A Digital Spy interview with Tom Hiddelston has opened up a small hope for the new post-Lucas Star Wars universe. The actor said he would consider being in the new Star Wars flicks depending on the script and if he was asked of course.
“I’m a huge fan, especially of the first three. Absolutely, yeah. It would depend on the story and the character and things. But I don’t know, maybe people would associate me too closely with Loki—I hope not.”
I believe the only proper response to this is as follows:
HELL AND YES!!!
Now the chance of this actually happening is like 2.36754% but that should be enough for us to hold onto hope that Loki will wield a lightsaber.
So if you are really engrossed in this year’s AVX series then you are going to hate me for the spoiler but you should really be mad at Marvel for having this series be as useless as it is cause they apparently can’t even pick an original character to die properly. So here we are….the biiiiig death.
Yep. Professor X is biting the bullet. Now if you are having the reaction of “Wait. Hasn’t he died literally like 14 times?”, then you are having the exact reaction you should. Because of all the characters in this massive clusterf*** of an “event” to die why on God’s green Earth would you pick a guy that has died only a few less times than Jean Grey? I gave up on the series months ago and can say now truly that I am glad I did.
R.I.P. Charles Xavier…..
…..until next year sometime when you inevitably come back somehow.
The first three issues of Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers will connect to make one giant splash scene which is great since the team is large enough to almost be it’s own football team. Seriously, it’s like a Where’s Waldo? of superhero teams. I bet if you actually look hard enough you will find Carmen Sandiego or Jimmy Hoffa hiding around in there somewhere.
Here is a new deleted scene from the upcoming release of The Avengers on Blu-Ray and DVD. It changes not only the opening but the entire feel of the film altogether. Now I may be in the minority but I really like this scene. Don’t get me wrong, I love the movie and like the opening we got in theaters but this seems to add much more weight to the final battle especially seeing this as the film opens you really get a grasp of how large the fight will be. I think it give Cobie Smulders a great scene and shows that Maria Hill is not just Nick Fury’s “yes” woman.
What do you think? Does this scene add or take away from the movie? Would it have taken away some of the lighthearted feeling during some of the movie?
Today Marvel announced that The Avengers 2 will release in theaters on May 1, 2015. So we just have to be patient for about 2 1/2 more years. This was the next logical move for Marvel who locked up Joss Whedon to write and direct the sequel last week.
For me I have to think that after Avengers 2 opens up Marvel is going to have some serious thinking to do because Robert Downey Jr. has been saying that even he doesn’t know where to go after Iron Man 3 so it seems to me that they could convince him to do Avengers 2 but after that it’s anybody’s guess.
The Avengers 2 will close out Marvel’s “Phase 2” and the releases have now all been announced:
Iron Man 3- May 3, 2013
Thor: The Dark World- November 8, 2013
Captain America: The Winter Soldier- April 4, 2014
Guardian of the Galaxy- August 1, 2014
The Avengers 2- May 1, 2015
Yeah so I feel like crap so here is a quick, condensed version of this weeks Pull List. It was a good week with Ozymandias being the best title in the Before Watchmen set right behind Minutemen, Earth 2 has a new Green Lantern (which is technically the first one here) and Adam (Prince?) realizing there may be more to his life than being a woodsman. Yeah, a woodsman.
Action Comics #11- 8/10
Detective Comics #11- 6.5/10
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1- 9/10
Earth 2 #3- 8.5/10
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #1- 9/10
AVX #7- 6/10
Can’t go weak next time. Massive week! Walking Dead #100, Batman #11 (Owls Finale!), Swamp Thing, Spider-Men and more.
I’ll do better next go round.
I know I am a couple of days late with this but I was too busy playing Vita and celebrating Amuurica to really care.
In what appears to be Marvel’s response to DC’s New 52 initiative they are rebooting (wait they don’t want to call it that) um… reimagining (no that would suggest imagination was used for this)….oh hell they are just starting some sh** over again and using the completely flacid AVX series as the conduit.
Starting in October will be “Marvel Now!” which will see a new starting point for some of their series in the wake of AVX. See, it’s like New 52, just with none of the risk that DC took in rebooting their entire universe. You have to wonder with Marvel having so many titles and universes going on if they would have the balls to just scrap it all and start fresh but seeing as how they don’t want to be compared to DC in any way this is what we are getting.
Some of the new titles include:
*”Avengers” by Hickman and Opena.
*”Uncanny Avengers” by Remender and Cassaday
* “All New X-Men” by Brian Michael Bendis
I will be honest I will probably read Bendis’ X-Men just because he normally gives the reader some quality stuff. Beyond that Marvel has a lot of work to do to make me invest in their universe(s) again.
The Walking Dead #99
Rick and the rest of the community begin to deal with Abraham’s death. This affects everyone in different ways with Rick wanting to see if Hilltop can provide any assistance and many of the residents wanting to leave the group altogether. Kirkman must have something big and bloody planned for next month’s milestone #100 with the setup that you have felt coming in the whole “Something to Fear” storyline. Let’s just go ahead and get the death pool up and running.
Before Watchmen: Comedian #1
This was one of the Before Watchmen books that I was worried about the most. I wasn’t sure if they would try to humanize one of the most famous assholes in comic history. Brian Azzarello has walked a good line with this first issue showing Edward’s relationship with the Kennedy family (including quite the favor done for Jackie) while showing that he was a tool of the government that is good at killing. Minutemen is still the shining gem so far but this was a very good start.
Ok now this is a little more what I expected. Not saying this was a great issue but to me things at least seem to be moving along at a brisker pace. I know, I know, I have been giving this series a hard time and for good reason but I am surprised that I didn’t feel a headache coming on after reading this issue. The Phoenix Five are remaking Earth into Utopia and The Avengers still have a problem with it (douches) and decide to kidnap Hope which, durr, pisses off Cyclops and that may not be a good thing seeing as he is almost a God now.
Score: 7.5/10 (a strong 7.5, I couldn’t justify an 8)
Spider-Men #1 (of 5)
Had to wait a week to pick this one up and it is a great read. Peter monologues about how much he love NYC while stopping thieves (you know Spidey stuff) when he notices a mysterious light that leads him to Mysterio who appears to have found a way to merge Peter’s universe with the Ultimate universe. And this being a comic Peter crosses over which will be somewhat of a problem since, you know, he’s dead in the Ultimate universe. I loved the final panel with Peter and Miles happening upon each other. Pick this up.
Winter Soldier #7
Two months have passed since last issue and Leo, Bucky’s old protege, has now killed five people with Bucky and Black Widow always a few steps behind him. After Leo kidnaps a Russian professor there is a great fight in an RV of all things and Bucky finally learns what Leo has been after the whole time. The series started off strong and hit a little lull at the end of the first storyline but so far I am liking the first two parts of this new story. Great action.
Now that the Night of the Owls is over (at least on Nightwing’s end) we get back to Dick being wanted for double homicide. Can’t forget about that even if you do have a massive attack and murders on city leaders going on. Nightwing investigates and leads him to Paragon, a new baddie with a cult following that is aiming to end our hero. Also adding to Dick’s dilemma is that he wants to reopen a historic piece of old Gotham and chooses to get help from Tony Zucco’s daughter seeing as she runs the biggest bank in Gotham. Life of a superhero. Kicking ass and negotiating mortgage rates.
Oh Selina, just when you seem to want to be bad you always find a good cause to latch onto. Someone is abducting hookers and street rats and Selina is determined to track them down even if it means alienating everyone that has been trying to help her these past few months. On a side note, I really wish they would drop the Alvarez character all together. He reminds me of Benjamin Bratt from the Catwoman “movie”. And I really do not like thinking of that while I am trying the enjoy a comic.
The Shadow #3
Lamont and Margo meet up and wait for Kondo’s assassination attempt at a lovely restaurant. The Shadow gets the drop on the hit men and proceeds to pull off a headshot clinic. He finds Kondo’s hideout but only finds a lot of pissed off Nazi’s and you guessed it, obliterates them with a tommy gun. Look, it’s Garth Ennis, he can get a little long winded but he makes up with it with plenty of bloody action.
That about sums it up.
Alana and Marko work on their small relationship problem from last issue but the real meat of this issue is when The Will decides to fly to Sextillion for a little naughty R&R and things get weird. Like weird weird. Quick. There is a very satisfying death that makes you cringe a bit also. This is one of the most unique comics out there and you should give it a try.
That was a big week if I do say so myself.
Dick faces off against his great-grandfather, the greatest of all Talons, while we learn how the name Grayson came to be and how Haly’s Circus has been involved with his family for generations. This team has done a great job showing that Dick may be Bruce’s protege but he may end up being the better of them both.
Catwoman and Spark fight a disgraced Talon who is out to kill Penguin. It is really great how every writer is seamlessly weaving Night of the Owls into their existing stories. And Penguin has quite a great moment as well.
Justice League #9
Batman, Supes and Cyborg handle a riot at Arkham as Col. Graves is taken by a new villain and tortures him into giving up all his secrets about the Justice League. Glad to see Jim Lee back with a full issue.
Alana makes a deal with one of the Horrors to save Marko’s life as Prince Robot interrogates a prisoner to find out where the new family is trying to escape to. Perfectly trippy.
Winter Soldier #5
Bucky, Black Widow and Doom make their way to Lucia’s bunker to stop her from launching Latveria’s nukes. How many times do you get to see Doom fight gorillas with machine guns? I’m guessing not very often so just enjoy it.
Logan finds Hope and gives her a chance to prove that she can harness the power of the Phoenix. As they land on the moon both the Avengers and X-Men show up to complicate things again as the Phoenix arrives. Better than the last few but not great.
Next week I will be going through and dropping some titles that have been consistently disappointing. If anyone has any new title to pick up that they believe I would enjoy please let me know.
Mass Effect? Max Payne 3? Skyrim? The Witcher 2?
F all those games!!
Marvel keeps the hits coming with The Avengers video game. Go on and watch, you know you want it.