I’m a proud subscriber of Entertainment Weekly and every once in a while there’s an issue arrives that blows. My. Mind! Well, this was one of those particular issues and because it was so great I had to share my experience reading it with you all. Enjoy!
When I got the issue I was already excited. It’s a beautiful cover in its simplicity. Eddie Redmayne graces the front as Fantastic Beasts hero, Newt Scamander, and just behind him lingers Jude Law as a young Dumbledore. What’s cooler than that? It didn’t take very long for me to begin reading this with gleeful excitement.
And the Journey Begins
Turning the page and finding this brilliant photo to welcome me was a sign that this was going to be one of the greatest Entertainment Weekly reads I’ve ever had. The words weaving out of Newt’s wand is a downright stroke of genius and the title Beastie Boy is perfect. This article truly got me at hello.
Before Solo, it seemed that there would be many more Star Wars standalone films to get excited for but with the dismal failure of Solo‘s box-office run Disney CEO Bob Iger has announced that production for Star Wars movies in the future was going to slow down after Episode IX. When that happened all of the incredible ideas that could’ve been converted into Star Wars films was brought to an immediate halt.
The much-wanted Obi-Wan standalone film, the Boba Fett movie, the potential Solo sequels, these were films that were talked about but probably won’t ever to come to fruition. But, let’s say, Star Wars stories do become popular again and LucasFilm starts to crank them out once every couple of years or so like they have been doing. Well, I think it would be really fascinating to see a story focusing on Palpatine.
Avengers 4 has been wrapped in secrecy since before Infinity War came out. The title, which I figured would be released shortly after Avengers: Infinity War premiered, still hasn’t been released due to some unknown reason. And news of the film is few and VERY far between. Only recently did the film officially wrap shooting after having the Russo Brothers had to conduct some quick reshoots to tie up some loose ends but now that is into the editing stage rumors have begun circling that a trailer is being formatted for IMAX which means we may get some Avengers 4 news much sooner than we think.
But, until then, we can only speculate the movie’s title and storyline and I think I might have found some interesting clues lying within the official cast list on IMDB. So, let me share with you my intriguing findings.
1. Hiroyuki Sanada Has a Sizable Mystery Role in ‘Avengers 4’
Hiroyuki Sanada is one of my favorite Japanese actors. I loved his role in The Last Samurai and he was one of the only good things (actually the only good thing) about Rush Hour 3. To see that he’s going to have a role in Avengers 4 is beyond exciting for me.
And what’s even more exciting about it is where he’s placed in the list. He’s situated just beneath Jon Favreau/Happy Hogan and before Chadwick Boseman/Black Panther. But his role is being kept under wraps, as it won’t say on IMDB who he’s going to play.
This is so exciting! He could be playing a villain or he could be a brand new hero that’ll make his premiere in Avengers 4. Oh, I can’t wait to see who he’s going to play.
Mace Windu is one of the coolest Jedi in Star Wars. He was the leader of the Jedi Order in the days of the Republic and he’s the only Force-wielder to ever have a purple lightsaber. He’s 100% awesome! But he came to a rather tragic ending as Anakin cut his hand off and Palpatine finished him off with a powerful blast of lightning.
He was knocked from the blast across the way to a “certain” death but is that true?
Darth Maul got sliced in half and tumbled down a chute. But his story wasn’t finished. He was brought back to life in The Clone Wars and had a surprise cameo in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Darth Maul is very much alive and kicking!
So, does this provide the assumption that Mace Windu can also return to a galaxy far, far away? Samuel L. Jackson has said plenty of times since Disney acquired Star Wars that he would love to return to his role as Mace Windu and if Darth Maul could survive his gruesome defeat in The Phantom Menace then surely Mace can return.
Some Star Wars theorists were even beginning to think that Supreme Leader Snoke was Mace Windu come back for revenge against the Skywalkers but that theory came to a sudden end after he was abruptly killed off in The Last Jedi. But even though Snoke is gone Mace can still return and be great in an exciting way.
Wouldn’t that be fantastic? Mace Windu appearing in a Star Wars standalone film or potentially the live-action Star Wars show, The Mandalorian. That would not only be a twist in the franchise but it would be a fantastic surprise for all Star Wars fans.
So, can Mace Windu return to Star Wars? Uh, yeah he can!!! And Kathleen Kennedy should make it happen sooner rather than later.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day. May the Force be with you.
Ant-Man and the Wasp seems like a film with a story that’s very reserved in its own place and time and doesn’t have anything to do with the outside world but in actuality, Ant-Man and the Wasp may be much more important than it seems to be. In the film, we get a deeper look into the quantum realm where Janet van Dyne had resided for thirty years. In that time she was able to absorb the realm’s power and now she’s able to use those secrets in the world to aid others. But is that power part of the key to stopping Thanos in Avengers 4?
It’s common knowledge that those who were turned to dust in Infinity War will be resurrected which means Janet van Dyne will return. During those years in the quantum realm, she became powerful and that might mean that she’ll be one of the most important players in the film.
Of course, her screen time will probably be menial but I can’t wait to see what role she’ll specifically play in Avengers 4.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.
Star Wars: Resistance premiered last week and with two weeks passing and all of the main characters being presented fully I’m going to share with you who I think are the worst and best characters are in this show. Enjoy!
5. Neeku Vozo
Neeku is a likable character, there’s no doubt about that, but his youthful naivety can be a bit…much at times. In the first episode, he kept saying the same thing over and over again until the point of exasperation on my part and the next two episodes didn’t make him any cooler. Neeku is sweet but there’s a line between sweet and a tad bit annoying that the show hasn’t figured out how to navigate just yet.
4. Tam Ryvora
Tam is basically Rose from The Last Jedi novelization. She’s grumpy like Rose was supposed to be and she’s a great mechanic. Up to this point so far in this season, she hasn’t been given a chance to play a huge role in the show. Of course, the show is about Kazuda Xiono but I am interested in learning more about her in the coming episodes.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was the first game I played on my XBOX One several years ago (it came in the package deal.) For years I had used the Wii as my gaming system and it was fun, for the most part. Playing Mariokart until I dropped, The Legends of Zelda game, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Super Mario Smash Bros, you get the picture. I played the Wii for a LONG time and it was fun. But as I got older I wanted to play games made for older people. That led me to eventually having the XBOX One in my teenage years.
Like I was saying at the beginning of this post, the first game I ever played on my XBOX One was Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and it blew me away. Yeah, the graphics weren’t the absolute best in the world but it was beyond a blast to play.
I grew to love Black Flag for its exciting adventures, the fighting matrix, the storyline, everything about the game was super fun and instantly made me an Assassin’s Creed fan. In fact, it’s such a massively wonderful game that I never finished it.
Along with the XBOX One package deal was another Assassin’s Creed game called Assassin’s Creed: Unity and that made me even more of a fan of the series.