I wish I were making this up. AXE Body Spray has teamed up (by that I mean paid lots of money) with Marvel to create an all new superhero team.
All we know so far is the team is made up of five freshmen from the Future Minds School of Science and Technology based in Chicago. These five students; Damien Garcia, Lyssa Jordan, Danny Li, Emily Everheart, and Tarell Taylor, use their skills and know-how… along with some high tech Wakandan technology, to become the superheroes; Burner, Windchill, Kid Vanish, Override, and Double Time.
If that isn’t enough for ya, the name of their team is…”The Fresh-men”.
According to the trailer, it appears they will be assisted in their crime fighting by the Avengers. There is no mention as to what media the Fresh-men will be published in, but the promotion is tied to the Marvel Unlimited subscription service that gives members unlimited access to over 25,000 issues of Marvel’s classic and newer titles, delivered digitally through your desktop web browser and the Marvel Unlimited mobile app.
Spider-man Far From Home is the much anticipated sequel to Homecoming. This is the first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie since Avengers Endgame tied up the past decade in a pretty little bow. Far From Home did not disappoint.
It was a bit of a different take on the character of Mysterio, but we can live with that. Gyllenhaal did a fantastic job of bringing Mysterio to life.
Tom Holland was great as Peter Parker again. He plays the naive, wet behind the ears young Peter Parker to a tee.
You don’t have to take our word for it. The audience overwhelmingly enjoyed the movie. Just watch the video and see for yourselves.
We have also added a Google Voice number where you can call and leave us your thoughts. If they are good, we will use them on the show. The number is (575) 323-1332.
I posted yesterday about the upcoming X-men story-line that is supposed to bring the mutants back into prominence in the comics. Jonathan Hickman draws upon the old X-men stories to bring us House of X and Powers of X (pronounced ten).
Yes, I know it is strange to say one as “X” and the other as “ten”, but Hickman has promised the reasoning will become apparent when the story unfolds.
I am kinda anxious for this story as they are promising we will see lots of the old mutants as main characters or at least in cameos. There are some really interesting X-men we haven’t seen for a while. Kinda makes you wonder if some of the characters that are presumed dead will be returning. I only hope this X-men series delivers on all the hype they are building for the story-line.
The video below explains a little bit about what they are planning to do with our Merry Band of Mutants.
Marvel Comics is proud to present House of X and Powers of X! These two intertwining series form an all-new redefining event for the X-Men. In this all-new trailer, learn about these earth-shaking issues from Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski, Senior Editor Jordan D. White, and writer Jonathan Hickman!
“House of X and Powers of X are two stories that act as one story. They absolutely are separate, but by the end they collide together and coming out of that is the new paradigm for the X-Men universe,” explains Hickman.
In this epic story starring almost every single mutant in the Marvel Universe, Jonathan Hickman takes the reins of the X-Men and will revolutionize everything you know about mutants. Shocking secrets will be revealed throughout Marvel history that will affect every member of mutantkind, especially the X-Men. Follow this incredible story and witness the most important scene in X-Men history!
“If you have been a fan of X-Men in any era, there is something in here for you,” promises White.
House of X #1 arrives on July 24th and Powers of X #1 arrives on July 31st in comic shops, on the Marvel Comics App, and on Marvel.com!
Fans of Marvel Comics MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) have been waiting for this Captain Marvel movie ever since the end credits of Avengers: Infinity War. When Nick Fury pulled out that paging device that displayed Captain Marvel’s symbol the internet went crazy with fan theories.
Fan theories and speculation are what helps ease the anticipation until the next movie, so that is not a bad thing.
There was a lot of hype building up to Captain Marvel. The MCU had been taking heat for it’s lack of screen time for it’s female characters. DC proved there is enough demand for a strong female lead character when Wonder Woman did so well at the box office. Some backlash about Brie Larson’s comments caused a huge online down-vote campaign against the movie. The audience rating on Rotten Tomato and the User rating on IMDB were both very low before the movie had even aired at one theater.
Thankfully the movie going audience actually showed up to watch the highly anticipated film. Captain Marvel pulled in $20.7M on Thursday preview night, $62M Friday and is on pace for a $160M opening weekend. That is good enough to put it third for the month of March after Beauty and the Beast ($174.7M) and Batman v. Superman ($166M).
Patrick and I really enjoyed Captain Marvel. There are lots of little references and cameos sprinkled throughout the movie. The most heartfelt is what is likely the last time Stan Lee will make his famous cameo. There is also a very touching homage to Stan Lee at the beginning of the movie. It is a nice gesture to thank the man who was without question the ambassador for comic books, regardless of the publisher.
You don’t need to take our word for how good the movie is. We asked members of the audience their thoughts on Captain Marvel. Everyone we talked to both on and off camera gave praise to the newest entry into the MCU.
We are predicting a surge in Captain Marvel costumes at comic cons and especially during Halloween this year! If you haven’t seen Captain Marvel yet, we highly recommend it. If you have watched it, let us know what your favorite part of the movie is in the comments.
It looks like Chris Evans is hanging up the shield for good and will be leaving his role as Captain America after Avengers 4. He has portrayed this iconic Marvel Comics character for 10 films.
Ever since the first Captain America film in 2011, Chris Evans has been synonymous with the character. He will leave big shoes to fill.
The speculation on him leaving the role stems from a tweet he made.
“Officially wrapped on Avengers 4. It was an emotional day to say the least. Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor. To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful. ”
It looks like he is ready to move on to other roles. His portrayal of Cap was spot-on. He not only had the appearance, but the mannerisms and demeanor. His tweet was heartfelt and appreciative.
We hope Chris Evans has a long and successful career. He will always be Steve Rogers in our eyes.
Venom is one of the more iconic and loved Spiderman villains. When it was announced Venom would be getting his own movie, fanboys world-wide rejoiced.
Then it was announced Spiderman would not be mentioned at all in the movie. Also, no symbol would appear on his chest. At this point I started to get worried. How can you have a Venom movie with absolutely no connection to Spiderman.
I still held out hope the movie would be well written and faithful to the character. Shortly into the movie, my hopes were dashed.
The origin of how and why Venom (and the other symbiotes) came to Earth was completely changed. I can get past that. They also based it in San Francisco. OK, Eddie Brock did spend some time in San Fran. I was getting tired of New York based super hero movies anyway. They also changed Venom’s personality and demeanor.
That is where I lost connection.
Venom is not a humorous character. It felt like Sony tried to steal a page out of Marvel’s book. They wanted to mix action and humor to get a blockbuster movie. I have no issues with that, but I feel Venom was not the character to drive the humor. It felt to me like the only thing related to Venom in the movie, was the title.
Talking to other audience members, I found I was in the minority on those views. I think if you watch Venom with no prior knowledge of the character, you will probably like the movie. If you go into the movie expecting to see a version of Venom similar to the comic books…. you might be disappointed.
I am usually able to suppress the fanboy in me and watch the movie objectively. I was not able to do that with Venom as they departed so drastically from the Venom I know from the comics. The movie is still on pace to break box office records for an October release. That along with the fact that the audience members we got reviews from all seemed to enjoy the movie, tells me Sony will likely go forward with their other Spiderman related movies.
I am crossing my fingers that Morbius doesn’t stray too far from the source material.
Netflix has done a bang-up job bringing the Marvel characters to prominence on their streaming service. They took some of the lower tier characters and made them household names.
It all started with Daredevil. Daredevil on Netflix was absolutely amazing. That series opened the door for all the follow-ons. Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Punisher, and the big team up of Defenders.
Even the lowest rated of the Netflix Marvel series are better than a lot of the movies. Still haven’t watched all of Iron Fist season 2 yet, but it is on the list. I actually enjoyed Iron Fist season 1 so this season should be a marked improvement.
What do you think about the Netflix Marvel series? Let us know in the comments below.
Marvel used their movies to build up to the big confrontation in Avengers Infinity War. They teased Thanos here and there throughout their other movies so that when he made his big appearance in Infinity War, most people already knew all about him and what a big threat he is.
We are hoping that Marvel starts building up to another of their epic stories after the Thanos situation is resolved in Avengers Infinity War part 2. They have plenty of great line wide story arcs that would translate nicely to the big screen.
Another thing we are hoping for is to start seeing more crossover between the movies and TV shows. Cross your fingers!
Daredevil season 1 on Netflix is the series that started the wildfire of Netflix Marvel superhero series. The popularity of Daredevil made it possible for Netflix to produce series for Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, The Punisher, and the team-up series The Defenders.
Daredevil season 2 improved on what we saw in the first season. The fight choreography was phenomenal and the story gave us more depth into Matt’s past. The Hand and Elektra were introduced and clearly defined. We were also introduced to fan favorite character The Punisher.
Season 3 promises to be even more epic. Kingpin is back and the Hand is still around. Hopefully we will see some cameos from the other Netflix series characters. I’d like to see this be the push for a second season of The Defenders.
If you haven’t watched any of the Netflix Marvel series, you have time to catch up on all of them. Watch all the individual season 1’s before watching The Defenders so you have a back story for all the team members.
Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War is the movie MCU has been building up to ever since the first Iron Man movie. They pulled in so many characters and each one received their fair share of screen time. They did all this while staying true to each character’s persona.
Marvel didn’t skimp out on extra characters like they did in Civil War. They brought in nearly all their heavy hitters for this epic battle against Thanos. The CGI was very good and did not distract from the movie. Watching Thanos systematically collect all the Infinity Stones for the Gauntlet was compelling. I don’t remember any lull in the movie. The action sequences were very captivating. I can’t find any fault with the movie.
If you’re a big comic book fan you’ll notice some deviations from the source material, but they are explained very well. The end result is the same, the movie just takes a slightly different route to get there.
There are multiple superhero deaths in Infinity War. You might want to bring some Kleenex cuz there are some tear-inducing moments. You will want to stay through the end credits because this IS a Marvel movie and you know there will be a clip at the end.
Just like all Marvel end credit scenes, you get a hint at the next upcoming Marvel movie.
We loved Avengers: Infinity War. Everyone that gave us their review also gave it overwhelmingly positive reviews. You will want to go watch this movie on opening weekend BEFORE someone spoils the big scenes for you.
Marvel is working their winning formula again. They are making the big blockbuster movies starring their most popular power-house characters.
For their TV/Netflix series they are using their lesser known characters. This time they have chosen Cloak & Dagger to be on ABC Freeform (formerly ABC Family).
Cloak & Dagger is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and shares continuity with the films and other television series of the franchise. You should see and hear references to other Marvel characters and events. The duo made their first appearance in Spectacular Spider-man #64, so maybe we will have a Spidey cameo. I like the inter-connectivity between Marvel’s TV and movie titles. It makes it feel like a much larger superhero world.
Cloak’s body is a portal to the “Darkforce Dimension”. Cloak is linked to a pocket realm of that dimension dominated by the Predator, which compels Cloak to absorb the life forces of other beings.
Dagger has the ability to generate and throw “light daggers” which stun targets by forcing them to confront the darkness in their own souls. Her light also alleviates Cloak’s thirst for light and warmth.
The previews I’ve seen so far look promising. Hopefully Cloak & Dagger will be just as good as the Runaways. I am also hopeful we will see those two shows crossover as they did in the comics.
If you’ve been paying attention at all during all the Marvel movies you should have noticed they keep centering around these things called Infinity Stones. They have been called different things in the comics (Infinity Gems, Soul Gems). The different stones are even different colors in the movies than they are in the comics. The one thing that is the same is the power they hold.
Each Gem is powerful in it’s own right. When you put all six together on the Infinity Gauntlet the wearer is probably the single strongest entity in the Marvel Universe. Since we are talking about the movie let’s focus on the cinematic Infinity Stones.
Space Stone (Blue): This stone is in the Tesseract. It allows the owner to travel through space.
Mind Stone (Yellow): This one is in Loki’s scepter. It is what allowed Loki to take control of Hawkeye’s mind.
Reality Stone (Red): is the Aether from Thor Dark World. It is capable of turning anything into dark matter or sucking the life force out of mortals.
Power Stone (Purple): The orb from Guardians of the Galaxy contains the Power Stone. It is capable of destroying entire civilizations with just a touch.
Time Stone (Green): The Eye of Agamotto has the Time Stone inside. It allowed Doctor Strange to manipulate time and eventually defeat Dormammu.
Soul Stone (Orange): We haven’t been introduced to this stone yet. There is speculation that it is Heimdall’s eyes. We will just have to wait and see.
They have promised to have a lot more characters in Avengers: Infinity War. This is a world shattering battle affecting every living superhero. It would feel a bit anemic without a lot of characters (cough.. Civil War.. cough).
If you haven’t read the story, there is still time to get a copy of the Infinity Gauntlet. The comic should help fill in a lot of the backstory they won’t be able to cover in the movie. If the movie is as good as the comics, Marvel will have another hit on their hands.