Fun-Size Friday: much like that shiny penny you picked up off the ground the other day, it may not be worth much right now, but grab enough of them and it might eventually amount to something, possibly. In a more literal sense, Fun-Size is a time for me to talk about pop culture news that makes me happy for the future, or at the very least intrigued to see how it all turns out. It’s also a nice way to help me get into a positive headspace before the weekend starts, so that’s good too. Right, that’s enough introduction for this week, let’s take a look at our “appetizers”…Continue reading “Fun-Size Friday | 5-22-20 | “End Of The Week Ennui” Edition”
They said it couldn’t be done. They said I was mad. They were partially correct.
This is Fun-Size Friday, my weekly opportunity to focus my rambling stream of consciousness into a series of easily digestible hundred word pieces. It’s mostly focused on comic books I read during the past week, interspersed with whatever random pieces of pop culture I feel like unloading on you: the unsuspecting, hopefully receptive reader. Right, enough flattery, it’s time for both of us to buckle down and get to work. Now, what’s first on the docket?
You may not be entirely aware of this, or perhaps you just ignored it, but we have a Venom movie coming to theaters pretty soon. Oh cool, you might be thinking, another Marvel movie featuring a classic Spider-Man villain! So does this take place before Infinity War or what? Well interestingly enough, Venom actually takes place in it’s own isolated universe separate from the other Marvel heroes. That means no Infinity War, no Avengers, and no Spider-Man.
This is all part of the Sony Universe of Marvel Characters, a new “cinematic universe” that Sony has been trying to get off the ground since The Amazing Spider-Man 2. If Venom turns out to be the big hit Sony clearly wants it to be, the studio already has plans for movies featuring other characters like Silver Sable, Jackpot, and Morbius the Living Vampire, to name but a few. Whether or not this experiment succeeds, the idea of making movies based on these Spider-Man characters, without Spider-Man actually being in them, intrigued me.
It got me to thinking, as long as Sony is looking for ideas, perhaps I could pitch a few of my own. Full disclosure: I haven’t really put a ton of thought into these; I’m basically just pulling names out of a hat here and seeing what I can come up with. On that note, presented in no particular order are ten movie pitches for movies Sony could totally use for their cinematic universe, each in a hundred words or less!Continue reading “What’s Next After VENOM? Here’s Ten Movies SONY Could Totally Make (But Probably Shouldn’t)”
SUP, SQUARE! YOU FEELING EXCITED YET?
Almost never. Why, what’s happening?
WELL IT LOOKS LIKE DISNEY’S ACQUISITION OF 21ST CENTURY FOX IS JUST ABOUT COMPLETED. YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS!
I think it means that Disney has absorbed major assets of yet another global multi-billion dollar company, significantly reducing their competition in several key markets and moving them one step closer to actual world domination.
NO, GOOF! IT MEANS THAT WE’LL FINALLY SEE THE FANTASTIC FOUR AND THE X-MEN IN THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE!
WHAT WAS THAT OTHER STUFF YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT?
I dunno. Who cares? Yeah, X-Men!
YEAH, FANTASTIC FOUR!
Yeah, life is great as long as I don’t think about it too hard!
I GUESS THIS MEANS MARVEL STUDIOS HAS ACCESS TO ALL OF IT’S OWN CHARACTERS NOW.
Well, almost? I mean, they’re nearly there. It’s complicated.