Reactions are in for Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 and to say that they are overly positive would be an understatement. Many are calling it Marvel’s best, giving accolades to the entire cast and James Gunn who directed both movies. Gunn has announced last night that he will be directed the third him in the franchise. No release date has been announced.
The biggest piece of news from the early screenings is that there our FOUR end credit scenes, this has the movie world in a frenzy. To top it off, James Gunn announced in Twitter that for the theatrical release there will be FIVE end credit scenes.
The Pod Stars will be at the premiere and will be doing a live stream reaction afterwards. For all things nerd, keep it on Pod Stars at YouTube.
Deathstroke is coming and many might not know who he is. He is a force to be reckoned with, he is easily physically and mentally superior to Batman. Here’s a quick rundown on who Deathstroke The Terminator is.
Slade Wilson joined the Army at sixteen by lying about his age. Once in, he excelled in all forms of warfare. He got the attention of higher ups and was chosen to undergo a experimental treatment to enhance adrenal glands to resist truth serum. This being comics, the experiment didn’t go as planned. Slade fell into a coma, when he awoke he discovered that he could use 90% of his brain at once and his strength, durability and agility had increased to near superhuman levels (Think a la Captain America).
Being unable to reenlist into the Army he became a mercenary. After an incident with a rival mercenary kidnapping his son he lost his eye during the rescue. He later wore a mask showing off that he only had one eye, boasting that he was still the world’s greatest mercenary even with the injuring.
Slade has a long history as an enemy of the Teen Titans, beginning when his son, Grant, he became an early Titans foe called the Ravager. Grant took a contract to defeat and capture the Titans. Ravager was given enhancements that granted him abilities, however, those enhancements proved fatal and Slade agreed to complete the contract after his death. As a result, he attacked the Titans continually.
Deathstroke has had run ins with the likes of Batman and has a deep rooted hatred towards Green Arrow which was show cased in the second season of Arrow on the CW. Slade even fought a part of the Justice League and systematically took them out one by one, eventually losing during a deadlock with Kyle Reyner, the Green Lantern, that Green Arrow capitalized on.
Slade has three children, all with an interesting and dark past as much as his father. I will feature them in future post but for now I hope you know a little bit more about Deathstroke The Terminator. He will be in the next solo Batman film starting Ben Affleck and How Manganiello.
Ben Affleck just teased Deathstroke on the set of Justice League. Is he a villain in the upcoming Justice League movie or the stand alone Batman film that is being directed by Ben himself? We don’t know, more on this as information comes in.
Captain Marvel (Mar-vell) is a fictional superhero appearing in Marvel Comics. The character was created by Stan Lee and designed by artist Gene Colan and first appeared in Marvel Super-Heroes #12 in 1967. He is of the alien race, the Kree, who was originally sent to Earth to spy on the human race. During his time he began to care for humans and would use his powers to help humanity. In one instance a crowd had over heard a villain yell out his name, Mar-vell, but misheard and they ended up calling him Captain Marvel. Over the years he would go on multiple adventures and have constant conflicts with his Kree brothers over his love for the human race. Mar-vell would unfortunately pass away due to lung cancer which was caused do to a fight with the villain Nitro after inhaling deadly nerve gas.
Carol Danvers is the current character to take on the Captain Marvel mantle and probably the most popular one besides Mar-vell himself. She was created by writer Roy Thomas and designed by artist Gene Colan, Major Carol Danvers first appeared as a member of the United States Air Force in Marvel Super-Heroes #13 in 1968. Carol was very successful during her time in the Air Force, she even retired as a Colonel before accepting a securtiy position with NASA. Due to Carol becoming the youngest security captain in NASA’s history, she became involved in the schemes of the Kree Empire. That is when she met and became friends with Mar-Vell, whose enemies would be responsible for her accident/transformation. During a battle between Mar-vell with the alien Yon-Rogg, Carol was knocked into a damaged Kree Psyche-Magnitron, a powerful device that could turn imagination into reality. Carol’s genetic structure was altered making her a half-Kree superhuman. After Carol recovered from the explosion, she had gained superhuman powers much like those of Captain Marvel and her alter-ego even wore a costume patterned after that of the Kree hero. She became known as Ms. Marvel, and soon established herself as a powerful superhero in her own right. She went through several costume changes as most super heroes do. I placed some in this post so no one would get confused when searching her up in the future on the internet.
Marvel Studios has decided to go with Carol Danvers as the character they will use to introduce the world to Captain Marvel. There are probably multiple reason why Marvel could’ve went that route. The original Captain Marvel hasn’t been used in continuity for over 30 years, excluding the occasional parallel universe or doppelgänger. Carol has had multiple self titled series and has been a mainstay on the Avenger titles for over ten years. She will also be the first female lead super hero movie from Marvel which needs to diversify their cinematic universe. All Marvel has is Black Widow played by the amazing Scarlett Johansson, which who knows how long she’ll be in contract with Marvel. They are in dire need of some girl power and they’ll have that and some with Captain Marvel.
Marvel just confirmed rumors that Brie Larson will be playing Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel due out in 2018. Captain Marvel’s first appearance might be in Avengers: Infinity War Part I which is coming out May 2017 before her own film.
Brie Larson is an Oscar winning actress and you might have seen her in Scott Pilgrim vs The World, 21 Jump Street, Room which she won an Oscar for and she’ll be starring in Kong: Skull Island along side the talented Tom Hiddleston.
Comic-Con is hot and heavy right now and tons of news is coming out. I’ll try and keep up as much as I can. Stay tune for me! During the upcoming week I’ll give you guys a little insight on who Captain Marvel is.
Warner Bros. released a new poster for Wonder Woman’s feature film that is due out next summer in 2017. The poster is bright, powerful and with the tag line; Power, Grace, Wisdom, Wonder.
Wonder Woman is intended to be the fourth installment in the DC Cinematic Universe. The film is directed by Patty Jenkins who was behind the Oscar winner “Monster” starring Charlize Theron. It’s being written by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns, Johns which is the “God father” of all things DC and behind dozens of A list productions in television, film and comics. It stars Gal Gadot, of course, from the Fast series and Chris Pine.
If you would like to know a bit more about Wonder Woman, check out my earlier post about Diana Prince by clicking on the link below.
Some Wonder Woman news has slowly been coming in and it all sounds great. Wonder Woman will start filming this November in London. Its been said that the movie will take place during World War I, if not all of it then about half the movie and then the later half will be in present day. They seem to be taking a page from Captain America: The First Avenger which isn’t a bad thing at all.
Sources are also saying that Warner Bros is eyeing Sean Bean to play Ares, The God of War and Eva Green as Circe The Sorceress. They will both serve as the films main antagonists. Many will know Sean Bean from Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings. You could also see Eva Green in Casino Royale and Penny Dreadful.
Wonder Woman is shaping up to have a stellar cast and interesting premise. Check back in a couple of weeks for more Wonder Woman news, as the film will be close to production by then.
Fox has released another amazing picture from Deadpool. Every time they release an image, I just can’t believe how close to the comic book his costume is. Well done Fox, well done.
Deadpool is due out in theaters February 2016. Stay time for more information.
Entertainment Weekly released a handful of images and a full article on the up coming Batman v. Superman film, yesterday. I’m loving the costumes, very faithful to the comics. Gal Gadot seems like a good fit visually, let’s hope her acting chops have improved. Batman v. Superman will be in theaters March 2016.