In a world… where comic book heroes become mighty superhero movies, Marvel has achieved the impossible. Nothing could rival the sheer scale and enormity of Marvel’s 19 movies in just 10 short years. For this special podcast for the ESO Network Patreon Page, it will take the geeky and nerdy skills of two comic book dorks and 90+ minutes to rank all 19 MCU movies from Worst to Best. The Monster and Mr. Gene are those comic book dorks to take on this challenge and honestly, they had the time because they don’t have lives.*
If you are reading this, you have been spared by the mercy of Thanos. So, with 50% of the population gone, what are you going to do with the rest of your life? Answer: start by listening to our podcast review of Avengers Infinity War with yours truly and Mr. Gene.
Let me begin with this word, NO!!!!! I love the Big G and all his glory but I don’t see the need to have the Pacific Rim universe mixed with my Godzilla universe. Sure, putting peanut butter on my chocolate or vice versa make sound good but I want it separate. Besides, how are you going to combine the two universes when both took place in San Francisco? Alternate timelines? Stop! Make a Jet Jaguar Jaeger? Look, stop messing with my mind.
Look, this may be wishful thinking and I would love nothing more to relive my love of Kaijus on the big screen but I don’t want it all coming together. There is no kaiju version of the JLA or the Avengers that needs to happen though Destroy All Monsters was fantastic but that was Godzilla’s universe. Let Pacific Rim exists on it’s own terms.
Is this real life? This underground hearsay has been bubbling up for a while now, and we would love nothing more than to see this crossover. Godzilla vs. a Jaeger in Pacific Rim 3 for an epic final showdown? Yes, please!
Guillermo del Toro has expressed the potential of doing this, and, honestly, it really does make sense (or is that just me making it make sense?). Either way, this crossover, unlike many out there, is one I’m sure we’d all welcome with open arms.
Mr. Gene and I have finally watched Avengers Age of Ultron. Did the movie deliver and meet our expectations? Check out this new podcast to find out. Warning: If you have not seen this new Avengers movie, please don’t listen to it now. But when you do, expect the unexpected.
There are some purists that refuse to accept any alterations to the gospel according to their comic book creators. I get it but what works in one medium may not translate to a different medium. A good example would be the first Fantastic Four movie where the origin story from the comic was changed to include Victor von Doom with the rest of the gang to be bombarded with cosmic rays which endowed them with superpowers though, Doom’s powers are not clear or as distinct as the Four.
Another alteration would the first Spiderman movie with Tobey Maguire. We still get the origin of Parker getting bitten by a radioactive spider but the alteration would be the webs Spiderman now can create organically. Does this change the dynamic of the character? I don’t think so. Sure in The Amazing Spiderman we are treated to another origin story but this time Parker creates the web shooter ala the comic book origin storyline. Again, did this change Parker or make him more like the comic book series? The movie sucked but Parker was the same as this did not enhance the character. His ability to create webs either organically or artificially was not as important as his ability to use the webs and swing through the city. Now, if you look at the video below of a Japanese version of Spiderman, I would have gone apeshit if this were to happen here.
So, Hank Pym didn’t create Ultron in the MCU; I can live with this alteration. I’m more concern about Ant Man sucking like Thor 2.
According to Joss Whedon, “Of all the heat I’ve ever taken, not having Hank Pym [in the Avengers] was one of the bigger things.” However, Whedon contests that it didn’t make sense to bring in Ant-Man into Earth’s mightiest movie heroes.
In an long interview with Empire Magazine, Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon explained why Marvel kept Scott Lang away from the rest of the Marvel gang, and why the comic creator of Ultron (Ant-Man) would no longer be the villain’s creator in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but Tony Stark.