Gwen Stacey takes over the Marvel Universe in June. Gwen as Thor, The Avengers, The X-Men (pictured), Wolverine, Magneto… awesome :)
(For anyone who’s not sure who Gwen Stacey is or why she’s cosplaying the entire Marvel Universe, Gwen Stacey was Emma Stone’s character in the latest Spider-Man film, she’s headlined her own Spider-Gwen series (which is ace) set in an AU where she, not Peter, is bitten by the spider).
So yesterday RDJ was confirmed for Captain America 3 and it’ll kick off the MCU’s version of the Civil War arc (which will also be rebooted in the comics in the coming months).
I have mixed feelings about this, on the one hand it offers a rich Marvel universe on screen (it’s not much of a Civil war if it’s just a few people having a spat) and I can see it tying in to the Marvel TV series very nicely, plus it means I don’t need to worry about running out of Marvel movies any time soon.
On the other hand how will the large cast of heroes be introduced? If you want to see how shoving a whole bunch of generic characters with not-too-clearly-thought-out powers works just watch X-Men 3 (so the guy who regrows his arms, is it just his arms? Or does he basically have a healing factor that’s waaaay better than Wolverine’s?). But most importantly, I can’t see Civil War without Spidey and Reed. But MCU’s Civil War will necessarily be without Spidey and Reed. No X-Men either. I guess by then we’ll have Ant-Man, maybe Dr Strange, we might get Daredevil & friends but it’s not going to look like this:
Then again Marvel are rebooting Civil War and in light of their policies to stifle/cancel X-Men and the Fantastic Four for fear of fuelling their cinematic competition maybe we’ll get a different story this time around?
Today would’ve been Jack Kirby’s 97th birthday, we have Jack to thank for probably the majority of Marvel superheroes you’ve seen on the big screen (plus a hell of a lot you haven’t).
Captain America is Jack’s along with Joe Simon, and with Stan Lee he created Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Nick Fury, the Avengers, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, the Silver Surfer, Loki, Galactus, and (a considerably more verbose) Groot. That doesn’t even cover his characters that have appeared on screen, seriously, he helped create a lot of characters.
As powers go it obviously depends what you want to achieve but assuming you want to be a superhero of some sort (or even if you don’t) you need to think pretty carefully about the nature of your power.
If you want the power of flight because you’re lazy you need to make sure you’re not getting wings – even with (Arch)Angel-style hollow bones you’re going to have to flap those bad boys and flying is energy-intensive – you need to make sure you’re getting Nathan Petrelli style self-propelled flight.
A word of advice, anyone you meet who thinks Invisibility is the best power is a pervert. Straight up.
As the Google Engineers correctly surmise this is the power you want (of these three anyway). You don’t get the wind whistling through your hair as you soar on thermals, but you can get anywhere you like a hell of a lot quicker than flying there, and in terms of kicking ass (which neither of the others are that great for) the opening of X-Men 2 should tell you everything you need to know. Even if you don’t have a tail.
(via Boing Boing)