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Marvel’s Avengers: A-Day | Official Trailer E3 2019: Marvel’s Avengers begins at A-Day, where Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor are unveiling a hi-tech Avengers Headquarters in San Francisco — including the reveal of their own helicarrier powered by an experimental energy source. The celebration turns deadly when a catastrophic accident results in massive devastation. Blamed for the tragedy, the Avengers disband. Five years later, with all Super Heroes outlawed and the world in peril, the only hope is to reassemble Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

Marvel Entertainment and Square Enix are excited to unveil Marvel’s Avengers, an epic action-adventure game that combines cinematic storytelling with single-player and co-operative gameplay. Developed by Crystal Dynamics in collaboration with Eidos-Montréal, Nixxes Software, and Crystal Northwest, Marvel’s Avengers will release simultaneously for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, Stadia, and PC on May 15, 2020.

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There’s No Such Thing as ‘Comic Accurate’ in the MCU, According to Fans

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Many times, when something odd happens in a comic book movie or in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s defenders will say, “That’s how it is in the comics.” But on the other side of the page, when a superhero movie does something fans don’t like, a fan will say, “They should have kept it like it was in the comics.” 

In other words, it’s the same thing that happens whenever Hollywood adapts a work of literature, be it To Kill a Mockingbird or the Dark Phoenix saga. Because the printed page and the movie screen are not the same, changes are inevitable, necessary even. And there will always be someone who will object. 

What do fans say about MCU movies vs. comics?

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As is often the case with comics arguments, the comics vs. movies debate came up on Reddit, with the original poster stating, “I don’t think the quality of MCU movies should be judged on how similar they are to the comics … My philosophy is more along the lines of, if they drastically change a storyline or character from the source material, and it’s great, then I’m all for it. I just wanna see other opinions on this.”

A number of other people actually agreed, with one person stating, “I never understood the ‘comic accurate’ argument when it comes to film. Once it’s off the page, it’s an adaptation so changes are inevitable.” 

Another person concurred with that specific point, saying “So many people are hung up on the films being ‘comic accurate’ that they can’t enjoy a variation that might actually be better than the original.” 

That said, some people differed, with one person arguing that if something great in the comics is changed to something less effective, then the change was pointless. In other words, it’s not that a change was done, it was how it was done. The stereotype of fans is that they’re a rabid bunch that will howl in protest if you dare change the sacred text of Stan Lee or the sacred images of Jack Kirby. 

Adaptation effects everything, even costumes

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Fans have pointed out that the costumes in superhero movies are not accurate to the comics. Whereas the Spider-Man movies of the 2000s had a costume that was faithful to the comics, the tendency nowadays is to make a getup  that’s hipper and edgier that kids today won’t consider goofy. 

Take Scarlet Witch. In the comics, she wore a bright red pointed headdress that most women wouldn’t wear unless they were going to a costume party. So instead, Elizabeth Olsen gets a sleek, flowing red jacket. Now that previews of the upcoming Disney+ show WandaVision show Olsen in a comics-accurate headdress, fans go into analysis trying to figure out what it all means. Most fans are guessing that comics-accurate costume is a fantasy sequence. 

On Reddit, fans brought up Spider-Man as an example. One fan said adding a lot of high-tech Tony Stark tools to his costume isn’t really true to a typically low-tech character.

However you adapt or change something, it has to ring true, even if not what was on the page. 

How ‘wrong’ is a movie if they make changes? 

This debate was distilled in, of all places, the comic strip Fox Trot by Bill Amend. That strip included a preteen character named Jason who was unto all things uber-geeky like superheroes and the Lord of the Rings.

When the Rings movies were about to made, director Peter Jackson appeared in the comic as Jason and his friend Marcus tried to play Frodo and Sam. At one point, they ask Jackson a question.

Jason: Mr. director, sir? About this script .. it leaves some things out. 

Jackson: Boys, The Lord of the Rings is over 1,000 pages long. If we tried to include every tiny detail, we’d end up with a 40-hour film. Who wants that? 

Marcus: Figures our mouths would be too full of drool to answer. 

At the end of the day, fans will always complain about changes, no matter how well earned or how well-intentioned. Even as visual effects make it more feasible to visualize fantastical characters and plots, there will always be a push to ground a fantasy/superhero movie in the real world somehow.

That push/pull will always continue unless and until virtual reality lets a consumer create exactly the experience they want. We’re getting closer, but for better or worse, we’re not there. The only thing constant is change. 

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John Cusack Spent the Day Covering Chicago’s George Floyd Protests and Police Attacked Him

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John Cusack is an actor perhaps most famous for his romantic comedies Say Anything, High Fidelity and Better Off Dead. He lives in Chicago, so when his city protested over the killing of George Floyd, Cusack took to the streets to document it. His Twitter feed is an hour by hour, street by street look at the scene in Chicago.

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Warning, some of Cusack’s tweets involve harsh language and video of violent scenes. Showbiz Cheat Sheet took care to only publish his milder reports, but be aware of more intense content if you follow the links or his feed. 

John Cusack reported on the George Floyd protests in Chicago

By Saturday, May 30, cities across the country had already protested for a day. Cusack took his first video at 1:22 PM of the streets of his city flooded with peaceful protestors.

His subsequent videos captured protestors chanting, “I can’t breathe,” which is what Floyd said while officer Derek Chauvin held his knee on Floyd’s neck in the video posted on May 25. In other videos, they chant, “Say his name. George Floyd.”

Cusack followed protestors to Chicago’s Trump Tower. Once there, he captured video of protestors spray painting “Abolish the Police” on a boarded up window. 

John Cusack saw the people of Chicago support one another

Amid the intensity of Chicago’s protest, Cusack also saw goodness. For example, in this photo, a first aid station helps a protestor by bandaging her hand.

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Furthermore, this video shows a woman chanting about healing, and giving a bystander a hug.

The police barricaded Chicago streets

Cusack took photos of Chicago police forming a barricade around Trump Tower to prevent protestors from getting closer.

The city also shut down Michigan Avenue by 5:15.

John Cusack reported on the ground

Cusack reported being pepper sprayed, but witnessing no tear gas. 

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He also spoke with police on the ground who opposed the Floyd killing in Minnesota. 

“Spoke to several cops- I was Masked so got a straight answer – Said murder was grotesque and wrong-and they understand the rage,” Cusack wrote.

John Cusack went back out at night

Cusack took a break while it was still daylight in Chicago. When he went back out at night, he took this video of a car on fire.

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He said taking that video provoked some policemen to accost him on his bike.

After he rode away, Cusack filmed the police who ordered him away from afar.

Cusack continued to ride around the streets of Chicago. He documented Michigan State barricaded, looting of a beauty supply store and Whole Foods, Walls on Michigan Ave. torn apart. He estimated 15-20 smashed storefronts just from his travels.

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Cusack went home at 11:17 p.m. When one person asked him how no one in Chicago recognized him, Cusack said he’d worn a face mask following COVID-19 safety guidelines. 

The morning of May 31, Cusack tweeted his analysis of the previous night. 

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“Many of police I talked to last night – understood rage of the protestors & did their best to deescalate during day & into night,” he wrote. “But After perimeter was set around trump tower & bridges raised -it got so fearful and violent – the dynamic changed rapidly into chaos.”

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From ‘Artemis Fowl’ to ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ Here Are the Movies Coming to Disney+ During June 2020

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Whether you’re a Marvel fan, a Percy Jackson and the Olympians stan, or just excited for the upcoming original movie Artemis Fowl, there’s something for everything on Disney’s subscription service. Here’s a list of the movies coming to Disney’s streaming platform, Disney+, during June 2020. 

The Disney+ exclusive film, ‘Artemis Fowl’

Another book-to-movie adaptation, Disney created its own version of Artemis Fowl, the story of one genius boy who becomes a “criminal mastermind.” Although some suspected this movie could enjoy a theatrical premiere, Artemis Fowl is headed straight for Disney+, premiering on June 12, 2020.

‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief’

The first movie in the Percy Jackson series, The Lightning Thief first introduces viewers to the son of Poseidon, as he goes on an adventure to retrieve one of Zeus’ lightning bolts. In the process, he befriends a few characters, including Annabeth Chase, who is the daughter of Athena. 

The premiere of Percy Jackson comes just weeks after the announcement that Disney is creating another adaptation of the original novels. Until then, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief becomes available on Disney+ on June 26.

‘Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy’ 

This character may be known for her appearance in Peter Pan, but she’s since gone on to show fans what it’s like to live in Pixie Hollow with the other fairies. Although this is not the first Tinker Bell movie, it’s one of the first to be listed on Disney+. Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy will be available for streaming on Disney+ on June 19.

‘Avengers: Infinity War’

This movie held the snap heard ‘round the world. In the first of two major Marvel blockbusters, Avengers: Infinity War featured Marvel heroes as they teamed up to defeat Thanos. Things didn’t exactly go as planned. Although this movie was originally available on Netflix, it makes the switch to Disney+ on June 25.

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‘Tarzan’ and ‘Tarzan II’

Featuring the music of Phil Collins, this Disney animated film first premiered in 1999. Since then, the company created a sequel and allowed fans to watch the adventures of Jane and Tarzan via a subscription service.

This film was initially available on Disney’s rival streaming platform, Netflix. It, however, makes the switch this upcoming June. Both Tarzan movies will be available for streaming on Disney+ starting on June 26.

‘Walt & El Grupo’ 

In 1941, prompted by the events of World War II, the U.S. government asked Walt Disney and his artists to take a trip to South America. That adventure is featured in this documentary special, Walt & El Grupo.

Walt & El Grupo joins the Disney+ streaming library on June 12. Until then, fans can watch other Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic movies on this streaming platform. To learn more about Disney+ and to subscribe, visit their website

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