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Besides Miles Morales, Who’s My Favorite Spider-Person in ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’?

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is one of the best movies I have ever seen. Days after watching the film for the first time I’m still buzzing with happiness about the movie. I’ve already written two reviews but now I want to delve into the details of the film.

One of the things that I loved about the movie was the inclusion of the several versions of Peter Parker. There was Peni Parker, an anime-style Spider-Man who originated from the year 3145 and had a robot powered by a radioactive spider. There was Peter Porker, a Looney-Tune-esque talking pig that worked for the Daily Bugle and kicked butt. Gwen Stacy is the female version of the classic Peter Parker. She plays drums in a band, she’s not into having friends, but she’s totally awesome at saving the world. There’s Spider-Man Noir, a crime-fighting detective from the 1930s’ who likes to fight Nazis. And finally, there’s older Peter Parker, a mentally beat-down, fatter version of the classic Peter Parker who has faced more than the obstacles of bad guys, he has faced the trials of life and it has left him in a rut.

All of these individual Spider-People are interesting enough to have their own movie, and yet they were all introduced in this film, making it that much more fun to watch.

Of these five Spider-People, however, who is my favorite?

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Throwback Friday: The MCU’s Phase 4 Needs To Bring These Twelve Characters To Life

With Captain Marvel coming out today Phase 4 of the MCU is drawing closer and closer. So for this week’s Throwback Friday I’m listing twelve characters that would be fantastic in upcoming Marvel movies. Enjoy!

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been around for ten years and it doesn’t look like the franchise is coming to an end anytime soon. With Avengers: Endgame about to bring a conclusion to a 22-movie storyline, a new journey is going to begin and that means new heroes will have to arrive to save the day. But who will those new heroes be? I’m not going to pretend that I’m an expert on Marvel characters (I am not) but I have done some research and discovered some very cool characters that could be central pieces to this evolving story. So, here are the characters I would love to see debut in the upcoming Phase 4 of the MCU.

1. Hawkeye (Kate Bishop)

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The older Avengers’ reign is coming to an end (quickly) and that means we need new heroes to take their place. With Spider-Man’s debut in Captain America: Civil War the idea of the Young Avengers coming to fruition could easily become something very special and Kate Bishop/Hawkeye is a perfect candidate for that youthful organization.

It’s also perfect because her storyline is simple. She grew up idolizing Hawkeye (he was her favorite Avenger) and decided when she got old enough to follow his footsteps as a bow-wielding superhero. Sounds great if you ask me.

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Throwback Friday: My ‘Black Panther’ Experience

This past Tuesday Black Panther became the first superhero movie to get Oscar-nominated for Best Picture and so, to celebrate that incredible historic moment, I’m looking back to the day I watched Black Panther for the first time. Enjoy! 🙂

Guess what?! I’ve seen Black Panther and spoiler alert, it’s magnificently, wonderfully, incredibly, awesome! I knew this movie was going to be good but boy, I wasn’t expecting it to be this amazing. From the first scene all the way to the last this movie had me beaming with pure joy and pride as I watched this film. I’m telling you, I’ve never been more proud to be a woman of color. This movie is literally a dream come true. To see so many powerful, smart black women and men was just…in a word, glorious. And that’s not the only reason why this movie was so enjoyable. The story was impeccably told, the visuals were jaw-dropping and captivating, the action, oh my goodness, the action was mindbogglingly epic, the outfits were gorgeously designed, and the characters were magnificent.

Marvel has clearly sent a message to the world with this movie and, I hate to say it, but it made Wonder Woman (another historic superhero movie) look like a joke in comparison. Black Panther was everything I wanted it to be…and more.

I also enjoyed the trailers before the film immensely as well. There was Tomb Raider which I have to admit, it looked kind of good, Ant-Man and the Wasp was a fun trailer in IMAX, Solo: A Star Wars Story was, of course, wonderful to see, but the surprise of the day was the Venom teaser.

I have no knowledge of Venom other than he’s the scary version of Spider-Man but I do have knowledge of movie trailers and this teaser practically screamed interestingly awesome. Another thing that excited me is seeing Tom Hardy. He’s one of my favorite actors and so seeing him in a movie kind of solidifies a movie’s chances of being good. It was also a really good teaser because it didn’t share anything and that’s always exciting.

(Present day: It’s a shame because Venom didn’t turn out to be as amazing as it seemed.)

All in all, this has been a Marvel-ous Friday and I couldn’t be happier.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day. Wakanda Forever! (That’s something that’s said in the movie and it is totally awesome!) 🙂

The MCU’s Phase 4 Needs To Bring These Twelve Characters To Life

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been around for ten years and it doesn’t look like the franchise is coming to an end anytime soon. With Avengers 4 about to bring a conclusion to a 22-movie storyline, a new journey is about to begin and that means new heroes will have to arrive to save the day. But who will those new heroes be? I’m not going to pretend that I’m an expert on Marvel characters (I am not) but I have done some research and discovered some very cool characters that could be central pieces to this evolving story. So, here are the characters I would love to see debut in the upcoming Phase 4 of the MCU.

1. Hawkeye (Kate Bishop)

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The older Avengers’ reign is coming to an end (quickly) and that means we need new heroes to take their place. With Spider-Man’s debut in Captain America: Civil War the idea of the Young Avengers coming to fruition could easily become something very special and Kate Bishop/Hawkeye is a perfect candidate for that youthful organization.

It’s also perfect because her storyline is simple. She grew up idolizing Hawkeye (he was her favorite Avenger) and decided when she got old enough to follow his footsteps as a bow-wielding superhero. Sounds great if you ask me.

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Phase 4 of the MCU Needs To Introduce Blade to the MCU

Before there was Black Panther there was Blade. Twenty years ago Blade entered theaters, becoming the first black superhero to have his own film. But because it was ten years too early it pretty much was forgotten, lost to a breed of Marvel films that are practically ancient in comparison with today’s MCU movies.

But, with the booming success of Black Panther this year, it proves that we need more black heroes to take the lead with these awesome movies. And what more awesome character to introduce to this upcoming phase of the MCU other than Blade.

What got me thinking about this was a certain episode of the animated series Avengers Assemble: Secret Wars on Disney XD. It was an episode featuring Hawkeye and he had to fend off a character I had never heard of in the MCU, Dracula. I was blown away. Dracula was a Marvel villain?! What?!

I went to see who Dracula’s archnemesis was and when I found out it was Blade all lightbulbs went off in my head.

And then I went to see who Blade has been affiliated with in the comics and two of the characters he has connections with are, get this, Doctor Strange (yeah!) and Spider-Man. Oh my goodness, could get this any better?

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Yes! There’s Going To Be A ‘Doctor Strange 2’

If you were like me, wondering whether there was going to be a Doctor Strange sequel or not, well wonder no more for Kevin Feige has announced that there will indeed be a Doctor Strange 2 and I couldn’t be more excited. Doctor Strange was already an amazing character in his feature film and he utterly stole the show in Infinity War. And then he disintegrated. (Boo.) The question that I suddenly began asking myself was whether he would return or not. It seemed inevitable that he would but with Benedict Cumberbatch seeming to not know where he stood in the MCU anymore I was honestly starting to get nervous. Was my favorite Marvel superhero honestly not coming back? Well, I’m glad to hear that he will be returning for a new film in the upcoming years and I couldn’t be more pumped.

The creators behind Doctor Strange have already said they figured out who the primary villain for a sequel would be and that would be the classic Doctor Strange antagonist, Nightmare.

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Nightmare is a demon who torments humans in their sleep, taking them into his Nightmare world within the Dream Dimension and feeding off their psychic energies. That sounds…scary. The simple concept of Nightmare could easily make Doctor Strange 2 the scariest and most disturbing entry in the MCU and could prove to be very interesting indeed.

Mordo is also still out there wreaking havoc on the sorcerer world which could lead to an interesting storyline as well. I’d love to see a Mordo/Doctor Strange showdown happen at least once during the movie.

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I’d also love to see the debut of Clea who is a very important character in the Doctor Strange comics. She is the Sorcerer Supreme of the Dark Dimension and she ends up befriending Doctor Strange. Long story short Doctor Strange and Clea end up becoming a dynamic duo/lovers which would be an interesting plot to Strange’s story. He’s, at the moment, one of the few major heroes in the MCU to not have a romantic partner and wouldn’t it be awesome to see his eventual girlfriend as this equally powerful sorcerer of the darkness? Sounds awesome to me.

All in all, I can’t wait to hear more news about Doctor Strange 2 and I can’t wait to see him return in Avengers: End Game (yeah, I think that’s the official name) next year.

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