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Bri Constantino

lives and breathes everything pop culture. He’s into movies, superheroes, comic books, action figures, pro wrestling and music. A writer and musician by profession but a massive kid-at-heart. Oh, he’s also hopelessly in love with Elizabeth Olsen.

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  • James Gunn Debunks Major Rumor Surrounding Guardians of the Galaxy ...
    Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee has been a main fixture in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since the franchise's inception up until his demise in 2018 and his most notable contribution to the MCU besides the creation of some of its characters is of course his quirky and endearing cameos and the idea of Lee not being able to do his usual gig anymore is still a hard pill to swallow when you think about it.              View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Stan Lee (@therealstanlee) Speaking of his iconic Marvel cameos, a lot of you may not be aware of it but there's been ongoing hearsay surrounding Stan Lee's wacky appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. According to persistent rumors, the Marvel Comics icon's post-credit scene appearance in the 2017 film was originally intended to be more controversial with Stan giving Groot the middle finger. Disney was allegedly against the idea and the scene was changed with Lee and the Watchers. Now, four years after the film came out, director James Gunn is debunking the major GOTG rumor. Taking to his official Twitter account, Gunn confirmed that the supposed scene was originally intended to be Stan's cameo. However, he clarified that Disney had nothing to do with the decision and it was in fact his idea to change the scene. Responding to a fan on Twitter about the Stan Lee rumor, Gunn explained: "This is inaccurate. This was the original cameo, yes, but I chose to change it, not Disney because we cut the scene it was way down & it felt like too many beats."    This is inaccurate. This was the original cameo, yes, but I chose to change it, not Disney, because we cut the scene it was in way down & it felt like too many beats. Also why is Disney in quotes? https://t.co/ATu51qKNgy — James Gunn (@JamesGunn) April 16, 2021 It can't be denied that Stan Lee's passing left a huge void in the Marvel universe that will be hard to fill and seeing an MCU project just feels incomplete without the charismatic comic book writer appearing in some capacity. But at least, he lived a full life and went out on his terms. Now, we celebrate him and his contributions not only to the world of comics but to pop culture in general as well. Meanwhile, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is in active development. Also Read: James Gunn Confirms Fan-Favorite Character is No Longer Returning for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
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  • The Mandalorian's Katee Sackhoff Says Lucasfilm Lied to Them About ...
    A few months removed from The Mandalorian Season 2's grand finale and fans are still talking about the jaw-dropping cameo from Star Wars icon Luke Skywalker who came to the aid of Din Djarin and his crew. It was later revealed that it was actually the famed Jedi master who answered Grogu aka Baby Yoda's call in the Jedi temple and now, the Force-wielding creature is under the tutelage of Skywalker.             View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by The Mandalorian (@themandalorian) The cameo was actually teased long before the episode came out and a lot of us saw it coming from a mile, or should I say, a galaxy away but apparently, the cast of the hit Star Wars spin-off show had no clue about the cameo until the day the finale was filmed. In fact, Katee Sackhoff reveals that Lucasfilm purposely lied to them about the cameo and told them it was someone else. In a recent appearance on Star Wars Explained’s gaming stream (via The Direct), the Bo-Katan Kryze actress said that the cast was told that the Jedi who will be making an appearance in the finale was Plo Koon, the fan-favorite character from the Clone Wars era. Sackhoff explains: "Do you know that's who we thought it [the surprise cameo] was at the end? That's who we were told it was, and I am a very gullible person" When you think about it, more than any character or Jedi for that matter, Luke was the only one who made sense showing up in the finale and now that he's back in the Star Wars universe, the door is wide open for Lucasfilm to explore what exactly happened to him following Return of the Jedi leading up to his brief comeback in the sequel trilogy. And with the studio rumored to be cooking up his own spin-off series, it's safe to assume that Skywalker will be sticking around in the Mandoverse for more appearances and I'm all here for it. Meanwhile, The Mandalorian Season 3 is scheduled to begin filming this month. Also Read: The Mandalorian Star Katee Sackhoff Reveals Pedro Pascal's Strange On-Set Habit
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  • The Batman Star Robert Pattinson Reportedly Has Creative Differences ...
    DC fans are excited for the big screen "rebirth" of the Dark Knight in the upcoming standalone The Batman project and judging by the official teaser we saw last year, it's evident that the character will be given an entirely new direction moving forward. Fans are also praising the film this early and a lot of people are under the impression that the people involved in the project are getting along pretty nicely.             View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by DC (@dccomics) Turns out, there's real-life drama brewing behind-the-scenes and it involves lead star Robert Pattinson and director Matt Reeves. We reported last December that Reeves has gained a reputation of being a "control freak" on the set of the DC film and rumor has it that he is overworking Pattinson to the point where he's "being pushed to his breaking point." Now, a new scoop from tipster Daniel Richtman (via Patreon) claims that Pattinson intended to play the caped crusader the way he wanted to but he's not given much of a say in terms of the character's creative direction, something he has reportedly taken issue with. Richtman also states that most of his suggestions were turned down by Reeves and there may actually be some sort of animosity between the two. This rumor has actually been going on for months now but of course, take it with a huge grain of salt. Now, if the reports are in fact true, it could spell disaster for the new Batman franchise they're trying to establish if the key people behind it couldn't get on the same page. And you know what they say, it takes two to tango so I'm hopeful that everyone will actually get along especially if they're planning to make a sequel for the film. The Batman hits theaters in 2022. Also Read: Robert Pattinson Points Out Fans are Easily Triggered by His Version of Batman
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  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Fans Believe Steve Rogers is Dead ...
    It's crazy to think that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, a show that pretty much revolves around the history, future, and legacy of Captain America has only featured minor references to Steve Rogers and it almost feels like they are purposely ignoring that the MCU's "original" star-spangled man ever existed.             View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Marvel Studios (@marvelstudios) As it stands, Rogers' true status following Avengers: Endgame remains unclear but the general belief within the fandom is that he's actually dead by the time the series takes place. Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes have namedropped him on a number of occasions over the course of the show but still, fans are left intrigued. Episode 5 may have offered hints about what actually happened to Rogers following Endgame and they don't seem promising at all. In the episode, as Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes were discussing the legacy of the shield, the Falcon went on to say: "I understand that, but Steve is gone. This might be a surprise, but it doesn't matter what Steve thought." Now, the term "gone" could mean a lot of things but it may imply that Steve is actually dead. Naturally, fans took to Twitter to express their confusion about the matter but the majority of fans are already convinced that Rogers is no longer alive in the current MCU timeline. Check out some of the reactions here: Personally, I'm not holding out my hope that the Captain America we all know and love could still be alive but given the physical state he's in when he came back from the Quantum Realm after returning the Infinity Stones, it's safe to assume that he was already on borrowed time. But how shocking would it be if he actually returns in the shape and form we're all used to seeing him in? I mean, this is Marvel we're talking about after all. Anything is possible. The latest episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is now streaming on Disney+. Also Read: Winter Soldier Creator Slams Marvel Over Issues of Compensation, Says Disney+ Series Makes Him Sick  
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  • Kevin Feige Defends Wyatt Russell's Captain America After Receiving ...
    The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was successful in creating arguably the best MCU villain we've seen in a long time in John Walker and as crazy as it sounds, I'm fully convinced that he's one of the most compelling bad guys we've had in recent memory and I would even dare say that he's better than Thanos simply because he's able to generate organic heat from fans.             View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Marvel Studios (@marvelstudios) Of course, all the credit goes to actor Wyatt Russell who effectively played the role in the series, and his transition from being an ordinary citizen hoping to make everyone proud to a bonafide baddie corrupted by his obsession with power has been a treat to see. This is why it comes as no surprise that fans have vilified him from the get-go and some of them are even sending death threats to the actor. Now, following the massive backlash the John Walker character has received online, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is stepping in to defend the character and the actor behind it. In an interview with The Undefeated, Feige opened up about the harsh comments Wyatt has been getting for taking on the Captain America mantle. He explained: "I do want to say, as Malcolm said, I occasionally do make the same mistake of reading comments online. And what Wyatt went through in a week after his debut, and people going ‘Who is this? #NotMyCap, this is terrible. He’s horrible, I hate him already’—he’s not done anything." Despite that, Feige said he would later see the bigger picture as fans slowly start to realize that Wyatt is actually doing an excellent job with the character. He added: "What I’ve seen recently is really almost an awakening online of people going, ‘Wait a minute… I hate his guts. But that means he’s a good actor! Oh! This actor’s creating this performance to get this emotion out of me! He’s the best! He’s great!’" Again, mad props to Russell for effectively portraying the character even though he admittedly had zero knowledge about him and the entire Marvel universe. It's a little too early to say how Walker's future in the franchise plays out considering we still have one more episode but if you'd ask me, he totally deserves a longer MCU tenure judging by his performance alone. The latest episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is now streaming on Disney+. Also Read: Winter Soldier Creator Slams Marvel Over Issues of Compensation, Says Disney+ Series Makes Him Sick
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  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: What’s Inside the Wakandan ...
    Warning: if you haven't seen Episode 5 of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier yet, this news contains major spoilers so read at your own risk. It's a no-brainer that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has been setting up the "arrival" of Sam Wilson as the next Captain America and although he's had his second doubts the first time around, even going as far as surrendering the vibranium shield to the U.S. government, the latest episode of the hit Marvel Cinematic Universe spin-off show pretty much confirmed that Sam is now ready to take on the mantle. Episode 5, titled "The Truth" saw Wilson finally get the shield back from John Walker after a heated fight that also involved Bucky Barnes. Following a little pep talk with the former Winter Soldier himself, Sam made it clear that he's ready to become what Steve Rogers wanted him to be all along. Of course, considering Wilson doesn't have the super-soldier serum running through his veins and his trusty Falcon wings getting destroyed by Walker during their altercation, the odds are clearly stacked against him even if he's in possession of the shield. Well aware of Sam's disadvantage, Bucky sought the help of Ayo and the Wakandans to give Sam some much-needed reinforcement. Later in the episode, Bucky visited Sam who in the meantime is residing with his sister, and handed him a mysterious briefcase that came all the way from Wakanda. Naturally, the question on everyone's mind is: what's inside the case? Of course, it's safe to assume that it has Sam's new and improved suit made with vibranium and other Wakandan tech but the episode ended with a massive cliffhanger so we obviously need to wait for the finale to actually see what's inside of it. The latest episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is now streaming on Disney+. Also Read: Winter Soldier Creator Slams Marvel Over Issues of Compensation, Says Disney+ Series Makes Him Sick
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  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: More Evidence Point to [SPOILERS] ...
    Warning: if you haven't seen Episode 5 of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier yet, this news contains major spoilers so read at your own risk. Marvel fans and avid viewers of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier have been intrigued by the true identity of the Power Broker and despite the fact that we're down to the last two episodes of the series, it's quite surprising that we've yet to uncover the person behind the mysterious character who was responsible for the resurgence of the super-soldier serum and presumably, the formation of the Flag Smashers. If you've been keeping up with the series, you know very well that there's been an ongoing theory that Sharon Carter is actually the one behind the Power Broker persona and given her suspicious connections and authority, it isn't too farfetched to believe that she's in fact operating in Madripoor as the influential villain. Now, Episode 5 is once again dropping more signs that the former Agent 13 could actually be the Power Broker. In one of the scenes from the latest episode, Sharon is seen talking with Batroc the Leaper over the phone and shockingly enough, the two are apparently working together. Later in the episode, Batroc meets up with Karli Morgenthau to hand her a case filled with weapons and he makes it clear that he's not through with Sam Wilson. While it doesn't exactly confirm whether or not she's the Power Broker, it's crystal clear that Sharon is shockingly working with the bad guys which is still a bit intriguing, to say the least. But it's safe to assume that Carter turned to a life of villainy after she was done dirty by the government and the previous episodes of the series even focused on her resentment towards her former allies and there's no doubt that she has revenge on her mind. The latest episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is now streaming on Disney+. Also Read: Winter Soldier Creator Slams Marvel Over Issues of Compensation, Says Disney+ Series Makes Him Sick
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  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s Hyped Up Surprise Cameo is ...
    Warning: if you haven't seen Episode 5 of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier yet, this news contains major spoilers so read at your own risk. Marvel fans have been eager to see the fifth episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier for it's being rumored to feature a surprise cameo from an exciting character. Showrunner Malcolm Spellman even teased the appearance of an actor who will play a Marvel comics character that has yet to get featured in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now, Episode 5 finally confirmed the identity of the mystery cameo and it's not who you think it is. Episode 5, title "The Truth" determines John Walker's future as Captain America after he mercilessly killed one of the Flag Smashers to avenge the death of Lemar Hoskins during a heated altercation in Latvia which shocked the entire world. Naturally, the U.S. government would intervene and it resulted in Walker being relieved of his duties as the star-spangled man. The next sequence would see a mysterious woman walk in while John was talking to his wife Olivia. The woman in question, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus identified herself as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine and she seems to be interested in working with the former Captain America. Of course, diehard fans of the Marvel comics know her as the iconic villain Madame Hydra. Fontaine's stunning debut in the series pretty much confirms that Hydra is still looming somewhere just waiting for the opportune moment to strike and inflict terror into the world once again. It's also safe to assume that she's forming a supervillain team of her own to match the Avengers and John Walker is the perfect candidate for the potential team. To put it simply, Contessa Valentina is basically anti-Nick Fury.  The latest episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is now streaming on Disney+. Also Read: Winter Soldier Creator Slams Marvel Over Issues of Compensation, Says Disney+ Series Makes Him Sick
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  • Daniel Brühl is Grateful to Marvel Studios for Keeping Zemo's Viral ...
    The Falcon and the Winter Soldier surprised a lot of fans by portraying Helmut Zemo as a more grounded and laid back character and this side of the Captain America: Civil War villain previously unbeknownst to a lot of fans instantly became a crowd-pleaser. Zemo would even become a hot topic on social media after his brief dance sequence in Episode 3 which later resulted in Marvel Studios releasing an hour-long cut of Zemo just vibing.             View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Marvel Studios (@marvelstudios) Actor Daniel Brühl has revealed in previous interviews that the viral scene was actually improvised and at first, he wasn't even sure if it will make it in the final cut of the said episode. Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, Daniel explained the true meaning behind Zemo's "new" demeanor. He said: "What we see in Madripoor, this is Zemo. It wasn’t on the page, it was improvised. I thought it was so much fun because this guy has been sitting and rotting in a German prison cell. So, it’s time to let off some steam. I like the way that Sam and Buck react to it, being truly annoyed. I thought for Zemo, his tactic is the more noticeable you are in that moment, the less suspicion that you arouse. But, I think Sam and Bucky clearly see that differently." He would later express his delight over Marvel Studios' decision to keep the dance sequence when they could've just ignored it. He added: "Another thing that I’m very happy they kept was the dance. There are some moments where you’re not sure if they’ll really keep it in the final cut, but they did. And that’s something I enjoy so much about working with Marvel in general. They create this atmosphere of looseness, fearlessness, and joy. That’s the way it should be" There's no denying that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was able to turn Zemo into a very likable character and as weird as it may sound, I'd be bummed out if he ends up doing something horrific again. He plays the role of an anti-hero perfectly and it would be a shame if he just ends up becoming a generic villain. The latest episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is now streaming on Disney+. Also Read: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Star Daniel Brühl Reacts to Viral Zemo Dance Scene  
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  • Marvel Fans Want William Jackson Harper to Play Reed Richards in ...
    Last December, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige officially confirmed that the Fantastic Four is coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and since then, fans have been pretty ecstatic to see how the studio will handle the First Family. Of course, we all know that the previous F4 films failed to hit the mark with fans and critics alike but given the studio's track record, it's safe to say that Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johhny Storm, and Ben Grimm are in good hands.             View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Marvel Studios (@marvelstudios) For years now, fans have been debating about which actors should make up the Fantastic Four in the project and the dream castings have not been consistent for the most part. Now, after the Marvel superhero team became a hot trending topic on Twitter all of a sudden, fans are lobbying for actor William Jackson Harper to lead the project as Reed Richards aka Mister Fantastic.   i dont know about the rest of the team but william jackson-harper as reed richards is all i need in fantastic four pic.twitter.com/hjo1sm3PwO — s (taylor’s version) (@harleyskory) April 15, 2021 Okay so I see everyone putting out their Fantastic 4 Fancasts and this is one I’m actually interested in, personally I got Reed Richards - William Jackson Harper Sue Storm - Emma Stone Johnny Storm - Dacre Montgomery Ben Grimm - Nic Offerman Doom - Keanu Reeves — Political Fuckboi Nemz ? (@CallMeNemz) April 15, 2021 William Jackson Harper is my top choice for who I hope gets cast as reed — Josh Barham (@JBarham_music) April 14, 2021 Fantastic 4 dream cast: Reed: William Jackson Harper Sue: Kristen Bell Johnny: Manny Jacinto Ben: Jameela Jamil HERBIE: D'Arcy Carden Doom: Ted Danson But instead of superheroics, it's a group of misfits forced to negotiate a humorous take on the afterlife. — Luigi D’Napla is only sort of a fake name (@LuigiDNapla) April 15, 2021 Best fancasts for Reed Richards I've seen so far: William Jackson Harper and Dev Patel. — Nathan Hall (@NathanHallEdits) April 15, 2021 I just think that WIlliam Jackson Harper as Reed Richards would cure my depression — Ella Powell (@ellapowell03) April 15, 2021 actors i want as reed richards, in no order: rahul kohli danny pudi william jackson harper — quade, agent of g.i.r.l. forever (@emberquade) April 14, 2021 i saw william jackson harper for reed richards a while back an i fucking love that idea — John PASS THE PRO ACT Keynes (@jmk_bnr) April 14, 2021 I saw someone suggest William Jackson Harper for Reed and I love that idea — Russ (@ClockwiseTurnip) April 15, 2021 I don't really think about fan casting movies a lot.... But now this is all I can think about. William Jackson Harper as Reed is something I now need. https://t.co/O6EFXaOUO0 — McCoy Illinois (@ImMatElfring) April 15, 2021 William would be an intriguing choice for sure and it's almost a guarantee that if ever he ends up getting the role, a lot of people from the fandom would be scratching their heads. Then again, a move like this which could be deemed controversial wouldn't be so surprising considering Marvel Studios is pushing for diversity in the franchise. I guess we'll just have to wait and see. The MCU's Fantastic Four reboot is in active development. Also Read: John Krasinski & Emily Blunt Reportedly in Talks to Star in the MCU's Fantastic Four  
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