How Will Marvel Bring The XMen, The Fantastic Four & The Silver Surfer into the MCU?

wallpaper-1199506Well, I have some thoughts..

Invisible Woman by Artgem (aka Stanley Lau)

Invisible Woman by Artgem (aka Stanley Lau)

The simplest explanation is not always the most fun. Yes, you could say a school of mutants has always existed in West Chester, NY, but chose not to engage in any of the world threatening struggles– boring, (and also, very unlike the X-Men to ignore such threats). And the Baxter Building has been in the Microverse the whole time? –not buying it.

Captain Marvel by Artgem (aka Stanley Lau)

Captain Marvel by Artgem (aka Stanley Lau)

You could solve it easily with time travel, via the Infinity Gauntlet, with Captain Marvel resetting the entire universe, but one of things is not like the others– enter the XMen in an end credit trailer to the deafening screams of Marvel fans (I would be one of them), as Stan Lee begins reading a copy of the Daily Bugle with Fantastic Four on the front page. This is certainly scifi plausible and would be acceptable, but I have another theory..

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What if..

..during the final battle with Thanos, Scarlet Witch alters reality with her magic, destroying the Infinity Stones, ceasing Thanos to have ever existed, but also inadvertently alters the reality of the universe. The previously vaporized superheroes return and BOOM the XMen now exist, and have always existed according to everyone, except Wanda. Wolverine, Rogue and SpiderWoman (Jessica Drew) are standing beside their teammates, the Avengers, The Fantastic Four can be seen far away atop the Baxter Building, and far, far away, the Silver Surfer makes a deal with Galactus to save Zenn-la.

#want

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..to me, my XMen..

#Marvel #superheroes #NewMutants’ #Legion & #Xmen’s #Hellfire Club coming to #TV on #Fox (confirmed)

932002-new_mutantsLast year we learned that Fox was bringing the New Mutants to television and now, today, the addition of X-Men’s Hellfire club as a separate tv series will be joining the superhero ranks on television. 20th Century Fox is following Marvel’s lead, as DC and others have, and are creating their cinematic / television universe. it is rumored that the tv mutant superheroes will tie in to the movies as do Marvel heroes, and not like DC superheroes, which will remain separate with no tie-ins.

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Legion‘ will be based on the ‘New Mutants’ comic book series created by all-star comic book creator Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewcz. Legion is one of the most powerful mutants that exists in the Marvel universe. it does state, in the New Mutants comics, that Legion is THE most powerful, but I disagree. Legion absorbs other mutants into his consciousness, consuming their personality, as well as their mutant powers. his powers are similar to Rogue’s and Apcalypse’s, and in this respect, Legion is hugely powerful. Legion also influenced ‘Sylar’ from ‘Heroes.’ the first 2014 rumors hinted that this mutant tv series was to be ‘X-Force.’ which excited me to no end; sad we wont see Domino on the small screen, but hopes remain, as rumored ‘X-Men: X-Force’ movie with Deadpool & Cable may premiere in 2018. rumors a year ago hinted this Fox tv series would fashioned after Marvel’s ‘X-Factor‘ comics. now we have two confirmed Fox superhero tv shows based on Marvel X-Men superheroes.

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Hellfire‘ will be a television series based on the ‘Hellfire Club’ from the ‘X-men: First Class’ movie, led by Sebastian Shaw, who was played by Kevin Bacon in the movie and timeline wise, set in the 60s and before the plot of the ‘X-Men: First Class’ movie begins. the ‘Hellfire’ tv show’s hero will be a “secret agent” (CIA, like Moria MacTaggert?) who tries to thwart ” a woman supervillain” (Emma Frost? way cool awesome if true) of a secret organization [The Hellfire Club] with evil plans of world domination, funded by the world’s wealthiest. sounds like a 60s Ian Flemming’s James Bond film, but with superpowers, in other words, cool.

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expect these two new and upcoming superpowered tv shows fall 2016. I’m looking forward to both Fox/ Marvel tv shows; just don’t be like the final season of ‘Heroes’ or ‘Generation X’ from 1996. Bryan Singer will producing so great things are expected..

Avengers : Age of Ultron Trailer #2 : explained! 7 secret easter eggs no one else knows!

Avengers : Age of Ultron Trailer #2 : explained

Screen Shot 2015-01-21 at 2.20.23 PM:20 Utron comes to life in a previously destroyed Iron man suit. Tony Stark finds the Ultron computer program in the Chitauri wreckage; does he make it the new J.A.R.V.I.S.?

Screen Shot 2015-01-21 at 2.20.57 PM:27  QuicksilverScarlet Witch! due to a legal loop hole, both Scarlet Witch and her brother, Quicksilver, can appear in both 20th Century Fox movies, the X-Men movie series, as well as Marvel movies. Marvel, of course, is the creator of the X-Men, but sold the movie rights of the X-Men and every form of “mutant” and even the use of Adamantium to Fox many years ago and has been desperately trying to get them back.

Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 1.14.50 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 1.14.44 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 1.14.16 PM:33  mystery woman in cavern, as Nick Fury voice over : “no matter who wins or loses, trouble always comes ’round.” some say this is Nebula (Thanos’ other “daughter,” other than Gamora, from Guardians of the Galaxy, looking for Infinity Stones for Thanos). but this could be an introduction to Wakanda, home to Black Panther and Vibranium. will Ultron create a metal suit out of indestructible Vibranium? probably. especially because, in the comics, Ultron created an exoskeleton from Adamantium, the indestructible metal that covers Wolverine’s skeleton; Adamantium’s use in films is exclusive to Fox, movie rights owner of X-Men and mutants. it would make sense to alter the cinematic version to Vibranium in its stead and create a window to the wonderful world of Wakanda. the woman in the cavern scene could be Shuri, T’Challa / Black Panther’s sister. Black Panther solo movie : Nov 3 2017.

Screen Shot 2015-01-21 at 2.29.44 PM:36  Scarlet Witch!!  also kicking Tony’s ass.

Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 1.16.01 PM:38  a young Natasha (Black Widow), held captive with some sort of invasive surgery happening, presumably at Hydra.

Screen Shot 2015-01-22 at 1.10.19 PM:48  Iron Man on the Great Wall of China.

Screen Shot 2015-01-22 at 1.10.45 PM:52  from the back, presumably Black Widow with some big mf guns about to create havoc & major destruction on something/ some one.

Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 1.23.04 PM:54  other dude. this could be Ulysses Klaw, the guy who kills T’Chaka, T’Chala/ Black Panther’s father. does he steal the Vibranium for Ultron?

Screen Shot 2015-01-22 at 1.11.17 PM:55  Quin jet

Screen Shot 2015-01-22 at 1.12.17 PM:58  Ultron trying to kill Captain America

Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 1.54.45 PM:59  blond woman running with child. is this significant? is this woman Carol Danvers? the future Captain Marvel? it’s a long shot, but she is slated to make two cameos in this movie, perhaps this scene is the motivation for her becoming a hero; she also needs Kree powers, but maybe from Nebula somehow? i doubt they will have the Kree Captain Mar-vel is this movie, but maybe in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, no one knows for sure at this point. Carol Danvers will have her own feature length film (July 6 2018).

Screen Shot 2015-01-22 at 1.02.53 PM1:00  Hulk & Widow have a moment. presumably the Hulk gets out of control and Black Widow is the only one who can calm him. “Hulk trust Widow lady.”

Screen Shot 2015-01-22 at 1.13.00 PMScreen Shot 2015-01-22 at 1.09.42 PM1:02  Ultron attempting to kill Thor  (Ultron (Ultron 6 comic book equivalent) may actually kill Captain America and Thor and almost everyone else, like he did in the comic book; it may be up to Black Widow/ Natasha Romanov to find the Time Infinity Stone, reverse time and save everyone. Ultron might also find a way to banish Thor to a dark realm, leading to Thor 3 : Ragnarok (releases July 28 2017)).

Screen Shot 2015-01-22 at 1.05.07 PM1:03 other mystery woman? or Shuri again?

Screen Shot 2015-01-22 at 1.13.45 PM1:06  Thor strangle threatens Tony Stark. (Tony found the computer program on a Chitauri ship & made it his new Jarvis, allowing it to become sentient, thus creating Ultron). more on Ultron, click here.

Screen Shot 2015-01-22 at 1.16.18 PMScreen Shot 2015-01-22 at 1.17.13 PM1:10  Hulk buster Ironman suit, Tony Stark built the suit in the event Hulk gets out of control, which only creates more distrust. did Tony Stark create a contingency plan for every Avenger, a way to defeat each Avenger in the case they were mind controlled like Hawkeye was in the first Avengers film? if Ultron is inadvertently given access to J.A.R.V.I.S., and therefore everything Tony Stark knows, Ultron would then have knowledge of how to defeat every Avenger. in the comics, Nick Fury and the former S.H.I.E.L.D. created this out of control Avenger contingency plan. for the movie, Avengers : Age of Ultron,  it is most likely Tony Stark will be responsible; this will create distrust and cause the Avengers to disassemble for the next film, Captain America 3 : Civil War, or the “Ironman vs Captain America movie,” as some have started to call it.

every time Marvel releases a little more of this film, i just cant wait to see it more.

Avengers : Age of Ultron

releases   May 1 2015   (in America, international release dates vary from april 29 to may 7th)

more on Ultron click here.

the end of S.H.I.E.L.D.? in [Captain America : the Winter Soldier] what about Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

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oooo, ya, • SPOILER ALERT • sorry, well not really, you should have already seen it opening weekend. the only acceptable excuse for not seeing Captain America: the Winter Soldier opening weekend, or any Marvel movie, would be…perhaps underground ferret hunting in Bosnia while being chased by giant robots. but as that is highly unlikely for most of us, your excuse is invalid. IT’S CAPTAIN AMERICA! ok, i’m calm now..

the action in this movie is unprecedented. the Nick Fury street scene was probably the most amazing action sequence i have ever seen. it definitely harkens back to “the bank scene,” from Heat. this is the scene that stands out the most. there are many action sequences in this film, all of them amazing.

 

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HYDRA. THANOS. INFINITY STONES and new “mutants.”

if you don’t know what Hydra is, watch the first Captain America movie again, they explain it’s origins; it’s creation during World War II by Agent Smith, i mean, Red Skull, under the Nazi Regime. Also, i should mention, in the first Captain America film, (Captain America: the First Avenger), Red Skull found the Tesseract in Norway, one of the Infinity Stones, this one from Asgard, yeah, that’s where Thor is from. confused? well you just have to pat attention, because if you don’t, you will be really lost on august 1st. what? you don’t know why august 1st is the most pivotal day in superhero cinematic history? GUARDIANS of the GALAXY of course! yes, add that to your iCal & google drive/docs/whatever right now. why? THANOS is why. THANOS. OMG, really? Thanos was born on titan, he genetically enhanced himself to make him uber powerful. he fell in love with Lady Death & killed most of his race to impress her. then he found the cosmic cube, making him virtually omnipotent (as a side note: in doing so, killing Drax the Destroyer’s parents, and yes, Drax is one of the Guardians of the Galaxy). Thanos’ quest for ultimate power and his will to kill all living things to impress Lady Death, yes it really does matter who you chose to date, features the creation of the Infinity Gauntlet, that’s a plate-mail glove, like knights used to wear, do i have to explain everything? anyway, the Infinity Gauntlet is gold and when fitted with all of the Infinity Stones grants the wearer power great enough to destroy the universe. the Tesseract is one Infinity Stone and in Thor 2: the Dark World (you know, with the dark elves), we see the another Infinity Stone, the Aether. at the end of the movie, during the final credits scene, we meet The Collector, as Lady Sif and Thor deliver the Aether to him for safe keeping. The Collector is immortal and omnipotent, but became complacent and rather bored with his long existence, so he began to collect things, rare things, and once he had one of an item, he just had to have all of whatever it was to complete the collection, hence the name, ‘the collector.’ now, the Aether was actually not the second Infinity Stone that we have seen in the Marvel movie universe. in the Avengers, we had several sneak peaks to what was to come. we see Thanos, briefly and shrouded. he was the one that Loki kneeled to; the one that rescued Loki from the the frost giant world of Jotunheim (pronounced “yo-den-hi mm”), gave him command of the Chitauri army and, most importantly, a staff of power with, yes, you guessed it, wait-what? you didn’t guess? grrrrr-another Infinity Stone. so that’s three Infinity Stones three more to go. so yes, we will see Thanos in full action for the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, yes AUGUST 1ST!, and we will see more Infinity Stones and more of the Collector. but we wont get to see the Infinity Gauntlet in full form until the Avengers3, yes we have to wait a while, a long while, probably until 2018 😦

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ok, bad to our story, Captain America: the Winter Soldier. for the credits preview scene (there were two, one mid-credits, and one at the very end, after you discover they filmed a lot of the movie in Ohio of places, and yes, we yelled out “OHIO,” with fist in the air, just like from the Drew Carey show, when we first saw that.) the mid-credit scene showed a secret Hydra base, future Hydra villain Baron von Stucker (former nazi, who has slowed his aging process) and human experimentation using, yes, Loki’s staff and the second Infinity Stone. as you probably guessed by now, Thanos really wants that stone back and is really going to make Loki suffer for failing him and losing the staff. it wont matter that Loki is cloaked, appearing as Odin, in Asgard, Thanos will find him (he actually threatened Loki, saying just that, in the Avengers). now that the Red Skull is gone, in the Marvel cinematic universe, other Captain America villains will arise like Stucker or Vemo or … actually, there are quite a few. i know, i know, i’m getting to it, who were those last surviving people in the cells? or the”twins,” as they were referred to in the mid-credit scene? well, i need to explain what has happened irl, (in real life), with Marvel and Marvel Movies. Marvel almost went under for a second time in the late 90’s. several things happened to save them. Disney ended buying Marvel and the Marvel Universe, Sony bought the exclusive movie rights to Spider-man and, more importantly, to this story, Fox bought the rights to not only, the X-men, but also mutants, and every type of mutant and even the use of the word “mutant.” sooo, that means that no mutants or X-men can ever appear in Marvel movies, (also no Spidey). this is detrimental to how superheroes work. imagine a world where a story is told where there were only police and no firemen or EMT’s, they need each other to face each threat and disaster and save lives. so so sooo, back to the mid-credit scene, Marvel, it seems, has developed a way to create mutants, without actually being mutants, genetic disposition that manifests during puberty or is otherwise activated. so so so soooo….drum roll…the two “twins,” were QUICKSILVER, who is kinda like the Flash, and  SCARLET WITCH, one of the most awesome female mutants/avengers/super heroines of all time. she has really awesome powers, is such a fascinating character and has a dark quality as well, that makes her really interesting. in the comics, QUICKSILVER and SCARLET WITCH are the children of Magneto, thus genetically inheriting mutant powers. i’ll do a separate post on the coolness of Wanda Maximoff, aka the SCARLET WITCH, so you can fully understand her. ok, i’ll do one on QUICKSILVER as well, mostly because he will be featured in the upcoming Fox X-men movie, with a different actor than the one playing Quicksilver in the future Marvel movies. how is that legally possible? Quicksilver is a mutant, therefore is now owned by Fox, but both Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch were both Avengers in the comic series, so they kinda fall into two legal categories, “mutant” and “avenger.” and thanks loads stoopid lawyers for making this so confusing. can’t we all just get along & make superhero as they should be made?

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HYDRA  and the Fall of S.H.I.E.L.D.

what will happen to Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? (& damn it Stan Lee for making S.H.I.E.L.D. so hard to type, every time, SHIFT period, SHIFT period, SHIFT period, ugh~~). will they be canceling the prime time tv show on abc now? what? i didn’t cover what happened to S.H.I.E.L.D. (ugh ~~) in Captain America:the Winter Soldier yet? ooops. ok, here’s what happened. in the Avengers, there was a scene where you saw the HYDRA symbol on crates in the weapons cache (the HYDRA symbol is that of an actual hydra, with tentacles, but with a skull, like the one from ancient Greece, where, as part of the 12 tasks of Hercules, Hercules attempted to slay the beast by chopping off its many heads; as he did so, two heads grew back in its place.). so, if you were paying attention, you knew HYDRA was coming, maybe not in the form of essentially destroying S.H.I.E.L.D. so what happens now? (and yes, i started two sentences in a row with “so,” so?) so what happens to Agent Coulson and tv’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? (and yes i did it again, but it really work there did it?). last fall we saw Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. incorporate into the Thor 2:  the dark world plot line. will they be doing this again? they can’t. why? they just brought Agent Coulson back from the dead, they can’t disband S.H.I.E.L.D. on tv and tear away a character we have grown to love. so (yep..) don’t believe the hype, the series will continue, just with deception, duplicity and hopefully more Marvel movie action. for everyone who has complained that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is boring, well get ready, because leading up to and including, the final episode, is said to be “riveting.”

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oh ok, i’ll tell you what happened in the Winter Soldier.. (i did mention spoiler alert already, right?) S.H.I.E.L.D. was infiltrated by HYDRA, from the highest ranking official (Pierce, not Nick Fury of course) down to the average agent. S.H.I.E.L.D.’s new helicarriers were designed to eliminate threats from high altitude, low-earth orbit, using a sophisticated satellite network. HYDRA’s plan was to take over this network and eliminate threats before they happen, by profiling potential human threats, 20 million of them, using Zola’s algorithm and killing them. Captain America demanded nick Fury end S.H.I.E.L.D. so that HYDRA will never again take over and have that much power. the flaw in this plan is that HYDRA could just as easily infiltrate other organizations, like the CIA or the FBI, and may have done so already. Hydra will still continue, but now S.H.I.E.L.D. is not there to stop them. but it was a nice twist to see in the film. they set it up for Nick Fury to be a regular, hands-on agent again; i’m really looking forward to seeing that. i wonder if A.I.M. will ever be incorporated into the movies or tv Marvel world (maybe with Project Centepede)? (A.I.M. is a group of villainous scientists similar to HYDRA). also to note: it was hinted in the film that Natasha Romanov BLACK WIDOW’s ‘checkered past’ may come to light. i think they mean how she worked for HYDRA in the past. to me, this is setting the stage for a stand alone BLACK WIDOW movie, which i would be very excited about seeing, not just for Scarlet Johansson, but also for Widow’s relationship with HAWKEYE. i’m still not clear how this segways into S.W.O.R.D. and Abigale Brand (hopefully future movies will cover ‘Secret Invasion’ & Spiderwoman/Jessica Drew; really, REALLY hope so). there is just so much material Marvel can draw from to create movies, and by the way, they have made movie plans through 2028, so pay attention in each film, they will hint at future films.

 

so go see Captain America : the Winter Soldier, if you haven’t already; see it in XD sound, as well as in 3D, so you can hear the vibranium reverb effect from Captain America’s shield. did you want to know the future of Captain America, Thanos & the Winter Soldier? stay tuned to my blog, youtube & twitter, and i just might tell you, hint: Captain America 3 will be epic, but nothing can prepare you for the events that will transpire in Avengers 3.

 

the only thing that would have made this movie better, when Captain America was falling from an impossible height, from a crashing helicarrier (but this time onto pavement, not water), Ironman appears out of nowhere, catching him before he hits the ground. that’s the kind of cross over Marvel often plays, and it would have been uber amazing to see it on film. although, a scene like that may have caused geeks everywhere to spontaneously explode, so maybe they didn’t add a scene like that to preserve the geek population. well played Marvel, well played.