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Thor: Ragnarok is the Best ’80s Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie of 2017

As a child of the NES and Aqua Net generation, I cut my cinematic teeth on the movies from Cannon Films and Orion Pictures like Masters of the Universe and Robocop. It’s my firm belief that the best action movies truly came from the 1980s. Certainly, they aren’t high brow or even have intelligent or coherent plot logic in many cases, but they were fun. So why am I mentioning these film studios and this rad decade when talking about Thor: Ragnarok, Marvel’s latest cinematic universe release?

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Netflix Brings The Pain With New Punisher Trailer

The highlight for me for Daredevil Season 2 was the new vision of The Punisher.  We had up till then 3 big screen versions of the deranged vigilante but none seemed to really connect with audiences.  Many claimed they had softened up the character too much to reach a broad audience.  For me when I heard him utter “You hit them they get back up.  I hit them and they stay down.” I knew they had found the right tone for the character.  It was no surprise Frank Castle would end up with his own Netflix series.  We’ve seen a few teaser trailers but today the full length trailer hit the internet.  It’s exactly what I wanted from a Punisher show.  The Metallica music gets the tone perfect.  What do you think?

First Look At Deadpool 2’s Domino

It’s no secret that Deadpool emerged as one of last years biggest movies, showing that an R rated superhero movie can work and paved the way for the phenomenal Logan. And now that Deadpool 2 is well into production, fans are slathering to get any info they can on the Merc With The Mouth’s follow outing.

Today, Ryan Reynolds tweeted out an eerily familiar picture, featuring our first look at Zazie Beetz as mutant ass-kicker and sometime Deadpool love interest Domino.

From Marvel.com – “Domino is a mutant with the ability to subliminally and psionically initiate random telekinetic acts that affect probability in her favor by making improbable (but not impossible) things to occur within her line of sight, thus causing her to have “good luck” and her opponents to have “bad luck.” This phenomenon can be anything from an enemy’s equipment failure to hitting just the right switch with a stray shot to shut down an overloading nuclear reactor.”

 

Fox Announces Tom Hardy To Play Venom

With Spiderman: Homecoming due out in just a few months, and with the wall crawler already well established in the MCU, Sony is riding high on the hype machine. And never one to let the momentum die, Sony announces a major casting decision in their Spider-verse.

Tom Hardy has officially jumped ship from the DC universe (Bane – The Dark Knight Rises) to join the Marvel world as fan favorite Eddie Brock, better known as Venom.

The movie will be a stand alone and may not feature Spiderman at all. Nothing is known plot wise about the movie, but we do know that Venom will be directed by Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer.

Hopefully Fleischer will bring the same amount of charm, fun and action to Venom that he did to Zombieland.

Eddie Brock/Venom was previously played by Topher Grace in the critically and fan panned Spiderman 3, directed by Sam Raimi.

Deadpool Goes Ultra Meta In New Teaser Trailer

While Logan is being hailed as one of the best Comic Book movies of all time (after the abysmal X-Men Origins and The Wolverine), it seems that our hopes of getting Hugh Jackman as Wolverine one more time to pair with Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool is D.O.A. However, that simply wont stop Mr. Pool from taking another swipe at the Australian actor.

Paired with Logan, Fox drops one of the best teaser trailers ever right into our collective laps to hype up the Deadpool sequel that begins shooting May 1st in Vancouver, Canada. The trailer is rife with in jokes, meta humor and even gag straight out of Marvel’s long time rival, DC Comics. Plus, there’s even something for the ladies! (Or the guys, we don’t judge!)

Check out the teaser below. Deadpool 2 is slated for sometime in 2018.

New Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer And Poster

We’ve been getting lots of really good trailers for upcoming movies that I am super excited for.  At the top of that list is Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.  I had no idea who the Guardians even were even though I have been reading comics since I was young.  The space adventures just never excited me.  But the first trailer for the first movie caught me.  I was excited to see what would probably be just an okay movie.  Was I wrong.  I LOVED the first movie.  It’s probably my favorite out of the Marvel films.  I always tell people leaving the theater I felt like I did the first time I watched Star Wars.

Now with Vol. 2 coming my excitement is hardly containable.  Add to this already great cast Kurt Russell then guess what?  I’m predicting a 5 time watch at the theater alone.  In this new trailer we get to see more of the colorful world we’ll be venturing into this time around and we get the confirmation that Kurt Russell is in fact Peter’s father.  May can’t come soon enough.

Peter Dinklage Joins Infinity War

The final Avengers romp is already jam packed with heroes, villains and other talent, but to this reporter, there is ALWAYS room for some Dinklage!

You are reading that right, Variety  is reporting that fan favorite Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage has signed on to play an as yet un-named “Key Role” in the upcoming mega movie.

This is not the first time Dinklage has graced a Marvel movie, having played X-Men villain Bolivar Trask in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Of course, with the X-Characters firmly in the grasp of Fox, it is safe to say that Trask will not be showing up Infinity War, and it is doubtful that Dinklage would be taking advantage of his size and playing fan favorite Canadian hero Puck (who he was rumored to be playing in DoFP).

So what do you think? Will Dinklage finally be playing a super powered character or a human this time around? Let us know below

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer Breaks The Internet

James Gunn posted on Facebook that the trailer for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 has become the biggest trailer debut for Marvel Studios yet.

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I have watched the trailer at least ten times since it debuted online on Saturday.  Guardians was a surprise hit for me as I knew nothing about the team other than they had been in a Marvel coming at some point in history.  So when I went in with no expectations I was not expecting to leave the theater with a new favorite movie in my top 5 of all time.

I told a friend once that I felt like I did the first time I watched Star Wars as a kid.  He was surprised but for me I just knew this was something special and I was hoping that it being connected to this bigger Marvel Cinematic Universe would not eventually drag the franchise down and making it fall in line with all the others.  Don’t get me wrong I am a big MCU fanboy but this feels like something different.  Something special.  I just didn’t want that shiny wearing off when you have guidelines to fulfill when it has to fall in line with the other films.

Well this trailer looks like Gunn and company are still going full steam ahead on doing their own fun filled space adventure.  I can’t wait to check it out next summer.  Have you checked it out yet?