Marvel Cinematic Universe


#129

Ant Man and the Wasp! Good movie, almost as funny as the first. A real breath of fresh air after Thanos Part One. My prediction of who would survive the mid-credit mid-Thanos sequence was incorrect.


#130

Captain Marvel!


#131

Oh yeah boy. Also some Skrulls are in this thing.


#132

Is Captain Marvel the same hero who loses her powers to Rogue from the X-Men? Or is that a different Marvel or what?


#133

Yes, that was Carol Danvers, but she was known as Ms. Marvel then.

Some info on the history of the Captain Marvel character and Carol Danvers, uh, troubled story which I hope they will simply be ignored in the movie version which would be best for all.




#134

Late to the party because I just watched Infinity Wars. One thing I’ve always wondered about after reading the Infinity Gauntlet and now watching this was how the “half the population of the universe” worked mechanically. Is it just completely random? Half the population of every planet, space station, etc?

In the movie, we know it’s not completely random because Stark gets specifically spared. If it was completely random, it’s possible that whole planets could theoretically be spared (just not Earth, because drama).


#135

Wow, you weren’t kidding about the troubled part.

After working several cases with the Avengers, Ms. Marvel was invited to join the team during the Scarlet Witch’s leave of absence.[31] She quickly established herself as a valuable member, but left the team following a bizarre unwanted pregnancy caused by “Marcus”, who claimed to be the son of Immortus.

“Bizarre unwanted pregnancy” a.k.a rape

I did find it interesting how Ms Marvel after losing her powers to Rogue. Got new found powers from the Brood’s experimentation and became new hero called Binary.


#136

One thing I forgot to add to the above post is that Danvers picked up the mantle of Captain Marvel as well as her new costume (including the Mohawk helmet also present in the movie) in 2012, shortly after the videos I posted above were released. This is why she isn’t mentioned as one of the people using the moniker of Captain Marvel, though Monica Rambeau (who is most likely the wingman [or wingwoman?] in the trailer) is listed.


#137

I’m sure the videos go into this, but Chris Clairmont (famous for his X-men run) writing in Avengers, has her come back and pretty much tell off the Avengers (and the writers) for letting that happen to her.

Trigger: Mind control, rape.

needless to say they’ve been working hard retcon that storyline.


#138

Apparently James Gunn has been hired to write the script for the Suicide Squad sequel. His firing is still absolutel attrocious, but maybe he can make something out of SuiSquad, though basically anything would be an improvement over the first one.


#139

Not even a sequel - just a full reboot. They’re not even trying to salvage the last one, far as I’m aware.


#140

Good, there isn’t a lot to salvage anyway.


#141

So I saw Captain Marvel last night, really solid movie. Definitely worth seeing. I’ll probably go see it at least one more time in the theater, most likely IMAX.

What struck me was watching two women (both considerably older than myself) talk about how they enjoyed the movie while exiting the theater.


#142

So the new “Garbage People Turning Test” is the cerebral contortions people will go through. Is how Alita is a much better hero than Captain Marvel. gags

Note: I say “better hero” not “better movie”.


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#145

Debating showing some of the earlier Marvel movies to the kid. She’s gone with me to Spider Man, Black Panther, and Captain Marvel now that she’s older, and saw most of Guardians of the Galaxy in a home viewing once. Hmmm. Where to start. Iron Man 1? Captain America 1? And which ones to skip…


#146

Show her the opening credits of Hulk but skip the rest of the movie.


#147

I’m not sure how old she is, but one of my friends showed some of the early Iron Man movies to his ~10 year old daughters, and they felt that they were too violent. Based on that I might skip Iron Man 1, 2, and Cap 1 just because of the realistic violence and depictions of war. And Thor 1 might be a little slow for younger kids by today’s standards, but it could work. But I think starting chronologically with Avengers 1 they switched to more sci-fi violence beating up on aliens and robots, so I might start there and work forwards.


#148

This is funny cause this afternoon I was looking for something to watch with Kaylee and she saw me click past “ant-man and the Wasp” and she was like “I WANNA WATCH ANT-MAN” and of course I was like, we need to watch “Ant-man” first. However it’s one of the few Marvel films I don’t own and it’s not on any of the 5 streaming services I have. So we are currently watching Ant-man and the Wasp right now, so far, she gets into all the action scenes and sorta loses interest when they go too long without some shrinking but overall is loving it. Pretty much had the same experience with Captain Marvel, she was getting bored during the first half and COMPLETELY 100% on board for the second. I’ll probably go back and start watching Iron Man and such with her. This summer she’s going to be starting Star wars and such. So I guess it depends on the film. She’s 4 1/2.