TV Reviews

WandaVision: They Are An Unusual Couple: Episode 1-2 Review

Comic Recommendations: Vision by: Tom King

House of M by Brian M. Bendis

The wait was long, but the wait was worth it. After an unplanned 18-month hiatus, Marvel Studios came back strong with their first TV series WandaVision. The first two episodes debuted on Disney Plus January 15th.

From the time WandaVision was announced we were told it would be both a tribute to sitcoms past and part Superhero “spectacle” that Marvel is known for. The first two episodes didn’t disappoint!

The premiere is full-on classic sitcom, a tribute to shows like I Love Lucy and The Dick Van Dyke Show.
This episode and the next were even filmed in Black and White to complete the 50s-60s aesthetic. It’s full of cheesy jokes, a laugh track, and each episode has its own theme song. And the magic used in the show is reminiscent of the techniques used on Bewitched. And just like on Bewitched, the Vision’s have their own Gladys Kravitz in the form of Agnes (Katheryn Hahn) whose a fun addition to an already amazing duo, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany.

In the episode, Wanda and Vision can’t remember what the heart on the 23rd on their calendar means. They just know there must be something special about it. Wanda is led to believe it’s their wedding anniversary, and Vision is reminded at work that his boss Mr. Hart and wife are coming to dinner. Typical sitcom hijinks ensue.

In the midst of the fun sitcom, you get the feeling that all is not right with the seemingly picture perfect scenario when the Hart’s interrogate the newly weds about their basic history and neither one can provide an answer. But the strangeness of the show doesn’t ramp up until episode 2.

The next episode is heavily influenced by Bewitched. Starting with the opening theme and credits which is animated in the same style as Bewitched. Wanda is even similarly styled like Samantha Stevens.

Credit: TVLine

In the episode, the Visions try their best to fit into their new town. They both attend community meetings and even participate in the talent show that will benefit the local school.

Things in episode 2 soon begin to take a strange turn. There are loud noises that can’t be explained, Wanda finds a toy helicopter (in color) out in the flower bed/landscaping, and an unknown voice comes through a radio demanding to who is doing this to Wanda? A question that both Wanda and the audience don’t have an answer for. A new character named Geraldine (Teyonah Parris) shows up. She has no idea why she’s at the talent show planning meeting, and the audience is left in the dark as well.

Despite an undercurrent of strangeness, there’s plenty of sitcom action to go around. Paul Bettany definitely steals the show this time around with his Dick Van Dyke inspired antics during the scenes where Vision gets “drunk” via gum getting stuck in his gears.

Towards the the end of the episode, we find out that Wanda is pregnant. (Hello, Speed and Wiccan. Young Avengers Assemble!) We hear another loud BOOM from outside, the Visions go outside to investigate, and watch as a mysterious character dressed in a beekeeper suit crawl out of a manhole in the middle of the street. We get a glimpse of just how powerful the Scarlet Witch is when just one word, “NO,” she rewinds time back to her pregnancy announcement. All is once again right in her altered reality, and the Black and White transitions to Color.

The first two episodes were a great start to what promises to be a wild ride, and I can’t wait for the next episode!

WandaVision premieres new episodes every Friday on Disney Plus.


Luck to be a ‘Loki’ Logo Tonight

Marvel News


Several new promotional images have been released for Spider-Man: Far From Home.

IMAX Poster:




Chinese Banners:



The MPPA has officially rated Spider-Man: Far From Home PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, some language and brief suggestive comments.

I know it will probably come as a huge shock to you that the next  MCU installment has received this rating. *Drip. Drip. Major League sarcasm.*

@ErikDavis tweeted that the first social media reactions will be posted  starting on June 19th at 2:00 P.M. PT/5:00 P.M. ET.

@BillHuntBits has updated the release date for Avengers: Endgame. It’s been moved up a week from August 20th to August 13th. It will arrive digitally on July 30th.


The first trailer for Square Enix’s Avengers game was released at E3.



In a recent interview with Yahoo Movies UK, Paul Rudd is uncertain about the possibility of an Ant-Man 3 saying, “You need to make a call to the top brass and start a campaign to make it happen.”

I’d be disappointed if we didn’t get a completed trilogy because Ant-Man has become one of my favorite heroes. Here’s hoping that Marvel can find room for him in their upcoming film slate.

Mindy Kaling recently spoke to MTV News speculating about the introduction of Kamala Khan AKA Ms. Marvel into the MCU. She said that she’s been talking with Marvel about how best to introduce the character telling Josh Horowitz, “Now there’s, like, this streaming platform with them. It might be something like that.”

But later, Mindy tweeted this:



Now that Carol Danvers has been introduced, I hope Kamala makes her appearance sooner rather than later. I love her so much. Her comics are awesome! Ya’ll should check her story out if you haven’t already.

I don’t care whether it’s a show or movie they use to introduce Kamala just as long as they do, I’ll be a happy camper.


Disney released a bunch of photos from their Investor’s Day back in April including a first look at the Loki Disney + series logo and concept art.


In the concept art, Loki appears to be strutting his stuff in the 1970s. This would line up with reports earlier this year that the show would follow Loki as he influences events in history. Basically, Loki was an Influencer before it was trendy!




There’s been rumors going around about Norman Osborn possibly being the next Big Bad of the MCU. Geeks Worldwide has gotten their hands on a casting breakdown that seems to describe Norman Osborn. The breakdown reads as follows:

“The GWW has obtained a character breakdown for someone under the code name “The Benefactor.” All that is known about the character is that he is a “mysterious and nefarious benefactor.” The studio is searching for a male actor, preferably Caucasian, in their 40s to 60s. The actor will shoot their scene sometime this year in Atlanta.”


Non-Marvel Related Projects


Michael Rooker Online announced that he has joined Amazon’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Dark Tower novels in an undisclosed role. Filming for the pilot is now going on in Croatia.

Variety reported that Rocket, who cleverly disguises himself as humanoid Bradly Cooper, is in early talks to star in Guillermo del Toro’s remake of Nightmare Alley based on the book of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham.


That’s all for this week. Type at ya later!

Over and out,

Captain Stark



Looking To The Future (No Spoilers!)

I saw Endgame, but you’ll not find spoilers here! But you will find a few interesting tidbits about future movies.

Marvel News


Several new stills for Spider-Man: Far From Home have been released.


Via Entertainment Weekly 



Via Newsarama


Via TotalFilm

Dr. Pepper has released Special Edition Spider-Man: Far From Home cans.


TrailerTrack reported that the next trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home is expected to be released next week. If you haven’t watched Endgame, don’t watch it!!! There will  be spoilers in the trailer. Because Endgame is out, Sony won’t be hiding anything! There will be a spoiler warning from Tom Holland at the beginning for those who haven’t seen Endgame. The trailer is expected to drop Monday. 

A season six poster and trailer have been released Agents of Shield.



The Hollywood Reporter has revealed several interesting tidbits of information including some news and speculation about actors’ contracts going forward. Some of this information is too much of a spoiler, so it won’t be posted here. If you want the information not shared here, a simple google search will bring it up.

1. Scarlett Johansson will be producing the Black Widow solo movie.

2. The Disney + Marvel shows will be 6-8 episodes long.

3. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will start filming in 2020.

4. Shang – Chi will begin filming once The Eternals have finished filming.

5. After only a week in theaters, Endgame is getting ready to cross the $2 billion dollar line at the box office.

Variety reported that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have signed an overall deal with Sony Pictures Television which means that they will be able to develop TV shows based on Marvel characters that Sony owns. I don’t know about you, but I’m excited for the potential of Spiderverse spinoffs!



MCU Cosmic reported a rumor that there could be a Glyph TV show. “Glyph (aka Nadeen Hassan) is a teenager with the ability to summon ancient Egyptian spirits who first appeared in the Howling Commandos comic in 2015.” I’m intrigued! As a fan of both Marvel and Egyptian Mythology, this show sounds like a winning  combination.


Non-Marvel Related Projects


TotalFilm released several new stills from Men In Black: International.





The Hollywood Reporter reported that Anthony Hopkins will star in The Father “in the eponymous role, a mischievous and highly independent man who, as he ages, refuses all assistance from his daughter Anne (Olivia Colman). Yet such help has become essential, following Anne’s decision to move to Paris with her partner. As Anne’s father tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality — as if the world, for a moment, has ceased to be logical.” It is a film adaption of the play of the same name by Florian Zeller.


The Hollywood Reporter reported that David Dastmalchian has been cast as Polka Dot Man in James Gunn’s Suicide Squad sequel.



Omaze is offering the chance  to attend the Men in Black: International premiere with Chris Hemsworth. For more information, click the link below:

That’s all for this week. Type at ya later!

Over and out,

Captain Stark



TV Reviews

Disney + Marvel News

I will be avoiding all spoilers for Endgame for the next few weeks until I see it. Because of this, there will NOT be any Endgame content on the blog. You can see posters, read, and watch interviews on our Facebook page:


Marvel News


Disney’s streaming service was showcased yesterday at their Shareholders Meeting. Many announcements were made about pricing, release date, and Marvel’s upcoming programming.


1. Disney + will be released in the United States  on November 12, 2019.

2. It will be advertisement-free.

3. It will cost $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year

4. Content will be downloadable and accessible offline.


Marvel Disney + Programming


Falcon and Winter Soldier will be up first and will be available to stream within the first year of Disney +. Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan will be reprising their roles Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson.



Loki will see Tom Hiddleston reprise his role as the titular character, and according to D23, it will be available to stream in Year Two of Disney +. It means we won’t see the series until 2021.

Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen will reprise their roles as Vision and Scarlet Witch in Wanda and the Vision. D23 also reported it as a Year Two show.

What If, the animated anthology show exploring alternate scenarios of MCU Canon, will be a Year One show. The first episode will be: “What If Peggy Carter took the Super-Soldier Serum, and a scrawny Steve Rogers uses an armored suit built by Howard Stark?” The characters are expected to be played by their live-action MCU actors.


Marvel movies available at launch:

Captain Marvel

Iron Man

Iron Man 3

Thor: The Dark World


Marvel movies available in Year One:

Avengers: Endgame 

Black Panther 

Thor: Ragnarok 

Antman and the Wasp


Variety reported that Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye will be getting a Disney + show. It’ll be an “adventure series in which Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye, will pass the torch to   Kate Bishop”, the next Hawkeye and Young Avenger.

The Hollywood Reporter announced the release of two Marvel docuseries:

“Marvel’s 616 (working title) is an anthological documentary series exploring the intersection between Marvel’s rich legacy of stories, characters and creators and the world outside your window. Told through the lens of a diverse group of filmmakers, each doc will dive into the rich historical, cultural and societal context that has become inseparable from stories of the Marvel Universe.” D23 reported this as a Year One show.

“Marvel’s Hero Project reveals the remarkable, positive change several young heroes are making in their own communities. These inspiring kids have dedicated their lives to selfless acts of bravery and kindness, and now, Marvel celebrates them as the true super heroes they are.”

D23 reported this will be available at launch.

Slashfilm reported that Kevin Feige said that:

1.“A post-Endgame MCU will be extremely different and extremely focused on Disney+ tying into our future.”

2. The shows will be “equally important to the films.”

3. The shows will “change and evolve our existing characters.”

4. They will be “introducing new ones in ways that deepen the mythology and significantly impact the future of the MCU.”


Character posters for season six of Agents of Shield have been released including a first look at Clark Gregg’s new character Sarge.




Deadline reported that O-T Fagbenle has joined the cast of Black Widow in a currently undisclosed role. Rumors are swirling that he will be playing the villain in the film.

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was interviewed by IGN and had several things to say about the MCU’s future:

1. “We’re still going to be making movies after these two [Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home]. And we’ll be talking about them soon after Spider-Man: Far From Home comes out.”

2. It will be at least five years until the X-Men are introduced into the MCU.

3. The MCU movies releasing in the next five years will “feel very distinct” from the first three phases.


Non Marvel-Related Projects


National Geographic’s The World According to Jeff Goldblum will be available on Disney + at launch.

A new Detective Pikachu trailer was released:

The trailers for two of Dave Bautista’s upcoming movies were released.

My Spy:




Collider reported that Dave Bautista will star in a new action-thriller Killer’s Game  that “follows a veteran hitman named Joe Flood who is informed by his doctor that he has only a few months to live, so he puts out an open contract on his own life, only to discover that the lab made a mistake and he’s actually in perfect health — forcing him to battle an army of assassins out to kill him.”


That’s all for this week. Type at ya later!

Over and Out,

Captain Stark












“We’re in the ‘Endgame’ Now.”

For the most part, it was just a bunch of bits and pieces as far as news goes. Nothing major happened, but there’s still some interesting tidbits. Let’s get started!

Marvel News


A Goose-centric Captain Marvel TV spot has been released.





In 24 hours the second Endgame trailer was viewed 268 million times making it the second most-viewed trailer of all time with Endgame’s first trailer in the number one spot.

Empire Magazine has released their Avengers: Endgame issue. You can check out the covers and read several interview excerpts below.
















Kevin Feige has given an official name to the first wave of MCU films:


Writer Stephen McFeely reveals when the snap was supposed to occur:


Karen Gillan had this to say about Nebula in Endgame:


Stephen McFeely had this to say about what Thor is doing at the beginning of Endgame:

Thor’s “not blaming anyone but himself” and has “a lot of guilt” for not defeating Thanos.

He also talked about Endgame’s tone in the beginning:


Kevin Feige had this to say about the original six Avengers in Endgame:


Scarlett Johansson had this to say about Natasha in Endgame:


When asked if she’d seen any Endgame footage, she said:


The Russo Brothers have revealed that some of the footage in the trailers is fake and had this to say about Endgame’s marketing strategy:



Two new Avengers: Endgame TV spots have been released.  No new footage is included. You can check them out below.

TV Spot 1:

TV Spot 2:

Official promo art and posters for Avengers: Endgame has been released.



A Chinese poster for Avengers: Endgame has been released.


Disney and Marvel have released the official synopsis for Avengers: Endgame


Honestly, I’ve never been more scared about a movie in my life!

The Russo Brothers tweeted that the score for Avengers: Endgame has been completed.

During an Ask Me Anything on Reddit, Benedict Wong said that Wong is guarding the Sanctum Sanctorum. It’

During an interview with LA Times about in increasing diversity in the MCU:


@I_Am_MFR on Twitter has said that Black Widow will be filming from June 1-October 31,

Production Weekly reported that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is expected to start filming in February 2021.

A sneak peek has been released for the season two premiere of Cloak and Dagger has been released.



Tom Holland teased something on Twitter. No one has any idea what going to happen. It could be Endgame tickets going on sale, the next trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home, or a completely different project altogether. No one knows! All we know is it’ll happen:


The Fox-Disney merger has now been completed but The Hollywood Reporter has said not to expect the X-Men or Fantastic Four to appear in the MCU until 2021 at the earliest. It also looks like Deadpool is the only X-Men character to not be recast.

ACE Comic Con announced that Don Cheadle, Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin, and Lee Pace will be attending the convention in Seattle on June 28-30, 2019. Tickets go on sale Tuesday at 10 A.M. Pacific.

Megan McDonnell has joined the writing staff for The Vision and Scarlet Witch Disney+ series

(Source: The Scriptnotes Podcast)

Prop Store in conjunction with Marvel Entertainment will be auctioning off props from Luke Cage, Daredevil, and Iron Fist in August.

Variety reported that Florence Pugh has been cast has the second female lead alongside Scarlett Johansson in Black Widow. Her name was also on the list of front runners revealed by That Hashtag Show.




Non-Marvel Related Projects


The trailer for Brie Larson’s directorial debut Unicorn Store has been released. It’ll be available to stream on Netflix on April 5, 2019.


HN Entertainment reported that Sherlock Holmes 3 will be set in the Old West.

Geek Vibes News reported that production will start in January 2020.

The DisInsider reported that Taika Waititi will be voicing a bounty hunter droid in The Mandalorian, a new Star Wars show for the Disney + streaming service. He has also directed an episode of the series which will premiere later this year.

Deadline reported that Anthony Mackie has been cast in season five of the Netflix series Black Mirror.

A new Detective Pikachu TV spot has been released.






Deadline reported that Michael Rooker will star in Monster Problems. He’ll play “Clyde, an expert hunter who teaches Joel Dawson (Dylan O’Brien) how to survive the Monster Apocalypse.”

The Hollywood Reporter reported that Idris Elba will be starring in Mouse Guard based on the comics by Boom Studios. You can read what it’s about below:

“Based on the comics and graphic novel by David Petersen, Mouse Guard is a set in a medieval world and tells of an order of mice who are the sworn protectors of their realm. Enemies range from predators such as foxes and eagles to other rodents.”

He’ll play an character similar to Obi-Wan Kenobi named Celanawe “who was once a legendary champion and now thought long gone.”

Andy Serkis has been cast as the villain, “the Guard’s blacksmith known as Midnight who turns against it.”

Production is expected to start in May.



Omaze has another Avengers: Endgame giveaway. This time you and a friend could win the chance to attend the Avengers: Endgame premiere with Danai Gurira. All you have to do is donate to Almasi Arts Alliance. You can find more details here:

That’s all for this week. Type at ya later!

Over and out,

Captain Stark