Ant-Man is one of my favorites in the MCU. I loved how the film was visually different, and the story, especially as told by Luis, was fun and heartwarming. I’m thrilled to share some Ant-Man and The Wasp production news. The BIG news of course is production has started!
We also know that all of our favorites are in the film. Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña and Michael Douglas are back in their starring roles. Alongside Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Abby Ryder Fortson, Tip “T.I.” Harris, and David Dastmalchian who will also reprise their roles.
Newbies to the world of Ant-Man and The Wasp include Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Hannah John-Kamen, Walton Goggins, and Randall Park. I would love to see Laurence Fishburne eventually share screen time with Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury in the future!
After the events in Captain America: Civil War, Scott is trying to deal with both being a Super Hero and a dad. As if parenthood isn’t enough of a struggle, Hope and her father Dr. Hank Pym come to him with an urgent new mission. This time when Scott puts on the suit, he is fighting alongside The Wasp. They must learn to work together to uncover the secrets from their past.
ANT-MAN and THE WASP will be in theaters July 6, 2018!
Are you ready for February 16th 2018? Black Panther, who showed up in the MCU during Captain America Civil War, is back with his own movie. I’ve got the latest Black Panther updates including the epic teaser and the official poster reveal from SDCC!
Black Panther picks up after Civil War, as T’Challa returns home to Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. He quickly learns that not everyone in his country is backing him as king.
Shifts in leadership are never easy, and T’Challa is facing enemies both abroad and at home.
He must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.
Black Panther is force to reckoned with and not only that, his people are warriors too. Just look The Dora Milaje, the all female special forces/secret service. Remember Ayo in Civil War? She was daring Black Widow to try something. I don’t know about you, but I would not be trying to pull something on T’Challa with these three standing watch.
The costumes, sets, tech, cast, and all the action are shaping Black Panther up to be an epic MCU release. I know I can’t wait to see T’Challa back in action.
Black Panther is in theatres everywhere on February 16, 2018!
The official trailer for Thor Ragnarok dropped at SDCC over the weekend and it gave me chills. Thor, Hulk, Loki, Valkyrie, Hela, mythological baddies, eek! It had me wishing I could call Dr. Strange so I could jump ahead in time, see it, then jump back so I can still enjoy summer. This Marvel fangirl is breaking down the 10 reasons to geek out over Thor Ragnarok, because I can seriously not stop geeking out.
I love the nod to the comic book origins in this one. Thor might have lost his luscious locks, but his helmet is classic. Along with Loki’s helmet and Hela’s over-the-top headdress.
Thor and Bruce Banner/Hulk
Forget the science bros, I am loving these two together.
Did I win? No I won, easily. That doesn’t sound right. Well, it’s true.
Hulk like fire, Thor like water.
I love Loki as much as the next fangirl, but I think Hela might take the crown of the most intriguing villain in the MCU. Cate Blanchett is crushing it as a super-villain, goddess of death. Hela, like Loki, is going to be one of those villains we love and hate.
The valkyrie fight scene alone will blow your mind. Fierce warriors fighting on winged horses? Shut up and take all my money.
Our favorite green, rage monster is back with a new haircut and more lines. What’s not to love? Not to mention we see Hulk take on both Fenris Wolf and Surtur, with no hesitation. Puny mythological baddies.
Fenris Wolf and Surtur
Speaking of Fenris Wolf and Surtur… excuse me while my nerd is showing. One of the reasons I adore Thor is the mythology that surrounds him. Fenris Wolf AND the fire giant Surtur in the same movie?! Someone hold me.
In the myths, Fenris Wolf is bound until Ragnarok, where he will break free and battle Odin, eventually devouring him. He’s Loki’s son and brother to Hel aka Hela. In the comics he has a similar story, with the ability to also shape-shift, along with super-human strength, smarts, speed, agility, you get the idea. Likewise, the fire giant Surtur, also comes out at Ragnarok leading his kind against the gods. On the comic side of his story, he has powers equal to Odin and is not to be messed with.
Because Loki. Everyones favorite god of mischief is back and is joining forces with Thor. They have some of the best exchanges in the MCU, gotta love that sibling banter.
If you have been keeping track, we are missing 1 of the Infinity Stones, the Soul Stone, going into Avengers Infinity War. And I think Hela has it. Did you see how she wipes out Asgard pretty easily? That definitely looks infinity stone-ish to me.
Hulk, Thor, Valkyrie, and Loki. They are ready to kick butt, take names, and look good doing it.
We hear Hela taunting Thor: What were you the god of again? She says all smug. Then it cuts, and we see lightning cracking across the sky, thunder booms, and Thor is there eyes glowing, lightning coursing through his body. He seems to be channeling the power of Mjolnir without the actual hammer. My goosebumps have goosebumps.
Bottom line: if the movie is as freaking awesome as the trailer, this is set to be the best Thor and one of the best MCU films out there.
Thor: Ragnarok is in theaters November 3rd!
Guardians of the Galaxy ranks in my top 5 favorite Marvel Studios movies, and is definitely one of my top 3 favorite origin stories. When they announced Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 I had high expectations and a lot of curiosity. How would they top the first one? Was that even possible?
So we’re saving the galaxy again?
Then the teasers started. The music, posters, and Kurt Russell as Peter’s dad. Umm yes. All the yeses to yes. After the trailers and TV spots were released, I went into the theater confident that James Gunn was going to blow our minds a second time. And I was right.
Do I dare say, I may even like this one better than the original?! Whaaaaaaaat?
Vol 2 picks up a few months after the first film ended. Peter Quill a.k.a Star-Lord and our favorite group of misfits are busy with mercenary work, patrolling and protecting the universe. Everyone wants to hire them after their famous save of Xandar.
“At the core of the film, the Guardians are a group of outsiders who come together and find a way to make it work.” – James Gunn
But Rocket gets them into trouble and once again they are being pursued all over the galaxy by some not so nice people. Along the way we encounter some familiar faces, new villains, heroes, Ravengers, and of course Ego, Peter’s dad.
Psst… that is Toby from This is Us! A lot less friendly and funny here.
What I really loved about this movie, and even the first one, is that not only are they an epic, visually stunning, hilarious adventures, but they pack a lot of heart. Vol 2 hits you in the feels more than the original. Seriously, I was not expecting to cry during the first but then he read the note from his mom and boom, tears.
Vol 2 sees all the characters growing within themselves, and dealing with past demons. We learn a lot about them, why they made certain choices, and what they really wanted all along. No long monologues, but conversations and a few quiet moments that show us more about the Guardians than ever before.
For Peter, he is coming to terms with who he thought his father was with who is standing before him. He feels abandoned, hurt, and ultimately relief at finally finding Ego and his home.
Gamora and Nebula. These sisters have a lot to work out, and anyone with a sibling knows, rivalries run deep. Do they want to kill each other? Is Nebula really such an awful person? Gamora also is trying desperately to hold her family together. Like a mom, she just wants them to get along and stop with all the fighting.
Drax and Mantis are pretty innocent, awkward, and dealing with their own inner sadness. Together they form an unlikely friendship that is actually pretty beautiful at it’s core.
Rocket has always been a tough guy, er raccoon, but he learns that being a hard-a isn’t always the best way to be. Ironically, it is Yondu who helps Rocket dig deep within himself. He goes through a lot of growing in this film and you can’t help but want to hug him by the end. But watch out he does bite.
Baby Groot. I don’t think I even need to explain anything about him. You’re going to love him. He’s a mischievous, endearing little toddler who is trying his hardest to fit in and make a good impression on the rest of the team.
It wouldn’t be Guardians without an awesome throwback soundtrack. We finally get to hear and rock out to Awesome Mix Vol 2. Do not miss the opening scroll of the film, 2 words: Baby Groot.
End Credit Scenes
Never, NEVER leave before the credits are finished in a Marvel film. I figure we all know that by now but I saw some people get up so I thought maybe another PSA was needed.
Vol 2 has FIVE end credit scenes. Look for moving pictures, I AM GROOT, and other fun things in the credits.
Verdict: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 delivers in every way possible.
At the core, Guardians is about family. In the first one, they are became a family. Becoming a family and staying together as a one are two different things. With such dominate personalities, there is a lot of head butting. Family is central and the exploration of just what it means to be a family is key. At the end of the day, your family doesn’t have to be blood relatives, or even the same species. Family is about who is there for you, caring for you, and who will watch your back when a band of psychos is trying to shoot you out of the sky.
Go see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 in theaters now!