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On 5/10/2020 at 8:04 PM, Cobalt Stargazer said:

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Snort.

They are certainly far better than the dads.

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11 minutes ago, Cobalt Stargazer said:

I'm weirdly disappointed John Amos isn't included.

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I'm not familiar with most actors on there, but I appreciate the inclusion of Captain Sisko.

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Wow the 80s coloring was a bit hard to look at.  They cast Avery Brooks wrong, he should have been M' Baku and, they should have used his 80's image as Hawk from Spencer for Hire instead of Sisko from DS9

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They also forgot the 80's version of Klaw, who would totally be played by Michael Ironside.

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31 minutes ago, Kel Varnsen said:

They also forgot the 80's version of Klaw, who would totally be played by Michael Ironside.

Totally. 👍🏻

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4 hours ago, Anduin said:

I'm not familiar with most actors on there, but I appreciate the inclusion of Captain Sisko.

Lets see in the 80's :

Black Panther, just coming off of St Elsewhere and starting to get staring roles in movies, Now the reigning King

Killmonger was a child sailor on Apocalypse Now

Shuri 21 Jump Street maybe a relationship with Johnny Depp's lead

Okoye, stunt casting pop star but did play a Bond Henchman

King, the Black acting king from the previous generation

Queen, Kunta Kinte's wife on Roots

Nakia, the other woman on an All My Children storyline

Uncle, highly respected actor from the previous generation he played Alex Haley in Roots and was more active at this point but there is only one King.

CIA Agent Mork from Ork

Turncoat border tribe leader, Hawk from Spenser For Hire although they have him in Commander Sisko thumbnail, not the later Captain Sisko who was Hawk

The separated tribe's leader, not much until the 90's maybe Willie Mays Hayes from Major Leagues

The dead father of Killmonger. The new hotshot lawyer to join LA Law's cast.

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What it's really like when a Marvel movie shoots on your street
BY GILLIAN RHYS   MAY 30, 2020
https://www.digitalspy.com/movies/a32682942/marvel-filming-mcu-eternals-kit-harington/ 

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Marvel movies might not be filming right now, but earlier this year, The Eternals carried out the London leg of its production.

So what is it really like when a major Marvel movie shoots in your hometown? Here's one Digital Spy writer's first-hand account.
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A small smattering at first but by midday, there were enough to clog up "the village" – an enclave of shops and restaurants at the centre of my north-London neighbourhood – including people hanging out of flat windows and on a rooftop to watch the action.

We were told before Christmas by a location assistant going door to door that a "big" movie would be shot here in mid-January, with the production notice calling it Sack Lunch.

A quick Google search revealed it to be The Eternals, the latest Marvel movie starring Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Gemma Chan and Kit Harington.
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The art gallery alongside was shuttered, its sign replaced with one reading 'Eve's Nail Salon'. A purple metallic car was placed in front of the launderette, with a license plate that said 'Kingo'.
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Kingo, though, is Kumail Nanjiani's character and he arrived on set with director Chloe Zhao. It was so cold that Nanjiani, who memorably unveiled his buff "Marvel body" on social media last year, was wearing a voluminous padded jacket in bright orange.
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On the other hand, his co-star Gemma Chan arrived stealthily, barely recognisable beneath a black padded jacket and a beanie hat.
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Everyone was wondering when exactly anything was going to happen when the crew were informed about the scenes they would be filming, finishing with the cryptic, "Shooting you know who out of the window".

It turned out that You Know Who was not in fact Lord Voldemort but Kit Harington.
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A car drove slowly through the village, extras walked along the pavement and mulled outside the shops. Chan, now wearing a long-belted green coat, and Nanjiani, dressed in all black, left the flat, with Nanjiani loading vintage-looking luggage into the purple car's boot.
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In the moody set-up, Harington and Chan kissed in front of the far-from-romantic launderette in the freezing cold.
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The Eternals is set for release on February 12, 2021.

 

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So what with being stuck essentially at home since March I finally got bored enough to watch Agents of ShIeld season 6. It is not great (but I was desperate for something different)and that was my opinion even before I remembered that it came out between Infinity War and Endgame but made no mention of Thanos. 

But it got me thinking, if Joss Whedon had been an actual professional and not whined and complained about how hard shooting Age of Ultron was would he have been given a shot at directing IW/EG? And if he was the director would he have shared plot points with his brother the AoS showrunner? Because an Agents of Shield season set during the blip sounds a lot better than what I watched last night. Or were the Russos always in line for those movies based on the success of their Cap movies and the general awesomeness of Winter Soldier?

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Oh man. An AoS season dealing with the Blip? I'd have watched the hell out of that. I'm still annoyed that we cut to 5 Years Later. I know it had to be done but I wanted to see how pieces got picked up. 

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Anthony Mackie Gets Candid About Marvel Studios' Lack of Diversity

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When "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" comes out, I'm the lead. When "Snowpiercer" comes out, you're the lead. We have the power and the ability to ask those questions. It really bothered me that I've done seven Marvel movies where every producer, every director, every stunt person, every costume designer, every PA, every single person has been white. But then when you do "Black Panther," you have a Black director, Black producer, you have a Black costume designer, you have a Black stunt chroeographer. And I'm like, that's more racist than anything else. Because if you only can hire the Black people for the Black movie, are you saying they're not good enough when you have a mostly white cast?

He's right. Marvel was smart to hire predominately black people for Black Panther but when you have the rest of your movies with nothing but #FFFFF people behind the scenes, what are you saying? That you only hired black people for BP to avoid backlash basically.

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More that for Black Panther they actively looked for Black people for the first time and gave them a chance. I am pretty sure that there was more diversity behind the scenes for Captain Marvel, too, but that is because Brie Larson has a diversity clause in her contract.

Anyway, we will have to see how Marvel Studios develops in the long run. Everyone knows that diversity was a fight when Perlmutter was in charge and that the first movies which were created after the studio was moved under Disney's control with Feige at the helm, the situation changed. It is also a matter of the director hired who is running around behind the scenes. They want for a female Asian director for the Eternals, so I guess they are getting away from the notion to hire diverse people only for diverse properties. Took them long enough but I guess slow process is still better than no process, even if process always takes way to long when it comes to those matters.

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I finally finished the franchise. No idea what people’s perceptions are as haven’t followed the franchise online.

I didn’t love Natasha but hated her death and that barely anyone acknowledged it once Tony died. She’s been part of the franchise since the beginning so hated how her death was just brushed over.

Are there plans for another Guardians? I’d love to see Quill and Gamora work things out. 
 

Thor was always funny and Ragnorak is my favourite film out of the franchise. It’s brilliant. I was surprised though to see New Asguard as thought his entire ship of survivors was destroyed by Thanos at the start of Infinity. 
 

Infinity was Meh. I watched it right after Thor and found it really boring in comparison. I can’t Stand Dr Strange though and they were definitely trying to make him Happen in that film.

just my lil ol thoughts

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50 minutes ago, Avabelle said:

 

Are there plans for another Guardians? I’d love to see Quill and Gamora work things out. 
 

Thor was always funny and Ragnorak is my favourite film out of the franchise. It’s brilliant. I was surprised though to see New Asguard as thought his entire ship of survivors was destroyed by Thanos at the start of Infinity. 
 

Infinity was Meh. I watched it right after Thor and found it really boring in comparison. I can’t Stand Dr Strange though and they were definitely trying to make him Happen in that film.

just my lil ol thoughts

The Guardians director got unfired by Disney and is back in line to direct Vol.3. However he had committed to a DC film when he was originally let go so the production was delayed even before COVID put everything behind schedule. 

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They missing scenes for Falcon and the Winter Soldier were supposed to be filmed in Europe right?

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1 hour ago, swanpride said:

They missing scenes for Falcon and the Winter Soldier were supposed to be filmed in Europe right?

Yes. That’s supposed to happen soon but I haven’t seen a estimated date. The filming in Georgia may be reshoots. I read that WandaVision is starting reshoots this month. 

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