Show Us Your Muscles

A lady friend of mine who is an even bigger geek than I (yes that is possible) has aired a major beef with Marvel Studios.  It’s not something that I had given much thought to but now that she has made me aware of it, I can’t get it out of my head.  Although their films are generally well cast they do have one glaring problem.  All of the so-called “superheroines” are lacking in the muscle department.  They are, in fact, kinda scrawny. Yeah, yeah, I know.  Scarlett Johansson is…

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Who Would You Rather Marvel At?

Well, the news broke that Brie Larson is in early talks to play Captain Marvel in the upcoming movie. I’m going to go on at length as to what the actual reason is for this seemingly out-of-the-depths-of-space choice, why this is probably a mistake, and why another – fan-favorite – actress should be given the nod. Oh, man… where to begin… Okay, let’s talk physicality to start with. When I was thumb-wrestling RTK to see who’d get to write this, we discussed the idea that fit, healthy (or, as Hollywood…

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All the Newsy Fits.

Great gobs o’ goo!  Nathan Fillion has been cast as Simon Williams (Wonder Man) in Guardians of the Galaxy II.  This welcome news helps take some of the sting out of viewing the latest trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse.  Jeebus, that looks like a ten ton tinsel train wreck. Also, it appears that Michael Keaton has withdrawn from talks with Marvel/Sony so we won’t be seeing him in Spider-Man: Prom Night Terror or whatever the fuck it’s called. Tomorrow, you get my review of the new Power man And Iron Fist.  Right now, I have…

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