Hey there Evil Geeks, we’re still several months away from Avengers: Age of Ultron, but Marvel is already ramping up to the 2 part mega-crossover event Avengers: Infinity War. Those films are still years away, but if you’ve been paying close attention to the Marvel Cinematic U, you’ve noticed that there’s been someone looming ominously in the background the whole time. Who is this mystery power player, pulling the strings behind the scenes?
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Perhaps the biggest new story from this week’s PerryCon, Director Tyler Perry unveiled plans for the next wave of films set in his Madea Cinematic Universe.
Fans and reporters flooded into Hall C this afternoon expecting to see a panel featuring the stars of Perry’s latest theatrical venture, Madea’s Neighbors From Hell. Instead, however, the screens lit up with a brief teaser trailer featuring Perry’s infamous character Madea playing host to a Thanksgiving table filled with zany characters the likes of which audiences had never before seen. When the lights came back up, Perry pranced onstage only heightening the chaotic din of the overwhelmed audience. Behind him, the screens shifted to the following image…
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Greetings, Evil Geeks! In this new, crazy, mixed-up, SHIELD vs. Hydra world, we’re still getting to know who’s got people where, who has the capabilities to do what, and basically who the players are now that battle lines have been drawn. This week gives us a little set up for what the sides are going to come down to and who’s aligned with who. Confused yet? This is espionage, man! There is no good or bad, just varying shades of grey!
Greetings Evil Geek Marvelites! Last week Agents of SHIELD came back for a brand new season and right away things got INTENSE! We were introduced to the brand new SHIELD, headed by director Phil Coulson, we got caught up on whatever everyone was up to (becoming a badass, being an insane prisoner, being half a vegetable with hallucinations of a lost love, you know, typical summer stuff), and we were introduced to a brand new baddie: Carl “Crusher” Creel, better known as the Absorbing Man. It was a big first episode and the second one manages to pick up right where the first left off. Let’s talk espionage!
Let’s talk about the Amazing Spider-Man film series, shall we? As you may know Sony has rebooted the Spider-Man film franchise with its first movie in 2012. It made sense, the original Sam Rami helmed Spider-Man movies were successful and in its wake the superhero movie genre had exploded. Christopher Nolan proved that the general public can accept a swift reboot of a franchise if it’s done right.
It’s shocking that recently 3 more sequels were announced for the Amazing Spider-Man, the second of which is coming out in the summer of 2014. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to feature both Electro and the Rhino as villains well as Harry & Norman Osborne with a teaser shot of the Green Goblin on a promotional poster. I must admit, the trailer looks pretty good. I’m nervous though that for one, Sony is biting off more than they can chew. Everyone wants to follow the Marvel Cinematic method to create a full bodied universe where characters can cross over and spin off into other films. Here’s the thing, Marvel had a lot of successful properties to include and had a slow build up where each character could be highlighted over a few years thus creating a fervor for them all appearing together in one movie as the Avengers. DC is also trying their hand at the accelerated version of this with the sequel to Man Of Steel by including both Batman and Wonder Woman. Hell, Fox is getting in on it too with X-Men: Days Of The Future Past by combining casts from the First Class as well as the previous 3 installments as a way to help tie in the franchise. That one at least is unique and kind of makes sense a little more given the storyline.
Hey There True Believers!
Nerds the world-over have been speculating exactly who would play Ant-Man in the much anticipated Edgar Wright film that’s been in production for years now. At one point people (including myself) thought that it might be Nathan Fillion and Simon Pegg’s name has been thrown around. Last night word hit on the street that Paul Rudd will suit up as the pint-size Avenger in the film that is supposed to launch “Phase Three” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Rumors have also been flying for months that one of Rudd’s old cast-mates; Rashida Jones was on the short list to play The Wasp.
On one hand I’m surprised about Rudd in the roll, because I don’t really see him as superhero material, but on the other I can see him as Pym. One of the big red flags about the Ant-Man/Wasp relationship is his temper and abuse towards Jan, which I think will be downplayed, in the same way that they treated Iron Man’s alcoholism. Plus, I think Rashida could kick Paul’s ass! 🙂
Either way I trust that Edgar Wright will give us a fun and action-packed Marvel flick. Let us know in the comments what you think about Rudd as Hank Pym/Ant-Man!
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