Posts by mllkat

Why Marvel Comics CCO Joe Quesada Thinks Comics Should Differ From Movies

There has long been a debate about how close comic based movies and television should adhere to the comics they are based on. It is Marvel Comics Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada belief that for these stories to be told in a way that would be fresh and attract new audiences, it is important for comics and movies and television to embrace the need to stay truly separate. He explains that by narrowing your choices to the comic book canon, you limit what you can do and perhaps lose an audience that you could attract with some changes being made.
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Lessons learned from “Ant-Man and the Wasp”

With the recent release Ant Man and the Wasp, we learned a few things. Ok, I learned a few things…picky, picky! (If you haven’t seen it yet, turn away now. Go on. Shoo!) Number one, we learn where Scott Lang was during the whole Infinity War saga. He was in house arrest for his involvement in the whole “Civil War” “Sokovia Accords” debacle in Germany. We also found out he is a great dad who will go out of his way to entertain his little girl. Who knew cardboard could make your house so much fun…unless your foot with the
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Netflix’s Castlevania Returns For It’s 2nd Season

mllkatI am a 50 something child of the 70’s who admits to being a Star Trek/Star Wars/Comic Book junkie who once dove head first over a cliff (Ok, it was a small hill) to try to rescue his Fantastic Four comic from a watery grave. I am married to a lovely woman who is as crazy as I am and the proud parent of a 15 year old boy with autism. My wife and son are my real heroes. https://mllkat63.wordpress.com
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Classic ‘Iron Fist’ Look Debuts in Season 2 Trailer

For those of us who are old school traditionalist and admire the original costume our favorite heroes wore, we were rewarded when The Iron Fist Season 2 panel at the SDCC unveiled a look at the iconic yellow mask. Does that mean the green tights and yellow martial arts shoes are next? A guy can dream can’t he? Besides what good is a cool dragon tattoo if you can’t see it. Now with recently dropped teaser, we get a better look at it as Danny and Davos square off in a tradition fight in “Kun- Lun”. You can see the
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If you’re going to “Crastinate,” be a Pro..

Do you remember the scene from the “Polar Express” where young Billy hesitates to get on the train and almost misses it? Fortunately for him, the “boy” (how come this kid doesn’t have a name?) pulls the emergency brake so he can get on. That my friends is an example of “procrastination.” I know all about procrastination. I started out as an amateur “crastinator” but thru the years I have become the “Pro” you WOULD see before you, if you were looking at me and not just reading this. Procrastination is why I have been a late comer to many
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Relive the SNAP! Heard Around the MCU

With the upcoming digital release of Avengers: Infinity War, the remaining three people who haven’t watched it can see what the fuss was all about. Spoiler alert: “It’s over in a snap…which is pretty good for a movie that is two and a half hours long. For those of us who have seen it, we can once again enjoy the Hulk’s two minute appearance before he hides inside Banner like a broken whack-a-mole who refuses to come out. I guess after being the Grandmaster’s champion, it hurts the pride when you’re slapped about like Loki was in the Avengers. One wonders
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‘Sin City’ Rights Revert Back To Frank Miller

After a legal settlement between Lantern Capital Partner and Frank Miller, Miller has regained the television rights to develop his 1991 Noir comic Sin City. Miller also regained  the film rights to the first 2005 Sin City film adaptation that starred Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, and Mickey Rourke. The rights were originally tied up in the sale of Harvey Weinstein’s, The Weinstein Company, to Lantern Capital as part of his bankruptcy. Miller had objected to his work being part of the settlement so the parties worked out an arrangement where the TV rights and the first film would not be included and be transferred
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Looking to the Future – Films and Television of 2019

It’s all over. The votes are in and looking ahead, 2019 might be the biggest year ever for geeks like myself. Some of the biggest (and in “Game of Thrones” case, most awarded) TV shows of all time are coming to a close next year. 2019 will mark the end of “Game of Thrones”, “Gotham”, and possibly “Marvel’s Agents of Shield.” It will also see the end of the “Infinity War”saga with release of “Avenger’s 4” (or whatever they end up calling it). Perhaps the title will be: “Avengers 4: The quest to bring back all of the heroes we
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Marvel’s ‘Agents of SHIELD’ Begins Production on Season 6

With production beginning on the 6th and probably final season of “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD,” what have we learned so far? We know that the title of the first episode of the 13 episode season is “Missing Pieces” and it is directed by the “Son of Coul” himself, Clark Gregg. This isn’t Gregg’s first time in the directors chair as he directed Season 5 episode “Fun and Games.” We also know that Jeff Ward has been signed as a series regular in his role as Fitzsimmons Grandson Zeke. More lemons for Quake it would seem. The fact that he hasn’t
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A Doubter Converted – DC’s ‘SHAZAM’

So with end of the SDCC, we have our first official “Shazam” trailer. Count me among those kind of relieved. I was among those who was somewhat skeptical with the casting of Zachary Levi to play Captain Mar…excuse me, I meant “Shazam.” You have to understand, I’m a child of the 70’s whose first introduction to “Shazam/Captain Marvel” was from the old CBS TV show: “The Shazam!/Isis Hour.” In fact, I pretty much realized my future wife was cool when she admitted to being a huge fan of “Isis.” To this day I think she still believes if she puts
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