Maleficent Mistress Of Evil Full Trailer
It’s been 5 years since the events of the first film and Philip has sought out Aurora to ask her for her hand in marriage. She eagerly agrees but Maleficent isn’t pleased with the news. Although they have a strong bond, it looks like this new alliance is going to put their relationship to the test.
Hatred between man and the fairies still exists. Aurora’s marriage to Prince Phillip is cause for celebration in the kingdom of Ulstead and the neighboring Moors. It’s meant to unite the two worlds, but when an unexpected encounter introduces a powerful new alliance, Maleficent and Aurora are pulled apart to opposing sides in a Great War, testing their loyalties and causing them to question whether they can truly be family.
I’m curious to see if Maleficent’s people will have similar powers to her. Maybe a whole herd of dragons will be coming for you Queen Ingrith. A girl can hope. Either way, Maleficent Mistress of Evil promises to deliver stunning visuals, magical moments, and Maleficent in all her powerful glory.
Maleficent Mistress of Evil is in theaters October 18 2019!
Maleficent Mistress Of Evil Trailer Reaction
Like the army camp scene for instance, this looks lifted right from 1998. It’s only missing the musical number. No, we will not be getting musical numbers in this film but the classic songs will be heard in instrumental form.
Watch the teaser to see the first look at Mulan
When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father.
Before running off to join the army, Mulan is being schooled in the ways of how to be a good wife. She is less than thrilled. This is not how she will bring honor to her family. I’ve always admired this aspect of Mulan, that urge to not conform to society’s standards.
Mulan stars Yifei Liu in the title role, Donnie Yen as Commander Tung, Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan, Yoson An as Cheng Honghui, Gong Li as Xianniang, and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro and is based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.” If you have never read the original source material, I highly recommend it.
Spider-Man Far From Home Easter Eggs
Throughout the movie look for bridges. This imagery foreshadows the final battle between Peter and Mysterio. It’s also a callback to Mysterio’s debut in the Spider-Man comics.
Sandman is the first Elemental we see in the film. Look closely at the silver car’s license plate of 463 to see the reference to The Amazing Spider-Man #4 published in 1963 which introduced Sandman.
During the In Memoriam video we see Captain America. Since Steve Rogers ended up as an old man, the world may think he died as well.
There are drawings of Iron Man covering one wall of Peter’s art class.
Peter is wearing the Iron Spider suit. This is the last suit Tony Stark gave him.
Look for a poster of Crusher Hogan. Joseph “Crusher” Hogan is a wrestler whom in the comics Peter Parker tests out his new found Spider-Man powers on.
Peter sends Nick Fury to voicemail, a classic Tony Stark move. He did this to Secretary of State Ross at the end of Captain America Civil War.
Mike Piazza pennant hangs on the wall in Peter’s room. Mike Piazza played for the New York Mets among other teams. Peter is a Mets fan.
We also know Peter loves Star Wars. Look for a Tie Fighter on the shelf in his room.
Peter’s luggage has the initials B.F.P. showing this suitcase belonged to his Uncle Ben.
Midtown School of Science & Technology heads to Europe
On the plane some the movie choices include The Snap, Finding Wakanda, Hunting Hydra, NOVA: Einstein Rosen Bridges with Dr. Erik Selvig, and Heart of Iron: The Tony Stark Story.
In Italy when Betty is taking a photo of Ned, look at the boat behind him. It says ASM 212. Hydroman, who attacks them on this portion of the trip, was introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man #212.
Flash mentions a guy name Morris Bench as a possible answer to who/what is Hydroman. Morris Bench is Hydroman in the comic books.
Nick Fury makes his entrance similar to how Steve Rogers found him in The Winter Soldier: sitting alone in a darkened room.
Confirmation that those are in fact Tony Stark’s glasses we saw Peter wearing in the trailer.
“Uneasy is the head that wears the crown” is a quote from Shakespeare’s Henry IV. Which is not a Star Wars reference. Previously Peter has made other pop culture references while on missions, including one about The Empire Strikes Back, a Star Wars film.
Nick Fury (Talos) says “he’s from Earth, just not yours.” A clue that Fury isn’t Fury.
Earth 833 – is the Earth in Marvel Comics home to Spider-UK.
Earth 616 – is the Earth most of the Marvel Comic stories take place. It also refers to EGO.
Ned and Peter share their best friends handshake.
EDITH– Even Dead I’m The Hero. Tony loves his acronyms. That’s a hint at what is to come later.
The Spider-Man Stealth Suit is a nod to Spider-Man Noir and the Big Time suit.
Peter not knowing how to use the tech he is given is a recurring theme. In Homecoming he activates Instant Kill by accident. This time he launches a drone strike on his bus.
“I’m still the guy in the chair!” Ned was Peter’s guy in the chair in Homecoming.
Captain America Civil War Flashback: Tony introducing BARF to the students at MIT. Turns out it was Quentin Beck who had worked so hard on that technology only for Tony to use it in a way Beck hated.
Mysterious crew members are seen throughout the film, specifically in each scene where an elemental shows up.
In another flashback we see William Ginter Riva being yelled at by Obadiah Stane in the first Iron Man. Beck, William, and countless other former Stark employees have teamed up to bring the world Mysterio.
During the first drone fight with Mysterio:
Peter is seen in several different suits. Including the traditional Blue and Red Spider-Man suit, his homemade suit that Tony finds hiding in the ceiling, and of course the stealth suit.
A broken Captain America Statue is seen lying on the ground in front of Mysterio’s Statue.
At Tony’s grave, a Zombie Iron Man crawls out of the ground. This is a nod to the Marvel Zombies comics by Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead).
Heading to London
Nick Fury (Talos) makes a comment about Kree Sleeper Cells. This could be a clue as to what is to come in the future and/or why the real Nick Fury is in space on a Skrull ship.
Peter asks Happy to tell him something only the real Happy would know. This is similar to how Captain Marvel determined if Fury was a Skrull or an actual person.
The Avengers Theme is heard when Peter Parker approaches the back of the plane.
The suit Peter designs using Tony’s tech ends up being red and black. Spider-Man’s original design by Steve Ditko was a red and black suit.
Happy plays Back in Black by AC/DC, Iron Man’s theme song. Peter remarks I love Led Zeppelin! Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song is heavily featured in Thor Ragnarok.
The Fight For London
On the bridge as MJ, Ned, and Betty are seen running away, look for the black Audi. The license plate says 2865 SEP. Molten Man debuted in The Amazing Spider-Man #28 released in September 1965.
The final battle occurs on and around the Tower Bridge. In The Amazing Spider-Man #13, Mysterio’s premiere issue, he battles Peter on the Brooklyn Bridge, messing with Peter’s Spidey Senses, and ultimately causing Peter to lose the fight.
When the Elementals seemingly combine into one massive baddie, Mr. Dell remarks it’s like the Power Rangers. Mr. Harrington tells him it’s Voltron he’s thinking about.
Peter picks up the Tower Bridge Sign and his modified Drone. He heads out to battle all the drones like Captain America holding both his shield and Mjolnir in Avengers Endgame.
Happy throws a shield, poorly, and wonders how Cap does it.
MJ and Peter are standing in front of Grand Central. This is a famous MCU location, as it is where we see the superhero spin of the original Avengers assembling in Avengers.
Look closely at the green construction banner in front of Grand Central. It says “We are so excited to show you what comes next.” It also features the numbers 1, 2, and 3 with the circle for 4 being a question mark. Spider-Man Far From Home is the end of Phase 3 of the MCU.
Spider-Man Far From Home Mid Credit Scene Easter Eggs
Mysterio frames Spider-Man for the attack on London and his death. In the comics he frames Spider-Man for robbing the Midtown Museum.
When Peter Parker is revealed to be Spider-Man, Peter says what the f… and is cut off. In Homecoming this is May’s reaction when she sees Peter in the suit.
J. Jonah Jameson is the editor and chief of The Daily Bugle: a New York newspaper and known in the Spider-Man universe as a hater of all things Spider-Man. JK Simmons is portraying Jameson in the film, making him the first making Marvel character to be portrayed by the same actor in both their MCU and non-MCU live-action depictions. It seems like The Daily Bugle this time is a website like TMZ meets InfoWars.
Spider-Man Far From Home Post Credit Scene Easter Eggs
Talos and Soren have been masquerading as Fury and Hill the entire film. As stated above their were several clues. Also note, Maria is heard calling Fury, “Nick.” In Captain Marvel he makes it clear no one calls him Nick.
Nick Fury is in space on a Skrull ship relaxing while also building up the Skrull army. This could be to combat the Kree Forces Talos mentioned earlier in the film.
Did you spot any I missed? Leave them in the comments below.
Spider-Man Far From Home is now playing!
Alright Spidey fans lets get into it. Here are the Spider-Man Far From Home post credit scenes explained and what they mean for Phase 4 of the MCU.
Spider-Man Far From Home Post Credit Scenes
Spider-Man Far From Home has two post credit scenes that are giving fans a lot to discuss. From what is going to happen now that the world knows and thinks Peter Parker is a killer Spider-Man to how long has Talos been Fury? Here are my thoughts on these two stellar scenes.
Spider-Man Far From Home Mid-Credit Scene Explained
The Spider-Man Far From Home mid-credit scene picks up right where the film left off, MJ and Peter just finished swinging through New York City and are saying their goodbyes. As Peter is about to swing away, the news comes on with a doctored scene of what happened on the Tower Bridge. And just like the comic books, Mysterio has framed Spider-Man for the whole scene and showing him to be a murderer.
Quick recap: Spider-Man didn’t cause the destruction, I mean maybe indirectly because he handed over EDITH but we will look past that. Also, Spider-Man is innocent. Unfortunately now the world knows Peter Parker is Spider-Man and thinks he’s a criminal. Especially since J. Jonah Jameson is all over his case.
J. Jonah Jameson, the editor and chief of The Daily Bugle: a New York newspaper, is known in the Spider-Man universe as a hater of all things Spider-Man. Jameson constantly carries out smear campaigns against Spider-Man, and in some runs, employs Peter Parker as a photojournalist.
Spidey fans were excited to see this notorious pain in Spider-Man’s you know what show up in the MCU. JK Simmons is portraying Jameson in the film, making him the first making Marvel character to be portrayed by the same actor in both their MCU and non-MCU live-action depictions. It seems like The Daily Bugle this time might not be a paper but a news program or something like TMZ meets InfoWars.
Spider-Man Far From Home Post Credit Scene Explained
Post Credit scenes in the MCU range from hilarious and calm like the end of Avengers where they are all eating Shawarma to the beginning of the Avengers Initiative. The Spider-Man Far From Home post credit scene is more on the Avengers Initiative side. We finally learned why Nicky Fury has seemed off the entire film.
Everyone’s favorite Skrull, Talos, has been masquerading as Nick Fury for the whole time. While his wife Soren was impersonating Maria Hill. Talos calls Fury to tell him about everything that happened, and Nick in true form hangs up on him. It looked as if Fury was hanging out on an island, TAHITI anyone?, but a pan out revealed he’s actually on the Skrulls’ ship taking a break. No Goose The Cat sightings though.
What do the Spider-Man Far From Home Post Credit Scenes Mean For Phase 4?
Lets start with the Mid-Credit Scene. Peter Parker and Aunt May are going to have to go somewhere to ride out this storm of false information and hatred towards Spider-Man. More than likely they will end up at the newly rebuilt Avengers Compound with Happy more than happy to entertain May. Peter deals with something similar in the comics.
Daredevil is that you? Speculations are high that Peter Parker will need the help of a lawyer and Matt Murdoch could be the hero to take on the case. Since the cancelation of the Netflix show, it would be nice to see Daredevil show up in the MCU with Charlie Cox reprising the role.
Peter Parker has been unmasked in the comics before. Most notably in Civil War #2, although it should be known he chose to tell his identity then. However he eventually gets his anonymity back but it comes in a very costly, comic book kind of way.
So while this isn’t new territory, it will be interesting to see the route Marvel Studios will take now that everyone knows. Will he, like Tony Stark, be loud and proud I am Spider-Man? Or will something happen where he allows Mephisto to alter reality to the tune of Amazing Spider-Man #544? Yes I realize this is super controversial, I’m not a big fan of this run either but who knows what will happen in the MCU?
And now the Post Credit Scene. What is going on with Nick Fury? I’ve seen some several threads were fans are trying to determine how long Talos has been Fury. I’m sticking with Fury was himself at Tony Stark’s funeral and shortly after that took off to space with Maria Hill to work with the Skrulls. This could point to a Kree threat coming back to Earth or something bigger and badder, Galactus perhaps.
In the comic book series Original Sin, we find out that Nicky Fury on Earth is actually a number of Life Model Decoys who are so advanced they could fall almost anyone or anything. The real Nick Fury, it was revealed, was in space protecting the Earth against a number alien threats.
I don’t see the MCU going this route, at least in the sense that Fury hasn’t been Fury the whole time. But I do see him now hanging out with his friends Captain Marvel, Goose the Cat, and the Skrulls in space. He has always been on the lookout for the next big threat. It makes sense that after the devastation caused by Thanos, Fury would turn his total attention to the cosmos and worry less about threats like Mysterio, sending Talos in his stead.
We should also keep in mind as of Captain Marvel, one Skrull is missing. He might not have gotten the memo that they are all good with Earth now and Secret Invasion could still be on the table.
Whether we see someone like Galactus show up or the formation of the Sinister Six, Phase 4 of the MCU promises to be just as exciting and action packed as the first 3. I for one, am looking forward to seeing how the X-Men and Fantastic Four come into play.
Spider-Man Far From Home is in theaters now.
Downton Abbey Trailer
Downton Abbey Character Posters
Each little look into this film makes me happy. Downton Abbey is one of those series I could watch over and over again, without tiring of it. I was hoping they would make a film, so this is absolutely perfect. Just look at these character posters, they are so Downton.
Obviously I’m partial to Lady Mary and the Dowager Countess but they are all stunning. Do you have a favorite character? It can definitely be hard to choose with this stellar cast.
Downton Abbey Synopsis
What is the Downton Abbey movie about? What we know so far is that we will continue to follow the lives of the Crawley family. Set in and around 1927, King George and Queen Mary are going to Downton. It seems like Mary is debating leaving it all behind but Edith reminds her she is the heart of the place now.
For longtime fans like myself, seeing Carson walk up the path to the big house makes me smile. Carson had left his post due to the onset of Parkinson’s disease. But he is ever the faithful servant and when Lady Mary beseeches him for help, he replies I will be there in the morning.