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The Premiere of ‘What If…?’ Was Awesome!

The very name of the episode says it all: What If…Captain Carter Was the First Avenger? That alone sounds awesome.

Peggy Carter has always been one of the best characters in the MCU and to see her highlighted in such a powerful way was so much fun. Steve Rogers, still skinny, is made a suit of armor by Howard Stark and together they took on HYDRA together.

Captain Carter (center) and the Howling Commandos in Marvel Studios' WHAT IF…? exclusively on Disney+. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

This premiere episode did it all. It was exhilarating, funny, and in classic The First Avenger fashion, heartbreaking. When the episode concluded I sat back, looked at the ceiling, and with wet eyes asked a simple question, “Why?”

In short, I had a blast.

I can’t wait to see next week’s episode which focuses on What If T’Challa Had Become Star-Lord. That’s sure to be a fun episode but of course it’s bittersweet because we know it’s Chadwick Boseman’s last performance as T’Challa.

I’m also very intrigued to see where else this series takes us storywise and how it could potentially connect to the MCU as a whole.

And just think, with the start of What If…? we’re literally only three weeks away from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Isn’t that incredible?!

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.

‘Mission: Impossible 7’ Is Shaping Up to Be a Compelling Sequel

Two years ago I was lucky enough to see the best action film ever made. Yes, I said it! That movie was Mission: Impossible-Fallout.

I’ve seen a lot of action movies over the years but none had ever been as exhilarating as this movie. With suspenseful storytelling literally from beginning to end, Fallout excelled all of my wildest expectations. Last year I began to research the upcoming Mission: Impossible sequel, waiting for any news about the highly-anticipated seventh installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise. For the last few months, the cast has begun to grow and now even more light has been shed on the upcoming action masterpiece.

In a recent interview, writer/director Christopher McQuarrie obliged that MI 7 will feature not one, not two, but THREE! “obscene” stunts that Tom Cruise will have to perform in this next movie. In fact, he went further to say these stunts made the helicopter stunt in MI-Fallout look like “child’s play.” What?!

That already sounds impressive enough as it is but as we grow closer to filming beginning for the film, the cast has begun to coalesce.

Simon Pegg is returning as Cruise’s loyal compatriot, Benji, and Henry Czerny, who portrayed Eugene Kittridge in the first Mission: Impossible film is also set to return. Ving Rhames’ Luther Stickell is currently questionable to return but the cast isn’t complete yet.

A couple of newcomers to join the cast are Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Mad Max: Fury Road) and Shea Whigham (American Hustle) who will play currently undisclosed roles. But what’s the most exciting and impressive is that it appears this next Mission: Impossible movie will feature women even more prominently than previous installments. Continue reading ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ Is Shaping Up to Be a Compelling Sequel