There have been a few stories floating out there this past week regarding the casting choice that Marvel may be making soon for Doctor Strange. The two actors that keeping popping up are Johnny Depp, and Jon Hamm. Now when I think of either of these actors I have strong opinions, but when I think of Doctor Strange I know very little. In a way that’s a good thing. Marvel has already done a good job in their casting choices (RDJ, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Tom Hiddleston… need I go on?) so I have faith that whomever they go with will be a decent fit for the role, but let’s examine the kind of Doctor Strange we might get, based on some basics about the character, and depending on who may be cast. Continue reading “Strange Casting Choices” »
Hi there readers!
This is a *very* short blog I had intended to have completed last week, but holiday preparations kept popping up. Now that all the in-laws are out Black Friday shopping I have a chance to share some lovely news about a fellow Arizonan!
Tomorrow I’ll be seeing Thor: The Dark World a second time. I love it, so much so that I did two bogs one that was spoiler free and one that went deeper. This time I’ll be bringing my non-nerdy younger sister, and I’ll be paying very close attention to one scene in particular.
Here’s a picture of the specific scene (it’s been edited to keep plot details out) : Continue reading “Marvel Movie Magic” »
This past THORS-day I had the chance to see Thor: The Dark World a little sooner than others (though not sooner than a friend in Korea, so excuse me while I ask why did South Korea get it first??? No offense to South Korea by the way). Anyway this is my spoiler free review, with a more in depth one coming, that will definitely be spoiler heavy, though that may come later, after I’ve had a chance to see it again, and again! Continue reading ““I’m Impressed” Thor 2 Spoiler Free Review!” »
So, once again it’s been a while, so forgive me if I’m rusty as I thrust myself into blogging about a movie that, for all which makes sense in the nerdverse will have geeks and fanboys cheering.
For my blogging to have some context, I’m going to back things up to where this all started for me, no not Bern, 1999, but San Diego 2012. Comic-Con, the nerd equivalent of whatever fancy brainy party Tony Stark was at, in the beginning of the film. What do both of these events have in common, other than Robert Downey Jr.? Well let’s recap and compare shall we. Continue reading “Creating our demons Iron Man 3 (WARNING SPOILERS)” »
So while everyone has been Living la vida Loki ever since Hiddleston’s in character appearance in Hall H (I even did an entire blog, just on Loki’s three-minute takeover and MARVEL did a promotional video of the performance, which can be seen below), I’ve had some conflicting thoughts about the whole event and MARVEL’s upcoming plans.
Now why am I bringing this up again, isn’t one blog enough to chronicle this SDCC’13 event, sure, most definitely but this specific blog is regarding my simultaneously budding and wilting theory that Loki won’t survive Thor: The Dark World.
Why you ask? Well one there’s the trailer
Specifically Thor’s line “When you betray me, I will kill you” now you tell that to any rational person and they may pause before considering betrayal, however Loki is the God of Mischief, you tell him not to do anything, and that’s like sending him an invitation to do the thing you just warned him NOT to do.
And I won’t even mention the longer trailer we got to see at the MARVEL panel!
So I kinda had a feeling early on, that Loki may not last. Then you add Loki’s performance in Hall H: , and while it isn’t the whole video it of course has the best close ups.
I recall saying to a few people in the fulfillment line that I hoped his performance wasn’t some big secret send off.
Then you have Tom Hiddleson in this LA Times Hero Complex article saying, among other things that the performance felt like a “21 gun salute”, which is a military honor at a funeral.
That practically confirmed for me that I should bring some tissues to Thor: The Dark World, HOWEVER now there’s a quote in Bleeding Cool from an Empire article with MARVEL “masterplanner” Kevin Feige saying “We think Loki could be the big bad for us, for a long time.”
So While I’d love for Loki to last (and so would thousands of fangirls out there), I have to wonder what to expect in November, and to be honest, I love it. Now I’ll go into Thor 2 surprised no matter what, and just like Loki’s surprise appearance I LOVE SURPRISES!
Here’s to hoping that Loki never leaves, and that if he does it’s a worthy death!
Also, if you don’t get why Loki is awesome, this video may help:
So while there is plenty to post about San Diego Comic Con, and there will be more blogs to read this week after returning home (especially about some exciting new pilots!) I thought I’d take a very brief moment, to explain the magic that awaits a Hall H attendee! Every year studios try to give the audience something bigger and better, and this year Marvel definitely came through!
By now the social media-verse has exploded like (something other than a fangirl’s ovaries, because let’s face that Tom Hiddleston meme has gotten old)… well like something that explodes because as this video shows LOKI took over Hall H before the Marvel panel began, as you can see in the link below
This is also a pretty good one here, and at 58 seconds, it picks up where the other video left off!
A live action appearance like that was spectacular! And so was Tom Hiddleston! As you watch “Loki” revel in the crowd’s cheers we get quite a few grins of satisfaction from him, and it’s hard to tell where Loki ends and Tom begins, but he never broke character.
Earlier in the day I had wondered how Marvel was going to top the earlier panels of the day (again more blogs to follow with pictures!) Shame on me for doubting. Not only did we get the amazing, and dare I say shakespearean performance from “Loki” (I mean look at the way he commands the stage, and the audience). But then we got a new lengthier trailer for Thor 2, and then after that the Captain America Winter Soldier cast came out for a panel, showed a new trailer and some new footage, answered some of Chris Hardwick’s questions, and then we got a Guardians of the Galaxy panel, with a bald Karen Gillan, YOU GO GIRL!
(I promise to post photos of it when I do a blog that’s ACTUALLY on the panels)
And then, just when we thought it was over, Joss Whedon came out to show a new teaser for “Avengers Age of Ultron” which was awesome!
But do you see what happened there? I didn’t until I thought about it later at the hotel… we didn’t actually GET a THOR panel. No actors from Thor other than Hiddleston, and many will argue (and I will agree) that what we got was better than a panel, FAR better!
So please no one accuse me of complaining, I’ll take live-action-Loki over an expected panel (even if it’s Marvel) any day, however, I can imagine a room of people involved with Thor 2, that for whatever reasons unknown realize that they’re not going to present a Thor panel at SDCC (maybe it’s scheduling of actors, or time constraints etc.) and Tom Hiddleston just stands up, and says “Guys, I’ve got this”.
And so we got Loki, and no Thor panel, and no one cared, because let’s face it we like being Loki’d