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Comic geeks and nerds everywhere rejoiced when Disney finally bought out Twentieth Century Fox! The purchase meant Marvel characters like the X-Men, Fantastic Four, Ghost Rider, Blade, and Deadpool would be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). How these characters would be assimilated into the already decade long story lines of the MCU was the question. It seems, or is rumored, however, the first X-Men character, Psylocke, will make her debut in Marvel’s upcoming film, “Shang-Chi!”

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Psylocke (aka Elizabeth “Betsy” Braddock), for those of you who do not know, is a mutant and superhero with the powers of telekinesis (third in power to Professor X and Jean Grey), telepathy, precognition, and is a superb combatant with advanced martial arts and ninjitsu skills. Her signature moves however involve her creating weapons, usually blades (knives katanas,etc.), composed of pure psychic energy to debilitate or kill her opponents. Psylocke’s powers and fighting skills make her a superhuman combatant and she has taken on the villains and heroes like Sabertooth, Black Widow, Shadow King, and Jean Grey.

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Psylocke vs. Black Widow

Psylocke ties into Shang-Chi with the movie’s villain, The Mandarin. In the comics, after being “body swapped” with an Asian assassin, Revanche, she is handed over to Mandarin and becomes his enforcer, “Lady Mandarin” before being cured of her brainwashing and rejoining the X-Men. A brainwashed Psylocke would make quite the opponent for anyone, let alone Shang-Chi. The kid’s got his work cut out for him with her and then also having to deal with Mandarin’s ten alien rings. Having various X-Men appear in different story lines in the MCU to ingratiate them into the universe as a whole. Wolverine could show up in Captain America related films, Storm with Black Panther ones, and so on.

What do you guys think of Psylocke’s possible appearance in the Shang-Chi movie? Sound off in the comments’ section below.

 

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Oscar Nominations Are In! “The Joker” & “The Irishman” Lead the Biggest Night in Hollywood!

The Oscars are undoubtedly the biggest night in Hollywood. All of Hollywood’s A-List celebrities are in the building, the Red Carpet is always stunning, and some of our favorite films from the past year get the glory–or snub–they deserved!

This year’s nominations for the 92nd Annual Academy Awards are comprised of a number nods for films like “The Joker,” “The Irishman,” “Avengers: Endgame,” and “Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood!” 

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The Oscars are undoubtedly the biggest night in Hollywood. All of Hollywood’s A-List celebrities are in the building, the Red Carpet is always stunning, and some of our favorite films from the past year get the glory–or snub–they deserved!

This year’s nominations for the 92nd Annual Academy Awards are comprised of a number nods for films like “The Joker,” “The Irishman,” “Avengers: Endgame,” and “Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood!”

via Entertainment Weekly

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The 2020 Oscar nominations were announced live on Monday morning, a mere week after Ricky Gervais trashed talked Hollywood on the Golden Globes stage. Joker, helmed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of DC Comics, received the highest number of nominations (11 in total), including for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Lead Actor. Avengers: Endgame was the only other comic book-based blockbuster to receive a nomination (Best Visual Effects).

Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, and Sam Mendes’ 1917 tied for the second most nominations with 10 each. Parasite, with a total of six each, received a number of the higher profile nominations: the film earned on for Best Picture and International Feature Film, while Bong Joon-ho received one for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.

Every year always brings a number of snubs, and Greta Gerwig was a big one. The Little Women director did not get a nod for directing, though she did enter the Best Picture and Screenplay fields. A number of Oscar voters also outed themselves as members of the #PughHive, nominating Florence Pugh for Best Supporting Actress. Jennifer Lopez, one many hoped would enter that playing field for Hustlers, was not nominated.

John Cho of Star Trek Beyond and Issa Rae of Insecure revealed contenders for the 24 categories in an event streamed live on various internet platforms.

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The landscape of the nominees this year is really amazing! Comic book inspired films are more and more becoming contenders for big awards and we feel it is well deserved. Characters like The Joker, have always been played with depth and layers, and then when it comes to the Avengers nomination, that movie had all the feels of raw emotion as all the superheroes struggled to deal with loss and sacrifice to restore the universe. Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlet Johansson, and Chris Evans all deserve some kind of recognition for their performances in the films. We are not surprised Jennifer Lopez was snubbed as we do not feel Hustlers warrants an Oscar. It is a great film, just not in the same vein as works from Quentin Tarentino, Martin Scorcese, or other big wigs in Hollywood.

You all just be sure to catch the Oscars on February 8th, 8 PM EST on ABC!

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[PHOTOS] GI Joe’s “Snake Eyes” Movie Kicks Off Production In Japan!

The GI Joe movie franchise is about to get a little larger thanks to the upcoming “Snake Eyes” movie which has kicked off production in Japan! The film will center on Snake Eyes, the GI Joe’s resident ninja/soldier sworn to his duty and oath of silence. The film is rumored to be his origin story, and set to be a part of a string of standalone films that will string together a larger GI Joe Cinematic Universe!

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The GI Joe movie franchise is about to get a little larger thanks to the upcoming “Snake Eyes” movie which has kicked off production in Japan! The film will center on Snake Eyes, the GI Joe’s resident ninja/soldier sworn to his duty and oath of silence. The film is rumored to be his origin story, and set to be a part of a string of standalone films that will string together a larger GI Joe Cinematic Universe!

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Snake Eyes

From the photos from production we see the star of the film, Malaysian actor, Henry Golding, along with the rest of the crew posing for pictures and seemingly receiving a blessing from a priest. Check out a few of the photos below:

 

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Storm Shadow

“Snake Eyes” is highly anticipated is expected to be action packed and riveting. We are most interested in seeing Storm Shadow as well; his duplicitous, lifelong rival who works closely with the global terrorist group, “Cobra!” We will keep you posted as more “Snake Eyes” news develops!

SNAKE EYES IS IN THEATRES OCTOBER 23, 2020!

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Hawkman & Hawkgirl Rumored to Appear in Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s “Black Adam” Movie!

Dear Warner Bros. Studios, the DC Cinematic Universe is shaping up nicely–FINALLY! Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Shazam are brokering the way to a whole slew of films we cannot wait for. From those anticipated films “Black Adam,” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, is at the top of the list, telling the tale of how Shazam’s most powerful enemy rose to power. In the film, however, two superheroes are expected to begin their stories, Hawkman and Hawkgirl!

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Dear Warner Bros. Studios, the DC Cinematic Universe is shaping up nicely–FINALLY! Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Shazam are brokering the way to a whole slew of films we cannot wait for. From those anticipated films “Black Adam,” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, is at the top of the list, telling the tale of how Shazam’s most powerful enemy rose to power. In the film, however, two superheroes are expected to begin their stories, Hawkman and Hawkgirl!

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Hawkman vs. Black Adam

As you may not know Hawkman and Hawkgirl are one of comics’ most iconic couples and its symbol of star-crossed love. The heroes are blessed and cursed with resurrection and reincarnation where each life they fall for each other, die, and retain their memories from all of their previous lives. In their current lives they are superheroes powered by “Nth metal,” an alien element that grants its users to enhanced strength, fly at supersonic speeds (when grafted to artificial wings) protecting them from cold and heat, and it disrupts magic. Hawkman and Hawkgirl are highly adept with a number of weapons but prefer to use archaic weapons like swords, spears, and maces.

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The Hawks cross paths with Black Adam originally in Ancient Egypt in the first lives where they are its rulers and are exposed to Nth Metal granting their souls reincarnation. Black Adam, known as Teth-Adam then, is the protector of the country, and is the champion of the original Shazam. He becomes corrupt and seeks to have the very people protect worship him as a god and is exiled deep into space where it takes him thousands of years to fly back to Earth–present day. Now, Black Adam has to deal with not only The Hawks, but (wizard) Shazam’s new champion, the current superhero, Shazam.

We really hope this is true. Warner Bros. has stated another Justice League movie will happen in the future and it would be nice to have Hawkman and Hawkgirl on the team. They add some needed skill to the team. What do you all think of them appearing in the “Black Adam” movie? Sound off in the comments’ section below!

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