A couple of days ago I wrote a post stating how I believe Bucky Barnes is going to become Captain America in Phase 4 of the MCU but now I feel I have even more proof of that mantle passing eventually coming to fruition. Yesterday I watched Captain America: Civil War and during that climactic fight scene between Captain America, Bucky, and Iron Man there’s a moment when the century old superheroes start pummeling Iron Man like a tag team duo.
At this moment it’s these two super soldiers going to town on Iron Man but what makes this portion stand out is the fluidity of Steve and Bucky’s fighting. For that moment we see the current Captain America, Steve Rogers, give up his shield to the potential future Captain America, Bucky Barnes.
Of course, this may have just been some really awesome choreography between two superhero buddies but I don’t think it’s a coincidence how this thread of Bucky wielding Cap’s shield (for good) has happened more than once in these films.
This was just another observation I wanted to share with you and I thank you for reading. I hope you have a beautiful day.
After watching Captain America: The First Avenger the other day it struck me how far Bucky has come in the MCU. He’s been in this story since the beginning and he’s experienced so many twists and turns throughout his involvement in this franchise. I mean, now he’s dead! But since it’s pretty obvious that somehow he will be revived to fight Thanos one more time there is still an imminent doom awaiting a certain man and his name is Steve Rogers.
Captain America has graced six movies in the MCU, he’s played a central part in the overall story of the franchise, and he’s one of the most important characters…but his journey is swiftly coming to an end.
Chris Evans (Captain America) is ready to move on from the shield and start a new direction in his acting career and with him not signing any more contracts it’s pretty clear that Avengers 4 will be his final hurrah. Sebastian Stan (Bucky), however, has signed a nine movie contract with Marvel and get this; he’s only been in four movies so far! That means even after Avengers 4 he’ll return yet again for at least another four movies. Yeah, Bucky is going to be around for a while.
So with Steve Rogers’ Captain America coming to an end a new man behind the shield will have to be crowned and I have a legitimate feeling that it’s going to be Bucky.
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It has been a glorious Saturday for me and what better to do on a Saturday morning than watch a good movie? I filed through Hulu, trying to find a film that I like, to a certain degree, but haven’t watched very often and I stopped on Captain America: The First Avenger. The last time I watched the film I enjoyed the first half but I kind of went blank on the second half of the movie. It seemed rushed, poorly edited, and a little bit corny, if I was being honest. But, for the most part, it is a Marvel movie (I love Marvel films) so I decided to give it a try today. I’m so glad I did.
Even though I’ve seen the movie before the last time I watched it was a long time ago so I forgot so much. This time I was able to fully concentrate on the film and it was kind of fascinating seeing all of the references that the later Marvel movies took from this one film. Like Captain America’s suit in The Avengers for example.
I never understood why Marvel would give him such a horrendous suit in The Avengers when his classic suit was clearly so much better. Today I just figured out the story behind the ultra tight Captain America outfit.
When Steve Rogers first became “Captain America” he was presented as a figure in advertisement to make people want to join the army and his suit was a super tight suit. When Agent Coulson told Steve that his new suit was fashioned off of the original design now I get it and I have to admit, that’s pretty cool.
His suit in The Avengers is still the wackest rendition of the iconic outfit but at least now I understand why it looks the way it does.
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has, up to this point, been pretty impeccably designed story wise. New characters are introduced into the franchise at the right time, the films move together in a nearly seamless transition that hasn’t really been achieved before, and overall everything about the MCU is great. But, along the way, there have been a few bumps on the road. One of the biggest mistakes, in my opinion, that was decided in the creative process of these characters was the romantic relationship between Black Widow and The Hulk.
Every romance that has played out so far in the MCU has had a time to evolve. Tony Stark and Pepper’s romance has changed and shifted throughout the entire existence of the MCU so far. Now they’re finally about to get married but Thanos showed up. Uh-oh.
The romance between The Hulk and Black Widow was so uncomfortably abrupt they didn’t even reveal that the two characters were going to be in a romantic relationship in the advertising for the film. That’s how unneccessary and terrible it was. And what made it worse was it seemed like the writers were setting up a potential romance between Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff.
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I haven’t seen Avengers: Infinity War in months so imagine my excitement when I bought and watched it last night in the comfort of my house. It’s always interesting watching movies for the first at home on the small screen because it’s different than watching the film in a giant, loud movie theater. The sound may not be as good or the CGI might look terrible. Or maybe the movie isn’t as good as you remembered it to be because there isn’t any IMAX to make the film decent.
Well, I can tell you that it was an amazing experience watching it at home. For months I have watched the Marvel movies such as Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War, Thor: Ragnarok, and Doctor Strange with the excitement that these individual stories all leads to Infinity War. I watched Ant-Man and the Wasp several weeks ago and its constant levity helped tone down that ultra serious tone Infinity War had blanketed over the entire series. But after seeing it again last night I realized just how incredible Infinity War is.
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Marvel has over two dozen superheroes in their reservoir now but remember the time when there only a select few heroes to get excited about? Iron Man was the first hero to be introduced in this franchise, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Captain America was the sixth hero to make his debut. Together they have gone on incredible adventures, saved the world a handful of times, and they have even fought each other when things went sour. Basically they’ve been through a lot. After ten years and ten combined movies Iron Man and Captain America seem to be the elders of the franchise as new faces and heroes make their own first appearances. So today, on this weekly segment of Who’s Your Favorite I’m asking you which of these ridiculously cool characters is your favorite? Here they are.
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When Iron Man came out ten years ago I could’ve never imagined all of the incredible movies and heroes that would spawn from this superhero franchise. Looking back it’s amazing how far this franchise has come and while there are now over two dozen different superheroes to enjoy it’s still good to recognize the characters that made this franchise so awesome in the first place. So, on this week’s segment of Who’s Your Favorite I’m asking you which classic Avenger is the hero that you absolutely love? Here they are. Enjoy!
The Hulk has always been a cool character because he’s such a unique superhero. I mean, he’s a scientist named Bruce Banner who accidentally induced himself with too much gamma radiation and on spurts becomes a giant-green-rage-monster. That’s sounds so awesome…and it is. The Hulk is not only sometimes frightening and intimidating but he’s also quite hilarious as well. I mean, who knew The Hulk loved fire? Lol.
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