The Avengers Are Family

The Avengers are family.

Time is drawing near. Avengers: Infinity War is almost here. I am beyond thrilled for the film. It’s on its way. With over two and a half hours of action, superheroes are fighting to save our world.

Sure, saving the world is pretty important, however, saving your family? That’s when the stakes tend to rise. Though the Avengers have their fair share of issues, so does every family, right?

Captain America: Civil War left us with the Avengers divided over the Sokovia Accords. If you don’t remember what that is, it’s a set of legal documents created by the United Nations. According to the papers, the UN would ultimately decide what the Avengers can and cannot choose to fight for or against.

Steve Rogers doesn’t agree with this set-up. After all, in Captain America: Winter Soldier, Cap saw the fall of the U.S. Intelligence Agency S.H.I.E.L.D. after the evil Hydra infiltrated their system. Basically, he can’t trust the government to choose what’s right and wrong. Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, wants to keep the Avengers intact, and the only way to do that is to have everyone sign the accords.

Squabbles over Steve’s brainwashed friend Bucky, oh, and Bucky admitting to having killed Tony’s parents, well, that means the Avengers are pretty much divorced.

How Will the Avengers Family Come Together?

Avengers Family

Steve left Tony a letter letting him know he’d always be there to answer the call when he was needed. Cap is no longer the Captain America people know and love. He’s a criminal and fugitive on the run because he has not only denied signing the Accords, but he helped his friend Bucky escape prison as well. Oh, he also gave up his shield.

How will Steve reunite with Tony? Will he get his shield back? Looks as if he’s going to be the Nomad, a different version of Cap in the comics. Bucky is seen healed in a post-post credit scene at the end of Black Panther. Will Tony forgive Bucky for the heinous acts he’s committed as The Winter Solider? Will Bucky become White Wolf or the next Cap?

How will the rest of the Avengers feel coming out of their hiding places? Black Widow, Scarlett Witch, Ant-Man, Hawkeye, Falcon are all on the run after helping Cap in Civil War.

Here are some Behind-the-Scenes photos and a video featurette with some of the stars of The Avengers: Infinity War – out on April 27th.

Avengers Family

 

Avengers family

 

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Captain Marvel is in production!

 

Captain Marvel is in production!

Captain Marvel is in production! This is the first Marvel movie to have a female superhero character in the lead!

The film Captain Marvel stars Academy Award® winner Brie Larson. Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace and Clark Gregg, among others round out the cast.

Principal photography has started in LA and will film in Louisiana and is directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, whose credits include Mississippi Grind and Half Nelson.

Captain Marvel
Brie Larson (left) gets hands-on help from Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing Commander (right), on a recent trip to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada to research her character, Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel, for Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel.”

About Captain Marvel

The story of Captain Marvel follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and takes place in the 1990s. Clark Gregg played Agent Coulson in previous Marvel films and currently works on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Since the film is set in the past, one could assume he will be playing the same character.

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Marvel’s THOR: RAGNAROK delivers quirky moments and great action

THOR: RAGNAROK is the third movie of the Thor franchise, following Kenneth Branagh’s THOR and Alan Taylor’s THOR: THE DARK WORLD. With the third film, a different tone and look is brought with director Taika Waititi’s film. Though very much the same type of MCU movie, Ragnarok brings a lightness and humor that is enjoyable and rounds out the Thor films nicely.

This film brings more to Chris Hemsworth’s character, The God of Thunder, and the actor’s comedic timing is definitely showcased in the film. He does it well, and the banter between him and Loki, The God of Mischief (Tom Hiddleston) falls into a familiar territory that will delight MCU fans.

Two time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett is a goddess in her own right, and as Marvel’s first female on screen villain it’s a pleasure to watch her act. Her role as Hela, however, was not as in depth as I’d have liked to have seen. I wanted to delve deeper into her character and see what drove her. However, I could basically watch Blanchett read a phone book, and she’d probably fascinate me.

Cate Blanchett captivates as Marvel’s first female on-screen villain

Fun cameos were brought into the film, including Chris Hemsworth’s older brother Luke…playing, well, Thor. That’s all I will say. Giving away anything else on that would be a crime. Suffice it to say, the cameos brought smiles and laughs to the audience, albeit pulling you out of the film for a moment.

All in all, expect fun and adventure, along with a twist. This is by far the best Thor movie to date, and one I wouldn’t mind watching again and again.

 

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