Category Archives: Marvel

Thor Claims Win Over Hulk in Ragnarok Trailer

Marvel has released a new trailer for Thor: Ragnarok.

The trailer starts off with Thor (Chris Hemsworth) telling Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) about how things have been since they last saw each other.

He then fills him in on how Hela (Cate Blanchett) has taken over Asgard and tells him that they fought, but that Thor won easily. Banner says, “That doesn’t seem right.” to which Thor says, “Well, it’s true.”

We then see Hela reveling in how she has destroyed Asgard, “And it will be reborn in my image”.

Thor continues telling Banner that he needs to stop Hel, in order to prevent Ragnarok, “So I’m putting together a team, like the old days.”

During the end of that, we see Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and then Hulk, followed by Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in chains, “Surprise, this is going to be such fun.” he tells Thor.

A shot of Thor and Loki side by side with some form of energy guns promises that both will be moving from their traditional weapons.

Several action shots include Hulk facing off against a giant wolf and a glimpse of Skurge (Karl Urban).

Hela states, “I’m not a queen or a monster, I’m the goddess of death. What were you the god of again?”

This is followed by Thor going crazy lighting level, including some very electric looking eyes.

Another scene shows Thor and Hulk discussing how they’re the same, with Hulk saying, “Hulk like raging fire, Thor like smoldering fire.”

It cuts from there to end with Hulk fighting something that can only be described as Balarog.

Thor: Ragnarok is set for release on November 3.

Netflix Releases New Trailer For The Defenders

On Friday night, Netflix released a new trailer for their upcoming Marvel show, The Defenders.

In this show, Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones) come together.

We start off with a voice over from new villain Alexandra (Sigourney Weaver).

This continues as we see the previously shown, though not in so much detail, scene of the four defenders fighting their way down a hallway fighting a bunch of people in grey suits.

As Alexandra stops talking, we see that she has been speaking to Elektra (Elodie Yung).

The scene then shifts to the Royal Dragon Chinese Restaurant, where the four find themselves debating what their next move should be if they can even decide to work together.

They discuss how they can’t win against Alexandra and her followers, however, they may have no choice but to fight, as Alexandra is apparently hunting their friends and families.

Stick (Scott Glenn) then appears and tells them that without the four of them, New York will fall to Alexandra.

Various fight scenes, with them working together follow.

The intense mood is broken a little bit when Daredevil tells Luke and Jessica that he’s “glad we found each other”, to which Luke replies, “I’m not hugging you”.

In the final scene, the three of them are in a subway car and Jessica downs a canned beer looks at the two of them and says “It’s been a long week”.

The Defenders is set for release on August 18.

Marvel’s San Diego Comic Con Trailer For Inhumans

Marvel has released the second trailer for their upcoming ABC show, Inhumans.

In this trailer, we see more of the coup which Maximus (Iwan Rheon) commits in order to start actions against the humans down on Earth.

We get see Medusa (Serinda Swan)’s hair in action as she doesn’t take kindly to Maximus’ coup against her husband, Black Bolt (Anson Mount).

It also shows us a bit of Triton (Mike Moh), who apparently is recruiting a new inhuman, somewhere in a jungle.

That jungle is probably Hawaii, as that is where the Earth side part of the series is filmed and mostly to be set.

Inhumans first two episodes will be released on September 1, in IMAX theaters.

The rest of the show will then be released on ABC on an as of yet unspecified date this fall.

Netflix Releases Stan Lee Ad For Their Marvel Shows

Netflix has released a special ad for their Marvel TV shows.

In it, we see Stan Lee in the back of a taxi driving through Hell’s Kitchen.

As he does so, he catches glimpses of Matt Murdock aka Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Danny Rand aka the Iron Fist (Finn Jones).

The trailer goes beyond what Stan sees, showing us all four of them fighting against thugs and villains, culminating in them coming together as The Defenders.

During this, Stan is telling us what makes the heroes so great, is that they are “still human”.

At the end of the trailer, we see Frank Castle aka The Punisher (Jon Bernthal) who says “I guess I got here just in time”.

The Defenders is set for release on August 18, before each of the four goes back to their own shows, while The Punisher does not yet have an official release date, but is expected in November.

Spider-Man: Homecoming Leaves Much To Be Desired… Let Me Explain

Ok, by the title of this review you probably think I’m going to bash the latest Spidey film but I am just going to do what any critic would do when reviewing a film… be critical. I’ll first start by praising Marvel for this awesome shared universe they’ve created over the last decade. Never before on film have we seen so many different characters who’s stories intertwine and it is fascinating! Spider-Man does much of the same and introduces us to a few new characters comic book fans will recognize.

This section will contain two minor spoilers so if you want to go into the movie blind skip this paragraph. First, I was disappointed in the last two Spidey flicks not introducing a new Mary Jane Watson. Kristen Dunst has carried that title for far too long until now! Though is never officially confirmed there is a subtle line used by one of the main characters towards the end of the film that suggests “MJ” has been staring at us the entire movie! Second, I really don’t think this was much of a surprise but we do get a glimpse of the “IronSpider” suite and it is EPIC. With Stark designing the suit originally I figured we’d see an alternate and it doesn’t disappoint.

Cast: Tom Holland is by far the best Peter Parker of the three on-screen actors to portray the teen, however, I believe Andrew Garfield is the better Spider-Man. Holland acts and looks exactly how a typical 15-year-old high school boy would and does it flawlessly. As Spider-Man he behaves very similarly; clumsy, awkward, and even when using his super strength it’s completely unconvincing. Michael Keaton continues to prove he is still one of the most underrated actors in Hollywood. The man’s performance makes me believe he could still play the Dark Knight. His combination of malice and dark humor makes him the perfect villain for this film. The rest of the cast is pretty unmemorable except for of course Ironman who is his typical smart ass self, I honestly believe Downey Jr. and Tony Stark are one and the same.

Overall the film lacks drama, at no point do you feel like Spider-Man is in imminent danger which seems to be a theme with Marvel heroes. The movie is entirely too long especially for a movie without a backstory (which I’m fine with by the way) no Uncle Ben “with great power comes great responsibility” speech. Marvel faithful will enjoy this movie. I simply give it 3/5 not great, not bad.

Marvel Confirms End of MCU Story Arc

Marvel has confirmed that the end of the MCU story arc is coming.

It will officially come to a close with the release of the as of yet untitled Avengers movie in May of 2019.

With it ends the focus on Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) as all of their contracts will come to an end.

For some of them, they have put a decade into the MCU and they simply want to move on to other things.

The second Spider-Man movie, coming in July of 2019, will mark the beginning of a new story arc.

Peter Parker (Tom Holland) will be one of the new focuses of this new set of movies.

Spider-Man: Homecoming Set to Swing Into Theaters

The latest Spider-Man movie is about to come to theaters.

Homecoming features the new Spider-Man (Tom Holland) that we met in Captain America: Civil War.

Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is mentoring the high schooler, teaching trying to get him to be the “friendly neighborhood Spider-man”.

However, Peter Parker is not content with the little jobs, now that he has had a taste of real action.

Then a real danger pops up in the form of The Vulture (Michael Keaton).

For unknown reasons, Ironman and the rest of the Avengers are apparently unavailable and it falls to Peter to save New York City from the threat.

Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7.