I have the end of WandaVision spoiled before I looked at it because I basically work on the internet and could not completely avoid it, so I will not do the same to you, dear reader. Suppose I did not hate it? My colleague Julia Alexander writes in her review that the finale ‘never lost sight of the story he wanted to tell, the show it wanted to be, and that the final work was mostly a good job of hitting the final notes . ‘
The following in the MCU is of course The falcon and the winter soldier. After giving a full trailer during the Super Bowl last month, Marvel dropped a new teaser titled “Coworkers” (it’s over before you know it), so let’s dive in there.
The falcon and the winter soldier
It was supposed to be Marvel Studios’ first major original series for Disney Plus, but it’s been bumped a few times (and yes, one reason was the coronavirus pandemic). The series of six episodes takes place after Avengers: Endgame, with Sam Wilson / Falcon continuing where Captain America left off, and collaborating with Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier. The falcon and the winter soldier, starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, plays Disney Plus on March 19th. Can not wait.
Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer as some childhood friends of childhood became 40-year-old superheroes? Yes please. Bobby Cannavale is a villain (who rules the line “how can we not stop two chicks in their forties ?!” what, lol) with glowing red eyes (a little unsubtle but OK) and Jason Bateman’s character has crab claws for hands , so let’s assume he’s a bad person too (but apparently a Capricorn, not a cancer). Directed by McCarthy’s husband and longtime collaborator Ben Falcone, Thunder Force hits Netflix on April 9th.
I watched this trailer a few times because I was not quite sure what was going on except for some sexy antics and people using a drug called ‘blue’. And also Colin Farrell. They are also in space. Deadline describe Voyagers as a “sci-fi YA bacchanalia”, so it looks like I was on the right track. Voyagers was written and directed by Neil Burger, who also managed the YA staple Diverse. In addition to Farrell, Voyagers Lily-Rose Depp, Tye Sheridan and Fionn Whitehead play the lead roles and are in theaters on April 9th.
Michael B. Jordan plays the role of Navy SEAL John Kelly, who wants revenge on Russian soldiers who attack him and kill his pregnant wife. Without Remorse is based on the 1993 Tom Clancy novel, and is a spinoff from Clancy’s Jack Ryan series (note that Harrison Ford, John Krasinski, Alec Baldwin, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine have all starred in Ryan in various films, so it’s time to get a new Clancy character in the mix). Brett Gelman, Jodie Turner-Smith and Jamie Bell star in Without remorse, directed by Stefano Sollima and coming to Amazon Prime Video on April 30th.