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Mark Ruffalo Would Like To See “Hulk vs Wolverine” In The MCU

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With MCU films planned out far into the future, it would appear that top Marvel Executives are still trying to piece together the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and how it all will fit together. It has been rumored that the likes of Doctor Doom and Galactus will be making there presence known as the next “big bad’s” of the MCU.

With the recent Marvel/Fox merger, things have been shaken up a bit. The merger will allow Fox properties such as X-Men, Fantastic Four, Deadpool and others to appear along side the Avengers. More than likely, Marvel will take a page out of DC’s newly found formula and produce some “Stand-alone” films. One film in particular that would be interesting, is a live action, “Hulk vs Wolverine.” How this would work continuity wise is beyond me. Considering, the last time we saw “MCU Hulk,” he had sacrificed his arm and a lot of his strength to wield the infinity gauntlet and wish all of Thanos’s victims back to life. Nevertheless, it would appear that Mark Ruffalo would still love to see Hulk return. He recently shared a conversation he had with Marvel head, Kevin Feige. 

He said: “Kevin Feige just asked me last week if I had any more ideas or stories for the Hulk, and I said yeah, I think there’s still some stories to tell. And he said, ‘Well why don’t you come in and tell me about them and we’ll see if we can find a place for you in the Marvel universe?’”

Ruffalo added: “Hulk vs. Wolverine, I’d like to see that. Hulk vs. Wolverine.”

We more than likely won’t see Hugh Jackman return to battle Hulk in the film, but it would still be fun to see two relatively indestructible characters battle it out on screen. What do you think, would you like to see Hulk return to battle Logan? Or would you rather see Hulk follow a different storyline.

 

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Joaquin Phoenix Set To Return As The Joker In 2022

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Joker [Warner Bros. Pictures]

According to new “Insider information,” Joaquin Phoenix has reportedly been offered $50M to reprise his role as Arthur Fleck, failed comedian turned clown prince of Gotham aka the Joker.

Phoenix had originally said, he felt that ‘Joker’ was a stand alone film that didn’t need sequels. Now, it sounds as if he is changing his tune. According to insiders, a script is currently in the works at Warner Bros. And Phoenix is thoroughly involved.

“Joaquin initially felt ‘Joker’ was a standalone movie. But he’s changed his tune now. He says he wants to play this character again, despite the controversies that came with the release last year. It’s still being negotiated but the scripts are being written and Joaquin is very engaged with it.”

Joaquin Phoenix [Academy Awards 2020]

‘Joker,’ was an anomaly in the comic book movie world of 2020. Bringing home the Golden Lion, Critics Choice, Screen Actors Guild Awards. Culminating with Joaquin Phoenix earning “Best Actor” at the Oscars.

With the 2021 and 2022 film slate rapidly filling, it would appear that Warner Bros. Is planning two more films. Hoping to release in 2022 and 2024.

“They plan to make two sequels in the next four years, with a long-term commitment to Joaquin and his Joker director Todd Phillips and producer Bradley Cooper. It’s all about getting Joaquin to accept the terms, and the biggest payday of his career by far.”

What do you think, should ‘Joker’ remain a standalone film?

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Wonder Woman 1984 | Review

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DC films in recent years have been heavily criticized for being too dark and gritty but Wonder Woman 1984 is the complete opposite, it’s full of so much fun and colour and joy. In terms of the tone and feel of the film it’s very reminiscent of the Christopher Reeve Superman films. It’s a delight from start to finish despite the 151-minute runtime as it’s just pure entertainment and the sort of fun we need right now to see us through to the end of 2020.

Wonder Woman 1984 follows Diana Prince, AKA Wonder Woman, played excellently by Gal Gadot now living in the 1980s and working in a museum when a mysterious ancient artefact shows up that seems to grant people wishes. This dream-stone starts causing big problems when its powers begin to get abused by Diana’s colleague Barbara Minerva (Kristen Wiig) who comic fans will recognise as Wonder Woman villain ‘The Cheetah’. Barbara isn’t the only person who wants the stone as businessman Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal) is after it too. Wonder Woman, with the help of Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) must stop the Cheetah and Max Lord before it gets too late.

“This world is not yet ready for all that you will do.” 

The film opens with a great scene on Themyscira, the island home of the Amazons, with a young Diana taking part in the Amazon games. Straight away we get thrown back into the exciting world of Wonder Woman with a fast-paced action scene. The opening looks really amazing, particularly in an IMAX cinema, as Wonder Woman 1984 was partially filmed with IMAX cameras meaning you get to see more in certain scenes. As well as looking amazing, the whole film, and in particular the opening scene, sounds great too as Hans Zimmer’s booming score fills your ears. The film immediately has you hooked and it doesn’t let you go until the very end.

The opening scene is really good fun and it doesn’t stop there. Not long afterwards we get our first glimpse of Gal Gadot trying to stop some thugs robbing a jewellery store in a shopping mall and she gets a really glorious entrance as she takes down the bad guys with ease and we really see that Gal Gadot completely embodies that character of Wonder Woman.

“One day you will become all that you dream of and more.”

It’s interesting to look at how the two villains shape up in this film as one of the biggest problems I had with the previous Wonder Woman film was the villain. And so, are the villains in the sequel any better? Yes, although they’re still not perfect. Both of the villains do have some issues but Kristen Wiig and Pedro Pascal bring so much enthusiasm and charisma to their characters that you just about forget about their character flaws. Kristen Wiig’s Barbara does seem a little generic and we first meet her in a scene that really reminded me of Jamie Foxx’s Electro’s introduction in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as we see Barbara’s colleagues taking no notice of her and we can already begin to wonder how she might try and change things.

Pascal brings so much life and character to Maxwell Lord and it really is a joy to watch his face fill the screen, especially since a lot of us have been seeing him trapped behind a helmet recently in The Mandalorian. But Lord too does have some issues, particularly in the third act when things begin to get a little messy and some of his motivations seem a little unclear but I think Wiig and Pascal play their respective roles so well that it’s enough to see past these issues.

“Your time will come, Diana.  Everything will be different

As mentioned above, the villains can be a bit weak in places which makes the 3rd act a bit messier (although still much cleaner than the 3rd act of the first film) and some of the character’s motivations can be unclear in certain places but other than that, it’s a really good film. Despite being two and a half hours long, the time completely flies by as it’s just so much fun and because all the action set-pieces are so well done.

I really hope that after films like Shazam!, Birds of Prey and now Wonder Woman 1984  DC continue to make more bright, vibrant and colourful fun films, they just provide so much pleasure and exuberance to you when you watch them and that’s exactly what the world needs right now. Patty Jenkins has crafted another great film and Wonder Woman 1984 is full of plenty of scenes to keep both the Wonder Woman novices and experts entertained throughout.

Overall, Wonder Woman 1984 is a joyous thrill ride that’s even better than the first film. It’s so much fun and filled with lots of colour and plenty of enjoyment.

★★★★☆

Wonder Woman 1984 opens in UK cinemas on Wednesday December 16th

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Disney Plus | Loki – Official Clip | HD

Loki is an upcoming American streaming television miniseries created for Disney+ by Michael Waldron, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, sharing continuity with the films of the franchise.

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Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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2021 (Disney Plus)

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Kate Herron

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Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Richard E. Grant, Sophia Di Martino

Plot Summary:

Loki is an upcoming American streaming television miniseries created for Disney+ by Michael Waldron, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, sharing continuity with the films of the franchise.

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