Ten Characters Likely To Show Up In Captain Marvel

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Considering that Marvel just had their panel at San Diego Comic Con yesterday it is time to go over who may be in their upcoming Captain Marvel film. They revealed that the film will be a prequel to the current MCU taking place in the 1990s. With that information we can deduce who will probably pop up in the film. We know that the Carol Danvers version of Captain Marvel will appear in the film, Nick Fury will appear pre eye injury, and the villains will be the Skrulls, and alien race of shapeshifters. Considering the timeline the following people would make sense.

Richard and Mary Parker

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In the comics Richard and May Parker were agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. who tragically died on a mission. Considering that this film will take place in the ’90s it would be years before Peter is born, so we could explore a little about his parents. Nick Fury would be their connection to this film as they could be his “go to” agents during this time period such as Phil Coulson and Maria Hill have been in the current period.

Ben and May Parker

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If Richard Parker shows up it would make sense for his older brother Ben and his wife May to make a quick cameo. This could be a small role in the film just to add some familiarity. Considering Tom Holland has showed interest in Tobey Maguire portraying the character of Uncle Ben, it would be great if they cast him. Giving a nod to fans of the original Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy.

Peggy Carter

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Considering she is one of the founders of S.H.I.E.L.D., it would make sense for her to appear as one of Nick Fury’s superiors. She has made a cameo during the beginning of Ant-Man which took place in 1989, meaning she could still be active within the organization during the ’90s.

James “Rhodey” Rhodes

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This would be a great addition to the film even if it’s only in a small role. Colonel James Rhodes is a military officer and pilot in the United States Air Force. Carol Danvers was also a member of the United States Air Force, so it would make sense if they knew each other during their youth. Maybe it was her disappearance that made him so dead set on finding Tony during the events of the first Iron Man, as he couldn’t lose another friend.

Hank Pym

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Having quit S.H.I.E.L.D. in 1989 it would be cool if Nick Fury had to contact Hank Pym to get some information from him during the film. Possibly calling in a favor that needs someone who can shrink. This could allow us to see more of him in the  suit and his interaction with other S.H.I.E.L.D. personnel aside from Howard Stark and Peggy Carter.

Alexander Pierce

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Alexander Pierce and Nick Fury were once good friends. Maybe, this film could show fans the infamous Bogata mission that convinced Pierce to promote Fury to head of S.H.I.E.L.D. Also it would be great if we see him manipulating and recruiting other S.H.I.E.L.D. agents to join Hydra. Perhaps he tries to convert Richard and Mary Parker only for them to reject him. Leading him to have the Winter Soldier murder them sometime in the early 2000s. That would give Peter and Tony even more in common.

Reed Richards

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Now we’re delving into more wishful territory. With the realization that the Skrulls are going to be the main villains of the film it would be great to get a clip of a young Reed Richards to let fans know that Marvel and Fox have reached a deal. I’m pretty sure the Skrulls belong to Fox and those characters are major villains for the Fantastic Four. It just seems like the possibility is there.

Victor Von Doom

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This is even more wishful thinking as I doubt it would happen. Reed and Victor used to be friends during their college days. It would be nice if they were shown as fellow students at M.I.T. with a young Tony Stark. Or at least we could get a mention of Latveria in the MCU.

What are your thoughts on the Captain Marvel news from San Diego Comic Con? Is there anyone you would like to appear in the film? Leave your thoughts below.

Atomic Blonde Review

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I think we can finally say it at this point. Charlize Theron is a bona fide action star! She has proven herself in Mad Max: Fury Road, The Fate of the Furious, and now Atomic Blonde. Now, lets not get ahead of ourselves, because even though she is perfect in it, the film itself is not perfect. The movie takes place in 1989 Berlin and follows Lorraine Broughton (Theron), an MI6 agent as she is sent to work with Berlin station chief David Percival (McAvoy). They are to find and extract some valuable information from Berlin and find out how and why their colleague, who was handling the information before, was made and killed. You would think that this is a simple premise that is easy to follow on-screen, but it’s not. The editing and pacing of this film left me confused at times. The timeline feels slightly jumbled even though you’re led to believe the bulk of the film takes place over ten days. Part of this is to keep the audience guessing, but I feel that it was not executed properly. On to things that the film did execute properly, the action! The action scenes in this film were great. The car chases were shot brilliantly and the fights were well choreographed. There’s even a hallway fight sequence that would give the ones in Marvel’s Daredevil a run for its money. The casting of John Goodman as a CIA Agent and James McAvoy as Percival was great as they had good chemistry with Charlize Theron’s character very well. They don’t get as much screen time as Charlize, but when they are on screen its great. You never know if they are friend or foe until the very end. Also while I agree with the casting of Sofia Boutella as Delphine, I feel her character was mishandled in the script. To me she was nothing more than a sex symbol or damsel in distress. However, Charlize’s power, sexuality, and strength on screen elevates this film. With any other actress the film may not have succeeded in the areas that it did. Overall Atomic Blonde was a fun action romp worthy of its star. The film earns a Decent 7.8/10. Hopefully the studios continue casting Theron in these action roles because she is killing it. I’m looking at you Warner Bros., as she would make a great villain for the DCEU. I’m thinking Barbara Ann Minerva/Cheetah in Wonder Woman 2 maybe!? Here’s to dreaming.