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“X-Men: Dark Phoenix” Hits Theaters Valentine’s Day 2019 (Trailer)

Surely comic book version purists were miffed at when the X-Men movie franchise messed with several storylines in the first trilogy (esp. in ‘The Last Stand’… Cain Marko aka Juggernaut is NOT a mutant). But this “Dark Phoenix” might, just might, try to steer in the direction of comic canon.

See, in ‘The Last Stand’ Jean Grey did all she could (with Professor X’s …um …help) to control the Dark Phoenix within. But we had no idea where the Phoenix came from. It was like Jean had a super-powered schizophrenic evil alter ego; one that was just there, that Xavier wouldn’t dare let Jean let out. Which likely left longtime ‘X-men’ readers yelling at the screen: HELLO! Phoenix is a COSMIC entity! Where’s the outer space part of the story!???!

Well, fingers crossed, the trailer above could be letting us know that they are going there. FINALLY! Saw a little bit of a space trip in there, but look and see if you see it, too.

(Plus, the teaser text after the jump. Really promising the good goods!)

So far, the ‘prequel’ and ‘alternate’ storyline movies (‘First Class,’ ‘Days Of Future Past,’ and ‘Apocalypse’) of the franchise have scaled up well as far as ‘popcorn effect’ goes… complex story arcs, conflicted characters, BIG explosions and massive destruction scenes from torn down cityscapes to ripped up ocean floors. And a plethora of X-Men are in play (most everyone but Wolverine, unless you count quick cameos). So whatever they choose to do with them and this story we can trust it’ll be epic, well worth the price of admission.

Of course, we will know that for sure by February of next year!

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Marvel Introduces A New ‘Captain’ To The Universe (Trailer)

Whoooooaaaa! That looks like it’s gonna be DOPE!

That should be the tagline for almost every Marvel Comic Universe film. Including this one, “Captain Marvel.” Watch the trailer, and have your own reaction to, for Marvel Studios’ latest, in theaters March 8, 2019.

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Comedy: Black Superman Vs. Hispanic Superman (Video)

Who knew that this Superman game got this deep, mane? Well, these two did obviously. Hilarious! They went there from jump (or should I say ‘leap’… as in ‘tall buildings in a single bound’… get it… anybody?).

It’s a head-to-head matchup between Rudy Mancuso & King Bach to see which Man of Steel reigns supreme.

@ojones1

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Marvel’s “Iron Fist” Returns To Netflix For Season 2 Starting September 7th (Series Trailer)

The Iron Fist needs help ‘defending’ (you know, because he’s one of Marvel’s “Defenders”) New York City. Enter a newly ‘armed’ Misty Knight (you know, because *spoiler alert* she’s got a new ‘bionic arm’ now) to get Danny’s back. Looks like Season 2 of Marvel’s “Iron Fist” on Netflix is gonna be dope!

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The Strong Black Women Of Marvel’s Luke Cage (Video)

Mm mm mm! Lucky Luke Cage. That’s what they ought to call him in the series. Because in the show’s corner of the Marvel Universe, the women are CHOICE. Like Taster’s Choice. Like strong, sweet, Black coffee…

Yes, Black women are strong, but we also need space to be vulnerable.
Women who lead and love Marvel’s Luke Cage discuss turning their pain into power.
– Strong Black Lead

Oh, go binge Seasons 1 & 2 of Marvel’s Luke Cage (on Netflix) if you just missed that whole ‘coffee’ reference. In short, it’s code wording between Luke and the women he is going to ‘blend’ (ha)!

@ojones1

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Super-Violent. Super-Gory. But Not A Superhero. “Venom” Debuts In Theaters 10.5.18 (Trailer)

Uh oh. He found something… ‘real bad’ (ya think?!)!

When you think of Marvel’s Comic Universe, think of “Venom.” This trailer will show you why, come October, you will never forget that.

The world has enough superheroes. Watch the new #Venom trailer now.

One of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award® nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom.

– Sony Pictures Entertainment

Daaaayum… Venom is gonna leave him limbless, rolling down the street, LIKE A TURD though. Nasty! So’s this trailer. Peep.

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Comedy: ‘Batman’ Wants To Sit At The ‘Cool Table’ (Video)

Live from the #ConanCon cafeteria.

Sorry, Batboy, this table is ‘Marvel Only’…

Yeah. DC you later, NERD!

Burn! Hahaaaa! ‘Batman’ wants to be an ‘Avenger’ sooo bad.

@ojones1

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“Little Apple” Is Young, Woke, And Representing Harlem To The Fullest (Series Trailer)

Watch out, Luke Cage! “Little Apple” is a young hero-in-the-making doing her thing in & for Harlem (whether Marvel Universe acknowledges her or not).

From Executive Producers Riley S. Wilson (Orange Bright) and Lisa Cortés (Precious) comes a sci-fi/drama series with a 9-year-old heroine taking a stand against gentrification, racism, and complicity–all while developing special abilities. Little Apple is a contemporary coming of age story about a young Harlem girl finding her voice in a society that often silences women and people of color. The product of a successful Kickstarter campaign and a finalist for the 2016 Sundance Institute YouTube New Voices Lab, Little Apple is also a comic book, podcast, and upcoming Summit.

The first season features 6 episodes exploring themes of gentrification, the erasure of Native Peoples, Black feminism, microaggressions, Black Girl Magic and more. Find out how you can grab your copy of the comic book and be notified when the series goes LIVE! www.LittleAppleTheSeries.com

Little Apple

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“Shazam!” Will Tell The Origin Story Of DC’s Captain Marvel On The Big Screen (Trailer)

Wonder if they will work Captain Marvel (DC’s Captain Marvel, not the one over in the MCU; she’s a woman) into the Justice League… the story and the hero team… like they did in the animated “Justice League Unlimited” series on Cartoon Network back a few years ago.

New Line Cinema’s “Shazam!,” the origin story that stars Zachary Levi (TV’s “Chuck”) as the titular DC Super Hero, along with Asher Angel (TV’s “Andi Mack”) as Billy Batson, and Mark Strong (the “Kingsman” movies) in the role of Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.
– Warner Bros. Pictures

Seems like they are really leaning in on the middle-school kid in a grown-up superhero’s body. Nothing wrong with that. Hope it works out to be a good origin storytelling experience. We will see April 2019.

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The Latest DC Universe Film, “Aquaman,” Coming To Theaters December 21, 2018 (Trailer)

Alright! Go Team DC. With the new badass “Aquaman” movie coming out. Check out the trailer that touches on memories of a school-age Arthur Curry, family intrigue, battling his arch-nemesis Black Manta, and more.

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king.
– Warner Bros. Pictures

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DC Universe Presents: “Titans” (Series Trailer)

One of the first series to air exclusively on DC’s upcoming streaming service, DC Universe… Here’s the series trailer for “Titans” (short for “Teen Titans”). Conspicuous by his absence on the team: Cyborg (expected though, since that character was featured prominently on the “Justice League” movie). Cyborg not being on the team will be eclipsed by Starfire’s look and outfit; barely in keeping with anything that resembles what’s in the comics. Take a look and see if you likes though.

“Titans” follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. Pre-order now at DCUniverse.com. #DCUniverse

WHOA! Did… Did Robin grunt, “F**K Batman?” in this trailer???!!

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Could Ant-Man Be The Most Powerful Avenger? (Video)

This one is more [theoretical] science than science fiction, and I will tell you in advance… I did not get it (even after the second watch) totally. But that last ‘outtake’ point that Kyle makes… I got that the first time! In fact, me and @RealSuperKing were talking about the ‘mass problem’ on “Ant-Man” in a different way while back: When he gets super-tiny, but retains his mass, wouldn’t he crack anyone’s arm he ran up?? SCIENCE!!

When you think of powerful Avengers, you probably think of Hulk or Thor, but should we be considering Ant-Man too? Kyle has the quantum realm science on this week’s “Because Science”!

This ep is awesome to watch. Now, do NOT let all this ruin your movie-watching experience. I won’t. In fact, I’m hoping to see an ‘easter egg’ in the “Ant-Man And The Wasp” movie that hints at Ant-Man giving Thanos the business… and saving the world #InfinityWars #HelpUsScottLang #MaybeOurOnlyHope

@ojones1

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New Episodes Of Marvel’s Luke Cage Dropping Soon (Trailer)

Yeah, you read right.

Ante up. Stream new episodes of Marvel’s Luke Cage June 22 on Netflix.
– Marvel’s Luke Cage

@ojones1

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New ‘Bumblebee’ Transformer Movie Features Iconic Yellow Volkswagen Beetle Vehicle Form (Trailer)

Not mad at this at all. Feels like this flick’s storytelling will move closer to the comics and old cartoons. Good stories, maybe enough to pull a good movie from. When the Transformers emerged from 4 million years stasis on Earth, Bumblebee was a key figure. Though not the biggest or strongest, he was often entrusted with important spy missions, with protecting the Witwickys (Sparkplug, who helped discover a fuel conversion process for the Autobots, and his son Buster)… plus he could SWIM (comic fact-checking by ojones1, so y’all can ‘at’ him if you wanna argue, hahaaaa)!

Of course, Hollywood won’t stick to the 80s story too tight, but this still could make for a good holiday film.

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The End Of “Avengers: Infinity War” Explained (Video)

WARNING: Do NOT watch if you have not seen ‘Infinity War’ and do not want it spoiled!

Okay, Marvel usually licenses properties in 3’s, but there is a lot of grain and grist in the rumor mill saying there will be an ‘Avengers 4’… and bits & pieces viewers got by the movie’s end actually make that make sense.

Whoa. You’ve just come out of Avengers: Infinity War. You’ve cheered at all the fights. Laughed at all the jokes. You’ve been shaken, speechless and sobbing. You’ve made an appointment for therapy for tomorrow. Don’t worry…we’re all right there with you. There’s only one cure for the post-Infinity War blues, and that’s diving straight into the ending and trying to figure out what the hell just happened — and what the hell is going to happen next. Strap in, put your helmet on, and prepare your haunches, people. Here’s the ending of Avengers: Infinity War explained. And of course, gigantic, earth-shattering spoilers ahead. Last chance to turn back…
– Looper

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One More Teaser For Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger (Series Trailer)

In less than two weeks, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger debuts. Been checking out some other Freeform shows in the meantime. Shadowhunters gets the nod so far. But this… I expect it to be #1 with a bullet for my viewership!

Two paths. One destiny.
Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger premieres Thursday, June 7 on Freeform.

@ojones1

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Comedy: Pardon The Interruption, Stephen. Deadpool Has A Movie To Promote (Video)

Have you seen that new Deadpool in theaters yet? Well, Stephen Colbert saw Deadpool a while ago… during his opening monologue… and it was hella funny!

Stephen talks about D.C. every night but, after a visit from Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds), it appears “The Late Show” is part of the Marvel Universe.
– The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

@ojones1

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Comedy: ‘Deadpool’ Took A Shot At David Beckham Last Movie… Apology NOT Accepted (Video)

Can’t rightly call this a “Deadpool 2” trailer. These apology attempts to David Beckham are hilarious and make for an awesome standalone video clip… but still… go see “Deadpool 2” because that’s gonna be dope, too.

#GoGetEmPoolboy

After surviving a near-fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
– 20th Century Fox

Okay, the writers had a field day with that description (above) AND this clip (um… abover). Enjoy!

(And for the record, Mr. Beckham: I LOVE “Blade: Trinity” – especially Ryan’s portrayal of Hannibal King. So there!)

@ojones1

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Watch This ‘Scooter Chase’ And Get Ready For “Deadpool 2” (Trailer)

Everybody into the “Deadpool 2” folks. One more trailer clip to get you ready… and to get you chuckling… and if you are into Zazie Beetz (the hottie from “Atlanta”), and who isn’t, this’ll get your motor running, too!

@ojones1

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T’Challa And Zuri Speak On Memories Of King T’Chaka In This Deleted Scene From “Black Panther” (Video)

Lookit. No bullsh!t. For real. The deleted scenes are almost like trailers; as looking at what did NOT make the final cut for “Black Panther” is almost as enticing as wanting to see what did! Check out this scene focused on T’challa the rising ruler of Wakanda.

And remember: This is what they didn’t include in the film. No wonder the movie was so dope #WakandaForever

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