Chadwick Boseman Trolls Interviewer About His Role in Endgame & Black Panther 2

Chadwick Boseman recently trolled an interviewer about his future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – namely regarding Avengers: Endgame and Black Panther 2. Considering his character, T’Challa, died at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, his involvement would seem unlikely; that is, were he not the main character in a massive franchise.

Considering that half of all living things were wiped out at the end of Avengers: Endgame, including a large portion of the Avengers, Avengers: Endgame will kick off with a limited amount of heroes teaming up to reverse Thanos’ damage and save the day. Unfortunately, one hero who bit the dust (and turned to dust) was Black Panther, so his future is not quite as bright as his standalone movie’s success suggested. That said, Black Panther 2 is all but officially confirmed, and the surviving Avengers will no doubt figure out some kind of resolution that will bring back the fallen heroes. How exactly they’ll pull it off is the big mystery, but there’s no doubt it’ll happen one way or another. That said, Boseman is clearly having some fun with his questionable fate prior to Avengers: Endgame’s upcoming release.

Related: Everything We Know About Black Panther’s Role In Avengers: Endgame

In a recent red carpet interview at CinemaCon in Las Vegas (via @cinematicmemes), Boseman was asked about future MCU films like Avengers: Endgame and Black Panther 2, and he explained that he can’t answer any questions about any of the films because his character is dead. When asked for his opinion on the anticipation building around Avengers: Endgame, he said, “It’s great, but… I’m dead. So I can’t answer any questions about that.” And when the interviewer continued to asked some follow-up questions, his response to both were simply, “I’m dead.”  Check out the clip below:

The secrets surrounding the MCU’s future are not taken lightly. Especially with Avengers: Endgame, the anticipation continues to build, with presale tickets already breaking records, and some fans even turning to Ebay to get their hands on some. In fact, Marvel Studios may be doing such a solid job at keeping certain elements from the film from the public that there is even speculation recent trailers for the film have been digitally altered.

As for Black Panther 2, fans can expect to get some concrete information once Avengers: Endgame has been released and fans have had a chance to finally see how events play out. Even though the fate of certain characters – like Black Panther – are likely to get happy endings by the end of Avengers: Endgameit’s still less about the outcome than it is about the journey getting there, and Boseman is clearly being extra careful about not letting anything slip.

More: Every Avengers Movie, Ranked Worst To Best

Source: cinematicmemes

2019-04-05 06:04:35

Danny Salemme

Mark Hamill Trolls Fans About Star Wars 9 Trailer On Set

Mark Hamill trolls fans with a set photo in light of the continued wait for the first Star Wars: Episode IX trailer. Directed by J.J. Abrams, who returns to the franchise after he kicked-off the sequel trilogy with 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the film will end the Skywalker saga.

Not much is known regarding the plot for Episode IX, especially with the way things were left off in Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Aside from returning characters such as Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), and Poe (Oscar Isaac), there’s also a slew of new actors boarding the space opera in Keri Russell, Richard E. Grant, Naomi Ackie, and Dominic Monaghan – all of which have their respective characters tightly under wraps. Matt Smith is apparently not in the cast list, however, contrary to reports that he’d been recruited. Meanwhile, legacy characters such as Leia are also confirmed to appear despite Carrie Fisher’s untimely death in 2017, thanks to unused The Force Awakens footage, while Hamill’s Luke is also expected, although the Jedi Master met his demise in Episode VIII. Considering this, the veteran actor is regularly questioned about when the much-anticipated trailer for Episode IX will drop, and as usual, he’s found a hilarious way to provide an answer.

Related: When Star Wars 9’s Title Will (Probably) Be Revealed

Taking it to his official Twitter account, Hamill posted an image of himself on the set beside his designated trailer. In the caption, he wrote, “People keep asking me over & over & over again- “When will they release the #EpisodeIX trailer?” A) I don’t know. B) Until they do, just be satisfied with this exclusive look at my own personal #StarWars trailer.” The actor also shared that this image was taken on the set of The Last Jedi and not the still-untitled threequel. Check out the photo below:

Considering Luke’s current status in the Star Wars universe, many are excited to see how Abrams will utilize him in Episode IX. Similar to the way Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness) lingered following his death in the original trilogy and even Master Yoda in The Last Jedi, the same could be done for the recently-deceased Jedi Master. However, given that fans have already seen the normal shadowing a Force Ghost does to his mentee, it’s curious how the filmmaker will put a twist on this particular trope.

So far, no preview for Star Wars: Episode IX has been released except for a brand new photo of Rey, Finn, and Poe on the set Abrams shared to commemorate production wrapping back in February. And with just nine months to go before the trilogy capper debuts all over the globe, fans are understandably already clamoring for footage. The Force Awakens dropped its first teaser more than a year before its roll out. However, it’s possible that the upcoming film will follow the marketing pattern for The Last Jedi, which launched its teaser in April 2017 – barely eight months before its release. With an Episode IX panel for Star Wars Celebration already confirmed, there’s a good chance that Disney and Lucasfilm will opt to drop the first-look there alongside the confirmation of the title, similar to the two-in-one reveal with Avengers: Endgame.

More: When Will The Star Wars 9 Trailer Release? [UPDATED]

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2019-03-17 07:03:23

Ana Dumaraog

Captain Marvel’s Trolls Completely Missed What The Movie’s Actually About

With Captain Marvel opening higher, further and faster than any female-led film in history, it seems safe to say that the efforts of various trolls to sabotage the movie’s success have failed miserably. Yet there is an irony in that failure, both in how they managed to showcase their ignorance of Carol Danvers’ character and what she represents in general and in how they attempted to promote Alita: Battle Angel – a movie even more antithetical to their stated values – over Captain Marvel.

The stated reasons behind the trolls’ efforts to wreck Captain Marvel’s opening weekend are as wide and varied as the tactics utilized in accomplishing that end. Angry YouTube videos complaining of Brie Larson being a man-hater and Tweets of alleged insider sources claiming that Larson had been fired from Avengers: Endgame ran wild in the weeks leading up to Captain Marvel‘s release. The effort to “review-bomb” aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes resulted in the site removing users’ ability to rate or comment on movies before their official release date. YouTube took similar steps to change their search metrics, so as to stop trolls from dominating the searches for videos relating to Captain Marvel.

Related: Captain Marvel’s Box Office Is Bigger Than Anybody Predicted

Perhaps the most prominent of these efforts was spearheaded by Jack Posobiec, a self-described “political operative” most famous for his role in the efforts to see James Gunn fired from Disney. Posobiec posted a video to his Twitter account, encouraging his followers to take part in the #AlitaChallenge and see Alita: Battle Angel during Captain Marvel’s opening weekend, declaring“we’re gonna stop giving money to people who hate us.” (Curiously, Posobeic had previously complained of Alita: Battle Angel putting him to sleep, in a deleted tweet).

Presumably the intent behind promoting Alita: Battle Angel over Captain Marvel was to pit two science-fiction themed movies with female leads and feminist themes against one another as proof that their hatred wasn’t of women specifically, just of Brie Larson. There is, however, a deep irony, however, in a right-wing movement promoting Alita, given that the film’s core ideals are far more progressive in tone and diametrically opposed to the beliefs of American conservatives like Posobiec than those presented in Captain Marvel. The original manga that inspired Alita: Battle Angel is famed for its environmental and populist themes, as Alita fights against a corrupt elite of wealth-hoarding plutocrats, who live in luxury above the Earth they have all but destroyed with the waste from their city in the sky. By contrast, Captain Marvel offers perhaps the most idealized view of American military pilots since Top Gun, featuring two pilots and a secret agent with a military background single-handedly stopping an alien invasion of Earth.

Before the weekend was halfway over, it became clear that the boycotts and the review bombs were a bust, with Captain Marvel having scored the second-highest March movie premiere on a Thursday night in history. Despite this, Posobiec doubled-down and somehow managed to further embarrass himself and his movement. In a desperate attempt to appeal to older comic book fans, Posobeic sent out another tweet, suggesting that Stan Lee would not approve of Captain Marvel and the latest batch of MCU movies.

This effort was rightly roasted by Stan Lee’s friends and followers, who pointed out the deep irony making such a claim about Lee, who’s known for his outspoken liberalism. Posobiec was also mocked for his apparent ignorance that Stan Lee’s death was not so long ago that he was ignorant as to what Marvel Films was doing with his creations in their most recent movies. Indeed, Lee had visited the set of Captain Marvel to film one of his famous cameo appearances and was reportedly pleased by the efforts to bring Carol Danvers to life.

While the intentions of these trolls can be debated, one thing seems clear in the wake of their failure – there is no profit to be found in studios lending an ear to online trolls. The record-setting crowds lining up to see Captain Marvel compared to the more modest gains made by Alita: Battle Angel over the past weekend are proof of that. With any luck, these individuals will find some more wholesome and profitable way to spend their time.

More: Rotten Tomatoes’ New Audience Rating System Is Even Worse

2019-03-16 02:03:07

Matt Morrison

Rotten Tomatoes May Require Stricter Verification to Fight Trolls

Rotten Tomatoes may require stricter verification to fight trolls. The popular web-based review aggregator has grown into a mainstay of audience and critical feedback on films since its early quiet beginnings in 1998. With its monthly unique global visitor’s tally somewhere in the neighborhood of 26 million, the site has become the first stop for many both before and after a film’s release.

As the site has grown in popularity, it has obviously faced its fair share of supporters and detractors. In recent years, big name Hollywood filmmakers such as Martin Scorsese have come forth to take aim at the detrimental effects of the review site and its method of stripping down films to a mere good or bad status. Beyond this – or perhaps in addition to it – Rotten Tomatoes has found itself at the center of a debate regarding trolls who overwhelm the site in the days leading up to the release of a film they don’t like and negatively review it.

Related: Rotten Tomatoes Removes Percentage & Comments Before A Movie’s Release

In fact, the Rotten Tomatoes trolls became so irritating in the lead up to the release of Captain Marvel that the site changed its policy, disallowing users to comment on a film prior to its release. Now, according to THR, a Rotten Tomatoes rep has said that tighter restrictions – including making users verify having seen a film before reviewing it – may need to be implemented.

The Captain Marvel incident, in which hordes of trolls lashed out due to the gender of its protagonist, was unfortunately not the first of its kind for Rotten Tomatoes, either. Past battles with those more interested in gender or skin color than cinema also occurred with the female-led reboot of Ghostbusters as well as films like Black Panther and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The frustration this has caused Rotten Tomatoes and film fans alike is apparent, though at present, Rotten Tomatoes has not given any indication what their new, troll-proof system would look like or how exactly it would function. That being said, Fandango, the parent company that owns Rotten Tomatoes, clearly understands the need to put an end to this problem and appears determined to find the right solution.

Whatever the prevailing opinion on Rotten Tomatoes and its aggregate method of film review may be, it is important that trolls be shut out from the issues that don’t concern them. As this is a debate about a film related website, it’s obvious that cinephiles and casual filmgoers should be able to access untainted reviews of whatever film they choose. Stripped to its essence, this is a case of those who enjoy cinema versus those who don’t. If film review sites such as Rotten Tomatoes must take stricter measures to ensure the reviews are there for those who actually care about the amazing medium of cinema, then so be it.

More: Rotten Tomatoes Will Only Hurt Itself By Hiding Scores

Source: THR

2019-03-13 06:03:54

Mike Jones

Clark Gregg Slams Captain Marvel Trolls, Defends Brie Larson

Beloved Agents of SHIELD Clark Gregg is speaking out against the internet trolls who have been bombarding Captain Marvel and its star Brie Larson with hate since before the film’s release. The backlash against the film has been ongoing ever since the actress talked about wanting more inclusivity at press junkets, a comment which was badly misinterpreted by certain sections of the internet.

Said interested parties proceeded to bombard Captain Marvel‘s Rotten Tomatoes page with negative reviews, bringing its “Want to See” meter down to historic lows before the movie opened. These attacks led to the review site changing their audience score policy, although that didn’t rectify the situation entirely. Now that the film is available for audiences to judge Carol Danvers’ debut on its own merits, with the sixth-largest worldwide opening weekend speaking for itself, Clark Gregg has added his own two cents to the controversy.

Related: 8 Things Captain Marvel Revealed About The MCU

In an interview with Nerdist, the Agents of SHIELD star revealed his opinion of the fans who had created the toxic atmosphere surrounding Captain Marvel, in which he also makes a return as a younger and less experienced Phil Coulson. Indirectly referencing Larson’s comments on the importance of diversity, he said, “There are people who get very bent out of shape about the fact that she’s a woman, and that Brie’s a woman and wants to see women moving into an equal place in humanity to men.” He then added, “It must be sad to be that kind of dinosaur wandering toward the tar pits.”

As for the film itself, Gregg was very much taken with the way Danvers and her backstory were introduced, saying, “I’m a big sucker for the thing where people are having to understand on a deeper level who they are, in a way they never would have imagined.” Considering that his character went through a similar process on Agents of SHIELD, it makes sense that he would feel a kinship with Captain Marvel, adding, “Forget that she’s a woman, it’s just a great origin story, period.” It seems critics agree with him, seeing as the critical score on Rotten Tomatoes is currently sitting at 80 percent even as the audience score suffers from targeted attacks.

Thankfully, the negativity hasn’t slowed the movie down any. With the second-largest global debut for a comic book film, second only to 2018’s Black Panther, this is surely a win for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and for female-led superhero films at large. And for those who feel attacked by the mere presence of these new and different heroes? Gregg has some more words of wisdom, saying it’s easy for people to get “butthurt about seeing someone else get a hero that looks like them, but that’s because they’ve always had heroes that look like them.” As much as the MCU has provided an amazing and masterful array of characters to choose from in the last ten years he added, “It wouldn’t have been a complete canvas without someone like Captain Marvel in the same way that it was never going to be a complete canvas without T’Challa and Wakanda.”

That being said, this is no guarantee that every individual fan is going to love Captain Marvel, or that there is something wrong with them if they don’t. Just because a film stars a powerful women doesn’t mean it’s automatically good, but it does mean audiences should give it a chance before judging. Neither Carol’s superpowers nor Larson’s desire to lift other women (as well as people of color and people with disabilities) up warranted the severe response they received over the last few weeks, but hopefully civil discussions about the story’s highs and lows will replace the recent vitriol.

More: Captain Marvel’s Ending Explained

Source: Nerdist

2019-03-10 07:03:55

Tatiana Hullender

How YouTube Combated Brie Larson Trolls With Its Search Algorithm

YouTube was able to combat trolls posting negative videos about Captain Marvel and its star Brie Larson using its search algorithm. After 20 hugely-successful male-centered movies, Marvel Studios has finally allowed a female character to head up an MCU film with Captain Marvel, starring Oscar winner Brie Larson as the titular superhero. However, not everyone is happy to see a female character finally get a chance to lead the way in a Marvel movie.

Unfortunately, the arrival of Captain Marvel has been met with a strongly negative reaction from certain quarters of the internet, leading to everything from boycott calls to active review bombing. The concerted effort by trolls to bring down Captain Marvel on popular review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes finally became so intense that the website was forced to take drastic action, changing their policy about users posting reviews before the release of films. Fans of Captain Marvel also shot back against trolls by posting their own videos in defense of the the MCU’s first female-led movie.

Related: 20 Characters Named Captain Marvel (That Aren’t Carol Danvers)

In the face of all the Captain Marvel negativity being flung around on the internet, YouTube too was forced to take action to prevent trolls from dominating the conversation. As explained by The Verge, the video site went on the offensive against anti-Captain Marvel posters after clips slamming Larson and calling for boycotts against the movie began showing up at the top of their search results. Starting this week, YouTube began labeling all searches for Brie Larson as news items, which kicks in a different algorithm that sends videos from authoritative news sources to the top of search results, pushing the trolling videos from random users further down the list.

YouTube actually began implementing their news algorithm back in 2017 after users began complaining about conspiracy videos dominating search results in the wake of the Las Vegas shootings. With the algorithm in place, a search for Brie Larson on YouTube now sends users first to videos posted by Wired, BuzzFeed Celeb, and Variety, where before it prioritized videos from angry Marvel fans with titles like “Brie Larson is ruining Marvel,” “Burn it Down” and “What went wrong?“. However, YouTube hasn’t stifled all the negative content, as a search for Larson filtered for videos posted in the last week still pushes dubious clips like “Disney & Avengers Cast UPSET W/ Brie Larson & Captain Marvel! Recast Incoming?” toward the top of the list.

Naturally, some users get upset when sites like YouTube manipulate search results in this way, arguing that their free speech is being violated. Recently however, there has been more and more pushback against sites that allow certain types of controversial content to dominate search results, and indeed there have been many examples of bad actors deliberately manipulating such results in order to push their own agendas. The tug of war between trolls and sites seemingly will continue forever. Either way, Brie Larson and Captain Marvel are well on their way to being a huge smash hit, with projections saying the movie may open to over $100 million this weekend.


Source: The Verge

2019-03-09 10:03:55

Dan Zinski

Spider-Man: Far From Home’s Jake Gyllenhaal Trolls Fans Over Mysterio Role

Jake Gyllenhaal is trolling fans over his role as Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Marvel Studios and Sony are doing their best to ensure that their new Spider-Man movies are unlike what has come before. This has already been achieved with an actual teenage Peter Parker, diversifying the characters around him, letting him interact with other Marvel heroes, and by using villains who haven’t been on the big screen before.

The latter will remain true with Far From Home as Quentin Beck aka Mysterio is set to be the main villain of the film. Oscar-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal was linked to the role earlier this year, but he was never confirmed to be in the movie, let alone playing the fan-favorite villain. However, Marvel fans have been able to see Mysterio’s wild costume brought to life in a live-action setting through a set video. The tease of the first Far From Home trailer coming soon has only increased excitement over the potential to see Gyllenhaal in action though.

Related: Every Spider-Man: Far From Home Update You Need To Know

Before such a reveal could come, Gyllenhaal joined Instagram to start trolling fans over his Far From Home role as Mysterio. The hilarious video shows Gyllenhaal reading The Amazing Spider-Man #311, acting shocked to learn he is not playing Spider-Man in the movie. Judging by his choice of comic and the framed cover of The Amazing Spider-Man #66 on the wall behind him – both of which feature Mysterio fighting Spidey on the front – this is a fun way for him to finally confirm his role in the movie.

Prior to suiting up to fight Spidey in Far From Home, Gyllenhaal was previously in contention to take over as Spider-Man for Sam Raimi’s original films. Tobey Maguire was on the verge of losing his role as Peter Parker and Gyllenhaal was the choice to take over. This never came to be, and the actor was also rumored to be in the mix to possibly take over as Batman should Ben Affleck leave, but he’s finally got his comic book role now as Mysterio.

Since Far From Home is taking Spidey international and Marvel isn’t afraid to take liberties with stories or characters, it is difficult to say how much these two specific Mysterio issues could factor into the movie. One possibly cool connection that can be made is not with the issue he is holding, but instead the one on the wall. At the end of Amazing Spider-Man #66, Spidey believes he’s shrunk and on a miniaturized carnival set. He then has to fight a giant version of Mysterio in the next issue. The only time set photos and videos saw Spidey and Mysterio on set together was at a carnival, so it is possible that a similar action set piece could be in Far From Home, or at the very least, it will include a nod to it. Either way, now that Gyllenhaal is on social media, hopefully he can deliver a proper look at his true Spider-Man: Far From Home role before too long.

MORE: Here’s Why Mysterio Doesn’t Have His Fishbowl Helmet In Spider-Man Set Photos

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2018-12-05 01:12:10

Saturday Night Live Trolls Netflix Originals With Parody Commercial

The latest episode of NBC’s Saturday Night Live took aim at Netflix original programming, suggesting a gritty reboot of Family Matters along the way. It’s no secret that in recent years, the streaming giant known as Netflix has drastically reduced the amount of licensed movies and TV shows on its service. In their place have come more and more Netflix originals, movies and shows produced by Netflix for Netflix. While some – like Stranger Things – have become pop culture phenomenons, not all have been so lucky.

Those annoyed by Netflix’s continued shift away from streaming recent and classic shows and movies from other studios should prepare to get progressively more dismayed, as company brass has previously said that their ultimate goal is for 50 percent of Netflix’s library to be original programming. In that regard, Netflix’s losses will likely be Hulu’s gains, as many of the beloved shows Netflix has said goodbye to in the last few years – including The X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Scrubs – have ended up in Hulu’s loving arms.

Related: Jason Momoa & Matt Damon to Host Saturday Night Live in December

For the Netflix parody commercial SNL made, the venerable sketch comedy series chose to focus on how Netflix has a constant stream of originals arriving throughout the year, spending billions of dollars to produce that endless wave of content. As the parody’s narrator lays out, Netflix’s goal is the endless scroll, resulting in new shows having appeared at the top of Netflix’s menu by the time a user has reached the bottom, thus achieving a singularity. Check out the sketch below.

In addition to taking swipes at Netflix’s sheer volume of original programming, SNL’s parody commercial also unloads a few more specific jabs. A sample Netflix pitch meeting is shown, where an executive throws money at a project after hearing just the name of the main character. Also, Netflix begins ordering shows from itself, such as Saved by the Crown, a high school version of Netflix’s popular drama about British royalty, complete with host Claire Foy reprising her role. In one particularly biting bit, the unpopularity of many of Netflix’s originals is highlighted, revealing that Netflix has been airing a show for three seasons that is watched by a single viewer, and the company didn’t even realize they’d been producing.

Two moments near the end of the parody are perhaps the funniest, those being Officer Winslow and Leslie Jones in a Van Getting Batteries. Officer Winslow makes fun of Netflix’s high amount of reboots and continuations, and offers a brief glimpse at a gritty Family Matters reboot starring Kenan Thompson as an alcoholic Carl Winslow that threatens Steve Urkel with a gun. Leslie Jones in a Van Getting Batteries is a riff on Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and takes a dark turn when Jones runs over a bicyclist and attempts to evade police. Many fans have grown tired of SNL’s ongoing focus on politics and Donald Trump, so it’s nice to see that they can still provide laughs without bringing up the latest Washington scandal, even if Netflix is the butt of the joke.

More: The Office Cast Begs Steve Carell to Reboot the Show During SNL Open

Saturday Night Live returns on December 8, with Aquaman’s Jason Momoa hosting.

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2018-12-02 09:12:57

Hugh Jackman Trolls Ryan Reynolds With Once Upon a Deadpool Ad

Hugh Jackman trolls Ryan Reynolds with a mock Once Upon a Deadpool ad that pokes numerous holes in Reynolds’ seemingly perfect public image. Anyone who’s been following the X-Men movie franchise for the past couple of years knows the two actors have engaged in a good natured back-and-forth, with Reynolds relentlessly campaigning for Jackman to reprise his Wolverine role in an upcoming Deadpool movie. Jackman remains adamant he’s hung up the claws for good, a proclamation that had Reynolds recently call his friend selfish.

Sadly, it seems like X-Men Origins: Wolverine is the only time the two will share the screen in a Marvel movie, but film fans can see both stars in separate projects this fall/winter. Jackman leads Jason Reitman’s The Front Runner as disgraced presidential candidate Gary Hart, while Reynolds will once again return as the Merc With a Mouth for the PG-13 edition of Deadpool 2, Once Upon a Deadpool. Earlier this month, Reynolds had a bit of fun at Jackman’s expense by unveiling a fake awards promo for The Front Runner, and now it’s Jackman’s turn to strike back.

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Jackman took to Twitter to share the video, which is stylized similarly to Reynolds’ own parody. In the clip, the Aussie thespian takes all the credit for Reynolds’ ascension to superstardom, claiming to have handpicked Reynolds for the Deadpool role and even helping Reynolds land the Sexiest Man Alive title. Jackman closes out the video by mentioning Once Upon a Deadpool’s partnership with the Fudge Cancer charity. Watch it in the space below:

It’s a humorous post that will only continue to fuel speculation Jackman is actually in Once Upon a Deadpool. For many fans, the constant interaction between the two actors is too coincidental for this to just be more of their trademark ribbing. While that could be all there is, it’s understandable why some viewers would get out the tin foil hats and believe something’s afoot. After all, Reynolds (with his new friend Fred Savage) shot new material for Once Upon a Deadpool in secret, and the announcement of the film came as a surprise. It’s quite possible Jackman came on set for a day to shoot a brief cameo and Fox is keeping it under lock and key to shock audiences when the movie opens in December.

Considering how last year’s Logan ended Wolverine’s story, it makes sense why Jackman would be hesitant to reprise his trademark role. Most are in agreement James Mangold’s Western-infused take on the X-Men property was the prefect sendoff, and little from an artistic perspective could be gained by having Jackman return. However, the Deadpool movies occupy their own zany corner of the universe and are famous for their fourth-wall breaking and meta references. Jackman could make an appearance (either as himself or Wolverine) in this one-off and it probably wouldn’t throw the canon out of whack (even more so than it already is). Plus, it would make fans cheer to see the two faces of the X-Men series together again.

More: Watch the Once Upon a Deadpool Trailer

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Kevin Smith Slams Trolls Who Think Marvel Pays Him for Good Press

Kevin Smith clarified that no one is paying him for any of his opinions, after some fans accused him of being in Marvel’s pocket. Dubbed one of the poster boys of the thriving comic fan community, Smith has been very vocal about his views, especially regarding both the MCU and the DCEU.

With comic book movies dominating Hollywood, fans are continuously treated to superhero films from various studios regularly, mostly from either Marvel or DC. The current talk of the town is Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson, after its first trailer debuted last week, and as usual, people from the geek community offered their own sentiments about the teaser, fostering discussions among themselves. However, Smith didn’t exactly have a grand time online, after some accused him of getting money from Marvel to praise said trailer.

Related: Everything That WASN’T In The Captain Marvel Trailer

On the latest episode of his podcast, Fatman Beyond, Smith addressed the issue, and strongly denied that he’s being paid by Marvel in exchange for good press. At the same time, he also called out internet trolls who continue to subscribe to this idea, after he received a social media message accusing him of such behavior following his review of the Captain Marvel trailer.

“I’m just going to say this. I thought it would go without saying, I thought I’d never have to say this, but I saw a tweet today cause I retweeted the f***ing trailer for Captain Marvel and talked about how I dug and sh*t like f**king taking every nickel I have, Marvel and there was like a couple people like most people ‘you’re f***ing right! F***king Kev well-said, lead us to the promised land!’ you know, everyone on the same page. But there was a very small percentage, about five tweets, going like ‘how much are they paying you to say this bullshit, man? Are you shilling for Marvel?’ And I just want to f***ing record saying you’re crazy if you think Marvel has to pay anybody to say something nice about them or to hip people to movies that are coming particularly to an audience that’s pre-sold.”

“I’ll just flat out deny it. I’ll be honest, nobody f***king pays me to say nice things. If they do, I’ll let you know. I just like to talk about the sh*t I like to talk about and that f***ing trailer I dug. I was like ‘oh sh*t! F***ing A I can’t wait!’ and guess like some people if they don’t react to it they think like you must be paid by these fools. I’m just enthusiastic, I swear to you I don’t get any f***ing money. They don’t have to pay me. That’s the beauty of f***ing fandom, man. They figured out a long time ago how to harness the fan base, they’ll do all the work for us. I’m just a little more high profile and vociferous than the average f***ing bear, but no. Nobody has ever f***ing given me a dime to say any nice things or to say any of the things that I say.”

The sad truth is, Smith isn’t the only one who gets accused of supposedly taking bribes from Disney and Marvel. One look at any social media platform, and it’s difficult not to see something similar to the messages that Smith got. What people tend to forget is that it’s been 10 years since the MCU launched, and over those years, the franchise has had its ups and downs. It’s just that, at this point, they’ve pretty much figured out what their target audience wants. Admittedly, the MCU is not everyone’s cup of tea, and that’s fine, but to shame anyone who’s open about liking what they put out in their cinematic universe is totally wrong.

Despite this controversy, Smith will continue to be a huge part of the world of superheroes onscreen. Aside from being a fan, he’s been involved in several projects, having directed episodes of both Supergirl and The Flash. He even hosted the premiere of DC Daily, DC Universe’s daily streaming news show. When looked at that way, accusations of Smith being biased toward Marvel Studios become even less credible, as if anything, one would think his bias would lean toward the company giving him so many jobs.

More: WB Needs To Make More Superman Movies, Says Kevin Smith

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2018-09-29 07:09:52 – Ana Dumaraog