The CW's Arrow closed out Season 3 this past week with the surprisingly final "My Name is Oliver Queen," but for many a creeping sense of indirection has permeated the emerald archer's arc this year. Now, we attempt to pinpoint where Arrow went astray, including a character absence that may surprise you, and what hope we might find for Season 4.
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Whenever you watch a major action set piece in a modern movie, you are watching a sequence that probably came together months before the cameras started rolling. Complicated effects-driven scenes are often assembled in an early rough form so that the actual shooting of the scene can go smoothly. Avengers: Age of Ultron was no different; to watch the animatic of the massive battle between Iron Man and the Hulk is to watch how an action scene can change from origin to execution.
When Frank Grillo’s character was introduced in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, he seemed like a decent dude; working for S.H.I.E.L.D. alongside Chris Evans’ Cap to save a bunch of kidnapped hostages. But for longtime Marvel readers, Grillo’s character’s name, Brock Rumlow, was a major red flag. In the comics, Rumlow is the real name of Crossbones, a deranged super-villain and frequent associate of the Red Skull. Sure enough, by the end of Winter Soldier, Grillo’s Rumlow revealed his true allegiance to Hydra (an organization created by none other than Red Skull) and squared off with Anthony Mackie’s Falcon in hand-to-hand combat.
Acquiring Lucasfilm and Marvel were just two minor steps in Disney’s grand plan to eventually own everything you love and control your life as Entertainment Overlord Supreme of the Planet Earth. But to be fair, they are a benevolent god. A caring god. A god that wants to make its riches available to you, should you want to indulge yourself. So prepare thyself: TV channels based entire on Marvel and Star Wars content may be coming.
It seems a bit foolish for Marvel to heap easy cash into a giant dumpster and set it on fire by continually teasing a Black Widow solo movie we’ll never get. They have Scarlett Johansson, one of the most bankable actresses on the planet, playing one of the coolest, most interesting Avengers (and even more badass than the boys since she has zero superpowers), and yet, while we’re practically begging the studio to take our money for this, they’re just like, “Nah, we’re good.” We may never get that Black Widow movie, but one fan has put together a pretty sweet title sequence for one, which isn’t exactly satisfying our craving — it just makes us want a Black Widow movie even more.
According to Latino Review, after a long search, Butterfield has secured the role of Peter Parker for Sony’s newer, hipper, younger, version of Spider-Man. Word on the Interwebs (heh) claims this new Spider-Man will make his onscreen debut in next March’s Captain America: Civil War before spinning off into his own solo movie franchise that will be released by Sony but made in conjunction with Marvel and would be considered part of the official Marvel Cinematic Universe. That film (or, let’s be honest, franchise) would be separate from the animated Spider-Man movie that is also currently in development at Sony, under the direction of Lego Movie filmmakers Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
The shared universe of Arrow and The Flash has spawned once again, now that The CW's DC Legends of Tomorrow has dropped its first trailer. If you're not content waiting until 2016 however, we combed through all the comic crevices for every easter egg and secret we could find by DC's full Legends of Tomorrow sneak peek!
With Chadwick Boseman set to make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in the currently-filming Captain America: Civil War, we should be hearing about the director of the solo Black Panther film soon enough. While we’re still fired up over the possibility of Selma’s Ava DuVernay possibly taking the gig, another very interesting name has entered the fray.
Earlier today The CW's Arrow and Flash spinoff Legends of Tomorrow peeled back the veil of secrecy for a first look at its cast, and now the entire curtain has come down. Resurrected Canaries, Vandal Savages and shrinking Atoms await in the first official trailer for The CW's Legends of Tomorrow!
CBS Supergirl arrived to the world in a first trailer from the Upfront presentations yesterday, though fans were quick to note the omniprescence of romantic comedy schtick recently skewered by SNL with Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow. Second time’s the charm it seems, as the latest, shorter Supergirl trailer drops the romance in favor of action, bringing out some famous Kryptonian abilities to do it.