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Regarding my tastes within the MCU, I juggle a lot of "favorite" movies in my head, but Captain America: The Winter Soldier always comes to mind. Despite it’s weird framing of the CIA as being the better alternative to HYDRA, it’s still a well directed action movie that gives Rogers internal conflict with his core beliefs that organically bleeds into Civil War.
As for my favorite character? Probably Tony Stark. Yes, he's an enormous, anxiety riddled screw up that repeats mistakes that he desperately attempts to avoid and correct. While it could be seen as repetitive arcs for the character, it makes me connect so much with them on a personal level that they continue repeating mistakes, but pushing forward despite it.
- I seriously cannot think of any other reason why Johnson would be advising for this series. It can't be for the science Bruno does in the comics, since it's all genetics and not very high-concept. It's not Lockjaw, if he does appear, since his power is just teleportation, which is easy enough to explain to the audience. It's just speculation and a gut feeling, but I feel like this is it.
- Personally speaking, I very much doubt that Kevin Feige is going to care whether or not he contradicts AGENTS OF SHIELD, since he never worked on that show, unlike AGENT CARTER. So, I would temper your expectations and not think Chloe Bennet will appear as Daisy Johnson with all the development and history from the show.
- Whelp, this news excites me to no end. Taika Waititi being allowed to venture into unexplored parts of Star Wars lore? Maybe even creating his own? Finally not bound by the Skywalker Saga, their characters, and time periods? There is just no end to the possibilities for this movie that I cannot wait to see it come to light.
- Man, I'm sure glad that this is finally officially confirmed so that people can stop questioning it. Including me. Still felt it was odd that neither Marvel Studios or Sam Raimi ever came forward to officially confirm that those talks bore fruit. Can't wait to see what Sam Raimi does with the character of Doctor Strange.
- Fun Fact: Jeff Loveness has also written for Marvel Comics, specifically his critically acclaimed Nova series, focused on the original, Richard Rider. Some of his issues even had the younger heroes involved, which could also be a reason why Marvel Studios hired him and give credence to previous rumors about The Young Avengers being involved in ANT-MAN 3.
- This outcome was entirely expected. It's not like they would have released BLACK WIDOW on streaming for just short-term income, when they could have gain so much more in the long-term. Also, it seems almost too appropriate that THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER was moved to just a few days after Valentine's Day.
- Despite earlier reports that say to the contrary, I can't imagine how these production delays won't affect the MCU timeline and slate in some shape or form. Considering that actor and production schedules were agreed upon in advance. Not to mention juggling when these movies would not be released, while avoiding them from eating one another.
- Obviously, I don't believe that actors have much influence over companies like Disney, but it is indicative of people's impatience. It would could actually be different if Scarlett Johansson expressed this same desire considering she's the star, but more importantly, one of the producers for the movie.
- Personally, wish it was a bit higher of a cut for the other executives, but it's nice to see Iger giving up his entire salary. So, that's good at least. However, this also seems to indicate that they aren't going to just dump all their blockbuster movies onto streaming for a quick buck either and are willing to hang on until this is over.
- Honestly, as Jenkins herself says, she really dodged a bullet that could have stalled or outright halted her career as a director. Having the confidence to amicably part ways with Marvel Studios has done nothing but benefit her career. But, it was also an important lesson for Marvel Studios to give more freedom and control to their directors; hence the new more comedic and improvisational tone.
- Personally speaking, I think Chloé Zhao is a likely candidate to be picked by Marvel Studios to direct the next Avengers movie. She now has experience directing an ensemble cast and blockbuster, along with production going smoothly. She's also garnered praise from Bong Joon-ho, director of 'Parasite', calling her one of 20 emerging directors who will be pivotal to the next 20 years of film.
- No, before you think it, they aren't just going to put this on their streaming service. First, not everyone can see it, since Disney+ isn't even available in half the markets yet, and second, they're not going to upload a $140M+ budget movie onto their streaming service after having a year long theatrical movie campaign for it.
- I'm just glad we might see Carol's best friend adapted into the MCU. Would be great to see Carol have a circle of friends that don't include just Monica since, in the MCU, Carol helped raise Monica since she was a toddler. Kinda complicates that relationship, since it's more familial than a normal friendship.
- I'm personally biased. Marvel Zombies is one of my favorite limited runs by Marvel Comics. It's both sad, introspective, horrifying, and pretty funny. I'd love nothing more than to see this world adapted, even for a small sequence, onto the big screen with Strange fighting for his life against a hoard of zombified superheroes.
- I could see MODOK being the villain in 'Ant-Man 3' since 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' revolved around everyone attempting to steal Hank Pym's laboratory and quantum technology. Sonny Burch even mentions having arranged buyers for the lab. So, it's possible one of those buyers could have been a revived AIM, especially since their whole M.O. in the comics was stealing technology.