What does Spider-Man leaving the MCU mean for the Avengers going forward?



I’m a huge Spider-Man fan and the recent reports of him being taken away from Marvel Studios has me thinking about the plans Disney now need to make to correct some of the course they were potentially on.

Following on from End Game and moving into Far From Home it looked obvious to me that Spider-Man was being lined up to be the new Iron Man, at least in some capacity. It felt a bit risky given they didn’t have the exclusive rights. Seeing Peter using all of that Stark tech in Far From Home was a great nod to the original Iron Man and felt like things were lining up nicely.

If these reports are accurate this isn’t going to happen now and I’m guessing that Falcon will be leading the Avengers, as what was most probably planned. This is the MCU so I can’t imagine they will be caught out by this but can’t be an easy thing for them to walk away from, especially with how well they casted Tom Holland into the role.

It’ll also be interesting to see where Venom comes into this and how the next Spider-Man movie pans out. After loving Into the Spider-verse as much as I do I have some hope Sony can get this right.

Let’s see what happens, part of me thinks that this isn’t over and Disney will come back and renegotiate.

Spider-Man Far From Home non spoiler review

entertainment, Movies

Wow this is a hard one to share my thoughts on without spoiling anything but I’ll do my best to summarise my thoughts on the first MCU movie since end game and one that had a lot to live up to based on how much I enjoyed homecoming. It also signals the end of the MCU Phase 3.

So the film picks up after End Game and is focussed around Peter and MJ primarily and their journey across Europe with their class on a trip. It’s picking up with the events from End Game (no spoilers remember, man this is hard), and Peter picking up more responsibility, which isn’t exactly what he has in mind right now. This film manages to combine the heaviness of the MCU at this point in time, the humour you loved from homecoming and relationships with his family and friends (I loved Happy Hogan) to make it one of my favourite MCU movies to date (maybe I’ll do an MCU ranked post??).

Initially I didn’t think it could beat homecoming but the more I’ve digested it (no second viewing completed just yet) the more I think I prefer it. It’s got a lot of stuff in there for the Marvel fans (and more specifically Spider-Man, like me!) and it’s also a really good summer blockbuster.

I’m very happy with how this film turned out and looking forward to ComicCon for hopefully the upcoming Phase 4 line up.

Which order should I watch Star Wars movies?

Movies, Star Wars

I’m planning on some content changes and want to talk more about some of my other passions. A big one is Star Wars, it’s been a constant through my life and I wanted to share my love for the series more.

In preparing for this year I wanted to do a rewatch, writing down my thoughts on each movie and maybe even doing a podcast.

Here’s the order that I’m going to be watching them in

  • Episode I
  • Episode II
  • Episode III
  • Solo
  • Rogue One
  • New hope
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Return of the Jedi
  • The Force Awakens
  • The Last Jedi

Watch this space…

Why I cancelled Netflix

Movies, tv

It occurred to me whilst watching something on iTunes the other day, why am I not getting the most out of my Netflix subscription? I was paying for the 4K HDR package but I always fall back to the comfort food of watching a favourite film.

So the next day I made a concerted effort to go through the content and see what I could get into. On searching through the listings it hit me, the original content is just so bleak these days.

My Marvel favourites are all cancelled and whilst I’m waiting for Stranger Things 3 there’s nothing on there that I get any joy from. Unbreakable and Glow are particular highlights for me but one has stopped and the other cancelled so I’m wondering why I paid £9.99 for something I wasn’t watching.

I’ve ended up cancelling my £9.99 with Netflix and put £4.99 of it into DisneyLife instead. It’s not quite Disney+ yet but I have access to all of the Disney back catalog, Pixar, Marvel cartoons and Star Wars. I wanted to finish off season 4 of Star Wars Rebels and get into Resistance so makes sense to me to do this service for a bit.

2019 is going to be very interesting once we get full on Disney+ and Apple offering their own content, time to check on my TV budget.