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For those who have seen it.. Venom: Thumbs up or Thumbs Down

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  1. harimad

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    I finally watched Spiderverse. My hold on the copy of it at my library came through last week.

    Yeah, I've watched it three times now. Twice on my own, and then one more time with my daughter. It was beyond amazing and is now in my animated top five.
     
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    And they do it doucemo ...... do it...very slowly
     
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    Not MCU Related: Finished up The Tick: Season 2 last night and while I still had fun with the series, it definitely dragged at times and was not as good as the first season. Its too bad too because I thought the world-building and new characters in S2 was great, it was the pace and storytelling that just fell short. Also, believe it or not, it actually felt like there was LESS action in the second season than the first season. Throughout the entire season, I kept waiting for something to happen, yet it just didn't, but rather opted to dive further and further into the nothingness it had created without any type of payoff in the end. It didn't help either that the villain sucked.

    Oh well. Even with a down-trending second season, I still find the series and the characters charming enough to want more. Unfortunately, its up in the air whether that will happen or not now that Amazon has cancelled the series. I know they are attempting to find some other network or streaming platform to pick it up, but if not, I guess The Tick's short run will come to an end.

    With that said, I've updated my Superhero TV rankings to include The Tick (Season 2) for anyone interested.

    1. Daredevil (Season 3)
    2. The Punisher (Season 1)
    3. The Flash (Season 1)
    4. Daredevil (Season 2)
    5. Agents of Shield (Season 5)
    6. Daredevil (Season 1)
    7. Agents of Shield (Season 4)
    8. Arrow (Season 2)
    9. Luke Cage (Season 2)
    10. Arrow (Season 1)
    11. Arrow (Season 5)
    12. The Flash (Season 2)
    13. Jessica Jones (Season 1)
    14. The Gifted (Season 2)
    15. The Gifted (Season 1)
    16. Supergirl (Season 1)
    17. Luke Cage (Season 1)
    18. Runaways (Season 2)
    19. Agents of Shield (Season 2)
    20. Agent Carter (Season 1)
    21. Supergirl (Season 2)
    22. The Tick (Season 1)
    23. Iron Fist (Season 2)
    24. Arrow (Season 6)
    25. The Flash (Season 4)
    26. Legion (Season 1)
    27. Jessica Jones (Season 2)
    28. Krypton (Season 1)
    29. Powerless (Season 1)
    30. Cloak and Dagger (Season 1)
    31. The Punisher (Season 2)
    32. Runaways (Season 1)
    33. Gotham (Season 1)
    34. The Flash (Season 3)
    35. Agents of Shield (Season 1)
    36. Agents of Shield (Season 3)
    37. The Defenders (Season 1)
    38. Agent Carter (Season 2)
    39. Supergirl (Season 3)
    40. The Tick (Season 2)
    41. Legion (Season 2)
    42. Gotham (Season 2)
    43. Iron Fist (Season 1)
    44. Constantine (Season 1)
    45. Arrow (Season 3)
    46. Arrow (Season 4)
    47. Legends of Tomorrow (Season 1)
    48. Legends of Tomorrow (Season 3)
    49. Legends of Tomorrow (Season 2)
    50. Inhumans (Season 1)
     
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    I saw Aladdin last night with my daughter. Its worth noting that I'm not the biggest Guy Ritchie (director) fan and I thought the trailers looked terrible, so I didn't go into the thing with the highest of hopes. With that said, I couldn't have been more wrong as I absolutely adored everything about that movie and even thought that in a lot of ways, it improved on the first one. One thing that helped a bunch was how spot-on they were with their casting. Not only did I think Will Smith pulled off the somewhat impossible task of being the genie well, but I thought the casting of Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Naomi Scott as Jasmine couldn't have been better. They were both super charismatic in their roles, especially Massoud. Then, of course this got me thinking... how about Massoud for a future superhero role? My answer is yes, but I just don't know who he could play? His biggest downfall is that he is only 5' 8", which is relatively short. I watched a collider interview last week where he said he would love getting some superhero role next, and when asked who he would want to play, he threw out Nightwing as an option. What are you guys thoughts? Any other ideas? He is of Egyptian descent.
     
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    They could just cast him as an existing superhero and change the origin. If he lead a movie well like Aladdin, they could just just make him a central figure in the rebooted X-Men. Maybe make him Iceman, who I think they just haven't done a good job with in any of the X-Men movies. Iceman in the comics is an Omega level mutant. He should be front and center in a reboot IMO. Basically just give him a power that isn't dependent on size and you're good. Maybe Cannonball?
     
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    Yeah, I'm with you on just changing the race on someone for him if need be. Some mutant would be the easiest to do that with. For him, its going to be all about a personality fit as he would be at his best as a very charming superhero. I get that he is likely more diverse than I give him credit for, but I liked his Aladdin charm and would love to see that exact same charm transition over.
     
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    Here is the thing too that I wish Marvel would just start doing in titles like X-Men: just make some more mutants. We don't need everything to be canon. There is literally a limitless supply of mutants. They have almost no middle eastern characters. Just make some new ones, or do something like turn Cannonball and his sister Husk into people of middle eastern descent. I think both of them have cool powers that would translate well to the screen. Supposedly Cannonball is in New Mutants, which is a movie we might never see anyway, so just recast it.
     
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    Eh, I'd probably just prefer they change the race of existing ones myself. The less mainstream the character, the easier it is to swap that type of stuff with nobody caring. At least that is the way it is for me.
     
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    https://www.cbr.com/rumor-blade-marvel-hulu-series/

    Don't know if anyone has seen this yet, but there has been rumors of an upcoming Blade TV series coming to Hulu. Truthfully, this just makes too much sense, especially when you consider Hulu already has an upcoming Helstrom and Ghost Rider show coming as well. It seems Marvel is looking to replace the Netflix street-level corner of their universe that has ended with a delve into the more dark spiritual side. I hope they tie them all together and I think Hulu is the perfect home.
     
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    Has anyone caught any of the new Season 3 episodes of Jessica Jones yet? If so, what are your thoughts so far? I have not myself as I'm currently working my way through all the latest round of Arrowverse shows to hit Netflix, which will take me a long while.
     
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    I binged them. I like some of the characters, but overall I'd say Season 3 is not much better than Season 2 (if that). I don't have time to go into detail, so maybe I shouldn't have left this, but that's a general overall impression.
     
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    Appreciate it. Yeah, I thought Season 2 was a pretty big step down from Season 1.
     
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    I only have a couple episodes left. I would echo Lawman, there is some good and bad. One glaring issue with the season is it's about 4-5 episodes too long for what the plot needs. The character representations of Trish and Jessica are done well and Hogarth as always, is done very well and showing her constant struggle with her own nature and mortality is great. I am interested to see how this season ends but I can't imagine it moves this season above season 1.
     
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    That's honestly a problem with all of them. Instead of 12-13 episodes they all probably should have been 10.
     
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    Try 8
     
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    Donnie Yen would be a great get, although would Disney be apprehensive casting him in the MCU after he already appeared in Star Wars: Rogue One?

    Andy Lau would be a name that not many Americans know, but his casting alone would make Shang Chi the most successful MCU film in China. Lau would definitely need to work with a dialogue coach, but he has great range as an actor. He hasn't been interested in appearing in Western films - although he did star in The Great Wall alongside Matt Damon.
    Lau starred in Infernal Affairs, which was the movie that The Departed was based off of. He played the "Bad Guy turned Cop" character, same role Matt Damon played in The Departed.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Lau
     
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    I highly doubt being a one-off character in Star Wars would limit using Donnie Yen in the MCU. Shoot, the following is a list of 20 actors/actresses who have already appeared in both Star Wars and the MCU, so he would hardly be the first.
     
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    #2959 3GenClone, Jun 17, 2019
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    I totally forgot that both Ben Mendelssohn and Forrest Whittaker made the same jump from Rogue One to the MCU, so I guess there is precedent. I’m curious who the other 18 are

    Edit: here’s the article
    https://www.screengeek.net/2018/05/27/20-star-wars-mcu-actors/

    Some of these are a bit of a stretch
     
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    Good work. Sorry I missed the link. Definitely some minor crossovers for sure to make up the 20.
     

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