Spider-Verse: The inside scoop of “Alternate Universe Mode” (Spoiler-Free)

Originally, I was going to do a movie review on this topic, but I decided to change my mind and discuss the difference between the original movie and Alternate Universe Mode. There will be minor spoilers but I am not going to cover the entire movie. I want you guys to enjoy this movie as well.

In 2018, Sony released two Marvel movies in the last three months of 2018. In October we had Venom and in December, we had the animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse became a smashing hit that surpassed many other animated movies that it even got an Oscars and knocking down Disney titles like the Incredibles 2 and Ralph Breaks the Internet. I got this movie for my birthday this year thanks to my parents. I got the DVD/Blu-Ray combo pack and based on the description on the Blu-Ray version, you can watch the movie in “Alternate Universe Mode”. Alternate Universe Mode is a special mode where you watch the movie, but you watch with the deleted scenes or scenes that was first idea but didn’t make it into the final cut. I decided to take the time to watch this movie in this version to see what was the changes. In conclusion, the movie had a different direction compared to the final product. Here is my top three points I noticed while watching AUM:

Iron Man confirmed in Spider-Verse?

Marvel has many heroes and it’s pretty common in the common books that they meet together. In movies, it can be complicated. Since this movie was done solely by Sony, we don’t have Tom Holland Spider-Man and instead we have adult Peter Parker and young new hero Miles Morales. In a scene with Miles’ parents, Miles mother us making dinner and she tells her husband that the food is Iron Man’s favorite dish. This caught me by surprise since even though it’s a Sony-Marvel movie, the creators of the movie wanted to mention another Marvel character. I shouldn’t be surprised since this is not the first time because in the Spider-Man PS4 game, Peter has made comments about the Avengers and the game includes Easter Eggs of Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Still, I can see why they took this off from the movie since Iron Man belongs to the MCU world and Spider-Man shared with Sony and Disney.

Miles’ Friend Ganke Lee

Unlike Iron Man, this character had a role in this movie and it would have played differently than the final version. When Miles gets Spider powers, he turns for help and seek his friend Ganke for help. Together they do tests and results on how can Miles learn to control his powers. One of the teaching methods is watching a Spider-Man movie played by Tom Cruise. We also get to learn about Miles’ conflicting feelings about being the next Spider-Man.

Jefferson and Aaron

In the movie, we didn’t get much information about Miles’s dad Jefferson and uncle Aaron but we did get implied details that Jefferson doesn’t want Miles to get influenced by his uncle Aaron. In the cut scenes, while in the search for Miles, Jefferson visits Miles and asks if he seen him. These two then get into a short discussion in regards on knowing about Miles personally. You can tell that these brothers have different views and opinions that puts a strain into their relationship.

Overall, if you love the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, I would recommend watching this mode to see what would have movie been like if they stuck with their first ideas. Did you see this movie? What did you think about this or Alternate Dimension Mode? These are just some of the points I wanted to talk about. I don’t want to spoiler this for you.

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Disney XD series Spider-Man plans comeback with new arc!

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Does anyone remember this cartoon series Marvel Spider-Man? This cartoon appeared in 2017 and it supposed to be a replacement to the finished series Ultimate Spider-Man. It may not be like Ultimate Spider-Man and Spectacular Spider-Man, but it’s Spider-Man! The series is currently on season 2, but the series went on a hiatus that started on August 2018. However, according to Spider-Man voice actor Robbie Daymond, the series is planning to come back and the news site Newsrama states that the series will also be entering new story arcs such as the Superior Spider-Man and the newly introduced Goblin War.

According to VP of Animation and Family Entertainment, Cort Lane made a comment in a interview with Newsrama that with no surprise, the series will continue into the Superior Spider-Man story, but then also it will have Peter Parker come across the story arc known as the Goblin War. They wanted to split these stories into sections these seasons. So far, there is no release date for the return of Marvel Spider-Man.

If you don’t know what is the Superior Spider-Man story, according to the interview, Cort Lane tells that the story is based on a Spider-Man comic book arc where Spider-Man’s enemy Dr. Otto Octavius steals Spider-Man’s body by transferring his mind into Peter’s body and accessing his memories. Peter’s mind is swapped into Otto’s dying body in result. Now that Otto has Peter’s body, he knows about his identity and decides to prove himself that he can be a better Spider-Man by using the powers of Spider-Man combined with justice and his intelligence.

Cort states that the upcoming story and Goblin War arc won’t have the dark elements from the comic books, but it will have some emotional moments where a sacrifice will be made. In the cartoon version, Otto, inside the Living Brain robot, successfully steals Peter’s body and puts Peter’s mind and soul in the destroyed Living Brain robot. This is where the series took the hiatus and this is where Cort focused on other Marvel cartoons like Guardians of the Galaxy and Marvel Rising.

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Friday Funny 210: Thano’s “End”

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back to another episode of Friday Funny from yours truly, Matthew. Wow! It has been a whole year since we seen Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War movie in 2018. It was the biggest superhero crossover cinematic experience. It took 10 years of the making but we were able to bring characters like the Avengers, Dr. Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther and even Spider-Man in one movie. Here we are in 2019 and we will have one last battle with the villain Thanos. In Avengers: Endgame, the remaining heroes such as the Avengers, Ant-Man, Captain Marvel and Nebula survived against Thano’s finger snap. Thanos has erased half of the population in the galaxy; this means even half of the heroes disappeared. It’s up to these surviving heroes to work together again and fight Thanos. This movie is going to be about 3 hours long so I hope you empty out the bladder. Also, there won’t be any post credits scenes from I am hearing online. If you are still alive after seeing an epic 3 hour long movie, get ready for summer for the conclusion of phase 3 MCU movies Spider-Man: Far From Home. Besides Marvel news, I recently got Dragon Ball Super: Broly and I am enjoying this movie. I am hoping to review this movie in the future. As we get ready for May, get ready for upcoming live-action movies like Detective Pikachu and Aladdin. This month been busy with Avengers, Shazam! and Hellboy, but next month will also be busy.

Now with this said, let’s kick start this weekend! No spoilers please!

Cheers to the Infinity Saga from Phase 1 to Phase 3:

Phase 1:

Phase 2:

Phase 3:

This will also be the last movie to have a Stan Lee cameo. It’s been an amazing time watching these movies and seeing the creator of Marvel appear in his own creations. Not just the MCU films but also in Sony and Fox movies. I found this interesting fan edit of Marvel and the ending of Toy Story 3. It’s a series of posts that will hit your feels more than Infinity War.

Good bye and excelsior!

Disney streaming service Disney+ will begin in November

Like already mentioned in the title above, Disney announced that their upcoming streaming service Disney+ will begin on November 12th. So if you are a Disney fan who loves Disney movies like cartoon classics, live action, Marvel or Star Wars, you can finally stream your favorite shows and movies in this service. According to the official site, Disney+ will have a monthly price of $6.99. Like other services such as Netflix and Hulu, the service will be available for mobile and TV devices. You will be able to watch shows/movies such as from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic.

According to the site, members will have access to exclusive TV shows such as live action series on the Marvel characters like Loki, Bucky and Falcon and even What if stories focusing on Marvel characters. Fox will also be allowing the cartoon series The Simpsons in Disney+. Star Wars is planning on a live action series called the Mandalorian and a new season of Star Wars: Clone Wars.

How do you feel about this news? I mentioned this a while back that once Disney starts this streaming service, this means Disney will also remove Disney content from Netflix in this year. This means that Marvel movies like Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther will no longer be in Netflix and Star Wars movies and TV shows will be gone.

 

 

What if: Which Spider-Man would win a in a fight? Tobey vs Andrew vs Tom

I found an interesting tweet about Spider-Man on Twitter in regards who win in a fight.

In the movie world, we have had three actors portray this web-slinging hero in the cinema. If you count TV actors, we have a total of five actors! The first actor was Nicholas Hammond who played as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the 1970s series The Amazing Spider-Man. Around the same years in the late 70s, we had a Japanese version of Spider-Man and the actor who played as Spider-Man was Shinji Todo. Shinji Todo played as a character named Takuya Yamashiro and his character played as Spider-Man with a “Power Rangers” vibe but in a dark tone which involved death and suicide; the Japanese live action series is commonly known as Toei’s Supaidaman TV Series.

Getting back to topic, we had three movie actors who took the mask and became Spider-Man. The first actor of the Spider-Man movies was Tobey Maguire and he became Spider-Man in the Sam Raimi versions in 2002 and all the way to 2007 concluding in Spider-Man 3. In 2012, the Spider-Man got a reboot and without Sam Raimi, Marc Webb took control and with the help of Sony, we got the Amazing Spider-Man movies. Taking over the mask, we had Andrew Garfield and he appeared in two movies of the Amazing Spider-Man from 2012 to 2014. The third movie was cancelled because of the negative feedback on the second. With Disney buying Marvel, fans wanted Spider-Man to join the world of the Avengers. It was difficult since Spider-Manis owned by Sony and with the upcoming Captain America: Civil  War coming out, fans was like J. Jonah Jameson and asking for Spider-Man. The dream became a reality and we got a new and younger of Spider-Man to join the MCU. In 2016, we got Tom Holland playing as 15 year old Peter Parker and taking on real life villains like a hero and under the tutelage of Iron Man. Besides joining in Civil War and Infinity War, he also had his own solo movie in Spider-Man Homecoming and he’s going to be in the upcoming 2019 film Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Three different actors but they each play as the same character with the same powers. What if these Spider-Men were pitted against each and fought each other. Which Spider-Man would come out as a victor? Let’s go over some facts on these characters to help decide who would win.

Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire 2002-2007)

Starting off, we have Tobey’s Spider-Man. This Spider-Man in my opinion has a lot of strength and endurance. Not to mention, he has dealt with emotional pain when dealing with his friends and enemies and crush, Mary Jane. I like to point out that Spider-Man has incredible strength that could surpass Captain America. In Spider-Man 1, he can hold both Mary Jane and a tram car while dealing with Green Goblin. Iconic in this scene, we have Spider-Man 2 where stopped an out of control train with his webbing and himself. In Spider-Man 3, he faced many enemies and including himself. In this movie, he wears an alien suit that gives him strength but in return, he becomes more dark and aggressive. In the movie, he has to deal with the consequences of his actions and learn to not get stuck on revenge.

The Amazing Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield 2012-2014)

In this reboot, Andrew becomes Spider-Man. Even though he only has two movies, this Spider-Man is pretty unique and strong. Unlike Tobey wear he has infinite web fluids in his veins, Andrew creates his own webbing and the same goes with Tom Holland Spider-Man. Andrew Spider-Man, in my opinion, is probably the most agile out of the two; not to mention he is kind of durable. He’s agile as he was able to fight against Electro’s electricity and he has been able to go toe to toe with the giant reptilian villain The Lizard. With the pain of loss, Spider-Man also has a share of pain. In Tobey’s version, he lost Uncle Ben, his idol Dr. Otto Octavius, almost lost the love of his life Mary Jane and he lost his best friend Harry Osborn. In Andrew, he his losses are minimum but devastating. In the first movie, he lost Uncle Ben, his parents, and his girlfriend’s dad Captain Stacy. In ASM 2, he couldn’t help out his fan Electro, his best friend Harry went insane and tried to kill him after refusing to help cure his terminal illness and he lost the life of Gwen Stacy. Losing his girlfriend was so devastating that he stopped helping New York for a long time. He later does come back to help stop the villain Rhino after regaining his confidence. Even though this Spider-Man takes tragedy pretty rough, he still a strong hero and his speed and agility is great.

Tom Holland (2016-current)

This may be the youngest version of Spider-Man, but he’s definitely the strongest. He’s still young as a superhero, but he has potential of becoming an Avenger. Before meeting Tony Stark, Peter relied on his wits and his own tech to take down everyday crooks. In Homecoming, he even took down Vulture without Stark’s spider suit. In strength, Spider-Man has displayed incredible strength that could match up to Tobey. In Civil War, he was able to fight Captain America on his own and lift a piece of airplane parts on his own. In Homecoming, he lifted up broken rubble with his own strength when he was trapped by Vulture. In his Peter life, he had to learn about sacrifices. In Homecoming, he had sacrifice his priorities when learning how to be a hero like Iron Man. He left his team behind during a school field trip to pursuit Vulture and even had to abandon his date with Liz in order to defeat her father in which was Vulture. With Tony’s tech, he’s actually pretty skilled. He has many web shooter gadgets where that can be used on enemies based on style. When he removes the training wheels setting, he has all access to his tech but there is one he would never use and that’s the instant kill mode. If he did used it on Tobey and Andrew, he could instantly win. If he used the Iron Spider suit from Infinity War, he would be able to use his Spider Legs mode for more strength and mobility.  Overall, without Tony’s assistants, Tom Spider-Man is pretty strong and he has enough room for experience. With the suits, he will be able to survive fights and make use of his tools.

Who will win?

With these facts said, who would win in a fight? Comment down below on your thoughts.

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Movie Director James Gunn returns to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3!

Great news movie lovers! Remember the old news that Disney and Marvel was going to keep James Gunn’s script for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy 3 movie? Take that news and upgrade it because it’s been confirmed by movie news site Deadline and IGN, that Guardians of the Glaxy director James Gunn will be back and direct the new Marvel movie. In addition, this means that he will be in charge of two superhero movies each from a different franchise. It’s already been announced that not only he will be involved with GotG 3, but he is already planning to do the second Suicide Squad from DC and Warner Bros. According to Deadline, Walt Disney Studios Chairman was persuaded after seeing James Gunn public apology for the controversial tweets.

What is your thoughts?

No more heroes: Netflix cancels The Punisher and will cancel Jessica Jones after Season 3

Where did our heroes? The Marvel heroes of New York are gone and will not be returning on Netflix. Found at IGN, news site Deadline reports that the Marvel Netflix series The Punisher won’t be renewed for another season and it will be cancelled. Likewise, the Marvel series Jessica Jones will also be cancelled, but after season 3 just like Daredevil.

Netflix in regarding to the Punisher:

“Marvel’s The Punisher will not return for a third season on Netflix. Showrunner Steve Lightfoot, the terrific crew, and exceptional cast including star Jon Bernthal, delivered an acclaimed and compelling series for fans, and we are proud to showcase their work on Netflix for years to come.”

Netflix in regarding to Jessica Jones:

“In addition, in reviewing our Marvel programming, we have decided that the upcoming third season will also be the final season for Marvel’s Jessica Jones. We are grateful to showrunner Melissa Rosenberg, star Krysten Ritter and the entire cast and crew, for three incredible seasons of this groundbreaking series, which was recognized by the Peabody Awards among many others.”

Netflix overall response to Marvel:

“We are grateful to Marvel for five years of our fruitful partnership and thank the passionate fans who have followed these series from the beginning.”

TV producer Jeph Loeb who worked on series Jessica Jones and Luke Cage wrote a letter thanking the fans for being supportive. Here is the letter and I will leave the link down below the post:

It had never been done before.

Four separate television series, each with different super-talented showrunners, writers, directors, cast and crew, coming out months apart and then…

…they would meet in a single event series all set in the heart of New York City.

We called them The Defenders.

And together we were thrilled by stories of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and even the Punisher joined in!

They said it couldn’t be done.

But Marvel assembled amazing teams to write, produce, direct, edit, and score 13 seasons and 161 one-hour episodes.

Take a moment and go online and look at the dazzling list of actors, writers, directors, and musicians who graced us with the very best of their craft.

We loved each and every minute of it.

And we did it all for you — the fans — who cheered for us around the world and made all the hard work worth it.

So, Thank You!

On behalf of everyone at Marvel Television, we couldn’t be more proud or more grateful to our audience.

Our Network partner may have decided they no longer want to continue telling the tales of these great characters… but you know Marvel better than that.

As Matthew Murdock’s Dad once said, “The measure of a man is not how he gets knocked to the mat, it’s how he gets back up.”

To be continued…!

– Jeph Loeb and all of us at Marvel Television

With all this said, this is the end of the Defenders. As far as I know, Hulu are in the works of doing four animated series focusing on some Marvel characters such as Howard the Duck and Hit Monkey. Disney+, upcoming Disney streaming service, are planning to do a TV series focusing on Loki and Vision and Scarlet Witch.

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IGN

Deadline

Marvel

Hulu is open to Marvel Netflix cancelled series! Possible revival?

There might be hope for fans if Hulu and Marvel agree to cooperate. Last year, it was announced that Netflix cancelled the Marvel series Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. However, with Hulu agreeing to allow more Marvel series to join opposing streaming site and especially since they agreed to do four animated series  based on Marvel characters such as Howard the Duck, it is possible that Hulu could revive these Netflix series.

Craig Erwich, VP of original streaming, made a comment to the Wrap  in regards to Marvel and their cancelled series and Hulu:

“Marvel has a ton of titles we’d be interested in. It kind of just depends on when they’re ready, [and] who, most importantly, is going to be behind these things.”

Overall, Erwich commented that if the team are interested to bringing shows like Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist to Hulu and continuing the series, he will allow it on Hulu if only they are interested. If it goes well for both parties, Hulu will save these shows and expand more content on their site.

What’s your thoughts?

source:

The Wrap

Marvel Hulu plans to make animated series called “The Offenders”

Imagery for “Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.,” “Marvel’s Hit Monkey,” “Marvel’s Tigra & Dazzler Show,” and “Marvel’s Howard the Duck," who will all team up in "Marvel's The Offenders"

It may not be like the cancelled Deadpool animated series or Netflix Marvel, but it looks like Hulu wants to make a Marvel series exclusively in Hulu. Announced at Television Critics Association Press Tour, Hulu announced that they are teaming up with Marvel and wants to create four animated series based on the Marvel characters M.O.D.O.K., Hit Monkey, Dazzler, Tigra, and Howard the Duck. All four series will also lead to a TV event called Marvel’s “The Offenders”. Here is the four animated series and their synopsis:

Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.

n “Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.,” M.O.D.O.K, an egomaniacal Super Villain with a really big head and a really little body, struggles to maintain control of his evil organization and his demanding family. “Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.” comes from writers Jordan Blum and Patton Oswalt, with Blum, Oswalt and Jeph Loeb serving as Executive Producers.

Marvel’s Hit Monkey

“Marvel’s Hit Monkey” tells the tale of a wronged Japanese snow monkey, mentored by the ghost of an American assassin, as he cuts a wide swath through the Tokyo underworld in this darkly cinematic and brutally funny revenge saga. “Marvel’s Hit Monkey” comes from writers Josh Gordon and Will Speck, with Gordon, Speck and Jeph Loeb serving as Executive Producers.

Marvel’s Tigra and Dazzler Show

In “Marvel’s Tigra & Dazzler Show,” two woke Super Heroes and best friends, Tigra and Dazzler, fight for recognition among powered people who make up the eight million stories in Los Angeles. “Marvel’s Tigra & Dazzler Show” comes from writers Erica Rivinoja and Chelsea Handler, with Rivinoja, Handler, and Jeph Loeb serving as Executive Producers.

Marvel’s Howard the Duck

Trapped in a world he never made, America’s favorite fighting fowl Howard the Duck hopes to return home with the help of his unstoppable gal pal Beverly before the evil Dr. Bong can turn him the crispiest dish on the menu, in “Marvel’s Howard the Duck.” “Marvel’s Howard the Duck” comes from writers Kevin Smith and Dave Willis, with Smith, Willis, and Jeph Loeb serving as Executive Producers.

 

So far there is no expected release date for these four series, but if you got Hulu and you want to laugh at some Marvel characters, you might want to keep your eyes peeled for this one.

M.O.D.O.K.

Hit Monkey

Tigra

Dazzler

Howard the Duck

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 movie will use Gunn’s script

Good news for Guardians of the Galaxy fans! According to IGN, the “halted” movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 will indeed be using James Gunn’s script. In a interview with Star Lord actor Chris Pratt with MTV, Pratt commented that they plan to do the movie according to James Gunn. He also mentioned that he still cares about him and he believes it’s important for the team to stick together like the Guardians and get the job done.

However, it’s still unknown to who will direct the movie.

If you don’t know why Disney fired James Gunn, Disney found James Gun’s tweets and deemed them inappropriate due to not being civil and polite. In results, Disney fired James Gunn and this caused the movie to be put on pause on production. James Gunn is currently working with Warner Bros and plans to do a Suicide Squad movie in 2021.