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Why Spider-Man Being Added to the MCU Really, Really Sucks

A lot of people forget or do not know that the Avengers didn’t used to be popular. People didn’t give a flying fuck about Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, ect. That is just what Marvel was left with after selling off the rights to the much more popular X-Men and Spider. Hell, they even sold the rights to Blade, Punisher, Daredevil, and Fantastic Four while being stuck with the Avengers! It sounds nuts now but the only reason Iron Man and company are as popular as they are is because Marvel didn’t have any choice. That is all they were left with. They made do with what they had and thank god they did because it has become awesome.

This lack of the big dawgs (Spider-Man and X-men) have also lead to movies being made such as Guardians of the Galaxy and future movies such as C and D list Dr. Strange, Black Panther, Inhumans, ect. If Spidey and X-men were around, these movies simply would not have been in production because… why would you when you could make much more money with Spider-Man, Wolverine, and X-men. Financially it makes no sense.

Sadly, with a return of Spider-Man to Marvel (in some capacity), we are going to see the effects of an A list character mucking up shit for everyone else.

Already, Spider-man has taken a prime summer spot from Thor, pushing Thor 3 (called one of the most important movies by Fiege….) back into the fall. And it has sent a ripple effect through all the announced movies, pushing them all back by 4-6 months. Even my beloved Black Panther!

And when the Avengers all meet up… do you think Spider-Man or Dr. Strange is going to get more lines? In Civil War, you think they are going to cut Stark’s screen time or T’challa? When Phase 3 ends (and the contract of the big three end as well) and the Avengers possibly need a new leader other than Stark/Cap… you think Spider-Man is a possibility or Captain Marvel and Luke Cage?

If you are a fan of Spider-Man… this is great news. But fan of C-list characters? This fucking sucks. You have one more A lister (THE A lister at Marvel) stealing a movie slot every 3 years that would have went to some lesser known characters.

Listen, I like Spider-Man. But there is really nothing unique about him at this point in the movie world. There is nothing super interesting. He is just a prototypical hero… his only real defining feature is that he is in high school.

You want different? How about a race of people with mutant like powers when exposed to a mist lead by a king who can’t speak without blowing up a city (Inhumans). How about an African, genius, king who leads the most technological country in the world that has never been conquered by outside force (Black Panther). What about the Sorcerer Supreme!

Wanting Spider-Man with Marvel may be a “be careful what you wish for” thing for us peeps who prefer C-list heros.

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Avengers: Infinity War Thoughts

So this is it. Ever since the reveal of Thanos at the end of The Avengers, the MCU has been slowly building to this… Infinity War. The event will be so big, it will actually be two movies.

We got teased by the Infinity Gauntlet in Odin’s Vault in Thor. We got teased by Thanos in The Avengers. We actually heard and saw Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy. So, let the speculation begin…

– We have seen four of the six Infinity Stones in the movies so far and the Infinity Gauntlet…

— Tesseract- In Asgard under the protection of Odin (Loki)
— Gauntlet- In Asgard under the protection of Odin (Loki)
— Aether- Last seen with The Collector, although his house went boom in Guardians of the Galaxy
— Scepter- Last seen with Baron von Strucker of Hydra in the after credit scene of The Winter Soldier.
— Orb- On Xandar under the protection of the Nova Crops as seen in Guardians of the Galaxy.

So we need two more. There are plenty of movies to introduce the last two with Dr. Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Infinity War Part 1, and Inhumans being prime candidates.

– Big Question #1… when is Thanos going to you know… actually collect the Stones? So far, not only has he failed to collect any Stones but he actually lost one (Scepter). Thor: Ragnarok sounds like a good place to start collecting the Stones and Gauntlet (especially if Loki is still working for the Mad Titan). Will they use Infinity War Part 1 to continue the collection as well?

Thanos Gauntlet Gif

– Big Question #2… how many Avengers will show up in this War? And how many will show up in BOTH movies? It seems highly likely that the originals with solos- Stark, Cap, Thor- will only show up in one of the movies as their contracts will end then. But, at that point in the movies, you will have the following Avengers/Heroes available…

— Iron Man
— Hulk
— Thor
— Captain America
— Hawkeye
— Black Widow
— Nick Fury
— Maria Hill
— Vision
— Quicksilver
— Scarlet Witch
— Star Lord
— Groot
— Rocket
— Drax
— Gamora
— War Machine
— Falcon
— Black Panther
— Captain Marvel
— Dr. Strange

and then add in potential Avengers such as Winter Soldier, any other members that show up in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, any members of TV show Agents of SHIELD (Coulson, Mockingbird, ect), AND it could include any of the Netflix heroes if they really wanted too (Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, Daredevil). Frankly… there is a huge potential list of heroes to show up but how may is Marvel really going to want to pay? And who might potentially be killed?

Avengers Comic Book

– Why is Loki going to be in this movie? Is he going to help the Heroes? Is he still working for Thanos? If he is… I would 100% expect him to flip sides at least once or twice.

– So… what do you do after a movie this big? What villain can compare to an omnipotent Thanos hell bent on destroying everything? The story cannot get bigger at that point. You would have to scale back. Do they go with a time traveling story with Kang? Get the Earth based villains together with Masters of Evil? It will be very, very interesting what happens after all this.

Kang: Next Movie?
Kang: Next Movie?

Marvel Drops the Mic on the World: Marvel’s Full Slate of Movies is Announced + Extended AoU Trailer

Welp, that escalated quickly.

DC went and announced their schedule, effectively bringing ALL of the attention on them (and away from Downey Jr saying he would be in Cap 3). And for good reason… Justice League is the most famous of all super hero teams, Wonder Woman is the comic book heroine, and well… it looked like DC finally had a PLAN in regards to the DC movie universe. Sure… I did not like all of that plan (Erza Miller? Cyborg? Shazam?) but at least it was something.

It seems Marvel did not approve of the attention not being only on them. First, they released the Age of Ultron trailer (after it was leaked) which effectively made people go “who is DC” and focus only on the fact that Ultron seems terrifying.

And then Marvel said there would be more on Tuesday. Most of us expected maybe a new scene in Age of Ultron. Maybe some details on Captain America 3.

We got more than we expected. We essentially got EVERY SINGLE movie announcement in Phase 3… including some fan favorites that we have been clamoring and begging for.

So here is what was announced. Just a quick post for scheduling… I expect to go over more of these in later posts… some of them are worthy of their own posts all together. All other things are put on hold at this point because.. MARVEL WINS THE INTERNET!

So, here is the new movie slate for Marvel…

2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Ant-Man

2016

Captain America: Civil War
Doctor Strange

2017

Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Thor: Ragnarok
Black Panther

2018

Captain Marvel
Avengers: Infinity War Part 1
Inhumans

2019

Avengers: Infinity War Part 2

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WHEW

And then Marvel released an extended trailer… that has some Marvel trademark humor and because of it, makes the serious stuff more serious. Epic Epic Epic

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LOL at Thor’s face when Rogers moves the hammer a bit…