Trailer Reaction – Avengers: Endgame – 110

POTENTIAL SPOILER WARNING! For the first time in the history of the podcast, I’m breaking down a trailer!

Back in April, Thanos snapped his fingers at the end of Infinity War and removed half of everything. Since then, we’ve all been wondering what will happen in the next chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A lot of fans took it upon themselves to try and guess the title of the film. On December 7, 2018, we not only received the answer to their questions and assumptions, but we got a trailer!

My initial reaction to this trailer was pure excitement. Marvel Studios did a good job at keeping things close to their collective vests when it comes to the particulars of this film. There are secrets within the trailer and I was perfectly fine waiting until the movie was released to find the answers. That didn’t stop me from digging deeper into what was revealed within!

Listen to the full episode to hear the break down, as well as some theories on what some of Marvel’s secrets are.

Avengers: Endgame is set to release on April 26th, 2019.

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Wolverine Has A Podcast – 087

Nicolas Cage Is Superman

After twenty or so years after the canceled Tim Burton film, Superman Lives, Nicolas Cage is getting his chance to play the Blue Boy Scout… or at least his voice. He’ll be appearing as Superman in this summer’s Teen Titans Go to the Movies. He’s one of a few celebrity cameos appearing, including singer/songwriter Halsey as Wonder Woman, and rapper Lil Yachty as Green Lantern Jon Stewart.

In January 2000, Nic Cage reported his copy of Action Comics #1 had been stolen from his home in LA. In 2011, it showed up in a storage lock in San Fernando Valley. That’s a story for some other time, though. As for his appearance in Teen Titans, I think this is pretty fun news, myself. He’s had a storied history with the character, so it’s nice to see it finally pay off. (Figuratively and literally.)

DC Black Label

This past week, DC Comics announced their new imprint, DC Black Label.The stories coming from Black Label will be out-of-continuity, which will enable their writers and creators to edgier books than the main line. It seems that DC is realizing the power the creatives have when they’re allowed to tell stories that aren’t obligated to the main storyline.

Since publishing my Why Do I Hate DC Comics episode a few weeks back, I’m finding myself more and more interested in what DC is doing with their books. Granted, I’ve only dug into The Flash so far – starting in the New 52-era. From the outside, it looks like this might be similar to Marvel Knights, but I think DC is going to do something more with the creative teams they’ve announced.

  • Frank Miller & John Romita, Jr on “Superman: Year One”
  • John Ridley (12 Years A Slave) on “The Other History of the DC Universe”
  • Kelly Sue DeConnick on “Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons”
  • Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo on “Batman: Last Knight on Earth”
  • Greg Rucka on “Wonder Woman: Diana’s Daughter”
  • Brian Azzarello & Lee Bermejo on “Batman: Damned”

I really think these sound interesting. In some ways I’m sad to see two Batman books, even though I love the work Snyder & Capullo have done, and even enjoyed Azzarello & Bermejo’s “Joker” book. I want to see what they’ll do with The Flash and Green Lantern. We’ll see!

Wolverine: The Long Night

I’ve talked a lot about DC in this episode, but Marvel brought together two of my favorite things recently, so I couldn’t bail on them completely! They have released Wolverine: The Long Night, a scripted podcast available (for the time being) on Stitcher Premium. There are 10 episodes total, each to be released weekly and will eventually hit other podcast platforms this fall.

Special Agents investigate a series of mysterious deaths in Burns, Alaska, following the arrival of a strange newcomer – a loner by the name of Logan.

When I first heard about this, I was pretty bummed that I wasn’t going to be able to listen. I’m a fan of good audio dramas and really wanted to check it out. Luckily, there is a free trial available for Stitcher Premium if you want to start listening now. (And no, this isn’t an ad.)More than likely I’ll be reviewing this sometime soon, probably after my trial expires, so be on the lookout for that.

Black Panther Keeps Winning

As of recording this, Black Panther is now the 20th-highest grossing movie of all time. It has beat out The Dark Knight and is grossing a total of $1.09B in less than a month of it’s release! I think this is showing how important of a film it is. It’s amazing from a societal standpoint, as well as in the comic book movie genre. Looking at it that way, it’s going to be extremely hard for Infinity War to surpass it.

But man, those numbers! Congrats to Ryan Coogler and the entire Black Panther crew!

Catching Up (with a Vengeance) – 048

The heinous villain, Work Lord, struck the hosts of Geek This! last year and held them captive, unable to record any conversations about geek culture. Luckily, they found a way out of the prison and made this episode! Yep, we finally got together to record episode 48. It’s been since November 2014 that we put out an episode and we’re really sorry about it. Hopefully this one is fun enough to make up for it. The new plan is to release at least one episode as a group per month, with a Bad Movie Review or other solo episodes sprinkled in when we can. Continue reading “Catching Up (with a Vengeance) – 048”

What If?: Marvel Cinematic Universe – 047

The gang of geeks (Dave, David, and Mike) return and it seems like they’re all riled up.

They about Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as DC Comics’ film schedule. Then, they clear the air on the Arrow tension plaguing David and Dave’s friendship, play the ‘What If…?’ game with their favorite Marvel properties, ponder Stan Lee’s life expectancy – including bad impressions – and even make fun of grandmothers in this episode of Geek This! (Do you expect any less?)

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Marvel Cinemiatic Universe: Phase 3 – 046

Marvel dominated the end of October by releasing trailers for Avengers: Age of Ultron and Agent Carter, along with the mind-blowing release of the MCU’s Phase 3 line-up. Dave discusses the news and shares his own thoughts on each story. Continue reading “Marvel Cinemiatic Universe: Phase 3 – 046”

The Merc with the Mouth – 038

Daniel Butcher of Welcome to Level 7 joins Dave to write a love letter to their favorite mercenary. They discuss whether Wade Wilson is an idiot or if he’s using sarcasm for something deeper. Also in this episode, a discussion about the Guinness Record-holding wedding issue.

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Surviving the Age of Ultron – 015

Marvel’s first big event for 2013 has come and gone.

Mr Hunt gives us a rundown of it and we speculate what it may all mean. Could the company be attempting a series of events to trigger a “New-52”-styled reboot of their own, even with Marvel NOW currently in the works? What if the 616 Universe and the Ultimate Universe converge? And who is that chick with the huge belt?

Coulson Lives? How?

ABC and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series will be airing this Fall and comic book fans around the world are stoked! We here at Geek This! Podcast are just as excited, but there’s a question that looms over this entire show: How in the world is Agent Coulson still alive?

If you aren’t savvy to who Phil Coulson is, I’m going to tell you here and now there will be spoilers from The Avengers. Sorry. The film’s been out for a year…

SHIELD agent Phil Coulson (played by Clark Gregg) made his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Iron Man (2008) and then reappeared in Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011), and The Avengers (2012). He’s basically been the glue that holds all of the MCU films together. In The Avengers Nick Fury uses the death of Agent Coulson to get the team of super heroes to work together and stop Loki’s army of Chitauri.

The problem with this is Agent Coulson is the front-runner for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which takes place after the events of The Avengers. What?! Well, we’re sure that they’ll answer our questions in the show this fall, but what if they eluded to something all the way back in Captain America? One user of IMGUR shared their theory. (I did edit this a bit for cohesion.)

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[Screenshot from CAPTAIN AMERICA]

My first reaction was, “Nice thought, but there’s no way! Coulson is much younger than…” and then I stopped mid-thought. Because you know what?

You know what?!

After Steve, the US government had to keep trying to recreate the Super Soldier Serum. And who, and who would be the first **** person in line to volunteer?

They told us it never worked again. And that was kind of true. They never again recreated the super strength or gleaming pecs. But other things, they got right. They go the vastly delayed aging. And the kind of reflexes that make a man able to take out two armed thugs with a bag of flour. And the talent for leading through example.

And they got the most important part, Erskine’s favorite part: the magnification of moral fiber, taking the loyalty and selflessness of a loyal and selfless man and making him into something spectacular.

Coulson didn’t buy those vintage cards on eBay. He’s had them since he was a little boy. The little boy above!

And he could have some crazy healing factor that let him survive getting stabbed by Loki!

Of course, this is all speculation, but wouldn’t it be cool to find out that Agent Coulson has a little bit of super soldier serum flowing through his veins like Cap? What are your thoughts?