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some good MCU cosplays

Hey remember how I posted a bunch of good Star Wars cosplays for May 4? Well, I’m gonna stick with that idea! Here’s a bunch of equally good MCU cosplays I found on Reddit.

(My gosh, there’s a lot of good Black Widows)

Considering Peter Parker, EDITH, and Spider-Man: Far From Home

I want to second all of this.

My Comic Relief:

All the creatives and stars of Avengers: Endgame joined in a massive social media campaign asking everyone to be decent human beings and #DontSpoilTheEndgame…for two weeks until Marvel Studios used MASSIVE spoilers for Endgame in their trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home.  It was clear they were seeking to use all the emotions flowing in the wake of Endgame to motivate advanced ticket sales for Far From Home.  Marvel Studios was very direct about how Spider-Man: Far From Home served as the epilogue to Avengers: Endgame.  I enjoyed the film but was – and remain – frustrated by a plot point with seriously troubling implications.

Note, this has spoilers for both Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home (obvs.).

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Before I begin the analysis I want to reiterate that I really did enjoy Spider-Man: Far From Home.  It was light and fun, with all the sweet and goofy moments you expect when the MCU’s on point.  I felt it was the perfect come down after the heavy emotional hit of Avengers: Endgame.  Also, I’ve ALWAYS loved the Americans-travelling-in-Europe trope for setting up comedic hijinks and the high-school-Europe-trip subset is particularly entertaining.  With this great cast and all that awkward (in a good way) chemistry, this film had everything I was looking for after Endgame.

But the central plot point on which the film turns illustrates a troubling direction/mindset for the MCU.  It also makes absolutely no sense within the narrative of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The film opens with the world mourning the death of Tony Stark and the other Avengers who fell in the battle with Thanos and his Black Order.  Thankfully the tone isn’t heavy and school’s out for summer!  Peter Parker (Tom Holland), Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon), MJ (Zendaya), Betty Brant (Angourie Rice), Flash Thompson (Tony Revolori), and some of their classmates are off to Europe for a science trip under the supervision of Mr. Harrington (Martin Starr) and Mr. Dell (J.B. Smoove).  Things don’t go as planned and soon giant Elementals are threatening the world as Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smoulders) are trying to pull Spider-Man into battle alongside the mysterious inter-dimensional traveler Quentin Beck/Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal).

But the question on which everything pivots is – Who is the next Iron Man?  Who will follow in Tony Stark’s footsteps?

It is a question asked both in-universe and amongst MCU fans.  With this first generation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe concluded, what will the next generation look like?  What shape will it take?  Who will form the core as the original Avengers – specifically Tony Stark’s Iron Man, Steve Roger’s Captain America, and the always criminally-underrated Natasha Romanoff’s Black Widow – did?  The answer the film offers, both in-universe and to fans, is Spider-Man.  And everything about this is a problem.

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[Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)] At 10:20, Peter closes his suit case with the initials “BFP,” evidently having belonged to his Uncle Ben, Benjamin Franklin Parker. — Little Movie Moments

[Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)] At 10:20, Peter closes his suit case with the initials “BFP,” evidently having belonged to his Uncle Ben, Benjamin Franklin Parker. Touch here for the full post on Little Movie Moments tumblr

[Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)] At 10:20, Peter closes his suit case with the initials “BFP,” evidently having belonged to his Uncle Ben, Benjamin Franklin Parker. — Little Movie Moments

This is the only reference to Uncle Ben in two whole MCU Spider-Mans, and man does that bug me.

(I feel like I’d happily erase all the multitudes of Iron Man movies if it meant later I didn’t have to see Tony bloody Stark take on every other important role in the MCU.)

Happy anniversary, Endgame

On this day last year, Avengers: Endgame came out. I saw it in a theater with a bunch of other cheering fans, a situation I’ve never really been in before, and it was so much fun.

Loki got the biggest cheer of all (there was one group of dudes who seemed to be big Loki fans), I cheered for Gamora because heck if Loki’s getting a cheer she gets one too, everyone went nuts when Cap caught the hammer, when the Black Panther crew appeared and at “Assemble!”

I know not everyone likes cheering in a cinema, but it was really honestly quite electrifying for me.

James Gunn and co on Guardians of the Galaxy 2

The Guardians of the Galaxy crew did a watchalong of the second movie just like I wanted, and it was at 2am my time. Aw no. But, just like last time, I decided to put all the most substantive tweets together!

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The next MCU spideyfilm

Apparently the next Spider-Man film in the MCU will definitely have “Home” in the title, which I guess is not surprising, and now I’m wondering if they’ll use “No Place Like Home” after all. (It’s a popular fan title.) So if they go full-on Wizard of Oz, they could introduce Norman Osborn – OZborn – in a very thematically appropriate way, casting him as the false Wizard in the story. A figure of apparent good, living in a beautiful green city, before the curtain falls away.

And if so I will be FURIOUS, because I used that idea in a fanfic ten years ago.

Who owns what, Marvel-wise

By The Geek Twins. I love the little illustrations here, but I think what I’m most interested in is the Spider-Man stuff. So the MCU can’t currently use the Green Goblin then? That’s… maybe a bit of a relief.

(I love the MCU, I honestly do, but I still don’t want them to ever use Harry. There’s way, way too high of a risk of them fucking him up. Just look at The Amazing Spider-Man 2! Or… don’t. Please don’t.)

silvre-musgrave:Reblogging because Yondu has a freakin knife on…

silvre-musgrave: Reblogging because Yondu has a freakin knife on his left wrist bracer! I never noticed. Goes to show that Ravager captain is prepared for anything!

silvre-musgrave:Reblogging because Yondu has a freakin knife on… — 80’s Trash

I know nothing about how wrist bracers work but that one looks like, if Yondu ever wanted to actually use it as a weapon, it would have to be pulled out blade-first.

Which is incredibly in-character.

James Gunn and co on Guardians of the Galaxy 1

Apparently there was a watch-along of the first GOTG yesterday and James Gunn and the cast shared some stuff! I missed it all being in the wrong timezone and all, but here’s the highlights! I had a blast reading them, I hope they do Vol 2 next.

(Awww. :( )

I really don’t like that Quill ran out on his grandparents, never have, but it does make for good fanfiction fodder I guess. I doubt they were close.

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