Avengers Endgame: Most Funny Captain America’s Ass Memes: Avengers: Endgame was full of a lot of emotional moments that made fans feel things. Whether they were laughing at the humor or crying at the heart-wrenching moments, Endgame was a film that reminded audiences of why they have loved the MCU for so many years.
Of course, with such an iconic movie that has broken box office records, there are bound to be memes and emotional reactions inspired by the films. One humorous moment from the film has many fans creating memes and viral posts. This moment is when Iron Man and Ant-Man comment on Captain America’s ass during time travel back to the Battle of New York.
MCU: ‘X-Men First Class’ Could Be the Key to this Iconic Villain’s Future Heroic Turn
In Phase 4 and beyond, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is looking to add a lot more heroes to its roster. Part of this focus is, of course, due to the exits of several team members in Avengers: Endgame. But perhaps more impactful was Disney’s acquisition of Fox, home of the Fantastic Four and X-Men movies.
In particular, the latter superhero team has found success on the big screen. Over the course of nearly two decades, Fox released a dozen X-Men movies, including three Wolverine and two Deadpool films. Now the MCU needs to find a way to refresh the Marvel mutants without alienating existing fans.
While the multiverse may play a role, Marvel Studios is also reportedly planning a big twist on a major X-Men character. If that’s true, the MCU already has a template to draw from for inspiration: 2011’s X-Men: First Class.
The MCU X-Men will reportedly offer a different version of Magneto
For its many successes, Fox’s X-Men series also had a few undisputed misfires. Even if they turned a profit in theaters, most fans do not hold X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: The Last Stand, and Dark Phoenix in high regard. And comics fans have a bigger gripe regarding how the movie’s handle Marvel’s mutants.
Despite the wide range of characters in the comics, the Fox movies almost exclusively center on Professor X, Magneto, and Wolverine. The complex dynamic between those first two casts a large shadow over many X-Men stories. But it also feels repetitive after a while, as the X-Men constantly face off against Magneto.
Thus far, the MCU has done a terrific job of upending expectations with its depiction of Spider-Man. And according to reports, it will similarly switch things up for the X-Men. Magneto, the news claims, will only be a villain very briefly — perhaps only in his first appearance — before becoming an ally to the Avengers.
The villainous Magneto nearly got his very own movie in the late 2000s
This approach certainly diverges from the way both Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender played him. In nearly all his appearances, Magneto ultimately wound up facing off against the X-Men, even when a tentative alliance is struck. Perhaps the character may become more of an anti-hero, much like Loki. If that’s the case, it won’t be the first time he does on screen.
After X-Men: The Last Stand completed the initial trilogy, Fox considered making spin-off films featuring individual characters. Two projects were in active development, but only X-Men Origins: Wolverine — the presumed first in an X-Men Origins series — got made. The other would have focused on Magneto himself, with McKellen perhaps opening and closing the film.
Magneto — as others have said — is easily the X-Men villain whose origin story is most deserving of a standalone movie. In the Fox series, he’s a survivor of the Holocaust, and that trauma inevitably informs his character. The MCU may update Magneto’s origin for modern times. But Marvel should still reflect on how X-Men: First Class handled his motivations.
‘X-Men: First Class’ lays out how to make the iconic villain into a hero
Magneto has seen how humanity treats those who are different. And this shapes his fierce desire to protect mutantkind from suffering. Even though he and Charles Xavier both advocate for mutant rights, Magneto is willing to do whatever is necessary. He may go too far, but his motivation is based on relatable emotion. Just like Black Panther‘s unforgettable Killmonger.
With this in mind, audiences will follow a villain’s journey to redemption and back. After all, Loki shifts alliances with every appearance. The MCU X-Men has an opportunity to do the same with Magneto. In fact, X-Men: First Class — which retains elements of the canceled Magneto solo film — bets heavily on that.
The movie opens on a flashback to World War II and follows Magneto’s quest for revenge. Ultimately, he gives in to his darkness, avenging his mother and waging war against mankind. But just because Magneto is capable of violence doesn’t mean he cannot evolve into something more than a villain.
Several MCU villains have changed their ways, with Nebula as one of the best examples. And many Marvel heroes, including Avengers like Black Widow, have gone dark at least briefly. X-Men: First Class shows Magneto serving as an architect of the X-Men.
Moreover, its sequels further explore his efforts at suppressing his rage. That’s a compelling story that — if handled right — could be a better take on emotional control than the MCU’s Hulk has been. As X-Men: First Class makes plain, it’s Magneto’s choices that dictate which side he takes.
The MCU X-Men might introduce a Magneto more in line with what we’ve seen before. But the character has enough complexity and humanity to make him much more than a straightforward one-and-done villain. Depending what the franchise does, Magneto could be a driving force for years to come.
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‘Shirley’ Movie Review: Elisabeth Moss IS Shirley Jackson
Shirley is not a birth to death biopic of Shirley Jackson. Instead, it focuses on one period of time in which she’s struggling to write an unspecified book. It’s probably before The Haunting of Hill House, or the first movie adaptation of that book would probably come up. Whatever the book is, this is a chance for Elisabeth Moss to play Jackson.
Moss nails it. While she is certainly the main draw, there is plenty of other goodness to complement her in Shirley. Shirley is out Friday on VOD, Hulu and drive-in theaters.
Elisabeth Moss is the troubled artist in ‘Shirley’
Shirley Jackson (Moss) is already cause celebre in the local community. Her neighbors love to come over and party with her, when Jackson would often prefer to go to bed early. That antisocial behavior also inhibits her writing. She’d also rather sleep than work.
You can’t force the creative process, but Jackson’s husband, Stanley Hyman (Michael Stuhlbarg) knows it’s unhealthy to totally indulge her lethargy. Hyman tries to prompt his wife to get up and sit at her desk while he goes to work as a professor. Another idea is to invite his student Fred (Logan Lerman) and his wife Rosamund (Odessa Young) to stay with them. He hopes they will motivate Jackson to work.
Get lost in Shirley Jackson’s world with Elisabeth Moss
One can see how Jackson, as portrayed by Moss, might be difficult to live with. She is certainly entertaining to watch though. She is the suffering artist, but that makes her entertainingly cantankerous. Her complaints are witty and intellectual.
Although Hyman hopes Fred and Rose will inspire her, or at least force her to come downstairs, Jackson messes with them too. In particular, she jokes with Rose about committing suicide, a rather macabre way to haze her new houseguest.
Jackson is a showcase role and Moss rises to the challenge. If you like her on The Handmaid’s Tale and Mad Men, or in The Invisible Man, Shirley is another powerhouse performance. It allows her to find yet another dark corner to mine for performance.
The other guests at Elisabeth Moss’s party
Moss plays the title character, so one would expect her to command most of the film’s attention. Director Josephine Decker surrounds her with other fine performers, playing characters created by author Sarah Scarf Merrell and adapted by screenwriter Sarah Gubbins.
Stuhlbarg gives as good as he gets as Professor Hyman. He’s been a powerful character in large ensembles like Arrival, Call Me By Your Name, The Post, Miss Sloane and many more. Those movies usually give him a scene or two to push the protagonists. Shirley is a back and forth between him and Moss pretty much the entire movie.
Lerman is also solid as a young, idealistic writer crushed by Hyman’s cynicism. Rosamund bears the brunt of Jackson’s manipulations, because she is not yet mature enough to push back like Hyman does. Young acquits herself nicely with the balance of naivety and empathy for Jackson.
Shirley should be a fascinating movie for fans of Jackson. Even if one doesn’t know her work, it’s a powerful drama about intelligent, complicated people. The cast is equally intelligent and complicated making Shirley the total package.
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Glee Star Lea Michele Apologises For Her Past Behavior But Samantha Marie Is In NO MOOD To Forgive Her
“Glee” actor Lea Michele has issued an apology after being accused of “traumatic” on-set behaviour, but it seems her co-star Samantha Marie Ware isnt satisfied.
Earlier this week, Ware called Michele out for making the experience of working on the show a “living hell” for her due to “traumatic microaggressions”. It was after Michele tweeted about the killing of George Floyd, and supported Black Lives Matter movement.
Michele, 33, issued an apology for how her past behaviour has been “perceived” by others. Later, Ware took a swipe at Michele’s statement and asked her to take further action, reports people.com.
“Perceived? Purcieved? Purse? Open your purse??????????????” Ware, 28, wrote on Twitter, while sharing a GoFundMe campaign for James Scurlock, a 22-year-old black man who was shot and killed over the weekend while participating in a protest over the murder of Floyd.
In her statement, Michele said: “Whether it was my privileged position and perspective that caused me to be perceived as insensitive or inappropriate at times or whether it was just my immaturity and me just being unnecessarily difficult, I apologise for my behaviour and for any pain which I have caused.”
Michele was also called out by other former co-stars, including “Glee” actress Heather Morris. She said that Michele was “unpleasant to work with”.
“Let me be very clear, Hate is a disease in America that we are trying to cure, so I would never wish for hate to be spread to anyone else. With that said, was she unpleasant to work with? Very much so; for Lea to treat others with the disrespect that she did for as long as she did, I believe she SHOULD be called out,” Morris wrote on Twitter.
Morris added that “it’s also on us because to allow it to go on for so long without speaking out is something else we’re learning along with the rest of society”.
“Glee” actor Dabier Snell said Michelle wouldn’t let him sit at a table with her and the cast, saying: “Girl you wouldn’t let me sit at the table with the other cast members cause ‘I didn’t belong there’.”.
Actor Gerard Canonico, who worked on the Broadway play “Spring Awakening”, commented on Michele’s Instagram apology.
“Seems to have been deleted. So I’ll try again,” Canonico wrote, adding: “You were nothing but a nightmare to me and fellow understudy cast members. You made us feel like we didn’t belong there. I tried for years to be nice to you to no avail. Maybe actually apologise instead of placing the blame on how others ‘perceive’ you. You’ll probably just delete this though.”
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