Is an Avengers vs. X-Men movie a Marvel too far?

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Is an Avengers vs. X-Men movie a Marvel too far?

The incredible box office success of the Russo Brothers’ latest masterpiece, Captain America: Civil War, has casted a spellbinding impression on audiences. The expectations of fans seeing their true comic book heroes brought to light in an impeccably well-executed plot and superhero action-adventure movie has landed it to join the elite class of epic superhero action movies alongside other Marvel blockbusters, X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: First Class.

Speaking of which, many fans are salivating at the possibility of an Avengers vs. X-Men movie, one which has the potential of becoming the highest grossing Marvel superhero movie. Even though both Avengers and the X-Men are owned by MCU and 20th Century Fox respectively, fans are growing more hopeful at the prospect than ever before.

X-Men actor, Hugh Jackman, who is well-known in Hollywood for playing Wolverine, even showed his optimism in an interview with Yahoo! Movies. “Two years ago, I would have said you’d be a real optimist to think it would ever happen, but weirdly, I just think it maybe could, remarked Jackman. “I think there is a possibility that it will happen.”

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Marvel has built a solid reputation for not only making hugely grossing superhero movies, but also winning the expectations of their fans. Of course, there are not without their fair share of criticisms, but the prospect of combining two different worlds is not too far-fetched. One of the biggest surprises in the follow-up to the Captain America: Civil War movie was when MCU announced the web crawling superhero, Spider-Man, would star in the movie.

Spider-Man, which is under the rights of Sony, had not been able to successfully secure a long-term vision at the box office after actor Andrew Garfield, who played the character, was fired. This gave MCU the leg-up to convince Sony to feature their character that would neither harm nor benefit both studios.

Now that Spider-Man: Homecoming is anticipated to hit the theatres very soon along with a cameo of Tony Stark, played by Robery Downey Jr., fans are speculating whether MCU can convince Fox to do unite their entire team of X-Men to face-off against the Avengers.

However, it is likely that Fox may not be interested in seeing such a move as did Sony. After all, Fox will be required to feature a list of characters as opposed to one in the case of Sony. Secondly, timelines and plot will also need to be thought out carefully.

The X-Men franchise has taken a hit after the relatively poor performance of its latest movie, X-Men: Apocalypse. The recent release focused on the 80’s while its sequel is reported to be set in the 90’s. Not to forget that the X-Men franchise does not have a very consistent timeline of events, even though X-Men: Days of Future Past was a successful attempt at bringing an end to its inconsistencies.

The Avengers, on the other hand, are progressing in a much more linear timeline and progressing towards what fans speculate a war over infinity rings that can put the entire Earthly existence into threat. More importantly, character plots will also become entangled. Quicksilver, for instance, was featured by both by Fox in X-Men: Days of Future Past and MCU in Avengers: Age of Ultron, in which Quicksilver died.

It would be unquestionably bizarre for Avengers to enter the world of X-Men and discover that Quicksilver is still alive and is skinnier and younger in terms of age.

An Avengers vs. X-Men movie may just happen. But, in order for MCU to live up to its reputation for presenting its superhero characters in well-thought our plots, it faces a unique challenging in bridging both worlds.


“You are not too small. No one is ever too small to offer help.” ~ Emlyn Chand

A Selection of Superheroes Quotes

“Superpowers, don’t always make you a superhero. – Duck”  ~ Michael Grant

“Superheroes were born in the minds of people desperate to be rescued.”  ~ Jodi Picoult, The Tenth Circle

“Adults…struggle desperately with fiction, demanding constantly that it conform to the rules of everyday life. Adults foolishly demand to know how Superman can possibly fly, or how Batman can possibly run a multibillion-dollar business empire during the day and fight crime at night, when the answer is obvious even to the smallest child: because it’s not real.”  ~ Grant Morrison, Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human

“We love our superheroes because they refuse to give up on us. We can analyze them out of existence, kill them, ban them, mock them, and still they return, patiently reminding us of who we are and what we wish we could be.”  ~ Grant Morrison, Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human

“There are two types of people on planet Earth, Batman and Iron Man. Batman has a secret identity, right? So Bruce Wayne has to walk around every second of every day knowing that if somebody finds out his secret, his family is dead, his friends are dead, everyone he loves gets tortured to death by costumed supervillains. And he has to live with the weight of that secret every day. But not Tony Stark, he’s open about who he is. He tells the world he’s Iron Man, he doesn’t give a shit. He doesn’t have that shadow hanging over him, he doesn’t have to spend energy building up those walls of lies around himself. You’re one or the other – either you’re one of those people who has to hide your real self because it would ruin you if it came out, because of your secret fetishes or addictions or crimes, or you’re not one of those people. And the two groups aren’t even living in the same universe.”  ~ David Wong, This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don’t Touch It

“So we can’t start a fire. We can’t fly. We can’t create a force field. We are the most bullshit superheroes.”  ~ Michelle Hodkin, The Retribution of Mara Dyer

“You are not too small. No one is ever too small to offer help.” ~ Emlyn Chand, Honey the Hero

“So, Americans, then. Self-appointed vigilante defenders of the world, kind of like Superman, if Superman was retarded and only fought crime when he felt like it.”  ~ Yahtzee Croshaw

“Well, what did you have for lunch?” I snapped. “Surely that’s not top secret superhero information.”

“Steak with mashed potatoes and a side salad,” Striker replied. “And a piece of chocolate cheesecake for dessert.”

I gave up on conversation after that. I was too jealous of the cheesecake to continue.”  ~ Jennifer Estep, Karma Girl

“Oftentimes in reality, the genius is in the position of the antihero. Neither the good guys nor the bad guys really trust him because his truth is universal.”  ~ Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

“How Superheroes Make Money:
– Spider-Man knits sweaters.
– Superman screw the lids on pickle jars.
– Iron Man, as you would suspect, just irons.”

~ Jim Benton, Okay, So Maybe I Do Have Superpowers

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Meet Thy Maker- 5 Times Comic Book Characters Came Face To Face With Their Makers

Meet Thy Maker- 5 Times Comic Book Characters Came Face To Face With Their Makers

Meet Thy Maker- 5 Times Comic Book Characters Came Face To Face With Their Makers

As unbelievable as it may sound but known book characters, famous comic superheroes and all the fictional heroes have just been a fragment of their maker’s imagination. No matter how big they grew in popularity or how large their fan following became; all of them were created by few people at their most creative.

However, unlike book characters and classical heroes, comic characters had the experience of going through many hands and as a result they travelled far from their original maker and became something else entirely. To say that this topic is touchy for the most loyal comic fans is to say the least. We couldn’t help but imagine what the real makers would have to say if they meet their creations and see what they have become now?  We also like to imagine these meeting just for the sake of entertainment.

So when some of the comic fans and the makers themselves actually turned these imaginative meeting into comics we all flat-out fell in love with them. Here are some of the best ones:

When Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster meets Superman:

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1.     When Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster meets Superman:

We all know about the famous–yet questionable–attire of the superman. As ridiculous as it was though, it was what the superman’s makers decided it for him so you can imagine the surprise when Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster met superman in Dorkly’s Tony Wilson’s comic and the only thing that was worrying them was his missing underpants! Well that and their need to borrow a few bucks from superman.

When the incredible hulk met Peter David:`

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2.     When the incredible hulk met Peter David:

Thanks to Peter David we all came to know our very favorite and incredible, Hulk. Peter must have been feeling very sentimental that day when he wrote a scene where he made himself a part of the comics, even if it was just a small role and he appeared for a little while. Out of all the things, David made himself appear as a priest who was present at the wedding of Rick Jones and Marlo Chandler, unfortunately the event spiraled down quick and chaos reigned when all the comic world craziness took effect.

When Stan Lee met his superheroes:

3.     When Stan Lee met his superheroes:

If you are a comic book fan, then you must be aware how Stan Lee loves to make an appearance with his superheroes in the Marvel Movies, so while the movies was not in his hand, he satisfied his craving of appearance by getting an entire series in the limited edition of the comics.  While the appearances were entertaining, they were totally meaningless.  In the comics, you’ll find him appearing with Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Doctor Doom and the silver surfer, often accompanying them on an adventure.

When Jack Kirkby and Joe Simon meet Captain America:

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4.     When Jack Kirkby and Joe Simon meet Captain America:

The credit again goes to Tony Wilson when he made a comic of Jack Kirkby and Joe Simon meeting Captain America, where captain America expressed his love for his country and at the same time confessed being out of touch with the modern world. The tongue in cheek reply by the makers involved them declaring that they’ll get along well.

When Alan Moore met his character in real life:

5.     When Alan Moore met his character in real life:

While there are many instances where the makers themselves appeared in the fictional world, it really is a strange story when Alan Moore met one of his characters in real life. Moore told the story in an interview about his encounter with John Constantine in a bar. In Alan’s very own words “All of a sudden, up the stairs came John Constantine. He looked exactly like John Constantine. He looked at me, stared me straight in the eyes, smiled, nodded almost conspiratorially, and then just walked off around the corner to the other part of the snack bar.”

Moore though about following his “character” but then later decided upon finishing his sandwich instead believing it was the safest choice. After making all of us really curious he just finished the story by saying “I’m not making any claims to anything. I’m just saying that it happened. Strange little story

Strange indeed!

“We shall call you Captain America, son! Because, like you — America shall gain the strength and the will to safeguard our shores!” —Professor Reinstein in Captain America

A Selection of Comic Book Character Quotes

  1. “We’re forming a union, jerk hole — my foot and your face!” ~ Skateman


  2. “If a man chooses to do evil…it becomes my sacred duty to bash him to a pulp!” ~ Crime Crusher


    “With great power comes great responsibility!” ~ The Narrator in The Amazing Spider-Man. (That’s right folks it was the narrator who said it first, not Peter Parker or his Uncle Ben.)

  3. “Paradise unearned is but a land of shadows!”  ~ The Silver Surfer


  4. “It’s clobberin’ time!” ~ The Thing of The Fantastic Four


  5. “We shall call you Captain America, son! Because, like you — America shall gain the strength and the will to safeguard our shores!” ~ Professor Reinstein in Captain America


  6. “In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evil’s might, beware my power — Green Lantern’s light!”  ~ Green Lantern

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5 Lessons about Character You Can Learn from Superheroes


5 Lessons about Character You Can Learn from Superheroes

Amidst the superhero persona, the amazing superpowers, and the dazzling storylines in all superhero franchises lays an underlying message for the fans. The stories about our favorite caped crusaders, alien, and mutants have life lessons that are intricately tied into the storylines, the personality, and decisions of the superheroes. Here are the five character lessons that superheroes teach you through their heroism:

Uncle Ben’s Lesson for Spiderman

Uncle Ben’s death left many of us crying for days, but we fought through the tears to see Spiderman embrace his destiny… responsibly. The popular phrase, “With great power comes great responsibility,” said by Uncle Ben is one of the most repeated lines in recent history, setting a benchmark for other superheroes to follow. Uncle Ben taught all of us that regardless of the amount of power, wealth, and resources we may gain, we must stay humble, using what we have in a responsible manner when the need arises.

Superman Stands for Equality

Superman, the most famed hero of all, fights crime to keep his city, and Lois, the love of his life, safe. Whether you call him Kal Al, Clark Kent, or Superman, you know that the man of steel isn’t exactly from Earth – he is from Krypton where they wear underpants over regular pants. Considered as the most powerful superhero of all time, Superman treats other superheroes that are less powerful than he as his equals. When he is Clark Kent, he doesn’t abuse his powers, but takes on a bumbling persona of a reporter.

He teaches you that wealth, beauty, color, race, ethnicity, and religion shouldn’t give people the right to treat someone as their inferior. Remember, if Superman wanted to show inferiority to people, he would never wear glasses and live in the lap of luxury instead of working for the Daily Planet as a news reporter.

Batman Shows Us that Ordinary People can make a Difference

Batman, or should we say one of the few superheroes without any superpower, aims to fight the evils that inhabit Gotham City. The only thing helping him win is his fighting skills and multi-tool utility belt that unleashes all kinds of hell on the baddies. One thing he doesn’t possess is superpowers, giving ordinary folks hope that even they can make a difference.

Green Lantern Says to Face Your Fears

Green Lantern, the wielder of the power ring, learned that in order for him to make the ring work, he had to let go of his fears. The moral of Green lantern’s story is that to achieve the impossible, you need willpower.

Hulk Turned His Flaws into Positive Qualities

“You won’t like me when I’m angry,” the famous line said by the green monster labeled him a danger to his world. However, the monster that Bruce Banner tried to suppress turned out to be one of the good guys after all. He used his inner demon to his advantage by calming his temper and only releasing it when the world needed it. The story goes to show that you can also take your flaws and use them to your advantage when the time calls for it.

Knowledge is abundant and skills can be learned — always remember that. Now, reflect on these superhero lessons and use them to build your character.

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Bad Things happen

 “Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.” ~ Walter Anderson

5 Lessons about Character You Can Learn from Superheroes


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