I am so excited to let you know guys know I am off to LA June 23 to 25th for Marvel Studios again! This time I will be screening Ant-Man and The Wasp, as well as interviewing some of the cast and filmmakers! I have been waiting for this movie since the moment it was hinted at in Ant-Man. And as if that wasn’t amazing enough, we will be checking out Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger and a new Disney Junior show, Fancy Nancy, too! Read on for all the details and of course, let me know if you have any questions for me to ask. I will do my best to get them answered for you!
Today Sony Pictures Animation launched the first full trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and it is EVERYTHING! WOW! I admit, I am not a huge Ultimate Universe fan but this trailer had me hookline and sinker right from the start. There is humor, the animation is stunning, and this made me very excited to see more. The cameos throughout this trailer have me counting the days down to December 14th.
Ant-Man and the Wasp hits theaters everywhere July 6th and I am BEYOND excited! I have always been a fan of Scott Lang in the comic books (in fact, I like him more than Hank Pym but SHHHHH! Don’t tell anyone!). If you are in to comic books (or even if you aren’t), here are some that I think are important to read before seeing this movie. Since there are two Ant-Mans in the comics, these will help you get to know Scott – and in one case Hank and Janet!
When I first learned about the Marvel Universe of Super Heroes exhibit at the Museum of Pop Culture, I knew it was something I was going to have to check out. I researched for a bit and decided that my family and I would be taking a trip out to WA this summer to check it out. As huge comic book fans, how could we not?! The fact that Ann Nocenti is the Executive Producer? That is the icing on the cake. Ann has created some of my most favorite comic book character like Mojo, Longshot, and Typhoid Mary. She also wrote an amazing run of Daredevil. Basically, she is a super talented comic book writer, creator, and editor – and I got the chance to talk with her one on one.
Cloak & Dagger are a couple of my favorite comic book characters. I have always loved how connected they are and how if you see one without the other, it just doesn’t seem right. So when I heard that Freeform was going to have a Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger show starting this summer, I was thrilled. Freeform is home to some of my favorite shows, like The Fosters, so I had a feeling this was going to be a big hit for me. When I was given the chance to watch the first few episodes before they aired, I was super excited. Trust me when I say, this show is going to hook you from the start – Marvel fan or not!
I just saw Deadpool 2 last night and, well, this Marvel fan was disappointed. Yes, there was some humor, yes, there were amazing cameos, but no, this movie was not good. Unpopular opinion perhaps but I could barely make it through this movie. In fact, I fell asleep twice. TWICE! During fight scenes! I will keep the first half of this review spoiler free, and then move on to spoilery stuff for those of you that have seen the movie, or just want to know what you are getting yourself into.
The first Deadpool movie was pretty spot on to the comic books, and I don’t expect the second to be any different. He is all about violence, bad language, breaking the 4th wall, and yes, even sex. In fact, one of my favorite story lines in the comics includes him carrying around a zombie head of himself from another time line. I highly recommend that parents know what they are getting in to when taking their kids to see Deadpool 2. Do your research and, if possible, view the film before letting them see it.
Black Panther is one of the best Marvel movies out there. It broke all kinds of records and I expect to see it clean up when award season hits. As a comic book reader who was never a huge fan of T’Challa in the books, I was blown away by how much I fell in love with the character and his story. When in California for the Avengers: Infinity War Premiere, I was able to sit down with Executive Producer Nate Moore to discuss the Black Panther blu-ray release. We got a sneak peak of the bonus features and learned a lot about the home release process. Pick up Black Panther in stores today!
The first Deadpool is one of my favorite Marvel movies. They did really well basing it off the comic book character. Let’s face it, the Deadpool we saw in X-Man Origins: Wolverine was NOT the Deadpool us comic book fans know and love. In fact, they took away the one thing that is unique about Deadpool – his mouth! He is not called the Merc with a Mouth for nothing. Luckily, they made it all better with Deadpool – and we now have Deadpool 2 about to come out! To help celebrate its release, The Hopping Bloggers have come together to bring our readers a great Deadpool prize pack!
One of my favorite parts about Marvel movies is searching out the Stan Lee cameo. Any real Marvel fan knows that half the fun of the movie is waiting on the edge of your seat for him to appear. over the years, he has played many different roles. If I had to choose my favorite, at this moment I would go with Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2. And that is solely because I love the Watchers and that was amazing to see. I really dread the day when we won’t have Stan Lee cameos to search for anymore.