Monthly Archives: April 2019
Warning: This article contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame!
Avengers: Endgame added a new member to the Stark family, as Tony and Pepper became parents of a young daughter named Morgan. As with most characters in the MCU, there is a parallel to Morgan Stark in Marvel's comic book universe, though that version is very different from the one seen in Endgame.
Read on to learn more about Morgan Stark and how this character might fit into the future of the MCU.
Morgan Stark: The Comics
Aside from being related to Tony Stark, the comic book and MCU versions of Morgan Stark could hardly be more different. The comic book version is actually Tony's male cousin. Not only that, but he has a major grudge against his relative. Morgan believes his father Edward was cheated out of his role in Stark Industries by Howard Stark. Because of this, Morgan is obsessed with getting revenge on Tony and stealing the company away from his cousin. What he doesn't know is that Edward willingly sold his stake in the company. Morgan's entire vendetta against Howard and his son is based on a simple misunderstanding.
Update, July 11: Per Forbes' most recent Celebrity 100 earnings list, we now know how much money the top six Avengers made last year.
Thor's Chris Hemsworth and Iron Man's Robert Downey, Jr. took the top two spots. The Avengers stars amassed an impressive $340 million in earnings combined. Here's a list of much the top six Avengers each made:
- Chris Hemsworth (Thor) - $76.4 million
- Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man) - $66 million
Warning: this article contains SPOILERS for Avengers: Endgame!
Avengers: Endgame wrapped up Steve Rogers' MCU journey on a very definitive note, ending with Steve travelling back in time to return the Infinity Stones to their proper places and choosing to remain in the past so he could finally have that dance with Peggy Carter.
This ending raises some big questions regarding the nature of time travel in the MCU and how it was even possible for Steve to stay in the past without creating a massive paradox. But directors Joe and Anthony Russo are adamant that Steve's decision makes sense, and that there's more to the story than fans saw in the film.
An Assassin's Creed Odyssey joke has come full circle thanks to a mercenary Ubisoft recently introduced to the epic RPG.
Ubisoft announced today that a new mercenary is now available in Odyssey, known as Testiklos the Nut. That descriptor of his name is notable because Testiklos is actually the half-brother of a Spartan Olympic champion the player's protagonist meets during the course of Odyssey's campaign. That man's name is Testikles.
Testiklos the Nut
"Having been separated quite early in his life from his half-brother Testikles, his mood has been unstable ever since. He never felt as secure than with his own kin, so he deals with the separation by breaking things," Ubisoft's tweet reads.
The Rivers of London series of novels by Ben Aaronovitch is set to be adapted to television by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s Stolen Picture production company.
Reported by Deadline, the first novel, titled The Rivers of London in the U.K. and Midnight Riot in the U.S., will be adapted into an 8-10 episode first season, with subsequent seasons potentially incorporating multiple novels. The novel follows Peter Grant, a young Metropolitan Police officer who encounters a ghost and is recruited into a police branch that focuses on magic and the supernatural.
No broadcasters or video-on-demand platforms have yet been pitched, though the series is intended to broadcast globally. Pegg, Frost, Aaronovitch and Stolen Picture’s Miles Ketley are set to executive produce the project.
Warning: full spoilers for Avengers: Endgame ahead!
As part of their plan to undo Thanos' elimination of 50% of all life in the universe in Avengers: Endgame, the Avengers had to go back in time to various points in the MCU's history to retrieve each of the Infinity Stones before they were destroyed. Thor returns to the events of Thor: The Dark World to obtain the Reality Stone, where he receives some words of wisdom from his mother: “Everyone fails at who they’re supposed to be. The measure of a person, of a hero, is how well they succeed at being who they are.” While meant for Thor, these words also apply to the other two members of the core Avengers trio: Tony Stark and Steve Rogers, who both fulfil their destinies in the film, by finally realizing that they had each been living lives meant for the other.
Warning: full spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 3 “The Long Night”!
While the Night King’s attack on Winterfell gave ample opportunity for the likes of Jon, Brienne and Arya to show off their fighting skills in some intense action scenes, a few characters were left out of the fun, namely Sansa and Tyrion who were hiding in the crypts. Those two characters even reflect on how they don’t have much to offer in a scenario that’s all about strength, endurance and being really good at sticking them with the pointy end. But it turns out that both Sansa and Tyrion originally did see some action, only for that scene to be cut.
In a behind-the-scenes look at Episode 3, we’re shown a sequence where Sansa and Tyrion creep up behind a pair of wights and take them down with Dragonglass daggers.
This morning the internet was greeted with the first official look at the Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer - a real film where a human policeman befriends a near-nude talking CG animal who runs quickly - and unsurprisingly, the reaction was overwhelmingly negative. The events of today had been foretold for months now, as leaked promotional images, posters, and press kits, along with deliberately planned interviews and behind closed doors media events had already led the world to fear the worst: another bad video game movie had arrived. With our fears confirmed, we did what we always do on social media. We cracked our knuckles, hunched over our beer guts, and started pecking away at our phones and keyboards to tear this thing a new a$$hole.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's new Operation Spectre Rising update is now live on PlayStation 4, with PC and Xbox One releases likely to follow next week if past updates are any indication.
A press release describes Operation Spectre Rising as an “assassin-themed update” that brings new maps, new modes, a new specialist, and lots more – including changes to the Blackout battle royale mode and new cosmetics. Some content in this update is free, while other parts will require the paid Black Ops Pass to access.
Included for free is the new Assassin specialist, who has smoke grenades and a “Shadow Blade” that allows for targeted melee kills. Blackout’s standard map has also been flooded by the Hydro Dam exploding, while the Zombies mode will get new weapons and challenges through the Operation Spectre Rising event. New Black Market cosmetics to unlock have also been added as part of the free update.