Marvel Studios has announced their plans for Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Though, technically, the universe isn’t simply cinematic any more. It now features TV shows on the upcoming Disney Plus streaming service that are directly connected to the films. While there have been Marvel shows on TV during the previous Phases (see the Netflix Marvel series Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, plus Agents of Shield on ABC and Cloak & Dagger on FreeForm), this will be the first time the TV shows have been announced in conjunction with the films and touted the same characters and actors that were featured in the movies. The official slate for Phase 4 was announced last month during San Diego Comic Con 2019 and I’ve got the complete breakdown and lots of details for you right here.
(Very slight spoiler regarding one scene of Avengers: Infinity War)
Hopefully, you’ve taken my advice from earlier in the week and seen the marvelous Marvel movie, Avengers: Infinity War. If you haven’t, I must assume you have your reasons, but I promise you’re missing out. If you have seen the film, you’ll recall the crazy cool girl fight deep in the third act between Black Widow, Okoye, Scarlet Witch, and Proxima Midnight of Thanos’ Black Order. At a certain point, Proxima Midnight stands over Scarlet Witch, who is nearly defeated, and tells her that she will die alone. From the side, we hear Black Widow’s voice correct Proxima Midnight by proclaiming clearly that, “She’s not alone.” From that point, we are treated to an incredible display of fighting as Black Widow and Okoye battle Promixa Midnight long enough for Scarlet Witch to recover herself and jump back into the fray.
Here’s the latest in Geek News from this week, including updates on the Beetlejuice sequel, the Kingsman sequels (yes, more than one!), the Flash/Supergirl crossover, cool new Black Widow merch and the latest, greatest Captain America: Civil War trailer. Continue reading →
Don’t let this shit happen again, Marvel. We’re watching you.
Learning is good. We should never stop learning. These days, Marvel Studios is learning that their fan base has women who don’t appreciate being ignored and demand to be represented. The studio is further learning that it’s time to get their asses in gear and show proper respect to their female super-heroes. Continue reading →
It’s been big news for weeks that Black Widow is missing from nearly all the Avengers merchandise. She was even replaced in toys representing one of her prominent scenes in the latest Age of Ultron film. I wasn’t the only one to be more than a little ticked off about it.This past Sunday, lady geeks and cosplayers took to the internet and created flash mobs in select cities to show support for Marvel’s Black Widow and protest her lack of representation. Continue reading →
The clothing website www.welovefine.com is helping to fill the gap left by Marvel with an entire line of apparel dedicated to Avenger’s Black Widow. I’m still not happy with Marvel, but it is nice to know there is somewhere to go to get good stuff to rep my favorite Russian redhead.
Sooooo… last night I went to bed with steam drifting from my ears over the Black Widow situation. I woke up this morning determined to ease my troubled mind by finding myself some Black Widow satisfaction. The goddesses of geekiness, whoever and wherever they may be, smiled on me and granted me these videos. The first is a trailer and the second is a title sequence. Both are for a Black Widow movie that does not exist and as far as we know, is not in the works. But a girl can dream. Enjoy, my Sister Geeks, and bask with me in the awesomeness that could be: Continue reading →
It’s making headlines all over. Black Widow is missing from nearly all the Age of Ultron merchandise. And it’s been pointed out that this is not the first time this has happened. Last year, it was hard to find the beautiful, green Gamora on much of the materials showcasing Guardians of the Galaxy, even though she, just like Black Widow, kicks as much butt as her male counterparts. SO not cool, Marvel. Continue reading →