It took seven episodes, but Cloak & Dagger, the superhero show airing on FOX8 in Australia, finally referenced the larger Marvel universe.
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Much in the same way that the Avengers and co. fought valiantly to stop Thanos from collecting all six Infinity Stones, Comcast has been desperately trying to block Disney’s substantial bid to acquire 21st Century Fox and all of that sweet comic book IP the studio’s been sitting on. Last night, though, that valiant fight came to an end.
Most superheroes come prepackaged. Comic book history has long dictated their origins, powers and adversaries, and most superhero movies simply follow suit.
A rare exception comes in the form of Ant-Man and the Wasp’s villain. The character’s origins are muddy and their powers are rather malleable. So director Peyton Reed used those mysteries to craft a mostly new villain perfectly suited to his film.
In a few weeks’ time, the internet is going to suddenly be full of a whole lot more gifs of some of those epic fights from Avengers: Infinity War, because you’ll finally be able to watch it on Blu-ray or digital in the comfort of your own home. As always, it’s gonna be packed with extras.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is a decent movie. It has great action, funny quips, and a giant Hello Kitty Pez dispenser that knocks a guy off his motorcycle.
Unfortunately, I left the theatre disappointed. The movie focused so much on physical feats, both gargantuan and microscopic, that it forgot all about a very specific emotional arc the movie really could have used: A compelling mother-daughter relationship.
Ant-Man and the Wasp was born when director Peyton Reed first saw an early version of Captain America: Civil War.
As audience members, we can see that moment and just kind of enjoy it. But, with a new Ant-Man movie to make, Reed had a completely different thought.
When Ant-Man and the Wasp hits theatres next week, it will be the 20th Marvel Cinematic Universe film released in the past 10 years. That's a lot, and - especially after the unprecedented success of the last two films, Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther - it's easy to forget this was never a sure thing.
The instant fans walked out of Avengers: Infinity War, we all started speculating. How did that happen? Is that character really gone? Can these events be reversed?
After the release of Avengers: Infinity War, everything about the Marvel Cinematic Universe was suddenly in question, with an obvious problem: How in the hell will Marvel market movies released in the future starring characters who Thanos seemingly snapped into oblivion?