There have been a lot of video games centered around the individual members of the Avengers team, but never one where they are all united together. That changed when game developer Square Enix announced that they would team up with Marvel to develop an Avengers video game. After much anticipation, the company debuted the first trailer for the game yesterday at their E3 2019 press conference.
Taking place in a separate continuity from the films and comics, this game will see Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor and Black Widow as an already established superhero team struggling with the fallout of a devastating attack that leaves an entire city devastated with the Avengers to blame. After five years in hiding, a global threat brings the heroes back together for another epic battle.
Captain Marvel was a huge success, bringing in over a billion dollars worldwide and making Carol Danvers a household name. But there’s another hero who remains a fan favorite among comic book fans who shares the Marvel name. Kamala Khan, a Pakistani immigrant who hails from New Jersey, was hailed as one of the best comic book characters of all time. She’s been hailed for allowing a Muslim character to headline a major comic title, as well as her personality being funny, full of heart, and showcasing her as a young, new hero making her way in the wider Marvel Universe. Fans have been clamoring for a big screen adaptation of the character for sometime and it appears Marvel is hoping to make that a reality.
ComicBook has revealed that Mindy Kaling has been in talks about the character on a recent press tour. Kaling noted Marvel is extremely excited about the character and trying to figure out what to do with her. Kaling seems to share the enthusiasm, noting that an unknown talent might be best for bringing the character to life (similar to how the big stars of the MCU, such as Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, and Robert Downey Jr became mega stars for playing Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man). Kaling has previously offered to a pitch a script to adapt the comic character. The overseer of the MCU, Kevin Fiege, has noted they did Captain Marvel first with the intention of doing Ms. Marvel later, in order for Kahn to have someone to be inspired by.
With all this passion around the project, we hope Kaling is brought on board to adapt this character and we can’t wait to see her brought to life! What are your thoughts?
Keya Morgan, the man accused of elder abuse against comic book legend Stan Lee, appeared in Maricopa County Superior Court on the charge of being a fugitive of justice.
Stan Lee, the creator of Hulk, Spider-Man, X-Men, The Fantastic Four, and Iron Man as well as many others unfortunately lost his wife, Joan on July 6th, 2017. Then Keya Morgan, also known as Keyrash Mazhari, a New York-based memorabilia collector, became involved with Lee as his business parter/manager.
Come June 2018, according to The Guardian, Morgan was arrested when he tried to get police arrested who were visiting Lee’s house to perform a welfare check, claiming they were impostors trying to burglarize the home.
This resulted in Lee’s attorney filing a restraining order against Morgan. In the application for the restraining order in June, Morgan was “accused of isolating Lee from friends and family, and exploiting their relationship in order to embezzle artwork, cash and other assets worth more than $5m (£3.8m).
By August, the restraining order was granted and Morgan was ordered “to stay away from Lee’s daughter, Joan Celia “CJ” Lee, sixty-eight, and his eighty-six-year-old brother, Larry Lieber”.
However, this wasn’t the end. Afterwards, Stan Lee apparently sued Pow! Entertainment , a company he himself founded, claiming he was “conned into signing over rights to his identity and likeness” but eventuality dropped the lawsuit, calling it “confusing”.
This seems odd, but it Keya Morgan came up again, this time “accused of taking control of Lee’s Twitter account, as well as being behind a surprising $1bn lawsuit launched by Lee in May 2018 against Pow! Entertainment”.
Earlier this month, after Stan Lee’s passing in passing December, Keya Morgan was “issued with an arrest warrant by the Los Angeles superior court” on charges that “include false imprisonment, forgery, and fraud”.
Finally, he has made “his initial court appearance early Sunday in Arizona, where he was arrested after fleeing California charges of fiduciary elder abuse”, writes Star Advertiser.
Currently, Morgan is in Phoenix, Arizona, but he is expected to be extradited to Los Angeles County, California.
Morgan stands accused of taking Lee from his Hollywood Hills home to a Beverly Hills condominium “where Morgan had more control over Lee”. CNBC writes that “Keya Morgan allegedly mishandled Lee’s money.” which “included $262,000 that Lee never received from autograph signing sessions”. Furthermore, KTLA writes that Morgan also “stole more than $100,000 from Lee through fraud and embezzlement in May and June 2018”.
Morgan is charged with one felony count of false imprisonment of an elder by use of fraud and deceit, three felony counts of grand theft from an elder of more than $950 and one misdemeanor count of elder abuse for knowingly and willfully inflicting mental suffering on Lee.
Prosecutors recommend Morgan’s bail be set at $300,000. If Morgan is convicted as charged, hefaces a maximum sentence of 10 years in custody.
Alex Kessel, an attorney for Morgan, has said his client has never abused or taken advantage of Lee.
Marvel can take my money forever, and so can Disney. The Disney+ streaming service will host many highly anticipated follow-up series to Avengers: Endgame, the most exciting one probably being The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
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Deadline reports that Kari Skogland (Sons of Liberty, The Handmaid’s Tale, NOS4A2, The Punisher) will direct all six episodes of the upcoming miniseries. In addition to Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan returning as the titular characters, Captain America: Civil War’s Emily Van Camp and Daniel Bruhl are in talks to reprise their roles as Sharon Carter and Baron Zemo as well.
We’re essentially getting a TV series-length continuation of Civil War, where Sam and Bucky will once again battle Zemo, who will likely try to keep the Avengers from re-establishing themselves in the wake of Endgame.
Skogland’s directorial duties are particularly exciting. Aside from her obvious qualifications, the fact that she’s directing the entire series means that we’ll be presented with a more streamlined and consistent vision that’s comparable to a six-hour film.
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Endgame concluded on an exceptionally satisfying note, and left many fans eager to see what happens next, especially now that Sam/Falcon is the new Captain America.
While I personally would have loved to see Bucky/Winter Soldier inherit the shield, there’s no question that the MCU’s Sam Wilson is more deserving, after being loyal to Cap to an almost unreasonable extent (how many people commit war crimes for someone they’ve known for a couple years?) and never failing to cover his left on the battlefield.
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Maybe we’ll even see some of super-star writer Rick Remender’s All-New Captain America, Sam Wilson’s Captain America comic debut, influence the TV series screenplay being written by Malcolm Spellman (Empire).
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is set to arrive in August 2020.
This weekend, Avengers: Endgame finally hits theaters. After ten years and twenty-one films, the most epic chapter in the MCU’s history will finally be released. If there was any worry about whether or not the film is any good, these early Twitter reactions should be a clear indication.
On Monday night, Endgame had its world premiere at the Los Angeles Convention Center. A handful of journalists and reviewers were able to see it. Though a review embargo is still in place, many of them posted their reactions online:
#AvengersEndgame is a masterful epic – a true culmination of 22 films that not only concludes the story, but expands upon it. You’ll learn more about the other movies while this one unfolds. If Infinity War is the brawn, Endgame is the brains. And wow, what an ending! pic.twitter.com/94ttBUQKJ0
Wow. #AvengersEndgame is staggering. It’s surprising in ways I never saw coming and satisfying in ways I didn’t realize I needed. It’s kind of the ultimate gift to fans of the MCU. It’s very long and has a few hiccups, but is everything you’re hoping for and more. pic.twitter.com/RO97kw9fs5
Imagine the best possible version of #AvengersEndgame and somehow the film still surpasses all expectations. I cried 5-6 times. It’s the most emotional, most epic, MCU film. A tribute to ten years of this universe and holy shit the great fan service in this movie. Soooo good.
Man #AvengersEndgame kicked my ass. It was an epic conclusion to 11 years of films. It had laughs, incredible action and absolute emotional rollercoaster. It was the series finale for these cast of characters that I had been hoping for. Congrats to all for pulling off the feat.
This can’t be understated: #AvengersEndgame is everything you want it to be and more. I am absolutely floored. A perfect reflection on the last 11 years that pays off everything in the best way possible. Without question my new favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe film. Stunned. pic.twitter.com/5LvFw9UEBQ
Don’t know how any @MarvelStudios fan walks out of #AvengersEndgame disappointed. Movie is loaded with incredible set pieces and tons of small character moments that leave you wanting more. An epic conclusion to 10 years of Marvel movies. Thank you to everyone that worked on MCU. pic.twitter.com/HbXkwuYL5y
Just watched Avengers: Endgame. I don’t believe hyperbole is possible for this movie. It is the ultimate Marvel movie in every way possible and words cannot describe how epic it is. And yes, Hawkeye is a rockstar.
The general consensus seems to be that Avengers: Endgame is an epic film that balances humor and sadness well and not only serves as a proper sequel to Infinity War but also a tribute to the last eleven years of MCU history.