Co-directors and gluttons for punishment The Russo Brothers have revealed they currently have 67 characters lined up to appear in the two part Avengers: Infinity War. My immediate reaction was “Holy $#@*!” That has got to include EVERYONE. The MCU regulars of the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy, new blood like Ant-Man, Spider-Man, Dr. Strange and Blank Panther. Even the TV crowd most be represented. Anyone from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil, Luke Cage and/or Jessica Jones. The Captain Marvel movie is scheduled in between Infinity War Parts One and Two so you’d think she’d be involved somehow. And there are sure to be characters making their debut here as well. Sounds like a whole lot of awesome.
Joe Russo teases:
“People will not be disappointed in the amount of characters in the movie. The concept of ‘Infinity War’ is that the Marvel universe unites to battle the greatest threat to the world and universe that you’ve ever seen, and we’re going to honor that concept.”
All that said, maybe we need to keep expectations a little in check. I’m sure we will see a lot of the crowd mentioned above. And the TV shows do make occasional reference to the movies so they clearly take place in the same universe unlike whatever mess DC has going on. But keep in mind the phrasing here…67 characters. There could be villains other than Thanos that appear. Aunt May is a character. Night Nurse. Agent Carter. Pepper Potts. The cop picking up Twinkies for his wife before heading over to Nakatomi Plaza. That S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent with the red shirt on that Thanos kills on an away mission. You get the point.
And it won’t be any day soon we’ll get much clarification here as Avengers: Infinity War Part One is not scheduled until May 4th, 2018.
2016. Did any of us think we’d live this long? Yeah, probably. We’re Geeks, not morbid.
So, what sort of Geek Entertainment has us here at Gabbing Geek at least a little curious? See behind the cut, with some items getting some expert Geek Commentary from the Geek Guru himself, Jimmy Impossible.
Personally, I find Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. boring. Lots of scenes set in drab gray rooms, bland characters, and if someone interesting does show up, that character will probably be killed off rather quickly.
But Agent Carter was actually a ton of fun. Whether this was due to a lighter storyline, brighter colors, or just Hayley Atwell being awesome, I cannot say, but it’s true. And there’s more coming soon. See the trailer after the cut.
The Flash returns tonight to the CW, and fans probably couldn’t be happier. But there’s a lot of superhero bouncing around TV right now. Which one excites you, dear reader, the most? Answer the poll after the cut.
Netflix recently dropped the first of five superhero series for its subscribers to enjoy. Daredevil is quite good, though to be honest as of this typing I’ve only seen the first five or so episodes. Charlie Cox makes a good superhero. Vincent D’Onofrio is an excellent Kingpin. There was much rejoicing.
Now, I’m not here to review the series. Better reviewers than I have or will do so, and I have other things to do. Instead, I want to discuss tone and how it applies to superheroes on TV and to a lesser extent in the movies.
This week on the podcast, we saw Watson’s morals crumble under the weight of peer pressure. While I am flattered that an article of mine would attract some attention, I was writing about various Geek Icons, all over 60 years of age, who may or may not be around much longer. Seeing as how the conversation turned to who might die next and how much money might be down on that, I was a wee bit dismayed. And I will not be putting a bet down on Betty White. No. I won’t be. The age thing is why Carrie Fisher was left off, by the by.
But good for Watson for holding out for a little over a minute.
Now I’m going to agree with one of his other points.