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Marvel Casts Jonathan Majors As Kang The Conqueror In Ant-Man 3

Reported by Deadline earlier today was the news that Jonathan Majors would be playing the role of Kang The Conqueror in the third Ant-man film. Majors is currently starring in the HBO series Lovecraft Country as Atticus Freeman and has starred in other great works such as Da 5 Bloods and critically acclaimed indie film The Last Black Man In San Francisco.

Kang The Conqueror is actually the perfect direction for the MCU to go in regards to villains as his whole origin revolves around time travel which is becoming a bigger and bigger part of the MCU and he’s sure to be a very interesting addition to the MCU. First appearing in comics in 1964 Kang The Conqueror or Nathaniel Richards is a time traveling super villain who is traditionally an Avengers villain. There have been many versions of Kang in the comics with a few of them even being heroes rather than villains such as Iron Lad, Immortus and Rama-Tut but there is no telling yet which version Jonathan Majors will be depicting.

In my opinion I believe they are bringing Kang in now to help introduce The Young Avengers which included one of Kangs alter egos Iron Lad, some also think that Kang may be a distant relative of Reed Richards which could possibly bring the Fantastic Four into the fold somehow.

Regardless of which direction Marvel is planning to go with the character I think they did a great job with casting here and can’t wait to see how it all turns out…Kang is an underrated villain in my opinion and I’m glad to see him getting the focus he deserves.

What are your thoughts?

Are you excited to see Kang The Conqueror on the big screen or do you think they could have used a better villain?

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Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys Season 2 Episodes 1 – 3 An Honest Review (Spoilers)

The first season of The Boys was pretty great in my opinion and they got to the action right away and kept it a steady pace throughout the entire 1st season. The end of the 1st season left off with Butcher(Karl Urban) finding out that his wife and Homelander(Anthony Starr) had a child together and he’s also framed for the murder of Stillwell(Elisabeth Shue), leaving fans wanting more and wondering where things were headed.

The Boys is probably the first time I’ve ever watched the show before reading the comics in regards to comic book adaptations but I am a huge fan of Garth Ennis so I did catch up on the comics in between seasons and seeing there are lots of differences I’m not totally worried about knowing everything that’s going to happen ahead of time.

The 2nd season starts off with Butcher being dropped and waking up in a parking lot in Fort Worth, Indiana and then switches over to Hughie and the rest of the boys to show what a dire situation they are in all while being the most wanted criminals in the country. Switching over to the Supers point of view the show then gives us a peak at a new recruit wanting to replace Lamplighter in the 7, Homlander’s interaction with this new recruit gives us a peak into the fact that he’s not hiding his psycho side quite as well anymore as he bursts the guy’s eardrums with no worries about what anyone thought about it, this season also introduces a power struggle of sorts between Homelander and the CEO of Vought International Stan Edgar, I actually really liked this and thought it added a system of checks and balances of sort for the supers.

The show also starts making a big deal of Super Terrorists or Super Villains but as far as I can remember they only introduced two of them and the first one gets killed by Noir Black like 5 seconds after he’s introduced. The other “Super Terrorist” we see is actually Kimiko’s little brother and the show starts making a pretty big deal of him, even hinting at one point that he’s the key to taking down Vought, about 5 seconds before the deputy director of the CIA’s head blows up right in front of Hughie and the boys but then he dies a few episodes later and I am still left wondering why they put such an importance on him, With only 3 episodes out so far I guess there could be more to this story.

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We are also introduced to a new member of the 7 named Stormfront who has electricity based powers and plays the part of the cool edgy chick, except I thought it seemed a bit forced…sort of like when someone in high school tries to act cool for their friends and you can tell it’s not really how they are…the character is cool and all, I just don’t think the actress playing her is doing her justice but like I said only 3 episodes so far, perhaps she’s supposed to come across this way.

Overall I thought they moved the plot along nicely this season and that there were some really cool parts, like the whale part…you know you loved it too. I for one can’t wait to see more episodes, I actually have no clue if this was the complete 2nd season or if they have more episodes on the way but either way there is a 3rd season coming at some point and I can’t wait…I give it a solid 8 out of 10 and would suggest it to anyone…a great show!

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An Honest Review Of Lucifer Season 5 (Spoilers)

Based on the character from the Neil Gaiman Sandman comics who would later go on to be featured in his own spin-off comic book series Lucifer follows the exploits of Lucifer Morningstar, a night club owner,playboy and well…the devil himself.

The first 4 seasons were decent but they were done when Fox was running the show and I always kind of felt they couldn’t really bring the comic book character totally to life on a channel like Fox and although I did enjoy the first 4 seasons they were never able to make the show as dark as it should have been in my opinion.

With Netflix buying the rights for the 5th season and seemingly a 6th as well by the looks of it, I was hoping and expecting for the tone of the show to change a bit and be a bit more mature on the streaming service as many Netflix series are known for the dark and gritty tones they take on…but I have to say as far as that part of it goes I was pretty disappointed, besides a single gratuitous ass shot of Lucifer nothing about the show has really changed at all and it very well could have been Fox that released this 5th season because there is no notable difference.

That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy the newest season, like I said before, I did enjoy the first 4 seasons and the show isn’t horrible for sticking with that formula.The season starts with Lucifer back in Hell and brings a new interesting story arc to the show but that only lasts like 2 episodes and then everything is basically back to how it was before that…making his trip to Hell pretty much pointless to the outcome of the show or any storylines within.

I did enjoy the addition of Lucifer’s twin brother Michael but don’t feel that the show has done everything it could with what could be a great dynamic between brothers and the perfect juxtaposition of good and evil, overall that story arc has been a bit underwhelming.

Overall I did enjoy the newest season but mostly just as a time waster and not so much as a show I sunk myself into and really cared about all that much. They started out numerous different new stories and dilemmas for pretty much every major character but the problem is they never brought any of those to fruition and the end of the season just left us hanging on every single story arc…Lucifer’s powers come and go with no real explanation…Detective Douche finds out Lucifer is really the devil and that’s about as far as that got…the season just felt unfinished to me but like I said I did enjoy watching it…I’d give it a 6 out of 10 but really hope to see better next season as the cliffhanger with god really left me wanting to see what happens next.

What are your thoughts?

Did you like the new season or were you hoping for more when Netflix took over?

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Actor Chadwick Boseman Dies At Age 43 After 4 Year Battle With Colon Cancer

Perhaps best known for his role as Black Panther in the MCU Chadwick Boseman has lost a 4 year battle with colon cancer and passed away earlier today according to a representative. diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer back in 2016 the actor has been battling it ever since.

Despite his illness he had still been getting out there and giving great performances, not just in the MCU but he also was terrific on Saturday Night Live as well as his other films such as Da 5 Bloods, Marshall and Gods of Egypt and many others, he did all of this while going through chemotherapy treatments and surgeries, he was a very talented actor and by all appearances a great human being as well…the world lost a good one today and my condolences go out to his family.

He passed away at home surrounded by family and loved ones and the family has expressed a wish for everyone to respect their privacy during this tough time…so please respect their privacy.

DC FanDome Is Live Today and Here’s The Scheduled Events

Being stuck at home like so many of us have been can lead to way too much downtime for some but for comic book fans and gamers there will be something to sink their time into for the next 24 hours or so with the live feed of DC FanDome, where they will share details on lots of different comic book titles and gaming news.

24 hours is a lot of time to fill with content and DC isn’t disappointing fans, here’s the scheduled events that start this morning and run for 24 hours.

All time are Eastern Standard Time

Wonder Woman 1984 Panel (1:00 – 1:25 pm)

An in depth look at the upcoming Wonder Woman film will give fans even more to look forward to in the sequel to the very successful Wonder Woman film featuring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine.

Warner Bros. Games Montreal Announcement (1:25 – 1:45 pm)

A peak into what the Montreal branch of WB Games will be up to in the following year.

The Sandman Universe: Enter the Dreaming (1:45 – 2:15 pm)

Seeing I thought the Sandman books were done for good this one really has my attention as I want to see what they have in store for Neil Gaiman’s best story

Multiverse 101 (2:15 – 2:45 pm)

I’m guessing this is a basic explanation of how the DC multiverse works and is probably much needed as they have so many things coming out revolving around the multiverse that it’ll be good to clear some of it up with fans

Introducing Flash (2:40 – 2:50 pm)

I’m assuming this will be focused on the movie as explaining The Flash’s comic book origins would take longer than 10 minutes but I could be mistaken

Beyond Batman (2:50 – 2:55 pm)

Being only 5 minutes I’m not sure what they can even accomplish regarding Batman info but hey here you go…5 minutes about Batman

The Suicide Squad (2:55 – 3:25 pm)

30 minutes about the team of villains forced to be heroes, seeing they’re taking a fill half hour I’m guessing they have a good amount of news on The Suicide Squad

BAWSE Females of Color Within the DC Universe (3:40 – 4:00 pm)

A look at women of color in comic books and future plans to be more inclusive with their stories, I feel they probably need more than 20 minutes for this one but at least they’re talking about it at all

Legacy of the Bat (4:00 – 4:15 pm)

Not really sure about this one but assuming it’s to do with Batman, I’m actually curious to see what they touch on in this 15 minutes.

Chris Daughtry: Performance (4:20 – 4:30 pm)

10 minutes of Chris Daughtry…Just what no one asked for…

The Joker: Put on a Happy Face (4:30 – 4:35 pm)

15 minutes on the villain that’s the other side of Batman’s coin, anything about the Joker will always grab my interest.

Jim Lee Portfolio Review – DC Super-Villain Fan Art (4:35 – 4:45 pm)

A look at the legendary artist’s work , Jim Lee is one of the best out there and I’m looking forward to this one.

 Surprise DC Comics Panel (4:45 – 5:05 pm)

Like it says, it’s a surprise so we’ll have to wait and see on this one…

 I’m Batman: The Voices Behind the Cowl (5:10 – 5:30 pm)

A behind the scenes look at the people that lend their voices to the animated shows.

 The Snyder Cut of Justice League (5:30 – 5:55 pm)

A much anticipated look at the Zack Snyder version of Justice League, this is probably going to be one of the more popular moments for DC FanDome

The Flash TV Panel (5:54 – 6:09 pm)

A look at the future of the TV series which takes place in the Arrowverse

Black Adam (6:10 – 6:25 pm)

Probably what most people will tune in for DC will be sharing more details about the upcoming Black Adam film

CNN Heroes: Real-Life Heroes in the Age of Coronavirus (6:30 – 6:50 pm)

A tribute to the real life superheroes out there risking their lives to help the rest of us.

Titans TV Panel (6:50 – 7:05 pm)

A look at the future of the TV series, I kind of thought they gave up on this show so I’m really curious about this one.

 Aquaman (7:05 – 7:15 pm)

I’m assuming a look at the upcoming film Aquaman 2 but with only 10 minutes how much can they really share about it…

“Ask Harley Quinn” (7:15 – 7:25 pm)

I’m hoping this is going to Margot Robbie dressed up as Harley answering fans questions because that would be amazing!

 Wonder Woman 80th Celebration (7:20 – 7:25 pm)

With only 5 minutes I’m guessing this is just going to be a quick nod to the fact that Wonder woman debuted 80 years ago

Tomorrow’s Super Heroes with Jim Lee Brought to You By Gold House (7:25 – 7:40 pm)

Not sure about this one but sounds like they’ll probably discuss some upcoming new characters they have planned.

Shazam! (7:40 – 7:50 pm)

Not really sure if this is going to be focused on the films or the comics but either way they’ve got my attention.

Wonder Woman 1984 – The WW84 Cast Play ‘Werewolf 1984’ (7:50 – 8:12 pm)

I have no clue on this one…really no guess at all

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League (8:10 – 8:30 pm)

Whether in a game or the comics I would love to watch this go down…can’t wait for more details

The Batman (8:30 – 9:00 pm)

Some more info on the upcoming film starring Robert Pattinson as Batman…I really do think he’s gonna be awesome in this role and can’t wait to see it!

Are you looking forward to any of today’s events?

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9 Alternate Versions Of Marvel’s Spider-Woman

Spider-Woman has been around in comics since the late 70s and typically you don’t hear a whole lot about her in or outside of comic books these days but with the announcement that Olivia Wilde will be directing a future female led Marvel movie, rumors have started to pop up that it’s most likely going to be a Spider-Woman movie and that left me thinking…well which Spider-Woman are we talking about because there have been quite a few in the comics…So let’s take a look at all the different possibilities of just which character this film might be about. I won’t go over anyone’s complete origins but will try to add pertinent details for each entry.

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Jessica Drew

The original Spider-Woman debuting all the way back in 1977 is Jessica Drew and this is the most likely candidate in my opinion and this is who most people will think of when you say Spider-Woman. Debuting in Marvel Spotlight #32 back in 1977 and created by Marie Severin and Archie Goodwin Jessica Drew got her own 50 issue series shortly after and would continue to pop up in comics throughout the years. Her origin is different from that of her male counterpart and her powers originate from a serum her father gave her when she was gravely ill and the serum contained irradiated spider’s blood. This is my pick for who the movie will be based on.

Julia Carpenter

Known by a few different names in the comics such as Madame Web and Arachne Julia Carpenter started out referred to as the 2nd Spider-Woman and regardless of the fact that she’s usually featured with teams I think she could carry a film on her own. This time around she gained her powers through a mysterious government organization who injected her with spider venom and exotic plant extracts giving her powers very much like Spider-Man’s but with the added ability to create webs from psychokinetic energy. although I’m leaning towards Jessica Drew being the pick Julia Carpenter is certainly a possibility.

Mattie Franklin

A whole different take on spider-woman would be Mattie Franklin as she started out impersonating Spider-Man after he retired and would then go on to be known as the 3rd Spider-Woman. She has a pretty tragic backstory that could make for a powerful movie touching on subjects from date rape to drug abuse it could be a more serious take on the character and is always a possibility I suppose.

Charlotte Witter

This one is a bit unlikely seeing Charlotte was a villain who used the name Spider-Woman but her story could feature all of the Spider Women as her origin has her steal the powers of all of them before her, in the comics she lost the powers and was left in a coma but they could completely change that for a movie if they wanted and perhaps a Marvel movie focused on a villain is just what we all need.

Veranke

Although she was a Skrull impersonating Jessica Drew for a very long period of time and it would be odd for Marvel to introduce the character as an imposter, Veranke’s storyline would fit right in with what Marvel has planned in the next two phases of movies, with the Skrulls seemingly the main focus of the films at this point perhaps this is the Spider-Woman we get?

Mary Jane Watson

There have been multiple versions of Mary Jane who went by the name Spider-Woman, one who was actually a ninja and another featured in The Exiles comics which focus heavily on the concept of multiple universes/realities. I think if they focused on Mary Jane they could bring more about the multiverse into the movies, which is what they seem to be trying to do anyways…maybe we get a film like Into The Spider-Verse and we get to see many different Spider-Women…you never know with Marvel.

Ashley Barton

The movie Logan was a huge success and based on the book Old Man Logan, So why not feature a Spider-Woman from that same popular series and in that same gritty dystopian type setting. Ashley Barton is the daughter of Hawkeye and Tonya Parker and uses the name Spider-Woman in the Old Man Logan timeline, although she originally went by Spider-Bitch but I don’t see Marvel using that one…

Gwen Stacy

Although she is more widely known as Spider-Gwen she is generally accepted as her universe’s version of Spider-Woman and in my opinion would be the best choice for a film although I don’t think the most likely choice. Spider-Gwen is a fan favorite and would be a more than interesting choice for them to make…Instead of losing her life to the Green Goblin she got to live and be the hero in this universe and that’d be a great story to watch unfold on screen.

Mayday Parker

The daughter of Peter Parker and Mary Jane from an alternate future could have the movie exploring a not so distant future, maybe even featuring one of the actors that played Spider-Man as her father…Mayday is one of the more interesting versions and although she went by Spider-Girl at first she eventually changed it to Spider-Woman. she was even part of the Avengers at one point so there’s that they could work with as well.

This is by no means a definitive list, there are quite a few others that have gone by the name Spider-Woman throughout the years but these are my personal picks for ones they could do a movie about…Oh and honorable mention since I don’t think they’ll focus a movie on her, the character Silk is a small possibility as well but didn’t think enough of one that I should add her.

What are your thoughts?

Did I miss any good ones?

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