Marvel Studios’ “Creative Committee” has disbanded, but I ain’t sweating it

Marvel Studios.

Lots of restructuring going around in Marvel Studios this week. First it was announced that Kevin Feige more/less seized complete control of Marvel Studios from Isaac Perlmutter. Perlmutter being known for, you know, saying women don’t enjoy superhero flicks or need action figures. So I was like, okay, cool. And now comes news that Marvel Studios’ “Creative Committee” is being disbanded. Initial thoughts? I don’t really fucking care. At this point (seven years in), I’m willing to accept whatever Shepherd Feige has in mind for the MCU. He’s earned enough goodwill to buy my good faith thrice over, especially if reports of the “Creative Committee” was more a source of frustration for the minds behind than MCU than anything else. TL;DR – I trust Feige, let him have the MCU.

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New ‘The Totally Awesome Hulk’ teaser has the green guy wearing a bandana. Iron Hulk? Hulk Fist?

'Totally Awesome Hulk'

Is the new Hulk going to be Iron Fist? Or is the Hulk rocking Logan’s sweet ass Pirate Mask from back when the Canadian Berserker rejected his adamantium? What do you think? I’ve been following the MU so sparsely outside of Secret Wars that I frankly don’t have a fucking clue.

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Cosplay: A Little Zero Suit Samus for your Wednesday

Central Asian country Tajikistan has created its own planet in the solar system; named it after itself

Jupiter.

Have to respect this power move by Tajikistan. Just up and creating its own planet. I mean, why not? With the villains and deadbeats of the Empire Proper generally disregarding science in the face of profit, why shouldn’t other nations throw empiricism and method to the wind? I applaud Tajikistan.

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Report: Spielberg’s Dreamworks is splitting from Disney

Dreamworks.

I guess I didn’t even realize that Steven Spielberg’s Dreamworks was aligned with Disney. But I suppose this revelation is a tad late, since it’s only been brought to my attention to inform me that this partnership was ending. Alas.

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‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Casting Shortlist: Tatiana Maslany, Gina Rodriguez, and Olivia Cooke

Tatiana Maslany

Haven’t we already danced the dance of temptation regarding Tatiana Maslany and Star Wars? If I recall correctly, she was up for a role in Rogue One. And now she’s back. In conversations for a significant role in Episode VIII. Getting me excited, again.

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‘Wonder Woman’ movie picks up “Interstellar’ cinematographer

Wonder Woman.

Holy futz. Wonder Woman has snagged Hoyte Van Hoytema as its cinematographer. Which means that this movie is going to be goddamn unflinchingly beautiful, regardless of its other qualities. This makes me very, very excited.

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Tuesday Afternoon Commute: #infinity is an illusion

infinity is an illusion

I’ve spent the last week wondering what the fuck I’m doing. Let me tell you — the life of an adjunct is brutal. I stand a mere seven days away from starting a semester, and I don’t know what classes I’m teaching. How many, what time, their subject level. And I stand and I gaze into myself and I wonder why I put myself through such rigors. Every semester. The answers are obvious but when you’re stressed, when you have a haunting sense of not pulling your share of the financial weight, when you have a new mortgage, they seem to evaporate before they have any chance of distilling into anything appreciable.

Lord, I don’t know.

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Art: Deadpool v Harley Quinn by Ramon Villalobos in ‘Netflix and Kill’

Netflix and Kill.

Just Ramon Villalobos. Being awesome as usual. With gorgeous inks by Frank Stone. All about this is lovely, in a murderous, homicidal sort of way.

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‘Halo 5: Guardians’ Opening Cinematic: Nathan Fillion’s Spartan Race

Truthfully, I ain’t watching this. I know it’s somewhat contradictory, since I seem to indulge in every spoiler ever. But, I don’t know. Why watch an out-of-context opening cinematic for a game I’m sweating? I can wait the less-than-two-months. How about you? Are you going to peep this cinematic? Are you going to play Halo 5?

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