I am sorry this isn’t as snazzy looking as my normal posts but I am typing it on the phone while squatting on the floor of Newark Liberty Airport. That’s ok because this is for people not following KT on Facebook. We have seven times the people following us there than on Word Press. I’m also able to post more content there plus you get all the regular news and reviews that are autoposted to https://www.facebook.com/killingtime2014?fref=ts. Check it out. We’ve got Terminator Genisys, Game of Thrones and The reurn of the X-Files.
Pretty much everything concrete I have is in the header, so if you want to bail now I’ll understand. I’ll be hurt, but life goes on. Much like the Marvel Cinematic Universe will go on once Joss Whedon goes off to create new worlds post-Avengers: Age of Ultron. The Russo Brothers, who directed in my opinion the best MCU film thus far, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. They’re already making Captain America: Civil War (which is becoming so huge people are calling it Avengers 2.5. I think this is a great choice, not only because they’re proven talents, but they’ll be shaping the movies to lead up to what is going to be the climax of everything since Iron Man: The Infinity War; the throwdown with Thanos.
I have no doubt the MCU will continue post Avengers Infinity War (which is scheduled as a two-part film in summers 2018 and 2019), but it will be the end of the first major story arc of the MCU. I think a lot of casting changes will be made post AIW and new characters will be brought to the fore while the originals are retuned for another go. Personally, I’m hoping FOX sells the Fantastic Four back to Marvel after what will be another colossal failure this summer so that Galactus can be our second EXTREME big bad.
Yesterday we got a short taste of what awaits the IMF team in Mission Impossible 5, fine, fine, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. When did studios start getting number phobia when it comes to sequels? As franchises last longer and longer, it’d be helpful to newbies to know what in which order to watch the films. I digress. This is a full trailer and, released with it, a full plot synopsis of what awaits us on July 31, 2015.
The new flick finds Hunt’s highly effective but destructive Impossible Mission Force (IMF) disbanded by vengeful Washington bureaucrats such as the CIA chief (played by Alec Baldwin). But Hunt pulls his team together (Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames and newcomer Rebecca Ferguson) to battle the shadowy force known as “The Syndicate” and its elusive leader (Sean Harris).
I’m going to be honest: I was going to give myself the weekend off. It’s been a bit stressy, thanks for asking, and I didn’t see anything that warranted a full KT post (though quite a few things have gone up on the exploding http://www.facebook.com/killingtime2014). That was until I saw that the Christopher McQuarrie-helmed fifth installment of Mission: Impossible had a title and a trailer. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation recently (and wisely) moved out being crushed by Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens to a July 31, 2015 release date. In addition to Tom Cruise Ethan Hunt’s, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames and Jeremy Renner will return joined by newcomers Rebecca Ferguson and Sean Harris. Check out the teaser and a full-length trailer will follow shortly.
The polls have closed, the people have spoken, and your favorite Avenger wears the red, white and blue! This was a two-horse race the entire way. Iron Man and Cap would flip flop back and forth, but in the end, Cap won out. Tony Stark’s Iron Man finished a very respectable second, but I was shocked to see Hawkeye at third over Thor, Hulk and Black Widow (all of whom have had a huge boost in popularity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe). Hawkeye’s best moment, honestly, so far was his cameo in Thor. I love the character, and his book right now is one of the best Marvel books out there, but in the MCU, Jeremy Renner hasn’t had an “it” moment yet.
Despite the fact that all he’s done was open his eyes at the end of the third trailer, Vision got 4% of the votes while Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver got no love whatsoever. Not even pity votes. They’re going to have to earn some fan love in Avengers: Age of Ultron, which opens May 1, 2015. Thank you all who voted; a giant raspberry to those who did not; and we’ll have another poll up soon.