If you’ve followed me long enough you’ll know I’m partial to the Hasbro legends series of props. I’ve got the Captain America shield and Infinity Gauntlet but wanted to complete my MCU phase 3 collection with one I’ve been after for a while.
It’s been out since 2016 but was stopped production for a while. Well this year it came back and I managed to score one using Forbidden Planet.
It’s wearable and is made up of a couple of parts. The main helmet and removable faceplate.
The faceplate is attached with magnets and you makes some noise once attached. This’ll need three AAA batteries if you want the ability to do the electronic stuff.
Once attached the eyes glow, you can adjust the brightness of this if you are wearing it for cosplay. There’s a button inside the helmet to adjust this.
It’s made up of hard plastic and sports a really nice (but fragile) paint job. It’ll easily scratch so be careful if you want to keep it in pristine condition.
For me getting a prop you can display for under £100 is a steal and I’m constantly impressed with how good the Hasbro Legends series is for the money.
Next up, Ant-Man.
It stuck the landing, a long but satisfying end to the Infinity Saga. So many thoughts but don’t want to ruin it for anyone yet.
As you most probably know I enjoyed Captain Marvel and been listening to the soundtrack pretty much on repeat this week so far. It’s got a nice mix of classical, synth and guitars, here’s the Apple Music link.
I won’t be posting spoilers on my site but this is useful non spoiler information that I think is useful. As with almost all of the MCU we wait for mid and end credit scenes, in Captain Marvel there are Two. One at the mid and one at the end credit sequences.
I won’t be telling what they are.
With End Game only a couple of months away I’m starting to think more and more about new characters we could see to move the MCU forward for the next 10 years. With the likely loss of Captain America and/or Tony Stark we need new figure heads that can lead the Avengers going forward. I do believe that Spider-Man could be being groomed into this but with Sony holding the license I think this would be dangerous.
This is complete speculation but with Disney purchasing Fox they own the movie rights to one of my favourite comic book properties – The Fantastic Four.
There are a couple of things that lead me to believe that we could see their introduction in a post credit scene in End Game.
Tony sold Avengers tower
As part of Spider-Man homecoming we know that the Avengers tower has been sold off. Maybe it’s been planned that it would become the Baxter Building, the home of The Fantastic Four.
In the Spider-Man Far From Trailer we see it in the background in a state of reconstruction. Is this from the result of End Game or being done for it’s new residents?
Disney own the rights
It would be crazy not to introduce them as soon as possible after the deal was looking done. They are their bread and butter and although we have seen various movies we haven’t seen them done right. Having them introduced now means that they can be slotted in the next phase and have them leading whatever Avengers turns into next after End Game.
Whatever happens the Avengers are going to need a group of leaders and with the potential loss of Tony and Cap we need some strong characters leading at the front. I do believe this could be Spider-Man but as I’ve said from a business perspective I don’t think it’s the smartest thing to do with Disney not owning the movie rights.
What do you think?
I love this image of the Thanos armour in the new trailer. As per the comic books he looks to have become a farmer and stopped his desire for power. The comic plays a bit different to the movies where he loses the gauntlet after the snap thanks to his arrogance then retires to a plant for the simpler life having failed.
Given he has retired I’m thinking he’s done fighting but the Avengers will still need to get the gauntlet to reverse the snap. The question is will be put up a fight? With the reintroduction of Ant-Man and the quantum realm they might not even need him if they can mess with time.
It’s very interesting thinking that Thanos might not even have a big part to play, I don’t think he will.
I think it’ll be more of a time travelling adventure to stop the stones in the first place.
This was a cool moment in the new Avengers trailer, Hawkeye appears to have embraced his dark side and become Ronin. I’m assuming that his family were dusted in the snap.
In the comic books this happens after Civil War, it’s a samurai term and generally means going at it alone. Looks like he’s after a particular person or group in the trailer.
He does go back to Hawkeye in the comic books but it’ll be interesting to see where it takes him in the movies and his relationship with black widow.