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

wallpaper-1199506Well, I have some thoughts..

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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.

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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..

Who is #DanielWest ? #TheFlash season3 villain REVEALED!! #BlackFlash #BlackRacer

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The Flash season 3 villain has been revealed, Danny West (from DC Comics). With the ending season 2 of The Flash, DC Comics superhero television show on the CW,  we saw two very important things setting the stage for season3, the mention of Earth3, and Flashpoint (also Black Flash, but we’ll get to that later). Earth 3 deserves a mention, as it is the Earth where the good guys are bad, the Justice League is now the Crime Syndicate, with The Flash as Johnny Quick. In The Flash season3 finale, we learn the true identity of The Man in the Iron Mask is actually a new speedster, the real Jay Garrick, who is from Earth3. No doubt we will see more of Earth 3 in season 3 of The Flash. The last few minutes of The Flash season2 finale, we see Barry Allen, using the Speed Force, to go back in time and save his mother from being killed by Reverse Flash, Eobard Thawne, who then wore the face of Harrison Wells and set in motion the plot for the first two seasons. In the DC comics realm, when Barry Allen goes back in time to save his mother, Barry inadvertantly reconfigures the events and characters of the entire world, to where Batman is now Thomas Wayne (Bruce & Martha were killed in that alley by Joe Chill, instead of Thomas & Martha Wayne), Wonder Woman and The Amazons have invaded Europe and Aquaman and The Atlanteans have waged war on humanity and begin an invasion of Europe (It was Reverse Flash’s (Professor Zoom in the comics) plan all along. (warning, spoiler alert if you haven’t read the comics. ‘Flashpoint’ is one of the top 10 DC comics series of all time, so read it, if you haven’t already). We, of course, wont see all that in The Flash season 3, but we will see Barry, The Flash, navigating an alternate timeline of events and characters, struggling to reset the timeline, even if it means allowing his mother and father to be killed. We saw some of that conflict in season 1, where Barry resolves not to reset the past, but I guess The Flash writers just borrowed from Arrow character’s flip-flop motivations.

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As we see, in the set photo above, by Canadagraphs, The Flash villain costume looks just like Daniel West. Who is Danny West? During an accident with The SpeedForce monorail, Iris West’s brother, and/or cousin, gains speedster powers. Daniel West adds fragments of the Speed Force Monorail to his costume, acting as armor and giving him additional powers. Daniel West, as Iris’ brother version, is responsible for paralyzing their father. This alienates Iris, which Daniel laments, as he attempts to go back in time to kill their father, in hopes (weird) to win the heart of his sister(no, not Jaime-Cersi weird, just sibling caring). Later, in DC comics fashion, Daniel West is rebooted, via the New 52, as just another story arc for Wally West.

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In true CW storyline style, The Flash season 3 will change the comics enough to keep the viewers guessing, like rebooting the Central City timeline with Eddie still alive, Iris putting Barry back in the friend zone and combining Black Flash and Black Racer (see below) in varied ways. Consider the above for The Flash season3 plot spoilers, as well as adding Earth3 “heroes,” actually villains (does that include the true Jay Garrick from Earth 3? probably) into the mix, and don’t forget Jesse Quick, Harrison Wells’ daughter, now equipped with Speed Force powers, and you have an exciting nest season of The Flash. If you are not caught up on season 1 & 2 of The Flash, Netflix made a recent deal with The CW for exclusive viewing of CW television shows, where geek meets television.

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Season 3 of The Flash will also introduce villain/character with a similar costumed superhero suit, The Black Flash. The Black Flash appears when a speedster is about to die and reclaims their Speed Force. We saw a glimpse of Black Flash, when Hunter Zoloman Zoom was attacked by the Time Wraiths (those ghosts, like Harry Potter Dementors, that reclaim individuals who abuse the time travel using the Speed Force. Yes, Barry Allen did that, but it was just really convenient, plot-wise, for the Time Wraiths to only attack Zoom). As the Time Wraiths attack and grab Zoom, his costume and face change. Many viewers thought it was just a disintegration of human flesh as a consequence from being touched by the Time Wraiths, but really it is the appearance of Black Flash reclaiming the Speed Force as Hunter Zoloman dies. Yes, we will see more of Black Flash in season 3 of The Flash.

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The Black Flash is an amalgam of Black Racer and The Flash. After Jack Kirby left Marvel, due to a superhero character rights dispute with Stan Lee, he went to DC Comics and went on to create many prime characters in the DC Universe. One of these character was Black Racer, a paraplegic Vietnam vet, named Willie Walker (odd choice of names don’t you think?), who became merged with Death itself, equipped with cosmic skis and ski poles; yes Black Racer is very similar to the Silver Surfer, whom Jack Kirby also created. Modern depictions of Black Racer have him wearing cooler cosmic boots & staves, instead of skis and ski poles. Also to note that Darkseid was the first to merge Black Racer with a corporal form. The Black Racer has had many hosts, including Mr Miracle. Much later, The Anti-Monitor merged Black Racer with Barry Allen / The Flash as a successful attempt to kill Darkseid. Black Flash remained and now reclaims the Speed Force whenever a Speedster dies, like a superhero version of the Law of Conservation. We will most likely see Black Racer posses Wally West in The Flash season 3.

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I’m still expecting to see Barry Allen’s twin brother Cobalt Blue, Malcome Thawne, separated at birth and raised by the vindictive, future enemy of The Flash, Eobard Thawne, but we may have to wait for a season 3 finale plot twist for that. I keep tweeting The Flash writers and producers with this story arc, so it may still happen. The Flash writers are uber secretive, but they have inadvertently revealed that they have mapped out story arcs for future seasons. Looking forward to more Team Flash.

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‘Batman v Superman : Dawn of Justice’ Movie Easter Eggs Explained. Spoilers DO NOT READ. Review Recap. Bruce’s Dream Explained in ‘BvS’ Film.

Bruce’s Dream. (do not read, contains spoilers). If you just watched ‘Batman v Superman : Dawn of Justice,’ you may be wondering (spoilers beyond this point..) what Lex Luthor meant when Batman was is in the jail cell with him, Who’s coming? What threat? You may have also forgotten Bruce’s Dream and it’s meaning. An apocalyptic world where Desert Batman is fighting soldiers with Superman logos, representing some fascist regime. Winged creatures then appear from the sky picking up downed resistance fighters and carry them away. Superman enters, kills two resistance fighters and de-masks Desert Batman. What is happening here? The answer lies in the next scene, “someone” appears (in time travel tunnel) and shouts to Bruce: “If she dies, then it’s over. She must survive.” Bruce wakes up at his desk. Much later, Bruce changes his mind about killing Superman rather suddenly without any reasonable justifiable cause. Was this just a “bad script” like so many critics have penned on their initial reviews? Or did Bruce put the pieces together and realize that if he didn’t save “her,” Martha Kent (not Martha Wayne), then apocalypse would come to Earth, and by “apocalypse,” I actually mean Apokolips. YES! Darkseid is coming and all of his flying minions from his home planet Apokolips. Darkseid is a Superman villain I have been waiting, expecting, hoping to see in Superman films since the Brandon Routh / Bryan Singer ‘Superman Returns.’ Yes, when Lex Luthor gained control of the Kryptonian ship (from ‘Man of Steel’) by using dead General Zod’s skinned finger prints; “..You now have full access to Kryptonian data on 100,000 worlds,” Kryptonian ship computer voice. If you connect this with the exact words Lex Luthor said to Batman in the jail cell at the end, Lex Luthor called Darkseid and basically said Dakseid and the Minions of Apokolis are on their way. Does this mean we will see more of the Apokolip-tic future, where Superman has sided with Darkseid in the upcoming ‘Justice League’ movie and the bleak, dystopian future will be unwritten by future Flash time traveling into Bruce’s dream, yelling “Save her Bruce?” Yes, yes it does. The plot to the ‘Justice League’ film has just been revealed. I mentioned there were spoilers, right? Also, we see Wonder Woman in all her glory; I think she could have taken Doomsday all by herself, after all she did mention, “I have taken on and beaten many mythical beasts” (ok, paraphrasing that one..). Wonder Woman did cut off Doomsday’s hand after all, she can block Doomsday’s energy beam with shield and bracelets (although Zack Snyder’s Doomsday does look a lot like Wraith, but Lex Luthor did say, (to Superman) “This is your Doomsday.”). Even Wonder Woman’s lasso of badassness (or Truth) can constrain Doomsday. She could take him. Also, also in the ‘Batman v Superman’ movie, yep, more spoilers, we see film clips, collected by LexCorp, of Jason Mamoa’s Aquaman, Ezra Miller’s The Flash and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg. The final words of Bruce Wayne / Batman (yes, Bruce Wayne is Batman, was that a spoiler too?) to Diana Prince / Wonder Woman was about (yep, out of quotes; that’s a lot to memorize) finding these “others like you, we will need them to fight.” “What makes you sure they will fight?” “They will, when they know what’s coming..” So recruitment is also part of the beginning plot of the upcoming ‘Justice League‘ film. So, you’re saying to yourself, who won? Batman or Superman? Was there really ever a question? Batman is smarter (hence geekier), therefore The Bats always wins; he actually did, in the movie, spoiled again, but that’s not what this post is about; it’s about Bruce’s Dream and the future of the DC comic superhero Universe, or, The DCU. A major geek-out moment for me was when Bruce Wayne walked past a Robin suit, with The Joker’s signature “HAHAHAHA” written in yellow paint. Yes, that’s a hint to Jason Todd’s Robin, who was killed by The Joker, but was later brought back to life via a Lazarus Pit, by Ra’s Al-Ghul. Jason, then, returned to Gotham City, but as the vigilante, The Red Hood, one of the most awesome characters in the DC Universe. Also, I did not see Jena Malone, originally leaked as playing Robin (Carrie Kelly), but more recently billed as ‘Batgirl,’ but I may have just missed her entirely, as there was a lot going on in ‘Batman v Superman.’ I’m sure the additional 60min Zack Snyder says is awaiting us when we buy the R-rated bluray version has Jena Malone and who knows what else? Dun-duhn-DUHNNNN! I am also secretly hoping that the extra 60min includes Mercy (Mercy Graves is played by Tao Okamoto in ‘BvS’) somehow escaping the explosion and living to star in future DC superhero films, just because her character is awesome; OMG another spoiler 😐

Batman v Superman : Dawn of Justice‘ movie premieres March 25 2016 (or midnight showing at 6pm Pacific Time on March 24th 2016). Should you go see it in the theatre? Yes, it’s worth the extra theater-going cash. Am I going to buy the bluray? I plan on renting/borrowing.

Wonder Woman‘ solo film premieres Jun 23 2017 (the plot takes place during World War I (or ‘The Great War’), just like in the photo of Diana and her crew that included Steve Trevor (love interest), played by Chris Pine, that Lex Luthor had on his hard drive (ok, that was the last spoiler).

Justice League‘ film premieres November 17 2017, that’s only a year and a half away, not 3 years apart, like the Dark Knight series.

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Superhero Movies 2016

Superhero movies for 2016 with release dates. These superhero films are both DC (Warner Bros) and Marvel (Marvel/Disney, 20th Century Fox & Sony). The Valiant comic book superhero movies (in association with Sony Pictures), will release in 2017. This superhero movie list are the main superhero movies, smaller budget or indie superhero films may release next year as well. This list is ordered by release date and offers no bias over favorite superhero characters or which films will be better. I suspect ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,’ ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and ‘X-Men: Age of Apocalypse’ will be the favorites this year.

watch the trailers here:

v7xEPV9.jpgDeadpool‘  (Ryan Reynolds. Marvel characters/ 20th Century Fox.)    Feb 12 2016.

DawnofJusticeBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’  (Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot. DC characters/ Warner Bros.)    Mar 25 2016.

CaptainAMERICA_IRONMAN_CIVILWAR.jpgCaptain America: Civil War’ (Chris Evans, Scarlet Johansson, Robert Downey Jr. Marvel characters/ Marvel/Disney Films.)    May 6 2016.

apolcalypse_w_skull.jpgX-Men: Age of Apocalypse‘ (Oscar Isaac, Olivia Munn, Michael Fassbender. Marvel characters/ 20th Century Fox.)    May 27 2016.

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Gambit (1).jpgGambit‘ (Chandler Tatum. Marvel characters/ 20th Century Fox.)    Oct 7 2016.

Doctor_Strange_Logo.jpgDr Strange‘ (Benedict Cumberbatch. Marvel characters/ Marvel/Disney Films.)    Nov 4 2016.

Sinister Six‘ (Spider-man villains. Marvel characters/ Sony Pictures)    (Intended premiere was Nov 11 2016. Current status on hold, not canceled. To be released after Amazing Spider-man 3 release with the new Peter Parker, Tom Holland).

Breaking News! All new Moon Knight Marvel comic book series coming Spring 2016!

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#MarcSpector (Moon Knight) wakes to find himself in asylum.. so the comic book premise goes

Does he have multiple personalities? Did he make it all up? unfortunately, we have to wait until mid-Spring 2016 for the first issue. Is #Marvel preparing us for a new #superhero movie for the #MCU? Do you remember in #CaptainAmerica #WinterSoldier “.. or a TV anchor in Cairo, who [..something..] ..vigilante justice?” when discussing people with new found powers / #superheroes? Was this an #EasterEgg for an upcoming Moon Knight superhero movie?

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Hawkgirl Hawkman costumes from Legends of Tomorrow CW tv series premieres 2016

check out the new costumes of Hawkgirl and Hawkman from the upcoming CW television series, ‘Legends of Tomorrow,’ an Arrow / The Flash spinoff, created by writer/producer Marc Guggenheim. the tv show started filming this week. there are different Hawkgirls and Hawkmen, but on the CW, Hawkman is Carter Hall, an archeologist on a dig in Egypt, who discovers the Hawkman wings & mace and that he, himself, is reincarnated from ancient Egypt (more on Hawkman here). Hawkgirl is Kendra Saunders, not Shayera (my favorite Hawkgirl and Thannagar), so no aliens yet on the CW..(more on Hawkgirl here).

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(from previous post): The premise of ‘Legends..’ is The Flash / Barry Allen created a time rift while defeated The Reverse Flash / Eobard Thawne / “Dr Wells” that has allowed villains from the past, future and alternate realities/ worlds to enter and interact with Earth and present Earth (Earth One). The arch villain of ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ will be Vandal Savage (Casper Crump), an immortal human, bent on world domination. Time traveler Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) will organize heroes and superheroes and even villains from Arrow and The Flash, including Ray Palmer / The Atom (Brandon Routh), Captain Cold / Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller), fire dude / Heat Wave / Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell), other fire dude / Firestorm / Professor Stein (Victor Garber), Hawk Girl / Kendra Saunders (Ciara Renee), Sarah Lance / White Canary (Caity Lotz), and Carter Hall / Hawkman (Falk Hentschel). writer / executive producer, Marc Guggenheim, executive producer, Greg Berlanti, and the CW have created their own version of DC comic’s Justice League.

‘Legends of Tomorrow’ premieres spring 2016.

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Godzilla vs KingKong in ‘Kong: Skull Island’ this is really happening..

a sequel to the sequel is already planned: Godzilla vs King Kong vs Pacific Rim Kaiju vs Jurassic World’s made up dinosaur vs Cloverfield (whatever the hell that was) vs Clifford.

so who would win, Godzilla vs King Kong? Godzilla is way cooler, with tons of cool powers, and is the natural protector of Japan, besides that one time.. King Kong is a giant gorilla, so smarter, but his fur will still burn..

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according to deadline.com, Legendary pictures moved from Warner Bros to Universal, because Universal owns the Godzilla rights. they have immediately begun re-working the script, ‘Kong: Skull Island,’ to include Godzilla. this may be a little confusing, as the Godzilla sequel has already been planned and was going to include Mothra, maybe it still will. i want the threequel to be ‘MeccaGodzilla vs Pacific Rim robots vs Transformers.’ King Kong vs Godzilla’ was a big deal in 1962, when many sci-fi movies had giant monsters, and it was a big deal when they released it on television in the 80s. just so you know, the original ‘King Kong’ sequel, ‘Son of Kong,’ where they return to Skull Island, was so horrible that they mocked it on Mystery Science Theatre 3000.sonofkong_skullisland_mst3k

‘Gambit’ film gets love interest Bella Donna character, to be played by actress Lea Seydoux

b7egxjdeaw4xok0hewdxactress Le´a Seydoux will star as Bella Donna Boudreaux, a mutant with psychic, astral projection and plasma blasts superpowers, in the upcoming ‘Gambit’ film, written by Chris Clarement, of X-Men comic book writer fame. ‘Gambit’ will, of course, star Channing Tatum as Remy LeBeau, Gambit. the ‘Gambit’ movie is set to premiere on Oct 7, 2016. also in 2016, we will get 2 other Marvel comic book mutant movies by 20th Century Fox, ‘Deadpool,’ and ‘X-Men : Apocalypse.’

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‘Gambit’ game on! Channing Tatum is back for good as Remy LeBeau, exploding things with mutant powers, in X-Men solo movie

Gambit (1)it’s for sure this time, the “Gambit’ solo X-Men movie is a go and Channing Tatum will star as Gambit. according to the hollywood reporter: Channing Tatum closed a deal this morning with Fox pictures and confirms he is signed on for the upcoming X-Men solo movie, ‘Gambit.’ apparently, Channing Tatum threatened to leave as a negotiation tactic, which, we, on twitter, believed to be to true. Fox was expecting Channing Tatum to appear in multiple X-Men movies and spinoffs as Gambit and Channing Tatum had originally only signed up for one movie, the solo ‘Gambit’ movie. it is still unclear if Channing Tatum’s ‘Gambit’ will appear in next year’s ‘X-Men : Apacolaypse.’ glad they worked it out; happy to have Channing Tatum as Remy LeBeau, Gambit. Remy LeBeau is a cajun orphan, who grows up in New Orleans, becoming a thief. he meets Storm, who gets him to join the X-Men. Gambit’s mutant power is the ability to turn potential energy into kinetic energy, thus charging objects so that they will explode. he is often depicted with a deck of cards, which he charges and tosses at enemies. also in the X-Men comics, Gambit and Rogue fall in love. Fox studios is now casting a new Rogue for the Gambit solo movie. too bad Fox doesn’t want Anna Paquin as Rogue any more 😦 the ‘Gambit’ movie is set to premiere on October 7, 2016.  Rogue-Gambit-akimamg-26216267-400-596

#Spiderman finds it’s #PeterParker! #Marvel #Sony have chosen #TomHolland as the new web slinger.

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Tom Holland has been chosen to be the next Peter Parker in Sony’s next installment of Spider-man. the film will be directed by Jon Watts.

558982863130dwith the recent agreement by Sony to allow Marvel to use Spider-man in Marvel films, we at the Sci Fi Elements, believe a new era of wall crawlers has been ushered in. also that Sony may be more influenced by Marvel for upcoming Spider-man universe films, with Marvel producers Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal. Sony’s last few Spider-man films have been lacking & we hope that future Spider-man films will incorporate a great story first and foremost, but also some great new characters we haven’t seen before, like Kraven, Mysterio, Chameleon, Venom again, but done right this time, and when will Peter Parker be cloned, ie Ben Riley? what about Madame Web and of course Spider-woman? however, it looks like Sony is still trying the Sinister SIx route. Sony already teased Felicia Hardy, aka Black Cat, the fans want to see her in a Spider-man movie, make it happen Sony. Sony’s overall Spider-man plan is to create a cinematic universe from Spider-man characters, similar to how Marvel has created a cinematic universe, with cross-over characters  between movies. Sony is planning several movies in the Spideyverse, starting with the Spider-man reboot; yes, it is too soon for Spider-man reboot, it was too soon for the last reboot. hopefully Sony & Marvel together will bring us one of the amazing Spidey stories and not a reboot where we have to watch the same scenes over again like a bad time travel movie. anyway..

3592497-superior_spider_man_ock_arms_markers_by_joeyvazquez-d739m2tTom Holland is the new Peter Parker and Amy Pascal, Marvel films producer, along with Kevin Feige, had the this to say, “Sony, Marvel, Kevin [Feige] and I all knew that for Peter Parker, we had to find a vibrant, talented, young actor capable of embodying one of the most well-known characters in the world. With Tom [Holland], we’ve found the perfect actor to bring Spider-man’s story into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

Spider-Gwen_Vol_1_1_Textlessi would love to see a solo Spider Gwen movie. the Spider Gwen character was created after Marvel sold the movie rights to Sony, so, in theory, Marvel could make this happen and not conflict with Sony films. if you haven’t been reading the Spider Gwen comics, get one today.

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