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Marvel Battleworld Game
Battleworld is the perfect game for kids to unleash their inner hero. Playing solo or with others, they have to come up with strategies to defeat the villains, rescue the heroes, and ultimately show Thanos who is boss. Choose from the Mega Pack or Battle Balls to get your game on.
The Marvel Battleworld Mega Pack includes everything you need to get started on your mission to defeat Thanos: Hero Cards, Battle Cards, pair of dice, plus your heroes, 6 in all including 2 surprise characters you have to free from the Thanostones. Or grab a Battle Ball with also contains two collectable characters, Hero Cards, Battle Cards, and pair of dice.
One of the exciting aspects of this game is that you're not only collecting MCU heroes, but heroes from all over the pages of the comic books. Characters like Captain America, Groot, and Iron Man are teaming up with Beta Ray Bill, Throg, and Valkyrie Gamora.
Plus Funko Animation Studios has teamed up with Marvel to create Marvel Battleworld, short-form animated content that will be available on Disney XD, Marvel HQ, YouTube, and more. The cartoon series will introduce children to a new plan by villain Thanos to trap Marvel heroes in Battleworld.
We have had a lot of fun playing this game already, with up to 4 players the whole family can join in. I like that this is a cooperative game, which makes the kids work together. Team building, family bonding time, and cool Marvel stuff? What is not to love?
The geek in me is thrilled about the variety of Marvel heroes available in this game. It's opened the door to teach our kids about lesser known characters and how awesome they can be. For added fun, act out your favorite hero's moves. We do this and trust me it brings out all the laughs! Bonus points if you know their catchphrase!
The Funko collector in me has to show off the detail of these micro-pop figures. They look so good! Now if I can only sneak them away to add to my collection…
Okay fine I won't take his toys but I will have to get my own because just look at them. Need!
Marvel Battleworld Game Unboxing
In our house Thanos cannot win! And he won't because, my son is on the job with some of his super friends. Look at what comes inside the Mega Pack, including the ULTRA RARE character we found. But don't be like us, read the directions first because we kinda skipped past the defeating Thanos thing, and went straight to breaking out the heroes. Oops!
Where can you buy the Marvel Battleworld Game?
Funko's Marvel Battleworld Game is available now at Target for a low price. Pick it up now at a Target near you!
What To Binge On Disney Plus Right Now
Disney Plus has a massive library that can help pass the time for whenever you are stuck at home. From classic movies and tv shows to recent mega hits, Disney+ has it all. So the next time the kids get bored and drive you crazy just grab this list, snacks, and you are golden.
The family and I went through the myriad of options to come up with this list. Don't see your favorite listed? Leave us a comment below. Also if there is something you want to see on Disney Plus but it isn't there yet, simply let them know via the help option on the menu.
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Pro Tip: If you are unsure what category a show or film falls under check the search tab. The search section of Disney Plus features “explore” categories that cover various topics and interests.
Best Disney Plus Originals
Disney+ has launched several originals from series to films. Here are our top picks.
Diary of a Future President
Diary of a Future President explores the origin of a future president. This family comedy follows Elena's journey through the ups and downs of middle school, which set her on the path to becoming the president of the United States.
Although the main focus is on a 12 year-old girl, both of my children enjoy the show. It's full of laughs and heart-warming moments that are perfect for family time or you need to go watch something because you're driving me insane time.
Stargirl is based on the New York Times' best-selling young adult novel about an unassuming high schooler who finds himself inexplicably drawn to the free-spirited new girl, whose unconventional ways change how they see themselves and their world. Leo Borlock is an average student that has always been content flying under the radar.
But all that changes when he meets Stargirl Caraway, a confident and colorful new student who stands out in a crowd. She is kind, finds magic in the mundane, and touches the lives of others with the simplest of gestures.
High School Musical The Musical The Series
Once a Wildcat always a Wildcat. I am not ashamed to admit I like this series as much as my kids, if not more because I'm an OG Wildcat.
Lady and the Tramp
The classic is brought to life in this live-action re-imagination. If The Lion King turned you off with it's super realistic (read: lack of) expressions don't worry. Lady and the Tramp is more like Air Bud.
Togo is the untold story of the dog who led the 1925 serum run. He was considered by most to be too small and weak to lead such an intense race but he did it. Although Balto gets all the glory, it was actually Togo who did most of the run, over 300 miles while Balto only did about 30 miles.
Timmy Failure Mistakes Were Made
Based on the best-selling book of the same name, Timmy Failure follows the adventures of deadpan Timmy and his 1,500 pound partner, a polar bear named Total. Together they solve mysteries for their Portland deceptive agency, Total Failure Inc.
Disney Plus Educational Series
Who said you can't learn anything from watching TV? Ok, Boomer there is a lot of educational content on Disney+. My husband and I couldn't believe some of things we learned by watching Jeff Goldblum's curiosity in ordinary life. Did you know there are shoe cons where people buy shoes for more than the cost of a fully-loaded SUV? Mind blowing.
The World According to Jeff Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum learning about things we probably haven't thought twice about such as the allure of BBQ and a good pair of jeans. As random as it seems, this show is addicting and fun to watch.
This competition series featuring teams of young builders who are tasked with designing, building, and testing unique creations. Each episode has a new challenge. The end results are awesome.
The Imagineering Story
The DisNerd in me absolutely loved this series. I have my fingers crossed they will make more. If you want to learn the history of the Disney Company and see behind the scenes into the magic of everything they do, this is the show for you.
National Geographic Shows & Disneynature Films
Take a deeper look into our world from animals and plants to habitats and beyond. The nature nerd in me loves having all this content right at my beck and call.
90s Disney Channel Classics on Disney Plus
I'm not going to explain any of these because they are classics and you should know them all by heart. If you can't sing the Kim Possible theme song then we cannot be friends.
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
That's So Raven
Chip ‘n' Dale Rescue Rangers
Boy Meets World
Disney Channel Original Movies on Disney Plus
Descendants 1, 2, and 3
Our house is still obsessed with all things Descendants, just look at this Carlos De Vil DIY Costume I made for my mini VK. Not only can you find the films on Disney+ but also the shorts and animated series.
Related: Descendants Cookies
Teen Beach Movie 1 and 2
High School Musical 1, 2, 3, and Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure
Disney Movies on Disney Plus
Whew, these suggestions were a tough list to come by. After all we each have our favorites and there are so many more I didn't even get a chance to list. If I did this post would be longer than it already is!
Frozen and Frozen 2
Personally, I like the second one better than the first. Plus I don't find Into the Unknown to be an obnoxious ear worm like Let it Go. Hey Elsa agrees, just look at the Frozen 2 Easter Eggs if you don't believe me.
The Lion King
aka the greatest animated movie of all time. I will hear no arguments.
Oliver and Company
The Emperor's New Groove
#1 Underrated Disney film ever
Ralph Breaks The Internet
Pirates of the Caribbean
Mary Poppins Returns
read more: Mary Poppins Returns Easter Eggs
Pixar on Disney Plus
Pixar fans can dive into all sorts of amazing content on Disney+. From classic shorts like Lou and Luxo Jr. to the Pixar film library, there is no shortage of Pixar fun to be had.
All the Cars Movies and Shorts
Finding Nemo and Finding Dory
Forky Asks a Question
Pixar in Real Life
Toy Story 1, 2, 3 and 4
If you're like me and love looking for Pixar Movie Easter eggs, being stuck at home is the perfect time to go on the hunt. The Pizza Planet truck, A113, and so many more are. Make a game of it with the kids to see who can find the most. I won't tell if you use my posts to cheat!
Marvel Movies on Disney Plus
I own all the Marvel movies but laziness can win out and I don't want to get up to find the blu-ray yah know? Not only can I relive my favorite moments, Captain America Elevator Fight Scene hello, but I can watch special featurettes not available on the discs.
Are you emotionally ready to return to Endgame? No lie I still feel so many things when the “Portals” scene/music plays. Cap ready to stand and fight alone, everyone coming back, and AVENGERS ASSEMBLE! Ah such an amazing moment. And yes I'm still salty about all the award season snubs.
Captain America The Winter Soldier
Star Wars on Disney Plus
Sure you've already seen every episode and agonized over Baby Yoda's cuteness but that doesn't mean you can't watch again. For Star Wars super fans, take this as an opportunity to look for easter eggs hidden throughout each episode.
The Clone Wars
One word: Ahsoka. Catch up on the entire series before starting season 7.
Read more: Perfect Star Wars Movie Viewing Order
The *almost* complete Star Wars Skywalker Saga. The only thing missing is Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker. It will be available to own on Digital HD March 17 & Blu-ray and 4k on March 31.
How to get Disney Plus:
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What are you binging on Disney+?
Black Widow Final Trailer
Black Widow is set in the two year gap between Captain American: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. Natasha is on the run and returns to her family to finish some personal business.
In the trailer we get confirmation that Taskmaster is controlling the army of Widows. That's right, Natasha is not the only Widow in the world, and this fight will be a tough one. After all Present Day Captain America had issues fighting past Cap and there was only one of him.
All of these women have been trained like Nat, knowing almost all her moves and outnumbering her by, well, a lot. Lucky for her she is not alone in this fight. Her family is by her side. Melina, Yelena, and Alexei (The Red Guardian) are going to stand by her side. Lets just hope they all make it out alive.
read more: Black Widow Teaser Trailer Breakdown
Who is Taskmaster?
In the comics, Taskmaster is a super-soldier with photographic reflexes. That means he can instantly learn new fighting abilities just by seeing them. In the trailers we see him imitating Hawkeye, Captain America, and Black Panther. The skull-faced Taskmaster first appeared in The Avengers #195-196 as a mercenary with a unique skill set.
Learn more about Taskmaster: Black Widow Comics to Read
In the final trailer, he is also busy studying Natasha's moves. Like Thanos, he is a calculating villain, one that won't jump until he has deciphered all the angles and what could go wrong. Taking him on will be Natasha and her family's biggest challenge yet, especially with an army of Widows by his side.
With the Taskmaster's powers and his known connection to Deadpool in the comics, it would be interesting to see a crossover with both characters. That is assuming they don't kill Taskmaster off, *cough* Hela *cough* Regardless, with the combination of Ross' presence in the film and The Thunderbolt rumors, Black Widow is laying the groundwork for the future of the MCU.
Black Widow might be set in the past but it's the first Phase 4 film for a reason. Time will tell what seeds are being planted here. I don't know about you but I am excited to see where Marvel Studios takes us and who is coming along for the ride.
Black Widow Final Trailer Reaction
Black Widow is in theaters May 1, 2020
Marvel Disney Plus TV Spot Breakdown
Thirty seconds may not seem like a long time but super fans know that 30 seconds can give us plenty to work with when it comes to theorizing about the characters. From seeing what our favorites look like now, hello Bucky Barnes, to meeting new characters, we see you US Agent, the Marvel TV Spot did not disappoint.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
First up, we got a look into The Falcon and The Winter Soldier with a shot of Captain America's iconic shield, lodged into a tree. We see that Sam Wilson is practicing his shield moves now that Cap has passed it onto him. A few more seconds in shows Sam in flight in his upgraded Falcon suit taking on Zemo's cronies.
Bucky Barnes, The Winter Soldier, shows off Buck's new, cleaner look. Its a callback to his original, pre-winter soldier look in Captain America: The First Avenger.
Daniel Brühl is reprising his role as Baron Zemo, first seen in Captain America: Civil War. Despite facing off with Bucky, he looks as unbothered by his circumstances as ever.
At the end of the Disney Plus spot Wyatt Russell appears on a football field as John Walker aka U.S. Agent, a knock-off for the real Captain America, and one trained by Taskmaster. Black Widow tie-in here? It's a possibility.
Marc Bernadin revealed that in the show, the US Government is not thrilled that Sam is taking over the role of Captain America. Looks like instead they would rather have a budget Cap instead. They can have him because Sam looks good throwing that shield.
The one Marvel Studios Disney Plus offering that has some confused is WandaVision. It's meant to mimic old sitcoms with a twisted story.
In this preview it appears that Wanda and Vision are getting their happily ever after, or are they? At first they appear in a black and white, old school tv show world. Wanda gives off serious June Cleaver vibes.
However not everything is as it seems. We quickly see Scarlet Witch and Vision go through several different time eras, finally landing on her in color and him in black and white. Almost as if the illusion she has created is falling apart, or vice versa. Look out for her classic comic book look in one of those flashbacks!
The Disney Plus trailer reveals that Wanda and Vision have children. In the shot of her standing in front of the refrigerator, children's artwork is seen stuck on the front. In the comics, their children's names are Thomas (Speed) and William (Wiccan). They were originally created using her reality-warping abilities, because Vision is an android and can't have children.
The Marvel Studios teaser ended with Loki, sitting in a dark room dressed in prison's latest fashions. The God of Mischief looks right at us and says “I’m gonna burn this place to the ground.” Classic Loki, none of that redemption arc to be seen.
It has been confirmed that the Loki series will follow 2012 Loki after he snuck away with the tesseract in Avengers Endgame. We will get to see where and when Loki ended up and more importantly what kind of chaos did he cause.
Owen Wilson and Sophia Di Martino have also joined the Loki cast.
Watch the Marvel Disney Plus TV Spot again, because yes it is that good.
Also coming to Disney Plus from Marvel Studios is: What If?, Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, and Moon Knight. The Falcon and The Winter Soldier debuts fall 2020, WandaVision debuts sometime in 2020, and Loki is coming in Spring 2021.
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Black Widow Comics to Read Before The Movie
Most of us know about Black Widow and her crazy, sick skills thanks to her being a constant in the MCU since Iron Man 2. But if you're curious about her original debut, you're looking for Tales Of Suspense #52. The outfit is different and she's not quite what we are use to but it's worth a read if you have the time.
RELATED: Complete Marvel Phase 4 Timeline
Black Widow: Deadly Origin
Whether or not your skip Tales of Suspense #52, Black Widow: Deadly Origin is my first pick for Black Widow comics. This 4-issue mini-series is perfect for getting the basics about Natasha as we know her. It features cameos from Nick Fury, Winter Soldier, Red Guardian, Iron Man, and more.
After the murder of her oldest friend, Natasha sets off on a journey through her past as a Russian spy, Nazi freedom fighter, mercenary, superhero, and SHIELD agent. The life that she currently is living is now threatened by her previous brainwashing/programming via the Icepick Protocol, which has just been activated and is designed to turn her friends into enemies and destroy everyone close to her.
Black Widow: S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Most Wanted
Black Widow: S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Most Wanted has Natasha on the run from both S.H.I.E.L.D. and Iron Man. She is currently the most wanted woman on the planet, and she finds herself returning to the place where she became the Black Widow: The Red Room.
Black Widow, the film, takes place between Captain America Civil War and Avengers Infinity War, with Natasha on the run. We also know she will be returning to her home and facing the Red Room. This comic is likely to have been a strong influence on the film and narrative.
Black Widow: The Name of the Rose
In this mini-series, Black Widow finds herself alone and gravely wounded while being hunted by an assassin. Although she is in a tough spot, The Name of the Rose proves that even injured and seemingly defeated, never bet against Natasha Romanov.
Black Widow: The Finely Woven Thread
When she isn't busy as an Avenger or S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, Natasha seeks to atone for her days as a KGB assassin. In The Finely Woven Thread, Black Widow goes undercover in Russia. The Hand of God is waiting for her and it set on destroying her.
Black Widow: Itsy-Bitsy Spider
If you're wondering who is the girl Nat calls “sis” in the trailer, that is Yelena Belova. Itsy-Bitsy Spider introduces us to Yelena, Natasha Romanoff's successor in The Red Room. She is desperate to prove she is better than Black Widow but this rivalry could turn deadly as they raced to acquire a potent bioweapon.
In Black Widow, Yelena is played by Florence Pugh. The two seem to be on decent enough terms and will be teaming up in the film. It'll be interesting to see the two of them take on Taskmaster, showing their prowess as skilled fighters and spies.
Black Widow Vol 1: Homecoming
This Black Widow run rewrote some of her history, including a reveal that some of her memories are fake, like those infamous ballet lessons. However, it is a return to The Red Room, which will likely be key in the film. This time she comes face-to-face with the woman who ran The Red Room, Lyudmila Kudrin.
In Age of Ultron, we see Natasha in The Red Room, ballet lessons and all, being instructed by a mysterious woman. That could be Kudrin and Black Widow may shed more light on this evil woman.
Who is Red Guardian in Black Widow?
Red Guardian was Russia's answer to Captain America. But before Alexei Shostakov donned the red suit, he was Natasha's husband. He faked his death to become a super-solider, which was a turning point in Nat's life. His death caused her to give up and surrender herself to The Red Room program.
Avengers #43-44 – Meet Black Widow's Husband
Although they have a romantic relationship in the comic books, the film version of The Red Guardian does not appear to have been Natasha's long lost husband. David Harbour, playing Alexei Shostakov, seems more like a father figure to Nat, Yelena, and Melina.
Who is Taskmaster?
The skull-faced Taskmaster first appeared in The Avengers #195-196 as a mercenary with a unique skill set. Taskmaster has the ability to mimic the physical movements of anyone he witnesses, making him a deadly opponent, especially for someone like Nat who fights in hand-to-hand combat.
The best place to start with Taskmaster is his introduction in the Avengers #195-196 The Terrible Toll of the Taskmaster. Follow that with Taskmaster The Right Price which collects Taskmaster (2002) 1-4, Taskmaster (2010) 1-4, Marvel Comics Presents (2007) 2, and Age of Heroes (2010) 3.
With the Taskmaster's powers and his known connection to Deadpool in the comics, it would be interesting to see a crossover with both characters. That is assuming they don't kill Taskmaster off, *cough* Hela *cough* Regardless, with the combination of Ross' presence in the film and The Thunderbolt rumors, Black Widow could be laying the groundwork for that future MCU film.
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Black Widow is in theaters May 1, 2020