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We’re Finally Getting A Black Widow Movie!

Yes, the title of this post is correct. A Black Widow movie is finally in production eight years after introducing the awesome assassin to everyone and I am thrilled. If I’m being honest, I wasn’t a fan of Black Widow in Iron Man 2 and The Avengers because she was portrayed as this flirty assassin who I felt didn’t really convince me as an Avenger. Then when she appeared in Captain America: The Winter Soldier she had moved beyond being just the hot assassin and became a character with an actual back story that I found more and more interesting in every movie that she appeared in. Then by the time Captain America: Civil War ended I was a full-fledged Black Widow fan. 

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For years I have been wondering why a Black Widow movie hasn’t been made yet. I mean, here was this already developed and well liked character who was an Avenger for crying out loud and yet Marvel thought it would be better making movies about unknown characters such as Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, even Spider-Man got a film and he had only, what, ten-fifteen minutes onscreen while she has been in five movies! The sexism is plain as day. If Black Widow had been a man he would’ve been had his own film.

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I mean the idea that Natasha Romanoff wouldn’t be able to hold her own in a movie is absolutely bogus. She has been kicking butt and taking names since the first movie she debuted in and I know for a fact I would profoundly enjoy an entire film showcasing her taking on dastardly villains with espionage and seriously awesome assassin skills.

So, now that Marvel has finally come to their senses and is making a Black Widow movie that’s rumored to come out in 2020 here are the things I would love to see in a Black Widow film.

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Is This ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Synopsis Worrying?

It’s already destined for Avengers: Infinity War to be the first Marvel film that has actual major casualties in it and this synopsis tells as much. Here it is.

“An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their super hero allies must willing to sacrifice it all in an attempt to defeat the power of Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.”

So, it’s official. Some of our favorite heroes are finally going to find their demise in this film but the question is…who?

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I’m trying to stay away from as many potential spoilers as possible but with Avengers 4 wrapping filming just a few days ago it’s been kind of difficult avoiding any topics from the fourth Avengers film.

I’m glad to see that we’re finally getting a Marvel movie that’s willing to kill off some of its main heroes because that’s been a constant complaint about these movies. Take Captain America: Civil War for example. It was playing out to be one of the more dire films in the nonstop franchise and while it did provide the most shocking reveal in the MCU there weren’t any high stakes. When the heroes fought each other on the airport tarmac it wasn’t a hugely suspenseful showdown because at the end of the day no one even died. It ended up being much more underwhelming than I would’ve imagined and didn’t exactly bring anything exciting to the movie except us getting to see all of these heroes in one place fighting each other.

Avengers: Infinity War doesn’t look like it’s going to repeat that mistake and I’m legitimately terrified. This might be the first Marvel film that I walk away from with a tear-stained face, depending on who dies. For example, if Black Widow or Captain America (especially Captain America) perishes I just might shed a tear or two. We’ll see what happens in four months.

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The First Look at Wasp Is Here!

Ant-Man and the Wasp is the third and final Marvel film coming out this year and, thanks to Marvel Studios, we have our first official look at Wasp. Check it out.

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Oh my goodness, doesn’t she look awesome?! I watched Ant-Man and while I didn’t like it very much I had no problem with Hope van Dyne in the film because I love Evangeline Lilly. She was marvelous as the elven warrior, Tauriel in The Hobbit Trilogy and so for her to become a Marvel superhero was exciting enough as it is. Now we have an official look at her suit as the Wasp and I am thrilled.

She was already cool when she wasn’t a superhero but now that she’s donned her mother’s suit she’s even greater now. I know for a fact that she’s going to probably become one of my favorite female superheroes and I’m glad she’ll add to the expanding list of awesome heroines in Hollywood.

I can’t believe it, but I’m starting to actually get excited to see this movie a little bit. Whenever the teaser for this film comes out (it’ll probably be after Black Panther hits theaters) I think it’ll actually be fun to watch. Hopefully.

Well, I hope you enjoyed seeing this picture as much as I did. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day. 

Superhero Women vs. ‘Star Wars’ Women: Who Is Greater?

In the past decade there has been a steady positive increase in the way women are portrayed through movies and television and last year the three highest grossing films were all led by women; Emma Watson’s Beauty and the Beast, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, and Daisy Ridley’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. That’s a powerful realization when just a few years ago men still highly dominated the blockbuster realm. Movies, and television shows, today are showing women not as damsels in distress but instead as complicated, strong women who don’t need men to dictate their every action or sway their minds. That’s pretty great. And the trend is only continuing. Next year we’re getting an all-female Ocean’s film (awesome) among many other movies undoubtedly helmed by incredible women.

So today, in honor of all of the powerful ladies of cinema, I’m going to compare five magnificent female superheroes against Star Wars’ five greatest heroines. Enjoy!

Scarlet Witch vs. Jyn Erso

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I like Scarlet Witch a lot. I’ve liked her since Avengers: Age of Ultron. She’s extraordianarily powerful, she has a cool outfit, and she is a strong character. Unfortunately she’s surrounded by so many more important characters that her story usually is more of an afterthought than the main focus of the movies and so she hasn’t been given the chance to shine yet. Hopefully, in Avengers: Infinity War, she’ll have an actual story in the movie and won’t be used as only a vessel for romance in the film.

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Jyn is feisty, strong, she says whatever is on her mind, and she is not afraid of anything. I would say she’s an impeccable heroine. Her role in Rogue One was also fantastic because it never felt obvious that she was the only woman in the movie, besides Mon Mothma and the Leia cameo, because she was such a leader. She helped orchestrate one of the greatest victories the Rebellion ever had and that’s very impressive. She’s also awesome because she has such a rough look.

She never once tries to make herself look good. Her hair is messily tied, her skin is dirty, and her clothes aren’t worn to flatter. I think that’s my favorite thing about Jyn and it’s important for little girls to see a heroine who’s just as tough, or tougher, than the men she’s around.

I love Scarlet Witch but because she hasn’t really been given a story yet Jyn obviously wins this round.

Star Wars Women: 1 point

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Marvel vs. DC: Whose Outfits Are Better?

Marvel Studios and the DC Extended Universe have taken the superhero world by storm with their incredible films that have generated billions upon billions of dollars and while the superheroes that have helmed these films are usually really enjoyable and easy to get behind sometimes their incredible outfits help make them that much cooler. And so, because the DC Universe has only six major superheroes in their roster so far I’m going to compare their suits with six of Marvel’s best outfitted heroes. Enjoy!

Superman vs. Doctor Strange

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Superman’s outfit is basically the classic design but what makes this suit stand out are the metallic accents to the waist area. It makes the suit look alien and it provides a slightly epic feel to the overall outfit. Now I’ve never been a huge fan of Superman because of his suit; the red cape just never appealed to me, but I will admit that Henry Cavill wears it well and makes it not look as corny as it used to.

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Doctor Strange’s outfit is also highly inspired by the original design from the comics and that’s why it’s perfect. The high collared red cloak provides an impeccable sorcerer sort of look and the dark blue robes and several belts also make him look different in a very good way. There is no doubt who I think wins this round.

Marvel: 1 point

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It’s Time To Start Getting Hyped for ‘Black Panther’

Marvel Studio’s latest two installments have been complete successes with Spider-Man’s debut film becoming one of my favorite Marvel films to date and Thor’s third movie, which was wildly different from its predecessors, being one of the funniest Marvel films that has been made so far. So, continuing on that winning trend, Marvel Studios is taking one of their newest heroes, Black Panther, and bringing his story to the forefront with his own movie and I am ecstatic.

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Last night during the National Football Championship (great job Alabama by the way, that was an awesome way to win a game) they brought out a special preview of the highly anticipated superhero flick and while it was basically a trailer with mostly already seen footage it was the announcement that it’s time to start getting your tickets for the film that got me excited.

Last year history was made as the DC Universe decided to finally break tradition and brought out their first female superhero film with Gal Gadot’s sensational Wonder Woman. It tore down boundaries as it broke records for becoming the highest-grossing film led by a female director and it helped give the DC Universe the jolt of life it needed as it became critically acclaimed around the world.

Now Marvel has come to make history of their own with a film featuring a black superhero and a majority black cast, black writers, and an incredible African-American director in Ryan Coogler. It’s absolutely incredible and it truly is a historic moment.

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The great thing is that’s not the only reason why I’m excited to see this film. Black Panther already became one of my favorite new superheroes after he made his debut in Captain America: Civil War and now that we get to see his beautiful world of Wakanda and follow his continuing journey I’m just excited to see this movie.

This looks like it’s going to be one of the most action-packed Marvel films to date and I know I’m going to enjoy this movie to the highest extant because Marvel has the perfect formula with their films and I know Black Panther is not going to be an exception.

The only problem that this movie might possess is its villains.

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Marvel’s only consistent problem are their villains. From the very first Iron Man to its latest installment, Thor: Ragnarok, there has been a lack of complex, truly frightening villains throughout its seventeen films and the trend of one-note villains is starting to get old.

Now I’m pretty sure the illegal weapons dealer, Klaw, won’t be a very impressive villain but I’m hoping Erik Killmonger will be the incredible antagonist this movie deserves and won’t end up becoming another Ronan from Guardians of the Galaxy. 

Whatever the case, it’s a little over a month until this film comes out and I’m ready to see this film because once this comes out the next stop on the Marvel train is Avengers: Infinity War and I. Can’t. Wait!

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These Are All of the Movies I’m Excited To See in 2018

2017 was a fun year for movies and this year is going to be even better in terms of all of the incredible films that are coming out. And so, here are the movies I can’t wait to see this year. Enjoy!

Black Panther

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When Black Panther debuted in Captain America: Civil War I was an immediate fan of this marvelous superhero. His suit was sleek and beautiful and his character was a perfect addition to the film. When I found out he was getting his own movie I was so excited! Now it’s coming out in little over a month and I can’t wait to see it break records left and right.

Next week there’s going to be a special preview of Black Panther during the College Football Championship and I believe that it’s probably just going to be an extended commercial but it if is something like an official sneak peek at the movie I’m going to be ecstatic. I can’t wait to see this movie!

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