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Movie Movie Podcast #67: The King, the Mice and the Cheese

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It’s only been 3 months, so I guess it’s time for another podcast! A lot has happened, a lot has come out, but we are only interested in talking about the three comic book movies that have come out this year so far. Join Russ, Alex, Peter and myself as we talk about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Deadpool, Captain America: Civil War. Recorded on May 24th 2016.

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Anthony Mackie as Falcon?

It is being reported that Marvel is actively in negotiations for Anthony Mackie to play the character of Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Almost anything being reported on the Marvel front these days ends up happening so I’m going to assume this is going to happen.  Here is what you get by incorporating Falcon into Captain America:

-You get a black character

-You get people to chill on asking for Black Panther

-You get a character that will require less of an origin story than B.P. does

-You get a character who will be introduced into the new Avengers cartoon as the eyes of the viewer.  So here you are going to get a bunch of kids who see themselves as him, happy to see him in a movie.

While I would rather see Black Panther become an Avenger over Falcon, I think Anthony Mackie can bring the requisite coolness to a character like this, and it will also flesh out the Captain America world more.  Considering all his buddies are dead (minus Bucky), this helps keep his movie-verse active.  Only issue now is what happens with Bucky.  Lets assume Chris Evans and Mackie are the good guys this time, can Sebastian Stan really hold his own this time around? I guess we’ll have to wait and find out.

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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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