REVIEW (sort of): Tomorrowland

I went to watch Disney's Tomorrowland last night and over a text conversation with a friend I reviewed it.

Friend: So, what did you think?

Me: I liked it.

Friend: No, tell me your opinion like a professional critic, please.

Me: The premise can be infantile and predictable at times, but it reminded me of 90s movies where they'd sell you impossible feats and plots just to give you a heartwarming and positive lesson at the end. It's not a 'must watch' spectacle, but it is a movie that reminds you the importance of not losing optimism.

Friend: Whoa!

Me: How's that for pro?

Friend: Good job. Will wait for the DVD release then.

Just wanted to share that with y'all.

-- Geo (sora_thekey) 24/7 geek! -- Follow me on Twitter: @Geo_sorathekey

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Felicity Smoak & Chloe Sullivan: Why they are basically the same character

I recently got into Arrow (I'm still mid-season two) and, up until now, my favorite character is Felicity Smoak. I also watch Flash (That finale!) and her appearances are spectacular in it, but I've realized that she reminds me of my favorite character in Smallville: Chloe Sullivan.

While I know their input to their respective shows are founded on different backgrounds, both characters serve pretty much the same purpose: They are to their heroes as Oracle is to Batman.

Chloe Sullivan, originally, was set up in the show as a Lois Lane stand-in. Since she is a completely original character for the show, it was easy to tweak her story enough to the point where Lois became her cousin. At first she was the intrepid, aspiring reporter who happened to be best friends with the show's protagonist and, at some points, even his love interest (Iris West?). When she found out her protagonist had a secret, she then became his confidant.

Felicity Smoak is a computer whiz with a troubled past that works for the protagonist's company and happens to get involved heroism, at first, by doing favors. She is nothing like her comic book counterpart (where, originally, she's Firestorm's stepmother) and pulls off a combination of sexiness and quirkiness.

Why are they alike?

Computer Skills

Their biggest resource is their knowledge around the computer. They fill that void that every show/movie has with their super computer hacker characters. The interesting thing is that, while not almighty behind a computer screen, they are doing a play-by-play to their heroes, being an asset in missions. That ability goes from getting mug shots of whoever the antagonist is to GPS tracking devices that will allow them to find where the explosive/person/item is... So a lot of illegal stuff that helps but no one in real life should do unless you're looking for a jail sentence.

Nurses

Sometimes they also tend to their sick. And by that I mean that they are the ones helping out with the bullet wounds. Although they are most likely arrow wounds. Which brings me to the next point...

Love Interests

Both of these brilliant blondes are also or have been love interests for their protagonists. Chloe had a thing for Clark and Felicity definitely has a thing for Oliver. (No spoilers, I'm still mid-Season 2.) The more interesting thing is, if Felicity ends up with Ollie, these two characters will be even more similar since (Season 10 spoiler) Chloe ends up marring her show's Oliver Queen and has a child with him.

Personality

Now, not only do they give the same input to their respective shows. They are also alike in personality. Both of them resort to a fast-paced, no-breathing, excited-type way of talking. They are both very sarcastic, spunky and funny. I think the biggest difference in this aspect is that Felicity stumbles a bit more when explaining something while Chloe tends to know exactly what to say.

Leaders

I'm not sure about this one in Arrow, but as Watchtower, Chloe became a leader and beacon to her show's League of Justice. She coordinated them, and helped along the way. (With a com system.) Her super hero name is even an homage to that of the JLA's home base. I know that CW's DC universe is now filled with heroes and I'm sure Felicity must help out more of them besides Arrow. She's dating the Atom now, right?

Self-Defense

Both of these girls also know how to defend themselves. While they do get saved from time to time, Felicity learns to fight and Chloe gains super powers. Chloe was even Brainiac's host for a while. Still, they each get swept off their feet (literally) by speedsters sometimes. You could say they have the whole package.

...Plus, they are both attractive. So yeah, basically the same character.

In the comics, both of these girls have been recently introduced thanks to their shows. Since Barbara Gordon is now wearing her cowl again, I say they team-up and become DC's new Oracles. That could be the name of the book!

-- Geo (sora_thekey) 24/7 geek! -- Follow me on Twitter: @Geo_sorathekey

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Recent Drawings: Instagram sketchin'

Long time no blog! Hey guys, just quickly I want to share with you some of my sketches... Recently I got very into Instagraming (a little late, I know), but because none of you follow me on Instagram I thought I should share the drawings I've shared there:

24/Sept/14 Spider-Gwen fever is all over the internet. So I gave it a shot:

30/Dec/14 I tend to write "Geo Was here" whenever I get the chance. It bothers the heck out of people and sometimes amuses others. The post says: "The best 'Geo was here' I've done to date..." Gotta love Baymax.

18/Jan/15 There's this awesome coffee shop close to where I live and they have a chalkboard wall.

11/Feb/15 At work we use a bunch of whiteboards to jot down our ideas. I jotted down my boredom:

19/Mar/15 I'm enjoying this second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. So I drew my now favorite character Raina. (Which sucks because of this week's season finale.)

24/Mar/15 I've drawn Carol before but never in her Captain outfit. I really dig her obligatory Mohawk...

25/Mar/15 Just a sketch:

Oh, and not drawing exactly, but I been having some geeky fun lately.

25/Apr/15 I was on my way to a wedding and I stopped at this department store where they had the most awesome display... Iron Me!

4/May/15 I got to be a groomsman at a wedding and the bride had a fun idea for us. The groom was Superman and I was Spider-M--ahem, I mean Peter Parker.

Can this count as Cosplay?

Hope you guys liked my Instagram pics.

-- Geo (sora_thekey) 24/7 geek! -- Follow me on Twitter: @Geo_sorathekey

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SPECULATION: X-Men: Apocalypse movie's Horsemen

A lot of people are looking forward to watching Fox's next X-Film: X-Men: Apocalypse. Today the internet buzzed about a "spoiler" about this movie, so if you don't want to get spoiled (which is really not that big a spoiler) stop reading this...

Gambit as Death

The "big" spoiler is that Hugh Jackman's Wolverine, Halle Berry's Storm, and Channing Tatum as Gambit will cameo. There were also rumblings about Sir Ian McKellen's Magneto returning.

What I'm thinking is that this might be a spoiler as to who Apocalypse's horsemen will be. In the comics (and other media) these four characters have been horsemen before:

Wolverine was Death, Storm was Pestilence (in X-Men: Evolution and a What If...? story), Gambit was also Death once, and Magneto was War (in X-Men: Evolution).

Sorry, but my speculation will not lead to Warren's Archangel becoming a horseman in the movie...

Magneto as War and Storm as pestilence in X-Men: Evolution

Now, you might be thinking: But the X-Men: Days of the Future Past movie fixed everything with its "inbetweenquel". There's a new continuity! How can these older versions of these characters appear in an 80s set movie?

Simple, Apocalypse is basically a god with alien technology. Could he not tap into some kind of power or tech that allows older and more powerful versions of the X-Men to travel back in time?

Would it not be awesome to see En Sabah Nur reach into space, time, dimensions and an already ripped continuity to get his horsemen?

-- Geo (sora_thekey) 24/7 geek! -- Follow me on Twitter: @Geo_sorathekey

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Marvel's Cinematic Universe's Illuminati

Here's a topic that's been resonating in my head for a while: Who would be the members of Marvel's Cinematic Universe's (MCU) Illuminati?

There are a lot of parallels between the MCU and Marvel Comics, so it's expected that at some point this significant team of super protectors will make its first appearance. Captain America: Civil War is bound to follow Mark Millar's comic book (somewhat) closely. If you think about it, it is very likely that Avengers: Infinity Wars will take a page from the recent Infinity event. During these events, there was a team that worked in the background: The Illuminati.

In the MCU, the following ten movies are a good place to set this team up (in after-credit scenes of course), but since there are Marvel properties scattered in other movie studios, the team can't mimic the comic's roster.

The original Illuminati consisted of:

Just by looking at this list, three of the six can't make an MCU appearance. So we need replacements. In the New Avengers book this same team added Black Panther and Beast to the roster as replacements for Namor and Professor X respectively.

Although the team has had other members, there are usually six core members that make decisions for the sake of the universe's well-being. One of the main roles they adopted was for each member to house one of the Infinity Gems for safe-keeping. This makes the number six even more relevant. Of course, seeing the nature of the future Infinity Wars movie, the MCU will probably need six members as well. The question is: Who?

Well, for starters, we have the no-brainers:

  • Iron Man/Tony Stark

Let's face it, the actor is not getting any younger, he needs to get out of the suit before he hurts himself. This new role could allow him to play Stark for a couple more years.This man is already front and center in the MCU. I see his membership in the Illuminati as a good, regular role for Robert Downey Jr. for whenever he is not in the Iron Man suit.

  • Doctor Strange/Stephen Strange

This master or magic is getting his own movie soon. If this team ends up getting put in the MCU then he's bound to be a part of this inner circle.

Plus, the magic vs science banter is boud to be hilarious with Benedict Cumberbatch defending magic for once.

  • Black Panther/T'Challa

This guy is also getting his own movie, and it has been confirmed that he’s appearing in Civil War. His role, like in the comics, could be Namor’s replacement.

His input is basically a caring leader who wants the safety of his kingdom, and to achieve that he's protecting the whole world.

  • Black Bolt

The Inhumans’ representative. Seeing as how the Inhumans are the closest thing we’ll have to mutants, Black Bolt could also mirror Professor X’s role in this version of the illuminati.

Plus, we know we are getting an Inhumans movie later on. Black Bolt's casting is probably a few years off (please let it be Vin Diesel), but his introduction could still be in an after-credit scene with the rest of this team.

What about Beast and Mr. Fantastic?

Like I mentioned before, with the inexistence of mutants there is no need for a mutant representative. What we do need is a smart scientist. You might think that the best option is Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner, but I’m thinking Hank Pym could replace Reed Richards here.

This character will be introduced in Ant-Man later this year. When I first heard this character was going to be aged (played by Michael Douglas) I was honestly pissed. That made it seem like Pym would be a throw away character, but with the Illuminati he would at least have a relevant role in the MCU.

That makes five, but since there are six infinity gems/stones we still need a 6th member. With no Atlantis and no mutants it is hard to find another “representative” or “master” to claim a role in protecting the universe from the shadows.

I thought of two options: We need a human perspective or we need a galaxy perspective… See where I’m going with this?

What are our human options? I have two:

This is the more likely choice since he was already leader of protecting the world.

Nick Fury, thought dead, can easily give the human perspective in a superhuman world. He can do this all while being covert. Well, if he survives Age of Ultron.

This is another plausible option since he’s also been in the midst of the Avengers action and more. His perspective can be very helpful when deciding what to do with the safety of the universe.

In between missions as director of S.H.I.E.L.D., he can take notes to bring back to the Illuminati table.

Let's head to the stars… I have a good option, a bad option and an unlikely option.

He’s the bad choice.

As leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy he also plays a role that can be considered “important” and thus being relevant to the Illuminati. Although, Peter seems like too much of a wildcard to get Illuminati membership.

My unlikely option is not necessary a bad choice.

The thing about this character is that you don’t know where his allegiance is. Although, having such a vast collection from the far reaches of the universe could prove to be useful when defending earth from extraterrestrial offense.

Now hear me out: She is basically the Nova Corps’ Nick Fury. She is the best choice to represent the galaxy. She already focuses on protecting the universe, with the Earth’s heroes to help she can get and give good input to the team.

Plus, who wouldn't want to see more of Glenn Close?

And that’s how you build an MCU Illuminati team. Any questions?

Now I wonder how a Cabal would work in the MCU…

-- Geo (sora_thekey) 24/7 geek! -- Follow me on Twitter: @Geo_sorathekey

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Black Widow's Boobs

If you haven't seen it yet, new character posters for Black Widow, Nick Fury and Thor have been released to promote Avengers: Age of Ultron. In case you didn't notice after looking at the blant Blog title, I want to focus on Widow's for a bit:

I know a lot of people are focusing on the glowing addition to the Black Widow costume (some complain and some blindly let Whedon do anything because he is a comic book movie god), but I'm focusing more on her costume's chest area.

Hear me out: I just noticed this is her first costume that seams the fabric around ScarJo's boobs!

When I see female comic book costumes it always bothers me that the fabric molds into the perfect female body. Especially to show where the boobs are. Wether we are male or female, we all know where the perfectly round, and totally inaccurate, boobs are!

I've taken a few art clases and I know clothes don't mold themselves to the body that way. I know; I made this mistake before in my art. Especially because you learn anotamy first...

Now this movie is doing exactly the same thing... I know it's late to be complaining about female super hero costumes since everybody else on the Internet does it but... c'mon:

I couldn't find a screenshot from The Winter Soilder, but this still gets my point across.

Accentuate her sexy body all you want. I mean it is Scarlet Johanson we are talking about here. My question is, why is there a need for the costume department to mold the costume to her body, or more specifically, her boobs? They are literally inventing clothes in order to show off her boobs.

Excuse the rant. Sayonara!

-- Geo (sora_thekey) 24/7 geek! -- Follow me on Twitter: @Geo_sorathekey

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Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer Breakdown (and Pinocchio Connections)

Have you watched the trailer for the Avengers sequel? Of course you have it's on CV's Front Page! Have you seen it again? Obviously! Want to watch it again? Of course you do:

Notice anything new? Here are a few things I noticed:

Our first look at the Avengers Quinjet
Is this where "the twins" are being kept?
Who's getting operated on?
Nothing relevant. The Hulkbuster simply looks cool.
Half a second of this guy and I already like him better than the "Days of the Future Past" version. Check out the light up clothes!
Those clothes and hairstyles are very trendy to a past era. Are we time traveling? Flashbacks?
Who the heck is this guy? (Andy Serkis) EDIT: The internet is suggesting Ulysses Klaw.
I wonder what astute excuse was made to get this guy shirtless (again).
There were rumors about the Hulk and Black Widow having some sort of romantic relationship encounter. This confirms its validity.
I wonder what relevance do these ballerinas have to the story.
So, she's basically just going to scream in agony.
Yup.
Not the shield!
Am I the only one who can actually see James Spader's face in this?

EDIT: I missed one that the internet is still buzzing about:

I can see Cap, Hawkguy, Stark, Thor, Banner, Widow, Rhodey, Maria Hill and some mystery woman next to Thor. She's too brunette to be Pepper Potts. She's too tall to be Natalie Portman's Jane Foster. Could she be the actress Kim Soo-Hyun that was cast for a mystery role in the movie? There was a mention of her being a doctor or scientist, but the only "super" person I can think of that might have something to do with all this is the Ultimate's Monica Chang. She was in charge of the AI division in SHIELD.

This trailer went through its own series of troubles since it was earlier leaked online. Originally it was going to air first with the next episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.But apparently this was rushed because of the leak. The only thing that Marvel Entertainment had to say was:

Which is awesome 'cause Marvel continues to keep composure as well as a sense of humor.

Now here's another tidbit about the trailer. The eerie song that you hear in the background should sound familiar to all Disney fanatics. In Walt Disney's 1940's film Pinocchio there was a song that the main puppet sang called "No Strings". The ongoing analogy that seems to be going on as to do with puppets and Ultron not having any "strings":

Sound familiar yet? Disney is making a cameo in the Marvel trailer! (It is the same company after all.)

Bottom line is I can't wait for the film to premiere and Joss Whedon keeps knocking them out of the park.

-- Geo (sora_thekey) 24/7 geek! -- Follow me on Twitter: @Geo_sorathekey

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Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer Breakdown (and Pinocchio Connections)

Have you watched the trailer for the Avengers sequel? Of course you have it's on CV's Front Page! Have you seen it again? Obviously! Want to watch it again? Of course you do:

Notice anything new? Here are a few things I noticed:

Our first look at the Avengers Quinjet
Is this where "the twins" are being kept?
Who's getting operated on?
Nothing relevant. The Hulkbuster simply looks cool.
Half a second of this guy and I already like him better than the "Days of the Future Past" version. Check out the light up clothes!
Those clothes and hairstyles are very trendy to a past era. Are we time traveling? Flashbacks?
Who the heck is this guy?
I wonder what astute excuse was made to get this guy shirtless
There were rumors about the Hulk and Black Widow having some sort of romantic relationship encounter. This confirms its validity.
I wonder what relevance do these ballerinas have to the story.
So, she's basically just going to scream in agony.
Yup.
Not the shield!
Am I the only one who can actually see James Spader's face in this?

This trailer went through its own series of troubles since it was earlier leaked online. Originally it was going to air first with the next episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.But apparently this was rushed because of the leak. The only thing that Marvel Entertainment had to say was:

Which is awesome 'cause Marvel continues to keep composure as well as a sense of humor. Now here's another tidbit about the trailer. The eerie song that you hear in the background should sound familiar to all Disney fanatics. In Walt Disney's 1940's film Pinocchio there was a song that the main puppet sang called "No Strings". The ongoing analogy that seems to be going on as to do with puppets and Ultron not having any "strings":

Sound familiar yet? Disney is making a cameo in the Marvel trailer! (It is the same company after all.)

Bottom line is I can't wait for the film to premiere and Joss Whedon keeps knocking them out of the park.

-- Geo (sora_thekey) 24/7 geek! -- Follow me on Twitter: @Geo_sorathekey

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Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer Breakdown (and Pinocchio Connections)

Have you watched the trailer for the Avengers sequel? Of course you have it's on CV's Front Page! Have you seen it again? Obviously! Want to watch it again? Of course you do:

Notice anything new? Here are a few things I noticed:

Our first look at the Avengers Quinjet
Is this where "the twins" are being kept?
Who's getting operated on?
Nothing relevant. The Hulkbuster simply looks cool.
Half a second of this guy and I already like him better than the "Days of the Future Past" version. Check out the light up clothes!
Those clothes and hairstyles are very trendy to a past era. Are we time traveling? Flashbacks?
Who the heck is this guy?
I wonder what astute excuse was made to get this guy shirtless
There were rumors about the Hulk and Black Widow having some sort of romantic relationship encounter. This confirms its validity.
I wonder what relevance do these ballerinas have to the story.
So, she's basically just going to scream in agony.
Yup.
Not the shield!
Am I the only one who can actually see James Spader's face in this?

This trailer went through its own series of troubles since it was earlier leaked online. Originally it was going to air first with the next episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.But apparently this was rushed because of the leak. The only thing that Marvel Entertainment had to say was:

Which is awesome 'cause Marvel continues to keep composure as well as a sense of humor. Now here's another tidbit about the trailer. The eerie song that you hear in the background should sound familiar to all Disney fanatics. In Walt Disney's 1940's film Pinocchio there was a song that the main puppet sang called "No Strings". The ongoing analogy that seems to be going on as to do with puppets and Ultron not having any "strings":

Sound familiar yet? Disney is making a cameo in the Marvel trailer! (It is the same company after all.)

Bottom line is I can't wait for the film to premiere and Joss Whedon keeps knocking them out of the park.

-- Geo (sora_thekey) 24/7 geek! -- Follow me on Twitter: @Geo_sorathekey

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Reasons Why Marvel's Ant-Man Movie is in Danger

After Avengers: Age of Ultron the third Marvel Cinematic Universe phase will begin with Marvel's Ant-Man. The thing is that there have been so many problems with it that makes me think this movie is in trouble.

First, let me establish why the movie started out with so much potential. Ant-Man has been "in progress" since before Marvel released Iron Man in 2008. Since then, the man ready to direct the movie has always been Edgar Wright. Actually, in 2006 he was interviewed about his idea for the movie:

What we were originally going to get, according to the interview with SuperHeroHype, is a movie where Hank Pym (the original Ant-Man) was a super hero in the 60s, just like in the Tales of Astonish comic. After a prologue like that, in the present, Scott Lang (the second Ant-Man) would be introduced to take the Ant-Man suit. For whatever reason, the two characters would eventually team-up through astute measures, and there you have your movie.

"Homework"

This all made sense up until January of this year (2014), when Wright blogged an image with the simple subtitle of: "Homework". (I wrote a blog about it some time ago.) The image was taken from the fith episode of the second season of the animated series: Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (EMH). The title of the episode was: "To Steal an Ant-Man". In this episode Scott Lang was introduced and he steals Pym's work in order to save the life of his daughter Cassie.

The premise, at the moment, didn't sound too bad. I was excited for it. It seemed in agreement with the fist appearance of Lang in the comics: The Astonishing Ant-Man #47 (that has a lot of parallels with the EMH episode and according to Wright, the initial inspiration for the movie). It was afterwards, when the official anouncements began, that everything seemed to go on a downward spiral.

Age

It began with the cast announcements. Michael Douglas was added to the cast as Hank Pym and Paul Rudd would be Scott Lang. This agreed with what we already knew about the premise. In the animated series (and parts of the comic) the story worked perfectly because Pym was going through some sort of depression and had quit the Avengers. The age difference between Pym and Lang were nonexistant, and the villain was William Cross (Crossfire). The episode was fun and emotional (when you put a kid in danger, in this case Cassie Lang, things get emotional). The team-up between Ant-Man (Lang) and Pym's new hero persona, Yellowjacket, worked. Proving that Hank didn't have to be old to be somebody's mentor.

In the comics, Hank has taken on many identities as a super hero: Ant-Man, Giant Man, Yellowjacket and even Wasp. The only identity he has ever shared with anybody else has been Ant-Man and it was with two other super heroes (Scott Lang and Eric O'Grady). What am I getting at? To talk about the villain of the movie in question.

Villain

Time goes on and it is announced that the movie villain would be William Cross. In my mind that made sense, even though Crossfire is escentially a Hawkeye villain, in the planned story, Scott and Cross have some rivalry. It's also good to consider that Ant-Man's rougue gallery is not that vast since his challanges tend to be more on the scientific side. A borrowed villain is not a problem, but when we were told that William Cross would be Yellowjacket instead of Crossfire, geeks got mad and I was one of them.

In San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) this year it was announced that the actor who would take the villain role would be Corey Stoll (Midnight in Paris). Along with this announcement came another controversy, but I'll get to that later. It wasn't very long after when the man we all trusted in left. You should all know that one of the reasons, at least the fan in me, I had such high expectations about the movie were because of the director: Edgar Wright.

Director

Wright's repertoire has many movies that match the genre hoped for a super hero story. (To get what I'm talking about watch Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.) It was expected that the final product would impress. Everything changed when --the Fire Nation attacked-- the announcement arived: Edgar Wright Officially Leaves Marvel's Ant-Man.

If you didn't know about this: What rock have you been living under?! For all of us who knew this announcement was a punch to the gut, just a cm away from our nerd senses. Apparently, Wright and Marvel couldn't agree on some things so they decided to go their separate ways. Allow me to explain why this is so relevant:

Like I mentioned before, way before Marvel Studios existed, even before Iron Man, Edgar Wright wanted to make an Ant-Man movie. In interviews and more he made that fact very clear. Marvel worked with him to try and make this a reality, but his other movies got in the way of this happening. Meanwhile, Marvel began building the MCU. Marvel was great by allowing Wright to catch up since they didn’t include Ant-Man in their plans... yet. Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne (Wasp) in the comics were founding members of the Avengers (even before Captain America) and she was even the one who named the team. Still, Marvel didn't include them in the Avengers movie because, apparently, they were waiting on Wright. This was a more-than-ten-years process and recently we could finally see some fruits of Edgar's labor; just before he left the movie.

Post-Wright changes

My frustriation was not towards Wright leaving the potentially great Ant-Man adaptation (well, just a little bit.) It was directed towards the high-expectation turned disapoinment that made me think of a "What If" world where Marvel could've included Ant-Man and Wasp in the Avengers movie. Sure, it's too late for that... Afterwards I thought: We could just enjoy what we have. But we had it re-written. Peyton Reed (Yes Man!, Bring It On!) was chosen as the new director and Adam McKay gave Edgar Wright's script a bit of a "push" by re-writing parts of it. I don't question their capacity in the industry, if they had worked with Kevin Fiege (president of Marvel Studios) from the start, I'm sure the final product would have been amazing. But it's just an "if". They didn't "from the start" and there were over ten years of expectation that went down the drain.

“Wasp”

Shortly after the second controversial announcement from SDCC about the casting choices arose: Evangeline Lilly (Lost, Real Steel, The Hobbit) would play Hope Van Dyne. Not Janet; Hope. For us Marvel fans, Ant-Man without Wasp is not something we are used to. Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne will always be together and it is a hard thing to separate them (Not even domestic violence!). Making Michael Douglas Hank Pym left one question: Is Janet the same age?

This is what we know about Wasp in the movie: Janet and Hank were married; they probably were super hero partners in the 60s. There was an accident that killed Janet and left Hank alone with their daughter Hope. Then, Janet exists (or existed) but let us dwell more: Did Wasp exist or just Janet? If Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne had a daughter, why is her last name Van Dyne and not Pym? Does this mean that Hope will be Wasp?

I don't have the answers, but I can tell you that Hope Van Dyne does exist in the comics. Se exists in an alternate universe where Hank and Janet had a daughter named Hope Pym ("MC2"), but she grew up to be a super villain with very bad fashion sense named Red Queen. Will she be a villain in the movie? Probably not. Marvel needs a romantic interest for Paul Rudd's character and will eventually need a Wasp for their Avengers. If we don't have Janet, why not use her daughter from an alternate universe. (WTH?!) Just when I got used to the idea that this would be a totally different character than expected, Evangelline Lilly shows off a new haircut that makes her look a lot like her "deceased mother". In other words, she's esentially playing Janet Van Dyne-Pym/Wasp completely for the exception of her name.

As you can see, the production process of this movie has only caused me frustration. It started out as a great idea with lots of potential, and now it just looks like Marvel Studios are making it up as they go. I don't deny the possibility that this movie will be a complete success and might win me over with an incredibly entertaining, cinematographic experience. (It worked with X-Men: First Class) Remember that moment when you watched The Hunger Games and the part with the Avox girl and Peeta’s amputated leg were omitted? Well, that is how all of us comic book readers feel when a movie adaptation is not done right. I hope that when this movie comes out on July of 2015 I won’t feel this way, but I can’t help but think this movie is in danger of being Marvel Studios first legitimate flop.

-- Geo (sora_thekey) 24/7 geek! -- Follow me on Twitter: @Geo_sorathekey

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