Reported by Deadline earlier today was the news that Jonathan Majors would be playing the role of Kang The Conqueror in the third Ant-man film. Majors is currently starring in the HBO series LovecraftCountry as Atticus Freeman and has starred in other great works such as Da 5 Bloods and critically acclaimed indie film The Last Black Man In San Francisco.
Kang The Conqueror is actually the perfect direction for the MCU to go in regards to villains as his whole origin revolves around time travel which is becoming a bigger and bigger part of the MCU and he’s sure to be a very interesting addition to the MCU. First appearing in comics in 1964 Kang The Conqueror or Nathaniel Richards is a time traveling super villain who is traditionally an Avengers villain. There have been many versions of Kang in the comics with a few of them even being heroes rather than villains such as Iron Lad, Immortus and Rama-Tut but there is no telling yet which version Jonathan Majors will be depicting.
In my opinion I believe they are bringing Kang in now to help introduce The Young Avengers which included one of Kangs alter egos Iron Lad, some also think that Kang may be a distant relative of Reed Richards which could possibly bring the Fantastic Four into the fold somehow.
Regardless of which direction Marvel is planning to go with the character I think they did a great job with casting here and can’t wait to see how it all turns out…Kang is an underrated villain in my opinion and I’m glad to see him getting the focus he deserves.
What are your thoughts?
Are you excited to see Kang The Conqueror on the big screen or do you think they could have used a better villain?
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Perhaps best known for his role as Black Panther in the MCU Chadwick Boseman has lost a 4 year battle with colon cancer and passed away earlier today according to a representative. diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer back in 2016 the actor has been battling it ever since.
Despite his illness he had still been getting out there and giving great performances, not just in the MCU but he also was terrific on Saturday Night Live as well as his other films such as Da 5 Bloods, Marshall and Gods of Egypt and many others, he did all of this while going through chemotherapy treatments and surgeries, he was a very talented actor and by all appearances a great human being as well…the world lost a good one today and my condolences go out to his family.
He passed away at home surrounded by family and loved ones and the family has expressed a wish for everyone to respect their privacy during this tough time…so please respect their privacy.
Inspired by the characters from the Batman comic book series the crime drama Gotham takes place during Bruce Wayne’s childhood immediately following the death of his parents and is an in depth look at the origins of Batman and the many villains he battles. The show features many characters from the comics including Penguin, The Riddler, Bane and the beginnings of The Joker. The cast includes Ben Mckenzie as James Gordon and David Mazouz as a young Bruce Wayne and the two are joined by Jada Pinkett Smith and Donal Logue. the series has an even 100 episodes over 5 seasons and is one of the better comic book based shows out there.
Based on the DC Comics series of the same name by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon the TV series Preacher is one hell of a fun show to watch and I suggest it to everyone that hasn’t watched it yet, I’ll link to my review of the show below.
Based on the DC Comics character of the same name from the Neil Gaiman comic book series The Sandman revolves around the life of the Devil himself Lucifer and his life as a nightclub owner and playboy. The show is a bit different than most comic book based shows and the show itself, although decent, isn’t really my thing but the musical numbers that Lucifer does at the end or start of some episodes are amazing and make the show worth watching just for those alone. Starring Tom Ellis as Lucifer who’s joined by Lauren German and Tom Welling the series has 67 episodes over 4 seasons available to watch and Netflix has renewed it for a fifth final season of 16 episodes.
More based on The Avengers movie than the comic books themselves but still the movies were based on the comics , so same thing. The action science fiction drama follows the story of Phil Coulson after his supposed death in the film The Avengers, he’s put in control of his own team of agents and although the series starts out a bit slow it does get lots better after the first season. There haven’t been a ton of Marvel characters featured on the show but characters like Quake, Absorbing Man and even Ghost Rider have made appearances or been regulars on the show. The show stars Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson who is joined by Chloe Bennet and Ming-Na Wen and currently has 123 episodes over 6 seasons, giving you plenty to binge on. The final season is set to broadcast sometime in 2020.
Based on the DC Comics character John Constantine from the Justice League Dark comic book series the horror drama series Constantine depicted the life of exorcist and occult detective John Constantine as he battles the forces of evil. The show sadly was canceled after only one season but deserved so many more. The show starred Matt Ryan as the title character who has made guest appearances on multiple DC Comics series on the CW since the cancellation of his show. There’s only 13 episodes total but they’re good enough that they leave you wondering how the show got canceled so quickly. There was also a film starring Keanu Reeves about the same character which is amazing!
Based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow the superhero tv series Arrow explores his origins and then stretches throughout his entire life and career as a vigilante/superhero. Starring Stephen Amell, Manu Bennett and Colton Haynes the series spawned what is now known as the Arrowverse, a group of shows on the CW all based in the same universe and connected to each other and has 7 seasons currently with an eighth in the works.
Based on the DC Comics character of the same name the superhero series The Flash would be the second show to become part of the Arrowverse and would follow the life of the Barry Allen version of the character as he gains his powers and learns to use them and learns what it really means to be a hero. Starring Grant Gustin as the title character the series has 5 complete seasons with season 6 currently airing on the CW.
Featuring various DC Comics characters the superhero series Legends of Tomorrow focuses on the adventures of a group of superheroes who travel through time to set history right. One of the interesting things about the show is they change the lineup a little every season, giving fresh characters and fresh stories. The show currently has 4 seasons available and a fifth season that will air January 2020.
Based on the DC Comics character of the same name created by Otto Binder and al Plastino the superhero series Supergirl follows the life of Superman’s cousin Kara Zor-El and her struggles to balance being a superhero with living a normal human life. The series currently has 4 complete seasons with a 5th airing on the CW right now and stars Melissa Benoist as the title character.
Based on the DC Comics character of the same named created by Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden the superhero drama stars Cress Williams as the titular character and shows a retired superhero returning to his hero ways. It adds much needed diversity to the superhero genre and currently has 2 complete seasons with a third now airing on the CW.
Based on the DC Comics character of the same name created by Geoff Johns the superhero series Batwoman explores the life of Kate Kane(Ruby Rose) and a Gotham missing a Batman so Kate takes on the moniker of the bat but with her own little twist. The series first aired just a month ago and is still somewhere in the middle of its first season but shows lots of promise so far and can currently be watched on the CW as part of the Arrowverse.
Based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman the post apocalyptic horror show depicts the lives of normal people in a world where the dead don’t stay dead and explores how humans become the real monster when put in certain situations. The show is a cultural phenomenon and currently has been nominated for numerous awards. it has 9 complete seasons with the 10th airing currently on AMC and has a great cast including Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Jon Bernthal.
The Netflix series Daredevil is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name and would be the beginning of a good run of Marvel Comics Netflix series. Starring Charlie Cox as the titular character the show explores the origins of the blind superhero and takes a dark and gritty approach as well as having some of the best fight scenes I’ve ever seen on television. It would spawn multiple spin-off series but sadly was canceled after the third season.
Another one of Netflix’s Marvel series based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name The Punisher depicts the tragedy that turns Frank Castle into the anti-hero and is hands down my favorite of the Netflix series. Jon Bernthal stars as Frank Castle and he is absolutely perfect in the role, I can’t imagine anyone else playing the character now, he just portrayed him too perfectly. It’s a crying shame that this show was canceled after only 2 seasons but with the new Disney Plus streaming service who knows what the future might hold for Frank Castle.
Once again a Netflix series based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name Jessica Jones stars Krysten Ritter and portrays her work as a private detective and her apprehension to be a hero. The best part of the show in my opinion was David Tennant’s portrayal as the villain Killgrave or Mr. Purple as he’s known in the comics, he was brilliantly creepy and sent chills up my spine. The show was canceled after 3 seasons but did fit a lot of story into those three.
Once again a Netflix series based on a Marvel Comics character of the same name, Luke Cage stars Mike Colter as the hero with indestructible skin and although it’s a decent show is about the point where the quality of the Netflix Marvel shows started to drop off quite a bit. The show was canceled after 2 seasons.
Another Netflix series based on a Marvel Comics character of the same name but in my opinion not done nearly as well as the past few entries on this list. Iron Fist falls short of being great television and it almost felt like Netflix gave up trying at this point. Starring Finn Jones in a less than stellar performance as the kung fu fighting hero Iron Fist the series was canceled after 2 seasons and for once I agreed with that decision. I’m not a fan but it was part of the universe Netflix was trying to build so figured I’d list it.
The final series released as part of this Marvel Netflix group of shows The Defenders was the culmination of all the Netflix series I just listed, taking the characters from each show and throwing them together as a team. It was a decent show and certainly better than Iron Fist but was canceled after just one season with 8 episodes and was the nail in the coffin for Netflix and Marvel working together.
Based on the DC Comics team Teen Titans created by Geoff Johns, Akiva Goldsman and Greg Berlanti the superhero series Titans is one of the first originals that the DC streaming service offered and explores how the superhero team was first formed and how they all found each other. I love the direction DC took with this series, making it gritty and dark and keeping us adult comic book fans in mind. The series currently has 2 full seasons available with a third one the way and is a great start for the newer streaming service.
Another great offering from the DC streaming service Doom Patrol is based on the DC Comics superhero team of the same name, who are kind of like the misfits of the superhero world. The series is a great addition to the streaming service and the cast is great including Brendan Fraser, Timothy Dalton and Diane Guerrero(Who I absolutely love and I’ll link to the article that explains why below). The series has 1 full season so far with a second on the way sometime in 2020.
Another Netflix Original, this time based on the comic book of the same name by Dennis Liu Raising Dion is about a mom trying to keep her child safe when she finds out he has superpowers. I will link to my review on the series below. The show currently has 1 season available on Netflix.
Amazon Prime Video is starting to come out with some pretty good series and The Boys is perhaps the best of the bunch. Based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson the show focuses on a group of normal guys that get together to take down the very corrupt and very powerful superheroes of the world. I love how the series shows us how even superpowered beings are flawed and have issues like the rest of us. Karl Urban leads a great cast in a fresh take on the superhero genre and the series has 1 season available so far with a second on the way.
Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name the FX series Legion is set in the X-men universe and is perhaps one of the strangest shows I’ve ever watched. In the comics Legion or David Haller is Professor X’s very powerful mutant son, the show hasn’t made it clear as to the background of David Haller and so far only seems loosely connected to the comic book character but nonetheless is an interesting and unique approach to the genre. The show has a total of 3 seasons available with no further ones planned, so it is a neat little binge-worthy package for any comic book fan that wants their mind messed with a bit while watching a good show.
ABC takes a crack at the superhero genre with this series about the Marvel Comics characters of the same name starting at their origins and slowly broadening their story from there. I couldn’t really get into this show much but can certainly see why a younger generation of comic book fans might enjoy this show, it’s basically a teen coming of age story but with superpowers thrown in. The series was canceled after just 2 seasons but is worth a watch if you’ve run out of new shows to check out.
The Hulu Original series based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name Runaways explores the formation of the young team and the problems that arise when they find out their own parents are the villains they need to stop. The show that features a pet dinosaur and teenage team of heroes has 2 full seasons available currently with a third and final season due out in December, 2019.
Although it isn’t based on any comic books specifically the series The Gifted takes place in an alternate Marvel universe where the X-men were wiped out and mutants are in hiding. The show is filled with interesting characters, some from the comics and some made up just for the show and I actually enjoyed this show quite a lot and that’s why it saddens me a bit that it was canceled after just 2 seasons but it’s still worth checking out for sure.
Although it isn’t based on any comic books specifically the science fiction serial drama Heroes is based on comic books in general and depicts a world where an eclipse causes ordinary people all over the world to gain extraordinary powers. The series first aired on NBC back in 2006 and had 4 seasons before it was canceled and it also spawned a miniseries in 2015 titled Heroes Reborn, which in my opinion wasn’t anywhere near as good as the original series which to this day remains one of my favorites.
I’m sure I am missing a few shows and there are a ton of new Marvel series coming out in the next year or so on the new Disney Plus streaming service but I wanted to stick to shows I’ve actually seen and can give a real opinion on, any shows I’ve missed I’ll probably write a review about once I do watch them so follow my blog to watch for future posts.
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With Disney’s streaming service set to premier in North America on November 12, 2019 and their recent announcement of content and what the service will be focusing on I thought it a great time to go over some of the originals that you’ll only get with this service and see if it seems like it can compete with the likes of Netflix and Hulu. With a decent price range for the service, $6.99 a month ,which is much lower than any of it’s competitors it certainly has my attention right from the start and with everything that Disney owns rights to there is almost no end to the possibilities for the future.
Set in the Star Wars universe The Mandalorian takes place about 5 years after the events of Return of the Jedi and will follow the pursuits of a bounty hunter who operates in the outer reaches of space here the New Republic has no power. With Pedro Pascal in the title role and an interesting and diverse cast including Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Carl Weathers and Bill Burr it’s shaping up to be a promising series for sure. The Mandalorian will premier the same day as the streaming service on November 12, 2019 and is sure to draw some subscribers in.
I love that they are retelling this classic from 1955, I loved this movie as a kid and have not been able to get my son to watch it but perhaps with a more modern take on it a new generation can be introduced to this great movie. The movie is set to premier on November 12, 2019 and with voice actors like Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux leading the charge it has a good chance of living up to the original.
With Disney Plus coming in November it’s just in time for Christmas specials and Noelle will be their attempt at joining in the holiday fun. Focusing on the lives of Santa’s Son and Daughter and all the crazy things they get into when trying to take over Christmas for him this film starring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader takes a comedic approach to Christmas and premiers on November 12, 2019.
High School Musical The Series
Although I wasn’t a fan of the original movie myself both my nieces loved it, makes me feel old to think it came out 15 years ago. This 10 episode series will bring fans of the movie what they’ve been missing and will seemingly be a more modern take on the whole idea of the movie. You know, Teen Angst and all that kind of stuff. There are no big names attached to this show yet as far as I could find and I’m not sure on the release date either.
Hero Project will be a Documentary series and will feature the real life stories of real life heroes, not in the way that they have superpowers and fight crime but heroes in how they showed bravery, selflessness and kindness and made a positive difference in the world or people’s lives. The series will air on November 12, 2019 and although there isn’t much info on it yet it does sound like an interesting concept and could pay off.
The World According To Jeff Goldblum
I mean this one speaks for itself , it’s Jeff Goldblum, he’s not only a national treasure but a planetary one. This series will take us on a journey through the mind of Jeff Goldblum as h takes everyday items and introduces us to amazing facts and wonderful stories connected to those items. I mean you could probably have him talk about pocket lint and people would watch so I feel they can’t go wrong here. Premiering on November 12, 2019 this series is sure to be a big hit for Disney Plus.
Bringing back all your favorites from the High School Musical movie for a high school reunion 15 years later this series . The show will bring fans along on the journey as their favorite characters face new challenges and drama as adults. with Kristen Bell as executive producer this is Disney’s second series coming into the streaming service from the High School Musical franchise and premieres November 12, 2019.
Monsters at Work
This series is set in the Monsters Inc. universe and will be a direct sequel to the first movie, taking place 6 months afterwards. There isn’t a ton of info about it yet but it is set to air sometime in 2020 and will feature some of the great voice actors from the original including Billy Crystal and John Goodman.
Based on the book series of the same name by Stephan Pastis the film will be directed by Tom McCarthy and will follow the adventures of an 11 year old boy who believes himself to be the best detective. He runs his own little agency called Failure Inc. and has an imaginary friend who’s a polar bear. It sounds like it will be interesting at the very least and will be a good one to sit down and watch with the kids. I’m not sure on the release date for this but it’s safe to assume somewhere near the launch of Disney Plus on November 12, 2019.
One of the many Marvel originals that will be airing on Disney Plus WandaVision is a series that will revolve around the lives of Scarlet Witch(Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) and Kat Dennings will reprise her role as Darcy Lewis from the Thor movie. The show is set to air in August 2020 and as most Marvel’s ideas is sure to be gold I’m sure.
Another series from Marvel comics, this one will center on Bucky Barnes A.K.A. The Winter Soldier and his partnership with the new Captain America Sam Wilson A.K.A. the Falcon. Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan will return to play the characters we’re all so used to them playing, the villain Helmut Zemo(Daniel Bruhl) will also make a return. The series will premier in Fall of 2020.
I honestly can’t find a whole lot of info on this one yet , I just know it will be a thing at some point and whether that means a series or a movie doesn’t matter to me as I would love to delve further into the story from both. It’s Star Wars, It’s the Clone Wars, you just can’t go wrong.
Another Marvel series this one will follow the formula of the old What If…? comic books showing fans how things might have been different in the Marvel universe and gives us what if? scenarios that would have caused those differences, for instance what if Jane Foster gained the powers of Thor. the possibilities are endless with this series and I absolutely can not wait for it but I’ll have to because it isn’t slated to air until mid 2021 with a first season consisting of 23 episodes.
One more installment from Marvel Comics Loki will focus on the life of everyone’s favorite Asgardian villain. there isn’t a ton of info since it doesn’t air until Spring of 2021 but we do know it will only have 6 episodes and star Tom Hiddleston
Born Marc Sinclair on July 18, 1967 in California, Vin Diesel rose to stardom in the late 80’s and has stayed right on top ever since with great movie after great movie and millions of adoring fans. He has a ton of projects coming up, either in production or announced so I’m sure he won’t be fading from the spotlight anytime soon. Diesel has played so many memorable characters that it can be easy to forget or overlook some of them, so let’s go over some of his best roles.
Everyone’s favorite little super shrub, Vin Diesel has played Groot in a total of 4 movies so far , The first two Guardians of the Galaxy movies and the last two Avengers movies and he will be reprising his role in Guardians of the Galaxy 3 which is slated for 2021. The role may not require much from Vin Diesel as far as lines go , seeing that for the most part all Groot ever says is “I am Groot” but he did breath life into the character which turned out to be one of the best parts of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. Whether it be the original Groot, baby Groot or teenage Groot people just can’t seem to get enough of him.
The Fast & The Furious movies have been around for what seems like forever now with 8 films and multiple spin-offs , it shows no signs of slowing down and Vin Diesel’s portrayal of Dominic Toretto has been key to the franchises success. Playing the head of a group of street racers that are more like a family he has helped bring us along on a journey with his character and the rest of the cast. Diesel is due to reprise his role as Dominic Toretto in The Fast & The Furious 9 due out in 2020 and The Fast & The Furious 10 planned for 2021.
Depicted by Vin Diesel in the movie xXx, Xander Cage is an extreme sports star who becomes a spy. This might sound like a goofy premise but it actually works out okay and the film is more than decent, there was a sequel xXx: State of the Union but it had nothing to do with the character Xander Cage and starred Ice Cube rather than Vin Diesel . He would however come back to play the character again in xXx: Return of Xander Cage in 2017. He is also due to star in xXx 4 which is in pre-production right now.
The last of his race from a planet called Furya, Riddick is a force to be feared and Vin Diesel was the perfect actor to play him. The character first made his appearance in the movie Pitch Black in 2002 but they don’t really get into his background at all in that movie. It wasn’t until 2004 when Chronicles of Riddick was released that they get into how much of a badass he is and why he has those awesome freaking eyes. Vin diesel would again reprise his role in the 2013 hit Riddick and there was even a video game made at one point. With the next installment in the franchise Furya announced I for one can’t wait to see this character kick some ass again.
This is one that not everyone realizes but Vin Diesel was the voice for The Iron Giant in the animated science fiction movie released in 1999 by Warner Brothers. The movie is about a young boy who discovers a gigantic but friendly robot and is based on the novel The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. This is personally my favorite animated movie of all time and I’m not alone in that. We can all thank Vin Diesel for bringing this character to life for us all to fall in love with.