Peacemaker Episode 4. Wow. It’s better than all the 3 previous episodes! The action, the directing, the writing….it all comes together! I love it! Judomaster is BACK, and I am all here for it. Don’t call me a fanboy, but……call me a fanboy. I thought I had it good after the first 3 episodes, but I fell in love with Peacemaker with Episode 4! It all blends so well together, and that cliffhanger ending…….wow. Just wow. I love it so much. I can’t get over it. This entire review may turn into me just agonizing over the episode, so forgive me if that happens.
Well, what’s good? Pretty much everything. Leota Adebayo gets her first (supposed) kill, Judomaster kicks butt, and Peacemaker has some more social-emotional learning to do. Jody Hill does an amazing job with her episode of the series, and it sets up a promising Episode 5. Interesting character developments throughout the episode, and it’s more of a character-development episode between Peacemaker and his dad, rather than an episode that pushes the plot. A bit more than a filler episode, but hey, filler episodes are great.
Jody Hill did a fantastic job with this episode. Judomaster’s fight scenes are shot amazingly, with him creeping up behind John Economos in one scene. His choreography is incredible, and whoever the stunts coordinator is, they deserve some serious credits. I am a big fan of the shot choice in this episode, the blurs and zooms are particularly my favorite. However, I am curious how Judomaster will play into the rest of the show. Is he serving the butterflies, or is he a butterfly himself? Questions that hopefully will be answered soon, and if Peacemaker returns for a season 2, I want Hill brought on again.
The costumes aren’t the best in the show, I’m not going to lie. Judomaster’s costume looks like it was made by a 12-year old. In a way, so does Peacemaker’s. I don’t have a big issue with it overall, but it would be nice if they could get more sophisticated costumes. Vigilante’s costume, though, is pretty sweet. I would totally wear that for Halloween. The helmets for Peacemaker, though, are absolutely legendary. I want a nuclear helmet, that’d be pretty cool. In case you didn’t notice, I’m geeking out over these helmets.
The writing in this episode is fantastic. James Gunn elevates the series farther than I could’ve imagined. The final scene, with Peacemaker dancing to the memories of the people he’s killed, hits hard. Really hard. I think that Peacemaker’s going to have some more mental breakdowns throughout the course of the season, and then solve it in the season finale. I also think he’ll become friends with Harcourt, it’s not clear what’ll happen next. One thing is clear: we are in for a GREAT second half of the season, and hopefully a season 2.
The fourth episode of the series is just as good as the previous three, and I don’t even think we’ve reached the peak of the season yet! Excited for more to come, what are your predictions for Episode 5?
Peacemaker is truly one of a kind. The comedy, the action, and the…..raunchiness all fit together perfectly. It’s a series that, even though rushed, makes sense.
James Gunn has said that he wrote the entire first season in 8 weeks, but it looks like it was written in a year. The series has perfect pacing, and John Cena returning as Peacemaker is an absolute delight to behold.Steve Agee’s John Economos is great, and so are Jennifer Holland’s Emilia Harcourt and Chukwudi Iwuji’s Clemson Murn. However, Danielle Brooks’ Leota Adebayo is on another level. Her charm and wit is immeasurable, and contributes immensely to the series’ comedy aspect.
The series has some issues, like all other media, but makes up for it in the best of ways. For one: Eagly. I mean, he’s a pet eagle and is adorable. Who can go wrong with a cute pet? Not even Peacemaker can, though somehow Harcourt has an issue. Don’t ask me, I just think she’s grumpy. In any case, the series is exceptional in its craft and wit, as well as its nerve to do the most ridiculous things.
For instance, Peacemaker actually calls Batman “a pussy” in an episode. I mean…. I can’t imagine WB would be too happy with that. One of their better characters calling their best known character an expletive. But, it’s in the show, so something obviously worked out.
PEACEMAKER’S IMPECCABLE STORY
Let’s start off with the biggest thing here: James Gunn has created a masterpiece. The writing in the first 3 episodes is off the charts. There is so much character development with John Cena’s Peacemaker in the episodes that I teared up. He’s advertised as a ruthless killer who doesn’t care who he has to kill but, in truth, he’s the opposite. He cares. He cares a lot.
When asked to take out kids, he hesitates. At first glance, those seem like minor things, but in the end, all the minor things add up to major developments. It builds up who Peacemaker really is under the uniform. It makes him likable and, to some extent, relatable. Chris Miller’s (Peacemaker) experiences with his father will also come to light. James Gunn has outdone himself again.
Leota Adebayo gets a lot of focus in the series, but through the first 3 episodes, there’s not much character development. However, I sense there will be some coming shortly, as all signs point to a major shift in her nature in Episode 4. In addition, John Economos is probably the funniest character I’ll ever see in DC, he’s just so stupid that it’s hilarious.
Jennifer Holland plays the hardened Emilia Harcourt, who seems like she doesn’t have a heart (even though it was proved she does in The Suicide Squad). Chukwudi Iwuji is, for the lack of a better term, suspect. He’s not necessarily a “butterfly”, but there’s something he’s doing behind the scenes that the others aren’t seeing. I’ll be keeping my eye on him going forward.
James Gunn wrote all 8 episodes, and directed 5. Jody Hill, Brad Anderson, and Rosemary Rodriguez each directed an episode. Hill with the 4th, Anderson with the 7th, and Rodriguez with the 5th. All of their individual creative designs are visible when they’re directing, from something as major as shifting on/off screen dialogue, to something as minor as a small color shift.
For example: Hill takes on a more action-filled role in her episode, while Gunn goes more for the story. However, when Gunn takes action scenes, they’re good. Really good. That’s not to say that Hill isn’t good at developing the story at all, just that Hill doesn’t focus on that aspect as much. And sometimes, a bunch of action is just what we need.
This review is about the first 3 episodes of the series, which are all directed by Gunn, so I’ll focus on him. The episodes have a lot of charm to them, and Leota Adebayo (Danielle Brooks) especially gets a lot of screen time. She’s an interesting figure, in the sense that we don’t know a lot about her. All we know is that (minor spoilers ahead) she’s Amanda Waller’s daughter, but no one else on the series seems to know that.
Gunn has crafted that deliberately, and his directing styles show his intention, which is to keep people guessing as long as possible. It’s great, I love it. Throughout the season, I was kept guessing what would happen, based on the shot choices and dialogue, and I still missed the mark entirely. This may be Gunn’s best work yet.
OPENING CREDITS & SCORE
Yo, what? Honestly, that was nuts. Those opening credits shocked me to no end, and I’ll be watching them 24/7. I love love love it, the dancing and all is hilarious, and the music is catchy. If you haven’t seen them yet, I highly recommend checking it out. Eagly makes a nice cameo at the end of the credits, but John Cena’s dance moves are what make this credits sequence so lovable. Jen Holland hipping and hopping to the beat doesn’t hurt either.
But seriously, Steve Agee dancing? I didn’t know it was possible. I love it either way. I don’t think I honestly have a single issue with the credits, they’re perfect. Whoever thought that up, props to them, there should be a HUGE bonus paycheck waiting, they deserve it.
The score. The score. The score. I can’t get over it. It’s just amazing. The score (like all James Gunn work) adds so much to the episodes, and provides some additional story and feeling. My personal favorites are of course, the opening credits, and the end credits. The songs mixed in throughout the episodes are good, but the opening and end credits are better. As for the actual soundtrack, the score composed by Clint Mansell and Kevin Kiner is quite good, and provides an instrumental feel to the series (no pun intended). It feels more grounded, and less off-the-ground alien stuff. Quite good decision-making by James Gunn on both counts.
Honestly, I thought the comedy was going to be good. And for a lot of the show, it is. There are quite a few funny jokes in the series, and that janitor in the beginning of the first episode is absolute FIRE. However, there are jokes in the series that aren’t really….well….funny. They’re meant to be, but they’re not. They come off as inappropriate and rude, and it ruined the mood for a bit. Adebayo’s jokes were fine, so were Peacemaker’s, but Vigilante just doesn’t work for me. He’s trying desperately to be funny, but he just can’t make the cut. Hopefully he can do better in future episodes.
The VFX isn’t bad, actually. There are some mistakes, like with all visual-effects heavy projects, but overall it’s quite good. One of the only mistakes that comes to mind is in the first episode, when Annie whats-her-face starts attacking Chris Miller. There was a moment where the shot didn’t look quite refined, but hey, it happens. I’m pretty sure it’ll happen a bit more going forward with the final 5 episodes, but it’s bound to happen at least once an episode. Other than that, the VFX is pretty realistic.
Peacemaker is a really good show. Apart from a few mistakes, it excels at everything else. The action, the writing, and of course, the directing. It’s a must-watch for the DCEU, and a must-watch for action, comedy, horror, or superhero fans. Peacemaker is going long ways in its first 3 episodes, and its final 5 will air until February 17. Episode 4 airs on January 20. Catch Peacemaker streaming on HBO Max now.
It’s hard to judge by only one episode, but The Book of Boba Fett is by no means whatsoever a disappointing series as of yet. It certainly has some disappointing elements, but the newest adventure from Lucasfilm is not “bad”. It’s simply….disorganized. The series has its ups and downs, and has more of the former than the latter, thankfully. Ming-Na Wen’s Fennec Shand is such a delight to see again, and so is Temuera Morrison’s Boba Fett. The premiere episode was a refreshing sight to see, as we’ve had a 1-year break from Star Wars.
However, some of the story choices are questionable, such as the flashbacks in the episode. Specifically, length, story, and placement of said flashbacks. The only other big complaint I have about the episode (which I’ll discuss in length in a minute), is that the episode seemingly doesn’t have anything to spoil. At first glance, you might be thinking, “What do you mean??? That’s great!” But, as you think about it more, that’s not great. You want stuff to spoil, because it means that there’s plot development and/or crazy things happening. Otherwise, it’s more of a filler episode, which I feel this episode was, for worse. Without further ado, here’s my review for The Book of Boba Fett.
Star Wars fans had incredibly high expectations going into this series, as it wasn’t even announced in the typical fashion! It was attached as a post-credit scene to The Mandalorian season 2, and it’s no stretch to claim that Mandalorian was a cultural phenomenon. With that being said, it’s natural to assume that Book of Boba would have those same expectations, given that it’s the same creative team, and some of the same cast. I’m sorry to say it didn’t deliver. Fans are treated to a portrayal of Fett that seems no more than a glorified cameo.
Sure, Wen’s Fennec Shand steals every scene she’s in, and you could say the same about Yelena Belova in Hawkeye. Yelena wasn’t meant to be a main character, and that’s why it worked so well. In this series, Wen is trying to be the center of this series, along with Temuera Morrison, and she just barely keeps pace. Morrison’s performance is fine if you’re trying to act a character in a skit on Saturday Night Live or The Tonight Show, it’s not reflective of who the character actually is. Boba Fett would’ve killed the Mayor’s assistant outright for that amount of disrespect. This Fett seems not like a bounty hunter or crime lord, but more like a soft, kind man. For any unaware, this is the opposite of what Boba Fett is.
My big issue with this first episode of Boba Fett, the flashbacks. My issue isn’t as much that they exist, it’s the manner in which it’s done. Over half the episode was dedicated to seeing Boba Fett come out of the Sarlacc pit, and deal with Tusken Raiders. If they had done it more in a Mandalorian-esque way, in which the directors showed more and more of the flashbacks per episode, with it culminating in a full sequence, I think I would’ve liked it a lot more. Instead, I feel the flashbacks take away from the portion of the episode set in the present day. It makes for an uneven episode, and to be honest, I got bored watching the flashbacks.
I hope that the flashbacks were a one-off thing, but with the overall tone the showrunners are setting, it’ll continue. However, with new episodes comes the opportunity for do-overs. I found part of the flashbacks interesting, I’m excited to see how he recovered after his encounter with the Tuskens. I’m praying for other bounty hunters to appear, or possibly the Empire.
One thing that’s not being talked enough about, the score. Ludwig Goransson has managed to put together yet another amazing score, and he just keeps adding to his impressive resume (Black Panther, The Mandalorian, Venom, Creed). The main theme for the series incorporates sounds and beats from the Crimson Dawn theme in Solo: A Star Wars Story, which could be hinting at appearances for members of the crime syndicate in future episodes.
Spoilers? There Aren’t Any
Yeah, you read that heading right. There aren’t any spoilers for this episode to be told, which is why there’s no SPOILER-FREE banner at the top of the review. At first glance, a great thing. As you look further deep into it, not so much. This felt like a filler episode, which is disappointing, given it’s only 7 episodes (shorter than The Mandalorian, which had none). It’s also surprising because it’s a series premiere, which is supposed to introduce the characters and the world. I honestly didn’t feel it was a premiere, more like a continuation of The Mandalorian season 2, and I guess the showrunners felt the same.
There are a lot of things I could examine closely about this series, and I’ve complained a lot about The Book of Boba Fett in previous sections of my review. However, when it’s all put together, it’s quite a wonderful addition to the Star Wars mythology. It explains a lot of Boba Fett’s time in between Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, and The Mandalorian season 2. What the series sets up going forward, as to the potential villains of the series, is curious. This so-called Mayor is interesting, I’m curious if he’s actually the mayor of Mos Espa, or just another crime lord. There were mixed-in elements of the Crimson Dawn theme added to the score, which could spotlight Qi’ra.
As to the action part, there are a bunch of sequences in The Book of Boba Fett that are action-filled. Fennec Shand’s fight with the assassins is particularly attention-grabbing, as is Boba Fett’s fight with the weird sand monster. There is a lot of hand-to-hand combat, with a surprising non-appearance of blasters, a staple in the Star Wars universe. Martial arts plays a prominent role in fight scenes, Fennec Shand’s background lists her as being quite familiar with them. Overall, though, there aren’t many action scenes in the premiere episode, it’s mostly talking.
The Book of Boba Fett is a fun, mythology-heavy installment to the Star Wars universe. While close-up, it may seem like a failure, from afar the moving pieces come together to form a thrilling, epic story. With many rumored appearances and an episode count of 7, there is any number of things that Lucasfilm can do. Chapter One of The Book of Boba Fett is now streaming exclusively on Disney+, Chapter Two will be streaming on January 5, 2022.
Shazam! was a hit when it released in 2019. The film has been acclaimed by fans and critics alike, both of whom have praised it for its humor, comedic fun and willingness to make fun of villains – and of course, its pure ridiculousness.
The original was amazing, showing both sides of Billy Batson: orphan and superhero. Fans are hoping that the relationships explored can be carried over to the sequel, whether it’s the villains that return, or the Shazam(s). Good news, it looks like we may get just that.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods is one of those films that has VERY high expectations. Coming off the blockbuster original, it has extremely high expectations to live up to, and unfortunately, it’s not looking like it can live up to those expectations. However, with a cast consisting of Zachary Levi, Rachel Zegler, Grace Fulton, Asher Angel, and more, that’s not going to stop it from trying. The film is directed by David F. Sandberg, who also directed the original. It releases in June 2023, and we may have just received new info about the sequel.
DOCTOR SIVANA REPORTEDLY SET TO RETURN IN SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS
Per a new report by The Cosmic Circus, Mark Strong has filmed scenes for Shazam! Fury of the Gods, to reprise his role as Doctor Sivana in the sequel to 2019’s Shazam!. It’s unknown to the extent of his role, but The Cosmic Circus founder Lizzie Hill has said that her sources say it’s an end-credits scene appearance, laying the groundwork for another DC appearance in the near future. There was also speculation that Mr. Mind was returning for the sequel, but director David Sandberg shut that rumor down, saying that voice actor Anthony Gabriel has done voice work for the film, but not for Mr. Mind.
Mr. Mind or not, it’s great to know that Dr. Sivana will be returning to the DC universe again soon! He was a fan-favorite villain in Shazam!, and as such, fans are raving about his return. Mark Strong was a fantastic actor in the role, and I’m glad to hear that he’ll be back. Hopefully, he’ll have an expanded role in the DCEU going forward. My only concern about his appearance is how it’ll be executed. Per recent test screening leaks for Shazam 2, the film is said to be “mediocre at the best.” That’s not great news coming off the success of the original, but we have 17 months until release, so hopefully, they can fix those issues.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods is currently set for release on June 2, 2023, exclusively in theaters. Catch the original Shazam! now streaming on HBO Max for no additional cost. What did you think of this news? Are you excited for Dr. Sivana and Mister Mind’s return?
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, is a controversial film, to say the least. To put it in perspective, the face of the franchise, Chadwick Boseman, tragically passed away in August 2020, due to complications with stage 4 colon cancer.
This is a mess on top of a mess, and it’s seemingly gotten to the point where some fans don’t even want another Black Panther film. They’d prefer that either a) the Black Panther franchise ends with Boseman, or b) T’Challa is recast. What the right answer is, well, there is none. There is no good answer. Everyone won’t be happy no matter the end result.
On top of that, the film’s lead star, Letitia Wright, has made public comments regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. Specifically, Wright has made comments opposing the vaccine. She’s now reportedly gotten the vaccine, but not after a prolonged fight that included nearly 2 months of delays on production (although due to a different injury for Wright). Now, the film has been delayed yet again, and this time, it’s related to COVID-19.
A NEW DELAY FOR BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that a week after restarting production in Atlanta, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has had to shut down production again, due to a COVID-19 outbreak on-set. Cast member Lupita Nyong’o was among the infected. It’s unknown if Letitia Wright tested positive for the virus, after making anti-vaccination comments last year, but more information is expected to be released soon. There currently is no timeline for when production may resume in Atlanta.
That’s not good. The fact that the production only resumed for a week, then shut down again, is not good. It’s always possible that Marvel Studios is considering a delay for the Black Panther sequel at this point, given both The Marvels (Feb. 2023) and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (Jul. 2023) are in the post-production process. However, there has been no public indication of a release date shift.
If a reshuffling of the film slate does occur, the likely outcome is that The Marvels gets moved up to the Nov. 2022 release slot and Black Panther will take the Feb. 2023 slot. Other possibilities include shifting of Quantumania and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, but it’s unlikely that either of those films will be moved from their current release slots, given the interconnected storylines.
Black Panther: Wakanda Foreveris currently set to release in theaters on November 11, 2022. Catch the original Black Panther streaming on Disney+ now. What did you think of this news? Do you think that the set of WakandaForever should be shut down due to COVID-19?
The DCEU is growing larger than ever. Peacemaker. The Batman. Black Adam. The Flash. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Blue Beetle. Shazam! Fury of the Gods. Batgirl. All in TWO YEARS.
As a bonus, the list isn’t even complete yet. We have so many projects to look forward to from our friends at WB in the coming years, and it kind of feels like they’re spoiling us with this content. Well, I’m not complaining. Next up on the schedule, though, is a new Batman franchise kickoff, coming to theaters March 4, simply titled, The Batman.
The Batman. That’s all that’s on my mind. The Batman, and only The Batman. Wow. What a film. From Director Matt Reeves to Catwoman herself, Zoe Kravitz, I cannot stop thinking about the scale and greatness that this film will bring to the DCEU. Well, is it actually DCEU? No one knows anymore with this Multiverse development. Anyway, we’ve had a lot of casting announcements over the past few years, and now it’s time that we’re getting down to the nitty gritty – starting with, Thomas Wayne.
IT’S JUST BEEN REVEALED WHO’S PLAYING THOMAS WAYNE IN THE BATMAN
Per user @WayneG1939 on Twitter, Thomas Wayne is being played by none other than Luke Roberts in The Batman. Roberts previously appeared on Game of Thrones.
See the full tweet below:
The Batman is quickly growing to be more and more of a stacked cast by the week. Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz, Barry Keoghan, and now Luke Roberts. If Roberts is truly appearing in the film, then it means that Martha Wayne must also feature. One explanation for this could be the inclusion of flashbacks in the film, to where Bruce Wayne was a child, before his parents were killed. Another explanation is that Bruce’s parents were never actually killed, and would be the first Batman movie to explore that possibility.
The Batmanarrives in theaters on March 4, 2022. What did you think of this news? Who do you want to play Thomas Wayne?
Joss Whedon finally speaks out after Ray Fisher and the rest of the Justice League cast has shared their unpleasant experience working with him.
Joss Whedon has made some really good projects, like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Avengers, and Avengers: Age of Ultron. However, he’s been accused by multiple actors and actresses of misconduct on set, and sexual harassment by a crew member. Ray Fisher has alleged that he was harassed because of his race on the set of Justice League, as has Gal Gadot (though for different reasons). Multiple people familiar with the situation have supported the allegations, calling them “fully correct”. Not a single source has said that Whedon is innocent, which has led many to believe that the allegations are indeed true.
If those claims weren’t enough, a crew member on Buffy the Vampire Slayer has alleged that he made sexual comments to her on-set. Whether this is true or not, it certainly puts a bad look on Joss Whedon. Whedon’s stayed silent for a while on these allegations, not wanting to stir up too much bad publicity for himself, but recently, he had an interview scheduled and took the opportunity to shame Ray Fisher and other accusers.
JOSS WHEDON SAYS THAT RAY FISHER IS A “BAD ACTOR” AS EXPLANATION FOR SCREEN TIME REDUCTION
In a recent interview with Vulture, Joss Whedon took the opportunity to speak on allegations that he has abused Ray Fisher and Gal Gadot on the set of Justice League, back in 2016. Here’s what Whedon had to say:
We’re talking about a malevolent force… We’re talking about a bad actor in both senses.
Joss Whedon on Ray Fisher’s reduced screen time in Justice League
Wow. Not to be biased here, but that’s a really convenient argument to be throwing at Ray Fisher. The man has accused Whedon of racism, and Gadot has accused Whedon of misogyny. I mean…….kind of a clever excuse, don’t you think? There’s the very real possibility that Whedon is in fact telling the truth, and that his acting performance was the only reason that Fisher’s screen time was severely cut in the film, but all evidence points elsewhere. Whedon will surely have the opportunity to speak about the allegations in the future, and we’ll see what he has to say next time.
Justice League and Zack Snyder’s Justice League are now both streaming on HBO Max. What did you think of this news? Do you think Ray Fisher is a “bad actor”? Are you a fan of Joss Whedon?
Moon Knight is coming together for fans thanks to a recent trailer.
11 Marvel projects are set to release in 2022, and we only have trailers for 3 of them. Interestingly enough, 2 of those are for Sony projects: those being Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse (Part One), and Morbius. The only other project we have an “official” trailer for is Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. However, on Saturday the internet received a message from Marvel Studios. On Monday, January 17, the world received the very first full-length trailer for Moon Knight.
Moon Knight is one of those highly popularized comic book characters. And that makes it a REALLY GOOD candidate for a Marvel Studios project. The series stars Oscar Isaac as the title character, with Ethan Hawke, May Calamawy, Emily VanCamp, and Mabanza supporting. Mohamed Diab will direct 4 episodes, with duo Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson directing the other 2. Jeremy Slater is head writer. The series is reportedly set to release on Disney+ on March 30, 2022, and now, we finally have our first trailer for the show.
NEW MOON KNIGHT TRAILER AND POSTER DEBUTS AT NFL PLAYOFFS
A new poster and trailer for Moon Knight have debuted at the NFL Super Wild Card matchup between the Cardinals and the Rams on Monday night. The debut was announced via Marvel Studios social media on Saturday morning to promote the drop at the game, which was the final game of the NFL’s Super Wild Card weekend.
Minutes after release, the internet was raving about the newest Disney+ series, and what we can expect.
Wow. We really just got our first look at Moon Knight. The series looks insane and epic and crazy. And so, so, so dark. The final shot was grizzly and dark, and fans around the world have loved it. Moon Knight looks truly dark, and it may be the best Marvel Studios TV series to date. Thankfully, we’ll only have to wait 2 more months to find out and experience the newest original series for ourselves.
Catch Moon Knight when it releases on Disney+ on March 30, 2022! What did you think of the trailer? Are you excited to see Moon Knight?
The MCU is going in entirely new directions then was previously thought possible. From Eternals to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the potential for different types of projects is so vast, you can’t even count them. Eternals and Captain Marvel took the MCU in a more cosmic direction, while Spider-Man: No Way Home, WandaVision, What If…?, and Loki opened a Multiverse of possibilities (pun very intended). It’s exciting to see where Disney and Marvel will steer the boat going forward, but representation is clearly a big part of that plan. However, representation can be incredibly controversial, as seen with Ms. Marvel.
The series is headlined by up-and-coming actress Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel). The series is directed by Billal Fillah, Adil El Arbi, and Meera Menon. The show is set to release in Summer 2022, and now, we have more info about what might be going on behind-the-scenes for Ms. Marvel.
Per One Take News, the reshoots that are slated to take place for Ms. Marvel will be roughly a month in length, with The Cosmic Circus saying that the exact dates are from January 24 to February 28, and will shoot in Atlanta. Per The Cosmic Circus, the second unit will also film for two weeks, concurrently.
The reshoots are not expected to change Ms. Marvel’s powers, which have been a subject of controversy recently. Each episode is expected to be about half an hour in length, without credits. The series is also reportedly being considered for multiple seasons, provided the first one doesn’t fail.
Interesting. These developments certainly aren’t terrible, but they’re not necessarily the best, either. For comparison, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (a movie) had 6 weeks of reshoots. Hawkeye had 3 days. The former was rumored to have severe plot issues, and as such underwent extensive additional photography. The latter presumably didn’t have many issues. This doesn’t bode well for Ms. Marvel, as the series is set to start 5 weeks of reshoots. How extensive the plot will be modified is unknown, but hopefully these reshoots fix whatever issues the series might have.
Ms. Marvelwill debut on Disney+ in 2022. What did you think of this news? Why do you think the new show is getting such extensive reshoots? Do you want more than half-hour episodes?
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is getting closer every day, and we can’t wait for the final result.
The MCU is going in a horror-filled direction, but that doesn’t mean that there can’t be some fun along the way. For instance, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The sequel has a stacked cast, as mentioned many times before, but once more, it features Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Xochitl Gomez, Benedict Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Rachel McAdams. How every one of these cast members play into the film, no one knows, but one thing’s for sure. It’s going to be a horror-filled ride, and the fans are all in.
The sequel to 2016’s Doctor Strange has been marketed as the first MCU film to become part of the horror genre, as well as suspense and mystery. The sequel is directed by Sam Raimi, who previously did the 3 Spider-Man films that featured Tobey Maguire. Countless cameos for the series have been rumored, and one of them might just be the return of Patrick Stewart’s Professor X. We’ll have to wait until May to know for sure, but in the meantime, Xochitl Gomez (America Chavez) has celebrated her wrap on the sequel.
XOCHITL GOMEZ CELEBRATES WRAP ON DOCTOR STRANGE SEQUEL
In a new TikTok video, Xochitl Gomez is shown dancing on the set of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, to celebrate the wrap of production on reshoots for the film. The additional photography period spanned 6 weeks, which is much longer than most films and TV series take to film whatever reshoots are needed. The TikTok video can be seen below:
It’s finally complete! Reshoots on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness are done. It’s gratifying to hear that additional photography is complete, as it means that the film is ready to enter the post-production process. In 3 months time, it’ll be ready to release to the public, and fans are going to enjoy every second of the film that we get from Marvel Studios. What the reshoots were for, and how much they’ll affect the story are unknown, but following the release, it’s likely that we’ll know due to interviews and other promotional material.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will release in theaters on May 6, 2022. Doctor Strange is now streaming on Disney+. What did you think of this news? Are you excited to see America Chavez in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness?