Deadpool as the New “Face” of the X-Men Universe?

With Hugh Jackman not reprising his role as Wolverine it is time for a massive shift in the X-Men Universe. Their new TV shows such as Legion and Gifted as well as the two most recent movies in the universe Logan and to an extent the original Deadpool it is clear they are going for a more down to earth style of story in this new phase.

Recently Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld said that an X-Force movie was the “inevitable next step,” and we are due to get an introduction to the X-Force in Deadpool 2 later this month.

So is this the shift that they will take once the X-Men franchise moves into Disneys hands and joins the rest of the Marvel comics under the watchful eye of Mickey Mouse? I think itd be a good move. Deadpool is by far the most mainstream hero in the X-Men universe besides the now deceased Wolverine, so it only makes sense that he would be the lead on this new line of movies.

The problem they would run into is the R vs PG-13 argument. Putting Deadpool in a PG-13 movie would be hard to pull off, but to make movies widely popular and make the most amount of money on your franchise (again, Mickey Mouse) you need to be in that PG-13 range. GIPHY

I really enjoy the new direction of the X-Men universe, with more down to earth stories instead of the normal world saving antics of superheros. I don’t know if Deadpool fits into this new universe as well as most would like him to, but I’m more sold on him being a character to bring people into this new phase and shifting into a different leader for the X-Force and keeping Deadpool as a one off movie kind of character.



Bad Boys 3 Gets New Release Date

The third installment titled “Bad Boys For Life” is set to release 17 years after the sequel.

EW has reported that the third installment in the ‘Bad Boys’ series is set to be released by Sony Pictures on January 17, 2020.

The announcement comes as a bit of a surprise after the movie lost its director, Joe Carnahan, last year. The movie was originally set to release in 2017, then pushed back to 2018 before this announcement pushed it further back.

As one of the movies that popularized the “buddy cop” sub-genre I hope Bad Boys For Life gets to see the light of day. Anytime we can get more Will Smith the world is a better place.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Set to Begin Filming in 2019.

Chris Pratt breaks the news with an Instagram post for co-star Pom Klementieff’s birthday.


Though Marvel Studios has yet to announce a date filming would begin for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Chris Pratt (Peter Quill) has taken to Instagram dropping a tidbit of information for fans. In wishing co-star Pom Klementieff (Mantis) a happy birthday he also says “Can’t wait to start shooting Guardians Vol. 3 with her next year!”

James Gunn is set to return as the director for the third installment of the franchise, and has previously said the film is set to release sometime in 2020.

Pratt’s instagram post is below.

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Avengers 4 “Doesn’t do what you think it does.”

Warning. Major spoilers for the events of Avengers Infinity War Below.



Thanos was able to collect all of the infinity stones and end half of the life in the galaxy with the snap of his fingers at the end of Avengers Infinity War, but there are still many questions that fans have had, and some assumptions that may be wrong if you listen to the screenwriters.

Since Thanos was able to use the time stone to rewind time and take the Mind Stone from Vision after it had been destroyed by Scarlet Witch near the end of the film. This left fans wondering if Marvel would take the easy way out of the deaths of many fan favorite Avengers, and just have the original Avengers cast rewind time and bring all of the dead back to life. Infinity War screenwriters Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus are warning MCU fans that the obvious way might not be what ends up happening.

Avengers 4 doesn’t do what you think it does. It is a different movie than you think it is. Also… (the deaths are) real. I just want to tell you it’s real, and the sooner you accept that, the sooner you will be able to move on to the next stage of grief.” (From Interview reported by

The pair also goes on to stress that the movies are very different from each-other, despite being shot at the same time, but they do reveal that Avengers 4 will continue the more mature feel of Infinity War.

The screenwriters aren’t budging and are saying that the deaths are permanent. That would mean T’Challa’s run as Black Panther is over, as well as losing all of the Guardians except Rocket Raccoon, and some other newer additions to the Marvel Universe. It would be an extremely uncharacteristic move from Marvel, who up until this point hasn’t killed any of its significant heroes (unless you count Agent Coulson who they eventually bring back to life in Agents of Shield).

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*Spoilers* Avengers Infinity War: A New Marvel?

Avengers: Infinity War goes where no Marvel Movie has gone before, a death in the main ranks of its heroes. 


Over the last 10 years movie theatres have been flooded by fans time and time again eagerly eating up the next installment of the super-hero saga. For the first time nerd culture and comic book characters became mainstream, and not only mainstream, but a worldwide phenomenon.

The newest installment of the franchise tackles one of its biggest criticisms, the lack of any sort of real stakes for its characters. In fact, it jumps right into the fray as Heimdall is killed by a spear through the heart, and Loki is strangled to death by Thanos in the opening scene. The quick change of tone, made even more intense by the lack of intro music during the Marvel Comics intro (replaced by an Asgardian distress call).

Infinity War does an outstanding job not overstaying its welcome in any one tone or location though, with so many heroes in the film, it only makes sense that they would be split up into groups from the start. Each of the three main groups does a good job at having its own tone and pace, and the actors themselves did a great job meshing in groupings we (for the most part) had never seen before.

The splitting of the groups allows the story to advance in a quick succession without seeming like characters themselves are teleporting all over the place (as this whole film is supposed to take place within a single earth day). By jumping back and forth between the heroes on earth, Thor and Rocket Racoon’s adventures, and the leftover guardians plus Doctor Strange, Iron Man, and Spider-Man (as well as some incredible moments with Thanos intermixed) the story moves at a breakneck pace, which hides the fact that you are in the movie seat for 160 minutes.

As far as writing goes, the movie keeps with the witty humor that has been established in the more recent MCU showings. It is a genuinely funny movie right up there with Thor Ragnarok and Spider-Man Homecoming (coincidentally, I think all three of these movies are in the top 4 MCU movies thus far). But its not a slap-stick comedy, there is a fair share of somber moments in the film and almost every single one is delivered extremely well.

The best part about Infinity War wasn’t its well shot action scenes or banter between Iron man and Doctor Strange, it was the way it made Thanos a character you actually cared about. The MCU has had a history of very bad villain characters whose only purpose was to get beaten up by the hero in the end (see: every single Iron Man movie). Lately they’ve been on a tear with Vulture, and now they add to that with Josh Brolin’s performance as Thanos in Infinity War. It’s a weird thing to say, but the writers do a great job at making a character whose sole mission is mass genocide someone you don’t hate.

My only advice after this whole thing is absolutely go see this movie, I don’t think you will regret it in the slightest.

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