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Species of the week: Outriders

Designation: Non-sentient

Homeworld: Unknown

Fandom: Marvel [MCU]

Appearances: Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame

The Outriders are a mindless race who serve and obey Thanos and his black order. They don’t use weaponry but their four arms, sharp teeth and superhuman strength combined with their large numbers make them a formidable threat. Thanos used them to overwhelm the defenses of the planets he wished to conquer, including Earth.

I’m going to avoid Endgame spoilers so I won’t say much other than I thought this race was well used as a threat that could challenge the Avengers even if purely by numbers. Plus they look great!! I don’t know much about the comics but they seem like a pretty faithful interpretation of this image I saw.

Sluggish Reaction: Avengers Endgame trailer

 

I really liked this trailer. It showed very little, but just enough to get me seriously hyped for this film!!

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Recaps of the heroes and their journeys was a smart play but it did remind us that this is the journey we’ve been building to since 2008

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I didn’t recognize the voiceover during Cap’s segment, is this a new character or am I missing something?Avengers 3

This isn’t going to end well!! I’m imagining Barton turning around to pick something up and then finding his daughter gone. Interesting to see her training with her Dad as I know Clint’s daughter takes up the mantle of Hawkeye in the comics,Avengers 4

I liked the black and white sequence reminding us of what has been lost.Avengers 5

Some pretty cool action sequences not giving much away. This one of Nebula stood out to me, I’m wondering if she’d the one to end her father’s life and avenge her sister.Avengers 6

Aaaaand here comes the money shot!!! These new white suits took me back to being a teenager geeking out about comics. It’s amazing the impact a change of outfit can have and they just look so slick. I’m wondering if time travel will be involved which requires specialised armour? Oh and Tony’s back, guess he gets off the spaceship then!Avengers 7

I liked this little scene between Thor and Captain Marvel. I don’t recognize the woman on the left. I’m wondering if she’s the same person who did the earlier voiceover.

Honestly I didn’t need a trailer but I’m really excited to conclude this story now!!

Sluggish Reaction: Avengers Endgame trailer

This has been seen and over-analysed by millions so I’m going to keep my thoughts brief.

Yeah Tony’s stranded in space – but we’ve recently seen a trailer for a Superhero who can fly around in space, so I’m just gonna join up those dots and assume him (and presumably Nebula) will be fine!

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At first I thought this was a giant monument to Thanos, but I’ve read that in the comics it’s a scarecrow made from his armour as he lives a life of peace. good luck with that Thanos!!

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Hawkeye’s return was what got me the most excited, even in his new identity as Ronin. He obviously looks like he’s in a dark place post-finger snap but I can’t wait to see him reunited with the gang.

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Ant-Man’s return was your typical Marvel tension-relief but I do wish they’d kept him out of it and kept the suspense after the end-credits scene of Ant Man and the Wasp. Especially as they showed him on the presumed missing screen – way to spoil your own trailer Marvel!!!

Otherwise they’ve done a good job of keeping the plan secret and I can’t wait to see how it unfolds!!

Captain Marvel Trailer: Sluggish Reaction

It feels like forever since we’ve had a decent Marvel trailer. This film is a bit of a mystery and with out of nowhere hits like Guardians of the Galaxy it’s easy to lapse into the attitude of “I have no idea what’s going on…but it’s Marvel so I’ll probably enjoy it!”

With that said I do find the trailers don’t grip me like they used to. Perhaps it’s saturation after nearly 20 comic book films or acceptance of the fact that I will always be outclassed as a Marvel nerd and Marvel now has to take second place to a growing Star Wars franchise but I find I’m no longer obsessively combing through these trailers like I used to.

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We get extended footage of Brie Larsen punching an old woman in the face, this time revealing her true nature as a Skrull. I like the fact that the Skrulls are called out early on in the trailer and we get a look at Ben Mendelssohn’s character briefly both in disguise (as himself!) and as a Skrull.

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I think the potential for a shapeshifter-invasion plot is really fun, and I know there have been some epic storylines in the comics telling the story of the Kree-Skrull war. The space battle stuff looks insane!

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Two things I’m not so keen on: Firstly her powers. I hope we get a good explanation for her powers (and yes, I’m aware there probably is a veyr good one in the comics!). It just seems very similar to the Inhumans but it’s clear that none of them are on the same playing field as her in terms of power. Also, and again there may be an explanation for this, but do the Kree ever take this power for themselves or just give it to humans?!

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Secondly them helmet. Yes I know it’s from the comics and I can see the way they’ve filmed it to be epic, but honestly the whole thing just looks dorky to me. I think she looks far more epic without it and I hope the times she wears it in space are kept to a minimum.

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OK enough negativity. I thought the interaction between her and Fury was great. I like the younger Fury looking in admiration to her. Even with the Avengers he always holds himself on an equal or superior footing despite his lack of powers but with her there’s a clear respect. I also loved this scene and the very 90s looking Quinjet!

So yeah, it’s a Marvel movie and I have no doubt I’ll enjoy it to the full. While this is essentially a stepping stone to Avengers I think what we’ve seen shows that this character deserves an origin story before coming to help dethrone Thanos later next year.

Well the rumour mill says the Avengers trailer is out soon, so look out for a sluggish reaction to that too!

Watch “Black Panther Teaser Trailer [HD]” on YouTube

So the guy with the superpower of interrupting conversations that could otherwise be resolved without violence gets his own movie

Joking aside I do like the idea of a hero who’s also a king and an inexperienced one at that. 

Wakanda looks cool but I gave to admit I struggled to follow what is actually going on in the trailer – but hey it’s an MCU film so I’m watching it!!!

Watch “SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING – Official Trailer #2 (HD)” on YouTube

 

Looking good Spidey!!

Spider-Man was easily the best part of Civil War, bringing a good dose of Marvel humour to what would otherwise have been an overly depressing film so it’s good to see him getting his own flick…if you’re ok ignoring the previous five movies!!

The trailer seems to be hinting at an Iron Man 3 style plot with Tony taking away Peter’s suit and then Peter proving himself without it. The Vulture looks cool as a villain too.

Agents of SHIELD: Characters (11)

Hannah Hutchins

Hannah was the safety inspector at a Particle Accelerator in Utah. After an accident caused the death of her colleagues she was blamed but any time she was approached or threatened her antagonists were rebuffed by invisible forces. She feared she was being haunted or punished until SHIELD helped her.

Tobias Ford

An engineer at the particle accelerator, he would create minor faults in order to spend time with Hannah. As a result of one of these a major accident occurred which, possibly due to the Convergence, caused Tobias to be trapped between two worlds. He briefly hung on to existence, attempting to protect Hannah. When he realised she’d been cleared he finally let go.