborn Industries. His wife died while giving birth to their son, Harry, which rendered him embittered. Norman raised Harry dispassionately, devoid of fatherly warmth, and was always mad by Harry’s failure to demonstrate academic excellence or a competitive drive.

Lusting for more power, he tested a strength enhancing serum for himself, emerging smarter and superhumanly strong, but at the cost of his sanity. His insanity led him to target Spider-Man as his main enemy. They had many great battles, until Spider-Man accidentally killed him in a struggle where the Goblin also killed Spider-Man’s love interest, Gwen Stacy.

But the same formula that had given Osborn his heightened strength and intellect also gave him powerful regenerative abilities. He lived. And cast his shadow over Peter Parker, manipulating him in succeeding episodes in the comics. It can be said that The Green Goblin is Spider-Man’s greatest enemy per se.

The Green Goblin is created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. The Goblin made his debut in The Amazing Spider-Man #14.

3. Thanos      

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Thanos is a member of the Titanian Eternals. Thanos possesses abilities common to the Eternals, but amplified to a higher degree through a combination of his mutant–Eternal heritage, bionic amplification, mysticism, and power bestowed by the abstract entity, Death. Demonstrating enormous superhuman strength, stamina, and durability, he can absorb and project vast quantities of cosmic energy and is capable of telekinesis, telepathy, and matter manipulation. Thanos is an accomplished hand-to-hand combatant, having been trained in the art of war on Titan. Longtime Marvel comic book  readers know him as the cosmic bad-ass who long possessed the reality-altering Infinity Gauntlet, who killed half the universe, including many Marvel heroes, before his misdeeds were undone.

Created by writer-artist Jim Starlin, the character first appeared in Iron Man #55 in 1973, making his debut in the Bronze Age of Comic Books, Thanos has been featured in the Marvel continuity for about forty years and counting.

2. Magneto

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Magneto is synonymous with the X-Men- you can’t discuss the X-Men without ever mentioning Magneto. Magneto’s power is the ability to generate and control magnetic fields. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby in 1963, he made his first appearance in X-Men #1, becoming the very first foe of the iconic mutant team.

Magneto is a mutant separatist, in contrast to Professor X’s ideal of human co-existence. He believed that mutants are the next stage in human evolution and he sought of ways to assert his dominion over the powerless humans and the planet. Though not a hero, Magneto is charismatic, noble, and wise. His long and turbulent friendship with Charles Xavier has been a cornerstone for both men’s lives, as a rivalry that has lasted decades. Their lives, forever intertwined.

I had trouble really selecting #1 as the finalists have their own weight in the Marvel universe and as it is, I present to you 1A and 1A.

1B. Dr. Doom

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Doctor Doom was conceived by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby. Doom first appeared in The Fantastic Four #5 (July 1962) wearing his trademark metal mask and green cloak.

Born out of Latveria, His mother died in a bargain with Mephisto that has gone wrong. Longing to save his son from the same fate, Werner von Doom fled with a young Victor on a cold winter’s night.  Victor survived the cold, but unfortunately his father did not. With this, Doom sought to increase his knowledge of both science and magic in order to rescue his mother, whose later death he blamed on Mephisto.

In one of his attempts to fuse both science and magic, one of his devices exploded leaving his face scarred for life. From then on he used his metallic mask to mask his face and set his sights on world domination. A perpetual rival of the Fantastic Four, particularly Reed Richard AKA Mr. Fantastic, and has appeared in many of Marvel’s alternate universes and spinoffs, in which the character’s history, circumstances, and behavior varies from the mainstream setting.

1A. Red Skull

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Red Skull is the arch enemy of Captain America, who can be more iconic than that? Inspiration for his development came when writer and artist Joe Simon saw a hot fudge sundae melting and noticed it resembled a human figure. First conceptualized with the working name “Hot Fudge”he later renamed him with the appropriate “Red Skull,”   which sounds more menacing.

Born, Johann Schmidt, Red Skull was a Nazi general officer and confidant of Adolf Hitler. He is closely affiliated with Hydra, an enemy of the S.H.I.E.L.D., the Avengers, and the interests of the US, and the free world in general.

He was physically augmented, with physical strength pegged at least at the same level of Captain America, He appeared to be killed in the past, only to return time and time again to plague the world with schemes of world domination and genocide.

View Part 1 of this list here: The Top 10 Most Iconic Marvel Supervillains (Part 1) (numbers 10 – 6)

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