One Month Until Captain America: Civil War

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Let that sink in. Next month (well, if you live in the United States. Some lucky ducks get it earlier) we will be basking and probably weeping in the glory of Captain America: Civil War.

I still don’t know if I’m ready. Seriously, who’s ever prepared to see two of their favorite superheros butting heads in an all out war? Don’t lie to yourself, I have a feeling we’re going to be reeling for quite a while from the aftermath of this movie.

In the latest TV spots for Civil War, we’ve seen a few more new snippets of scenes. For example, Natasha and Clint interacting in a way I’d only expect them to: fighting yet at the same time being snarky to each other. And we’ve seen Black Panther aka T’Challa going after Steve and his vibranium shield.

Speaking of Black Panther, I’m so excited to see this character come to life on the big screen as well as Chadwick Boseman’s performance. I loved him in 42 as Jackie Robinson so I can’t wait to see what he does with this role and to see him rock that suit.

Back in December, Boseman spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the suit, which aside from the shoes, felt claustrophobic to him. Yet it’s still incredible when you think about the suit as a whole.

“As far as the storytelling is concerned, the vibranium is a metal that is dynamic. It can change how it’s used. It’s not a liquid, but it has the ability to change shape and change form and still have its strength. I think there a lot of things about that in the mythology that I think has a lot of potential in terms of the storytelling,” Boseman explained.

“It’s not just about being durable, it has the ability to absorb energy. It’s not just like you hit it and it doesn’t take it. It has the ability to absorb the attack of another person and repel or respond to that attack. That’s part of the power,” he continued.

Oh, my comic book loving heart is so happy. Also YES! to these actors digging deep and really researching their characters.

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And just this past Monday, the Russo brothers posted a photo to their Instagram showing a behind the scenes look at a certain fight scene between Black Panther and Bucky.

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Side note: say what you want, but I hope Bucky comes out alright…well, as alright as he can be factoring in everything that’s happened…after this movie. I need to see more of this character developed and Sebastian Stan has done one hell of a job as Bucky and The Winter Soldier.

I always enjoy typing up posts like this because I can honestly talk endlessly about comic books and their movie counterparts. Comic book nerd and proud!

Until next time, fellow comic book nerds, check out one of the latest TV spot trailers below and as always leave me your thoughts in the comments!

Captain America: Civil War hits theaters May 6, 2016.

Daredevil: Thoughts So Far on Season 2

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Believe it or not, I haven’t binge-watched ALL of Daredevil Season 2 just yet. I have three episodes left and as much as I’m dying to find out what happens, I’m trying to savor the remainder of this season.

Aside from that, I did want to talk about some of my thoughts while watching this season.

First off, I do not like Matt with Karen. I have nothing against Karen. I actually love her, especially with how strong she’s become and her ferocity to seek justice for Frank (I’ll get to Mr. Castle next). I just don’t like her in a relationship with Matt. They just don’t have that spark or chemistry together. I’d prefer her with Foggy over Matt if I had to choose and with how she and Foggy connected last season I thought maybe we’d see that relationship grow. But no. They pushed Karen and Matt together and in my opinion, it felt forced and ended up being boring. I also called it when it came to Elektra being part of the reason they broke up. And I hope they don’t bring up Matt and Karen’s ‘romance’ again. Just let it go. I know they had a relationship in the comics but that doesn’t mean it has to happen on the show because it wasn’t going anywhere I was interested to see.

Moving on!

Frank Castle. Oh, how I can talk about this character endlessly. To start, I was a fan of the movie The Punisher with Thomas Jane but once the character was recast I gave up on that. And when they cast Jon Bernthal as Frank I was a little nervous because I didn’t want my hatred of his past character I had watched, Shane, on The Walking Dead to interfere with his portrayal of Frank. I know, I know…he’s not the characters he plays! Well, I’m happy to say I love Bernthal as Frank Castle! He’s made me like The Punisher again and I found myself saying, “Where’s Frank?” whenever he was missing from an episode.

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There was just more action and the episodes were much more interesting when Frank was in them. And sorry, Matt, it’s hard for me to agree with you and think what Frank did was completely wrong. But I’m not going there in this post. Maybe another time! I just can’t hate Frank for what he did, especially with the reasoning he had behind it all. And honestly, I’d like to see how Matt would handle the same situation if it had been his family.

Like I said, I haven’t finished Season 2 yet but I really hope this won’t be the last we see of Frank/The Punisher. Bernthal’s performance has been incredible! And speaking of that whole chemistry thing? Karen and Frank have much more chemistry together than her and Matt. I really enjoyed the scenes with Karen and Frank and how he connected with her and felt comfortable opening up to her. Please give us more of that!

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Also, I love the justice-seeking, investigative journalist side of Karen. And I almost cried when Mitchell showed her into Ben’s office for her to use while she looks deeper into Frank’s case. This is also where she sees that Ben had newspaper clippings about the death of her brother Kevin and she, herself, breaks down.

I’m glad Karen wasn’t made into a goody two shoes and used to, I guess, bring light into the otherwise dark world of Daredevil and Matt’s life. I hate when characters are used that way. Thankfully, we had the chance to see Karen grow even stronger and more determined, at times doing Foggy and Matt’s jobs better than them. I’m excited to see where her character will go from here.

To touch on the characters of Elektra and Stick, I have a bad feeling about what’s ahead for Elektra in the last few episodes I have left to watch and to be blunt, I can’t stand Stick. The whole shadiness of his life is just unsettling and I don’t like how he treats Matt.

As for Matt and Foggy’s friendship, it’s definitely been tested but if Foggy seriously thinks Matt could just pack up his suit and end his role as Daredevil, then he shouldn’t hold his breath. Yes, Matt hasn’t been the best of best friends and he can step up a little but he does have that whole protecting his city thing taking up quite a bit of his time. All I’m saying is, I hope this bromance drama doesn’t last too long because I need my avocados at law back together being snarky and seeking justice.

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And everyone always tells the heroes that they don’t have to do what they’re doing…they don’t have to risk their life, they don’t have to save everyone, they don’t have to protect their city, blah, blah, blah. But if those heroes listened to that nonsense, there wouldn’t be any heroes like Daredevil, like Captain America, like Iron Man.

So until next time, I beg of you, keep your end of the season spoilers to yourself because I’ve been avoiding them like the plague and once I finish Season 2 I think I might write up a post on my thoughts/feelings on the season as a whole. Do leave me your thoughts (spoiler free!) on this season below in the comments and what you’d like to see next season if Daredevil is picked up for a third season (which I’m hoping is announced soon)!

Daredevil: Season 2 Awaits Us This Friday

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As if Friday isn’t already a magical, glorious day most people count down to every week, this week for us Marvel fans Friday is even more enticing. Because we get to dive into Season 2 of Daredevil!

This season honestly looks incredible and I really hope it lives up to expectations because Daredevil has easily become one of my absolute favorite shows. I was blown away by the first season and it made me happy that they didn’t just do another movie. Marvel can do so much more with this character on a show and I cannot wait to how Season 2 unfolds and where it might lead to next season…if it gets renewed. But I can’t see it not getting renewed.

It’s Wednesday so we’re halfway there. It’s been a long year waiting for more Matt Murdock and those 13 episodes are just a grasp away.

Until next time, if you missed the final trailer released this Tuesday then check it out below and happy binge-watching this weekend!

Captain America: Civil War – 54 Days & Counting

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Please tell me you’re still trying to compose yourself after that Captain America: Civil War trailer. It’s been two days since it was released and I’m still catching myself re-watching it.

Some of the cast did a question and answer session with fans via BuzzFeed’s Tumblr and one of the questions was, “Can you tell us if/how this/these conflict(s) will alter personal relationships and friendships in the group going forward?”

According to Chris Evans: “They will change the dynamic FOREVER”

And Joe Russo answered: “There will be a long lasting fallout from the events of this movie. It will significantly alter the psychology of the Marvel Cinematic Universe moving forward.”

Robert Downey Jr.’s answer when asked, “Send a pic of a facial expression for civil war as a whole,” was given via Vine:
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Oh, you need more convincing that this movie will destroy us come May 6? How about Sebastian Stan’s three words to sum up Civil War?

“Brutal mental annihilation”

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That’s incredibly comforting. So here, read how Stan felt during and after watching a cut of the movie.

“I sat there and basically there was a bowl of candy and fruit and gum in front of me and then there were sparkling waters and I basically sat on the edge of my couch the entire time and ate through the entire bowl of candy. I was overly stimulated with this movie, which I’m so proud to be in because everyone is fucking awesome in it. Everyone is fucking fantastic. I walked out of it speechless, and I worked on the movie and I was there! I walked out of there and I had back pain from leaning,” Stan told Collider.

We still have about 55 days left before we can experience Civil War for ourselves but with the way this year is going, May 6 will be here before we know it. And I. Cannot. Wait!

Until then, check out the newest trailer for Captain America: Civil War below, either for the first time or the fortieth time (no judgement here, I’m probably close to that or more). And leave me a comment with your reactions to the trailer!

Sebastian Stan Interview With Moviepilot

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Did you miss Sebastian Stan’s live interview with Moviepilot yesterday? Well have no fear because you can check out the full interview below!

You can also relax about the fact that I’ve posted back to back about Sebastian. Unless you’re happy about that, then go about your happiness. You’re welcome.

And you let me know if you end up adoring Sebastian even more after you watch it. He’s such a dork, he impersonates Chris Evans in the best way and he also confirmed even further that Captain America: Civil War will be skillfully and delightfully destroying our emotions in May.

So until next time, check out the awesome interview and let’s revel in this glorious day because we also have a brand new Civil War trailer to soak up until May 6!

Sebastian Stan Talks ‘heartbreaking’ ‘Captain America: Civil War’

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Just the announcement of the title of the movie broke my heart, so to hear Sebastian Stan refer to Captain America: Civil War as heartbreaking has me worried for my comic book nerd heart.

Team Cap or Team Iron Man? How about Team Stop Making Me Choose Between Two Of My All-Time Favorite Superheroes? How does that sound? But according to Stan, the Cap and Iron Man showdown in May is going to hit us pretty hard.

“I think it’s going to be an epic experience for people,” Stan told Entertainment Tonight, “I’m very excited for people to hear and see what side everybody ends up on, ’cause it gets a little heartbreaking.”

Fantastic.

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But aside from our hearts breaking, Stan also referred to his fight scene with Robert Downey Jr. in Civil War as “amazing.”

“It’s inevitable not to geek out a little bit around Robert Downey Jr.,” he revealed, “Just to be around him [and] fight across from him was definitely a highlight!”

And you have to admit, that scene with Steve and Bucky battling it out together against Tony looks insane. It should be interesting to see how that turns out.

We’ll finally get to see exactly how that and everything else in Civil War turns out when May 6 rolls around (just 57 days from now but who’s counting?).

Until then, check out ET’s interview with Stan below and let me know who’s team you’re on (if you can choose) in the comments!
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Deadpool Shows the X-Men Who’s Boss

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What better way to celebrate Deadpool officially becoming the highest-grossing X-Men film in the United States than with 372,844 pancakes, right, Wade? Mmm, victory.

Deadpool also remained at No. 1 for the second consecutive week. This weekend alone, internationally, the Merc with a Mouth pulled in $85 million. Currently, that means international sales for the film are up to $256.3 million and worldwide it’s up to $491.9 million.

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I hope anyone who doubted the success of Deadpool is crying into their embarrassing self-righteousness while Deadpool fans, Ryan Reynolds and everyone who blessed us with this film revel in the awesomeness of it all.

And if you thought the awesomeness had ended after finally seeing Deadpool, think again. Ryan posted a “Dear Deadpool” video on his Facebook on Sunday which you can enjoy below!

Until next time, let me know what you thought of Deadpool…oh, and if you’ve recently had a chimichanga in honor of Wade or just because you love that deep-fried burrito goodness!