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My Five Favorite Marvel Sidekicks

While there are nearly two dozen superheroes saving the world time and time again in the MCU from life threatening villains sometimes they need help from their not-so-super, or sometimes kind of super, sidekicks to get the job done. So, in honor of these lesser advertised heroes, I’m dedicating a post to these characters who have brought me so much joy over the years.

5. Heimdall

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I remember when I watched Thor: Ragnarok for the first time Heimdall was my favorite character from Thor’s world after seeing the movie. His eyes were strange and he was so cool looking as he stood as guard of the Bifrost (I think that’s what he was guarding.) Throughout the Thor franchise his awesome never particularly dwindled and his involvement in Thor: Ragnarok only helped increase his coolness. Unfortunately he was killed at the very beginning of Avengers: Infinity War so it’s a good chance we’ll never see him again but he was definitely an awesome compatriot of Thor’s while he lasted.

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Have You Seen The Trailer for ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse’?

Spider-Man is arguably Marvel’s most prominent and recognized character in the comic world. Before I ever knew about Batman or Superman or Wonder Woman, etc, I knew who Spider Man was through this cartoon I used to watch all of the time as a child. It used to be one of my favorite pastimes as I watched Peter Parker fighting bad guys like the Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus (he’s my favorite Spider-Man villain) and saving his girlfriend, Mary Jane, from the vile clutches of the villains. Since then, however, I haven’t really been a huge Spider-Man fan simply because the movies weren’t that great. I wasn’t old enough to watch the first major Spider-Man movies starring Toby Macguire. I saw The Amazing Spider-Man 2 starring Andrew Garfield at a movie theaters. Didn’t like it. It took until 2016’s Captain America: Civil War to make me a Spider-Man fan again as Tom Holland’s perfect rendition of the character was brought to life. Since then I have become super interested in the teenage superhero again and now, with Sony providing us a look at another Spider-Man phenom who goes by the name of Miles Morales, I was super interested in seeing the trailer for this new movie. Here it is.

First off, I LOVE this animation. When I heard Sony was making another Spider-Man movie I didn’t know whether to be excited or confused. Wasn’t there already a story involving Spider-Man being told through the MCU? After seeing this trailer I am now beyond intrigued about this film for several reasons. One, like I said before, is because of the animation. When I think of an animated film I usually imagine something on par with Pixar’s design of animated movies or something a little more cartoony like Scooby-Doo but the animation for this film is 100% rad. It feels like the movie is catering to adults and children at the same time, for the animation feels like something I could see on Adult Swim, and yet the content of the film is of course very family friendly.

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Jake Gyllenhaal Joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe

While the old era of the MCU is coming to an end a new era is arising and with it comes new characters and new villains to be explored. It was recently announced that the famed actor, Jake Gyllenhaal will be joining the MCU family as the new villain set to appear in Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 next summer. He will play the villainous role of Mysterio which, after reading up on the character, excites me a lot and perfectly matches with the story at hand considering Mysterio, in the comics, teamed up with The Tinkerer who has already made his debut in Spider-Man: Homecoming. 

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He also, in the comics, pretended to be Spider-Man and framed him for robberies and other horrible deeds like that. That could prove to be a tough obstacle for Peter Parker and definitely sounds like a greater challenge than he faced last time against The Vulture. I can’t wait to see the MCU version of this character and what he’ll mean to the story moving forward.

Does this news excite you as well and what other Spider-Man villains would you like to make an appearance in the MCU? I’d love to hear your opinions in the comments below.

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

The Five Saddest Deaths in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Avengers: Infinity War was the first Marvel movie to add real stakes for the heroes and finally provide us some shocking moments that made the wait for this film totally worth it and with so many of our favorite heroes dying I’m here to share with you which deaths struck my heartstrings the most. Enjoy!

5. Doctor Strange

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Doctor Strange was so cool in this movie. In fact, he was perfect for the film and so when Thanos snapped his fingers and half of all life in the galaxy came to a startling end I was devastated to see Doctor Strange become one of that massive number. To think that we would have to watch Avengers 4 unfold without him, at least for a time was a real heartbreaker for me. I can’t wait until he’s revived so I can enjoy him again.

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The Top Ten Scenes in Marvel

In the past ten years Marvel Studios has presented seventeen! movies, all with their own style, own stories, and there have been countless incredible scenes between them all. Today I’m going to share with you my ten favorite scenes that have come from the movies that have spanned nearly half my lifetime. Enjoy!

10. Vision Comes To Life (Avengers: Age of Ultron)

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Avengers: Age of Ultron wasn’t one of the best Marvel movies but it had one of the greatest surprises for me; Vision. One of my favorite things in a movie is a surprise you don’t see coming and I definitely didn’t see this coming. I remember watching the movie and as Thor electrified the case holding Ultron’s experiment robot with lightning he was residing in I was waiting to see what would happen. When Vision popped out of that container not as a villain but rather as an ally I was shocked.

And then…he grabbed Thor’s hammer and handed it to him! Mind blown! I was utterly stunned. Who was this remarkably powerful superhero that I had no idea about? And he had Jarvis’s voice! It was profoundly one of the greatest surprises I have ever seen in a movie and it’s why this is one of my favorite scenes.

9. The ‘Doctor Strange’ Ending

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Doctor Strange was filled with mind bending visuals, hilarious moments, and great action scenes but my favorite part of the movie is literally the quietest moment of the film. Doctor Strange has helped save the world, he hasn’t officially taken the role of the Ancient One but he now stands guard over the New York Sanctum, and it’s just a really silent moment as he realizes the responsibility he now has. The cinematography is beautiful, the music is special, and as the camera zooms out and you see the Sanctum against the backdrop of New York I always get chills. And now, after Avengers: Infinity War, this scene is all the more magical as we now know what takes place in Doctor Strange’s journey a couple of years down the road and that’s an exciting realization.

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Who’s The Most Fashionable Marvel Hero?

A couple of days ago I wrote a post ranking the styles of Marvel’s finest, kickbutt heroines in the MCU and now it’s time to turn the lenses on the men of the franchise. Enjoy!

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Thor has never, up to this point, been one of the most fashionable heroes but Thor: Ragnarok has changed that narrative by providing him a brand new, much more awesome look. He also has a pretty cool suit as well which has seemed to got cooler looking through the years.

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This is the God of Thunder I’m talking about. That red cape can be seen from a mile away and it impeccably represents his heroism as he flies across the sky destroying his foes and looking quite heroic while being that incredible hero everybody loves so much.

7. Star-Lord

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Star-Lord isn’t one of the most stylish people in the galaxy but he has quite the fashion sense when it comes to his clothes. The ravager coat, the dark brown pants, the expressive alien text shirt, it all perfectly matches the cool 80s’ centric personality of Peter Quill.

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I mean, look at this outfit. If that isn’t nice looking I don’t know what is.

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My Ten Favorite Marvel Superheroes

A little over a month ago I wrote a post about my ten favorite superheroes and in that post, I had a list of my favorite Marvel and DC Comics heroes but after Avengers: Infinity War it’s time to reduce that list to only Marvel heroes and make some updates. Enjoy!

10. Bucky

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Okay, I didn’t even realize how much I liked Bucky until I saw him in the end-credits scene in Black Panther. I got giddily excited seeing him and that’s saying something. Throughout the films he has been in he has slowly begun to grow on me and now I can honestly say he is one of my favorite superheroes. Now was his return to Infinity War as grand as I imagined? Not really. But he still had plenty of time to be awesome and sometimes that’s all you need.

9. Scarlet Witch

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I knew Scarlet Witch was powerful but I didn’t know she was that powerful?! Every time I see her again she keeps evolving and her power becomes all the more impressive and Infinity War definitely highlighted that evolution more than once. Don’t mess with Scarlet Witch because she is clearly no joke.

8. Black Widow

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Black Widow is awesome, pure and simple, and the first scene that introduces her to Infinity War is clear proof of that. I love how far she’s come and how important of a member of the Avengers she has risen to because I remember when she was just the only female Avenger who has treated more like eye candy for the film rather than a hero just as vital to the superhero team as Captain America or Iron Man. Now that is not the case and I LOVE IT! Did I mention Black Widow is awesome? 🙂

7. Captain America

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The first time I was really introduced to Captain America was in The Avengers and I have to admit, I didn’t like him very much. He was too serious, his suit was awful, and he just didn’t fit into the team to me. I hadn’t seen the first Captain America film and so I didn’t really understand where he was coming from in The Avengers film. And then after The Winter Soldier, I seriously warmed up to the shield-bearing hero. He was a good man, he was benevolent, and he stood up for his beliefs in a heroic way. I loved Captain America after that film and my fondness for the hero has only grown since.

I love the new and improved Captain America and I was so glad to see him return to the fight as he prepared his troops (the other Avengers) for battle. Go Cap!

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