In conjunction with the May 6, 2016 release of Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Marvel Studios, Dolby Laboratories, Synchrony Bank, Broadcom MASTERS and Science & Entertainment Exchange, a program of National Academy of Sciences are proud to announce the MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR – GIRLS REFORMING THE FUTURE CHALLENGE Grand Prize Winner and recipient of an internship at Marvel Studios. Talk about a dream come true – I would die to work at Marvel for an hour, let alone a whole week. What a great opportunity for any young woman.
Geek Fuel is my favorite subscription box because it is perfectly tailored towards people who are geeks and gamers just like me. I am a total nerd – and proud of it! The April 2016 box is one of my favorites (although the are all great) because of the shirt. I am a ridiculously huge Marvel fan (I mean my twitter handle is MarvelGoddess24) so of course, I have been looking forward to Captain America: Civil War since it was announced.
Clearly I am a giant Marvel Comics fan – no surprise there. So of course I am over the moon about all the Marvel movies that are being made. One that I was admittedly on the fence about is Doctor Strange. I really like his character in the comic books, but he usually disappears for big events (in the comics he decided to go fast during the Civil War story line) rather than be part of the action. All that being said, he is pretty powerful and downright amazing.
The red carpet world premiere for Captain America: Civil War was earlier this week. I got to walk the carpet as a surprise ending to my #CaptainAmericaEvent press trip and it was amazing. I knew right away that it would soon become a FanGirl Friday feature. As a gigantic Marvel fan, walking this carpet was a dream come true (the whole trip was really). As I sat on my plane just hours after being there with company like Chris Evans, Robert Downy Jr, and Don Cheadle, it all felt surreal.
As I am getting ready to head to LA for the #CaptainAmericaEvent, I cannot help but feel blessed. We are packing so much in to just 4 days in LA. We will be screening 3 movies (Captain America: Civil War, The Jungle Book, & Adventures In Babysitting), getting a behind the scenes look at The Catch, and getting a sneak peak at future episodes of The Real O’Neals & The Family! We will also be interviewing some incredible talent – but I need your help! Bring me some great questions for these guys – please post them in the comments and I will do my best to get them answered for you! Be sure to circle back for my posts about these amazing experiences and to find out the answers to your questions!
The other night I was just hanging out on the couch with my husband when my phone got an email notification. I opened it up and just about dropped my phone. Was I reading it right? I was invited to go screen Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR before it opens in theaters AND attend a press junket where I will be interviewing talent from the film!?! If you know me, than you know how much I love everything Marvel (my Twitter handle is MarvelGoddess24 because of my love for the comics and movies). I have been reading the comics for more years than I can count, and have been loving all of the films over the last several years. After I did a dance around the living room and my husband assured me that we would find a way for me to go, I teared up. I am not ashamed to admit it guys, this is HUGE for me. It totally validates the time I take to run my site, and let’s me know that Disney appreciates me (they are pretty amazing). I don’t have all the details yet, but here is what I do know.
In “Captain America: Civil War,” each hero is forced to take a stand and choose a side in their fight to reform the future. Although the team becomes divided, they remain united by the same goals: the commitment to safeguard humanity, protect the earth at all costs and make the world a better place for future generations. Marvel, continuing to build on the success of the UltimateMentor Adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy: Guardians of Good, and Ant-Man Micro-Tech Challenge, is launching the GIRLS REFORMING THE FUTURE CHALLENGE to engage young women to further the Avengers’ goal of making the world a better place.
I want to start this off by apologizing to you guys. I could have gotten this BRAND NEW Captain America: Civil War trailer to you much quicker by I was too busy watching it over and over. To be fair, I did put it on Facebook and Twitter so maybe you saw it there first. If you are a fan of Marvel Comics, or just the movies, or none of the above – you will love this trailer. There is no way that you cannot be excited about this movie after watching it. The fight scenes, the drama, the characters (watch to the very end) – there are so many amazing things about this trailer. I cannot wait for the film to come out on May 6th, 2016 (oh and you can already grab your tickets here, I have mine!).
I went to see Deadpool this weekend and I just loved it. I am a huge Deadpool fan – his comic has been one of my favorites since as long as I can remember. If you read the comics, you know that he is the only comic book character that actually knows he is a comic book character. I love this about him. It makes for great narration and some incredible Deadpool moments. The film is done in the same way which makes it, well, perfect! And if you know anything about Deadpool then you know Ryan Reynolds was born to portray him. The casting was incredible. The jokes and references were spot on (“McAvoy or Stewart? These time lines are confusing.”) and I couldn’t have been more pleased with this film.
As most of you know I am a giant Marvel fan. I have been reading the comics all my life and so I have been loving the movies that Disney has been releasing. They are doing a fantastic job with the characters and story lines. When they announced Guardians of the Galaxy, I was thrilled. Guardians is probably my favorite Marvel comic book ever. My husband and I have been reading it together for years now and we love everything about it. Star-Lord is one of my favorite characters of all time, for so many reasons. And Chris Pratt played him perfectly. In fact, that movie was cast to perfection – I have zero complaints and that says a lot from someone who has been reading the series since I can remember.