It’s time again for Marvel Monday — all the Marvel news that’s fit to link from other sites, with a healthy dose of my sass-mouthed commentary. Oh, and there’s some spoilers today at the very end: you’ve been warned!
BUT FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANTLY: this Cowboy Hat Man is PISSED at Marvel!
This man’s name is John Rich, and apparently he is an American country music singer (I wouldn’t know. To date myself and give you an idea of what media I interact with, I listened to Death Cab for Cutie on the way to work this morning and got really emotional.). He took his family to the Marvel Universe Live show and there were loud noises that scared his young children. Now he seeks revenge! Marvel has issued a statement that is basically like, “we said it would be loud, dude.” UPDATES AS THIS STORY DEVELOPS.
I feel sketchy reporting things that were gleaned from the hacked Sony emails, but it is my job to report the news, so, let’s just put it this way: Spider-Man. Andrew Garfield? Spider-Man crossover movie. Spider-mans.
Bleeding Cool published a story that made it seem likely that Ms. Marvel’s G. Willow Wilson has signed an exclusive deal with Marvel, after her attendance at the annual Marvel writer’s retreat, which is supposed to be for exclusive writers only. Wilson later confirmed this herself, though it doesn’t necessarily mean lots and lots of stories from Wilson — it just means she won’t write for other companies. Still, yay!.
Big Hero 6 is in the mix for a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature, taking a Marvel property out of the “Best Visual Effects” category and into serious consideration as a film. Are we slowly edging towards a world where the highest-grossing and best loved movies in America are being considered for real awards? No? Okay.
AXIS is turning everything around! For example, Iceman is now BAD (or, “inverted”)! He’s got a sassy new attitude and a name to match: ICEHEART! Get it? Because now his heart is cold as ice. Because he is bad. Also, Howard Chaykin is doing the art on this series?
Alright, here’s the spoilers I’ve promised: in an obvious move to make the movie and comics universes mesh more nicely without the X-Men license, Marvel has undone the parent-child relationship between Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, and Magneto. If you didn’t know: Magneto is the X-Dad of the two mutants, both of whom will feature heavily in this spring’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, except instead of mutants, they will be presented as Inhumans (I explain what that means a little bit here). This left a good many comics fans scratching their heads: where, then, did they come from, if they didn’t spring from the loins of Magneto (ew, sorry)? Well, apparently in the comics universe, they’re still Magneto’s kids — they’re just also not Magneto’s kids. Look, I don’t have time to explain how Scarlet Witch’s powers work to you right now. They kind of just work however they need to.
Alright, I’ll leave you to puzzle that one out. See you next week!