I woke up this morning with a tremendous amount of mixed feelings. On the one hand, I was miserable about another grey working day in London, in which the monotonous rain soaks through everything down to your bones. On the other had, I was exhilarated by last night’s TV offerings. I gave a short review of some of my thoughts surrounding the 1st episode of Gotham last night, so if you’re interested, click here:
I also thoroughly enjoyed the 1st episode of Season 5 of ‘The Walking Dead’. Having felt let down by the series in the past, I watched with some trepidation, but I needn’t have worried; it was thrilling stuff right from it’s bloody opening to it’s gripping, action-packed climax. The Manc Geek, Big Al will be back here soon to give us his opinion on the episode so stay tuned for that!
So, as I continued to get ready this morning, I had a quick flick through my timeline on Twitter, as you do. whilst browsing, I stumbled across something that almost gave me a heart attack, such was the surge of excitement through my body (no, it wasn’t PornHub!). As of this morning, world renowned Hollywood news outlet Variety were reporting that Robert Downey Jr. had entered into negotiations with Marvel Studios to appear in the in pre-Production ‘Captain America’ sequel. The article suggest that the plot of the untitled sequel will have be based around Downey Jr’s Tony Stark clashing with Chris Evans Captain America as the two men fail to see eye to eye on the US government’s proposed plans to introduce ‘The Superhuman Registration Act’. If any of this sounds familiar to you, that is likely because you have read or heard of Marvel Comics huge cross-over event ‘Civil War’. In this storyline, the entire Marvel Universe (with the exception of the X-Men) take sides and battle each other with heroes lost and ties broken. I won’t spoil too much as It’s a fantastic story, and If you haven’t read it before, I urge you all to do so. It’s one of Marvel’s better cross-over stories which had lasting ramifications for all involved. This news has really caught me by surprise as ‘Civil War’ is one of my favourite comic book story lines but also as it seemed as if all things within the Marvel Cinematic Universe were headed toward a showdown between The Avengers and Thanos in the third instalment of the Avengers movie franchise. This announcement (if true) changes everything we thought we knew about the MCU. The rumours seem to suggest that the ‘Civil War’ storyline will stretch across two films, likely to be Captain America 3 and The Avengers 3, but this opens up a number of questions;
- When will Thanos make his appearance?
- Who will MCU characters will make up ‘Team Iron-Man’ and ‘Team Cap’?
- Given the timing, what impact will this have on Marvel’s Agents Of Shield and Netflix TV shows?
- What catastrophic events will occur in The Avengers: Age Of Ultron that could lead to something as drastic as ‘The Superhuman Registration Act’?
I’m sure you all could think of many more, and the potential plot and franchise opportunities, and i’m certain the executives at Disney have begun calculating the potential profits already, but what do you guys think? What would you want to see in a potential ‘Civil War’ film? Let us know in the comments below or catch us across social media, we’d love to know what you think!
If you want to read the story as reported by Variety, you can find it here;
Well, that’s all from me for now, after this news, I think I need a strong cup of tea and a lie down..