The 2017 Oscars are upon us and most are wondering who will finally win and why were they selected in the first place.
Yesterday a new story broke of actress Rose McGowan complaining about a billboard advertisement of the movie 'X-Men: Apocalypse' which you can see below. Where she stated in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter:
Generally I despise trailers. I mean I do understand their purpose and love seeing teasers of upcoming films, but after a point they have turned out to be marketing filth that do more harm to their product rather than good.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has expanded through mainly the medium of cinema and television, and has proven that it has a lot of successful stories to offer. It can be viewed as an immense palette containing a multitude of colors, and the potential combinations that can be produced are limited only by the creativity of the directors, screenwriters, artists and the rest of the staff involved with the creation of the films, TV series, shorts, as well as tie-in comic books associated with the universe. Its immense success is the product of inspiration, talent, and specific recipes which have been established as standard textbook rules that are followed by almost every film, due to their proven appeal to the audience. But is playing safe a guaranteed solution for the viability of the MCU in all cases?
tar Wars: The Force Awakens has already smashed box office records. Currently, it is the fastest film to break the 350 million dollar barrier in the United States, in just the second week of its run. It seems that J.J. Abrams' recipe proved to be successful, with some of its ingredients being hat tips to the original trilogy, and perhaps some foreshadowing of the future that has yet to come.
A year ago it seemed Robert Downey Jr. was slowly exiting the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now it seems he wants back in and more to him. Reports show that Downey Jr. with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige have negotiated a way for him to have a hefty presence in "Captain America 3". A role that was initially being written for him in a smaller capacity. This script restructing has led to the comic book storyline Civil War, where Cap and Iron Man go head to head over the Superhero Registration Act. Becoming a serious possibility of being the main plot for the Avengers 3.
Naturally before I begin with my thoughts on Affleck in general and if could he work or not as Batman. We must admit that yes, there is a chance he might be a good Batman. You have to leave the chance open that anything could happen for one, second acting choices of past have surprised many so could do the same and it is premature to spew out hatred. However there is a difference between hatred and disappointment, hatred and annoyance and hatred and the honest truth. When you've been spoiled with Nolan and Bale being the dynamic duo of bringing seriousness to comic book films. We will have to really lower the bar very low with the duo of Snyder and Affleck.
Robert Downey Jr. just recently signed on for two more Marvel films. We all presume that they are going to be "Avengers" 2 and 3 and not any more "Iron Man" films. Still during this time we've been hearing a lot of rumors and speculation of what would have happened if he was indeed replaced or him choosing to leave the series. As well as the huge fan out cry of not living another day without Downey Jr. in role of Tony Stark. Which leads me to the question. Was the fan reaction a little bit overboard and could Downey be replaced?