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Movie Movie Podcast #76: First Quarter 2018 Round Up

We have a LOT of movies to talk about, so many so that we can only spend a few seconds on a lot of them! But we talk a whole bunch about the bigs ones. Join Alex, Russ, Peter and myself as we talk about Black Panther, Ready Player One, A Quiet Place, Paddington 2, Pacific Rim Uprising, Annihilation, Cloverfield Paradox, Tomb Raider, Red Sparrow, The Commuter, I Kill Giants, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Isle of Dogs, Death Wish, Wrinkle in Time, Game Night, Thoroughbreds, Death of Stalin, Game Over Man, The Ritual, Hurricane Heist, Insidious: The Last Key, You Were Never Really Here, Blockers, Proud Mary, Early Man and Winchester and episode of the Movie Movie Podcast. Recorded on April 12th 2018.

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The Newest Marvel Film Franchise Is?

The Guardians of the Galaxy. 

According to one of the more reputable film sites Latino Review, they are reporting that not only is the second Marvel film of 2014 to be Guardians of the Galaxy, but it will also feature Thanos.  Thanos we all know will be the villain of the next Avengers film.  This film would be based on the 2008 lineup of Guardians.

I don’t know if this is true yet, because Disney hasn’t spoken on the issue yet, but I can definitely see it.  The best stuff about Thor was the Asgard stuff, and with Marvel, so much of what they will be doing in Avengers films is otherworldly, so why not add a bit more context to the cosmic layer of the Marvel Film Universe?  My only issues:

-Guardians are made up of second and third tier characters, and theres very little familiarity with the product.

-I hope it doesn’t come at the cost of the Black Panther film.  It could very well be the Avengers’ Batman.  Shoehorning him into the sequel really doesn’t work if you are focusing so much on the expansion of the cosmic stuff.  The only thing that would make sense at this point would be putting him in the next Captain America film as Cap is now in the modern day and his shield is made of Vibranium which is found is Wakanda.  I wouldn’t love that cause the tonal differences of Cap and BP are very different.  It’s like Superman and Batman.  It would take a very deft hand to meld those two.

Again, this is all unconfirmed at this point, but it’s worth thinking about.


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The Quests Stands Upon the Edge of a Knife

A few weeks ago Russ brought you news about the Black Panther Movie. Casting rumors are starting and it’s a classic case of good idea, don’t you fucking ruin this movie right because I will flip the fuck out.
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Black Panther And Why You Are Racist If This Doesn’t Interest You

So rumor has it that the powers that be, in understanding that their Marvel universe needs expansion, are planning on not only getting an Ant-Man movie out (which could be cool), but there are also plans for a Black Panther film.  Now before everyone goes all “this wont work in film” I’ll ask the question: why?  Most of the people who’ll say this largely don’t read comics, let alone Black Panther comics, which leads me to believe, you probably just don’t think there is a place for black superheroes.

Is odd as it seems, the ONLY place where I think it would be well-received or accepted would be in the Marvel universe.  Because they control the vision of their characters, important themes don’t get left by the wayside.  Besides Wakanda has been alluded to in Iron Man 2, Cap’s shield is made of Vibranium, which comes from Wakanda, and before that from an alien meteor, so all of the elements are in place.  Black Panther in the Avengers cartoon is almost exactly how he would play in this universe.  He’s like their Batman.  There sometimes, and not their others. Very mysterious and always in the shadows. I think there are a number of actors who could pull this off, but Chwietel Ejiofor seems like the best choice.

I hope that one of the secret Marvel films in the next two years is this.

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