This weekend, everyone is going to see Avengers: Endgame. That’s appropriate. It’s a great film, tons of fun, and an excellent capstone to the past eleven years of Marvel films. You should definitely go see it. In fact, go see it right now.
Welcome back. Did you enjoy the popcorn? Ok, now that we’re all on the same page, I’d like to address one big issue with the end of Endgame and the terrifying implications it leaves behind.
Captain Marvel saved the universe this [past] weekend. She did it onscreen but her economic dominance has hushed the hatred (even if it’s just a brief respite). As you may know, this movie suffered a backlash by a bunch of Neanderthals, who took to the internet to kneecap the movie’s success. These hateful fans didn’t like what Captain Marvel stood for…or maybe they just felt aggrieved by the currents and eddies swirling about in the never-ending flood of today’s geek culture.
Captain Marvel crushed it at the box office this weekend, posting $153 million from 4,310 theaters. Overseas, this movie raked in an incredible $302 million (including $89 million in China), which is the fifth-highest international opening weekend ever.
Does that mean it’s a great movie? Not necessarily, but everyone agrees that succeeding financially is better than the alternative. I thought it was a lot of fun.
But once we get beyond all that nonsense, I have another issue to bring up: Where are all the toys?
I haven’t seen a crush of Captain Marvel merchandise on store shelves. That’s what outrages me. Continue reading “With Further Ado #033: Where Are All The Toys?”
EXCLUSIVE: The ax continues to fall on Marvel’s series at Netflix. Daredevil, which launched the Marvel universe on the streaming platform, has been canceled after three seasons.
Deadline has posted the news that we probably all saw coming: Daredevil is dead at Netflix. With the Disney streaming service looming large and an almost always hungry for new original content audience, it’s not hard to jump to the conclusion we’ll see Daredevil, Luke Cage and the rest of the Netflix Marvel gang again soon. Particularly given that Disney/Marvel has done the exact opposite of WB/DC and has given viewers one contiguous cinematic universe.
A review of sorts
As we were leaving the movie megaplex last night, Editor Adriane asked me to do up a piece about Ant-Man and the Wasp, informing me that others also will be reviewing the movie from their own unique perspectives and I should do the same. That’s fine by me: there’s some cute stuff pulled straight out of Marvel continuity lurking in the shadows of this flick, and as the Pop Culture Squad’s official old fart, I’m gonna pull back some of the covers.
But first, the mandatory SPOILER ALERT. I might be revealing some stuff that could possibly undermine your enjoyment of this very entertaining movie, presuming you haven’t seen it yet because, ya know, you might actually have a life. So if you haven’t seen the movie and you haven’t looked at the art we’re posting, proceed at your own risk.