MCU News Luke Cage Has a New Trailer and Marvel Has All

first_img Look, Avengers: Infinity War left us all in a weird place. Many of us still aren’t over what happened at the end of that. But there’s still Marvel stuff happening. Especially over in the Netflix corner which, despite purportedly taking place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is often oddly unaffected by its larger events. For example, Luke Cage comes out soon and no one seems to have gone missing. To be fair, it probably takes place before Thanos gets to Earth. You know, like Ant-Man and the Wasp does. That’s not going to make the Marvel stuff between now and next May any less weird. Fortunately, the trailer looks fun enough that we probably won’t care.Alright Luke Cage, you have my attention. So that trailer gives us a little bit more context for the teaser we saw earlier this year. He is doing some Hero for Hire work, and it looks like most of Harlem appreciates what he’s doing. Not everyone does, of course. Especially not the police who, it looks like, try to lock him up for something they can’t prove he did. Good thing he has a friend in the department. Speaking of which, Misty Knight looks like such a badass with her new metal arm. I’m definitely excited to watch her and Luke Cage beat up some bad guys together.And speaking of bad guys, we have one in this trailer. There’s a new criminal in town and he’s taking Luke’s challenge very seriously. I’ll admit I gasped a bit when the skinny dude in this trailer floored Luke Cage with one punch. That’s not something you’re used to seeing when it comes to this particular hero. Marvel hinted at the identity of this season’s villain in a tweet yesterday. It was just a gif of a train heading into New York, and a ticket briefly flying in across the screen. SPOILER……………..“Dad”— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 6, 2018Destroyed. Avengers 4 releases in theaters in just under a year. After this reveal, I guess I’ll go cry into a pillow until then. Trouble is coming. pic.twitter.com/w305hrHtuA— Luke Cage (@LukeCage) May 6, 2018Did you catch it? It’s quick, but the name on the ticket is John McIver. In the comics, that’s the name of Bushmaster, a crime boss who often fought Iron Fist, Misty Knight and Power Man. Since two of those three heroes are in this trailer (and I wouldn’t mind if the other never showed up), he seems like a perfect villain for season two. He won’t be the only one, either. Mariah Dillard is back, and she isn’t over the events of season one. Mustafa Shakir, Gabrielle Dennis and Annabella Sciorra also play villains this season. On the one hand, that might help the show’s serious pacing issues from Season one. On the other, too many villains can unfocus a show. One really good villain can carry a whole season. Too many OK ones can make it a mess. We don’t have long to wait until we see how this all plays out. Luke Cage arrives on Netflix June 22.(Via Marvel)After Luke Cage comes out, we’re right back into the Marvel Movie cycle. As fun as Ant-Man and the Wasp looks, what we’re really all excited for now is Captain Marvel. Her logo appeared briefly right at the end of Infinity War, so you know she’ll have a big part to play in Avengers 4. Before we get there, we have to be properly introduced. That’s where next February’s Captain Marvel comes in. And now we might know exactly what the plot of the movie will be.We already know it will take place in the 1990s. Maybe we’ll learn why Nick Fury still has to contact her by pager in 20-whenever Infinity War takes place. In any case, we’ll see a two-eyed Nick Fury, un-stabbed Phil Coulson, and un-blown-up Ronan the Accuser. Bustle put together a pretty probable case for what the plot is going to be. It’s looking very likely that the movie will follow the comics very closely to tell the story of Carol Danvers’ origin. In the comics, she’s an Air Force pilot in the Intelligence unit, which is how she meets Fury. That puts her at NASA, where she comes across two warring alien races, the Kree (specifically Mar-Vell, the original Captain Marvel), and the shape-shifting Skrulls. She and Mar-Vell get caught in an explosion together, and she winds up with some of his powers.We’ve already seen some videos of Brie Larson’s intense training regimen, but it looks like that’s happening at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. I can’t think of a reason for the training to happen there unless they were going to follow her origin pretty closely. That could very easily make up the first half or so of the movie. With a bunch of ’90s references scattered throughout, of course. No one knows better than Marvel how much money there is in nostalgia.Avengers: Infinity War (via Marvel)If you’ve noticed how crowded Infinity War screenings still are, you’ve probably already guessed that the movie made a boatload of money. You’d be right, but it’s probably an even bigger boat than the one you’re thinking of. In its second weekend in theaters, Avengers: Infinity War became the fastest film ever to gross more than $1 billion worldwide, according to The New York Times. It also had the second-biggest opening weekend ever, coming in behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In the United States and Canada alone, it’s made more than $450 million, so yeah. People are seeing this movie. What makes that billion-dollar milestone especially wild is that the movie hasn’t even opened in China yet. That’s where many movies make the most money now, and Marvel expects to make a ton more money once Infinity War opens in China. Disney’s just going to have all the money one day, aren’t they?Avengers: Infinity War trailer (Via Marvel)Now that the movie has been out for two weekends, we can talk about it a little more freely. If you haven’t seen it yet, and are still trying to avoid spoilers… what are you doing? Assuming you have seen it though, you probably noticed the absence of a few superheroes, but only one of them was mentioned in the movie. The Hulk. He fought Thanos at the beginning, but spent the rest of the movie refusing to come out. That may have confused fans who clearly remember Hulk being in the battle at Wakanda in the trailer. It turns out that was the entire point.CBR reports that Joe and Anthony Russo revealed a few secrets during a presentation at the Smithsonian. They said that for this movie, they wanted to force Bruce Banner to step up and be the hero, rather than The Hulk. That was always the plan. So why did some trailers include footage of The Hulk in Wakanda? To confuse you. To misdirect fans and keep them guessing. Those scenes probably won’t end up on the blu-ray because they were never part of the movie to begin with. The brief shots of the Hulk were put together just for the trailers. To make sure nobody would have any idea what happened in the movie. I have to say, it was pretty successful.Finally, there was one question on a lot of fans’ minds after the end of Avengers: Infinity War. When Thanos snaps his fingers, and we all watch the characters we’ve grown to love get taken away from us, what does Groot say? As he was being phased out of existence, he said something to Rocket that we couldn’t understand. One fan asked James Gunn about it on Twitter, and he was in an especially giving mood. He told everyone what was written in the script. Prepare yourself; it’s a real rough one. James Gunn Once Again Directing ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’Dark Phoenix Trailer Released & More Marvel Movie News last_img read more