What Do We Want From Marvel Pt. 2

This is going to be a continuation of the post below, so without further delay…

First off we got X-Men: The Days of Future Past. X-Men really separated themselves from the trainwreck that was “The Last Stand” in “First Class”. They introduced some of the regular characters when they were younger and some newbies, in an exhilarating storyline. This movie first and foremost I want to see the utter disregard for human life by Magneto. Dude is a bad-A for sue, and he raised some eyebrows in the previous installment, only setting the stage for the potential of this movie! If this storyline is half as good as “First Class” it could put X-Men in a good position with its fans for a long time!

If you don’t know this already, I (Chelsea) am an X-Men Fanatic! I love all things X-men! Even though Fox has totally screwed up pretty much the whole story line, I have high hopes that this movie will tie some of it together. Or at least offer an explanation for some of our confusion. I guess the movie is supposed to take place ten years after First Class as well as Last Stand. A lot of time has went by and a lot can happen in ten years. I’m interested mostly in seeing how they explain Jennifer Lawrences character as Mystique transforming into the more hateful, vengeful and ruthless one that Rebecca Romijn portrayed in the first three movies. When we see the time travel into the past, Mystique will have been with Magento for ten years. I’m assuming she has seen a lot of death and even taken part in it herself at this point. I think we will also see her struggling ten years into the future with her not mutant self. That is if they follow the events of The Last Stand. Knowing them they won’t and they’ll probably throw Professor Xavier in their with a freaking mowhawk. No but really, it freaking kills me how badly the movies were executed. Or maybe it just thrown off because of how ignorant both of the Wolverine movies were. poster-trioGranted they are both great stand alone movies, they make no sense chronologically with the other films. They completely threw off the juju they had going. Back to Days of Future Past Though! I am also really excited to see if they start hinting at Apocalypse! You can’t tell me that wouldn’t make a BAD story line. Oh and did I mention the all start cast that’s coming back together?! All the original heroes and the newer ones! Ah! Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), Halle Berry (Storm), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Michael Fassbender (Magneto young), Evan Peters (Quick Silver), Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde), Nicholous Hoult (Beast), James McAvoy (Professor X), Ann Paquin (Rouge)… Oh my gosh it is never ending! I won’t bore you with more. Check our IMDB to see all the castings though. I also want to add one more thing, since Quick Silver is in this movie, we are going to see Magneto impregnate some one!!! I want to know who, why, how (well not literally how… just how they met), where. I want to know it all. Okay, I’m sure you are sick of my rambling now… onto the next movie!

 

I guess the next movie on the list is Guardians of the Galaxy. I don’t think there is a release date for it yet, correct me if I am wrong though. It’s probably set some where towards summer of 2014. guardians-of-the-galaxy-concept-art-finalDylan thinks that this movie is going to be beyond stupid, but I’m trusting on Marvel and I think it will all make sense in the grand scheme of things. I literally know nothing about the comic, I just know that it involves Thanos. Who is supposed to be the bad guy of the next Avengers movie. Basically, I’m just looking forward to the movie for some cool hints into upcoming films.

Now we get to listen to Dylan go on about how stupid a talking raccoon is…….

First of all; I resent that. Second, you’re totally right! It’s not really my fault, I never really knew that the Guardians existed let alone were a part of the Marvel Universe. I keep hearing all this talk about how good the script is, how dead on the acting is, how they depicted each character perfectly, yada yada yada. Point blank the only things that make me excited for this movie is a talking Raccoon (Rocket Raccoon voiced by Bradley Cooper), a former wrestler in Batista getting a shot on the silver screen, and the slim possibility of a nifty end credits scene. So there.

 

The next movie in the works is a reboot of The Fantastic Four. The first films, I (Chelsea) feel was casted spot on but others think they were flops. 2728510-fantastic_four_by_jp_rartSo I have really high hopes that they will cast even better people this time around. There was a lot of talk about adding diversity to the films by casting Michael B. Jordan as The Human Torch. I was really thrown off by this initially because obviously Sue Storm and Johnny Storm are brother and sister, but they didn’t want to cast a black female for her role. I am trusting now that since Michael B. Jordan has taken the spot officially, they will explain very thoroughly how their biracial family came about. I think they best route to take would be that he was adopted, simply because he can’t pass for mixed because he is so dark skinned. And Sue being bleach blonde can’t pass for mixed either. Really, that’s my only concerns for the movies. I know no matter what the plot is, it’ll be good and action packed.

Personallyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, I really don’t care about the whole brother and sister thing; here is why. While the casting was pretty good last time around, the plot and dialogue left a lot to be desired. While origins are very important to superheroes and any other related story it doesn’t matter to me that the Human Torch is going to be black. Michael B Jordan has put himself on the map with a solid performance on TV hit Friday Night Lights, then followed it up with many different roles in many different movies such as Chronicle, Red Tails, and his most recent Fruitvale Station. All showcase his tremendous acting ability, and his cockness womanizer vibe is a match made in heaven for Mr. Johnny Storm. Now for the rest of the cast; I have no doubt that they will bring a better script this time around, but the big question is casting. That will ultimately determine the success/failure of this movie.

 

Last confirmed movie but certainly not least, the movie that shook the nation, the most anticipated film in recent memory, The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Dylan here, and I get the biggest nerd boner when it comes to the Avengers. Age_of_Ultron_Vol_1_1_Midtown_Comics_VariantFirst off look at the people portraying them! Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barden/Hawkeye), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk), Scarlett Johannson (Natasha Romanov/Black Widow), and Samuel L. Jackson (Colonel Nick Fury) as the core 6 and leader! Look at that again! Not to mention who is coming on board for this movie, Aaron Taylor-Johnson (famous for Kick-A**) will be playing Pietro Maximoff aka Quicksilver, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff aka The Scarlett Witch, and sidekick Anthony Mackie as The Falcon!!!! That’s a crazy amount of star talent on one screen! Not to mention Ultron being played as James Spader (The Blacklist) and maybe possibly Loki (Tom Hiddleston), talk about the maniacal coupling they could make. Then you have the easter eggs of new heroes, great acting, and a promise of the best action movie that your eyes will ever see! AHHHHHHHH!!!! Too much to handle! System Overload……

Chelsea’s turn to explain why Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch must be the exact same skin tone……….

Look okay, it just doesn’t make sense to me to change the original story line. If they are white in the comic keep them that way. If they are black the same goes. It’s like when they casted Halle Berry at Cat Woman, IT MADE 0 SENSE! Cat Woman is a white woman with long dark hair!!! I am confused however about why they are bring Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch into the movie though. I just associate them more with X-Men and their father Magneto than the Avengers. Since they are bringing Quicksilver into the new X-Men movie, a lot of confusion is going to take place being that there are two different guys playing the part in two different films. If they ever were planning on doing an Avengers vs. X-men thing, they’re screwed now. I hope that they don’t start making silly mistakes like that, the same way the X-men movies did. I think really highly of the creative process for The Avengers and all the other Marvel films, so I’m just clinching my fists at this idea.

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I had to throw in this extremely adorable fan art picture on the baby Avengers and Ultron. Even on the playground Ultron was kicking butt and taking names!

Okay guys, come back next time for the next three movies in this installment!

See ya, BYE! :)

Our Top 3: Marvel Villains

Chelsea here, kicking off our top three Marvel Villains/Villainess!

#3 The Green Goblin, Mr. Norman Osborn is most commonly associated with the web slinging hero Spiderman. Osborn’s son, Harry, is as we know Peter Parkers best friend. GreenGoblinDafoeThis is a complicated story line but to simplify it… Norman injects himself with a serum he created and makes himself The Green Goblin. Spiderman accidently kills Norman and Harry seeks revenge on the vigilante. Unaware the Parker is the masked hero, he goes after his best friend with hopes to avenge his fathers death. I love the father, son story. It’s endearing and wacky all at the same time.

#2 is going to Magneto. I just have an obsession for the X-Men. All of them intrigue me, good and bad. Magneto who was a victim of the Holocaust, witnessing is own mother being 406px-Magneto_430murdered. Talk about some baggage to hold on to. No wonder he is so vengeful of non mutants. Let’s talk about his powers though, since I didn’t do that with The Green Goblin. HE CONTROLS ALL THINGS METAL. There are so many things in this world he has the advantage on. There was a scene in X-Men First class where Magneto rips out a mans golden tooth. Like, talk about a terribly torturous technique. And a tongue twister… unintended.

#1 has to be an mutant as well, so who is she? Ahhhh… It’s a SHE! Mystique and all of her many different forms. While her normal blue self is beautiful in her own way, I could never kjhkjhget sick of stealing some one else’s face. It’s like dressing up for Halloween all the time! But let’s talk about the true advantages of her mutants self. She can literally take any place, of any person, in the entire world. Her voice also changes to whomever she has transformed into, making it virtually impossible to tell if she is in fact the actual person. In all of the movies you see her embody several different people, and important ones at that, and get away with it. On top of all that, she can kiss some butt. I would not want to go up against her in hand to hand combat.

 

 

 

 

My turn now! Magneto at #2? Tisk, tisk.

#3 Ultron. I’m going with Ultron because he is one of the more fascinating villains in the Marvel universe. Created by scientist Hank Pym in an ill attempt to recreate originalartificial intelligence, Ultron sprung to life in a ruthless way by lashing out and attacking the one that gave him life. There are many reasons as to why he makes the top 3; he has no regard for human life, he has no compassionate side, and the most frustrating part to Ultron is he cannot be put out of his misery. Even if the Avengers defeat him he has the ability of finding refuge in surrounding computers and other technology. When he resurfaces he is always that much tougher to defeat, as he is constantly “upgrading” himself. The star villain of the approaching Avengers blockbuster locks down the trifecta.

#2 The Sinister Six. Yes, I understand that each of these villains Spiderman has handled individually with ease. It is the fact that they come together with only one goal in mind; defeat Spiderman. Their strength is in numbers and they each bring something new to the table. Vulture has his high-flying antics and wisdom. Lizard has super human strength and agility, did I mention that he was a genius? Electro has the power to wield, and manipulate all things electric. Rhino is just a wrecking ball that cannot be stopped. Mysterio has the whole escape and trickery thing down. Kraven the Hunter is a brilliant strategist and also has a distinct savagery about his motives. Couple all of that together and you have one balanced stable that is to be reckoned with,untitled

 

#1 Last but not least, the father of all things evil; Doctor Doom. Doom is a special villain because, like Xavier and Magneto, he used to be friends with his protagonist Reed Richards. His entire body is armored by an indestructible metal so he isn’t3083489-comic+scan+376

exactly vulnerable and can definitely pack a punch. His lust for power is what drives Doom, constantly striving for world domination. If all of this isn’t enough to have support of the Fantastic 4’s worse enemy, then let me throw one more fact at you. Victor Von Doom is the inspiration for arguably the greatest cinematic villain of all time; Darth Vader. Boom.

 

 

 

 

 

So, there it is. Let us know what you think and give us some ideas for our next posts!

See ya, BYE! :)