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Scarlet Witch

Disney+ original drama Wandavision drops an episode each Friday for the next six weeks.

ūü§Ėūüßô‚Äć‚ôÄÔłŹ#Wandavision is the first iteration of a large Marvel Studios / Disney+ slate.


rottentomatoes: 95%

metacritic: 76

imdb: 7.5


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Imperial Burden

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures original film Black Panther won Marvel its first Oscar.

#BlackPanther is based on a series of graphic novels of the same name.

rottentomatoes: 97%

metacritic: 88

imdb: 7.3

oscars: 3 wins

golden globes: 3 nominations

SAG awards: 2 wins


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Philosophical Strife

Thor vs. Loki 2

Thor: The Dark World will have some Thrones-esque tonation reportedly, as Thrones¬†executive producer Alan Taylor directed it. ¬†Lemme tell ya anything Thrones related, and I’m all for it.

SPOILERS:

SDCC’s¬†Thor sizzle reel concluded with Loki severing Thor’s right hand. ¬†Which run’s obvious comparisons to the Kinglsayer himself, Ser Jaime Lannister.

Quote1I can’t say too much more about it. But I will tell you that’s not the worst thing that he has to worry about along the way,Quote2 said Hemsworth.

Honestly if you aren’t a Thrones¬†fan by now I’m just gonna throw this out there but, something is wrong with you. ¬†@kevfeige #themanhimself ¬†is said to be a rampant Thrones fan and I’m not gonna hold it against the guy. ¬†It’s a quality show.

Thor vs. Loki 3

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Transcendental Symbiosis

Guardians 3

Marvel’s panel at SDCC¬†primarily showcased an ensemble Guardians of the Galaxy cast including: Zoe Saldana, Benicio Del Toro, Lee Pace, Chris Pratt and Djimon Hounsou. ¬†The Avenger’s 2 will be titled¬†Avengers: Age of Ultron,¬†which let’s be totally honest is multitudes better than Zack Snyder managed to do:

Albert Einstein himself¬†plans on bringing depth and meaning to his¬†Batman/Superman team up-film,¬†so he titled the film: ¬†Superman vs. Batman. ¬†The guy’s clearly a genius. ¬†Why¬†Warner Bros.¬†keeps hiring a man who’s “best film” garnered a¬†56%¬†on¬†rottentomatoes, is baffling. ¬†As a matter of fact, the guy’s¬†LAST THREE FILMS¬†averaged a blunderous¬†43%¬†on the oft-referenced¬†meta-critic-website. ¬†Now, I’m no rocket scientist. ¬†To be certain. ¬†But words like¬†fail, and¬†baddie; spring to mind.

UPDATE: Actors Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling are reportedly in front-running for a rebooted Caped Crusader.

UPDATE:

Vin Diesel will voice Groot.

Bradley Cooper may be Rocket Raccoon.

Guardians collage

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Carnal Comradery

DC vs marvel artisan

Zack Snyder may be a bad story-teller, but in all fairness is a¬†talented cinematographer. ¬†Luckily enough for us, Christopher Nolan is the kind of guy that would start¬†trolling¬†a baddie if they are¬†bad. ¬†Which let’s be honest if you are dealing with¬†Zack Snyder;¬†that is¬†going to be the case more often than not.

#TROLOLOLOL. ¬†Disney¬†finally¬†bought itself¬†out of¬†Marvel’s¬†Paramount contract,¬†but is still paying¬†8% and 9%¬†royalties¬†on¬†grosses¬†$1,511,757,910¬†(The Avengers)¬† and¬†$1,147,575,931¬†(Iron Man 3)¬†respectively.¬†¬†Granting¬†Paramount¬†roughly¬†200$mill¬†without breaking a sweat. ¬†Or literally even doing anything.¬†¬†Thor: The Dark World¬†however:¬†will be¬†Marvel Studios’¬†first foot-loose and fancy-free “in-house” project. ¬†With a little bit of¬†wiggle-room,¬†Marvel¬†has¬†already started writing up scripts¬†for some of it’s most¬†recently re-acquired¬†intellectual property¬†most notably:¬†Blade,¬†Punisher,¬†Daredevil,¬†Ghostrider, and¬†Doctor Strange.

Quote1.pngThey’re back in the fold, which is where we want them to be.Quote2.png¬†— ¬†Marvel President Kevin Feige

Marvel Phase 3

As the #superheroarmsrace #startsheatingup, rumor has it @ChrisNolanWB is now basically the Kevin Feige of DC/Warner Bros.  Igniting what some might describe as a MERCILESS RUMBLE OF TITANS.

DC vs marvel guardian

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Cunning Resolve

Cunning Resolve

Marvel’s promise to “keep taking risks” creatively into it’s Phase Two is already paying off, as relatively untested director Shane Black’s Iron Man 3 crushed it at the box-office AND with critics. ¬†Clinching the second highest domestic opening ever, and pulling in a gross $1,111,096,000¬†and rocking a¬†9/10¬†on¬†IGN, Iron Man 3¬†is only Black’s¬†second film as a director. ¬†Marvel Studios¬†seems to have a knack for boldly pulling creative gem’s out of nowhere, like they did with Joss Whedon.

NOW IM NOT A MATHEMATICIAN OR ANYTHING:¬†but Shane Black’s¬†average¬†rottentomatoes¬†score as a director¬†with only two films turned out to be¬†80.5%. ¬†Meaning that if making movies were like high-school, Black¬†got a B. ¬†Pretty impressive. ¬†Equally not impressive: one could argue, is Zack Snyder’s average¬†rottentomatoes¬†score as a director¬†with 5 films at¬†54.4%. ¬†Meaning that if making movies were like high-school, Snyder¬†failed. ¬†LOLUMADBRO?!?

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Assembly Required

The day of reckoning is nearly upon us my dear friends as The Avengers drops this Friday and can be seen in 3D and IMAX at a theater near you.¬† Pre-release tracking on the film projects Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to have the biggest domestic box-office opening of all time.¬† Why all this huss and fuss, jibber-jabb, and riggamaroo over a silly film about a couple of guys in leotards you ask?¬† Because the core concept of the story is that there are four basic kinds of people.

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Paramount Synergy

With summer approaching Marvel released yet another fresh new trailer this week for it’s in-house blockbuster franchise The Avengers and even though Captain America looks pretty damn goofy in that helmet of his the film actually looks pretty decent.¬† Earth’s mightiest heroes consists of four main characters, each one of which is highly representative of the four basic personality types: Artisan, Guardian, Rational, and Idealist.¬† Such a dynamic pattern of awesomeness of course is a common pop-culture occurrence in: Sex and the City, the Wizard of Oz, Star Trek, the Fantastic Four, and Harry Potter among others.¬† Despite Captain America’s goofy a** helmet let’s take a look at Marvel’s most coveted supersquad.

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Abstract Conflict

Thor 2 has finally found a new director after firing Patty Jenkins (Monster) over ‘creative differences’. ¬†Director Alan Taylor, best known for his work on HBO’s Game of Thrones, will reportedly step in and take Jenkins’ place. ¬†Jenkins got canned in early December reportedly because of a “lack of clarity in her [creative] choices”. ¬†Marvel Studios¬†of course has an infamous reputation for doing whatever they want after getting into rough financial negotiations with Mickey Rourke, Samuel L. Jackson, Terrence Howard, and Scarlett Johansson while having both Kenneth Branagh and Jon Favreau opt out of directing sequels. ¬†Jenkins would have been the first female to direct a major superhero tentpole film and Natalie Portman, who is a close friend of Jenkins’, is reportedly very upset at the way things panned out. ¬†It seems Marvel Studios¬†even though they’ve only put out five independent films so far is already getting big-headed when it comes to managing talent. ¬†Welcome to Hollywood. ¬†Given Marvel’s fine display of hubris let’s take a look at the excessive arrogance of one of their most beloved characters Thor¬†the¬†God of Thunder and his mischievous half-brother Loki.

Thor Odinson¬†is the¬†Crown Prince¬†of the mystical realm of¬†Asgard. ¬†Thor is¬†based off¬†of the¬†Norse God of Thunder, and¬†acts accordingly. ¬†A¬†brave¬†and¬†mighty warrior¬†Thor¬†won many battles as a child, growing¬†headstrong¬†and¬†proud. ¬†In his arrogance, Thor¬†put his realm and people on the brink of war after breaking a truce with Asgard‘s enemies the Frost Giants. ¬†Teaching his son a lesson in¬†humility, Thor’s father Odin¬†banished¬†him to earth, and¬†stripped¬†him of his¬†powers. ¬†Thor came back¬†humble,¬†gentle,¬†empathetic, and¬†sympathetic¬†to his¬†fellow man. ¬†Altruistic,¬†enthusiastic,¬†inspirational, and yet fiercely¬†independent, Thor is undoubtedly a¬†Champion Idealist. ¬†Indeed Thor’s¬†high-spirited attitude¬†and¬†warm enthusiasm¬†for defending his realm is often¬†mistaken for arrogance, a typical problem with most¬†Champions. ¬†Thor was only able to wield his hammer¬†Mjolnir¬†‘the day that great deeds of¬†selfless valor¬†had proved him¬†worthy¬†of it’. ¬†Indeed only those ‘pure of heart‘ are able to wield Thor’s¬†mystical¬†hammer. ¬†A¬†hopeless romantic, Thor fell¬†deeply in love¬†with the¬†Goddess Sif¬†before the age of 20. ¬†Thor has undoubtedly proven himself as¬†self-sacrificing¬†over the years, most notably in the subject of his¬†mischievous kid-brother Loki. ¬†Indeed Loki¬†has made¬†countless attempts¬†at Thor’s life, but Thor however¬†always spares¬†Loki, hoping (to no avail) that Loki¬†has¬†learned his lesson. ¬†Indeed Thor has¬†tireless faith in his fellow man, and time and time again Thor is¬†sacrificing himself¬†to save innocent people from Loki or any other dangers for that matter, as he will no doubt do in¬†The Avengers.

Thor’s¬†villainous step-brother¬†Loki¬†aptly named after the¬†Norse God of Mischief¬†starts off as a¬†resentful¬†and¬†jealous¬†Asgardian¬†Prince but evolves into a truly¬†loathsome¬†and¬†malevolent¬†evil genius. ¬†Growing up¬†step-brother¬†to the¬†Mighty Thor¬†indeed ¬†left Loki with a¬†tragic¬†sense of¬†inferiority¬†and¬†not belonging. ¬†What he lacked in physical strength and bravery however, he eventually made up for in¬†cunning¬†and¬†malice. ¬†Always¬†strategizing¬†and¬†conceiving¬†ingenious¬†schemes¬†and¬†plots,¬†The Asgardian God of Mischief¬†is undoubtedly a¬†Mastermind Rational. ¬†Diabolically¬†ingenious, highly¬†pragmatic, outstandingly¬†intelligent, and a powerful¬†sorcerer, Loki finds ‘difficulties¬†highly¬†stimulating’, as do other¬†Masterminds, as he loves responding to a problem that requires a ‘creative solution’. ¬†Being the¬†God of Mischief, Loki indeed seems to thoroughly enjoy¬†creating problems¬†for himself, and is¬†well-equipped¬†to¬†solve¬†them. ¬†Finding out that he was actually an¬†adopted Frost Giant, Loki became wrought with feelings of¬†abandonment. ¬†Indeed Loki’s¬†malicious¬†and¬†malevolent¬†behavior are quite reminiscent of David Keirsey‘s¬†‘distracting rituals’¬†that serve as¬†defense mechanisms¬†for¬†hiding¬†one’s¬†shame. ¬†Loki’s arch-villainy and ascension into madness can be seen in Marvel’s upcoming The Avengers.

Quote1.png¬†My, my, my… a¬†world¬†for the taking.¬†Quote2.png

Loki Laufeyson
Quote1.png Even the life of a Thunder God can offer no greater satisfaction than this! For I have helped a fellow man! Quote2.png

Thor Odinson

These Idealist-Rational relationships do not always remain harmonious, of course. ¬†Conflicts of NF emotional expressiveness against NT self-control, of NF intuition against NT logic, and of NF ethical or humanitarian concerns against NT technical pragmatics can prove challenging. ¬†—¬†Please Understand Me II, p. 238

Thor 2 is set to hit theaters on November 15, 2013 with a script from Don Payne.  Chris Hemsworth will return as the title star in The Avengers, which will arrive on May 4, 2012.

Visceral Tactics

Marvel Studios president Kevin Fiege talked recently about the future of Marvel and the Avengers 2, saying that the roster in the next avengers films will be decidedly different from that of the first Avengers. ¬†“Absolutely, that’s the fun of it — introducing new characters.” ¬†Of course what Kevin does NOT know is that the current line up is of course optimal, seeing as that it has all four temperaments and therefore is at a perfect equilibrium. ¬†Someone should really contact him and let him know. ¬†Let’s however hope for the best and proceed with analyzing the Avengers ‘go-to’ green monster the incredible Hulk.

Doctor Robert Bruce Banner had a tough childhood as his father hated him, was an alcoholic, and murdered his mother. ¬†His father did however do one good thing, in giving his son a pre-disposition to gamma radiation, which saved his life, and created the big green monster that we all know and love. ¬†Bruce Banner after being caught in a gamma radiation explosion turns into an emotional and impulsive humanoid monster known as the Hulk when angered. ¬†Instinctive, fearless, and exploding with brute strength, the not-so-jolly green giant is undoubtedly a Crafter Artisan. ¬†Inspired by the classic tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the Hulk is a representation of our primal instincts and animal nature. ¬†Indeed the Hulk is a ferocious and savage creature, with a visceral mentality that any Artisan can relate to. ¬†Certainly the Hulk does much of the heavy lifting for the Avengers, and is an irreplaceable asset, as are all Artisans within any successful organization. ¬†In Avengers footage shown at NYCC, Loki brags “I have an army,” to which Stark replies “We have a Hulk.”

Quote1.png¬†… You won’t like me when I’m angry!¬†Quote2.png

Robert Bruce Banner (Earth-616)