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    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

    Thanks! I think that Rey/Anakin is indeed the Chosen One and The Force has spun The Chosen One back out into the universe to fight the rise of Snoke and Kylo Ren as the new Dark Side force users. Luke's role in the OT ended up being putting Anakin back on the right path rather than being "The Chosen One" himself. I disagree a bit on the balance thing. I think that in the first 6 films "balance" is supposed to be removing the Sith/Palpatine, The Force/"Light Side" is a balanced, healthy system and The Dark Side is like a disease of the Force that throws the balance out of whack. So Anakin fulfilled his destiny and brought balance when he killed Palpatine, with the end of RotJ implying that Luke and Leia would rebuild things. The problem is that by wiping out almost all of the Jedi, and killing many of those politicians who stood up to Palpatine and the Empire Anakin ended up being the sort of 'cure' that nearly wiped out the immune system and severely weakened the body in the process. Which is what allowed Snoke and TFO to slide in.
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    The Star Wars Saga

    Obviously he didn't die a virgin, how else would he be Finn's father?
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    Spoilers and Spoiled Speculation

    It's a really weird decision IMO. I mean, I can sort of see it with David if they think that Batman just needs to be a mountain of muscle or whatever but don't get it at all with Cam. Selina shouldn't look that different going from late teens to late 20s.
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    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

    I've said it before in some of the other Star Wars threads, but I'll say it here too since Rey's seemingly advanced abilities have come up: my theory after watching TFA a half dozen times is that Rey is the reincarnation of Anakin Skywalker. When we meet Maz in TFA she goes off on this speech about having been alive long enough to see the same eyes in different people. Anakin's Lightsaber (which Maz sas for some reason) and Obi-Wan's voice calls out to Rey. I don't even feel like the connection is particularly subtle. This is why Rey seems so skilled compared to her level of training, she's drawing on her past life as Anakin. Further I'd speculate that Rey doesn't have an actual biological father, and was born 'of the force' in the same way that Anakin was. Making Anakin her father in a sort of metaphysical sense. Rey and Ben embody the two side of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, and thematically TFA (and the NT) is the battle between the two sides of his legacy. Speculating on the Teaser, I'm thinking that Rey starts having some sort of flashbacks/visions of her life as Anakin/Vader, and that's where the Palpatine laugh comes from.
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    Avengers: Endgame (2019)

    Do executives get unsettled by the same things fans do, or are they unsettled because it might be harder to make a, say, Maria Hill romantic comedy on the new streaming service now?
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    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

    Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Star Wars Episode VIII: Fuck You, JJ Star Wars Episode IX: No, Fuck You, Rian
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    Schooled

    I think they're holding off on doing anything serious romance wise with Lainey until they know if this show is getting a second season or not. They're holding open the chance to do a Barry and Lainey got married in 1990 something coda on the Goldbergs if Schooled doesn't make it.
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    The Marvel Cinematic Universe: The Avengers, etc.

    I might go with the yearly rate, If anyone can afford a loss leader it's Disney, but I can't imagine that those rates are going to last long before the dollar bump ups start.
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    The Marvel Cinematic Universe: The Avengers, etc.

    The Eternals are one of the Marvel things that I've never really got the appeal of. Applying the Ancient Aliens/Chariots of the Gods explanation to myths about ancient gods in a world where the ancient gods are also real and still running around in the modern world has always just struck me as ... odd.
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    Captain Marvel (2019)

    From the article: Aside from the questionable use of the term arrogance this article makes me wonder if (and DISCLAIMER that I've only seen the film once, so I may well be remembering things incorrectly). I'm the only one who came out of the film thinking that Carol's brother telling her to "slow down" heading into a turn was supposed to be an example of good/positive influence/mentoring in the narrative of the film? I mean, aside from "don't accelerate into a turn" being something that most of us adults would already know from driving (but something that tween Carol probably wouldn't) he's proven right almost instantly when she mistakes it for a challenge and crashes. It's fundamentally different than her father telling her that she doesn't belong or Yon Rogg and the SI's brow beating her for using her powers at all rather than playing by their rules because when her brother tells her to slow down he actually is teaching her how to better use and control the speed/power at her disposal. Their relationship is also depicted as positive one in a later flashback with the two shown smiling and laughing together (I believe that his was during the montage where Carol overcomes the Kree inhibitor). When Carol first unlocks her powers she's shown flying around but losing control each time she tries to stop or turn. Then Carol realizes that she is going too fast, reigns herself in a touch, and goes to town on the Kree. Her brother's advice from her memories pretty much coming back to help her in the present, except this time she actually does slow down a bit. In short: I thought that being taught to slow down a bit to gain more control actually was supposed to be a good thing for Carol and don't really get the article equating it to her being told to be "more feminine" or to not be like her brothers. If anything it was pretty much the opposite of that.
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    S04.E17: All About Eve (2018.03.31)

    It's funny that even Lockwood doesn't seem to buy what is happening, but President Tron is going all in on it. Wasn't this dude the VP of a very pro-alien Democrat president? Like, even assuming they went for a moderate VP to balance the ticket, he's still off the deep end.
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    Captain Marvel (2019)

    I don't think it's going to be much of a battle, Shazam isn't going to get close to Captain Marvel at the box office.
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    Black Panther (2018)

    This is pretty true to the comics, where Steve is supposed to be a tactical genius, but most of his tactics are just hitting people until they fall down and refusing to give up combined with a superhuman ability to inspire people to fight on his side.
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    Captain Marvel (2019)

    Oh, I have no sympathy for DC, I mentioned their shady as hell behavior, as a fan of comic history (in particular golden age stuff) there's just a certain sadness to the fact that a character that was once more popular than Superman can't be known by the name he was first published under because it got caught between the two rival giant companies. Marvel jumped on the name when it became available in, what I think is fair to say, a move done almost entirely for legal rather than creative reasons. They didn't want anyone else to be able to slap the name Marvel on a cover (though they also did similar things with other once popular characters whose rights had lapsed, like Ghost Rider). Marvel was always, for whatever reasons, really resistant to the idea of 'promoting' Carol even though she'd been more popular than Mar-Vell and even had her powers stolen and wrote her off for a long period of time. For the record, Billy was indeed called Captain Marvel within the TV show, but it had to be marketed as Shazam because Marvel Comics owned the name for promotional purposes. DC has also converted to calling Billy Shazam within the comics back in 2012, because of the confusion over the name issues. No one should really be angry over it any of it in 2019, but there's a lot of interesting history and a lot of characters that have been known by the Captain Marvel name (and that's before you get into the Marvelman/Miracleman issues from the UK), so I don't think it's just a simple situation where Carol is the first name that pops into everyone's heads when they think of Captain Marvel, it might be Billy, Mar, Monica or Genis for a lot of people depending on when they first became interested in comics/super heroes.
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    Captain Marvel (2019)

    I don't think it's as cut and dry as that. Billy Batson as Captain Marvel was one of the most significant characters in the Golden Age of comics, and had a live action tv show for 3 seasons in the 70s. Meanwhile Marvel didn't even get off their asses and bother to give Carol the Captain Marvel name until 2012. Both characters have interesting and messy publication histories with lots of being horribly used/mismanaged by their respective companies with a heap of shady behavior by both DC and Marvel over the years that lead to the name issues in the first place. I think there are a lot of reasons to care about or be interested in the situation beyond looking for something to justify anger, even if there are a lot of jerks dong just that.
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