All posts by Jeff

Captain America historian, and wrestling encyclopedia. Specializing in Marvel comics, Star Wars, and RPG's. In my free time, I write and perform live music, and binge read Wikipedia. Standing in a beer circle with my friends arguing the minute details of hubris and long term storyline planning is my blue heaven.

Crisis on Infinite Directors in the DCEU

It looks like Justice League is already getting an Earth-2 alternate universe, because Joss Whedon (Avengers, Serenity) has officially taken over the reigns as director.  The Zack Snyder cut that may have been was sidelined by personal tragedy, and the long tenured DCEU director has officially stepped down.   Out of respect for director Snyder’s family, the details of this event will not appear in this article. Hot off the heels of reshoot rumors (which were later waived off as a hoax),... Read More

Fox is Taking a Mulligan on the Dark Phoenix

Like any good phoenix story, 20th Century Fox plans on raising another from the ashes of defeat.  The film studio recently rolled out some massive upcoming titles, one of which is a sequel to 2016’s cringeworthy X-Men: Apocalypse with the working title “Dark Phoenix”. With the behemoth Marvel Comics Universe  smashing box office records for going on nearly a decade now, every other comic book production company’s been trying to play catch-up despite how... Read More

First Defenders Trailer Shows the Bulletproof, Blind Ninja, Glowing Fist, “Classy” Team in Action

The Marvel-Netflix alliance has finally given us a glimpse at the highly anticipated series Defenders has to offer, and it’s a lot. Rather than answering questions, though, it’s only created a flood of new ones. Who is Sigourney Weaver’s character Alexandra, someone big enough to pull the Defenders together?  Where was Stick (Scott Glenn) during all of Iron Fist only to show up now?  Is Elektra’s (Elodie Yung) bound to her Black Sky fate? When does... Read More

The Future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

While Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is picking up steam heading into its worldwide release, Marvel decided to pour some more space super-team fuel into the hype machine! As if there wasn’t enough confidence already, with high and healthy première expectations. The presale has been so impressive, in fact, that Marvel’s “jumped the Gunn” and confirmed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3‘s already a go. News of the green light came from director James Gunn... Read More

One of the Four People Trapped in this Elevator is the Devil! 

Hah, nah, we’re not talking about another M. Knight Shyamalan flick! All jokes aside, we were finally given a real teaser for the upcoming Netflix original show The Defenders yesterday, featuring all four members of the New York team awkwardly standing in an elevator.  While the brief clip didn’t reveal much, it certainly served to push momentum forward and gauge interest in the upcoming ensemble series. Off the heels of Iron Fist (the last official Defender to début on... Read More

The MCU’s Keeping the Magic Alive with Doctor Strange

Fresh off the success of Captain America: Civil War, Marvel’s shifted its focus to the next Marvel Cinematic Universe installment / kickoff film franchise, Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch.  Debuting on the big screen in November, Strange will be the newest on-screen character in a stan alone film since Ant-Man, and the only new character to get their own film until Black Panther is released in 2018. Despite being the newbie of the MCU, reports have come in confirming the... Read More

Jessica Jones – So Much Drama in Marvel’s NYC

It’s kinda hard being a street-level super hero in the Big Apple:  You have to work alone most of the time, your villains are way more powerful than you are, and there’s always a loose cannon either helping or screwing you.  While these three themes carry throughout all of the Netflix Marvel series shows, Jessica Jones (starring Krysten Ritter) has a key ingredient that puts it ahead of the pack:  perspective – a trait that show-runner Melissa Rosenberg promises to ring true... Read More

It’s The Final Countdown!

We’re down to the wire with X-Men: Apocalypse, with only a handful of weeks before it hits the big screen in the US.  As promised at CinemaCon, new footage was released to the public featuring the high profile cameo of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman).  Now that we have access to a bit of new content, let’s get down to what exactly we saw.  Will the Mutant-U keep its Deadpool momentum at the box office? Starting out, we can see from the previous trailer that Xavier’s (James McEvoy) mansion... Read More

A Saga For a New Era

A Death in The Family, Demon In A Bottle, Civil War, Crisis on Infinite Earths…if you’re a comic book fan, those titles immediately bring up memories, images, and a strong connection to the characters involved.  For the X-Men, the iconic Dark Phoenix Saga is arguably the series’ defining story arc , ranging from The X-Men issues 129-138.  The second half of Jean Grey’s journey through comic book immortality can be relieved throughout many different forms of media, but not... Read More

New Challenger! Snikt!

Hugh Jackman will soon hang up the claws, but not before making one last X-Men franchise appearance for the team proper.  As reported from Heroic Hollywood, a trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse will be revealed to all in attendance to this year’s Cinemacon Thursday April 14th in Las Vegas, including a rumored appearance of the Canadian mutant himself. Jackman, will be making his 8th appearance as Wolverine, is expected to be featured in the trailer.  Undoubtedly, the world will see just... Read More