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Judith Anne Dela Cruz
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With Disney, Star Wars, and Marvel under one studio, a fan’s imagination could roam free in terms of collaborations and mash-ups. One could think about almost any mash-ups as the possibilities are endless.
Some of the desired collaborations may have come to life with this artist’s mash-up series. Marcus Williams, also known as Marcus the Visual, showed off his impeccable talent and creativity by making the Marvel’s X-Men and Disney princesses team-up.
In the form of digital art, Williams created his own fanart series showcasing different characters rolled into one epic bunch. The artist posts his artwork with lengthy captions, detailing how the teams were formed according to his perception. He named his series, X-Men Princesses.
In his first creation, Williams explained how “it’s only natural” that some of the Disney princesses that possess magical powers would “eventually” have a crossover with the mutants. Considering that Disney now owns the rights to X-Men. He made the series as he can’t want for Disney “to do that officially”.
Comic Book highlighted the artist’s creations in their recent report, picking out their favorites from the series as well. Here are some of the team-ups made by the artist:
First up is Storm and Pocahontas. The team was formed due to their similarities with regard to weather. Since Storm is an “omega-level weather goddess” and Pocahontas is a “painter of colorful winds”.
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I remember watching Frozen with my kids when it came out in theaters and saying to myself, 'so...Elsa is pretty much an ice wielding mutant'. Seeing as how Disney now owns the rights to the X-Men, it's only natural that some of the more "magically" adept Disney princesses would pull a crossover with the famed team of mutants...eventually. Well you know I can't wait for them to do that officially so... yeah... I'm dropping my team ups of X-Men & Disney Princesses with a poster collection entitled "X-Men Princesses". 1st up is none other than the Omega level weather goddess herself, Storm, and the incomparable painter of colorful winds, Pocahontas. More on the way. Peace ya'll. #MarcusTheVisual #XMen #DisneyPrincesses
A post shared by Marcus Williams (@marcusthevisual) on Sep 5, 2019 at 2:15am PDT
Wolverine has teamed up with Rapunzel. As the artist calls them, the Attacker team. Wolverine is the “berserker king” and the princess is the “master of dual adamantium skillets”. The artist sees that the two have “healing factor of sorts” and that they both “swift flash metals to the face of their enemies”.
Next up are the trained warriors, Mulan and Psylocke. The artist even gave a story on how the relationship between the two will progress as they go along. He mentions that the two will make a mutual agreement to “put their differences aside” seeing as Mulan was not good in following directions.
Another team he formed up consists of the “King and Queen of cold”. Iceman and Elsa are seen as a pair who will grow out of their cold attitude as they show off their powers with each other.
A trio team-up was next, it includes Beast, Shuri, and Bell who are “like-minded intellectuals”. As the three share a liking for literature, it wouldn’t be hard for them to get along and be a strong team.
These are only a few of the artist’s outstanding work. William’s work was inventive and original and it surely was a hit to the fans as they look forward to more of his creations. You could check them out yourself and give the artist some appreciation through his handle marcusthevisual.
With that said, fans could also look up the six ongoing X-Men Dawn of X series that are coming this Fall.
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Fans have come to love Tom Holland’s version of Spider-Man. And with reports on the character no longer belonging to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans were deeply despaired.
Amidst the fans’ hopes on Spider-Man’s return in MCU, user EZRyderX47 made a “deepfake” video showing Tom Holland as Marty McFly in Back to the Future.
Back to the Future was released back in 1985 and was directed by Robert Zemeckis. It was the first of the franchise that is comprised of three movies. The story of McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, has been well received by millions of people over the world. The movie was considered a classic masterpiece and has been a favorite among the fans.
The movie follows McFly’s journey on being accidentally sent thirty years in the past. He is guided by his close friend Doc Brown, who is an expert in time travel. The teen does not have the most pleasant of lives. He is always scolded by his principal, and has to deal with Biff, his dad’s supervisor’s bullying antics towards his father. With Marty zapped back into the past, he unintentionally gets involves in his (teenage) parents’ romance. He must try to rekindle their love back whilst dealing with (teenage) Biff.
Much like Tom Holland, Michael J. Fox, received high remarks with his performance as McFly. Bringing these two together, a fan suggested to make a video replacing Fox as Holland. The user gladly accepted the request and delivered a well-crafted video.
The 2-minute clip shows Tom Holland as Marty McFly as he wanders around once he got sent into the past. It garnered positive reviews from the fans. Saying that they could totally see Holland as McFly in the event that the movie is remade.
With that said, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man appearance has yet to be announced following the Sony and Disney deal.
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Following the success of the John Wick movies, Keanu Reeves has been sought after numerous roles left and right. Reeves has also signed for the fourth installment of The Matrix franchise and just recently wrapped filming for Bill & Ted Face the Music.
The love for Reeves and the movies he previously participated in has always been on the high. And that admiration is going to boost much more with the release of the John Wick video game.
The official John Wick game is titled John Wick Hex. It was developed by Bithell games and they recently just made an announcement on the release date for the highly-anticipated game.
John Wick Hex is an action strategy game based on the widely popular movie franchise. Fans can finally rejoice as it is available to purchase and play on PC and MAC on October 8.
The game is said to have “elegantly choreographed” action set pieces, as well as effectively translating the action from the screen into an interactive game. The actions to be used should respond to the enemy’s. Henceforth, players are able to preview their pre-planned moves and see what the damage results in order to defeat the enemy.
While this movie is widely popularised because of Keanu Reeves, there are no reports with regards to reprising his role in this game yet. This is probably due to Reeve’s busy schedule, as he will be appearing in Cyberpunk 2077. Fans should not worry though, since Ian McShane and Lance Reddick will be returning with Troy Baker as the villain for the game.
It would be awesome to see Reeves reprise his role in the game. But it is understandable with his tight schedule. I wouldn’t fret though since a lot of characters will be returning to the game. Making it as close to the franchise as possible.
John Wick Hex will be an Epic Games store exclusive and is available to download on October 8.
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Kevin Feige previously announced the plans for the future of Marvel Studios. Taking the route of hiring people of color to showcase diversity and representation. This was evident in Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the cast of Black Panther. Following this approach, the upcoming film The Eternals will feature a gay character.
Continuing with this route, Marvel recently announced the upcoming series to be released during the D23 Expo. Among these series is the highly-anticipated character, Ms. Marvel.
Kamala Khan or Ms. Marvel is the first Muslim character to have its own comics title. The story follows a young Pakistani-American girl living in New Jersey with her religious family. She tries her best in the efforts to do well in her studies as she discovers her powers. Kamala Khan’s powers are said to be polymorphous. She has the ability to stretch and change into various shapes and sizes.
That being the case, Jeremy Conrad, EIC of MCU cosmic and Star Wars Unity, tweeted about the character.
The search has begun... pic.twitter.com/XUuPTqBkxQ
— Jeremy Conrad (@ManaByte) September 18, 2019
Conrad’s tweet was short and simple. He added a gif of Kamala Khan with the caption, “The search has begun...”
Fans were excited about the casting of Kamala Khan. Especially with the studio’s plans on diversity, it is very likely that a true Pakistani will be hired for the role. People even suggested the likes of Dúaa Karim, Tiya Sircar, and Geraldine Viswanathan.
Conrad was quick to reply to the fans’ tweets, saying that he might be looking to cast an unknown for the role. Fans give the credit to Marvel for hiring the perfect actors to play the part and are excited to know who will play the beloved character.
Along with Ms. Marvel, other series announced are The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, She-Hulk, and Moon Knight. And it looks like Ms. Marvel will be the first to find its actor from all the bunch.
The release date for Ms. Marvel is yet to be announced.
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It’s already nearing the debut of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. And as the last chapter to conclude the trilogy, a new comic series will also be released around the same time in December.
Fans have high hopes for the said movie. They ought to expect a definitive conclusion to tie in all the previous movies as well as to achieve a satisfying ending for the trilogy.
Back in 2015, Ben Solo was introduced in The Force Awakens. His character returns to TROS, with Adam Driver reprising his role.
Following the much-anticipated conclusion to the trilogy, is the release of the long-awaited Rise of Kylo Ren comics. To be written by Charles Soule together with Will Sliney as the artist, the story centers around the events that led to Ben Solo becoming Kylo Ren.
The four-part series of comics will follow through the young Ben Solo. He was Luke’s most promising pupil and had great potential of being a great force of light. Considering that he is the son of Leia Organa and Han Solo. As he recognizes his abilities, a dark side seems to be running deep with Vader’s blood running in Ben’s veins. Ben shall discover his true self, as a rocky path awaits him. The story will feature how he has come to his destiny, being reforged and shattered as he goes.
Following the release of Rise of Kylo Ren is the Empire Ascendant #1. A one-shot that basically “wraps up” the story of the Star Wars book between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. It will feature the arrival of the Rebels at Hoth.
Reports on the Jedi Fallen Order mini-series, Doctor Aphra, and Marvel's True Believers are said to be releasing some reprints along with the release of The Rise of Skywalker.
Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren comic series will start on December 18. 2019.
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It’s only a few weeks away until we get to see Joaquin Phoenix in Todd Phillips’ Joker. Following this release are two much-anticipated DC movies. Birds of Prey which centers around Harley Quinn’s character and is supposed to be a “girl gang movie.” And the sequel for The Suicide Squad featuring the return of the characters as well as an introduction for new ones.
Phillips’ Joker is seen to make an 82 million dollar debut in October and fans are hyped up on what comes next for the Clown Prince of Crime. Talks on Phoenix as Joker has been circulating the internet. Like with all the previous actors who played Joker in the past, fans keep their eye on these actors making sure they fit into the role of the villain’s insanity and madness.
One particular actor remains to be in the spotlight as the Joker who has made a division among the fans. Jared Leto, who plays the iconic villain in Ayer’s Suicide Squad. Fans were intrigued with his recent Instagram post, a photo that might be considered a teaser for his return. See photo below:
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A post shared by JARED LETO (@jaredleto) on Sep 19, 2019 at 9:15am PDT
Apparently, Leto has a new pink hairdo. Though, he captioned the photo with only a ghost emoji.
Fans were all over this photo as his post may hint to a possible return as Joker in the upcoming movies Birds of Prey or Suicide Squad 2.
He did not go further into detail with regards to his photo. Since Leto is known to post pictures on Instagram with different time periods, it is unclear whether this was a photo from 2015 (where his pink hair made its debut) or is actually a recent one.
Although there were rumors of a Joker scene in Birds of Prey, it looks like Leto isn’t returning as the villain anytime soon. Especially since James Gunn released the full cast for his upcoming movie, which Leto’s name isn’t apart of. Nevertheless, fans wish Leto the best as he is apparently focusing on his music nowadays.
Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is set to premiere on February 7, 2020, while The Suicide Squad is scheduled on August 6, 2021.
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Marvel has made a name for itself and remains to be one of the top comic publishers and companies in the world. Along with this success are millions of fans who love their projects dearly. And as Marvel celebrates its 80th anniversary, they decide to visit the future universe of the year 2099.
The upcoming comics are a series of one-shots that are set 80 years into the future. Prior to the heroes announced in the original 2099 event, there would also be new additions. These comic one-shots aim to bring the Marvel veterans and newbies in order to traverse the MCU as it grows.
The writers who will be working on the one-shots are Ed Brisson, Jody Houser, Nick Spencer, and Chip Zdarsky. Along with them are artists Damian Couceiro, Francesco Mobili, Jose Carlos Silva, Gerardo Sandoval, and Marco Castiello. Marvel attempts to bring back the characters Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, Doctor Doom, as well as “new faces”.
Following this report is Chip Zdarsky’s statement regarding DOOM 2099 #1. Saying that he loved the original one, and having the opportunity to work on it would be “a total dream project” for him.
“In our one-shot, we do our best to really hold onto the spirit of the original, of Victor Von Doom starting from the bottom, while giving it some new twists, like his astounding 2099 hip hop career”, he adds. Zdarsky will team up with Marco Castiello who will be providing the art.
Nick Spencer “will go from one Spider to another” as he will be working on SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 along with Jose Carlos Silva as the artist. The story surrounds Miguel O’Hara, who seems to be having a hard time saving the Marvel Universe from an “uncertain future”.
GHOST RIDER 2099 #1’s art is by Damian Couceiro and will be written by Ed Brisson. Stating that his team tried their best to reimagine the origin of Ghost Rider, creating a new path but at the same time, they aim to pay homage to the ‘90s series.
VENOM 2099 #1. Written by Jody Houser with art from Francesco Mobili. Houser described this comic with the word “Help”.
This will wrap up with the 2099 OMEGA #1 which is also written by Spencer. Together with Gerardo Sandoval as the artist, it tackles a story of the future “that ends here” and is under Doctor Doom’s control. Apparently, there will be no superheroes present in this one.
Marvel surely has a lot planned for the world of 2099 and fans are all for it! Seeing a new side to the aforementioned characters will surely be intriguing for the people who plan to read on the upcoming one-shots.
Marvel 2099 one-shots will be released this December.
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DC has been constantly preparing for the annual celebration of the Dark Knight. Batman Day has been a tradition for both the fans and the company. On September 21st, the hero will celebrate its 80th year as the World’s Greatest Detective.
Following Batman Day is DC’s collaboration with multiple comic book retailers, bookstores, schools, and libraries across the globe to commemorate the beloved hero. The festivities will include comic book giveaways as well as lighting up the skies of multiple cities at night by projecting the iconic Bat-Signal.
DC even made sure fans would get to feel part of the celebration with the release of the Bat-Tracker. An interactive map to locate the Bat-Signal lighting, and details on the events that will commence at each specific location. The Bat-Tracker also mirrors the real-time projections so you won’t miss out on the fun.
Following Batman Day are multiple games commencing a celebration of their own. One of these is the world-renowned game, Fortnite.
Fortnite’s next crossover was shared by multiple fans, revealing Batman to be included in the Battle Royale mode. Epic Games hasn’t given an announcement yet but some of the information for this crossover might have been leaked.
According to reports from CBR, various Batman-related stuff will be appearing in the game. Such as a new Rift Zone to be included in the Battle Royale map, showing the Gotham City. Aside from the landing spot, Batman cosmetics are also included. The Batwing-type glider and skin yet to be named were leaked as well. Lastly, rumored challenges include tasks such as using a Batman grapple gun to defuse Joker gas canisters with the glider as the biggest prize.
With that said, none of these leaks aren’t confirmed yet and the company is yet to release a statement regarding the Batman crossover.
Fortnite is available for download on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, ios and Android devices, Windows, and Nintendo Switch.
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New superhero movies are going to be in the works as both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC Universe are cooking up quite a storm. And as fans come to know the upcoming movies that will be released in the future, a lot of speculations and reports are blowing up for casting rumors.
As their anticipation grows, so does the fans’ expectation for the protagonist’s villain.
One person whose being eyed on is 300: Rise of an Empire star, Eva Green. She has been a fan-favorite for a long time now. And is well-loved by people around the world for her exceptional talent and passion for acting.
With the release of Birds of Prey’s teaser, which is apparently considered as a “segway to all the great supervillainess of the DC Universe”. This topic was brought to the actress’ attention by a fan under the user zetumusica.
“I really think @EvaGreenWeb should be Poison Ivy”, the fan adds. The Eva Green fan account seems to be providing official info for the actress as it quotes the tweet with an intriguing response, “Eva has another idea…”
Eva has another idea... https://t.co/AL0or1IIer
— Eva Green Web (@EvaGreenWeb) September 18, 2019
And while Green is rumored to be Doctor Strange’s foe as Nightmare, it still isn’t clear on who Green would likely play in. Information with regards to Green joining MCU or DCU hasn’t even been confirmed yet. Since Eva Green is talented and is one of the few actresses people would like to see on screen as a villain, the world is her oyster.
Considering that Poison Ivy is off the list, Green could most likely appear in a movie under the Marvel Cinematic Universe with only A Patriot in the works. It looks like she would be available just in time to film for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness which is supposed to commence shooting sometime around 2020.
With that said, it’s also an option for Green to be a villain under DC as the account specifically responded to a tweet regarding the future female villains for DCU.
Personally, I would like to see Eva Green as a villain. Whether she is under DCU or MCU, I’m sure the actress would be an effective villain for the character she will be given.
The Suicide Squad will be released on August 6, 2021, while Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is on May 7, 2021.
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Todd Phillips’ upcoming movie Joker continues to rise up as one of the most anticipated films of the year. Fans can’t get enough of the Clown Prince of Crime as his character’s fame is unceasing through the years with every film adaptation.
The critics’ overwhelming positive reviews on the film’s early release, as well as news on Phillips winning the Golden Lion award at the 76th Venice Film Festival only made fans much more exhilarated to watch the movie.
And as the excitement blows up, talented artist BossLogic added to the hype by posting a Joker fan art. Kode a.k.a. BossLogic is known for his amazing concept arts and impeccable social media timing.
He recently posted a photo in the form of digital art on his account, showing Joker riding off in what seems to be the burning car from the recently released poster. What’s interesting is that Joker is accompanied by another famous clown, Ronald McDonald. The beloved mascot from McDonald’s seems to be covered in blood, with only his calves showing, indicating that Joker actually killed him.
Fans noticed that Joker was wearing Ronald McDonald’s vest. As well as the very minor detail of Georgie’s paper boat from IT appearing inside the car’s dash.
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Riding Through My City #joker @jokermovie
A post shared by Bosslogic (@bosslogic) on Sep 18, 2019 at 7:51am PDT
The fan art received a huge amount of positive feedback with almost 50 thousand likes on Instagram and passing 5 thousand likes on Twitter. Fans praised the artist’s creativity and imagination. Accordingly, it’s safe to say that fans got much more eager and “fired up” to watch the film.
Phillips’ Joker surrounds the story of a struggling stand-up comedian, Arthur Fleck who eventually goes insane after being abused for years. Along with Joaquin Phoenix playing as Joker, the film also features the cast of Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, and Brian Tyree Henry.
Joker premieres on October 4, 2019.
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