With yesterday’s “Ant-Man” trailer release we got our first look at the final film in Marvel Studio’s Phase 2. Though your average movie watcher won’t realize this, “Ant-Man” has been in development just shy of a decade. First announced in 2006 at a comic con panel to drum up support for it’s fellow soon-to-be icons Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk, Ant-Man’s final build up has been met with criticism, judgment and outrage over the exit of it’s original development team led by fanboy demi-god Edgar Wright. Will it be Marvel’s first face plant? Would Edgar Wright’s version been better? Is the world ready for Paul Rudd to be the handsome leading action star he should’ve always been?! YES…well, I mean, probably.
Last Sunday’s Game of Thrones was not only another thrilling entry in the show’s four season run, but also concluded with one of the most tragic deaths in it’s bloody history. If reaction videos are to be believed, the loss of Oberyn Martell rates a close second to the much touted “Red Wedding” of last season. This is even more shocking due to the fact that Oberyn’s entire arc lasted only seven episodes (and maybe an hour of screen time). It’s my and many other’s conclusion that the popularity lies not just in the popularity of the character, but in his portrayal by Chilean actor Pedro Pascal. Heartbroken like many others at losing such a charismatic actor in genre show me and my friend’s brainstormed where we would like to see him again, when it hit me. Batman’s most powerful foe and wittiest rival…Ra’s al Ghul.
What follows is how I believe the producers and film-makers can make a “perfect” Bond series using the Cast and Crew of the current continuity. I also know I will be largely ignored, but if the internet isn’t for loudly voicing ones own opinions, then I don’t know what it’s for. Porn, it’s for porn isn’t it.