Guardians of the Galaxy

Wednesday December 5th 2018

Jake Gyllenhaal confirms Mysterio role in Spiderman

Gyllenhaal posted to Instagram today that he is not playing the iconic superhero Spiderman.

This is not news to anyone as there have been set photos of him in the Mysterio costume.

It is however the first time anyone from the movie has officially confirmed Mysterio in  Spiderman: Far From Home.

Spider-Man: Far From Home is scheduled to be released on July 5th, 2019 in the United States.

Who is Captain Marvel's cat?

In the comics the cat was called Chewie and named after everyone's favorite Wookie.

In the upcoming movie the cat is called Goose and is named after a revenge loving nerd from Top Gun.

No matter if you call it Chewie or Goose it is a Flerken and has enough tentacles coming from its mouth to make a fan of Japanese anime blush.

Within its body it holds pocket realities, bubbles of space, and time that existed in other worlds.

It can understand human conversation and is helpless if muzzled.

Like my dog Awesome, it can eat anything, but unlike my dog, it won't get sick.

Will Guardians of the Galaxy member Rocket Racoon identify Goose as a Flerken like he did in the comics?

Will Nick Fury lose an eye while gushing over the cute little furball?

My guess is no on both of these.

Look for Goose on the latest Captain Marvel trailer linked in the show notes.

Yesterday we reported about how Ryan Reynolds won't give up on Hugh Jackman returning as Wolverine.

Today we learn that The Russo Brothers Joe and Anthony have announced that both Deadpool and Xmen will definitely arrive in the MCU.

Being the directors of Avengers 4, they would know.

Disney CEO Bob Iger has also made it clear that it will all fall under one roof.

"I want to be careful here because of what's been communicated to the Fox folks, but I think they know. It only makes sense for Marvel to be supervised by one entity. There shouldn't be two Marvels."

So is Ryan Reynolds fight to get Hugh Jackman back to play Wolverine just a tease of what's to come?

Friday November 16th 2018

So Disney World in Florida is getting a Guardians of the Galaxy ride. If you are wondering why they don't have other Marvel related rides, it's because of a licensing deal made in the 90's with Universal.

Guardians of the Galaxy wasn't the sensation it is today, so that highly valuable intellectual property wasn't included in that deal.

It will be what some are calling a "storytelling coaster" where instead of the emphasis being on gnarly turns, dips, and chiropractic appointment inducing corners, this ride will be about guiding you on an adventure.

The ride will open within Epcot in 2021,  as part of the resort’s 50th anniversary celebration.

For tons more information on this ride, including an exclusive video presentation, click the link in the show notes to the Inside The Magic blog link.

In case you haven't heard, James Cameron has been filming four sequels for the Avatar series all at once.

Well, he just announced that the filming for all four sequels has wrapped.

There is still tons of post production left to do, but the main cast is finished with their part.

September of last year is when it all started, but that's still impressive for four massive productions being completed.

It took several months for the cast just to be trained on the underwater motion capture technology.

The first of these sequels will be released on December 18th of 2020, but officially the only title we have is Avatar 2.

Although they have filmed four sequels, the 4th and 5th movies will only be released if the first two are hits at the box office.

The highly rumored titles for the movies are Avatar: The Way of Water, Avatar: The Seed Bearer, Avatar: The Tulkun Rider and Avatar 5 - Avatar: The Quest for Eywa.

The new Firefly comic series has begun!

This series will sit right between when the show ended, and when the movie started.

The first issue has a heist that goes wrong, a fabled Traitor of Serenity Valley, and Mal’s quest for revenge putting him at odds with his own crew.

So everything you might expect if we ever got a season 2 of Firefly.

Issue number one is available now.

For several years now I have cracked jokes about George R.R. Martin being an unfocused writer who has lost control of his world building.

Well, recently he spoke with The Guardian and pretty much confirmed everything I have been saying.

"I've been struggling with it for a few years. 'The Winds of Winter' is not so much a novel as a dozen novels, each with a different protagonist, each having a different cast of supporting players and antagonists and allies and lovers around them, and all of these weaving together in an extremely complex fashion. So it's very, very challenging."

Although a book on the history of the Targaryens called Fire and Blood will be released on Tuesday November 20th, it is not recommended that fans hold their breath for The Winds Of Winter.